Ryan CROWLEY

#51  

Age: 35yr 0mth Games: 196 Born: Mar 05, 1984
Height: 188cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Comes in as a top-up player and his hard, antagonistic attitude as a tagger is universally known. Always extremely fit and is super-keen to make an impression at new club after missing last year through suspension. May have to be eased along because he joined the program late.

2016 NAB Cup:   Had a run against Carlton and got a slight knock on leg. OK for Round 1.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 GCS Renewed acquaintances with Ablett and also pushed forward. 5
2 Melb Quiet game. Seems to get lost when not handed a hard tag to follow. One inside-50. 3
3 Port In noman’s land at the moment, his experience is vital but his play is off the pace. 4
4 VFL Played forward and got plenty of the ball to go with two goals. -
5 VFL Kicked four goals, including three in second term to put a gap on the Magpies. -
6 Carl Tagged Murphy at times but no match for him. Has lost the mongrel he had at the Dockers. 3
7 Syd Worked hard to find space and found a bit of the footy in best game as a Bomber. 5
8 NM Not ever a factor in the middle shadowing some key Roos. Laid one tackle. 4
9 Senior emergency.
10 Rich Looked as slow as a turtle in peanut butter playing up forward. One goal but struggled. 3
11 Frem Pinged a hammy late and got a standing ovation. Respected. 5
12 Concussion.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 VFL Veteran returned from hamstring and played well. Five inside-50s and plenty of ball. -
18 VFL Gave his all around the ball. Four clearances and 12 contested possessions. -
19 VFL Bye. -
20 VFL Veteran tried hard to win 13 contested possessions and 26 it total. Slightly wasteful. -
21 VFL Veteran wasted some ball but burrowed in hard. One goal, work-rate stout. -
22 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
23 VFL Veteran kicked one goal but was hardly sighted for much of the day. -

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Suspended.
2 Suspended.
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Suspended.
10 Suspended.
11 Suspended.
12 Suspended.
13 Suspended.
14 Suspended.
15 Suspended.
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Suspended.
19 Suspended.
20 Suspended.
21 Suspended.
22 Suspended.
23 Suspended.
QF Suspended.
PF -

