Jackson MERRETT

#20   Essendon

Age: 25yr 10mth Games: 54 Born: Feb 27, 1993
Height: 184cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key year looms given from fringe wingman. Left out of JLT2, which puts a question mark over his prospects.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL Kicked two goals but only had the nine touches and didn’t impact the game the way he should. -
5 VFL Burst in and out with 17 possessions on a wing. Needs to get motoring or his career will be on thin ice. -
6 VFL Struggling to get his hands on the ball consistently. Just the 12 possessions. -
7 VFL Better game this week with 22 possessions and 10 rebounds playing across half back. -
8 VFL Had six inside-50s and won his fair share of ball. Good, but not enough to earn a recall. -
9 Senior emergency.
10 VFL Just battling at present and needs to get a move on. 15 possessions. -
11 VFL One of his better outings so far this year. Played at half back and on a wing and got a bit of the ball. -
12 VFL Had 23 touches and took seven marks. Did most of his work on the outside. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Okay without starring. 16 possessions and four inside 50s. -
15 VFL Used in a forward role and was dangerous with 3.2. Tackled well too. -
16 VFL One of his better game and recent form has been solid. 20 possessions and three goals. -
17 VFL Moved the ball forward when he got it, but issue was he only got it 11 times. -
18 VFL Not much of an influence with his 11 kicks hitting the target just 45.5% of the time. -
19 VFL Was contributing well before he landed heavily in a marking contest. -
20 Leg.
21 Leg.
22 Leg.
23 Leg.
EF Leg.

2016 Season

1 GCS In and under and was serviceable through the middle. 5
2 Melb Ran hard to provide 10 contested possessions, three clearances and wise wise ball use throughout. 7
3 Port One goal but little else from the young midfielder. 3
4 VFL Decent response to AFL axing. Run and carry caught the eye at times. -
5 VFL Steady throughout with 24 disposals. Name will come up for selection. -
6 VFL Led way through the midfield and found plenty of the ball. Solid effort. -
7 VFL Keeps pressing for a senior return without polished midfield display. -
8 VFL Five clearances and worked hard to get into defence to help out – four rebound 50s. -
9 VFL Had 27 touches and grabbed five clearances. Being made to earn his place. -
10 VFL Essendon’s best in midfield with 32 touches and an important goal. -
11 Frem His possessions didn’t do much. 4
12 Haw Snapped nice goal and kept trying hard against the odds. 5
13 GWS Won a bit of the ball but a lot of it was at half back. Two inside-50s and no tackles. 4
15 WCE A good sign that he’s finding the ball again. 6
16 Senior emergency.
17 VFL Six inside-50s, five score assists and neat ball use a highlight of his day. -
18 VFL Experienced senior player grabbed six clearances and grabbed enough touches. -
19 VFL Bye. -
20 Geel Started well but ball use and decision making needs work. One inside-50, one tackle. 3
21 GCS Looks down on confidence but last-term goal got Dons in front. 4
22 WB Did a few nice things and contributed. 5
23 Carl Found some ball on the outside and had four inside-50s. Solid. 5

2015 Season

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3 VFL In and out of the game in midfield. -
4 VFL Best ball winner in the middle. Finished with 33 disposals. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 Frem Kicked a goal but didn’t do enough. 3
7 NM Late goal and two inside-50s but didn’t trouble the Roos. 4
8 Bris Tackled hard but a relatively quiet day. 3
9 Rich Did some handy things and hit the scoreboard just before half time. 5
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Improved after a quiet first half. 29 touches, two goals. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Haw Laid some nice tackles and intensity good. Two goals from 10 kicks. 6
14 StK No great influence. 3
15 Melb Found some form after a quiet start to the year. Six tackles. 6
16 NM Had signs of burst but not often enough. 4
17 Port Lined up on O’Shea and was OK. 6
18 WB Sub. By time he got a run the game was over. Struggled to stem flow. 1
19 GWS Just 11 touches and unable to quell Shaw's rebound. 4
20 Adel Earned 21 touches but had to go into back half to get most of them. 4
21 GCS Fairly quiet and unobtrusive. 3
22 Rich Sub. Couldn’t find the ball enough to give the side the bite required. 2
23 Coll One great goal but limited influence. Got 15 games under his belt. 3

