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by BJ
June 28, 2022, 7:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 11477

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I’d be interested in the Stats, but I don’t reckon Rapana would be at Savages level. Someone told me Xavier had set a new record, but I don’t know whether that’s true or not. Steve Marvin may have had more in one game than Savage this season. Who ever told you that wouldn’t know his **** from his e...
by BJ
June 28, 2022, 7:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 11477

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I’d be interested in the Stats, but I don’t reckon Rapana would be at Savages level. Someone told me Xavier had set a new record, but I don’t know whether that’s true or not. Steve Marvin may have had more in one game than Savage this season.
by BJ
June 28, 2022, 1:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart says he’ll never again coach against the Canberra Raiders
Replies: 57
Views: 4136

Re: Ricky Stuart says he’ll never again coach against the Canberra Raiders

I’d like Stuart to get some new assistant’s to shake things up a bit.
by BJ
June 26, 2022, 3:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022

Based on decades of history. If the Daily Telegraph picks us to definitely miss the finals then lock us in for 8th, if they say we’ll definitely make the finals, lock us in for 10th. In addition, if they say we’ll beat the Dragons and the Bulldogs, then lock us in for humiliating losses in those tw...
by BJ
June 25, 2022, 11:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

greeneyed wrote:
BJ wrote: June 25, 2022, 10:43 pm If there was a club that I thought Botman would never go to it was Newcastle.
It's a shock move alright.
Remember how strange Ricky looked in a bulldogs jumper or Mullins in a Roosters jumper.
by BJ
June 25, 2022, 10:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

If there was a club that I thought Botman would never go to it was Newcastle.

What next Aftghsg becomes CEO of Manly and signs Sezer to replace Cherry Evans. Whilst claiming “I was always Sezer’s biggest supporter”.
by BJ
June 24, 2022, 2:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 58
Views: 3538

Re: Elliott Whitehead

CHN is not playing NRL as he's playing poorly. Last week in NSW Cup he made five runs for 29 metres, six post contact metres. He made one offload and one tackle break. He made 21 tackles, for an effective tackle rate of 81 per cent. He missed three tackles, two ineffective. He conceded two penaltie...
by BJ
June 23, 2022, 10:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022

Based on decades of history. If the Daily Telegraph picks us to definitely miss the finals then lock us in for 8th, if they say we’ll definitely make the finals, lock us in for 10th. In addition, if they say we’ll beat the Dragons and the Bulldogs, then lock us in for humiliating losses in those two...
by BJ
June 23, 2022, 1:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

In a vacuum, Brooks over Fogarty is a no brainer But when you consider the Brooks contract.... its just not honestly feasible. That's one of the worst contracts i've ever seen in professional sports (relative to the salary cap of those leagues) Yep. It’s signing Brooks to 5 Pie’s and 10 Schooners o...
by BJ
June 23, 2022, 12:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

I would have taken Brooks over Fogarty when we were recruiting a half, but it sounds like we may have had to pay around $700k a season (with Wests still contributing money).

What were Wests thinking.

BTW, Can I get Brooks manager to negotiate my next consultancy contract?
by BJ
June 23, 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Zac Woolford set to secure new two year deal at Canberra Raiders
Replies: 33
Views: 4801

Re: Zac Woolford set to secure new two year deal at Canberra Raiders

I think the late footwork and power of Taps and Papa, (lesser extent Hors) and the direct carry of Sutton suits Woolfords simple and direct style of game play. He seems to somewhat suit our forwards needs too. I don’t think his simple Hooker play would be as effective for some other NRL teams with a...
by BJ
June 21, 2022, 9:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

I didn’t think Raiders were paying freight on Ryan James. Has there been any news reports claiming we were?

Ben Ikin said on radio that they were simply taking on his contract for 2022, but I’m not sure if there’s been separate reports.
by BJ
June 20, 2022, 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6784

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Botman wrote:I wonder how it works for Wighton... He was definitely going to be selected but now wont because of COVID protocols. But he wont play, so is he out 30k?

I guess what im asking is, does anyone know if Jack still gets paid?
Gold!
by BJ
June 20, 2022, 10:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 11477

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

I thought Fogarty’s kicking game in the attacking zones was excellent yesterday. But he needs work on the other areas of his game. Sitting behind the goal lines yesterday (not a place I usually sit) I did notice it was Fogarty and Whitehead who were getting the defensive numbers in the right place (...
by BJ
June 19, 2022, 5:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 45
Views: 1543

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 Taps
2 Young
1 Elliot
1 Timoko
by BJ
June 18, 2022, 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 15: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: 2022 NRL Round 15: Teams and Game Day

It’s got even better. A cracker of a first 22 minutes.
by BJ
June 18, 2022, 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 15: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: 2022 NRL Round 15: Teams and Game Day

Great game Eels Roosters so far. Could be a great watch if it stays at this level.
by BJ
June 18, 2022, 5:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

