#13 Orazio "Call me Razzle Dazzle for 1+2 more years" Fantasia


#3527

Raz is important but it’s the midfield that’s driving our improvement over the past 7 weeks or so.

It will be tougher without Raz if he is out but we can still win it.


#3528

I’ve said it before, il say it again, he is very fkg injury prone since basically this time last year. Winderlich mk2


#3529

Jesus Ben, why don’t you just rip the beating heart out of my chest.


#3530

He’s a very important player for us, but jeez, give some credit to the other 21 players out there. Orazio is one of many differences compared to early in the year.

If we come out today in Essington mode, three Orazios wouldn’t save us.


#3531

And if we come out in earnest Essendon mode, we probably won’t need Raz anyway.


#3532

orazio is literally the most important link between midfield and forward line.

come @ me.


#3533

Don’t get me wrong - Orazio is probably my favourite player and it’ll hurt us a lot if he doesn’t play. Just suggesting that he’s not the sole factor determining whether we play well. We were so ■■■■ as a team earlier in the year that we lost to farking fark carlton FC FFS.


#3534

How many other players on our list would have kicked any of his first 3 goals from last weekend? I’d say on maybe 1 or 2 others, maybe… He’d be a huge loss, there’s a reason we don’t win many games without him. He kicks goals from nothing.


#3535

People don’t realise how good he is and how important he is to how this team plays. He was just starting to get some match sharpness into the legs and now this. Look, there’s no point risking such an important asset if he’s clearly not right to play, but ■■■■ me we just get our heads above water and right when we need him he’s out. I need a beer or 18…


#3536

Yep. Won’t win without him


#3537

Is it four soft tissue injuries plus surgery for something else within 12 months? Not good.


#3538

Hardly surprising. Stand next to him. He makes an anorexic look like a body builder. He’s the skinniest player I’ve ever seen.


#3539

Hoping it’s just today he misses but knowing our lucky he’ll miss 4 weeks


#3540

He’s a very sinewy build. Groin injuries are the worst. They affect core strength and stability and everything gets affected. Speed off the mark, agility, kicking penetration. It’s what did Mark Mercuri in post 2001, when his career really started to decline. The club has to put every resource into discovering what the issue is here and making sure they modify his training program to get him durable and playing his best footy.


#3541

Razzle dazZle groinal niggle


#3542

Kade Simpson on debut says HELLO


#3543

Raz makes him look like Majak


#3544

Finally the club has taken notice of what I say around this place.


#3545

Is it confirmed?


#3546

Yep Mate he is not out there and Long is !