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by BadnMean
February 27, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott decision not expected before next week
Replies: 811
Views: 73314

Re: Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott decision not expected before next week

Busy reading the Souffs "make Murray and Cook more effective" rules suggestions from Richo this week I think.
by BadnMean
February 27, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2020
Replies: 350
Views: 29134

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

Look given our current situation with Bateman and Scott, plus the carried forward issues with Young + GWilly still an unknown quantity in NRL terms, I don't think it's unreasonable to have us 8 but not top 4 actually. Just two wins makes a huge difference on an NRL ladder and being without one of ou...
by BadnMean
February 27, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman sidelined until Round 7-8 after shoulder surgery
Replies: 86
Views: 5531

Re: John Bateman undergoes minor shoulder surgery

My preferred lineup would have Tapine move to second row and Horsburgh to lock. But going by reports, Tapine hasn't been training at second row and wants to nail down the lock position... Who HAS been training 2nd row? We don't really have great depth there- plenty of middles but Young was our only...
by BadnMean
February 26, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Ezy wrote:
February 26, 2020, 2:34 pm
Haven't had this much love for a backup winger since King Carey.
Phil Carey?

There's still a few old games on youtube where he gets a run. He was a good 'un.
by BadnMean
February 25, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs *Teams p1*
Replies: 106
Views: 9478

Re: 2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs

Why haven't we named a team? Or even a squad? Yep. I'd feel much better coming into the season if Ricky already had at least one classic smokescreen manoeuvre under his belt. I'm worried he's going to come in undercooked, I heard he's been doing too much charity and has barely kicked a chair all of...
by BadnMean
February 24, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: New Zealand Warriors reportedly interested in signing Jack Murchie
Replies: 67
Views: 4236

Re: New Zealand Warriors reportedly interested in signing Jack Murchie

Not that you were serious, but Id prefer CNK over RTS particularly when you consider the income disparity the income disparity shouldnt be the "particularly" part of this. I love CNK, love what he gives us and the ceiling... but the ONLY reason you'd even consider CNK would be a pay disparity... a ...
by BadnMean
February 24, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sydney fans rorted
Replies: 35
Views: 1700

Re: Sydney fans rorted

I’ve said it a million times. If the NRL wanted to support and grow country rugby league. Ensure regional teams are shown on free to air TV in regional areas. Not much Foxtel being purchased in Nimmitibell or Tumut. These folks should be seeing Raiders games each weekend (at least on delay). Same s...
by BadnMean
February 24, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sydney fans rorted
Replies: 35
Views: 1700

Re: Sydney fans rorted

I’ve said it a million times. If the NRL wanted to support and grow country rugby league. Ensure regional teams are shown on free to air TV in regional areas. Not much Foxtel being purchased in Nimmitibell or Tumut. These folks should be seeing Raiders games each weekend (at least on delay). Same s...
by BadnMean
February 24, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders enjoy crowds and sponsorship boom in wake of NRL grand final run
Replies: 20
Views: 1891

Re: Canberra Raiders enjoy crowds and sponsorship boom in wake of NRL grand final run

And it'll be trash without a decent crowd... and like anything else, if it's trash long enough, it'll be discarded. The goal is avoid it getting to that point. And not to want to consistently repeat myself, it starts with winning, consistent winning. And not wanting to repeat myself... the Viking C...
by BadnMean
February 23, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2020
Replies: 50
Views: 2196

Re: Rugby League 2020

Walt Flanigan wrote:
February 23, 2020, 7:31 am
I think Holbrook will definitely bring some consistency to the Titans but they just don’t have the squad to threaten the 8 this season. Hopefully he can address the culture up there because it’s always been an issue with Gold Coast teams.
Isn't that Mal's department ;)
by BadnMean
February 23, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders reflect on the 2019 Grand Final
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

Re: Jack Wighton reflects on the 2019 Grand Final

Hear hear.
by BadnMean
February 23, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: New Zealand Warriors reportedly interested in signing Jack Murchie
Replies: 67
Views: 4236

