Tom YOUNG

#31  

Age: 26yr 9mth Games: 28 Born: Apr 26, 1992
Height: 192cm Weight: 90kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Former Pie is taking steady steps towards becoming a regular defender. Not flashy but can do a job and has the height to stand talls or smalls. Trained well and pre-season form was solid.

2014 NAB Cup:   Wrapped up his spot in defence. Very impressive over pre-season and is fitter than this time last year.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Senior emergency.
2 PM Solid game down back. Put his hand up for recall. -
3 VFL Strong contributor from the outset at half back. -
4 GWS Had his hands full with the bigger Patton after starting on Sumner. 4
5 Carl Had hands full with Waite from the start. 3
6 Adel Stood Lynch and struggled to keep up. Copped a heavy knock at one stage. 4
7 VFL Played down back and was brave at times. -
8 VFL Solid outing across half back. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Beat his opponent in defence and even pushed forward for a goal. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Good effort at half back and is pressing for a senior recall. -
13 VFL Better after half time to regain a bit of touch. -
14 VFL Solid at half back and pushed forward to kick a goal. -
15 VFL One of the Bulldogs’ best. 25 touches in best game of 2014. -
16 VFL Wasn’t a big factor but did his bit at half back. -
17 VFL Struggled a bit at half back in loss to Box Hill. -
18 VFL Best game in some week at half back. 23 possessions. -
19 VFL Excellent at half back. Didn’t let anything through. -
20 VFL Another good outing with 28 possessions. In nice touch. -
21 VFL Solid enough at half back in strong win. -
22 VFL Continued good run with 23 possessions and a goal. -
23 GWS First game for year and didn’t have a great night. 3
QF -
SF VFL Better than past few weeks and was composed when needed. -
PF VFL The one Dog to have a shocker. Nervous off-season awaits. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Bris Solid start in defensive role. 6
2 Frem Battled Mayne for most of day and held his own. Looks a good pick-up. 6
3 Rich Had his hands full down back on a variety of opponents. 3
4 Adel Lined up in defence and was serviceable across half back. 5
5 Geel Good effort. Proving a shrewd pick-up for Dogs. Won battles when he had to. 7
6 WCE Exposed early by Cox then Darling. 2
7 NM Has a dip in defence and had several opponents. Not pretty but handy. 5
8 GCS Fought an intriguing battle with Hall and shared the points. 5
9 StK Played his part across half back. Solid enough. 5
10 Calf.
11 Calf.
12 Calf.
13 Calf.
14 VFL Started well but drifted from the game a touch in second half. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Manned up by Shenton across half back then was concussed. -
17 VFL Not this best outing after concussion last week. -
18 WCE Had Hill who kicked two early goals but then he got right on top. Steady. 6
19 Syd On Shaw at half back and was OK. 4
20 Carl Sturdy effort in defence and found enough ball to also be an attacking contributor. 6
21 Adel Quiet game in defence where he missed tackles and targets. Subbed out in third. 3
22 Bris Steady without starring in defence. Does a job and disciplined doing it. 5
23 Melb Typically unobtrusive display across half-back line. Dirty after missing sitter of a goal. 6
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 VFL Spent a lot of time at half back. Not the worst. -
2 VFL Worked hard but wasn’t a major influence. -
3 VFL Ok in midfield again but needs to get more footy in space. -
4 Port Only eight touches despite 91 minutes game time, but seven tackles. 3
5 VFL Struggled to have a big impact. Not his best outing. -
7 VFL Key contributor in the upset win. Hard in close. -
8 VFL Provided a strong body at the stoppages. Fair. -
10 GCS Only three kicks and not a big contributor despite a run on the ball. 4
11 Melb On five minutes in to replace Didak. OK one-on-one. 4
13 WCE Won crucial contest upon being subbed on for Clarke in final term. 1
14 VFL Won a lot of ball in close and used his body well. -
15 VFL Won plenty of ball in the midfield and gave some drive. -
16 VFL Worked hard in heavy going all day. Good effort. -
17 Haw OK early but faded right out when the Hawks took control. 2
18 GWS Played his role in a defensive unit that conceded just seven goals. 4
19 StK Subbed on third term and went to midfield on Goddard. Handy contribution. 2
20 VFL 18 possessions in Magpies loss to Sandringham. -
21 VFL Worked hard around the ball. 19 touches. -
22 VFL Just 13 possessions after a good opening term. -