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by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Southampton have defeated Leeds 1-0 to join with Ipswich Town and Leicester City in being promoted to Premier League next season.

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by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: English second rower Matty Nicholson agrees to terms with Raiders
Replies: 171
Views: 10278

Re: Raiders linked to English second rower Matty Nicholson

I always wanted James Roby to come over here and test himself in the NRL Always impressed me in international games, reckon he'd have been one of the best in the NRL had he done it. I maintain the game has seen four greats in recent times. Thurston, Slater, Cameron Smith and James Roby. It's a sham...
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 12:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: English second rower Matty Nicholson agrees to terms with Raiders
Replies: 171
Views: 10278

Re: Raiders linked to English second rower Matty Nicholson

I always wanted James Roby to come over here and test himself in the NRL Always impressed me in international games, reckon he'd have been one of the best in the NRL had he done it. I maintain the game has seen four greats in recent times. Thurston, Slater, Cameron Smith and James Roby. It's a sham...
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 12:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Seb Kris
Replies: 47
Views: 2218

Re: Seb Kris

Manu has given a lot of centers a bath because he is bigger, faster, stronger and has more confidence and intent than most including Seb Kris. Going high one on one invites problems. As for his attack, I think it is just a matter of the line he is running. Hudson Young has now begun looking at the d...
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons
Replies: 58
Views: 2184

Re: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons

Qld have gone with a back on the bench. Reece Walsh may still have some injury concerns. NSW with 6 rookies to Origin. Qld definite favorites for this.
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 4:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young selected for Origin I
Replies: 155
Views: 10577

Re: Hudson Young selected for Origin I

The pack isn't great. 3 props * and 6 backrowers. No utility in case a back goes down and no hooker off the bench. * Trboyevic isn't a prop either and doesn't make any metres. Who is doing the tough carries? Leniu will last 25 minutes tops. Poor Haas.... but **** the Broncos. Sent from my SM-G975F ...
by RedRaider
May 26, 2024, 8:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders recruit Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg captain Myles Martin
Replies: 58
Views: 6815

Re: Raiders recruit Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg captain Myles Martin

Andrew Ryan was the coach of that NSW U/19s side - can we get him as our coach? Wait .. what .. not until after 2029????
by RedRaider
May 26, 2024, 8:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: English second rower Matty Nicholson agrees to terms with Raiders
Replies: 171
Views: 10278

Re: Raiders linked to English second rower Matty Nicholson

Burgess was the best in the NRL era by some way. Then Morley and then I’d have Hodgo. Go back further and consensus would have Malcom Reiley and Hanley right up there. I didn't see much of Reilly but he had a very good reputation. We've had some great forwards come out. An oldie for me was Lee Croo...
by RedRaider
May 26, 2024, 2:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 117
Views: 6129

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Teams and Previews

I'll be glad to see Papa back next week adding starch to the pack.
by RedRaider
May 26, 2024, 2:09 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

In the Scottish Cup, Celtic beat Rangers 1 nil scoring in the 90th minute via Adam Idah. Ange Postecoglou will be happy with that result for his former club. Celtic had 64% possession and received 7 yellow cards and had 3 corners. Rangers 36% possession and received 5 yellow cards and had 11 corners...
by RedRaider
May 26, 2024, 2:02 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Manchester United have beaten Manchester City in the FA Cup final. Some had written off Man United but anything can happen in a 2 horse race. United were gifted the first goal when a back header went over the keeper and Gamacho tapped it into an empty goal. The second was a well worked move for teen...
by RedRaider
May 25, 2024, 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

What a cracker of an A League final. 1 all at the end of normal time and Central Coast Mariners have gone on to win 3-1 during the 30 minutes of extra time. Melbourne Victory pressed the whole time but it was not to be for them. Of note Di Pizio became the youngest ever scorer in an A League final a...
by RedRaider
May 25, 2024, 5:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 746
Views: 21754

