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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Article on AFL site about Trac.

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-27/im-not-the-player-i-want-to-be-says-dee-petracca

The following stood out. 

 

All I want to focus on at the moment is just doing what Simon tells me to do, playing my role as that half-forward by putting a lot of pressure on. It's stuff that probably doesn't get recognised, but it does get recognised inside the four walls."

Let's hope the pass mark Goodwin is seemingly giving him is part of the process in getting him out of his rut.

Otherwise, he's accepting of mediocre efforts from a guy who has all the tools to be a very damaging player but unable to deploy them in tight games.

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The good old four walls. Where would we be without them? Time to pull your finger out Trac. 

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In a media release, Christian admits he has to lift his game. 

I get a little tired of these media releases, with players and coaches stating the bleeding obvious or feeling they have to respond to criticisms in the media. 

Sure, Christian needs to lift, but making these statements will not make it happen.

In order to improve his performance he needs to work on his fitness so that he can match the fitness levels exhibited by the stars of the game. Take a look at Dustin Martin, have a look at the way he trains and the extra work he does to improve himself.

Martin was once like Petracca, had all the ability but not the application. People and footballers can change. But is needs hard work, lots of hard work, single mindedness, sacrifice and a mind free of distractions

He needs to have a good hard look at himself, at others, do the work that is required without compromise and go out on the field and do it, not make statements about it. 

He can do it, but is he willing?

 

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In the article he is quoted as saying:  “I want to be someone who has an impact in every game. At the moment I’m probably not doing that".

Even the very best players do not impact every game.  Not Dusty, not Fyfe, not Dangerfield.  Time Christian took some pressure off himself. 

Get fit, work hard and lay low for a while, out of the media spotlight.  The more media he does the more the spotlight will be on him when he has a flat patch.

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Can't help but think an article like that will draw attention to himself from other teams, they'll go in for the kill. Just shut up and work hard.

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10 minutes ago, SFebey said:

Can't help but think an article like that will draw attention to himself from other teams, they'll go in for the kill. Just shut up and work hard.

Yes. Incredibly poor judgement, unless he has been reading DL and this was a release valve. Inn which case he should have posted directly.

 

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I sometimes wonder when these articles appear if the clubs have pressure from the marketing gurus in the AFL (and maybe the club itself) to keep feeding the media.  I can't see any reason why a player or  a club would do so otherwise.  I cannot see how it helps the player improve nor makes the supporters feel better.  Even the most casual supporter will see that he is playing poorly and only an idiot would think that the coach and the player don't know it and are not trying to fix it without being told in this article.  Publishing this trash doesn't help fix it - just sets the player up for more unwelcome attention.

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21 minutes ago, sue said:

I sometimes wonder when these articles appear if the clubs have pressure from the marketing gurus in the AFL (and maybe the club itself) to keep feeding the media.  I can't see any reason why a player or  a club would do so otherwise.  I cannot see how it helps the player improve nor makes the supporters feel better.  Even the most casual supporter will see that he is playing poorly and only an idiot would think that the coach and the player don't know it and are not trying to fix it without being told in this article.  Publishing this trash doesn't help fix it - just sets the player up for more unwelcome attention.

It's like the 24 hr news cycle in politics.

Empty words to feed the machine.

 

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19 minutes ago, timbo said:

It's like the 24 hr news cycle in politics.

Empty words to feed the machine.

 

No one needs to feed the machine. 

Just like this site, folks say stuff. You don’t need to reply or comment. Often best to hold your own counsel. 

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On 6/14/2018 at 5:02 AM, Rogue said:

Yeah, if that's accurate he could probably do with losing 8-10kgs, particularly if he wants to play midfield.

Eating way too much pasta!

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10 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

Eating way too much pasta!

In Early May I saw him at training and thought he was over weight Barney. Also seemed to have little stamina / desire in the running drills. 

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1 hour ago, Barney Rubble said:

Eating way too much pasta!

Probably is a problem to be honest.

Trac doesnt seem like the kind of guy that would stick to a professional diet. 

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2 hours ago, sue said:

I sometimes wonder when these articles appear if the clubs have pressure from the marketing gurus in the AFL (and maybe the club itself) to keep feeding the media.  I can't see any reason why a player or  a club would do so otherwise.  I cannot see how it helps the player improve nor makes the supporters feel better.  Even the most casual supporter will see that he is playing poorly and only an idiot would think that the coach and the player don't know it and are not trying to fix it without being told in this article.  Publishing this trash doesn't help fix it - just sets the player up for more unwelcome attention.

Sue...if i may,

A good way to stay sane, grounded and reasonably happy ( other than the assault on our demeanor made by the MFC during its annual comedy parade ) is to just not indulge the media by reading/watching any of it. It's just about guaranteed to be 99% recycled garbage .

The only publishing i personally take much notice of are ...the results ;)

Anything from clubs is especially chancey ... anything from players...meh

Anything from 'experts' invariably requires a spray of dettol.

