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

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kangatime

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Mrs HB works with a lady who knows The Goaters very well and she spoke to Mrs Goater and they were guaranteed he would go on the first night to Freo. They were shocked when it didn't happen but elated in the end obviously.
Goes to show what a scum bag Peter Bell has become.
 

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Happy he came to North but weird Freo were looking at more HBF types considering is not a position of need and they just got Jordan Clark.
Guess when Johnson became available they changed their plans.
Seemed to have just drafted local talent as everyone from VIC wants to go home.

Even then the first night thing would suggest instead of Erasmus (surely never passing on Amiss) but that doesn't ring true.
 

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Happy he came to North but weird Freo were looking at more HBF types considering is not a position of need and they just got Jordan Clark.
Guess when Johnson became available they changed their plans.
Seemed to have just drafted local talent as everyone from VIC wants to go home.


Yeh I'm not sure what happened but it was said that it was a guarantee. To the point on day 1 of the draft he has started to organise packing.
 

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And by all reports absolutely passes the 'No Dickhead" policy. Lady said to Mrs HB they are a wonderful family and he is a ripping kid. Which you always like to hear.
Another interesting point was that ALL parents are all 100% coached on how to answer the questions of clubs in their interview.
 

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Happy he came to North but weird Freo were looking at more HBF types considering is not a position of need and they just got Jordan Clark.
Guess when Johnson became available they changed their plans.
Seemed to have just drafted local talent as everyone from VIC wants to go home.
They probably would have liked him as a midfielder.
 

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And by all reports absolutely passes the 'No Dickhead" policy. Lady said to Mrs HB they are a wonderful family and he is a ripping kid. Which you always like to hear.
Another interesting point was that ALL parents are all 100% coached on how to answer the questions of clubs in their interview.
Footballs getting more and more professional at junior level.
You always hear on the radio how surprised the commentators are with the way the kids speak during interviews etc.
It can be the difference between a career in the AFL and not.
Just waiting for the SC programs to catch up too, seems like a few clubs/leagues are already doing it.
 

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31 is surprising thought he’d get 14,
18 (greenwood apparently has) or 21
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Maybe Josh was a massive Connor Menadue fan in 2021.
 

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Goes to show what a scum bag Peter Bell has become.

Plans change. No one expected Johnson to slide like he did, and in a year like this where juniors has been so limited it shouldn't be surprising that different recruiting teams have radically different ideas of who's the best at any given pick. Supposedly we were committed to Motlop, but just like with Freo and Goater, plans change. Let's just be glad they did and we got a gun who's also a lifelong shinboner.
 
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Plans change. No one expected Johnson to slide like he did, and in a year like this where juniors has been so limited it shouldn't be surprising that different recruiting times have radically different ideas of who's the best at any given pick. Supposedly we were committed to Motlop, but just like with Freo and Goater, plans change. Let's just be glad they did and we got a gun who's also a lifelong shinboner.
The top 12 went exactly to plan! They gave the kid a guarantee when they were never going to pick him. There was no surprise, Freo knew who would be available at their pick, to guarantee a kid they would pick him up and not go back to him and tell him its not going to happen is just sh*t. Freo as a club are full of a bunch of w***ers. The fact they brought Murphy in with no experience proves this.
 

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Yeh I'm not sure what happened but it was said that it was a guarantee. To the point on day 1 of the draft he has started to organise packing.

Was he and the family disappointed or quietly happy that there was a chance to remain in Vic after Freo overlooked him?
 

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After watching the recruiters Q and A video, it seems the Goat can play all 3 zones, but has been pencilled in to start as a rebounding defender, Atley replacement ?
 

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