Sam DARLEY

#33  

Age: 25yr 11mth Games: 20 Born: Feb 15, 1993
Height: 186cm Weight: 84kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   First season at the Dogs – played 13 games for the Giants – but is still some distance away from snaring a permanent spot. Appears best suited as a shutdown defender but has some opposition for a berth in the back half.

2015 NAB Cup:   Got a run in week two then returned to the VFL. Still has a way to go to break into the senior line-up.

2015 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 -
2 -
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 VFL Freed up behind the ball and was able to orchestrate play. -
8 VFL Provided a link between defence and attack on outside. -
9 VFL Contributed well. -
10 VFL One of a few Bulldogs to at least break even on a dirty day. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL 20 possessions and worked into game well. -
13 VFL Two goals and 21 possessions in midfield. Solid. -
14 VFL Found plenty of ball again to be a strong contributor. -
15 VFL Steady game with 21 possessions. -
16 VFL One of Dogs’ better players with 25 touches, nine rebounds. -
17 Senior emergency.
18 VFL Efficiency was down due to windy conditions. 20 touches. -
19 Port Solid contributor, unassuming and just got the job done. 6
20 Melb Didn’t look out of place but wasn’t a major factor. Subbed out. 4
21 VFL Dogs’ main ball winner with 30 touches in tight loss. -
22 VFL Steady outing with 22 possessions in tight win. -
23 VFL Did some good things just needed to win more ball. -
EF VFL 22 possessions and battled hard in loss. -

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM Worked hard and was competitive all afternoon. -
2 Abdomen.
3 Abdomen.
4 VFL Struggled to have an impact. -
5 VFL OK early but Armfield got on top of him after half time. -
6 VFL Did well in patches but Dogs midfield was well on top. -
7 VFL Plugged away against North Ballarat in tight loss. -
8 VFL Had 17 touches and kicked a goal. Solid effort. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Ran hard to end with 21 touches and set up a few attacks. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL 26 possessions and used the ball well at Frankston Oval. -
13 VFL Did his bit without starring. -
14 VFL Nice outing down back. Good balance of attack and defence. -
15 Melb Did some handy things in first game for new club. A decent start. 5
16 VFL Continued solid form at VFL level with 21 possessions. -
17 GCS Did some good things but then subbed early in final term. 4
18 VFL Senior emergency. -
19 Haw Full-blooded approach saw him tackle and rip in to packs. 4
20 StK Did a solid job tracking Billings. 5
21 NM Rebounded fairly well from defence. 4
22 Senior emergency.
23 VFL Quiet afternoon with just 13 touches. -
QF -
SF VFL Worked hard for 19 touches in a midfield rotation. -
PF VFL Ran with Rioli and did a good job for three quarters. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Floated in and out without having a big say. -
2 NEAFL Outsized by Lions tall forwards but fought hard. -
3 Senior emergency.
4 NEAFL Did some nice things but was in and out of the game. -
5 NEAFL Worked hard throughout and had some nice patches. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL In and out of the game. Just fair. -
8 NEAFL Battled to get into the game to any real degree. -
9 NEAFL Worked hard and competed strongly. -
10 NEAFL Up and down throughout. Just OK. -
11 NEAFL Had a dip and attacked the ball hard. OK. -
12 NEAFL Good in patches but not his best outing. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Did what was required but wasn’t a standout. -
15 NEAFL Defended well back and stuck to his task well. -
16 Syd One of the few Giants to compete hard for four quarters. 5
17 Ess Has played the past two games, his first two of the year, and slotted in well. 5
18 Coll Used the ball well opposed to Macaffer and played his role well for the side. 6
19 NEAFL Strong game in defence. Set up play well. -
20 Frem Experience he won’t forget. Looked lost but will be better for it. 2
21 NEAFL Among Giants best in loss to Lions. -
22 NEAFL Provided good run from defence and defend stoutly. -
23 NEAFL Provided plenty of run and carry and tried to lift his side. -
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL Worked hard but wasn’t his best game. -
3 NEAFL Solid defensive game providing plenty of run and carry. -
5 NEAFL Racked up plenty of possessions off the HBF. -
7 NEAFL Gave plenty of drive in one of his best games. -
8 Bris Impressive first game. 6
9 Ess Had some reasonable moments after coming on as a sub at the last change. 3
10 Geel Coughed the footy up a few times but great experience for the kid. 3
12 Rich Looked good in best game of the year for him. 6
13 Melb Did a few good things playing across half back. Not the worst. 5
14 NEAFL OK early until coming off as an emergency. -
16 Adel Recklessly throws himself at the ball and also uses it efficiently. 5
17 NEAFL In and out of the game. -
18 NEAFL Kicked a goal in Giants loss to Thunder. -
19 NEAFL Did some nice things. Used ball well on occasions. -
20 GCS Did well in defence and provided good rebound. 5
21 Melb Another Giant that really struggled to have an impact. 3
22 StK Matched on Milera at start. 4