#8 Marty Reppin' Gleeson - is “stoked to be back”


#3105

IIRC he played 2 VFL matches this year (up to R3 against North when he had the collision that fractured his cheekbone.) He’s missed R4-7 because he couldn’t risk contact, but he still will have been doing running and weights. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him listed as “Available” after a couple of weeks in the VFL, (as opposed to needing at least a whole month,) especially as the other players coming back from injury will make the team look better as a whole. I agree though, him actually taking a spot off Redman\Saad etc is another matter.


#3106

Oh hang on now… no need to go too far.


#3107

Gleeson once match fit will be back on a HBF I think. Redman the 7th defender/mid

Ridley, McNeice & Francis for now just defensive cover. With Ridley getting midfield development in 2’s also.


#3108

Gleeson could take Guelfi/Ridleys 7th defender role
and Guelfi could take a more permanent wing role where he is more suited imo, he just needs to get his hands on it more. But it would be more like Zaka/McGrath is Wing Attack and Guelfi is WIng defence lol.


#3109

hmm I would’ve though Redman and Fetus are similar types


#3110

More similar types that Gleeks & Saad, for sure.


#3111

that is about as stupid a comment as I have ever seen. McNeice is a plodder, who has low level skills, average pace and little marking skill. Gleeson is a good mark and kick, and is over 6 foot/


#3112

I don’t believe Gleeson is a good kick.
Certainly, he’s not a bad kick, and I commend his dare with disposal, but he floats too many for my liking.
Similar to Heppell with regards to effectiveness by foot IMO.


#3113

His beard is impressive though.


#3114

Gleeson has improved immensely in the last 18 months. If he’s as good as he sounds in this thread, his absence has probably cost us 3 wins already this year


#3115

Kevin Bartlett was just saying Marty should have been awarded a free kick in that Sydney game in 2017 . The first time I ever heard anyone outside Essendon fans say that. Basically at the time everyone basically said, suck **** Essendon.


#3116

Pretty hard to believe that wrapping an arm around someone, leaning back to lift them off the ground and turfing them to one side was a free kick


#3117

Do umpires actually watch the game ?
Considering there were 2 of them I am still at a loss to understand how they awarded a mark and not a free…


#3118

It’s an Essendon thing


#3119

don’t get me ■■■■■■■ started


#3120

Reckon it might be about time for Marty to make an appearance. Move Redman up into Gueli’s spot and bring him in.


#3121

That or Zaka back into midfield

I definitely think it’s time. Gleeson was very good last week in 2’s, hopefully gets through well this weekend also and in he comes.


#3122

If he plays in the VFL tomorrow, highly unlikely to be picked for the GWS game.
Four day turnaround not ideal. And not fair on Marty.


#3123

Well you’ll know if he only plays say 50% tomorrow.

I think he’s absolutely ready and it’s criminally under rated around here how much he’s missed.

Zaka just needs to go back to a wing. Gleeson can be that extra running half back and distributor. Doesn’t panic with the footy, we will be so much when he’s back.


#3124

Marty Gleeson IS that mobile intercept defender we all want Francis to be.