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by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cheering the Poms
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Cheering the Poms

Lui_Bon wrote:
April 23, 2019, 11:30 pm
If you'd watched the 1990 second ashes test as it was on right there on your tv, you'd never doubt the power of international rugby league again...
Was that the Ricky intercept & then dummy break game with Big Mal bumping his way through in support like a BJ Leilua dodgem car?
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: Croker's kicking

But if it IS a little bio-mechanical difference that has crept in, what if he just goes back to being a 70%/75% kicker as he adjusts but never fully able to rectify... That would be tricky... Storm should have sacked smith as kicker years ago then he only kicks at 74% [emoji848] its a concern but h...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cheering the Poms
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Cheering the Poms

State football turns anyone who has a proper rooting interest into a blubbering **** moron for 8 weeks a year, and Australia's dominance at international level has left the international game dull, boring and uninteresting. I dont really watch any international football because it's pointless, and ...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17108

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

Bring back the dog obstacles course, the Raiderettes & Reserve Grade that finishes 30 mins or so before firsts.
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14487

Re: Through green eyes 2019

I'm comfortable that Jacks bat back to the Broncos off a bomb does not count as an error. I am also comfortable that a poor pass which cannot be caught and is soccered by JB on to BJ for a try is not an error. Also that a kick dead in goal is not an error. I am less comfortable that a clear missed ...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cheering the Poms
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Cheering the Poms

I would actually cheer them yes. I think even as it is, the Fab Four is enough to go for. If Williams is ever announced then I'll cheer him on. Until then I'll watch him with interest. I wonder if the raging success of all our English imports has got other clubs sniffing around Williams too now? I c...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 9261

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Hmmm we win the skins but Manly tipped... Tapau & DCE are out & out superstars who can each rip a game open on their own & we looked a but tired + they are used to the Manly turf so I can understand why. Barring a sudden loss of will in our pack though- and I can't see that happening with the critic...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: Croker's kicking

But if it IS a little bio-mechanical difference that has crept in, what if he just goes back to being a 70%/75% kicker as he adjusts but never fully able to rectify...
That would be tricky...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9257

Re: Williams or Sezer

Jack is a maniac with game-breaking potential even when he is erratic. Slowly the errors will tone down, just like when he learnt FB play. I'd say he is already a "point of concern" for opposition defences actually. He's winning us games & is going to get better too. Williams is a good value (read b...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17108

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

Joey was just shocked because he didn't think the sun ever reached Canberra, therefore why would anyone even buy or sell or even know what a hat is here in Canberra, where jees it must be cold down on that sideline- turn it up you blokes- what the heater in our box- cue laughter or tortured "warm re...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Penrith Panthers 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 6275

Re: Penrith Panthers 2019

Just for pure comedy value I'd like to see him end up at Newcastle to death ride Brown for a year or Souths as a buddy comedy with Bennett.

But if he goes to Sharks he really might be able to snuff them out of all existence, how many more shots can they take?
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7180

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

LastRaider wrote:
April 23, 2019, 6:14 pm
Raider47 wrote:Lovely squad selection. Top marks, Sticky.

Only thing missing is a fit Tapine.
I agree, if we had Tapine in for Havilii that would be my top 17


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Haviili always makes my top 17. Murchie or Guler can make way for Tapine, but Silva stays. He's a weapon.
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7180

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews

Green_Hammock wrote:
April 23, 2019, 2:21 pm
I wouldn't be upset for Simonsson to get a run and for CNK to rest this week.

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Provided it's on the wing, I'm ok with that.
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9257

Re: Williams or Sezer

I think Sam is playing his role within the current structure of the side. I don't know that a single loss will see him dropped. It's been 4 wins out of 4 starts since he has been at half and Sutton at lock to start the game. While all the kudos deservedly went to JC for his Gidley Flick to Nic, the...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8 *Spoilers*
Replies: 60
Views: 1482

Game of Thrones Season 8 *Spoilers*



But your avatar pic is literally the 2nd tensest man alive. (no one is tenser than the Ultimate Warrior)
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Dally M points
Replies: 57
Views: 3165

Re: 2019 Dally M points

Fair enough. Was a tight game so a Bronco gets a point I can live with. Bateman had a match changing impact with his try & assist plus usual high work rate at quality. CNK was very, very involved & maybe gets some hero points for his knee. Watching the replay he is starting to handle more in backlin...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8 *Spoilers*
Replies: 60
Views: 1482

Re: Game of Thrones Season 8 *Spoilers*

Northern Raider wrote:
April 23, 2019, 1:20 pm
greeneyed wrote:
April 23, 2019, 12:52 pm
It wasn't padding... it was building tension.
Well we've just sat through 140 mins of tension building.
And you seem a little... tense about it.
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9257

Re: Williams or Sezer

It is a bit odd. Our halves get roasted for poor game management last year when we lose a number of close games/blow leads. But no-one wants to credit them when that changes. If they haven't improved, then our wins are entirely down to being fitter/more mobile/better defensively (which shouldn't the...
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7180

