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Crows seek Semi-Final redemption

Adelaide is determined to make amends for last year's semi-final exit, says Tom Lynch

1:15pm Sep 11, 2016

Six Crows in All Australian squad

Six Crows have been included in the All Australian squad of 40 for Season 2016

11:24am Aug 29, 2016

Lynch earns Goal of the Year nod

Tom Lynch’s crafty snap from ‘Eddie’s pocket’ at Adelaide Oval has been nominated for the AFL’s Goal of the Year

11:30am Apr 18, 2016

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Tom
Lynch

Height
191 cm
DOB
15-09-1990
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2016
23
Career
83
Goals
2016
42
Career
125
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2066
Avg
90
TomLynch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Beaumaris/Haileybury College/Sandringham U18s
Clubs: St Kilda
Debut: v Essendon, Round 18, 2010
Recruited from: St Kilda
Brownlow Votes: 5

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The hard-working forward took his game to another level in Season 2015. After a frustrating 2014 campaign, played all 23 games and was one of Adelaide's most consistent contributors as an avenue between defence and attack. He kicked 32 goals for the season but also worked hard to bring his teammates into the game. Lynch led the League for goal assists (30) and was equal-fifth for total score involvements (159). Re-committed to the Club by signing a three-year contract extension that will see him remain a Crow until at least the end of 2018.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Injuries restricted Lynch to just eight matches in what was a frustrating year for the forward. After recovering from post-season foot surgery, Lynch dislocated his shoulder in Adelaide’s final pre-season game against GWS. The former Saint managed just one full game, an influential 25-disposal performance against the Bulldogs in Round Six, before suffering a broken jaw in the opening minutes against Melbourne the following week. A scary collision at the Gabba in Round 20 saw Lynch stretched off with a fractured neck that ended his season. Lynch still managed to boot multiple goals on three occasions, but will be eager for a fresh start and change in fortune in 2015.

Season by Season

The hard-working forward enjoyed the most consistent season of his AFL career to-date in 2013, playing 17 games and establishing himself as an important contributor in the Crows team. Lynch topped Adelaide’s goalkicking with 33.20, despite missing the last two games with a foot injury, which required surgery. Also ranked No.1 at the Club for marks and second in goal assists.

Season by Season

Recruited from St Kilda in the 2011 trade period, Lynch played the opening three games of the season but only three more thereafter. The athletic forward picked up 17 possessions and two goals against the Western Bulldogs in Round Two, but had limited opportunities overall – starting in the green vest on multiple occasions.

Season by Season

Originally selected by St Kilda with the pick after Lewis Johnston in the 2008 AFL Draft (No.13 overall), Lynch also made his way to Adelaide during trade week. The presence of prominent forwards Nick Riewoldt and Justin Koschitzke meant Lynch received limited opportunities at the Saints, playing six games – including five last year – in three seasons. The quick and agile 192cm forward kicked two goals against North Melbourne in Round 15 and could also be used in defence.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 19.5
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 89.8

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Handballs 16 North Melbourne Rd 14
Disposals 27 North Melbourne Rd 14
Marks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Hit-outs 1 Essendon Rd 19
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 18
Goals 6 Port Adelaide Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 139 Brisbane Lions Rd 20

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 10 1 11 4 0 3 1 2 1 0 58
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 15 6 21 8 0 1 1 4 6 1 132
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 16 5 21 6 0 1 1 1 3 2 98
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 11 10 21 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 82
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 11 8 19 7 0 1 1 1 2 0 84
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 13 11 24 4 0 3 0 1 3 1 99
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 15 4 19 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 75
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 16 6 22 10 0 2 1 0 2 2 103
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 8 11 19 7 0 1 0 1 0 3 75
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 11 10 21 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 81
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 17 6 23 10 0 1 0 1 1 2 106
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 11 16 27 4 0 1 0 2 1 2 94
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 14 7 21 8 0 1 0 5 1 0 107
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 10 7 17 8 0 0 1 3 1 1 84
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 9 12 21 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 74
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 9 6 15 4 0 0 2 5 2 0 77
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 10 8 18 6 1 2 0 4 0 0 83
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 17 3 20 15 0 0 1 4 4 0 139
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 12 9 21 10 0 0 1 2 2 2 103
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 4 2 3 93
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 10 4 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 48
W1 North Melbourne W 141 - 79 12 9 21 5 0 1 0 3 4 0 106
SF Sydney Swans L 118 - 82 9 7 16 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 65
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 277 171 448 150 1 25 12 45 42 21 2066

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 83
    • Kicks 11.0
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 80.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Hawthorn Rd 12, 2015
Handballs 18 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
Marks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Essendon Rd 19, 2016
Tackles 6 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Goals 10 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013
AFL Fantasy 165 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 277 171 448 150 1 25 12 45 42 21 2066
2015 Adelaide Crows 292 143 435 158 2 17 10 43 32 16 2005
2014 Adelaide Crows 68 41 109 35 0 9 3 13 7 7 492
2013 Adelaide Crows 199 95 294 125 0 22 15 31 33 20 1481
2012 Adelaide Crows 50 9 59 31 1 6 4 8 7 5 335
2011 St Kilda 28 26 54 16 1 2 6 13 4 1 246
2010 St Kilda 3 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 23

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

50 AFL Games: v West Coast, Round 15, 2015

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Leading Goalkicker
2013

Showdown Medal
2016, Round Two

AFL AWARDS

All Australian nominee
2016

Q&A

Nickname: TIG

What was your best break in life: Children

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: The next piece

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Coach

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Jon Holland

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Jon Gruden

Worst injury: ACL

How many text messages do you send a day: 4-5

Three phone apps you can’t live without: ESPN Scores, Email, Westpac

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Skip Bayless

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Frozen – Do You Wanna Build a Snowman

Best concert you’ve been to: Ed Sheeran

Where did you holiday after last season: Noosa

Favourite sport other than football: NFL

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Swimming

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Shirts yes, t-shirts no

Favourite restaurant: Curious Squire

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Boat, sunscreen

Any special hobbies or interests: NFL Fantasy, football, movies

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Julian Edelman, The Rock

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Tom Brady signed jersey and photo