2014 Season

1 NM OK and gave good run all day. 6
2 Haw Quiet first half then lifted. Kicked the first goal of the final term and showed glimpses. 5
3 Carl Shattered his previous best of 24 touches. No one went near him all night. 9
4 Frem Good early but struggled to have an impact after half time. 5
5 StK Nothing exceptional about his game. 4
6 Coll Got into some dangerous positions forward of centre. One late goal. 6
7 WB Got hurt and subbed out of the match in the third term. 3
8 Bris Not a big game but kicked superb goal at crucial stage. 4
9 Syd No impact at all from start to finish. Form has tapered away. 3
11 Hand.
12 Hand.
13 VFL Classy effort to help drag Dons over the line. -
14 VFL In everything early until given an early shower. -
15 Geel One goal but found the tempo hot and not able to get involved enough. 3
16 Port Laid a whopping 10 tackles and pushed forward for a goal in the first term. 4
17 Coll OK game. 5
18 WB Quiet. Didn’t get into the game at all from various positions. 2
19 Syd Went with Goodes for a while and didn’t have a big say. 3
20 VFL Just two touches then injured calf. -
21 VFL Bobbed up a few times to end with 17 possessions. -
22 VFL Good contributor with 21 touches in midfield role. -
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2013 Season

1 Adel Young bloke did some neat things In a running role. 3
2 Melb Kicked two goals and played his part with pace and smarts. 5
3 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
4 StK Kicked a goal but had limited influence. 3
5 Coll Chipped in with two handy goals and had some nice touches. 5
6 GWS A relatively quiet day after shining on Anzac day. Did some nice things. 4
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Bris Found it tough to get into the game. No goals and six effective disposals. 2
9 VFL Drifted in and out but needed to do a bit more. -
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Clean and composed in possession and showed great dash. -
12 GCS Subbed on for Davey and went forward. Hard to make an impact in short time. 2
14 WCE Not a huge impact apart from goal. 3
15 Port Won a bit of the ball and competed hard but sloppy by foot at times. 4
16 WB Might find his way back to the VFL. Not sighted at all – two effective disposals. 1
17 GWS The youngster had a day he'd rather forget. 3
18 VFL Provided some run at times but wasn’t his best outing. -
19 Rested.
20 Rested.
21 VFL Quiet early, but worked into the game well in second half. -
22 Carl Serviceable without shining. He didn’t impact the scoreboard. 4
23 Rich Missed the unmissable goal in the first term but did provide some run. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

1 VFL Drifted in and out but showed good pace at times. -
2 VFL Kicked a goal but flashed in and out. -
4 VFL Zipped in and out but only had a slight impact. -
5 VFL Tried hard to run and create but wasn’t his best showing. -
6 VFL Flashed in at times but needed to do a bit more. -
8 VFL Competed well all day. Had a real dip. -
10 VFL Flashed in and out with a few nice touches. -
11 VFL Provided a bit of run and dash to break the game open. -
12 VFL Quiet game. A few runs here and there. -
13 VFL Getting better and put in a nice display. -
15 VFL Dashed through the middle a few times. OK. -
16 VFL Used his speed at times but not a big game. -
17 VFL Gave some run from half back. -
18 VFL Burst through the middle a few times but not a big factor. -
19 VFL 25 possessions and broke the game open with his pace. -
21 VFL Conditions didn’t suit but had a go and ran hard. -
22 VFL Chipped in with a goal and used his pace at times. -
23 Coll First gamer showed glimpse of quality, but didn’t get much of it. 1