Dawson SIMPSON

#26   GWS Giants

Age: 29yr 10mth Games: 31 Born: Feb 17, 1989
Height: 210cm Weight: 109kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Given another year on the list as big man insurance but that’s the only way he gets a senior game.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 NEAFL Intriguing battle with Brooksby in ruck. Had 36 hitouts and 12 touches. Honors about even. -
3 NEAFL Got the better of the ruck duel to give Giants' midfielders a chance. -
4 NEAFL Controlled the ruck, but midfielders weren't always able to make best use of the supply. -
5 NEAFL Controlled the ruck, but midfielders werent able to capitalise a great deal. 34 hitouts. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 NEAFL Good battle with Currie and Nicholls in the ruck. Honors even on the day, -
8 NEAFL Dominated the ruck with 50 hitouts, but Aspley midfielders controlled the clearances. -
9 NEAFL Good battle in ruck with Lions big men. Had 48 hitouts to give mids a chance. -
10 Senior emergency.
11 NEAFL A dominant force in the ruck with 63 hitouts. Also added 16 possessions and a goal. -
12 NEAFL Battled away in the ruck. Had 24 hitouts but a spectator around the ground. -
13 Bye.
14 NEAFL Got the better of ruck duel with McInerney, but Lions midfielders dominated. -
15 NEAFL Gave Giants midfielders first look at the stoppages with 53 hitouts. -
16 NEAFL Massive influence at the stoppages with 55 hitouts. Had 15 possessions as well. -
17 NEAFL Massive in the ruck with 62 hitouts. Eight tackles but not much else impact around the ground. -
18 NEAFL Big ruckman was one of the best perfomers on the day. Massive effort with 55 hitouts. -
19 Frem He did some solid things around the clinches and probably played out a draw with Darcy. 4
20 NEAFL Smashed it in the ruck with 70 hitouts, but dominance didn’t translate to clearances. -
21 WB Late inclusion battled hard and while didn’t star did his job and kept Roughead from dominating. 4
22 Rested.
23 -
QF -
SF Senior emergency.
PF -

2016 Season

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Sydney.
2 NEAFL Injured right shoulder just before half time. -
3 Shoulder.
4 NEAFL 10 touches and 22 hit-outs in first game back after slight shoulder issue. -
5 Ankle.
6 NEAFL Minimal impact outside of the ruck where he had 25 hitouts. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Part of a triple-headed ruck monster that gave onballers first use of the ball. -
9 NEAFL Shared time in ruck and was OK with 23 hit-outs and kicked a goal. -
10 NEAFL Did well in the ruck contests (36 hit-outs), but again little impact around ground. -
11 NEAFL Wasn’t as influential as he should be in ruck. Just paddling along at present. -
12 NEAFL Solid without being spectacular in ruck with 22 hit-outs. -
13 NEAFL Rucked superbly to win a staggering 61 hit-outs. -
14 NEAFL Rucked well and was a presence around the ground with seven marks. -
15 NEAFL Bye. -
16 NEAFL Worked hard at ground level aside from 34 hit-outs in ruck. Much better. -
17 NEAFL Solid in ruck (27 hit-outs) and OK around the ground. -
18 NEAFL Ruck work was solid and took five marks (one contested). -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Made his presence felt in the ruck (21 hit-outs) and around the ground (eight marks). -
21 NEAFL Strong in ruck (29 hit-outs) and made a positive contribution when forward (three goals). -
22 NEAFL Gave midfielders first use in the ruck with 30 hit-outs. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF NEAFL Got the better of Derickx in veteran ruck duel. 47 hit-outs. -
PF -

