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Max Gawn shanks left - AGAIN

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Virtually from the goal square no less - shanks nearly all his kicks left & has learnt nothing since costing us the Geelong game last year.

In an era when most aspects of player training & development are monitored & measured to within a millimetre of their life why on earth don't we put some resources into improving players kicking.

Can't we get maybe Brad Green, Yze, Garry Lyon, Neita all of whom were great kicks to spend some time with the likes of Max, Fritsch, Trac, Tim Smith & Hunt to improve their kicking.

Develop a routine, consistent ball drop, where to aim and when passing to a team mate learn to hit him on the chest not a metre above the head.

Is all this too obvious or what ? 

 

 

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Easy fix. Line him up stepping one metre to the right before he start his run in.

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His ball drop is too high. It's an easy fix though — just tell him to lose 30cm.

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Was probably tired from carrying 21 men on his back all day

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I'm sure his training routine has them sailing straight through but under game pressure his desire to get it straight on to the boot seems him hook it right. 

The  moment you get him aiming way to the right would be the moment he kicks it straight and it misses as well.

It's a flaw in his game but I'm more worried about our forwards than Max.

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Ever single player needs to improve in goal kicking. Sadly it has been lost over the years, when sport science told clubs players did not need to practice their craft de to their legs getting tired.

Such a big part of our game, but clubs seem to want players doing other things.

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13 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Exhaustion.....?

maybe but that's why you play Preuss especially for the Darwin fiasco

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

maybe but that's why you play Preuss especially for the Darwin fiasco

Would make sense. But i am not laying any blame on Max

Selection each week is a Jupiter Jones Mystery to me

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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Would make sense. But i am not laying any blame on Max

Selection each week is a Jupiter Jones Mystery to me

yep I thought Preuss was a lay down misere for a game in Darwin simply on the basis that had we won (which was not an unreasonable expectation... silly me..) we needed Gawn to be relatively fresh for the QB game.

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5 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

yep I thought Preuss was a lay down misere for a game in Darwin simply on the basis that had we won (which was not an unreasonable expectation... silly me..) we needed Gawn to be relatively fresh for the QB game.

I agree.

“Big blokes don’t get shorter late in the game”

Jack Dyer...

The season has been killed. I am just watching now. 

Goodwin has got a lot of digging to do to get out of this hole 🕳 

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For all that has gone wrong this season, No.11 is not one of them.  He is our genuine A-Grader and deserves our respect and adoration.  It should not be up to him to kick goals for us although it is great when he does.  My concerns are more to do with our forwards who seem to have forgotten the point of the game inside the forward 50 arc! Kick a sausage roll FGS!

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58 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

Was probably tired from carrying 21 men on his back all day

Yes, he's like the council worker digging the hole while 10 of his co workers stand around watching!

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Nah, we don’t practice proper techniques at training, just a bunch of blokes having pot shots at the sticks cos in game it’s so different that it’s not even worth trying.

Hence we rule at goal kicking and lesser players like Dunstall who trained goal kicking every session we’re so so poor.

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42 minutes ago, deebug said:

Ever single player needs to improve in goal kicking. Sadly it has been lost over the years, when sport science told clubs players did not need to practice their craft de to their legs getting tired.

Such a big part of our game, but clubs seem to want players doing other things.

Such sense!

Darts players should not practice throwing triples in case it wears out their elbows

Shooters should not practice hitting bullseyes in case they go crosseyed

Pool players should not practice sinking balls in case they rip the cloth

Sprinters should not practice running fast in case they get sore legs

On it goes. Sports revolution in action

Then they can show up to competition refreshed and fully prepared

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

I'm sure his training routine has them sailing straight through but under game pressure his desire to get it straight on to the boot seems him hook it right. 

The  moment you get him aiming way to the right would be the moment he kicks it straight and it misses as well.

It's a flaw in his game but I'm more worried about our forwards than Max.

Have the same problem with the new driver - practice is fine, on comp day, I try to hit it too hard, and off to the treeline goes that little white devil to hide for an eternity in the rough and the fallen branches and twigs (cockatoo country). And, then I lose a stroke on the card. It's as bad as a missed goal. 

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32 minutes ago, Salems Lot said:

For all that has gone wrong this season, No.11 is not one of them.  He is our genuine A-Grader and deserves our respect and adoration.  It should not be up to him to kick goals for us although it is great when he does.  My concerns are more to do with our forwards who seem to have forgotten the point of the game inside the forward 50 arc! Kick a sausage roll FGS!

He is an inspiration when he jags one. Another task completed on his way to 100 tasks per game. 

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1 hour ago, Chook said:

His ball drop is too high. It's an easy fix though — just tell him to lose 30cm.

the other trick is to focus on something high up and 20m past the goals. his field long kicking is reasonably good.

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12 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Such sense!

Darts players should not practice throwing triples in case it wears out their elbows

There's an idea 1 dart for every goal he kicks. 

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3 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

Virtually from the goal square no less - shanks nearly all his kicks left & has learnt nothing since costing us the Geelong game last year.

In an era when most aspects of player training & development are monitored & measured to within a millimetre of their life why on earth don't we put some resources into improving players kicking.

Can't we get maybe Brad Green, Yze, Garry Lyon, Neita all of whom were great kicks to spend some time with the likes of Max, Fritsch, Trac, Tim Smith & Hunt to improve their kicking.

Develop a routine, consistent ball drop, where to aim and when passing to a team mate learn to hit him on the chest not a metre above the head.

Is all this too obvious or what ? 

 

 

Follow through...

The follow through must be heading toward the goal target, surely.

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19 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Follow through...

The follow through must be heading toward the goal target, surely.

"Must be"?

We don't do "must be" in the AFL. We run towards the behind post and swing our leg towards the other behind post, we stand sideways and kick low percentage bananas, we dribble the ball along the ground giving it plenty of opportunity to take a mug bounce ... please, leave your "correct technique" for games like rugby, rugby league, gridiron, etc. Games that require accuracy. We'll get on with our drowning practice, thank you very much.

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I don’t think anyone is suggesting Max’s kicking is our biggest issue. But it is just such an obvious flaw, I am shocked it is still happening.

Regardless, he was huge on Monday. I shudder to think what would have happened without him.

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Technically speaking a snap hook but yeah

don’t get IBF in! They’ll be snap hooking like madmen

poor old Ian baker finch , would hate to see Max’s talent wasted! #FixTehKick

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