Jump to content

  • Latest Podcast: Josh Mahoney Interview



Redleg

Sign Blease Now

Recommended Posts

Sam has come a long way as his confidence has grown in the second half of the season, and is starting to show why he was an early draft pick. I look forward to him developing a tank, and working around contests created by Clark and another KPF.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm saying that players can't just go to the club that they want without being unrestricted free agents.

Sure he can ask to go go to the club of choice, but GWS have to come to the party and negotiate with MFC to make it happen...

But my point is more that just cos Scully is there, does not mean that Blease would automatically go there too... are we saying that Scully is his ONLY friend in the world, and he just has to leave to join him, and leave his family etc.... it's just too simplistic a view to take.

Pretty sure if worse came to worse, he could not sign, then not nominate for the National Draft, and just nominate for the PSD and walk to GWS. Could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is what could happen. But anyway, that is all speculation, I am confident he will sign with us in the next few weeks hopefully along with Strauss, as he has been excellent considering the injury he suffered only mid last year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watch the interview with him on deetv post match - he aint goin' anywhere!

Good, I don't want him to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I noticed on the interview on DeeTV that he didnt smile much but was very positive about helping the team move up from the bottom and he made a point of calling his team mates his mates. Jobs right...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I noticed on the interview on DeeTV that he didnt smile much but was very positive about helping the team move up from the bottom and he made a point of calling his team mates his mates. Jobs right...

Did you notice we lost today? Think Sylvia got enough crap for that already. Sounded to me like he's happy where he is and plans to be part of this team moving forward.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing I really liked about his game today is that he showed he is listening to the coaches. Last week he played on twice close to goal and stuffed up both times. Neeld said in his interview post-match that they'd work on that. Today when Nev hit him in the open you could see how much he wanted to keep running into the open goal, but he saw a player closing in and did the sensible thing. Obviously the coaches had a word to him and he took it on board and did things a little differently this week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing I really liked about his game today is that he showed he is listening to the coaches. Last week he played on twice close to goal and stuffed up both times. Neeld said in his interview post-match that they'd work on that. Today when Nev hit him in the open you could see how much he wanted to keep running into the open goal, but he saw a player closing in and did the sensible thing. Obviously the coaches had a word to him and he took it on board and did things a little differently this week.

Yes I noted that as well. It is good to see he listens. He is never going to be a naturally defensive player but with 2 more preseason he will be that good that it wont matter.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you notice we lost today? Think Sylvia got enough crap for that already. Sounded to me like he's happy where he is and plans to be part of this team moving forward.

Did we lose?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure if worse came to worse, he could not sign, then not nominate for the National Draft, and just nominate for the PSD and walk to GWS. Could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is what could happen. But anyway, that is all speculation, I am confident he will sign with us in the next few weeks hopefully along with Strauss, as he has been excellent considering the injury he suffered only mid last year.

Yeah I agree that if GWS finished last then yes thats an option to go to them via the PSD.

At the time of posting though, we still had a game going between GWS and GC. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like some of his qualities too, but the gushing over a player that's done SFA is extraordinary. I suppose this is what has become of most Melbourne supporters. At Geelong they'd say "he shows some promise". At Melbourne it's panic stations as to whether we'll keep him.

He can play, but I'm far from excited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like some of his qualities too, but the gushing over a player that's done SFA is extraordinary. I suppose this is what has become of most Melbourne supporters. At Geelong they'd say "he shows some promise". At Melbourne it's panic stations as to whether we'll keep him.

He can play, but I'm far from excited.

A handful of posters wetting themselves about whether we'll keep him is hardly "panic stations at Melbourne".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A handful of posters wetting themselves about whether we'll keep him is hardly "panic stations at Melbourne".

So you get my drift ? Or did you think I meant that the football club would be panicking ?

No, yeah, you get my drift.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you get my drift ? Or did you think I meant that the football club would be panicking ?

No, yeah, you get my drift.

I just meant that the panic stations is just coming (as always) from a few nuffies on the periphery and I reckon all clubs have members who flip their wig over nothing. You seemed to be suggesting otherwise.

Anyway, small fry issue. I agree that he's still in the "could be" rather than "is" basket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah he looks like a real talent. Ive noticed he doesnt smile much which my wife thinks is a bad sign LOL. Keep him away from his old flatmate so he doesnt get any ideas.

$$ulky doesn't smile much either. Never did, never will.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watch the interview with him on deetv post match - he aint goin' anywhere!

+1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like some of his qualities too, but the gushing over a player that's done SFA is extraordinary. I suppose this is what has become of most Melbourne supporters. At Geelong they'd say "he shows some promise". At Melbourne it's panic stations as to whether we'll keep him.

He can play, but I'm far from excited.

but thats what blease has shown so far and thats promise, no one is saying he is going to be a superstar but he is showing enough to suggest he will be a very good player for the melbourne football club. . he is improving each week and a player thats played 18 games been dogged by injuries no pre season base behind him yet the thought of a full pre season building up his engine and a full year of 22 games into him doesn't excite you at all? this is one bloke that will take the game on and take risks something most of our players dont do at all.

blease will be a player.

Edited by dazzledavey36
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is he eligible for the Rising Star? 5 goals should attract some attention. Would certainly boost his stocks if negotiating a new contract.

Shows promise but needs to do it consistently for mine.

Edited by Tassie Devil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes he is. But Hoskin-Elliot kicked 5 as well today...

Also after watching the Robbo show, Blease's interview and Neeld's presser - I have a strong feeling that Blease loves the club, Neeld and they love him back.

Edited by Dee-licious

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt he should be our no. 1 priority. He's got so many attributes that we lack; pace, skill, flare, excitement, and I would say a touch of arrogance. The last one isn't meant to be an insult, he now believes in his ability he backs his pace and sort of says "catch me if you can". Reminds me of Davey when he first came to the club.

True. Loved Neeldy's comment in the Press Conference after the game. Can't recall the exact words. But, it was something to the effect of "Sammy's been to the confidence shop, and he's got it in bucket loads..."

The various comments on the likes of the Robbo Show, as another poster alluded to, also suggested the players all get a bit of a laugh out of Sam's "arrogance". It's not a bad thing in an elite athlete -- a complete belief in one's own abilities. The test, obviously, is in that player combining talent with arrogance to become a real success in the game. Sam has shown glimpses he just may be capable of that. A full pre-season or two, more work on his defensive game (which HAS been steadily improving), and we potentially have a top player on our hands.

(Also loved Neeld's comment in yesterday's press conference, about a conversation he had with Sam on the subject of the defensive side of the game earlier in the year. Said Sam looked at him like he was from another planet. Was both hilarious and instructive. Neeld went on to say Sam has made progress in that area since then, although still has a long way to go.)

Was really please for him with his 5 goal effort yesterday. I have high hopes for the kid. (Then again, I am an old MFC tragic, and have high hopes for every player on our list...! LOL)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watch the interview with him on deetv post match - he aint goin' anywhere!

It is a pretty big call of confidence in him as a player from your coach to be negotiating a contract when 11 other teammates have been put to one side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'd have to catch him first.

Easy!! Just make sure it is when he is running defensively.

Really good to see Sam stepping it up. The defensive side will hopefully come with the engine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question is ... would you try to sign Blease for two or for three years?

I would give him a 3 year deal. With some big incentives thrown in his contract

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×