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by Zip Zip
June 19, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 51
Views: 2170

Re: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Samoa mean no Queensland?
by Zip Zip
May 7, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 230
Views: 16378

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

That BJ story feels fishy to me. We've all woken up with a sore neck. You go to the physio, get a massage, get some acupuncture, whatever. Plus these guys have access to all of the above and more at their fingertips, no expense spared. How does it keep an elite athlete out of two straight games and ...
by Zip Zip
March 29, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 3 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 718
Views: 19596

Re: 2019 Rd 3 V Knights: Game Day

Not a great performance, but super happy with the win. A game that I think we lose last year Poor old Jack had about as bad a game as I can ever remember from a Raiders player, but no need to go on about it. He’s a confidence player and he needs to show why he’s our highest paid player next week. Sh...
by Zip Zip
March 18, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 24487

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

I'm just enjoying this moment. Gee, certainly seems like it! A great win in tough conditions and you've done nothing but bag our debutants! What's that all about? What could CNK, Simonsson and others have done to make you happy? Saying you never want to see them play FG again is a ridiculous statem...
by Zip Zip
March 12, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 37931

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I hope so. I just don't see us bending their line. I know Hodgo will get us going forward. Let's hope we can stop Boyd, Wallace and Arrow.
by Zip Zip
March 12, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 37931

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think that's about as good a team as we can name, but geez we're lacking size up front. The Titans forward pack is a huge strength, I don't know how we're going to be able to stop their go forward. The team looks alright, but yeah I'm a bit concerned.
by Zip Zip
February 25, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in signing Chad Townsend
Replies: 134
Views: 9953

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in signing Chad Townsend

A premiership winning half back with a clam temperament and kicking game. And people are saying no. He is an upgrade with what we have. Not much of an upgrade but it’s slim pickings really. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse Sounds a lot like some other guy we once signed... A certain agitato...
by Zip Zip
February 20, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: So I've thought about it, and I'm prepared to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt to start 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 7775

Re: So I've thought about it, and I'm prepared to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt to start 2019

Christ, have some courage in your convictions, 'The Nickman'! In all seriousness, I feel completely and utterly nego about this season. I agree with a few points, letting go of Boyd/Paulo/Austin will hopefully be positive and I also love the addition of Ennis to the coaching ranks, but overall our s...
by Zip Zip
November 14, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL ban Jack Wighton for 10 matches, impose $30,000 fine
Replies: 2084
Views: 154483

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

Does the court take into account the NRL punishment when handing down it’s fine? If not, then the NRL fine is monstrous. If so, then maybe that’s a reason for the slap with a wet lettuce leaf.


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by Zip Zip
November 14, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL ban Jack Wighton for 10 matches, impose $30,000 fine
Replies: 2084
Views: 154483

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

This is exciting!

Some quality banter too. Can't quote them all, but lolz all round.
by Zip Zip
August 9, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Anthony Griffin
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: Anthony Griffin

I have no idea what you're arguing about here.
by Zip Zip
August 9, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Anthony Griffin
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: Anthony Griffin

Enlighten me as to where I said we should make the choice between only Stuart or Griffin?
by Zip Zip
August 9, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 367
Views: 34563

Re: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders

Are we SERIOUSLY this desperate? These are dire, depressing times IMO.

I've never seen a contract like this.
by Zip Zip
August 9, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Anthony Griffin
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: Anthony Griffin

I'd take a stale potato at this point, but you lot are deluded if you don't think he'd be an upgrade over Stuart!

And Timbo, you may have 'heard' that his game plans are out of 1985 but they're sitting 5th for goodness sake!
by Zip Zip
July 13, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: NRL ban Jack Wighton for 10 matches, impose $30,000 fine
Replies: 2084
Views: 154483

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

The Raiders knew that the NRL wanted a 10 game ban... not sure about the monetary fine. But, personally, I have no problem with the NRL suspension of 10 weeks. Six weeks seemed light given the reports of the incidents. I'm disappointed with how the club has handled this, really. Completely agree. I...
by Zip Zip
June 15, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years
Replies: 258
Views: 22386

Re: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years

Great post. All fair points. We just crave consistency.
by Zip Zip
June 15, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Papalii re-signs with Canberra Raiders on four year deal
Replies: 285
Views: 27204

Re: Josh Papalii re-signs with Canberra Raiders on four year deal

Finally some great news from the Club. Brilliant work getting this over the line, I'm sure he would have been in demand, he's been outstanding lately. Hasn't let the contract stuff affect his on field performance and brought his SOO calibre play back to the Raiders less than 48 hours after playing o...
by Zip Zip
June 15, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years
Replies: 258
Views: 22386

