So we're choosing to play him in the role that saw him get 4 games in 3 years and get delisted, instead of the role that basically saw him be the dominant player in the VFL last year?
Really good last quarter, worked his ring off
He played alright (especially the last quarter), but I don't really understand the role they want him to play for us when that isn't the reason why he's on an AFL list.I thought he did OK in the game and found the ball a bit in general play. Not his strength, but will be good with that other around the ground play added.
I could not really care less where he is playing. He improved from his first game and looked a bit more on the pace of the game. All I want to see is that he is up to AFL level. He looks to be working towards that.
I'm not sure you've seen much of Essendon's team selection policies over the years, but it basically involves recruiting a player because they perform well in one role, playing them at a lower level in that role where they perform well, bringing them in to the AFL side on the back of that performance, playing them in a totally different role, dropping them on the back of performing poorly in that role, then repeating the process over the next 1 - 3 seasons until finally delisting that player.As an objective third party, was pleased to see Hibbo get a 2nd chance. Thought he'd be in your side as that inside mid from day one. Without Heppell or (now) Shiel, its a no brainer. Throw him in the guts and let him show his wares.
That's what you got him for.