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by zim
June 2, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zimply the best
Replies: 24
Views: 4039

Re: Zimply the best

Strong side and Best is looking good but I can't really agree with Scott and Best being on par. Best has just started his career. Scott has had favourable matchups against some of the strongest sides in the comp and appeared in 2 grand finals, winning 1.
by zim
June 2, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zimply the best
Replies: 24
Views: 4039

Re: Zimply the best

Zimply the best Round 4: Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Guidelines 1. Pick the strongest 17 you can by combining the Raiders and their opponents for this round. 2. If a player is listed in this week's 21 they can be in your 17. 3. Players can slot into any position you can realistically just...
by zim
June 2, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

Wouldn't hold your breath on "decent" replacements for Bateman, Collins and Murchie. They'll all be min wagers. I think we'd have to strike gold to pick up "decent" at this stage of the season.
by zim
June 2, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15441

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I can see the argument about looking towards the future, but I agree. I'd be picking Rapana. He was fantastic against Melbourne.
by zim
June 2, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

Well.. We have a premiership to win and JohnBoy is an important part of that mission. Win me a premiership and the 30 of them can walk.. This gets my vote :thumbsup . I'd gladly leave life behind and live off the grid mate.. We just want a premiership.. Give me that and I'll die happily..the very n...
by zim
June 2, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

-PJ- wrote:
June 2, 2020, 2:21 pm
Well..

We have a premiership to win and JohnBoy is an important part of that mission.

Win me a premiership and the 30 of them can walk..
This gets my vote :thumbsup .
by zim
June 2, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

This is all getting a bit stupid now. IF JohnBoy is in contact with Wigan..why ? why ? did he bother coming to AUS ? Sort ya **** out..yes I want you to extend and bleed for our jersey but stop screwing with us. Found this old article when he signed with us https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/raiders-...
by zim
June 2, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: England coach Shaun Wane says George Williams needs to improve
Replies: 15
Views: 2865

Re: England coach Shaun Wane says George Williams needs to improve

Wigan would have lost 22-6 so I guess in his imagined scenario he would want more involvement.
by zim
June 2, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

After that 3 year return deal was spoken about when he initially signed Bateman said it was nonsense. It was wishful thinking on Wigan's part. Could still easily work out that way.
by zim
June 1, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34354

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

As far as I'm aware he didn't have much choice in this case. The quick flight meant he did it from the bus. That's why there is comment from him but no video.
by zim
June 1, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

JWH just re-signed till 2023. But Asu Kepaoa is off contract. That'd take him to about 34/35 wouldnt it? I know he's a hard **** bastard and a great forward but i dont know if he's gonna hold up that long! Impressive if he can. Yeah he'd be 34. I don't expect him to see out his contract. The rooste...
by zim
June 1, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League
Replies: 623
Views: 113989

Re: Ricky Stuart appears resigned to losing John Bateman

There was certainly some bad blood... i dont know that PV would be eager to back and play under Ricky, and im less convinced Ricky would want to bring PV back into this team unless there was some concessions made on both sides But it's simply not going to be viable because the cap implications are ...
by zim
June 1, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15441

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

Josh Hodgson interview on NRL 360: Been a good start, never an easy thing to go to Melbourne and win. George Williams' skill is second to none, we knew that. The new rules probably suit his game, he likes taking the line on and being aggressive. Good to have two halves who like to run and take on t...
by zim
June 1, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart says changes could help game become less defence oriented
Replies: 106
Views: 8183

Re: Ricky Stuart says changes could help game become less defence oriented

I wasn't a fan of the rules watching the titans game. It was so sloppy it felt more like 9s. Watching the better teams get into it though I think it's an improvement.
by zim
June 1, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zimply the best
Replies: 24
Views: 4039

Re: Zimply the best

You'll have to be more specific.
by zim
June 1, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 39166

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

He certainly doesn't seem like a player that lifts the squad up around him.
It's just time for a change. Even the guys that do pump the other players up like Tariq and Graham seem to have lost it.
by zim
June 1, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 39166

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Playing for Mary might have just sucked the motivation out of him. If they punted Mary and promoted Shane Flanagan I'm sure he'd have a lot more pep in his step. A great injection of enthusiasm if you will.
by zim
May 31, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15441

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

Had to be dejavu with Eddie and that pass he couldn't hold on to in Extra time - like the Cronulla 2016 semi final and Melbourne 2016 preliminary final. Eddie needs it straight on his chest to catch them, 2 cm off and he cannot. Cotric opposes him next week. No the pass he got this time was a bad p...
by zim
May 31, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

If I was looking for a new fullback Tex Hoy would be a good target.
by zim
May 31, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Knights defend better without Barnett and Fitzgibbon on the edges. Huge effort from their reserves. Guerra with a vintage performance.
by zim
May 31, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 89
Views: 15441

Re: 2020 Rd 4 V Knights: Teams and Previews

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker (c) 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson (c) 10. Emre Guler 11. John Bateman 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. S...
by zim
May 31, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 39166

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Bulldogs and Titans should be all over him.
by zim
May 31, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

bonehead wrote:
May 30, 2020, 11:28 pm
howd the Murch go?
Gave away 2 set restarts early. I think he looks slow. But early days. There is worse in first grade going around and he'll get better as he settles.
His carries are strong. It's defense he needs to work on.
by zim
May 31, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zimply the best
Replies: 24
Views: 4039

Re: Zimply the best

Round 3 The Fallout What a game. Incredible win by the Raiders, and boy o boy was it an error leaving Williams out of the strongest 17. He was the best spine player on the field. Joseph Tapine also with a fantastic performance. Cameron one year too long Smith, booted. Adjusted for game day 17: 1. C...
by zim
May 30, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 54
Views: 5557

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 Williams
2 Tapine
1 Hodgson
by zim
May 30, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34354

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

**** YEEEEEAAAHHH
by zim
May 30, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Vossy : "During the dragons game some of their cardboard fans left early."
by zim
May 29, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Also Brett Morris. Incredible effort to stop both players on the break then back it up with another tackle. Strong in the air too.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Not really surprising to see Klein ref things differently. He always does things differently to the rest.
Teddy 295m. What a **** unit.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 538
Views: 34354

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Game Day

Heh, my sleuthing from the photos was way off.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Origin is going to be stupid fast.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

No Rapana in the captains run. Didn't see Starling either so guessing the 19 will have Kai O'Donnell and Matt Frawley in it.
Boys looking fit.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I've wondered how players deal with that as far as a work place goes. You know your boy just got topped up 200k and then they tell you that there's no money for the upgrade you've been chasing. Shout me a few coffees mate.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 90
Views: 20598

Re: 2020 Rd 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I saw Paul Gallen was offering his services. We missed out on Greg Bird. Time to right some wrongs.
by zim
May 29, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 132
Views: 17069

Re: 2020 NRL Round 3: Teams and Game Day

Broncos had half the possession, so of course their playmakers were non existent. They don't bomb those two tries and they're right in that match. Fifita and TPJ add a lot of impact to that side. But great to see them getting spanked. Yeah this is it. If your side has 36% possession your problems a...