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by papabear
July 21, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47451

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Don’t know why pick needs to turn this into a Hodgson thread when it is clearly a sezer / Williamson thread.

Tbh I have sezer in front by a long way, I actually think he has been very good since he has been back and will be sad to see him go
by papabear
July 21, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 35
Views: 972

Re: 2019 Rd 18 V Tigers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 sezer - that was one of the best tackles I have ever seen, given the circumstance 2 Croker - second best tackle ever 1 Hodgson - another excellent game would have gotten three on an ordinary day. As a Hodgson officialdom I will go into more detail later in the frank thread. I am cnk fan, but I am ...
by papabear
July 19, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin III: New South Wales V Queensland: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 345
Views: 8502

Re: 2019 State of Origin III: New South Wales V Queensland: Teams and Game Day

Was at the game and was annoying to see NSW keep going to the right while wighton and abdo car was staring at open space in front of them on the left. One odd thing I noticed (and I don't watch enough live games to know if it's a regular thing in most games), but in attack, especially coming out ou...
by papabear
July 19, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart coaching
Replies: 1788
Views: 110992

Re: Ricky Stuart coaching

Why negotiate now? Wait till the end of the season then you have more data on what to do and potentially more leverage. IMO if the club is not in financial stress at the end of the year depending on how everything falls you do one of two things:- - Extend him until 2022 (2023 if we win the GF, I kno...
by papabear
July 18, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 centre and wingers
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: 2020 centre and wingers

1 - CNK 2 - Simmo 3 - Cotric 4 - BJ 5 - Oldfield/or new winger Use the Raps and Croker $$ to recruit another marquee forward. I don’t expect others to agree with me - but that’s what I would do! Nope our forward pack is fine as is. Imo clubs who go to heavy salary cap in the pack are asking for fai...
by papabear
July 16, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 627
Views: 23428

Re: Jarrod Croker

Losing rapana is a massive no from me.

Would prefer to lose both simonsson and bj before rapana.
Obviously there is a salary cap limit but if he is getting 1 mil over two years I don’t see other clubs beating that by enough to move him.
by papabear
July 16, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Status check
Replies: 75
Views: 2347

Re: Status Check

We havent gotten flogged this year, which means every game has been great entertainment. And really besides the storm game every game we have been in a position to win. It has been an absolutely great season!~! second best regular season since bulgarelli, hopefully we make the top 4 and get the best...
by papabear
July 16, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

Alan Tongue was just a player picked in that position doing his best as he always did. Again its not alan tongues fault the club couldnt build a roster for ****. For a second rower playing out of position he was limited but he did what was asked. I don't think anybody said it was Alan Tongue's faul...
by papabear
July 16, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

Alan Tongue was just a player picked in that position doing his best as he always did.

Again its not alan tongues fault the club couldnt build a roster for ****. For a second rower playing out of position he was limited but he did what was asked.
by papabear
July 16, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Current dummy half

I dont know if is the go in 2019, nor do I think mocking Alan Tongue entirely appropriate.
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 627
Views: 23428

Re: Jarrod Croker

Although my opinion of Croker hasn’t changed (ie we should move him on and have Simonnson and Cotric on the right edge), Croker had a fantastic game last night. Really impressed with his attack, it’s as if he gained another leg. Defence was relatively untested however I think Defending outside of W...
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fading fast
Replies: 111
Views: 4034

Re: Fading fast

I know I'm biased, but I honestly think we've got the second best roster, player for player, starting 13, Matt's Matchups style (minus the stupid 1-week form guide rubbish) in the comp behind the roosters. with leilua and cotric I may agree with you. The problem is, we are stronger in positions tha...
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric takes early plea, suspended three weeks
Replies: 392
Views: 12507

Re: Canberra Raiders centre Nick Cotric facing three to four weeks on the sideline

take the three weeks. We need to get him back asap.

He is not going to get a not guilty, he needed to not drive or let go or something but he just went on with it.
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fading fast
Replies: 111
Views: 4034

Re: Fading fast

when the send off happened as well, both me and croker were thinking not again.
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

Only fair to bump this one when hodgson has a good game. It was good to see hodgson go to sezer more and more, which resulted in lots of ball movement, results outside and most imp[rotantly forced st george to spread their line a bit wider so hodgo could destroy them in the middle. Hopefully hodgo c...
by papabear
July 15, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 627
Views: 23428

Re: Jarrod Croker

I thought croker was far far better then simonsson last night for what its worth. Croker turned a quarter of a chance into a try. Simonsson got 3 or 4 half chances and only converted one of them. Cotric probably puts in 3 of them. For me Crokers attack is absolutely fine, its whether his defence is ...
by papabear
July 14, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 45
Views: 1360

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3 cnk
2 sezer
1 hodgson

I had Sezer at 3 until his last two garbage kicks dropped him down a spot
by papabear
July 11, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos Merit squad
Replies: 564
Views: 34980

Re: Canberra Raiders Papalii and Wighton named for Origin III

That was a good one. Honestly the blues reminded me of Canberra at times all the talent in the world just lacking composure and belief. Also a lot has been said about the penalties. But two decisions annoyed me the most. 1 - jack wightons knock on, at first viewing because of my own Canberra bias an...
by papabear
July 3, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

That’s what I mean, it’s not glens fault he kept getting picked and when he was picked he always Gavin his best with what he had. Nor was it the coaches fault for picking him as we had garbage in that position at that time. The hate should be on the guys signing contracts not on the poor bloke who m...
by papabear
July 3, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

I dont get the glen buttriss hate. Honestly he was a plodder, but he always gave his best and never **** things up.