Re: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day

Actually when you take the angry glasses off for a second (and Weekes scores as I type this), we’re playing a far superior team and we’ve at least had a go It’s not like the last three years where we’ve looked insipid and listless, we’ve just still got a bunch of young guys who are still growing in...
by RedRaider
May 25, 2024, 5:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 746
Views: 21754

Re: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day

Poor defence all game Add our insipid attack. We weren't going to win this. 100% right LGM. No gang tackling to drive their players backwards and break their attacking momentum. Sticky got a contract extension for more of the same for '4 more years'. :nooo The lineup does not help with no backrower...
by RedRaider
May 25, 2024, 4:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 746
Views: 21754

Re: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Game Day

Raiders down 18-6 at half time. Defensive questions being asked of the Raiders. Seb Kris with a couple of bad misses which directly led to tries and DL with 6 missed tackles so far according to NRL.com stats. Need to nail the defensive efforts in the second half.
by RedRaider
May 25, 2024, 10:49 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Newcastle played an 'up and coming' squad against the A League all stars who have mostly never played together before and Newcastle were beaten 8-0. What a shame they could not have played at least of few of their Premier League standard players to at least make it a contest for the punters who went...
by RedRaider
May 23, 2024, 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

After 51 games undefeated Bayer Leverkusen have lost the Europa Cup final to Atalanta from Italy 3-0. London born Lookman with a hat trick was the star for Atalanta.
by RedRaider
May 23, 2024, 8:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders take up 2025 option for Josh Papalii
Replies: 78
Views: 13978

Re: Canberra Raiders take up 2025 option for Josh Papalii

I'm very happy with this news. Papa remains a smashing good middle forward with and without the ball.
by RedRaider
May 23, 2024, 8:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 121
Views: 11299

Re: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Roosters not happy 4 players have been spot drug tested today. they'll sue you for that comment Sent from my SM-S911B using Tapatalk Sue me ,I've got nothing [emoji23] Might want to sue Fox first. NRL’s ‘abhorrent’ drug testing move after Roosters slam ‘grossly distorted’ social media claims: https...
by RedRaider
May 23, 2024, 7:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders recruit Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg captain Myles Martin
Replies: 58
Views: 6815

Re: Raiders recruit Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg captain Myles Martin

We've signed ANOTHER middle forward. I wish the young man well in his time in green. At 6'4" and 96kgs he is a big man. It may indicate there is to be a Raiders roster shake out at the end of this year. In the lock position alone we have Smithies, Hors, Puru and now Myles Morgan as the developm...
by RedRaider
May 23, 2024, 7:27 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle have played a 1 all draw at the MCG overnight, but Newcastle then won the match 5-4 on penalties. Goals to James Maddison (Spurs) and Alexander Isak (Newcastle). A lot of younger players were subbed on for both teams during the game, one of which was 19 year old Austr...
by RedRaider
May 22, 2024, 7:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fullback
Replies: 78
Views: 3377

Re: Fullback

reptar wrote: May 22, 2024, 6:35 am
The Nickman wrote:
reptar wrote:The Nickman! Are you fully back?
Never!
You’re half back, then? We’re in the wrong thread for that.
Is it just me or does new Liverpool Football Club Manager Arne Slot have a passing resemblance to The Nickman.

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by RedRaider
May 22, 2024, 7:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Weekes
Replies: 87
Views: 4149

Re: Weekes

Last year NSW Cup was being live streamed and Weekes was playing fullback for the Manly side. He made some great breaks with his pace, he caught the high ball ok but his defence was not a strong suit. Fast forward to the Raiders trial games and again his defence was not a strong suit. Now look to th...
by RedRaider
May 22, 2024, 12:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana vows to retire a Raider
Replies: 62
Views: 2970

Re: Jordan Rapana vows to retire a Raider

I don't know if one player can teach 'attitude' to another, but Rapa demonstrates a 'never beaten' attitude every time he takes the field. Bashed and smashed on field and by a few off field, wind him up and let him go and he'll give everything he has got. For next season a lot will depend on how his...
by RedRaider
May 21, 2024, 4:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 121
Views: 11299

