Neville JETTA

#39   Melbourne

Age: 29yr 9mth Games: 116 Born: Feb 12, 2021
Height: 180cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Underrated small defender but has had a few quad issues over pre-season that delayed his start. Should be OK for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK One of many Melbourne speedsters who showed Saints a clean pair of heels. 7
2 Carl Underrated player in the back half who often fights well out of his weight division. Won some big contests all day. 7
3 Geel Defensively got in the road enough to be a handy defender without setting world alight. 5
4 Frem Battled hard in the back half and did a decent job on a hobbled Walters for much of the day. 6
5 Rich Not at his absolute best, but did keep Tigers small forwards fairly quiet all night. Had thigh heavily strapped. 6
6 Ess Very good defensively in his 100th game. Bomber smalls never really threatened. 7
7 Haw Battled away down back but in the end four kicks not a big enough return to be a factor offensively. 4
8 Adel Did what many couldn’t do before him and stopped the mercurial Eddie Betts. Super effort. 7
9 NM Battled away down back and couldn’t question his courage in the contest. Held up his end of the bargain. 6
10 GCS Flattened early in marking contest, but steady enough throughout the night. 6
11   Bye.  
12 Coll Tried hard down back and stood up in important contests. Got a kick smothered late that cost a goal. 5
13 WB Putting forward a strong case to be the All-Australian small defender. Rarely beaten and punches above his weight. 7
14 WCE Did his job defensively – as he always does. 7
15 Syd Combative effort again under siege in defensive half and went unrewarded for many good tackles. 6
16 Carl Small defender was solid as a rock and won a couple of crucial one-on-ones late in the game. 7
17 Adel Got the job on Betts and was pretty good considering the space afforded to Crows forwards. 6
18 Port There isn’t a better small defender in the game. Had Gray in his pocket and won big contests against all sizes. 8
19 NM Booted in jaw by Daw early, then wasn’t totally himself for a while. Better in second half. 6
20 GWS Tried hard in a defence that was under siege. Missed tackle on Smith a rare negative. 7
21 StK Did his job again in the back half without much fuss. 7
22 Bris If he isn’t the All Australian defender there should be an investigation. Excellent again. 7
23 Coll Had a rough start, but then settled. Kept Kirby goalless, but also had stint on Elliott. 6

2016 Season

1 GWS Combative display in defence and chose when to leave his man to support quite well. 6
2 Ess Tried hard down back and one of only a few to make good decisions and show clean hands. 5
3 NM Gave Harvey a bit too much room a few times and made to pay. Otherwise steady down back. 5
4 Coll Had job on Fasolo and kept him to one goal in a fine performance. Rebounded well when he could. 7
5 Rich Buzzed around the back half and did what was required defensively. Solid citizen type. 5
6 StK Didn’t have a big say in the game. 3
7 GCS Played on resting midfielders and was able to keep them in check. 5
8 WB Among the better Demons with his attack and intent from half back. Five rebound 50s. 6
9   Suspended.  
10 Port Gave his all as always in back half and used ball well when under pressure. 6
11 Haw Competed strongly in tough matchups on Hawks’ small forwards. 6
12 Coll Quiet offensively but others were there to do the work out of the back half. 3
13 Syd Took Jack and McGlynn but moved to Rose in second half at stages. Not his best outing. 3
15 Adel Had job on Betts and kept him goalless – Eddie’s three goals came when manned by other Dees. 7
16 Frem Clean when required in back half and did good defensive job on Freo small forwards. 7
17 StK Horror start where first few touches were clangers or put teammates in bad positions. Lifted slightly. 4
18 WCE Hurt his knee late in the match but did a good defensive job. 6
19 GCS OK without starring down back. Did his bit in a minimalist way. 4
20 Haw Had Rioli at times but found that a tough match-up. Used ball well when he got it. 5
21 Port Had the job on Wingard until he hurt his hamstring, more offensive after that. 6
22 Carl Gave Buckley too much room early then hurt knee in collision with Gibbs. Hobbled thereafter. 4
23 Geel Fought hard against Motlop and probably won the battle in the end. 6

