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by Woodgers
October 30, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw
Replies: 223
Views: 11479

Re: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw

I don’t know if people are arguing that though. We know why they do the draw and scheduling the way they do it. Fans of some clubs are going to be more aggrieved than others with things like that as it assists some clubs to have a higher profile which permeates throughout the code.
by Woodgers
October 30, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw
Replies: 223
Views: 11479

Re: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw

I’ll spare the GH another argument over this Pigman. Recognising the parity issue with the scheduling is good enough for today.
by Woodgers
October 29, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw
Replies: 223
Views: 11479

Re: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw

Botman wrote:
October 29, 2019, 9:20 pm
We're talking about different things, Woodgers.
Always have been.
No we haven’t. We haven’t at all. Your entire thing I quoted speaks to what I’ve been trying to say which has been consistently referred to as a conspiracy theory.

You’ve got some sidestep for a former hooker sometimes! 😆
by Woodgers
October 29, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw
Replies: 223
Views: 11479

Re: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw

The main reason why we are considered to have a ‘soft’ draw is because of the commercial interests. We make the GF and are still lumped in with the clubs considered least commercially viable or popular, and I don’t think that is an ‘up yours’ to the Raiders, it’s simply a game trying to maximise big...
by Woodgers
October 29, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw
Replies: 223
Views: 11479

Re: Canberra Raiders 2020 NRL draw

Haha people ARE still complaining about our increased FTA exposure! Scenes!! Increase yes but it's easy to increase when you've had bugger all prior to that. Statistically you can't paint it either way. 50% more than last year is the positive spin. Grand Finalists being one of the worst represented...
by Woodgers
October 14, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 32118

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

I agree that Jack has all the leverage here, the club doesn't have a good history of attracting top NRL talent and he's really turned into a major piece of our puzzle this season and he has the chance to go after the big bucks. The timing is perfect for him. The club won't be losing Jack or Bateman,...
by Woodgers
October 14, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I don't want to carry on with this all off season, it's a week on and already feels like it has been done to death. My only displeasure is the NRL and Annesley tried to pretend it wasn't an error, they should've just admitted fault straight up and moved on. By trying to talk their way out of it, the...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 675
Views: 27810

Re: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks

I'm backing him. If he really uses this as motivation and can withstand the sledging, I think he can be a Michael Crocker style 2nd rower. I believe strongly in human improvement and chances. This is not limited to Raiders either. Give him a go, he's stuffed things up badly but that doesn't mean his...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these ...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these j...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

-TW- wrote:
October 10, 2019, 1:33 pm
Not this **** again..

Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk
:lol: I didn't start it this time Mum, I even tried to de-escalate the scenario so that everyone could bask in their post-GF runners up glow....
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I already said that. And as I also already said I probably agree with about 90% of the footy opinions that you throw up so i'd prefer not spend what promises to be a good footy season having a bitter back and forth on the 10%. I did really enjoy this footy season and not completely because we were w...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

As I said before you can say it is nonsense, but maybe one day you'll step back and at least give some consideration to the fact that we're watching a sport with some pretty strong biases on and off the field. It's always been a political game in that sense, and I don't think it will be changing any...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders half Aidan Sezer joins Huddersfield Giants on two year deal
Replies: 442
Views: 29178

Re: Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer again linked to Huddersfield Giants

Boy, if Williams goes onto $180k then Sezer was the most overpaid halfback in Rugby League history. Who cares what Sezer was on. He is done at our club everyone including himself knows it. The only concern the Raiders should have at the moment is how do we move 100% of his salary on. Again after ma...
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I don't for a second think the officials were out to get us, or there is any conspiracy or anything. They reffed the game in front of them. As i've said all along as a ref you have in the back of your mind the biggest consequences and the Raiders are near the bottom of that list. We are who we are....
by Woodgers
October 10, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I don't for a second think the officials were out to get us, or there is any conspiracy or anything. They reffed the game in front of them. As i've said all along as a ref you have in the back of your mind the biggest consequences and the Raiders are near the bottom of that list. We are who we are....
by Woodgers
October 9, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I don't for a second think the officials were out to get us, or there is any conspiracy or anything. They reffed the game in front of them. As i've said all along as a ref you have in the back of your mind the biggest consequences and the Raiders are near the bottom of that list. We are who we are. ...
by Woodgers
October 9, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1050
Views: 52880

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I've spent a few days off the grid as much as possible to recover, I think i'm almost recovering enough to join regular society. I know we played well, but I just can't be watching the replay to dissect it. I just can't. I've said for a long time that for the Raiders to win the comp, we probably had...
by Woodgers
October 5, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Spent some time today looking at the Roosters forum, the chookpen, and it's made me want a win so much more. Absolutely no doubt among them all that they will pump us, and while people on the GH are sharing amazing stories about what supporting the Raiders means to them, they were making disgusting...
by Woodgers
October 5, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

That one is awesome too. So many memories.
by Woodgers
October 5, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!
Replies: 139
Views: 7005

Re: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!

