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by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 37
Views: 734

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

Hudson Young in 2020: Playing edge 6 games Total playing time: 489.96 minutes Average playing time: 81.66 minutes Average metres made (total): 73.16 Average post contact metres: 28.33 Average tackle breaks: 1.16 Linebreaks: 0 Tries: 0 Playing middle 11 games Total playing time: 518.98 minutes Averag...
by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7308

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

Yeah, we're not playing four middle forwards on the bench thanks Fox Sports.
by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Joe Tapine
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: 2020 in review - Joe Tapine

massive season from him. Thought he really stagnated last season but turned it around to become one of the best forwards in the comp. Huge sign of maturity as well stopping his brain explosions. I wonder if they are any thoughts to turn him into an 80min player. More interchanges available for the ...
by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Joe Tapine
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: 2020 in review - Joe Tapine

Came of age. Best forward behind Big Pap and one of the best in the comp this season.

His game has almost everything - aggression, power, speed, creativity, workrate. We all knew he had it, but this was the season where he finally put it all together, consistently.
by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 764

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2021

Does anybody know when we're back into training?
by afgtnk
November 24, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 37
Views: 734

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

..... because he was playing on the edge. A position he does not seem to play very well in.
by afgtnk
November 23, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 37
Views: 734

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

I'll never quite understand people's obsession with moving a player out of a position they're shining in, with the intention being that somehow it'll benefit the team. Young was crud as an edge player this season. He had little to no effect there, and many on here rightfully called him out. He then ...
by afgtnk
November 23, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return
Replies: 19
Views: 1130

Re: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return

Campese's game primarily revolved around running, and he defended in a position needing a lot of lateral agility. Totally different situation. Hell, Hodgo pre-injury is probably struggling to even be as agile as Campo post-injury.
by afgtnk
November 23, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 37
Views: 734

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

His defensive frailties are almost solely concentrated on his inside shoulder and players cutting back in on it. I don't see too many issues with him on the physical side or reading play. He's a powerful ball runner and knows how to hit a hole. An off season spent on correcting his issue with latera...
by afgtnk
November 20, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - John Bateman
Replies: 15
Views: 535

Re: 2020 in review - John Bateman

I think teams wised up to him a lot from last season, which reduced his efficacy considerably. One linebreak in 11 games is a telling sign. For that reason, I don't think his loss is anywhere near what it would've perceived to have been had he left at the end of 2019. Given he's a guy who isn't a no...
by afgtnk
November 19, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 237
Views: 12159

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

Home https://www.raidersshop.com.au/img/tiles/42-feature2640x640home2.jpg Away https://www.raidersshop.com.au/img/tiles/43-feature2640x640away2.jpg https://www.raidersshop.com.au/2021-isc-range/ That is not the Canberra Raiders. They're **** training tops. The club has **** this up royally, at a ti...
by afgtnk
November 19, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Should never be allowed through the door again in Canberra. Yep. If guys are balking at Mansour who's only crime was to consider signing for us and then take a different offer to stay at his long term club BUT had a renaissance season with a million line breaks, million tackle breaks, plenty of tri...
by afgtnk
November 19, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pack for 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: Pack for 2021

8. Papalii 9. Hodgson 10. Guler 11. Harawira-Naera 12. Whitehead 13. Tapine Interchange 14. Havili 15. Smith-Shields 16. Sutton 17. Young I don't think you can get away with not having an outside back on the bench anymore, or at least a guy in your starting pack being capable of slotting in there co...
by afgtnk
November 17, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Ryan Sutton
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: 2020 in review - Ryan Sutton

This guy has the perfect game for the one Stick wants to play: tough, big motor, makes good metres, not very adventurous with the ball. Hard to see him not on the bench next season, especially now since he seems to have become a favourite of the coach.
by afgtnk
November 17, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Sia Soliola
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: 2020 in review - Sia Soliola

Still good enough, but we've now got a lot in that category and they're all younger than the great man. I get that players want to play for as long as they can, careers in this game are only relatively short compared to one's life, but part of me wished that he'd be moved to a role off the field. Th...
by afgtnk
November 12, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 632
Views: 21480

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

My question is this: what sign, if any, has Trump shown that he will do this peacefully? I know the hope is always there - for the sake of the US and for the sake of the world - that he'll end up going without significant disturbance. We've made the mistake before though of thinking that he'll event...
by afgtnk
November 12, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 632
Views: 21480

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Trump is really starting to kick this up a few notches to full-blown authoritarianism. The peaceful and orderly transition of power is one of the bedrocks of a functioning democracy - a complete non-negotiable. The inaction of his inner circle and Republican Party over this situation is simply repre...
by afgtnk
November 9, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

yeh raiders wrote: November 8, 2020, 2:52 am Would happily take a punt on The Jet.

