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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

Streak

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Shai not making the Under-22 side while Andrew McGrath was elected captain seriously undermines the wisdom of crowds theory.

True, but lets face it. While they keep under-rating or ignoring him, he keeps winning flags.

I'll bet I know what Shai prefers.
 
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zippadeee

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True, but lets face it. While they keep under-rating or ignoring him, he keeps winning flags.

I'll bet I know what Shai prefers.

No. That's not right.
He deserves the reward.
How must he feel that 22 kids got selected and he didn't?
Personally for me he should've been on the bench in the AA team
 
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Dont Argue

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Poor Cryin Gryan had no idea what the *smile* was going on ( nor did I at the time ). Shai stepped out to play on then jinked back directly at Cryin n I reckon Cryin had a conniption or *smile* himself or somethin, then Shai just stepped out again n delivered a ball to the Lynch man that he didn't dare drop. 'Twas as sweet a piece of work as anything the Dusty one presented on the day.
Shai stole my favourite dance move.
You take a step forward, then an exaggerated step back and then two steps forward. Admittedly he improvised by kicking a ball which I don’t usually carry onto a dance floor but after Lynch marked it, I saw Shai clap and instantly knew he’d infringed on my trade mark.
I’m currently seeking legal advice.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Love watching Shai play and the way he just slithers around opposition players to then streak away and kick a long goal or a 50mtr pass

If anyody gets a chance to watch some Maurice Rioli footage carefully there is alot of Maurice in Shai movements inside traffic
 
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seven

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Yeah, that play to set up Lynch was a thing of beauty.

Crying Miers thought he had him for a sec, then Shai found a worm hole and slipped into another dimension.
Shai took off, stopped, and then took off again.
When Miers stopped he didn’t have the accelerating to go with him the second time.
Pure turbo speed set that goal up.
very few players can do what Shai does.
 
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tigersnake

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No. That's not right.
He deserves the reward.
How must he feel that 22 kids got selected and he didn't?
Personally for me he should've been on the bench in the AA team

agree. He made em look like fools. Seriously? They are taking the *smile* not having him in the first 6 picked.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Where does Shai play next year ? What’s best for Shai and what’s best for the 22 ? Imho definitely needs to play in the middle , imho his a much better footballer up the ground then he is deep, I’d like the combo of Kmac on one wing and Bolton on the other, in saying that I think Pickett has one wing locked in with the way we play, in saying that think we go up a notch with Bolton’s offensive weapons on the wing
 
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tigerman

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Where does Shai play next year ? What’s best for Shai and what’s best for the 22 ? Imho definitely needs to play in the middle , imho his a much better footballer up the ground then he is deep, I’d like the combo of Kmac on one wing and Bolton on the other, in saying that I think Pickett has one wing locked in with the way we play, in saying that think we go up a notch with Bolton’s offensive weapons on the wing
It's an interesting debate on what his best position is, a couple of handy players in Sheda and Prestia squeezed him out of the midfield when they came back into the side.
He's equally effective in the midfield and in the forward line. His defensive pressure in the GF was outstanding.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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Shai took off, stopped, and then took off again.
When Miers stopped he didn’t have the accelerating to go with him the second time.
Pure turbo speed set that goal up.
very few players can do what Shai does.
Shai has similar agility as KMac.
 
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Scoop

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Where does Shai play next year ? What’s best for Shai and what’s best for the 22 ? Imho definitely needs to play in the middle , imho his a much better footballer up the ground then he is deep, I’d like the combo of Kmac on one wing and Bolton on the other, in saying that I think Pickett has one wing locked in with the way we play, in saying that think we go up a notch with Bolton’s offensive weapons on the wing

Needs stints in the centre square. He’s not a winger, in our system, they are the NFL equivalents of free safeties, they guard dangerous space, defensive predators who deliver hits. Shai can’t run like that and doesn’t have the size.

If you ask me, he swaps with Dusty. Plays forward of centre always. And still has a stack of improvement.
 
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sportshow

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No. That's not right.
He deserves the reward.
How must he feel that 22 kids got selected and he didn't?
Personally for me he should've been on the bench in the AA team

better than the 22 kids that got selected that aren't duel premiership winners i reckon!
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Needs stints in the centre square. He’s not a winger, in our system, they are the NFL equivalents of free safeties, they guard dangerous space, defensive predators who deliver hits. Shai can’t run like that and doesn’t have the size.

If you ask me, he swaps with Dusty. Plays forward of centre always. And still has a stack of improvement.
I agree regarding Shai swapping with Dusty , Whilst they are not the same type they dont need to be and its actually better they are different types with different strengths. The mismatch it causes whilst rotating on both their midfielders as well as defenders is what we want.

1 Position we have not yet tried Shai playing which i would love to see is as a FF in the Ryan role , Shai has exactly the skills and leap required to do similar playing FF
 
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ninjahaha

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Didn't make the best u22 team..:rotfl2
Who was trying to tell me the pundits have changed their way and giving us credit for having stars?

kids is easily one of the best in the comp. Has stood up in a GF and talent to burn.


Outright disgrace to not be recognised. Who ever joked up that list should be sacked!
 
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zippadeee

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This kid is a gun.
Priority number 1 next year is his signature.
Before Fremantle offer him the captaincy and Fyfe's Truck company...
 
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