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by Woodgers
September 19, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: I'm a bit lost
Replies: 32
Views: 1461

Re: I'm a bit lost

I'm certainly going to enjoy watching 4 other teams bash each other up. I'm a bit lost, but could easily get used to this! Seiffert, i'm in the exact same boat. I am really excited to watch the 2 games this weekend and it will be great just to kick back knowing our bumps and bruises are all healing...
by Woodgers
September 16, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1014
Views: 33362

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Did we get any info on why Sutton didn't play or why Sia didn't play the 2nd half? It seemed really strange. Great defensive performance by the Raiders, we really held tight and weren't stretched very often, even when they had the momentum early in the 2nd half and we were out-enthused. To only conc...
by Woodgers
September 14, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1014
Views: 33362

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

I'm not nervous, just excited. This is what it is all about.

I'm suspiciously confident as well. I think Leilua is going to a have a game and a half.
by Woodgers
September 6, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Can't agree Woodgers. In 1993 the game had been well won long before Sticky was injured. He should have been replaced. Imo that should have been first Raiders try after half time. If we are in a similar position on Saturday I think Sticky will give longer minutes to the bench players. But we have t...
by Woodgers
September 5, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

So basically unless you hang your hat on 3rd or 4th Place (which everyone will remember), we’re putting in effort because we believe Roosters in Sydney is easier than Storm in Melbourne? For some unknown reason I feel like we’re a better chance winning next week in Sydney, but I’m still in the camp ...
by Woodgers
September 5, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Thinking like that literally cost this club a premiership in 1993. Again i'm utterly surprised that people do not think our fringe side can't beat the a Warriors side with nothing to play for at home. Imagine thrashing Warriors 40-10 but losing Wighton or Papali for the season? The major key to this...
by Woodgers
September 5, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

If nothing else, this game will give the coach a better idea of exactly what his contingencies are. 3 years ago, had copped 3 major injuries in the finals, and there is no reason to say that cant happen again. Games like this against warriors help inform the coach about the capabilities of his squa...
by Woodgers
September 4, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

But you're not deliberately losing, you're backing the players you have in your squad to get the job done at home. Besides Kris who has had limited chances, the entire backline is first grade standard - Simmonson, Oldfield, Croker, Cotric. We won plenty of games with Williams in the halves this year...
by Woodgers
September 4, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 17126

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

No way Ricky is taking this game lightly. It's just not his style. Resting guys with niggles just shows he thinks we are a legitimate chance of going the whole way and is planning for another month of footy. And I don't see how resting those guys means the rest of the team will phone it in. Most of...
by Woodgers
August 28, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: How should the NRL deal with significant refereeing errors?
Replies: 95
Views: 3267

Re: How should the NRL deal with significant refereeing errors?

And my point is if you want to say the game has to flow a certain way and we want to minimise stoppages, and that discretion and grey areas are needed for that, then IMO, you just kind of have to accept it and eat **** on the fact the officiating will be a little inconsistent, and sometimes that gr...
by Woodgers
August 28, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: How should the NRL deal with significant refereeing errors?
Replies: 95
Views: 3267

Re: How should the NRL deal with significant refereeing errors?

My point on the grey though Pigman is you simply can't be black and white as you'd get a game of NFL where it is stopped more than it isn't. As a ref you're going to find players leaving the 10 slightly early and you have to use discretion whether that player is half a foot offside or 3 metres offsi...
by Woodgers
August 27, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I feel like this is a movie and i've been double crossed :D . Happy to concede the point here. Clearly the data on the ruck/10m penalties doesn't support the broader argument that i'm making and will continue to make. Also happy to concede that I carried on like a tool. This is the only online platf...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I'm happy to keep discussing but I think the point was that we/I derailed the thread and other decent posters didn't want to see the entire thing descend. I wasn't taking a moral high ground, just trying to leave it to the topic that the OP intended.
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

