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Hartley seeks opportunities elsewhere

Michael Hartley's time in the red and black comes to an end.

12:05pm  Nov 8, 2019

Season review: Michael Hartley

Michael Hartley didn't have the impact he would have hoped for in 2019.

2:35pm  Oct 7, 2019

Hartley: VFL Dons learnt the hard way

Michael Hartley says the VFL Bombers can take a lot of hard-earned lessons into their semi-final against Werribee.

1:58pm  Sep 3, 2019

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Michael
Hartley

Defender

Height
199 cm
DOB
07-06-1993
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
3
Career
44
Goals
2019
0
Career
1
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
172
Avg
57
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

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 1.3
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 57.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Handballs 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Disposals 16 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Marks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Hit-outs 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Tackles 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 65 Adelaide Crows Rd 18

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 8 8 16 7 4 0 4 3 0 0 65
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 12 4 16 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 64
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 8 3 11 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 28 15 43 17 4 0 7 6 0 0 172

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 44
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 11.2
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.8

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 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 18, 2019
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
2019 Essendon 28 15 43 17 4 0 7 6 0 0 172
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