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50 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

He has gone way downhill since appearing on the Footy Show with mindless Sam and Creepy Eddie. He is immature and considers himself 'a cut above' whilst producing nothing exceptional for so long - a typical case of ego-mania - when potential is not released from hard work and training, and purposeful execution on the field. A hard and severe Casey workout is required to quell his impressions of grandeur for a firm focus on fitness, core skills improvements and his role for the team. Disappointing season that so easily could be rectified - and in a very short period of time. 

In the vernacular..." He has tickets on himself"

He needs...'restyling'

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Personally, I hate it when players are criticised for their “demeanour”. If you think you can understand what’s going on in a person’s mind by the snippets you see of their face, you’re just wrong. You can’t.

It also doesn’t matter if he’s never been angry on the footy field. Anger is a complex emotion and not everyone reacts constructively to it. If you think you can tell he isn’t taking it seriously because he’s not angry, you’re wrong. You can’t.

Then there’s those complaining about his public comments about wanting to be the best. Watts was potted mercilessly about his comments that he moved on pretty quickly from losses, so we get a competitive, ambitious youngster in, and suddenly that’s no good either.

People, honestly, stop going looking for reasons to criticise our players. It’s stupid to criticise Petracca now when he’s just played one of his best games of the year. It is possible to just enjoy the ride sometimes without needing to be pissed about something, y’know?

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There are a couple of players in the wings of abeyance that soon may be ready to contribute to our run for the finals.

As there is space on our AFL listing (perhaps at this stage, Lewis, Bernie - sob - , Smith), I am champing at the bit to see a return of Vandenberg, Dean Kent and Hunt with perhaps a 'permanent' bench-man, Pedersen. We could be using the bench more fortuitously where the likes of Petracca (down on form but potent), ANB (down on form but prodigal), Keilty (up on form but untried), Spargo (down on form but enthusiastically quick) could all come in, including momentary trials of Baker for the wings. I'd also rate Frosty as our best 'rest of season' CHBack whose running and clearing could augment that of what we have and what could come off the bench for instant 'drive' and aggression. 

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2 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Personally, I hate it when players are criticised for their “demeanour”. If you think you can understand what’s going on in a person’s mind by the snippets you see of their face, you’re just wrong. You can’t.

It also doesn’t matter if he’s never been angry on the footy field. Anger is a complex emotion and not everyone reacts constructively to it. If you think you can tell he isn’t taking it seriously because he’s not angry, you’re wrong. You can’t.

Then there’s those complaining about his public comments about wanting to be the best. Watts was potted mercilessly about his comments that he moved on pretty quickly from losses, so we get a competitive, ambitious youngster in, and suddenly that’s no good either.

People, honestly, stop going looking for reasons to criticise our players. It’s stupid to criticise Petracca now when he’s just played one of his best games of the year. It is possible to just enjoy the ride sometimes without needing to be [censored] about something, y’know?

We know, but moving forward in a successful culture still needs to take place and at the moment, Petracca, for example, could be moved forward in quite a few regards. 

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5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Personally, I hate it when players are criticised for their “demeanour”. If you think you can understand what’s going on in a person’s mind by the snippets you see of their face, you’re just wrong. You can’t.

It also doesn’t matter if he’s never been angry on the footy field. Anger is a complex emotion and not everyone reacts constructively to it. If you think you can tell he isn’t taking it seriously because he’s not angry, you’re wrong. You can’t.

Then there’s those complaining about his public comments about wanting to be the best. Watts was potted mercilessly about his comments that he moved on pretty quickly from losses, so we get a competitive, ambitious youngster in, and suddenly that’s no good either.

People, honestly, stop going looking for reasons to criticise our players. It’s stupid to criticise Petracca now when he’s just played one of his best games of the year. It is possible to just enjoy the ride sometimes without needing to be [censored] about something, y’know?

In short YES it is Nasher. Thankyou.

Trac played a really well balanced game last week and I look forward to seeing him try to continue to do so this week.

Stop the bashing on the developing beast.

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God forbid anyone utter less than a glowing fawning opinion 🙄

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2 minutes ago, Yung Blood said:

In short YES it is Nasher. Thankyou.

Trac played a really well balanced game last week and I look forward to seeing him try to continue to do so this week.

Stop the bashing on the developing beast.

He will tear the dogs apart this weekend. No pun intended. I think he was spoken to and has no ambition to play in the 2’s . This weekend will be his best game yet.

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42 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

God forbid anyone utter less than a glowing fawning opinion 🙄

Yep - the old “if you don’t hate something, it must mean you love it” logic jump. Wouldn’t expect any less from you bub!

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Just now, Nasher said:

Yep - the old “if you don’t hate something, it must mean you love it” logic jump. Wouldn’t expect any less from you bub!

You're quite condescending of late eh Nasher.

Do you bother to read a lot of comments ? I wonder.

Quite simply the lad has a long way to go. Immensely talented...but hardly consistent...nor continuous of effort/effect.

What you deign to call logic is nothing of the kind.

Also what you want to brush as hate..is also nothing of the kind. It's called opinion. It's not hate. Try looking the word up for its meaning. Some folk rate him as an ability...just not his application.

There's an opinion that he's just a bit ahead of his actual accomplishment. 

He wouldn't be the first. 

I'd love the bloke to play as many, here and the general footy following ( public and media ) think he might. 

Hes made his own bed.

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1 hour ago, Dirts said:

He will tear the dogs apart this weekend. No pun intended. I think he was spoken to and has no ambition to play in the 2’s . This weekend will be his best game yet.

Wish him all the best with this, it can be nothing else than fabulous for the MFC. Shame that it is taking so long to occur, as there have been a few losses lately where his input across a game might have otherwise been improved, made more reliable and certainly, assist the team to snatch a win. He is the driver from whom aggressive, successful football might otherwise be achieved. Mixed tense but it has been across a few weeks whilst waiting ... a stable position, role and readiness has not been given to him from the FD - and might well represent the reason for his lapse in form and impact. 

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