Opinion Who is currently our best midfielder?

Who is our best midfielder?

  • Yeo

  • Shuey

  • Gaff


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avishka5

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A while back a pies fan was arguing with me that Elliot Yeo is our best midfielder and that he doesn't rate Shuey at all. On the other hand i believe Shuey is not only one of the most damaging players in the comp but by far our best midfielder. Tonight the same argument came up and both of us didn't budge from our original opinion.
 

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With ball in hand it's Shuey, but Gaff's form last year with ball in hand was exceptional. All those kicks that fell 2 metres short in 2017 (possibly due to his ankle injections or whatever his issue was that year) were gone, he hit the scoreboard and he barely ever missed a target. Yeo is the longest kick, capable of the long range goals, but Shuey wins this by being so dual sided.

Defensively, Shuey and Yeo are hard to split. Shuey probably stronger in contests, but Yeo better at running players down from behind, Gaff lagging way behind.

Can't fault any of them on courage. Gaff's positioning on field is better than anyone on the team, he's constantly sitting in the hole in front of bigger players an is always presenting for team mates.

Contested ball is something Gaff has improved on, he actually has very clean hands, can scoop a ball up and fire off a handball very quickly, but doesn't have the physical strength to pick it up and run out with it like Yeo and Shuey.

Based on last years form Gaff was the best because he always played his best, then Yeo, then Shuey.

Based on who I think will be the best this year; Shuey, Yeo then Gaff. But not by much at all. Shuey gets it just for his ball use over Yeo.
 

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Shuey and easily too at this stage.

There is a reason he is tagged every game and it's because the moment he isn't he just runs riot. Put the tag on Yeo and he drops way below Shueys game to game input.

Gaff is a great player but doesn't have the impact of either. It's like judging scott west against chris judd. West statistically in almost all areas is the better player but the game isn't played on base statistics.
 

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2016 we got a taste of what to come.
2 years later both end up as premiership players. One has a Normie and the other a B&F.
Can I get a content warning for pornography next time? Seeing us wearing the peril with royal shorts has ruined my pants.
 

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Hard very hard. Probably Shuey the best midfielder, but I kinda feel like Yeo is more important to the team as he's more unique, can run both ways, and can play anywhere.

Gaff's the most consistent, and best at his position compared to the other two (gaff has only one or two peers on the wing, whereas shuey/yeo aren't better than Dangerfield/martin).
 

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Its staggered me for years how underated Shuey is with oppo supporters. Neck and neck between Yeo and Shuey but due to how both handled the tag in the GF, Id still just go Shue. Still we had probably our best win of the year against Richmond with Shuey out and Yeo doing a number on Dusty.

Very glad he stayed, but Gaff is daylight behind those two imo. There's zero chance we win the flag last year if either of the other two were on the sidelines during the finals. Hell, its debatable we woulda won it if he plays instead of Sheed...
 

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Shueyyyyy.

Up there with Danger, Martin etc. but just get the credit he deserves from VIC media.

Yeo is 25 and hitting his prime now. Can take his game to the next level and has the potential to dominate games like Fyfe. Hoping we get to see that this year! Could carry us to a flag himself IMO.
 

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Hard very hard. Probably Shuey the best midfielder, but I kinda feel like Yeo is more important to the team as he's more unique, can run both ways, and can play anywhere.

Gaff's the most consistent, and best at his position compared to the other two (gaff has only one or two peers on the wing, whereas shuey/yeo aren't better than Dangerfield/martin).
Sprayngerfield is so over rated - i can see the new rules making his shitty kicks a little more usable but still ....

Shuey gets the ball and kicks it with laser precision out in front of the leading forward - no contest i would be filthy if we traded shuey for that over rated priddis with pace
 

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Shuey for me. When he is at full flight his evasiveness in packs is a delight to watch and he is a great kick for goal. He just needs to kick around 20-25 goals a year like he did in 2015.

Gaff - is a death by a 1000 cuts player where he just keeps running and running and racking up the ball with ease.

Yeo - is that powerful big bodied mid that allows our mids to not to be bullied at centre clearances. Can rest forward which is a bonus.

Redden - Good inside and outside player which is good when we need to change it up.

Sheed - Has started to realise his potential as an inside mid.

Hutchings - Excellent tagger who is good for goal when he floats down there.

We have a very balanced midfield and it is extremely underrated.
 
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