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by Azza
August 25, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

We're gone . I'm going to bed what a crappy day of sport
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

Lyon our only hope
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

I think we are in trouble here to be honest
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

They are trying too hard to produce the magic ball imo
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

Looks like good batting conditions.

We are losing the plot a bit
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

Need one more fairly soon imo
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Teams and Previews
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Teams and Previews

I actually think we play ok at shark park nowadays too. I'd feel more worried if this was in Canberra
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Teams and Previews
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: 2019 Rd 24 V Sharks: Teams and Previews

I think we'll win
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

I hope you're right mate. Because in all honesty this has been a problem for this side for a number of years .it's just getting highlighted more because we've addressed a lot of our other weaknesses
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Klein is an absolute dunce of referee
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

That they do. But we are aiming to go from a very good side to being a top tier side and this is the sort of stuff we need to get on top of in order to achieve that
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Ah nah I'm using it in that broader sense teams standing offside eccetera. we lost the final in Canberra against the sharks in 2016 for very similar reasons today's game reminded me a lot of that
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Its not just niggle, it's the way teams spoil the ruck and are constantly offside at key moments in those games. We can not get sucked into niggle and other than BJ's random effort we didn't get sucked in today from what I could see. What we can't control is how the other spoiling tactics are reffe...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Agree with those who have mentioned our backline is looking slow and lethargic. For Rapana looks like age and injury may be starting to catch up with him. Cotric still so young but he is looking massively bulky atm and perhaps it’s affecting his speed. Regardless Cotric particularly needs to get mo...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 361
Views: 17452

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Only if we learn to not get sucked into the niggle. That’s like saying only if we win every finals match. Do you think we will find a way to fix the discipline? I think we will. It will start with BJ copping a suspension and Cotric finding form at centre. No actually it isn't at all like that I see...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we premiership contenders?
Replies: 361
Views: 17452

Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Only if we learn to not get sucked into the niggle.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

It's disappointing as well, because I feel like when we play our style of footy rather than get sucked in, we are an extremely good team to watch, better than most of the other top sides bar the Roosters actually.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

Yeah I agree with Piggy - the Storm don't use that same style the Sharks and Manly use. I disagree "we're fine at handling it" - and as I say, I think Ricky knows it as well.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

We lost that huge match in Canberra in 2016 vs the Sharks due to the same tactics as today. And a number of matches in between in the ensuing seasons. They know it's a problem, now it's up to them to fix it. I reckon we play a style of footy that is more attractive than any of the other top sides ba...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Our inability to handle the niggle

PigRickMan - I'm not going to call you a muppet for saying we weren't going to lose a game again this year, but I will say I had a feeling this would happen today and was curious as to what our response would be. Hodgson and Croker both admitted the team got drawn into it and it threw them off their...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our inability to handle the niggle
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Our inability to handle the niggle

To me there are two major weaknesses that remain in this Raiders side, despite the huge way we have come this year: (1) We absolutely cannot help but be drawn into the niggle by teams that play that style. Sharks and Sea Eagles are the classic examples, and until we develop the discipline NOT to get...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

We really struggle with the niggly teams don't we? It's why Manly and Sharks have been our bogey sides the last few years. There has to be an answer to it. It's lame footy but we fall right into the trap.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua
Replies: 57
Views: 1320

Re: Get rid of BJ

Yeah complete overreaction. We know what we get with Joey. I'm happy with him in the side. He will win us more matches with his play before the season is out.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

We will finish in the 4, and we deserve to.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Well that game hasn’t dented my confidence in the team going deep into the finals. Unfortunately the way it was referred just doesn’t suit our style of play and I can’t see it being referred that way come September. I feel the same. If we get a free - flowing style of game, we win. However, we need...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

There were a lot of things that happened in that game that didn’t help but that loss is on our heads. We turned the ball over way too cheaply, way too many times. We weren’t patient in attack and didn’t build pressure. We went away from everything that has been working for us and played incredibly ...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

pfftttt Was always gonna happen... we simply dont beat manly. Anyone who thought we would win today needs a reality check, we have a winning record of 38% against them for gods sake.... We are still flat track bullies. In saying that though the refs really screwed us hard today, fancy Ashley Klown ...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Very disappointing - the way that game was refereed and the stop start nature fell right into Manly's hands. If we play them again and actually have a decent flowing game we would beat them 100% confident, but we got drawn into their crap and still almost pulled it out of the fire. Manly are rapidl...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Pretty much a repeat of our first match. They were allowed to spoil all match long. Send someone to the bin in the first half when either team kept offending and that game is a lot more controlled. If the game was refereed decently we would have taken the chocolates I am sure. Abominable performanc...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Very disappointing - the way that game was refereed and the stop start nature fell right into Manly's hands. If we play them again and actually have a decent flowing game we would beat them 100% confident, but we got drawn into their crap and still almost pulled it out of the fire. Manly are rapidly...
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Yeah the reffing is ordinary, for both teams. We can't let it upset us or spoil our rhythm. Fingers crossed. Not much in this. Tense.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Not sure why that Wighton break wasn't given a try. Seen worse than that awarded.

Manly trying to spoil us in the ruck as much as possible. Our guys are staying focused and not losing patience though.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

I thought they were all the same person. I hope for that person's sake, we get some early wickets tonight, it would be a huge embarrassment to lose this test from here.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 678
Views: 15358

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

Coastalraider wrote:
August 25, 2019, 3:12 pm
Azza wrote:
August 25, 2019, 1:16 pm
Extremely worried.
Good to hear Azza, that’s a good omen these days!
:D

So often in recent times we've had these big games and fallen just a tad short. I really hope for all the supporters out there we do it today, would be tremendous for the community.
by Azza
August 25, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 18098
Views: 653408

Re: The Cricket Thread

I would argue not. They have been rubbish this test match, still, if they get the runs then they get the cookies. That means if we let them chase down 360 in the 4th innings after rolling them for 67 then we didn't deserve to lose. You love trying to twist words to create arguments don't you :lol: ...