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by Ruben Daley
February 21, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: So I've thought about it, and I'm prepared to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt to start 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 4780

Re: So I've thought about it, and I'm prepared to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt to start 2019

I must of been watching a different game GE, I didn’t think Junior was that impressive. I wasn’t sitting there thinking we would miss him this year. Just quietly Ricky isn’t losing sleep overs Junior going from what I’ve heard. Let’s hope for Juniors sake he doesn’t mix back in with the wrong crew ...
by Ruben Daley
February 19, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 185
Views: 12665

Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

I'm surprised there's no Lui My guess is he has penned Lui into his 17 for round one and wants to get a better look at someone he is still undecided on. Hopefully someone will have an answer. Are Mounties trialling? All well and good but he didn't look fit enough last weekend. However, with our pac...
by Ruben Daley
February 18, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 656
Views: 53184

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I really think CNK is a risk, since he's been playing so much reserve grade wing. No idea what his ball playing is like, he threw one on the ground in the trial, but couldn't tell if it was touched by a defender due to distance of camera. Rest of his game is decent, and he was quite safe in the tri...
by Ruben Daley
February 18, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day *Teams p1*
Replies: 185
Views: 12665

Re: 2019 Trial 2 V Bulldogs: Teams and Game Day

I'm surprised there's no Lui My guess is he has penned Lui into his 17 for round one and wants to get a better look at someone he is still undecided on. Hopefully someone will have an answer. Are Mounties trialling? All well and good but he didn't look fit enough last weekend. However, with our pac...
by Ruben Daley
February 14, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our attack
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: Our attack

I think our attack will be as good, if not better. Hodgson will be fit from Round One. Leilua is reportedly as fit as ever. There is (/should be) clarity over the role of the halves for the first time. We have a prop who can break the line and also score. Our defence should be better thereby reducin...
by Ruben Daley
February 13, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pressure on Croker after Hodgson promoted to Raiders co-captaincy
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: Pressure on Croker after Hodgson promoted to Raiders co-captaincy

GEM, Ricky should also get some credit for showing leadership by making Hodgson a co-captain. I know this has been done to death on here and people have opinions on the matter which I don't care to debate, but Ricky has worked out what is up and not pissed the group off by removing Croker who is al...
by Ruben Daley
February 13, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 226
Views: 12407

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

I love the clap. It’s not a celebration activity so it wouldn’t work post-win. I also think reserving it for wins is the type of pessimism we don’t need. I like to clap each time as though we’re red-hot chances to destroy the opposition even when recent form suggests otherwise. Opposite mate. Whils...
by Ruben Daley
February 13, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 226
Views: 12407

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

I love the clap. It’s not a celebration activity so it wouldn’t work post-win.

I also think reserving it for wins is the type of pessimism we don’t need. I like to clap each time as though we’re red-hot chances to destroy the opposition even when recent form suggests otherwise.
by Ruben Daley
February 12, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 226
Views: 12407

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Michael Ennis? Booooooo! EDIT: Just saw the announcement vid, one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. :roflmao https://twitter.com/RaidersCanberra/status/1095147150520987649 Yep, got to pay that. They acknowledged it immediately. I still 'hate' him in the way I hate niggley opponents but h...
by Ruben Daley
February 12, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 208
Views: 11656

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

If CNK is as good as Zac Santo and Wighton tightens our line defence then it’s a huge step up on last season. I have a feeling that CNK will be better than Santo at least (although I didn't really rate Santo too highly) but it's still a huge unknown quanitity. I liked Santo too but the difference i...
by Ruben Daley
February 11, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: How Canberra Raiders back Jack Wighton is taking his second chance
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: How Canberra Raiders back Jack Wighton is taking his second chance

Pigman wrote:
February 7, 2019, 12:54 pm
Matt wrote:
February 7, 2019, 12:50 pm
and former chairman John McIntyre
What is dead may never die
:(
That line made me grumble and laugh at the same time.
by Ruben Daley
February 11, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: How Canberra Raiders back Jack Wighton is taking his second chance
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: How Canberra Raiders back Jack Wighton is taking his second chance

BadnMean wrote:
February 8, 2019, 11:52 am
Is this an off-season redemption story?
Starting to feel like one. Jack’s odds of playing Origin just got a whole lot better.
by Ruben Daley
February 10, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 226
Views: 12407

Re: Which Fox Sports commentator is about to join the Raiders as a consultant?

Belcher? He lost his spot to one of the terrible ex-Broncos commentators who got a promised a spot when playing. Are Corey Parker and Justin Hodges the worst ever commentators hired by a TV network in Australia? I think so. Maybe I'm forgetting Wally Lewis, who is one of the greatest ever players, ...
by Ruben Daley
February 10, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant
Replies: 226
Views: 12407

Re: Which Fox Sports commentator is about to join the Raiders as a consultant?

Aside from the obvious club connection, he’d be handy for a team desperately hoping to develop a fullback.
by Ruben Daley
February 9, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 208
Views: 11656

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

Yeah I think the strongest lineup with the current squad full strength is 1. Rapana 5. Oldfield CNK first drop reserve to cover any injury to the backline with minimum disruption. Other signings could possibly change this Agree with this. Rapa would be devastating at fullback and Oldfield will scor...
by Ruben Daley
February 9, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 208
Views: 11656

Re: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad signs two year deal with Canberra Raiders

Rapa was 24 and had scored five tries in five games when we signed him.

