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by julian87
October 27, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9871

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

This is such a weird mindset/rumour. It was all due to Naden’s brain explosion is the first final. But still I think it just have hurt the team’s mentality and thrown in the thought that things needed to be patched over to win the comp despite winning 16 straight. 17 Nope. They’d won 16 when he dro...
by julian87
October 27, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I’m pretty confident Timoko and HSS will be better players than Naden. In the short term too probably.
by julian87
October 27, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Canberra Raiders' premiership window closing?
Replies: 33
Views: 1442

Re: Is Canberra Raiders' premiership window closing?

It’s a tough topic Sadly though there’s a big chance of stagnating if Stuart doesn’t back some young outside backs early next season.
by julian87
October 27, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9871

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

It takes balls from a coach to make hard decisions but the Naden/May call was a defensive and poor decision imo. If he’d lost all faith in May he should’ve reverted to Whare but it also appears Ivan doesn’t rate him either. Using a stop gap utility centre when you have 2 first grade standard ones in...
by julian87
October 27, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9871

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

Not enough emphasis on Ivan's decision to have Naden on the bench for the last two games. You mean Nathan's decision to start his best mate. Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk This is such a weird mindset/rumour. It was all due to Naden’s brain explosion is the first final. But still I think it j...
by julian87
October 26, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 9871

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

The amount of people on socials saying the refs favored Melbourne is crazy. I thought most of the calls, at least in the first half, were on point. And the worst calls definitely went against Melbourne. The non shepherd call is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. I can’t help but think the lack of fait...
by julian87
October 22, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Whare sucks He had this reputation for a little while as a really good centre, i never saw it. And as quick as that narrative bubbled up, he was shunted back to reserve grade where he belong and has barely been sighted since. At his best, he was just another guy who could do a job for you as injury...
by julian87
October 21, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sebastian Kris returns to training
Replies: 12
Views: 1987

Re: Sebastian Kris returns to training

This might be harsh but there’s really not spot to carry him business wise. Timoko and HSS > Kris by some margin imo.
by julian87
October 20, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Dally M Medal
Replies: 151
Views: 7487

Re: 2020 Dally M Medal

Yeah look, don't want to **** on Jack as it's a monumental achievement given our last player to win one was Loz in '95 if the leaks are true, but still.... he'd be the most undeserved winner in a while. Why? He led his team to the preliminary final with virtually no other creative attacking option ...
by julian87
October 19, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Dally M Medal
Replies: 151
Views: 7487

Re: 2020 Dally M Medal

The Greenhouse wrote: October 19, 2020, 7:18 pm TEAM OF THE YEAR

PROP
Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
James Fisher-Harris (Penrith Panthers)

SECOND ROW
Villiame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)
Tohu Harris (New Zealand Warriors)
Lol Tohu Harris.

Didn’t even play second row
by julian87
October 16, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins

It’s just a minimum wage fullback back up signing I guess isn’t it.
by julian87
October 14, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sam Williams being targeted by Wakefield Trinity
Replies: 41
Views: 2861

Re: Sam Williams reportedly targeted by Wakefield Trinity

Like everyone else. Happy to see sammy go on to bigger and better things. There seem to be plenty of promising halves that we should be able to pick up cheaply, eg Sean O'Sullivan who apparently wont be resigned by the broncos I’d actually suggest a couple of out there replacements for Williams. I ...
by julian87
October 14, 2020, 6:00 am
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*

I think the game plan will and should be pretty simple. Punch through the guts with short (and lots of inside) passing same as last week to try and tire NAS and co. Even if Finucane returns because he’ll be short of a trot too. And then in attack keep going left and putting pressure on Brenko Lee an...
by julian87
October 12, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin
Replies: 50
Views: 1904

Re: 2020 State of Origin

Manly have been garbage too, yet Jake T has been putting out rep quality performances all year. I'd have Jake, Murray, Crichton, Finucane, Yeo, Martin, Sironen, even Josh bloody Jackson well ahead of Frizzell this year. And that's just off the top of my head and I've probably forgotten at least ano...
by julian87
October 12, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 116
Views: 21675

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

I hope that the Raiders enter a team in the NSW Cup, but it isn't clear what will happen with lower tier footy. The most recent indications from Don Furner was that we'd either look for another association with a NSW Cup team (Mounties have gone to the Bulldogs, Wentworthville was tested for their ...
by julian87
October 10, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 17714

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

Cranky Old Man wrote: October 10, 2020, 12:51 pm This might sound silly to some, but I think Young could make the Qld squad.
The silliest part of that is that he's from the Hunter Valley isn't he?
by julian87
October 10, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to sign Caleb Aekins

