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by Smurfette
November 30, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

It’s a bit unclear who the damages will be sought from... presumably the NSW Police Department, but possibly individual police I suppose. The individuals won’t have cash to fight or pay up... so presumably it’s not the individuals. Maybe someone with legal qualifications could say. But if it is the...
by Smurfette
November 13, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 261
Views: 13744

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

I think the issue with the shorts is that the NRL requires the away kit to be a "lighter" alternative to the home kit. Hence the white shorts for the away kit. But I agree, the shorts look better flipped. I wonder if the home strip would look even better with green shorts, the precise shade of gree...
by Smurfette
October 17, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 23523

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

A pretty devastating way to end the season. Disappointing that we were never in it. Thoroughly outplayed in that first 15 minutes and I guess that’s why the week off is so important. I would’ve said this even if we’d won, but the organisation/presentation of the match by the NRL was well down on pr...
by Smurfette
October 17, 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 23523

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

A pretty devastating way to end the season. Disappointing that we were never in it. Thoroughly outplayed in that first 15 minutes and I guess that’s why the week off is so important. I would’ve said this even if we’d won, but the organisation/presentation of the match by the NRL was well down on pr...
by Smurfette
October 16, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 23523

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

A pretty devastating way to end the season. Disappointing that we were never in it. Thoroughly outplayed in that first 15 minutes and I guess that’s why the week off is so important. I would’ve said this even if we’d won, but the organisation/presentation of the match by the NRL was well down on pre...
by Smurfette
October 16, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 23523

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

Just saw the plane fly over. I don’t think I’ll be ready to watch in under four hours, let alone if I had to play the game! Illogical inconsistencies upset me greatly, so I learnt very on in this pandemic to let all that go. On the bright side: we’ve got an epic prelim in Brisbane that doesn’t invol...
by Smurfette
October 16, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 23523

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

Compared to the two finals I saw live last year, there’s a weirdly non-footy vibe in the city today, but I guess that’s the effects of covid and two out of town teams. Total jersey count: Storm 1 Raiders 0. Getting very nervous now, but can’t wait. Sell out crowd (about 39,000) and a beautiful night...
by Smurfette
October 11, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 391
Views: 24478

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Qld residents can go to Sydney of course, but have to do hotel quarantine for 14 days upon returning, at their own expense. Going to the GF has therefore still crossed my mind, but it would be an incredibly expensive exercise! Not quite true... they can go to SA, NT, or any of the northern nsw LGAs...
by Smurfette
October 11, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 391
Views: 24478

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Qld residents can go to Sydney of course, but have to do hotel quarantine for 14 days upon returning, at their own expense. Going to the GF has therefore still crossed my mind, but it would be an incredibly expensive exercise!
by Smurfette
October 9, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 18584

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

I've got my tickets for next Friday against Storm. :thumbsup So do I [emoji323][emoji322][emoji106][emoji3059][emoji3060] Me too :) Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk And me! Can’t wait. There’s something beautiful about being able to attend a prelim in Brisbane that doesn’t involve the Broncos i...
by Smurfette
September 29, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 261
Views: 13744

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

The away jersey basically has to be white or grey (that's an NRL requirement). The Raiders only clash with the Rabbitohs (for some reason, the NRL seems to think we also clash with the Titans)... so we can probably expect it won't be worn much. The marketing research apparently shows women, in part...
by Smurfette
September 28, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky Stuart's Raiders rebuild complete?
Replies: 30
Views: 1258

Re: Is Ricky Stuart's Raiders rebuild complete?

I volunteer for a group that does a lot of community work, especially for the disadvantaged, and that group always includes many people with mental health problems. The most common mental health issue is depression, and to help people overcome their depression we encourage them to get out and about...
by Smurfette
September 23, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Whosze yoz luvez - NRL Favourite Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Whosze Yoz Luvez - NRL Favourite Teams

I don’t have a grand to spend on the full report, but I found this one from last year comparing Raiders and Roosters supporters. This seems to confirm that being a ‘supporter’ is based on self-identification. So yes, very loose and capturing lots of bandwagoners/people who feel the need to pretend t...
by Smurfette
September 22, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing. Um, actually they totally are the same thing. Sexual assault is the legal term for rape. Rape is the colloquial term. You rape someone, you get charged with sexual assault. S...
by Smurfette
September 22, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing. Um, actually they totally are the same thing. I even tried to give you an out. Rape is a kind of sexual assault. But there are many other types of sexual assault that are not...
by Smurfette
September 22, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing.
by Smurfette
September 22, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

He has to be kidding, right? The whole country's seen the video now. It's patently obvious that NSW Police escalated and kept escalating. But then this is also the guy who thinks sexually assaulting minors at music festivals is acceptable and wants the public to "fear" NSW Police, so... Yes, becaus...
by Smurfette
September 11, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Round 18: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 60
Views: 1704

Re: 2020 NRL Round 18: Teams and Game Day

greeneyed wrote: September 11, 2020, 10:08 pm
Canberra Milk wrote: September 11, 2020, 9:51 pm What a team the Panthers are, been a joy to watch. Disrupt the Roosters/Storm duopoly hopefully
No they're not. They're seriously objectionable.
100%. At this point a Roosters three-peat is a more enjoyable prospect than this Penrith team winning a comp.
by Smurfette
September 10, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1322
Views: 169073