It's fine, to be honest I haven't got much interest in the game these days compared to the old days so I am not posting much anyway, I just posted them after the weekend gave me the ****. Ed, i've always enjoyed your posts so I was happy to read it and I thought it was a really good research task. ...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I've deleted the original post and will leave you guys to fight amongst yourselves as usual. Apologies Edwahu, I thought you made a good post. Put it back up and I won't post in here again as it was a good point. Sorry all for derailing a good thread. I'll dip out and avoid further derailing in oth...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Curious, Ed. How do we stack up this year against the league against that metric? Up until round 10 totals. They should be right but I am less confident in these as I haven't checked the data as much. Team Name 2019 Canberra Raiders 56.0 Gold Coast Titans 56.0 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 52.0 North ...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

You genuinely think this is proof that we’re somehow been hard done by rather than evidence we’ve been sloppy in the ruck the last five years? Boy oh boy, send it to the NRL, go on, I dare you The fact you’re so chuffed that this is somehow your smoking gun is wonderful Yeah I genuinely do because ...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

No doubt there will be a similar incident with the exact opposite ruling in the next few weeks as is the NRLs MO Yep, and that's the problem with "When it suits them" It's why im so dogmatic about how i see the way the rules should be enforced. I like black and white, i dont like grey. But you have...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

On closer inspection, that’s a REALLY interesting graph, as I would’ve just assumed that over a five year period every team would’ve given away EXACTLY the same amount of penalties It’s now obvious to me the NRL has a conspiracy against teams like the Raiders, Souths and Melbourne while obviously f...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Wait a second... so does that chart definitively prove that we’re the most hard done by comp in the history of world sports or does it just prove we’re the sloppiest in the ruck? Because hot tip, the Melbourne **** Storm aren’t far behind us, and they’ve been undoubtedly the beat team of the last t...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

You're made of much weaker stuff than i, woody. I know where this thing is headed, im perfectly OK with it. ;) You'd know about tapping out too, im STILL waiting for your response from our chat last night. :D Don't even know what you're talking about, I went off to watch the cricket but i'll reconv...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Ha ha ha....this defeat is a tough one to take buddy. I get it. That whole tin foil hat thing was a good way to pigeon hole someone making a different point. I'm sure you haven't caught me saying the NRL is out to get the Raiders, I continually said there is unconscious bias and haves and have nots ...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I've got no problem with evidence, gangers. You've just never been **** providing any. Mate, come on now. You know I love a good Nick debate but you've been denying the exact opposite of what Edwahu has posted here today and you're just walking off like it is nothing. This is clear evidence mate, y...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

gangrenous wrote:
August 26, 2019, 8:15 pm
Woodgers wrote:Don't be like that. It could happen to anyone, especially at home.
Who is this to?
That was a joke.
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

I haven’t made a comment about the refereeing yet. But I thought Manly came with a clear spoiling tactic and the officials were unable to adequately control the game. It spoilt what should have been an opportunity to see the skills of both sides on display. You would be hard pressed to find a Raide...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Don't be like that. It could happen to anyone, especially at home. That offside was 40 metres in front of me, it was so obvious it was almost impossible for 1 official to miss let alone 4. Obviously none of them did physics or biology at school and just concentrated on their weekend footy duties but...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 109
Views: 3179

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I got sick of wondering about whether some of my assumptions are correct so I went and found the detailed stats for every penalty since 2014. These are the number of ruck and offside penalties conceeded for regular season games over that period (2019 I only have until round 10 at the moment, so I e...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Nah don't think anyone will call for a Williams recall, the side is settled now so absolutely couldn't or wouldn't change it unless necessary. My comments on him were more comparing him to the halfbacks of the teams we're likely to face at the pointy end, but it is what it is now and we can only hop...
by Woodgers
August 26, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Anyone else stay up till 1.30 watching the cricket and hating life today? I can’t believe what happened in both of those games. Guilty. I can't believe we burnt the review a few overs before we had Stokes plumb LBW and missed out....that could cost us the Ashes and that makes life even harder....bu...
by Woodgers
August 25, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 23369

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: 15319

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: 15319

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: 15319

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: 15319

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: 21539

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?