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MRP: Blair accepts reprimand

Magpie forward Jarryd Blair is free to play against St Kilda on Friday night after accepting a reprimand for striking.

10:30am  May 27, 2014

Blair charged by Match Review Panel

Small forward Jarryd Blair can accept a reprimand after being charged with striking West Coast’s Mitch Brown during Saturday’s eight-point win.

3:10pm  May 26, 2014

On This Day: Blair kicks five

8 April witnessed Jarryd Blair kicking five against the Blues and a bag of seven from Sav Rocca to sink the Demons.

9:22am  Apr 8, 2014

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Jarryd
Blair

Height
174 cm
DOB
14-04-1990
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
20
Career
101
Goals
2014
11
Career
75
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1424
Avg
71
JarrydBlair

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Wonthaggi
Clubs: Collingwood (2010-2013)
Debut: Round 14 2010 v West Coast
Recruited from: Gippsland U18
Brownlow Votes: 7

A remarkable football story, rising from the rookie list to an AFL premiership in the space of 13 weeks in 2010. Made his name predominently as a midfielder in his debut year but spent more time as a small forward in 2011 where he found his niche via his tackling and forward pressure. Entrenched himself in the midfield during the injury enforced absence of Luke Ball in 2012 and made an impression with his strength over the ball and fierce tackling. A smart player with a clever side-step that fools most of his opponents, the respect in which Blair is held was evident when he received the Gavin Brown Desire Indicator Award at the end of 2013.

Season By Season

Season By Season

The pint-sized rover produced another consistent season, playing all bar one senior game and leading the club in tackles for the first time. Started the year well, kicking four goals and averaging 20 disposals per match in the first three rounds. Remained a consistent contributor for the remainder of the year and rarely lowered his intensity, a trait that was evident in the 47-point loss to Sydney in round nine when he managed to lay 11 tackles. His disposal average was down on 2012 (to 16.3 from 19.8) as were his clearance numbers (he attended only 175 centre bounces compared with his 274 in 2012) but he was involved in eight more scoring attempts than he was the previous year.

Season By Season

The small forward made excellent progress in his third season with an expanded midfield role. Played all but two games, averaged almost 20 disposals and largely maintained his excellent tackling pressure from 2011. Was also a presence at the stoppages, more than doubling the number of clearances he won from the previous season for an average of 4.4 a game. Signed a two-year contract extension in June and was elevated to the leadership group later in the season before placing seventh in the best and fairest.

Season-by-Season

The small forward made excellent progress in his third season with an expanded midfield role. Played all but two games, averaged almost 20 disposals and largely maintained his excellent tackling pressure from 2011. Was also a presence at the stoppages, more than doubling the number of clearances he won from the previous season for an average of 4.4 a game. Signed a two-year contract extension in June and was elevated to the leadership group later in the season before placing seventh in the best and fairest.

Carried on his great form from 2010, opening the year with a place in the NAB Cup premiership win over Essendon, and booting 10 goals in the opening three rounds. A five-goal haul against Carlton (one Brownlow vote) made the rest of the competition stand up and take notice.

He was used as a substitute in the match against West Coast before being omitted for the match against St Kilda in round 11. Returned against Melbourne in round 12 and held his place for the rest of the season.

Bagged four goals in atrocious conditions against Port Adelaide (three Brownlow votes), was lively in the first final against the Eagles and won some important touches in the preliminary final. Was subdued on Grand Final day and eventually subbed off at three quarter time (three disposals).

Finished ninth in the Copeland Trophy, a testament to his consistency and importance to both the midfield and the forward line.

Began the home and away season in the VFL and was selected for Victoria and was one of the best afield against Western Australia in the State of Origin. Named in the best in four of his nine VFL matches.

Was promoted to the senior list, and named as an emergency for the round 14 match against West Coast at Docklands. A Steele Sidebottom calf strain paved the way for Blair to debut, and he didn’t let anyone down in gathering 16 disposals, five tackles and a behind. He was omitted in round 19, but couldn’t be done without for the rest of the year.

