Sam DARLEY

#33  

Age: 26yr 6mth Games: 20 Born: Feb 15, 2021
Height: 186cm Weight: 84kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   First season at the Dogs – played 13 games for the Giants – but is still some distance away from snaring a permanent spot. Appears best suited as a shutdown defender but has some opposition for a berth in the back half.

2015 NAB Cup:   Got a run in week two then returned to the VFL. Still has a way to go to break into the senior line-up.

2015 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1    
2    
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5   Hamstring.  
6   Hamstring.  
7 VFL Freed up behind the ball and was able to orchestrate play.
8 VFL Provided a link between defence and attack on outside.
9 VFL Contributed well.
10 VFL One of a few Bulldogs to at least break even on a dirty day.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL 20 possessions and worked into game well.
13 VFL Two goals and 21 possessions in midfield. Solid.
14 VFL Found plenty of ball again to be a strong contributor.
15 VFL Steady game with 21 possessions.
16 VFL One of Dogs’ better players with 25 touches, nine rebounds.
17   Senior emergency.  
18 VFL Efficiency was down due to windy conditions. 20 touches.
19 Port Solid contributor, unassuming and just got the job done. 6
20 Melb Didn’t look out of place but wasn’t a major factor. Subbed out. 4
21 VFL Dogs’ main ball winner with 30 touches in tight loss.
22 VFL Steady outing with 22 possessions in tight win.
23 VFL Did some good things just needed to win more ball.
EF VFL 22 possessions and battled hard in loss.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM Worked hard and was competitive all afternoon.
2   Abdomen.  
3   Abdomen.  
4 VFL Struggled to have an impact.
5 VFL OK early but Armfield got on top of him after half time.
6 VFL Did well in patches but Dogs midfield was well on top.
7 VFL Plugged away against North Ballarat in tight loss.
8 VFL Had 17 touches and kicked a goal. Solid effort.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Ran hard to end with 21 touches and set up a few attacks.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL 26 possessions and used the ball well at Frankston Oval.
13 VFL Did his bit without starring.
14 VFL Nice outing down back. Good balance of attack and defence.
15 Melb Did some handy things in first game for new club. A decent start. 5
16 VFL Continued solid form at VFL level with 21 possessions.
17 GCS Did some good things but then subbed early in final term. 4
18 VFL Senior emergency.
19 Haw Full-blooded approach saw him tackle and rip in to packs. 4
20 StK Did a solid job tracking Billings. 5
21 NM Rebounded fairly well from defence. 4
22   Senior emergency.  
23 VFL Quiet afternoon with just 13 touches.
QF    
SF VFL Worked hard for 19 touches in a midfield rotation.
PF VFL Ran with Rioli and did a good job for three quarters.
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Floated in and out without having a big say.
2 NEAFL Outsized by Lions tall forwards but fought hard.
3   Senior emergency.  
4 NEAFL Did some nice things but was in and out of the game.
5 NEAFL Worked hard throughout and had some nice patches.
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 NEAFL In and out of the game. Just fair.
8 NEAFL Battled to get into the game to any real degree.
9 NEAFL Worked hard and competed strongly.
10 NEAFL Up and down throughout. Just OK.
11 NEAFL Had a dip and attacked the ball hard. OK.
12 NEAFL Good in patches but not his best outing.
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 NEAFL Did what was required but wasn’t a standout.
15 NEAFL Defended well back and stuck to his task well.
16 Syd One of the few Giants to compete hard for four quarters. 5
17 Ess Has played the past two games, his first two of the year, and slotted in well. 5
18 Coll Used the ball well opposed to Macaffer and played his role well for the side. 6
19 NEAFL Strong game in defence. Set up play well.
20 Frem Experience he won’t forget. Looked lost but will be better for it. 2
21 NEAFL Among Giants best in loss to Lions.
22 NEAFL Provided good run from defence and defend stoutly.
23 NEAFL Provided plenty of run and carry and tried to lift his side.
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL Worked hard but wasn’t his best game.
3 NEAFL Solid defensive game providing plenty of run and carry.
5 NEAFL Racked up plenty of possessions off the HBF.
7 NEAFL Gave plenty of drive in one of his best games.
8 Bris Impressive first game. 6
9 Ess Had some reasonable moments after coming on as a sub at the last change. 3
10 Geel Coughed the footy up a few times but great experience for the kid. 3
12 Rich Looked good in best game of the year for him. 6
13 Melb Did a few good things playing across half back. Not the worst. 5
14 NEAFL OK early until coming off as an emergency.
16 Adel Recklessly throws himself at the ball and also uses it efficiently. 5
17 NEAFL In and out of the game.
18 NEAFL Kicked a goal in Giants loss to Thunder.
19 NEAFL Did some nice things. Used ball well on occasions.
20 GCS Did well in defence and provided good rebound. 5
21 Melb Another Giant that really struggled to have an impact. 3
22 StK Matched on Milera at start. 4