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2017 Player Reviews: # 39 Neville Jetta

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NIFTY

The strength of his defensive game finally gained some recognition from the football world after three solid years and he was unlucky not to gain All Australian honours.

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Date of Birth: 12 February, 1990

Height: 180cm

Weight: 81kg

Games MFC 2017: 22

Career Total: 116

Goals MFC 2017: 3

Career Total: 24

 

Season 2017 AFL Statistics

Kicks: 151

Handballs: 164

Disposals: 315

Marks: 94

Scores: 3 goals 0 behinds

Goal Assists: 1

Tackles: 68

Hitouts: 0

Clearances: 6

Clangers: 30

Inside 50s: 7

Rebound 50s: 38

Frees For: 19

Frees Against: 11

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Champion bloke, champion player. 

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Agree Luther.It seems that Paul Roos was very important to his development.

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Just solid 

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I have the greatest respect for this bloke and for the way he resurrected his career. Well done Nev, may next season be even better.

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It took me a while to warm to Neville, but he had another very solid year. I know the difference was minute, but I'm surprised he didn't finish higher in the B&F given his consistency. Perhaps his lack of attacking play hurts his standing.

Jetta would have to be in the conversation with Jones & Viney as the best performed player of the Goodwin / Roos era. Full credit to him for turning his career around over the past four or five years.

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Pound for pound, possibly the best backman going around.

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he doesn't get beaten one on one by smalls or talls, he makes smart decisions with the pill in his hand, he knows when to attack and when to push back, and he found in 2017 that if he drifts forward he can even impact the scoreboard

what's not to love about nev?

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If you don't have respect for Neville Jetta then you're following the wrong code of football.

I only really got excited about the Lever trade when I was thinking about how it would affect Jetta's role and the prospect of him being allowed to play to his strengths without constantly facing height mismatches.

Really looking forward to his 2018.

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On 10/11/2017 at 9:38 AM, Dingo said:

Agree Luther.It seems that Paul Roos was very important to his development.

I think it was Rawlings that saved him from the scrap heap - convinced Roos to rookie him and turn him into a small defender.

Inspiring player.

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14 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I think it was Rawlings that saved him from the scrap heap - convinced Roos to rookie him and turn him into a small defender.

Inspiring player.

It was actually Roos, Nev had a miserable run through injury and being played out of position, went on to thrive under Rawlings as a defender

Goodwin, as he does with most players, will move the goalposts again for Nev this year, as he did last year  when  he 'demanded' Nev involve himself in attack more when opportunity arose

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