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by Lui_Bon
March 25, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: One million posts!
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: One million posts!

T_R wrote:
March 25, 2019, 9:14 am
If you printed out all of those posts and laid them end to end, they would still all have been by Nickman.
...and we wouldn't be surprised...
by Lui_Bon
March 22, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 714
Views: 16764

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Won’t read through this thread because I know how it goes. I think we’re very obviously a strong prop short. Especially with Wightons strong early set carries a thing of the past. This game is no disaster though. A good friend of mine sent a message telling me he wanted to tip Canberra and to convi...
by Lui_Bon
March 18, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22319

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Agree with CoastalRaider and Raiderskater here - and pretty much everyone else, but I did like their points. Couple of others - Croker was mighty in defence, like he'd really challenged himself - it seemed to take the Titans by surprise and also, just looking at him, I dunno if it was my imagination...
by Lui_Bon
March 17, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22319

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Billy Walker wrote:
March 17, 2019, 9:04 pm
Tapani was a little quieter than usual today
Yes, but Hodgson seemed to pass to his left about 4 times out of five. Not sure what Tarpine could have done - maybe gone wandering I guess.
by Lui_Bon
March 13, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30820

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

Do you think that Sezer has told the Raiders that he's ready to move on next year? That's why they've organised the signing of Williams now? Good question - I haven't got a clue but it might make sense. Then again, where would Sezer be moving on to? For speculation sake Warriors, Bulldogs, Tigers, ...
by Lui_Bon
March 13, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart on League Life
Replies: 40
Views: 2151

Re: Ricky Stuart on League Life tonight

Interesting answer from Paul White on expansion (to something which wasn't actually a a question)(and I paraphrase from memory): "I don't know anyone who doesn't think new clubs wouldn't be a money pit, and I use as a example the AFL with GWS and Gold Coast". So he's not complaining about a lack of ...
by Lui_Bon
March 13, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30820

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

Mr. Snrub wrote:
March 12, 2019, 2:40 pm
Do you think that Sezer has told the Raiders that he's ready to move on next year? That's why they've organised the signing of Williams now?
Good question - I haven't got a clue but it might make sense. Then again, where would Sezer be moving on to?
by Lui_Bon
March 12, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Pick the score
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Pick the score

Raiders 16-12
fts Boyd
by Lui_Bon
March 7, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 30324

Re: Preparing for 2019

But was anyone in the meeja watching?
by Lui_Bon
March 7, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 30324

Re: Preparing for 2019

You just have to have watched him play for England and Wigan.. . I have no doubt he's a great signing. I was surprised that he didn't seem that big when I saw him at the Fan Day. He seems bigger on the field. But I've no doubt he's going to be very good for us. Hopefully, he'll settle into life in ...
by Lui_Bon
March 4, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Worst spine in the competition
Replies: 57
Views: 3381

Re: Worst spine in the competition

An interesting take on our spine by The Roar. Why the Canberra Raiders have the worst spine in the NRL Rugby league fans know that a team’s spine is crucial in creating success. Glory in September is near impossible a strong unit of key playmakers. With that being said, it’s time to take a look at ...
by Lui_Bon
February 27, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders back NRL integrity unit taking over player punishment
Replies: 81
Views: 3421

Re: Something awry with NRL's salary cap compensation

I think Players should be stood down on pay while facing these kinds of serious charges. Why in the world would anyone have a problem with the club being able to go and replace the player? So the team has to run a player short in their roster, as what, some kind of punishment for having a player ch...
by Lui_Bon
February 26, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders back NRL integrity unit taking over player punishment
Replies: 81
Views: 3421

Re: Something awry with NRL's salary cap compensation

I think Players should be stood down on pay while facing these kinds of serious charges. Why in the world would anyone have a problem with the club being able to go and replace the player? So the team has to run a player short in their roster, as what, some kind of punishment for having a player ch...
by Lui_Bon
February 26, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30820

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to offer Wigan half George Williams three year deal

Sutton and murchie for him. The murch isnt getting a run here, hes a top quality backrower and when his two year contract is done we will take him back, more experienced and ready to take whiteheads/batemans spot Cripes. Sutton has barely played a game and it's been in conditions he's not used to. ...
by Lui_Bon
February 26, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34673

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

-TW- wrote:
February 26, 2019, 10:01 pm
greeneyed wrote:
LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 26, 2019, 6:13 pm
How factual is this? Im sure we didnt use Raps money to bring across CNK
Based on The Canberra Times reports, the Raiders have NOT used Jordan Rapana salary cap relief.
Considering it looked like he was playing golf the other week I'm not overly surprised
sorry wrong thread...
by Lui_Bon
February 22, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What excites you most about the Raiders 2019 season?
Replies: 45
Views: 2500

Re: What excites you most about the Raiders 2019 season?

