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by kona_dream
August 25, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 676
Views: 15272

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

I am never a fan of these special jerseys that are largely white. I am not sure why but it seems like our handling seems to suffer. Maybe not such an issue given our away Jersey’s this year. Not based on any fact, just memory.
by kona_dream
August 23, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: 2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs

Wow I can’t believe I only have to drive 10 minutes to watch the boys play! I know it is only a trial but I am very happy to welcome the premiers to our town. I know Rapana spend quite a bit of time here.
by kona_dream
August 22, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 248
Views: 16682

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

A Dogs and Broncos win here would take a little pressure off this match.
by kona_dream
August 22, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to extend Ricky Stuart’s contract to end 2022
Replies: 44
Views: 1882

Re: Canberra Raiders set to extend Ricky Stuart’s contract to end 2022

I with everybody else on this there is no need for the Raiders to do this now. I want consistent high performance not a good 8 weeks here and there. If we finish this year well and are in the top 4 after a couple of months then lets start talks.
by kona_dream
August 17, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 32345

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

Sid wrote:
August 17, 2019, 10:21 pm
just saw vision on FOX of Soliola banging the drum for the Viking clap in the corner of the stadium. Spine tingling stuff!
I was a part of this when he did it in Auckland. It was a really great moment.
by kona_dream
August 13, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14709

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I can’t argue to much with Gould and Slaters comments. But I wouldn’t say the Panthers were out of form. I also know those comments could turn around very quickly with a couple of wins. After Manly went down and beat Melbourne every media person were saying they are the real deal. They had hardly be...
by kona_dream
August 12, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14709

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I again know that we won't fight it. But I really hope that he does. This was a BS report and not worth a week. We should be at full strength on the weekend so can possibly cover. I just don't like the 75 carry over points heading into the finals, any slip up and it could cost him a final.
by kona_dream
August 2, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Viking drummer
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Viking drummer

Never met him until tonight. I got to say when Sia came over and played the drum to arrange a viking clap really was great. Apparently this is the 5th time this Sia has done this.
by kona_dream
July 28, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 167
Views: 10750

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Teams and Previews

I am going to fly over game day, it looks like it may rain. Where is the best place to sit at the ground?
by kona_dream
July 28, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

Jake is very lucky Crotic is very unluckily.
by kona_dream
July 21, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 182
Views: 14447

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Azza wrote:
July 21, 2019, 8:23 pm
pretty sure they will from sydney straight to nz. but yep. resting players will be necessary... sure ricky is aware of it.
If they do they should arrive just before midnight on Thursday.
by kona_dream
July 18, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

He has 140 ytd 7t, 56g @ 8.75ppg Assuming we finish in the 4 and have 10 games left, based on that he's due for another 88 points which will be 4 short of 2000 Sent from my CPH1831 using Tapatalk A try in the corner on GF day to take him to the 92 extra points required this season. Has a nice ring ...
by kona_dream
July 17, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart
Replies: 96
Views: 636

Re: Ricky Stuart coaching

With all due respect what has he achieved coaching wise with the Raiders yet? The back end of 2016 and this season so far have been good but this is over how many years This doesn't warrant an extension at this stage. We as a club should be pushing for a high level of sustained performance. I hope ...
by kona_dream
July 17, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart
Replies: 96
Views: 636

Re: Ricky Stuart coaching

With all due respect what has he achieved coaching wise with the Raiders yet? The back end of 2016 and this season so far have been good but this is over how many years This doesn't warrant an extension at this stage. We as a club should be pushing for a high level of sustained performance. I hope ...
by kona_dream
July 17, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart
Replies: 96
Views: 636

Re: Ricky Stuart coaching

With all due respect what has he achieved coaching wise with the Raiders yet? The back end of 2016 and this season so far have been good but this is over how many years This doesn't warrant an extension at this stage. We as a club should be pushing for a high level of sustained performance. I hope h...
by kona_dream
July 16, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 9883

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

The Rickman wrote:
July 16, 2019, 4:21 pm
Raidersteve wrote:
July 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Anyone know how long Sutton is out for?
Indefinitely.
Calf issues isn’t it?
by kona_dream
July 16, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

I do wonder what they would have done if the scores were 12 all at the time of the tackle. A little bit easier to make when the team that you are sending the player off from has a huge lead and should still win. I reckon he would have been sent off mate... Score don't matter. I reckon you are right...
by kona_dream
July 16, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

