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2015 review: Lindsay Thomas

"He was still able to contribute in the finals as the sub, coming on and kicking crucial goals."

With North Melbourne’s 2015 season now complete, NMFC.com.au analyses the performance of each player for the year.

Statistics, a coach review and their efforts in each half of the year are below, as well as a comment section for you to have your say.

Statistics

AFL appearances: 21
Disposal average: 10.4
Goals: 34 (4th at NMFC)
Tackles: 59
Inside 50’s: 52
Goal assists: 15 (4th at NMFC)

Season highlights

Round 6 v Richmond: 13 disposals, five goals, two Brownlow votes
Round 19 v Melbourne: 16 disposals, five marks, five goals, two goal assists

View Thomas’ player profile here

First half review – Shane Watson

"He's averaging two goals a game which isn't bad, but he's been a bit quieter in recent weeks.

"His first eight games were pretty consistent but we've seen a little bit of a drop off in the last month.

"If he goes the way he's going, he'll end up kicking over 40 goals and he's done that for the last two years. He wants to try and average two goals a game and be consistent."

Second half review – Shane Watson

“He was averaging two goals a game the first half of the year, he just lost a bit of form and then his foot didn’t help because he couldn’t always train.

“But he was still able to contribute in the finals as the sub, coming on and kicking crucial goals. He’s still very important going forward to us once he gets back to full fitness and completes a full pre-season.”

In the news

August 27 – Foot sidelines Thomas – STORY

"It's got to the point now … where we can't keep expecting him to carry it – we want him to get it right.”

August 3 – Lindsay’s eyes wide open – STORY

“I really had to go back and have a good look at myself and go back to what makes me a good player.”

Have your say on Thomas’ 2015 in the comments below

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