#8 Marty Reppin' Gleeson - is “absolutely stoked” to re-sign through to 2020


#2464

Why d you hate essendon so much?


#2465

You do realise young players typically get better each year, right?


#2466

You do realise how good hurley actually is?


#2467

That’s fine. He is absolutely nowhere near AA level though


#2468

Not just AA. All-Australian Centre Half Back no less


#2469

GOAT


#2470

Just the beginning for this lad. AA within 2-3 years. Very few flaws.


#2471

He just needs to put on a few more kilos. He has a similar body to his uncle who played for Carlton.


#2472

AA is a huge call. Personally I don’t see it.

He’s an in between size that’s not going to be considered for a key position/3rd tall nor the running HBF type (that racks up high possessions)

3rd tall versus - McGovern, Lever, Howe (& Hurley likely given role change)

Running HBF - Hibberd, Docherty, Laird

Gleeson a big improver & a good player but chances of AA are very very unlikely IMO


#2473

Think people are overrating Gleeson a bit at the moment simply because of the great finals game he played. For me he is borderline best 22 right now, let alone a future AA.


#2474

Yep. I personally don’t understand the love.
He had a good patch towards the end of the year, but he’s had good patches before and never gone on with it.
He’s also been dropped in each of the last 2 seasons.


#2475

They said the same about Inspector Gadget. And that’s the way Marty is headed now, mmw.

I’ve been a fan of Marty’s since Day 1 : I’m delighted to see so many others have joined up. Sorry for the few remaining doubters and begrudgers. There’s so much fun they’re missing with Gleeson.


#2476

I love watching this bloke. About 5 years ago I spotted skinny him playing against Williamstown in the VFL and he looked so smooth; seemed to be playing forward/outside mid, took a good mark and then fuzzed the kick at goal. I felt he was better than that and he is now. Marty reminds me of Blake Caracella…


#2477

I’m almost 100% sure Gleeson will have a better 2018 season than Docherty (but also I agree with your point).


#2478

Gleeson is our Andrew Mackie.
And Mackie was integral to Geelong’s backline when they were at their peak.


#2479

This is blitz. You’re either in the reserves or AA. There is no in between.


#2480

Exactly.

For mine, Gleeson well and truly entrenched himself in the best 22 last season.

He isn’t a superstar by any means (maybe he can be? Who knows?) but I think he is an integral part of our backline structure now.

His intercepting and rebounding was so important to us last season.


#2481

Just chewing through the AFL prospectus and came across this stunning stat.

Gleeson won 45% of his one on ones, ranked number 1 in the league for players who competed in 40 one on ones or more (a pool of 56).


#2482

Wow… that is amazing.
Is there anywhere to indicate how many he lost and how many he squared? I’d be curious to see if he lost a high percentage as well and had a low percentage squared


#2483

He loses 32.6 % of contests, slightly above league average for general defenders of 31. He makes 3 spoils a game, above average of 2