General Discussion Adam Blair - boom or bust?

Discussion in 'General Warriors Discussion' started by 1995Warriorsfan, Aug 4, 2017.



  1. Yes - hes a bust

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  2. No - hes a boom and just what we need

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  3. 50/50

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  1. Bushman
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    Bushman Waterboy

    Gees everyone on here's talking like this is hard fact rather than rumours, I'll wait till I see the facts...and then :banghead:
     
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  2. bruce
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    The club is in the shite with recruitment for sure.
    Paying this amount to Blair is not going to improve the situation.
    In three years time, wherever they are at, they are going to have an overloaded salary cap.
    So WTF do it? They are better to do nothing and stick with what they have. Play the ISP team if they have to.
    Just like a golfer in the rough, pay the penalty to drop out, don't keep hitting the ball and stay in the rough.
    Whatever doubts I had about Doyle being a fuckwit have now gone, he is a fuckwit.
    If Kearney is involved he is just throwing a dice with the clubs future, so he can piss off as well.
     
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  3. Mr Frank White
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    This makes zero sense. Devoid of any logic at all.

    Pay a financial penalty, instead of maybe getting a player??!
    You seem to be making an assumption that we'll back end his contract. If we are miles under the cap, why not front load it?? Incentive to play harder, gets cheaper as he gets older, and also gives him reason to chase ESL 2-3 years down the track
     
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  4. Wellington Warrior
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    Wellington Warrior Warriors 1st Grader

    So in summary....

    We need props. Blair is a prop (but not really the big metre eater we need). Blair would be 32 when he got here. We are rumoured to be offering $650k per year for 4 years. Blair has said he doesn't want to leave the Broncos. Blairs wife apparently doesn't ant to move to NZ.

    Sounds perfect!
     
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  5. jonno
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    I'd offer him 450k a season... And I'd sweeten the deal for his lovely wife somehow...

    If this works or not is of zero concern to me. It's the deal that wins for us and the Blairs at the same time. Not the best deal ever, but nobody ever got to the good life by being greedy now did they!
     
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    I was using golf as an example. Sorry if you don't understand. Basically if you hit the ball into unplayable rough you can take a penalty and get to somewhere playable. Some players don't like taking penalties so they risk the shot. If that doesn't work they are in even more trouble.

    This seems to be what the Warriors are doing here.

    For a start the Broncos think he is worth half of that, and not for four years. They are a successful club. If you want to win formula one you don't buy somebody else's second hand car at twice the price they paid for it

    They are assuming they absolutely must have Adam Blair. Nobody is that important, nobody, especially a prop. You have to cut your coat according to your cloth.

    The answer is to scout around, like they have done in the past. We had out most successful team full of workmanlike Australians, we must be able to do it again.

    If they won't come for Kearney, find out why and deal with it.

    In the meantime work with what you have.
     
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  7. BeastMode
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    BeastMode Warriors 1st Grader

    Dont know why you're giving golf analogies. Its not that difficult to figure out why they're splashing on Blair. They need a marquee signing and SK has strong bro love for Blair. Get him at all cost. Its that simple. End if story. If only SK had bro love for Graham or Woods or a Taumalolo. But no... he has it with Blair.
     
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  8. bruce
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    WTF do they need a marquee signing? Oh I forgot, to sell memberships for next season, how careless of me...I was sort of thinking of the long term future of the club. No worries, they signed a marquee player last season as well but I think the punters are smarter this time around.
     
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    Dont know. You'll have to ask SK that. Its his new team remember.
     
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  10. bruce
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    I have already surrendered on that point, no need to rub it in.;) Mind you he hasn't signed yet, Steve Matai again?
     
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    Thats no fun. Come on Bruce. Who can we argue with if you've now changed sides???!!

    And its no Steve Matai. I reckon Blairs agent is making a media blow up to drive up the price and to suck the Warriors dry. Matai was only interested in driving up his worth at Manly. He never intended on leaving them for us.

    Blair is doing a Luke. Take the $$$$ as an early pension. Cant hate on blair for doing that tbh
     
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  12. bruce
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    I don't know about changing sides, more like being swayed by the weight of evidence.
     
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    We take Blair if he wants to come cause no one else wants to come. He improves our team defensively, ball playing and he takes captaincy it ain't ideal but fuck the future I want at least 10th spot.
     
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  14. bruce
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    I think we could get 10th spot with or without Blair. That is my point, why pay the money? Beastmode answered that though...marquee signings.
     
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    Fair comment, although if the Courier Mail and the NZ Herald are to be believed that type of offer has been made and the Warriors are one of the bidders.
     
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    Saw one thing that impressed me with Blair tonight- Broncos up by 20mins 10ish minutes to go and Blair chasing his heart out after a back who made a break eventually slowing him enough for the cover to tackle. If he can bring some of that commitment to our lazy players it will be a good thing
     
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  17. Tragic
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    Not on current form.
    Lol, it is pretty sad that we are debating if we could make the top 10.
     
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    Did the same thing last week too. It's just the way he plays. Harris is similar.

    Just need 2-3 more to replace the lazy players.
     
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    Honestly that is all it takes to create a leaky defence.
     
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    Destructodisc U20's Player

    Cant wait for this signing so I can tell my boys that nek year is our year and they can laugh at me again
     
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