Ben JACOBS

#5   North Melbourne

Age: 27yr 0mth Games: 78 Born: Jan 09, 1992
Height: 185cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Horror run with injury continues after broke foot and required surgery. Will miss at least the first four weeks of the season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Foot.
2 Foot.
3 Foot.
4 Foot.
5 Foot.
6 Foot.
7 Foot.
8 VFL Made return from injury in development league and was good for the Bees. -
9 VFL First game back in the VFL seniors and had it on a string. 43 possessions and 10 clearances. -
10 Bye.
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.

2016 Season

1 Senior emergency.
2 Bris Tagged Rich out of the contest. Great sacrificial game. 8
3 Melb Had no interest in getting ball, only in attaching himself to N.Jones’ back. Did a decent job. 6
4 Frem Tried to latch onto Fyfe but had little success curtailing his influence. Kicking at times poor. 4
5 GCS Rotated through various opponents and was OK. 4
6 WB Started on playmaker Hunter and was also able to create play in his own right. 6
7 StK Crucial role in negating Saints playmaker Jack Steven. 7
8 Ess Tagged Zaharakis out of the game in another fine performance for the team. 8
9 Foot.
10 Foot.
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 VFL Returned from injury and was handy in midfield before going forward late. -
22 Didn’t play for Werribee.
23 Didn’t play for Werribee.
EF Foot.

2015 Season

1 Adel Brought into the side as a tactical switch for Ben Brown. 3
2 -
3 Port Sub. On early for Ziebell and won a lot of ball at half back. His best game in ages. 7
4 Geel Rebounded well and ran hard to create off half back. Might have found his spot. 7
5 Haw Used in defence and was OK but made a few errors. 5
6 Rich Form continues to hold up. Rebounded well and used the footy to advantage. 7
7 Ess Great first half then faded in second half but form still best of career. 6
8 Frem A ball winner who didn’t turn it over. That made him stand out. 6
9 VFL Responded well with 32 possessions to be Roosters’ best. -
10 WCE Sub. Given his chance in third term but didn’t set world alight. 1
11 Syd Tagged Hannebery and did a reasonable job. Provided very little himself. 4
12 GWS Fine effort in negating Shiel (11 possessions). May have found his role. 7
14 GCS Given the daunting task of shadowing Ablett and found the going tough. 3
15 Geel Ran with Selwood but found his uncompromising style tough to match. 4
16 Ess Tagged Heppell and did a good job holding him to 16 touches. 7
17 Bris No real impact in defensive midfield role. 4
18 Carl Tracked Murphy and stuck to task although the Blue worked diligently. 6
19 Melb Tagged N Jones and did that superbly well. Match-up crucial in the win. 7
20 StK Torched early by Steven but better in second half. 5
21 Frem Fyfe’s tagger when on ball. Capable game. Ran and carried well in final term. 6
22 WB Bontempelli was his toughest assignment so far and couldn’t contain him. 4
23 Rich Given key role on Martin and held him early, but it didn’t last. 5
EF Rich Crook all week but superb job on Cotchin limiting him to career-low numbers. 8
SF Syd Limited Hannebery’s effectiveness with close checking. 7
PF WCE Went to Shuey and did super job for much of night. Didn’t get a lot of own ball. 8

2014 Season

1 PM Had it on a string for North Ballarat. 42 touches. -
2 VFL Slow start but had a big influence in the final term. -
3 Port Subbed on in third term and did not put a foot wrong, also had an assist. 6
4 Syd Used as the sub, he had little influence. 3
5 Coll Sub. On for short stint early then returned later. Showed up some teammates 2
6 VFL Bounced back well after a few poor showings with 33 touches. -
7 VFL Continued his fine form at VFL level with 32 touches. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 Ill.
10 VFL Huge numbers in win. 42 disposals, 14 clearances, four goals. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Huge outing with 39 disposals, 16 clearances and a goal. -
13 VFL Injured ankle before half time. -
14 Ankle.
15 Bris Solid effort considering he was the sub. 5
16 Haw Good job on dangerous Smith in first half was vital to win. 6
17 StK Solid game and did his bit. 5
18 Carl Given important role on Menzel and did well. Worked solidly. 6
19 Geel Threw himself into the contest and among the better North players. 7
20 GWS Got the better of Hoskin-Elliott in the end and did some nice things. 6
21 WB Matched on Hunter and had his share in first half. 5
22 Adel Couldn’t subdue Lyons who bagged three goals. 3
23 Melb 11 touches and didn’t grab opportunity by scruff of the neck. 4
EF Ess Subbed out of the game after a quiet performance. Only six kicks. 3
SF -
PF Syd Not sure he’s up to it. Struggled to get involved and had zero impact. 2
GF -

2013 Season

1 Coll First game for new club wasn’t especially notable. 6
2 Geel Sub. Did OK in limited game time but Cats right on top when he came on. 2
3 VFL Good effort after being demoted to the VFL. -
4 VFL Huge with 41 possessions, including 23 contested. -
5 VFL Injured early and taken off as a precaution. -
6 VFL Influential with 31 possessions in the Roosters midfield. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Used as a tagger early before being released. 21 touches. -
9 VFL Did well as in inside midfielder. Won his fair share of ball. -
10 VFL Started well but influence waned as the game wore on. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Huge game with 23 touches, nine clearances and 10 tackles. -
13 Senior emergency.
14 VFL Had the task on Adam Cockie and did a good job around the stoppages. -
15 Had 21 possessions, but just the one clearance for the Roosters.
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Solid contribution with 26 disposals and six clearances. -
18 VFL Solid effort with 23 possessions in Roosters win. -
19 Geel Massive first half (15 disp and a goal) then faded and subbed out. 6
20 Adel Didn’t get a sniff early but worked his way into game in a small way. 3
21 Ess Good first quarter and had solid night. 5
22 Haw A goal early in second as Kangaroos out-paced Hawks. 3
23 Coll Sub. Only time for the three effective disposals and one inside-50. 1
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 StK Getting better with each game and tidying up his disposal efficiency. 5
2 Ess Did some good things but needs more poise. Turned it over too much. 3
3 Syd Got caught out a few times by the pace of Lewis Jetta. 5
4 Coll Kept Fasolo to four first half touches in good effort. Has areas to improve. 5
5 Adel Three inside 50s from 15 possessions. 5
6 Rich One of his best games for the club since his debut last season. 7
7 Frem Didn’t hurt Freo with his possessions. 5
8 NM Getting more and more comfortable with each game he plays. 6
9 GCS Nice game, used ball well for the most part but still can improve his disposal. 6
10 Carl Continuing with the form associated with a first round draft pick. 6
11 Haw OK across half back and linked up well with teammates. 5
12 WB Defensive on Murphy but that task was beyond him. Gave little offensively. 4
14 Geel Didn’t hit the target enough to do any damage and played stop-start footy. 4
15 Adel Came on as the sub for Chad Wingard and did OK in a short space of time. 3
16 SANFL Just the 10 possessions across half back for the Magpies. -
17 SANFL Best on ground for Port with 29 touches and a goal. -
18 SANFL 17 possessions across half back for the Magpies. -