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by BadnMean
April 18, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 8793

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

3 weeks in a row not giving Cotric the skin :? Cotric has been ok this year, but not as many moments of magic as the last couple of seasons. He's made some solid yards & the odd breakout moment in most games (an offload for a try or a break). But Oates has been tearing it up pretty much- having a R...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

RTW wrote:
April 17, 2019, 8:21 pm
Peter Badel is reporting on Twitter that Roberts will play this weekend.


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Not sure that helps them a great deal. He's quick but Toots has been in good defensive form. Roberts still plays on the right?
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

Anyone else liking Havilii off the bench? Stocky guy who makes good post contact metres and just does his job. He and Lui are going about their job with no fuss. Love it. Yep. He spoke all pre-season about how he had been designated bench utility role & adjusted his training & attitude to suit that...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time

Schif is top 3 and I would rate him ahead of Hodgson. If you include the year it was cancelled he was 2x Dally M fullback of the year and ran 2nd for overall Dally M during probably the most stacked era for fullbacks. He was also 2 xRaiders Player of the year and if the GH award went back that far ...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time

Jason Smith - I’ll never forget vision of him on the sideline smashing a pie before returning to the field. That and master coach M Elliot getting him to switch from Winnie reds to blues. Smith almost averaged the same try assists as run meters per game too. What a strange time. He was just a good ...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time

Hard for Schif to top guys who won all sorts of things & were one of the greatest RL teams ever assembled. He was excellent, but not a world beater. Then again the article is about his influence on the club & he was a shining light in a dark era. I can't fault his top 5. I never saw Grant or Giteau ...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

We're much fitter and still with only 1 genuine trial. Off season program obviously made the difference. Also consider guys like Boyd and Paulo have been replaced by Bateman and Sutton. Defensive load is more distributed and down sized pack bringing greater mobility for longer periods. There's quit...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 107
Views: 5388

Re: Josh Hodgson

His tackle efficiency is low amongst hookers with only Radley worse but it was blown out last weekend with Parra sending him a lot of traffic and nearly half his misses for the year coming from that game. Prior to last weekend he was one of the better 80 minute hookers. His 1:1 tackles and inneffec...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 16658

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day

Im VERY invested in what part Port and Lemonade infers some race. VERY interested. It was very popular in England in the 1960s. I'll cop to ageism, but not sure about the race angle. It's the drink of choice among Nigerian email scammers. :roflmao That almost made these last couple of pages of bick...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

We're much fitter and still with only 1 genuine trial. Off season program obviously made the difference. Also consider guys like Boyd and Paulo have been replaced by Bateman and Sutton. Defensive load is more distributed and down sized pack bringing greater mobility for longer periods. There's quit...
by BadnMean
April 17, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

With Tapine out for a couple months or so, it's a good chance for the middle forwards to stake a claim for a starting spot. Lui and Sutton are there for the time being and doing a fine job... Lui is more of a stop gap solution if you're looking at the longer term view though. It would be good to se...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 153
Views: 6298

Re: Williams or Sezer

I don’t even know why we are talking about releasing our biggest name half, 5 games in. Crazy stuff. If we do that and happen to have an injury to Wighton and Williams at the same time, we have a halves combination of J.Bateman and Hingano. Now let’s move on from the subject. Yes. Let alone a CNK i...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 107
Views: 5388

Re: Josh Hodgson

Watching it again, we nearly forced more repeat sets in that game than we did in 2018 It was what we've been screaming for years, just got spoilt by scoring 20+ points a game for years Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk Yes. It's a mindset flip. We used to score 25 but still never actually be in c...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

I know im on my own on this island, but to me guys like JJ Collins are the classic "progress stoppers" Collins might be in good form, he might even be a solid good FGer, he might play 100 games for 4 clubs and bounce around and do his job. He might EVEN do his job better right now today than the yo...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

I would like to know why Guler is out of favour after he impressed with his efforts last year From what I've seen, he lacks the impact of every other middle on our books. Lui has upped his game & been delivering good foot speed & energy. Horsburg has been punishing in D. Still plenty to work on but...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

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

JJ Collins? Ok. Weird, thought we'd see the Hors back.

Looks like Collins has been going ok at Mounties. I guess Rick wanted an out & out prop for the bench?
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 16658

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day

I think the issue is that Sezer isn’t accurate enough with his bomb placements. I’ve been frustrated that in the last couple of seasons his bombs seem to me to generally land about 5m out. When our attackers do come down they get drilled, or tap down and it’s 50/50 who it goes to. That bomb was per...
by BadnMean
April 16, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 16658

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day

I just discovered that you can watch the games on demand. Watching again now :D Also holy jesus Croker just absolutely made Moses look like a numpty on that long run downfield, but the commentators are still rabbiting about how wonderful it was that Moses "held him up" even though Croker made anoth...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 13036

