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How this for timing - I literally just opened my four year old son’s new membership pack. On the front of his membership card, it has a photo of Petracca. He’s Henry’s favourite player - Henry th

Was searching for a new avatar and stumbled on a pic of the greatest moment in Nathan Buckleys life.     

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A common trait amongst most of the power teams if the past from the baby bummers, through to the Swans, Cats and Hawks is that they retained most of their best young players all the way through their successful era. 

Although individuals will only naturally seek what is best for themselves, successful teams share the spoils from the best players down, each sacrificing something for their team, and their team mates. 

Max is on board, Viney was never in doubt and Clarry appears to want to stay a Dee. If CP5 can hold fat with the club talking about his career, it sends a thumping message to all the other younger players.

Ultimate success although not certain, would be at the very least a realistic goal within 3 years. 

I am certain our player management are acutely all of this. Gee, at one function l attended even Chris Connolly was mapping out the contracted players 5 years ahead of time. Maybe, at that time we needed to worry more about the here and now instead of the future. Most of his list are now long gone. 

Good luck thisTruck, you are one of msny important parts of our side and our future. 

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There is nothing new in the article - just the HS re-hashing old news. 

Now, if he had re-signed that would be 'Great news!!!!'

I do think it is only a matter of time before he does re-sign.  If I recall correctly  his manager, Paul Connors was quoted as saying he is going to make us pay top dollar for Christian's signature so it may take a while.

But hopefully, it is sorted sooner rather than later - really don't want it to drag out.

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25 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

There is nothing new in the article - just the HS re-hashing old news. 

Now, if he had re-signed that would be 'Great news!!!!'

I do think it is only a matter of time before he does re-sign.  If I recall correctly  his manager, Paul Connors was quoted as saying he is going to make us pay top dollar for Christian's signature so it may take a while.

But hopefully, it is sorted sooner rather than later - really don't want it to drag out.

Would you rather he said... 

"I'd love to end my career a one-club player, and I anticipate that will be the case."??

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Those quotes do bode well for his imminent signature. I know Scully said nearly exactly the same things in 2011, except for one difference. He had already put contract talks on hold til the end of the year (how did we not see it coming???). Petracca has indicated a contract will get done. Normally when players are on the way out, or considering leaving, they normally trot things out like 'I want to focus on my footy' and 'There's no hurry/timeframe.'

No guarantees but I think Petracca will sign sooner rather than later. 

 

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Would love trac to signs on long term for two reasons. 

1. He is a gun and will be an elite talent.

2. We get to rub it into saints supporters his whole career because they passed on him!!

 

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10 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I will be happy once he signs the dotted line.. for now, it' just s headline trying to sell papers.

correct - the number of players who have made the same comment only to be playing elsewhere in a season or two...

Sign on the dotted line and then you are a Melbourne player for the next (insert length of contract here).

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2 hours ago, nutbean said:

correct - the number of players who have made the same comment only to be playing elsewhere in a season or two...

Sign on the dotted line and then you are a Melbourne player for the next (insert length of contract here).

According to the latest draft/trade/FA comments coming out of the AFL, even a contracted player isn't secure from switching clubs for much longer

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2018-new-plan-to-transform-footballs-player-movement-20180214-h0w3fj.html

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5 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

According to the latest draft/trade/FA comments coming out of the AFL, even a contracted player isn't secure from switching clubs for much longer

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2018-new-plan-to-transform-footballs-player-movement-20180214-h0w3fj.html

The one club player may make us all feel warm and fuzzy but the landscape is that players look after themselves and clubs look after themselves. If both the player and the clubs needs and wants are aligned the player stays otherwise hasta la vista baby...

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

Was searching for a new avatar and stumbled on a pic of the greatest moment in Nathan Buckleys life. 

 

 

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one them will win a AFL  premiership .......

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You would think most players would want at the start of their careers to finish as one club players. Most humans are loyal (long term, paid up MFC members being ‘elite’ examples) and would rather have success with the club that chose them as a 17 y.o. 

Of course it doesn’t always work out. Twelve of our 44 players started at different clubs meaning a tick over 70% are one clubbers. I have no idea what the league average is but 70% feels about right. 

Lets hope the core of our young group stay with us. Let’s face it there aren’t too many reasons to leave.

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