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by Botman
April 14, 2021, 2:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Morris
Replies: 78
Views: 2175

Re: John Morris

happy etc.
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Cronulla Sharks 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 1251

Re: Cronulla Sharks 2021

This comes the day after ‘positive and productive’ talks between the Sharks CEO, John Morris and his manager...hate to think what would have happened if the talks went to crap. Don’t change Cronulla. I saw that report on the news and openly laughed, i explained why i thought it was funny and said t...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

radicalraider wrote: April 14, 2021, 12:25 pm Parra have the 2 best starting props. Papalii will have trouble stopping one let alone both. Starting Soliola should be amended.
Their 2 starters are undoubtedly good, however Papalii is the best front rower in this game. And it's not particularly close.
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Yeah i mean we've still got Timoko and HSS, and i've still got really high hopes for Simo too. Valemi as well. All these guys have the ability, and if one or two of them could kick on and become staples of the team and strong contributors, it would be very helpful as we look at how to get better in ...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 8902
Views: 476188

Re: NFL Thread

Goodness me, that's a big fella, who can move
Athletic freak

Interesting to see if they can teach him how to play. Definitely worth a shot
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

I'm not against someone who's performing taking his spot. Just haven't seen anything from Aekins so far to indicate that's coming. Maybe Aekins sets the world on fire with some rainbow passes and we end up with CNK on the wing. 30ft spirals for days. As i said in my initial post, i dont think it's ...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 957
Views: 21780

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Yeah, poking the bear is not always a good thing :lol:

Hopefully if we play them in the finals, one of them decides to give big Papa a poke
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I reckon the large amount of options in the forwards has stumped the coach. He’s got to figure out the balance with the age groups we have. Off-season must involve culling a few forwards for the benefit of signing some backs. We don’t need million dollar signings, but we need something that’s above...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Yeah i think its clear we are not on the same page with Simo. I'm firmly in GE's camp where i think he's struggling to hold down a FG spot and any player, including Aekins, who gets a shot at FG, if they out perform him, they're a chance to take his spot.
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 957
Views: 21780

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

I made the comment in this thread during the game. Panthers are bad winners. The way some of them carry on is unnecessary and lacking class. Im personally the type to not give much of a **** about that sort of thing, to me if you want to stop them carrying on, beat them. And to be clear, i still do...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 8902
Views: 476188

Re: NFL Thread

They're a pretty well rounded team, what they do lack is something explosive out of the backfield... and with the way Allen is able to run the ball, there is gapping holes at times and Moss and Singletary simply dont have the juice to really take advantage Ettienne probably doesnt project as a true ...
by Botman
April 14, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 957
Views: 21780

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Thank you Paul Crawley. And the Panthers had the hide to go public in the media complaining about one of our trainers! Our trainer didn't do the right thing... but talk about provocation. Crichton received a slap on the wrist and it should have been treated more seriously. What came of that? I saw ...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I reckon the large amount of options in the forwards has stumped the coach. He’s got to figure out the balance with the age groups we have. Off-season must involve culling a few forwards for the benefit of signing some backs. We don’t need million dollar signings, but we need something that’s above...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Boy. The natives are restless!

This is beginning to be an interesting development.
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

And nor would i try
I would have to say it can't be ruled out that Peter Penia at 23 wasnt better than Papaplii
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Aekins is certainly going to need to help us get out of trouble, that's one of the main roles CNK plays. But interesting answer. So my next question then, why the love for Simo? Where is his penetration? His power? His Evasion? Speed i'll give him a pass on because he's probably our fastest back, bu...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Thread
Replies: 8902
Views: 476188

Re: NFL Thread

Probably the right move, he's been moving like a mummy the last year or two Interesting question on twitter at the moment is about his HOF credentials.... For me, hell of a career. I think he probably will go to the HOF given all the SB's the SB MVP, he's got the iconic play etc... this is the natur...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

I watch a lot of football and I really dont think we play that much more crash balls than the rest of the comp. It feels like a meme. Where we are worse than the good sides is that they normally have a few options on the play so the crash ball might trick the defenders. A lot of our problems come f...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

