Is Blair still unwanted?

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Re: Is Blair still unwanted?

Post by softlaw » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 8:16 pm

agreed on not quite worth what we're paying for him but considering we're still going to be playing $100k plus for him if he goes elsewhere he's worth more than we would gain if we got rid of him.
Has to stay tight to the ruck though where he can play tight and get dirty.
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Post by Tigerdave » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 8:18 pm

Yep, permanently at prop, so he'll be in a rotation with Woods and Sauce

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Post by Danoss » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 8:45 pm

Blair Battalion wrote:He's doing what a front row forward should do and that's to make 100+ meters a game. Not too many 2nd row forwards make 100+ meters a game (if any)...just shows he can adapt.

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Seriously? Want me to list a few examples that contradict you? And by "a few", I mean heaps.

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Post by stevetiger » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 8:55 pm

I'm starting to like him. I thought he was great out there. I didn't see any mistakes and he just seemed real classy tonight.

He has been good since he has started playing at prop.

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Post by Blair Battalion » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 8:59 pm

Danoss wrote:
Blair Battalion wrote:He's doing what a front row forward should do and that's to make 100+ meters a game. Not too many 2nd row forwards make 100+ meters a game (if any)...just shows he can adapt.

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Seriously? Want me to list a few examples that contradict you? And by "a few", I mean heaps.
Settle down...

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Post by tigerbenji » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 9:00 pm

Since he started playing Prop & in tight he has played really well.

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Post by Cosimo_Zaretti » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 9:23 pm

Adam Blair was never meant to be an 80 minute player. Coming to the tigers he slimmed down looking for speed and endurance, but he's never had the workrate and discipline to be on the park for the duration, and as far as I know (someone will correct me) he was always an interchange player for Melbourne. His best game of 2012 was the last of the season against his old club, and he went hard till he was buggered, then subbed out. I think he'll do well on rotation as a prop now that we've stopped trying to shoehorn him into an unsuitable role.

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Post by diedpretty » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 10:28 pm

I have sat here or 2years and watched people bag this guy out - Suheens signed him up for a role he was not suited for -he needs to play in the middle -tough it out kie he did with Melbourne - Potter has found a role fo BLair with WT

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Post by diedpretty » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 10:32 pm

Hope you all understood the alcohol speak - this was done slower and more methodical

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Post by the third » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 10:51 pm

diedpretty wrote:Hope you all understood the alcohol speak - this was done slower and more methodical
I'm a capable translator of alcoholinese at the moment :lol:

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Post by Winnipeg » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 10:57 pm

I was waaay more patient than others with Blair, was prepared to give him time (maybe too much) to get into a groove

then even I was losing patience, and the media was starting to call him out as a bludger

but now it seems something might finally be sinking in

diedpretty wrote:Hope you all understood the alcohol speak - this was done slower and more methodical

lol I was gonna say






PS five dollars? getouttahere

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Post by Tbone » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 11:20 pm

The move to the front row has definitely been a good thing for Blair but its not the only thing. He's running with much more venom and hitting the line harder. Previously he was relying on the heighington shuffle and trying to spin out of tackles after stopping at the line. It's taken a heck of a long time but he's finally starting to provide good contributions on a regular basis.

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Post by Tigerpete » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 11:44 pm

It was interesting to hear Matty Johns talk about Blair whilst he was working with the storm back a few years. He Made note of the fact that he was a talented footballer but one that until he found his direction had struggled. That''s much as it has appeared at WT's. He struggled last year and in the first few months this season. Now though he's found some form, he's found a role which works for himself and the team and the hope now Is that he will kick on here. Nothing the club has suggested hints at him being unwanted. More the opposite. The past month has made even more sense in that light.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 11:51 pm

He's getting better and better all the time imo. All because of the front row.

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Post by Danoss » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:11 am

Blair Battalion wrote:
Danoss wrote:
Blair Battalion wrote:He's doing what a front row forward should do and that's to make 100+ meters a game. Not too many 2nd row forwards make 100+ meters a game (if any)...just shows he can adapt.

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Seriously? Want me to list a few examples that contradict you? And by "a few", I mean heaps.
Settle down...

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Don't wanna spar, thats cool. Cheers for the condescending reply though.

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Post by Phantomlock » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:13 am

A couple more kgs and he might be dangerous (at prop that is).

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Post by pHyR3 » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:55 am

Starting to fit in, need to see 100+ for the rest of the year for him to be worth 500k though.

Don't want 5+ missed tackles again though...
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Post by turnstyle » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 1:09 am

great to see him finally playing well. hes copped a hell of a lot of criticism (me included) and good to see he seems to have found his niche at WT.
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