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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

zippadeee

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Rendell seems like a massive FIGJAM. Really rates himself based on whenever I hear him speak. His Open Mike episode a few weeks ago only further confirmed this for me.

Trouble maker
Destroyed relationships at Adelaide and now at Collingwood.
 
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zippadeee

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Yes, that's my take on it. McBean, Elton, Vickery and Griffiths all departed within a couple of years of each other, the cupboard was bare.
There should be a statue of Griffens.
If he didn't leave, we wouldn't be where we are today
 
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UKTiger

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Also said that collingwood had the next pick and they had Bolton in their sights
The thing is would Shai have blossomed like he has with any other club? It takes a special atmosphere and culture to nurture and bring the best out on a player and we have it unlike many other clubs who seem to enjoy imploding
 
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caesar

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Also said that collingwood had the next pick and they had Bolton in their sights

You gotta feel sorry for the Pies No4 they selected Sam McLarty at pick 30 -Delisted without playing a senior game.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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The thing is would Shai have blossomed like he has with any other club? It takes a special atmosphere and culture to nurture and bring the best out on a player and we have it unlike many other clubs who seem to enjoy imploding
I had written him off two years ago as a bust. Credit to both club and player.
 
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caesar

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The thing is would Shai have blossomed like he has with any other club? It takes a special atmosphere and culture to nurture and bring the best out on a player and we have it unlike many other clubs who seem to enjoy imploding

Shai was always going to be a player, that was pretty obvious from viewing him live in the under 18 championships at Punt Road. No doubt he has thrived in our environment and development, has lost none of his flair whilst rounding out his game.
Still would have been a player elsewhere but nice to believe, rightly or wrongly, that only the RFC could bring out the best version of himself :)
 
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Rancey18

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Also said that collingwood had the next pick and they had Bolton in their sights
Rendell seems to make a lot of these types of comments. Also reckons he had Neale in his sights when at Adelaide but got trumped by Freo late in the draft.

Before Neale got selected he picked Sam Kerridge, Mitch Grigg and Nicholas Joyce. Must not have rated him that highly then...
 
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tigerman

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There should be a statue of Griffens.
I'm keen on my horse racing, in Hong Kong a Griffin is an unraced imported horse. On nearly all occasions they are geldings, I wonder whether Griffo was gelded before he went to the USA;)
 
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No 4

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You gotta feel sorry for the Pies No4 they selected Sam McLarty at pick 30 -Delisted without playing a senior game.
a couple of months ago or longer, I did mention this, mention he was playing in some country league. But I love this newspaper article in Nov 2018 "SAM McLARTY was taking in the sights of ancient Pompeii, pondering how so many lives changed so quickly, when his own life altered." I mean no bad stuff for Sam, but can't help wondering what a football team (football departments) misfit they are now.
 
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Harry

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After watching the replay for the second and third time reckon he was even better than watching the replay the first time where I thought he was better than watching it live.

After all that reckon he was 2nd best on ground just behind Dusty who just pipped him due to the crazy goals he kicked.
 
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Streak

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Nice little bit of info from a very good source (close relative) today........

Shai loves it at the Tigers and in his own words "can't ever see himself leaving Richmond for another club".

Now has family living in Melbourne, and his Mum comes over regularly to see him. His Dad is getting his life back together after an addiction battle and Shai is just really happy with life. No inclination to move back to WA whatsoever.

And the best bit......... Collingwood of all clubs, they of the backloaded deals, approached him a couple of weeks ago to sound out if he might be interested in a move. Politely told no.
 
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eZyT

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what will we realistically have to pay $hai and Notorious on their next deals (end of 21?) ?

I reckon Ralph rates premierships worth a hundred, hundred and fifty grand a year?

550?

. Collingwood of all clubs, they of the backloaded deals, approached him a couple of weeks ago to sound out if he might be interested in a move. Politely told no.

what was the offer? Eddie promises not to wear the white hood, we'll pay you only slightly less than mason cox, and we wont use pencil on the contract?

I hope our Ralph lost a bit of his milkshake out his nose at the meeting.
 
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Tenacious

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what will we realistically have to pay $hai and Notorious on their next deals (end of 21?) ?

I reckon Ralph rates premierships worth a hundred, hundred and fifty grand a year?

550?

.......

Could be
But the other side of it is where players who are in the midst of a successful team era might elect to sacrifice some of their market potential for the prospect of premierships.
 
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eZyT

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Could be
But the other side of it is where players who are in the midst of a successful team era might elect to sacrifice some of their market potential for the prospect of premierships.

yeah thats what I meant. might be worth 700 on the open market, but play for RFC for 550.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Two Premierships already in the bag at 21.
Has enormous talent & still on an upward trajectory but would love to see him take another step & become a bonafide star of the competition in 2021. If he can then our future looks very bright indeed..
 
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