Player Watch #5 Christian Petracca - Dominating on ball, and on contracts - resigned until 2022

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Topkent

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I love him saying he wants individual awards, sick of hearing people talk about the team. fu** that, I want Petracca to be the best player in the league. That'll win more games than him laying some tackles
 

Gysberts2Bate

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As long as he stays fit he doesn’t really have a ceiling. Took Ablett 100 games to start playing his best football in his sixth season. Trac had played 85 before this, his fifth. I don’t understand why anyone would say he’s ‘wasted time’. You don’t have to be a star from your early 20s. But he can’t take a backwards step now. Needs to keep getting better and better as he ages like Ablett did if he wants to be the best player in it.
 

schmuttt

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As long as he stays fit he doesn’t really have a ceiling. Took Ablett 100 games to start playing his best football in his sixth season. Trac had played 85 before this, his fifth. I don’t understand why anyone would say he’s ‘wasted time’. You don’t have to be a star from your early 20s. But he can’t take a backwards step now. Needs to keep getting better and better as he ages like Ablett did if he wants to be the best player in it.
People really don’t realize how long it takes mid/forward types to come on, they’re like KPPs in that it’s a slow burn for them to become a star. Dusty wasn’t elite till his 8th season, GAJ his 6th. Petracca is in his 6th season now and his first was a writeoff due to the knee.
 

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Blackas87

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People really don’t realize how long it takes mid/forward types to come on, they’re like KPPs in that it’s a slow burn for them to become a star. Dusty wasn’t elite till his 8th season, GAJ his 6th. Petracca is in his 6th season now and his first was a writeoff due to the knee.
Ablett had 14 Brownlow votes over his first 5 seasons / 100 games, only one best on ground performance.

He then broke out and spent the next 8 years as the best player in the comp.

I wonder if Robbo thinks he wasted his first 5 years?
 
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Topkent

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I don't think this has recieved the plaudits it deserves yet, hits the ball at full pace under pressure, without breaking stride. Snaps from probably 40m out and the ******* thing goes through over post height. He's snapped it 60m probably. Legit has the potential to match Martin and more so long as he has Martin's big game mentality
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Blackas87

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I don't think this has recieved the plaudits it deserves yet, hits the ball at full pace under pressure, without breaking stride. Snaps from probably 40m out and the ******* thing goes through over post height. He's snapped it 60m probably. Legit has the potential to match Martin and more so long as he has Martin's big game mentality View attachment 960784View attachment 960785
Great pick up, great goal. Goal of the night
 

Grimesy87

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I don't think this has recieved the plaudits it deserves yet, hits the ball at full pace under pressure, without breaking stride. Snaps from probably 40m out and the ******* thing goes through over post height. He's snapped it 60m probably. Legit has the potential to match Martin and more so long as he has Martin's big game mentality View attachment 960784View attachment 960785
Wtf it wasn't even in the channel 7 highlights.

Probably why no comments about it.
 

Demondad

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That was an electrifying piece of play as opposed to Cripps; couple of fumbles, incorrect disposal, Plodded to far, standard shot from 45 on a slight angle. Derwayne spruiking goty.🤮
 

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