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Pick 29: Shai Bolton

CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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He’s an incredible player. He has the speed of a cheetah and moves like an eel through water. He’s so fluid and slippery.

If he sorts out his finishing look out. Could see him kick 8 in a game.
Could have had 8 last night. Should have been at least 6.
 
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fastin bulbous

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Mar 30, 2010
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Yep it was versus Subi

Back in those days Subi was so bad being a step ladder for a screamer was about the only way their players would make a highlight reel.
At Subiaco oval. A rare outing to the big ground for me. I remember vividly Mitchell sitting and being attended by the trainer on the wing at Claremont oval and still participating in a handball chain right in front of me. Champion.
 
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caesar

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As a point of comparison Jeremy Cameron has had 85 shots at goal. It's actually ridiculous how attacking he is for a midfielder.
I just listened to Ken Hinkley's post match presser and he was pretty much in awe of the player Shai is and he mentioned his number of shots on goal this year and said he could almost be leading the Coleman and just shook his head.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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Just one little wrinkle in Shai's game n it's his finishing in front of goal. Not sure I can think of another player over the years with anywhere near the pure football ability of Shai who can so often flub the simplest of shots at goal.
Always accept n understand that the freak snaps n outrageous manoeuvres will result in inconsistent results, but the simplest of shots from 15 to 30 metres out on slight angles or dead in front should be bread n butter basics not constant eyes closed horrors.
Young fellas an awesome talent, but his goal kicking should be running at an overall 60% or better not 50%.
 

CarnTheTiges

This is a REAL tiger
Mar 8, 2004
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Victoria
Just one little wrinkle in Shai's game n it's his finishing in front of goal. Not sure I can think of another player over the years with anywhere near the pure football ability of Shai who can so often flub the simplest of shots at goal.
Always accept n understand that the freak snaps n outrageous manoeuvres will result in inconsistent results, but the simplest of shots from 15 to 30 metres out on slight angles or dead in front should be bread n butter basics not constant eyes closed horrors.
Young fellas an awesome talent, but his goal kicking should be running at an overall 60% or better not 50%.
And he missed one of those easy in front set shots last night, too.
 

mrposhman

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Oct 6, 2013
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I think he has kicked 39.39 for the year, 78 scoring shots !!

I think he's kicked around 10 out on the full too, so probably close to 90 scoring shots!! Ridiculous for a player that plays mid forward rather than just being stationed in the F50 the whole time.

Crazy stat, is that the next highest scoring player that runs through the midfield is the Bont and I think he has kicked 21 goals!!
 
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shad

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Apr 6, 2010
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I've been thinking about Bolton versus Dusty in his best years. The thing they have in common is that, through completely different mechanisms, they are/were both almost impossible to tackle. It buys them time and space to break up play at an elite level. Brilliant to watch too.
 
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tigersnake

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Sep 10, 2003
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I'm guessing he'd average 1 missed soda a game. But I'm not complaining.
 
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