Toast Luke Shuey 2019 All Australian

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Bleedblueandgold

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 9, 2009
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Don't know if he'll get it this season, but an AA would cap off a fine career. Certainly one of our best mids in club history.
Premiership player, Norm Smith medallist, club b&f, AA. Incredible that he still hasn't got one yet.
 

TassieEagle

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Jul 10, 2012
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I dont think he is in line for an AA this year, whether he deserves it or not is a different story as he can drag us over the line like very few have done before.

When him and Yeo get off the leash in the last it is a thing of beauty.
 

UpsideDown

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Apr 25, 2008
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What a clutch player. Time and time he lifts when we need it most and does it with clearances and ferocious tackles. All the come from behind wins last year and this, have been led by him.

Hard for any West Coast mid to get into AA, often overlooked by the vic centric AA panel and give it to the big namers who haven't delivered in the nearly the same way as Shuey has for us.
 

DanWCE

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 2, 2015
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I pulled out my 2017 guernsey this morning and flipped it over. Damn, alas it was the version without the '13' and 'SHUEY' plastered across the back. I shoved it back in the drawer and dug a little deeper for the real guernsey I sought. It felt like the day for Norm to have a big one and he blew it up in the second half! My guy ❤🏆
 

Dazzler10

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Apr 30, 2015
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I said a few rounds back (after Adelaide I think)... THE most underrated player in the league. Wouldn't swap him for any other mid, definition of clutch. If not considered "elite" then the system is ******. Top 5 player in the league without doubt
a hundred per cent this. There are big game players, and then, there are big MOMENT players. He is both.
 

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There are quite a few players who I think get more average disposals but don't have the all-round skills that Shuey does.
One of the BEST parts of his game is his tackling. The man can wrap up even the biggest fellas and nail the faster ones too. There are many wonderful midfielders who can run, kick and gun but can't tackle for s**t.
 

Dazzler10

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There are quite a few players who I think get more average disposals but don't have the all-round skills that Shuey does.
One of the BEST parts of his game is his tackling. The man can wrap up even the biggest fellas and nail the faster ones too. There are many wonderful midfielders who can run, kick and gun but can't tackle for ****.
Shuey has a multi-faceted, all-round game. Great kicking off either foot, congestion-busting turn of speed/awareness, tackling, etc. But what makes him great is his ability to turn these attributes on in the most clutch moments. Grand finals, close finishes, after-the-siren goals in extra-time finals, and so on. I'm not sure what more the bloke can do.

Also, he's a 'proper' good bloke. [y'all know who I'm comparing him to].
 

Max zero

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Seriously lucky to have him and Yeo working two ways. Complete players.

Shuey just gets football, he's a footballers footballer. Tackles, dual sided, bounces, shrugs tackles, draws players, attacking mindset.
Geniunely dual sided. The amount of players who need to 'get on their right side' before they can execute a play is plain embarrassing.
 

Avalor

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Aug 15, 2009
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This deserves its’ own thread after luke shuey’s last quarter today.

750m gained, 20 contested possessions, 11 clearances and 15 possessions in the last quarter alone.

If Luke Shuey doesn’t get his much deserved first All Australian in 2019, fold the comp :fire:
Totally agree. Should definitely be AA.
 

Candiru

Premiership Player
Jan 27, 2018
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I wonder if there's any suggestion within the club about Shuey taking over the captaincy in 2020. Hurn has been amazing but 2020 might be his final year. Perhaps time for a handover to Shuey for 2 years? Not a big deal either way but Chingy would be a fine captain.
 

beatlesmith

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The question of "who would you pick to kick a goal to save your life?" has been asked a lot, but I think Shuey might be the answer to "who would you pick to win a crunch time clearance to save your life?".

Extraordinary performance in the fourth quarter today. The only better final quarter I can recall is his performance against GWS in 2017.

He would be a wonderful captain if given the chance.

In terms of AA, I doubt he will be picked. The AA midfield tends to be made up of the obvious number one midfielders of their respective teams; the likes of Cripps, Fyfe, Dangerfield and Martin. Shuey, Yeo, Gaff and Sheed are all of similar abilities, meaning that none of them rack up the numbers that you need to get AA nods or Brownlows.

With that being said, he will still end up as an Eagles legend and perhaps the defining player of the team's decade.
 

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