Dean TOWERS

#22   Sydney Swans

Age: 28yr 10mth Games: 50 Born: May 04, 1990
Height: 189cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Battled through part of pre-season with an appendix, but back for JLT games and good against GWS. A crunch year looms. though.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Quiet opening and theme continued until he got involved a little late in contest. Grabbed 11 disposals. 3
2 NEAFL Just fair after being dropped from the senior team. Expect another week or two in the NEAFL. -
3 NEAFL Found truckloads of the ball as he always does at this level. The task for him is to consistently repeat it at AFL level. -
4 NEAFL Bye. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 NEAFL Best afield in super win over the Thunder. 25 possessions, 10 inside-50s and seven tackles. -
7 Bris Did some good things on return to the senior team. Kicked a goal and had 20 odd touches. 6
8 NM Hard running forward who was honest without being outstanding. 5
9 StK One of Swans second tier who really took on responsibility and had a good game. 7
10 Haw Had some handy periods during the game and ended with 15 touches. Okay. 5
11 Bye.
12 WB Known as ‘Eureka’ around the club he chimed in to grab 15 disposals and offer something to the effort; four inside-50s. 5
13 Rich Might be sent back to NEAFL after gathering just six disposals (four effective) and laying one tackle. 2
14 Ess Made some errors and still is yet to cement his place at this level. Pressure is coming from below. 4
15 Melb In and out of the game for his 16 possessions. 4
16 GCS Two goals and 21 disposals, his best game since Round 13 last year. Will be under less pressure from below this week. 8
17 GWS 16 disposals and four inside 50’s. Okay, but still could be under pressure for his spot 5
18 StK Marked strongly and ran hard in a good game, but only downside was missing a couple of goals. 7
19 Haw 14 disposals at 50% efficiency, not his best effort. 4
20 Geel Quiet one. Five kicks, two tackles and four inside-50s. Gained 166 metres. 2
21 Frem Was able to find a fair amount of the footy and always ran hard in the attacking zone. 4
22 Adel Three tackles and two inside-50’s were his only highlights. 2
23 Carl Played his role as hard running high half forward. Didn’t hit the scoreboard but provided a contest. 5
EF Ess Kicked side’s first goal and contributed two more to end with three from 14 possessions. 6
SF Geel Like an Albanian shepherd who is allergic to wool. He had an allergy to the TW Sherrin. Started ok then was diabolical. 3

2016 Season

1 Coll Played his part across half forward, where there were plenty of opportunities. 6
2 Carl Another role player. Did his job well with little fanfare. 5
3 NEAFL Ran up through midfield and was the top ball-winner with 25 touches. -
4 Adel OK but didn’t do much than two inside-50s; may struggle to maintain spot. 4
5 NEAFL Influential in the front half with 20 touches, seven inside 50s and two goals. -
6 NEAFL Big outing in the wet with 24 disposals, six clearances, five inside 50s, five goals. -
7 NEAFL Drove the ball inside 50 on 10 occasions to be a force in midfield. -
8 Rich Back into team but found going hot. Decision not to kick sideways in final minute a killer. 3
9 NEAFL Bye. -
10 NEAFL Huge around the stoppages with 12 clearances to go with 28 touches. -
11 NEAFL Outstanding in midfield with 34 possessions and nine tackles in the wet. -
12 NEAFL Performed well as an inside midfielder with his second efforts standing out. -
13 Melb High half forward who went into midfield. Influential and kept finding space in front half. 7
15 WB Mostly good things but efficiency in disposal not all it could be. 5
16 Geel Led team with 13 turnovers but offered six inside-50s and a goal. 5
17 Haw One goal and did a few good things but decision-making needs work. 3
18 Carl Contributed well in attacking half and pushed hard to have an impact up the ground. 5
19 Frem A strong game with two goals and plenty of the ball. 6
20 Port Used in a number of roles across half forward and up on a wing. Did his bit. 6
21 StK Didn’t stand out but a useful contributor. 5
22 NM Even effort up forward and rotating in the midfield. 4
23 Senior emergency.
QF VFL Didn’t have normal impact at this level with just 16 touches. -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2015 Season

