Neville JETTA

#39   Melbourne

Age: 29yr 5mth Games: 116 Born: Feb 12, 1990
Height: 180cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Underrated small defender but has had a few quad issues over pre-season that delayed his start. Should be OK for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK One of many Melbourne speedsters who showed Saints a clean pair of heels. 7
2 Carl Underrated player in the back half who often fights well out of his weight division. Won some big contests all day. 7
3 Geel Defensively got in the road enough to be a handy defender without setting world alight. 5
4 Frem Battled hard in the back half and did a decent job on a hobbled Walters for much of the day. 6
5 Rich Not at his absolute best, but did keep Tigers small forwards fairly quiet all night. Had thigh heavily strapped. 6
6 Ess Very good defensively in his 100th game. Bomber smalls never really threatened. 7
7 Haw Battled away down back but in the end four kicks not a big enough return to be a factor offensively. 4
8 Adel Did what many couldn’t do before him and stopped the mercurial Eddie Betts. Super effort. 7
9 NM Battled away down back and couldn’t question his courage in the contest. Held up his end of the bargain. 6
10 GCS Flattened early in marking contest, but steady enough throughout the night. 6
11 Bye.
12 Coll Tried hard down back and stood up in important contests. Got a kick smothered late that cost a goal. 5
13 WB Putting forward a strong case to be the All-Australian small defender. Rarely beaten and punches above his weight. 7
14 WCE Did his job defensively – as he always does. 7
15 Syd Combative effort again under siege in defensive half and went unrewarded for many good tackles. 6
16 Carl Small defender was solid as a rock and won a couple of crucial one-on-ones late in the game. 7
17 Adel Got the job on Betts and was pretty good considering the space afforded to Crows forwards. 6
18 Port There isn’t a better small defender in the game. Had Gray in his pocket and won big contests against all sizes. 8
19 NM Booted in jaw by Daw early, then wasn’t totally himself for a while. Better in second half. 6
20 GWS Tried hard in a defence that was under siege. Missed tackle on Smith a rare negative. 7
21 StK Did his job again in the back half without much fuss. 7
22 Bris If he isn’t the All Australian defender there should be an investigation. Excellent again. 7
23 Coll Had a rough start, but then settled. Kept Kirby goalless, but also had stint on Elliott. 6

2016 Season

1 GWS Combative display in defence and chose when to leave his man to support quite well. 6
2 Ess Tried hard down back and one of only a few to make good decisions and show clean hands. 5
3 NM Gave Harvey a bit too much room a few times and made to pay. Otherwise steady down back. 5
4 Coll Had job on Fasolo and kept him to one goal in a fine performance. Rebounded well when he could. 7
5 Rich Buzzed around the back half and did what was required defensively. Solid citizen type. 5
6 StK Didn’t have a big say in the game. 3
7 GCS Played on resting midfielders and was able to keep them in check. 5
8 WB Among the better Demons with his attack and intent from half back. Five rebound 50s. 6
9 Suspended.
10 Port Gave his all as always in back half and used ball well when under pressure. 6
11 Haw Competed strongly in tough matchups on Hawks’ small forwards. 6
12 Coll Quiet offensively but others were there to do the work out of the back half. 3
13 Syd Took Jack and McGlynn but moved to Rose in second half at stages. Not his best outing. 3
15 Adel Had job on Betts and kept him goalless – Eddie’s three goals came when manned by other Dees. 7
16 Frem Clean when required in back half and did good defensive job on Freo small forwards. 7
17 StK Horror start where first few touches were clangers or put teammates in bad positions. Lifted slightly. 4
18 WCE Hurt his knee late in the match but did a good defensive job. 6
19 GCS OK without starring down back. Did his bit in a minimalist way. 4
20 Haw Had Rioli at times but found that a tough match-up. Used ball well when he got it. 5
21 Port Had the job on Wingard until he hurt his hamstring, more offensive after that. 6
22 Carl Gave Buckley too much room early then hurt knee in collision with Gibbs. Hobbled thereafter. 4
23 Geel Fought hard against Motlop and probably won the battle in the end. 6

