Goalkicking forwards

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  1. President Trump

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    Gallen's shots at goal this year suggest that he could have been one of the great all-time pointscorers if he had worked on kicking and taken shots at goal regularly starting from an earlier point in his career.

    On that topic, it feels like goalkicking forwards are less common than they used to be. Not so long ago you had backrowers like Craig Fitzgibbon, Wayne Bartrim, Michael Crocker and David Furner who were noted pointscorers with good kicking ability. These days the only regular goalkicker I can think of who is a backrower/prop is Ethan Lowe.
     
  2. carcharias

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    There’s some meat head at the roosters kicking goals I think.
     
  3. beave

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    Terry Matterson.
     
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    At least they can kick goals lol
     
  5. carcharias

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    Well I didn’t say he was missing goals

    Gallen
    100%
     
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    Rhyse Martin is more than handy.
     
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    If Brad Parker had as many attempts as Gallen, he'd have 100% too
     
  8. Perth Red

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    Not on the field long enough these days
     
  9. carcharias

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    Gallen actually has 100%

    That’s the difference.
     
  10. DeeJ

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    Amazingly, Corey Parker was Brisbane's no.1 goalkicker for most of his career.

    He was well known for missing crucial ones. Then getting the hard ones from the sideline when there was no pressure.

    I believe he has the record for most goals kicked in a game for Brisbane.
     
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    There weren't too many in the 70s though
    John gray, Henry tatana, Bill Ashurst is all I can think of off the top of my head
     
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    is Hooker still considered a forward????
    ummmm that Smith bloke
     
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    I think we need to bring in the rule where the try scorer has to do the conversion.
     
  17. The Vaulting Violinist

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    With their pants around their ankles
     
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    Hold that element until we have every player with a 70% plus goal kicking record.

    Then implement it.
     
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    Craig Fitzgibbon had a super accurate boot. Very impressive he could land goals from anywhere considering all the work he did in the second row
     
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