Player Watch # 9: Dylan Shiel

Lore

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To be fair, the headline is a bit misleading but the article itself has some interesting stuff in there.
Yeah that's why I posted it here :p I didn't realise it was a McGowan article when it first popped up, assumed it was Damo and chose not to click. Ended up there by a different route and it was actually interesting.
 

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Pweter

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At least he recognises the problem. The hard part is to resolve it when in the heat of battle and the adrenaline is flowing, something that you can't really mirror at training.
 

BigEast

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He’s played in front of big crowds in finals before. 94k in the final against Richmond in 2017 (before Cotchin cleaned him up) and last year in the final against Pies, think it was mid 70k in that one. Maybe it’s confirmed now that he chokes in the massive games.
Are you seriously suggesting Dylan Shiel choked on Anzac Day? Surely not. Really? Nah, you cant be serious.
 

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Vander18

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His head had no right being there. This is Ablett we're talking about.

I do find it hard to believe Ablett got games and Hipwood got a fine though.
Ablett got games? FMD....it’s a world gone mad. Barely grazed him.
 

calyam

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Lol this article.

Is new Bomber the AFLs Turnover King?
Short answer: No.
Slightly longer answer: Gaff and O'Meara are.

🤣


https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-04-30/stats-files-is-new-bomber-the-afls-turnover-king
The title is clearly bait but there is some interesting information in the post.

I love the analysis on kicking accuracy vs expectations. Adjusting kicking accuracy for difficulty is the type of thing I wish we'd see a little more of. Interesting that Conor McKenna ranks quite highly by that measure given many of us have criticised him for decision-making.

Also the information confirms my long held suspicions that Gaff is the league's most overrated player. So that's nice.
 

calyam

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His DE% is a fair bit down this year on his career average. I'd attribute that to small sample size and new teammates rather than anything drastic.

Needs to lower the eyes a little bit and sometimes he has more time that perhaps he realises.

Still, at worse, he has been Essendon's second best midfielder this year and probably our most consistent performer. Also haven't had a player win this many clearances per game since Jobe in 2012.
 

fairbump_playon

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We were a better team when Shiel was kicking long and inaccurately. Some turnovers, yes, but a whole lot of breaking the lines.
 

Shane Heard

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I rest my case.

$700,000 divided by 22 is around 30k per game.

What a monumental waste of money.

Can not handle any pressure whatsoever.

Oh...but he’s so good looking and cut.

So gorgeous.

Get ####ed all you Shiel loving fan boys.

You were warned and blinded by the hype.

Now the chickens have come home to roost.

Cockle doodle ####ing doo.
 

Donakebab

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I rest my case.

$700,000 divided by 22 is around 30k per game.

What a monumental waste of money.

Can not handle any pressure whatsoever.

Oh...but he’s so good looking and cut.

So gorgeous.

Get ####ed all you Shiel loving fan boys.

You were warned and blinded by the hype.

Now the chickens have come home to roost.

Cockle doodle ####ing doo.
Wow talk about a childish melt. He copped a hard tag, was held all night without any help from the umpires or his teammates, but still tried his guts out, notched up 8 tackles, 7 clearances and got off the leash in the last quarter.

You are clueless bashing your new Stanton.
 

jmoo wan

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I rest my case.

$700,000 divided by 22 is around 30k per game.

What a monumental waste of money.

Can not handle any pressure whatsoever.

Oh...but he’s so good looking and cut.

So gorgeous.

Get ####ed all you Shiel loving fan boys.

You were warned and blinded by the hype.

Now the chickens have come home to roost.

Cockle doodle ####ing doo.
Don't hate him cos you ain't him
 

Shane Heard

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Wow talk about a childish melt. He copped a hard tag, was held all night without any help from the umpires or his teammates, but still tried his guts out, notched up 8 tackles, 7 clearances and got off the leash in the last quarter.

You are clueless bashing your new Stanton.
Lol...you just answered your own pathetic question you know you’re asking yourself about him!

Can’t handle pressure at all.

Goes to water.

Weak as ####. Soft as butter.

Just like good old bomber boy Stanton.
 

Shane Heard

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Don't hate him cos you ain't him
I don’t hate him.

I just don’t give a #### about soft recruits brought in to be paid astronomical amounts of money to improve our side.

Go ahead....defend him...I won’t hold it against you.
 
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