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2017 Player Reviews: # 33 Jake Spencer

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UNDERSTUDY

When Max Gawn was forced onto the sidelines with a torn hamstring, the perfect opportunity for a breakthrough presented itself to the man regarded as the perpetual ruck understudy. Unfortunately, it was not to be as Spencer suffered an AC joint injury. Weeks later and not long after his return, Spencer received a one match club suspension and by then Gawn was back. Jake spent the rest of the season going through the motions at Casey and was delisted after they went out of the VFL finals in straight sets.

 

Date of Birth: 9 October, 1989

Height: 203cm

Weight: 105kg

Games MFC 2017: 2

Career Total: 38

Goals MFC 2017: 2

Career Total: 8

CDFC Games 2017: 11

CDFC Goals 2017: 0

 

Season 2017 AFL Statistics

Kicks: 7

Handballs: 10

Disposals: 17

Marks: 4

Scores: 2 goals 0 behinds

Goal Assists: 0

Tackles: 5

Hitouts: 28

Clearances: 3

Clangers: 5

Inside 50s: 2

Rebound 50s: 2

Frees For: 4

Frees Against: 4

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I know a little bit more about this, it appears he was offered another one year contract just before the "night out" and rejected it because he " was getting offers from other clubs" .

Club evidently suggested he proceed in that direction and night out followed.

Me thinks he shot himself in the foot.

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his first game back and first half against tigers were really strong

then we found a way to play essentially without a ruckman

his form in the vfl would have appeared to have not been compelling enough to get back into the senior side, and it's amazing really that he got nine years on a senior list

i can't really see him getting picked up by another club to be honest

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Its astonishing that you can get 9 years on a senior list and never once be your club's number one ruckman.

I thought Jake was okay depth for a while there, but he really fell away over the last year or two. His inability to put pressure on a flailing Gawn late this season really hurt us.

I would be gobsmacked if he was at another club next season, and he really only has himself to blame if old dee's post above is accurate.

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Apparently Mummy's finished due a raft of injuries, I wonder if Jake , who has a similarly aggressive style would fit in further north?

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Really finished the year off poorly.  Could have imposed himself but failed to do so.  Doubt he has any currency.  Thanks, ans see ya.

Seems the drinking session was a bit of a line in the sand for the club.

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