While watching the game to-night with about 20 mins remaining hibbert came on the pitch and nearly every touch he made was met with a chorus of boos from the fans. Why was this? We all know Tony isn't the best going forward but this really did puzzle me...
Jamie Carroll, Posted 05/08/2011 at 22:37:24
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1 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:09:12
Ashamed to be an Evertonian tonight.
What were those prats thinking, booing Hibbert? It was practically the loudest noise made in the old lady all evening - even more than was given to their diabolical number 5 Machena who delivered what could easily have been a career-ending challenge on Coleman.
He is our player you plums!
You might not like him getting picked but that is hardly his fault is it? Maybe you think booing him will somehow raise his game and his spirit? Twonks.
Maybe you think the rest of the team, who are largely friendly with Hibbo, will feel more like playing for the shirt after he has been given that sort of the treatment.
For God's sake, get a life, And if you can't get a life, get a gag!
2 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:09:51
They werent booing him.
They were calling for him to shoot 'A la Neville" as he has never scored for EFC.
3 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:11:27
4 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:14:23
5 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:16:41
6 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:17:28
7 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:15:39
8 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:35:07
We were shouting "shooooot", desperate for him to score.
9 Posted 06/08/2011 at 00:36:13
Sorry to say like, but anyone who is an Evertonian knows that Tony Hibbert has not scored for Everton, and that the 'Hibbert scores we riot' statements have been going on for a while now.
Perhaps people should pay more attention to what is happening at Everton...
10 Posted 06/08/2011 at 02:00:00
11 Posted 06/08/2011 at 06:36:11
They were shouting SHOOT!!!!
Been doing it at home games for ages.
12 Posted 06/08/2011 at 06:35:22
I would find that very frustrating.
(maybe there should be special sections of the ground set aside for those who want to boo and for those who want to be ironic).
13 Posted 06/08/2011 at 06:43:39
Will settle for Ironic for now, maybe a seat with BK
Its Ironic how that cheap twat is still sat in his Royal Blue Chairman seat after years of none delivery and gurning after we beat/get a plucky draw with a big 4 team
14 Posted 06/08/2011 at 08:52:57
15 Posted 06/08/2011 at 09:05:39
GET WITH IT MATE
16 Posted 06/08/2011 at 09:08:19
The decision to bring him on could be booed quite easily though, as it ended up with Phil Neville playing as an attacking wide player.
If this is how we conduct pre-season matches, it's no wonder we start every season pathetically. We played a good team, who kept the ball well, yet we offered nothing ourselves and the substitutions made no attempt to change the game. To create chances we need quality players in wide positions. Our inability to buy them is well documented, but we don't seem to have even tried to loan any or pick up any frees, so it seems that Moyes doesn't seem to recognise that this is our problem.
Last night our wide players were Coleman (full-back, though an attacking one so reasonable), Anichebe (centre forward who no matter what they say, doesn't look suited to the role), Barkley (central midfielder, looks an excellent prospect but disappeared when moved wide) and Phil Neville (defensive full back and an insult to anyone who paid money to get into the game to see him playing there).
These don't even represent our best options, as Osman, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye and even Baxter would all be more suited to the wide positions than all of the above except possibly Coleman, but Moyes didn't seem interested in using them. Were they available? The TV commentators suggested everyone was fit except Arteta which would suggest they are, so why weren't they used?
I hope I'm wrong, but on the evidence of pre-season there's absolutely nothing to suggest that we'll begin the season any differently to last year.
17 Posted 06/08/2011 at 09:31:25
18 Posted 06/08/2011 at 09:40:25
So get off your high horse noted
19 Posted 06/08/2011 at 10:04:34
We're sitting comfortably in sixth place for God's sake.
Gotta go my nurse is here!
20 Posted 06/08/2011 at 10:34:18
21 Posted 06/08/2011 at 10:38:29
22 Posted 06/08/2011 at 10:59:05
23 Posted 06/08/2011 at 11:29:04
24 Posted 06/08/2011 at 11:31:24
25 Posted 06/08/2011 at 12:18:37
26 Posted 06/08/2011 at 13:02:45
I watched this one on ITV4 (too far to go for a friendly) and I was sure it was booing and I couldn't believe it!
I did think about the shoot thing but it really didn't sound like it and it was so loud. Anyway, glad it was my mistake!
Apologies to anyone and everyone.
27 Posted 06/08/2011 at 13:23:39
28 Posted 06/08/2011 at 13:41:49
Hibbert is extremely poor at getting forward and crossing, inter play with Coleman, shots on target, no pace, getting the ball off the opposition or closing them down,giving corners away, poor distribution and defending at corners.
Neville is extremely poor at all the above, as well as, giving free kicks in dangerous positions and talking drivel to the media.
29 Posted 06/08/2011 at 14:57:49
30 Posted 06/08/2011 at 15:39:23
I am bored to fuckin death by this moronic chant and find myself telling the idiots to shut the fuck up at the game when they shout it and then turn to each other and laugh.
Try shouting something encouraging at the lad instead!!
31 Posted 06/08/2011 at 16:29:39
32 Posted 06/08/2011 at 18:51:32
i remember being at an Everton vs Blackburn game in 94 when everytime Nev Southall collected the ball we all shouted SHOOT!!, we got hammered 0 - 3
TBH maybe some fans where being serious last night as no other fucker was gonna score!!
Our forward play was shocking, as was the approach play (if it existed)
33 Posted 06/08/2011 at 19:00:10
'BLUE FISH WEARING A TOP HAT!!'
Basically, I just prefer the surreal to the ironic.
(you'll all be shouting it by Christmas!)
34 Posted 07/08/2011 at 00:14:29
35 Posted 07/08/2011 at 10:52:41
36 Posted 07/08/2011 at 12:36:36
I want to be there when he does get that goal!
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