2015 Season

1 GCS Picked the right times to drop off opponent and always hard and brave. 6
2 GWS Battled manfully in defence. Put body on line and competed strongly. 6
3 Adel Blanketed Betts in defence. 7
4 Rich Solid early then sat out second half with concussion – his third for the year. 3
5 Concussion.
6 Concussion.
7 Concussion.
8 Concussion.
9 Port Good battle with Wingard on return then subbed out. 4
10 Coll Had the task Elliott and stuck to that manfully all day. 6
11 StK Defended fairly well and was brave in the air. 5
12 Geel Had a few different opponents but never gave and inch and got under Cats’ skins. 6
14 WCE Had LeCras and tried hard down back. 6
15 Ess Drifted forward to boot long goal and worked hard as lockdown defender. 5
16 Bris Dependable down back and put head over ball when required. 6
17 StK Stats belied his actual lack of influence. 4
18 Coll Attacked contest hard in defence and took a great early mark. Set tone with intensity. 7
19 NM Had the task on Thomas (five goals) but didn't stop competing. 4
20 WB Had hands full then subbed out at half time with neck problem. 2
21 Neck.
22 Frem Had little rebound from defence. 4
23 Calf.

2014 Season

1 Foot.
2 Foot.
3 VFL Worked hard up forward and was important in second half. -
4 VFL One of the Scorpions best in loss to the Cats. -
5 GCS Did well on his return to the senior lineup. Competed hard and had a crack. 5
6 Syd Quiet night until being subbed. Attack ball and man hard though. 2
7 Adel Did the job on Eddie Betts keeping him goalless. 7
8 WB Worked hard defensively on Bulldog smalls. Tackled strongly. 6
9 Ill.
10 Ill.
11 Port Tracked Neade and neither had a massive influence. 4
12 Coll Liked the way he went about his business. Looks for body contact and took game on. 5
13 Ess Big task on Chapman and more than held his own. Developing into a good small back. 6
14 NM Allowed Nahas too much room on the lead early. Linked well at times in second half. 5
15 WB Attacked the ball and man with vigor. Might come under scrutiny for Roberts’ hit. 6
16 Suspended.
17 Geel Couldn’t keep up with Motlop and was subbed out in second half. 3
18 Port Took another scalp, this time Wingard. Turning into a very good league footballer. 7
19 Bris Had Green and was good defensively. 6
20 Haw One of the few Dees to win his position. Courage and tackling was a feature. 7
21 GWS Gave Smith a fair bit of room but was one of a only a few to have a crack. 5
22 WCE Had Hill and wasn’t at his best down back after a fine season. 4
23 NM Tried hard in defence and always put his head over ball. A bright spot in 2014. 5
QF -
SF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 PM Stuck to his task down back. Good effort. -
2 VFL Worked hard and played his role in Casey win. -
3 WCE Started forward then went back but saw very little of it. 3
4 GWS Good game rebounding from defence. Isn’t afraid to lay the lumber. 6
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Rich Only eight disposals but worked hard defensively at times. 4
9 Frem No impact and made some poor decisions. Subbed out in the third term. 2
10 VFL Slow start but worked hard to get into the game. -
11 VFL Worked into the game to play a role. Tackled well. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Worked hard and topped his game off with a goal. -
14 VFL In and out of the game but did have some nice touches. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 Concussion.
17 VFL Drifted all over the ground to play a few different roles. Fair. -
18 VFL Struggled to get into the game against the Pies. -
19 VFL Usual effort across half back. Used the ball well. -
20 VFL Four-quarter contributor across half back against Frankston. -
21 VFL Solid game with 19 touches; including 15 after half time. -
22 VFL Super all day. Hard at the ball and competed well in the air. -
23 WB Attacked footy and man desperately. Kept dangerman Dahlhaus goal-less. 7
QF VFL Competed strongly all day and had 18 possessions to be Casey’s best. -

2012 Season

14 VFL First game back and was lively at times. -
15 VFL Rebounded well from defence. Kept Casey in it early. -
16 VFL Looks good as a rebounding small defender. -
17 Port Very lightly framed but was good in first half before fading. 5
18 NM Subbed out in the third term after having little impact. 2
20 StK Not a big day but showed great courage in closing minutes 5
21 GWS Had a very quiet day off the bench, including just eight possessions. 2
22 Adel Came on for the final term and had seven possessions. 2
23 Frem Didn’t do enough on a ground that suits pace. 3