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by Billy Walker
September 23, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

We definitely shouldn’t change Croker at this stage of the season, but his drop in kicking performance over the season is a concern as I believe it might be related to his knee injuries on that leg. He is kicking at 73% this season, which is well down on his career average. Observing his body langu...
by Billy Walker
September 22, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Hasn’t been a regular goal kicker for four years, kicked a handful each season from a handful of attempts, and now you’re telling us Stuart should change goal kickers in a Preliminary Final? Please! Wouldn’t be a smart move whatsoever! At most you might consider throwing the tee to a back up kicker...
by Billy Walker
September 22, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

BnM - I suspect the wingers will be Raps and Cotric and believe Simmonsen will be on the bench. I think Guler might nudge out Sutton but wouldn’t be upset either way. The big question for me is whether Papa starts. It was a bit of a master stroke against Storm holding Papa back but not sure what is ...
by Billy Walker
September 22, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Hi GH - it's been a while. Friday will be the first home game I've missed all year. Not coincidentally, it is also the due date for the birth of my first child. After we got the positive some 9 months ago, and we did the maths, I joked to my wife that - of course - this will be the year that the Ra...
by Billy Walker
September 22, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker on ABC Canberra Grandstand
Replies: 49
Views: 3877

Re: Jarrod Croker on ABC Canberra Grandstand

greeneyed wrote:
September 21, 2019, 11:28 am
Jarrod Croker interview:

Not doing a lot on the day off, probably watch a few horse races this afternoon and have dinner with mates.
You don’t feel like grabbing a kicking tee and doing a few extras champ? Maybe try and knock a tackle bag over? Hmmm
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Paul Kent tipping a Raiders v Melbourne grand final. Surely we start favourites in that one?
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

My maths is pretty bad, but Parra beat Broncos by 60 odd, and now 20 minutes in the Storm are pumping them by lots - So given our ability to regularly knock off the storm for fun, I’d say that makes us a 100 point better team than the Broncos 😁
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii, Jack Wighton and Nick Cotric surge into Kangaroos frame: Meninga
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Papalii, Jack Wighton and Nick Cotric surge into Kangaroos frame: Meninga

Paps should be first pick, Wighton makes a lot of sense, I’d say there is a long list of players ahead of Cotric!
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders Memes
Replies: 369
Views: 29657

Re: Raiders Memes

The Rickman wrote:
September 20, 2019, 5:42 pm
Or any Billy Walker thread


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I feel like me questioning Croker’s defence has really scarred you. I sorry I picked on your favourite player... 😂
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal
Replies: 924
Views: 75757

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

Also I think people are selling short some of Joey's team mates saying Ricky had far superior weapons outside him. Ours were better but knights were no slouch. Having rudder at 6 meant he played both sides, centres and wingers were matt Gidley, tahu, hughes, Albert and Robbie O at the back, plenty ...
by Billy Walker
September 21, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 282
Views: 20304

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Cody Walker likely to be suspended for punching. Tapine copped it, So should he Sent from my SM-G930F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk And Cook should be looked as for work on the eyes as well. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/94d3cdd94e39f607f898f644ab16e0c3.jpg AND cou...
by Billy Walker
September 20, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

You know your teams travelling ok when it’s supporters are filling time talking rubbish for something to do second week of finals. 😎
by Billy Walker
September 20, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

gergreg wrote:
September 20, 2019, 6:52 pm
Oooh I've got one.

Billy, you're a goose.

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What do you call a young male chicken Gergreg? Just saying 😉
by Billy Walker
September 20, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Nothing official, but what about bird on a 300k contract, with Broncos paying the rest ? If Joey goes after the grand final and maybe matterson too if Rapana and sezer go Sent from my SM-J530Y using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk Surprised Broncos would release him. Sure he’s out of ...
by Billy Walker
September 20, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Nothing official, but what about bird on a 300k contract, with Broncos paying the rest ? If Joey goes after the grand final and maybe matterson too if Rapana and sezer go Sent from my SM-J530Y using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk Surprised Broncos would release him. Sure he’s out of ...
by Billy Walker
September 19, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Dally M Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 2057

Re: 2019 Dally M Awards

Croker nominated for both captain on the year and centre of the year. But what would they know... can't kick, can't tackle, **** captain. Just ask our own fans. Exactly! It's so conflicting. :lol: Hope he kills it. So is he any good or not?? I'm so confused. On one hand, I've got my own judgment th...
by Billy Walker
September 19, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal

simo wrote:
September 18, 2019, 6:36 am

I think his best role in the squad is as a training aid and first benchmark for younger players to surpass
Very harsh, quite true and extremely funny! :roflmao
by Billy Walker
September 19, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

It's a pretty frickin' glorious day when the Broncos are being urged to sift through Canberra's discards. :thumbsup Full turnaround since the Milford poach. Ironically that is one of the moves which has backfired and led them here- along which coaches chronically unable to get the best out of Milfo...
by Billy Walker
September 19, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 2200
Views: 181842

