Jake LONG

#34   Essendon

Age: 22yr 10mth Games: 3 Born: Feb 03, 1996
Height: 185cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Thrown in for second JLT match and that’s a good indicator of a strong pre-season. Looks to have progressed.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 -
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 VFL Drifted in and out but wasn't a big factor overall. -
7 VFL Didn’t have a great day. Just 10 touches and made some poor errors. -
8 VFL Not big numbers, but always seemed to impact the contest. -
9 VFL Came to the fore after half time to end with 26 possessions and showed dash. -
10 VFL Drifted out of the game after a promising start. 18 possessions. -
11 VFL Got involved on the wing to end with 19 touches and seven inside 50s. -
12 VFL Up and down outing. Got a bit of the ball, but made some costly mistakes. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Just the 10 possessions and lacked impact. -
15 VFL Just two effective kicks for the day. -
16 VFL Just 11 possessions and lacked impact. -
17 VFL Kept it simple and it paid dividends with a good effort. Had a polished 22 disposals. -
18 VFL Mixed bag with some highlights and equally as bad lowlights. Did get it 14 times. -
19 VFL Was everywhere in the third term, faded a bit in the fourth, but was still trying. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Mistook Essendon jumpers for Box Hill ones all day and kept on hitting them on the chest. -
22 VFL Used his speed to advantage at stages and the Dogs struggled to contain him. -
23 Suspended.
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2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Footscray.
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 VFL Pleased coach with his performance off a wing. Used ball well all afternoon. -
4 VFL Snagged one brilliant goal but on the whole not a huge afternoon. -
5 VFL Grabbed 25 disposals and was a livewire all match across half forward/wing. -
6 VFL Did some good things throughout and ball use was clean in windy conditions. -
7 VFL Quiet one off a wing/half forward. Very much finding his feet. -
8 Rested.
9 VFL Just three kicks and one score assist in a quiet performance. Debut looming though. -
10 VFL Burst in and out at times then hurt his leg in the fourth term. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL At least won a bit of hard ball but didn’t win enough of it to do any great damage. -
13 VFL Got involved in patches for a goal and six tackles. Lively effort. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Starting to find his feet. Won plenty of ball and had four inside-50s. -
16 VFL Tackled with intent (five) but still having trouble winning the footy. Skill and vision OK. -
17 VFL Not as good as previous weeks but laid team-high eight tackles which was pleasing. -
18 VFL Tackle pressure again string but didn’t do a whole lot with possessions. -
19 VFL Bye. -
20 VFL Five tackles and two inside-50s from nine kicks. Didn’t exactly set world on fire. -
21 GCS Debutant started on a wing and had a hand in a few goals. Late shot touched on the line. 5
22 WB Didn’t get much of it. 3
23 Carl Took the game on at times but made some costly errors. Still a whippet. 4

2015 Season

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3 VFL Quiet afternoon. Looks a way of physically. -
4 VFL Just nine touches. Seems a long way off the pace. -
5 VFL Caught the eye with a few bursts and took some good marks. -
6 VFL Injured hand in first half and took no further part. -
7 Hand.
8 Hand.
9 Hand.
10 Thumb.
11 Hand.
12 Hand.
13 VFL Did some nice things but is a work in progress. -
14 VFL Unable to get into the game and looks a long way off. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Did some good things. Laid 12 tackles to keep in contest. -
17 VFL Had some good moments and showed a bit. -
18 VFL 10 touches but wasn’t able to get into the game. -
19 VFL In and out of game in attacking half. -
20 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
21 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
22 VFL 11 touches and couldn’t get into the game. -
23 VFL Unable to get into the game with nine touches. -