More interested in Elijah Anderson tbh. Played 20s Origin last year, big fast thing, good build for a winger. According to a Canberra Times article today we have just signed him to a train and trial arrangement. We are certainly working towards redeveloping our backline. :thumbsup Yep! Was poorly w...
by julian87
October 10, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 17714

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

Something that hasn't really been mentioned and IMO made us look like we had another dimension was John Bateman playing that roving role he did more often when we had Sezer who was more hemmed in on the right. It was a great bit of play to put CNK into the gap for the second try and that right to le...
by julian87
October 10, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to sign Caleb Aekins

More interested in Elijah Anderson tbh. Played 20s Origin last year, big fast thing, good build for a winger.
by julian87
October 10, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 17714

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

Don't think I've ever been prouder of a Canberra footy team. And I love players stepping up and making me look stupid. George Williams has really started to adapt this last month and just plays to the game plan perfectly. Valemei was absolutely sensational. Ridiculously good for a kid how bloody sol...
by julian87
October 9, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 17714

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

I am very worried about this game. One of the best attacking edges in the competition up against Williams and Rapana at centre. Tupou matched up with Cotric for attacking kicks. The Flanagan/Keary kicking combination with both wings being suitable targets. James Tedesco from second phase. As a fan y...
by julian87
October 9, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Cotric while held aloft as some sort of superstar in our side has looked pretty ordinary this season if we want to objectively compare him to the in form wingers in the competition. I could not disagree more with this. He's been top of the tree this season. He's played outside a halfback with no ba...
by julian87
October 9, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Canberra Raiders sign Caleb Aekins
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to sign Caleb Aekins

He's pretty ordinary IMO and doesn't look suited to anywhere but fullback.

It's a solid no from me.
by julian87
October 8, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin
Replies: 50
Views: 1904

Re: 2020 State of Origin

No David Klemmer is a **** ridiculous. Should be the first forward picked for NSW including **** Cordner. Kent's story about him sulking last year just leads me to believe Klemmer actually realizes this. Should have never been left out then either. This series will be a debacle. The Qld squad is dis...
by julian87
October 8, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Sia Soliola re-signs with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: OFFICIAL: Sia Soliola re-signs with Canberra Raiders

This is an interesting conversation. It's odd. The injuries to Guler and Horsburgh may just give the club a bit of extra time on them with them out of the limelight currently. I know some players like Sutton, Lui and Soliola have done great things this year, and James comes on board.... but they're ...
by julian87
October 8, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I think the Melbourne system pulling the wool will be even more evident when Brenko Lee is named in the Qld Origin squad in a few weeks tbh.
by julian87
October 8, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 15942

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

We'd win.. rather comfortably I love Jack and he's an incredible footballer. Keary is the best half in the game Yep - agree. Jack's got buckets of talents, always has, is clearly far more gifted physically, and has come a long way in recent times. Still, he's not in the same league as Keary. I thin...
by julian87
October 8, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Seiffert82 wrote: October 8, 2020, 6:46 am Is Justin Olam now considered an elite player?
I think he has a long way to go to get there with genuine pundits. Playing centre or second row for Melbourne is probably the easiest attacking position to look good in in the competition.
by julian87
October 7, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2219
Views: 300063

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Scott is definitely an exception to the rule though. An exception that stands out like dog’s balls too.
by julian87
October 6, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana set to sign new two year Canberra Raiders deal
Replies: 181
Views: 28050

Re: Jordan Rapana set to sign new two year Canberra Raiders deal

I’m actually of the opinion that with some attention payed to his defense he could have a red hot finish to his career as a centre.
by julian87
October 3, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Finals Week 1: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 145
Views: 3506

Re: 2020 NRL Finals Week 1: Teams and Game Day

I reckon Easts were a fair bit dudded last night and were, at worst, on par with Penrith. I actually think they were the better team over all. 2 of Penrith’s tries we’re pretty blatantly wrong calls from the officials imo. Also. How many set restarts were there all game? How obvious is it that would...
by julian87
October 2, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 221
Views: 15616

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

The thing is...If the Panthers beat the Roosters they will be in panic mode and I think they will be beatable imo I think seeing them drop SBW shows they are already in a panic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I don’t. I think it shows some pretty strong resolve to tell one of the all time great...
by julian87
October 1, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 7914

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

Tbf lit is the worst home Jersey the club has ever had, including the Ozemail design imo.
by julian87
September 28, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 7914

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

Actually agree with petition. Navy and grey on a home Jersey is a joke.