Tony Hibbert's Testimonial
Everton got off to a bright start, Nasimith scoring inside the first 3 minutes off a nice ball from Pienaar. But AEK equalised a few minutes later.
Naismith made it 2 - 1 on 15 mins with an easy far-post header after being picked out by Pienaar for a peach of cross of a nice ball fed in to him by Baines.
Gibson picked up a knock and went off early, to be replaced by Neville.
The huge crowd went crazy when Hibbert made a brilliant shot from distance that forced a great save. From the corner, Pienaar swung it to the back post where Naismith knocked it home off Heitinga's toe after Fellainii's header came back off the bar, to give the former rangers player an impressive first-half hat-trick.
Mucha, Coleman and Gueye came on for the second half. Jelavic fluffed a glorious chance, passing the ball into the keeper's hands.
Then a free-kick, up steps Tony Hibbert and smashes it home, Que the riot, fans invade the pitch, pandemonium, Hibbert mobbed, upset stewards caught napping, causes teams to leave the field. What a moment!
The rest of the game was a bit of an anti-climax after that. But it will always be remembered as The Night That Hibbert Scored... and there was a riot.
90 mins and Tony Hibbert left the field to a standing ovation.
Everton:Howard (46' Mucha), Hibbert, Baines (60' Barkley), Distin, Heitinga (77' Duffy), Gibson (18' Neville), Osman, Pienaar (85' Anichebe), Fellaini (46' Gueye), Naismith (46' Coleman), Jelavic .
Subs: Rodwell, Vellios.
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404 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:16:48
405 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:18:53
406 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:24:04
Since then Iíve been a fan of Hibbo and regret that he is further evidence that Evertonians like to eat their young. If you donít believe me then ask Colin Harvey, Jimmy Husband, Mike Lyons and David Unsworth. Iíve always thought of Hibbo as one of us. Without question, he deserves the recognition but not necessarily the extra cash associated with a Goodison testimonial.
If Hibbo had learnt to assault corner flags, he would be a candidate for Gwladys Streetís Hall of Fame. Sadly heíll have to make do with being recognized as a proper footballer and a great Blue.
407 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:25:30
408 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:28:40
409 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:30:10
It was easier to paste them and post them, then change the names to protect the guilty...
But you were just too quick for me.
Next I'll have to come back in and clean up!
410 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:32:09
411 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:38:43
After Peter's arrest for posting that website above, is it really just you and me, as I am currently supposed to be working in the office here?
412 Posted 08/08/2012 at 19:41:22
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421 Posted 08/08/2012 at 21:06:40
423 Posted 08/08/2012 at 21:13:07
424 Posted 08/08/2012 at 21:13:57
What a goal that was! Get in, Hibbo!
426 Posted 08/08/2012 at 21:43:31
Yes the 4th goal was definitely Hibbo's fault, he was completely out of position!
Anyone translate Greek? I want to see the goals again and they're just chatting!
427 Posted 08/08/2012 at 21:38:01
429 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:11:19
432 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:28:20
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