He returned with 28 disposals, two goals and a Brownlow vote against Essendon, and held his place for the duration of the finals series. After only 12 games, he was a premiership player, had played in two Grand Finals and four finals in total. He kicked seven goals, including one early in the drawn Grand Final.

Became the first Collingwood premiership player to wear the guernsey No. 47.

Spent the year in Collingwood’s VFL team under Gavin Brown. Played 20 of a possible 23 matches and was named in the best on nine occasions. Kicked 11 goals for the season, and impressed greatly with his ability to make an impact around the stoppages as well as his repeat efforts. Was one of the best players across the three finals.

Co-captained (along with Tristan Francis) the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup, averaging 22 disposals, four tackles and a goal a game. Tied for the Morrish Medal (best and fairest in the TAC Cup competition) with Farren Priest.

Was named as first rover in the TAC Cup Team of the Year, and was equal sixth in the TAC Coaches’ Award. Represented Vic Country at the AFL National U18 Championships. Drafted to Collingwood with selection 27 in the 2009 AFL Rookie Draft.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 71.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Carlton Rd 7
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 20
Disposals 22 Carlton Rd 7
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 GWS Giants Rd 22
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 106 Carlton Rd 7

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 69 - 89 12 5 17 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 65
3 Geelong Cats L 76 - 87 5 6 11 5 0 0 1 6 1 0 69
4 Richmond W 72 - 110 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 56
5 North Melbourne W 93 - 58 6 10 16 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 57
6 Essendon W 83 - 60 3 12 15 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 62
7 Carlton W 70 - 104 13 9 22 7 0 2 0 6 0 2 106
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 8 12 20 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 74
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 9 5 14 5 0 0 0 2 3 1 79
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 7 10 17 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 65
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 7 10 17 5 0 0 1 7 0 0 81
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 4 3 7 2 0 1 0 8 0 1 58
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 7 11 18 2 0 2 2 9 1 1 88
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 5 11 16 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 69
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 6 7 13 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 56
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 6 10 16 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 49
18 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 98 11 7 18 2 0 3 2 6 1 1 81
19 Port Adelaide W 76 - 70 3 9 12 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 74
20 West Coast Eagles L 126 - 66 3 14 17 1 0 0 2 8 0 0 66
21 Brisbane Lions L 56 - 123 7 12 19 3 0 1 1 5 0 1 73
22 GWS Giants W 67 - 75 9 11 20 1 0 2 0 9 1 0 96
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 10 136 180 316 59 0 18 12 105 11 11 1424

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 101
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 9.1
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 72.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Fremantle Rd 14, 2012
Handballs 18 Essendon Rd 20, 2010
Disposals 32 Fremantle Rd 14, 2012
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 7, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 11 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2013
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 3, 2011
AFL Fantasy 133 Fremantle Rd 14, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 136 180 316 59 0 18 12 105 11 11 1424
2013 Collingwood 156 202 358 58 0 22 11 126 14 6 1629
2012 Collingwood 200 255 455 59 0 27 15 107 17 12 1811
2011 Collingwood 187 189 376 56 0 22 15 95 26 18 1638
2010 Collingwood 84 93 177 31 0 8 6 52 7 8 779

Legend

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Handballs
D
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M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
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G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 81 games, 64 goals

VFL: 29 games, 13 goals

NAB Cup: 9 games, 4 goals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Collingwood v West Coast, Round 14 2010 at Etihad Stadium

50 AFL Games: Geelong v Collingwood, Round 16 2012 at the MCG

Collingwood VFL Debut: Collingwood v Geelong, Round 1 2009 at Princes Park

Draft History

Selected at No. 27 in the 2010 Rookie Draft

Elevated onto Collingwood's senior list in 2010 (mid-season)

Formally elevated onto Collingwood's senior list with selection No. 91 in the 2010 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Collingwood Premiership Side 
2010

Collingwood Pre-Season Premiership Side
2011

Club Awards

Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player)
2010

Gavin Brown Desire Indicator Award
2013

Other

Morrish Medal (best-and-fairest player in the TAC Cup
2008 (equal)