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Re: Shai Bolton [merged]
« Reply #225 on: February 24, 2018, 09:23:05 PM »

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« Reply #226 on: February 25, 2018, 10:31:55 AM »
Impressive game. Put in a good preseason. Hope he has a really good year this year.

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« Reply #227 on: February 26, 2018, 03:48:03 AM »
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The Tigers have been well aware of Bolton's speed and skill, but they have been waiting to see his defensive game reach a level that warrants consistent selection. His pressure efforts against Essendon didn't register on the stat sheet, but he was a menace in the forward line, making opponents nervous and swooping at the right time. He had a clear chemistry with Jack Riewoldt, despite having played only six games, and his three goals were just reward for effort. Should now be the frontrunner for round one selection as Daniel Rioli's replacement. - Nathan Schmook   

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-02-25/liked-the-look-of-eight-eyecatchers-from-jlt-week-one

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Re: Shai Bolton [merged]
« Reply #228 on: March 08, 2018, 05:03:49 AM »
LOCK BOLTON IN

OUT Daniel Rioli, in Shai Bolton.

How blessed is Richmond coach Damien Hardwick that he can replace one high promising small forward with another potential star of the future?

Rioli was the only major injury casualty from last yearís euphoric Grand Final, breaking his foot.

But waiting in the wings is another young man dripping in X-factor, with Boltonís growing bag of tricks about to be seen more regularly on the big stage.

The teenager works hard, tackles, has sped to burn and as we saw last night, can thread set shots from the boundary line.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/no-premiership-hangover-for-richmond-in-2018-after-dominant-70point-win-over-north-melbourne/news-story/d0e3bc5a6f9da4f5d00c07087061dc5d

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Re: Shai Bolton [merged]
« Reply #229 on: March 08, 2018, 05:05:28 AM »
Hardwick said he was excited about Shai Bolton's contribution to the team this pre-season, but the small forward was yet to secure his place for round one as Daniel Rioli's replacement.

"Has he done enough? That's the question we'll look at," the coach said.

"His pressure last week was very good. This week it probably wasn't quite to the level of last week.

"He is lively and he is one of those players that trust me as a [defender] you wouldn't like to play on him. You are never quite sure whether he is going to jump on your head or get you at ground level. He's an exciting prospect."

"He'll train well the next couple of weeks and put his hand up for selection round one. Whether he's got that spot, time will tell."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-07/the-tiger-that-has-dimma-really-excited
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/roll-on-round-one-as-richmond-are-ready-20180307-p4z3c0.html

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Re: Shai Bolton [merged]
« Reply #230 on: March 13, 2018, 03:27:20 AM »
Preseason wrap

Breakout contender:
After showing glimpses in six senior games and looking like the best player afield to quarter time in last year's VFL Grand Final, Shai Bolton is ready to become a regular as a damaging forward who take games by the scruff of the neck when he gets hot. His three goals and relentless pressure applied in JLT1 will do his senior chances no harm.

http://kwese.espn.com/afl/story/_/id/22717282/afl-jlt-series-christoper-doerre-draftee-wrap


VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2018-03-12/jlt-2-bolton-impresses