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On 8/28/2018 at 5:56 PM, Neil Crompton said:

 

You only think Petracca's ceiling is higher than De Goey's. He certainly has never shown the match winning form that De Goey has - and perhaps he never will. At best he has shown glimpses, but he has never contributed a 4 quarter game. He seems to me to be a very immature player, who may, a couple of years down the track, grow up, and start to play consistently to his undoubted ability. I certainly hope so, but i fear the worst - that he may end up being, in terms of level of disappointment, our replacement Jack Watts.

He has already shown far far more desire for the contest and attack on ball and man than Jack the Likeable, talented as he is, has ever shown.

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I think he looks a lot more laconic than he actually is. After the training today he was saying how much he was looking forward to it and how he wished they were playing this week. Perception is not always reality. 

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47 minutes ago, layzie said:

I think he looks a lot more laconic than he actually is. After the training today he was saying how much he was looking forward to it and how he wished they were playing this week. Perception is not always reality. 

No one has ever accused Petracca of being laconic. If anything he's too overexcited.

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23 minutes ago, Chook said:

No one has ever accused Petracca of being laconic. If anything he's too overexcited.

Laconic was a bad word. More happy go lucky or casual.

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Laconic: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.

It’s a frequently misused word, often when describing an AFL player. 

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"Hollywood" I feel is a good nickname for Petracca. Heard someone calling him that at a game earlier this year. 

Looks like a million bucks. Might be a flop. Might be a summer blockbuster. The trailer looks good and we all have our midnight screening tickets. But ready to slam it online if it doesn't meet expectation. But we'll back in and go see the sequel. 

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Watched Trac today in some of the tackling drills at training and most around us were absolutely gobsmacked by his core strength.

It all happens too quickly in a game sometimes to appreciate a player’s unique qualities. Being only 15 or so metres away from that particular drill, it was incredible to watch him brush off tackles from two players at a time with the swiveling of hips and quick lateral movements. Mind you, the drills were with high intensity and players were giving it their all in trying to bring him to ground.

Powerful footballer and hope he makes his mark Friday night. 

 

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Clearly he hasn’t hit his straps fully yet, but on average it’s about 80 games or so they say, so we have time.

The only thing that worries me that I see every game in the warm up, he always looks completely exhausted before first bounce. Head slouched, hands on hips, he really looks like he’s in the hurt locker.

Is he rising just before game time, is he pushing too hard before it? Does anyone have any insight into his routine?

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6 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

he and Brayshaw are that x factor together with Oliver that can take us deep over the next few weeks.

There is no doubt that Oliver will be heavily tagged so it's up to Petracca and Gus to really hammer home our rucking advantage.

Get past Geelong and the lid is officially OFF

Jack Viney is the x-factor.

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7 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Watched Trac today in some of the tackling drills at training and most around us were absolutely gobsmacked by his core strength.

It all happens too quickly in a game sometimes to appreciate a player’s unique qualities. Being only 15 or so metres away from that particular drill, it was incredible to watch him brush off tackles from two players at a time with the swiveling of hips and quick lateral movements. Mind you, the drills were with high intensity and players were giving it their all in trying to bring him to ground.

Powerful footballer and hope he makes his mark Friday night. 

 

This is obvious sitting at ground level at matches. I think a lot of supporters are badly damaged after Sylvia and then Watts. Neither have the personality nor the competitive drive of Petracca. A lot of people think he gets ahead of himself, or that he doesn't realise how good he is. He does know that. And is perhaps his harshest critic. Something I think neither Sylvia or Watts were. They were almost content.

Petracca is made for finals.

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