Re: New Zealand Warriors reportedly interested in signing Jack Murchie

I'd be a bit disappointed if he goes. Unless Warriors are dangling a certain top 17 spot, surely he'd fancy his chances here... Papa, Sia, Tapine, Hors, Guler- let's say they are locks (and Guler should be an inspiration that you can push your way in)... Lui, Sutton, Young- one of whom was dropped l...
by BadnMean
February 22, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 67
Views: 3691

Re: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day

Listened on the radio while driving down to Brisbane airport, and Wighton's name hasnt been mentioned. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk They have a lot of subs. He's rung a few bells with tackles, did a couple of hard runs where he straightens the attack. So yeah he did his bit, went ok, played...
by BadnMean
February 22, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 67
Views: 3691

Re: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day

Double movement rule is archaic There was still blokes landing on him pushing him further forward and if he doesn't move with that momentum, his shoulder is going to end up buried beneath him and bust his AC joint. So he straightens his body from the hip as he's getting pushed forward- leaving the ...
by BadnMean
February 22, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 67
Views: 3691

Re: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day

cat wrote:
February 22, 2020, 9:09 pm
Happy not to really here or see a lot of Jack tonight
Don't jinx it :cry:
by BadnMean
February 22, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 67
Views: 3691

Re: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day

cat wrote:
February 22, 2020, 8:44 pm
Dogs might get to find out if you can put the salary cap compo ( the hodgson rule) together
Foran gone now dalin and smith
I reckon it would be worth letting them do it, just to see who they waste it on next.
by BadnMean
February 22, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 67
Views: 3691

Re: 2020 NRL All Stars: Teams and Game Day

greeneyed wrote:
February 22, 2020, 8:07 pm
By the way... on Fox League, there’s a 30 minute documentary which follows this game... the Roosters sitting down and talking through the 2019 Grand Final as they watch it.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Yeah, think I'll pass on that one. :roflmao
by BadnMean
February 20, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2020 Mounties
Replies: 27
Views: 2893

Re: 2020 Mounties

Isn’t Hudson Young still suspended? While the NRL hasn't made an announcement to this effect... they appear to no longer permit trials to be counted to match suspensions (the rule used to be you could count one of two official trials, as I recall). However, given that, the NRL is permitted suspende...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders enjoy crowds and sponsorship boom in wake of NRL grand final run
Replies: 20
Views: 1891

Re: Canberra Raiders enjoy crowds and sponsorship boom in wake of NRL grand final run

The Viking Clap succeeded beyond all expectations. It is a wonderful moment. It IS unique in Australian sport. And even though it was organised, the fans have embraced it organically with the odd spontaneous occurrence and the really cool part, SIa's post game one... I don't get to go to many live g...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott decision not expected before next week
Replies: 811
Views: 73314

Re: Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott decision not expected before next week

Except that they use the dogs to give them probable cause. Dogs which are famously unreliable and follow the cues of their handlers. The police see someone they want to search, the get the dog to sit down, bang probable cause. At music festivals and with dogs, yes it's more random. Although they ar...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders veteran Sia Soliola wants to play on
Replies: 39
Views: 1776

Re: Canberra Raiders veteran Sia Soliola wants to play on

He struggled a bit last year. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk I expected him to... but I don't think he did. He was pretty effective. Low errors, still breaking the odd tackle, good yards, finds his front, basically no defensive errors. Whichever way you want to slice it Sia was one of our mos...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

FWIW, now that Mitchell has likely moved to fullback, I reckon Manu and Leilua are the only ones left who are a rung above Toots, but he's certainly high up in that next tier of players, who he regularly shuts down in defence or beats in attack. He certainly did a great job shutting down Manu in th...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

Given we have a reserve grade centre in our back five, it’s strange how they’re rated amongst the best in the NRL. Really strange. https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/backs-rater-every-nrl-clubs-back-five-analysed-and-graded/news-story/f76e081e913d3073295e549f9f38acb0 Souths back 5 wit...
by BadnMean
February 19, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

