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by Raiders_Pat
May 7, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Does anybody have an idea of what sort of options we have on the market for centre/wing?
by Raiders_Pat
May 7, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

At this stage, you'd have to consider it an upset if either Hodgson, Croker or GWilly are here in 2022 I'd add Rapana , Lui and maybe Havilli to that list. Maybe even Papa and Tapine want out That's a lot of spare cash we have We need to do whatever we can to keep Papalii and Tapine imo. We can sti...
by Raiders_Pat
May 7, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Do we think Hynes's ball playing is good enough to be a straight replacement option for Georgey boy? Im not sure but it's pretty good, but he wouldnt fit the mould of a organisational half I might be galaxy braining that one, but you miss 100% of the shots you dont take No I don't, but we have to b...
by Raiders_Pat
May 6, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Danaman137 wrote: May 6, 2021, 8:22 pm We gotta go out and get Hynes. He’s great. Wants to be a starting fullback. CNK to the centres and first FB replacement when Hynes isn’t available.


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by Raiders_Pat
May 6, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 154
Views: 10649

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

If George needs to return to England at the end of the year, that's totally understandable and everyone would support him in that decision I'm sure. But the Raiders sort of need to know now if that's going happen... I don't think we can afford to go down the "wait until the end of season and t...
by Raiders_Pat
May 5, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11196

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

Botman wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:42 pm Is the team engaged enough to dig themselves out of this?
No. They're not playing for each other. That's why people have tossed up a million reasons as to why things aren't working but ultimately it comes down to simply that.
by Raiders_Pat
May 5, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Neeeegz wrote: May 5, 2021, 6:59 pm So I guess we play the knights back into form or put a cricket score on them. Don't play to their level please
I'm betting on option 1
by Raiders_Pat
May 5, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11196

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

Hodgson is on $800k. We would need to upgrade Starling but it would give us about a half a mil extra to play with on a fullback upgrade and some strike on the edge.
by Raiders_Pat
May 5, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11196

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

sprintman wrote: May 5, 2021, 5:38 pm Just heard on the radio that Stick/Hodgo had a ‘screaming match’.
I didn't want to address GreenMachine's "overhead projector" comment until it became public knowledge... but there was an "overhead projector" moment recently that caused Hodgson to spit the dummy
by Raiders_Pat
May 5, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11196

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

People saying a few wins will turn the mood around - we're past that point. There is a rift at the club and at least a couple senior guys likely won't be seen in green again.
by Raiders_Pat
May 4, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11196

Re: Broncos considering shock play for Raiders star Josh Hodgson

I appreciate everything Hodgson has done for our club but I really don't think this would be the worst outcome. It would free up some money for us to pursue somebody like Hynes or Manu at fullback and possibly a half if we can't hold on to George Williams. I just hope that we sort all of this out so...
by Raiders_Pat
May 4, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Dropping James and still no backs on the bench, even with Kris possible being injured... Brilliant... Is there a single team in the NRL that carries both a hooker and a back on the bench? I can't think of one and I don't think it's a good strategy. I get that people don't see the point of carrying ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 4, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Dropping James and still no backs on the bench, even with Kris possible being injured... Brilliant... Is there a single team in the NRL that carries both a hooker and a back on the bench? I can't think of one and I don't think it's a good strategy. I get that people don't see the point of carrying ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 8:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 154
Views: 10649

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

I wonder how much Roosters are offering Walker over 5 years
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky losing the team?
Replies: 83
Views: 4178

Re: Is Ricky losing the team?

If things went really pear shaped and we finished somewhere in the bottom 3, then repeated it again next year and lost a handful of rep players in the process, I think we'd see a new coach. But things would have to get that bad.
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews

This is all part of Ricky Stuart's plan... make everybody else think we're falling apart and then go on to win every game remaining this season.
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 154
Views: 10649

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

Neil Evans on Twitter wrote a tweet the other stating “ Breaking: *Canberra considering offering 3 million deal to Adam Reynolds over 3 yrs.. #NRL” Adam Reynolds would be exactly what we're looking for - an organising half with a great kicking game. However, $1mil a year for somebody who will short...
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 154
Views: 10649

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

Neil Evans on Twitter wrote a tweet the other stating “ Breaking: *Canberra considering offering 3 million deal to Adam Reynolds over 3 yrs.. #NRL” Adam Reynolds would be exactly what we're looking for - an organising half with a great kicking game. However, $1mil a year for somebody who will short...
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 154
Views: 10649

