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by Beejay
June 17, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Shannon Boyd reportedly wants to switch back to Canberra Raiders
Replies: 135
Views: 19453

Re: Shannon Boyd reportedly wants to switch back to Canberra Raiders

I'd love to know how people think we are going to get him for a minimum wage deal? He's on like $700k at the Titans. Why in the world would the Titans pick up circa $500k per annum to give us a player at minimum wage? Or secondly, why would Shannon give up maybe $200k to make any sort of swap work, ...
by Beejay
June 16, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Bateman contract talks face delay after agent banned

Wow. Reports saying players will be free to tear up contracts and stop paying his commission.
That’s certainly one way to completely drive him out.
by Beejay
June 16, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Shannon Boyd reportedly wants to switch back to Canberra Raiders
Replies: 135
Views: 19453

Re: Shannon Boyd reportedly wants to switch back to Canberra Raiders

If he was pumping out regular games of 150+ metres and getting quick play the balls, then you could probably cop his slower defence. But he has never averaged more than 100m per game in any season ever. He was pumping out 35mins and 90metres in the two years before he left. He was never worth the mo...
by Beejay
June 4, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

Well he has a clause in his contract he’s tried to exercise, but hasn’t been able to be fulfilled. He can sit back quietly and just accept it. Or he can bang on privately and publicly about it, including hiring the kind of manager to do just that. I don’t really believe all the public statements of ...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

Whatever the intention of the clause. It's caused confusion and angst now, Yes? No. Not imo. We'd right here with a contract dispute with or without the clause. As i said, we see it time and time again in the NRL. Players will agitate to get their contract reworked or push to get out of the club if...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

Yes his Daughter is key to his life, no question. But that doesn't mean the clause was about his Daughter. There is PLENTY of more clear things that can go into the contract regarding that issue. I think your talking in circles. Whatever the intention of the clause. It's caused confusion and angst n...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

The cap situation doesnt stay static, Beejay And the situation for the club moved SIGNIFICANTLY in 2019. Money they anticipated having in 2020/2021 is no longer available due to the success of the club and players. That's just how managing the cap works. It's why it's so hard, you cant just keep a ...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

I presume it was an “In good faith” based clause. According to Paul Kent The Raiders offered JB an upgrade under this clause. His manager declined it. That seems fair to both parties. I certainly think it’s fair that Bateman has a option to return to Wigan for family reasons. Whether the clause all...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

From reading the reports the clause was put in to allow JB to have a chat to the club each season about where he's at, i believe it was intended to allow him the ability to engage the club each season if he was finding it too hard to be away from home and his daughter . That sort of clause might ha...
by Beejay
June 3, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman in talks for $3.5m return to Super League

IF there is a clause in the contract that allows Bateman to re-negotiate his contract at the end of every season -- which has been semi confirmed, AND Bateman himself has said he does, so he at least thinks there is some kind agreement there... Why the hell did we put it in the contract if we weren...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Ahh... look at that, moderation policies to protect posters from being called out and asked to defend their Bull. Footy's back, baby. I don’t need to be defended but it would be nice when I post occasionally not to be bombarded with dumb questions and self righteousness by the same arrogant fool wh...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Let’s just leave it there then. I’ve made my point, you’ve made yours. I can see where your at with your comment on current leadership.
I don’t think DFJ is a good ceo, that’s my answer. Giving you a number inside 100 is pointless.
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

It doesn’t contradict itself. You’re arguing in bad faith. I concede he’s crap You can have one of two positions here, friend position 1: DFJ is being made to look good by Stuart, he deserves no credit for the current position of the club on the field, it's Stuart and he has nothing to do with. or ...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

I didn’t say Stuart was not involved did I ? Find a way. Truth is DFJ is a lightweight, and so were the Raiders for years until Stuart turned up. Your assertion that Don is nothing more than a conveyancer is probably a great description. He fills the chair and that’s about it. He’s only there due t...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

What’s not to get. It’s messy. We have a premiership window and a star roster. Our CEO has a long poor track record with these things. He will stuff it. Read Michael Chammas article on SMH. Has a little more info. Find a way to get the deal done. Giving him permission to look around is unhelpful on...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Very messy I have very little faith in Don Furner being able to control this. Ricky Stuart has made him look good recently. Yeah disgraceful from Don Furner. Do the deal you numpty https://media.giphy.com/media/lkdH8FmImcGoylv3t3/giphy.gif What’s not to get. It’s messy. We have a premiership window...
by Beejay
May 24, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Yeah disgraceful from Don Furner.

