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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Another one I was fuzzy on: a 'Joe the Goose' goal.

    I found this definition on the web: A Joe the Goose is a handball over the top of an opponent's flailing arms to a teammate who is standing on his own in the goal square. The teammate then casually turns around and pops it through for the easiest of goals.

    So, a subset of the goals 'out the back' or 'over the top'. Does everyone agree this is what a Joe the Goose goal is? Any idea where the expression comes from? Nico?
    Joe the goose is a modern term. Tim Watson uses it a bit. I think the first person I heard say it was Robert Walls. No idea of the origin of the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Can someone explain what is a 'power forward'? How are they different to a 'full forward' or even a centre half forward, all of whom are tall forward positions. CHF plays higher than FF and is presumably more mobile and better at leading? Whereas I think the FF is the burly beast (like BBBBH or Plugger) and good at winning the ball one on one and, perhaps, out marking their direct opponent. But the 'power forward' loses me and often seems to be referred to as distinct from the others.

    Just having a quick look on Wikipedia and I get the impression that a power forward can be either FF or CHF and they specialise in crashing packs.
    Again, this a modern term. I can't ever recall hearing it in earlier decades. I think some of these terms are said on TV and get perpetuated. I think it started around the end of Jonathon Brown's career.

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    Is Buddy a 'power' forward or a 'mobile' forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YvonneH View Post
    Is Buddy a 'power' forward or a 'mobile' forward?
    Neither. Buddy is unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aguy View Post
    Neither. Buddy is unique.
    Great answer aguy

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    Quote Originally Posted by YvonneH View Post
    Is Buddy a 'power' forward or a 'mobile' forward?
    I think he is a mobile forward. Not a great contested mark which is usually the hallmark of a power forward. Moves around a heck of a lot more than Brown. Although agile for his frame, Plugger was a true full forward playing from the square.

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    Here's another couple:

    * kickchaser (recently mentioned because Cornes called the Richmond midfield "kickchasers") - I presume this means selfishly oriented players who are just focused on getting their stats up but not doing the right thing by the team, working defensively, and probably not using the ball that damagingly when they do get it?

    * 'running the lines' - I read Dermott Brereton said that Jordan Lewis does not do this: Jordan Lewis’ Hawthorn days numbered, Melbourne, Demons, AFL, fixture | Fox Sports. Does he mean "run and break lines" do you think? If not, what does he mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Here's another couple:

    * kickchaser (recently mentioned because Cornes called the Richmond midfield "kickchasers") - I presume this means selfishly oriented players who are just focused on getting their stats up but not doing the right thing by the team, working defensively, and probably not using the ball that damagingly when they do get it?

    * 'running the lines' - I read Dermott Brereton said that Jordan Lewis does not do this: Jordan Lewis’ Hawthorn days numbered, Melbourne, Demons, AFL, fixture | Fox Sports. Does he mean "run and break lines" do you think? If not, what does he mean?
    Dermie means 'this makes me sound cool and knowledgeable, I don't care if it doesn't mean anything'.

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    Ball watcher. One who takes his eye or mind off his opponent, to the point where his opponent gains clear possession under little pressure.

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    As loose as Granny's teeth. Refers to a lack of defensive skills by a backman made famous by Francis Jackson in the 70's.

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    Nice one Nico. Made me smile when I read it when you posted it in the other thread in chat about Talia. I think dentures are going out of fashion - so maybe this should be updated to great-granny's teeth?

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