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Who do you want kicking for goal 5 points down at the final siren?  

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  1. 1. Who do you want kicking for goal 5 points down at the final siren?

    • Tom McDonald
    • Jack Watts
    • Jesse Hogan
    • Other (please specify)


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The results are in. Our best and worst set shots are .........

Best: Tom McDonald (23 shots, 18 goals, four behinds, one miss, 78 per cent accuracy)
McDonald was moved to the forward line out of necessity, with Jesse Hogan and Jack Watts missing for decent periods during the season. The usual defender kicked 19 goals over a nine-week period, including a career-high five – with the match sealer – in a thrilling finish against West Coast in round 14. With Hogan back in the team, McDonald has shifted back to a permanent position in defence. However, the Demons know they may be able to call upon him and throw him into attack to provide a spark in the finals. 

Worst: Tomas Bugg (10 shots, two goals, seven behinds, one miss, 20 per cent accuracy).
Before serving his six-week suspension for striking Sydney's Callum Mills, Bugg was playing an important role in Melbourne's forward line. Often employed as the pressure forward, the Western Bulldogs clearly weren't ready for the defensive job Bugg performed on Jason Johannisen in round 13. However, despite putting himself in good spots to be used inside forward 50, Bugg's radar was off target with four behinds and zero goals, and then three behinds and no goals against North Melbourne in round nine and Gold Coast in round 10. It remains to be seen whether he can regain his spot in Simon Goodwin's team leading into finals.

The question is; Who do you want kicking for goal 5 points down at the final siren?

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-23/bankers-or-shankers-your-clubs-best-and-worst-set-shots

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Watts for me. Sensational stuff from McDonald so far, but it's a small sample to draw from compared to Watts, whose set shot routine has held up since he started.

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Think you need to specify a range.

Eg. From around 50, I'd like Watts or Milkshake but not Jesse.

From closer in - Watts again, Garlett, Jones and a couple of others.

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6 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Think you need to specify a range.

Eg. From around 50, I'd like Watts or Milkshake but not Jesse.

From closer in - Watts again, Garlett, Jones and a couple of others.

Excellent point. Milkshake on the run from 50 too.

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Depending on distance but in general Jordan Lewis

Salem is a good option. Note "on the run" is not an option, as its after the siren!!!

 

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My Other (please specify) is

Brownlow Pedersen.

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One of the stats nerds had a posting on Twitter that showed Petracca is the best shot on goal in the league, when analysed against the successful percentage of shots made from the same positions. 

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We'd have quite a lot of players with good routines. I'd be comfortable enough with any of Watts, TMac, Petracca, Pederson, Lewis, Jones, Brayshaw, Melksham, Salem and Garlett. Add Hogan if it's within 35m.

I wouldn't be able to watch if it was Bugg, Kent or Tyson.

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Lewis or Salem.

On a side note, we are the most accurate side in the league at 58%. Next best is Brisbane at 56%. Dogs worst at 46%.

I think we've only kicked more behinds than goals against Geelong, Sydney and North at Hobart. Excellent effort.

 

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How far out is important. Can’t imagine anyone here, or even Jesse himself, would want Hogan with the ball over 30 metres. 

You want someone who actually wants the pressure shot. Watts is proven as is Lewis and you reckon Petracca would back himself to kick big goals. 

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Banker ??   Is that rhyming slang ???  Or is that ' Investment Banker '  ?????

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Inside 40 Metres: Watts, Salem, Lewis

Beyond 40: Melksham, Pedo, Hogan

 

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Posted (edited)

 

16 minutes ago, fndee said:

How far out is important. Can’t imagine anyone here, or even Jesse himself, would want Hogan with the ball over 30 metres.

 

Does anyone else think it's surprising that Jesse can only kick about 45m? 

He'd be so much more dangerous if he could kick as long as Milkshake or Hunty.

Edited by The Lobster Effect

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Hogan slotted 6 straight rather effortlessly last game.

I think when he's in the right headspace he can be deadly accurate.

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Excellent point. Milkshake on the run from 50 too.

Hard to split Milkshake and Vince from outside 50 on the run IMO. But Milkshake has probably kicked more of them recently.

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Just now, Luther said:

Hard to split Milkshake and Vince from outside 50 on the run IMO. But Milkshake has probably kicked more of them recently.

I still think Vince's best position for us is as a goal kicking half forward. His short kicking in defense has cost us a number of times.

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I was only looking at the three players mentioned and picked tmac. His style when kicking for goal is excellent. Why does he kick so badly across the backline. Brainfades I spose.

Out of everyone else then Salem.

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46 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I still think Vince's best position for us is as a goal kicking half forward. His short kicking in defense has cost us a number of times.

Vince is beautifully skilled. But the question on Vince playing forward is if he has the engine/work ethic to push high up the ground and then run to tackle like a madman in the forward 50. Hannan, ANB, Petracca and Harmes are all playing this role really well at the moment and are the key to our 'outnumber at the contest' game style.

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From 65+ I want Hunt.

There is a pocket to the city end opposite side from the members the Watts never misses from.

Under 45m I'll take Neville Jetta. He never fails to deliver on anything.

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Demonland said:

The question is; Who do you want kicking for goal 5 points down at the final siren?

 

Me! Boyhood dream and all. I can see myself getting chaired off the ground as thousands cheer in adulation, and cringing Collingwood players are forced to bow and scrape, as fair maidens cast rose petals in front of my path.

 

Sigh. OK. Back to reality.

 

Inside 45 Watts. No question. If he has it there I have already mentally counted the goal, and am surprised when he (very occasionally) misses.

 

Outside 45... Hmmm. Probably Vince or Milkshake.  

 

Hunt would be pretty hard to go past if it came to 55+, but whether it was a fluke or class needs to be tested again.

Edited by Uncle Fester

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It has to be Watts surely. Wouldn't mind T-Mac if need be but def Watts first

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