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by papabear
November 23, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return

obviously different contracts different teams.

but you are going to struggle to win a premiership in the NRL with 10% of your salary cap on your best player losing his mobility to be effective.

and these two years we are in a premiership potential winning window, campo years we werent really.
by papabear
November 23, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return

after seeing what happened to campo, i am a bit worried about him and his contract.
by papabear
November 23, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - John Bateman
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: 2020 in review - John Bateman

His confidence helped us to becoming a force again, but that some confidence saw him over play his hand in attack almost every time.

It will be interesting I think CHN sees us pretty much move sideways, better in attack, worse in defence.
by papabear
November 19, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 636
Views: 21547

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

I feel like we are moving away from the core reason of this thread which is to demand a uniform tax rate between personal income tax and company tax.
by papabear
November 18, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 636
Views: 21547

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Though on a domestic front I think we have gone to far, whereby:- - welfare especially during corona virus is limiting work motivation. - family tax benefits and changes to child care are just a kick in the guts to the self sufficient and giving people who don’t work complete multiple days off in t...
by papabear
November 17, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 636
Views: 21547

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

An interesting article on the various reasons 70 million voted for Trump And yet, no good ones. Key to defeating Trumpism is understanding it It’s difficult to understand some of the views, the racism, xenophobia and violent gun toting. Yeah. I feel like the most part we understand it. They’re eith...
by papabear
November 9, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 145
Views: 24684

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

Does Australian even have any good golfers anymore? England have a major winner... Day, Scott, Leishman and Smith are world class and there is a lot of talent coming through. Even more so with the women. So a two random one off winners. Very good. Looks like it's 4:1 UK vs Oz in the top 20 golfers ...
by papabear
November 9, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 145
Views: 24684

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

Why include games in your own example and then deride them as if they shouldn't be included? You set the agenda on the sports. If you didn't want to talk about it, don't bring it up to start with. Looking at UK vs Oz, murray etc are included. Hence the relevance of Olympic stats. And they weren't c...
by papabear
November 5, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5328

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Tedesco dropped a sitter of an offload that would have put qld to bed. IMO the game wasnt that bad, we looked good early despite defending about 20 tackles straight off two terrible calls we didnt concede rolled upfield then scored. We just went a bit sideways and to individual to often whereas QLD ...
by papabear
November 4, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 145
Views: 24684

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

I forgot to mention darts.

The english are better at us at darts.
by papabear
November 4, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 145
Views: 24684

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

Lol at cherry picking stats per the above. GB went into funding there olympics for the london olympics and they are still seeing a run off of that. Also GB includes scotland and wales doesnt it? Rugby union Aus 25 England 25 Eng - 2309 clubs 343k registered players Aus 700 clubs 86k registered playe...
by papabear
November 4, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton
Replies: 145
Views: 24684

Re: Canberra Raiders sign young English forward Harry Rushton

Who is to say he has to wait years before he plays? Haas proves that theory wrong Haas has come through a significantly higher level of competition.. Haas is also a freak athelete. I have no idea what this guy is athletically. But im going to guess he's not on Haas's level (very few people walking ...
by papabear
November 2, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5328

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Qlders I’ve a passion for taking players from nsw and other parts of the world and calling them qlders such is their rl inferiority complex.

That’s about the only passion they have not held by nsw.
by papabear
October 29, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Replies: 58
Views: 1596

Re: 2020 in review - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

of all our spine hodgson worries me the most and hes the one we have the best back up for. IMO if hodgson doesnt overplay his hand next year and gives more effective contributions instead of quantity contributions CNKs attack will not really determine how we go, we will go really well and contend ag...
by papabear
October 29, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker
Replies: 38
Views: 1235

Re: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker

He wasnt great this year and next year will be interesting.

However 4 years, come on that deal could be in darius boyd territory by 2023 let alone 2024.
by papabear
October 25, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 385
Views: 10810

Re: 2020 NRL Grand Final: Teams and Game Day

Cam smith with his last play be missing a tackle.

For me, vunavalu or papenhayzun’s ply was the biggest winner and deserved of the CC
by papabear
October 20, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

just watched the sione highlights reel. might be a good player but that highlights reel didnt show much. TBH the highlight was him putting in an odd kick (but then he is playing an odd game) and having a whinge for being taken out. lol what exactly were the highlights? 😂 They’re playing union. What...
by papabear
October 20, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

watching the CRRL GF the only player who stood out to me was the bulls number 11 who valiantly despite his physical limitations tried to run down the raiders full back. 1000% Man i was super impressed with his hustle... that dude was huffin and puffin and didnt give up at all, almost killed our guy...
by papabear
October 20, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

just watched the sione highlights reel.

might be a good player but that highlights reel didnt show much.

