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I know the seasons not over yet, but so far

1. How would you rate his season out of ten

2. Would he be in your top 5 for players?

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1. 9/10 (Would like to see him kick more goals on a regular basis. He is starting to do that but I want to keep seeing it)

2. Yes

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1. 8/10. Good possession, tackle numbers etc. but could contribute some more outside impact

2. Clearly yes, I imagine he would be leading the B & F atm

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I've never followed any Melbourne players during the Brownlow over the past few seasons (for obvious reasons) but surely he is in contention this year.

As juzzk1d mentioned, more goals would be great, but I'm happy either way.

1. 10/10

2. Yes

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Amazing how the team's ability to spread the load is allowing our talent to rise. Jones benefiting from Tyson, Vince, Viney and Cross.

The total becoming greater than the sum of the parts.

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1. Getting close to a 9/10

2. Probably not in top 5 of the league.

He is now starting to have that Ablett influence on his fellow team mates, that is most around him lift that little extra because they see his tremendous work ethic.

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Only one what could be termed "sub par" performance which was when his hammy (I think it was) gave him some grief... and the effort he put in during that game would have translated to above par... so I give him an 11.

Did you mean top 5 AFL wide or at MFC? I would rate him top 5 AFL wide, Ablett being the only clear leader there.

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Right now he's a lot better than top 50.

5th for clearances

4th for disposals

6th for effective disposals

9th for contested possessions

He's in the top 10 midfielders in the game right now.

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Right now he's a lot better than top 50.

5th for clearances

4th for disposals

6th for effective disposals

9th for contested possessions

He's in the top 10 midfielders in the game right now.

Listening to that podcast Drew Petrie and Matt Thompson, and some other bloke do

They think Jones is 8th best I think it was.

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1. On Field 9/10 Off Field 12/10

2. Not top 5. Top 50 comfortably.

You mean top 10 right?

We have a few blokes who are top 10 comfortably

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Joel Selwood thinks Jonesy is a star.

I rate in him in the top ten midfielders in the comp so far this year.

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Joel Selwood thinks Jonesy is a star.

I rate in him in the top ten midfielders in the comp so far this year.

Where'd you hear that DeeZee, wouldn't mind a watch/read of it

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1. 9/10 - There was a bit of play late in the last quarter of the richmond game, where he dived for the ball against deledio, a 2nd richmond player jumped in to tackle. He collected the ball, basically lifted these 2 blokes off the ground as he got to his feet and got boot to ball to a teammate out from the congestion. The bloke is a star. I haven't even seen Ablett do anything like that before. Not saying he is as good as Ablett, but easily an A grader and better than the likes of M.Murphy, T.Cotchin & T.Boak.

2. Id have him in the Top 10 so far this year.

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Where'd you hear that DeeZee, wouldn't mind a watch/read of it

I posted it last time from my twitter feed.. Here it is again for those who missed out

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10/10

He had by his standards, a quiet game against Adelaide, possibly due to a bit of hammy tightness. Still went forward and slotted the sweetest drop punt you'll see from the tightest of angles.

He's done a number on Cotchin and Murphy, when those 2 more highly rated mids needed to lift their teams, Jones outshone them and lifted ours.

That Richmond game though, it was like he was determined to not let what happened against the Doggies repeat.

Just crucial contests won time after time. The one where he smashed in against Deledio on the ground then emerged and got it out. Then in the last 5 minutes in Richmond's forward line, willed himself back, won a hard ball, shovelled it out to Gawn and we cleared it.

Just inspiring stuff.

Probably 8th is about right overall.

He's probably been one of the most consistent players over the last 2 1/2 years, in a terrible team.

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HE's not top 5 in the league, but certainly he has to be in the top 20 or so. His work has been outstanding this year. I have been wondering if he's got a shot at an A selection, although I suspect they will stick with the usual suspects and skip him again. I also agree with a few others on here that he needs to hit the scoreboard a bit more to add a bit of hurt to his game. Every other aspect he has covered, but the truly elite mids produce the odd game where they step up and kick a a bunch of goals. Nate rarely goes past 1 in a game.

8/10 for me. He can get better.

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I was hounded down last year when I dare suggest that he wasn't Elite

He was more like B grade.

This year with the better team support he is A grade.

He still has areas to work on and I'm sure he will get there by years end.

But..... And a big But......... He will be overtaken by Tyson who has the silky skills that most Elite Players have that Jonesy doesn't.

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I was hounded down last year when I dare suggest that he wasn't Elite

He was more like B grade.

This year with the better team support he is A grade.

He still has areas to work on and I'm sure he will get there by years end.

But..... And a big But......... He will be overtaken by Tyson who has the silky skills that most Elite Players have that Jonesy doesn't.

i disagree with this somewhat. jonesy's kicking is usually precise, especially when delivering into the 50. i know there is more to "skills" than that, but his "skills" aren't bad.

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I, like the first few posters thought it was top 5 in the club, which was a strange question. Glad it was clarified.

Top 10 in the league seems about right, not Top 5.

AFL coaches voting so far:-

LEADERBOARD

55 Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)
44 Josh Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
39 Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
38 Joel Selwood (Geelong)
35 Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
35 Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
32 Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide)
32 Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
31 Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda)
30 Brent Harvey (North Melbourne)
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