Caleb DANIEL

#35   Western Bulldogs

Age: 22yr 6mth Games: 54 Born: Jul 07, 1996
Height: 168cm Weight: 72kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The little dynamo had shoulder surgery over summer so had a delayed start. Quiet in first outing against Melbourne.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll Busy worker but many of his disposals were under heavy duress as Pies nailed him often. 4
2 Syd Little man used ball to advantage. His ability to kick the ball off outside of boot to angles is something else. 6
3 Frem Was rushed with the footy. Not much impact from his 18 possessions. 4
4 VFL Tackled hard (10 tackles) and won the ball well in midfield and at half forward. Kicked a goal too. -
5 VFL Creative as always with ball in hand. 27 possessions, six inside-50s and six tackles. -
6 GWS Timely return to the side ended with 24 disposals, two goals and three inside-50s. Played well after two weeks in VFL. 7
7 Rich Hard working and strong tackling game by the little fellow. 6
8 WCE One of the best. Loved the long ground and collected 30 possessions. 8
9 Geel Close to Dogs’ best. Worked hard, won plenty of ball (28 disposals) and won 10 contested possessions. 8
10 StK Beaverish at the contest and managed to thread his way through. 6
11 Bye.
12 Syd Clearly the Dogs best in the wet for long periods. Slowed a bit late, but a brave effort. 6
13 Melb His workrate was first class and at least gave his all in trying to lift the team; 28 disposals, one goal and two inside-50s. 7
14 NM So small you can see his feet on his drivers license photo. Couldn’t get into the game to nay great degree; 16 disposals. 4
15 WCE Buzzed through the midfield swooping on loose balls and using it well in the congestion. 6
16 Adel Not his best game but had many of teammates who had poor games. 4
17 Carl Second term was enormous and a key reason why the Dogs put a gap on the Blues; 25 disposals and four inside-50s. 7
18 GCS Smart little player who generally makes the right call with ball in hand. Solid again. 6
19 Ess Hardly sighted in first half then got more dangerous later in the game. Only goal was the late in the final term. 6
20 Bris Used his pace well to break the lines and be a vital link man. Didn’t seem to have an opponent. 6
21 GWS Used the footy well each time he got it in first half then went missing after the main break. 3
22 Port Good ball winner in midfield rotation and was excellent in third term at stoppages. Can hold head high. 8
23 Haw Lively effort from the kid. Reckon you can see his feet in his drivers license photo he’s that short; 17 possessions. 6

2016 Season

1 Frem Quick hands and smart thinking a feature of his game. Cementing himself in best 22. 6
2 StK Kicked a smart goal and was industrious with his possessions. 5
3 Haw Kept his side in it early when others were down. Close to best on the ground. 8
4 Carl Just knows how to find the ball and uses it well with vision and creativity. A draft gem. 6
5 Calf.
6 Calf.
7 Adel Gritty performance. Has the knack of being in the right place at the right time. 6
8 Melb Started slowly but worked into game. Another who gets under the guard of opponents. 6
9 GWS Used the ball well by hand, but not a damaging factor. 4
10 Coll Beaverish small man whose work-rate never tapered. Quietened Sidebottom. 6
11 WCE Got a great ability to get around the ball and did that a lot. Used it with care when he did get it. 7
12 Port Composure under pressure is one of his greatest strengths. 7
13 Geel Buzzed about and made good decisions when he had the ball. Not the worst for the Dogs. 6
15 Syd Calmness and ability to size up situations crucial to win especially in last surge. 7
16 Rich Ball use off early but lifted to be key contributor. Smarts around the ball. 7
17 GCS Played his role across the midfield. Ball use by hand is hard to fault. 5
18 StK Handy little performer who did his bit. 6
19 Geel Buzzed about and used the ball well. Just creates every time he goes near it 7
20 NM One huge goal and constantly buzzed around. 6
21 Coll Matched with Sidebottom at first and had to run hard. Good game in his own right. 6
22 Ess Active and dangerous in forward half with clean hands and footy smarts 7
23 Frem His Rising Star prospects wouldn’t have changed. Played well. 6
EF WCE Put disappointment of missing out on Rising Star behind him with career-best game. A little star. 9
SF Haw Not big stats in ball winning but used it exceptionally well. 6
PF GWS Early in the game more rushed in disposal than usual but then straightened up. 6
GF Syd Didn’t touch ball until second term and was rushed, but then played usual neat game. 5

2015 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 VFL Worked hard on return from knee injury. 14 touches. -
8 VFL 16 possessions – 14 by hand. Creative at times. -
9 VFL Added two goals and had some smart moments. -
10 VFL Good toiler in midfield and across half forward. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Chased and harassed well and got his fair share of ball. -
13 VFL 22 touches and a late goal that keep hopes alive. -
14 Carl Sub. Won plenty of ball and provided good energy when inserted into game. 4
15 GCS Bit off more than he could chew at stages but was handy enough. 4
16 Geel Kid was nippy around the packs and industrious all over the field. 6
17 Coll Unable to find space and was a bit cute at times with possessions. 4
18 Ess Two final-term goals iced a polished display – great hands and vision. 7
19 Port Quieter game, but hit scoreboard in third term. Becoming a fan favourite. 5
20 Melb Sub. On in final term and had four touches. 1
21 WCE Tried hard. In and out of the game. 4
22 VFL Lively game. 21 possessions and five tackles. -
23 Bris Subbed-in third term and still gathered nine disposals. 5
EF Adel Sub on at last change and instantly got involved. 2