Goal kicking

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Re: Goal kicking

Post by gallagher » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 1:56 pm

Do goal kickers ever improve substantially? They seem to either have it or not.


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Post by Nelson » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 2:09 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote: Not every close game is won and lost on goal kicking. Unless a kicker misses one from right in front that costs his team the game, you can't blame a goal kicker for a close loss.
What about Jarrod Croker in the 2010 semi final? :lol:

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Post by hobbo » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 2:12 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
hobbo2803 wrote:
ricksen wrote:
hobbo2803 wrote:
Not complaining but ...

It cost us in round 6 v the knights
We lost 18-16
2/3

It cost us in round 7 v the Storm
We lost 19-18
1/3

Goal kicking is pretty poor this year especially at this level .
But we've always been blessed over the previous years with Hodgo , Benji & Richards .
re: the storm game, Rankin kicked 3/5, Cam Smith kicked 1/5. They scored 4 tried to our 3 - it wasn't goalkicking that lost us the game.
The Knights game is a different story, but we shouldn't have to rely on kicking goals to beat them anyway.
I couldn't care how many goals Cam Smith kicked ( who cares) !
One more conversion from Rankin would've netted us 2 points :roll:
Not every close game is won and lost on goal kicking. Unless a kicker misses one from right in front that costs his team the game, you can't blame a goal kicker for a close loss.
Goal kicking is crucial in the modern game , between Moses and Rankin they've missed some sitters our mothers would've slotted over .
Not good enough !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Regan » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 2:25 pm

Its funny that Moses kicks one from the sideline but misses from near in front

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Post by prattenpark » Sat 06 Aug, 2016 10:27 pm

gallagher wrote:Do goal kickers ever improve substantially? They seem to either have it or not.
My memory of Moses in the 20s is that he was a pretty good kicker, certainly better than he has been for a lot of this year. I've always assumed he had a niggling/underlying injury this year - niggling hami or something. I also assumed that is why some weeks Rankin has kicked. All pure speculation on my part, but he didn't seem to have much power in his kicks earlier in the year. Seems to have his power back and improved accuracy lately too.


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Post by Fade To Black » Sun 07 Aug, 2016 11:20 am

Regan wrote:Its funny that Moses kicks one from the sideline but misses from near in front
Benji was always like that too. From in front you watched his attempt through your fingers but were usually pretty confident in him slotting them from the sideline.
It is just so important to be kicking goals at a high percentage. Can't remember the last time a team won a premiership with an average goalkicker.

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Post by westTAHger » Sun 07 Aug, 2016 3:21 pm

Would be nice to have a goal kicker, with the consistency of Jonathon Thurston
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