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Petracca’s goalkicking



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He’s a gun. An elite player. One of the Dees greats.
He kicked the most sensational goal in the ‘21 Grand Final. 

But … 

he sometimes gets the yips and misses the easy ones. 

I recall he recently said he was working on it but as yet, not quite finding the solutions. 
 

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One of the best players the Dees have ever produced. But we can't put him into the Dusty category because his goal kicking is 2nd rate. When he kicks them they are usually blinders, but running through 50 shooting at goal he is simply a poor shot at goal, and his set shots are average at best. 

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This season has been his worst goal kicking accuracy in his career. Last year he kicked 29.19. This year he’s kicked 9.17 and multiple out on the full. In play he’s going ok, but his set shots have been poor. Clear area of improvement for him so he can continue to impact games and stamp himself as one of the best players in the game.

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Reckon he's been playing injured/sore since early in the year.

Not sure at this stage this is a huge enough issue to be starting threads about. But it was a bit of a vanilla game again this week, so probs fair enough.

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1 minute ago, Stevienic23 said:

I was watching him before the game and he had at least a dozen shots from 25m out 45 degree angle and missed them all by a mile. No surprise he shanked em in the game 

His ‘routine’ is obviously not working. He’s an instinct player, he should just go back and line up without even thinking about it.

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Alas, he wasn't the only culprit tonight.  Brown, McDonald & Fritta all missed easy set shots early in the game.

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It’s a definite worry.  His goal kicking seems to have gone backwards from last season. 

Im sure he is working on it and it will come together at some stage. 

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His influence isn't there as it was last year.

He's doing a lot of goal kicking practice with Yze so it's not like he's not actually doing nothing about it.

Coming up to a few hard games coming up so I'd like to see him at least hit a bit of form soon.

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Few things. 

He's never been a great kick for goal unless outside 50 where he's still not great but he's better. 

He gets in his head when he starts missing. 

He kicks the ball way too hard. In play and during set shots. Which is why he is so inconsistent. 

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His technique is poor. He needs a bit more momentum in his run up to correct his bad habits.

even his snap was shocking, which should at least get a score. Something to work on with choco . 

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He is shanking a hook as that's where his boot appears to be going as he connects ....swinging right to left.  Appears to be leaning back on the final step before contact instead of running / kicking right through at the target??

However, let's not forget he was easily the MVP of the finals series IMV.  Tracc is a champ and will be well aware of this issue and he'll be putting work into it for sure from here i reckon.  Probably with a little help from Choco!

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1 hour ago, JimmyGadson said:

Few things. 

He's never been a great kick for goal unless outside 50 where he's still not great but he's better. 

He gets in his head when he starts missing. 

He kicks the ball way too hard. In play and during set shots. Which is why he is so inconsistent. 

Yes Jimmy!

Been saying this for some time now. He’s at his best on instinct. Way too much time for him to get in his head. He’s kicking from O50 was pretty good last year, but he’s not getting near it atm, as you said. Inside 30-40m, could go anywhere.
 

But in saying that, all it will take is for him to nail a couple & he’ll be on again. That’s what champs do.

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1 hour ago, CYB said:

His technique is poor. He needs a bit more momentum in his run up to correct his bad habits.

even his snap was shocking, which should at least get a score. Something to work on with choco . 

For someone of his talent, he’s always been a very poor snap of the ball.

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I think the side did better last year kicking for goal as they instinctively looked for someone in a better position. They shared it around more and seemed to know it would be delivered.

At the game tonight there was a fair bit of blazing away.

Just hope we can tighten up on the unselfish acts in front of the sticks.

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11 minutes ago, Dockett 32 said:

I think the side did better last year kicking for goal as they instinctively looked for someone in a better position. They shared it around more and seemed to know it would be delivered.

At the game tonight there was a fair bit of blazing away.

Just hope we can tighten up on the unselfish acts in front of the sticks.

Very good point here Dockett

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