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Rate a Tiger's year - Shai Bolton?
« on: September 18, 2023, 06:43:09 AM »
Next up is Bolton.

Shai in his seventh year of AFL played in all 23 games to take his career tally to 113. Statistically, 2023 was arguably his best return aside from his number of goals (31 down from 43 in 2022). For the first time in his career, Bolton averaged more than 20 possessions, 4 clearances, and more than 5 inside 50s per game for the season.

2023 Statistical Rankings
● Ranked 8th in Total Inside 50s
● Ranked 9th in Total Bounces    
● Ranked 10th in Total Score Involvements
● Ranked 10th in Inside 50s Per Game    
● Ranked 12th in Score Involvements Per Game   
● Ranked 14th in Bounces Per Game

Season Highlights
● 33 disps (22 kicks 11 hballs), 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal in Rd 13 15-pt win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium (10 Jun)
● 31 disps (22 kicks 9 hballs) and 3 marks in Rd 17 13-pt win over Sydney at the MCG (6 Jul)
● 31 disps (16 kicks 15 hballs), 8 marks, 5 tackles and 3 goals in Rd 8 46-pt win over West Coast at the MCG (6 May)
● 28 disps (15 kicks 13 hballs), 3 marks, 7 tackles and 2 goals in Rd 10 1-pt loss to Essendon at the MCG (20 May)
● 25 disps (19 kicks 6 hballs), 7 marks and 4 goals in Rd 23 29-pt win over North Melbourne at the MCG (19 Aug)
● 25 disps (18 kicks 7 hballs), 4 marks and a goal in Rd 20 32-pt loss to Melbourne at the MCG (30 Jul)
● 23 disps (13 kicks 10 hballs), 5 marks and 2 goals in Rd 18 38-pt win over West Coast at Optus Stadium (16 Jul)
● 23 disps (14 kicks 9 hballs), 4 marks and a goal in Rd 12 6-pt win over GWS at GIANTS Stadium (4 Jun)
● 23 disps (16 kicks 7 hballs), 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal in Rd 11 10-pt loss to Port Adelaide at the MCG (28 May)

Career stats to date
          Games  Kicks   Hballs   Disposals  Marks  Tackles   G.B     GA    Clear.   In50   R50
2017:      6       4.3       4.2         8.5       2.0       2.5       3.4     0.2    0.0      1.2     0.3
2018:      3       3.7       4.7         8.3       2.0       1.3       1.1     0.0    1.0      1.0     0.0
2019:    19       7.5       6.5       14.0       3.1       3.4     15.12    1.0    1.7      3.4     0.3
2020:    19       9.5       6.3       15.8       3.0       2.8     15.11    0.6    3.4      4.3     0.8 
2021:    20     10.4       9.2       19.6       4.1       2.8     23.20    1.0    3.5      4.8     0.3 
2022:    23     11.1       6.4       17.5       3.2       2.1     43.41    0.7    3.6      4.3     0.2
2023:    23     13.7       8.0       21.7       3.4       3.0     31.29    0.8    4.0      5.4     0.8

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How did we all rate Bolton's year?

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Shai Bolton?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 07:16:28 AM »
I gave him a 6. This sounds harsh but given his potential and talent I thought he under performed. Didnít do the basics a lot of the time and while he would appear in flashes wasnít dominating enough for long enough to really make 2023 memorable.

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Shai Bolton?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 09:54:06 AM »
Leaves so many goals on the table with his impulsive, round the corner kicking style.  Makes me want to tear my hair out .

He could be a 40 goal a year midfielder.
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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Shai Bolton?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 07:34:39 PM »
I gave him a 6. This sounds harsh but given his potential and talent I thought he under performed. Didnít do the basics a lot of the time and while he would appear in flashes wasnít dominating enough for long enough to really make 2023 memorable.
Exactly the same, but gee he is an excitement machine, just need him to be more consistent.
Maybe has been unsettled by Hardwick leaving??

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Re: Rate a Tiger's year - Shai Bolton?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2023, 09:13:52 PM »
I gave him a 6. This sounds harsh but given his potential and talent I thought he under performed. Didnít do the basics a lot of the time and while he would appear in flashes wasnít dominating enough for long enough to really make 2023 memorable.

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