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Matthew Lloyd’s goalkicking advice to Max King (and how his iconic grass toss came about)

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AFL great Matthew Lloyd has opened up about the goalkicking struggles he experienced early in his career, in which he explained how his iconic grass toss before kicking at goal came about.

Lloyd, who finished his career a renowned dead-eye in front of goal, was asked how he’d improve Max King’s accuracy after the talented St Kilda forward kicked 1.5 against Geelong on Friday night.

Speaking on 3AW Football, Lloyd recalled a patch of form early in his career where he kicked 2.9 in the space of two weeks.

“I was distraught,” he said.

“It got to a point where I said something had to change.”

And it did.

Lloyd said he spent hours working on a routine, watching vision of both himself and the game’s greatest ever goalkicker Tony Lockett.

He said he spent the off-season having “thousands” of shots at goal in often tough conditions at Windy Hill.

“That’s how the grass (toss) started.”

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(Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

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