- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: Round 23, 2019 (omitted)
Injury Status: n/a
Castagna from Richmond is a shocking kick but he has a role and does it well enough, good thing about Clarke is that he can bring forward pressure, he isnt much slower than Baguley.Every team has the ability to carry one bloke who can't kick as long as their main strength over rides it and they stick to what they know....and they need to be prepared to be a whipping boy when it goes bad
Think of guys like Wil Langford, Shane tuck, Rhys Palmer, maybe even Swan or Rockliff to much less extent...
It can happen, just be ready to run past for a handball when they mark
I think that is something that the good teams have done well, rather than trying to put 22 well rounded players on the park they've allowed players with some real deficiencies to their game to focus on what they're elite at and built their role in the side around that.I've been thinking about it a bit more , if you focus on what a player can do instead of what he can't, maybe you are a fair way toward getting that bloke a career. You can cater things toward his strength, Unless of course the thing he can't do actually detracts from his strengths..
The question here is, can you make it as an afl player if you can't kick?
In times past, no, kicking was a fundamental of our game, kick, mark, kick mark.
Is it still a fundamental of our game? Or has the game compartmentalized so much that your particular role means kicking isn't a fundamental?
If I take a Daniel Cross as an example, couldn't kick over a jam tin, Ben Cunnington, similar, the afire mentioned Langford, a real shank merchant.
Their stats were always heavily skewed toward a HB : K ratio, sonetimes Cross would be like 20 : 4. He forged a fine career.
What are Clarke's strengths? Strong, aerobic, extractor. Negative , kicking.
With those strengths could he not forge a career where he attends stoppages as an extractor, hurting the opposition, then moving to a defensive tag type role in general play, using his strength and endurance?
Could he be a tagger that wins his own inside ball?
There's only one guy in our team who can do an around the corner drop punt, and that's irish.The Butcher is hopefully snapping at goal from an acute angle.
Please, please don’t let that be an around the corner drop punt.
Have a look at the Crouch brothers stats from the weekend. You don’t have to kick it a lot to have an impact.Starting to get worried about my boy seems like he’s a long way back to even getting a crack in the seniors or contract extension. Surely his kicking can’t be that bad plenty of decent midfielders in the comp with average kicks.
Starting to get worried about my boy seems like he’s a long way back to even getting a crack in the seniors or contract extension. Surely his kicking can’t be that bad plenty of decent midfielders in the comp with average kicks.
Extremely smart and dedicated kid so it wouldn’t be from your first point.If his kicking hasn't improved, that speaks for someone who doesn't consciously listen and apply suggestions on how to improve, or someone who for some physiological reason can not. You probably look at delisting on the basis of either. How many seasons has he had a spot on the list for?
His brother is a poor kick as well, although I think Dylan is worse. Personally don’t think he’ll make it.