Better players than Hartley have never kept Franklin goalless. I know he had 6 shots on goal but still, it's telling where the shots were taken from.
He is in decent form and I'm rapt with him.
One thing from last night, when BJ played on and got smothered, why can't take Harts take the kick? Clearly we want to get the ball as far away as possible hence the play on, but with Hartley's ability to roost it, he wouldn't have needed to kick to himself. And frankly Hartley doesn't offer a marking option and in fact Beej is much better in the air. I just think we are far too predictable at kick outs and so Hartley might provide a different option?
I'm sure the counter argument is that he was there to punch the ball out of bounds if necessary , but I reckon it's worth a try