Bailey DALE

#31   Western Bulldogs

Age: 22yr 8mth Games: 30 Born: Jul 22, 2020
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

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.

2015 Season

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.