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by papabear
December 22, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Now I was only born in 84, so a lot of the above is just a basic analysis of the data. In conclusion, there is no doubt that spending seems to grow less under coalition govts then it does under labor, just looking at the numbers the payments figures tend to increase more on a percentage basis when l...
by papabear
December 22, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

The Australian Labor party controls the world economy? Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk https://www.budget.gov.au/2015-16/content/myefo/html/16_appendix_d.htm I have googled a word copy of a more updated one which shows $10B deficit last year which is a dramatic improvement on where we have bee...
by papabear
December 20, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

to be honest you don't sound like a swing voter in this. I don’t sound like a swing voter in this because the Liberals have spent the last 6 years generally **** up things that I wanted addressed in that period: - SSM - Climate/Energy plan - House prices - NBN - Prime Ministers that cook onions bef...
by papabear
December 19, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

But it is about re-election because at the time the public demand was not enough to override the factional fighting. Do you think the Liberals push it through their factional infighting 6 years ago? I can’t believe that you do. We know that they didn’t in their prior term. I don’t have an ideologic...
by papabear
December 19, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There are flaws to that comparison and every comparison, but the democratic principle remains the same.
by papabear
December 17, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

If nothing else it makes economic sense to hold another referendum, even if it risks upsetting the idiots who still think brexit is a good idea. they held one already, the population voted. Imagine if the Liberals decided they didnt like the results of the SSM outcome and just stalled and ran it ba...
by papabear
December 17, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Yeah it’s a weird one and not quite as easy as a simple case of leave won so have to honor it, the leave side aren’t happy with the deal so should they be able to vote again now that they actually know what the deal will be rather than just the lies they were originally told. The SSM we knew exactl...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?
Replies: 158
Views: 8781

Re: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

The NRL wont take the license of them, regardless of what they make there name. But honestly, if the ACT, wants to keep pumping money into an AFL club directly and now AFL facility, which is what a multi purpose facility is, then sooner or later you have to think what advantage do the raiders organi...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: TPAs per club revealed
Replies: 125
Views: 4989

Re: TPAs per club revealed

Wait what is this graph showing? To summarise: Does the positioning of the little yellow bubble with "2017" in it mean anything? If it does, what does the height of the bars in the bar graph mean? If the bubble doesn't signify anything, what on earth is the Daily Telegraph trying to convey? The all...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?
Replies: 158
Views: 8781

Re: Grounds for concern: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

If Canberra / ACT build a multi purpose piece of **** instead of a rectangular stadium the raiders should at the very least look to move back to seiffert and drop canberra from their name, if not somewhere else entirely. I know its not popular, but the canberra raiders make canberra relevant from a ...
by papabear
December 14, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

It’s makes a mockery of democracy to have another vote on brexit. Whether or not they go with this deal or not, if you just keep voting until the minority wear down the majority it makes a sad precedent. Imagine if aus did the same thing on Ssm. The issue was raised and done. If it doesn’t work for ...
by papabear
December 12, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Tbh it’s just his decision making sometimes that gets me, I like all his skills and fundamentals in attack but for me to often he invokes the Farah/ Fidler play when it isn’t on. Actually to be fair Farah just goes himself usually Hodgson passes after killing the time and space. Let’s all hope that ...
by papabear
December 12, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Who will be the Canberra Raiders Nick Cotric or Emre Guler of 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Who will be the Canberra Raiders Nick Cotric or Emre Guler of 2019?

No list that invokes the name next to 2003 is a good list.

That name is a curse and this thread should be locked and banished and sent to broncoshq
by papabear
December 11, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Trial 1 V Eels: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 42
Views: 3360

Re: 2019 Trial 1 V Eels: Teams and Game Day

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181122/adc0589c1ef09d70ff09152c132375ea.jpg Shifted to St Marys Leagues Stadium. Canberra Raiders announce first 2019 trial match The Canberra Raiders can confirm they will play the Parramatta Eels in a trial match at St Marys Leagues Stadium in Sydney on Friday, ...
by papabear
December 11, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Your missing the point. $800k is not overs for one of the best half dozen hookers in the game. 1.2 Million for a spine player like Ben Hunt or $850k for Mitchell Moses is overs for a spine player of their skills and performance ratings. But $800k for Hodgson is not what rugby league experts would c...
by papabear
December 10, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

If a club makes stupid decisions to overpay Paulo , maybe they would be stupid enough to dump overs on Hodgson. I try to compare value for players on what a good club would pay not a mediocre or **** one. But overs is still overs. The Cronulla leagues club is another example of other clubs paying a ...
by papabear
December 10, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/a ... a/10422280

I didnt listen to the podcast, just had a good headline ;)
by papabear
December 10, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

