#13 Ow-razio "Call me Razzle Dazzle" Fantasia


#2704

Fkn A


#2705

Fence sitter.


#2706

Lol.


#2707

Until Raz can regularly jump on people’s heads and kick goals from 70m out, Joey is always going to come out on top for me


#2708

While I understand the sentiment we have a few players who are human highlight reels that you could very well say the same thing about.


#2709

I think Orazio will prove this season that he is waaaay more than just a human highlight reel.


#2710

Hang my head in shame for not mentioning zerrett… whoops!


#2711

He’s my favourite, but that’s because I do supporting right.


#2712

The bloke has sooo many stings to his bow. He is pure talent + has the desire to be the best he can be. Playing him off half back (2015 rnd 22 against the Pies - smashed it) or through the midfield or up forward - he’s a match winner. Having him spend more time in the midfield this year is going to be dynamic. Another piece of the ever expanding depth Essendon are building in the guts.


#2713

There’s absolutely no doubt he is an exceptional small forward. Thing is he could just as easily be a wingman who averages high twenties and rips sides to shreds. He plays a one two by hand better than anyone on the list. I’d like to think he could be both and still kick 30 + a year.


#2714

Finding the right balance of mid/fwd time for Smith, tippa, Fanta and even Zaha is going to be one of the really interesting side shows this year


#2715

Y’know…if he ends up kicking 5-600 goals as a small forward and plays bugger-all midfield, I’d be kind of okay with that.


#2716

Agree completely. He’s extremely underrated as a midfielder. There were a lot of games in the last two years where we’ve been struggling in the middle and then turned it around after he was sent to a wing.

I see him as your (vintage) Steve Johnson type - the explosive midfielder who also kicks 35 odd goals a year. I think he’d be more valuable in that role than kicking 45-50 a year as a small forward.


#2717

I remember thinking this about Z Merrett.

I was wrong.


#2718

You should go back in time and slap yourself, then.
Zerrett was the midfieldiest midfielder that ever midfielded before he’d even played a senior game.


#2719

Crystal ball

Out of stringer, smith, walla & raz. What’s the order of total goals and fwd/mid percentage in your opinion?


#2720

Thinking more Mercuri pre family tragedy


#2721

Goals

Fanta
Stringer
Tippa
Smith

Midfield time

Smith
Fanta
Stringer
Tippa


#2722

I can certainly understand that sentiment. I guess the modern game requires most small forwards to push all the way to half back so it’s probably a moot discussion anyway.


#2723

A hashtag genius who turns it over under absolutely zero pressure by trying a hashtag genius party trick kick?