#45 Conor McKenna - ELITE


#3044

They’re actually shot glasses for Conor


#3045

In one of his interviews after the game he gave this indication. He said as long as hes enjoying himself hes going along with the ride. Did say hed love to go back and play gaelic at home eventually.


#3046

“To the midfield, and beyond!”


#3047

Leaves when hes 29 as opposed to clinging on until his 33?


#3048

i think he needs a bigger scaff!


#3049

He can play Gaelic when he’s well into his mid 30s to early 40s they’re not pro. Can play afl for 10 MORe years and then go home to play with the round ball


#3050

Its more his body breaking down because of the afl rigours.


#3051

After he signs, he needs that number upgrade too.


#3052

Interesting tidbit from a Mason Cox resigning was that Cox was under a 457 visa and if he moved clubs would need to reapply for a new working visa and lose his entitlements to a future PR visa

McKenna might be in the same boat?


#3053

They are 4yr terms for 457 and then look to gain PR.

I’d think Conor still within that time frame


#3054

Pretty sure Hibberd’s dad was just as shocked as the rest of us.


#3055

Just to add: geez I miss Pig, so does the side.

Strange as this may sound, his leaving was the same to me as Wanga’s leaving. That’s to me personally and no I am not comparing them as players.


#3056

I’m not sure why. Bellchambers and Hooker alluded to the fact that Hibberd had all but decided to leave and go to Melbourne when the Saga players were on holidays in Croatia. Bellchambers and Hooker mentioned trying to talk him out of it.


#3057

Maybe he didn’t tell his family due to their passion for the Bombers? I was going on what others said about the dad. No reason for him to lie in the papers, no reason for him to comment at all.


#3058

Love the kid and want him in the midfield


#3059

Do you think? I think his decision making and composure when under pressure was shown up. Cost us multiple goals.

I like him and hope he stays, but he should be paid what he is worth. If St Kilda are foolish enough to trade us Ross for him as some have suggested, I’d be signing in a heartbeat. Our most glaring midfield deficiency would be somewhat addressed.


#3060

That was blitz talk. That is zero chance of happening!


#3061

:wink::+1::four_leaf_clover:


#3062

You have a bit more knowledge of the inside workings of the club

Would you know if there is potential for the transition of McKenna to the midfield to happen ?

I figure after Dodoro drafts a HBF with pick 11 there would be every chance for it to happen (sarcasm included)


#3063

How come? Was Hibberd one of your favourite players?