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by Canberra Milk
September 1, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top four
Replies: 56
Views: 1945

Re: Top 4

raiderskater wrote:
September 1, 2019, 10:18 pm
I think being non-flashy but grittier is more likely to win us a premiership than the flashiness of 2016.

I am so proud of them. Not only do we finish top 4:

We didn't fall out of the top 4 all season.

That, to me, is absolutely huge.
Wow!
by Canberra Milk
September 1, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top four
Replies: 56
Views: 1945

Re: Top 4

Can't argue with that, less brilliant/flashy but tougher, have a steely will to win. I think the defence is a fair bit better this year too and the stats show that, 350 (and counting) vs 450ish in 2016. It must be the most composed Raiders defence I can remember
by Canberra Milk
September 1, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top four
Replies: 56
Views: 1945

Top four

No thread for this yet, did I miss something?? Well done team!! Not only does top 4 get you a second bite of the cherry, but finishing top 4 is itself a great achievement. The comp is very hard and close every year. There is always talk all through the year about who and who isn't a "top 4 team", an...
by Canberra Milk
September 1, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 891
Views: 23943

Re: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Game Day

It's not a "poor half", it's how we've played all year. There's few games where we've had to consistently work out of our 10 though, where we also got few penalties and the opposition isn't dropping the ball much I mean cronulla has played well and not allowed our natural game by forcing us out of ...
by Canberra Milk
September 1, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 891
Views: 23943

Re: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Game Day

It's not a "poor half", it's how we've played all year. There's few games where we've had to consistently work out of our 10 though, where we also got few penalties and the opposition isn't dropping the ball much
by Canberra Milk
August 25, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23243

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

They were down to 12 men, and we carted it up the middle the whole set

We might have increased in ability but we're still as dumb as ever. Unbelievable
by Canberra Milk
August 25, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua
Replies: 108
Views: 3877

Re: Get rid of BJ

We're a team who needs every advantage we can get. That means Joey at his best, have to ride his lows
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 1760

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 Horsburgh
2 Papalii - big games are about big plays!!
1 Hodgson - hot and cold but hot when it counted!
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

Extraordinary. Just extraordinary
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

No scoreboard pressure = a better Raiders
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

When Hodgson gets an offload, he needs to take off and bring a forward with him and play short.... instead of just hurling it toward flat footed outside back They're coming up as an umbrella around the ruck - probably because they know we don't have much ability to pass through them. It's really wo...
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

The wide balls are the right strategy, they can't get numbers in the tackle so negates their wrestle
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

It's feasible we could play better now there's no scoreboard pressure
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

We have deep seated trauma as a team and I don't think anymore we can ever get over it
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

Canberra Milk wrote:
August 17, 2019, 6:03 pm
This is a comedy

How will we screw up and choke next? Taking votes...
Don't mind if I just quote myself :D

Truly something to behold
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

This is a comedy

How will we screw up and choke next? Taking votes...
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

Down the throat on the third

This is something to behold
by Canberra Milk
August 17, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1063
Views: 33315

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Game Day

Extraordinary choke underway, even by our standards

Not sure anymore we'll ever shake our small team syndrome
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 368
Views: 18353

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Absolutely we can win on our day in the finals, if that's the bar then I agree we're a contender We're not a top tier team though, that's what I meant, the eye test and the stats show those are Roosters and Melbourne I am concerned we lack a genuine superstar of the ilk of Tedesco, Munster. They're ...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Interesting that Vunivalu has been penalised for a mistimed contest vs Souths Not the same situation as the Souths player didn't have the ball yet unlike CNK, but interesting I think both calls were right Both players have a right to the football For CNK, Topou comes in to attack the ball, realises...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

On our attack, it was their great defence which exposed our weaknesses. Predictable at times (Croker getting the ball and getting bundled out in the last minutes), no plan B after Hodgson fails to bamboozle and find runners near the line, ineffective repeat set building But against lesser teams we'd...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Interesting that Vunivalu has been penalised for a mistimed contest vs Souths Not the same situation as the Souths player didn't have the ball yet unlike CNK, but interesting I think both calls were right Both players have a right to the football For CNK, Topou comes in to attack the ball, realises...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 368
Views: 18353

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Not quite contenders but are as close as we've been in 25 years, on par with 2016 imo

It's a two horse race unfortunately. We're in the next tier down with Manly and Rabbits. We might be able to scrape into the GF but yeah will have to show we can beat a top 4 team
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Interesting that Vunivalu has been penalised for a mistimed contest vs Souths

Not the same situation as the Souths player didn't have the ball yet unlike CNK, but interesting
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

PigRickman wrote:
August 11, 2019, 3:05 pm
Topou is there contesting the ball, he’s looking at the ground because CNK leaps over him haha

Topou didn’t attack the man in the air, it’s a fair try
Intent is irrelevant
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

To be honest if it was a neutral game I would have given in a try. It was very lucky, but they are playing well, so are we. We just need a bit more quality from sezer and Hodgson ... wighton has looked really good, hopefully he sees lots of ball for the rest of the match. Why should a player derive...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

I still cannot believe they said it was a ‘contest’ when Tupou had his back turned and was looking at the ground. It's an example where the officials at large are not intelligent enough to foresee an incident like this occurring. They just think in terms of tackle vs not take. They don't think bigg...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

I think we look good, maybe could have kicked better in the 20, built more pressure. Two tries from kicks, only one line break let in. Have poked our nose through with the ball a few times

Just so hard with storm next week too 😩
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Radians should have just mistimed that and taken tupou out :D
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Lol. Def not a penalty on Tupou he approached with intent to challenge and then bailed out. He can't disappear... Ed if you take someone out because you mistimed a contest, that is your fault. Just like soccer. It should be penalty, regardless of accidental or not If not, there'll be deliberate mis...
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

What if we mistime a grubber chase and take out Tedesco? Come on. The only common sense decision is to penalise you if you take someone out
by Canberra Milk
August 11, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 21455

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Lol. Def not a penalty on Tupou he approached with intent to challenge and then bailed out. He can't disappear... Ed if you take someone out because you mistimed a contest, that is your fault. Just like soccer. It should be penalty, regardless of accidental or not If not, there'll be deliberate mis...
by Canberra Milk
May 25, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 50628

Re: Williams or Sezer?

That could be all she wrote for Williams after that performance. I think Stick might give him one more chance but I'm not sure
by Canberra Milk
May 25, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 19117

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Despite playing poorly, with Leipana Bateman there we'd have won that
by Canberra Milk
May 25, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 19117

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Come on