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Most Courageous - The Contenders

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12:22pm  Oct 4, 2017

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10:26am  Jul 12, 2016

The Scrappers

Essendon’s back six may not be the biggest or the strongest, but what they may lack in these areas – they more than make up for in endeavour and hard work.

5:00pm  Apr 22, 2016

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Michael
Hartley

Defender

Height
198 cm
DOB
07-06-1993
Weight
104 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
4
Career
41
Goals
2018
0
Career
1
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
214
Avg
54
MichaelHartley

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: Penrith (NSW)
Recruited from: Coburg (VFL)
Draft history: Pick No.87, 2012 rookie draft (Collingwood); Pick No.68, 2015 national draft (Essendon)
Debut: Round 2, 2016
Brownlow votes: -

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Experienced key defender who was unable to have the effect he would have hoped for at AFL level in 2018.

While he only played four senior games, Hartley was as reliable as ever for the Bombers, always forcing a contest against tough opponents and using the ball cleanly out of defence.

Hartley didn’t let the disappointment of his lack of AFL game time affect his year either, as he continued to perform strongly and impressively lead the club’s young VFL defensive unit. 

An eternally positive and popular player, Hartley will once again have a great impact on the squad and continue to push for a return to the senior side in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 3.8
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 53.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Collingwood Rd 5
Handballs 6 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Disposals 16 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 70 Collingwood Rd 5

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 8 1 9 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 49
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 7 4 11 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 39
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 8 6 14 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 56
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 12 4 16 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 70
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 35 15 50 21 0 1 3 6 0 0 214

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 41
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 11.0
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 17, 2017
Handballs 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2017
Marks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2017
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 5, 2016
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 19, 2016
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 2, 2016
AFL Fantasy 101 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 35 15 50 21 0 1 3 6 0 0 214
2017 Essendon 122 91 213 87 0 10 21 45 0 0 936
2016 Essendon 117 71 188 77 1 7 20 59 1 1 915

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Melbourne Rd 2, 2016 MCG W 13