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by woppadingo
December 14, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?
Replies: 120
Views: 6472

Re: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

If Canberra / ACT build a multi purpose piece of **** instead of a rectangular stadium the raiders should at the very least look to move back to seiffert and drop canberra from their name, if not somewhere else entirely. I know its not popular, but the canberra raiders make canberra relevant from a...
by woppadingo
November 24, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Secret NRL State of the Game report shows Canberra Raiders at disadvantage in sponsorships
Replies: 77
Views: 2890

Re: Secret NRL State of the Game report shows Canberra Raiders at disadvantage in sponsorships

But the the main reason we dont get this coverage is that we're not a good football team. Lot of stuff im not going to argue about but being a good footy team has nothing to do with FTA coverage. Eg storm dont get many FTA games but most of all... a few years back now, this was an argument put forw...
by woppadingo
November 20, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders express interest in Shaun Johnson, he signs with Sharks
Replies: 817
Views: 47365

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

Ricky is great at recruitment but we cant win a premiership under him.
Under him sezer and Austin went backwards. Williams has not kicked on.
Johnson would be a good pickup but his inclusion is not the difference between 2017/18 and a premiership with Stuart as coach.
by woppadingo
November 20, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders express interest in Shaun Johnson, he signs with Sharks
Replies: 817
Views: 47365

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

The problem with Ricky Stuart as coach is that he undoes some of the good things he can do like squad assembly and motivation, with some serious tactical flaws. Bench use, “strategies” like kicking early in the count while struggling for possession. He seems incapable of admitting where the flaws a...
by woppadingo
November 8, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5102
Views: 394028

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Seems like Hayne has something to prove. Something that has worked reasonably well for Ricky. I actually believe in him still. Free of injuries he would be a great fill in for Rapana, who might be out for six months. With salary cap relief due to the loss of Rapana, he might be worth a shot. Althoug...
by woppadingo
November 1, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders express interest in Shaun Johnson, he signs with Sharks
Replies: 817
Views: 47365

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

His Mrs being a netballer would be the biggest obstacle to overcome.
by woppadingo
November 1, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders express interest in Shaun Johnson, he signs with Sharks
Replies: 817
Views: 47365

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

I hope we do 'due diligence' on his fitness. He is tough and plays with injury but he is not getting any younger. 8 seasons with the Warriors for a 46% win percentage which was bumped up in 2018. I say again, we can score tries. We were second top try scoring side in the NRL in 2018. It is our defe...
by woppadingo
November 1, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders express interest in Shaun Johnson, he signs with Sharks
Replies: 817
Views: 47365

Re: Canberra Raiders express interest in Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson

Sid wrote:
October 31, 2018, 7:36 pm
Imagine having Croker, Sezer, Johnson and Williams as your goal kicking depth
Well Crokers position as goal kicker would be under threat. Both Sezer and Williams have shown they can kick conversions as good as anyone. I even think Sezers % is better than Crokers.
by woppadingo
November 1, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nail it or fail again - What is the pass mark for the Raiders in 2019?
Replies: 145
Views: 4647

Re: Nail it or fail again - What is the pass mark for the Raiders in 2019?

Top 8 is just a fair to middling result. Its barely a pass and plenty of teams sack coaches who achieve only this.
For me a successful season is measured by the old school finals qualifying mark- top 5.
I believe we have a squad that can achieve this. My only doubts concern the coach.
by woppadingo
October 24, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 in review - Liam Knight
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: 2018 in review - Liam Knight

Yeh Guler is great but we lost 2 props not 1. So in reference to Knight yeh hopefully we get a chance to check him out in 2019
by woppadingo
October 24, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 in review - Liam Knight
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

Re: 2018 in review - Liam Knight

From what I saw he looked pretty good. Fairly aggressive too. Wondered why he wasn't given more opportunities.
Intetested to see how he goes in 2019. May need to step it up to break into regular selection as I assume he has to break through the ricky ceiling.
by woppadingo
October 17, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Sila Titiuti
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Sila Titiuti

3 years in canberra then off to the broncos
by woppadingo
October 12, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 in review - Dunamis Lui
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: 2018 in review - Dunamis Lui