Re: 2024 Round 12 v Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Good to see the hard running Hola get a start. I hope Ricky doesn’t forget about him this time.
by RedRaider
May 21, 2024, 1:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fullback
Replies: 78
Views: 3377

Re: Fullback

Maybe they'll complete the Ponga move to 5/8 now. Perfect time for him now old man Munster and old man DCE are on the way out. 1. Walsh 6. Ponga 7. Walker 9. Grant QLD just keep churning out trash spines :cry: 1. Walsh 6. Deardon / Mam 7. DCE 9. Grant 14. Hunt Good side still. Being born in Sydney ...
by RedRaider
May 20, 2024, 4:15 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Congratulations to Manchester City who have won the Premier League title for the 4th year in succession. What a great side. 1. Manchester City - 91 - last year 1st with 89 - still the best 2. Arsenal - 89 - last year 2nd with 84 - runner up again 3. Liverpool - 82 - last year 5th with 67 - improved ...
by RedRaider
May 20, 2024, 1:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Boxing Thread
Replies: 575
Views: 135784

Re: The Boxing Thread

Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury. He’s the first undisputed hevyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. Classic bout between the boxer and the puncher and the boxer wins. Usyk absolutely had him in the 9th round with only the ropes keeping Fury up and then the bell....
by RedRaider
May 19, 2024, 12:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The new Laurie Daley
Replies: 113
Views: 4686

Re: The new Laurie Daley

He reminds me of Jimmy Wins Maloney. Just kinda of all over the ball, agile and has some classy touches. Maloney couldn’t defend though. Am I right? Or do they just kinda look similar and play the same position Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Maloney had a kind of unbreakable confidence that mad...
by RedRaider
May 19, 2024, 12:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 11 v Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 674
Views: 23056

Re: 2024 Round 11 v Bulldogs: Game Day

Star Raider faces ban for mate's big milestone The Canberra Raiders might have to honour Joe Tapine's 200th NRL game without his front-row partner-in-crime. The Raiders face taking on the Sydney Roosters forward pack without Josh Papalii, who was one of three Canberra players cited by the match rev...
by RedRaider
May 19, 2024, 8:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fullback
Replies: 78
Views: 3377

Re: Fullback

I remain a Xav at fullback fan. His taking of the high ball has been fantastic and his pace will do the rest. There was an interesting interview with Sticky prior to the Raiders game against the Dogs. He was asked about how he knew where to pass the ball with so many great players in the 1994 side. ...
by RedRaider
May 19, 2024, 8:09 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

A-League 2nd round semi final results have seen Melbourne Victory defeat Wellington Phoenix 2-1 and go through to the final. The Melbourne Victory goal keeper Paul Izzo at it again by saving a penalty shot in normal time. https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/aleague-finals-2024-results-mel...
by RedRaider
May 18, 2024, 2:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 228
Views: 24497

Re: Through green eyes 2024

While Rapa was Rocks and Diamonds on the night, there were a couple of diamonds which have not been mentioned in the first half. One was a dummy half run about the 25 minute mark where he made 25-30 meters and got the Raiders deep into the Dogs half. The second came after that when the Dogs split us...
by RedRaider
May 18, 2024, 5:59 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8565
Views: 587333

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Match Fixing - three players from Macarthur FC have been arrested for manipulating yellow cards during matches. Allegedly acting on orders from organised crime figures from South America. Just as the A League is into the return semi final clashes, something like this has to take some of the shine of...
by RedRaider
May 18, 2024, 5:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The new Laurie Daley
Replies: 113
Views: 4686

Re: The new Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley came through into FG as a center in 1988. The Raiders had a very good 5/8 called Chris O'Sullivan and he deservedly held the 5/8 spot through to the 1989 Grand Final victory. (It was good for Sticky to have a player like O'Sullivan outside him when he switched to League too). It was gre...