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by zim
October 22, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Highs and Lows: Best win
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: 2019 Highs and Lows: Best win

That was a big day for me:

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I think there was only 2 of us cheering in that stand :lol:
by zim
October 18, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk
Replies: 287
Views: 16779

Re: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk

It does have something to do with Leilua. You can use that money to front load anyone that's open to it once he leaves if it's this year.
by zim
October 18, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team List Tuesday!
Replies: 148
Views: 3411

Re: Team List Tuesday!

Wighton going to fullback was an important step in his development for 5/8. He probably would have ended up in the centres and we never see BJ.
by zim
October 17, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Civic still preferred stadium option for Canberra Raiders
Replies: 289
Views: 20371

Re: Exhibition Park emerges as possible location for new 25,000-seat Canberra Stadium

The Rickman wrote:
October 17, 2019, 4:09 pm
zim wrote:
October 17, 2019, 3:57 pm
Sorry mate. You should just do what I do and only use avatars of yourself.
Yeah, it was a rookie error. You hate to see it.
The ball, your net, you know what to do.
by zim
October 17, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Civic still preferred stadium option for Canberra Raiders
Replies: 289
Views: 20371

Re: Exhibition Park emerges as possible location for new 25,000-seat Canberra Stadium

Sorry mate. You should just do what I do and only use avatars of yourself.
by zim
October 17, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Civic still preferred stadium option for Canberra Raiders
Replies: 289
Views: 20371

Re: Exhibition Park emerges as possible location for new 25,000-seat Canberra Stadium

Let’s bite the bullet. Build it smack bang on top of Commonwealth Park. Create some more manicured gardens and ponds and stuff and a site for Floriade a bit further up, along the lake. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Can we build it on top of the casino? You need a lot more space than that. You’d ...
by zim
October 17, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk
Replies: 287
Views: 16779

Re: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk

Morris is reportedly cheap. Roosters came up as an option only after the dragons knocked him back at a small contract. More astute work by the dragons. Their wingers were on fire this year.
by zim
October 17, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk
Replies: 287
Views: 16779

Re: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk

... Losing a genuine strike weapon for only 350k in upgrades seems a bit crap to me. Still, if it somehow helps us keep Jack, Bateman and CNK long-term I guess it's the right decision. ... I think that's the way to look at it. Not so much in flat amounts but if doing it means the difference between...
by zim
October 17, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young Queensland stars
Replies: 44
Views: 4540

Re: Canberra Raiders sign three young North Queensland stars

Sometimes there's a bit of timing involved with this. If these guys are coming through in the Cornish starting half / McCrone at hooker era we probably do a bit more to retain them. Instead we've now got a very talented and established spine. Especially at hooker where our backup should be trying to...
by zim
October 15, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal
Replies: 941
Views: 80592

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal

There's some real Bateman about the way he goes about is work.
Throwing long and short balls off both sides. Good short kicking game. A danger with the ball in hand. Looks like a definite upgrade.
by zim
October 15, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL calls on fans to voice their opinion
Replies: 32
Views: 1140

Re: NRL calls on fans to voice their opinion

Interesting. Why do you think that is? Better side able to put immediate pressure on the other team in their own half?
by zim
October 15, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 20187

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

It's not set in stone. He could decide he wants to take less elsewhere. From what's been said, he and his manager would give the raiders the right of reply. He could very well take less to stay here for example if the titans offered 1million and we offered 900k. There's more to it than just the fina...
by zim
October 15, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 197801

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Agree. I never meant him as a backup. If he's coming it's as a starter or he's not coming.
by zim
October 15, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 20187

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

sprintman wrote:
October 15, 2019, 11:56 am
Rabbitohs forum has Jack to Roosters after they offload a centre. Wouldn’t surprise me
Do you mean they'll add a cheap replacement centre and play Wighton at 5/8? The roosters aren't going to pay jack more than 750k to play centre.
by zim
October 15, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2323
Views: 197801

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I'd be fine with Hastings for 2021 if we had to. Reportedly done a lot of "growing" as a person this year. If he has another good year in 2020 it's fair to say he has turned a corner.
by zim
October 14, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL calls on fans to voice their opinion
Replies: 32
Views: 1140

