#36 Michael Hartley


#1381

Ambrose has perfected the art of legally bodying his opponent under the ball or off the line of the ball, as well as restricting the forward from getting both arms up to mark the ball - Reckon a slippery tall forward with a high work-rate up and down the field could get him.


#1382

Not possible.


#1383

No Ambrose this week. Gonna be hard up against it against Jack. Gonna need some help, hope he doesn’t panic and give away the free kicks he has been in the last 3 weeks.


#1384

IMO his issue in 1 on 1 contests has been that he takes his eye off the ball & goes searching for the body of his opponent. I’d much rather he back himself in and just attack the ball which is what I think worked well for him last season.


#1385

Darling 7 marks & 7 shots
Kennedy 4 marks and 6 shots

I know who they kick it to more


#1386

Down on confidence = second guessing

IMHO


#1387

Do you truly believe Dea is big enough for a key position? He is a HBF, who has been given tasks this year on bigger blokes than himself & acquitted himself quite well. You should be really comparing him to Kelly, but Pops hasn’t been asked to play on bigger blokes this year & has been given licence to run off his opponent.
You believe our 3 KPD should be Hurley, Ambrose & Brown, I believe it should be Hurley, Ambrose & Hartley.
Brown 2017 - 4 games 1W 3L
Hartley 2017 - 5 games 4W 1L & against the best FF in the comp last week took 13 marks


#1388

Great move by Blitz. Call for Hartley to be dropped when he is up against a huge challenge this week. Player responds like JD, Hurley, Watson and Zacka and puts in a blinder!


#1389

Is anything ever NOT in your honest opinion?


#1390

I appreciate your permission


#1391

You want me to be more arrogant?


#1392

bring it


#1393

Don’t tell me what to do


#1394

Seeing as though we’re starting to win again I think we should all get a fair smack of arrogance back. We…are…ESSENDON!


#1395

Humility has no place in the internerd dichotomy.


#1396

yeh ■■■■ you hap.


#1397

■■■■ all of you. each and every one.


#1398

I fkn hope so. But he’s a bit down on form/confidence is Harts. He’s going to have a dog of a season that’s pretty obvious but there’s signs. The last half last week his tail was up a bit, and we’ve seen how he performs in a decimated team like last season. Plenty there to work with.

Can’t wait until we can have Hurley (no brainer), Ambrose and Hartley in the same side. I like what Ambrose is and I like what Hartley could be.


#1399

Not really, I’ve just wondered why people say “imho”

I doubt you ever have a opinion where your lying


#1400

Signs that perhaps the confidence is returning from his second half. He was beaten on the day but much better in the second half. A return of the golden fist and was going for his marks a bit more. Our mids and forwards need to look after him early this week, maximum pressure on the ball going inside their F50, give him (and more so Hurls/Dea for the intercept) best chance to halve a contest.