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by BadnMean
June 15, 2024, 8:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 660
Views: 14805

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day

I am so sick of losing in the same manner, over and over again. The fact Stuart hasn’t worked it out beggars belief. Opposition sides target our middles lack of mobility. They bring strong outside backs and edge players back under, generate momentum (as our middles can’t cope), and gas our middle, ...
by BadnMean
June 15, 2024, 8:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 660
Views: 14805

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day

We bombed 3 tries early. The thing that does for us is we maintain possession. We are not giving the ball up and then giving up a penalty which then they score. That changes the game alone. Does it change the result , probably not. Some say no some say yes. But a young team feeds off confidence and...
by BadnMean
June 15, 2024, 3:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 660
Views: 14805

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Game Day

Such a bad game tonight. There was an attacking scrum 20 out where strange feeds the ball and Weekes was the last man in the scrum who passes it to I think timoko for a hit up! It's a set peice in attack and both halves with speed and strength are in the scrum, what the hell are we thinking! We jus...
by BadnMean
June 13, 2024, 5:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Regs Revolution wrote: June 12, 2024, 7:50 pm We need the resurrection of Matt’s matchups for this one. They’ve definitely got a better team but I’d still take one winger of ours, one centre, one half, both front rowers and that’s it. Maybeeeee one second rower. Our bench is probably better too.
So... about 8 of the 17?
by BadnMean
June 12, 2024, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders
Replies: 143
Views: 11362

Re: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders

I like that we criticise Fifita for cruising at the Titans and then we also criticise a young player at an underperforming club for being happy to compete for a spot in the 13 at a stronger club. Yes, that sentence was too long. It would be peak GH if we'd also said he's not good enough to sign here.
by BadnMean
June 11, 2024, 10:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2024
Replies: 1363
Views: 109655

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2024

This reminds me of the Jack still gets paid saga. I had to laugh at Richardson saying he would go to the NRL for anti tampering as well. I think they've rushed him. He is the best player in his age group but the Tigers instantly needed him to be the best player in an NRL side, and when you are need...
by BadnMean
June 11, 2024, 1:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders
Replies: 143
Views: 11362

Re: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders

A bit confused as to why he'd be leaving the Dragons. They have reportedly been interested in Manu and Sualli and also lost Lomax. Flanagan can coach. Not sure what we're offering - 2 international centres on the books here under 25. I'd be shocked if he isn't in our round 1 side and on good money ...
by BadnMean
June 11, 2024, 12:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Chev Stewart did not ply NSW Cup yesterday. Hoping he is being considered for another stint in firsts. Will also be good to see how Rapana goes back on the wing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If that’s true I wonder what the catalyst for Sticky to decide he’s ready for another crack at first g...
by BadnMean
June 9, 2024, 9:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Hors has been a massive disappointment this year. Didn’t take his pre season seriously because of his (unjust) suspension. Came in underdone, gets injured immediately. Now he’s still not right 14 rounds in. Off the back of his best season for us last year and playing origin, I’d hoped he be a littl...
by BadnMean
June 9, 2024, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

It seems my take aways from Stewarts 3 games was different to others. Perhaps it was watching those games when i got back from my holiday and not in the moment so there was no emotions attached to the game or result (as they were already known). Physically i saw nothing to suggest he wasnt ready to...
by BadnMean
June 9, 2024, 10:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Chev Stewart did not ply NSW Cup yesterday. Hoping he is being considered for another stint in firsts. Will also be good to see how Rapana goes back on the wing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If that’s true I wonder what the catalyst for Sticky to decide he’s ready for another crack at first g...
by BadnMean
June 9, 2024, 2:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders contract talks with Nick Cotric's management put on hold
Replies: 79
Views: 6734

Re: Canberra Raiders contract talks with Nick Cotric's management put on hold

I was a big fan of Cotric up to 2020. During the time he’s been back and it’s been 2.5 years he hasn’t reached his previous level while other back line players have showed improvement. We keep on comparing him to Hoppa and saying how much better he is but that’s an extremely low bar. My only concer...
by BadnMean
June 6, 2024, 6:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

If Horse and Saulo are fit it’ll be an interesting tlt for sure. 1. Rapana 2. Savage 3. Timoko 4. Kris 5. Cotric 6. Strange 7. Weekes 15. Mariota 9. Levi 10. Tapine 11. Young 12. Whitehead 13. Smithies 14. Starling 8. Papa 16. Mooney 17. Horsburgh I love how you're starting with a smokescreen, with...
by BadnMean
June 6, 2024, 6:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Weekes
Replies: 255
Views: 11818

Re: Weekes

Difference is Weekes and Fogarty are actually good... whereas McCrone was a battler to put it kindly Yeah, agreed. The key drivers behind getting McCrone into hooker as it was pushed by some us (especially me), were: a. to get McCrone out of the halves 2. to get Buttriss out of dummy half iv. to ge...
by BadnMean
June 5, 2024, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

What would I admit I was wrong about exactly? Thinking that by having Woolford in the team we would somehow be in a better position than we are now. I’m no fan of Levi but he’s jagged a few try’s for us this year which would not have happened if Woolford was at 9, the guy has zero creativity at hoo...
by BadnMean
June 5, 2024, 9:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2024
Replies: 1363
Views: 109655

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2024

Hoppa29 wrote: June 5, 2024, 9:03 pm U would no Nothing about recruitment u bandwagoner. John Folau has at least played professional, unlike u haters
Sorry John.

