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11 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

Some take seasons to win me over. 

 

Hibberd took 5 minutes. 

 

Gun. 

5 minutes? Jeez, where were you for the first 4?

Actually 5 minutes is probably fair - took that long for Richmond to get the ball in their half in that game.

I thought Hibberd would be good but I didn't expect him to instantly hit his straps, thought he might take a while to get going. You wouldn't know he had an interrupted pre-season on top of 12 months out. 

How funny is it seeing Essendon sooking about their suspended players looking flat? Hibberd is going okay, maybe your players are just crap?

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He makes our team 10% better instantly, not only because he is a good player but because he takes pressure off other players around him which allows them to play better.

I love that Essendon fans were booing him, yet they will lay down the red carpet for Jame Hird to return to their club.

 

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18 minutes ago, Nasher said:

5 minutes? Jeez, where were you for the first 4?

Actually 5 minutes is probably fair - took that long for Richmond to get the ball in their half in that game.

I thought Hibberd would be good but I didn't expect him to instantly hit his straps, thought he might take a while to get going. You wouldn't know he had an interrupted pre-season on top of 12 months out. 

How funny is it seeing Essendon sooking about their suspended players looking flat? Hibberd is going okay, maybe your players are just crap?

The things i noticed were the cuddles he got trying to soften his approach to the game from several TWSNBN players at different times during the game, but it didn't work, did it?

Dare i say Bluey....fair bit of catching up obviously....

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

2 great games out of 2

Hibberd has balance and knows what he wants to do. He is not hoping. 

I wasn't keen on getting Essendrug players but i think Hibberd is going to earn his spot. 

Not so sure about his mate, but Goodwin ikes him...

I agree SWYL but they were going to come back and play somewhere so why penalise ourselves.

after two games it appears we have one good player and one average one.

Not a bad result. If that was the result with all players recruited over a short time we would be in a GF.

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I was happy to get him but didn't expect him to be this good.

Our trading and drafting last October gets a big tick. Hibberd for a pick in the late 20s, Lewis for peanuts and Hannan in the 40s are all wins. Unfortunately the Melksham trade is n't looking quite as rosy.

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55 minutes ago, Demon Jack said:

Anyone else notice that when Hibberd kicks the football, he generally hits the target? 

What is this madness?

I'm calm when he has the ball in his hands, haven't been able to say that about too many Dees backmen for a long time bar Salem and now Lewis when he is down back.

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1 hour ago, Demon Jack said:

Anyone else notice that when Hibberd kicks the football, he generally hits the target? 

What is this madness?

I know.... it's insane. God forbid it could catch on 

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A couple of Hibberd kicks yesterday looked a bit wonky but I can tell you the Bomber blitzers would rather still have him. He is a major get for us make no mistake.

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3 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

He makes our team 10% better instantly, not only because he is a good player but because he takes pressure off other players around him which allows him them to play better.

I love that Essendon fans were booing him, yet they will lay down the red carpet for Jame Hird to return to their club.

 

Pretty pathetic from Essendon fans to boo any of the players who left after being injected with god knows what. But then again, what more would you expect from a club that is labelling this season a "comeback" as if they are some hero soldiers returning from war, and not a bunch of drug cheaters returning from a suspension! 

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2 hours ago, P-man said:

Some fun reading on the first two pages :)

 

Makes for interesting reading. I had sympathy for the "not a priority" camp at the time, but in hindsight ProDee nailed it with his "he's better than all of them" argument. There's no doubt we are better off with him in the side. He's also a much better player than I realised.

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As long as he stays on the park he will make a run at the Bluey, he is that good.

Speaking of the BLuey, this will be the best count in a long, long time. Last years winner JV would have barely polled so far , while Oliver and Watts are surely leading.

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17 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Not so reliable your friend.....

He's missed more games than he's played so far...

Quality footballer when fit. Wasn't fit when he rocked up to the club in November. I hope he gets a clear run at it now for a long time, but my expectations are more that he'll have to be managed at times as well so he's in peak fitness for important times.

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

Makes for interesting reading. I had sympathy for the "not a priority" camp at the time, but in hindsight ProDee nailed it with his "he's better than all of them" argument. There's no doubt we are better off with him in the side. He's also a much better player than I realised.

Very few showed any interest in him at all, let's be honest.

I don't get bragging rights very often (or at all) so I'm milking that one to the last drop.

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Thought he was a player at essendon, but wasn't overly impressed by his preseason and Casey form for us.  Figured he'd need 6 months to fully hit his straps after the suspension and injury.

I was completely wrong. He intuitively understands the speed of the game at senior level and reads the play like it's a Grug book.

 

A fine addition to the team!

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7 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

He makes our team 10% better instantly, not only because he is a good player but because he takes pressure off other players around him which allows him them to play better.

I love that Essendon fans were booing him, yet they will lay down the red carpet for Jame Hird to return to their club.

 

Interesting that Pies and Bombers fans boo their ex players, but cheer ex players of other clubs, who are now playing for them.

Hypocrites of the highest order.

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5 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

There's some rubbish in there.

Hopefully nothing from me.

I came to terms with the fact that I don't know jack about footy years ago. Makes reading old threads much more bearable - and every now and again I surprise myself!

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