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Hurley expects versatile Dons

Michael Hurley expects a more versatile Essendon team to line up for the 2014 season under senior coach Mark Thompson.

11:20am  Jan 23, 2014

Hurley likely to head back

Essendon power forward Michael Hurley is set to play down back in 2014, with coach Mark Thompson describing him as a "natural defender".

9:13am  Nov 15, 2013

Red and Black: Michael Hurley

Forward Michael Hurley takes part in our Red and Black series giving fans a different look at their favourite Bombers

10:29am  Sep 17, 2013

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Michael
Hurley

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-06-1990
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
5
Career
84
Goals
2014
0
Career
99
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
359
Avg
72
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

It was frustrating year for Hurley in 2013, with injury disrupting the key position player’s momentum at every turn. Settling down forward, Hurley showed glimpses of what he could be; a strong, uncompromising forward who can bring others, along with himself, into the game. No game seemingly typified Hurley’s season than his round 4 game against St Kilda; a best-on-ground performance until he was struck down with injury. With Mark Thompson as senior coach for the upcoming season, Hurley is set to find himself down back.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 19.6
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 71.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 St Kilda Rd 5
Handballs 11 Carlton Rd 3
Disposals 23 Carlton Rd 3
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Fremantle Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 58 40 98 35 0 1 7 5 0 0 359

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 84
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 65.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Disposals 30 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 18, 2010
Hit-outs 2 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2011
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2011
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 58 40 98 35 0 1 7 5 0 0 359
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