Not putting expectations on the guy, just pointing it out.
by Ruben Daley
February 5, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2019
Replies: 385
Views: 28936

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2019

No matter how crazy you think Ricky is, there’s no way anyone could think he’d intend to play Whitehead at five-eighth for a season. No way.
by Ruben Daley
February 4, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?
Replies: 92
Views: 5684

Re: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?

Sticky, It's only words unless you deliver on field strong defence. Did you say similar things at the 3 other clubs you walked away early on? His Roosters teams and particularly his early Cronulla team had great defence. It’s not like he can’t do it. In fact, for a long time I considered his teams ...
by Ruben Daley
January 31, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 656
Views: 53184

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I think we're going to have to sit tight its easy for players and teams to keep the status quo right now, Edwards, Johnston, Duffy whoever... they're training now, no one is playing games, they all think right now they'll win their spots and it's the other guy who'll be looking for a new job. Once ...
by Ruben Daley
January 31, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?
Replies: 92
Views: 5684

Re: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?

If I were Ricky and the board came calling about sacking me, I’d point to Don overestimating the cap by $600,000 last year and undermining any chance of Ricky undertaking any form of meaningful recruitment. Not saying I think he shouldn’t be on his last legs but it’s hard enough to win the comp wit...
by Ruben Daley
January 29, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?
Replies: 92
Views: 5684

Re: Is Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart under pressure in 2019?

If I were Ricky and the board came calling about sacking me, I’d point to Don overestimating the cap by $600,000 last year and undermining any chance of Ricky undertaking any form of meaningful recruitment. Not saying I think he shouldn’t be on his last legs but it’s hard enough to win the comp with...
by Ruben Daley
January 28, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 2278
Views: 250226

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

That was a pretty honest article from Austin. It’s pretty clear he was unhappy here. Not just footy-wise but in general.

I hope he smashes it over there.
by Ruben Daley
January 27, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 213
Views: 16046

Re: Jack Wighton set for

The Wighton/Abbey/Williams discussion has been done to death. My main hope is that Abbey has thickened up a little or the club has opened up the purse strings and bought him a smaller jersey. He deadset looked like a gangly 15 y/o wearing some oversized pyjamas last year. Sent from my SM-G570F usin...
by Ruben Daley
January 27, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 213
Views: 16046

Re: Jack Wighton set for

The Wighton/Abbey/Williams discussion has been done to death. My main hope is that Abbey has thickened up a little or the club has opened up the purse strings and bought him a smaller jersey. He deadset looked like a gangly 15 y/o wearing some oversized pyjamas last year. Sent from my SM-G570F usin...
by Ruben Daley
January 20, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 213
Views: 16046

Re: Jack Wighton set for "shock" switch in Raiders shake-up

Guys, Austin vs Williams defensively speaking is summed up very simply as 1 can tackle, while the other can defend. Unfortunately, that means both suck, its just they suck in different and opposite ways. The argument that if Williams was at 6 all yr his numbers would be worse is silly. Coz the same...
by Ruben Daley
January 20, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 213
Views: 16046

Re: Jack Wighton set for "shock" switch in Raiders shake-up

Williams worked hard on his defence and easily better than Austin (who isn’t?) but Sezer has him covered. Add Wighton and we have arguably one of the best defensive halves combos in the comp. Correct, but I don’t think many teams would be worried about them in attack. Maybe not in the same way as t...
by Ruben Daley
January 19, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 213
Views: 16046

Re: Jack Wighton set for "shock" switch in Raiders shake-up

Williams worked hard on his defence and easily better than Austin (who isn’t?) but Sezer has him covered. Add Wighton and we have arguably one of the best defensive halves combos in the comp.
by Ruben Daley
January 19, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 656
Views: 53184

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

luke wrote:
January 18, 2019, 12:44 pm
Am hearing there's a good feeling in the camp
I spoke to Sia before Christmas and he truly seemed optimistic.

And I heard from one of the staff recently that both Papa and BJ are in excellent condition. I reckon that’s a really great sign.
by Ruben Daley
January 15, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders, Panthers deny Dylan Edwards switch
Replies: 88
Views: 6884

Re: Edwards-Raiders rumour a dud

The club is chasing him. That means we must have an offer in the general ballpark of what he’s worth. Possibly with the hope that a starting fullback spot here over a wing or ressies spot there will be the difference. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t come off though. But the Panthers have no r...
by Ruben Daley
January 15, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders, Panthers deny Dylan Edwards switch
Replies: 88
Views: 6884

Re: Edwards-Raiders rumour a dud

The club is chasing him. That means we must have an offer in the general ballpark of what he’s worth. Possibly with the hope that a starting fullback spot here over a wing or ressies spot there will be the difference. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t come off though. But the Panthers have no r...
by Ruben Daley
January 15, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders, Panthers deny Dylan Edwards switch
Replies: 88
Views: 6884

Re: Edwards-Raiders rumour a dud

The club is chasing him. That means we must have an offer in the general ballpark of what he’s worth. Possibly with the hope that a starting fullback spot here over a wing or ressies spot there will be the difference. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t come off though. But the Panthers have no re...