Player Watch #31: Josh Goater - BFNAAK - selected with pick 22 in the ND - Welcome to North Melbourne

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RHLK

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Aug 3, 2009
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Can Goater even reasonably 'small defend?' If yes, in for Turner.
 

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RHLK

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Aug 3, 2009
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Looks like we are eliminating players based on height
Phillips will be next, only 182 to be replaced by X

If Turner only had 1/100th of the creativity of this interpretation 🤩
 

Krakoueraddict

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May 8, 2018
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Turner voted back into leadership group will most likely be playing whenever he's fit.

P.S. I want The Goat in every team but a bit of VFL then some Subs might be his path at the start of the year.
 

Frank Thring

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Mar 3, 2016
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Nope, no way.

I don't see how you can say Bonar and Atu are just automatic incumbents because they are 10 and 22 game veterans respectively.

I'd have him ahead of both of them from what I've seen in pre-season.

Bonar is going to miss at least the first month of the season anyway.
Says who?
 

Roosurgence

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Aug 25, 2006
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Can Goater even reasonably 'small defend?' If yes, in for Turner.
There is no way they are leaving Turner out. You only have to listen to interviews when he is mentioned and they love the guy.

For better or worse Turner sounds like he is pretty much an auto selection when fit, going by comments from coaches and other players.

Goaters time will come but unless there are injuries he may just have to wait a bit.
 

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hellas_johnny

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May 26, 2008
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I like his composure when he gets the ball but seems to be fumbling it a bit. Bergman defs is ahead of him atm
 

BlueandWhiteinmyBlood

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May 27, 2019
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How are we feeling about Goater? Obviously we have been known to royally * a second round pick but keeping my anxiety at bay is the fact every club would have taken this bloke and in many cases much earlier. Reigniting my anxiety is the fact we seem to seriously curb young blokes development + he is playing in a reserves team constantly under the pump.
 

The Filth Wizard

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I'd play him in the next few weeks pre-bye. Maybe a go against GWS. Needs to get some tastes of it and a mid range side is a fair debut.
 

Psicosis

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May 7, 2012
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How are we feeling about Goater? Obviously we have been known to royally duck a second round pick but keeping my anxiety at bay is the fact every club would have taken this bloke and in many cases much earlier. Reigniting my anxiety is the fact we seem to seriously curb young blokes development + he is playing in a reserves team constantly under the pump.
You said it yourself. This wasn’t a Will Walker or Daniel Nielsen pick. Clubs were considering him with their first pick.

The two we reached on you could argue are PC and Bergman, and both look good - particularly PC.
 

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