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by zim
October 28, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker

Spot on GE. Love your work.
by zim
October 28, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Off contract Raiders... who to retain, who to release?
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: Off contract Raiders... who to retain, who to release?

Nami would be crazy not to maximize his earnings for his "last contract". Either at another club or in the super league. He's spent so much of his career with journey man deals. Guler (who is only 22) has plenty of improvement left in him and his peaks in 2019 already looked very promising. I'd be k...
by zim
October 27, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Highs and Lows: Worst loss
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: 2020 Highs and Lows: Worst loss

Manly for me too. Those are the kinds of losses that keep you out of the 4.
by zim
October 26, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9869

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

Excellent defense by the storm. Big choke by the panthers. Would have been a farce if they came back and won it.
by zim
October 26, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin
Replies: 50
Views: 1903

Re: 2020 State of Origin

Interesting to see if the Maroons end up with the Lee connection on one side. Crazy to think Brenko has now got a prem and could be an origin player all after starting the year without a proper contract.
by zim
October 25, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin
Replies: 50
Views: 1903

Re: 2020 State of Origin

Addo-Carr, Cotric and Daniel Tupou. Lomax is a right centre.
by zim
October 22, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii and Lui named in Queensland Maroons squad
Replies: 21
Views: 1732

Re: Papalii and Lui named in Queensland Maroons squad

Awesome stuff. It won't happen but if you started him and pappa they'd feed off each other. Nami would probably give you the best 20mins of his career.
by zim
October 20, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Man of the Match
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Fans' Choice Man of the Match

There was enough whinging that Williams shouldn't have tied with the other 3. Imagine if we had continued the count.
by zim
October 20, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Can't see an 18 year old convert featuring in first grade next year. If you were looking for a fresh outside back for next year you're still looking.
by zim
October 20, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Kai O'Donnell is listed as a second rower. Not sure if he'd actually turn out there in first grade. Really looks like a lock. His best position is in the back row but his job this year was to give us some minutes up the middle. We are ok for young forwards going forward. Most of you don’t know the ...
by zim
October 20, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton and Cotric named in NSW squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: Wighton and Cotric named in NSW squad

Oh I don't blame him. I wish him well and am still looking forward to watching him play. That 525k was just manager milking after we negotiated an offer of 500k.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Kai O'Donnell is listed as a second rower. Not sure if he'd actually turn out there in first grade. Really looks like a lock. His best position is in the back row but his job this year was to give us some minutes up the middle. We are ok for young forwards going forward. Most of you don’t know the ...
by zim
October 19, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Kai O'Donnell is listed as a second rower. Not sure if he'd actually turn out there in first grade. Really looks like a lock.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton and Cotric named in NSW squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: Wighton and Cotric named in NSW squad

650k says we did the right thing letting Cotric go. The decision is made for you at that point.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Dally M Medal
Replies: 151
Views: 7487

Re: 2020 Dally M Medal

Just ticking them off each year. Only the prem and the captaincy left.
I do look forward to the sack jack threads that will come of this next year.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 22781

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

Pretty much. Didn't bring the intensity in that first 20 and now we need to sack our coach. What a shame.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Whitehead had a poor finals series. Thats his poor "back end of the year. "
by zim
October 19, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2218
Views: 299998

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Naden would be worth a punt if you're watching your pennies and not wanting to block your juniors. He's got genuine pace.
But if you're expecting a complete player we'll be talking about his defence pretty early on.
by zim
October 19, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9869

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

I know botpig likes to cultivate a certain persona on here but it's pretty obvious the cats out of the bag, Mrs Smith.
by zim
October 18, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 22781

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

Barely anyone cares about this stuff anymore anyway. If you go to a Westfield or a DFO on a weekend you'll see that. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk I am not saying you shouldn’t take COVID seriously, you should, but I don’t think it does anyone any good when the health authorities issue warnin...
by zim
October 18, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9869

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

Come on anyone but Smith!
by zim
October 17, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

The Roosters get knocked out in Week 2 and the immediately make tough calls on their squad. The Raiders need to be as ruthless. I agree. What ruthless decisions would you personally make? What about you other forum members? I’d be shipping Croker, Rapana and Scott. Promote Timoko in front of Valeme...
by zim
October 17, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 1936

Re: 2020 season player ratings

He's on 330k. I don't know what you guys think you can get for 330k.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

So we're going to cut our rookie halfback too? That's hardly a tough call. If they dropped Jake Friend, that would be a tough call.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Yeah fair point on CHN there. I was just hoping for more, faster having seen what he's done previously.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day

Well bunnies made a better fist of it than we did. Sure hope Smith loses now.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

Yeah I agree you need some ruthlessness but your first graders are pretty much guaranteed to start the year if you've got a stable system with a long term coach. In Whare's case he played the first 7 rounds. I think if we have a poor first month you'll see some changes. There's just too much depth t...
by zim
October 17, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day

Special work by Yeo.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Team for next year
Replies: 177
Views: 6063

Re: Team for next year

I don't think it's just about "bigger contracts". It's also about experience. He has a history of favouring first graders out of position instead of bringing in juniors. The best thing about those young guys in 2021 is they are a legitimate threat. Ricky can drop players as he has done in the past, ...
by zim
October 17, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: 2020 NRL Finals Week 3: Teams and Game Day

There's a hell of a lot of forward passes in this game.
by zim
October 17, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker's goal kicking
Replies: 159
Views: 15055

Re: Jarrod Croker's goal kicking

The pattern for the last couple of games was muffing it up in the first half then fixing those issues in the second. In the second he pulled off some more difficult stops against the same guy giving him problems in the first. Early aggression is what was lacking. Him and Whitehead both dropped off a...
by zim
October 15, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 391
Views: 23724

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

My opinion is no, but this is the same issue we are going to face next year. We'll have first grade forwards starting for reserve grade. It's the realization of the raiders philosophy where we just hammer teams through the middle. You get around the problem of not having a "strike" centre if the oth...
by zim
October 15, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins

As much as I don't see him shifting our starting side I'm surprised he couldn't land a gig with more years at another club. You'd think Barrett would have pulled this guy into the dogs system on a 2 year deal, or Manly who just let their best backup go (Elliot). Turbo spends a fair chunk injured. Ma...