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Talking Points: Round 6

AFL Media's talking points from the Crows' 48-point win over Gold Coast

11:56pm Apr 28, 2018

Team: Experienced duo returns

Adelaide has been bolstered by the return of Tom Lynch and Richard Douglas for clash with St Kilda

6:17pm Apr 5, 2018

Lynch ruled out

Crows forward Tom Lynch will miss Thursday night’s clash with Richmond

11:45am Mar 28, 2018

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Tom
Lynch

Height
193 cm
DOB
15-09-1990
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
7
Career
113
Goals
2018
7
Career
163
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
568
Avg
81
TomLynch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Beaumaris (Vic)/Haileybury College/Sandringham U18s
Clubs: St Kilda
Debut: v Essendon, Round 18, 2010
Recruited from: St Kilda
Brownlow Votes: 10

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Included in the All Australian squad of 40 on the back of another consistent season in 2017. Lynch averaged a personal best 21 disposals, seven marks and three inside 50ms. He kicked 30 or more (31) goals for the fourth time in his career including four hauls of three goals. Ranked top five in the AFL for marks and score involvements despite missing two games with viral meningitis, and finished top 10 in the Crows Club Champion award. Reached the 100-game milestone against Port Adelaide in Round 20.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Continues to be one of the Club’s most consistent players and a crucial part of the Crows’ forward structure. Kicked a career-best 42 goals, was third in the competition for score involvements (209) and also finished sixth in the League for goal assists (20). Lynch won his first Showdown Medal after his six-goal effort against Port Adelaide in Round Two and soared to third place in the Crows Club Champion award. His standout season was rewarded with his first nomination in the 40-man All Australian squad. Voted into Adelaide's senior leadership group for the first time in Season 2017.

Season by Season

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

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 19.7
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 81.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 St Kilda Rd 3
Handballs 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Disposals 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Marks 10 Port Adelaide Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
AFL Fantasy 121 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Richmond W 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda W 55 - 104 17 4 21 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 88
4 Collingwood L 58 - 106 7 7 14 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
5 Sydney Swans W 75 - 85 15 10 25 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
6 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 62 15 10 25 7 0 1 0 4 3 0 121
7 Carlton W 125 - 70 11 7 18 5 0 2 1 0 2 0 73
8 Port Adelaide L 95 - 90 11 9 20 10 0 1 0 1 1 0 92
9 Western Bulldogs W 63 - 26 6 9 15 1 0 0 2 4 1 1 56
10 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 3 82 56 138 40 0 6 4 13 7 2 568

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 113
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 82.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2017
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
2018 Adelaide Crows 82 56 138 40 0 6 4 13 7 2 568
2017 Adelaide Crows 297 175 472 163 0 18 16 50 31 23 2109
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
100 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 20, 2017

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Leading Goalkicker
2013

AFL AWARDS

All Australian nominee
2016
2017

Showdown Medal
2016, Round Two

Pre-season premiership
2012

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