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Hurley comfortable in defence

Michael Hurley is beginning to feel comfortable in defence and is confident he can continue his strong form shown over the last month.

1:20pm  Aug 5, 2014

Dons September incentive

Essendon defender Michael Hurley admits having the chance to play in finals in 2013 taken away from the team has provided an added incentive heading into the final month of the season.

10:36am  Aug 5, 2014

Hurley enjoys a purple patch

Michael Hurley has enjoyed arguably the best month of football in his career over the last four weeks underlined by a 29-disposal performance against Sydney on Friday night.

11:57am  Aug 4, 2014

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12:20pm  May 12, 2014

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
20
Career
99
Goals
2014
4
Career
103
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1474
Avg
74
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 20
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 19.5
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Disposals 29 Sydney Swans Rd 19
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 131 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22

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 L 79 - 57 18 11 29 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 100
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 10 3 13 5 0 1 2 3 0 1 59
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 15 9 24 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 81
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 22 5 27 12 0 3 0 1 2 0 131
23 Carlton D 90 - 90 10 6 16 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 63
FW1 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 9 - D: 1 245 145 390 123 0 14 21 26 4 1 1474

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 99
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2014
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 245 145 390 123 0 14 21 26 4 1 1474
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