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Does so much right. Goal kicking is one of the easiest things you can teach and we know he has a good kicking action. 
He is so inexperienced and has been in and out of the side a lot. He needs confidence and to work on his mental game. 

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On 8/6/2020 at 9:38 AM, Tracca said:

I think a rotation of Trac and Gus in the midfield with resting HFF would be fine, Trac can be dangerous in the Fwd line but cant play midfield full time imo. juggling 5 of them shouldnt be too hard.

 

Funny though the game turned when Gus was a genuine mid

Weideman mate. Learn to kick. Please 

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8 minutes ago, Elegt said:

Weideman mate. Learn to kick. Please 

It's all between the ears for Weids. Almost a given that if he misses one early, he'll miss more. Hopefully that late one will help him get the confidence back cause he's killing it everywhere else.

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It's all between the ears for Weids. Almost a given that if he misses one early, he'll miss more. Hopefully that late one will help him get the confidence back cause he's killing it everywhere else.

Unfortunately his kicking is consistently poor. I wonder if he's been practising it at training

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1 minute ago, Elegt said:

Unfortunately his kicking is consistently poor. I wonder if he's been practising it at training

He kicked 39.24 over his career, showing he is a great kick for goal. 

This year he has 12.7.

Even adding a couple of misses to that, he still has a healthy accuracy. 

 

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12 goals from 6 games. Only 5 players averaging more than 2 goals a game this year. Of those 5, only Kennedy and Dixon are talls. He’s having a GREAT season.

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Should have had 5 by half time. He is a key forward taking marks in front of goal between 20 to 40m and near straight in front yet converting at about 20%. Convert 2.3 to 5 and you are a superstar! He is doing the hard work well but kicking?? 

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6 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Goodwin leaving Weideman out earlier on the year was not the right decision.. Our forward line looks potent ever since he came back into the side.

Relying on tmac as the sole forward is obviously a mistake. I believe all supporters recognised this but goodwin failed to 

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38 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Goodwin leaving Weideman out earlier on the year was not the right decision.. Our forward line looks potent ever since he came back into the side.

On the surface of it, yes absolutely.
You can never really know though, particularly with a developing player like Weid.

Brayshaw was kept out of the 2018 team for the first three rounds, went on to finish third in the Brownlow.
We'll never know if he would have had the same year without the development/kick up the bum that those first three rounds gave him.

For better or for worse, Weid didn't play for four rounds... but now he's in career best form.
Did we miss out on having our best forward playing, or did those rounds in development lead to his current form?

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Goodwin leaving Weideman out earlier on the year was not the right decision.. Our forward line looks potent ever since he came back into the side.

so easy to say in hindsight. out of form and not getting near it in the practice games, but you are definite he should have played?. that could also been disastrous until he showed he was ready. 

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Despite a few easy misses, Weid is still a great kick (would back him in more often than not) and really impresses with his contested work. Only knock on him has been his ability to compete and breakeven a contest around the ground, which this year he has really gotten more aggressive with his contested work. Seems to be more of a complete player - one on one, contested marking/spoiling and at ground level. Starting to see for the first time why we let go Hogan for May. If we can keep delivering the ball well to this bloke he's a 2-3 goal a game player. 

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The set shot misses are bad - all of them should have been goals. IIRC he missed one or two vs Brisbane as well.

But so much else is going right for him. His leading, his leap at the ball, his confidence, even his follow up work when it hits the deck. It's all really important and all improving.

He's a critical component to any future success we want to have.

I'm confident the set shots will improve. He was a wonderful kick in 2018. I'm sure it's there to be regained.

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Technically Weid is a good kick. I am sure he will be ok.

Absolutely loved seeing the Weid mark tonight. One grabber to Spargo on the lead in the 2nd and used his body strongly for both his goals. Big step forward tonight for me. Always viewed him a double grabber but tonight massive step forward. 

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Yep I'm not worried about his kicking. The big question mark over him was his ability to stick marks and hit packs. He's doing that now and I'm confident the goals will come. He's already averaging 2 a game this year which is a handy return, if he pushes up to 3 or more a game that's Coleman Medal territory in this day and age.

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Why does he always look like he has been punched in the face?

Every game he seems to have some sort of mark under his right eye.

 

P.S. his workrate today was fantastic. Hit up lead after lead and doubled back when the pass didnt come his way.

Developing nicely.

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