A rock of consistency and reliability.
Something we could have expected from the more prominent props in our team but didn't get.
by woppadingo
October 9, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 in review - Aidan Sezer
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Re: 2018 in review - Aidan Sezer

If we can stick with a regular pairing in the halves, with Sezer at 5/8, he should have a better year in 2018. With a stable pair of halves in 2018 we should atleast see if Sezer is any good.
by woppadingo
October 9, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5102
Views: 394028

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Seiffert82 wrote:
October 9, 2018, 6:23 am
Sutton is the worst 6 in the NRL. Whitehead would be better.
And souths made it to the prelim final
by woppadingo
October 1, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5102
Views: 394028

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Problem is Mann would be overpaid for what he offers. Unless there is a player like TPJ who would genuinely add wins I'd rather we just pad the squad out with minimum wagers and juniors and target players for 2020. Kindof agree here. Mann strikes me as a player who seems decent enough, but unable t...
by woppadingo
October 1, 2018, 1:20 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 498
Views: 14289

Re: 2018 Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

I laughed and laughed while Billy Slater was being interviewed after the game. Suck it Slater!

Ha ha ha
by woppadingo
September 26, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 in review - Joey Leilua
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: 2018 in review - Joey Leilua

I think he's brilliant. With a good 5/8 inside him, I think the defensive issues will improve in 2019.
If he maintains a positive attitude in 2019 he will again he one of my favourites. I dont care what the whingers say.
by woppadingo
September 25, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders
Replies: 171
Views: 14033

Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

It will be williams/Sezer with Jacks/Hingano at Mounties keeping pressure on for first grade spots. Atleast thats the logical setup. Pre-season training, injuries and form ongoing would change that. Im sure Jacks and Hingano would be well prepared for that setup and likely they know they will have t...
by woppadingo
September 24, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders
Replies: 171
Views: 14033

Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

And it would make perfect sense for 3 other NRL teams to set a limit on wage or contract length for a player who has limited first grade experience at 26 Yrs Old. Just as it makes perfect sense for the Raiders to be the only team willing to meet player demands, and pay over what other teams are wil...
by woppadingo
September 6, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5102
Views: 394028

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Frankly I suspect those two will perform as expected. I.e. they'll likely slide into oblivion. We're better off without them.
by woppadingo
September 6, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson
Replies: 89
Views: 6931

Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

500k? **** if thats what his market is, ill take my chances elsewhere. Yeah I don’t think he’d be commanding that much at all. He’d be on next to minimum wage at Easts currently and most teams are pretty set for second rowers. Souths are the obvious suitors but I doubt they’d be offering anywhere n...
by woppadingo
September 6, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson
Replies: 89
Views: 6931

Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

I dont see why we need to recruit any more forwards other than for depth, and I dont know if even that is required. If a great half was to become available that would be nice, but we beat the roosters and souths after our season was over, with Williams and Austin in the halves. Im not saying William...
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 20816

Re: Preparing for 2019

Perhaps with Sezer injured Havilli is still in as backup for Hodgson, and with Guler getting a try out, there's no room for Knight. Not overly analytical from myself, but with Knight, Guler, Murchie, Bateman (the English one) and Sutton coming in to fill spots vacated by Paulo and Boyd, Im more conf...
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

really pissed off the Raiders are giving me hope for next week.
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

and kept them scoreless in the second half.
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Well there you go. Theoretically our worst halves pairing and we beat two of the comps top contenders in successive weeks. Surely that shows its not the halves who have been at the core of our issues.
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Raiders need to lift to hold on to this game
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Bunnies wake up and game on
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

well Ill be blowed. Too Bad there's still 15 m left.
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

my feed must be about 20 seconds behind
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

that was the one. all downhill from here
by woppadingo
August 25, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 361
Views: 13024

Re: 2018 Rd 24 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

12-4 at half time.
A blessed relief.
Im sure both coaches will be telling their charges to get their head into the game.
by woppadingo
August 24, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2018
Replies: 5102
Views: 394028

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Three words
Daly Cherry Evans
by woppadingo
August 23, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 20816

Re: Preparing for 2019

greeneyed wrote:
August 23, 2018, 7:20 am
We’ve been slow learners Red.
Glacial