Jeremy Laidler

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Jeremy Laidler
Personal information
Full name Jeremy Laidler
Date of birth (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 25)
Original team Calder Cannons
Height/Weight 189 cm / 79 kg
Club information
Current club Sydney Swans
Number 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2010
2011–2013
2014–
Total
Geelong
Carlton
Sydney
02 (0)
24 (2)
12 (3)
38 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 14, 2014 season.

Jeremy Laidler (born 5 August 1989) is an Australian rules football player in the Australian Football League. He currently plays for the Sydney Swans after stints with Geelong and Carlton.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Laidler played junior football for the Doutta Stars, and TAC Cup football for the Calder Cannons.[1] Laidler represented Vic Metro in the NAB AFL U18 Championships, and was the recipient of the Calder Cannons' best and fairest award for 2007.[2] He was recruited by the Geelong Football Club in the 2008 AFL Rookie Draft with its second selection (No. 32 overall).

Geelong[edit]

At Geelong, Laidler was switched from playing forward (where he had scored 25 goals in his season with the Cannons) to defence.[1] In 2009, he was promoted midseason to Geelong's senior list after some strong form for the club's VFL team and a string of long term injuries in the backline allowed the Cats to make such a promotion.[3] He made his senior debut against the Brisbane Lions, but only played that one game for the year. He was elevated to the senior list for the 2010 season,[4] but again played only one senior game for the year. By the end of the 2010 season, Laidler had played two AFL games and 50 VFL games for the Cats.[1][5]

Carlton[edit]

Laidler was traded to the Carlton Football Club during the 2010 AFL Trade Week, in a deal which saw Geelong receive a third round draft pick (No. 54 overall) and saw the clubs swap second round draft picks (Geelong finishing with No. 37 overall, and Carlton finishing with No. 42 overall).[6] Carlton had also been keen to recruit the defender at the end of 2009, and Laidler saw the move as a good opportunity to play more senior football, having been unable to break into the very strong Geelong defence.[7] Laidler immediately became a regular in Carlton's defence, making his debut for the club in Round 1, 2011 against Richmond,[8] and playing nineteen matches for the year. He played the first four games of 2012, before missing the rest of the season with a dislocated knee.[9] In 2013, Laidler fell out of favour with new Carlton coach Mick Malthouse, not fitting into the new coach's defensive structure; he played only one senior match for the season, and requested to be traded at the end of the year, again seeking more greater opportunities for senior football.[10] After being unable to find a suitable trade during the 2013 trade period, Laidler was subsequently delisted by Carlton.

Sydney[edit]

After being delisted by Carlton, Laidler was signed by the Sydney Swans as a delisted free agent. Laidler played his first game for Sydney in the opening round of the 2014 AFL season against Greater Western Sydney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Geelong Cats, Jeremy Laidler Player Profile, Retrieved 23rd March 2011
  2. ^ Cats add four rookies
  3. ^ Six Geelong stars could return to face Melbourne Demons
  4. ^ Geelong set to elevate rookie Jeremy Laider to the senior list next season
  5. ^ Sportingpulse Player statistics for Jeremy Laidler, Retrieved 23rd March 2011.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Anderson, Jon (23 July 2011). "The best laid plans are cruel for Cats". Herald Sun. Retrieved 16 Dec 2011. 
  8. ^ Carlton Football Club, Three to make their Carlton debut, 23rd March 2011, Retrieved 23rd March 2011.
  9. ^ Landsberger, Sam; Leigh, Howard (24 June 2012). "Carlton defender Jeremy Laidler likely to miss rest of the season with re-injured knee". Herald Sun. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jeremy Laidler says Mick Malthouse didn't want to pick him at Carlton". Herald Sun. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 

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