#18 Michael Hurley


Hopefully giving him a proper defensive role will see his confidence return; then maybe we will see a return to Beast Mode Hurley of 2015


Hurley may have his faults, but selfishness is not one of them. And as for his team mates - they love him, and love playing with him


Selfish may be the wrong word I’ve probably gone too far but if three are catching their breath behind the ball he should be pushing up. 14 v 18, we ain’t kicking a goal on the rebound.


I would do anything, just to be like him!




The article about his chronic back condition sure helps us understand.

I am not sure why he rarely does it, but the low incisive pass that BJ can execute with good reliability is something Hurls rarely even tries.

Sure, he is a monster kick, but he continually goes for that long 60 metre press clearing kick that hangs in the air and thus ends in a 50/50 or straight into the middle of the opposition zone most of the time . So half the time its going to come back inside 50 and often fairly quickly.

I can only conclude that Hurls does not have that laser disposal that BJ and young players like McKenna Ridley, Guelfi and Redman have. We have excellent running backline players and these players need to be released more often, so we can carry back through the corridor and pass to leading forwards.