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by RedRaider
April 24, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Can't agree that Havili lost the skin Matt. Defensively he is far better than Fainu imo. I think we will see the Raiders tactic of inside passes/angled running looking to isolate both their hookers again this week. Although there was some 'controversy' at the end of the Sea Eagles last match against...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

I'm comfortable that Jacks bat back to the Broncos off a bomb does not count as an error. I am also comfortable that a poor pass which cannot be caught and is soccered by JB on to BJ for a try is not an error. Also that a kick dead in goal is not an error. I am less comfortable that a clear missed t...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9258

Re: Williams or Sezer

How many No.7's lead the one on one defensive stats? Any? How many Clubs require that of their No.7? I, and most Clubs statisticians, place a lot of importance on missed tackles. It is part of the reason sides make ground when players miss tackles. I think we are agreed that there are areas for both...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: Croker's kicking

I would stick with JC as the goal kicker. However, I think if we can arrange for Halligan to spend a day looking at his current technique, then I think it would be money well spent. Hopefully continuous improvement is part of the new culture at the Raiders. To me he is just a tweak away from 80% aga...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

By the way, the stats Beejay just posted in the Williams or Sezer thread are fully consistent with what I’m seeing: https://thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33319&p=1653442#p1653431 Wighton is consistently offering more, but there are downsides for Jack with errors and less creativity. But Wi...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

It’s not anti Lui, he’s reliable, solid, makes no mistakes, but average output. His ratings are consistent with that. Once Tapine is back, I’d certainly move Sutton in at starting prop. He offers a lot more, and has big upside. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Id be playing tapine from the bench th...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9258

Re: Williams or Sezer

Thanks for the stats Beejay. Do you have the Penalties conceded stats? Also can you put up Jacks 'try causes and line break causes? So far the team is defending Jacks errors. He has a long kicking game if sometimes wayward. Jack tops penalties conceded with 7. Closely followed by Hodgson and Horsbu...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9258

Re: Williams or Sezer

Thanks for the stats Beejay. Do you have the Penalties conceded stats? Also can you put up Jacks 'try causes and line break causes?

So far the team is defending Jacks errors. He has a long kicking game if sometimes wayward.
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9258

Re: Williams or Sezer

While not disagreeing with RR's assessment I don't see it presenting a great case for Williams long term. If that's his ceiling it confirms he's only a placeholder till Sezer returns. Otherwise he needs to step it up a notch in order to confirm his starting role. I don't think he is at his ceiling ...
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7208

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Congratulations to the young blokes. I think the non selection of Young is more due to his limited recent game time, rather than his performance.

On a related matter, if the NRL is looking to increase the fatigue level of players then a good way to do that is to only have 2 on the interchange bench.
by RedRaider
April 23, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer
Replies: 234
Views: 9258

Re: Williams or Sezer

I think Sam is playing his role within the current structure of the side. I don't know that a single loss will see him dropped. It's been 4 wins out of 4 starts since he has been at half and Sutton at lock to start the game. While all the kudos deservedly went to JC for his Gidley Flick to Nic, the ...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

GE, I know we all look for different things in games, but I think you have underscored Sam and Lui by a point again. Jack was once again rocks and diamonds. Diamond - his 40/20, rock - his creating the hole for the Broncos first try to Nikorima. Diamond his miss kick which comes back and hits him in...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 367
Views: 33357

Re: John Bateman signs with Canberra Raiders

The way he set up BJ for his second try, with 4 Bronco's on him (ok three and a half as one was Milf) and still got a perfect pass away to the left for BJ to score was sheer footy skill. But for me the TRY he scored showed his footy smarts. After Sam Williams is tackled near the line, he goes into d...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17109

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

The black arm bands where for bella and we were cheering not so much for the win but that they could win for bella.. Cant begin to explain how good victor jarrod sam jack Jordan and her fav papa where with her in hospital and how caring after she passed.. Goes behond the game they play.. These are ...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Croker's kicking
Replies: 65
Views: 1995

Re: Croker's kicking

There are areas for improvement in the Raiders in lots of parts of the game. Goal kicking for me at this point is just a matter of time before it comes good. JC's 'gidley flick' yesterday for the Nic Cotric TRY was fabulous. For much of this season so has been JCs one on one defence. If Sticky is co...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17109

Siliva Havili

Siliva Havili... I was impressed against the Broncos yesterday when we had just gone to an 8-4 lead and they kick off. The ball is bouncing towards our dead ball line and Havili is running within centimeters of the dead ball line when he gets to the ball off his forehead, then controls it and gets b...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17109

