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Will always be a Melbourne legend after his past few seasons and the Norm Smith. He's become a superb player and has stood up in the big games like a champion. 

Importantly though he always acknowledges the fans and has a positive attitude and real warmth to him. You see him making time for the kids etc and he's just a fantastic role model for the youngsters following the club and is drawing new supporters too. He's become the superstar player and marketing dream we dreamt of for so many decades.

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

Still have to pinch yourself when you realise we now have bonafide stars of the game when we were irrelevant for so long. 

I know exactly how you feel LZ. Same when Matthew Lloyd ranked his top 10 players he'd choose to play finals with:

1. Gawnny

2. Some bloke from Brisbane

3. Clarry

4. Tracc

5 onwards: some spuds

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Christian Petracca 

alteady a champion of the game 

love him 

MFC premiership player 

norm smith medal 

bull of a midfielder 

but two things … 

1. stay hungry … looking like his playing fancy little delicate handballs and tackles being missed 

2. He must must must sort out your goalkicking. It’s a huge knock on him and imv stops him from being elite … he’s not confident and his routine is poor. Straights and simple levers are the key !!! 

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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Christian Petracca 

alteady a champion of the game 

love him 

MFC premiership player 

norm smith medal 

bull of a midfielder 

but two things … 

1. stay hungry … looking like his playing fancy little delicate handballs and tackles being missed 

2. He must must must sort out your goalkicking. It’s a huge knock on him and imv stops him from being elite … he’s not confident and his routine is poor. Straights and simple levers are the key !!! 

Not sure if you realise but he was playing on one leg from midway through the first quarter. He could barely jog at one stage and I expected him to be subbed off.

I would not be too critical of him tonight. 

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2 minutes ago, Clayton spirit said:

His inability in front of goal is stopping him from reaching Ablett/Dusty heights. Should be breaking games open by kicking 2-3 regularly given his rotations into the forward line

Sitting on members wing ground level tonight, there was nothing surer than the fact Petracca was injured. He could not run. It was a result of a tackle he put on Franklin. Whether he aggravated the calf we heard about, I have no ideas. But he was practically limping

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I would not play him and maintain the faith in the team.Perfect opportunity for a ready made hard Ball  get from Casey who is just itching for a chance.

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12 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Christian Petracca 

alteady a champion of the game 

love him 

MFC premiership player 

norm smith medal 

bull of a midfielder 

but two things … 

1. stay hungry … looking like his playing fancy little delicate handballs and tackles being missed 

2. He must must must sort out your goalkicking. It’s a huge knock on him and imv stops him from being elite … he’s not confident and his routine is poor. Straights and simple levers are the key !!! 

1. The guy played 3 quarters with a fractured leg and clearly hampered by a severe cork. Still gathered 24 and gave more than half the side.

2. Is top 5 in score involvements in the league. Sure he should fix the goal kicking as should Dangerfield, Fyfe as example but to say he is not elite is farcical. 

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