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Feature: James Podsiadly

We take a look at James Podsiadly's memorable time at the Geelong Cats

3:08pm  Oct 3, 2013

Cats and J-Pod part ways

Geelong has decided to not offer James Podsiadly a new contract making him an unrestricted free agent

9:18am  Oct 3, 2013

Mark and goal of the year

Steven Motlop has been nominated for goal and mark of the year, along with James Podsiadly who also took a gigantic grab during Saturday's win. Click here to vote.

12:29pm  Aug 27, 2013

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5:03pm  May 5, 2012

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James
Podsiadly

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-09-1981
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
4
Career
87
Goals
2014
5
Career
174
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
271
Avg
68
JamesPodsiadly

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: St Pauls
Clubs: Essendon, Collingwood, Geelong
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Geelong VFL
Brownlow Votes: 19

Outlook

Missed most of the pre-season after surgery on the shoulder he injured in the 2011 Grand Final, then had to learn to play a different role – more as a hit-up forward because Tom Hawkins was stationed deep in attack. The mobile key forward was an effective contributor during the first half of the season, and notched his 50th game, at the age of 30, against Collingwood in round eight. But he struggled to regain his touch after suffering an ankle injury against Port Adelaide in round 14. Finished the year with 35 goals – his lowest tally in his three seasons at the highest level.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played 23 games incl all three finals
 
Booted 33 goals
 
Kicked 150th goal in rd 9 vs Power
 
Season best five goals came in rd 11 vs GWS
 
Equalled career high with 11 marks in rd 18 vs St K
 
Also equalled career best with seven tackles in rd 14 vs Freo
 
Booted three goals in QF vs Freo
 
Had nine multi goal games
 
Finished his career with Cats with 83 games and 169 goals
 
Played in 62 wins from 83 games

Season by Season

Had solid season kicking 35 goals in 18 games


Kicked multiple goals in 10 games


Kicked season best five vs Haw (rd 2) & Nth (rd 3)


Played his 50th game in rd 8 vs Collingwood


Set new career high with 7 tackles in rd 14 win over Port


Kicked at least one goal in 15 of his 18 games

Season by Season

  • Led the Cats attack with 52 goals in 23 games including all three finals
  • Won his first premiership in win over Collinwgood
  • Booted career high eight goals in rd 17 win vs Brisbane
  • Kicked multiple goals in 13 games, incl six vs Haw (rd 12) and five vs GC (rd20)
  • Kicked 50th goal for season and 100th career goal in PF win over WC
  • Finished eighth on AFL goal kicking table and led Cats goal kicking
  • Had career best 22 possessions in rd 21 win over Adel
  • Took 130 marks, exactly same number as his debut year
  • Led Cats in contested marks
  • Five tackles vs Collingwood in rd 8 is his best
  • Played 19 games in his debut season and kicked 49 goals (AFL record for rookie listsed player)
  • Booted five goals six times
  • Finished third in AFL with 51 contested marks
  • Kicked three goals in his finals debut in SF vs. Fremantle
  • Booted one goal in PF vs. Collingwood
  • Made his AFL debut in rd 3 against Dockers kicking two goals
  • Season best 11 marks came in his first two games (rd 3 vs. Freo; rd 4 vs. Port) Season best 21 possessions came in rd 7 win over Sydney
  • Named as Cats best first year player
  • Elevated to senior list at end of the season
  • Captained Cats VFL team in first season at Skilled Stadium
  • Won best & fairest and led goal kicking with 68 goals
  • Named in VFL team of the year
  • Key member of Cats off field team as member of strength & conditioning staff
  • Won Liston Trophy while captaining Werribee to VFL preliminary final
  • Also won Werribee best & fairest and named in VFL team of the year
  • Represented VFL in state game
  • Booted five goals in his 100th game with Werribee
  • Kicked 86 goals his career best

 

  • Kicked 46 goals for Werribee
  • Represented VFL in state game

 

  • Kicked 70 goals for Werribee
  • Named in VFL team of the year

 

