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Whats his goalkicking like in big games and finals like?

What did he and how did he kick for goal in the 2012 GF? What did he kick in the 2016 GF?

He was on over $1mil in 2015 and went missing for the second half of the season.

He kicked 2.8 in his first game against the Hawks. He kicked 2.7 against us at Footy Park when we were crap around 2009 and cost the Hawks the game. He kicked 0.6 against Essendon when he was dominating the game early this year and if not for a Brendan Goddard's **** up Essendon would have won the game. These are the ones I remember of the top of my head. You can't rely on him to take an over head mark when on a lead even though he gets in front position. He has had 3 or 4 years where his goal conversion has been barely over 50%. That's not reliable. Tony Locket and Jason Dunstall were reliable KPF's. Buddy is a freak and he will do the freaky thing but he makes a lot of elementary mistakes for someone as gifted as he is and paid as well as he is. Yes you can rely on him doing something freaky.

Would you trust him to have a shot for you to kick a goal after the siren to win a big game on a relatively simple angle? I wouldn't, but I'd trust him to kick it from an impossible angle.
 

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Gold! All he obviously needed was a move to a REAL club with REAL culture and REAL community spirit that made him feel welcome and that he belonged. Good for you EADe getting rid of the bad influence, you are the true definition of old campaigner.
 
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Gold! All he obviously needed was a move to a REAL club with REAL culture and REAL community spirit that made him feel welcome and that he belonged. Good for you EADe getting rid of the bad influence, you are the true definition of old campaigner.
I forgot about them saying they got rid of the bad influences. Maybe they should have moved Ablett on instead.

Dixon seems to have a massive passion for the game and loves being involved in a team.
 

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Any news on his ankle? He came off limping with a few minutes to go.

Was that even a limp? Looked to have taken a bit of a knock and didn't require any assistance getting off. Could have even been a slight corky.

I reckon we jump at shadows a bit re his ankles. In two seasons with us he's been in the thick of everything, clunking contested marks, working up the ground, carrying opponents on his back, and sharing some of the ruck work. I think all his ankles needed was some care from someone not Stephen Schwerdt.
 

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Was that even a limp? Looked to have taken a bit of a knock and didn't require any assistance getting off. Could have even been a slight corky.

I reckon we jump at shadows a bit re his ankles. In two seasons with us he's been in the thick of everything, clunking contested marks, working up the ground, carrying opponents on his back, and sharing some of the ruck work. I think all his ankles needed was some care from someone not Stephen Schwerdt.
It was an ankle. He said as much after the game, but he was fine. He said "my ankles do that from time to time."

Looked fine after the game too. No limp. I reckon he would have come back on, possibly not even come off the ground in other circumstances.
 

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Gold! All he obviously needed was a move to a REAL club with REAL culture and REAL community spirit that made him feel welcome and that he belonged. Good for you EADe getting rid of the bad influence, you are the true definition of old campaigner.
While I'm all for calling Eade an old campaigner, don't fall for their revisionist history spin.

They didn't 'get rid of him'. He walked out on them. Their media spin team spent the next month saying they never wanted him anyway while stalking his Facebook page and eating ice cream out of the tub.
 

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His best season with 46.24 although in his final season with the Suns he scored 41.15 from 16 games so did better on average. Finished this year 1 goal behind Robbie Gray and is in 10th place on the goalkicking list. The next on the list who is still to play is Cale Hooker who has 41 so Charlie should stay 10th.

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_goal_kickers
 
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Whats his goalkicking like in big games and finals like?
Pretty good. Has had many bags in finals over his career including 4 in a GF belting in 2014. For recent form comparison vs JJK I looked at their last five finals played. Kennedy kicked 8 goals (avg 1.6), while Buddy kicked 16 (avg 3.2).

What did he and how did he kick for goal in the 2012 GF? What did he kick in the 2016 GF?
Kennedy's record in grand finals is one game where he kicked 0 (zero) goals and got the ball nine times.

He was on over $1mil in 2015 and went missing for the second half of the season.
Why does pay check factor into the on field reliability of a forward? Getting more money doesn't improve your performance, it's the other way around.

At any rate he was out with a mental illness struggle. That has nothing to do with on field reliability. If you want to go down that route, Kennedy himself has had injury problems that have kept him out of the team over his career.

He kicked 2.8 in his first game against the Hawks. He kicked 2.7 against us at Footy Park when we were crap around 2009 and cost the Hawks the game. He kicked 0.6 against Essendon when he was dominating the game early this year and if not for a Brendan Goddard's **** up Essendon would have won the game. These are the ones I remember of the top of my head. You can't rely on him to take an over head mark when on a lead even though he gets in front position. He has had 3 or 4 years where his goal conversion has been barely over 50%. That's not reliable. Tony Locket and Jason Dunstall were reliable KPF's. Buddy is a freak and he will do the freaky thing but he makes a lot of elementary mistakes for someone as gifted as he is and paid as well as he is. Yes you can rely on him doing something freaky.

Would you trust him to have a shot for you to kick a goal after the siren to win a big game on a relatively simple angle? I wouldn't, but I'd trust him to kick it from an impossible angle.
Set shots aren't the be all and end all for a KPF to perform and impact the game, particularly when you put up numbers regardless of the misses.

You wouldn't mind taking the 2008 model Buddy who averaged over three behinds a game. It doesn't matter if you miss a lot if you can make up for it by scoring heaps of goals as well, which Buddy has done his whole career. 9 leading goal kicker years, six All-Aus, and 3 Colemans doesn't bring to mind the word unreliable.
 
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Every sane football coach, player and supporter would give their left, right and dare I say also their appendage in the centre to have Buddy in their team in September.

That said I a very eager to see Dixon make his mark on finals football, seems the perfect kind of stage for him to thrive on.
 

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PORT Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon can shock the competition and claim this year’s Coleman Medal, according to former St Kilda star Leigh Montagna.
Dixon kicked a career-best 49 goals last season, finishing second in the competition for contested marks and fifth for marks inside 50 throughout the campaign.

However, with Port Adelaide strengthening its depth this season with the addition of players like Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts, the 27-year-old is bound to improve further.

So much so that Montagna believes he is a sniff to claim the Coleman Medal.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/po...a/news-story/410a2ba1c95a3034b4a9401369ee437c
 

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"what do you put your inconsistency down to?"

Charlie - " dunno"

Lol.

Pretty obvious it's **** ball movement. He can't say that though.
That and the lack of a backup ruck forcing him to play out of position for long periods when Ryder has been out.
 

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Frank Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon admits he feared his AFL career was over during the lowest moments of his rehabilitation from a horrific leg injury that continues to plague him.

Dixon hasn’t played an AFL game since breaking his leg against West Coast in Round 21 last year. He was on track to play in Round 1 before he suffered a setback in his ankle, forcing him to scale back his rehabilitation program and go under the knife again.

In a positive development for Dixon and Port, the key forward said he’s aiming to return to the club’s line-up after its Round 12 bye.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...e/news-story/c42f36859565c7fd4470dbb512cc4c51
 

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Frank Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon admits he feared his AFL career was over during the lowest moments of his rehabilitation from a horrific leg injury that continues to plague him.

Dixon hasn’t played an AFL game since breaking his leg against West Coast in Round 21 last year. He was on track to play in Round 1 before he suffered a setback in his ankle, forcing him to scale back his rehabilitation program and go under the knife again.

In a positive development for Dixon and Port, the key forward said he’s aiming to return to the club’s line-up after its Round 12 bye.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...e/news-story/c42f36859565c7fd4470dbb512cc4c51
Please come back big fella.
 
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