Jake LONG

#34   Essendon

Age: 23yr 1mth Games: 3 Born: Feb 03, 2021
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

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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.  
EF    

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.