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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 25, 2019, 5:52 pm

Not worried about his kicking, but his general play has been poor the past few weeks. If he wasn't co-captain he'd be under real pressure.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by BadnMean » May 25, 2019, 5:59 pm

Mickey_Raider wrote:
May 25, 2019, 5:43 pm
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of his kicking over the years. On the eye test I would be surprised if it was anything other than a year-on-year decline in his goals made percentage.

I have zero confidence in him slotting them from anywhere out wide; particularly kicking left to right.
No I'm pretty sure he's shot the lights out (80%, within a 2% either way I'd say) pretty consistently every year he's played. This year is a bit of a yip.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by edwahu » May 25, 2019, 6:07 pm

He kicked 2/3. Why did this thread get a bump?

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by BadnMean » May 25, 2019, 6:10 pm

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
May 25, 2019, 5:52 pm
Not worried about his kicking, but his general play has been poor the past few weeks. If he wasn't co-captain he'd be under real pressure.
Dropping the ball for match-winning tries two weeks in a row coming into this week would see some blokes crucified. Croker rightly has a million credits in the bank but if we are being clinical he hasn't taken the chances -as captain and leader- which have presented themselves and could have turned 1 or 2 of these losses into wins which would have us a contender, not a making up the numbers disappointment again. He's not alone there.

I expect to be called a coward. But every player should be under a bit of a look. Toots has missed some crucial plays. Haven't watched a replay to comment but that Klokstead pass he dropped might have hit him in the chest. He's getting very close but like the team- not getting it done.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Mickey_Raider » May 25, 2019, 6:14 pm

edwahu wrote:
May 25, 2019, 6:07 pm
He kicked 2/3. Why did this thread get a bump?
He never kicks any of the conversion attempts which are above average in difficulty anymore. And in a close competition you can’t afford to have even 2 points go begging every week like I believe he does.

On recent form he would absolutely be in the bottom tier of goal kickers for sure.
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by -PJ- » May 25, 2019, 6:14 pm

edwahu wrote:
May 25, 2019, 6:07 pm
He kicked 2/3. Why did this thread get a bump?
It was that idiot PJ.

He was heavily intoxicated and heard it was 3 tries each.

Putting 2 and 2 together he got...blame Croker !!!

PJ apologises...
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by edwahu » May 25, 2019, 6:26 pm

Mickey_Raider wrote:
May 25, 2019, 6:14 pm
edwahu wrote:
May 25, 2019, 6:07 pm
He kicked 2/3. Why did this thread get a bump?
He never kicks any of the conversion attempts which are above average in difficulty anymore. And in a close competition you can’t afford to have even 2 points go begging every week like I believe he does.

On recent form he would absolutely be in the bottom tier of goal kickers for sure.

If he kicked 5/4 we still would've lost.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by -TW- » May 26, 2019, 10:35 am

-PJ- wrote:
-TW- wrote:
May 25, 2019, 5:11 pm
-PJ- wrote:3 tries each today.

The difference ?

Crokers kicking..
Or the 14600 penalties we gave away

But yeah, **** Croker

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I was joking Tim.

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Nah, definitely not the case

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by The Rickman » May 26, 2019, 10:52 am

Come on Timmy, you’re always messaging me about just how much of a **** **** PJ is.


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by -PJ- » May 26, 2019, 12:20 pm

-TW- wrote:
May 26, 2019, 10:35 am
-PJ- wrote:
-TW- wrote:
May 25, 2019, 5:11 pm
-PJ- wrote:3 tries each today.

The difference ?

Crokers kicking..
Or the 14600 penalties we gave away

But yeah, **** Croker

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That's ok !!
Nah, definitely not the case

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by -PJ- » May 26, 2019, 12:22 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 26, 2019, 10:52 am
Come on Timmy, you’re always messaging me about just how much of a **** **** PJ is.


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That's strange..

Tims always messaging me about just how much of a @and$? that dude from Rocky is.

Tim has a bit of explaining to do !!!
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by yurithe1 » May 26, 2019, 1:31 pm

The Brumbies would love to have someone who can kick at above 60%.

My problem with Croker lately is that he has been making some very poor defensive reads for the past 3-4 weeks and these have usually resulted in tries. Simonsson is still too inexperienced to make up for these poor reads and deciding whether to come in or stay on his opposition winger.

The other thing, and it's not his fault, is that referees have been sending him away when he tries to get an explanation. They do it to Hodgson as well. Stuart needs to talk to Annesley about this.
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by -TW- » May 26, 2019, 2:54 pm

-PJ- wrote:
The Rickman wrote:
May 26, 2019, 10:52 am
Come on Timmy, you’re always messaging me about just how much of a **** **** PJ is.


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That's strange..

Tims always messaging me about just how much of a @and$? that dude from Rocky is.

Tim has a bit of explaining to do !!!
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Sid » June 13, 2019, 9:54 pm

Sharks scored 4 tries to Raiders 3. Lucky we have a guy who can kick 5/5 tonight
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by The Rickman » June 13, 2019, 10:02 pm

Sid wrote:Sharks scored 4 tries to Raiders 3. Lucky we have a guy who can kick 5/5 tonight
Did someone else kick? Because Croker can’t


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by greeneyed » June 14, 2019, 1:18 am

As I wrote in Through Green Eyes this week, if Croker had kicked just two more goals this season he’s on 80 percent success rate, same as Smith. TWO goals. Then he comes out tonight and he’s five from five. Now he’s 78 percent success rate.


