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by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 607
Views: 14113

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Bad teams blame their best players for lack of success. Once Hodgson went off the park yesterday the only time we looked like we had any idea what we were doing was when Havili was running direct out of hooker What little organisation and structure we have went off the park with Hodgson If Hodgson ...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 607
Views: 14113

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Hodgson isn't stunting our attack. It's overstated. Even yesterday we created 4 try scoring opportunities with him on the park vs one with Havili, which was just Havili scoring it himself. The previous two games we created enough to win as well. Every week I also read about endless crash balls when...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 607
Views: 14113

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

The other point I forgot to make is every time we lose a match you hear people saying things like 'we just didn't turn up today' or 'our mental attitude lost us that' like teams that turn up and try hard win every game. That isn't the case. We didn't lose that match because our 17 didn't give it eve...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 607
Views: 14113

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

I'm absolutely gutted with that loss, but I do think a lot of the comments here and elsewhere are a bit OTT. The biggest issue which Twisted says above is the attack is completely awful and reliant on individual effort. There is no structure to anything and it is opportunistic. We have the chance wi...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Greg Inglis to enter rehabilitation
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Greg Inglis to enter rehabilitation

Good post Rickman and worth highlighting. The one thing that we might take away here is that there is a high probability that people on The GH are also experiencing poor mental health, and this should be a reminder on how we treat and respond to each other. All the best to GI, a true champion of the...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Canberra Raiders Origin chances

One of the big factors of having Cotric at right centre is that Trbojevic will presumably slot back in to the wing role once he's back. Considering that the other candidates aren't too flash and that NSW seem keen on including Cotric somewhere, I'd roll with Cotric at centre. I'd hate to see somebo...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 130
Views: 2781

Re: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day

Ha ha Gus earning his cool $1m a year with a quick game of heads down, thumbs up. I still wonder if the extent these players are affected is massively embellished to suit the narrative.
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 130
Views: 2781

Re: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day

Ivan Cleary has managed to try absolve the Penrith debacle this season on the sex tape stuff at the start of the year. Would the players involved in that even have been in 1st grade? I thought May in particular was their back up half. I'm not saying outright that this issue hasn't affected Penrith p...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

I'm pretty much resigned to the fact they'll select Cleary, there is too much noise around this Fittler pact. It's not the end of the world for me, I think Cleary is a decent player but just not playing anywhere near the level required to steer NSW around at the moment. He just wasn't in my preferre...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

Cleary had an average game but by the sound of the commentary team's garbage he's gonna make the cut. Channel 9 were trying to pump him up as much as they could, they had nothing to show so they kept repeating the same highlights... As for Fergo, he started with a bang but his performance seemed to...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart
Replies: 42
Views: 2951

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart

Sure why not, the more the **** merrier at this point. You'd have to think the English National Team would be good enough to run top 4 most years in the NRL The Raiders in Stuart's day built a winner on the back of being one of few clubs who actively recruit out of NZ and QLD, two areas of football...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

I agree with Wayne Bennett's comments. It would be crazy to select Cleary/Maloney for Origin. QLDers coming into this thread and saying 'pick Cleary' is like a NSW supporter trying to convince QLDers to select Boyd instead of Ponga. Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk Oooooffff. Fabulous point. Lu...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 47178

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

Yeah im not really concerned by that. It's clear he's been leaving for a while, i think he wanted to be out by now and Wigan dug their heels in... is it great that his response is to just phone it in (if that is indeed what he's been doing)? No. Probably not, but then i dont think he's coming here ...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

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by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

Cleary I can give a bit of leeway to, but he's playing reserve grade standard football and has been all year. The comparison to Inglis isn't apples and apples, you're talking about a young bloke with absolutely shot confidence trying to steer a State team around in the toughest RL environment vs pro...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

I think it’s madness to drop Cleary... he and Keary are our best shot of having a stable halves pairing capable of leading the blues for at least the next 3-4 years. Agreed with you 100%, Boney. But god I hope the nsw selectors agree with the rest of these clowns. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk H...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

100% Pigman. And the best thing about that pack is not only do they have size to match it with anyone, every single one of them is a skilful player that is far, far more capable than just a lump carting a ball up.
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman reportedly back two weeks earlier than expected
Replies: 37
Views: 2271

