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by BadnMean
March 8, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

1. No one is disputing CHN and Hors (remember him?) let themselves, the team and coaching staff down with their irresponsible actions. If this was solely about his drink driving charge, you’d think at least some of these posters would send some stray bullets Hors’s way. Hors did cop a bit early on-...
by BadnMean
March 8, 2021, 7:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

Let me tell you how this is going to go... The Raiders will have 17 players in the team. Regardless of how well they play, posters are going to be critical of any defensive errors mades. The volume of that conversation will depend entirely on how the team is performing Regardless of the teams level ...
by BadnMean
March 7, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

1) Stating CHN has not really seemed to have made a great start at rehabbing his reputation here isn't some sort of campaign against him. 2) Some of the posters here who are expressing displeasure at his DUI charge are not mixing that up with his play style or playing strengths and weaknesses. They ...
by BadnMean
March 7, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

Again, what was his last “screw up”? I’d be super keen for somebody to fill me in on this one. From where I see it, he’s been caught drink driving ONCE, which is a bad thing to do, but his suspension is two matches. Two matches, that’s it. The punishment fits the crime but he’ll be back in first gr...
by BadnMean
March 7, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

Again, what was his last “screw up”? I’d be super keen for somebody to fill me in on this one. From where I see it, he’s been caught drink driving ONCE, which is a bad thing to do, but his suspension is two matches. Two matches, that’s it. The punishment fits the crime but he’ll be back in first gr...
by BadnMean
March 7, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The Sportress
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: The Sportress

I like the Sportress.

The trial write up in particular is excellent.
by BadnMean
March 6, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving
Replies: 254
Views: 12446

Re: Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh charged with drink driving

Send CHN packing. He’s let us down off the field. And I wouldn’t give him the opportunity to let us down on it with his lazy turnstyle tackling technique He's got some work to do to win any sort of trust back. He had zero credits in the bank when he arrived. Played ok but nothing exceptional. Then ...
by BadnMean
March 6, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I'm not sure Gagai is a good bet for a club, with the money he generally goes for. He's a great origin player though (bastard!). Ricky doesn't really do comebacks does he? Has there been one apart from Rapa who they never wanted to go? So I doubt Edrick will be back. That said I really hope he finds...
by BadnMean
March 5, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1394
Views: 185139

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

Has he still got a damages case against the cops or was it just that they had to pay legal costs. Are these articles his legal team trying to gain additional leverage for any damages case that might still be pending. Possibly. He was awarded his legal costs to be paid already (100k+). His lawyer ha...
by BadnMean
March 3, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 season predictions and previews
Replies: 129
Views: 4960

Re: 2021 season predictions and previews

I've rarely seen a player dismissed by the fans so easily as Dunamis Lui. Agreed, it’s absolutely ludicrous how badly our own fan base underrates the guy Fantastic player, and current origin rep. He’ll be starting Worth unpacking in it's entirety. He was dropped last season iirc and I thought corre...
by BadnMean
March 3, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your 2021 Ladder Prediction
Replies: 45
Views: 1157

Re: Your 2021 Ladder Prediction

A lot of their cap didn't play the trial. Although I have them down the ladder as well given their problems in key positions. Anyone who's got them up near or in the 8 keen to share your thoughts? I think they'll be thereabouts if Trbo, Jrbo and DCE play most of the season. They have some holes in ...
by BadnMean
March 2, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Do you reckon he needs the toughest pre-season ever BnM? :) I think there are too many players in front of him on our flanks this season. I agree with your prediction of another year or two. Once Rapa decides to hang up the boots there will be a pathway for the player that wants it the most. Well h...
by BadnMean
March 2, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews
Replies: 153
Views: 9874

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

I'm pretty confident Kris will start in front of Smith-Shields. Croker kicking down the straight to win it all. The only reason I'm not convinced Kris is ahead of HSS is that Kris missed out an entire year or more of footy with his (health?) issues and was the most in need of anyone as a welcome ba...
by BadnMean
March 2, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 season predictions and previews
Replies: 129
Views: 4960

Re: 2021 season predictions and previews

Josh Hodgson's spent his time on the sidelines watching how to exploit the new rules, he's a huge IN, given the Raiders made a Preliminary Final last year without him. Hmm i like the sound of that. He's one of those guys who probably has the ability to really understand how to do that properly He's...
by BadnMean
March 2, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your 2021 Ladder Prediction
Replies: 45
Views: 1157

Re: Your 2021 Ladder Prediction

1. Raiders
2. Storm
3. Rabbitoes
4. Roosters
5. Panthers
6. Eels
7. Knights
8. Sea Eagles
9. Sharks
10. Titans
11. Warriors
12. Bulldogs
13. Tigers
14. Cowboys
15. Broncos
16. Dragons
by BadnMean
March 1, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Sid wrote: March 1, 2021, 11:02 am The trial was a missed opportunity for dusting the cobwebs of a Viking Clap.. now the timing is going to be all out come Round 1

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Season over. I blame Victor myself.
by BadnMean
March 1, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

