Player Watch #39 Neville Jetta - Signed to 2021

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Had my doubts at the start of the year, but has shown a bit in the last couple of weeks, particularly as he has pushed up into the middle.

He played in the middle as a junior; we perhaps had our blinkers on as he struggled with the FP role he was forced into when Aussie went down pre-season. Now released back into the middle, he's going a lot better.

His foot skills are actually quite decent, and there is no reason he can't develop into a Tambling/Bateman outside midfielder who chips in with a couple of goals every now and again (should have had two on Sat night).

I hope Bailey continues to give him a good run in the side.
 
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Good to see another sensible view on this player......

We have to remember that all the indigenous guys, JUST play footy, too much theory & other stuff stiffles their natural game.... which is what they were recruited for....
 
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I actually mentioned this on another thread where people were so keen to say him and Maric play the same role. I think he is a wing/midfielder who can push forward, rather than a crumbing type forward like we seem to have been playing him. His skills are decent and he is not going to set the ground alight with anything too special. I think he needs to be given a role rather than this HF floater type role that he has been given.

Though giving a role to the whole team would work to cos f*#k we look directionless atm!

Give him time and he will develop, but dont expect anything like Davey or Wonna!
 

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Had my doubts at the start of the year, but has shown a bit in the last couple of weeks, particularly as he has pushed up into the middle.

He played in the middle as a junior; we perhaps had our blinkers on as he struggled with the FP role he was forced into when Aussie went down pre-season. Now released back into the middle, he's going a lot better.

His foot skills are actually quite decent, and there is no reason he can't develop into a Tambling/Bateman outside midfielder who chips in with a couple of goals every now and again (should have had two on Sat night).

I hope Bailey continues to give him a good run in the side.
Talk about grasping at staws. Our Jetta is as good as Essendons Jetta. And Essendons Jetta is HOPELESS.
 

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Talk about grasping at staws. Our Jetta is as good as Essendons Jetta. And Essendons Jetta is HOPELESS.
You are an idiot, slagging off a first year player like he's useless, get a grip.

I'm liking Jetta so far but I would have liked him more if he kicked those 2 goals last night, still he is improving.
 
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Nah, but they also wanna belt dipsticks from Hobart...

If they don't, I know I certainly do.....
Oh no the scary man from behind the computer is making threats , where will i hide? what will i do?

Come on champ, everyone is different and to suggest that all people of the same race are the same is just stupidity.
 

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Talk about grasping at staws. Our Jetta is as good as Essendons Jetta. And Essendons Jetta is HOPELESS.
Doob, does it ever frustrate you that you end up completely wide of the mark with almost every post you make, and look utterly ridiculous in the process? :rolleyes:
 

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Oh no the scary man from behind the computer is making threats , where will i hide? what will i do?

Come on champ, everyone is different and to suggest that all people of the same race are the same is just stupidity.
Please don't take it as a threat, it was only meant as a statement of fact....

All I was suggesting Dippy, is that a person (regardless of colour or creed) that has a natural feel for the game shouldn't be stiffled with a restrictive game plan that is detrimental to his game breaking abilities..... That he was recruited for.....
 
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Please don't take it as a threat, it was only meant as a statement of fact....

All I was suggesting Dippy, is that a person (regardless of colour or creed) that has a natural feel for the game shouldn't be stiffled with a restrictive game plan that is detrimental to his game breaking abilities..... That he was recruited for.....
[FONT=&quot]I was being facetious, keyboard jockeys down really pose and threat...

Find me a statement or article where anyone including himself says that he needs to feel free from a structured game plan or role within a team then you will be right.[/FONT]
 

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His foot skills are actually quite decent, and there is no reason he can't develop into a Tambling/Bateman outside midfielder who chips in with a couple of goals every now and again (should have had two on Sat night).
THe difference is Bateman and Tambling are really quick. Jetta is not. His kicking for goal is also very suspect.

I haven't seen the Brisse game so I'll be looking forward to seeing him this sat where hopefully he can play a more midfield/wing role.
 

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THe difference is Bateman and Tambling are really quick. Jetta is not. His kicking for goal is also very suspect.

I haven't seen the Brisse game so I'll be looking forward to seeing him this sat where hopefully he can play a more midfield/wing role.
I'd put his kicking for goal down to the pressure, its a big step up from the U18's and he's going to take time to adjust. His field kicking, which is more telling, is very good.

As for his speed, he isn't blistering ala the other two I mentioned, but he's no slouch. I too am looking forward to seeing him go around again this weekend, hope he does well. :thumbsu:
 

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Another prime example of why us supporters should have patience with our players. I thought Jetta was pretty good on Saturday night, would of not had the opportunity if a lot of people on here got their way and wanted him dropped (after 1 game back). Just like Maric after the Geelong game it takes time to get up to speed with AFL after spending time in the reserves.
 

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THe difference is Bateman and Tambling are really quick. Jetta is not. His kicking for goal is also very suspect.
Jetta is quick enough. I haven't noticed any problems with his kicking...

I like the look of him. He's a tough little bugger who likes a contest. He's got a bit of aggro, and he can play anywhere on the ground.

I think you'll see him show a bit of flair too once he settles into the side. he is capable of doing some spectacular things...:thumbsu:
 

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How can you have doubts about him at the start of the year when he was a first year player BC?
Because that's how I roll.

Nah, seriously, we're allowed to have doubts about players; I never wrote him off, I simply noticed a few worrying traits. When there are players waiting in the wings, you have to expect a certain level of performance, we have every right to question his spot in the side, no matter how young or old.
 
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I think we saw yesterday some promising glimpses of Jetta. I think he is old fashoined , in that if he has has 25 touches you will know he has had those touches , rather than a accumulator who you barely notice. Very impressed with his endevour particulary his tackling. A step forward for him.
 
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