Cometti: Comfortably my worst yet ...

Anthony Morabito's story is a terrific story.

It's all about overcoming adversity.

Hopefully he gets to do just that and soon.

But sometimes a really good story can muddy the waters.

I was very surprised to read in The West Australian last Friday of Morabito's impatience and frustration at not being selected for the Dockers.

Surely not.

Ross Lyon and Fremantle must be scratching their collective heads.

In fact it appears they might have created a rod for their own back and that their loyalty and support through a string of knee reconstructions may have been misunderstood.

Sure, Morabito was the fourth man picked in the 2009 draft (16 places ahead of Nat Fyfe) and as such must have been a player of high quality.

But a lot of rehab has passed under the bridge since then.

Morabito showed tantalising flashes of form in his one and only season but a quick look at the stats shows he averaged 12-and-a-half possessions over 23 matches with a top of 18.

That's not intended to be a knock, it's a fact.

The fairy tale has blurred the reality.

Wanting to be in the team is an admirable trait but right now Morabito needs to harness the very things that got him back to this point, patience and hard work.

He's been listening to the wrong people.

When Ross Lyon was asked about Morabito's selection he said, 'it's not a question of if, it's when'. What more can a coach do?

Rarely, if ever, have I heard him go so far.

The West Australian

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