If so, I’ll by bother selecting him for PiesI thought that I saw him clutch his hamstring (I believe he finished the game on the bench) after he did a zig-zagging run around the boundary in the last quarter vs North Melbourne. I’ve thought ever since that he did a minor hammy, could be completely wrong though.
https://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2019-05-07/dons-cleared-to-playFantasia was a late withdrawal for the second consecutive week before the match against the Cats, but he has since come along in leaps and bounds.
“Raz trained well today, he also got a session in later on the weekend.
“His energy is back, he’s over his illness and we expect him to be available.”
You’re absolutely spot on, he brings Walla into the game and makes Joey more effective and the whole forward line more menacing and energised. One of our most crucial players. How do we keep him on the park - or at the very least clone him...He is so crucial for us. He actually brings Walla in the game as well.
So many moments where I thought "this is when he comes in" over the last 2 weeks.
I don't think it is necessarily a fitness thing. He is just too small to play meaningful minutes in the guts. He is the smallest football player I've ever seen in real life.Needs to be fit enough to be in the guts when the game’s on the line. He’s too talented to be just a goalsneak.
His creativity, burst of speed, and evasiveness in traffic is just what we need when the game needs to be won. He just needs to be at close to full tilt 120 minutes after the coin toss.I don't think it is necessarily a fitness thing. He is just too small to play meaningful minutes in the guts. He is the smallest football player I've ever seen in real life.
At best he might provide some outside run and link-up. But I cannot see him ever becoming a full-time midfielder.