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greatgatsby

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And are more fatigued. Long gone are the days of a full forward barely venturing out of the goal square.
Fatigue's a big issue and I think the old timers acknowledge that change. That said, Jason Dunstall made long leads and took diving chest marks ... and still kicked them from everywhere. As Robertson says, kicking at goal is not practised enough and has declined.
 

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arsesmart

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Fatigue's a big issue and I think the old timers acknowledge that change. That said, Jason Dunstall made long leads and took diving chest marks ... and still kicked them from everywhere. As Robertson says, kicking at goal is not practised enough and has declined.
I dunno, goal accuracy seems to have been pretty stable for a very long time:

Season____Goals____Behinds____Total Shots____Accuracy

1968______2859____2958_______5817_________49.1%

1977______3943____3296_______7239_________54.5%

1978______4157____3305_______7462_________55.7%

1979______4182____3671_______7853_________53.3%

1988______4470____4295_______8765_________51.0%

1998______5012____4491_______9503_________52.7%

2008______5238____4609_______9847_________53.2%

2018______4969____4581_______9550_________52.0%
 

johnthegardener

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He kicked 23.6 that day fair to say the competition wasn't that tough when the team kicked 35.18... not forgetting the game happened 65 years ago and i doubt it somewhat he was slotting them from 50m with a torp
I can distinctly remember him being centre front of the old WANFL Members stand which would have been a good 60 odd yards from the goals.
 

jedi mind tricks

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Austin Robertson is a legend.
Only forward we've had close to him was the Great pavlova.
I don't really consider modra a freo player, but he was 2nd best to pav imo
My father's best mate played for South Freo. He was the only player to keep him goaless in a game. Colin was as tough as nails. Shame that he died so young.

His family are avid Freo supporters.
 

Superkoops

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He kicked 23.6 that day fair to say the competition wasn't that tough when the team kicked 35.18... not forgetting the game happened 65 years ago and i doubt it somewhat he was slotting them from 50m with a torp
By the time he got to his 15th goal he was prob trying torps and checksides from the fifty.


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greatgatsby

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I dunno, goal accuracy seems to have been pretty stable for a very long time:

Season____Goals____Behinds____Total Shots____Accuracy

1968______2859____2958_______5817_________49.1%

1977______3943____3296_______7239_________54.5%

1978______4157____3305_______7462_________55.7%

1979______4182____3671_______7853_________53.3%

1988______4470____4295_______8765_________51.0%

1998______5012____4491_______9503_________52.7%

2008______5238____4609_______9847_________53.2%

2018______4969____4581_______9550_________52.0%
OK, not arguing with your stats. But I watched Lockett, Dunstall and Templeton!
 

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Sweetback

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Snap is the other one tho
I think a snap is just across the body but doesn’t necessarily have that banana curve. E.g. bananas are kicked from beside the point post, snaps are kicked from in front of goal by dills who should be going the drop punt in a set shot situation.
 

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Snap = inside of boot

Banana = checkisde = outside of boot.
I always saw a snap a just any kick across the body, not necessarily one that is kicked to bend in the air.

Interesting how these terms differ with usage depending on what town you grew up in
 

yyou

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as far as I can ascertain, bananas & checksides refer to the same type of kick, but checkside is a South Australian term, whilst West Aussies, Vics, Taswegians & the rest have used the term, banana.
 

arsesmart

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I always saw a snap a just any kick across the body, not necessarily one that is kicked to bend in the air.

Interesting how these terms differ with usage depending on what town you grew up in
Yep a snap can also go over your head. Whenever I'd heard "snap" used in reference to a kick, it was in reference to a shot on goal, generally one that was fired off quick with little time to steady and straighten up.

I think it's gotten a little more bleed through these days, as snap postures and techniques are being used more regularly with set shots.
 
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