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


#2624

At least one positive is we see a lot of love for Marty in here. The guy’s been tracking upwards for some time but was still regularly bemoaned by Blitz even last season. He’s a valuable asset to the team for sure.


#2625

FFS fracture and dislocation. That sucks big time.


#2626

:cry:


#2627

Has to be asked, Marty’s shocking injury, Danger hammy, and what could be a significant calf for Stanley, was the ground up to spec? Big price to pay for both clubs and all three were the definition of innocuous to the naked eye.


#2628

Get well soon Marty. Great bloke and a top intercept mark. Ask Roo last year when we flogged the 'Aints by 10 goals.

At least the Gleeson haters will leave you alone. Dipshits.


#2629

Ground was in cracking condition. Unlikely to be a causative factor.


#2630

Good to hear but I wonder about what lies beneath the nice grass. Ankles don’t often shatter landing from a medium height. Must’ve been a very unfortunate angle.


#2631

I went onto the ground and the only defect I spotted was a small green-painted sandpit in the centre circle (which admittedly is not a great location for that!)

It’s not good for spectators due to its height, and a push to someone running out of bounds could be dangerous despite the large distance between boundary and fence, but the surface was very good.


#2632

Big loss. He was becoming a gun.

Very happy though that Matty Dea will get another chance. I think he’s an underrated footballer. I always feel very comfortable when the ball is in his hand (maybe this confidence is misplaced, but I like the guy). He’s now got a huge chance to cement his best 22 spot going forward.


#2633

For the confusion in the commentary teams?


#2634

I don’t get this. Everyone on this site has spent 6 months whinging about inside midfielders… now you want to move our 1 good inside mid? You’ve lost me.


#2635

Didn’t Shaun Rehn get a 6 figure payout for doing his knee on something like that?


#2636

Wasn’t that disc that the afl put on the ground for the umpires to bounce on?


#2637

I thought it was slightly embedded - cover over a sprinkler or something?


#2638

12-14 weeks then probably has to play 2-3 games in the VFL to get the fitnees back up.

Wouldn’t be surprised at all if he misses the season.


#2639

I really don’t get the love affair with Heppell at HBF. He’s a fkn mid. He’s a good mid. We need miss. His marking isn’t that great like some are saying (although he does seem to have a knack at positioning himself well), his kicking is neat and tidy at best, and he lacks a yard of zip and pace that Gleeson has.


#2640

Also I reckon Dea’s kicking gets a bad wrap. Just because he’s that unglamorous hard nut sort of player doesn’t mean he’s Kyle Hardingham. I wouldn’t have his kicking as any worse than Heppell’s.


#2641

Who was defending Menzel when he kicked his 4 goals ?


#2642

I think he’d be a very good half back. He’s too smart not to be.
But he is a very good mid. And we have 10x more need for mids than medium sized backs.


#2643

Agreed

Which may well open up the door for Langford to come in to play as a mid also.