That they have finally hired a sports psychologist. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/raiders-employ-sports-psychologist-to-tackle-close-losses-20190221-p50z8p.html They did last yeah also, hope they got a refund This is the bit of that article that bothers me: "it comes down to a mentality, I belie...
by Lui_Bon
February 20, 2019, 10:35 pm
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: 156
Views: 6230

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

Sure Gould knows more about footy than me. That still doesn't mean he's not 99% idiot.
by Lui_Bon
February 19, 2019, 10:12 pm
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: 156
Views: 6230

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

Not up to scratch, either of them. They'll probably turn around and say... "we're going to prove the Raiders wrong" and put in a whole pile of metres in 2019. Paul Vaughan did exactly the same thing when he left. Just a shame they didn't produce for the Raiders. Tnen they wouldn't be needing to pro...
by Lui_Bon
February 19, 2019, 7:58 pm
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: 156
Views: 6230

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

Raiders_Pat wrote:
February 19, 2019, 5:07 pm
Re: Boyd and Paulo, they made some tremendous metres up the park for us which we will miss this season.
Hardly ever would be my recollection - maybe just enough to think during a game "why didn't they do that 40 minutes ago?"
by Lui_Bon
February 14, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What's your strongest possible Canberra Raiders 2019 line up?
Replies: 362
Views: 18671

Re: What's your strongest possible Canberra Raiders 2019 line up?

Ch 7 last night had a puff piece on Edwards, and how he's their future, the new Billy Slater, and how he's pushed DWZ to the wing. Seems like he was never going anywhere. Or they are trying to reassure him that he chose the right offer. Or they don't really like DWZ.
by Lui_Bon
February 14, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 248
Views: 15126

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

I still like the terrible green towel. After all, you might need it after a horn and the clap.
by Lui_Bon
February 14, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pressure on Croker after Hodgson promoted to Raiders co-captaincy
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: Pressure on Croker after Hodgson promoted to Raiders co-captaincy

The coach will get credit from me in terms of his leadership when he starts actually doing some leading. As a coach, that means developing players, developing a culture, being accountable to his own performance, hold his squad accountable equally Addressing the halves and lack of mobility and poor ...
by Lui_Bon
February 13, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 248
Views: 15126

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Just to avoid the usual contest, I'd like to see the club hand out short green bits of cloth, so we can do a "terrible towel" waving thing. Kevin Sheedy nearly got Essendon fans doing it but i think that it died in the ass because AFL supporter scarves are too long, and you'd end up flogging your ne...
by Lui_Bon
February 12, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 248
Views: 15126

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

I never hated him (I say now...) He's clearly one of the most intelligent ex-footy players going around who want to stay involved, so getting him onboard is great - I wonder if Steve Walters is miffed or maybe he recognises that the game has moved on? And he has ideas from 3 other clubs at least. Ce...
by Lui_Bon
February 11, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 355
Views: 24411

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

and just seeing Blake Austin's "defence" against the Broncos in rd 16 last year on foxtel. Anyone who can tackle could take his position, please.
by Lui_Bon
February 11, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 355
Views: 24411

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Only just dawned on me that both Sezer and Wighton are left handed/footed so I guess from a kicking point of view it doesn’t matter which side each are predominantly on, so I’m thinking Wighton will mostly be on the left hand side (often chiming in on the right as 2nd receiver on attacking plays to...
by Lui_Bon
February 11, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

"I didn't really go into that camp really focused, or really hungry to play footy," he told NRL.com this week.

Do I need to add anything?
by Lui_Bon
February 11, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 248
Views: 15126

Re: Which Fox Sports commentator is about to join the Raiders as a consultant?

Sid wrote:
February 11, 2019, 8:11 pm
I didn’t even know there was a fox commentator who was born in Queanbeyan
You win
by Lui_Bon
February 11, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 355
Views: 24411

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Only just dawned on me that both Sezer and Wighton are left handed/footed so I guess from a kicking point of view it doesn’t matter which side each are predominantly on, so I’m thinking Wighton will mostly be on the left hand side (often chiming in on the right as 2nd receiver on attacking plays to...
by Lui_Bon
February 8, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 208
Views: 12329

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

I prefer CHuNK.

But I don't think I get a say!
by Lui_Bon
February 8, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 208
Views: 12329

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

I saw him play a few games on tv and to be honest I thought he looked really good, smart, solid and dependable - may have been two years ago. Did he play against us? I reckon he may have. Has a weird face but so what. I also like what appears to be his life standards - they may not be mine but I rec...
by Lui_Bon
February 1, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joe Tapine unfazed by Canberra Raiders representative curse
Replies: 66
Views: 3894

Re: Joe Tapine unfazed by Canberra Raiders representative curse

It's the fan-voted team isn't it? That would explain why none of them have seen Joe play. Does the no 20 even get on the park - I hope not.
by Lui_Bon
January 24, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wests Tigers set to sign Laurie Daley as halves coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3031

Re: Wests Tigers set to sign Laurie Daley as halves coach

i'll bet Cooper Cronk makes a damn good coach if he wants to be. He had to work REALLY hard to be as good as he is. He's more talented than most but he was not gifted with any real physical gifts. He didnt come in as a particularly highly touted halfback prospect, he was a utility, i don't think he...
by Lui_Bon
January 18, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your gutsy call for the Canberra Raiders 2019 season is...
Replies: 54
Views: 3624

Re: Your gutsy call for the Canberra Raiders 2019 season is...

We will win some close games through solid defence defending a small lead - our right hand side defence will be attacked and hold firm.