Ryan GRIFFEN

#32   GWS Giants

Age: 32yr 5mth Games: 242 Born: Jul 27, 1986
Height: 192cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran playmaker nursed through summer but done enough to be confident. He’s not even a frontline player at Giants.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Adel Better for the run, not damaging enough at the stoppages. 5
2 GCS Did his bit through midfield without starring. No longer the dynamic match-winner, but he doesn’t need to be. 6
3 NM Limping heavily after a tangle of legs in the second term and on ice for the rest of the afternoon. 2
4 Ankle.
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QF Ankle.
SF Ankle.
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2016 Season

1 Melb Disappointing day. Four kicks and three inside-50s not enough from him. 3
2 Geel Bounced back from Round 1 to produce a fine display highlighted by 15 contested possessions. 8
3 Syd Ran hard through the midfield – seven tackles and seven clearances. 5
4 Port Faded out of the game after an impressive first half. 5
5 StK Working into better form in the middle with his dynamic run and strong body. 7
6 Back.
7 Back.
8 Back.
9 Back.
10 Back.
11 Back.
12 Syd Didn’t look out of place in first game since Round 5. Laid a team-high eight tackles. 6
13 Ess One goal and four clearances but not a factor. Inconsistency continues. 5
14 Carl Brilliant work-rate and won a lot of his own ball. Laid five tackles and had six inside-50s. 6
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Rich Limited impact in midfield role. 4
20 GCS Played midfield for the most part and was OK with 22 touches. 5
21 WCE Pushed forward for two goals – including one ripper. Solid midfield contributor. 7
22 Frem Found some super form. Had the ball on a string and laid a team-high 10 tackles. 8
23 NM Head to head with Ziebell. Hobbled by clash with Mumford, but a steady performer. 5
QF Syd Mature body was handy in the clinches, as it was tough in there. 5
PF WB Only four of his 18 disposals were by foot, which is his real weapon. 6