I dont need our players to be smith. I also get why the raiders paid him 800k, he is our best spine player. But in my mind, if Josh Hodgson is your best spine player that is your problem right there. My only hope is that he improves his decision making (which in his defence he did in 2018) again in ...
by papabear
December 10, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

edwahu wrote:
December 9, 2018, 4:32 pm
Hodgson was totally dominating that sharks game until he got injured.
in your opinion what could hodgson do better? what do you think he will work on? What do other hookers have that he doesnt have?
by papabear
December 7, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

dubby wrote:
December 7, 2018, 10:06 am
edwahu wrote:As in Cameron McInnes? Really?
Neither Cook or McInnis are better than Hodgo

Sent from my SM-G950F using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk
Well now I know I am on the right path.
by papabear
December 7, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Hodgson to me is a poor mans farah (when farah was at his peak). Whilst he has a very high skill level, the most important thing for a Hooker is their decision making, and Hodgsons decision making isn’t a strength. To often he plays through himself or plays short when that is the wrong play. Honest...
by papabear
December 7, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Hodgson to me is a poor mans farah (when farah was at his peak). Whilst he has a very high skill level, the most important thing for a Hooker is their decision making, and Hodgsons decision making isn’t a strength. To often he plays through himself or plays short when that is the wrong play. Honest...
by papabear
December 7, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

I don’t miss our quality. Rapana Tapine and papa (when he’s not gassed) all stand out as quality players even when our side is going ****.

You can probs through cotric in there too, though I want to see more of him.
by papabear
December 7, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Hodgson to me is a poor mans farah (when farah was at his peak). Whilst he has a very high skill level, the most important thing for a Hooker is their decision making, and Hodgsons decision making isn’t a strength. To often he plays through himself or plays short when that is the wrong play. Honestl...
by papabear
December 6, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Just fwiw wingers would definitely get paid more than centre these days in general and fair enough too. Think that's dependant on team. On an open market Vinuvalu and Addo-Carr would get more than either of the storm centres. But you'd pay WAY more for Lat Mitchell over anything the roosters are fl...
by papabear
December 6, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

I think fans too easily gloss over the fact that a lot of players would much rather play at a successful club like Easts for less money. They’re stable, successful, are based in one of the more sought after areas of Sydney and have easy access to great facilities they share with Sydney and cricket ...
by papabear
December 3, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

They lost Fergo as well and picked up Hall & Morris. I doubt Radley would've had a big upgrade, he re-signed before his best form. Maybe 300k a year, which is great value. Same goes for players like Mitchell & Manu who re-signed before their best form. If you look at the Roosters current squad it's...
by papabear
December 3, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

Just fwiw wingers would definitely get paid more than centre these days in general and fair enough too. Think that's dependant on team. On an open market Vinuvalu and Addo-Carr would get more than either of the storm centres. But you'd pay WAY more for Lat Mitchell over anything the roosters are fl...
by papabear
December 3, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cap management
Replies: 94
Views: 3977

Re: Cap management

greeneyed wrote:
December 3, 2018, 3:22 pm
The minimum salary for 2019 is $105k.

I'd be stunned if any of the Roosters top 17 was on minimum... but maybe I should be stunned...
"minimum salary" but very good at poker especially when uncle nick is playing
by papabear
December 3, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

much like rudd / shorten.

after the political nonsense of the last 12 years it would be hard to argue that it is a bad thing.
by papabear
November 28, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

There is nothing the ALP can do that would deny Shorton becoming the next PM and IMO, nothing that will stop him being ousted less than 2 years into that stint. He'll poll terribly because he's both a bad leader and extremely unlikable, and SOMEONE will knife him. This is what australian politics i...
by papabear
November 26, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

In the end the liberal party cant help itself but end up shifting too far right. Equally the labor party cant help itself but shift to far to the left. The easiest way to get elected when in opposition is a combination of:- - Put up a person who isnt a union man from labor or isnt a conservative fro...
by papabear
November 23, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Another day, another crappy labor policy released. Why Bill Shorten doesnt just shup up shop close his mouoth and get elected on the failings of the coalition is beyond me. But he is determined to play winners and losers in the economy and stump up some more middle class welfare. https://www.sbs.com...
by papabear
November 12, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Is a tax grab still a tax grab if you're removing a tax concession :hmmm If you tax bananas at 20 percent no matter retail wholesale whatever keep it simple no credits. Then the banana farmers all start going broke as people’s taste move towards pears and apples. The govt thinks that’s harsh we wil...
by papabear
November 12, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2018
Replies: 1380
Views: 33410

Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Is a tax grab still a tax grab if you're removing a tax concession :hmmm If you tax bananas at 20 percent no matter retail wholesale whatever keep it simple no credits. Then the banana farmers all start going broke as people’s taste move towards pears and apples. The govt thinks that’s harsh we wil...