Jake Melksham

This kid is developing nicely into a very good midfielder. It has become apparent over the last couple of months why TRB persevered with him last year.

 

He has good skills, knows how to find the footy in tight and can stand up in a big moment. He is averaging around 20 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles per game this year.

 

The one thing I like about him most is his fight and attitude. We don't have enough players who, like him, don't get pushed over and don't shirk away from physicality.

A little ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day.

Especially since he got hurt in the second (?) quarter.

Thank god for the big blitz crash of 2013 which is saving so many people from justifying “he’s ■■■■, he’ll never make it”

Well done to TRB for seeing something no one else did and sticking with it, now paying dividends

Still prone to trying to do too much, but he is developing nicely. He just has just have more faith in using his biggest strength ... that ■■■■■■ cannon if his!!

He is showing that he is the only player that is willing to fight when things get hard.

Liking Melksham. 

 

Shaping up as a good 2nd tier footsoldier.

Thank god for the big blitz crash of 2013 which is saving so many people from justifying "he's ****, he'll never make it"
Well done to TRB for seeing something no one else did and sticking with it, now paying dividends

I'm not ashamed to say I hated him, but he is fast becoming one of my favourite players. Being able to admit you were wrong is not a character fault.

Liking Melksham. 

 

Shaping up as a good 2nd tier footsoldier.

I think he's shaping up as a lot more than that.
He's stood up immensely since Jobe went down. Goddard hasnt been able to do that, Stants hasnt been able to do that, neither Howlett, nor Myers, nor Zaharakis.
 

For a lad to come into some fantastic form during the clubs most bleak times, especially considering how shot he was looking last year for the whole season, is absolutely immense.

 

Bar Jobe, Melk and Heppell have been our best midfielders for the second half of this season IMO. For a couple of youngsters to stand up like they have is absolutely fantastic.

 

They are both huge positives we can take out of this season.

jason johnson re-incarnated? 

Always plays like he gives a fark, like it hurts to see us lose. Not enough of our players have that attribute I reckon.

Great to see Melksham turn things around.

A huge positive from this season.

Hopefully a couple of the other boys take confidence from his second half of he season and improve next season.

Did he support the Dons growing up by any chance?

Did he support the Dons growing up by any chance?

Nope. Supported North.

 

Did he support the Dons growing up by any chance?

Nope. Supported North.

 

His old man was a Bombers fan

 

Liking Melksham. 

 

Shaping up as a good 2nd tier footsoldier.

I think he's shaping up as a lot more than that.
He's stood up immensely since Jobe went down. Goddard hasnt been able to do that, Stants hasnt been able to do that, neither Howlett, nor Myers, nor Zaharakis.
 

For a lad to come into some fantastic form during the clubs most bleak times, especially considering how shot he was looking last year for the whole season, is absolutely immense.

 

Bar Jobe, Melk and Heppell have been our best midfielders for the second half of this season IMO. For a couple of youngsters to stand up like they have is absolutely fantastic.

 

They are both huge positives we can take out of this season.

 

I hope you are proven correct. 


Did he support the Dons growing up by any chance?

Nope. Supported North.

Alrighty, was just curious because does appear to bleed red and black.

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Thank god for the big blitz crash of 2013 which is saving so many people from justifying "he's ****, he'll never make it"
Well done to TRB for seeing something no one else did and sticking with it, now paying dividends

That's rewriting history a bit.

bar for a few idiots who complete wrote him off, the common theme of most who were critical of his selection, saw the same upside as he is delivering now.

That however does not justify picking someone out of form last year, and if you want to be pedantic, his form as turned around this year, after being dropped for a week, which again many suggested should have happened last year.

Melksham was one the players who actually looked like they were trying yesterday.

I have definitely changed my opinion about calling for his head earlier in the season.