Surprising Act: Jordan De Goey and Five others are suspended from AFL due to

According to Champion Data, Jordan De Goey, despite being a standout player for Collingwood last season, is currently rated as the AFL’s poorest kicker after six rounds of the 2024 season. His performance has been lackluster compared to last year’s premiership-winning form, with only two games where he managed more than 21 disposals.

Daniel Hoyne from Champion Data highlighted De Goey’s struggles, emphasizing that apart from Nick Daicos, De Goey has notably underperformed this season, contributing to Collingwood’s mixed start with three wins and three losses. Despite De Goey’s low ranking and poor kicking performance, Collingwood’s ability to maintain a 3-3 record indicates potential for improvement.

Champion Data’s assessment of De Goey’s kicking considers factors beyond just efficiency, including pressure and the type of kick attempted. Hoyne expressed cautious optimism about Collingwood’s prospects, suggesting that more consistent performances from De Goey could elevate the team’s standing.

De Goey’s standout performances in the 2023 finals series earned him recognition, but his form in 2024 has been inconsistent. Hoyne looks forward to seeing improvement from De Goey in the upcoming weeks, believing that his resurgence could bolster Collingwood’s position in the competition.

Currently, Collingwood sits in 10th place on the ladder, but a victory over Essendon on Anzac Day could propel them into the top eight.

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