Not #39 - Heath Hocking


#421

Anzac day counts!


#422

My favourite play of his was that screamer


#423

Tough, no nonsense, uncompromising, respected footballer. Love this type of player. People say we need more mongrel in the team, he is who I think of with the right type of attitude. Had a mean snarl too.

Was a great run with player, won’t disrespect him by calling him a tagger, as unlike many others in that category he could win it and actually use it while also closing down his opponent.

Was one of my favorites for a long time for how hard he played his footy. And integral to the midfield in that he made the players around him better. When he was out, I remember saying often we really missed him.

Love ya Heater, all the best in whatever comes next mate.


#424

Froggy is applauding him before he hits the ground.


#425

One of my favourite Essendon players. Just a pure heart and soul warrior. In his prime probably the 2nd best tagger in the comp. Could tag guys out of the game and still get the ball himself


#426

Couldn’t have said it better.


#427

His Beast-mode was awesome. One of my faves from the last decade.

Onya Buddha.


#428

Thanks heater.

And ■■■■ you to hell, ASADA.


#429

One of the most underrated players in our history. Sacrificed his own game to be a brilliant tagger when i reckon he could have been a great attacking mid. Beautiful skills and tough as nails. His goal vs freo this year was a highlight of the season for me. A team like brisbane or the suns could do a lot worse than get him into their club. I hope he gets another crack sonewhere. One of the few players who gave absolutely everything every single time.


#430

Should have been playing in Myers spot all year, and Myers should have been the one delisted not him, no wonder this club can’t win a ■■■■■■■ final.


#431

All the best Heaf.

Warrior sums it up nicely. Gave it everything.


#432

Thanks Heath, good luck with where life takes you from here.


#433

Loved what he did for us at his peak. Love the fact that we have cut him.


#434

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#435

2nd in our 2010 B&F, seriously good effort. His best was substantially better than a few of the guys from his era who are still on the list.


#436


#437

I forgot about that mark but strangely what I do remember fron that game was that hardwick was coaching from the MCG server room for some reason.


#438

Carved him self out a good career very underrated, tough, disciplined a very team orientated player. Also it can’t ever be forgotten that he was the first bomber to recommit. A great Essendon person, thanks Heater, all the best.


#439

Farked ■■■■■ up.

As noted, lovely in person. His dad has been to all (?) of his VFL games this year and is a sharp guy.


#440

Aw no, not Heath Hocking! Thanks for the memories and loyalty. Sad that he didn’t get to play more senior games this season. #Great Player #Tough.