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‘It’s not going to happen again’

After Thursday's 21-point loss to the reigning premiers, Michael Barlow vowed such a lapse wouldn’t happen again.

1:06pm  Mar 10, 2017

What Barlow learnt from Gaz in JLT3

Michael Barlow made sure he kept a close eye on his new teammate in their first game together in the red and gold.

11:07am  Mar 10, 2017

For Michael Barlow, nothing has come easy in his AFL career

Michael Barlow admits that he takes nothing for granted in this game.

3:48pm  Feb 22, 2017

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SUNS TV: Barlow Interview

8:05am  Jun 23, 2017

RD13: Barlow's bad break

10:32pm  Jun 17, 2017

RD13: Bend it like Barlow

9:28pm  Jun 17, 2017

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Michael
Barlow

Height
189 cm
DOB
18-12-1987
Weight
91 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
12
Career
138
Goals
2017
10
Career
91
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1137
Avg
95
MichaelBarlow

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 48
Previous AFL Club: Fremantle 
Junior Club: Shepparton United (VIC)
Draft History: 2010 Rookie Draft selection (Fremantle) No. 8; 2010 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Fremantle) selection No. 87; 2016 delisted free agent (Gold Coast).

After being delisted by Fremantle, Michael Barlow was given a lifeline by the SUNS, who recruited him as a free agent. Now 29, Barlow made his name as a prolific ball-winning inside midfielder in his earlier days, but once injuries and form slowed him down, reinvented himself as a run-with player in 2016.

He did excellent shutdown jobs on David Zaharakis, Daniel Rich and, most impressively, Robbie Gray last season. The ultimate professional, Barlow knows his limitations and will add valuable experience to the SUNS midfield.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 14.5
    • Disposals 25.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 94.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Handballs 23 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Disposals 36 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Marks 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Hawthorn Rd 12
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 127 Adelaide Crows Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 9 15 24 2 0 0 1 7 1 0 94
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 9 11 20 6 0 0 1 5 1 0 90
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 14 20 34 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 97
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 5 9 14 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 44
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 13 23 36 9 0 1 1 4 0 1 127
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 11 13 24 4 0 0 1 2 2 0 88
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 15 14 29 6 0 0 3 6 1 0 112
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 9 20 29 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 88
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 10 14 24 3 0 2 0 3 2 0 93
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 15 15 30 7 0 1 1 3 0 2 108
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 11 13 24 7 0 1 1 7 1 2 114
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 10 7 17 3 0 1 0 5 1 2 82
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 10 131 174 305 53 0 7 10 48 10 8 1137

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 138
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 13.5
    • Disposals 25.2
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 99.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 20, 2014
Handballs 24 Port Adelaide Rd 13, 2016
Disposals 43 Port Adelaide Rd 13, 2016
Marks 13 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2015
Hit-outs 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 1, 2016
Tackles 14 Carlton Rd 5, 2016
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 13, 2010
AFL Fantasy 159 Port Adelaide Rd 13, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 131 174 305 53 0 7 10 48 10 8 1137
2016 Fremantle 133 185 318 45 8 10 7 79 6 2 1255
2015 Fremantle 253 297 550 116 8 20 13 103 16 9 2207
2014 Fremantle 255 250 505 111 13 17 7 97 18 9 2112
2013 Fremantle 302 334 636 100 27 17 21 142 14 13 2520
2012 Fremantle 310 275 585 103 12 15 14 124 8 14 2332
2011 Fremantle 83 134 217 32 1 12 11 37 4 8 773
2010 Fremantle 150 212 362 66 4 16 7 66 15 3 1428

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