It does my heart good, when things are bleak and need a laugh, to mosey over to Punt Road End and read the latest Heppell-related additions to the Reece Conca thread over there.
Hepp has done many, many things for this club and its fans, and will go on to do many more, but this is one I take a very personal pleasure in.
Wasn't even goal of the game!
Were there rumours of running training over his break? Seems to have gained a yard of pace.
Seemed slow to react in the first quarter, but by the end of the game he was back to his quick thinking best and was running riot.
You just know they will find someway to give it to Eddie Betts.
I certainly never forgot how good Dyson is. That game was great, but he's played some absolute rippers. He's not even close to what he's done and the level he's gonna go to this season. He was stopping time and pulling out Matrix and Crouching Tiger moves back when he got AA.
Hbf my ■■■■
The message from the skip this week is that we've gotta manage loads and make sure we get up for each match each week.
On reflection I think giving Heppell the Captains badge was the wrong move, holds the club back from moving on from the saga.
It is, what it is. I would bypass Zach as well (don't want a player that was even close to the saga as our captain)
Give it to Pidgeon in 3-4 years
We need a blank canvas
Did I miss something??
I 2nd that non verbal mocking repudiation.
I agree. Is it Richmond who gives the number 17 to their first draft pick each year.I think our number one pick should also assume the captaincy every year. That would give us a clean break from the saga and from any future scandals we get ourselves into.
Nah Pidgeon was there when all the banned players returned, he's still had to be around the saga. We should plan to give it to Fletchers kid in about 3 years time.
'Pidgeon' usually means something else.'Pigeon' is the bird.
Walter Pidgeon who starred in the first movie about Dunkirk - Mrs Miniver
I heard that all the players wanted to move on from the saga, but Heppell said:
"Yeah-nah, hang on bois. I'm the captain, and I say we shouldn't move on. "
And then all the players wished Dylan Clarke was captain, because saga.
Really found another gear in the second half. His work in the contests was important.
Great effort by the skipper.
He's playing a different role this year it seems, very inside, doing a lot of the tough stuff. Like it lots.
I like it too, allows his lack of pace to be a relative non issue