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Crows goalkicking not an issue: Walker

  • Crows goalkicking not an issue: Walker

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Taylor Walker and Josh Jenkins of the Crows celebrate a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 14 match between the Adelaide Crows and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the Adelaide Oval on June 23, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker says he's a "glass half-full" type of bloke.

And that's why he's not worried about the Crows' inaccurate goalkicking become a recurring theme at the AFL club.

Adelaide had 40 shots at goal in its 33-point win against North Melbourne last Thursday night, but kicked 12.28.

"The way we play our footy, if we can defend it in our forward half, it puts a lot of pressure on opposition and we can continually have shots at goal," Walker said.

"Obviously we were a bit inaccurate but I'm more of a glass half-full - if you weren't having those shots, you'd be questioning and having a different conversation.

"But it's an area we can fix and we have spoken about it and we're doing a lot of work on it already."

The sixth-placed Crows travel to play Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday, when Walker will cross paths with his former teammate and housemate, Demon onballer Bernie Vince.

"He's like a nice bottle of red, isn't he - getting better with age," Walker said of Vince.

"He's playing some good footy, Bern. He was over on the break (bye weekend) and I caught up with him.

"It's always good to come up against good mates so I'm looking forward to it, hopefully we can get one over him again."

Walker himself has hit top form after a foot injury curtailed him earlier in the season.

"I'm getting a bit more continuity in my training which is allowing me to play some more consistent footy over four quarters and from week to week," he said.

"I know my role and where it sits in the team, I have been really happy with the way I have been playing it."

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