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Contract extensions for Suban and Griffin

Fremantle has agreed to terms for contract extensions for Nick Suban and Jonathon Griffin

2:33pm  Dec 13, 2013

Nick Suban 2013 Season Review

Fremantlefc.com.au looks at Nick Suban’s 2013 season

4:59pm  Oct 21, 2013

Suban to miss 2014 opener

The AFL Tribunal has handed down its verdict on the Nick Suban case

6:20pm  Oct 1, 2013

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Rd 4: Suban strikes

4:10pm  Apr 13, 2014

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Nick
Suban

Height
180 cm
DOB
09-05-1990
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
4
Career
88
Goals
2014
1
Career
35
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
169
Avg
42
NickSuban

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: -
Clubs:
Fremantle
Draft information:
National Draft 2008, pick 24
Debut:
Round 1 2009 v Western Bulldogs
Recruited From:
North Ballarat
Brownlow Votes:
3

Outlook: Made a strong impact in the midfield in 2013, ranking sixth at Freo for clearances. His kicking was elite, but he’ll hope to win more of the ball in 2014 to maximise the use of his excellent disposal skills.

What the coach says (Brett Kirk): Nick is looking to build on his most consistent season of the AFL in 2013. He elevated his game due to his effort on the training track and again this pre-season he is setting the example with his work rate.

AFL Fantasy: Unless he can win more of the footy in 2014 it’s hard to recommend Suban for AFL Fantasy.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The tough utility enjoyed his best season of AFL to date. His hardness and passion were key components of the midfield and defence.

Nick Suban had a yoyo of a season in 2012, making 14 appearances, which included the club’s two finals.

Many of his matches, including the finals, were as a substitute, which made it hard for him to gather enough momentum to stake a claim for a starting spot.

Highly courageous with a booming left-foot kick, Suban enters his fifth season in 2013 and will be desperate to show he belongs at AFL level.

A broken leg sustained in round 4 put the brakes on Suban’s season after he had made a promising start to the year. The youngster from Bacchus Marsh in Victoria had averaged almost 20 disposals per game through the first three weeks, which included an excellent performance off half back in the round 3 win over Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. Suban didn’t play again until round 18 and he struggled to recapture his early season form.  He finished in the top 10 at the club for disposal efficiency (76.7%), highlighting the excellent skills which Fremantle hopes will be prominent in 2012.

After playing all 22 games in his debut season in 2009, Suban found it tougher to stay on the park in 2010 due to a combination of injury and form. He still managed 16 games and some of his performances later in the year were exceptional, especially in games where Freo was down in personnel. The left-footer shapes as a future leader of the club.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 9.5
    • Marks 1.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 42.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Essendon Rd 4
Handballs 5 Hawthorn Rd 3
Disposals 15 Essendon Rd 4
Marks 3 Essendon Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 4
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 80 Essendon Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 4 5 9 1 0 2 1 3 0 2 38
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 5 5 10 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 37
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 12 3 15 3 0 3 0 5 1 0 80
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14
6 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 23 15 38 5 0 5 2 12 1 2 169

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 88
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 56.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Handballs 10 St Kilda Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 26 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2010
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2010
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2013
AFL Fantasy 119 GWS Giants Rd 20, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Fremantle 23 15 38 5 0 5 2 12 1 2 169
2013 Fremantle 224 106 330 67 0 32 26 78 16 11 1458
2012 Fremantle 111 38 149 26 0 13 8 38 3 2 648
2011 Fremantle 93 40 133 22 0 6 9 33 2 2 550
2010 Fremantle 139 71 210 40 1 18 25 67 3 3 912
2009 Fremantle 191 84 275 56 0 25 20 65 10 12 1206

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50th AFL game: Rnd 2 2012 v Sydney

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?

Ryan Crowley

 

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?

I’d hate to be playing on myself – Hayden Ballantyne

 

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?

Michael Walters can fight

 

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?

Chris Mayne

 

What is your coach’s favourite saying?

Discipline vs indulgence

 

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner

Nat Fyfe

 

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?

Luke Hodge

 

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?

Poverty

 

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?

A quarterback

 

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?

Masterchef

 

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?

Zac Dawson, just good beats in the gym

 

Who has the worst and why?

Jeff Boyle our Physio likes Opera

 

What meal is your speciality to cook?

Salmon and veggies

 

What is your favourite TV football show?

AFL 360

 

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?

Ryan Crowley

 

Who is the worst dressed?

Kepler Bradley

 

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?

Garrick Ibbotson

 

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?

Sleep in, get up, go for a swim at the beach and laze around the house on the couch

 

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?

Heidi Klum

 

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?

Ryan Crowley

 

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?

Kepler Bradley, he’s just funny with everything he says

 

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?

Matthew Pavlich or Matt de Boer

 

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?

Kepler Bradley

 

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?

Hayden Crozier