Is Luke Shuey an 'A' grader

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Eaglespur, Mar 6, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Eaglespur

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    The Jack Steven thread inspired this question.

    Shuey is very highly rated amongst West coast fans, most would say he is our most dangerous mid ahead of Priddis and Mitchell (ahead of Gaff too but not comparable players). What do opposition supporters think?
    Would he get into every side in the league and is he in the elite category?
     
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    Underrated gun. Just needs more consistency to go next level. Would be the Crows best mid along with Sloane easily
     
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    7th best mid in the comp?
     
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    Shuey is a quality player but for mine he falls just a tad short of A grade. I'd probably slot him in at A- personally. He definitely has periods where he is A grade but I don't believe that he plays at that level consistently.

    People that have more generous definitions of A grade might slot him in. For instance if you think Top 50 player in the comp is A grade then yeah he's in. I wouldn't have him in the top 20 mids though.
     
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    FFS.




    Does his hair look like lambs wool? Yes.
     
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    Are you mad because the Demons selected Sam Blease and Jack Watts before Shuey?
     
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    what would be your top 20,roughly?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    You go for Brisbane.
     
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    now probably the eagles second best midfielder after sam mitchell. But he has that ability to not only win the ball, but can break lines and be damaging with it on the outside and there are only a handful of players that can do that and they're universally acknowledged stars: gray, treloar, martin, steven, dangerfield, shiel are about all i can think of that are elite both inside and out. if there is a knock on him compared to these guys it's consistency across a whole game but i think that would be splitting hairs.
     
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    No for mine.
     
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    If he is the standard of A grader has dropped
     
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    The last 10 games of 2016 he really stood up and stamped his mark on games over 4 quarters, lets hope for west coasts sake it continues.
     
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    Do you think Sloane is better than Shuey?
     
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    I hate the way he plays for free kicks but he is clearly a gun.
     
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    Yes he would get into every side in the league, quite easily. Im not sure he's an elite mid yet though.
     
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    Just out of curiosity how many West Coast games did you watch last year for he has improved heaps:rolleyes:
     
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    If he can back himself up with another season like or better than his 2016, he definitely jumps into the top group of midfielders.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I think he qualifies, but has probably been helped a fair bit by Nic Nat and so the loss of him and addition of Mitchell will be interesting.

    Needs to cut the knee dropping and head throwing from his game especially if the umpires officiate that correctly with the rule change.
     
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    Most west coast supporters think he is an A grader, he is extremely damaging with his pace and elite dual sided skills, doesn't get enough 30 plus high possession games for non eagles supporters who don't watch him regularly and just look at stats for them to consider him A grade.

    Funny if he got a few more cheap touches across the half back like some others he would stand out to the stat watchers more.
     
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    I think the addition of Mitchell may actually help him more than Nic Nat, as he has been heavily tagged his whole career so now opposition coaches will have more of a headache deciding who to tag out of Mitchell, Shuey or Gaff cant tag them all.
     
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