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by TongueFTW
September 23, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 338
Views: 12270

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I back Stuart on this, for several reasons. Firstly, unlike last year - if we play to our best, and any of the Top 3 play to their best, at the moment, we can’t beat them without Hodgson. If we want to try and win the comp, we need to take a risk like this. It could backfire, but I think Stuart has ...
by TongueFTW
September 21, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 503
Views: 13018

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Warriors: Game DayBstruc

As I have mentioned before, I really dislike ref faulting, but Stuart’s reaction is understandable given some of the rough calls he has copped over the last 12 months, including the GF debacle. We have also had other baffling calls such as the Simonsson sin bin in the Melbourne game, Havilii “obstru...
by TongueFTW
September 19, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders Review with Blake and The Pork
Replies: 160
Views: 22865

Re: Raiders Review with Blake and The Pork

Love all of the unofficial Raiders content. Find all the regular segments on this one very funny. Have to say - zero chance Hodgson comes back. The only way is if he did the LARS surgery, which is a 3 month recovery, but that would be a huge gamble from the club given the “gold standard” is still th...
by TongueFTW
September 14, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2001
Views: 283021

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I think the days of looking well ahead and pinning your hopes on youngsters to patiently come through the ranks are long dead. It's about the here and now. There's no long term in the NRL - these squads turnover the majority of their players every two to four years. We ourselves only have 9 of the ...
by TongueFTW
September 13, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 14349

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

Enjoyable Saturday afternoon game. Usual thoughts: * Young and Tapine were immense. The new, quicker game suits them due to their combination of size and late footwork. They don’t get pushed back very often. I continue to be impressed by Lui - that effort to save the try in the second half was speci...
by TongueFTW
September 10, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1291
Views: 158841

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

That is horrible to watch and an absolute disgrace. I hope the same people in the media who scream for accountability from NRL players, ask for the same accountability from the police. Heads must roll.
by TongueFTW
September 10, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1291
Views: 158841

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

Court reporters from today are reporting the footage of the whole thing has been shown, the magistrate was “visibly shaken” and “couldn’t stomach” watching it a second time. His minor charges have been dismissed and it is looking extremely likely he will be handed 100K to cover his expenses, when th...
by TongueFTW
September 7, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ideas for more creativity
Replies: 115
Views: 5146

Re: Ideas for more creativity

Appreciate the thread and suggestion, but I wouldn’t be moving Wighton at this stage in his career. I would make some tweaks to the second row, first off. CHN is a good hole runner, he runs great lines, as does Whitehead. The issue is that CHN prefers left side, but that might be a good thing as Wig...
by TongueFTW
September 6, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27415

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

Chris Garry also reported on Channel 7 news. Could be for next season.
by TongueFTW
September 6, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 611
Views: 19735

Re: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Game Day

I strangely enjoyed the game, more so the first half. I thought we were fairly unlucky. Usual random thoughts: * I think people are being way to harsh on Valemei, this was a Stuart error. As I mentioned before the game, we had other options, and I always think having a raw young player on the Wing i...
by TongueFTW
September 5, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 29038

Re: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Curtis Scott and Matt Timoko. We've had a number of experiences where younger players have come in, impressive how they've taken their work ethic onto the field. Important this week that we take the challenge. Great challenge for the guys, no greater challenge than the Roosters, excited and looking...
by TongueFTW
August 31, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 29038

Re: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

The Roosters are class, but they aren’t the team they were last year, with no Cronk, Radley, Verrils and Mitchell. In saying that, they can still put a big score on if we are not careful. Some random points: * JWH and Taukeiaho are very important to the way they play. I think we need to start with P...
by TongueFTW
August 28, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top four push
Replies: 84
Views: 16099

Re: Top four push

Parramatta’s big loss takes them to +98 and we are +75. With a big win this weekend, we can close that differential gap and, given their form, they will likely drop one more game before the end of the year. Coming in 3rd would give us a week one finals game against the Storm, who I would much rather...
by TongueFTW
August 25, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 16 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 315
Views: 49438

Re: 2020 Rd 16 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

I think changing the hooker rotation would be crazy. Havili should just play a shorter first stint. 20-25 at and then 20 or so at prop later. It’s going fine, starling playing 50-60 is a good thing and this is the best way to do it imo. Agreed. One thing people aren’t considering - even though it’s...
by TongueFTW
August 11, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2001
Views: 283021

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Frank feedback? He was told he wasn’t good enough and club wasn’t interested in re-sign him! Haha What do you want him to do, head back to Canberra cup, slave away there and prove the coach wrong and earn a development contract the following year? Please. He was told he wasn’t wanted and left for a...
by TongueFTW
August 9, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 28097

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day

I still don’t understand everyone’s focus on our attack when our defence in that first half was paper thin. They scored the first two times they were in our 20, both times essentially untouched. Turn them away on those occasions and the game is totally different. Premiership sides don’t concede 24 p...
by TongueFTW
August 8, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 28097

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day

I actually don't think the attack is the main issue. We have conceded 24 points in a half, and a couple of the tries were second rowers running through totally untouched. Defensively the worst half of football since 18. You have to take our opponent into account. Panthers just played a very very go...
by TongueFTW
August 8, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 28097

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Game Day

I actually don't think the attack is the main issue. We have conceded 24 points in a half, and a couple of the tries were second rowers running through totally untouched. Defensively the worst half of football since 18.
by TongueFTW
August 4, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 203
Views: 37928

