Everton Player Reviews - Tony Hibbert

Laurence Griffiths

With the 2012-13 Premier League season coming to an end, we look back at the year that was and review the Everton squad.

Player: Tony Hibbert, #2

GS SB G SH SG A FC FS YC RC
4 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0

GS: Games Started, SB: Used as Substitute, G: Goals, A: Assists, SH: Shots, SG: Shots on goal, YC: Yellow Cards, RC: Red Cards, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered.

Introduction:

This was a bad year for Hibbo, and most of his issues were injury-related. He didn't see much time on the field, with his calf injury being a persistent problem before he resorted to surgery to fix it, resulting in even more time out. Seamus Coleman's resplendent performances this season ensured Hibbert wasn't missed too much.

What he did well:

While he didn't play much, he did start the season and played a key part in the first game of the year beating Manchester United. Hibbert is a known quantity, solid in defence and not hesitant to make the tackle. A decent crosser of the ball, his pace is limited when he does get up the field.

What he could do better:

Hibbo is now the elder statesman in the team - he was around for David Moyes' first game, and made a cameo appearance on 89' for Moyes' farewell game at Goodison Park too. At this point of his career, there's not much else he can do, and will remain a solid depth defender for the team.

Voting:

Using the school grading system of A, B, C, D, F, with A representing a great season, C an average season, and F a very poor season, how do you grade Tony Hibbert on his performance this year according to the expectations you had for him?

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