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by BadnMean
September 16, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2080
Views: 174962

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

How quick is Smith Shields? At the moment we have a lot of power in our backline and a lot of skill but Simo is the only regular with good speed. (Oldfield being a backup) Kris I don't think will be a regular starting FG'er. He's solid enough but hasn't shown the ability to influence a game or have ...
by BadnMean
September 16, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman - Best first season in Raiders history?
Replies: 28
Views: 899

Re: John Bateman - Best first season in Raiders history?

I remember Noa's first season and a few of the others mentioned. Noa was a sensation- the "feel good winger" story of the year that commentators love since everyone loves a flyer in the clear or a Semi/Jonah Lomu breakout or a catchy nicname (if I hear "Jimmy the Jet" one more time...) so he took th...
by BadnMean
September 16, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 969
Views: 29441

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Has anyone else read the story by Richard Hinds on the abc this morning? I can't stand the way this bloke writes about rugby league, even worse how he writes about the Raiders and Raiders fans. This bloke ghost wrote Billy Slaters biography, I reckon he's a bit salty about the result on the weekend...
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 75
Views: 4391

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

It does annoy me that we have Leilua locked into a contract for next season and this move could force us to release him early. I’m thinking perhaps we need to release him early? CNK upgrade, G Williams and whatever other negotiation are taking place may mean we need to free up BJ $$ now? Geez it wo...
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 75
Views: 4391

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

Someone will pay Joey what he's worth surely. Or should we start to think he's on 700k-800k and in reality he's unlikely to get more than 600k or so and we're just trying to get him into line? Be a shame to lose him. Our best centre since Mal (if you regard Wiki as a 2nd rower/prop). Maybe Ricky has...
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 36992

Re: Through green eyes 2019

You can't have Joey on the same points as Rapana and Croker. You just can't. 20 minutes here or there doesn't matter. He broke the game and Storm are a tough nut to crack.
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 969
Views: 29441

2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Went to bed knowing this thread would deliver some gold, post game enjoyment today and it delivered.

"I hope EDIT

People wasting their time during one of the games of the year to bitch about Croker's kicking...

The eye watering amount of BJ Leilua firework puns...
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: International Raiders
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: International Raiders

Living in Singapore... bought tickets to fly back for GF already but will be here for Prelim.
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Finals
Replies: 44
Views: 1655

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Finals

2 Sezer
2 Joey
2 Simonson

Wish I was allowed 2 more to give Bateman
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 75
Views: 4391

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

Joey is a gun. We should be playing him 600k. He's worth that for 2020 and 2021. There will probably be a club who is willing to pay him 750-800k. He'll have to weigh that up, we shouldn't match it. Moving Jack to high centre shouldn't be an option. He's a left sided player. Played all his best foot...
by BadnMean
September 15, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 4841

Re: Croker's kicking

We shouldn't have taken those shots at penalty goal at all! I disagree. It's the right option- points win games. Points + the ball back or miss and still get the ball back is a good option for our team. Especially vs a team with big forwards. Some of those dropped balls by them in the 2nd half are ...
by BadnMean
September 14, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2080
Views: 174962

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Poster at LU saying BJ Leilua to the dogs will be announced shortly after our season has finished It's one random, possibly troll poster. I'm skeptical. Only makes sense if Rapana is also going- maybe they just want to draw a line under that chapter together. But I'm leaning more toward bull dust.
by BadnMean
September 12, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 341
Views: 19571

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton hopes finals end in Kangaroos jersey Jack Wighton jokes he's starting to get a complex. If he gets sin-binned a third time in Melbourne he'll be convinced there's a vendetta against him. "Every time I go there they send me for a 10-minute rest. If they do i...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 969
Views: 29441

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

The problem is Azza, we're eventually going to have to play at home, and when we do, it's going to be sudden death. We would've been better off finishing 7th or 8th. Agreed. Just come in 14th every year so we never have to get our hopes up. Agreed. Storm by 33. Classic Azza. And post matching AV qu...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Rapana eyes Japan rugby union switch
Replies: 85
Views: 6771

Re: Rapana eyes Japan rugby union switch

I'd prefer Oldiie takes Jordan's place should he defect to Japanese Rugby. Just for his speed alone ,bloke is a rocket in boots. I don't think Stuart and co see it that way, due to Simo's varied talents and must be a freak in the gym/track/training paddock. But Oldie knows his game, knows where to ...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 341
Views: 19571

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think Havili is seriously underrated and should be on the bench. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk He's a good player. His impact/value off the bench is definitely arguable in general, but since Sutton and Lui have been regular starters Ricky seems to have gone that way, with Simo HIA cover. Whi...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 341
Views: 19571

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I am seriously worried about Vunivalu vs. Cotric. Vuni invariably gives him a bath. Cotric seems to have a distaste for the Fijian's love of contact (to be fair, he is quite brutal for a winger). I'd favour Simmo on that aspect. However, as others have rightly pointed out Croker/Cotric work better ...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 655
Views: 22682

Re: Hudson Young referred straight to judiciary

JWH has just been found not guilty Hudson is up next Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk They are **** kidding, right? So he’s free to play? Serious about concussions they said. Protect the players they said. Falling into tackles is no excuse they said. Neck mi...
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 969
Views: 29441

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Azza wrote:
September 10, 2019, 5:09 pm
The Rickman wrote:
September 10, 2019, 4:58 pm
The problem is Azza, we're eventually going to have to play at home, and when we do, it's going to be sudden death.

