Jarryd BLAIR

#11   Collingwood

Age: 29yr 7mth Games: 156 Born: Apr 14, 2021
Height: 174cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Clean hands and one-touch disposal keeps him at AFL level, but he’s a senior hand who must find ways to stay involved.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Kicked five goals one day in 2011 against Carlton. Not a lot since. 1
2 Rich Totally ineffective for the second week running. Give Daicos a game. 1
3   Senior emergency.  
4 StK Late inclusion for Phillips. God knows why Pies continually tried to pinpoint passes to him inside 50. Straight back out again. 1
5 VFL One of the Magpies best in big loss. 25 possessions, five inside-50s and a few score assists.
6 VFL Spent time in the midfield and collected 33 disposals. Can’t see a senior spot opening up in Pies’ talent-rich middle, though.
7 VFL Used mostly in midfield and won the ball well. Had 32 possessions and seven clearances to press for a recall.
8 GWS Back into the line-up as the pressure forward. Two first-quarter set-shot goals helped get the Pies moving. 4
9 Haw As close as Pies have to a pressure forward but exemplifies coach’s conservatism at selection table. Play Brown or Daicos. 3
10 Bris Nervous week awaiting selection after grabbing just 14 disposals and no goals. Two tackles. 3
11 VFL Worked into the game to play a handy role, but just the 15 possessions.
12 VFL Massive game in the VFL in loss to Casey. Had nearly 40 touches and worked his backside off.
13   Bye.  
14 VFL Strong game again at this level. 23 possessions and nine clearances.
15 VFL Excellent around the stoppages with eight clearances to go with 24 possessions.
16 VFL Big outing again with 29 possessions, nine clearances and nine inside 50s.
17 GCS Booted an early goal but was quiet from there on; just the 13 possessions. 3
18 WCE Barely sighted. Applied some forward pressure but needs to do more. 3
19 Adel Two goals from the small forward was just reward for his performance. 4
20 NM Kicked three majors and applied good forward pressure. One of footy’s great survivors. 6
21 Port Popped up with a goal late in the game to give the Magpies a silly chance, hardly sighted before that. 3
22 Geel Two kicks (one was a goal after horror Motlop clanger). Can’t see him at the club next year. 2
23   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1 Syd Coaches must love his tackling and commitment but outclassed in this company. 5
2 Rich Worked super hard to present from half forward. Five inside-50s, five tackles. 6
3 StK Five touches in the first half and six in the second not enough. Didn’t hit the scoreboard at all. 3
4 Melb Gives all but doesn’t get involved enough to be of any great concern to opponent. Three inside-50s. 4
5 Ess Got his chances up forward and made most of then to snag three goals. 7
6 WCE Booted a key goal. Important when the Pies got into the game. 5
7 Carl Showed some life and burst around the contests to be one of better performers. 5
8 Bris Even four-quarter player who had the better of gun Lion defender Pearce Hanley. 7
9 Geel Seven tackles and involved in a few passages but not a huger output. 4
10 WB Burrowed in as usual and tackled strongly. Honest game. 5
11 Port Battled away with eight tackles in front half but didn’t look dangerous at any stage. 5
12 Melb After a reasonable first half (12 disposals) he touched it six times after half time. 5
14 Frem Usual strong work ethic inside and played his part as a cog in machine. 5
15 Carl Lively and desperate in attack. Kicked sealer with a pearler in the final term 7
16 GWS Strong pressure in forward half and kicked a miraculous goal. 5
17 Adel Struggled to find the footy, but did lay five tackles. 4
18 NM Brilliant snap goal in first term. Limited opportunities but applied pressure in attack. 6
19   Groin.  
20 Rich Couldn’t get into the game at all and did not have a single kick. 2
21 WB Busier game this week and covered plenty of ground. 5
22 GCS Provided nuisance value in front half without hitting the scoreboard. 3
23 Haw Bobbed up for two goals and laid eight tackles as a small forward. 5

2015 Season

1 Bris Troubled Brisbane’s defence and slotted two goals. 6
2 Adel Collingwood’s most effective forward with three goals. Four clearances. 7
3 StK Busy small man who worked hard and got results. 6
4 Ess Two effective disposals in first half then lifted after main break. 5
5 Carl Busy in forward line at the fall of the ball. 6
6 Geel In the thick of things early with clean hands but vanished. 3
7 Rich Buzzed around the ball. One goal and two score assists. Handy. 7
8 GCS Busy but missed late opportunities to hit the scoreboard. 4
9 NM Tackled hard in forward half to keep ball in. Kicked the sealer. 6
10 Melb Flitted in and out for three goals and 10 contested possessions. 6
11   Ankle.  
12   Ankle.  
13 Frem One goal but just one inside-50 and limited impact on game flow. 3
14 Haw Sub came on at three-quarter time and got involved. 2
15 Port Struggled early, missed his one shot on goal. 6
16 WCE Sub on early for Cloke. Bobbed up. 3
17 WB Sub. On for Oxley and unable to pick up tempo of game. 1
18 VFL 30 possessions and a goal in first VFL game since 2011.
19 Carl Back in team and good in attack with a defensive job on Tuohy. 7
20 Syd Busy player as ever and always in the thick of it. 5
21 Rich Small forward without kicking boot on was not the place to be in a B&W jumper. 3
22 Geel Five inside-50s but not a huge presence as others took control. 5
23 Ess Two goals from limited chances. Laid six tackles so work-rate handy. 6

