Jake SPENCER

#33  

Age: 29yr 8mth Games: 38 Born: Oct 09, 1989
Height: 203cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Given more ruck duties in JLT Series with Gawn resting forward and looked good after a fine summer on the track.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 -
2 -
3 Senior emergency.
4 Frem Battled manfully in the ruck against Sandilands. Pushed forward for two marks and two goals. Can be happy enough with effort. 6
5 Rich Hurt shoulder in early bump and was in and out of the rooms. Didn’t come back after half time. 1
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 Shoulder.
12 VFL Came back well from shoulder injury in the ruck. Had 35 hitouts and pressed senior claims. -
13 VFL Overshadowed in ruck by Bulldogs opponents, but competed hard in and around the stoppages. -
14 VFL Gave midfielders first use of the ball at the stoppages. 25 hitouts. -
15 VFL Just eight touches, but was the best ruckman on the ground at the stoppages. -
16 VFL Worked into the game after a slow start and was handy enough in the ruck. -
17 VFL Bye. -
18 VFL Lost the direct battle to Leuenberger. Need more of him around the ground. Need him to impact and take marks. -
19 VFL First game back since injury. Dominated the hitouts and had an influence around the ground, particularly in the air. -
20 VFL Copped an abdominal injury in the second quarter. -
21 Ribs.
22 Ribs.
23 VFL Back from injury and had 31 hitouts to help get the better of Werribee. -

2016 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Foot.
2 Foot.
3 Foot.
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 VFL First game back and found Jamar tough to budge. Will improve. -
7 VFL Provided first use of the ball for a dominant midfield group in murky conditions. -
8 VFL Got the better of Holmes and Longer in ruck duels after penning new deal. -
9 VFL Good battle with Pittonet in ruck. Had 32-hitouts and kicked an important goal. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Dominated the stoppages putting the ball down Casey midfielder’s throats. -
12 VFL Had a mammoth 82 hit-outs opposed to undersized opponents on a stoppage-heavy day. -
13 VFL Magnificent effort from the big man in ruck (44 hit-outs) and resting up forward (four goals). -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Had 42 hit-outs in battle with Soldo in ruck. Not as dominated as he has been. -
16 Senior emergency.
17 VFL Marked the ball very strongly at times and had a great ruck duel with Minson. -
18 VFL Injured in first half and played no further part. -
19 VFL Overcame leg injury to end with 28 hit-outs and 11 possessions. -
20 Didn’t play for Casey.
21 VFL Got the better of battle with Preuss in ruck to give Casey first use. -
22 VFL Monstered undersized Geelong ruck duo but little impact around ground. -
23 VFL Shared ruck duties with young McInerney and was OK without starring. -

2015 Season

Played for : Melbourne

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2 -
3 VFL Along with Gawn, dominated the ruck with 40 hitouts. -
4 VFL Shared ruck duties with Gawn. Beaten by Bulldog duo. -
5 VFL Shared ruck duties with Gawn. 21 hitouts. -
6 Syd Made Pyke look like Dean Cox at times. This level appears beyond him. 3
7 Haw Outpointed again in ruck. If he’s better than Jamar, Russian should retire. 2
8 WB Saw off Cordy in the ruck and instrumental in the first half. 6
9 Port Even duel with Lobbe in ruck. Kicked a rare goal in first term. 6
10 VFL Shared ruck duties with Jamar. OK with 26 hitouts. -
11 VFL Good effort in tandem with Jamar. 31 hitouts, two goals. -
12 Geel Combined with Gawn to dominate ruck. Mark and goal in attack a big bonus. 6
14 WCE Rotated through ruck but wasn’t the factor he was against Cats. 4
15 VFL Controlled ruck with 60 hitouts but not much at ground level. -
16 VFL Shared ruck role with great effect. Two goals, 25 hitouts. -
17 VFL Couldn’t get marks to stick in attack. Just fair in ruck. -
18 VFL Double-teamed Daw in ruck but wasn’t able to curb the Roo. -
19 VFL Combined to outclass Pittonet but midfield did make hay. -
20 VFL Tried valiantly in loss. 38 hitouts and six marks. -
21 VFL Starred in attack and ruck. Four goals and 30 hitouts. -
22 Frem Knocked out in the second term. 1
23 VFL Some good, some bad at half back. Sums up past two years. -

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 StK Won majority of taps but Hickey did more around ground. 5
2 WCE Smashed in the ruck by Cox, Naitanui and Sinclair. 1
3 GWS Toiled against Mumford but severely beaten. 3
4 Carl Worked super hard in a great battle against Warnock. Did well. 5
5 GCS Even battle in the ruck with Nicholls but gave zilch around the ground. 4
6 Senior emergency.
7 Senior emergency.
8 Ankle.
9 Ankle.
10 Ankle.
11 Ankle.
12 Ankle.
13 Ankle.
14 Ankle.
15 Ankle.
16 Ankle.
17 Ankle.
18 Ankle.
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF -
SF -
PF
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Senior emergency.
2 VFL Good in the ruck and got involved at ground level. -
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL Dominated the ruck and was very influential early on. -
5 VFL Rucked fairly well opposed to Wood and Campbell. -
6 Carl Beaten in the ruck but his work ethic could not be questioned. Tried very hard. 4
7 GCS Gave his all but does he have the necessary skills and polish to be AFL ruckman? 3
8 VFL Battled a bit in the ruck. Tried hard but lacks polish. -
9 VFL Good battle with Simpson and Vardy. OK without starring. -
10 VFL Started forward and finished with 1.3 as well as 25 hit-outs. -
11 VFL Really well against the Pies three rucks. 26 hitouts, three goals. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 StK Crash into McEvoy saw him reported but also eliminated main rival. Will be a player. 6
14 Suspended.
15 Suspended.
16 Suspended.
17 VFL Best for Casey in the ruck. Gave Hille a toweling in the ruck duels. -
18 VFL Good in the ruck before playing forward late due to a knee knock. -
19 GWS Won the majority of ruck duels and helped Dees win clearances. All to no avail. 6
20 GCS Ended up a clear winner in hit-outs. 5
21 Frem Cleaned up Sandilands with a stray elbow but then found Clarke too agile. 3
22 Adel Great tussle with Jacobs in ruck winning 30 hit-outs. 6
23 WB Battled tirelessly against man mountain Minson. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

3 VFL First game back from knee injury. Tried hard. -
5 VFL Beaten by Goldstein in the ruck. Still gaining match fitness. -
6 VFL Battled well against Stephenson to give onballers first use. -
7 VFL Impressed in the ruck and gave Casey mids first use. -
10 VFL Did well in the ruck against a few lesser lights. -
11 VFL Rucked well against the Magpies four talls. -
13 VFL Beaten in the ruck by Sikora but tried hard. -
14 Bris Smashed when in the ruck. Isn’t up to this level. 2
15 Rich Couple of nice efforts from the big bloke but not really a factor. 3
16 VFL Huge with 45 hit outs as well as kicking the winning goal. -
17 Port Had most demanding role as lead ruckman and shared honors with Lobbe. 5
18 NM His chase of the speedy Matt Campbell in the third term was a highlight. 3
19 GCS Did some good things in the ruck and is starting to find his feet. OK. 5
20 StK Young ruck beaten but showed encouraging signs at times. 4
21 GWS With 24 hit-outs and 15 touches, had a good battle with Giles in the ruck. 5
22 Adel Did most of the ruck work but battled to keep up with Jacobs. 3
23 VFL One of the better performers in the ruck. Tried hard. -