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

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Northwards

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Nov 22, 2017
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For a bloke with suspect kicking he hit some absolute lasers in that first vid.
I get the feeling it’s more a poise thing with him rather than being a bad kick. Kicks at full speed a lot and also disposed of the ball after stepping and blind turning a fair bit which probably makes the disposal and kicking action off balance or rushed.

Hopefully we start him behind the ball and let him see the game in front of him while he adjusts.
He is extremely exciting, ceiling is very high
 

AnEmptyChair

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If we transition him down back is a bit of a Jordan Ridley-type? Watching the way he moved through the midfield I get a bit of that from him.
 

Psicosis

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This is so good for many reasons.

From an on-field perspective, we have been desperate for high end quality in the back 6. This guy could be exactly that if developed on a back flank. His line breaking ability is incredible & how he breaks away is just salivating.

Hayden Young/Lachie Ash vibes is what I get.
 

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the big lebowski

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This is so good for many reasons.

From an on-field perspective, we have been desperate for high end quality in the back 6. This guy could be exactly that if developed on a back flank. His line breaking ability is incredible & how he breaks away is just salivating.

Hayden Young/Lachie Ash vibes is what I get.
He projects as an upgraded atley imo. A more physical, confident atley. Knocks up finding it so nonreason he couldn’t ave 20-25 touches off half back providing the rebound we need!
 

Marksup

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Don’t want to get too ahead of myself but the way he moves reminds me of Bont. Explosive without even looking like he’s trying.
 

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