Correct Seif. I therefore predict experts will say new stadium in Civic or keep the old one at Bruce, so ACT government will therefore get Geocon to build the new stadium at Michelago.
by BJ
June 18, 2022, 2:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 190
Views: 14067

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Toviii wrote:Anyone know why Clifford is out for the Knights?
I believe he’s had some mental battles over the last few months that has affected him sporadically and pop up sometime.
by BJ
June 18, 2022, 9:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

I agree with Seiffert82 on the issue around the potential to boost things around the Bruce precinct. It’s a valid point he makes. Whilst it’s impossible for Bruce to ever overtake Civic for jobs, people, restaurants and facilities etc. there is certainly scope for improvement in the Bruce precinct....
by BJ
June 17, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

I agree with Seiffert82 on the issue around the potential to boost things around the Bruce precinct. It’s a valid point he makes. Whilst it’s impossible for Bruce to ever overtake Civic for jobs, people, restaurants and facilities etc. there is certainly scope for improvement in the Bruce precinct. ...
by BJ
June 17, 2022, 9:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

The car parks are also part of Commonwealth Park, and as such are on land managed by the National Capital Authority. In other words you'd need the Feds permission to build there, and I highly, highly doubt they'd give it. If you tried to build there you'd probably also create a bureaucratic nightma...
by BJ
June 17, 2022, 9:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60053

Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Nathan Brown is just a poor man’s Anthony Watmough.
by BJ
June 16, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 4072
Views: 286646

Re: The Television Thread

I really liked the original UK version Life on Mars TV series. Great original concept and some brilliant characters.
by BJ
June 15, 2022, 11:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

I’ve often wondered whether the second best place for the stadium near the city would be around the car parks to the west of Commonwealth park. Seems to be more room than on Parks Way and would have less impact on the rest of the city during construction. I’ve drawn a 180m straight line to give a p...
by BJ
June 15, 2022, 10:20 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2022
Replies: 671
Views: 22725

Re: The Politics Thread 2022

Pity both major parties and the Greens have been using energy as a political strategy to win votes, instead of a bipartisan long term and steady transition off coal and gas. What should Labor and the Greens have done towards bipartisan (tripartisan?) agreement with a ruling party that didn’t believ...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 11:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure
Replies: 58
Views: 7199

Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure

As much as Williams career at this club has frustrated me at times, he's had his moments, and some real good ones, that Cronulla semi being the one that immediately springs to mind, and i thank him for his dedication and service to our club. He's done his best and been a really respected club man. ...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 10:59 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2022
Replies: 671
Views: 22725

Re: The Politics Thread 2022

Pity both major parties and the Greens have been using energy as a political strategy to win votes, instead of a bipartisan long term and steady transition off coal and gas. What should Labor and the Greens have done towards bipartisan (tripartisan?) agreement with a ruling party that didn’t believ...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

If it can't be civic I think Woden is the next best option. More central than Bruce or Epic, has enough parking, clubs and restaurants and decent public transport - particularly once he gets his toy tram built. Yep. I think Woden wouldn’t be a bad alternative solution. More space available and an a...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 2:58 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2022
Replies: 671
Views: 22725

Re: The Politics Thread 2022

New government - and the lights are about to go off. If NSW / QLD do run out of electricity to households tonight, I am not sure people will be as supportive to a faster paced movement away from coal, nor do i think is it a great start for this government. Lets hope the government does what it can ...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 2:17 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 4072
Views: 286646

Re: The Television Thread

The Wire is the highest quality television you’ll ever watch. I’ve watched it twice through. Good to see a lot of the actors littered through We Own This City. On a side note, I was actually in Baltimore last week. The Wire is very very good, but any knowledgeable TV fan must admit that it doesn’t ...
by BJ
June 14, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 689
Views: 82967

A new Canberra Stadium?

I’ve often wondered whether the second best place for the stadium near the city would be around the car parks to the west of Commonwealth park. Seems to be more room than on Parks Way and would have less impact on the rest of the city during construction. I’ve drawn a 180m straight line to give a p...
by BJ
June 12, 2022, 10:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Football IQ
Replies: 63
Views: 3313

Re: Football IQ

It’s not a good sign when the 11 year old ball boy has a higher football IQ than 3/4 of the team.
by BJ
June 12, 2022, 10:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 736
Views: 18730

Re: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Game Day

Seeing fogarty spray Savage at least twice wasn't a good look, fog might want to look in the mirror before he starts doing that Agree that Jack is not a 5/8. Need to go all in for Munster, add him and this team goes to top 4 I think it depends on Savages character. Some young guys learn quick from ...
by BJ
June 11, 2022, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 28
Views: 1098

2022 Rd 14 V Broncos: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

Canberra Milk wrote:3 Tapine
2 Horse
1 Elliott
Me too.

Whilst there was some good moments for the outside backs, they also had some terrible positioning on occasion and some very poor tackle attempts. Not to mention the mistakes.

Excluding Cotric who was good.