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Hurley ready to 'rip a game apart'

Essendon coach Mark Thompson is excited about the potential of Michael Hurley ‘ripping a game apart’ with the key defender showing strong signs it is close in recent weeks.

9:30am  Jul 23, 2014

One more week for Hurley

Essendon is playing the long game with Michael Hurley, intent on taking no risks with the key defender as he recovers from a back injury.

1:33pm  Jun 6, 2014

Hurley confident on return

Michael Hurley expects to return for Essendon this week after a back spasm ruled him out of the Bombers' thumping win over Richmond.

4:02pm  Jun 2, 2014

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10:50pm  Jun 21, 2014

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12:20pm  May 12, 2014

Hurley's helping hand

1:12pm  May 8, 2014

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
15
Career
94
Goals
2014
1
Career
100
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1040
Avg
69
MichaelHurley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Macleod
Clubs: 
Debut: 2009
Recruited from: Northern U18
Brownlow Votes: 8

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactors

A&M Galbraith Pty Ltd & Paul Coniglo

Windy Hill Venue

John Bassetto

Prolite Electrics

Techniika Pty Ltd

GM Pest Solutions

A move to defence in 2014 has seen Hurley settle in and play some great footy. After an injury interrupted 2013 season, Hurley has played most games early this season. His natural want for the contest, pace and ability to read the ball makes him a more than suitable defensive player, yet still remains a danger to swing forward and win games for the Bombers.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 69.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 3
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 92 St Kilda Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 14 5 19 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 9 8 17 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 54
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 12 11 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 79
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 9 8 17 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 48
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 14 8 22 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 92
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 11 6 17 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 61
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 13 7 20 10 0 1 2 0 0 0 78
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 16 4 20 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 88
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 8 12 20 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 60
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 10 6 16 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 61
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 11 9 20 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 63
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 12 6 18 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 64
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 10 4 14 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 58
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 10 8 18 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 68
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 11 9 20 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 80
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 170 111 281 90 0 8 16 18 1 0 1040

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 94
    • Kicks 9.1
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2014
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2011
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2014
Goals 6 Fremantle Rd 13, 2012
AFL Fantasy 133 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 170 111 281 90 0 8 16 18 1 0 1040
2013 Essendon 129 74 203 81 0 11 7 7 24 16 956
2012 Essendon 132 87 219 84 2 17 8 13 26 21 1046
2011 Essendon 161 99 260 94 6 19 5 24 27 22 1253
2010 Essendon 176 132 308 98 0 15 12 17 12 7 1212
2009 Essendon 83 61 144 62 1 5 5 15 10 5 673

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

AFL Games: 63

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  2009, 2010

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Chris Gayle

Coach’s favourite saying: “Master your Craft”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid?
Stewart Leowes

Describe your perfect day off: A sleep in

Who inspires you? My Family

Best advice received: 

What scares you the most? Brendan McCartney

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A grounds keeper

First job held: Working at McDonalds

Person you would most like to meet: Mohammad Ali

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Travel, play golf, own my own business.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Good Fun

One thing you can’t eat: Tomatoes/ spicy food

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Wash the dishes

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? Olympics

Favourite Australian Personality: Sean Driscoll

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Wayne Carey: The Truth Hurts

Favourite TV show: The Inbetweeners

Favourite band/ musical artist:  Angus and Julia Stone

Favourite movie: The Hurricane