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Roos careful with Wells

North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells is still up to three weeks away from playing.

12:53am  Jun 18, 2014

Swallow, Wells keep faith

In a revealing interview, Andrew Swallow and Daniel Wells opened up about their respective faiths.

10:17am  May 23, 2014

Wells: "My right foot"

"Most players know this is a very tough industry and you want to make sure you can play under a bit of duress."

8:02am  May 22, 2014

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Daniel
Wells

Height
181 cm
DOB
03-02-1985
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2014
5
Career
217
Goals
2014
4
Career
145
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
331
Avg
66
DanielWells

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Kwinana (WA)
Recruited from: Peel Thunder (WA)
Draft: #2, 2002 National
Debut: Round 1, 2003 v St Kilda
Brownlow votes: 56

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Background

Recruited from Peel Thunder in the WAFL, Daniel Wells made his debut for North in 2003.

North's highest ever draft selection, Wells is a silky smooth midfielder who can turn games single handedly.

2013

Mid-season, from Darren Crocker

“Wellsy had an interrupted pre-season with his achilles, but considering that he’s been performing quite well. Perhaps he hasn’t been as consistent as he would have liked but from our perspective even when Wellsy hasn’t been as good as he would have liked, it’s still at a really strong standard.

“The biggest thing for Wellsy is staying involved, up on his toes. When he’s doing that, staying alert and staying involved he’s as good as anyone else in the game in being able to pressure the opposition."

End of season review

Wells' spectacular end to the year saw him awarded with selection in the 40-man All-Australian squad.

With 15 goals in his last six matches, he became almost impossible for taggers to shut down. A prime example was the season finale against Collingwood. Marked by Brent Macaffer all day, Wells had 21 possessions and snuck forward for two crucial goals.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Despite a limited pre-season, Wells walked into the senior side for Round 1 and turned in a stellar performance.

Much like the team, Wells’ form slipped before a superb burst of football against Adelaide and St Kilda. Back-to-back best on ground performances played a large part in North's revival.  On the three occasions, Wells passed 30 possessions and North was victorious.

A calf/achilles injury in Round 20 against Essendon almost ended his season. Although he battled back to take part in the Elimination Final, he was well below 100 per cent and down on his normal output.

2011

Wells used his strong finish to 2010 and turned it into arguably a career best year in 2011. He demonstrated a new found consistency and took his game to another level.

He set career highs in kicks, handballs (equalling 2006), disposals, goals and tackles to be crowned the 2011 Syd Barker Medalist alongside Andrew Swallow.

A quiet end to the season almost turned deadly. Following routine post-season shoulder surgery, it was revealed he was suffering from large blood clots in both lungs.

2010

Wells had a career low seven games in 2009 and set about rectifying that by missing only three games in 2010.

Rounds 4 through 7 were the first time Wells had kicked multiple goals in consecutive games and he did it while still finding enough of the ball to damage oppositions through the middle of the ground.

His last month of football for the season was superb, averaging almost 26 possessions and finishing with an equal career high of nine Brownlow votes for the year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 2.2
    • Hit-Outs 1.2
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 66.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Handballs 12 Collingwood Rd 5
Disposals 24 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Marks 4 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Hit-outs 4 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Goals 3 Sydney Swans Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 113 Sydney Swans Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 6 5 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 37
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 7 5 12 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 54
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 10 10 20 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 83
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 16 8 24 3 4 2 0 4 3 0 113
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 5 12 17 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 44
6 Fremantle W 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns L 77 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 111 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 44 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond W 116 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Melbourne W 66 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 70 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn W 108 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda W 92 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 6 44 40 84 11 6 4 2 14 4 2 331

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 217
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 19.2
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 76.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2004
Handballs 17 Melbourne Rd 18, 2012
Disposals 34 St Kilda Rd 14, 2012
Marks 11 Carlton Rd 21, 2007
Hit-outs 4 Sydney Swans Rd 4, 2014
Tackles 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2011
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 157 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2004

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 44 40 84 11 6 4 2 14 4 2 331
2013 North Melbourne 291 177 468 80 19 23 16 52 25 10 1829
2012 North Melbourne 290 149 439 72 7 11 10 59 14 16 1708
2011 North Melbourne 312 180 492 80 13 25 16 79 17 15 1959
2010 North Melbourne 246 150 396 90 0 20 12 43 15 11 1565
2009 North Melbourne 94 41 135 30 1 5 3 13 4 1 528
2008 North Melbourne 271 173 444 92 2 23 9 59 6 11 1716
2007 North Melbourne 193 139 332 69 6 16 7 45 14 18 1347
2006 North Melbourne 227 180 407 81 4 14 5 53 11 7 1572
2005 North Melbourne 246 148 394 86 9 13 14 43 12 10 1526
2004 North Melbourne 239 114 353 89 25 14 6 49 13 8 1515
2003 North Melbourne 149 67 216 64 9 9 7 39 10 7 993

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