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

If true, (big IF), what are our options? Do we have any good half-backs in the lower grades? Do we promote Sammy to first string? Do we look at what's in the market? Adam Reynolds' kicking game would be wonderful to have Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk If it's true then I think we need to seri...
by Raiders_Pat
May 3, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I've seen no indication that the club is looking for anyone. We must be the quietest team in the player market talk right now Completely agree... You would think Hynes and Issako are two quick ways to improve our backline.. 1. Hynes 2. Issako 3. CNK 4. Kris 5. Simmo/Timoko/Savage eventually There i...
by Raiders_Pat
May 1, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18961

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews

1. Aekins
2. Simonsson (L)
3. Timoko
4. Scott
5. Rapana (R)
6. Wighton
7. S. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Havili
10. Lui
11. Whitehead (c)
12. Harawira-Naera
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. Sutton
16. James
17. Guler
by Raiders_Pat
May 1, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Hynes was great. He would be an excellent addition to the squad. He's never going to reach Papenhuyzen or Tedesco levels but we don't need him to do that. We would just need him to provide his current level of play and anything beyond that is a bonus.
by Raiders_Pat
May 1, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Matt wrote: April 30, 2021, 3:32 pm Isaako - GKer. Winger only. NEVER FB.
I would have agreed with you here before watching last night's game
by Raiders_Pat
April 29, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders and Knights the biggest losers in proposed conference system
Replies: 83
Views: 3304

Re: Raiders and Knights the biggest losers in proposed conference system

I'm not against the conference idea. Just not split into Sydney and the rest. You can separate the Sydney teams into 2 groups and mix it with the outside teams. Still keep some local derbies and/or rivalries. You could break them into East and West zones. Panthers, Eels, Tigers, Dogs in one group. ...
by Raiders_Pat
April 28, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 2835

Re: 2022

I'd say as a general principle, I'd be wary of buying from Melbourne or the Roosters: they're broadly good at knowing who to let go, and if you get into a fight for one of their players you will be paying massive overs. You want to be poaching from dumb clubs with players being let down by the qual...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Hmmm yeah ok, so maybe not a geographical fit for Hynes then for us. Still we should try, he'd be an excellent pick up for us and really go a long way to solving a few of our major problems There's some good surf on the south coast Pay him a little overs, give him a few personal days a year to ****...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Botman wrote: April 27, 2021, 7:23 pm Hmmm yeah ok, so maybe not a geographical fit for Hynes then for us.
Still we should try, he'd be an excellent pick up for us and really go a long way to solving a few of our major problems
There's some good surf on the south coast
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 359
Views: 18057

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I actually agree with Sleek for once... this is the best team we’ve named in a few weeks, and (except for Papalii), the best one we can currently name. I don’t think we’ll beat Souths, but I certainly don’t think our season is over yet either. If we could move on one of our middles this year and br...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Hynes has already said he is willing to move clubs to lock down a starting fullback spot We should be on the phone to his representatives every day Make it happen Could help in two ways, firstly gives us a legitimate ball playing fullback who I don’t think would be a massive down grade defensively ...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 359
Views: 18057

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Best part is the no backs on the bench again though... We're not gonna be carrying a back on the bench while we're running two hookers. It's one or the other. First off, why, second are we carrying two hookers? Havilii is hardly being used, and usually when he does finally get a run it's at prop. H...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 359
Views: 18057

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Ultima wrote: April 27, 2021, 5:00 pm Best part is the no backs on the bench again though...
We're not gonna be carrying a back on the bench while we're running two hookers. It's one or the other.
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Can Nicho Hynes play centre? If we were able to land Hynes then he'd go to fullback and Charnze would move to centre or wing for me 100% spot on If you nabbed him, he'd be the fullback and Charnze will fill in elsewhere I personally think he'd be an really good centre I think we're very foolish if ...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Can Nicho Hynes play centre? If we were able to land Hynes then he'd go to fullback and Charnze would move to centre or wing for me 100% spot on If you nabbed him, he'd be the fullback and Charnze will fill in elsewhere I personally think he'd be an really good centre I think we're very foolish if ...
by Raiders_Pat
April 27, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31490

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Raiders666 wrote: April 26, 2021, 9:18 pm Can Nicho Hynes play centre?
If we were able to land Hynes then he'd go to fullback and Charnze would move to centre or wing for me
by Raiders_Pat
April 26, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 2835

Re: 2022

The team misses prime Leilua more than any other player, including Bateman. That ship has sailed but that downgrade to Scott is one of the more depressing market moves I’ve seen Canberra make. Leilua in his prime was the most damaging attacking centre in the NRL. Pretty much any centre would have b...