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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

spook

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Our only issue might be because he is so good, so young, teams might be prepared to launch a 7 or more year godfather offer at him.

I know I would.
They might. You'd hope it's not a club that can't afford to pay its own bills, because no matter his genius, it's a big risk in uncertain times.

I can't see how Shai's interests would be better served anywhere other than Richmond at this point. He'll get good money now and more later, while playing for the best and arguably biggest club. Now the nuffies are beginning to learn who he is, we'll see him on a billboard within 12-24 months.
 
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craig

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He will definitely resign because Karl Langdon in his pathetic little column in the Sunday Times (WA) reckons the whisper is he wants to return to WA and play for Freo.
Always knew that bleaching ones hair would eventually lead to bleaching of the Brain.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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Have #lolNorf offered Shai 7 years on 1.5m a year yet?
Money would be good, but that would be one hell of a long hard slog to earn your crust. Gotta be able to enjoy rockin up to work every day n be able to anticipate at least some modicum of success n fun.
 

jokershoppe

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The outside footy earning ability is best in the AFL for a champion tiger, especially as we have our . indigenous centre
 
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zippadeee

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He will definitely resign because Karl Langdon in his pathetic little column in the Sunday Times (WA) reckons the whisper is he wants to return to WA and play for Freo.
That's the result of someone's head up there ass.
 
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zippadeee

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Could Bolton preform with the same focus Brad Hill is under currently?
Im not sure.
Money dosent make things easier
 

momentai

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Yep, same here, you'd love to keep him but he will be one of those rare guys who has achieved footy success at a young age, so there's a compelling case for him to set himself up as best he can.

My advice to guys is always take the length of contract and the money when you can get it. You're only ever a second away from an injury destroying your career on an AFL ground and loyalty doesn't pay your bills.
Agreed with your earlier post concerning value, but not this. The fact that he is so young and has already demonstrated that he is an elite player who has the ability to help lead a club like ours to further and sustained success, means he can take a breather and not push for more, but rather secure a long term deal, highly leveraged by performance bonuses.
7 years at $600,000 minimum, plus match and JDM tied payments escalating, would be a reasonable way for both parties... leading to a potential max of say $1,000,000 in years 5-7.
 

turk-d-tiger

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I would rather earn $600k a year at Richmond winning flags with my friends at the club i have been at since i started , In the heart of Richmond / swan st etc with good coaches and facilities.

Compared to a club like North where you are getting belted every year with players coming and going and miserable environment earning $800k a year
Half goes to tax anyway
 
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leon

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i reckon he played a bit of George's role this week, and in the last couple of weeks. not the chaos, but the small marking option.
he appears to have been given the licence to fly, and the team appears to look for him in the air.
And once he has sown up 'mark of the year', then he might even use two hands sometimes.
 
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tigerman

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And once he has sown up 'mark of the year', then he might even use two hands sometimes.
It won't surprise me if Shai takes 2 or 3 marks of the year in the same game before too long.
 
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zippadeee

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Tim Kelly? Not sure what your point is? Never played for Freo.
East Fremantle i think.
Not sure about the point either.
The only thing that could make him leave is money.
I don't think Bolton is homesick
 
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Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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Yeah he can move for the money or he can be a 5 time premiership legend and 2 time norm smith medalist at the tigers.

he seems a very similar personality type to Dusty and reckon we'll give him a decent deal and he'll stay.
 
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Brodders17

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Yeah he can move for the money or he can be a 5 time premiership legend and 2 time norm smith medalist at the tigers.

he seems a very similar personality type to Dusty and reckon we'll give him a decent deal and he'll stay.
5 time premiership player? So you dont think he will stick around after his next contract?
 
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Althom

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East Fremantle i think.
Not sure about the point either.
The only thing that could make him leave is money.
I don't think Bolton is homesick
It was South Freo, did 3 or 4 seasons with them as I recall.
Bolton could demand big money but the Dockers would battle to put up an offer that would tempt him.
 
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