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by Ruben Daley
January 3, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery
Replies: 88
Views: 4968

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

I think McCrone can be summed up by a game against Melbourne at home around 2011ish. We were in the grandstand and saw him throw a perfect long cut out ball for a perfect wingers try. The ref inexplicably called it forward. He then kicked a 40/20 that the Touchie incorrectly said didn’t cross the 2...
by Ruben Daley
December 1, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Albert Hopoate on one year deal
Replies: 57
Views: 5172

Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Albert Hopoate

He's had huge raps on him. Double ACL tears have prevented him showing anything in 1st grade so far. Didn't do much in his cameos this year. Realistically its a low risk, high reward play if we sign him. Yeah, this is how I feel too. I think with young players it’s important to have a mix of homegr...
by Ruben Daley
November 30, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 330743

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities He's been taken off the Sea Eagles website so he's going somewhere. He's big but not real fast, not sure if we need him with Simo, Semi and Elijah Anderson all in the "young winger" category. I've only seen a little bit of him but if he's $130...
by Ruben Daley
November 22, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8080

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

Surely pointing out that Ponga and Tom T are still to return only highlights the issue. NSW already tried to shoe-horn too many play-makers in (hence Wighton and Gutho in the centres). With Ponga and Tom T available, how do you fit them all in (yeah, drop Gutho, but still...)? Actually, personally ...
by Ruben Daley
November 21, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8080

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

Surely pointing out that Ponga and Tom T are still to return only highlights the issue. NSW already tried to shoe-horn too many play-makers in (hence Wighton and Gutho in the centres). With Ponga and Tom T available, how do you fit them all in (yeah, drop Gutho, but still...)? Actually, personally ...
by Ruben Daley
November 20, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8080

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

I thought Freddy had a NSW contract to coach SOO next year. Other than the first match the games were decided once a key playmaker was taken out of the game. No one called Bennett a genius after the 2nd match. Both sides were missing some fine players players before the series began. Pongia and Tur...
by Ruben Daley
October 20, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Congrats to Jack, not sure if he was the best player in the NRL 2020, but being a Raider I’ll accept it. It’s worth noting though that in rounds 10, 11 and 19, where Jack scored 3 Dally M points in each game (total 9), he failed to register any points among Raiders fans in the 2020 Fans Choice Play...
by Ruben Daley
October 20, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Congrats to Jack, not sure if he was the best player in the NRL 2020, but being a Raider I’ll accept it. It’s worth noting though that in rounds 10, 11 and 19, where Jack scored 3 Dally M points in each game (total 9), he failed to register any points among Raiders fans in the 2020 Fans Choice Play...
by Ruben Daley
October 19, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Wow. We did exceptionally well to get within a game of the GF after beating the two-time premiers with such an ordinary team. These ratings stink. “Wighton - 7 another solid season for Jack” - are you kidding me? Your assessment is a reflection of a poor loser who doesn’t really know much about foo...
by Ruben Daley
October 18, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Wow. We did exceptionally well to get within a game of the GF after beating the two-time premiers with such an ordinary team. These ratings stink. “Wighton - 7 another solid season for Jack” - are you kidding me? Your assessment is a reflection of a poor loser who doesn’t really know much about foo...
by Ruben Daley
October 18, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Wow. We did exceptionally well to get within a game of the GF after beating the two-time premiers with such an ordinary team. These ratings stink. “Wighton - 7 another solid season for Jack” - are you kidding me? Your assessment is a reflection of a poor loser who doesn’t really know much about foo...
by Ruben Daley
October 17, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 season player ratings
Replies: 60
Views: 2140

Re: 2020 season player ratings

Wow. We did exceptionally well to get within a game of the GF after beating the two-time premiers with such an ordinary team. These ratings stink. “Wighton - 7 another solid season for Jack” - are you kidding me? Your assessment is a reflection of a poor loser who doesn’t really know much about foot...
by Ruben Daley
October 6, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17001

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

I’m used to the idea of Cotric leaving but it stills feels like a bad result for both parties. Yeah, if he genuinely wants to experience life up in Sydney then fair play to him. Hard to stand in the way of that. We're going to miss him a lot, but I also think the Dogs are paying overs for him. It w...
by Ruben Daley
October 6, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 17001

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

I’m used to the idea of Cotric leaving but it stills feels like a bad result for both parties.
by Ruben Daley
October 3, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 586
Views: 17835

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day

One thing I will say is that Semi has a lot of talent but the young fella is showing how green he is. Just common sense plays like diving to ground when he was caught running sideways cleaning up the ball. Certainly worth the investment but I just have some concerns if a rookie error might cost us ...
by Ruben Daley
October 3, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Fans' Choice Man of the Match
Replies: 39
Views: 1320

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Fans' Choice Man of the Match

2 - Tapine
2 - Jack
1 - George
1 - CNK
by Ruben Daley
September 27, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 638
Views: 18727

