Ben JACOBS

#5   North Melbourne

Age: 27yr 2mth Games: 78 Born: Jan 09, 2021
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
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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.