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  • 2021 goal kicking accuracy

    Just saw this on nrl.com and found it interesting...

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    The club's overall success rate of 63.5% was the worst in the competition but miraculously didn't affect things too much when it came to games lost.

    Siosuia Taukeiaho was the best performer with his 78.6% strike rate, well above the side's average, but he struggled with injuries and form throughout the year.

    Adam Keighran (72.9%), Sam Walker (53.5%) and James Tedesco (38.5%) all took shots at goal throughout the year with Keighran proving handy with the boot. His clutch penalty shot in the final minute against the Broncos in round 21 secured a crucial 21-20 win.

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    - We're the worst (didn't really matter - so sorta proves that point)
    - SST has the best stats, but I reckon Keighran's kicks would mostly be from the sideline
    - C'mon Walker and Teddy...
    Last edited by ism22; 11-03-2021, 07:08 AM.

  • #2
    In the new era of blow out scores goal kicking doesn't really matter, who cares if you win by only 30 points instead of 40 because you don't have a gun kicker.

    Plus these figures doesn't mean you have a bad kicker, it depends on where the try is scored.
    We seem to score a lot of tries out on the sideline which makes it more difficult to convert compared to a team that scores most their tries near the post.
    If we scored nearly all our tries under the post then the rate would be in the 90s.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kentucky_Fried_Rooster View Post
      In the new era of blow out scores goal kicking doesn't really matter, who cares if you win by only 30 points instead of 40 because you don't have a gun kicker.

      Plus these figures doesn't mean you have a bad kicker, it depends on where the try is scored.
      We seem to score a lot of tries out on the sideline which makes it more difficult to convert compared to a team that scores most their tries near the post.
      If we scored nearly all our tries under the post then the rate would be in the 90s.
      But then again, with the trend being blowout scores, you still need to ensure that your team is going up in 6's instead of 4's in the offchance that you do have those close games. Most the times the blowout scores happen when it's playing against a team outside the top 4. But if you see some of the top 4 teams going at it, especially in the finals situations of Panthers vs Eels; Storm vs Panthers; they were all pretty close games where goal kicking would still come into play.

      So having the confidence to go up in 6's instead is still quite important - most importantly later down the track when they add up in the for/against scores.

      Basically we scored 113 tries this year (give or take a few if i missed any) and converted at a 63.5% rate, meaning we kicked around 71-72/113 goals (not including any penalty ones we missed). Therefore, we missed about 41-42 goals. In hindsight, if you consider we missed about 82-84 points worth, if you add that to our for and against we would be pretty damn close to Manly. Of course, we can't say we would have hit every single one perfectly, but at the end of the year, goal kicking can come into play and mean a difference between 1st and 2nd or even just outside the top 4.

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      • #4
        Canberra was the best and Sharks second best in accuracy too, so suggests its not season defining.

        However if you look at all the finals game the Panthers won 2 of their 3 games due to goal kicking and having same tries as the opposition.

        Additionally Roosters missed out on a top 4 spot by F/A , so if they had won 1 more game then they would have finished Top 4 which might have changed things. You lost to the Panthers in Rd21 on goal kicking

        So can't rely on blow out scores too often.

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        • #5
          We need to search for a goal kicker for 2022

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fourteen View Post
            We need to search for a goal kicker for 2022
            Why? There wasn't a game we lost last season that was lost because of goal kicking

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Headless Chook View Post

              Why? There wasn't a game we lost last season that was lost because of goal kicking
              Are you kidding? There were a few too many games that went down to the wire or at least kept close because we were shocking with the boot. AK nailed that penalty too for the win but he isn’t a first choice kicker in fact won’t even be in the starting team next season.. Collins returning should see SST have reduced mins as well.

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              • #8
                Yeh they need someone who will be a regular player as a goal kicker

                Anyway

                Where's the Chewing Tobacco and Peanuts when you need them - Atlanta Braves World Series Champions- Chop On Braves

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9dJpRkY_I

                Last edited by King Salvo; 11-03-2021, 09:39 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChookMaster View Post

                  Are you kidding? There were a few too many games that went down to the wire or at least kept close because we were shocking with the boot. AK nailed that penalty too for the win but he isn’t a first choice kicker in fact won’t even be in the starting team next season.. Collins returning should see SST have reduced mins as well.
                  So what difference would having a goal kicker have made to our season?

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                  • #10
                    Adam Keighran is the logical choice for goalkicker. 75% and a decent centre. Gone are the days of million dollar centres, it's why the club didn't keep Mitchell. And why Manu shows what kind of a person he is by not chasing the big money.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChookMaster View Post

                      Are you kidding? There were a few too many games that went down to the wire or at least kept close because we were shocking with the boot.
                      Can you name some of those games.

                      Must have missed those myself.

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                      • #12
                        Perhaps if Billy Smith finally has some luck and has a long term injury free run, he could offer something in the goal kicking department. I wasn't really buying into the hype around him but he was super impressive in his limited appearances last season, and apparently he is a pretty handy goal kicker.

                        Goal kicking is still important, especially so when things tighten up towards the end of the season. Having said that I'm actually more worried about the lack of depth in our kicking in general play.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sharks View Post
                          Canberra was the best and Sharks second best in accuracy too, so suggests its not season defining.

                          However if you look at all the finals game the Panthers won 2 of their 3 games due to goal kicking and having same tries as the opposition.

                          Additionally Roosters missed out on a top 4 spot by F/A , so if they had won 1 more game then they would have finished Top 4 which might have changed things. You lost to the Panthers in Rd21 on goal kicking

                          So can't rely on blow out scores too often.
                          Can't wait to see us beating teams like Pemriff, Souffs and Melbourne again! Sick of Souffs in particular who just seem to be able to run right through the middle of us.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Johnny73 View Post
                            Adam Keighran is the logical choice for goalkicker. 75% and a decent centre. Gone are the days of million dollar centres, it's why the club didn't keep Mitchell. And why Manu shows what kind of a person he is by not chasing the big money.
                            A Messenger style 'centre'?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ism22 View Post

                              A Messenger style 'centre'?
                              Who knows.

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