I do wonder what they would have done if the scores were 12 all at the time of the tackle. A little bit easier to make when the team that you are sending the player off from has a huge lead and should still win.
by kona_dream
July 15, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Canberra Raiders centre Nick Cotric facing three to four weeks on the sideline

That Buzz article just shows why people get upset. They are just so misinformed by horrendous media and terrible journalists. The NRL didn’t decide it was 3 weeks. They decided it was a 5 week charge. The number of weeks someone sits out depends on their priors and whether they fight it. Even in an...
by kona_dream
July 15, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Canberra Raiders centre Nick Cotric facing three to four weeks on the sideline

I just don't see how this is the worse possible dangerous throw. In my mind it was largely in 1 motion where the tackle got out of control. There was no stopping the motion of the player hand between the legs. The Dragon's player braces for the fall by extending his arm. There needs to be a level ab...
by kona_dream
July 15, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Canberra Raiders centre Nick Cotric facing three to four weeks on the sideline

The other thing i would be worried about in contesting it, Is whilst yes your saying 3 week early guilty plea v 5 week accept. is the cloud of carry over pts. Sure he will potentially get loading next time. Which could be dire if its finals, and he gets a low charge, but the minimal pts, plus his l...
by kona_dream
July 15, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Cotric and the judiciary

If this is true regarding the points deceasing by 1 point a minute for the send off then at worst he is facing 4 weeks if he fights and losses. If we didn't play the Roosters in 4 weeks I would possibly look to try and get a downgrade, you are only risking a week.
by kona_dream
July 14, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Cotric and the Judiciary

I remember a defence a couple of years ago that the first point of contact was the players arm on the ground not the players head. That is definitely the case here. Also he is not driven head first into the ground he land equally back and neck. If I were the review committee I would suggest think th...
by kona_dream
July 14, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 493
Views: 15420

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Game Day

13 point win and we move to 3rd.
by kona_dream
July 9, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11690

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I thought it was a 21 man squad announced on team list Tuesday. I see the Dragon have 23 players named, is this because they have players in Origin? Odd that we didn't name 23 players as well.
by kona_dream
July 8, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal
Replies: 900
Views: 72623

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

I really don't think we would get any confirmation of this signing until well after the season has finished. As apart from the momentary excitement from the fans, it only serves to hinder the club. 1. It could annoy Sezer that his position would possibly be talked about even more as a temporary fill...
by kona_dream
June 29, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 22516

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

I do get frustrated with Ricky’s press conferences. They way he says that he knows what the issue is and then doesn’t elaborate makes me think he doesn’t know. If it comes down to personal effort in the 10 minutes before half time, who is he specifically referring to? I am think Sezer and Hors for t...
by kona_dream
June 29, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 22516

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

I am so furious now with that loss. It is not the end of the season as some are saying. But gee we had a chance to show we are a real threat. Enjoy the next few days in Bali boys, but come back ready to make up for that effort.
by kona_dream
June 28, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18709

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Alright boys, 4 point win and we are 2nd.
by kona_dream
June 18, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18709

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

An injury to 1 Hooker and we need to get dispensation from the NRL. How did this occur? If I was the NRL i would say sorry but that that is poor management. I thought Starling was brought in as 30th player.
by kona_dream
June 18, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18709

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

I like Starling. But if Hodgo is back what are people that want Starling in the team suggest we do with him? For him to get minutes without an injury you either need to pull Hodgo off the field or move him into halfback. Or am I missing something.
by kona_dream
June 15, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 359
Views: 17421

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

I am just glad I took top 4 insurance this year. I am certainly expecting to be travelling to a few finals games.
by kona_dream
June 15, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 359
Views: 17421

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

I think with a little luck we are contenders. Our injuries need to stop, if we really aren’t missing any players come the big games I think we “could” beat anyone on the day. We only need to play to potential and the other team be off just slightly due to injury or otherwise and we could do it. A we...
by kona_dream
June 15, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 24645

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

Interesting comment regarding Nicoll-Klokstad needing a spell. It just looks like he has been a bit tired the last couple of weeks. The bye's have really come at a good time.
by kona_dream
June 5, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 416
Views: 14454

Re: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales

Rocks and diamonds, still has plenty more opportunities. I still think he pulls something from the diamond bag soon.