Michael HARTLEY

#36   Essendon

Age: 25yr 9mth Games: 37 Born: Jun 07, 2021
Height: 198cm Weight: 104kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Resumed full training three weeks ago after overcoming a hamstring injury. Stepped out for first time vs Suns.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Formed a good team with Ambrose and Hurley in defence. Had Vickery for long periods. 7
2 Bris Started on Hipwood who found touch late in the game but otherwise a pass mark? 5
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4 VFL Solid enough in defence opposed to Zebra tall forwards.
5 VFL Did a strong defensive job and won plenty of his own ball as well pushing up the ground.
6 VFL Marked strongly at times down back and is a chance to return to senior line-up soon.
7 Frem Under the pump inside 50. The Freo talls did well. 5
8 Geel Battled Hawkins (four goals). Actually did a good job when the game was at its hottest and won some one-on-ones. 5
9 WCE Went to Kennedy and although the Eagle ended with four goals, competed strongly. 6
10 Rich Got the job on Tiger star Riewoldt and did that reasonably well. Tiger forward’s inaccuracy helped his cause. 5
11 GWS Went to Patton and did a solid job without giving much offensively. 6
12 Port Had Dixon’s measure for much of the night and allowed Hurley to drift off and play his own game. 5
13   Bye.  
14 Syd Big task on Franklin, but stuck to it very well to ultimately hold him goalless – the Swan’s inaccuracy helped. 7
15 Bris Never looked like containing the main tall target Hipwood. 2
16 Coll Defender injured a knee early and was severely hampered from that point on. Hopefully can be right for next week. 3
17 StK Lined up on Bruce and was a quiet achiever. 5
18 NM Had his hands full with Ben Brown. Found him too tall to spoil at full stretch, weight of inside 50’s didn’t help either. 4
19 WB Took Cloke mostly in attack and was okay. The Bulldog only booted one goal. 6
20 Carl Had task on Casboult and stuck to it pretty well. Sort of like the okay looking girl who comes along to support a friend. 5
21 VFL Did his job in trying to earn an AFL recall down back. 21 touches, seven rebounds.
22 GCS Kept Wright to just the one goal and got 18 possessions of his own, including five Inside 50's. 6
23 Frem Didn’t have much to do for a while, then was swamped and had to stand up. Fair. 5
EF Syd Had the task on Sam Reid and actually reasonable given the Swan did not kick a goal. 4

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Footscray.  
2 Melb Battled Hogan among others and was solid. First goal of career on debut to top off a great day. 5
3 Port Serviceable in defence with four rebounds from defensive 50. 4
4 Geel Superb job on Hawkins. Kept him goalless for first time since Round 21, 2014. 8
5 Coll Always created a contest and battled manfully to be Essendon’s best defender. 5
6 Carl Beat Casboult. Read the play well from further afield and took some intercept marks. 6
7 Syd Performed admirably on Franklin until the star forward took full control in the last quarter. 4
8 NM Given task on Waite and did a string job. Of two goals conceded neither was his fault. 6
9 StK Tested by tall opposition forwards but kept working hard. 4
10 Rich Conceded two goals to Vickery until hamstring went in third term and night was over. 4
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13 GWS Took Lobb at times and stout on him defensively but offered very little going other way. 3
15 WCE Did a good job on Kennedy. Won his share of contests. 6
16 StK Hard working tall defender whose willingness to do extra things was impressive. 5
17 Rich Outpointed by Griffiths in marking contests time after time. Not his best showing. 4
18 Bris Beaten a few times down back but stuck to task for the most part. 4
19 Adel Six tackles but little else. 3
20 Geel Battled Hawkins and only the Cat’s inaccuracy saved him from a bag against. 3
21 GCS Matched up on Wright. Splattered nose in second term. Back on after main break and was solid. 6
22 WB On Boyd and Roughead. Nose splattered again, but he returned to game. 5
23 Carl Solid as a rock on Casboult. Hardly put a foot wrong in the key defensive post. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1   Shoulder.  
2   Shoulder.  
3   Shoulder.  
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5   Shoulder.  
6   Shoulder.  
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10   Shoulder.  
11   Shoulder.  
12 VFL Had a real dip on return, but copped a heavy late hit on shoulder.
13 VFL Bye.
14   Shoulder.  
15   Shoulder.  
16   Shoulder.  
17   Shoulder.  
18   Shoulder.  
19   Shoulder.  
20   Shoulder.  
21   Shoulder.  
22   Shoulder.  
23   Shoulder.  
QF   Shoulder.  
EF   Shoulder.  
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2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 VFL Started forward but couldn’t get into the game.
5 VFL Defended well at times but was under pressure in first half.
10 VFL Played own back and tried hard under constant pressure.
11 VFL OK at times but wasn’t a major factor.