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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Carlton FC Blues Kicking News

 
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April 25, 2015 - Lachie Henderson kicks five goals in win over St. Kilda
CARLTON has stormed back in the second half for its first win of the season, beating St Kilda by 40 points in Wellington. Lachie Henderson and Tom Bell stood up in attack for the Blues, who won the League's opening match on Anzac Day 18.13 (121) to 12.9 (81).... Henderson kicked five goals and Bell's four goals in the second half were crucial as Carlton made its comeback." - AFL

April 13, 2015 - Sav Rocca signed as kicking coach
"Rocca, who sits 13th on the list of VFL-AFL goalkickers, started at the Blues last week and will work with Levi Casboult and the rest of the club’s forwards part-time for the rest of the season. Rocca slotted 748 goals for Collingwood and North Melbourne before playing seven NFL seasons as a punter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. An erratic Casboult kicked 2.3 against West Coast. He was overlooked in Round 1 after failing to boot a goal in the pre-season." - Herald Sun

February 20, 2015 - Matthew Watson kicks intra-six
"Forward Matthew Watson appears set to capitalise on his strong end to last season after booting six goals in the Blues' intra-club match on Friday. The 22-year-old, who has thrived since being moved from defence in the VFL in the middle of last season, was the standout forward in the scratch match at Ikon Park. He had three goals to half-time before a booming kick from outside 50m gave him his fourth early in the third quarter, ahead of a late pair in last quarter. Assistant coach Rob Wiley said afterwards Watson, who has trained with the forwards this pre-season, could still be called upon to fill a role in defence when required." - AFL

February 2, 2015 - Levi Casboult working to improve kicking
"A detailed off-season kicking program has power forward Levi Casboult confident he will pose a greater threat inside attacking 50 for Carlton this season. Casboult's unorthodox technique contributed to him having 57.7 per cent accuracy in front of goal last season, booting 15.11, of which 23 of the scores came from set shots. His percentage was similar to Travis Cloke's - 56.5 - although the Magpies' power forward contributed 39 goals. The Blues almost certainly need Casboult to have greater impact on the scoreboard — he managed multiple goals in only two matches last season — if they are to push for the top eight. Casboult said he had been having extra goal-kicking practice — up to 30 shots per day — under the direction of forwards coach Brad Green and coaching director Robert Wiley." - The Age

January 29, 2015 - replacement kicks
"Whenever a team loses its leading goal kicker from the year previous year, the first question has to be where the goals are going to come from. The loss of Jarrad Waite has been offset by the arrival of Liam Jones and Kristian Jaksch, however the reality is that Waite has played 184 AFL games for 252 goals. The Jones-Jaksch duo has 70 goals in 73 games. It is a big difference in terms of experience and goal kicking that Carlton has lost. Big things are needed from Lachie Henderson and Matthew Kreuzer, but Jones and Jacksch contributing a goal and a half a game each would be what is needed to overcome the loss of Waite." - The Roar

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