Its sort of like hating on joe picker.
by papabear
July 3, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Fading fast
Replies: 111
Views: 4034

Re: Fading fast

If we really want to do it differently, with the cattle we have, we could try not assuming that every hooker must be a Cameron Smith 80 minute miracle and give Hodgo a rest during the game. It throws something different at the other team, improves our middle defence and would allow Hodgo to not be ...
by papabear
July 3, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day
Replies: 707
Views: 21413

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Game Day

Was the missed knock on really a worse decision then the penalty for tackling without the ball. Since when do you get penalised for tackling a bloke who knocks on because the hit happened after he bumbled the ball. IMO that was a way way more criminal decision that was so obvious it was just beyond ...
by papabear
July 2, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

No doubt Havilli has more strings to his bow, but if the specific need is 10 minutes speed out of dummy half I think Starling is the better option. For me the specific need is not having Hodgson on the field tired for the last ten minutes making bad calls in both the first and in the second half ha...
by papabear
July 1, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 148
Views: 11216

Re: 2019 Rd 17 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

I used to be the biggest critic of whitehead but im his biggest fan these days. With no cotric or leilua our outside backs are a bit less threatening so the need for a guy who has a good brain on him and distributes well to those monsters is a bit less. So maybe tapine by a nose for his aggression o...
by papabear
July 1, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

My take on the 9 is: Hodgo is clearly our best 9 by a long way. If he’s fit he starts. If Hodgo is injured Havilli is the man. A very good back up - Starling to the bench. If we expect to run Hodgo at dummy half for 80 minutes then Sezer is the injury cover for him with Whitehead or Bateman to shuf...
by papabear
July 1, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

On another note has Sezer and Hodgson ever clicked? Seems like Hodgson plays better with Williams at Half. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse I cant really remember it. The big thing for me though is how he works with wighton. Wighton is turning into our best player by a long way, and we need...
by papabear
June 30, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Current dummy half
Replies: 128
Views: 5319

Re: Current dummy half

Good to see Hodgson looking pretty healthy. The thing with Hodgson is he is a barometer of our team, the way he goes our team goes. He plays well for 30 minutes we look good. He does his stupid **** on the 5th in the attacking zone going for a crab instead of owning the play and putting a kick to hi...
by papabear
June 26, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18217

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

waqa blake picked up by the eels.

Kris will be interesting for me, didnt see enough of him in his game to make a call, though size wise he seemed small... well smaller then waqa blake.
by papabear
June 26, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 215
Views: 18217

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I would be a bit more confident with oldfield then kris. Oldfield has never let us down.

Has anyone seen much of kris in centres in the lower grades?
by papabear
June 24, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 323
Views: 9636

Re: 2019 State of Origin II: Queensland V New South Wales

Scoreline flattered qld They were a joke, no passion, no pride typical of a that state if not picking a world team with NSW’s best player they go to jelly. Also giving a penalty try when a bloke knocks on behind the dead ball line, give me a break. Honestly that effort from qld was disgraceful the t...
by papabear
June 20, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart calls on Andrew Barr to build new Canberra stadium
Replies: 172
Views: 10410

Re: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart calls on Andrew Barr to build new Canberra stadium

I have been to bankwest twice and imo it is easily a better view then canberra.

Canberra has great atmosphere from the viking clap and horn of helmsdeep.

But the incline is pretty average at canberra.
by papabear
June 19, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 785
Views: 18057

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

That bloke is a Muppet The economy isn't growing cause cost of living is growing and wages aren't, so people can't afford to go and buy a 55 inch TV like they could 5 years ago Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk Detailed economic analysis right there. Excellent input, as always Sent from my Pixel ...
by papabear
June 19, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2019
Replies: 785
Views: 18057

Re: The Politics Thread 2019

-TW- wrote:
June 8, 2019, 1:53 pm
That bloke is a Muppet

The economy isn't growing cause cost of living is growing and wages aren't, so people can't afford to go and buy a 55 inch TV like they could 5 years ago

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

Detailed economic analysis right there.
by papabear
June 18, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 627
Views: 23428

Re: Jarrod Croker

TBH I think the wiser play is mitchell in the centres with Jack and turbo to the winger replacing Blake.
by papabear
June 14, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1085
Views: 47451

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Sam has two advantages over sezer
1 - Field goal kicking
2 - He works with hodgson better.

Sezer wins on most other points.