2015 Season

1 GCS Picked the right times to drop off opponent and always hard and brave. 6
2 GWS Battled manfully in defence. Put body on line and competed strongly. 6
3 Adel Blanketed Betts in defence. 7
4 Rich Solid early then sat out second half with concussion – his third for the year. 3
5   Concussion.  
6   Concussion.  
7   Concussion.  
8   Concussion.  
9 Port Good battle with Wingard on return then subbed out. 4
10 Coll Had the task Elliott and stuck to that manfully all day. 6
11 StK Defended fairly well and was brave in the air. 5
12 Geel Had a few different opponents but never gave and inch and got under Cats’ skins. 6
14 WCE Had LeCras and tried hard down back. 6
15 Ess Drifted forward to boot long goal and worked hard as lockdown defender. 5
16 Bris Dependable down back and put head over ball when required. 6
17 StK Stats belied his actual lack of influence. 4
18 Coll Attacked contest hard in defence and took a great early mark. Set tone with intensity. 7
19 NM Had the task on Thomas (five goals) but didn't stop competing. 4
20 WB Had hands full then subbed out at half time with neck problem. 2
21   Neck.  
22 Frem Had little rebound from defence. 4
23   Calf.  

2014 Season

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3 VFL Worked hard up forward and was important in second half.
4 VFL One of the Scorpions best in loss to the Cats.
5 GCS Did well on his return to the senior lineup. Competed hard and had a crack. 5
6 Syd Quiet night until being subbed. Attack ball and man hard though. 2
7 Adel Did the job on Eddie Betts keeping him goalless. 7
8 WB Worked hard defensively on Bulldog smalls. Tackled strongly. 6
9   Ill.  
10   Ill.  
11 Port Tracked Neade and neither had a massive influence. 4
12 Coll Liked the way he went about his business. Looks for body contact and took game on. 5
13 Ess Big task on Chapman and more than held his own. Developing into a good small back. 6
14 NM Allowed Nahas too much room on the lead early. Linked well at times in second half. 5
15 WB Attacked the ball and man with vigor. Might come under scrutiny for Roberts’ hit. 6
16   Suspended.  
17 Geel Couldn’t keep up with Motlop and was subbed out in second half. 3
18 Port Took another scalp, this time Wingard. Turning into a very good league footballer. 7
19 Bris Had Green and was good defensively. 6
20 Haw One of the few Dees to win his position. Courage and tackling was a feature. 7
21 GWS Gave Smith a fair bit of room but was one of a only a few to have a crack. 5
22 WCE Had Hill and wasn’t at his best down back after a fine season. 4
23 NM Tried hard in defence and always put his head over ball. A bright spot in 2014. 5

2013 Season

1 PM Stuck to his task down back. Good effort.
2 VFL Worked hard and played his role in Casey win.
3 WCE Started forward then went back but saw very little of it. 3
4 GWS Good game rebounding from defence. Isn’t afraid to lay the lumber. 6
5   Suspended.  
6   Suspended.  
7 VFL Bye.
8 Rich Only eight disposals but worked hard defensively at times. 4
9 Frem No impact and made some poor decisions. Subbed out in the third term. 2
10 VFL Slow start but worked hard to get into the game.
11 VFL Worked into the game to play a role. Tackled well.
12 VFL Bye.
13 VFL Worked hard and topped his game off with a goal.
14 VFL In and out of the game but did have some nice touches.
15 VFL Bye.
16   Concussion.  
17 VFL Drifted all over the ground to play a few different roles. Fair.
18 VFL Struggled to get into the game against the Pies.
19 VFL Usual effort across half back. Used the ball well.
20 VFL Four-quarter contributor across half back against Frankston.
21 VFL Solid game with 19 touches; including 15 after half time.
22 VFL Super all day. Hard at the ball and competed well in the air.
23 WB Attacked footy and man desperately. Kept dangerman Dahlhaus goal-less. 7
QF VFL Competed strongly all day and had 18 possessions to be Casey’s best.

2012 Season

14 VFL First game back and was lively at times.
15 VFL Rebounded well from defence. Kept Casey in it early.
16 VFL Looks good as a rebounding small defender.
17 Port Very lightly framed but was good in first half before fading. 5
18 NM Subbed out in the third term after having little impact. 2
20 StK Not a big day but showed great courage in closing minutes 5
21 GWS Had a very quiet day off the bench, including just eight possessions. 2
22 Adel Came on for the final term and had seven possessions. 2
23 Frem Didn’t do enough on a ground that suits pace. 3