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I mentioned it earlier in the thread but now that the teams have been named - we should be peppering Mansour and Zelezniak with plenty of bombs. Jack and George’s kicking game will be crucial, especially if it is a wet track. Go for a fourth tackle shift to test out Naden at centre, then bomb to Man...
by TongueFTW
August 3, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 203
Views: 37928

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

The key to the game is containing Koriosau's running game and Cleary's kicking game. Too easy. Just do it. :lol: In all seriousness, we ultimately need Jack Wighton to be switched on for this game. No hospital passes running players into the teeth of the defence, knocking the ball on cold or kickin...
by TongueFTW
August 2, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 203
Views: 37928

Re: 2020 Rd 13 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

This honestly shapes as the most interesting game in the competition for some time. Despite being depleted and not playing that well Canberra beat Easts and drew with Parramatta. Penrith actually remind me a bit of Canberra 15-17. Able to absolutely lap some of the ordinary teams and are making a h...
by TongueFTW
August 1, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 614
Views: 31321

Re: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Game Day

Good to get the win. A few points: * Bateman was immense - do not underestimate how hard it is to perform like that after the amount of time he had out. I said it in the Bateman thread when it became clear he was leaving - those pretending this guy isn’t a world class player are delusional. He gives...
by TongueFTW
July 29, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ethan Bullemor loan deal called off
Replies: 152
Views: 23346

Re: Ethan Bullemor loan deal called off

Interesting discussion - both are great, young forwards, who have been touted as future representative players from a young age - but it is Guler for me. What he did in the GF last year, for a young player, was fantastic - he came off the bench in the biggest game of the year, put a couple of good h...
by TongueFTW
July 28, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 247
Views: 41446

Re: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

All things considered, that is a good side: * Scott needs to simplify his game - focus on his defence and playing error free. Bateman is going to help him a lot on the inside. They need to get the combination working quickly. * McGuire still a chance to be suspended, but with Taumololo and McLean, t...
by TongueFTW
July 26, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 621
Views: 27321

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Agree to disagree guys - in the rain, at that time in the game, up 10-0. I’m not convinced. Similar to the Williams grubber with 2 mins left, that gave Souths a 7 tackle set. It might have been “on”, but it wasn’t the right play at that time.
by TongueFTW
July 26, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 621
Views: 27321

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Great game, and an incredibly important 2 points: * It makes such a difference bringing rookies in to a team with gun senior players. Compare this to say, the Broncos, where the senior players such as Boyd and Milford are dead weight. * Lui again - so happy for this guy. Career best form. I think th...
by TongueFTW
July 25, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 621
Views: 27321

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Turning point was Croker’s attempted flick pass. At 10-0 up, just wasn’t the play at that stage of the game. Take the tackle, get a quick play the ball on, roll on. We make some incredibly low IQ plays.
by TongueFTW
July 23, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal
Replies: 938
Views: 120848

Re: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal

Some of the comments in here make me laugh. It is extremely disappointing to lose Cotric. Local junior, good kid, and is a representative back, with Grand Final experience, at 21. He is essentially error free, makes great metres, busts tackles, and is a good finisher. Just because he is leaving, let...
by TongueFTW
July 21, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2001
Views: 283021

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Hearing Ethan Bullemor is very close to being signed from the Broncos. Anyone know anything about him?
by TongueFTW
July 20, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 243
Views: 33749

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Next 2 weeks are so crucial - Stuart has a real job on his hands to ensure the team turns up with the right attitude. They have a 9 day turnaround, with plenty of positive press, at home, against weakened opposition (Roberts and Lowe are both out for the season for the bunnies). This is a classic g...
by TongueFTW
July 20, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 243
Views: 33749

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Next 2 weeks are so crucial - Stuart has a real job on his hands to ensure the team turns up with the right attitude. They have a 9 day turnaround, with plenty of positive press, at home, against weakened opposition (Roberts and Lowe are both out for the season for the bunnies). This is a classic ga...
by TongueFTW
July 19, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Glenn Lazarus backs Canberra Raiders for NRL top four
Replies: 29
Views: 4327

Re: Glenn Lazarus backs Canberra Raiders for NRL top four

It’s absolutely imperative this year to end up in the top four, and win the first game. That week off, in a usual season, is important - this season, it is vital. Given we have beaten Melbourne and the Roosters, and got to Golden Point with the Eels - there is no reason why we shouldn’t be aiming fo...
by TongueFTW
July 18, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Corey Harawira-Naera signs with Raiders to end 2022
Replies: 740
Views: 107580

Re: Corey Harawira-Naera reportedly wants release to join Raiders

Talent and potential, but this will be a decent job for the coaches. He is amazing with the ball, but his attitude and application in defence has often left plenty to be desired. On the plus side he runs a great line, and has great footwork and speed.
by TongueFTW
July 17, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal
Replies: 938
Views: 120848

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly offer Nick Cotric five-year deal

Really, really disappointing (though not unexpected as I said this morning). I understand the whole "don't pay more than 500K for a Winger", but it doesn't take away from the fact that we have lost a Raiders junior with Origin, International and Grand Final experience, who we have all watched come t...
by TongueFTW
July 17, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal
Replies: 938
Views: 120848

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly offer Nick Cotric five-year deal

Might be reading too much into it, but I think he is gone too. Smith mentioned on Fox that there was an announcement coming possibly as soon as tomorrow - you make the announcement before the game if he is staying. His body language post game with the guys and Stuart seemed to reflect it, too. Would...