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by RedRaider
June 13, 2024, 8:05 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Former Sprint King Usain Bolt has done his achilles playing in a charity football match. One of the greatest sprinters the world has seen was stretchered off the Stamford Bridge pitch. As we saw in his stint with the Central Coast Mariners, he had all the pace needed to succeed but was not good at c...
by RedRaider
June 12, 2024, 2:10 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Australia have defeated Palestine 5-0 in the World Cup qualifier in Perth tonight. The Socceroos are 6 wins from 6 matches and have not had a goal scored against them as yet. Some great work tonight from Leckie, Boyle, Yengi and Irankunda with the ball, but for me 20 year old Alessandro Circati show...
by RedRaider
June 11, 2024, 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Euro 2024 kicks off with Germany V Scotland on 14 June (Euro time). See full list of group matches below. https://www.uefa.com/euro2024/news/0275-151eb1c333ea-d30deec67b13-1000--uefa-euro-2024-fixtures-when-and-where-are-the-matches/ Lookin forward to those late night/early morning kick offs :thumb...
by RedRaider
June 11, 2024, 7:37 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Euro 2024 kicks off with Germany V Scotland on 14 June (Euro time). See full list of group matches below.

https://www.uefa.com/euro2024/news/0275 ... e-matches/
by RedRaider
June 10, 2024, 11:10 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders
Replies: 143
Views: 11165

Re: Junior Blues back Savelio Tamale agrees to two year deal to join Raiders

Very good highlights reel. Looks to have a 'goose step' move like the 'other' Campese (David) as well as being powerful and fast.
by RedRaider
June 8, 2024, 1:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

The England final 26 player squad for Euro 2024 has been named. They sure have some attacking fire power with Kane, Bellingham, Palmer, Saka and Foden.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/live/cw0010vjr2dt
by RedRaider
June 6, 2024, 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons
Replies: 495
Views: 14144

Re: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons

The first player NSW needs is a replacement for Suaalii, who will be suspended at center. While there has been paper talk for Latrell, I would look at someone like Jesse Ramien, the big robust Shark center. He defends well and doesn't do the sort of dumb stuff Mitchell did to Manu a couple of years ...
by RedRaider
June 6, 2024, 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons
Replies: 495
Views: 14144

Re: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons

Queensland have the crystal ball well polished. Last year they picked a more conventional bench with Grant and 3 forwards Flegler, Collins and Arrow for Game 1. This year they pick a back on the bench and get to use him for 73 minutes. I do not agree with changing the send off rule of no replacement...
by RedRaider
June 5, 2024, 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons
Replies: 495
Views: 14144

Re: 2024 State of Origin I - Blues v Maroons

No question the send off for Suuaalii was the right call. The defender gets the choice of the impact point and he took his eyes off Walsh in an effort to smash him and got him flush in the head. Yes it took a lot of gloss off the game for spectators but it was a dumb play that did it. The idea of re...
by RedRaider
June 5, 2024, 3:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 281
Views: 29006

Re: Through green eyes 2024

We have a bye next week Billy so Ricky won’t be picking anyone next Tuesday. Can you point me to any part of DLs record in the NRL which should provide confidence? I see Woolf was picked to take on the Maggies on Saturday Red. Only the big boys have a bye this weekend. I hope it’s a televised game ...
by RedRaider
June 5, 2024, 6:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day
Replies: 1011
Views: 29583

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day

greeneyed wrote: June 3, 2024, 10:17 pm
That's a great shot of Rapa: Phin-ishing the game.
by RedRaider
June 3, 2024, 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

The Matilda's have beaten China 2-0 in a friendly at Stadium Australia tonight. The smallest player in the team, Clare Wheeler scored the first goal via a well taken header. The second was a classic piece of football with Vine sending a beautiful through ball for Hayley Rasso to run onto then secure...
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 6:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 281
Views: 29006

Re: Through green eyes 2024

We have a bye next week Billy so Ricky won’t be picking anyone next Tuesday.

Can you point me to any part of DLs record in the NRL which should provide confidence?
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 5:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 281
Views: 29006

Re: Through green eyes 2024

Woolford has Two years of semi final football and getting the team going forward while being a rock in the middle of the defence. Madge picked DL in the last Kiwi squad he coached but then did not play him. He planned a defensive hit job on the Kangaroos and for hooker he picked a 32 year old 5/8 ov...
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 2:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 281
Views: 29006

Re: Through green eyes 2024

I would have given Xav an 8. Sensational try and some really good one on one defence along with tough yardage runs and putting Kris away after he had come infield. I think even Levi earned his 6. Only one missed tackle in his 48 minutes this week and for the crash over tries to Ata and EW he actual...
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Real Madrid have defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions final at Wembley. The greatest winning side in this competition ever have won their 15th title. Next season Real Madrid will add Kylian Mbappe to their squad.
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 7:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 199
Views: 12839

Re: 2024 Round 15 v Cowboys: Teams and Previews

The Raiders now on 16 points coming into the Bye. We then play Cowboys, Tigers, Storm and Knights before another bye. A total of 12 points available over the next 6 weeks - four of those points given and the other 8 very getable imo. HorsPower still to return. It would not surprise me to see him com...
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 7:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2024
Replies: 281
Views: 29006

Re: Through green eyes 2024

I would have given Xav an 8. Sensational try and some really good one on one defence along with tough yardage runs and putting Kris away after he had come infield. I think even Levi earned his 6. Only one missed tackle in his 48 minutes this week and for the crash over tries to Ata and EW he actuall...
by RedRaider
June 2, 2024, 6:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7433

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

He's a winger fellas. Why would we want to ruin a good thing. Stuart's willing to play Rapana, Hopoate, Kris, Papalii, and Nickman (probably) in front of him at fullback. What's that telling us. It's telling us that in the pre-season following an injury hit 2023 he said to Sticky I want to play on ...
by RedRaider
June 1, 2024, 11:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day
Replies: 1011
Views: 29583

Re: 2024 Round 13 v Dolphins: Game Day

In wet conditions the Raiders have come away with the 2 competition points in what was a very entertaining match. The Dolphins targeted Weekes in the defensive line and for the most part he stood up to it. He made 31 tackles including some very good one on one efforts with only 2 misses and 2 ineffe...
by RedRaider
May 31, 2024, 7:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man
Replies: 135
Views: 7433

Re: Xavier Savage wants to be a one club man

I feel like if true, that's entirely confidence. Fullback has a much bigger spotlight than wing/centre (as Latrell is finding out). He didn't feel confident playing fullback but once he builds confidence on the wing and feels comfortable in first grade, no reason why he couldn't try it again What d...
by RedRaider
May 31, 2024, 6:56 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Only 2 weeks to go until the UEFA Euro 2024 begins 14 June (Euro calendar and 15 June Australian) with the final on 14 July (Euro calendar). What a month of football that should be. 24 teams competing to determine the best national team in Europe. Germany are the hosts this time around. https://en.w...
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Soccer/Football Thread
Replies: 8578
Views: 591242

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.

https://sport.optus.com.au/news/premier ... gue-return
by RedRaider
May 27, 2024, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: English second rower Matty Nicholson agrees to three year deal with Raiders
Replies: 173
Views: 12323

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 three year deal with Raiders
Replies: 173
Views: 12323

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: 64
Views: 3087

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: 495
Views: 14144

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: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart backs Hudson Young for Origin II
Replies: 180
Views: 13522

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: 7341

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 three year deal with Raiders
Replies: 173
Views: 12323

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: 169
Views: 11081

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: 8578
Views: 591242

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: 8578
Views: 591242

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: 8578
Views: 591242

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: 768
Views: 23840

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...