Dylan GRIMES

#2   Richmond

Age: 27yr 5mth Games: 104 Born: Jul 16, 1991
Height: 193cm Weight: 89kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Hampered by countless injury niggles over the years, but has had a settled summer and ready to form part of a strong back six.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Carl Defender played a minor role taking a variety of opponents. Rarely put under pressure. 5
2 Coll On Fasolo and although barely touched the ball probably took the honours due to the Magpie’s shocking finishing. 4
3 WCE Directly played against LeCras and at times looked too immobile to go up against him. Could’ve potentially conceded 7 goals 3
4 Bris Biggest moment was slotting the opening goal. Did do a stint minding Rockliff. 4
5 Melb Lucky not to get pinged for an early deliberate, but was handy enough in the back half – especially early on when under siege. 6
6 Adel The only shining light in the Tigers defence and denied Eddie Betts his 500th career goal. 7
7 WB Lined up on Suckling initially and didn’t get a lot of the leather. 3
8 Frem Had Crozier covered for the most part and defended well when ball came into his area. Nothing flashy but did his job. 6
9 GWS Had time on Greene among others. Closing speed impressive and did all he could to keep Giants at bay. 7
10 Ess Fantasia’s pace troubled him early and was moved to a more suitable opponent. Error late but steady enough after shaky start. 5
11 NM Great game defending Wood (two goals). Only had the four kicks but his job was to defend and did that well. 5
12 Bye.
13 Syd Formed a good team down back with Astbury and Rance. Injured leg in final term, but returned late. 6
14 Carl Had a few interesting moments in defence, but eventually got the job done. 6
15 Port Excellent job on Robbie Gray holding him to one goal. 7
16 StK Flattened in marking contest by Membrey and left the field in second term. 2
17 Bris Fairly steady down back and even bobbed up with a running shot on goal – that he missed. Important to structure. 6
18 GWS Not asked to do too much in what was a quiet one for the rangy defender; 11 disposals. 4
19 GCS Great battle with Wright, restricting him to one goal. Continuing an outstanding season. 7
20 Haw Third tall defender took O’Brien for periods and shut him down like security on the final-term streaker. 6
21 Geel Not big numbers but held his own against the dangerous Menzel. Always shows a heap of ticker. 6
22 Frem Defended well without standing out. 5
23 StK Did what was needed down back but helped by fact pressure from further afield was good. Had Membrey covered. 6
QF Geel Had Dangerfield when forward and did that well. Very few touches but did his role. 5
PF GWS Crashed into Himmelberg in first term and hurt a finger in third term, but defended resolutely. 6
GF Adel Had the job Betts and after conceding early goal and stuck to him like the stodgiest dung you have ever seen. Key win for team. 8

2016 Season

1 Carl On Walker down back and did a pretty good job. Showed desperation when required. 6
2 Coll Pinged hammy in second quarter and was done for the night. OK beforehand. 2
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Syd Matched up on Towers for long periods as was OK. Did his bit overall. 5
9 Frem Five of his nine disposals were handball receives. He tried to create. 4
10 Ess Read flight off ball well out of the midfield and got into some good defensive spots. 7
11 Hamstring.
12 GCS Returned from injury and had role on small Suns forwards. Did well for the most part. 6
14 Bris Mixed and matched down back on Hipwood and other Lion forwards. Fair. 5
15 Port Did well to keep Wingard to two goals. 5
16 WB Plugged away in defence. Made a few skill errors but saved a few goals as well. 4
17 Ess Had shin issue, but returned to play good role in defence. Run down of Leuenberger a highlight. 5
18 Haw Struggling until injured hamstring in second half and day was over. 3
19 GWS Toiled hard in back half on Lobb and kept him accountable. 5
20 Coll Had a variety of opponents down back and got in the way enough. OK. 5
21 Geel Did well defensively on variety of opponents. No mistakes out of back half. 7
22 StK Despite Membrey kicking two goals he tried hard to repel the tide. Among best. 6
23 Syd Tough night. Came under constant pressure in back half. 3