Seiffert82: Who gives a **** what other fans think?? Also Seiffert82: This incomprehensible rankings list from some random guy on Twitter says Croker is the best. That's it. Done. Argument over. Hey EDIT, I just used that dude's list as a reference for all the top line centres in the comp. I don't ...
by BadnMean
February 18, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

zim wrote:
February 18, 2020, 7:07 pm
greeneyed wrote:
February 18, 2020, 6:07 pm
Gotta love Jarrod Croker.
Even fans of other teams do.
Everyone who counts loves Ned Flanders.
by BadnMean
February 18, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: $7.7m Triple treat: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

So, basically you're trying to pass off your take of the comments section on a Reddit post as a statistic to support your argument that other fans want Croker. If you want to put it like that, yes, yes I was. I chose to summarise my take on the comments floating around on other RL forums into a rou...
by BadnMean
February 18, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: $7.7m Triple treat: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

Interesting to note outside fans from 90% of other clubs saying they'd take him in a heartbeat to improve their current centre stocks ... Let's say he walks into conservatively 10-12 other NRL teams right now. Would they be willing to offer 450-500k to get him? Some no, some yes. But if even a coup...
by BadnMean
February 18, 2020, 12:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders recruit Curtis Scott decision not expected before next week
Replies: 811
Views: 73314

Re: Curtis Scott breaks silence on Australia Day incident

Not looking good if you just think back on the sheer volume of scumbags Jones has backed over the years...
by BadnMean
February 18, 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: $7.7m Triple treat: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

Interesting to note outside fans from 90% of other clubs saying they'd take him in a heartbeat to improve their current centre stocks... Let's say he walks into conservatively 10-12 other NRL teams right now. Would they be willing to offer 450-500k to get him? Some no, some yes. But if even a couple...
by BadnMean
February 17, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: 2020 Predictions

Raiders to finish: 5th (slow start) Finals Performance: GF POTY: Wighton Other top 3 performers: Hodgo, CNK, Bateman Rookie of the Year: Timoko (is Simonson still a rooky? Guler? THose two if so) Leading Try Scorer: Simonsson Biggest Improver: Wighton (kicking and consistency- no more Eels in Darwin...
by BadnMean
February 17, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: $7.7m Triple treat: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

I must be the only one not willing to pay 500k for Cotric. He definitely had his worst season (in my opinion - 4 try as a winger is terrible) and everyone seems to pine for him. Had an amazing debut season and hasn't done much since. Oh well, the media loves him so he continues to be picked for cou...
by BadnMean
February 17, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker set to re-sign for two years
Replies: 140
Views: 8967

Re: $7.7m Triple treat: Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric set to re-sign with Canberra Raiders

4 years for Croker IMO is not that bigger risk. He isn't likely to do anything stupid off the field and if his performances start to slip due to health/injury we can medically retire him, with no cap hit. I could see him staying at the club in some capacity anyway. Banking on being able to medicall...
by BadnMean
February 15, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2020
Replies: 350
Views: 29134

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2020

I'm actually glad Tapine knows it's high time he knuckled down and became excellent and consistent at one position. He's past the talent stage and into the "delivery" stage and with all his suspensions and injury ups and downs he really needs to groove one position and specialise in it. He's got the...
by BadnMean
February 14, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders Lime makes a one-off comeback for bushfire relief
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Raiders Lime makes a one-off comeback for bushfire relief

Loved it when it was actual lime. Bought it every time they ever brought it back as actual lime. (choc mint can get stuffed). A Raiders Lime and a mushroom pie at Lyneham before walking up the back way to Bruce was a highlight of my weekend (when the games sometimes offered few highlights). Then aga...
by BadnMean
February 14, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Yep. I never have a worry when he comes in, on the contrary I actively enjoy watching him play. If the team shapes up with him as our starting winger for the year, I'm fine with that- my only concern would be depth behind him. I love the energy he brings to rucking out off our line. He goes HAM and ...