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by Botman
July 19, 2024, 2:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 250
Views: 12611

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

Canberra Milk wrote: July 19, 2024, 1:57 pm
The Nickman wrote: July 19, 2024, 12:51 pm Who would Cook come in for? I can't see that at all
Strange to centre and Kris out, not saying it will happen just wouldn't surprise me
That would be a HUGE shock, i think presenting it as anything else is wish casting :lol:
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 2:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 250
Views: 12611

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

Interesting that Reynolds is back for the Broncos this week after tearing his bicep, only 10 weeks out. Fogarty had the same injury and is also back this round after missing 15 weeks. Unless there was a different severity, I find the recovery time discrepancy interesting. I think you'll find Canber...
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 1:13 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48787

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Lamenting Actions wrote: July 19, 2024, 1:11 pm Hey brothers, I thought Hulk Hogan was still hiding from the public after being caught saying the N-word multiple times, but here he is! Brothers!
You'll imagine my surprise that known and noted racist Hulk Hogan is up here stumping for Donald Trump
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 12:56 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48787

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Ill say this, Trump never shies away from the bit. Actually getting Hulk Hogan up there to rip a shirt off
Im genuinely surprised they didnt have Real American playing in the background as he did it
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 12:41 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48787

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

That's been my experience dealing with them on this side too. Just needlessly obstructive, and painfully difficult to even get proper engagement with even when you're trying to achieve an outcome that is objectively a positive outcome for their members. And my dealings with them and what we were try...
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 10:17 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48787

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

None of this from the CFMEU is surprising. Never much cared for unions. Whilst i can appreciate the need for them at times and what they've achieved for workers in australia, there are just too many rotten eggs spoiling the broth and my personal experience with unions has never been positive, either...
by Botman
July 19, 2024, 8:40 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues

Does Gordie know that Felise Kaufusi was also involved in the push and shove as a bench player?
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Probably the best part about origin is both sides are incredibly poor winners... and even worse sad sack losers. :lol: The appropriate time has passed to appreicate the game and what a tremendous game it was... time for recriminations. And my favourite part? I raised the curiousness of there being a...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Boy today's courier mail front page is big time loser energy
Respect the move to completely ignore origin and put a Tassie girl on the front page pretending she's a qlder :lol:
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Sent it up no try because it very clearly was not a try, but had a professional foul and wanted to check if it was worthy of a penalty try Ridiculous stuff. Bloke desperately wanted to drag QLD to a try even if he had to do himself! Phenomenally incompetent refereeing, but that’s what you have to e...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Sent it up no try because it very clearly was not a try, but had a professional foul and wanted to check if it was worthy of a penalty try
Ridiculous stuff. Bloke desperately wanted to drag QLD to a try even if he had to do himself!
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Mate it was Jerome Luai involved
GE would have him trailed at The Hague for the heinous war crime of celebrating with too much vigour
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I was talking to my wife about this last night, who is a doctor herself, and explaining the process with HIAs and how it worked. She doesnt watch a lot of footy these days. When she asked me who paid for the doctors, and i told her the NRL did, her response was - "Doesnt sound independent to me...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 2:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Maguire
Replies: 36
Views: 945

Re: Maguire

Hong Kong Raider wrote: July 18, 2024, 1:00 pm Madge is not the answer, but neither is Ricky Stuart. It will get worse before it gets better after 2029 when Stuart leaves.
Oh honey...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 250
Views: 12611

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

On my death bed, i will gather my loved ones close, and with my dying breaths i will recite this sentence: "As a club they just happened to be in the right place at the right time to Steven Bradbury their way to a dynasty." And i will tell those i love this was said in relation to the 2021...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I honestly think Billy needs to have a good hard look at how he went about this series. I think he might've "galaxy brained" himself a bit and got carried away with his own selections, particularly after winning Game 1 "comfortably". It's a bit like when I'm having a win on the ...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Still unreal that they called Ben Hunt's HIA a cat 2 and let him back on the park :lol: But that's the definition of Category 2. If it is assessed by the independent doctors as Category 1, they're ruled out of the game. Category 2 permits players back on the field. They still have to pass the HIA t...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Yeah i dont think Crichton's was remotely controversial I think his was very clearly a neck injury more so than a head injury. Said so at the time in this thread. He was always getting cleared. Hunt was legit knocked senseless and then when he came back on the field LOOKED like a bloke playing with ...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Still unreal that they called Ben Hunt's HIA a cat 2 and let him back on the park :lol:
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I still think the odds are that this will take care of itself Moses and Cleary have been had issues with injuries over the years, good chance one of them is unavailable next year when the team is picked, but also Laui is heading to the Tigers to play #7. Maybe he's awesome and the Tigers are great b...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 10:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Maguire
Replies: 36
Views: 945

