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by Matt
July 14, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What's wrong with us right now?
Replies: 105
Views: 12646

Re: What's wrong with us right now?

All opinions welcome but respectfully he’s far from the problem at NQ. They bought Holmes opportunistically and threw out the plan they had for FB. We could use ball players wider than one pass from the ruck and he’s got tonnes of improvement. Watch his formative years, there’s a reason he was earm...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What's wrong with us right now?
Replies: 105
Views: 12646

Re: What's wrong with us right now?

Finchy wrote:
July 14, 2020, 1:12 pm
Drinkwater sucks. His game on the weekend was abysmal. He kept dropping it cold. Literally everything he touched turned to ****
He did have a barry crocker. However, he has been really good in a terrible team since joining them last yr. I think he is more FB than 5/8 at NRL level.
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

Golden State Warriors might therefore put the kybosh on that one. Yeah i think it probably helps that they're on opposite sides of the country (a bit like the SF Giants and NY Giants) but it'll certainly be a factor they'll take into account I really think the Redtails is the best option but i dont...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Corey Harawira-Naera reportedly on the Raiders radar
Replies: 60
Views: 9049

Re: Corey Harawira-Naera reportedly on the Raiders radar

Ill say up front, Im on the fence a bit with this one. 1stly, there is a good reason why Okunbor got a month longer than CHN as a revised punishment. 2nd, an impartial legal proceeding overturned the NRLs original decision. Therefore, you might need to scale back what you think you know about what ...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

Some other places do things a little differently than Dan Like the Seminoles in CFB have an agreement in place with the Seminole tribe, and they provide a huge amount of funding, and they do culturally appropriate celebrations of that culture etc and everyone is happy. I know the Indians in MLB are...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

I think the run away leaders in the club house are Warriors and Redtails I think Dan and Ron Riveina are going to want to honour the military somehow because that's just sort of who they are as people. I would go with Redtails. It would allow them to basically shift seamlessly, because the uniform,...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

As for Walters... for 6 months, sure. Otherwise, pass.
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

There are 4 options for the hooker rotation: 1. Starling goes 80, so Havili plays middle, therefore his mins dont change, so 30-35mins. IMO, this is unlikely. 2. Starling has 2 stints for 50-60, meaning Havilli plays a bit of both. IMO, this is the way I think it happens, but it might only mean a fe...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

I think the run away leaders in the club house are Warriors and Redtails I think Dan and Ron Riveina are going to want to honour the military somehow because that's just sort of who they are as people. I would go with Redtails. It would allow them to basically shift seamlessly, because the uniform,...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

The Skins are no more... Keanu and his Washington Sentinels, here we come Not surprised. That one's been a topic for a very long time. The recent BLM movement has proven the catalyst. I'm far from a woke virtue signaller but still find that name pretty inappropriate to be honest. Agreed. Most reaso...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Corey Harawira-Naera reportedly on the Raiders radar
Replies: 60
Views: 9049

Re: Corey Harawira-Naera reportedly on the Raiders radar

Ill say up front, Im on the fence a bit with this one. 1stly, there is a good reason why Okunbor got a month longer than CHN as a revised punishment. 2nd, an impartial legal proceeding overturned the NRLs original decision. Therefore, you might need to scale back what you think you know about what h...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 632
Views: 106258

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Id be wrapped if we signed isaiah papalii and chn. I reckon we are covered with havili and starling at hooker Agree. You look for players that will be part of a longer term strategy. See that’s the tricky thing. Next year the only hole in our roster is Bateman. A replacement for him or his elite le...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

The Skins are no more... Keanu and his Washington Sentinels, here we come Not surprised. That one's been a topic for a very long time. The recent BLM movement has proven the catalyst. I'm far from a woke virtue signaller but still find that name pretty inappropriate to be honest. Me too. But they d...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Declining depth
Replies: 75
Views: 10955

Re: Declining depth

I was just looking at a few off contract (end of 2020) players that aren't getting much time at their current club. Maybe they could be an option for the club to sign immediately for the rest of the season with an incentive to earn a contract in 2021 and beyond. For 2020 Chris McQueen (Tigers) Jed ...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Declining depth
Replies: 75
Views: 10955

Re: Declining depth

I have a few issues with the set restart 1. they seem to call them frequently on early tackles, espescially tackle 1, at which point i say **** the 6 again, give me the kick for territory and 6 tackles from that spot. A penalty is actually not that big a deal for the defence there, its one tackle, ...
by Matt
July 14, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

The Skins are no more...
Keanu and his Washington Sentinels, here we come
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

I think people realise that- but are factoring in that with Hodgo gone, Siliva would now be our #9 in many peoples planning. Which takes him out of our middle rotation. Sure. But the coach said Starling is our backup hooker immediately after the game. So Liva is game day backup hooker still. Either...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

