Blake Austin

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Re: Blake Austin

Unread post by stevetiger » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 6:54 pm

MacDougall wrote:If Moses fills out well and can stop getting bullied on kick returns he's as good if not better than Tedesco as a fullback.
Moses is a gun and has to be in the team. I figure Tedesco has to be there as well.
I reckon Austin is great but where do you play him ?
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Unread post by simonthetiger » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 6:56 pm

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Unread post by Geo. » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:01 pm

Thought he took a few wrong options at times today but certainly adds a new dimension to the right hand side attack...

i think he is the perfect 14 moving forward..
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Unread post by Demps » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:06 pm

MacDougall wrote:If Moses fills out well and can stop getting bullied on kick returns he's as good if not better than Tedesco as a fullback. He is a better support runner and better playmaker. Not as fast, and not as good a running game obviously.

1. Moses
4. Tedesco
6. Austin
7. Brooks?
Might allow for Tedesco to stop getting injured all te time to.
However, I'd probably prefer to see...

1. Tedesco
4 Austin
6. Moses
7. Brooks

That halves combination is the future of the club.
Next DCE/Foran combo.

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Unread post by iofthetigers » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:08 pm

I think 13 would be his best position very much in the same mould as Fittler.


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Unread post by weststigers » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:10 pm

It's a tough one, but based on today and today alone, Tedesco could solve the centres issue?

Perhaps Austin will play hooker when Farah retires?

Maybe Moses at Centre?

Either way, I think all 4 need to be on the field.

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Unread post by Demps » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:15 pm

I reckon Austin could replace Farah down the track...
But not sure if he'd be down to wait around that long.

Think he's best bet is #6 or #13
but who knows what'll happen.

thought Penrith were stupid to let him go, but he's defo dedicated to the tigers.
one of my fav players at the moment..

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Unread post by formerguest » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:29 pm

The role of the 13 is just a more mobile version of the 8 and 10 in the modern game. They play a back-up role in the middle and cover the edge of the ruck in defense. Not a role for Austin IMO.

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Unread post by stevetiger » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:45 pm

formerguest wrote:The role of the 13 is just a more mobile version of the 8 and 10 in the modern game. They play a back-up role in the middle and cover the edge of the ruck in defense. Not a role for Austin IMO.
I rate Austin but I think Moses is a better player and its not close. I also agree with your points above and I think Blair fits into 13 perfectly.

Maybe Austin can slot into 13 though if we have 5 gun forwards and a massive bench.

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Unread post by Marshall_magic » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:47 pm

formerguest wrote:The role of the 13 is just a more mobile version of the 8 and 10 in the modern game. They play a back-up role in the middle and cover the edge of the ruck in defense. Not a role for Austin IMO.
I agree, I think either he finds a spot in the centres (unlikely), we abandon our 4 big boppers on the bench (I hope not) or he may have to spend time in reggies.

I agree with Demps though, if he hangs around long enough he could be the replacement for Farah, although we're a few years away from that.

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:47 pm

He's always had talent. Cleary and Gus rated him highly at the Panthers. Not sure why they let him go, but hey, their trash is our treasure i guess.

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Unread post by Jazza » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:56 pm

I'd give him a go in the #13 next year. I know for some, his size may be an issue but remember we just had Liam Fulton there and he was probably the smallest lock forward in the game over the past decade.

If we are going to go with Moses and Brooks in the halves next year, they will at times need another option in attack to take the pressure off. With Tedesco more of a hole runner rather then a ball player, Austin could be that extra option.
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Unread post by yeti » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:57 pm

I can't see Austin wanting to play 9 permanently. He's stated several times he wants the 6 jersey. That may not be an option with Moses moving there next year (one would think). However, as has been stated several times already, our injury record would presumably mean plenty of game time for all 4 players.

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Unread post by quintus » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 7:57 pm

MacDougall wrote:Well we're all saying that we need another gun outside back. Tedesco to the centres and all of a sudden we're sweet.
Go to the top of the class MacDougall....
1. Moses
2. Nofoaluma
3. Tedesco
4. Simona
5. Richards
6. Austin
7. Brooks

That's a backline that would tear it up huge next year.

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Unread post by Sabre » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 8:00 pm

Jazza wrote:I'd give him a go in the #13 next year. I know for some, his size may be an issue but remember we just had Liam Fulton there and he was probably the smallest lock forward in the game over the past decade.

If we are going to go with Moses and Brooks in the halves next year, they will at times need another option in attack to take the pressure off. With Tedesco more of a hole runner rather then a ball player, Austin could be that extra option.
Nailed it.
An extra ball playing option.
1. Tedesco
6. Moses
7. Brooks
9. Farah
13. Austin

YES PLEASE

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Unread post by Black Orange White » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 8:02 pm

Ludicrous to move Tedesco to fit Austin. Tedesco is an A+ fullback. Austin can play centres or bench utility.

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Unread post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 8:02 pm

Only issue playing 13 is there isn't much room so you kind of get limited with your ball playing ability and rely more on your physical attributes

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Unread post by krayola » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 8:06 pm

What a wonderful problem to have. Austin or Tedesco to the centres only works if Lawrence or Simona are moved though. I'd much prefer that to changing the bench.

if Potter changes that 4 man bench that'll do me

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