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by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 148
Views: 9692

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

This one is worse than Bateman IMO. With Bateman we had a bargain from day one, he was the complete package when he arrived. On Williams performances so far we’ve hard a really bad ROI, and he seems to be checked out after 16 months. We took a flyer on him after the GF in 2019 and it has backfired....
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Don't understand James being "rested". He was looking good in his opening stint against Bunnies and we didn't see him return. This year we've generally looked better in the middle when he's on the field.
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

They're probably assuming Croker is getting some cap exemption applied for long service. New players coming in won't get that. He would be eligible for veteran players allowance ($200k), however so would Wighton and Papalii. Therefore the full amount would still be included in our cap whether Croke...
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

bonehead wrote: May 7, 2021, 2:32 pm Can we look within for a half? Schneider or Moala?
Only seen glimpses of Schneider on NSW Cup highlights. Looks to have some of the right tools. Signed him as a schoolboy star. You'd like to think he has first shot unless we sign a veteran.
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

But I still don't understand $1.6 million between Hodgson, G Williams and Croker - that seems too low when the figures bandied about are $800,000, $600,000 and $600,000 respectively for the three of them They're probably assuming Croker is getting some cap exemption applied for long service. New pl...
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

But I still don't understand $1.6 million between Hodgson, G Williams and Croker - that seems too low when the figures bandied about are $800,000, $600,000 and $600,000 respectively for the three of them They're probably assuming Croker is getting some cap exemption applied for long service. New pl...
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

People saying we should sign Johnson are mad, Johnson is massively overrated and hasn't been any good since he left the warriors, hes also not an organiser and can't kick for ****. Hard no topped the comp for try assistS(23) last year before getting injured.... and its not like he had superstars ou...
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Do we think Hynes's ball playing is good enough to be a straight replacement option for Georgey boy? Im not sure but it's pretty good, but he wouldnt fit the mould of a organisational half I might be galaxy braining that one, but you miss 100% of the shots you dont take You aren’t alone. He played ...
by Northern Raider
May 7, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

At this stage, you'd have to consider it an upset if either Hodgson, Croker or GWilly are here in 2022 I'd add Rapana , Lui and maybe Havilli to that list. Maybe even Papa and Tapine want out That's a lot of spare cash we have Spare cash and a decimated squad. You need to sign players 12 months in ...
by Northern Raider
May 6, 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2468
Views: 149838

Re: Coronavirus

My mate works in the middle east. Used to do 6 weeks stints. Now does 3-4 month stints because of quarantine of return. Has longer breaks in Aus before heading back. Company pays for travel and quarantine.
by Northern Raider
May 6, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 NRL Round 9: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 95
Views: 1574

Re: 2021 NRL Round 9: Teams and Game Day

Souths totally rudderless without Reynolds. Hard to think they won't offer him a multi year deal.
by Northern Raider
May 6, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

One advantage of Staggs at 6 is he won't get exposed defensively as much if he's one in . Last year he was the worst defensive player a team with the worst defense. It was overlooked because he was such a weapon in attack. Other than that I can't see any reason to play him in the halves. Such a dam...
by Northern Raider
May 6, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

One advantage of Staggs at 6 is he won't get exposed defensively as much if he's one in. Last year he was the worst defensive player a team with the worst defense. It was overlooked because he was such a weapon in attack. Other than that I can't see any reason to play him in the halves. Such a damag...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

I guess a positive is if Hodgo were to move on I don't see there being any issue getting another team to absorb his current contract in full. Plenty are desperate for a quality dummy half. Particularly those like Broncos and Dogs who's halves are substandard too. No issue with Hodgo cramping their ...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Brisbane Broncos 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 3642

Re: Brisbane Broncos 2021

bonehead wrote: May 5, 2021, 3:21 pm who says Bellamy will be there?

Sent from my SM-G991B using Tapatalk
Didn't he just commit for another 3 years?
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Brisbane Broncos 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 3642

Re: Brisbane Broncos 2021

Wow did not think Broncos would ever become a poaching ground for other teams. Coates to go to Storm. Roosters and Storm are going from such strength to strength, they're such destination clubs now, that it's hard to see an end to their dominance any time soon if everyone Coates a great replacement...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

I guess a positive is if Hodgo were to move on I don't see there being any issue getting another team to absorb his current contract in full. Plenty are desperate for a quality dummy half. Particularly those like Broncos and Dogs who's halves are substandard too. No issue with Hodgo cramping their ...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Brisbane Broncos 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 3642

Re: Brisbane Broncos 2021

Wow did not think Broncos would ever become a poaching ground for other teams. Coates to go to Storm. Roosters and Storm are going from such strength to strength, they're such destination clubs now, that it's hard to see an end to their dominance any time soon if everyone Coates a great replacement...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

I guess a positive is if Hodgo were to move on I don't see there being any issue getting another team to absorb his current contract in full. Plenty are desperate for a quality dummy half. Particularly those like Broncos and Dogs who's halves are substandard too. No issue with Hodgo cramping their s...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky losing the team?
Replies: 83
Views: 4161

Re: Is Ricky losing the team?

