Player Watch Jarryd Blair

Discussion in 'Collingwood' started by DaVe86, Jul 20, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. Black_White

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    No one can ever question his commitment. But the sliding into the legs is a tactic of a now bygone era.
    One of my biggest issues when we play Blair is the way he changes our in50 entries.
    For some reason, we believe he is a leading forward and the players kick it to him on the lead time and time again.
    Invariably he loses the ball and we get done on the rebound.
    Why he even leads is beyond me. He is a crumber, not a marker. 150 games and he still doesn't understand........
     
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  2. Saintly Viewed

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    Margo Dydek was 7' 2" but alas she has died a while back. Played highest level basketball.
     
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    Zheng Haixia at 6' 8" former Chinese basketball star.
    She's 50 now so young Jarryd just has to think French macron and off he goes.

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    Very happy to see Blairy get his 150th game and his team mates rally to get a win in homage to his contribution to the club over the years. Played an okay game but realistically should be heading back to the VFL this week. Greenwood, Broomhead and Phillips all offer more, Wills needs some senior reward, Kirby, Brown and Daicos all need senior exposure and time for Blairy to again do the team thing and vacate his senior spot.
     
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    Great goals.
    Against Essendon, Carlton, StKilda.
    Powerhouses of the league the past half decade.....
     
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    Yeah I guess there is not much to see here.

    Still the goals you knock

    The St Kilda one you say wasn't against a powerhouse was in a Grand Final, still only a drawn one, still take it away and we don't win the flag.
    Carlton goals , a couple of them were from the day he kicked 5 against the baggars in a season they finished 5th on the ladder. I would never be unhappy with a Collingwood player turning it on against the Blues
    One of the Essendon ones was the winning goal when we beat the Bombers by a point on ANZAC day. Only match the Dons lost in the 1st 9 rounds that season. What a fantastic moment that was, one any Pie fan would recall instantly.

    Even the amazing GWS snap from the boundary last season when they had been undefeated at home and we're sitting 2nd on the ladder was.............

    Yeah I guess you are right, pretty pedestrian highlight reel.
     
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    Have always liked Blairy.
    Great story coming off the rookie list after sustained good form for 12-18 months in the VFL. Timed his run perfectly and was involved in a premiership.

    150 games of AFL is a great effort and it's hard to question his endeavour and commitment.

    When watching him in the side of late, I just don't see a position for him... up forward we have Elliott, Fasolo and hopefully Kirby, Daicos start getting games soon.

    He isn't a backman.

    We have enough midfielders and most of which would be played in front of him.

    Sadly I think Blairys senior game time is numbered but would love to see him stay on at the club in the VFL. If he played a full season in the VFL I would actually back him in for the league B&F. Looks a class above VFL but a class below AFL.
     
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    Well put
     
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    If Jarryd has played his last game for us, well done on a good career
     
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    I thank him for his input.
    Got the last bit of his ability out of himself.

    And like very few on here, if any, has played 150 games plus for Collingwood, and a premiership player.

    So no doubt that is well achieved.

    I dips my lid to him, whilst it's true not my first picked, still congratulations. He achieved the ultimate.
     
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    Classy
     
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    He's played 12 AFL games which is the cut-off, this makes him eligible for the VFL finals if we make it.
     
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    Hopefully he can retire a dual premiership player.
     
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    That would be a good twist
     
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    Don't judge me. He played about 50 games to many in the black and white. We all know it. Will always remember him stealing a premiership medal from neon Leon.
     
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    Leon still has a medal
     
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    Goldsack came in for Leon
     
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    I'll throw my hat in, well done Jarryd - an unlikely player for the long term - but got every ounce out of himself and made it hard for mediocre players to get past him.
     
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    If, he has infact played his last game for the senior team, then well done and congratulations on your career. I wish you all the best for your life after football. :thumbsu:
     
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    Will always love you Blairy.

    In the words of gimpy.

    Respect.
     
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    and if Leon had stunk it up and we lost the replay there would be nothing to steal.
     
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