2015 Season

1 Carl Low-key job down back. 5
2 WB Drifted forward for rare goal in first term but hot and cold in defence. 4
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 VFL Looked rusty but will be better for the run. -
6 NM Battled Thomas for large parts and in the end found it a tough ask. 4
7 Coll Some great one-on-one involvements his highlight from defence. 5
8 Port Had the tough task of manning up on Wingard. 4
9 Ess Beat Chapman in some crucial contests late. Played his role. 6
10 Frem Started on Taberner in defence. No–nonsense display. 6
12 WCE Toiled in defence and played low-key game. 4
13 Syd Shadowed Goodes in Swans front half and got better as game wore on. 6
14 GWS OK defensively but offered very little the other way. 3
15 Carl Used back on Everitt/Menzel and had their measure comfortably. 7
16 StK Blunted the dangerous Bruce in an important display. 7
17 Frem Didn’t put boot on leather all day but kept Walters off the scoreboard. 5
18 Haw Began on Gunston and had Rioli for a time. 4
19 Adel Subbed out at half time with a knee injury. 2
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 Ess Defended stoutly in aerial contests and looking better each week. 7
23 NM Shared defence role on North talls and did usual workmanlike job. 6
EF NM Attacked ball – and man with ferocity. Played a lesser role in second half though. 6

2014 Season

1 PM Came through unscathed and will press for a senior spot soon. -
2 Carl On Everitt for a while at the start and not a big factor. 4
3 WB Low key game. 4
4 Coll Made a bad error that cost a goal and confidence sapped. 3
5 Bris On Paparone and neither had a big impact. 3
6 Haw Kept Gunston to two goals and did a solid job. 6
7 VFL Fair down back but didn’t do enough for a recall. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Tiger’s best in defence. Ready to return. -
10 GWS Did the job on Cameron when the Giant moved back to attack. 6
11 Ess Under siege all night and found the going tough. At least tried to be positive. 4
12 Toe.
13 Frem Has resting ruckman when forward and had no impact. Subbed out in third term. 2
14 Syd Mostly had Goodes in first term then matched with B.Jack. OK. 4
15 StK Capable in defence and also drifted down for a goal. 5
16 Bris Had a variety of opponents and mixed it with them pretty well. Little offensively. 4
17 Port Followed Wingard and was stretched at times, but ultimately kept him to one goal. 6
18 WCE Kept McGovern from being a threat and got into good defensive positions. 6
19 GWS Followed Hoskin-Elliott and was troubled at times by his athleticism. 4
20 Ess Quiet in terms of stats but defended well when forced into one-on-one. 4
21 Adel Despite conceding two last quarter goals to J Pod, was strong in defence. 5
22 StK Spent time on White and others. Had one notable passage of play setting up goal. Solid. 5
23 Syd Gave away five free kicks, but played an important role in a well-organised backline. 5
EF Port Under siege down back and unable to impact either way. Ball use ineffective. 4
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 PM Good game in defence on the comeback trail from injury. -
2 StK Had Stanley and was a loose man at times. Solid return after long lay-off. 6
3 WB Did his job down back with minimal fuss. 6
4 Coll Good game. Defended well, ran hard when he could to be an option. 6
5 Frem One effective disposal in opening half. Lifted marginally as side surged late. 4
6 Geel Had variety of opponents and OK defensively. Little offensively. 5
7 Foot.
8 Foot.
9 Foot.
10 Foot.
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 VFL 14 possessions, seven marks in a half in VFL reserves. -
19 VFL Composed game at half back. Had playing time monitored. -
20 VFL Best game since return from injury with 22 possessions. -
21 Carl Subbed in the third. He was under siege in the second quarter onslaught. 3
22 GWS Stood Jaksch and did what was required when needed. 5
23 Ess Kept Crameri under wraps and provided a bit of drive from the back. 6
EF Carl Battled away across half back on a variety of opponents. Held his own. 6
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PF
GF

2012 Season

1 Carl Had job on Garlett early. 4
2 Coll Lined up on Dawes and broke even. 5
3 Melb Steady as a rock down back and played his role. Read the play well. 6
4 Geel Had the better of Podsiadly in a fine display. Emerging star in my book. 7
5 WCE Did some great things in the air but still shaky at times with ball in hand. 5
6 Port Had the job on Power forward John Butcher and kept him to one goal. 6
7 Syd Super game. Blanketed Reid early and made good decisions. 8
8 Ess Off with hamstring twinge second term. Subbed off late second term 3
13 VFL Played a half on return from injury. Got through OK. -
14 Adel Gutsy defender played well across halfback. 6