Blair's best performance

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Blair's best performance

Post by alex » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:32 am

Credit where credit is due. Blair had a real dig last night. Dented the line in attack and put in some good effort and shots in defence. Came off after 20mins heaving in the big ones, exactly what a starting front rower should be doing. Big Ava came on and continued the good work.

Best game I've seen them both play in a WT jersey. Maybe Blair has seen the clean out begin!


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Post by Boonboon2 » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:37 am

I have to be honest and say I think he has played well all year when he has played in the centre as opposed to on the edge. Last night though he did look like he was really effective and also without the ball he continued to really do the little things right. I have also been impressed with his passing game the last few weeks a couple of offloads but also passing before the line which soe. May criticise but it always seems to put the next guy in a better position so to me that's when you should pass. Plus a few times last night at the ground you could see him directing the defensive line really making sure his teammates were in the right position (and no not when people went through it).

Maybe he is happy about the clean out and the players that are leaving because it means we will have a more professional culture like he experienced at melbourne

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Post by Eye Of Da Tiger » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:51 am

I think he showed us what his capable of. He lacks consistency.I think his had 3 good games all year

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Post by Granto87 » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 11:55 am

Ran hard and used great footwork, wish he played like that all the time

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Post by Peaches » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:30 pm

Granto87 wrote:Ran hard and used great footwork, wish he played like that all the time
He does for the most part that's the thing. He's a very skillful player whose probably not worth the money he's on but well done to he and his manager for getting that for him.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:49 pm

Our best forward today. Did an awesome 1on1 tackle on friend. Needs to stay in the middle.

Might see him in the kiwi squad back

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Post by Tiger Watto » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:51 pm

His best game was against Melbourne in Melbourne... Put on some big hits, scrambled well in defence and made some good meters.

In the last few weeks, and last night, I think he is starting to realise what Potter wants him to do each week and I'd say we may see more improvement till the end of the year.

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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 12:55 pm

He's a prop, come into his own last few weeks. I can see why he got the praise he was getting within the club.

Put him on prop rotation when keify returns i reckon. Well, not next week since big red will obviously come off the bench.
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Post by Tigerpete » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 1:30 pm

Fair to say that Adam's form the past 6 weeks has been great. Last night was up there as his best in a Tigers jumper. Never discount a champion player. His back was against the wall earlier this season but he knuckled down and has now fought his way into some good form. Really pleased for him. Never wanted to lose faith in him.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 1:32 pm

our sets improve when he takes a run. always puts us on the front foot.

if only he would do that more regularly
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Post by smeghead » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 1:59 pm

A forward who thrived on structure starting to excel under a coach who wants structure.

Seems about right
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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 2:02 pm

smeghead wrote:A forward who thrived on structure starting to excel under a coach who wants structure.

Seems about right
that's the reason why I thought he'd do really well this season. That and that a lot of players take a season to adjust to a new club. Although I guess, he's really moved twice. First to Sheens Tigers and now the structured potter tigers.

Happy to keep him at the club if he can have games like that 80% of the time he plays. Still not overjoyed about paying him 500k, but i'd rather him play like that for 500k than not at all and we pay him out.
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Post by ball main » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 3:18 pm

He's been our best forward the last 2 months.
I think he's in for a big year next year as long as he stays at prop in a structured team.

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Post by Snake » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 3:52 pm

How pleasing a thread on Adam Blair with only one mention of reportedly how much he earns , played very well and think more of the same will come .

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Post by shapmar » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 4:19 pm

ive been his biggest critic since he arrived... Last night and against storm are the only games I think he's put in... I hope he can keelp it up cause last night he'd have given any opposition a good smashing and I hope to see it every week... Not just every 2 months. Well done Blair.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 4:22 pm

Great start to the game , but did go missing at times in his second spell

An 7/10'performance for my liking

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Post by barra » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 4:39 pm

Yep, first spell was excellent - inspirational even!

Then after that (like most of his team mates) the intensity dropped away. The whole forward pack need to learn how to maintain the enthusiasm even when fatigued.

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Post by pattyferg » Sat 20 Jul, 2013 5:37 pm

Best on park.
Could even see Galloway starting with Blair bringing that impact off the bench. Cause I see Galloway as a good solid starting prop.
What do you guys think maybe he can be the impact?

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