2015 Season

1 StK Well held by Weller. Only one inside-50 and four clearances. 5
2 Melb Closely followed by Viney who did a good job. Yet to settle as a Giant. 5
3 Syd Only six kicks so Sydney had his measure on the day. Hurt leg in third term. 4
4 GCS His best game yet in charcoal and orange. Worked hard both ways. 7
5 WCE GWS needed a lot more than 17 touches from an experienced midfielder. 4
6 Haw Superb work-rate around the stoppages with nine clearances. 6
7 Carl OK in opening half before being subbed out with knee issue. 4
8 Adel Went head to head with Dangerfield. Nine clearances in best game for Giants. 7
9 WB Constantly booed by former fans and for most of day ineffectual. 2
10 Bris Well tagged by O’Brien and couldn’t break free until late in game when it was all over. 4
11 Coll Good in bursts but made some odd decisions with ball in hand. 5
12 NM Interesting duel with Harvey starting at half back. One of Giants’ best. 7
14 Rich Giants’ best at half back. Won the ball and got into great defensive spots. 8
15 StK Strong effort and allowed to run free most of the time. 7
16 GCS Drifted in and out of the match but did what he need to do. 4
17 Geel Stats suggest an okay performance but not a huge factor. Second term his best. 6
18 Frem Not as influential as he needed to be from 22 touches. 5
19 Ess Lacked normal impact in different role across half back. 5
20 Port Giants’ best with eight tackles, six clearances and four inside-50s. 7
21 Syd Numbers were good – 27 disposals, but lacked overall impact. 5
22 Carl Subbed out in third quarter after hurting knee. 4
23 Knee.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Back.
2 NM On target with 45m kick at goal early in second quarter. First game as captain. 5
3 Rich Still running into touch but contributed. 5
4 GWS Still working back to full match fitness but got better as the game wore on. 6
5 Carl Kept nose to the grindstone. Good captain’s game. 7
6 Adel Well tagged by Kerridge and saw his impact negated. 5
7 Ess Had 25 disposals while being tagged but not as influential as he could have been. 6
8 Melb Didn’t get a whole lot of ball in space but worked hard. One great goal. 7
10 GCS Ran hard all game in midfield to try and lift his team back into the contest. 7
11 Frem Tagged by Crowley. Tough day with 10 disposals. 3
12 Bris Struggled to break free and only had seven kicks. Needed to do more. 4
13 Coll Great effort with two goals, 27 disposals and eight clearances. 8
14 Port Subbed out at half time with injury. 4
15 Back.
16 Geel Slow start but worked into game despite Guthrie tag. Efficiency down. 6
17 Ill.
18 Ess Did some tough stuff at both ends. Six tackles, six clearances. 7
19 Haw Dynamic second half – absolutely back to his best. 8
20 StK Closely marked by Weller but still able to have positive input. 5
21 NM Closely followed by Greenwood but still had plenty of the action. 7
22 Syd Down on what is expected. Tried to break the lines at times but was held up. 4
23 GWS Inspirational. Couldn’t have done much more to get team over line. 9
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2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Bris Positive and hard-running all day. 3
2 Frem Tagged out of game physically and verbally by Crowley. At least kept battling. 4
3 Rich Never stopped trying for a side well beaten. 7
4 Adel Copped a couple of heavy bumps to his shoulder and came off injured. 5
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 NM Loose man in defence in first term. Given latitude and damaging all day. 8
8 GCS Another who got plenty of the footy but not as polished as usual. 7
9 StK Despite Jones’s close attention he still won a reasonable share. 6
10 Port Massive first half and kept on motoring. Provided the spark to lift the Dogs. 9
12 Coll Slow start but picked up in second term. Macaffer went with him. Dogs’ best. 8
13 Rich Played a lone hand all over the ground. His run and creativity are outstanding. 8
14 Melb On his way to second Charles Sutton Medal. Finished with a flourish. Champ. 8
15 GWS The acting captain combined his silky skills with plenty of toughness. 6
16 Ess Never stopped running – six clearances, 11 cont poss and five inside-50s. 7
17 Haw Easily Dogs’ best, has the Charlie Sutton Medal sewn up. 37 disposals. 8
18 WCE Tagged by Selwood and while work-rate was there his skills were a little off. 7
19 Syd Acting skipper had 41 touches and was a constant driving force. 8
20 Carl Did Brownlow hopes no harm with another eye-catching outing. Seven tackles too. 8
21 Adel Tagged by van Berlo and effectiveness dimmed slightly but gave something. 6
22 Bris Shadowed by Patfull at times, more damaging after half time – five inside-50s. 7
23 Melb Tagged by McKenzie, but game-high six inside 50s. Wins B&F from “Libba” and Will. 6
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GF

2012 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

2 Adel Returned from a hand injury with devastating effect, was excellent. 8
3 StK Well down on his normal standards. 4
4 Melb Got away to a good start, but then was reined in. 5
5 GWS Monster game, did it all with 37 possessions. 8
6 Coll Quality footballer who was Bulldogs’ best and constantly penetrated. 8
7 NM Huge first half (11 inside 50s) and ended with 12 to be a star. 8
8 GCS Good duel with Rischitelli. Ended up with 26 touches. 7
9 Geel Tagged by T Hunt and while he had some ball wasn’t enormously damaging. 6
10 Syd Picked up 26 disposals and eight clearances, far from his side’s worst player. 6
12 Port Played an even four quarters which helped the side grind down the Power. 7
13 Bris Tagged by Raines and as a result he struggled to hurt the Lions with dash. 6
14 Ess Unusually wasteful with his disposal. Hampered by calf late in the game. 4
15 Frem Tagged out of the game by Crowley. 4
16 Haw Huge first term (10 disp) and kept battling but restricted in final three terms. 6
17 Carl Finished with game-high eight inside 50s. Displayed plenty of pace. 7
18 StK Got ball despite Jones tag – five clearances, four inside-50s – zero tackles. 5
19 NM Forward early but struggled then pushed up ground. Not super damaging. 6
21 Syd Club record 47 disposals, eight clearances, eight inside-50s. One tackle. 9
22 Geel Threw himself at the contest from start to finish and the Dogs’ best. 9
23 Bris Up there in disposals but no real impact. 5