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by Woodgers
August 25, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15381

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Firstly, not the end of the world or season. It was a big day for the club and they let it slip again but we move on. I didn't think that was a good performance by us. From my vantage point at the ground it seemed so one out the majority of the time. Then the times we did try play out the back we we...
by Woodgers
August 13, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14717

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

No complaints from me. Interesting if Hodgson has to leave the field though :hmmm . Just chuck Simo in there and release our very own Damien Cook running game!
by Woodgers
August 13, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14717

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I agree with that Mickey and Matt. I'd be concerned about the top 4 ledger IF we hadn't been within a pass of winning all those contests except R2 where we came in off a 5 day turnaround played in a monsoon. The top 4 talk will work in our favour, I really believe that.
by Woodgers
August 13, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14717

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Just watched the replay of Whitehead going on report for his knees on Manu. Initially I thought nothing in it and surprised he was charged. Simply a case of falling over a guy who dived in front of him. On 2nd look I believe its still an accident but he may have been able to avoid contact with his ...
by Woodgers
August 13, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 241
Views: 14717

Re: 2019 Rd 22 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Comments like Gould's are music to my ears. More of it.
by Woodgers
August 13, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Pig, your ability to spend the first few days of the week arguing a refereeing decision or play within an inch of its life is incredible. Surely you and Rick have a case of beer on who makes the most posts in 2019?
by Woodgers
August 12, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Does anyone think that we have been training some things that we are not putting into games just yet? It is clear that to win big finals you need to be able to throw things at teams that they aren't able to defend but with the analysis being so on point once you have used a strategy teams will be l...
by Woodgers
August 12, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Rickman I agree with you on the CNK one, I think that's a fair cop but what people are unhappy about is the fact that it is consistently a penalty all year and it wasn't on the day. I can get around that notion but for me I think the rule should be interpreted the way the refs did do it so i'm fine ...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

PigRickman wrote:
August 11, 2019, 10:42 pm
Woodgers wrote:
August 11, 2019, 10:40 pm
I don't need a lesson on the rules Pigman,
And i dont need to be condesended to by you and told to watch footy, that's where i stopped and that's where i will stop.
:lol:
Same time next week mucker?
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

I don't need a lesson on the rules Pigman, I know the rules I'm talking about where the discrepancies are and you want to apply them with no grey, mostly I think to win internet arguments. The big problem with where you're at mate is you're actually a pretty cluey bloke on footy, but you've spent 2 ...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Woody, if its in the rule book, stated clear as day, then im afraid yes it is a penalty. It's not open to common sense or interpreation, it just is. If you want to say the rule if **** garbage, fine. But it is a penalty. You're trying to interpret a game of footy in clear black and white and it isn...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

I’m still waiting to hear about how this interpretation is logically consistent with penalising high tacklers when the runner slips over. high contact in a tackle is a mandatory penalty, doesnt matter how or why. No interpretation required. Player was hit in the head in a tackle forcefully. End of ...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

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by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Robinson is being a ****. He is training his players to kill momentum using the rules as his tool. That's not how i see it at all, i actually think situation is far more appalling than some tactic to stop us from getting a quick play the ball on tackle 5, 30 out from the try line. But there can be ...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Pigman, agree with your assessment of the Mitchell try and I think most footy players would see it that way. I mean, everything isn't a technicality and the fullback had a fair play at it so I believe that's a try and always should be. We can't complain. As for the revelation about the scrum penalty...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 362
Views: 17470

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

I think we're absolutely premiership contenders and my natural instinct is to not believe we are. We're there in September, I believe we can beat anyone and do it 3 or 4 times. Today hasn't changed my thinking at all. Every team has areas of improvement and I think we learn from today and move forwa...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Skater you've actually hit on the point that I originally wanted to make but completely forgot in my post :D Things that annoyed me most in that match: 1. Raiders game management 2. The referees not understanding the flow of the game and allowing the Roosters to delay the play anytime we had momentu...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

I thought we lost the game because our game management is not up to the mark. I don't quite know how we can be so unorganised on an attacking set of 6 after a stoppage let alone the kicking game. Our 5th tackle options were up there with as bad as we've seen all year. And the thing that bugs me the ...
by Woodgers
August 11, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 764
Views: 20822

Re: 2019 Rd 21 V Roosters: Game Day

Really excited. Days like today really solidify why we love our footy, everything today revolves around 2pm.

