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"But it's also having that competitiveness to win and not be beaten.

"I hate letting people down. Whether it be my family or my teammates, I hate looking at their faces and realising that I've done something wrong.

"My teammates believe in me and trust me to do the job, so that's what keeps me driven."

http://afl.com.au/news/2018-01-31/picture-this-demon-wants-a-life-sentence

 

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Love Nev.

Another key quote from the article:

"He is ranked No.1 in the AFL from 2011-2017 for the kick-rating stat, where Champion Data measures how well a player kicks the ball compared to the AFL average taking into account pressure, field position and intent."

Wasn't that long ago that people lamented our lack of foot skills, but clearly we are aquiring and importantly developing elite talents in this important area of the game in many parts of the ground.  I say developing, because I don't think Jetta would have been viewed this way early in his career.  I think it also has something to do with overall team improvement as players now have that bit more time, space and confidence to dispose of the ball better than in the shambles our team was when we were getting smashed.  Full credit to Nev though too, because clearly he has really knuckled down and developed his game since being delisted.  Also an illistration of great determination and resilience to survive both being delisted and our era of depression.

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Nice article which reinforces Nev's standing as one of my favourite players.  Not born with abundant talent, he has reached his present high standing in the competition through high principles, hard work and an unyielding never-say-die, team first attitude.  It's great to see him starting to get some of the recognition he deserves in the wider AFL community.

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3 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Love Nev.

Another key quote from the article:

"He is ranked No.1 in the AFL from 2011-2017 for the kick-rating stat, where Champion Data measures how well a player kicks the ball compared to the AFL average taking into account pressure, field position and intent."

Wasn't that long ago that people lamented our lack of foot skills, but clearly we are aquiring and importantly developing elite talents in this important area of the game in many parts of the ground.  I say developing, because I don't think Jetta would have been viewed this way early in his career.  I think it also has something to do with overall team improvement as players now have that bit more time, space and confidence to dispose of the ball better than in the shambles our team was when we were getting smashed.  Full credit to Nev though too, because clearly he has really knuckled down and developed his game since being delisted.  Also an illistration of great determination and resilience to survive both being delisted and our era of depression.

That stat spans 6 years, Nev has always been a good kick, hasn't happened overnight

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Champion bloke. Sounds like he really hurt after that loss to the filth.

Another big year coming up for Jetts.

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4 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Love Nev.

Another key quote from the article:

"He is ranked No.1 in the AFL from 2011-2017 for the kick-rating stat, where Champion Data measures how well a player kicks the ball compared to the AFL average taking into account pressure, field position and intent."

Wasn't that long ago that people lamented our lack of foot skills, but clearly we are aquiring and importantly developing elite talents in this important area of the game in many parts of the ground.  I say developing, because I don't think Jetta would have been viewed this way early in his career.  I think it also has something to do with overall team improvement as players now have that bit more time, space and confidence to dispose of the ball better than in the shambles our team was when we were getting smashed.  Full credit to Nev though too, because clearly he has really knuckled down and developed his game since being delisted.  Also an illistration of great determination and resilience to survive both being delisted and our era of depression.

Love Nev as well, and while he's a good kick, he's also very risk-adverse in his kicking choices which helps his stat in this area. Long penertating kicks to the advantage of player on the run are not Nevs standard kick from defence... like the opposite of Travis Johnston, which in a backman is not a bad thing.  

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I have such admiration for this player.  To have come out of the last ten years at this club the player he is is an incredible feat.  At the time of his delisting he could have been forgiven for running for the hills to get as far away from this shambolic club as possible.  But he didn’t.  He knuckled down and won the respect of his coaches, teammates, the opposition and now the whole footballing community.  He’s a great role model for every player in the league.

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Gotta admire his determination and resilience. I can see him going to another level this season. Level 7.

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6 hours ago, Demonland said:

"But it's also having that competitiveness to win and not be beaten.

"I hate letting people down. Whether it be my family or my teammates, I hate looking at their faces and realising that I've done something wrong.

"My teammates believe in me and trust me to do the job, so that's what keeps me driven."

http://afl.com.au/news/2018-01-31/picture-this-demon-wants-a-life-sentence

 

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A team full of footy players with this bloke's attitude is what we need.

a great quote. I love watching him beat blokes that he shouldn't.

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33 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I can see him going to another level this season. Level 7.

 

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15 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

 

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Used to have one of these...wish I still had it.

The sound engineers nightmare @Rob Mac......

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I have such admiration for this player.  To have come out of the last ten years at this club the player he is is an incredible feat.  At the time of his delisting he could have been forgiven for running for the hills to get as far away from this shambolic club as possible.  But he didn’t.  He knuckled down and won the respect of his coaches, teammates, the opposition and now the whole footballing community.  He’s a great role model for every player in the league.

Agree, I always thoughts Jetta had something but we continually played him out of position.  He was never a small forward, lacked the tank for a midfield roll but down in the back pocket he has become the best back pocket player in the AFL

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I wrote him off early when they were trying to turn him into a small forward. Not fast enough over the turf, and wasn't a reliable kick for goal so I reasoned. The move into the backline was a Hail Mary move to see if he had something..... ANYTHING that could salvage his career.

Not only did he prove me wrong, but he became one of the best defenders in the game.

Love his guts.

 

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A man above the maelstrom.

 

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6 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Gotta admire his determination and resilience. I can see him going to another level this season. Level 7.

Defcon 5

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17 hours ago, ding said:

I wrote him off early when they were trying to turn him into a small forward. Not fast enough over the turf, and wasn't a reliable kick for goal so I reasoned. The move into the backline was a Hail Mary move to see if he had something..... ANYTHING that could salvage his career.

Not only did he prove me wrong, but he became one of the best defenders in the game.

Love his guts.

 

You will find two shoulder and an ankle reconstruction didn't help Nev early on either

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Nev is a great one.   Did think Matty Whelan was fantastic  but he is a bit old now, Nev Jetta,     go you good thing !!

Fantastic player,   just so consistent  and rarely beaten over the whole game  Go Dees

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