If we signed him, Walters would play 9, and Havili will continue to play middle. People realise Havili has been playing middle (probably prop) this yr right? I think people realise that- but are factoring in that with Hodgo gone, Siliva would now be our #9 in many peoples planning. Which takes him ...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

If we signed him, Walters would play 9, and Havili will continue to play middle. People realise Havili has been playing middle (probably prop) this yr right? I think people realise that- but are factoring in that with Hodgo gone, Siliva would now be our #9 in many peoples planning. Which takes him ...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

If we signed him, Walters would play 9, and Havili will continue to play middle. People realise Havili has been playing middle (probably prop) this yr right? I think people realise that- but are factoring in that with Hodgo gone, Siliva would now be our #9 in many peoples planning. Which takes him ...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

If we signed him, Walters would play 9, and Havili will continue to play middle. People realise Havili has been playing middle (probably prop) this yr right?
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

Is he any better than Starling or Havili? Havili yes. Havili is a middle these days with the ability to play at 9. Starling, not sure, but probably. But he is a bigger body, who can play 80 at 9. Looked good for Tigz pre Grant. Id only look for the rest of this yr, coz there is no spot next yr here...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

julian87 wrote:
July 13, 2020, 10:42 am
He’s talking Walters there I’d say
cheers :D
See Jules gets it :lol:
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

Is he any better than Starling or Havili? Havili yes. Havili is a middle these days with the ability to play at 9. Starling, not sure, but probably. But he is a bigger body, who can play 80 at 9. Looked good for Tigz pre Grant. Id only look for the rest of this yr, coz there is no spot next yr here...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season
Replies: 58
Views: 10012

Re: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season

The famous name the Canberra Raiders need to sign With the news star hooker Josh Hodgson won’t be back from a knee injury this season, Michael Ennis says the club should go to market and find a hooker to sign for the rest of the season. “Siliva Havili has been outstanding, and he was terrific for t...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season
Replies: 58
Views: 10012

Re: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season

The famous name the Canberra Raiders need to sign With the news star hooker Josh Hodgson won’t be back from a knee injury this season, Michael Ennis says the club should go to market and find a hooker to sign for the rest of the season. “Siliva Havili has been outstanding, and he was terrific for t...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters
Replies: 40
Views: 4595

Re: Ennis - Sign Billy Walters

Is he any better than Starling or Havili? Havili yes. Havili is a middle these days with the ability to play at 9. Starling, not sure, but probably. But he is a bigger body, who can play 80 at 9. Looked good for Tigz pre Grant. Id only look for the rest of this yr, coz there is no spot next yr here...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season
Replies: 58
Views: 10012

Re: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season

The famous name the Canberra Raiders need to sign With the news star hooker Josh Hodgson won’t be back from a knee injury this season, Michael Ennis says the club should go to market and find a hooker to sign for the rest of the season. “Siliva Havili has been outstanding, and he was terrific for t...
by Matt
July 13, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season
Replies: 58
Views: 10012

Re: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season

Ricky said straight after the game that Tommy Starling was our backup 9. What little we have seen of him, he is a diminutive, very fit, jack rabbit type 9 - a poorest mans Cook, if you will. Given we are still short on middles, I think Havili will have to play a bit of 9 and a bit of middle going fo...
by Matt
July 12, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season
Replies: 58
Views: 10012

Re: Josh Hodgson and Bailey Simonsson ruled out for 2020 season

Horrible news. 2020 just keeps delivering
by Matt
July 12, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What's wrong with us right now?
Replies: 105
Views: 12646

Re: What's wrong with us right now?

Id say having a few bloke out long term is what's wrong
by Matt
July 8, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Kai O'Donnell debut
Replies: 47
Views: 7369

Re: Kai O'Donnell debut

Big strong unit. If he can give us 15-20 min of hard running, solid defence and no mistake football then it will be a super successful debut me thinks under ricky, rookies get more like 10. I expect the min breakdown to be: Papa 55-60 (Papa is one of the guys Ricky challenged in ODonnells debut spe...
by Matt
July 7, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

Has anybody ever signed a 10 year contract before in the NFL? Mike Vick did a 10 year deal with the Falcons back in 2004 at the peak of his powers. The next longest i think was Tyron Smith signing for 8 years with Dallas off his rookie deal Not the ideal precedent for Chiefs. :hmmm Sub optimal to s...
by Matt
July 7, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 7970
Views: 371415

Re: NFL Thread

Has anybody ever signed a 10 year contract before in the NFL? Mike Vick did a 10 year deal with the Falcons back in 2004 at the peak of his powers. The next longest i think was Tyron Smith signing for 8 years with Dallas off his rookie deal The NFL website has an article that says just that. McNabb...