Christian PETRACCA

#5   Melbourne

Age: 23yr 0mth Games: 39 Born: Jan 04, 1996
Height: 186cm Weight: 96kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Pre-season form has footy world drooling. Will play mostly at half forward with spurts through midfield. Up-and-coming star.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Quality display around ground and in attack. His strength and positive football was a major factor. 7
2 Carl Not as prominent as his JLT showing against the Blues, but six inside 50s, nine marks and a goal a handy contribution. 6
3 Geel Each time he went near the pill Cat fans had a tightening of their sphincters. Class player who will only get better. 8
4 Frem Threatened to break the game open – kicked a superb final term goal, and took some strong grabs. Dees need to use his better. 7
5 Rich Hobbled by leg issue early on and played more in attack than Dees hoped. Took some great contested marks, but hampered. 6
6 Ess Played deep forward with Hurley his man. Ended up with four goals and made Essendon pay for turnovers. 8
7 Haw One kick in opening half then improved after main break. Played small role but well below what fans hope he can produce. 3
8 Adel Won seven clearances and had a game high four score assists. Massive second half when thrown into middle. 8
9 NM Double-page spreads in daily newspaper rarely end well on game day. Didn’t impact the game to any great degree. 4
10 GCS Fumbly and dropped marks he’d typically snaffle. Not his best. 4
11 Bye.
12 Coll Some important touches at half forward and kept Dees in game at times. In the end was the man the Pies couldn’t stop. 8
13 WB Had a moment to forget early in a marking contest, but then settled and was a bull at stages around the ball. 6
14 WCE Had 20 disposals and kicked one goal. Did his job. 6
15 Syd Burst from stoppage devastating early on, then in and out. Two goals were a real treat however. 6
16 Carl Quiet first half but then got going after main break to be a factor for the team when they needed him. 7
17 Adel Went through midfield and was clean and dynamic in patches. Just needed to get it more. 6
18 Port A bit fumbly at stages, but then had a few dynamic involvements that were key. Late goal finished Port off. 6
19 NM Caught a few times, but then had trademark bursts. Had to impose himself in final term, but didn’t. 4
20 GWS Handy early contests, then disappeared as Giants surged. Disappointing outing again. 4
21 StK Had little impact at half forward until some key efforts in the final term that were vital. 4
22 Bris Thrown into midfield opposed to Beams at times in second half and gave the Dees a lift. Final term goal a ripper. 7
23 Coll Kicked Melbourne’s first and looked dangerous, but then drifted out. Had big say in dragging Dees back. 6

2016 Season

1 Played in Casey intra-club.
2 Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.
3 VFL Looked a cut above the VFL from the first minute. 31 possessions and 2.3. A thoroughbred. -
4 VFL Very good again and must be nearing a debut. Might be given one more week. -
5 VFL Wasn’t as dominant as the past few weeks but did enough to again press debut claims. -
6 StK Long awaited debut and 16 touch display was a landmark. 5
7 GCS Showed Demons fans he was worth the wait with an impressive display. 7
8 WB Brilliant goal in first term and showed his class at times. Real positive for the Dees. 7
9 Bris Dynamic at times. Robbed of a goal by a goal reviewer who sees things that aren’t there. 6
10 Port In and out of the game in midfield and attack. Worked hard but for little result. 4
11 Haw Early goal and worked hard playing mostly across half forward. 5
12 Coll Lot to like about what he does when gets near the football. Classy all day. 6
13 Syd Super first goal in slop and work-rate very good in front half. Rewarded with another major. 6
15 Adel Other than a few bursts and a good tackle, a quiet day at half forward. 4
16 Frem Used at times off back of square and caught eye with power but had a few sloppy kicks. 5
17 StK Looked the only forward capable of doing anything for long periods, but let down by kicking at times. 5
18 WCE A bull in congestion. Loved the conditions and had 19 touches. 7
19 GCS Power in contest important at times and kicked a handy goal in final term. Calf/shin sore? 6
20 Haw When he got involved generally good things happened but just the five kicks. 4
21 Port Good contest with Clurey, and managed five inside-50s. 5
22 Carl Burst in and out then missed multiple chances in final term. Needs to clean up finishing. 4
23 Geel Kid struggled but it’s all part of the learning curve. Got caught a lot. 3

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