Bailey DALE

#31   Western Bulldogs

Age: 22yr 8mth Games: 30 Born: Jul 22, 1996
Height: 183cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   An eye-catcher in attack in the VFL last year and has the talent to work his way into the senior side. One to keep an eye on.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL Quiet day. Just 11 possessions and failed to hit the scoreboard. -
5 VFL Important cog in the front half and through midfield. 21 possessions and five inside-50s. -
6 GWS Inexperienced kid jumped out of the block in first half but tired as game dragged on which was understandable given tempo. 6
7 VFL One of the Bulldogs' best in tight win. 26 possessions, five inside-50s and three vital goals. -
8 WCE Did a few handy things but wasn’t overly influential in attack. 4
9 Geel Okay early but youngster faded as the game dragged on. Only six disposals after half time was telling in a tough game. 4
10 StK As good a game as he has played for the Dogs and looked polished in a game where others weren’t. 7
11 Bye.
12 Syd Rarely sighted for much of the night. Just a handful of possessions. 3
13 Melb Tried hard but got caught a lot and as a result was under pressure and unable to impact the flow of the game. 3
14 NM Kicked two goals in the opening half and offered some drive forward of centre. Developing steadily this year. 6
15 WCE Reasonable contribution as a wing-forward with 17 possessions and a goal. 5
16 Adel Snapped a clever goal in the second term when the game was still a contest. 5
17 Carl Ended with two goals and was able to get dangerous forward of centre enough times to cause the Blues a headache. 8
18 GCS Hurt the Suns with his touches forward of centre and ended up with three well-taken majors. 7
19 Ess Started brightly but faded as the game dragged on. Ended with 11 effective disposals and one tackle. Good experience. 4
20 Bris Spent a lot of time minding Bastinac who bagged two goals in last term. 5
21 GWS Hard running from wing/half-back found some space at times. Great learning experience for the youngster. 5
22 Port Ran off a wing with Polec his man early, but then went forward. Booted four goals to nearly save Dogs season. 8
23 Haw From limited disposals he snagged two lovely goals playing wing/half forward role. 5

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Essendon.
2 Played in VFL trial against Werribee.
3 VFL Snagged two goals and was a busy around the ball from the get-go. Nice prospect. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 Bris Came into the team and did some handy things but still has plenty to learn at senior level. 4
6 NM Not significant on the night. Might be headed back to VFL. 3
7 Adel Two goals a handy return from the youngster. Quiet for periods but all great experience. 4
8 Melb Kid kicked a goal and got involved at times without being a star. Looks a player. 5
9 Senior emergency.
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Two goals and three clearances from a nice haul of touches. Steady. -
12 VFL Didn’t set the world on fire through the midfield but not disgraced. -
13 VFL Efficiency by foot horrible and rarely impacted. Not one of his better games. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Didn’t get into the contest at all. Four kicks, one inside-50, one rebound 50. -
16 VFL Four clearances and 23 touches but kicking efficiency down at 36%. -
17 VFL Star performance with four goals and plenty of touches. Developing well. -
18 VFL Failed to get into the game to any great degree. Seven kicks, two inside-50s. -
19 VFL Great game. Six clearances, five inside-50s and 12 contested possessions. -
20 VFL Four kicks for the day not exactly what he or coaches were hoping for. -
21 VFL Bye. -
22 VFL Seven inside-50s and a huge work-rate a highlight of a solid outing. -
23 VFL Five clearances, three goals and had 23 touches in a solid performance. -
EF VFL Not big numbers but kicked three vital goals in the context of the game. -
SF VFL Kicked two goals but certainly didn’t star. Five inside-50s. -
PF VFL Gathered five inside-50s and kicked a goal. Handy without starring. -
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2015 Season

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3 VFL Provided run out outside. 19 disposals. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Best game so far this year at half forward. Two goals. -
6 VFL Bye. -
7 Frem Kicked goal with first kick and showed some quality. 3
8 Melb Sub. Kicked a goal soon after coming on but that was about it. 1
9 GWS Young kid who had a few touches. 3
10 Port Soccered through the first goal of the match. Stayed in the game. 4
12 Bris Sub came on in third term and kicked quick goal. Can find space. 2
13 StK Fresh-faced kid bagged important goal. 3
14 VFL OK after being dropped from seniors. 13 touches, goal. -
15 VFL Plenty of the ball– 24 touches and hit the scoreboard with 4.2. -
16 Geel Youngster did a couple of good things but only five disposals after half time. 3
17 Coll Some handy touches early and did enough to hold his spot. 5
18 Ess Sub. On very late for one kick. Would love to have got on earlier. 1
19 Port Started as sub and came on in last quarter for one handball. 1
20 VFL Good in tight win with 18 possessions, and 1.3. -
21 Senior emergency.
22 VFL Did some good things amongst his 18 possessions. -
23 VFL In and out of the game but used the ball well. -
EF Senior emergency.