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by FROG
June 16, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I'm with you matt. I've been a fan for years. I'm only concerned he wouldn't be that cheap anymore. He'd be unreal for circa 300k a year. You wouldn't want to pay much more than this.
by FROG
June 15, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Papalii re-signs with Canberra Raiders on four year deal
Replies: 285
Views: 22668

Re: Josh Papalii re-signs with Canberra Raiders on four year deal

Captain Punish wrote:
June 15, 2018, 10:54 am
Always had faith in the system.

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Agree mate. It was never in doubt.
by FROG
June 9, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sack Ricky
Replies: 688
Views: 33879

Re: Sack Ricky

As i have said plenty of times... Hes more of a 'Mate' than a 'Coach' He needs to be more ruthless and actually drop people not performing This is exactly what I was coming on here to say. He has players that he likes and he sticks with them when it's obvious they are not putting in or down on conf...
by FROG
June 4, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

The sad fact is that very bald hooker, who has played less than 80 FG mins this year for the roosters probably has us paying majority of his 350k salary for this year
by FROG
June 4, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders in unique position in NRL as they struggle to attract superstars
Replies: 88
Views: 4974

Re: Canberra Raiders in unique position in NRL as they struggle to attract superstars

This again, really!?! I live in Sydneys South East. Not suggesting the mornings are as cold as the act, but to suggest that it's singlets and thongs the whole year round would be complete garbage. I rug up on my 1 hour 15 minute journey to work each day. How's that for a consideration on where to li...
by FROG
June 4, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

But hang on. Heaps of our first grade roster come off contract this year. If we've made mistakes then move them on. What appears to have happened is that we've used cash that would otherwise have been used to resign boyd and Paulo to increase our offers to other off contract players which would be s...
by FROG
June 1, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Reynolds is signed until the end of 2021. However you'd have to think that if they wanted to keep Doueihi, Reynolds wouldn't be able to stick around that long.

Doesn't really make sense for us though particularly if we resign sezer as has been suggested
by FROG
May 31, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Ryan Sutton
Replies: 97
Views: 8203

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Ryan Sutton

Norman is being served to us on a platter. He is light years better than both Austin and sezer. I'd rather we lose both our halves if it meant we could get him. It could pay off or it could fail. I don't know how sticking with a proven failed combination is a better option. It's almost as though the...
by FROG
May 30, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Ryan Sutton
Replies: 97
Views: 8203

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Ryan Sutton

Anyone else concerned that we are looking to extend Austins contract?

If we've let Paulo and Boyd go so we can sign 3rd rate props and resign our underperforming halves then I'll deadset give it away... Surely we are using the $ gained from letting our props go to sign a more accomplished half!
by FROG
May 29, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton
Replies: 128
Views: 11732

Re: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton

It's simple. They can have our bateman and we'll take theirs. Sorted
by FROG
May 26, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Kevin Walters would be a terrible option as coach. I'd consider him as a halves coach but his record in the UK is very poor as a head coach. I don't rate him at all. Also, I am concerned that by losing boyd and fatso it could damage our attack in the red zone. My logic being that when you have big b...
by FROG
May 25, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton
Replies: 128
Views: 11732

Re: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton

Thanks Mr posh. Elliots real strength is his ball playing ability and general support play. Appreciate you rate bateman defence but how does he go in attack?
by FROG
May 23, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton
Replies: 128
Views: 11732

Re: Canberra Raiders to sign Bateman and Sutton

Add someone like terepo on top of these 2 and I reckon we've got a solid forward pack with decent depth.

8.terepo
9.hodgo
10.sia
11.tapine
12.whitehead
13.papa
14.havili
15.lui
16.sutton
17.j bateman
18.l bateman
19.gubb
20.knight
by FROG
May 23, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

At the right price I'm OK with us extending Austin. Preference would be for 1 year and wouldn't pay more than 500k. Let's face it there isn't exactly a whole lot of clubs trying to sign him.
by FROG
May 23, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: We need a halves coach
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

Re: We need a halves coach

I remember there was this period where Mark Mclinden's form exploded. He revealed afterwards that he was working with Matthew Johns. M Johns is currently employed at the rabbits and has previously spent time at the storm. I guess the point I'm making is. If we accept we are stuck with stick and seze...
by FROG
May 23, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: We need a halves coach
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

We need a halves coach

Why don't we have a halves coach? Heaps of teams do. Stuart clearly needs help. The Johns' boys play an active role at a number of clubs. we should get someone to work with them to teach them how to close out matches.
by FROG
May 22, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Gee whiz lads.. Get a grip! Let's keep things in perspective. Ricky Stuart hasn't suddenly become an aweful coach that no player wants to play for. He was arguably already that person when he joined and he was able to assemble a squad that most people thought would challenge for a premiership. Stuar...
by FROG
May 20, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years
Replies: 216
Views: 14897

