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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

Batchelor Party

Tiger Rookie
Mar 25, 2011
429
199
USA
Will only get better. At the forefront of the next generation of midfielders at Tigerland. Look forward to him partnering with RCD next year.
 
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Brodders17

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Mar 21, 2008
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Got coaches votes in the GF. (And prelim and semi )
But not in the best 22 U22 in the league.
 
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ToraToraTora

Two outta three ain't bad.
Mar 21, 2005
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2,020
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This is a potential Brownlow medallist. Ball hunter, doesn't need 30 to cut you up, capable of mind boggling brilliance, and very very noticeable. Will be worth a mint in 12 months.
 
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Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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In the 3rd I think, McIntosh gets the ball and starts a run down the outer wing and is being chased hard by, dunno, one of the losers. Out of nowhere, said loser goes toppling as Shai comes from nowhere with a brilliant shepherd. he's selfless too.
 
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Mycotchinrules

Tiger Rookie
Mar 17, 2014
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In the 3rd I think, McIntosh gets the ball and starts a run down the outer wing and is being chased hard by, dunno, one of the losers. Out of nowhere, said loser goes toppling as Shai comes from nowhere with a brilliant shepherd. he's selfless too.
Yep.

How nice is it to see him getting rewarded for doing all the team stuff.

He's that bloody brilliant that I don't think it came naturally for him, but he's worked so hard on it.

His tackling and pressure were superb.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
30,697
7,546
Melbourne
Should get a top 3 finish in the BnF tonight.

Great season from the lad.

I still remember D Martin calling him easily the most skilled bloke at the club and a freak.
 
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Brodders17

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Mar 21, 2008
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In the 3rd I think, McIntosh gets the ball and starts a run down the outer wing and is being chased hard by, dunno, one of the losers. Out of nowhere, said loser goes toppling as Shai comes from nowhere with a brilliant shepherd. he's selfless too.
Blicavs i reckon. Great team play.
 
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caesar

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Feb 9, 2015
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This is a potential Brownlow medallist. Ball hunter, doesn't need 30 to cut you up, capable of mind boggling brilliance, and very very noticeable. Will be worth a mint in 12 months.
Probably why Ralphy will keep us on tenterhooks well into next year rather than rushing an extension of his contract.
 
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DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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In the 3rd I think, McIntosh gets the ball and starts a run down the outer wing and is being chased hard by, dunno, one of the losers. Out of nowhere, said loser goes toppling as Shai comes from nowhere with a brilliant shepherd. he's selfless too.

Love seeing players shepherd, selfless and so valuable.

Can play forward or in the centre/on ball.

Sign him up.

DS
 
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FitenFitenWin

Listen to the thunder RFC
Jul 30, 2009
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206
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I love Balta's year but I think I like Bolton's even more. Has done everything asked of him - and sacrifices his game for others.

I think he's ready enough to mentor Stack to maturity too.
 

craig

Tiger Legend
Aug 19, 2004
30,697
7,546
Melbourne
Bolton had a big impact this year, and will just get better from here as he matures and ads endurance to his kit bag.
 

Dont Argue

Tiger Superstar
Jun 26, 2018
1,551
1,452
Bolton had a big impact this year, and will just get better from here as he matures and ads endurance to his kit bag.
Not sure if endurance is an issue any more.
Previously faded after half time but was running on top of the ground after half time.
But, yes, sure to improve in that area. When he does put 4 quarters together, look out competition
 

Brodders17

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Mar 21, 2008
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4th in the B&F in a premiership team.
But not in the Best 22 U22 in the league. FMD.
 
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tigerdell

Hope springs infernal
Mar 29, 2014
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He's got it all and then some, I want to see Shai, Shedda and Dusty together for 3 more years. Shedda is 32 but shows no signs of slowing down,
You telling us that you want to see another 3 flags in the next 3 years?
Couldn't agree more!
 
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Smoking Aces

Batten Down The Hatches
Sep 21, 2007
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Add another preseason to him and no doubt he goes to another level. He has all the tools to be elite.
 

Tigertough1974

Tiger Champion
Oct 1, 2013
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247
Like everyone love Shai, we keep talking about Ross/RCD etc (who im also excited about), but this guy needs to go into the midfield in 2021, hes a star!
 

caesar

Tiger Champion
Feb 9, 2015
4,176
4,275
Probably why Ralphy will keep us on tenterhooks well into next year rather than rushing an extension of his contract.
Ralphy said on SEN today people are knocking but why would Shai go anywhere else :D
 
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waiting

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Apr 15, 2007
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Ralphy said on SEN today people are knocking but why would Shai go anywhere else :D
Heard that too. ‘Wears KBs number why would he leave.
You should be proud of your boy Caesar. You pumped him up all
Pre season.
Top 4 in a premiership year.

Here it is for PREnders who missed it.

 
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