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

I have some experience with matters of police misbehaviour (seeing, not doing :) ) and even I am stunned at how appalling this is. Maybe my surprise comes from the fact that the vision is so damning and now so very public. It’s mindboggling that police thought pursuing these charges was a good idea,...
by Smurfette
July 26, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 621
Views: 29603

Re: 2020 Rd 11 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Gee I shudder every time I see Ashley Klein appointed to our games. Lot of talk about how hard it was to get momentum and the line speed of Souths. They were offside all night - both standing several metres offside and also jumping the play the ball very quickly and Klein just ignored it. Same agai...
by Smurfette
July 7, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Guler to miss 8-10 weeks with ankle fracture
Replies: 26
Views: 3394

Re: Guler to miss 8-10 weeks with ankle fracture

Terrible news for Guler. And us. Hard to see how we’re not stuffed for the season with all these injuries. I notice media reports about Fonua-Blake this morning saying he’s set to miss what would be his return game against the Cowboys in Townsville because he hasn’t had his flu shot (although his ba...
by Smurfette
May 23, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Bateman confirms he’s heading back to Wigan Warriors in 2021
Replies: 1302
Views: 226105

Re: Don Furner says John Bateman staying with Canberra Raiders

Uh oh.... well now Johnny Boy looks like a bit of a ...... Exclusive: ‘Yes, it’s true’ — Raiders boss confirms Bateman allowed to shop around as Bulldogs close in https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-2020-john-bateman-contract-canberra-raiders-release-rugby-league/news-story/fd77454...
by Smurfette
May 8, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 37545

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

Largely then I think the government should move on. Makes you wonder though about the specific wording of the plan. Going back to my first post on this, you would think people refusing vaccinations on purely religious or cultural grounds would not be so bothered about signing a waiver that says not ...
by Smurfette
May 8, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 37545

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

The plan submitted to governments always included a waiver... didn't it? That's what I read anyway. That’s what I thought. The media reporting this morning suggests otherwise, but I don’t know how accurate it is. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6749822/not-a-good-look-qld-tells-nrl-on-flu-ja...
by Smurfette
May 8, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 37545

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

Queensland government needs to also question their Union affiliates who continue to have their employees work in building construction without Flu jabs and not adhering to social distancing. Queensland government will also need to ask questions about their State public servants and teachers who hav...
by Smurfette
May 8, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 37545

Re: NRL makes landmark call on Canberra Raiders trio

Seeing as the NRL has just opened the door for these blokes it would be really interesting to see what would happen if the NSW and Australian government responded with a 'no jab no play', tougher stance. Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk The Qld Government is asking questions along these lines t...
by Smurfette
May 7, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii says family reasons behind flu injection stance
Replies: 411
Views: 37545

Re: Raiders stars protest as NRL considers banning players

Their body, their choice. Cannot force them and the NRL will be hard up trying to ban them without severe legal ramifications. That's what I was thinking as well Unless it's explicitly in their contracts or their agreement, how is it enforceable? Also Cartwright posted on twitter that players sign ...
by Smurfette
April 25, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: NRL announces 20 round competition for 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 23718

Re: NRL re-start on May 28 locked in after broadcast talks

If we can get 20 weeks in (including the 2 before the suspension) I think that will be a pretty good result - and hopefully crowds can come back at some point. I hope so to Azza, but I just can't see crowds back at all this year. I think the Tassie and Singapore experience has freaked a few people ...
by Smurfette
April 25, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: NRL announces 20 round competition for 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 23718

Re: NRL re-start on May 28 locked in after broadcast talks

If we can get 20 weeks in (including the 2 before the suspension) I think that will be a pretty good result - and hopefully crowds can come back at some point. I hope so to Azza, but I just can't see crowds back at all this year. I think the Tassie and Singapore experience has freaked a few people ...
by Smurfette
April 24, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: NRL announces 20 round competition for 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 23718

Re: NRL re-start on May 28 locked in after broadcast talks

So excited about this, and think PV has done an amazing job. His comments this morning on Today were spot on — there are a lot of people still operating on fear that is frankly unfounded at this point. Yes, we must all continue to take precautions and this will be the new normal for many months to c...
by Smurfette
March 19, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 65711

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

raiderskater wrote: March 19, 2020, 11:09 am
Smurfette wrote: March 19, 2020, 7:35 am
Who is the CDC?
ACT Communicable Disease Control.
Thanks. Kept thinking of the US one.
by Smurfette
March 19, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 65711

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

No known case of community transmission in the ACT, but when they're only testing people who've been overseas or those in contact... and then we know there are large numbers of people with symptoms not being tested... The first guy was community transmission. Now, they think he brought it back from...
by Smurfette
March 15, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 65711

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

The funniest part of this pressa is listening to PV'Landys say "rugby league" Anybody else..? 😂 I noticed too. Reminds me of a statistics lecturer I had who couldn’t say “statistics” properly. I have been impressed with V’Landys though. Very sensible, comes across as very measured, and is managing ...