Re: John Bateman reportedly back two weeks earlier than expected

All I know is that in every other job if you continually beat your estimates by weeks to months then your boss eventually tells you to start revising your estimates haha Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Haha yeah you get two cracks at that cherry before the boss pulls you in and like "can you pleas...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

England's backrow is better than Australia's. I'm looking forward to the next clash between those 2.
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Burgess wasn’t complaining. Love his aggression and attitude.
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

I love how you're all dropping Nathan Cleary. It'll be absolutely fantastic if NSW completely change their halves, like they did the last time they won a series. We don't want any advice from a QLDer! There is absolutely no way NSW pick those halves based on their current standard. It's wishful thi...
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1403

Re: NSW Origin team

1. James Tedesco
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Jack Wighton
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Cody Walker
7. Luke Keary
8. Paul Vaughan
9. Damien Cook
10. David Klemmer
11. Boyd Cordner
12. Tyson Frizell
13. Jake Trbojevic

14. Victor Radley
15. Cam Murray
16. Payne Haas
17. Jordan McLean
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 47178

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

I wouldn’t be surprised to now see this happen a lot earlier than expected. Williams is phoning it in for Wigan and they are absolutely horrendous. They’ll most likely get absolutely spanked this weekend by Warrington seeing them maybe drop down to 9th out of 12 teams. 3 or 4 tries went in through ...
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Not only is Bateman the best man for the middle, he also plays his best football in the middle, and prefers it there, he’s said as much himself. And Tapine and Whitehead both play their best football on the edges and prefer it there. This one isn’t rocket surgery, it’s strange to me that it’s even ...
by Woodgers
May 21, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Great addition. Very pleased to see Joe back.
by Woodgers
May 21, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

Sounds like we're reading tea leaves. Freddy got the culture pretty right last time. If he decides Fergo is a better bet than Cotric to keep that going (when talent is on par & age favours Cotric) then Freddy is as dumb as he sounds (prepared to entertain the current argument that he is not dumb, j...
by Woodgers
May 21, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Canberra Raiders closer than past fortnight suggests It was Canberra's second close loss in two weeks, but don’t try and compare this current iteration of the side to the one that made narrow defeats an art form last season. "We've given ourselves opportunities to be in the fight and they're two of...
by Woodgers
May 21, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Fair enough, it's improving but it is still a deficiency in our attack at this point in time. He looks like a smart player and a guy willing to learn so I think his passing game will pick up dramatically the more time he spends in the top grade. I'm still worried he doesn't have that acceleration an...
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

Agree on James Roberts, Pat.
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

I don’t think Fittler hates the Raiders at all and I know I’m in a minority but I think he’s got more footy smarts than most pundits in the game but poor articulation. I think he’s less likely to pick a Raider because he’s one of the most Sydney centric people in the game. Imagine the volume of NSWR...
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

The Rickman wrote:
May 20, 2019, 5:01 pm
Great, so now Woodgers wants CNK dropped. Typical Greenhouse
:D . As you know I’m not invested in the halfback argument either way but what I would say is I’m not sure we’ve had a player who deserved to be dropped in 2019 so far....
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Hope so GE. I think the key to the sweep is the initial pace from behind the ruck to create the extra man before the defence can shift. I think that and some other stats i've seen show that Jack is deceptively quick and helped him get really good at that play.
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I was pretty happy with that performance, we're going alright. Dunno if already mentioned but the main issues that I think need addressing: - Too one-dimensional and predictable in the opposition 20. Need to work on some variety to eliminate the endless crash balls. - Need to find a way to get CNK m...
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

julian87 wrote:
May 20, 2019, 2:05 pm
I don’t think size is an issue really because he’d probably be marking Michael Morgan.
Yeah fair point but will they know that for sure when at the selection table? Morgan being played out of position would even up the margin for Croker changing sides too.
by Woodgers
May 20, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6689

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

This exact issue has had me pondering the left side/right side player thing. It is interesting that it seems those specialist threequarters are so specific to their role these days that changing them to the other side of the field could be a disaster in the way they pass, or read the defence or even...