Search found 74 matches

by rayden83
July 1, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Petty sure there is an unconscious bias against teams towards teams that are well behind in the scoreboard. The NRL prefers close games with exciting finishes rather than outright thrashings.
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Billy Walker wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:33 pm
yeh raiders wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:30 pm
PigRickman wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:27 pm
Hiccup. Not great but we'll be alright
Lol
Nah I agree with Pig - we played close to our best half of the year tonight. We followed up with lose to our worst 50 minutes which was ugly but let’s not burn the joint down - hiccup
Lol
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Havent read the full thread but I’m assuming overreactions galore? Guys the ball was just a sweaty pill. It was popping out every single set. When our ball handling turns into that week after week rather than a one off trip to sweaty humid Darwin then it’s time to worry. I also don’t think it’s any...
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

PigRickman wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:27 pm
Hiccup. Not great but we'll be alright
Nah we’re cooked mate. No point burying our head in the sands and pretending we’re genuine Premiership contenders. Will see happy it we finish in the top 8.
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

The only plausible explanation for that second half performance is that Parra laced the Raiders water bottles with gin leading to inebriation.
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Fumbles, bobbles, knock ons galore
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Have we completed a set this second half?
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 254
Views: 10458

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Anyone still think we’re premiership contenders after that effort ?
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

The ef is going on? Did the Raiders do shots at half time?
by rayden83
June 29, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21453

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Wighton just lost his origin spot
by rayden83
June 20, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 2412
Views: 267848

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

Not sure what happened but thought he was pretty good in his sole season for Canberra. Pretty destructive going forward, always plenty of metres and not too many brain snaps that plagued him earlier in his career. Thought he was worth a contract extension but perhaps an odd fit for the Canberra life...
by rayden83
June 20, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos Merit squad
Replies: 564
Views: 35063

Re: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II

I thought his best position was centre as well until this year when I realised he could play 5/8
by rayden83
June 16, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 254
Views: 10458

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

I don’t think we are contenders. Wighton is still developing and unless Sezer turns a corner we don’t have the halves combo to seriously contend for the Premiership. We also lack a general who can guide us around the park and make the key plays at critical moments, most of our wins have been grindin...
by rayden83
June 15, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves
Replies: 424
Views: 44253

Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

Sorry but Wighton isn’t fit to clean Campese’s boots
by rayden83
June 14, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves
Replies: 424
Views: 44253

Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

I thought also in his last season he was with us he ran the ball more and appeared to be coming back into form, culminating in that game against the dogs where he singled handedly won it for us. The above stats appear to back that up, but by that time seems Ricky lost faith in him or he already deci...
by rayden83
June 14, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sezer has to be the main half from now on. Williams had his chance but blew it by generally invisible during games. Sezer is much the same but is a better defender and has a better attacking kicking game.
by rayden83
June 14, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves
Replies: 424
Views: 44253

Re: Blake Austin signs with Warrington Wolves

While he strikes me as a decent bloke off the field he was incredibly selfish on it. It's ok to play the way he does when he is the mark key player but not when you have the centre of the year and winger of the year standing outside him. It's no coincidence that he and BJ were in career best form a...
by rayden83
June 13, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 23885

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

That second half was truly terrible. Mindless penalties, ill discipline, last tackle meltdowns, all over the shop.
We deserved to lose that game.
by rayden83
June 8, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer?

I was wrong to think Williams was better than Sezer. Williams has absolutely nothing to his game. Zero. Naught. Not a thing. Sezer takes intercepts, and sometimes kicks well.

Sezer has to be the mainstay half for the rest of the season.
by rayden83
May 25, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Never in my life thought I would say this, but I think we need to recall Sezer. Do I need help? :?
by rayden83
May 25, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 18265

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Too many amateurs; Williams, Hudson Young, Simonsson , Oldfield. Might as well throw Sutton in there as well.
by rayden83
May 19, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos Merit squad
Replies: 564
Views: 35063

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

Great club man but not good enough for Origin
by rayden83
May 18, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 19228

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

We’re going to have to reassess our strategy of trying to beat teams by kicking penalty goals. It might work against weaker teams but against top teams you need to score tries.
by rayden83
May 5, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer

It’s inevitable that as the season progresses, should we continue our winning form, pundits and fans will vouch for Sammy to continue in the HB role.
by rayden83
May 5, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer

Remember 2016 when we were going gangbusters and everyone thought Sezer was a gun and praised his game management, despite doing nothing? The same thing is happening this season, we are winning again and the endorphins and serotonin is flowing and that’s putting a rose tint on everything including u...
by rayden83
April 28, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 18408

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

We lost that game as soon as DCE went off. Decided that we had already won the game and mentally clocked off. Also we are about 30-40% less effective in attack without a Rapana on the park.
by rayden83
April 28, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 18408

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Thought the demons were exorcised but it’s the Raiders of old in this second half
by rayden83
April 28, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 18408

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

We’re just not the same team with DCE on the bench. We really need him out there :(
by rayden83
April 28, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 18408

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Case of the old “ah they’ve lost their best player we’ve got this game in the bag we can relax now” syndrome.
by rayden83
April 13, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47698

Re: Williams or Sezer

Hasn’t anyone figured out that Sezer is crap yet? I can count the amount of good games he’s had in the lime green on one hand. Williams is the better half, albeit not by much, and by no means first grade quality. If we want to mount a serious challenge for the Premiership we are going to have to go ...
by rayden83
November 14, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL ban Jack Wighton for 10 matches, impose $30,000 fine
Replies: 2084
Views: 157507

Re: NRL ban Jack Wighton for 10 matches, impose $30,000 fine

I agreement with the general sentiment here that this wasn't a rampage and Jack is the real victim. If you watch the footage you can clearly see that the Adidas guys gut punched Jack's hand. And those other punches that Jack threw, he was clearly just defending himself from the Korn gang who probabl...
by rayden83
August 5, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 645
Views: 23414

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

Plays littered with talent **** defence Get into the lead Ill discipline Opposition halves step up Our halves falter More **** defence Horrible use of the bench More ill discipline Run out of puff Lose Fin. It’s a truly miserable movie I don’t know why we re-run it every week! Just think how much j...
by rayden83
August 5, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 645
Views: 23414

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game

Sacking Ricky wont fix this rabble. The players and admin are damaged goods and psychologically conditioned to lose. this phenomenon may never be replicated in sport again. We need a full clean out, starting with the coach, a new captain, perhaps even new colours and a new name. How does the Capital...
by rayden83
August 5, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 645
Views: 23414

Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

I thought after the dogs game the curse was finally broken. But no, it has returned with vengeance.
by rayden83
July 29, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 32835

Re: Preparing for 2019

Next year will be dismal for sure. Wighton belongs in the centres, if anything Rapana should be trialled at full back. With our dismal halves pairing of Sezer and Williams we are ginuwine contenders for the spoon. Also we have lost one of the best forwards in the comp in Boyd, with no one to replace...