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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.     

2 year Contract Extension. WELL DONE TRAC!!! ???

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fwiw shaw backtracked at a million miles an hour re trac going to the filth on 3aw

became much more of a 'every club would be looking at him!' vague statement rather than a determinative 'pies are gonna get petracca woot woot!' statement

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8 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

 

 

QB Demon clearly said that Collingwood is the third biggest team in terms of financials and membership no.s yet you try and twist his post into a preposterous claim that Melbourne is bigger than Collingwood. Give it a rest.

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6 hours ago, longsuffering said:

Does anyone know who Trac's manager is. If its Paul Connors beware. He is Ollie's manager. I will not forget the Judd debacle.

It's not Connors, but it is his agency. I believe he is managed by Robbie D'Orazio.

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Geez Petracca was quiet vague in response to his future by Robbo on AFL 360..

Yeah didn’t want to put it to bed. If I was him I would have just said that I’ll be staying. Then at the end of the day it’s up to other clubs to offer the coin to drag you out the door. 

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Geez Petracca was quiet vague in response to his future by Robbo on AFL 360..

Yep, thought he had a real chance to put it to bed and kept repeating a rehearsed response "I'm contracted for two years and the club is 3-0 and playing good footy", which is funny when I type it it reads positively. He then gave a relatively weak response to "do you want to be a one club player?". Which he replied with something along the lines of "yes, of course I do". I certainly feel worse from seeing that, than I did reading Shaw's comments on the weekend. Trac had a real chance to put it to bed eg "don't be ridiculous, I love the club, i'm not leaving" kind of statement and he didn't go there. It's a new era...who knows?

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I have no issue with Petracca not saying anything, nor should he. He's contracted for the rest of this season which is has just begun and next.

He'll be looking at his true big pay day and his manager will be telling him there's no point rushing in to anything now.

We need to get Oliver, Salem and potentially Weideman locked away and then the club can go to Petracca's management. I don't think he's the kind of player where you'd even do a Wingard/May style pre agency trade either, you're going to keep him for as long as possible then work it out.

I doubt Cripps is going anywhere but he and Carlton are still negotiating and he's the captain! With such a tight cap and star players keen on big deals it's a really tricky process. 

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3 minutes ago, SPC said:

Yeah didn’t want to put it to bed. If I was him I would have just said that I’ll be staying. Then at the end of the day it’s up to other clubs to offer the coin to drag you out the door. 

No he didn't..  reminded me a lot of how Jesse Hogan use to respond.

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2 minutes ago, lucifer said:

Yep, thought he had a real chance to put it to bed and kept repeating a rehearsed response "I'm contracted for two years and the club is 3-0 and playing good footy", which is funny when I type it it reads positively. He then gave a relatively weak response to "do you want to be a one club player?". Which he replied with something along the lines of "yes, of course I do". I certainly feel worse from seeing that, than I did reading Shaw's comments on the weekend. Trac had a real chance to put it to bed eg "don't be ridiculous, I love the club, i'm not leaving" kind of statement and he didn't go there. It's a new era...who knows?

Would you light money on fire if you were him? That's pretty much what committing to staying does. It also probably becomes more of a story than the cliches. The cliches are useful because they really mean nothing. 

Until the club puts an offer on the table and rival clubs do the same there's no point worrying about any comments.

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Some hilarious responses to Tracc on 360. As if he would say one way or the other.

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8 minutes ago, lucifer said:

Yep, thought he had a real chance to put it to bed and kept repeating a rehearsed response "I'm contracted for two years and the club is 3-0 and playing good footy", which is funny when I type it it reads positively. He then gave a relatively weak response to "do you want to be a one club player?". Which he replied with something along the lines of "yes, of course I do". I certainly feel worse from seeing that, than I did reading Shaw's comments on the weekend. Trac had a real chance to put it to bed eg "don't be ridiculous, I love the club, i'm not leaving" kind of statement and he didn't go there. It's a new era...who knows?

Players leave options open now. 
Contracts mean nothing 

The more games we win, the better the odds all our core players stick around. 
2019-2020 was disappointing 

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

Players leave options open now. 
Contracts mean nothing 

The more games we win, the better the odds all our core players stick around. 
2019-2020 was disappointing 

Yep 100% - let's just hope we keep winning right? If we do you'd expect this to take care of itself

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Not sure how else Trac could’ve answered the question. It’s not like his contract expires in 6 months, we just completed Round 3 and he still has 18 months to go.

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1 minute ago, lucifer said:

Yep 100% - let's just hope we keep winning right? If we do you'd expect this to take care of itself

It is entirely in the hands of the Club. 
Time to perform on the Big Stage

Our Home Ground has 100,000 seats

We should have ALWAYS been a Destination Club. 
 

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Jack Riewoldt answered the question for him in a much more reassuring way. 
 

But anything can happen in 2 years. And he’s definitely here for at least that. 

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11 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Just gotta keep winning...

We were winning when Hogan left. Your war cries won’t get the job done. 

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23 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

We were winning when Hogan left. Your war cries won’t get the job done. 

You mean the Hogan who left for Freo and is now at GWS.

Good point...

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5 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

It's not Connors, but it is his agency. I believe he is managed by Robbie D'Orazio.

D'Orazio is Grundy's manager.

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