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by BadnMean
June 2, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

My entry level math tells me that's $700k per year. How much are we paying him again ? He's making headlines for how much ? I guess he'd be able to see his family then and the cost of living and housing is cheaper in Wigan area than anywhere in Oz. It would be a weird end to his Aussie adventure bu...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15465

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

I think if you could depend on not having any injuries (which you never can) our strongest 17 wouldn't include Havilii but I don't know how good our next best hooker in our 17 is, or even who it is, should a half or hooker goes down. If not Havilii and we had Rapa on the bench, I'd put him there. L...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15465

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

I think if you could depend on not having any injuries (which you never can) our strongest 17 wouldn't include Havilii but I don't know how good our next best hooker in our 17 is, or even who it is, should a half or hooker goes down. If not Havilii and we had Rapa on the bench, I'd put him there. L...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cameron Smith finally dethroned as best hooker in NRL... by Josh Hodgson
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Re: Cameron Smith finally dethroned as best hooker in NRL... by Josh Hodgson

You'd wait a long time in England to find someone who has him in the top two English hookers and possibly the top three. He's really not rated over here. I can almost understand that as I've never seen him play the blinders he does for Raiders in an England shirt. Then again, he's suffered under Wa...
by BadnMean
June 1, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

CHN could be the genius pickup. Don’t ask me why, but it just feels ‘right’ The publicity stink alone makes it a big no. We've already had Scott blow up in our faces. No need at all to court disaster. We can get a very good established 2nd rower for 500/600k who wants to go to a strong club. Or we ...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 54
Views: 5558

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 G Williams
2 Tapine
1 Papa
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

Watching the game again. Some points: Outside backs rushed up too many times. Lui finally getting a strip right will only fuel his desire for more (sadly). Defence in the second half was amazing Tapine's try saver was better than the moon landing. Josh Hodgson's strip and 40/20 confirms his spot as...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

George Williams... a 10 rating according to Brad Fittler. Sportsbet has suspended betting on him for the Dally M, while the TAB has suspended the Dally M market... presumably so odds can be recalibrated. Bloody hell, this must be what it is like for a young Sydney halfback when they play one good g...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15465

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

I personally think they should stick to the 17 that beat Melbourne, meaning no place for Bayley Simonsson and Bateman yet Oldy is so underrated and we should play him up the middle in the last 20 min with tiring forwards I love oldy as much as anyone but surely you go with rapana starting and baile...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10742

Re: Through green eyes 2020

Sid wrote:
May 31, 2020, 10:23 am
My local Target is going to cop it if you don’t bump George’s ‘8’ up to a ‘9’

Well written as always GE, interesting stats, Shows the Raiders held off sustained attack
Take 1 off Hors and give it to George. Without that kind of redistribution to end the injustice Targets will continue to burn.
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

Proved tonight that JB is not a critical component to our success. Would love to keep him but if not, so be it. Good luck to him. Raiders will be ok. I agree as long as everyone else remains on the field. We’re one injury or suspension to taping away from being exposed A Tapine shoulder charge is o...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

Ive felt for the refs. The pace of the game has been extremely quick and they seem buggered. I dont think its long before we see a bad error made by them but ive genuinely thought they have done a great job to keep up so far I read somewhere one of the reasons they went to two refs is that now they...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

Melbourne's tactic seems to be lifting. They have done that a LOT this half. Dangerous Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk Yes, I've noticed that. Possibly to make the ball carrier panic? I think it's a time thing. Once they have you up, even if the ref calls held, no ref on earth is going to pena...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

If anyone thinks a conversion will decide our season they need to get there head read. At the start of last year if anyone said a charge down of a charge down by a trainer on field 3rd minute and the ref waving 6 again in front of 40 000 people but then pretending he never would decide our season I...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

yes it was. ANd if those stats were so important, how much do you think tonight's game lowered Bateman's value? 50k. But only to the Raiders. If I was another team with plodder forwards seeing a fast paced game suited to clever, lighter players... I'd want JB. If you've watched much UK superleague,...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34371

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

Our mobile pack at full strength is an advantage but I feel being without Bateman and Young could hurt us atm tbh. We don’t really have a 3rd second rower so we’ll likely see a prop fill in there if Tapine needs a rest and that seems risky with how ridiculously fast these games have been. I wonder ...
by BadnMean
May 29, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

With respect to the players who have left, I think Ryan Sutton is clearly in a different class... though Murchie shows promise. In any case, we have to have a squad of 30 players, on a given salary cap (or possibly a slightly reduced squad, based on some media reports). We have to devote a certain ...
by BadnMean
May 29, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

Radley, Murray, Bateman... the pocket rocket type lock/edge is certainly in vogue. The new rules will make it more so I agree. And Bateman is the best of that breed. But Lolo and Cordner still looked all class as well. I'd pay those two or Wade Grahame 800k. Not Murray or Radley. Bateman? We'll see....
by BadnMean
May 29, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

