Goal kicking

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Goal kicking

Post by Tigerheart_returns » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 7:10 am

do you all think Rankin is still our best option? On Ch 9, they said that our goal kicking record is poor, but he seems to strike the ball pretty well?


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Post by Tigerdave » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 7:18 am

I don't think we have any other option, he does seem to strike the ball well........just the aim is off

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Post by TrueTiger » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 7:23 am

Jordan and Mitchell have both got to do more practice with a goalkicking tutor,although JT was a very good striker of the ball it takes hours of practice to be a top level kicker,every kick is a pressure kick because its worth points.....we were very spoilt to have an extremely talented kicker in Richards,now we need a replacement..
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Post by stevetiger » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 7:49 am

Probably. I'm not sure that there is anyone better.

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Post by maxxy86 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 8:04 am

He seems to want to put too much hook on the ball especially the conversion for our 3rd try. Jordan has watched Thurston too much I think.
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Post by Spartan117 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 10:43 am

I have been thinking about this a fair bit now, We need a high percentage kicker.

We would be winning a few more games this year if we hadn't squandered so many points.

Im going to see if i can dig up the Total points that were on offer.

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Post by Spartan117 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 10:49 am

15 from 35 goal kicks missed to date between Moses and Rankin = 42%

this means

20 from 35 were successful. 57%

Thx http://live.nrlstats.com/nrl/

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 10:54 am

I think he is the best option from what I have seen between him and Mitch
Rankin takes his time, composure is what I think I required
Rushing the kick increased the rate of failure by straying it.

It was a HUGE contrast between him and Reynolds last night
One full of confidence whist the other digging deep to get it between the upright.

Reynolds looks so confident it seems like he could pilot it over with his eyes closed.

Raking missed 3 kicks,
Score could have been 36-18 , now that' looks more like a thrashing.

Kicks a extremely important and I agree, they (the kickers) should spend more time practising .


Back on Rankin V Mosses, I'd leave Rankin with the kicks, he seems more likely to put them over

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Post by Tigermama » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:00 am

He got 3 out of 6 last night. He needs to keep working on his kicking game.
But then again some never improve, no matter how many extras they put in. You either have it or you don't. I think Rankin has room for improvement and will get better. :pray:

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:05 am

Tigermama wrote:He got 3 out of 6 last night. He needs to keep working on his kicking game.
But then again some never improve, no matter how many extras they put in. You either have it or you don't. I think Rankin has room for improvement and will get better. :pray:
Sometimes the harder you try the worse it gets
Poor old Benji had this issue.

Yet he managed to pilot a drop goal from halfway at Ctown.

Bit like my golf swing. Except I call Draw and Fade to all my hooks and slices . lol

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Post by Russell » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:16 am

I was under the impression Moses was a better kicker. However in a kick off a while ago, it was Rankin that won and he got the job.

Moses has issues with his groin and so kicking for goal is not really an option.
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Best of a bad lot - think we were spoilt by Richards.

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Post by shakey4d » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 3:30 pm

Hunt kicks doesnt he? How does he go? Whos been kicking in state cup?

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Post by Balmain Boy » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 3:45 pm

Moses is probably the better kicker but seeing he's not 100% perhaps his mind is on his body and he's not striking them as cleanly as he used to.

Drinkwater kicks in NSW Cup, and i think Hunt can kick too, but neither would be better than the 2 we've already got.

Again we score a lot of tries out wide, probably more than any other side i'd say, so that decreases our percentages a bit but we should still be doing better. Other teams have more big guys barging over near the posts whereas we have backline moves putting the winger over in the corner.

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Post by Newtown » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 4:30 pm

I believe that when he played in U.K. Rankin was his club's main goal kicker. He didn't start goal kicking in Australia until a couple of rounds ago so with some more practice and mentoring from his coach, who was a champion goal kicker, Rankin should be able to improve his success rate.

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Post by 851 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 5:21 pm

Rankin's goal kicking has already cost us, and is going to cost us again, I have no confidence in him turning 4 into 6 even from an easy position.
We have to find another kicker, the difference between winning and losing is quite often decided by goal kicking, we have to somehow get a goal kicker in the team.
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Post by westTAHger » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 5:22 pm

Goal kicking will be wests-tigers Achilles heel this year.
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Post by Snake » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 5:25 pm

westTAHger wrote:Goal kicking will be wests-tigers Achilles heel this year.
No finals footy any season without at least an 80% kicker that is fact!

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Post by Tigermama » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 9:54 pm

Love the WestsTigers wrote:
Tigermama wrote:He got 3 out of 6 last night. He needs to keep working on his kicking game.
But then again some never improve, no matter how many extras they put in. You either have it or you don't. I think Rankin has room for improvement and will get better. :pray:
Sometimes the harder you try the worse it gets
Poor old Benji had this issue.

Yet he managed to pilot a drop goal from halfway at Ctown.

Bit like my golf swing. Except I call Draw and Fade to all my hooks and slices . lol
It was a beuty wasn't it LtWT. My family and i were at that game. :D

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