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    Check Side

    Just watched teh replay of last weekend's match, and I've noticed we're kicking a lot of goals check side.

    Normally, no big deal, but I noticed it last week to from Bazza and this week Monty and Bazza both kicked goals checkside where it wasn't necessary, but in the end was the right choice.

    Just curious if this is something the forwards have been doing in their training or if I'm just over analyzing things. Personally, I think it speaks highly of their confidence level, and the fact the coaching staff doesn't seem to be discouraging it I think is a good thing. I love to see this sort of creativity in front of the goals, and this confidence and creativity couldn't be hitting our forwards at a better time.

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    Re: Check Side

    Originally posted by FootyontheBrain
    Just watched teh replay of last weekend's match, and I've noticed we're kicking a lot of goals check side.

    Normally, no big deal, but I noticed it last week to from Bazza and this week Monty and Bazza both kicked goals checkside where it wasn't necessary, but in the end was the right choice.

    Just curious if this is something the forwards have been doing in their training or if I'm just over analyzing things. Personally, I think it speaks highly of their confidence level, and the fact the coaching staff doesn't seem to be discouraging it I think is a good thing. I love to see this sort of creativity in front of the goals, and this confidence and creativity couldn't be hitting our forwards at a better time.
    LRT needs a lesson!

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    Re: Re: Check Side

    Originally posted by TheHood
    LRT needs a lesson!
    Let him learn to kick a conventional drop punt with consistency before we worry him with checksides!

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    Re: Re: Re: Check Side

    Originally posted by Mike_B
    Let him learn to kick a conventional drop punt with consistency before we worry him with checksides!
    Left brain or right brain. Give him time and he will use the wrong one.

    Kicked a long range goal in his first game but looked aweful in front of the sticks last week.

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Check Side

    Originally posted by TheHood
    Kicked a long range goal in his first game but looked aweful in front of the sticks last week.
    ... or with the ball in hand for that matter.

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    Yet another thread hijacked by LRT comments!

    FOTB, I didn't notice Bazza do it (too many cans probably) but Monty's was quite nice.
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    Originally posted by RogueSwan
    FOTB, I didn't notice Bazza do it (too many cans probably) but Monty's was quite nice.
    And he did TWO. One over the shoulder, and one after the unexpected handball from Monty right in front of goal.

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    Bazza did one in the pre-game from the 50m arc, I think it was his last kick. It looked like it just missed and dropped at about the line, pretty impressive trick kick though.
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    Re: Check Side

    What is check side? It's obviously a Rugby or Soccer term as I've never heard of it before!
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    Re: Re: Check Side

    Originally posted by Cher
    What is check side? It's obviously a Rugby or Soccer term as I've never heard of it before!
    Yeah, "Banana" is a better term.
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    Thanks Matt I do know what a banana kick is!
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    Providing you have the skill and it's the right option go ahead. Checkside is the South Aussie term for banana more commonly used here. Davis also kicked one on the run.
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