2014 Season

1 PM Battled hard in midfield but wasn’t a star.
2 Syd Had McVeigh for company at times and did pretty well. 5
3 Geel Kicked a goal and laid six tackles. Battled away valiantly without great influence. 5
4 Rich Got better as the game wore on. Slowly finding some form. 5
5 NM Support role to main players with four inside-50s and two goal assists. 5
6 Ess Pressure good at half forward, particularly early when side struggling. 5
7 Carl Put on plenty of pressure in attack. 6
9 Adel Bobbed up for goal and busy throughout as a small forward. Clean hands. 6
10 WCE Two first-half goals critical in keeping in touch early. Ended with three. 7
11 StK Toiled honestly in attack but hard to get a look-in between Elliott and Fasolo. 5
12 Melb Involved in a couple of passages but generally well held by Grimes. 5
13 WB Just seven possessions and no goals. Quiet. 3
14 Haw Typically lively up forward and provided good pressure with nine tackles. 7
15 Carl Reasonably well held by Tuohy but kept battling. Seven tackles, two inside-50s. 5
16 GCS Worked hard but had little impact. 3
17 Ess Fletcher started on him. Industrious but didn’t have a big say. 4
18 Adel Won 10 contested possessions, six tackles. Work-rate good but impact not. 6
19 Port Some of his tackling ferocious (eight for the game). Played his role. 6
20 WCE Seemed to have job on Priddis early but failed and moved. Zero influence. 2
21 Bris Like many started OK then found it hard. No goals, one inside-50 in 100th game. 5
22 GWS Strong in first half when others struggled. A terrier in tight. 6
23 Haw Great goal late but no impact to that point despite good work-rate. 3

2013 Season

1 NM Started in the middle and had an honest game. 6
2 Carl Important after half time with two goals. Six tackles also. 6
3 Haw Ran with Mitchell and just OK in that role. Busy but panicky down back at times. 5
4 Rich Not one of his best games through middle but won nine contested possessions. 6
5 Ess Kicked side’s only goal of first term and ended with two but quiet. 5
6 StK A goal and seven tackles but not finding a lot of the footy. 4
7 Frem Battled away in midfield but lacked a bit of penetration. 5
8 Geel Great game. Bobbed up, marked well and won some key hard balls. 7
9 Syd Had a role on Parker and was tested. Gave his all. 5
10 Bris Provided some grunt around the ball and kicked a goal. OK without starring, 5
11 Melb Bustled around for his disposals but not his best effort – 3 inside-50s. 5
12 WB Good first half and then tapered. 6
14 Port Tried hard but lacking that break-away burst. Three scoring assists. 5
15 Carl Limited possessions but played a part keeping the midfield pressure on – seven tackles. 6
16 Adel Beavered away at ground level at usual tearaway pace. 6
17   Calf.  
18 GWS Got going after a slow first half to end with six clearances. Solid. 6
19 Ess Used forward and ended with eight tackles, four inside-50s and two goals. 7
20 Syd Toiled hard and helped set up two goals. 5
21 Haw Quiet night on the stats sheet but did managed two goals. 4
22 WCE Great first half netted 14 disposals and while faded he’d done enough. 6
23 NM Sub. On early than expected to replace Brown. Didn’t set world on fire. 4
EF Port Didn’t get a heap of the ball, but a tackling machine in the clinches. 6

2012 Season

1 Haw Dangerous with 20 touches and three goals. Played his part well. 7
2 Rich Busy in the opening hour. Solid game featuring one lovely rover’s goal. 6
3 Carl Willing worker but missed two goal opportunities. 4
4 Port Used as Ball replacement in the middle but struggled for influence. 3
5 Ess Kicked two goals including match-winner in final two minutes. 6
7 Bris Started on the bench but didn’t take long to get involved. 5
8 Geel Didn’t find much of the ball but tackled and contested hard. 5
9 Adel Excellent in and under performance from the industrious midfielder. 7
10 GCS Worked hard at fall of ball and ran himself into good spots on the spread. 7
11 Melb Found space, picked some pockets and used ball well in the middle. 7
13 WCE Quiet early but two goals in 90 seconds when midfield exploded in third term. 6
14 Frem Great game. Complemented those around him well; team-high nine clearances. 8
15 Carl Nimble around the stoppages and among better players – nine clearances. 7
16 Geel Played perfect foil to gun midfielders to keep pressure on. 7
17 Haw Started well enough but only six kicks and no inside-50s, which was telling. 5
18 GWS Typically busy in the forward half of the ground and kicked one goal. 5
19 StK Stats not big but got some timely touches. Thwarted the Saints at times. 6
20 Syd Busy in the forward line, kicking a goal and laying nine tackles. 5
21 NM Tried hard to finish with game-high seven clearances. Nice goal as well. 6
22 WCE Followed Kerr at times. Kicked a late goal but didn’t find much of the ball. 3
QF Haw Picked up Mitchell in negating role but couldn’t stop him. 4
SF WCE Shadowed Kerr at times but found it tough going. Kicked a goal himself. 6
PF Syd Useful first half and kept on trying. 5