Re: Sezer close to re-signing

I agree pig. All 3 should go. We know stick won't go, but there is no reason why the other 2 can't. Both are off contract. I don't buy into there is no one better available. I'd rather run with hingano and Williams next year and go large in 2020 then to resign sezer for another 1 - 2 years of pain. ...
by FROG
May 20, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I think it's pretty obvious why people are toying with the idea of making him a 6. It allows him to maintain the best attributes of his game which is running/ball playing a nd defence and mitigates the worst part of his game which is his positioning as a full back when we're defending. I know he was...
by FROG
May 19, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Isaako had a solid game tonight but he is no pongia. I wouldn't be desperate to sign him. I would consider throwing 500k at Corey oates though to play back row and shift elliot back in the middle. Also I reckon we should try and pick up terepo. He is an aggressive prop and para have apparently told ...
by FROG
May 19, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 621
Views: 41471

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans

Someone in the squad has to be soaking up the cap! Appreciate Wighton is on marquee $ but there must be others as well who are on overs. The risk is we use the cash set aside for paulo and boyd to retain the others. But I honestly can't see that happening. I think the club is approaching this the ri...
by FROG
May 19, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 621
Views: 41471

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans

Someone in the squad has to be soaking up the cap! Appreciate Wighton is on marquee $ but there must be others as well who are on overs. The risk is we use the cash set aside for paulo and boyd to retain the others. But I honestly can't see that happening. I think the club is approaching this the ri...
by FROG
May 17, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 621
Views: 41471

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans

While I'm disappointed he has snubbed the club that made him for a lousy 50k per annum, Im not in the slightest bit offended to see him in that picture. Good luck to them and frankly good luck to him (joining one of very few clubs that is actually run worse than ours!)
by FROG
May 16, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I reckon we could get tolman with the dogs carrying some of his salary. Not a big fan, but has plenty of experience and can play big minutes. At the right price I reckon he would be good
by FROG
May 15, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sack Ricky
Replies: 688
Views: 33879

Re: Sack Ricky

At what point if any is that off field stuff not enough. Surely at some point he needs to get some results on the field as well. I've said consistently over the past couple of years that this is his year. He assembled this squad. He's paid overs to keep the playing group together. It hasn't paid div...
by FROG
May 10, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Agree Reuben re. Havili which is why I'm amazed we haven't already resigned him. I know they said its progressing but he really should be a priority signing for the club not a 'let's wait and see what cap space we have left and then make you an offer' type player. Ideally bateman would be a starting...
by FROG
May 8, 2018, 4:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Luke Bateman re-signs
Replies: 76
Views: 3315

Re: Luke Bateman re-signs

He will be in big demand next year........ if he develops a passing game, late offload, sidestep and hole running ability. Or if Paulo, Boyd and Papalii leave and he plays 50+ minutes a game and by virtue of sheer minutes and possessions, he averages 100+ metres, and 30 odd tackles, which is not be...
by FROG
May 7, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Hang on. Would you all be happy if we resigned all our off contract players if it meant we did sign any fresh talent? Surely not, remembering that this team finished 10th on the ladder last year and after a 1/3 of this year (with arguably the easiest draws) we still sit outside the 8. Id argue we'd ...
by FROG
May 7, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

If the rabbits do secure papa and sua I reckon we should make a play for tyrell Fuimaono. Been injured this year, but plays with a lot of energy.
by FROG
May 6, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I reckon we should offer Tyler cornish our 30th first grade squad position. I thought he was good at fullback in his only game for the titans. Is well proportioned, offers a lot in attack and has years on his side. Should be able to get him on a min contract as well since he is currently contracted ...
by FROG
May 5, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Paulo to depart Raiders at end of 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 37551

Re: Paulo to Parramatta Eels in 2019

I've only lived in Sydney. There are aspects I like. Other aspects I don't. I suspect its the same anywhere you live. I bet that the people who criticise Canberra have never lived there. I know a few people who have moved there and most love it. That said, I don't think you need to love the place to...
by FROG
May 5, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 621
Views: 41471

Re: Is Boyd on the way out?

Not sure how being labelled a 'maybe' target suggests that he is 'well plugged' at the knights. He is clearly not their priority. I hope the knights end up with glasby. Titans resign Wallace. Broncos resign pengi. So we can keep boyd for what he should be paid.. Circa 500k
by FROG
May 5, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Stuart and Furner on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: Stuart and Furner on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am

I hate the thought that we will lose players. It implies we aren't in control. How about we are moving players on cause they haven't delivered value having regard for what they're being paid.
by FROG
May 4, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 621
Views: 41471

Re: Is Boyd on the way out?

According to The Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast's interest in Boyd is limited to him being a replacement for Wallace should the latter reject a 2.5m four year contract extension and instead join the Broncos. So if Wallace resigns, it looks like we keep Boyd. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/...
by FROG
May 4, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 2148
Views: 149439

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

I wouldn't be at all surprised if junior signs with the eels and we agree to release him this year subject to the eels releasing norman