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by Hazza
June 25, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 162
Views: 5328

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Any team with our record should really be regarded as a contender. It's an interesting question though. I'm sure most people would say we haven't reached our potential, particularly in attack. So we have been quite solid without being quite there with the best form in the comp. Injuries to key play...
by Hazza
June 25, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 162
Views: 5328

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Make the top 4 anything can happen. That's obviously the goal. I have no doubt on our day, at full strength we can more than match it with the best sides. At this stage you'd have to say the storm are the standouts though.
by Hazza
June 25, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 162
Views: 5328

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Any team with our record should really be regarded as a contender. It's an interesting question though. I'm sure most people would say we haven't reached our potential, particularly in attack. So we have been quite solid without being quite there with the best form in the comp. Injuries to key play...
by Hazza
June 14, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

I can't get the cowboys loss out of my head as far as Williams is concerned. He had 1 of the worst games ever played by a NRL half. I think if Wighton wasn't selcted for NSW he would've been dropped after that game.
by Hazza
June 14, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

The thing about the Williams/Sezer thing is obviously clouds people's judgement and people stop being objective. Anyone that thinks Sezer played well last night is kidding themselves, he was atrocious in the 2nd half. Good try in the 1st half and at this point in time is a better option for this tea...
by Hazza
June 14, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

He's literally one of the worst halfbacks on the list, and that's taking into account a number of second stringers listed. No question the standard of halves has dipped significantly over the decade, but that to me says even more about his level. We need a better halfback in order to win a premiers...
by Hazza
June 14, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 22481

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

We’ve won three games without Hodgson, one against one of the best teams in the comp. that was simply unthinkable last season. It’s about times our fans started to enjoy our season for what it is Yeah imagine this time last year being disappointed with playing to about 60% of our capacity and still...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 107
Views: 10514

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Teams and Previews

Drought breaking season this 1. We hadn't beaten the broncs at home in 6 years. We did that. The Benji/Farah curse over us, we broke that. Haven't beaten the sharks at home in a regular season game since 2011 so why not do that as well?
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Jarrod Croker

I dont know a centre who is consistently a great defender. On wednesdsy night the both NSW centres were responsible for major defensive lapses. Most notably rushing in, leaving their wingers stranded. I’ve said this so many times now... centres let in the most tries because they defend against seco...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders fight off rivals to pinch electric sprint champ Xavier Savage from the Roosters
Replies: 30
Views: 2899

Re: Raiders fight off rivals to pinch electric sprint champ Xavier Savage from the Roosters

Cue the athlete vs footballer discussion. I wonder which of our young players the chooks will now target. Not one of our but I hear they are looking at Ash Taylor and using Cooper as a bargaining tool (to Coach him). You get the feeling Ash will reach his potential at a ‘big club’. Sent from my iPh...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Fox Sports also have a last touch assist or something of that nature, I can’t remember exactly what it is but yeah they take the time to really make sure what they put out has some logic and merit to it Which is why I got Fox Sports over NRL all day and twice on Sunday They do. Although Williams wa...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players
Replies: 46
Views: 1703

Re: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players

Campo at his best was every bit as good as Daley. Obviously due to injury we rarely saw him at his best. Nope. Daley did it for years, despite injuries. Campo had a golden streak, then died. Sent from my SM-G960F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk Yeah gee I wonder if doing his ACL...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

It's seems to be that it's always the last play which lead to the player been able to score unimpeded. It makes sense to draw a line if you want an objective measure. The problem is the name isn't great and they don't provide the criteria used. Fox Sports splits it into try involvements/assists/con...
by Hazza
June 9, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

I've been critical of Sezer in the past but saying he was poor the other night is just silly. He was very good, happy for him to stay in the side if he keeps putting up performances like that. That's the challenge though, he's had good games for us before then goes missing for a month. His best game...
by Hazza
June 5, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16097

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

-PJ- wrote:
June 5, 2019, 7:17 am
Sid wrote:
June 4, 2019, 9:02 pm
It’ll be a massive effort for the 3 boys to play 3 games in 6 days, particularly Papalii in the middle
Papa will do it, and more importantly will want to do it.

It's up to Stick.
Well if it's up to Stick he'll definitely play. Can't really afford to rest him can he.
by Hazza
June 4, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 16097

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

It’ll be a massive effort for the 3 boys to play 3 games in 6 days, particularly Papalii in the middle 3 in 8 days. Wighton mightn't get more than 10-15 mins, Cotric isn't exactly a 20 run a game man on the wing, he should be fine, and Papa probably gets what 45-50 mins in origin? She'll be right.
by Hazza
June 3, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players
Replies: 46
Views: 1703

Re: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players

Campo's best was basically two half seasons. You don't deserve to be compared to one of the greats on that basis. Aside from that he was bog ordinary, and this is prior to the injuries he sustained. True when speaking about careers but if we’re discussing peak periods then fair play. Loz was a lege...
by Hazza
June 3, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Sack Croker...

