#26 Cale "Thank You Mr" Hooker


#4087

I believe the deal was picks 25 and 26 from WCE. I’m not sure who they drafted with those picks, but I’m glad Hooksy didnt go.


#4088

If Fanta was fired from a canon, I’d want Hooker to be there to catch him.


#4089

10/10

Though if Harvey is rolling along the turf after being fired from the cannon, I want colyer to pick him up


#4090

Who is the better on field leader, Hooker or Heppell?


#4091


#4092

From a fans perspective I like Hooker directing and celebrating but I have no idea how that affects his teammates. He does lose it though.

Heppell has done some pretty courageous stuff lately and has won the hard ball. Has the flaw of letting everyone down by disposal.

Merrett, Fantasia and Smith also do things that would inspire you too.
I don’t think there’s a clear front runner.


#4093

Heppell is still no1 IMO.

Hooker is thereabouts, but IMO Fantasia is almost Hepps right hand man. From what I see its Fantasia who is constantly directing traffic, encouraging players, helping with setting up. He probably wont ever be captain but hes not spoken about enough as a leader.


#4094

Are you itchy?


#4095

Ring or Tape?


#4096

Hooker is one of the great Essendon clubmen.

Not once, but twice we tried to fck him off. He refused to leave the club.

Through hard work he turned himself into an AA calibre KPD. Then after he puts in all that work… the club plays him as a KPF because there’s no one else. Instead of sulking at being shifted out of position (Carlisle)… he knuckles down and through sheer grit and effort turns himself into a 2 goal a game forward. The best secondary key tall in the comp.

Finally… after losing a year of his career through no fault of his own… Hooker was one of the first of the banned players to commit back to the club.

He cannot kick over a ■■■■■■■ jam tin but 100% respect to a great clubman.


#4097

Did you miss him bang one from 60 on the weekend?


#4098

That was great but let’s be real. He’s probably the worst set shot in the team.


#4099

Yeah you’re right there. I just assumed the kick over a jam tin call meant he wasn’t a long kick. Continue. :laughing:


#4100

It does.


#4101

I think, “can’t hit the side of a barn”, is appropriate. He can kick long.


#4102

But like all great players, when the heat is on at the end of the game, when it is all guts and desperation winning the day, his kicking comes good.

We missed him big time in the final last year.

Absolute warrior for the club.


#4103

60m? That was every bit of 70m my friend and don’t you ■■■■■■■ forget it! 60m indeed! :grin:


#4104

Hooker’s field kicking is fine, partly because he knows his limitations. He’s not known as a massive kick either, but he can generally kick 50m without much trouble


#4105

Yes he does know his limitations, not known as a massive kick who can’t hit the side of a barn, but can kick truly for 60m and do a reverse torp on the run over his shoulder when playing to the death against Hawthorn.

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#4106

You know your club is getting better when it’s less clear who your favourites are