  • Won Werribee best & fairest
  • Took out Frosty Miller medal as VFL leading goal kicker
  • Helped Werribee reach VFL GF but lost to Sandringham
  • Named to VFL team of the year and represented Victoria in state game

 

  • Kicked 21 goals for Werribee in VFL

 

  • Joined Werribee in VFL
  • Kicked 19 goals

 

  • Drafted as rookie by Collingwood
  • Played three Wizard Cup games for Magpies
  • Booted 33 goals for Williamstown in VFL
  • Collingwood reached AFL grand final

 

  • Played 19 games with Essendon in VFL and kicked seven goals

 

  • Selected by Essendon in rookie draft
  • Kicked 17 goals in 17 VFL games
  • Essendon won AFL premiership

 

  • Played 11 games for Western Jets in TAC Cup

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 14.2
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Handballs 8 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 9 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Tackles 3 Geelong Cats Rd 1
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 105 Sydney Swans Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 3 8 11 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 44
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 4 5 9 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 42
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 15 8 23 9 0 2 0 2 1 1 105
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 10 4 14 6 0 1 1 2 3 0 80
5 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 3 32 25 57 22 1 3 3 8 5 2 271

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 87
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 72.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Melbourne Rd 16, 2013
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2014
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2012
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 14, 2013
Goals 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 17, 2011
AFL Fantasy 120 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 32 25 57 22 1 3 3 8 5 2 271
2013 Geelong Cats 218 102 320 135 13 10 23 52 33 18 1641
2012 Geelong Cats 153 62 215 90 20 16 22 50 35 13 1246
2011 Geelong Cats 189 92 281 130 18 17 30 48 52 38 1628
2010 Geelong Cats 164 89 253 130 4 25 19 40 49 28 1514

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

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 83 games, 169 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 7 games, 4 goals
Collingwood: 3 games, 0 goals
VFL
Essendon/ Williamstown/ Werribee: 166 games, 371 goals
Geelong: 18 games, 69 goals
TAC Cup
Western Jets: 11 games

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Fremantle

rd 3, 2010

Subiaco

L 7

Finals debut

Fremantle

SF, 2010

MCG

W 69

50th game

Collingwood

rd 8, 2012

MCG

L 12

 

Draft History

Selected by Essendon with 58th pick in 1999 rookie draft
Selected by Collingwood with 8th pick in 2001 rookie draft
Selected by Geelong with 50th pick in 2009 rookie draft

Vs. Opponents

James Podsiadly history vs. opponents 2010-12

 

Opponent

Gms

Kicks

HB

Marks

Poss

Goals

Beh

HO

Tack

FF

FA

Adelaide

4

35

26

26

61

4

6

2

8

6

4

Brisbane

3

24

13

16

37

9

3

6

7

2

2

Carlton

3

27

7

20

34

5

5

0

4

2

3

Collingwood

7

41

21

32

62

8

12

5

16

2

4

Essendon

2

15

 9

13

24

5

4

1

4

1

3

Fremantle

5

39

23

23

62

8

4

1

11

7

5

Gold Coast

2

23

12

17

35

9

3

4

6

0

1

GWS

1

6

3

6

9

3

1

2

0

0

1

Hawthorn

6

57

21

35

78

19

5

5

14

4

11

Melbourne

2

29

5

18

34

8

1

0

3

4

0

Nth Melb

3

34

11

26

45

13

8

1

7

4

2

Port Adel

3

24

9

18

33

6

5

1

13

5

2

Richmond

3

19

12

7

31

6

1

3

9

4

4

St Kilda

3

25

12

17

37

4

2

1

7

2

4

Sydney

5

45

22

24

67

11

9

 6

 12

7

11

West Coast

4

31

22

24

53

10

7

 1

 9

5

8

W- Bulldogs

4

32

15

28

47

8

3

 3

8

3

6

 

Awards

Geelong

Best first year player 2010
Leading goal kicker 2011
Geelong VFL best & fairest 2009

VFL

Werribee best & fairest 2005, 2008
Frosty Miller Medal 2005
J.J Liston Trophy 2008
VFL Team of the Year
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Victorian Representative
2005, 2007, 2008

Premierships

AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)