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Post Pat Goalkicking -The Elephant in The Room

Post by LeichhardtTiger » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 2:28 am

We've had some of the games greatest goalkickers in our Club (s). From Golden Boots Keith Barnes to Tony Ford (Kicks from half way went over the tall posts at Lidcombe Oval!) Len Killeen, Dave Barsley, Ron Giteau, Jason Taylor, Paul Conlon, Joel Caine (yep) Brett Hodgson & Pat Richards.

2016 Who will be our 10 point a game Man? Cos if we are to be competitive we need a goalkicker! Hazchem for Canterbury, Eric Simms for Souths, Langlands for Saints - who is our Go To Guy. Remember when Benji was taking the kicks how we cringed every time?

Who Can Kick Us to Victory?

Rankin?
Hunt?
Brooks?
Moses?

Rankin & Hunt aren't even certain to play 1st Grade. Come BACK PAT!
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Post by Demps » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 7:57 am

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Post by Geo. » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:03 am

Robbie Farah...?
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:03 am

Moses will likely kick.
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Post by TigerBob » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:19 am

What about Tedesco?


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Post by Geo. » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:22 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:Moses will likely kick.
Taylor ruled out Moses apparently due to on-going leg and groin issues and that he will be doing a lot of the kicking in general play...

He certainly strikes the ball well....

Rankin has been doing extra's with Taylor on Goal Kicking after training...
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Post by TrueTiger » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:29 am

Geo. wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:Moses will likely kick.
Taylor ruled out Moses apparently due to on-going leg and groin issues and that he will be doing a lot of the kicking in general play...

He certainly strikes the ball well....

Rankin has been doing extra's with Taylor on Goal Kicking after training...
Your last sentence GEO might give us a fair indication on what could be happening,I wouldn't rule it out completely....
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 8:35 am

Ah OK, I wasn't aware of that.
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Post by cat-party » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 9:24 am

It'll be Rankin or Hunt, whichever one gets the wing spot.

Moses is the best of the bunch though so it's unfortunate that his leg issues will prevent it.

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Post by matchball » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 9:41 am

Paul Conlon? Did you mean Ross?
Moses will take the kicking duties for sure.

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Post by marzie » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 9:51 am

I don't understand why goal kicking should be that tiring for him?? He's 20 years old if he gets too tired from an extra 3-4 kicks a game that's pretty strange

There's nothing worse than losing a close game because of goal kicking

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Post by Tygr » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 10:51 am

TigerBob wrote:What about Tedesco?
No doubt he would probably be a natural at goal kicking aswell but it would be asking too much of him to carry all the attacking load and then have to back it up every time with the boot. I was fully expecting Moses to take over goal kicking duties but apparently that wont be the case. I just hope we wont be fielding another player solely for his goal kicking duties (alas Richards) when there are other players who offer way more in that position.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 11:00 am

I haven't heard or seen anything about any injuries or niggles that Moses has with his legs, and then suddenly his body can't cope with goal kicking? He kicks at about 85% which is what we need, not a fill in, and he'll play every game. If Moses can do general field kicking he can't be too injured, so why can't he kick goals too? What's the difference??

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Post by Sabre » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 11:07 am

Sounds like when we had Dean Collis as goal kicking for us for a little while.
He was kicking them beautifully but then he could no longer do it due to injury.

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Post by Pokies » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 11:51 am

Big Pat had a down year in goal kicking last year though, only hitting at 71.11%. That's slightly below average for NRL kickers going off last years percentages. Im hopeful whoever handles the duties this year can at worse finish roughly around the same %.

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Post by jirskyr » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 12:19 pm

New strategy is to score more tries under the posts!

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 1:46 pm

marzie wrote:I don't understand why goal kicking should be that tiring for him?? He's 20 years old if he gets too tired from an extra 3-4 kicks a game that's pretty strange

There's nothing worse than losing a close game because of goal kicking
Who said anything about fatigue?

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Post by MacDougall » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 6:31 pm

Moses and Rankin are both very good goal kickers. Rankin missed a couple of near impossible kicks in the trial and out came the wolves.

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