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by The Rickman » June 14, 2019, 6:38 am

greeneyed wrote:As I wrote in Through Green Eyes this week, if Croker had kicked just two more goals this season he’s on 80 percent success rate, same as Smith. TWO goals. Then he comes out tonight and he’s five from five. Now he’s 78 percent success rate.


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Matt » June 14, 2019, 11:08 am

His GKing was the difference last night. 5 from 5 vs SJs 2 from 4.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by The Rickman » June 14, 2019, 11:11 am

Matt wrote:
June 14, 2019, 11:08 am
His GKing was the difference last night. 5 from 5 vs SJs 2 from 4.
Imagine if he was kicking well though... probably would've kicked 10 from 5 last year.
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Matt » June 14, 2019, 11:14 am

The Rickman wrote:
June 14, 2019, 11:11 am
Matt wrote:
June 14, 2019, 11:08 am
His GKing was the difference last night. 5 from 5 vs SJs 2 from 4.
Imagine if he was kicking well though... probably would've kicked 10 from 5 last year.
And with his right foot.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Rickmando » June 14, 2019, 12:38 pm

You can see he’s got his mechanics fixed up. The last couple of weeks he’s hit them a lot better - both in terms of accuracy and carry.

Credit to him for working on it and turning it around quickly

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by raiderskater » June 14, 2019, 1:27 pm

Matt wrote:
June 14, 2019, 11:08 am
His GKing was the difference last night. 5 from 5 vs SJs 2 from 4.
Yep. His kicking won us the game. If he misses even one - like that one from the sideline where he's struggled a bit this year - we lose. I didn't fancy our chances in Golden Point!
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Matt » June 14, 2019, 3:07 pm

raiderskater wrote:
June 14, 2019, 1:27 pm
Matt wrote:
June 14, 2019, 11:08 am
His GKing was the difference last night. 5 from 5 vs SJs 2 from 4.
Yep. His kicking won us the game. If he misses even one - like that one from the sideline where he's struggled a bit this year - we lose. I didn't fancy our chances in Golden Point!
The way SJ was shaking his GKs, and watching the Sharks practicing drop goals in warmup, I wasnt.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by The Rickman » June 14, 2019, 3:20 pm

Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 12:38 pm
You can see he’s got his mechanics fixed up. The last couple of weeks he’s hit them a lot better - both in terms of accuracy and carry.

Credit to him for working on it and turning it around quickly
Hahahaha credit to him for doing what he's always done
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Rickmando » June 14, 2019, 4:14 pm

The Rickman wrote:
June 14, 2019, 3:20 pm
Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 12:38 pm
You can see he’s got his mechanics fixed up. The last couple of weeks he’s hit them a lot better - both in terms of accuracy and carry.

Credit to him for working on it and turning it around quickly
Hahahaha credit to him for doing what he's always done
Ah Rickman, your powers of observation are failing you my friend. He clearly had a few gremlins in his technique early in the year - the last 2 weeks he’s shown signs of his previous form, he’s made changes to get back to his best.

Those changes would have had to come through owning the problem, and working to fix it. Nothing wrong with giving credit for that.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Sid » June 14, 2019, 4:29 pm

Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 4:14 pm
The Rickman wrote:
June 14, 2019, 3:20 pm
Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 12:38 pm
You can see he’s got his mechanics fixed up. The last couple of weeks he’s hit them a lot better - both in terms of accuracy and carry.

Credit to him for working on it and turning it around quickly
Hahahaha credit to him for doing what he's always done
Ah Rickman, your powers of observation are failing you my friend. He clearly had a few gremlins in his technique early in the year - the last 2 weeks he’s shown signs of his previous form, he’s made changes to get back to his best.

Those changes would have had to come through owning the problem, and working to fix it. Nothing wrong with giving credit for that.
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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Coastalraider » June 16, 2019, 6:22 am

Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 4:14 pm
The Rickman wrote:
June 14, 2019, 3:20 pm
Rickmando wrote:
June 14, 2019, 12:38 pm
You can see he’s got his mechanics fixed up. The last couple of weeks he’s hit them a lot better - both in terms of accuracy and carry.

Credit to him for working on it and turning it around quickly
Hahahaha credit to him for doing what he's always done
Ah Rickman, your powers of observation are failing you my friend. He clearly had a few gremlins in his technique early in the year - the last 2 weeks he’s shown signs of his previous form, he’s made changes to get back to his best.

Those changes would have had to come through owning the problem, and working to fix it. Nothing wrong with giving credit for that.
Nailed it. I don’t think anyone really thought dropping him from kicking duties was ever a suggestion, but he was clearly shanking more than ever. Full marks to toots and the team for working through it and getting back to his best - he looks so much more confident and fluid now.

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Dr Zaius » June 16, 2019, 6:51 am

The Rickman wrote:
greeneyed wrote:As I wrote in Through Green Eyes this week, if Croker had kicked just two more goals this season he’s on 80 percent success rate, same as Smith. TWO goals. Then he comes out tonight and he’s five from five. Now he’s 78 percent success rate.


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Northern Raider » June 16, 2019, 11:32 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
June 16, 2019, 6:51 am
The Rickman wrote:
greeneyed wrote:As I wrote in Through Green Eyes this week, if Croker had kicked just two more goals this season he’s on 80 percent success rate, same as Smith. TWO goals. Then he comes out tonight and he’s five from five. Now he’s 78 percent success rate.


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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by dubby » June 16, 2019, 12:24 pm

It really seems like Lucy is driving it

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Re: Croker's kicking

Post by Dr Zaius » June 16, 2019, 1:38 pm

Well it is a Lucy MO to deliberately misrepresent what people have said and keep banging the drum despite being corrected numerous times
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