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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    great news, a bulldog legend
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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    Quote Originally Posted by D Mitchell View Post
    That's Rule no 2. The real 1 is no po....

    I can't recall Johnno being particularly accurate but who wouldn't welcome old rosy cheeks back ? If the forwards continue to blaze away and miss, on the rare occasions that they do get control of the ball, then Johnno can be blamed then upgraded to Footy Record seller for the rest of his contract\
    He went at 55.7% in his time as a forward between 2002 and 2010 according to the article above.
    Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Mitchell View Post
    "same thing" ? Life isn't a comic book, L. Well, if you have grand children, maybe life is a Spiderman comic. I'm similarly skeptically that Johnno will disprove truths. Let's see.
    Well that?s gone way over my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Well that?s gone way over my head.
    Hahahaha, I can't believe you didn't get that Ledge!!!!!!*




    *I didn't understand either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    He went at 55.7% in his time as a forward between 2002 and 2010 according to the article above.
    And to be honest, I'm not necessarily convinced your conversion rate as a player is exclusively fundamental to being able to translate to being good goal-kicking coach.

    I seem to recall Johnno at one time devised a test for assessing kicking accuracy amongst potential draftees? So I presume he has some affinity with and expertise with the bio mechanics of football skills in general. He's no doubt built on that more formally post playing career, too, given his prior engagement with Geelong and the AFL Academy.

    The end result will tell us if this is going to tangibly address what is both a big, yet addressable, deficiency of ours.

    Getting Cody pushing 60 plus% is what he should be aiming for.
    If Naughts can just eliminate the howlers from 15 to 20 out in front that would be huge.

    And it goes without saying that Jamarra just cannot keep going at 35%. I really hope 2023 was just an outlier against his usual goalkicking abilities, and not indicative of an embedded deficiency requiring significant long term remediation.

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    The goal kicking practice will help, but I want to see is us getting more shots from better positions as well.

    This isn't researched, but, I feel because we play narrow or shallow to protect the outlet, more shots on goal that what might be ideal are outside of that 60-120 degree angle (if straight up the guts is 90) range that's best for conversion. We need to find a way to move the ball quicker and get ourselves to high percentage positions.

    The likes of Cameron and Hawkins take a lot of shots from outside of that range, but they're awesome and natural kicks of the footy who really know how they're going to kick it eight out of ten times.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    John no was one of the greats for the Dogs and hopefully he can help our forwards with their accuracy issues. Do remember though Johnny missing a couple of shots after the final siren that would have won the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olddog View Post
    John no was one of the greats for the Dogs and hopefully he can help our forwards with their accuracy issues. Do remember though Johnny missing a couple of shots after the final siren that would have won the game
    That end to end extravaganza vs. Geelong comes to mind, think it was 2009. If he had have settled and relaxed a bit it might have been different.

    I also remember Johnno going through a phase of flat kicking it, albeit straight, and sometimes falling short or just clearing from around 40.

    But it should be fine Olddog! At least it's something!
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    Johno has infectious positive energy and is a Bulldog legend. This is great news.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    The goal kicking practice will help, but I want to see is us getting more shots from better positions as well.

    This isn't researched, but, I feel because we play narrow or shallow to protect the outlet, more shots on goal that what might be ideal are outside of that 60-120 degree angle (if straight up the guts is 90) range that's best for conversion. We need to find a way to move the ball quicker and get ourselves to high percentage positions.

    The likes of Cameron and Hawkins take a lot of shots from outside of that range, but they're awesome and natural kicks of the footy who really know how they're going to kick it eight out of ten times.
    Spot on Jee. It's overlooked in all of these stats. You really need to break the fifty down in sections.by degrees.
    Its that double edged sword. Shallow entries in a central position are a dangerous play due to rebound strength.
    So clearly teams want you to kick it there and this is where breaking lines in midfield allows those deeper, quicker entries.
    I think our lack of speed in there can hurt.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    First session: shots after the siren To win the game.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    Quote Originally Posted by SonofScray View Post
    First session: shots after the siren To win the game.
    Ha ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofScray View Post
    First session: shots after the siren To win the game.
    Second session : milestone games role play. Banners and all.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    It is an area that needs to be seriously addressed.

    Johnno is a legend of the club and hopefully he can bring something to the table to help this situation.

    I think it’s a bit of not getting good delivery to our forwards as well and of course not converting easy set shots.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs legend Brad Johnson officially returns

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    First rule: No golf carts.
    2nd rule: no training for after the siren shots
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