Matt JONES

#45  

Age: 31yr 10mth Games: 61 Born: Oct 18, 2020
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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