Re: Through green eyes 2019

Take one off Wighton and give it to Williams and you're there, I think. I agree TR, Williams was more consistent then Wighton through out the game Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse Just watched the first 50 on replay and Williams kicking game is on point. Would be rapped to high heaven if it...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Israel Folau
Replies: 91
Views: 1290

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I’d love to know if Izzy has kept within his religion and given substantial amounts of his income to his church Also I’d be super pumped if Izzy could just **** off and take his hateful **** with him He does give financially to his church. So your asking someone to **** off and take his hateful ***...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews

Has anybody got any inside knowledge of why our team`s attitude has changed so dramatically this year? A couple of different players? or because one left?? Btw I`m loving the attitude :thumbsup After not having any sports psych's on staff (and the AIS has some very, very excellent ones right nearby...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 153
Views: 6298

Re: Williams or Sezer

Wighton has an injury he's been carrying. I'd replace him with Sezer for one week to allow him to recover. Then, it's back to the old firm unless Sezer can set the field on fire with Williams. Personally, I doubt that scenario will happen. IMO, Williams has looked like a team player during the tria...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 16658

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Game Day

You have to laugh at Jack Wighton though, gee he’s rocks and diamonds, isn’t he I'm honestly not convinced that he's that bright. I think he has an immense amount of natural talent - he just struggles to use it naturally... he overthinks a lot of things, and totally underthinks a lot of things, he ...
by BadnMean
April 15, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 62
Views: 1704

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 CNK - Some really hard kicks to take and he had no errors. Stopped some tries. Dangerous when running. 2 Soliola - Really settled us down and was punishing in defense. 1 Papalii - Finally got us some points and laid a solid platform. Looking at other voters the points are all over the place. Not ...
by BadnMean
April 14, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 107
Views: 5388

Re: Josh Hodgson

That was so obviously stuarts tactics and they worked. We were more expansive in the second half after we had completely destroyed parra with those crashballs Seems crazy to be in here saying Hodgson was bad when we basically had Parra finished off at half time. Maybe not on the scoreboard but they...
by BadnMean
April 14, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 107
Views: 5388

Re: Josh Hodgson

He's still well within the 12 months most players say it takes them to get their confidence back after returning from an ACL. I hope he starts to run a bit more from dummy half as that confidence comes back, that is when he is at his best IMO. Yeah a few times a whole seemed to open up in front of ...
by BadnMean
April 14, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: New recruits
Replies: 80
Views: 4849

Re: New recruits

Yeah he's going good. Hard to stop is the Clock.
by BadnMean
April 14, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 242
Views: 13314

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews

Bronco's have a lot of talent in their lineup and will be playing for their season almost + an almighty media revs up. Will need to play excellent consistent footy to win imo. Turn up complacent & they will enthuse the crap out of us- still good front runners the Broncs I reckon. But if we play like...
by BadnMean
April 14, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 62
Views: 1704

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 CNK - Some really hard kicks to take and he had no errors. Stopped some tries. Dangerous when running. 2 Soliola - Really settled us down and was punishing in defense. 1 Papalii - Finally got us some points and laid a solid platform. Looking at other voters the points are all over the place. Not ...
by BadnMean
April 12, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 257
Views: 17782

Re: 2019 Rd 5 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Canberra Raiders showing glimpses of Green Machine of old Steve Renouf This is the best Canberra Raiders team I have seen for a long, long time. I’m not sure if they can repeat what that fabulous 1994 side achieved 25 years ago but I look at them and they are playing the way their coach Ricky Stuar...
by BadnMean
April 11, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1108
Views: 92871

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

On the Matty Johns podcast, James Hooper said BJ is on $800k per year. We signed him when he was the best centre in the game. Hmm we signed him when he was talented but overweight & acting like a tool & in danger of stuffing it all up & Newcastle... but did we extend him recently when he WAS playin...
by BadnMean
April 11, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 8793

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

My bigger issue is actually with putting Alvaro level with Papa, he's lucky he gets to share the field with him. I know the stats might look similar (I've only glanced) and Papa seems to be "flying under the Raider" (I'll gift you that one for free if you want to use it next week) because he hasn't...
by BadnMean
April 11, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 13036

Re: Through green eyes 2019

Cranky Old Man wrote:
April 10, 2019, 1:03 pm
I thought I had a lock on the "angry and socially dysfunctional old man"gig.
It's gonna be bigger than Sezer vs Sammy
by BadnMean
April 10, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 153
Views: 6298

Re: Williams or Sezer

simo wrote:
April 10, 2019, 11:17 am
Cant wait to see who wins the race for our number seven. Sammy “The Easily Movable Object” Williams or Aiden “The Very Stoppable Force” Sezer.
:roflmao
by BadnMean
April 10, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 153
Views: 6298

Re: Williams or Sezer

This is becoming such a dumb pissing contest that we'll end up with one side death riding a player & digging in their trenches & one side gloating no matter what these guys do now. "I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the sim...