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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

Scoop

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Dec 8, 2004
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Hard role now, guaranteed he’s number one the bad guys are trying to stop.

The price has come off a smidge. I don’t buy the theory he has checked out, he’s trying.
 
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Willo

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Oct 13, 2007
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Let’s slow down on the Bolton bashing. Still young and we are asking him to play the role of Martin, Prestia Etc
Not sure of bashing him Aces. He’s as accountable to be critiqued as all players are.
His game today was found lacking. Maybe he’s tiring, maybe he has a niggle. But there were some very ordinary efforts today.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Sep 21, 2007
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Not sure of bashing him Aces. He’s as accountable to be critiqued as all players are.
His game today was found lacking. Maybe he’s tiring, maybe he has a niggle. But there were some very ordinary efforts today.
I agree no one can escape scrutiny (except for Dusty) but us punters are asking a lot of him and so is the team. We want him to be Dustin Martin. But there is only one of him and unfortunately he is sitting in Ward B of the Gold Coast hospital.
 
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Smoking Aces

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something's up. Ideally we'd like him to step up, but at least play well, he's doing the opposite. Injured? Drinking his own bathwater? Signed with another side?
He isn’t drinking his own bath water. Harsh on the kid. He has run out of mates to help him and we are expecting far too much from him.
 

Mr Brightside

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Jul 1, 2005
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He isn’t drinking his own bath water. Harsh on the kid. He has run out of mates to help him and we are expecting far too much from him.
I don’t buy the drinking his own bath water either SA, where I differ from others is I don’t think he’s as good as we put him up to be , hes bloody good but imho he’s not anywhere near an AA midfielder at this stage
 
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Coburgtiger

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It's lucky he's a gun young kid.

Because that was one of the worst performances you'll see from a midfielder all year. Everything was negative. Fumbles, getting run off, missing tackles, mis kicking, dropping marks.

He's a future star. But he's got some work to do yet.
 
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Ridley

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He isn’t drinking his own bath water. Harsh on the kid. He has run out of mates to help him and we are expecting far too much from him.
He wants $800K per year he needs to do a lot more on his own. He needs to be the man. They don't hand out those contracts to blokes who need spoon feeding (okay Saints and Blues do).

He has the talent to do it but needs to have the will. I really hope he can do it because he is a special talent. But I haven't liked what I've seen since the bye. He short stepped on at least one occasion to day. Lift Shai; we need you.
 

TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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Geez we play hard behind the keyboards.
No Dusty or Prestygiacomo. Nank n Lamblett just barely back from injury spells. Shedda first game back from injury n concussion tested ten minutes into the game. Yet here we are expecting Shai to stand up n lead the midfield n dominate games. Kids got talent n plenty of it, but he needs some help to be at his best.
This whole season we've been bent over n seriously butt *smile* by the injury gods over n over again. It's no surprise at all that we're having a crap year n just about all our players are struggling to perform with any sort of consistency. There's barely a handful of players that anyone could consider to have had a consistent, or anywhere near previous levels season this year n it's probably time a few of us took a deep breath before bagging out on players.
 
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Willo

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Geez we play hard behind the keyboards.
No Dusty or Prestygiacomo. Nank n Lamblett just barely back from injury spells. Shedda first game back from injury n concussion tested ten minutes into the game. Yet here we are expecting Shai to stand up n lead the midfield n dominate games. Kids got talent n plenty of it, but he needs some help to be at his best.
This whole season we've been bent over n seriously butt *smile* by the injury gods over n over again. It's no surprise at all that we're having a crap year n just about all our players are struggling to perform with any sort of consistency. There's barely a handful of players that anyone could consider to have had a consistent, or anywhere near previous levels season this year n it's probably time a few of us took a deep breath before bagging out on players.
Yeah, some like Cotch and Shai have had to carry more of the workload with the injury list we have.
Im sure they’re both weary, playing hurt and feeling the pinch. No doubt why their form has dipped.
 
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clown

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Got a couple of premierships under his belt and will be looking for a big pay day to secure his future for his family. To me he is playing like he's preserving himself for that payday back west. Hope he stays but can't blame him for trying to secure his future.
 
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clown

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I don't want him to go but the way he's trekking I'm worried he is. That was not a committed performance today by a player who's yet to commit..
Hopefully maybe he's carrying a niggle but to me it looks like he's playing safe now.