I understand he is 18 so can play NRL should he be selected. Sticky never rushes young players though. I think Sticky has it right to have players physically and mentally mature enough to have a crack at first grade. The highlight reels show he sure can run but there is not much for when he doesn't...
by BadnMean
March 1, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews
Replies: 153
Views: 9874

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. HSS 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joe Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan James 16. Emre Guler 17. Ryan Sutton This about I ...
by BadnMean
February 28, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews
Replies: 153
Views: 9874

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

He certainly didn't look comfortable finishing on the left last year, missed a couple of chances that you'd think he would have gobbled up on the right.
by BadnMean
February 28, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Lol. Rapana takes the ball on his own 10m, runs 20m sideways, breaks 4 tackles (their #12, then Teddy, then Manu and another bloke to make the break) + left Friend grasping at air, runs another 60m downfield before being rounded up by Morris (like every other winger last year). And on the basis of t...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 342
Views: 49646

Re: Ryan James signs with Raiders

Yeah agree, repeating myself from the GameDay thread. I saw what I needed from James today. I’d have him starting with Papa. A lot to be said for experience and it was a lot of little things, finding front and quick PTB where it was needed, ran the lines for others. No dumb stuff. Big upgrade on th...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Pretty encouraging performance all up. The first half was a decent standard of footy given the heat and the first run of the year. In terms of the positions which remain up for grabs I'm not sure we learnt too much. As hrundi says all of the guys vying for a spot in the centres showed glimpses, tho...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Sounds like Hodgson looked healthy and spry And Ryan James has something left in the tank sounds like we got out with no injuries too That’ll do me. Hopefully we’ll get some more detailed reports from those at the game about the outside backs... seems like some comments felt Scott and Kris looked g...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

Ryan James has played huge minutes between both games. Looked pretty good with his carries. Yeah I didn't see any signs we're getting a busted version of James, that's for sure. Sia looked half a step away from making a few cover tackles. He's fine everywhere else but those inside balls and getting...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

BJ wrote: February 27, 2021, 4:31 pm How did Frawley play so many first grade games at the Bulldogs?
He kicked a pretty nice 40:20 at one point. He's not without some talent.
by BadnMean
February 27, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 363
Views: 21819

Re: 2021 Trial V Roosters: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*

julian87 wrote: February 27, 2021, 4:13 pm Is Caleb Aekins injured?
He's played this segment. Pretty sure he chimed in as FB and moved the ball along in a sweep type play for Hopoate's try.
by BadnMean
February 25, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2021
Replies: 309
Views: 26775

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2021

Top our all time recruits, I don’t care about Hodgson or Williams, smelliot has been an 7 or 8 every game he has played for the Raiders except for his first game in the heat. He did play the full 80 and didn’t do to much wrong I gave him full wraps for that game. Clearly buggered and out on his fee...
by BadnMean
February 25, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews
Replies: 153
Views: 9874

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

Horace Dove-Edwin wrote: February 25, 2021, 4:12 pm Tigers have recruited well.
Should we be worried about round 1?

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I think even Azza will be chill about this one.
by BadnMean
February 25, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Good player but agree, not at 600k and certainly not if we baulked at 500k for Cotric who is a far safer long term bet and possibly still improving. Few wingers maintain super high levels across a medium contract so they break out and look a million dollars and then often come back to the pack and a...
by BadnMean
February 24, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 176
Views: 7937

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

Cool. That's a different little away trip, might try to get up there.
by BadnMean
February 23, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 season predictions and previews
Replies: 129
Views: 4960

Re: 2021 season predictions and previews

There's been a bit of a shift about what style of dummy half is suited. When it was stifling defence and slow ruck speeds, Hodgo's trick shots and getting that ruck humming was valuable. Faster, more direct hookers had less to work with and were only effective behind a dominant pack (see Cook over s...
by BadnMean
February 23, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker could get all clear for Round 1 after shoulder surgery
Replies: 197
Views: 12291

Re: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery

zim wrote: February 23, 2021, 2:55 pm
The Nickman wrote: February 23, 2021, 2:44 pm You two are the BEST
Who's older though? That's what the discussion is about right?
I think they have the inside word GE is going to begin culling some of the older board members, Logan's Run style and that's why it's so heated.

Damn, that Logan's Run reference just gave my age away tho...
by BadnMean
February 20, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1394
Views: 185139

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

Despite Scott pleading guilty yesterday to two counts of offensive behaviour, those charges have now all been withdrawn... I can see why people are mixed up. Scott did initially plead guilty to two counts of offensive behaviour (presumably him throwing his phone and kicking the bicycle or carrying ...
by BadnMean
February 20, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1394
Views: 185139

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

You've been riding Curtis since day one. Interesting to read that you have given Starling the benefit of the doubt with his incident but haven't afforded the same for Curtis - despite both cases being thrown out of court and absolutely no proof of what occurred leading up to the police arriving on ...
by BadnMean
February 20, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1394
Views: 185139

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

None Sorry I wanted badandmeans hot take on this one. Clearly the answer is 'none' for either player but can badandmean put aside his clear disdain for Curtis to concede this? Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk I think you might be reading a bit much into what I've posted. I don't have any disdai...