100% agree with Zim's team also
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Yeah top 3 in our metres last week. His output has gone up a lot the last 2 weeks. Aekins isn't a winger. It's fullback or bust. Yeah Aekins is no winger. Don't believe there's any chance he's better than Simo there. im curious to know what skills you guys think that a winger needs to possess that ...
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Simo might be technically bigger (i havent looked at the profile pages) but he certainly doesnt play big
I think there is a chance that if Aekins comes in and absolutely kills it that he could challenge Simo for the wing spot, it's unlikely but it's a chance
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Like most fullbacks, he can certainly play wing.
Dont know that centre is the place for him but yeah if he comes in and absolutely kills it, he could easily play wing if the coach thought he was "undroppable"
by Botman
April 13, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

I agree with FROG and Roger, when it came to positional play, Wighton was absolutely lousy as a fullback He had his strengths too, but we just couldnt get out of our own way with him at the back because we were constantly getting turned around and picking the ball off the deck and conceding line dro...
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points
Replies: 85
Views: 2615

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points

gangrenous wrote: April 12, 2021, 9:42 pm Our wives have complained about our hours wasted arguing with each other on a football forum.

Well look at us now ladies... you’re welcome.
NOW WHO'S SLEEPING ON THE COUCH NOW, KATIE?

oh... its me still? ok. Sorry dear, ill try not to snore.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Can we rule out the charnze that that Aekins at 23 isnt better than Nicoll-Klokstad at 23? I cant say that. Its not just who’s better, its the human element. Is he capable of being Ricky’s guy? These are the critical questions that need to be answered. sage words. sage words from a massive dubby.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 274
Views: 13745

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

If im moving on from CNK, it HAS to be for a guy who can ball play if you ignore ball playing, CNK is one of the best fullbacks in the comp and we'd be mad to move on from him. Kennedy is playing very well but im not seeing much ball playing from him. And the small sample size is a risk. Im a keen a...
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Can we rule out the charnze that that Aekins at 23 isnt better than Nicoll-Klokstad at 23?
I cant say that.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points
Replies: 85
Views: 2615

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points

gangrenous wrote: April 12, 2021, 9:13 pm
Botman wrote: renewable energy? into the sun
What if we fired our solar panels into the sun? The clue is in the name man.

Image
Did... did we just save the **** planet?
I think we did.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points
Replies: 85
Views: 2615

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Dally M Medal points

Deniers? into the sun
Experts? Into the sun
science? into the sun
coal? into the sun
renewable energy? into the sun

the entire human existence? INTO THE **** SUN
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 NRL Round 5: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 60
Views: 1962

Re: 2021 NRL Round 5: Teams and Game Day

zim wrote: April 12, 2021, 2:34 pm I'd want my son to be coached by the greenhouse.
id grind him into the dust
he's not ready for my intensity.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

he was also in the final 19? for a game where CNK was under an injury cloud
So i think Stuart is going to feel comfortable turning to him first... if he stinks the joint up, then we'll see what comes next
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 8:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

havilii over Tapine is a step too far for me
the other moves, whilst i dont agree with at all, i can see in a vaccum why someone might be interested in that.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

I dont think so
I think he's comfortable with Rapana at fullback as a stop game in game (im not, but he clearly is) but i fully expect Aekins to get the nod. If he was not our back up fullback option, there would be little to no point of having brought him in here.
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 297
Views: 10225

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

Agree with the above, his best comp in the NRL is CNK.
But whilst CNK's ball playing might be a 1 or 2 out of 10... Aekins is probably a 3?
So probably a very slight upgrade in that department i think
by Botman
April 12, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months
Replies: 92
Views: 4501

Re: Raiders dealt huge blow as neck injury puts CNK out for up to two months

Also at least it's only 2 months... which means he'll be back well in time to get some legs into him before the finals
We've also got a bye week in 8 weeks, so it might make sense to say he's out until after the bye, and then we've got a nice little month of footy for him to find his feet