Re: NRL calls on fans to voice their opinion

You don't think they'll relax what constitutes a sin bin if they have the 5min option? Lower the threshold and there are going to be more tries scored.
by zim
October 14, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 20187

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

simo wrote:
October 14, 2019, 12:04 pm
Theres no way we offer jack over 800k a season! Thatd mean we wouldnt have the 300-350k to re sign sam williams to play reggies. Glad none of you are making recruitment decisions
100%.
by zim
October 13, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 20187

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

He'll be staying. Might cost us an extra 100k a year on the cap but he'll be here.
by zim
October 11, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 41839

Re: Through green eyes 2019

Great read GE.
by zim
October 11, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Worst spine in the competition
Replies: 104
Views: 7220

Re: Worst spine in the competition

Yeah. I thought CNK had gone a little quiet in the 3-4 games before the GF but thought this GF performance was one of his best for us. It seemed like he was just limping in to peak again in the GF. He plays a hard game and it's his first proper year. One of his improvements next year will be pickin...
by zim
October 10, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 Prime Minister's XIII Fiji V Australia: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1273

Re: 2019 Prime Minister's XIII V Fiji: Teams and Game Day

You guys are kidding, right? NOBODY from the grand final teams made the PM's XIII, it was selected last week! Fair **** dinkum. I think all our good players are either in the Kangaroos, the pommy team or the Kiwis. Hors and Guler in the under 23s. Were you thinking Lui was a chance? This is brillia...
by zim
October 10, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

the Storm and roosters do the same thing They have low paid, young halves, who when they need them, bring them in, they play a very specific and clear role, and the team asks the stars around them to step up and fill the void This squad is now at that point. Assuming George is a stud, we have Wight...
by zim
October 10, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

Who do we think has the most expensive backup half in the comp?
I'm talking legitimate backup. Not a signing that turned into a mistake like Josh Reynolds.

I thought maybe Melbourne with Brodie Croft but it seems he might be moving on. Probably good cap management.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes
Replies: 68
Views: 5095

Re: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes

CNK needs to be bumped up NOW. He should not be on minimum wage next season and to do so would be utter madness I thought he was bumped up to $330,000/yr for a few years? That's the average for the remainder of his contract. The upgrade kicks in from 2021. It's a pretty crazy deal he's accepted.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes
Replies: 68
Views: 5095

Re: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes

why are we upgrading CNK already when he is signed for 3yrs? are you meaning post 2023? if players have signed a contract on a set salary, can they really force/negotiate with the club to upgrade again prior to their current contract expiring? My thinking at the moment Let Sezer and Rapana go... Up...
by zim
October 10, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

You know if Croker was in his natural position on the wing he would never have been trampled by Koni.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

We're even delivering more in the off-season this year. Keep it up guys.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

afgtnk wrote:
October 10, 2019, 12:27 pm
Boy, if Williams goes onto $180k then Sezer was the most overpaid halfback in Rugby League history.
Ben Hunt and Ash Taylor would like a word.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants
Replies: 351
Views: 18046

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

300k for sam williams would be absolutely nuts. Especially given who we are currently upgrading / retaining.
by zim
October 10, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes
Replies: 68
Views: 5095

Re: Canberra Raiders preparing to start extending grand final heroes

Guler made some nice runs in the GF. Hope he brings the same confidence to round 1. Starting to look intimidating.
by zim
October 9, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 979
Views: 45090

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I just hope we are back in a GF soon. It hurt so much to lose it like that, I can't take another 2017-18. Hopefully this season hasn't taken too much out of our guys. Papa would be the guy I’d most worry about. You can’t play his position at the level he does as consistently as he does for long per...
by zim
October 8, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Will next year be different to 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1595

Re: Will next year be different to 2016

CNK getting a pre-season at fullback is going to help a lot. Certainly far more than 2 weeks.
by zim
October 8, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is this last straw for anyone?
Replies: 107
Views: 3868

Re: Is this last straw for anyone?

woppadingo wrote:
October 8, 2019, 11:03 am
We had a great season.
Grand finalists.
Outplayed them for the majority of the game.
Became the peoples team.
Gained respect.
Future looking bright.
Put me down for one of these.