Yeah the Sharks won a comp with Ricky Leutele in the centres but we can't win 1 with Crokes in the centres. This is hilarious. I love how the Croker fans always justify his selection in the team by searching high low to try to find someone worse than him! We drop the bar so low - we don’t want a go...
by Hazza
June 3, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1032
Views: 43409

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer and Williams are virtually as crap as each other... with Sezer being the better player but his wage in comparison cancelling that out completely. I honestly couldn't give a damn which of these two make the team each week. Not at all saying Hingano is the answer but neither of those two are pu...
by Hazza
June 3, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Sack Croker...

Yeah the Sharks won a comp with Ricky Leutele in the centres but we can't we 1 with Crokes in the centres. This is hilarious. I dont think leutele was on near the anount croker is. Croker plays centre until bj returns. Then we have a rational discussion on the best way to move forward for the team ...
by Hazza
June 3, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 415
Views: 14797

Re: Sack Croker...

Yeah the Sharks won a comp with Ricky Leutele in the centres but we can't win 1 with Crokes in the centres. This is hilarious.
by Hazza
June 2, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players
Replies: 46
Views: 1703

Re: Raiders greatest non-premiership winning players

Campo at his best was every bit as good as Daley. Obviously due to injury we rarely saw him at his best.
by Hazza
June 2, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 17105

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

Dean Pay needs the sack they are putrid Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk Pretty ordinary roster though, Hasler decimated that club. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk It is but Pay makes stupid decisions week in week out. Why Rhyse Martin is getting 30 odd mins s game is beyond me. And droppi...
by Hazza
June 2, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 17105

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

People saying it was ugly, untidy etc. **** DO YOU EXPECT? hahaa we got half our side ****. Just had to win that come what may. Couldn't have given a toss how we did it. Very very important win. If we make the 8 that 1 could be the difference.
by Hazza
May 31, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Will be interesting to see where he lines up. I could see him in the centres with Kris dropping out. We need to keep that 2nd hooker on the bench. Havili would find it tough to go the full 80. Or if you're completely fine with Bateman playing in the forwards Tapine drops to the bench and Bateman ca...
by Hazza
May 31, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

The Rickman wrote:
May 31, 2019, 9:54 am
Bateman back is huge... where's this announcement??
D.Polkinghorne on twitter Rickman
by Hazza
May 31, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Bateman was always playing. You don't miss a NRL game with a bit of a sore eye if you're as tough as him. Soon as I saw him in the 21 I expected him to play. In to the centres for Kris my guess.
by Hazza
May 28, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I expect Bateman to play. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Side actually doesn't look as bad as I thought it would with the amount out we have. Decent bench apart from Starling who I've never seen play.
by Hazza
May 27, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Ilanraiders wrote:
May 27, 2019, 9:48 pm
A very reliable source told me tonight that Tom Starling will be making his debut!!
Rapa any hope?
by Hazza
May 27, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

No chance it’s gonna be anything other than Sezer/Williams this weekend. And this is the exact reason why we have Williams on our books. Only real question is how the bench is made up. If Starling was hooked from Mounties I imagine he’ll be our No. 14. 1. CNK 2. Simonsson 3. Croker 4. Kris 5. Oldfi...
by Hazza
May 27, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 485
Views: 28969

Re: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues

Northern Raider wrote:
May 27, 2019, 10:05 am
Reckon they got it right with QLD team. Granville would have been a disaster in Origin.
Gee Mbye is a bizarre 1 though.
by Hazza
May 26, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 485
Views: 28969

Re: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues

Yep. It's all sweet and rosy until we miss the 8 by 2 points and it's the dogs game that costs us.
by Hazza
May 26, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Next few games make or break our season. Time for the coach to step up. If Manly can do it there is absolutely no reason we can't. Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk Even when Manly had those injuries they still had a very good pack though. Taupau, AFB, Jake T. Not only do we have 8 out, they're ...
by Hazza
May 26, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 485
Views: 28969

Re: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues

Tbh I think Cotric is a tad lucky. Don't think his form on the wing was great, he looks a far better centre than winger. Not overly rapt with Wighton on the bench either, we lose him next week and he'll probably get 3 mins at the end.
by Hazza
May 26, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 17818

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Assuming everyone that might get picked is picked: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Michael Oldfield 6. Aidan Sezer 7. Sam Williams 8. Corey Horsburgh 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Elliot Whitehead 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom S...