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man i mentioned petracca months ago. why are demonlanders so late to the party with things? 

 

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If you were judging him and MCartin at the moment it would  be a Nill all draw. Very uninspiring at the moment. Apologies for the negativity but that's how I'm feeling at present

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Obviously he needs to win more of the ball but when he does have the ball he needs to slow down and play with some composure, he trys to do everything at a million miles an hour which causes him to make skill errors and poor decisions. 

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6 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Changed my username after last weeks game as I was sick of Petracca and his lack of effort combined with his general softness.    Unfortunately the mods changed it back.

  The laziest player in the comp who fumbles every ball, drops easy marks and generally looks disinterested.  No sense of urgency. Thinks hes a superstar when in reality he should be at Casey.

Get another account 

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Drop to casey

if no improvement trade 

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He has allowed himself to get caught up in the hype that has surrounded him from day 1 which has consequently shot his ego through the roof.  He is still immature psychologically and I believe that that penny has only just dropped. He is now starting to question himself and self-analysing (which isn’t a bad thing).  This period of uncertainty has been reflected in his performances over the past couple of months.

Continuing to play him in the senior team will only exacerbate the problem. He needs to sit down with the club psychologist for some D & M’s and play at Casey until he shows he has (a) returned to planet earth and (b) Is consistently playing 4 quarters of team-oriented football.

 

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I didn’t think he was that bad last night.

Thought his first game against Geelong indicated he was going to take the season by storm. He was strong, hard at it, good in the air and used it well. If he ever gets what he’s capable of  and that it’s expected every week, we and the whole completion could  see a top 10 competition player. Regrettably it hasn’t worked out that way  so far ,but it’s far from too late.

As it stands though he’s flat lined at best, since then and l desperately hope he doesn’t become a wasted talent like many. others.

He and Gus seem like good mates that we hoped would take us somewhere.

Gus doing well after his difficulties ,Trac just seems to be going through the motions but we all know he’s got the ability.

 Hope the Footy dept can get to the bottom of this , identify the problem and fix it. 

 

 

 

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8 disposals in Q1, then only 9 in the last 3Qs. Again went missing.

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3 minutes ago, SFebey said:

8 disposals in Q1, then only 9 in the last 3Qs. Again went missing.

Drop

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Just now, timbo said:

Drop

His disposal is average and as a forward he’s a shocking shot at goal, seems like he’s lost confidence and rushing everything and doesn’t have the tank to play midfield, really is in no mans lands and needs to have a think about what he wants from himself. I actually would try him down back, make him accountable.

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19 minutes ago, SFebey said:

His disposal is average and as a forward he’s a shocking shot at goal, seems like he’s lost confidence and rushing everything and doesn’t have the tank to play midfield, really is in no mans lands and needs to have a think about what he wants from himself. I actually would try him down back, make him accountable.

Sure, in the seconds, cannot afford experimentation 

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Would he be worth having some time off half back?

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Needs to find his footy again.

Magoos for the Truck.

He like any can earn his spot back.

No places for cameos.

Needs to feel the hunger.....maybe try another shower or bath ( new water ;) )

Very disappointed

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Been getting a game based on reputation.

Last night BT and Hamish kept saying he loves the big stage and was 'made for Friday night footy' - and this morning many of the commentators seem to have woken up to the fact that he's been taking the p155 for months now.

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I think Hogan gets stale played as a stay at home forward, Tmac is also effective around the ground. I’d leave Petracca in the f50 even when the ball is up the other end, give him some time one out.

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Writing was on the wall weeks ago.

A few weeks at Casey with a few important goals set by Goody & Co.  A message that talent will only get him so far (which is probably where he is at now).  Extra time/space & less pressure at Casey might be just the tonic.

Build 3 to 4 quarter tank, get stronger over ball, clean up disposal (lower eyes coming i50 and hit other short targets around the field), improve goal accuracy and provide more 2nd efforts around the drop.  His disposal is super sloppy/rushed at the moment.  Rarely assesses and often just plays on in hope.  He over runs the ground ball far too often also, leaving it behind for other team mates to try and clean up, or worse, our opponents.

Needs to build tank to enable equal time spent through the middle and up forward on his return and i would be playing him in same dual role at Casey before bringing him back provided he finds the form there and earns his place over whoever he might be replacing.

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The only issue in dropping him is that there are many others who are less value to the team and equally as unproductive: Hannan, Neal Bullen,Vince, Tyson, etc, etc. Where do you draw the line?

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11 minutes ago, joeboy said:

The only issue in dropping him is that there are many others who are less value to the team and equally as unproductive: Hannan, Neal Bullen,Vince, Tyson, etc, etc. Where do you draw the line?

Such depth of.....🙄

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7 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

I think Hogan gets stale played as a stay at home forward, Tmac is also effective around the ground. I’d leave Petracca in the f50 even when the ball is up the other end, give him some time one out.

I thought he was easily the most influential player in the first quarter. There was a general panic which we got the ball to him in a one on one situation. He was using his big body so well in the stoppages just making room for himself and others.

Adelaide then got more numbers at the contest in the backline and he got lost trying to play up the ground.

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Was he hindered by injury? At lne stage he was running with a limp in the 2nd qtr which looked like a cork?

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thats what I am thinking    injury ?     He is better than producing...  confident he will turn it around soon     (I hope)

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3 problems with Trac

1. No tank so he runs out of gas early in a game

2. Can’t kick, especially set shots at goal which limits his use as a forward.

3. He has a big ego and tries to do too much and forgets the simple things.

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