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews

zim wrote:
April 22, 2019, 9:17 pm
It's nice being lucky / not the "real deal" / not had a real test yet and being 5-1 up. I look forward to maybe being 7-1 up when we face the roosters and still answering those questions.
Can we shove it in their Rooster faces when we face the Roosters?
by BadnMean
April 23, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9257

Re: Williams or Sezer

Not knocking the door down is diferent from not offering better qualities for our nrl side than sam. Its a long season, but the sooner we get sezer back into the top squad to solidify combinations, the better. What qualities? Better defense? So far Sam has been very physical this year & hasn't been...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7180

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews

1. Rapana 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4. Leilua 5. Simmonson 6. Wighton 7. Williams 8. Papalii 9. Hodgson 10. Lui 11. Bateman 12. Whitehead 13. Sutton 14. Havili 15. Soliola 16. Young 17. Collins 18. Horsburgh 19. Sezer 20. Oldfield 21. Murchie I wouldn't be risking Nicoll-Klokstad this week on the best of...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 117
Views: 6263

Re: Josh Hodgson

I'm not so convinced. Our halves only had 3 more touches than last week with most of the tries down to individual brilliance. It was the least controlled performance from the spine this year and it showed. We didn't spend set after set camped in the attacking 20m this game so even if distribution w...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 367
Views: 33356

Re: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders

The way he set up BJ for his second try, with 4 Bronco's on him (ok three and a half as one was Milf) and still got a perfect pass away to the left for BJ to score was sheer footy skill. But for me the TRY he scored showed his footy smarts. After Sam Williams is tackled near the line, he goes into ...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 52
Views: 1496

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3- BJ
1- Bateman
1- CNK
1- Papa
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17108

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

I just wanted to come in and highlight Simple Jack's falcon try-assist again. I rewound that multiple times and my abs got a great workout. He head-butted his own kick!!! And we scored off it! :roflmao Pre season I was questioning whether Sia might have hung around a year too long but he is smashin...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17108

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

I raised it before. But I’ll keep the superstition up by mentioning it. Dunamis Lui again with zero errors for the game and the entire season so far, and just 1 more missed tackle to add to his very safe season. Havilli also very good off the bench. Lui had some starch in his defence yesterday too....
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17108

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

Talk out of Brisbane was that they were very confident about winning that game. They were coming off a 10 day turnaround and had been copping a hammering in the media. I can’t recall the last time that Broncos have lost 4 games in a row. But jeez it is a good time to be in Brisbane! On another note...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 95448

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

He reminds me a bit of Garry Jack. Hard running, good hands, backs up, great positioning, can tackle hard and can take a tackle, good under the high ball. He doesn't jink around like Schif or have the phobia of tackling like Mullins. Nor does he ball-play like Schif or Belcher did (although this mi...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: Croker's kicking

I'd just monitor at this stage. It would be odd if he couldn't get back to his usual 80%. I don't like his kick offs though. I liked it when Rapana or someone who can roost high or hit weird floaters kicks off. Croker just kicks nice low straight conversion type kicks for them to catch. Letting Jack...
by BadnMean
April 22, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 95448

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

He reminds me a bit of Garry Jack. Hard running, good hands, backs up, great positioning, can tackle hard and can take a tackle, good under the high ball. He doesn't jink around like Schif or have the phobia of tackling like Mullins. Nor does he ball-play like Schif or Belcher did (although this mi...
by BadnMean
April 21, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

There was probably a 15-20 year period where the game was played the way he played it. It certainly wasn't the same game in the 60s and wasn't in the 90s. Quite true. By the time Phil Blake arrived at the Raiders he was something like the last of the old serve volleyers in tennis- his trademarks ch...
by BadnMean
April 21, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think what he’s talking about is the professionalisation of the game. The 80s was a time when most players still had a job and got paid top up money for playing footy. I remember our school going nuts when chicka arrived one day but he was there to do some kind of electrical or security system wo...
by BadnMean
April 20, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

It doesn't resemble the game he played so much. I guess that's why he doesn't feel a connection to it. He sounds like a guy who loved the camaraderie & without the connection to team-mates or the similarity of the game, why does he want to watch a bunch of over-paid guys he doesn't know play a game ...
by BadnMean
April 20, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I don’t reckon Roberts will come on for staggs, might have more of a roving role like Morgan does when he comes on for qld, but not as good Hmm like a floating second FB/support player in attack + dummy half runs if we are backpedalling. Well it's something new to throw at a defence. They could try...
by BadnMean
April 20, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time

If the criteria is the effect the signing had on the club I think sisa waqa deserves a mention. He signed with us when no one else would think ennis, tedesco, proctor and mansor.. His signing was the turning point in my opinion. If the criteria is what they subsequently achieved in green then rapan...