Caleb DANIEL

#35   Western Bulldogs

Age: 23yr 1mth Games: 54 Born: Jul 07, 2020
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