Tuesday! Mofos. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but Sydney people got to think about travel and work. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk It's strange. They always used to come back to the Leagues Club which I know has changed but we have clubs they could come back to. Also i've been grossly ...
by Woodgers
October 5, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!
Replies: 139
Views: 7005

Re: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!

Yeah im pretty sure my wife and I are not heading into the precinct until late We are one of the couples, and our kids are some of the kids woodgers spoke of that wouldnt exsist without this club. My wife and i met in the Raiders Army, but having young kids means we dont get to spend quality time w...
by Woodgers
October 4, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Their bench has been outstanding, I truly think we need to ensure we match them by shuffling our pack. I have mentioned it previously but I really hope we line up as below come kick off against the Roosters. 1. Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4. Leilua 5. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 8. Papalii 9...
by Woodgers
October 4, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Their bench has been outstanding, I truly think we need to ensure we match them by shuffling our pack. I have mentioned it previously but I really hope we line up as below come kick off against the Roosters. 1. Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4. Leilua 5. Rapana 6. Wighton 7. Sezer 8. Papalii 9...
by Woodgers
October 4, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!
Replies: 139
Views: 7005

Re: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!

Azza wrote:
October 4, 2019, 4:44 pm
That was beautiful Woodgers.

Roosters by 23.
YES! My heartfelt post is bringing down the Roosters margin by the second. I think we can get Raiders in front by Sunday at this rate :D
by Woodgers
October 4, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!
Replies: 139
Views: 7005

Re: Canberra Raiders fans unite for the Grand Final!

Just on this, I hope to see something historic on Sunday. To see the club back at the top after so many lean years will mean more to me than i'm prepared to admit. Mostly this week I've been able to suppress most of my emotions and enjoy the week for what it is, but I would add that in a thread like...
by Woodgers
October 4, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 44632

Re: Through green eyes 2019

Good write up GE, stirring the emotions there. I'm sure it will only get worse before Sunday.
by Woodgers
October 2, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'll have the PM too Coastal. Cheers pal.
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Dunno if that is a massive deal if you're asking him for 2 x 10 minutes in a GF packed with adrenaline. I wouldn't be surprised if they've been priming him for it.
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Yeah i was talking to the Rickman earlier saying i'd have Sutton over Lui... but i can also see some value in Havilii there too in limited minutes, and i think that's all that will asked of our 4th middle (which is the role Havilii would play so long as Hodgson wasnt hurt in game) i think Havilii w...
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Absolute bulldust, and if you consider our clashes this year and we're expected to have the crowd I don't think that's anywhere near accurate but absolutely where we want to be leading into Sunday.
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 440
Views: 22820

Re: Grand Final tickets

That sounds like "don't call me, i'll call you" but after my tinder sell I get why you'll want to look from afar first ;) .
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 46163

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I wouldn't be suprised to see two multi positional players (e.g. a guy who can play centre and edge forward well, or a guy who plays both hooker and halves) start to be used on the bench by teams from next year onwards if they have them, given the increasing impact the HIA rules have had. Agree. Th...
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 440
Views: 22820

Re: Grand Final tickets

big fat party animal wrote:
October 1, 2019, 3:06 pm
Hi all, still got 2 diamond experience tickets for sale, Bay 108-1. worth $675ea, will take $500ea.
They are amazing seats. If I didn't have mine with 12 mates i'd take that deal for sure.
by Woodgers
October 1, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 440
Views: 22820

Re: Grand Final tickets

Yep. I'll meet you in the middle of the ground, Wati. Whatever you do don't let security know that I almost always step off my right foot under pressure! I'm in 102 as well. But my ticket doesn't say 102-1 or 102-2. See you there mate ^_^ I'll probably be in a McFadden jumper. Maybe a few old Raide...