Re: Maguire

Is Madge really that bad a club coach if you remove Wests Tigers from his resume? In comparison, how did Ivan Cleary fare at the Tigers? Cleary actually had the tigers looking good imo His work there was the best they've had since 05 sheens, but point taken... if you scrub the tigers from the resum...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I think Cleary might actually grow a leg and deliver at the origin level if he's played with Moses and he assumes the role he played for the Panthers in that final 20 minutes of the GF, with Moses playing the Cogger role You'll have left and right in standard structure... Moses on the right, Cleary ...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Such a great game
Honestly one of the best in history. Both sides played at such an incredibly high level.

Origin footy really is the **** best
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I think Billy got inside his own head a bit with the constant selection of a back on the bench. Sure, it worked in Game 1, but they probably could've reshuffled anyway to cover it, with a Backrower going wide and Hammer to the back. Up against Maguire's big bench it just really showed in the forwar...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Not sure I agree with the criticism of the 'non selection' of Fifita. His defence is awful and he would have been up against either Crichton or Martin, both of whom had sensational series, and would have torn him to shreds. They really missed Tino, Flegler and Munster's unpredictability and experie...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I wonder if NSW had've won Game 1 whether Billy would've evaluated and come up with a more forward-oriented squad? With injuries, were there even the players available for him to do so? Given when they were in the middle forwards without Tino and Flegler, i really think they should have brought Pap...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Maguire
Replies: 36
Views: 945

Re: Maguire

Club and rep coaching are two pretty different jobs imo

One can be good at one and not the other, some can be good at both. I dont think last night's game should change anyone's Madge opinions in club land, in either direction.
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Im really interested to hear from the powers that be re Cam Murray sin bin It's a tricky one because he got involved as a non active player and that i would think is usually an automatic send off But it's not like he did really anything and a send off for push and shove would have felt unbelievably...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Also the 7 is Moses’ for the foreseeable future. You can’t pick Cleary of Moses is available. Will be very interesting to see what happens next year if both players are available. No doubt current form will play a big part. I think the move is going to be Cleary/Moses with Laui dropping out But Lau...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Yeah i think Slater had a bit of shine come off his star this series. Think Finchy outlined it quite well and there was certain a sub section of QLD fans who were not really on board with how he was going about it with team selections and approach with the media etc. but i think he'll learn a lot fr...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

There was a lifting tackle penalty reasonably early in the first half - genuinely can’t recall if it was against NSW or QLD. It ended up being a safe tackle because the tackled player was flipped so far beyond the horizontal he landed on his back. I’m comfortable there wasn’t a sin bin, but did thi...
by Botman
July 18, 2024, 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Im really interested to hear from the powers that be re Cam Murray sin bin It's a tricky one because he got involved as a non active player and that i would think is usually an automatic send off But it's not like he did really anything and a send off for push and shove would have felt unbelievably ...
by Botman
July 17, 2024, 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Also, I wanna give full props to two players while I remember I don’t watch too many Panthers games, but Dylan Edwards has been superb in both his games. You wonder what could’ve been if they’d had him in their team a few years earlier And Jerome Luai, has SURELY put to bed the critics who think he...
by Botman
July 17, 2024, 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Also, I wanna give full props to two players while I remember I don’t watch too many Panthers games, but Dylan Edwards has been superb in both his games. You wonder what could’ve been if they’d had him in their team a few years earlier And Jerome Luai, has SURELY put to bed the critics who think he...
by Botman
July 17, 2024, 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10500

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I am struggling to comprehend the game of footy just played NSW worthy winners but qld were incredible. Their determination in this game is something to behold This truly was footy at its finest. I’m **** levitating off that game Agree the spectacle was brilliant but I don’t know if QLD were incred...