Sticky's past coaching record has shown he can lift a team up then eventually wears thin on the playing group. Happened at both Roosters and Sharks. Wasn't at Eels long enough although he did do them some favours by offloading a lot of dead wood. He's had this core group together for 7 years now. A ...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

My work colleague is a Knights fan. This morning we were arguing about who's team was going worse right now. Both of us trying to claim the prize. Overall form the Raiders have been quite good in first half if their game. Fallen away dramatically late. Knights by contrast have been right off their ...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

Why Hodgson stepped down as Canberra Raiders captain After the Raiders were heavily defeated by Parramatta on home soil in round six, coach Ricky Stuart called Josh Hodgson into a meeting and delivered some home truths. What is believed to have infuriated the Raiders hooker, as much as what Stuart ...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

My work colleague is a Knights fan. This morning we were arguing about who's team was going worse right now. Both of us trying to claim the prize. Overall form the Raiders have been quite good in first half if their game. Fallen away dramatically late. Knights by contrast have been right off their g...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Sydney Roosters 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: Sydney Roosters 2021

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by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

Its pretty simple. If you write on a player's social media account telling them they are not good enough, don't act aggrieved if they block you.
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood himself down as co-captain two weeks ago

When I was on twitter he blocked me for what I can gather was not much more than having an opinion that he wasn't up to Origin. Never followed him, never tweeted at him and never tweeted anything personal. Some athletes/celebrities etc are just sensitive to criticism yet will actually seek out othe...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood himself down as co-captain two weeks ago

You guys the trolls giving Croker ****? Why so defensive on the social media status comments?! When I was on twitter he blocked me for what I can gather was not much more than having an opinion that he wasn't up to Origin. Never followed him, never tweeted at him and never tweeted anything personal...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 11:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood himself down as co-captain two weeks ago

You guys the trolls giving Croker ****? Why so defensive on the social media status comments?! When I was on twitter he blocked me for what I can gather was not much more than having an opinion that he wasn't up to Origin. Never followed him, never tweeted at him and never tweeted anything personal...
by Northern Raider
May 5, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 207
Views: 10718

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood himself down as co-captain two weeks ago

Are people ignoring the fact Hodgson is coming back from another serious knee injury? It takes time, be a little patient. He deserves some patience and has earned it. Just because he has been back on the field, doesn’t mean he’s completely healed physically and mentally. Confidence with the knee is...
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews

radicalraider wrote: May 4, 2021, 4:20 pm Sweepstake time
How many minutes will Tapine play:
0-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50
Or Late withdrawal.
I'll check with his wife first on how long he should play.
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 307
Views: 18209

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews

Team announcement soon. Hopefully Ricky has checked whether it's acceptable for the various player's wives before making the team list public.
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 148
Views: 9692

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

bonehead wrote: May 4, 2021, 9:32 am his dad lives in Perth doesn't he?
That's another country too. Easier to travel too and from UK than it is Perth these days.
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 9:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 629
Views: 30407

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

With these backline speculations, bottom line is we should have retained Cotric and put in the time to develop him as a world class centre or a Greg Inglis type fullback :lol: That's quite a bottom line The bottom line might be that we hang on to Scott and CNK and put the time in the develop them i...
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 87
Views: 3298

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

Raiders 22 1. Dufty**** 2. Raps 3. CNK 4. Kris 5. Savage 6. Wighton 7. Williams 8. Paps 9. Starling 10. Taps 11. Liam Martin*** 12. CHN 13. Whitehead (Ball playing role) 14. Trevilyan 15. Horse 16. Young 17. James 18. Sutton 19. Guler 20. Esera 21. HSS 22. Timoko 23. Hoppa New signings...... - Mart...
by Northern Raider
May 4, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 87
Views: 3298

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

You can’t do a Sydney club style recruitment rebuild in Canberra. Where you just simply take on a player from another Sydney club. If a player is married or in a serious relationship they just won’t pack up the whole family and move to a whole new city. Often these girls are from Sydney and have jo...