#26 Cale "Thank You Mr" Hooker


#3927

Bit hard carrying the whole backline on your own I guess.


#3928

That’s because we (and he) are currently missing the Gleek.

When Marty’s back, it will change again.


#3929

“cale hooker may have seen his last days up forward”

woosh Talking Footy 23/4/2018

its done. Hookers home.


#3930

best send your wife out for some milk then…


#3931

its a flexible relationship.


#3932

I always knew that at some stage we would have a form slump and the mood would go the way that it is going right now. I think Essendon folk have an inclination to want easy solutions.

Someone posted in another thread about a soft underbelly.

Periods like this, when you are down, is where you start to build hardness. You get to see who will still slog a game out even if you lose.

Heppell can’t lead them out of this on his own.

I’ve been thinking, where do we turn to find a leader to help take us out of this?

Mr Hooker.

Come on down.

This guy consistently beats his opponent at either end of the ground.

I’d like to see Hooker and Hurley revving the ■■■■ out of the youngsters this week.

If that happens. We win.


#3933

Hawthorn are pretty, pretty good.
Depressingly.


#3934

I want to see Hurley and Hooker vocal as all hell next week. Both were potential captains. They can’t leave it all to Hepp. The players look up to Hooker and Hurls.


#3935

I can’t remeber the last time I saw Hurley vocal on the field. Always has his head down or looking for the easy sideways pass.

Hooker is capable of it no doubt


#3936

Just wait til the next time Hurley’s opponent takes a mark with Hurls 5 meters away.
Hurls will then be vocal about what his teammates did wrong. Every time


#3937

I have my concerns with Hooker, yeah he can tale a grab, but he’s a liability when the ball is on the ground, he’d have to be the slowest KPP in the league.


#3938

And yet he has been good when the ball has hit the deck the last two weeks.

Captain next year IMHO.


#3939

I think Hooker has been ok if he hasn’t marked it, he’s generally sent his opponents sprawling and then grabbed it and given it off. He even sold the dummy this week.

I thought Hurls was pretty good on Hogan too.

The players definitely look up to them and I’d prefer to see them directing and pumping up the players a bit more.


#3940

Reading people want Hooker forward again…FFS. He isn’t the problem


#3941

Ambrose was on Hoagn


#3942

I remember a few contests in the second quarter where Hurls had him. I will admit in the second half, I sat there like a stunned mullet and didn’t really absorb what was happening other than our midfield getting smashed.


#3943

Yeah Nathan Jones gave them a lesson in hardness, would have been ten goals or more if Viney had payed.


#3944

Hooker back has hardly stopped scoring - It’s a no-brainer that Hooker goes forward if JD is rested,


#3945

Players rotate during games. You are both right regarding Hurley.


#3946

Hooker to the Midfield