No sutton is definitely weird. He hasnt been sited in first grade for a long time now. I thought he was getting better and better as he got more experience and was really starting to show his credentials. He kinda just suddenly got dropped one week and hasn't been seen again :? His performances sli...
by BadnMean
May 28, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

simo wrote:
May 28, 2020, 9:54 am
I hope bateman enjoys putting his body on the line and defending his heart out to defend the 6 points the bulldogs manage to score every second week.
He probably would.
by BadnMean
May 28, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

No sutton is definitely weird. He hasnt been sited in first grade for a long time now. I thought he was getting better and better as he got more experience and was really starting to show his credentials. He kinda just suddenly got dropped one week and hasn't been seen again :? His performances sli...
by BadnMean
May 28, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

heavs wrote:
May 27, 2020, 9:47 pm
BadnMean wrote:
May 27, 2020, 8:43 pm
julian87 wrote:
May 27, 2020, 7:39 pm


Against 2 of the worst teams in the competition.
Titans were equal 1st and Warriors only 1 win out the 8 until we got hold of them!
This guy gets it
Outstanding first post!
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

julian87 wrote:
May 27, 2020, 7:39 pm


Against 2 of the worst teams in the competition.
Titans were equal 1st and Warriors only 1 win out the 8 until we got hold of them!
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Cronulla Sharks 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 8330

Re: Cronulla Sharks 2020

When they get a "hit" WADA usually target testing to see if they can turn up a pattern or systemic issue at an organisation. I don't really think the Sharks would be dumb enough to do it again- they are close to the brink as it is. Probably just a lone idiot at this stage. Gut feel says this is an ...
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

I agree with Greeneyed. I'm still baffled Lui was selected ahead of him during the Finals last year. Lui was not even playing well in much of that back end of the season. Sutton seems to be on the Ricky scrapheap. He may have made the judgement- not good enough to start, not suited to impact from t...
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

If Bateman signs for the Titans he might as well ink the contract in the second division back home for the one following it. They are career suicide. From his point of view though- at 26-27 if he gets the 4 years on big money he's after, then he's maximised his time here and then goes home to his f...
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I like the side. No Sutton is weird. I think we win by 4 He's never been the trimmest lad, maybe he didn't come back fit and trim after lockdown? Weird because one would assume he'd pally with Hodgo and Smelliot who I used to see doing extra fitness sessions together regularly over summers when I w...
by BadnMean
May 27, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Cronulla Sharks 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 8330

Re: Cronulla Sharks 2020

When they get a "hit" WADA usually target testing to see if they can turn up a pattern or systemic issue at an organisation. I don't really think the Sharks would be dumb enough to do it again- they are close to the brink as it is. Probably just a lone idiot at this stage.
by BadnMean
May 26, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Just rewatching our games from this year so far, havilli shouldnt leave our 17 for the rest of the year. When hes on as a middle it frees hodgo up to be caught with the ball occasionally and allows the next play not to be hindered by a lack of experience at dummy half (eg whiteheads try off a ghule...
by BadnMean
May 26, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

I despise the way managers play this game - sign a new player, I am not getting paid so agitate for a new contract so that I get my cut. Moses is one of the biggest blights on the game and the NRL needs to do something about this behaviour. Whilst I will be sorry to see Bateman leave if he goes, in...
by BadnMean
May 25, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

One thing I will add is that I still really dislike how so many people just don’t take the salary cap into account when comparing players. That’s what this is all about. I think absolute worst case scenario should be we can’t match the deal so we try and win the comp this year and if he’s gone afte...
by BadnMean
May 25, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

It's dissapointing it's come to this.. This guy was an international way before we got him. What were Wigan paying him ? Did he undersell himself to get an NRL opportunity or something ? Basically yes. His first year contract was multiples less then WHitehead for example and he wasn't happy when he...
by BadnMean
May 25, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

edwahu wrote:
May 25, 2020, 1:53 pm
Cotric's upgrade was already on the cards. If we released Bateman for next year I'd expect a decent replacement unless someone like Guler earns a massive upgrade this year.
Exactly.
by BadnMean
May 25, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 114368

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Why the urgency to extend Cotric and not Bateman. Let Cotric go, tbh he hasn't done much since his breakout season in 2017. Last year he only scored 4 tries. Piss weak for a centre/winger. I've heard that he is after 500k which is over inflated. I'd resign Rapa for 2 years (300k)/Oldbeard for two (...
by BadnMean
May 25, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 12940

Re: Rugby League 2020

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
March 29, 2020, 6:05 pm
I just stumbled across this while YouTubing.


I don’t really understand what I’m watching. Why aren’t they tackling the Fullback?
They are offside- no time to get back onside between kicks.