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On 7/30/2022 at 6:35 PM, Demon Dynasty said:

No chance that pig's flying surely

 

 

Howard Hughe's Fig Pig

 

But on a serious note, Isn't that the captain of an afl club somewhat north of ours?

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I thought we might have been better giving match time to one of the younger guys this season, not because Hibbo wasn't up to it, but because it was more important for them to be playing in the seniors and that we have such an abundance of backline depth, that Hibbo wouldn't have been required.  How wrong was I.

One -- two week injuries to May, Lever, a promising looking Turner and our backline and team in general was looking alot less than solid and stable through the middle portion of the season.  Enter the Pig Dog, who has been bloody brilliant and solid as a rock.  Critical part of our defence right now, is an absolute lock through our finals campaign and gets a gig for next year and however long he wants.  He's actually getting faster you know.

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7 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Like most I expected that Hibberd would be forced out by the Casey youngsters this year but how wrong can one be.

Does he and possibly Melksham go around again in 2023?

mea culpa - I too thought that Hibbo, and Melksham for that matter, would maybe pick top a few games in 2022 then fade quietly away.   

Q: does one usually have tomato sauce with humble pie, or is it best even straight?

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The Pig, my favourite Grand Final story.

To want to play at our club and the year he had, there's no one more deserving of being a premiership player.

Love this bloke

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Just love his versatility, seems to intimidate the smalls with his strength and is a perfect second man up helping May/Petty. The one two with May then kick long on Friday was classic Hibberd. 

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2 hours ago, deegirl said:

Fair to say we did well out of this trade 

Let's not forget the steak knives! 

 

Trade 1 Essendon 2016:

In: Hibberd, pick 59 

Out: pick 29, pick 68.

 

Trade 2 GWS 2016:

In: Pat McKenna, pick 51, pick 69 

Out : pick 57, pick 59

Demons draft Dion Johnstone with pick 69 (64 after academy bids).

 

Trade 3 Collingwood 2016:

In: pick 47

Out: Lynden Dunn, pick 51

Demons draft Mitch Hannan with pick 47 (46 after academy bids).

 

Trade 4 W.Bulldogs 2020:

In: 2021 future third round pick (W.B)

Out: Mitch Hannan

 

Trade 5 StKilda 2021 draft night:

In: 2022 future fourth round pick (Saints)

Out: pick 51 (W.B third round pick)

 

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I remember seeing him play for us at the G early on. His left foot was elite, still is. 

Hibberd is a bit of a genetic freak. Build like Dustin Martin, leg speed of someone much younger and lighter, and reads the ball and play so well. 

The sight of him grabbing the premiership cup and bolting to the crowd will make me smile till my time on earth is done. Great memory

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16 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Melbourne Football Club Win GIF by Melbournefc
 

❤️💙 MH14 ❤️💙

Thanks for the reminder of this.

The best vision apart from the cup being held up of the entire post match coverage.

Thoroughly deserved by Hibberd to have what will be eternal vision of great Dees moments when played in the future.

Oh, and 2022, Cameron  - 2 games  - No goals -  wasn't bad this year either.

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Great story after the Bombers debacle. Really glad he came over to the MFC. 

Last year’s Premiership was such a relief and such joy. Hibbo’s run was how we all felt   👏👏👏

Probably like others, saw 2022 as the last run for Hibbo and the Milkshake. But in the last few weeks, they’ve been key parts of our team.  
 

I watched Hibbo closely last week on Cameron.  He stood close enough to guard Cameron and the leading space.  It’s something to teach young defenders.  But he actually showed good speed at the contest too.  He had two passages of excellent run and carry, to bring the ball out of defence.  Definitely was one of our best. 

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

Game 99 for us in QF.

Qualifies for future father/son next game.

Melk needs another 7 games, so next year would probably qualify.

Are you sure RL?  Happy to be proven wrong (used to it, I'm married to a teacher) however I even got out the calculator and checked.... twice

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4 minutes ago, Deeko2 said:

Are you sure RL?  Happy to be proven wrong (used to it, I'm married to a teacher) however I even got out the calculator and checked.... twice

The QF next week is definitely his 100th game as a Demon. 

He’s played 183 games thus far. 84 with the unhinged hot mess that is Essendon and 99 with the greatest football club in the world that is Melbourne. 

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Against the advice of family, friends and team mates he left Essendon.

MH : Coming to Melbourne was the best decision I have made in my life.

Thankyou.

(Hasnt the MFC come a long way)

 

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24 minutes ago, Deeko2 said:

Are you sure RL?  Happy to be proven wrong (used to it, I'm married to a teacher) however I even got out the calculator and checked.... twice

No I just looked at AFL tables, so could be wrong. Happy for him, after I retired him last year after the flag.

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On 7/31/2022 at 10:15 AM, Webber said:

Only long-term injury stopping him going round again. A competitive beast, and pure AFL standard. I watched him play Casey v Swans earlier this year as his warm-up to seniors return, and he played what can only be called a perfect game. Won EVERY contest, and delivered to teammates in open space downfield. It was a memorable example of the level difference between AFL and VFL. As an aside, Disco Turner was very close behind him, and watching his Casey game yesterday, the boy’s gonna be very very good when he gets his next chance. 

I wrote him off too but he has been very good for us this season.  Having said that I wouldn't offer him another year.  He has shown signs of panic this year on field which is a sign that the end is approaching.  Lewis and Yze are two that struggled when they went too long.  He's also had calf issues which as we know is an "old man's" issue.  So at best he's got a year in him I reckon.

But more than that we have two young kids at Casey in Bowser and Rivers, who will be long term players for us, and Hibbo is keeping one of them out.  I don't want to be like Geelong who lost Jordan Clark because they "couldn't fit him in". 

I accept I'm probably in the small minority here, but I think saying farewell half a season too early is better than keeping him perhaps one season too much.  He's been a fantastic player for us whenever he leave will be fondly remembered.

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1 hour ago, Slartibartfast said:

I wrote him off too but he has been very good for us this season.  Having said that I wouldn't offer him another year.  He has shown signs of panic this year on field which is a sign that the end is approaching.  Lewis and Yze are two that struggled when they went too long.  He's also had calf issues which as we know is an "old man's" issue.  So at best he's got a year in him I reckon.

But more than that we have two young kids at Casey in Bowser and Rivers, who will be long term players for us, and Hibbo is keeping one of them out.  I don't want to be like Geelong who lost Jordan Clark because they "couldn't fit him in". 

I accept I'm probably in the small minority here, but I think saying farewell half a season too early is better than keeping him perhaps one season too much.  He's been a fantastic player for us whenever he leave will be fondly remembered.

Agree and I am in your small minority.

Hibbo could still be a great playing mentor at Casey for a couple of years, leading into a Casey Assistant role. 

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17 hours ago, BAMF said:

Let's not forget the steak knives! 

 

Trade 1 Essendon 2016:

In: Hibberd, pick 59 

Out: pick 29, pick 68.

 

Trade 2 GWS 2016:

In: Pat McKenna, pick 51, pick 69 

Out : pick 57, pick 59

Demons draft Dion Johnstone with pick 69 (64 after academy bids).

 

Trade 3 Collingwood 2016:

In: pick 47

Out: Lynden Dunn, pick 51

Demons draft Mitch Hannan with pick 47 (46 after academy bids).

 

Trade 4 W.Bulldogs 2020:

In: 2021 future third round pick (W.B)

Out: Mitch Hannan

 

Trade 5 StKilda 2021 draft night:

In: 2022 future fourth round pick (Saints)

Out: pick 51 (W.B third round pick)

 

Mitch Hannan is a butter knife at best 😆

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