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


#3947

STOP POSTING

IN

THIS

THREAD




/posts in thread


#3948

Just to ruffle feathers, what about Martin and fyfe for all 3?


#3949

Geez, and I thought i was being outrageous in the JLT are you concerned thread?


#3950

I’d take Raz over the three of them together.


#3951

:open_mouth:

That ones hard to get on board with.

All 27, 28,… and would just about gaurantee the next 3 flags added to our list for the cost of Raz.

I mean I love him too,… but you’d have to be sensible about it.


#3952

That Raz guy is clearly no good, too light, not enough muscle, gets pushed off the ball. He needs to spend a few years in the gym bulking up then he might be a chance for best 22. /s


#3953

Me 'n sensible aren’t the best of mates.


#3954

Blitz is way too volatile at the moment to be asking questions like this. I’ll answer it after we beat GWS.


#3955

and he has a wierd name


#3956

He’s getting by on the strength of his haircut and leadership qualities.


#3957

Yeah, nah. Not even close. That’s as silly as what @conjunctivitus said


#3958

You took that seriously, dincha?


#3959

Orazio Fantasia
He might have missed nine games last year, but Orazio Fantasia is the best small forward in the game today. With his level of ability, we’ll probably see him push into the midfield far more often in the seasons to come.

Essendon have a strong midfield, particularly now Dylan Shiel’s joined them in the off-season. But with Orazio providing another option in there, he allows those midfield runners to swap out if they need to.

It also means that, if he’s not having a big impact as a forward on any given day, he can push into the middle, get his hands on the footy and get his confidence up. When you do that as a forward, you go back up front feeling better about your game and are far more likely to have a bigger influence.

Orazio could regularly have 25 possessions and two or three goals a game, and those players don’t grow on trees. His ability to hit packs at speed, get his opponent on the lead, and finish off around goal under pressure is as good as anyone’s in the AFL today.

He kicks the flashy goals, but his work rate to get on the end of the footy is pretty important as well. He’s already a bit of a cult figure at Essendon, and the way he goes about his footy just makes you want to turn the TV on.

(Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)


#3960

hey that stevie j guy is alright


#3961

And he’s a very good set shot for goal. Often, small forwards are not.


#3962

If he plays a full season, he wins our B&F is my big call for the season


#3963

Yeah. MASSIVE.


#3964

What’s your problem?


#3965

Hahahahaha… that it’s not such a big call :slight_smile:
Now if you had said Guelfi…


#3966

You wouldn’t think that a fully fit Heppell, Smith, Merrett, Shiel, Hurley, Hooker, Daniher wouldn’t all be considered in front of him?

I may not exactly be putting my nuts out on the line saying a talented player might win a talent award, but his previous best has been 8th. Yes, even in the year when we finished last.