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Tagged Pendlebury and Magpies tried to drag him to awkward positions but he kicked two goals. 7
2 GCS Drove Ablett mad but ticked the boxes for his coach. Modest stats himself. 6
3 Haw Went straight to Mitchell. Torched and moved away by late in third. 4
4 Ess Added Watson to his growing list of quality scalps. 7
5 Syd Comfortably won his duel with Jack in last year's prelim, but not this time. 4
6 NM Had his colors lowered by the evergreen Harvey for one of the few times in recent memory. 4
7 WCE Did a job as a defensive forward and offered a decent target on the lead. 7
8 Port Tagged Boak. The Power star won the duel. 5
9 Geel Shut out Johnson in a key win for the team. Got a bit of it himself. 7
11 WB Tagged Griffen and held him to only10 possessions. 7
12 Adel Had major job in Dangerfield and kept him within reasonable limits. 6
13 Rich Did job on Deledio in first half then went to Cotchin and covered him. Good. 7
14 Bris Totally blotted out the creative Hanley before going to Rockliff in final term. 7
15 WCE Ran with Shuey and limited him influence for much of the afternoon. 7
16 Melb Attached himself to Vince and limited his impact but was sloppy by foot. 6
17 GWS Shadowed Ward at times. Not his usual miserly self. 4
18 StK Stuck close with Montagna, but didn’t subdue him. 3
19 Carl Wore Murphy who got away enough to kick two goals and copped battering. 4
20 Geel Shadowed Johnson and successfully restricted the Cat to one inside-50, no goals. 6
21 Haw Won 20 possessions and kept both Hill and Smith in toe. 6
22 Bris Superb tagging job on Hanley and also collected 14 disposals. 7
23 Port Had the job on Boak whose influence was reduced. 5
QF Syd Didn’t have a clear tagging job. Asked to rotate through players. 5
SF Port Tagged Boak (two touches) superbly in first half and did a fine job overall. 8
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Ran with Shuey and did a sterling job to limit impact on the contest. 6
2 WB Wore Griffen like a glove and verballed him all day. Key win for team. 8
3 Ess Solid enough but tagged Stanton (22 disp) so probably won’t get B&F votes on that. 4
4 Haw Ran with Mitchell and impacted his efficiency via sheer pressure. 6
5 Rich Cotchin got away from him initially and then he contained Deledio. 7
6 GCS Fascinating battle with Ablett and could hold his head up. 5
7 Coll Kept Pendlebury to just 23 possessions but had limited impact himself. 5
8 Syd Tagging job on Hannebery, but had his colours well and truly lowered. 3
9 Melb Tagged N.Jones and kept him to respectable numbers. 5
10 Adel Stuck to Dangerfield like glue despite conceding three goals. 6
12 Bris In 150th game saw off Black which was no mean feat. 6
13 NM Antagonistic tagging job on Harvey and reduced North champ’s output. 6
14 Geel Tagged Selwood and given weight of footy against he did a good job. 6
15 StK Steady but had a demanding day tagging midfield guns. 5
16 WCE Had the job on Masten and squared the duel. 6
17 Rich Deledio kicked an early goal, but from there Crowley did a fine job. 7
18 Adel Sent to Douglas who wouldn’t have expected a tag, and kept him under wraps. 7
19 Carl Quickly put Murphy right off his game. He’s the best stopper in the business. 9
20 GWS Shadowed Scully all day and nullified his effectiveness plus kicked a goal. 7
21 Melb Latched onto N. Jones and made his day as tough as possible. Another victim! 7
22 Port Focused on tagging Port skipper Boak and did well. 6
23 StK Assigned to Steven but ran his own race as Steven ran up 47 touches. 4
QF Geel Started on Stokes then went to Johnson after quarter time and shut him out. 7
SF
PF Syd Added Kieren Jack to the long list of victims this year. Doubled his possessions count. 8
GF Haw Restricted Mitchell to 12 possessions so won his battle hands down. 8

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Tried hard tagging Chapman. Didn’t give him space to dominate. 5
2 Syd Had a fine ball-winning game and was exceptionally dangerous early. 6
3 Bris Took on Daniel Rich and kept him to 13 possessions. 7
4 StK Never left Dal Santo’s side and thwarted the Saints’ gun. 7
5 Carl Predictably had the job on Judd and contained him for three quarters. 6
6 GCS Won his own footy and enjoyed being released from hard tagging duties. 5
7 Port Beat Boak and kicked 1.3. Attacked hard. 7
8 Haw Tagged Mitchell with some time on Sewell and couldn’t blanket either. 4
9 WCE Good job tagging Kerr. Restricted his output all day. 7
10 Adel Great job on Thompson. Restricted him and also kicked two goals. 7
11 Rich Ran with Deledio and shut him out of the game completely. Fine effort. 7
13 Ess Couldn’t stop Watson when it counted. 5
14 Coll Tagged Beams but found the going tough and was swept aside. 4
15 WB Really good job tagging Griffen. Shut him down and also kicked a goal. 7
16 Melb Went to Jones after he got on top early and subdued him. 6
17 GWS Good job on Scully and found plenty of the ball too. 6
18 Port Had the tough task of running with Boak and was just OK. 4
19 WCE Tagged Shuey and shut him out of the contest. 7
20 Adel Stuck to Thompson like glue and dented his impact on the game. 7
21 Rich Great tagging job on Deledio. Held him to 14 disposals. 7
22 NM Drove Harvey to distraction for most of the game. 5
23 Melb Had a running battle with Jones all night. Restricted him well. 6
EF Geel Played his role in midfield to counter the famed midfield. 6
SF Adel Had the vital role on Dangerfield and didn’t let his side down. 7