Just mean that people seem to easily discount all other attributes that players have as soon as they’re perceived as someone who can’t kick.Did anyone call him a spud though? More just questioning his kicking ability. Casboult is a dead set spud.
Depends how you look at, like the article says Fyfe is ahead in some stats but not by much.these stats say that Fyfe is a better ball winner But what is the point in winning the ball but not being effective with it, shanking it, missing tagets and turning it over. At best Fyfe kicks long to a contest which has its uses but there is a reason Freo had more inside 50s in the derby but only scored 2 goals to our 19 goals. And that is the difference between the two, efficiencyShuey's not as good as Fyfe - that's a fallacy
He's in better form and I'd argue having a better season. But that is where it ends.
Fyfe is in the argument to be the best player in the game - Shuey isn't.
Just because we are a better team, doesn't make all of our players (or the supporters) genius.
Almost like there’s some science and intent to forward craft not just bang it long.I really enjoy that you can clearly see obvious leading patterns which makes it almost symmetrical
Not entirely sure, though I imagine a good portion of those would be both set shots that players have a crack at with a low expected chance of goaling, and also kicks to the square that go long. I believe that heat map is for all shots, not just goals.Is it the methodology that's off or do players just love kicking them from the 50m arc?
We have all seen this stat a few times now and know how much Gov wins 1v1 contests. It is pretty simple really Gov reads the play and flight of the ball better than anyone else in the comp.
"Only good at zoning off, isolate him one on one and he's no good"
I will !Fyfe has been a fine player. But in a few years time, people will remember the way Shuey dragged us over the line in a grand final and beat Port with a kick after the siren. No one will give a damn that Fyfe made Freo a bit less mediocre than they might've been- and most won't even remember how many shots at goal he shanked in his one chance at glory in the 2013 GF. I'd take Shuey's legacy any day.
Also shows for all the bullshit talk about shot accuracy the difference between 1st and 6th is 1% total. We have a significantly higher % of goals than expected however i'd just suggest thats because JK, Cripps and a few others in particularly are much better than average over long distance than the general rest of the AFL.
How is The West in bed with Murdoch?I agree, he's pretty measured and isn't a players' sycophant like most football journalists.
Honestly, I wish they charged 10 years ago and funnelled the money into more quality journalism. The fact that The West is now in bed with Murdoch is revolting.
On a side note, it cracks me up when Dockers supporters go on about 'The West Eagle' or whatever they call it. I don't think there is a single Eagles supporter at the paper.