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    Who do you think will get the nod for goal kicking once Coote's left, Percy, Tommy or does Dodd kick?
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    Dodd
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
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    Superb goal kicker

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    Makinson can put them over too
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    Answer Dodd.

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    Dodd kicks for the reserves and academy no worries
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    I'm expecting Makinson, no need to put additional pressure on Dodd.

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    Don't think it will be Percy with all his hamstring problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112_Saint View Post
    I'm expecting Makinson, no need to put additional pressure on Dodd.
    Go with the best kicker, however old they are. Makinson looked good at the start of the season but was kicking through lack of other options and has had problematic foot injuries since. Percival likewise has kicked well in the past but more through necessity and with recurring leg injuries I wouldn't want him doing it on a regular basis. I've not personally seen Dodd kick goals much but from everything I've heard he is excellent at it. I'd give him first whack with Makinson and Percival as back up.
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    Hope Dodd is practicing his kicking during the off season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weetabix View Post
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    I'd give it to Makinson. He's a great goalkicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    I'd give it to Makinson. He's a great goalkicker
    He is but I wonder if hes a viable long term option after his foot injuries last year. Id give it to Dodd personally.
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    He is but I wonder if he’s a viable long term option after his foot injuries last year. I’d give it to Dodd personally.
    Sorry you're right. Missed your first post. I'd forgotten about the problems he had with the foot injuries.

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    Dodd, I should imagine he is a better kicker than Coote or Makinson and his % success rate will most likely be higher.

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    I really liked Makinson's kicking last season, he really got some shape on his kicks to bend them in from the touchline

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughyedSaint View Post
    I really liked Makinson's kicking last season, he really got some shape on his kicks to bend them in from the touchline
    Yep. Off the right touchline, kicks them with a similar technique to that Thurston used. Which is very difficult to master

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Yep. Off the right touchline, kicks them with a similar technique to that Thurston used. Which is very difficult to master
    Last year was the best and most consistent I have seen him kick. Unless the coach thinks it is too much pressure on young shoulders, I would start with Dodd.

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    I would certainly like to see Tommy do the drop outs. He can launch them up to the half way which is what’s needed when you’re under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I would certainly like to see Tommy do the drop outs. He can launch them up to the half way which is whats needed when youre under pressure.
    I'm with you Greg if Tommy can nearly hit a drop goal from 40yrds out in the last second of a GF then just think how far he can drop it without the pressure?

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    Dodd will kick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I would certainly like to see Tommy do the drop outs. He can launch them up to the half way which is what’s needed when you’re under pressure.
    My mate was screaming at Coote to let Tommy kick the drop outs in the grand final to relieve a bit of pressure. It does baffle me that we don't do that.

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    If you've got a competent kicker at Full Back, they'll generally take drop outs and kick offs.

    It's so the defensive line can push forward with the Full Back then hanging back to slot in to their organising role. You've got a fully set defensive line from tackle 1.

    If you have somebody else taking kicks you are taking that player out of the line, plus the Full Back who still has to hold to organise the line after tackle 1. It's not just about who can kick it the furthest, but laying the best defensive platform for the set as a whole.

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