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Jake Melksham 200 Games



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Congratulations to Melky who runs out for his 200th AFL game today. Thoroughly deserved, in his prime he was as good a HF connector as there was going around and always knew how to slot a long bomb or two, obviously as we've improved he's fallen away and he does lack in some areas but at his one wood, he's right near the pinnicle across the competition. All the best to him and hopefully we bring home a dub

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Thanks for kicking off this thread @Turner.

 

Congratulations Jake 200 games is a great achievement for a modern footballer and you've put in a bunch of great ones for the red and blue.

Jake's 2018 finals series was an absolute ripper and us winning finals that Jake was a huge part of, contributed to us building belief that we belonged and could perform on the big stage.  Kicked a great goal last week that was similar to those that got us over the top of Hawthorn back in 2018.

Hope you have a great game today Jake and enjoy the rest of your ride with the mighty Narrm.

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A great achievement for anyone let alone those Essendon players who suffered through a year long ban thanks to their pathetic administration. 
Go well today Melky. 

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To put his Demon career in perspective:  when he joined, Salem was in his second year, Brayshaw his first and, Petracca and Oliver had yet to play a game.  He had to sit out 2016 but his impact after that is in the same category as Byrne, Vince, Cross and Lewis.  They came at a time when we really needed their respective skills and experience.  Without him would we have made the 2018 prelim which gave us the finals experience to 2021 success? 

He has done his job for the mfc and has earnt the right to celebrate his 200th game which haven't come easy.

Listening to the interview shows his humility and how special this is for him and his family.  Hope they all have a great day.

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59 minutes ago, Turner said:

Congratulations to Melky who runs out for his 200th AFL game today. Thoroughly deserved, in his prime he was as good a HF connector as there was going around and always knew how to slot a long bomb or two, obviously as we've improved he's fallen away and he does lack in some areas but at his one wood, he's right near the pinnicle across the competition. All the best to him and hopefully we bring home a dub

Thank you for creating this thread, Turner. It’s awesome to hear this praise which is 100% deserved. 

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85 good games and will never forget that arrogant left footer from 55 that buried the Hawks in 2018. We all know Hawks supporters (and Melbourne supporters) who thought we were going to be overrun. Melksham stopped that dead and in turn the Hawks for 5 years now.

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Congrats Jake on 200 games. This might be his last year so good to see him being recognized. 

He moved to the Dees when we were just starting to build. Also brought across his mate Hibbo the following year. 


Certainly loves a goal (and was accurate more than most) and has kicked some very good goals in the red and blue. Especially loved his sealer v Hawks in the 2018 finals.  Left foot on the run from outside 50. Hawks were coming in the last and his goal stopped their momentum.  

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