I think we're going to win. Not the end of the world if we don't though, we're going brilliantly regardless.
by Woodgers
August 3, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 17242

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day

RTS is clearly a physically and technically a more gifted player than CNK. What you can't measure is the attitude that CNK is bringing us. He's playing for the team and everyone is comfortable with what he's bringing. You can't buy that kind of thing. You can see unity within teams sometimes and I t...
by Woodgers
August 3, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Has Bateman lost his mongrel?
Replies: 44
Views: 2194

Re: Has Bateman lost his mongrel?

Favourite player. If Ricky told him to reduce the chance of giving away stupid penalties with over the top aggression then he's doing his job. I suspect Ricky has told him nothing. I remember at the start of the year when we signed him I thought to myself why on earth would we sign a backrower, abso...
by Woodgers
August 2, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 622
Views: 17242

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Game Day

These blokes are playing for each other. It is hard to believe that these are the same players as last year with a few additions but those additions have really changed the entire dynamic. Can't wait for the next 2 weeks, we see where we really sit but regardless if this side remains relatively heal...
by Woodgers
August 1, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

If this forum has taught me nothing else, and it hasn't, it is that there is no such thing as an argument with Pigman...and also that his offsider Nickman should stick to other sports like hot oil wrestling, foxy boxing and such and such.
by Woodgers
August 1, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

Haha it's true with Pick says though... like if you actually believe the NRL officials and MRC and judicary and broadcast partners etc are all in some long game to **** the raiders at every turn, why would you watch this ****? If i thought a sport was that corrupt, i just wouldnt watch it at all......
by Woodgers
August 1, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

Despite what people might think, I'm not too far away from Pickles in terms of what I prefer to focus on so that I can extract as much enjoyment as possible from watching the footy. I cannot remember the last time I blamed the officials for a Raiders loss, at a guess i'm thinking probably Cronulla a...
by Woodgers
August 1, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

The Rickman wrote:
August 1, 2019, 12:02 pm
Also, on the MRC... out of Cotric, Ponga and Jurbo, it's only the Jurbo one they got wrong IMO.

The other two are spot on, and were handled perfectly on the field and subsequently.
Any insights on why the Jurbo one was the only one that was overlooked? Luck of the draw perhaps?
by Woodgers
July 31, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

No my point to Pickles is that it would be a proportionality thing. You'd be hard pressed to not find a dubious call against any team in any game and fans seem to latch onto it so everyone thinks they get screwed as it is a talking point. I think say a Souths fan might be unpleasantly surprised if t...
by Woodgers
July 31, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

I almost put the Cowboys in the same category as the group of the least relevant teams I mentioned, they'd be next in line. It's basically universally agreed amongst everyone that the game has been an administration bin fire for as long as anyone can remember but we're expected to accept that these ...
by Woodgers
July 30, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 727
Views: 22961

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Game Day

I’ve watched footy with fans of most teams and nearly all of them think they screwed by the refs, it’s really quite incredible that all the teams could be screwed over at once! Also interesting that most of us can be more circumspect about these decisions after a solid win! Plenty of calls in that ...
by Woodgers
July 30, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

Haha, no agenda. It was presented without comment. There is plenty of examples where people with history sway too far one way in a sort of way to prove they aren't biased, and plenty where it goes the otherway. But i just found it interesting that those two were in that position. But the Raiders do...
by Woodgers
July 30, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 167
Views: 10750

Re: 2019 Rd 20 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Anyone expect Hudson Young to come back in? For Guler maybe? Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse I don't know about changing the side after a win like that but I like it. Honestly for workrate and intensity I would consider Hudson even starting for Tapine and either just getting him to gas him...
by Woodgers
July 30, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

One of them completely aggrieved with the club from all reports. I won't argue the toss because I know your agenda on this stuff but I don't think listing Robertson is a tick in the Raiders box. I am glad to see Hodgson is on there though. In all my few dealings with NRL players, he seemed like an e...
by Woodgers
July 30, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 595
Views: 21264

Re: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks

FYI i'm with Beejay on the Ponga call. I mostly played fullback or outside backs growing up and I think about scenarios like that and you're just competing for the ball. If you don't they call you horrible names like Darius. This incident crosses over with the spear tackle thing on intent because Po...
by Woodgers
July 26, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua cleared to return to training
Replies: 241
Views: 19117

Re: Joey Leilua cleared to return to training

Massive bonus if he is back before finals. He is our X factor and that unpredictability that we lack. Huge news in a season where things are coming together nicely.
by Woodgers
July 24, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 182
Views: 14447

Re: 2019 Rd 19 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Agree with the comments on 100% footy and what you're saying as well re the commentary Julian. This is exactly where we want to be. The last thing this team really wants is the weight of expectation and I prefer reading people writing us off than talking us up. We've always been a better team as the...