TBH the highlight was him putting in an odd kick (but then he is playing an odd game) and having a whinge for being taken out.
by papabear
October 20, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

watching the CRRL GF the only player who stood out to me was the bulls number 11 who valiantly despite his physical limitations tried to run down the raiders full back.
by papabear
October 19, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

Our two big issues next season are obviously sorting out the centres, and our second row depth. I'm a bit worried that Whitehead is towards the end of his career. He struggled a bit during the finals, but it has been a huge season for him. I'm fairly comfortable with Simo, Rapa and Valemei as our w...
by papabear
October 19, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

casta66 wrote: October 19, 2020, 11:33 am Croker to follow his namesake Jason, bulk up in the off season and move into the back row!
tigers did this with chris lawrence, if its gotten that bad you just need to move him on.
by papabear
October 19, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

given our lack of speed on the edges, I do not like a starting three quarters of:- - simmonson - croker - scott - rapana I think Valemi is on one wing, simmonson whilst he is solid isnt really fast and doesnt have cotric power to offset that, so the other wing is a fight between simonsson and rapana...
by papabear
October 18, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

-PJ- wrote: October 18, 2020, 6:14 am
Hong Kong Raider wrote: October 17, 2020, 11:36 pm Croker is !@#$
Valemi is !@#$
Scott is !@#$
Rapana is !@#$

Get rid of them
Bit harsh on Semi..

I like him, he has promise.
This... I’m actually excited about seeing how he goes next year.
by papabear
October 18, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

Honestly the semi hate on this thread is getting way out of control he has one bad game against the dragons. He was the only one who didn’t look slow verse the storm and he has improved each game to where he is starting to get some X factor about him. Rapana played like a bum, that’s not valemis fau...
by papabear
October 17, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

We need to stop believing our expectations should be capped at the preliminary finals. With this forward pack depth and our halves we need to be making the GF and winning one. In order to do that, we need some tough decisions around the configuration of our 2, 3, 4 and 5. Otherwise, we’re pretty mu...
by papabear
October 17, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 185
Views: 7357

Re: Team for next year

Semi Valemi has been our best edge since the dragons game.

If rapana is that ... slow next year with a proper off season he can’t play firsts he was a liability out there.

Also CHN looked excellent

Starling is soo soo much better then Havili
by papabear
October 6, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jordan Rapana set to sign new two year Canberra Raiders deal
Replies: 181
Views: 28297

Re: Jordan Rapana set to sign new two year Canberra Raiders deal

T_R wrote: October 6, 2020, 8:40 am Unpopular opinion time: I wouldn't re-sign Rapana, and I don't think he will be in the top grade by the end of next season.
It depends on price..

At more then 300k I agree with you.

Below 300k and I think fair enough
by papabear
September 29, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Second week of finals
Replies: 52
Views: 2055

Re: Second week of finals

if we get to the storm in the sunshine coast / QLD we will give it to them.
by papabear
September 28, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Second week of finals
Replies: 52
Views: 2055

Re: Second week of finals

Na i'd want the panthers This is a team that hasnt been in this spot for a long time... they're going to be heavy favourites, if they lose, ill take my chances with them in week 2 with a little self doubt creeping in and feeling the pressure of expectations. Thing with the chooks is they lose week ...
by papabear
September 28, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Timoko
Replies: 63
Views: 3188

Re: Timoko

I'd see any world where Scott is better or has more potential than Timoko at this stage. I've seen enough to determine that Timoko is stronger, faster, better at chewing metres, and more defensively sound. He's on what's likely to be a min wage deal, which we may be able to get away with for anothe...
by papabear
September 28, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Second week of finals
Replies: 52
Views: 2055

Re: Second week of finals

Assuming we happen to win next week. Who are people preferring to play week 2 out of Panthers or Roosters? Clearly we would love Para to upset Melbourne to then have to play Para to get into the GF. Roosters. I think Panthers will bounce back hard should they lose and go out to show they're still t...
by papabear
September 27, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 638
Views: 17840

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day

I don’t know what people are whinging about. The road to a premiership was always going to pass through 2 of either the Storm, Roosters and Panthers. If we’re good enough we win, if not, well that’s our fault for not doing more during the season to finish higher. Because now we need to pass through...
by papabear
September 26, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 638
Views: 17840

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day

This game needs to end
by papabear
September 26, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 638
Views: 17840

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Game Day

**** me