in my eyes anyway.
Now ive got your attention, i just want to say something about Blake Lazarus.
I think the poor kid has been put under so much pressure by us supporters. The expectations on the guy are huge and i just want to put a dose of reality on things so Blake doesnt get unfairly judged.
After 2 years out injured he’s making his first grade debut with only a handful of games under his belt. This in itself is an incredible achievement. To come back from 2 knee reconstructions so well shows not only great skill, but great heart.
On Friday, i think we should all be encouraged to support the guy no matter how he plays. If he kicks well, passes well and takes the right options all without doing anything special, then thats mission accomplished in my eyes. This isnt a normal debut, the hurdles he’s had to overcome will remain with him for a long time and while it may make him stronger, it will also put great mental anguish on him leading up to Friday night. This will be an emotional time for him and his family who have had to see him go through what he has, and now he’s about to reap the rewards of his patience and hard work.
Cant wait to see him play. Just keep it simple Blake but back yourself.