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Thompson cops a week

North Melbourne’s Scott Thompson faces a week on the sidelines after being charged with striking.

4:32pm  Apr 21, 2014

Thompson on Cloke alert

The AFL's form defender Scott Thompson is set for a battle with an out-of-sorts Travis Cloke.

1:39pm  Apr 18, 2014

Great Scott

Scott Thompson has won praise from the coaches for his brilliant performance against the Swans.

1:54pm  Apr 15, 2014

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Scott
Thompson

Height
193 cm
DOB
09-05-1986
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
5
Career
117
Goals
2014
1
Career
6
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
367
Avg
73
ScottThompson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: South Barwon
Recruited from: Geelong VFL
Draft: #37, 2007 National
Debut: Round 1, 2008 v Essendon
Brownlow votes: 15

2014 Player Sponsors

- Megan & Wayne Goldspink
- Shirley & John McCuspie
- AlexKarBon Real Estate

Background

Recruited from Geelong's VFL side in the 2007 National Draft, Scott Thompson is an integral part of North's key defensive setup.

With the ability to play on both tall and small forwards, Thompson was named to North's leadership group in 2013.

2013

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

“He’s been playing on the opposition’s best key forward and been beating them, or at worst breaking even. I would say he’s arguably in All-Australian form for one of those key-defender positions.

“When he’s playing as well as he is, there’s not a whole lot (of weaknesses) to work on. It’s more about continuing to do what he’s doing.

End of season review

Thompson continued his fine form in the second half of the year, regularly neutralising the opposition’s number one key forward.

His handball efficiency, leading all North players, proved a damaging tool in initiating rebound 50’s. He was selected to his first All-Australian team and won his first Syd Barker Medal.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Picking up where he left off, Thompson played a series of crucial roles throughout the year and was one of the few players to maintain his form through North's struggles.

Despite missing two games with back soreness, Thompson was able to slide right back into the 22 and play like he hadn't missed a beat.

His finish to the season was especially strong. In Round 21 he held Travis Cloke goalless, while in Round 23 he collected a career-high 39 possessions - both performances earning him three Brownlow votes.

2011

Thompson's early season form was much like North in general as he made a slow start to 2011. However he quickly turned it around to be one of the most dependable defenders once again.

His performance against Adam Goodes in Round 10 was a highlight as he held the Sydney superstar quiet and bobbed up in the forward half for two goals of his own to go with 19 possessions.

He extended his consecutive games streak to 66 with a third year of playing all 22 games.

2010

After cementing his spot in the side by playing all 22 games in 2009, Thompsonconsolidated it with a second successive quality season, again playing all 22 games.

He found more of the ball and began to provide rebound out of the defensive half. Thompson finished the season with a career high 30 disposals against Melbourne in Round 22, capping off a solid first year under Brad Scott.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 8.8
    • Disposals 18.8
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.4

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Handballs 10 Collingwood Rd 5
Disposals 24 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Marks 7 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 98 Sydney Swans Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 9 8 17 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 66
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 12 10 22 6 0 2 2 3 0 0 82
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 8 6 14 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 59
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 14 10 24 7 0 2 1 4 0 0 98
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 7 10 17 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 50 44 94 29 0 7 5 11 1 0 367

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 117
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012
Handballs 21 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012
Disposals 39 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012
Marks 13 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012
Hit-outs 2 St Kilda Rd 23, 2011
Tackles 9 Fremantle Rd 4, 2011
Goals 2 Sydney Swans Rd 10, 2011
AFL Fantasy 139 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 50 44 94 29 0 7 5 11 1 0 367
2013 North Melbourne 228 144 372 124 1 29 26 42 2 0 1476
2012 North Melbourne 184 203 387 123 0 20 26 48 0 3 1464
2011 North Melbourne 197 196 393 102 2 37 30 60 2 2 1492
2010 North Melbourne 165 215 380 88 0 34 22 54 1 2 1381
2009 North Melbourne 170 178 348 102 0 34 14 57 0 0 1392
2008 North Melbourne 44 27 71 27 0 5 5 8 0 0 289

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