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

I agree with those who say we are still developing as a side and are not yet at the level of last years Grand Finalists. I would have been surprised if we were. Those sides have been relatively stable, particularly in the spine, whereas we are continuing to blend players new to not only our club but...
by RedRaider
April 22, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 119
Views: 7208

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Teams and Previews

I think Team List Tuesday will simply put the same players up as for the Bronco's match. Plenty of players are carrying injury, but at least we have a 7 day turnaround to get them prepared. Other than for medical/physio reasons I wouldn't expect the side to assemble before Wednesday at the earliest....
by RedRaider
April 21, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17109

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

JC's try set up of Cotric was just sensational. Sure he has hit the uprights with his goal kicking, but it's not like he is kicking them below the cross bar. I would ask him to open up the vocal chords to get his side back into defensive position and not only on one side of the field. The lack of de...
by RedRaider
April 21, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

With Jack Wighton produced five errors and gave away three penalties. One penalty was probably not justified, but he was lucky to get away with not being penalised in another incident, which didn't reflect well on the club in my view. I'm surprised the club highlighted it today as a memorable defen...
by RedRaider
April 21, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day
Replies: 656
Views: 17109

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Game Day

Mission accomplished = 2 competition points. The Raiders are now on 10 competition points after 6 rounds. It took us until Rd 12 to get to 10 competition points last year. That is a clear improvement. Having said that, out defensive organisation in this game was woeful. So many times our players wer...
by RedRaider
April 19, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think it's 8+ for first spot.

Having said that, it's the 2 competition points we need to focus on. Not the ladder position. If it happens it happens
by RedRaider
April 19, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: New recruits
Replies: 80
Views: 5023

Re: New recruits

Very positive interview with CNK prior to SHARKS v Panthers game on ABC radio. Made the valid point that although the side is going well "we've won nothing yet". Proud Cook Islander and very disappointed in their world ranking of 44 given the number of NRL players in the ranks. He came across as a v...
by RedRaider
April 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time

Terry Fahey - showed what large fast outside backs could do. Pre-dated Mal but a template of modern wingers. Scott Logan - confirmed that large players who consistently turn up have a positive impact on the side but the 'work ethic' is as important as size. Paul Osborne - always remembered for his '...
by RedRaider
April 18, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

That could so easily have been 15-2 Matt but I know you have no get e n bias ;)
by RedRaider
April 17, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Since Sutton was selected for FG starting, our middle 3 have done the defensive job which was missing against the Storm. The Eels had the larger pack and Sticky had the game plan to take on and move around those larger blokes. Our first contact is far more solid and energetic in 2019. They also move...
by RedRaider
April 16, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I am happy Sticky is picking players he considers are in the best form in 2019. No more rolling the dice on the 'next big thing'. At long last performance in the current season counts for selection. Don't perform = non selection.
by RedRaider
April 16, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

On form I reckon the Raiders will win a clear majority of the skins this week. Over to you Matt. Let the games begin.
by RedRaider
April 16, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 289
Views: 18138

Re: 2019 Rd 6 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Matt wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:03 pm
The depth rotation continues. JJ Collins getting his turn
Another high energy player coming off the bench. I am a fan of HorsPower and like his aggression, but Collins takes the ball up fearlessly and flat out every carry. I'm looking forward to his debut with us.
by RedRaider
April 16, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

greeneyed wrote:
April 15, 2019, 8:44 pm
RedRaider... I have no doubt Sam has earned his place in the team. I like Sam... I'm not sure why you think I don't. I look at each game on merit as best I can.
I reckon his rating has been a point short in all 3 matches. That's consistent
by RedRaider
April 16, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 117
Views: 6263

Re: Josh Hodgson

Defense wins games. That has been the simple rule to our game since it began . Yep. And the best defenses definitely play finals footy, but ideally GF footy. Great point. D1 and D2 played in the GF last season whereas A1 missed the big dance and A2 didn't even make the 8! Defence is king. Agreed an...
by RedRaider
April 15, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

GE you spoke again about Jack but nothing about Sam. Once upon a time you would have called it unconscious bias. I try to judge everyone on their 2019 form. Coach is praising his performance based on this year.
by RedRaider
April 15, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

I agree with you Rickman about getting rid of Golden point. If at the end of 80 minutes the scores are locked then 1 point each. It worked well for a century or so. I'm with Red, horses and all. Good on ya Cranky. We didn't have a horse, but remember walking through bush to get to Primary School at...
by RedRaider
April 15, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 14489

Re: Through green eyes 2019

Sam Williams rating is one short again GE. The one on one tackle on Gutherson was a beauty. No mention of it when talking about highlight defensive moments?