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As the list of all the delisted and retired players started getting longer many were left surprised to see Billy Hartung’s name on it. He was playing extremely well for North Melbourne and at just 23 years of age his delisting did not make much sense. Agreed that he got injured mid-season but up until that point he had featured in every game for his team and put in some fine performances.
In the fourteen games that he played he averaged seventeen touches per game. On top of that he displayed his athleticism with a plenty of outside runs. Despite the injury to his hamstring he is a top player and will be looking for a new club.
There is an argument that he has been delisted twice now, by Hawthorns before the Roos let him go. But his performances this year showed that he is a player on the rise and could be an excellent addition to any team.
Playing footy on the highest level takes a heavy toll on the players’ body. At just 22 years young Cory Gregson has felt the full effect of the rigours of the game. If taken proper care injuries can be avoided but Gregson has had no luck with injuries so far. He just can’t seem to stay fit for an elongated period.
Geelong’s decision of delisting him comes as no surprise given his poor injury record. However he has managed 39 appearances in one of the best teams in the league and that he has achieved at such a young age is quite impressive. There is no doubt about his talent and if he gets his fitness sorted then he could prove to be a bargain for the club that drafts him.