Shout you a coffee at Momo sometime?
by BadnMean
June 3, 2024, 12:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7558

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

The funny thing is, I don’t think Xav defended like Robinson in 2022. He at least made contact and tried to stop the player rather than jumping out of the way to avoid any contact, Darius Boyd style. He just fell off a lot. He’s improved in that regard. And for what it’s worth, Seb Kris wasn’t much...
by BadnMean
June 3, 2024, 12:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Weekes
Replies: 255
Views: 11818

Re: Weekes

Has he ever played #9? Or is this pure smoke?

He has played a fair bit of FB.
by BadnMean
June 3, 2024, 12:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7558

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

In 2024 he's the complete package. I love watching him play. He's a gun. Do you think he’d not be a gun if he’d played first grade in 2023? Some guys would rather slip in sly Reece Robinson comparisons than admit that. Even though Xav wasn't bad at all defensively- we saw what that really looked li...
by BadnMean
June 3, 2024, 7:10 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 13895

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

The sensationalism around Levi is way off in imo. He plays poorly he’s the worst hooker we’ve ever had, he plays well it’s ‘anyone could have those try assists etc’. Can’t win. Fact is the coaches rate him as our number 1, he’s a current international with lots of experience, which he brings to a v...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 8:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day
Replies: 1011
Views: 29861

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day

You can’t do 10 minutes of extra time during the regular season. It affects broadcast schedules and player welfare too much. The current rules are designed to get a result as quickly as possible. You make it golden try and you’re more often than not, not going to get a result. Scoring tries in two ...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 8:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders are on the right track
Replies: 31
Views: 2564

Re: Raiders are on the right track

-PJ- wrote: June 2, 2024, 6:35 pm Sitting 6th on the NRL ladder after 13 weeks.

We’ve gotta be happy with that right ?

Who had us so high halfway through the season ?
Who had us so high after Fog went down?
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7558

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

I really like how he goes looking for the ball You see him at times early in the set hanging around the middle looking for offloads and just being around the ball The try he scored was off a kick where he was chasing from the middle He’s really trying to spark **** all the time He's got Rapa there ...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 11:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day
Replies: 1011
Views: 29861

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day

Such a weird comment rickmando - what a drag down. I for one find our games entertaining. That was one of the better games to watch all year. Impressive to say the least with a young inexperienced team. Savage and Weekes tries were very skillful and impressive. Other tries were wet weather football...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 11:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day
Replies: 1011
Views: 29861

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day

Taps with 200m and 50 tackles. Unbelievable effort. Papa with possibly his best game of the season. We have some real talent in this team. Savage, Timoko, Mooney, Mariota and Tapine are very, very good. Strange looks like he is on the verge of something special, he just needs to get his passing rig...
by BadnMean
June 2, 2024, 11:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Weekes
Replies: 255
Views: 11818

Re: Weekes

Easy one this is. Rapa wing cotric cup weekes fullback fog halfback. Sav and rapa on wings strong metre eaters . Fog control the game with kicking. Weekes is a gun and prob the best fullback at the club i reckon him or savage . Hope chevy starts playing good soon though . Haven’t seen it yet though...
by BadnMean
May 31, 2024, 10:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 169
Views: 11127

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Does anyone know why Trevilyan isn’t getting more minutes in cup ? I’m assuming it’s strength and conditioning coming back from so many big injuries ? I went to the game last weekend and watched Cup also and small sample size but he looks like our best 9. In that 15 minutes good service, long passe...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2024, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7558

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

We would definitely want to start negotiations with him before November, I could see a team like Cowboys trying to bring him back to Queensland. I think Winger for now in the future possibly centre ? Yeah he's still only 22. I think become a really good winger for a couple of years and then think a...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2024, 10:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders
Replies: 143
Views: 11362

Re: Raiders finalising two year deal for Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale

If you look at the teams making the GF or winning the GF, ideally you want 3 elite spine players. Broncos - Reynolds, Mam, Walsh. Weakness - Walters at hooker. Panthers - Cleary, Luai, Edwards. Weakness - Kenny at hooker. Not saying Walters and Kenny are bad players, but they aren’t rep level talen...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2024, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7558

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

I don’t follow basketball at all. Can’t get into it. How does their system work where you need to play and beat the same team (Indiana) 4 times to make the finals? Shouldn’t you be playing different teams? There's a thing in most American sports (NFL aside) where they seemingly play 500 games a yea...
by BadnMean
May 30, 2024, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 169
Views: 11127

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Woolford v Levi: Try assists - 4 to 1. Tackling percentage - 92.65 to 87.5 Running Metres - 509 to 282 Offloads - 5 to 4 Forced Drop Out - 1 to 0 I know this is NSW Cup Vs NRL but even if you weight those stats Levi is still seemingly behind... Surely you at least give him a run and see what happen...
by BadnMean
May 29, 2024, 2:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 169
Views: 11127

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I’m not surprised that there aren’t wholesale changes to the team. Part of the problem in attack and defence is combinations and they will only develop in first grade with time. In attack we seem to be very flat footed both in the forwards and when we shift the ball. It means that we are not hittin...
by BadnMean
May 29, 2024, 9:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 169
Views: 11127

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I’m not surprised that there aren’t wholesale changes to the team. Part of the problem in attack and defence is combinations and they will only develop in first grade with time. In attack we seem to be very flat footed both in the forwards and when we shift the ball. It means that we are not hittin...
by BadnMean
May 29, 2024, 9:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Seb Kris
Replies: 64
Views: 3177

Re: Seb Kris

You could watch Kris play FB and see he had no idea where to be on kicks or how to defend. He struggled to do anything in attack. He trailed one pass too far inside the ball and was grubbered for tries repeatedly because he couldn't get to a simple kick. When he did get there he fumbled it. Long kic...