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It's not the physical game (mostly), it's mental.

We need a good counselor.

We also need the coaching staff to value goalkicking.
Am pretty sure they do.

I wonder how much our gameplan influences the missed shots.

I remember 5 years ago Ross Lyon's plan was to strangle teams and when his forwards got shots, they were all so exhaustd the 30 seconds wasn't enough for them to get composed and hence they missed a lot...
 

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You think they don’t?
Correct. Old news now, but Clarko spoke at an inside the huddle a number of years back about how statistical modelling had shown that accuracy was o e of the most overrated statistics, and it was number of shots that was the best indicator of future success.

Combined with the removal of goalkicking practise from training by the fitness gurus and it appears to be an area we all but ignore.

Compare our warm up with kangas , players will have half a dozen shots then move on to positioning drills. Kangaroos will have goalkicking right through warm up, Ben Brown might have 50 shots before the game to get used to the conditions.
 

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Correct. Old news now, but Clarko spoke at an inside the huddle a number of years back about how statistical modelling had shown that accuracy was o e of the most overrated statistics, and it was number of shots that was the best indicator of future success.

Combined with the removal of goalkicking practise from training by the fitness gurus and it appears to be an area we all but ignore.

Compare our warm up with kangas , players will have half a dozen shots then move on to positioning drills. Kangaroos will have goalkicking right through warm up, Ben Brown might have 50 shots before the game to get used to the conditions.
50 shots you reckon?🤣 Not a chance.

You’ve taken Clarkson far too literally.

Number of shots on goal only works if you’re accuracy is much better than ours was yesterday, and the coaches know that.
 

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Correct. Old news now, but Clarko spoke at an inside the huddle a number of years back about how statistical modelling had shown that accuracy was o e of the most overrated statistics, and it was number of shots that was the best indicator of future success.

Combined with the removal of goalkicking practise from training by the fitness gurus and it appears to be an area we all but ignore.

Compare our warm up with kangas , players will have half a dozen shots then move on to positioning drills. Kangaroos will have goalkicking right through warm up, Ben Brown might have 50 shots before the game to get used to the conditions.
And yet I've seen players practice goal kicking at training and during their warm ups before the game :think:
 

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Lewis was always going to have a game where things just wouldn't go his away eventually. It's a pretty common piece of wisdom that you learn more from your failures than from your successes.

He'll go away with the coaches and work on strategies for what to do next time and he'll be all the better for it.
 

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Just one of those days he's a good kick for goal generally.
He always seems to spray a simple one from 30m.
Did against Eagles, did against Collingwood (or maybe against Coll + Freo - can’t remember but remember him doing it Week on Week)

Didn’t against Geelong - instead, he passed backward to Worpel who was 20m out, straight in front.

Spraying a couple of sitters yesterday wasn’t overly surprising.
 

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He always seems to spray a simple one from 30m.
Did against Eagles, did against Collingwood (or maybe against Coll + Freo - can’t remember but remember him doing it Week on Week)

Didn’t against Geelong - instead, he passed backward to Worpel who was 20m out, straight in front.

Spraying a couple of sitters yesterday wasn’t overly surprising.
Yeah pass to Worps last week was a bit concerning and suggests that he is feeling the pressure to nail shots from inside 30 - like most in the team, kicks with more fluency and freedom when further out.

Need the mind gurus at the club to find away to get the monkey off his back before it becomes a systemic issue.
 
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