Re: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years

I'm less angry and upset about this than I am just annoyed. He can be good. great even. But we just don't see it enough. I know there's not a whole lot out there at the moment, but I'd prefer we took a stab at someone like Brodie Croft (off field issues aside). You just have to try and nail one of t...
by Zip Zip
May 22, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years
Replies: 258
Views: 22386

Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Our halves had three runs between them on the weekend. That's putrid. At present, they aren't providing any direction, they aren't posing any threat to the opposition, they aren't building any pressure, it's all just entirely predictable rubbish. Not to mention our entirely deplorable kicking game. ...
by Zip Zip
May 22, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Paulo to depart Raiders at end of 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 42541

Re: Junior Paulo to depart Raiders at end of 2018

I truly don't see this as as big an issue as others. Neither Boyd nor Paulo are in the mould of the quintessential prop these days. Guys like Fifita, Taupau, RCG etc. They are super tough, hard as nails guys, but also tall, strong, good footwork, mobile, have offloads and skills WAY beyond what Boyd...
by Zip Zip
May 21, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Paulo to depart Raiders at end of 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 42541

Re: Paulo to Parramatta Eels in 2019

Cool. Great opportunity to balance the cap correctly and spend the money where we need it. The Titans and Bulldogs have shown what happens when you invest too heavily in your big men.

Only problem is that I don't have any faith in the current administration to get it right.
by Zip Zip
May 18, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 660
Views: 50650

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans

More than happy with how this has played out. Happy for Boydy as he can't knock that back, especially when you're turning your brain to mush each week and happy that the Raiders aren't investing that much money in a position they shouldn't be. I've already given my rough break down of how I value th...
by Zip Zip
May 14, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Croker the right captain for the team
Replies: 330
Views: 18263

Re: Is Croker the right captain for the team

I'd like to see Whitehead installed as captain.
by Zip Zip
May 14, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pull Sezer’s offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10333

Re: Pull Sezer’s offer

The only real alternative to signing Sezer again (which I'm in favour of FTR), is to go out on a limb and offer too-good-to-refuse money to a young up and coming player like Brodie Croft, Riley Jacks, Broke Lamb, Mason Lino or someone else like that. Unfortunately, I don't have faith in Stuart to be...
by Zip Zip
May 14, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The Ricky Stuart list
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: The Ricky Stuart list

Not sure where I stand on this one. I'm no fan of Ricky Stuart and it's clear he hasn't taken a young guy and made him a star, but there's a lot of guys on that list who are hardly even NRL quality. But on the flip side, how many of these guys did he sign? That's probably more the point, if he signe...
by Zip Zip
May 9, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 660
Views: 50650

Re: Is Boyd on the way out?

See ya Boydy. I'll miss you, but you're not worth double the dollars per minute of our halfback.
by Zip Zip
May 9, 2018, 12:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prop Shannon Boyd signs with Gold Coast Titans
Replies: 660
Views: 50650

Re: Is Boyd on the way out?

God I am SO against forking out these sorts of sums for a prop who plays half a game per week! Let's do some sums... We've got a cap of 9.1 million across 30 players. This is a very conservative estimation, but let's say you pay your bottom 11 players minimum wage of 100k. Bearing in mind that these...
by Zip Zip
April 30, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 742
Views: 21868

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day

Yes, I did, and was quite handy in my day and have one teammate that played for Australia and new, and a few others with nrl contracts, repped western region as a young fella, but gave it up as per my dying fathers wish to persue my trade. Any more questions ? Like why I follow a team that USED to ...
by Zip Zip
April 30, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 742
Views: 21868

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day

Full credit to the boys! What a great win. Defensive grit that is rarely seen from a Raiders team and in that humidity too. We should all be happy and proud of the lads! The Cowboys had a huge weight of possession, countless attacking raids and an enormous number of tackles in our 20 and the boys co...
by Zip Zip
April 28, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am
Replies: 128
Views: 6695

Re: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am

I’ll set a reminder. Odds they get asked?


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by Zip Zip
April 28, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am
Replies: 128
Views: 6695

Re: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am

I would have if I knew prior!


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by Zip Zip
April 28, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Paulo to depart Raiders at end of 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 42541

Re: Paulo to Parramatta Eels in 2019

Let’s pump the brakes a bit here... Vaughan wasn’t buying in at all and was up to plenty of naughty stuff himself. He was named 18th man for the Sharks final and didn’t show up ****! He’s a great player, but clearly couldn’t stay professional. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powe...
by Zip Zip
April 28, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am
Replies: 128
Views: 6695

Re: Ricky Stuart on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am

Did anyone text in and ask why Garvey isn’t getting a crack? Or why his bench rotation is so strange? Or why Blake Austin is still in the team?

I only ask because I know Gavel isn’t ever going to ask those questions.


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by Zip Zip
April 26, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 336
Views: 15938

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

That's great insight, coastalraider. You make some good points too, I'm in that camp for sure.