COLEMAN Medal leader Josh Kennedy says he faces an ongoing battle to control the infamous stuttering run-up that has helped him to become the league's most prolific goalkicker.

The West Coast forward has been magnificent in front of goal this season, booting 45.16 in the first 15 rounds, including four bags of five goals and four hauls of four.

Kennedy said there was a fine line between control and chaos with the approach that has worked so well to date.

"With the stutter, I suppose it's getting to a point where it's probably getting a bit risky and I was probably losing a bit of control on the way I wanted to kick," Kennedy told reporters on Monday.

"So that's something I'm working on and slowly coming to this last half of the year trying to minimise it."

Kennedy has achieved cult hero status amongst the West Coast faithful and his kicking style has been a source of mirth throughout the AFL.

While he was keen to refine the stutter, Kennedy was adamant he did not want to eliminate it completely.

"Not cut it out, but just trying to get it back to the point where I'm in control and I feel comfortable in kicking the goal," Kennedy said.

"I feel comfortable with it. It's just that it's probably getting to a point where in some cases it gets out of control.

"I'm trying to control that and I've been working on it the last three, four weeks."

Kennedy did have some sound advice for any youngsters trying to imitate his style.

"Don't start it. It's a bad habit," he said.

"I'm a big believer on whatever works for you in your goalkicking routine.
"Whatever works for you. If you're kicking goals with it, do it."

And Kennedy has certainly been kicking goals. His third major on Saturday night against the Crows was his 200th in just 90 matches with West Coast after moving from Carlton as a part of the Chris Judd trade at the end of 2007.

Kennedy's fourth on Saturday night was one of his best in Eagles colours.

With scores level at the 28-minute mark of the final term, he swooped onto a loose ball at the 50m arc. He charged onto his non-preferred left foot and split the middle to give the Eagles a nail-biting six-point win.

"It was lucky it slipped through. There was a lot of efforts before that that made that kick possible and (it was) lucky we had enough time to do it," Kennedy said.

Despite his excellent form, Kennedy refused to think about the possibility of winning his first Coleman Medal.

"The way we're playing, it's not really a focus of mine," he said.

"But when I do get my opportunities to have a shot on goal, I've got to make sure I kick them, because that's my role for the team."

While Kennedy downplayed his own form, teammate Will Schofield was full of praise for the key forward's performances this year.

"It's probably been building for a couple of years with Josh," he said.
"I've been the unfortunate one to play on him in pre-season games.

"He's the hardest forward I've ever played on. He just gets in great positions and he understands the game really well. He's a really smart footballer.

"It's just reward for his hard work because he's worked super hard at his game over the last couple of years."