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Post by alex » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:19 pm

Useless tonight.

Didn't touch the ball much in the first half other than his try. Im pretty sure Woods, Groat and Ellis had made 5 hitups before he touched it.

He was a pillow in defence and on serval occasions just stood back. Definitely don't need to dry clean his jersey after that effort


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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:23 pm

I have to say.... alarm bells are ringing.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:24 pm

lol here we go

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Post by Snake » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:26 pm

I,m sure he is doing what the coach is telling him with quality ball you see the class , alarm bells are ringing all right just not around him!

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:28 pm

IMO with Galloway out and inexperienced props he should have been moved closer to the ruck. I would start him at prop next week, especially with Ellis out.


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Post by alex » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:28 pm

I get that it takes time to gel with a new team etc, but a few of the things he did tonight it was like he didn't care. Hope he fires up in the coming weeks


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Post by tiger jim » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:30 pm

Your kidding Blair was good tonight new to the team second game and the bells are ringing your ringing the wrong bell this guy will be great

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Post by MacDougall » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:32 pm

Ugh Adam Blair is a very, very relaxed footballer. He makes the game look effortless. Just because you don't see the scrunched up face or whatever doesn't mean he's not having a dig.

Also he is very, very intelligent. He is fully capable of making what look like ridiculous decisions just to have it turn out to be genius.

One such was when I saw him have a player bounce off him when he attempted a tackle. The player remained in arms reach but instead of pushing forward and attempting to complete the tackle he knew that the moment he made movements towards him the ball would get pushed one further wide where there was an overlap. So he let the player run with it towards the overlap and just jogged along the line following his man. This allowed him to cover the overlap by being there in the case of an inside ball, or if that player kept running. When I saw the player bounce away I was shocked but it glued me to the screen to see what the deal was and it all made sense. I can't say there's another player in our team that would have the vision to do that.
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Post by Snake » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:32 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:IMO with Galloway out and inexperienced props he should have been moved closer to the ruck. I would start him at prop next week, especially with Ellis out.


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I would start Woods & Groat again next week they both had a real dig .I think with the injurys to some of our main forwards these 2 will step up.

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Post by Moh » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:35 pm

He will eventually start to fit in, and I'm a fan; BUT, his defence was woeful tonight. There's no denying that.

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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:37 pm

still early - give him time.
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Post by boonboon » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 10:54 pm

Think he has started well but it was and will take time as we are a very different side to the storm

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Post by willow » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:24 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:IMO with Galloway out and inexperienced props he should have been moved closer to the ruck. I would start him at prop next week, especially with Ellis out.


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I'd be inclined to do the same actually now thinking about it. Make him get involved early. He was just standing wide of the ruck all night and really should have done more. The Tigers will get 40 tackles out of Fulton and BMM can be used in the backrow off the bench rather than the front row.

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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:58 pm

he's too small for prop. I means he's not a born prop. his body is not designed for that. but we all know what sheens is like, anything is possible.
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Post by bonstonker » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 11:24 am

so far i am disgusted with his play for the tigers.

once again zero hard yards.slow hands more penalties and missed tackles.

if you didn't know his name or salary you wouldn't even have him in the team.

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Post by smeghead » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 11:27 am

Not too mussed with his form.

He is coming from a highly regimented system with known quantity playmakers to a side in transition at half and fullback with a flairy style.

He has not been great, has not been terrible.

As a side we wont hit our straps until about Easter IMO. If we can head into that time even 50/50 win/loss we are doing ok
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Post by Balmain Bug » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 11:41 am

He has been very poor. Lets be honest. I too think he has to play front row. Obviously keep him involved in the set plays etc.
But losing Gibbs and Fifita has been a massive blunder.
Blair's work rate was never anywhere near as good as Gibbs.



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Post by Tiger Watto » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 11:45 am

Balmain Bug wrote:He has been very poor. Lets be honest. I too think he has to play front row. Obviously keep him involved in the set plays etc.
But losing Gibbs and Fifita has been a massive blunder.
Blair's work rate was never anywhere near as good as Gibbs.



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Blair wasnt bought to replace Gibbs :crazy
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