1 Ess Had 16 touches without being significant. 3
2 Port Two goals and three inside-50s from limited opportunities. 5
3 GWS Sub. Replaced Heeney and only time for two possessions. 1
4 Senior emergency.
5 WB Subbed out of game in the third term after failing to flatter. 1
6 NEAFL Two goals and took some nice marks in loss. -
7 Geel Sub. On late to join last-quarter party and did so with a goal. 1
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 NEAFL Kicked four goals but wasn’t overly influential. -
10 NEAFL Had no problem finding ball but was inaccurate with 0.3. -
11 NEAFL Best afield with 26 possessions, 16 marks, two goals. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Linked well in front half with 21 disposals, nine marks. -
14 Port Played a small role without getting too carried away. 4
15 Bris OK in patches but in the end didn’t influence enough contests. 3
16 NEAFL Worked up and down wing with good effect. 19 touches. -
17 NEAFL Well contained and unable to have an impact. -
18 NEAFL Strong game in attack but let himself down in front of goal – 2.6. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Huge again with 29 touches, two goals. A star at this level. -
21 GWS Had a hand in a few goals without hitting scoreboard himself. 4
22 Senior emergency.
23 GCS Two goals and provided a nice foil to stars inside the forward 50 arc. 6
QF Frem Provided some life at half forward. Work-rate first class. 6
SF NM Shut out by Firrito for pretty much the entire night. One inside-50, no goals. 2

2014 Season

1 PM Struggled to get into the game early then rested. -
2 NEAFL Kicked a goal and was among the Swans best. -
3 NEAFL Kept quiet by Jaksch but kept battling to get into game. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 NEAFL Did some good things, and took the game on. -
6 NEAFL Kicked one and was solid. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Good game up forward, marked strongly and kicked a couple. -
9 NEAFL One of his best games of the year, kicked three. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Injured in the first half after a bright start. -
12 Shoulder.
13 Shoulder.
14 Shoulder.
15 NEAFL Lively, but kicked just one goal. -
16 NEAFL Probably best on ground. Won his own ball, kicked three. -
17 Carl Solid on debut, missed an easy chance to finish off some good Franklin work. 5
18 Haw Sub. On at three quarter time and took a few strong marks. Had a bit of it. 2
19 Ess Did some promising things early working hard in forward line. 3
20 NEAFL Senior emergency kicked a goal and was among best. -
21 StK Tried hard to make good impression. 4
22 WB Decision making early was far too slow. Didn’t take his opportunity. 3
23 Rich Finished off a nice second-term goal, but otherwise a bystander. 3
QF NEAFL Did some good things. 17 disposals and kicked two goals. -
SF NEAFL Good game with 20 disposals and two goals. -
PF Senior emergency.
GF -

2013 Season

1 NEAFL Gave some run off half back but was a touch quiet. -
2 NEAFL Played at both ends and provided some run. -
3 NEAFL Creative player who broke the lines with run and pace. -
4 NEAFL Great early with his run off half back. Slowed up late. -
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL Presented well at half forward but was in and out. -
7 NEAFL In and out of the game but used it well when required. -
8 NEAFL Gave run off a wing and half back. OK. -
9 NEAFL Helped form a resolute defence. Strong game. -
10 NEAFL Kicked two goals and provided a good rangy option. -
11 Senior emergency.
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Used as a key forward and presented well to end with three goals. -
14 NEAFL Ended with two second-half goals. Tried hard but not the best. -
15 NEAFL Chipped in with three goals to play a solid role at half forward. -
16 NEAFL Kicked three goals and provided a good avenue in attack. -
17 Senior emergency.
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Lively up forward with three goals to keep Swans in the game. -
20 NEAFL Wayward in front of goal to end with 3.6. Good effort. -
21 NEAFL Lively again in the front half with two goals. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 NEAFL Chimed in with two goals to play a solid role. -
QF
SF VFL Set the tone early and played a strong role. -
PF
GF