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Discussion in 'Collingwood' started by DaVe86, Jul 20, 2015.
Funny it reads . . .
I can't get any airtime for my bandwaggon anymore
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For some of us who have memberships that go back over a decade it would break our hearts to severe our memberships with the club. So what yould you like us to do over every bad decision that the club make. Cop it sweet and applaud every baffling and mystifying decision the club makes. I thought in a democracy in a Collingwood forum people have a right to express their disappointment in decisions the club makes. Having money on the table in the form of memberships gives added weight to those voicing their disagreement. So you agree with every decision the club makes and never criticise the club. Good for you. I can live with that. Now it's your turn to accept that others don't alway agree with the club and reserve the right to criticise where they deem it appropriate to encourage debate and lead to positive outcomes which strengthens the club.
Unsure how you get that.
I simply said, if people keep going on and on about threatening to ditch their membership they should do it already, but not tell the world. Just tell the club.
I was making commentary on the ongoing threats "I'm going to rip my membership up ...."
For what it's worth, the club make errors. Ed has been there too long.
By all means people can comment on it and do.
People can do as they need to.
But when people threat non stop, just do it already....
Haha, Jesus Christ, hadn't opened this thread for a while because I figured Blair wasn't relevant anymore and was gone.
I should have kept it closed. Ignorance would have been bliss, at least until I spotted him at preseason training...
Rumour on here is that you will see him train next year, contracted for 18, enjoy your time
The point was continually voicing that disagreement on a footy forum holds zero weight. If you're not telling the club directly, you're wasting your breath. Club will likely still have 70k+ members in 2018, will likely still have near the highest average attendances, so while they'd obviously prefer every supporter have a membership a few here or there isn't significant enough, especially if they don't actually have 1st hand knowledge.
Nothing but speculation at this stage. He's contracted till 31 October as far as I know so no reason for him not to be training. Even if he wasn't going to get a contract for 2018 I'd assume the club would happily allow him to use the facilities and offer every support to try and get picked up during the trade period.
No issues at all if Mr B plays as an ongoing experienced leader for the seconds.
Can never question his attitude etc.
Might make a nice VFL captain.
"If you used to support Collingwood, you never did"
I want Blair to stay on the list for next year. He was not bad in the games he played near the end of the season. He's reasonable depth and we aren't likely to get a better player for that position without paying something we could more profitably use elsewhere.
He was below par in most facets of the game when he played.
Yes there was that game or two when he snagged a couple but looking at his full body of work he's not up to it anymore, or rather the modern game doesn't really cater to stocky players who lack agility and burst speed.
I've loved watching wee man go about it over the years but the fact is that he's now a solid VFL standard player who won't ever do anything special at AFL level again as the game has passed him by.
The real issue here is that he will be keeping one of the young kids out if and when he gets a game and that's not what we need when he's only ever going to be average from here on in.
It's trendy to bay for Blair's blood but as you point out he is handy depth.
So long as he remains depth I have no issues, a true journeyman who bleeds for the jumper but lacks some of the currently needed attributes.
Agree especially as he's allegedly contracted ( he's still in our best 30) although you do need to delist somebody to create list turnover....
please tell me it is not so.....
Ernie good avatar name.
I have a feeling Blair will not be on senior list not no more
For reasons I can't explain I sat through the first 3 quarters of the 2011 Grand Final this morning - the game had passed him by way back then. Just 2 touches to 3/4 time and offered nothing.
I've always loved his effort but today he is depth at best. Best case scenario is good VFL player
I'd prefer we look to the draft to see if we can unearth some hidden gem.
So the contract status of Blair is still a mystery.
The trade write up in today’s Herald Sun has Blair, along with Ramsay and Schade, as being our only uncontracted players (who are not free agents).
Hopefully he was only extended for 1 year and we can make a call post trade period on him depending on list spots.
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Blair signed a one-year deal late last year to remain with the Magpies and feels like he’s playing for his career.
Yeah we all thought that but some journo (can’t recall who) during the year went with him being contracted for 2018 after seeking clarification from the club themselves.
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If he plays more than 3 games we will be struggling in 2018.
I heard he has NOT got a Contract for 2018
Perfectly summarised. Will always have a soft spot for him but the game has well and truly past him a long time ago. Has conducted himself brilliantly which certainly is not the case with some of our other premiership "heroes"