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Battled hard but got swamped and was subbed off in third term. 2
2 Frem Battled hard but mistakes costly and subbed off for second week in a row. 2
3 VFL 25 hitouts in tandem with McIntosh. Good bounce back effort. -
4 VFL Bye. -
5 Rich Battled Maric. One great tackle and tried hard but little around ground. 3
6 VFL 54 hitouts in ruck battle with American Mason Cox. -
7 VFL Got the better of Minson and Campbell, especially in first half. -
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 Shoulder.
12 VFL Back from injury and dominated hitouts (45) in middle. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Even battle in ruck with Jamar and young King. 34 hitouts. -
15 NM Hammered by Goldstein. Simply not mobile enough for modern game. 0
16 VFL Dominated ruck – 47 hitouts, but didn’t little at ground level. -
17 VFL Got the better of Giles in crucial ruck duel. 38 hitouts. -
18 VFL Monstered youngster Bubb and Brennan in ruck. 52 hitouts. -
19 VFL Just five touches but 38 hitouts - highlights his strength and flaw. -
20 VFL Good battle with youngster Pittonet in ruck. 39 hitouts. -
21 VFL Lowered colors in ruck. 34 hitouts, but just six touches. -
22 VFL Controlled the ruck but did little at ground level. -
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2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Adel Nice goal in first term a highlight. Subbed out in third term after five disposals. 3
2 Bris Ruck work was great but didn’t do a whole lot around the ground. 4
3 Coll Had 20 hit-outs but offered little around ground. Intensity good though. 4
4 WCE Took two great contested marks and kept busy at ground level. 5
5 Haw No disposals first half but workrate good all day. Five hit-outs to advantage. 4
6 Ankle.
7 Rich Subbed out after a quiet day. Tried hard but didn’t impact the contest. 2
9 Frem Hammered by Sandilands and subbed out after giving very little. 1
10 NM Five hit-outs to advantage and plugged away. Must improve his marking. 4
11 Syd Scored Cats only goal first half but struggled. Has to impose himself more. 2
12 Rested.
13 StK Had career-high 17 hit-outs to advantage but side lost clearances. 5
14 Rested.
15 Ess 10 hit-outs to advantage but little around ground. Ryder was an issue early. 4
16 VFL Monstered in he ruck by Campbell. Poor effort. -
17 VFL Double-teamed by Tiger rucks. Hurt back but soldiered on. -
18 GWS Ruck work OK but struggled to get into game at all around the ground. 3
19 NM Goldstein troubled him early then he worked into it. Work-rate huge. 4
20 VFL Suffered back spasms early and sat out rest of game. -
21 Back.
22 Back.
23 Back.
QF Back.
SF Back.
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Back.
2 Back.
3 Back.
4 Back.
5 Back.
6 First game back and got through OK. Rucked well.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Great battle with Hudson. 37 hitouts but Pies dominated clearances. -
9 VFL Good battle with Spencer and Fitzpatrick. Battled hard. -
10 VFL Dominated the ruck with 43 hit-outs. In good touch. -
11 VFL Rucked solidly against Hampson. Improving his conditioning. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Bris Struggled. Made a monumental blunder late when decide to play on. 2
14 Frem Best game of his career. Three contested marks and had nine h/o to advantage. 6
15 Haw Five hits-outs to advantage but subbed out late in third term. 3
16 Melb Had 55 hit-outs (11 to advantage) and to grab 14 disposals was a huge effort. 7
17 Adel Continues to improve – grabbed six marks and among the best. 7
18 StK Seriously injured knee early in second term and subbed out. 1
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF Knee.
SF Knee.
PF Knee.
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

8 VFL On and off the bench in first game back from injury. -
10 VFL Rucked fairly well but Mabon had a big impact late. -
11 VFL Dominated the ruck against Skipper. Promising. -
13 Syd Horrid. Only three effective hit outs and two handballs then subbed off. 1
14 VFL Controlled the ruck against Browne and Graham. -
15 GCS Plays with no presence for man of his size. Not sure he’s the answer. 2
16 VFL Helped the Cats get their hands on the ball first. -
21 VFL 36 hitouts opposed to Graham and Browne. OK. -
23 VFL Shared the ruck duties with Stephenson. Was OK. -
EF VFL Took a few good marks and rucked fairly well. -
SF VFL Rotated through the ruck to give Geelong the upperhand. -
PF VFL Did well in his time in the ruck but little impact around ground. -