Each to own of course

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43 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Sue...if i may,

A good way to stay sane, grounded and reasonably happy ( other than the assault on our demeanor made by the MFC during its annual comedy parade ) is to just not indulge the media by reading/watching any of it. It's just about guaranteed to be 99% recycled garbage .

The only publishing i personally take much notice of are ...the results ;)

Anything from clubs is especially chancey ... anything from players...meh

Anything from 'experts' invariably requires a spray of dettol.

Each to own of course

Yep the only thing that matters is the score board. The rest has no influence on who plays finals. 

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3 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Probably is a problem to be honest.

Trac doesnt seem like the kind of guy that would stick to a professional diet. 

Wait, carbs are not professional ? 🙅🏻🤔

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If Trac wants to have serious time in the midfield he needs to drop a bit of weight (he's ripped, so that means a bit of muscle).

He needs to be weighing in the low 90's/kgs at the most for him to be able to increase his stamina. Hogan is 10cm taller and only 4kg heavier and even he is not a permanent mid. TMAC is similar in size and weight as well.

If we plan to use him more as a forward with short bursts in the middle, i'd still have him drop a little weight (just not as much to remain explosive and powerful), but if midfield is his goal, at least 5kgs needs to go.

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for me, its his kicking. can you play a guy who cant kick straight up forward? 

 

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5 hours ago, beelzebub said:

Sue...if i may,

A good way to stay sane, grounded and reasonably happy ( other than the assault on our demeanor made by the MFC during its annual comedy parade ) is to just not indulge the media by reading/watching any of it. It's just about guaranteed to be 99% recycled garbage .

The only publishing i personally take much notice of are ...the results ;)

Anything from clubs is especially chancey ... anything from players...meh

Anything from 'experts' invariably requires a spray of dettol.

Each to own of course

Exactly.

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7 hours ago, old dee said:

In Early May I saw him at training and thought he was over weight Barney. Also seemed to have little stamina / desire in the running drills. 

That’s a worry.  Fitness, diet, weight are pretty basic things that even non professional athletes and sportspeople understand.

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Fat, eats too much pasta and can’t stick to a diet. If the club doesn’t know what the problem is we can point them to this thread..

Taken in January this year, his fatness disgusts me:

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Fat, eats too much pasta and can’t stick to a diet. If the club doesn’t know what the problem is we can point them to this thread..

Taken in January this year, his fatness disgusts me:

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Needs to lose 8kg, if that’s bulk, then he still has to lose it. 96kgs looks to heavy for him onfield, unless he’s carrying an injury which I’m starting to think he might be? May explain his lack of effort, unless he’s of course just a lazy player.

His fatness disgusts me too, I wish my fat was like that 

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5 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Fat, eats too much pasta and can’t stick to a diet. If the club doesn’t know what the problem is we can point them to this thread..

Taken in January this year, his fatness disgusts me:

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I'm disgusted at his obesity 

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12 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Probably is a problem to be honest.

Trac doesnt seem like the kind of guy that would stick to a professional diet. 

I understand people are frustrated by his form, but I draw the line at accusations that are 100% conjecture with no basis in fact.

Don’t make things up when you have no idea if it’s true or not. You might think it harmless, but it doesn’t take long at all for someone’s speculation to become the common wisdom.

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16 hours ago, SFebey said:

Can't help but think an article like that will draw attention to himself from other teams, they'll go in for the kill. Just shut up and work hard.

 

15 hours ago, sue said:

I sometimes wonder when these articles appear if the clubs have pressure from the marketing gurus in the AFL (and maybe the club itself) to keep feeding the media.  I can't see any reason why a player or  a club would do so otherwise.  I cannot see how it helps the player improve nor makes the supporters feel better.  Even the most casual supporter will see that he is playing poorly and only an idiot would think that the coach and the player don't know it and are not trying to fix it without being told in this article.  Publishing this trash doesn't help fix it - just sets the player up for more unwelcome attention.

Club needs to improve on who says what and when and also who is allowed into the inner sanctum / 4 walls ... pre-match.

What the hell was that nonsense with BT before Friday night's game?  He was even looking to sneak in some info off the pre-match white board and the message from the coach.  The Pies don't even let him in post match for the roaming BS!

The Maxy BS interview just before the match started also.  Coach needs to take that mantle.

MFC needs to be more ruthless and let the boys fully focus on getting into the finals for the first time in over a decade!

Apart from the Captains/Coach on game day and one or two seniors being trolled out during the week...all others should be off limits on game day or weekly press rounds until we win our first final.

It's time to impliment the FOF rule... [censored] Off Fugazi!

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22 minutes ago, Nasher said:

I understand people are frustrated by his form, but I draw the line at accusations that are 100% conjecture with no basis in fact.

Don’t make things up when you have no idea if it’s true or not. You might think it harmless, but it doesn’t take long at all for someone’s speculation to become the common wisdom.

Nasher I always find it interesting that people think what is said on here has an effect on a player.

Most players would not even know we exist let alone read our ramblings. Genuine question do you think the FD read this? If they do then do you think they take any notice? 

If a 100 people on here think Petracca Is over weight do you really think that has effect on his attitude?

I am interested in your thoughts.

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