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2020 Player Reviews: #5 Christian Petracca

After his big strides forward in 2019, Petracca added a extra dimension to his game in 2020 as he took a place among the top shelf of AFL footballers. His hard work in the off season paid dividends and he was dominant whether played in the midfield or up forward. The way he prepared himself this season should be an inspiration for his teammates.

Date of Birth: 4 January, 1996

Height: 186cm

Weight: 96kg

Games MFC 2020: 17

Career Total: 102

Goals MFC 2020: 14

Career Total: 68

Votes 2020 Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy: 385 (Winner)

Votes 2020 Brownlow Medal: 20 (Equal third)

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I really loved his skill and conviction shown on numerous occasions during 2020 ("If it has to be it must be me", very RDB like), if all our Amigo's step up like that we are in for one hell of a ride in 2021.

Well done Tracc..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I love the way Petrac presented himself on and off the field in 2020, He was second to none. 

I will say that there is another level that he can take his game to in 2021 and i just can't wait to witness it. 

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Me too nosoup.  I reckon there is at least one more level in him.  Maybe more. Scary for some, spectacular for us!

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As good a season as I have seen from a Melbourne midfielder since Woewodin's Brownlow year.

B&F win, All Australian, top 3 in all of Brownlow Medal, Players Award & Coaches Award.

Congratulations Christian, you worked your backside off and got the rewards. Now the challenge is to back it up next year.

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He was for me our best player this year. I know others have said Max, others have said Clarry, and that's absolutely fine but to me he was our match winner and game breaker. He is using his talent and making the competition take notice, it was striking that in some of his poor matches he reverted back to some of his bad habits of overhead handballs to no one, and over possessing with his teammates. He is at his best when he takes on the mantle as "the man" and just does his thing. I hope the coaches are giving him license to do that and saying the same to Clarry, give them direction on the style of footy but when you have guys that can do what they can do just let them play to instincts. That match winning goal vs St Kilda was insane.

He could be our next Brownlow medalist.

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Without Trac we wouldn't have come within coo-ee of the top 8. He needs proper help though, and I'm hoping our midfield brigade can come along with him and get to that next level, not only individually but as a group.

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17 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I thought he was ok. Became a bit more involved.

Having a lend of us all!!

but not very appreciative of a superb season by Trac.

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Nice to see him go some way to fulfilling the enormous potential he has always had.  His work ethic was outstanding both preseason and within season and he reaped the individual accolades that came with that.  He still has work to do (one swallow doesn't make a summer) to be spoken of in the same company as Martin but he looks likely to join that elite company if his progression continues on the same trajectory. Congratulations to him!

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13 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

I liked the bits where I went phhwoooaaarrr

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Hi DA, good to see you posting. Miss you when you're not....

This one tickled me, because I'd be watching the games with my son, instead of going phhwooarrr, I'd say "Did YOU SEE THAT!!!' and my son would just slowly nod at me like I'm a sad old sod.

 

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

It was absolutely brilliant to be honest.

 

 

 

 

No he needs to do more, I would like him to take more shots at goal, no passing in forward 50, just go bang, he is better 55 Meters out then 25 directly in front, even though he did kick straight when in front this year.

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3 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

No he needs to do more, I would like him to take more shots at goal, no passing in forward 50, just go bang, he is better 55 Meters out then 25 directly in front, even though he did kick straight when in front this year.

You're a hard marker!

Agree his goal kicking was much improved this year.

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