Matt JONES

#45  

Age: 31yr 8mth Games: 61 Born: Oct 18, 1987
Height: 188cm Weight: 82kg Position: FWD

2016 Digest:   Had been a steady member of the best 22 leading into 2015 but found himself out of the team on a few occasions. A good ball winner but needs to hurt the opposition more with his disposals in what looms as a crunch contract year.

2016 NAB Cup:   New role across half back and showed that it may suit him. Concussed early against St Kilda.

2016 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 GWS Solid day with 21 touches but didn’t have a huge influence overall. 5
2 Ess Ran around in circles and turned the ball over at crucial times. Back to 2015 form. 3
3 NM Good numbers but seems to have fallen back into old habit of looking backwards before forward. 4
4 Coll Got involved at times but not one of his biggest days. Three clearances, two inside-50s. 5
5 Ribs.
6 Ribs.
7 Ribs.
8 Ribs.
9 Ribs.
10 Ribs.
11 VFL Returned from injury and was in and out of the game. -
12 VFL Plenty of footy in midfield slog against Magpies. Tried hard. -
13 VFL Outstanding four-quarter display in midfield. Six clearances and six inside-50s. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 Adel Got involved a bit at half back and through middle. OK without starring. 5
16 Frem Played mostly as a wing/half back and made some head-scratching mistakes. 5
17 StK Couldn’t cover the ground and was running up and down on the spot. Like Grimes, indecisive. 3
18 WCE Lively and his run gave the Dees the spark they needed at times. 6
19 GCS Kicked pie-floater after pie-floater early but a bit better late. 4
20 VFL Provided customary run and linked well through midfield. 31 possessions. -
21 VFL Got in on the party with 41 possessions and four inside-50s. -
22 VFL Had ball on a string, especially in first half (27 possessions). Ended with 39 and used it well. -
23 Geel Late inclusion was a non-factor. Hardly sighted around the ball. 3

2015 Season

Played for : Melbourne

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3 VFL Played his role in the middle with 26 disposals. -
4 VFL 19 possessions but wasn’t creative enough. -
5 VFL Casey’s main ball winner with 30 disposals. Good outing. -
6 VFL Huge first three quarters then cooled late. 31 possessions. -
7 Haw Unsighted in midfield. 2
8 WB Thrown task to quell Murphy and stuck to that particularly well. 6
9 Port Chipped in with a goal but wasn’t a factor at all. 3
10 Coll Sub. Replaced Vandenberg for second half. Five effective disposals. 1
11 VFL Got enough of ball but lacked creativity going forward. -
12 Geel Played as defensive forward on 300-gamer Enright. Two goals important. 6
14 WCE Halted forward momentum with each touch. Limited player. 3
15 VFL Minimal impact outside of first-term goal. -
16 VFL Ran hard throughout to end with 27 possessions, one goal. -
17 Senior emergency.
18 VFL Never stopped trying with 29 touches and 13 tackles in loss. -
19 NM Looked good in space at times and got into some good spots. Handy. 5
20 WB OK numbers but lacked incisiveness going forward. 4
21 VFL Worked hard for his 30 possessions in win. -
22 Frem Kicked the ball terribly. 3
23 VFL Had 27 touches but didn’t hurt Bombers with many. -

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 StK Had 22 touches but low key. 4
2 WCE Played rugby league. Every touch went backwards, sideways or a knock on. 1
3 GWS Given tagging role on dangerous Treloar who dominated. 3
4 Carl Used the ball really well, a highlight of his day. Even across four quarters. 7
5 GCS Made some basic errors and looked slow over the ball. Just a trier. 4
6 Syd Best game for season. Won plenty of ball and better by foot. 7
7 Adel Solid performance in the midfield with three inside-50s. 6
8 WB Ran hard from half back to get on the end of things but two misses costly. 6
9 Rich His good work undone by some horrendous mistakes. Terrible kicking. 4
11 Port Tried to take the game – and tacklers on but was caught too often. 4
12 Coll Refused to look further afield with ball in hand. Always went backwards. 3
13 Ess Gave some run but still lacks conviction to hit forward targets. 4
14 NM Plenty of the ball but lacked incision with his touches. A trier but that’s it. 6
15 WB Linked well at times but still lacks the polish to hurt teams going forward. 4
16 Frem Dees leading ball winner and tried to break through Freo press. 6
17 Geel Used across half back/wing but hardly sighted all afternoon. 3
18 VFL Responded to AFL omission with 35 touches and a goal. -
19 VFL 27 touches and a goal. Good four-quarter performer. -
20 Haw Back in team after a few weeks in VFL. Gave some run but kicking still a concern. 4
21 GWS Bright start but then went back into his shell and made some howlers. 3
22 WCE Got a bit of ball but didn’t have confidence to split Eagles defence with disposal. 4
23 NM Minimal impact overall. Runs hard but lacks that touch of polish. 4
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2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port A rare bright spot. Worked hard and looked at home from the outset. 4
2 Ess Not as prominent as last week but had a go throughout and gave run. 4
3 WCE Continued on with his good early season from with another solid effort. 6
4 GWS OK as part of the midfield rotation but did miss a few targets. 5
5 Bris Continues to develop his game as a midfielder. OK. 6
6 Carl Team high stats and workrate was super – 13 cont poss and four tackles. 7
7 GCS Close to Dees’ best. Won his own footy and played with some zest. 6
8 Rich Handy with 11 touches in first half then went to Ellis and quelled him a little. 5
9 Frem Kicked a late goal and continues to improve his workrate. OK. 5
10 Haw Found the going tough and battling until subbed out. 2
11 Coll Won plenty of ball but made some poor errors. Tried hard though. 5
13 StK Busy game and played his part. 6
14 WB Provided drive at important times. 6
15 Syd Used in wing/half-back role and won plenty of ball. Another positive. 6
16 Geel Came with the right attitude, which can’t be said for some teammates. 7
17 Bris Used in midfield and down back and OK without starring. 5
18 NM Found the going tough against a dominant North Melbourne midfield. 5
19 GWS Didn’t have his best outing this year but kept on battling when other gave in. 6
20 GCS Had a bit of the ball but didn’t make any impact. 3
21 Frem Tried to take the game on but made some poor decisions. Up and down afternoon. 5
22 Adel Suffered a heavy but fair hit from Otten. 5
23 WB Threaded goal to give Demons a bit of a sniff late in game. 5
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