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


Anyone that tries to spin this is a moron. From recruiting to fitness to coaching to player development this club continues to be an absolute basketcase.

Smythy will be 50 before this club actually makes considered and tough changes.



A lot of blokes become more durable as they hit their mid to late 20s. Don’t write him off just yet.


Nah not writing him off. He will come good. We just suffer without him


Yeah he’s about the last player i want injured. It’s a huge blow.


I wondered why during the game, he had no strapping on his leg in the first quarter, then he has strapping on it in the second quarter. Then, the strapping was gone again.
Strange it was being treated, then not. Now, he’s out?


He very much seems like the kinda guy who will never get a real good run at it. Thats disappointing. He’s so vital to us






Alas, poor Orazio! I knew him, Yorick: a fellow
of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
borne this team on his back a thousand times; and now, how
abhorred in my imagination it is!

RIP in peace Fanta-see-ya!!

We’re dooooomed!!!


Was strapped the second half and he was incapable of playing almost. A player that clearly requires a ramp up to playing rather than two weeks off in bed a training session then rips a soft tissue coming back.


Irreplaceable. Most important single player to our success.


I reckon it may have been from that goal that he kicked on the half time siren.

Was a great pick up off the deck but did look awkward


Give Begley an extended run in the 1sts.


I like begley but i don;t think his quick enough, struggle to see where he will fit in.


Sam Edmund is saying that it’s a 2 week quad. Not so bad but yeah we need him verse Richmond


well, fiddlesticks.


Fantasia ruled out

Orazio Fantasia will miss the next two to three weeks with a quad injury. (Photo: AFL Media)

Essendon Football Club can confirm Orazio Fantasia suffered a minor strain to his quad during the Bombers’ round eight game against Sydney.

General manager of football Dan Richardson said the 23-year-old would be sidelined for approximately two to three weeks.

“Orazio pulled up sore following the game on Friday evening with scans later confirming he had sustained a minor strain to his quad,” Richardson said.

“While it is disappointing, Orazio will dedicate himself to his rehabilitation program over the next fortnight to ensure a return to football as soon as possible.”

Fantasia finished the Friday night clash with four goals.


Not for a forward.

He’s a mid in training.


guarantee that it will turn out to be worse than first thought. See you after the bye.


See you in 6 weeks Raz