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day

I don’t know what people are whinging about. The road to a premiership was always going to pass through 2 of either the Storm, Roosters and Panthers. If we’re good enough we win, if not, well that’s our fault for not doing more during the season to finish higher. Because now we need to pass through...
by Ruben Daley
September 26, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 638
Views: 18727

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day

simo wrote: September 26, 2020, 9:55 pm
Azza wrote: September 26, 2020, 9:34 pm Para have basically had every advantage this year and still haven't been convincing in getting into the top 4
Premierships are built on adversity, not advantage. We’re in this up to our eyeballs
Amen, Simo. That’s exactly right.
by Ruben Daley
September 26, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 30
Views: 932

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Starling
2 - Dunamis
1 - Frawley
by Ruben Daley
September 23, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Players who make players around them better
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Players who make players around them better

God Mode Terry Campese has Trevor Thurling hailed on this site as one of the most under-rated players in history... That's right up there with the best of them. He also turned Colin Best from a good 7-star player to a nine and a half star general. And Joe Picker. Glad Whitehead has been mentioned b...
by Ruben Daley
September 22, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 406
Views: 18571

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Finchy wrote: September 22, 2020, 9:05 pm I'm surprised Starling isn't being rested and Baptiste getting a run instead
I had the same thought but I don't think Baptiste is allowed to play due to the type of contract he has.
by Ruben Daley
September 21, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1298

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

1. The thing is Elliott has been around long enough to have already been given the captaincy, including when Hodgo got it. Makes it a bit odd to do it now. I also think you’re underestimating what demoting the two current captains means. It’ll probably happen some time as I think at least Croker wi...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1298

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

I’m interested in this, Sleek. I certainly see the captaincy qualities in Elliott and am a massive fan. Two questions though: 1) Don’t you think it would be a huge deal to take the captaincy off Hodgo and particularly Croker? 2) When did we do it before? 1. No. The captaincy is a privilege, not a r...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 503
Views: 14666

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Warriors: Game Day

I understand why Rick was dirty but don’t agree with his comment about it being a couple of line-outs short of a rugby game. I thought it was an entertaining game with some good skill. All our tries were great to watch. Maybe he was referring more to referee involvement being rugby-like than it bein...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Hudson Young

I am also very happy to see how well he's improved this year. I was really angry with him after the second eye gouge and would not have blinked if Ricky had torn up his contract. But he seems to have put in a lot of work to rub out the dirtier side of his game and he's come extremely good. So I'm h...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 330743

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I really enjoy watching Duffy play. He’s always been excellent running the ball but his passing this year has been fantastic too. But there’s no team I’d take him in over CNK and I definitely wouldn’t do it for our team. I also agree with Seiffert’s point above about patience. Let’s see how CNK deve...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1298

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3. Elliott Whitehead - Should be the first grade captain next year. When the game was unravelling, he took over. 2. Hudson Young - Good involvement throughout. 1. Semi Valemi - Been waiting for the new Noa to start running in length of the field jobs. Today's was timely. Honourable mention - CNK. G...
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1298

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Elliott
2 - CNK
1 - Semi
by Ruben Daley
September 20, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Hudson Young

Yep, I also couldn’t see the hype early on, particularly when he got in trouble. But he’s proven to be really dynamic and adds a different element to the attack while being a strong defender. He’s still not in my 2021 best 17 but he’s making a very strong claim for it. As for the middle v edge argum...
by Ruben Daley
September 16, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 13474

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Surely as a Nine pundit the bare minimum would be that you watch every game of footy every week so that you have a good feel for every team and their players. It is not like it is an arduous job, I'd gladly crack a beer and watch 7 games of footy and get paid for it. Sometimes I do it on an unpaid ...
by Ruben Daley
September 13, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 16558

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

They actually gave the hipster winger motm on Fox lol. Got the feeling he was preordained Haha, oh Lordy. He scored two tries in the first half and was on the wrong end of a flogging in the second And couldn’t get any decent contact on Bateman for his try and jammed in on Croker to allow Valemei to...
by Ruben Daley
September 12, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

2 - Jack
2 - Hudson
1 - Tapine
1 - Croker
by Ruben Daley
September 8, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 31
Views: 2307

Re: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 - Tapine
2 - CNK
1 - Sutton
by Ruben Daley
September 7, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 30972

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

This is Ricky's 7th year - for 3 finals (2016, 2019 and this year). Given where we started from, the quality of our roster at that time, and the fact that he got us into a GF and prelim final, I would give him a high pass at this stage. For me 2017 - 18 were very disappointing. A high pass surely T...
by Ruben Daley
September 3, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman reveals door is open for Canberra Raiders return
Replies: 47
Views: 9979

Re: John Bateman reveals door is open for Canberra Raiders return

As for JB anyone who's closing the door on a world class footballer because he hurt their feelings as a fan needs to put some big boy pants on. JB and Issac Moses handled this extremely poorly but the people who should be most aggreived by it is the guy who manages all this, and if Stuart is keepin...