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Post by NJLM78 » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:18 am

Has anyone seen a bigger drop goal in a 1st grade game? I can't remember one. Certainly not with the style of footballs that they have been using for the last 20 years or so. If only Benny Elias' field goal in the 89 grand final had bounced off the cross bar that way.


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Post by ron burgandy » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:24 am

NJLM78 wrote:Has anyone seen a bigger drop goal in a 1st grade game? I can't remember one. Certainly not with the style of footballs that they have been using for the last 20 years or so. If only Benny Elias' field goal in the 89 grand final had bounced off the cross bar that way.

not in league but in the ra ra's ive seen a couple from around 55-60 metres

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Post by stryker » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:32 am

Remember that S.A bloke who kicked one from the sideline and nearly 50 out?

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Post by alien » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:40 am

tiger tigers wrote:
alien wrote:It was like Andrew Willis' drop goal in 1996. He was also a five eighth and he kicked a drop goal from the halfway line in the last minute of the game which gave the mighty Western Suburbs Magpies a victory over North Sydney Bears by 1 point. It went through the posts at the same end as tonight too. I was only 16 at the time but I remember it clearly. The look on Jason Taylor's face was priceless. :-)
gee i could see that one coming out as soon as benjis lamded .........
I can't believe it's been 14 years. Time has gone so quickly.

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Post by willow » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:46 am

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king sirro wrote:That was unbelievable. He was under pressure and was standing still, cant believe it.
Yeah IMO it was better than lockyer for the fact the he was standing still and was under pressure.
Best field goal I've ever seen. With no momentum behind him he gave it a real whack.


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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:46 am

alien wrote:
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alien wrote:It was like Andrew Willis' drop goal in 1996. He was also a five eighth and he kicked a drop goal from the halfway line in the last minute of the game which gave the mighty Western Suburbs Magpies a victory over North Sydney Bears by 1 point. It went through the posts at the same end as tonight too. I was only 16 at the time but I remember it clearly. The look on Jason Taylor's face was priceless. :-)
gee i could see that one coming out as soon as benjis lamded .........
I can't believe it's been 14 years. Time has gone so quickly.
Willis' goal was way better; it was from quite a wide angle although it was inside half way. But that is irrelevant, it was a great kick by Marshall.

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Post by Balmain Tiger » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:54 am

anyone know the record for distance of a fieldgoal in 1st grade?
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Post by Torbizlo » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 2:16 am

Thats Benji 4 ya. He can frustrate the living daylights out of the supporters and with 1 play we'll love him to death again. I thought Lockyers field goal was amazing. benji's is even better. that would have to be the biggest in NRL history wouldn't it? i am sure everyone who saw it and the rest who will see it in the future would rate it as one of the best, if not THE best, field goal ever when you take into account the facotrs: 50-51m out, under pressure with a defender chargin at him, last play of the half, Benji goes BANG n nails it. N the fact that it ended up winning us the game made it that much more special.

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Post by alien » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 2:25 am

This is Andrew Willis' field goal from 1996.
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The crowd went nuts and thousands ran onto the field.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 8:24 am

alien wrote:This is Andrew Willis' field goal from 1996.
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The crowd went nuts and thousands ran onto the field.
Yeah I thought it was a touch shorter...AWs about 47 out...both great kicks

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Post by stryker » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 6:31 pm

Benji's was better than Willis's...for starters he was running and it was shorter, Marshall was standing still.

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Post by Rorko » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 6:37 pm

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And Steyn
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Post by stryker » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 6:52 pm

This is Francios Steyn - South African 5/8th......this man is the daddy of all drop goal afficionados.

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Post by mike » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 6:56 pm

I'm showing my age but I remember when field goals were worth 2 points and there were quite a few exponents then.

Eric Simms from South’s springs to mind and he could kick them from anywhere. I seem to remember a couple at Henson Park one day that were well over the halfway mark.

I think Eric still holds the record of 19 field goals in a season and also the most in a single match being 5. Because Eric was so good at it is one of the reasons field goals were reduced to 1 point.
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Post by Balmain Tiger » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 7:46 pm

in our defense they are all in union where drop goals are attempted at least twice a match...for a 50m field foal to be done in league is phenomenal..
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Post by Jazza » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 9:09 pm

ron burgandy wrote:
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ron burgandy wrote: talk about an over-reaction....it was from 50 not 51 you old fisherman......
Think you'll find it was closer to 51

i think you will find it was closer to 49
50.5m in my opinion, it was just over the halfway line, closer to 51m Ronny boy!
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Post by Peaches » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 9:10 pm

I was there live and as soon as it came off his boot I called it. "Thats gonna make it" I said. Sometimes you just know.

The kick was unbelievable. Huge. What a play.

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Post by alien » Sat 10 Jul, 2010 9:59 pm

stryker wrote:This is Francios Steyn - South African 5/8th......this man is the daddy of all drop goal afficionados.

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:o That's amazing.

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