yeah I think not having to use Blairy yet is a good sign of our injuries still not being catastrophic, since despite the abusers he is a very solid and reliable role player.One thing I think you can say this year is that the debutants while being elevated often due to injuries have stayed due to form and played a lot more.
Last year we had
so only 8 games between them
And generally those were not convincing performances anyway.
This year it's (to date)
With 3 of those playing on merit on the weekend, and now Sier gets a chance.
We have been very fortunate as the drop off/unavailability of the likes of Wells, Varcoe, Reid, Elliott has been compensated admirably so far. When more fancied players return, even then its probably the likes of Mayne, Greenwood I'd be dropping, and we havent reached for the Blair break glass option too often so there is more there for the future.
Just so I wont be labelled a neighsayer.