We would've been better off finishing 7th or 8th.
Agreed.
Just come in 14th every year so we never have to get our hopes up.
by BadnMean
September 10, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 969
Views: 29441

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Stick opted to start Tapine and bench Sutton. We'll see who deserves a 3 year extension more once the game is over. Combined with Sia starting, Stick is going more maximum threat and oomph from minute 1. Get on top and then grind them out. Let's face it we don't want to start slow again. I'm ok wit...
by BadnMean
September 9, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton re-sign to end 2022
Replies: 81
Views: 6041

Re: Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton set to sign two year extensions

Happy to give Sutton another look next year. Whitehead had moments he struggled but we saw glimpses of incredible hands, clever passes, the ability to ad lib with Leipana and the courage to just keep turning up for tackles when he was buggered. There was enough there to be sure there was a very good...
by BadnMean
September 8, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 711
Views: 18010

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day

After sleeping on it I will add that I don't think the loss changes anything substantial. HY reveals himself as a liability in a low-stakes environment and spares us the possibility of it happening in the finals. Guler IN, and no real harm done. Maybe even a net gain. Our depth took a slight hit as...
by BadnMean
September 8, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2, 4, and 14
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: 2, 4, and 14

I was a bit disappointed in Simonsson yesterday to be honest. I expected we would see him chime into the backline a lot more, he was very quiet in attack other then the break. I think at this stage he's a remarkable physical talent, who can do great things when the play comes for him (strong to hol...
by BadnMean
September 8, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2, 4, and 14
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: 2, 4, and 14

Ricky will pick 2 Cotric' 4 Leilua 14 Simonsen That's the way he's been leaning lately. Joey isn't any LESS fit than when he picked him last time. Although I share peoples concerns about him, he's the best #4 in our team. By some distance. Daylight between him and our next best #4 really, given that...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 655
Views: 22682

Re: Sack Hudson Young

Finch going off about the eye gouge just a couple of weeks after defending the Storms grubby actions with the same level of enthusiasm a few weeks ago was the height of hypocrisy. Agree. So on your scale of grub, where does Hudson Young sit compared to Gallen? In one corner you have a drug cheat an...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 655
Views: 22682

I think we need to wait and see what he is actually charged for. Eye gouging generally requires a formal complaint. He might cop a lesser charge for a facial and this may not be as bad an outcome. It might be a dodged bullet moment for him and possible catalyst for permanent change. They do say jus...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 711
Views: 18010

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day

Looking for some positives, Papa was immense. The try from a standing start and crashing through was sensational. He should get his Kangaroos jersey back. The Oldfield try was fantastic Rugby League. A shame about his shoulder. The attitude of the side seemed to change from that moment on. EWs comm...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 341
Views: 19571

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 vs Storm: Teams and Previews

I want to jump on the anti Lui wagon because i've never really rated him and always feel like we'd like to do better than him... his one on one stripping stuff is off the charts and needs to stop immediately But you have to put long held views aside, and he's played well enough this year to get a p...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 4841

Re: Croker's kicking

Statistically he hasn't kicked as well this year. But it hasn't been "bad" by any stretch. It has literally won us some games. Today, he didn't kick well. Conditions, other guy, blah blah. Realistically, they aren't about to hand Sezer the keys since he leaves next season or is out of the team. If C...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 711
Views: 18010

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day

Late comment sorry all - 3 hour drive back to Sydney is like that, but seriously WORST Viking clap ever today! Bring back the arm forces rep. There were so many people laughing it set the tone for a poor performance today! Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk Even...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Rapana eyes Japan rugby union switch
Replies: 85
Views: 6771

Re: Rapana eyes Japan rugby union switch

To be fair, he's looked busted all year. Union payday would be well deserved.

He can't really shrug off the first marker anymore or stretch out in space. Still a damn good finisher though.

I'd wish him well and welcome Simonsen into the team.
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 711
Views: 18010

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day

This was my first game this year thanks to weekend work, drove from Sydney, looking forward to seeing Bateman and CNK and a rollicking victory. I'm a bit dirty on the selections. Happy Members Appreciation Day, here's half your side. Write to Don- he might offer you something. Seriously. I'll survi...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 655
Views: 22682

Re: Hudson Young

There's a difference between the Storms grubby tactics and what Young did. Which is exactly what my post was intended to convey, philosophise about (responding to a post questioning what his mindset might be, given what he is doing) and discuss. If you read it- I wasn't equating his with others or ...
by BadnMean
September 7, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 711
Views: 18010

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Game Day

Chicka's shoe wrote:
September 7, 2019, 7:52 pm
This was my first game this year thanks to weekend work, drove from Sydney, looking forward to seeing Bateman and CNK and a rollicking victory. I'm a bit dirty on the selections. Happy Members Appreciation Day, here's half your side.
Write to Don- he might offer you something. Seriously.