Do the deal you numpty
by Beejay
May 23, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman has permission to have negotiations with other clubs

Very messy

I have very little faith in Don Furner being able to control this.
Ricky Stuart has made him look good recently.
by Beejay
May 22, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1300
Views: 212738

Re: John Bateman requested release four times over pay feud

Concerning that his injury has been slower due to not having staff around during shutdown. Surely you spend as much as you need to get your players on the field. Unless he is doing a Scott Pippen...
by Beejay
May 8, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 32652

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

How can the govt stand by 'No jab, no play', when they wont' enforce that on any other business to resume?
by Beejay
March 22, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 54827

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

Just shopping with the Wife in Pitt St mall and there’s people everywhere. Unbelievable. When will these idiots get it through their head! Stay at home! Ummmmm Beejay...? Hahaha god, the ironing here is amazing. SURELY this is an elaborate dubby trap by Beejay, surely? I’m here all week. Try the ve...
by Beejay
March 22, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 2 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 425
Views: 18532

Re: 2020 Rd 2 V Warriors: Game Day

Northern Raider wrote:
March 22, 2020, 9:52 am
Yeah, still a few wrinkles for Cotric to iron out. Picture how good he’ll be once that happens. :cmon
I like Cotric, but it’s hard to improve your IQ.
Will be a good Winger throughout his career
by Beejay
March 22, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 54827

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

Just shopping with the Wife in Pitt St mall and there’s people everywhere. Unbelievable. When will these idiots get it through their head! Stay at home!
by Beejay
March 20, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 54827

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

That's a very similar approach to what England was seriously considering... lock up all the old and/or vulnerable and just let it run wild across the country, everybody go about their daily lives. I think they've chosen against this option by the looks of things. Wisely since it still means mass ho...
by Beejay
March 20, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 54827

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

They should lock away all the vulnerable (Old and/or health conditions) and give them supplies for 3 months, not to go outside or contact anyone. Send them all to an island if you can. Then just inject it into the young and the fit. Give it to everyone under 40 who is fit and without medical proble...
by Beejay
March 19, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 54827

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

They should lock away all the vulnerable (Old and/or health conditions) and give them supplies for 3 months, not to go outside or contact anyone. Send them all to an island if you can. Then just inject it into the young and the fit. Give it to everyone under 40 who is fit and without medical problem...
by Beejay
March 13, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 26455

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

The game should definitely play, and what's it matter about crowds. If it spreads it spreads.
It's only killing old people anyway, we have too many of those. Will save us a fortune in the long run.
by Beejay
March 6, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders half Aidan Sezer joins Huddersfield Giants on two year deal
Replies: 451
Views: 40591

Re: Raiders half Aidan Sezer joins Huddersfield Giants on two year deal

He was average here for whatever reason. I let my frustration at his game get to me at times. Control of the team was minimal, which was possibly the plan, but for a lot of 2016-2018 the end of sets were constantly poor. Considering he wasn't a running half here, I don't know why he didn't or couldn...
by Beejay
March 4, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion
Replies: 79
Views: 5017

Re: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion

If you were going to watch the NRL regardless of the commercial they run, then the Ad wasn't aimed at you. The NRL isn't going to spend millions just to get you 'pumped', when you're already invested. THE NRL needs corporates, like I've mentioned. That's who they need to win over. Either way, consid...
by Beejay
March 3, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders' Curtis Scott set to go to court
Replies: 1041
Views: 130335

Re: Greenberg to make call on Scott by end of the week

I just think it's a bad idea 'politically' for Greenburg to own this. This is one of those 'no right answer' things, and he's just setting himself up to fail.
Should have a disciplinary group who make this decision.
by Beejay
March 3, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion
Replies: 79
Views: 5017

Re: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion

Secondly, I was hoping for another Homoerotic ad like the last one. Heap of blokes with their shirts off and running on a beach would have done the trick.
Sex sells.
by Beejay
March 3, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion
Replies: 79
Views: 5017

Re: Canberra Raiders feature prominently in 2020 NRL promotion

For me, the ad is targeted to corporates, (and women - mums). We need to lift our profile to target Banks and other elite business to sponsor the NRL. AFL has a heap of them, we have almost none. That is not because we don't have the profile, it's because of perception. All that **** we've been doin...
by Beejay
February 12, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders knock back Josh Dugan approach
Replies: 58
Views: 6846

Re: Canberra Raiders knock back Josh Dugan approach

So we’re signing our stars for less than market to stay and win a comp, and now we have a proactive PR department making up stories to improve our image.
What is happening
by Beejay
February 10, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton signs four-year extension with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 554
Views: 61466

Re: Jack Wighton to finalise $3 million four year Raiders deal this week

Back in the bad old days he’d be shopped around and on the verge of signing for a Sydney club until we come up with $1.2m per annum to keep him.

As much as I’ve had my moments with Ricky Stuart as coach, everything about this club has changed since he returned.
He should never leave.