Ricky will get his head in check.
I'd take him if we did our due diligence, got him to give assurances face to face with Sticky and other management, and put some strong clauses into a cheap contract.
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I'm pretty sure Mansour never signed with us, guys. We targeted him and gave a tour. Sent him an offer. It happens all the time. And, as astutely observed above, it goes both ways. We've benefited from a guy reneging on a contract - and since we're getting all high and mighty here about the principl...
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders confirm departures of Oldfield and Niko
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

Re: Canberra Raiders confirm departures of Oldfield and Niko

There goes the only guy in the squad with any sort of top-end speed. Good luck and all the best Oldy. Not quite true. I noticed the origin GPS speeds up the other day and the only one quicker than the 35.something SImo has been clocked at was JAC at 36.something. Addo-Carr's been clocked at 38.5 be...
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 159
Views: 5474

Re: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day

This guy's doing the same thing he did when he coached the Roosters. Starts off as a breath of fresh air flying high, ends up having NFI what he's doing.

Luke Keary is the best half in the game today - he should be the very first player picked.
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders confirm departures of Oldfield and Niko
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

Re: Canberra Raiders confirm departures of Oldfield and Niko

There goes the only guy in the squad with any sort of top-end speed. Good luck and all the best Oldy.
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 159
Views: 5474

Re: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day

Extremely happy for him. Reaping the rewards of hard work and sheer perseverance.
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jack Wighton
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: 2020 in review - Jack Wighton

Another quality year, capped off by the Dally M and continued rep selection. I think to take his game to the next level he needs to do two things: 1. Stamp his authority more in bigger games 2. Find a way to reduce the amount of errors he makes Some people may predictability point out that he won th...
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - George Williams
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: 2020 in review - George Williams

Really looking forward to CHN bedding in on that right edge and Stuart giving license for the team to be more expansive in attack, in order to see his passing game come out more. A quality right centre wouldn't go astray either, so fingers crossed for Timoko. To take a bigger picture view of things,...
by afgtnk
November 6, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Highs and Lows: Rookie of the Year
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: 2020 Highs and Lows: Rookie of the Year

Could be the weakest rookie year in memory. Valemei wins by default
by afgtnk
November 5, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Pound for pound, Jack is probably one of the best and most consistent defenders I've ever seen. It's generally been the one facet of his game that you can put a lock on, no matter where he plays, even when he's dropping the pill, or kicking out on the full, or passing into row Z. IMO he's quite unde...
by afgtnk
November 3, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

the world is ending... afgtnk and botman agreed on something. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! Although I'm unsurprised by the lack of attention to detail, I can assure you it's not, because if it was going to it would've done so already. Botpig and I strongly agree on the vast majority of things - talking 90...
by afgtnk
November 2, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery
Replies: 71
Views: 3802

Re: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery

EDIT In what way could a sane person describe losing a well respected captain and leading point scorer (for a decade) as EDIT? That is EDIT, but I'm sure you are better than that. Croker is finished. He cannot keep up and he runs like a snail and probably can’t even bench his own weight. His defenc...
by afgtnk
November 2, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Bateman staying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Is Bateman staying?

Hey guys, been doing a bit of detective work lately and I’ve got an interesting theory.. Now we know JB is missing his daughter and mum but he seems to be pretty smitten with a local Canberra girl who is fairly well settled in the ACT, Amy Reilly.. I’m thinking by looking at her insta and the fact ...
by afgtnk
November 2, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

The answer to replacing Cotric for this football team is not an older, slower, and in every way an outdated model of Cotric We need to get young and faster. Not older and slower We need to make sure that guy has never rejected our advanced before though at any point in his career, because that is m...
by afgtnk
November 1, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Maybe petty was a better word...... because that's exactly what it'd be if we made our recruitment decisions like that. The club doesn't and won't make decisions on that basis, so that's enough for me. It doesn’t surprise me you’d resort to insults either. Not interested in insults or name calling....
by afgtnk
October 31, 2020, 11:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Maybe petty was a better word...... because that's exactly what it'd be if we made our recruitment decisions like that.

The club doesn't and won't make decisions on that basis, so that's enough for me.
by afgtnk
October 31, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

We had a crack at signing him before didn’t we? Wouldn’t touch him with a 100 foot barge pole as a result. You don’t get a chance to disrespect our club twice. Exactly my thoughts. He jumped on the bandwagon and back-flipped on the club when things weren't looking good for the club. No way he gets ...
by afgtnk
October 31, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316576

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Not sure he is what we need but Josh Mansour is rumoured to be let go by Penrith this Off Season so they can promote Charlie Staines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk We had a crack at signing him before didn’t we? Wouldn’t touch him with a 100 foot barge pole as a result. You don’t get a chance ...