Looking for a tough tackling player to sit in front of the back four? Tony Hibbert is your man!
As a young man, he played in midfield with Leon Osman, and has played middle of the back four in Europe for Everton.
He might just be the answer.
Brian Swift, Posted 07/03/2011 at 17:38:13
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1 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:15:54
Errrr, no I suppose not.
2 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:13:34
Sorry to say, after how well he played on Saturday, but get Coleman back in and put Arteta back in the middle.
3 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:36:14
As for Hibbo in the middle, well yes, actually as, unlike Johnny H Rotten, he deffo won't bottle it in the tackle and I think when fit Timmy C would complement him perfectly in the middle. Still leaving us free to play two up top.
I'm sure I'll be slaughtered for saying that but as Ol' Blue eyes once said, That's Life!
4 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:44:16
5 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:48:05
6 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:50:09
7 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:54:11
8 Posted 07/03/2011 at 18:56:42
Hopefully Captain Phil won't be out for too long though.
9 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:00:53
I think Moyes would play Jagielka in the holding role rather than Hibbert, as he has played there before ? ableit unsuccessfully.
10 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:11:44
11 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:31:57
12 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:25:09
Tell yer what, the idea is certainly thought provoking. Who says he can't pass. If players in front of him made themselves available, I think he could do the job. Let's face it, I don't think there's a better, actual, tackler in the club.
The way thinks look with regards injuries, it could work out that Hibbo plays holding, Coleman at right back, with Arteta out wide right.
This could be the stage of the season that Moyes thinks "Fuck it," and goes for broke. I hope he does cos at least the last seven or eight remaining games will be fun to watch...
13 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:40:56
14 Posted 07/03/2011 at 19:49:56
15 Posted 07/03/2011 at 21:03:48
16 Posted 07/03/2011 at 20:57:21
17 Posted 07/03/2011 at 21:05:51
18 Posted 07/03/2011 at 21:23:55
19 Posted 07/03/2011 at 21:31:18
20 Posted 07/03/2011 at 21:33:36
21 Posted 07/03/2011 at 22:27:15
22 Posted 07/03/2011 at 22:26:05
Most of the time when he was playing he would just look for Arteta, pass then move, something the other "creative" players can't seem to do. Can't cross for shit but there is nothing wrong at all with his short passing game.
23 Posted 08/03/2011 at 00:03:18
24 Posted 08/03/2011 at 00:13:42
As for those still screaming for Coleman to play right back, have you not watched his attempts at tackling?? There's a good reason Moyes doesn't play him there. He can't defend!!! Get off Hibbo's back and appreciate a good, honest and dependable professional.
25 Posted 08/03/2011 at 01:22:12
26 Posted 08/03/2011 at 02:27:15
27 Posted 08/03/2011 at 08:02:22
Hibbert's passing is average when he's got time out at rightback, in the middle he wouldn't have any time at all. Crazy suggestion.
28 Posted 08/03/2011 at 08:45:07
29 Posted 08/03/2011 at 09:20:49
Jesus Christ ? Hibbert's puts a lot of effort in which cannot be faulted, but playing him in midfield would be utter fuckin' madness mate.
You might as well bring Carsley back.
30 Posted 08/03/2011 at 10:17:48
Moyes last week and now that bloke who sits next to him this week! It's like they're both crap so let's talk about how important they are together because they are both part of the fabric of our great club. And they are... but that's why we are finishing mid-table because, if we were where most of us would like us to be, then those types of players wouldn't be anywhere near our squad, let alone the first team.
I have nothing against either of them, I'm just making a point; if they didn't play for Everton, who would they play for? Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs or Blackpool, Wigan, Derby, Sheffield United etc?
31 Posted 08/03/2011 at 10:25:17
32 Posted 08/03/2011 at 10:30:31
33 Posted 08/03/2011 at 10:13:04
The season is petering out, let's make use of the games we have left and tell JR he is THE MAN for what's left of it. Jack's too nice at the moment, only by throwing him in against 'orrible old pros like Barry Ferguson and Bowyer will we toughen him up.
34 Posted 08/03/2011 at 10:53:37
What do you want Hetinga in the middle?
35 Posted 08/03/2011 at 14:08:57
Just puzzling that he seems to play so much within himself. I wonder who could possibly be to blame...
36 Posted 08/03/2011 at 14:35:08
For a moment there Michael... for a very brief moment, I thought you`d forgotten yourself.
Do you by any chance own a dartboard with the Ginger Fella's face on it?
37 Posted 08/03/2011 at 14:52:43
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