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Not seeing any value for us in any of the players released by the knights.
by Billy Walker
September 17, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal

Hard to say if I’m happy or unhappy about this without further context. On face value agree with everyone’s comments on here and I would assume he isn’t breaking the bank, but if resigning him reduces the likelihood of locking in other higher priority signatures then maybe it’s not the best outcome....
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 61
Views: 2943

Re: NEEDMEMBERSCODE - Grand Final tickets

It's round, mate. It's a big round stadium. I've been there many, many times. You, on the other hand, have never been outside of your mum's basement. It can be oval, it’s generally rectangular, it’s never been round. Without wanting to blow your mind too much for one day -spoiler alert... the earth...
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 61
Views: 2943

Re: NEEDMEMBERSCODE - Grand Final tickets

Round. https://sl.sbs.com.au/public/image/file/4ac3985f-474a-49dd-b561-b4aa357f88e0 Rectangle. http://www.jephsonhotel.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/img_hero_suncorpstadium.jpg Looks like someone has googled and realised they forgot its been reconfigured and is doing a little back tracking here...
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 61
Views: 2943

Re: NEEDMEMBERSCODE - Grand Final tickets

It's round, mate. It's a big round stadium. I've been there many, many times. You, on the other hand, have never been outside of your mum's basement. It can be oval, it’s generally rectangular, it’s never been round. Without wanting to blow your mind too much for one day -spoiler alert... the earth...
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 61
Views: 2943

Re: Grand final tickets

The Rickman wrote:
September 16, 2019, 4:59 pm
Billy Walker wrote:
September 16, 2019, 4:57 pm
The Rickman wrote:
September 16, 2019, 1:40 pm
Agreed. Just an awful, awful stadium all round
Isn’t is square?
No. That's why it **** sucks so much!

You don't get out much Billy, do you??
You do know it’s been reconfigured and can now be set to both oval and rectangular shapes yeah?
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 61
Views: 2943

Re: Grand final tickets

The Rickman wrote:
September 16, 2019, 1:40 pm
Agreed. Just an awful, awful stadium all round
Isn’t is square?
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: Croker's kicking

Happy for Croker to stay as our first choice kicker, I just hope he spends the next 2 weeks practising and getting himself sorted for more clutch kicks Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk And tackling - he can practice that as well because he got “Hurrelled” again in the second half by a bloke pus...
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Who would you prefer to play in the Preliminary Final?
Replies: 85
Views: 3691

Re: Who would you prefer to play in the Preliminary Final?

I’d be nervous if we met Parra in the GF if they knock off Melb and Chooks haha. No way. If we faced Parra in the GF I'd be more confident than ever. Melbourne will knock Parra out, then the Roosters will knock Melbourne out. That's how I see that side of the draw. I'd be surprised if Souths don't ...
by Billy Walker
September 16, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: Croker's kicking

Apparently Rheese Martin was going 97% for a while this year which is supposed to be best ever territory, surprisingly the next best historically is Ryan Girdler who went around 93% for a season. That’s all based on a lazy half assed google and may be proven untrue by a better googler. Impressive n...
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: Croker's kicking

-TW- wrote:
September 15, 2019, 10:56 pm
Rhyse Martin who plays in the Super League?

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Yeah - last year he kicked 33 out of 34 to go at 97.1%. 34 is not a huge number of kicks but still an impressive effort. Make Cleary’s at 87.9% look like a sprayer!
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 88
Views: 6037

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

It does annoy me that we have Leilua locked into a contract for next season and this move could force us to release him early. I’m thinking perhaps we need to release him early? CNK upgrade, G Williams and whatever other negotiation are taking place may mean we need to free up BJ $$ now? Geez it wo...
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 88
Views: 6037

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

Whatever the reason, it’s hard not to be impressed with the honest, respectful approach the club is taking. I like how Ricky is owning it as well and communicating it very well.
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: Croker's kicking

Apparently Rheese Martin was going 97% for a while this year which is supposed to be best ever territory, surprisingly the next best historically is Ryan Girdler who went around 93% for a season. That’s all based on a lazy half assed google and may be proven untrue by a better googler. Impressive nu...
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 88
Views: 6037

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

It does annoy me that we have Leilua locked into a contract for next season and this move could force us to release him early. I’m thinking perhaps we need to release him early? CNK upgrade, G Williams and whatever other negotiation are taking place may mean we need to free up BJ $$ now? Geez it wo...
by Billy Walker
September 15, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua
Replies: 88
Views: 6037

Re: Canterbury Bulldogs want to sign Canberra Raiders centre Joey Leilua

It says we can't afford what were paying him now (read don't want to pay him that) I doubt there's any clubs that would want him at current value or higher, so test the market, find he's not worth what he's on, club has leverage in contract negotiations or he moves on (which on the basis they're so...