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by pickles
June 27, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 261
Views: 9938

Re: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland

It shouldn’t have been a penalty try... far too far away from the try line. Penalty tries have to be certain tries. That would never have been a penalty try in a club game. It should certainly have been a binning. You don’t get both... the standard refereeing interpretation for an age has been you ...
by pickles
June 26, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 261
Views: 9938

Re: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland

It shouldn’t have been a penalty try... far too far away from the try line. Penalty tries have to be certain tries. That would never have been a penalty try in a club game. It should certainly have been a binning. You don’t get both... the standard refereeing interpretation for an age has been you ...
by pickles
June 25, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland
Replies: 261
Views: 9938

Re: 2018 State of Origin II: New South Wales V Queensland

Agree with most of what has been said here although I think Hunt should have gone to the bin. It was as clear as day a professional foul and in fact that is why the penalty try was awarded! The fact that it could be given as a penalty try doesn't negate the infraction from my perspective. On the who...
by pickles
June 19, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Refs on Tigers tries
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

Re: Refs on Tigers tries

Iz5VOqT8qjQ First Tigers try at 37 seconds. Austin does get caught up by a player standing next to the ruck but Wighton doesn't get across to make the tackle. It really is just poor defence on the line, someone needs to commit to the lead runner and it needs to be the inside defender. Second Tigers...
by pickles
April 30, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 742
Views: 21424

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day

I miss Pickman's Nickman... was probably my favourite segment ever I think we'll all remember Nancy Nickman, the very first and still the best PN. It was hard to top Nancy. It was also a shame that the faceless men of the GH banished amusing segments to a dark corner, never to see the light of day!
by pickles
April 30, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 742
Views: 21424

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day

To honour the massive effort Nickman made in driving for a long time here’s a special edition of pickmans Nickman.

I present Anna Avery Nickman
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Your welcome.
by pickles
April 29, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 742
Views: 21424

Re: 2018 Rd 8 V Cowboys: Game Day

It was ugly but we need to be able to win like that and very happy to see us win on the back of a defensive effort. I also like hearing the players talk about their defence and how the middle needs to work hard to put pressure on the attack and help the outside defenders. It’s defence 101 but we fin...
by pickles
March 25, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart coaching
Replies: 1735
Views: 100179

Re: Sack Ricky

I can take hard losses, sometimes the other team is just better or there is a bounce of the ball that doesn’t go your way. It can happen in close games. What I can’t take is the lazy ‘efforts’ from the players when the game is on the line. In the last 5 minutes yesterday they might as well have been...
by pickles
March 25, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 593
Views: 22111

Re: 2018 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day

I'd like to see 2 of Williams, Sezer and Austin selected. Drop the unfortunate one. 3 halves is killing me. It is flat out stupid to change your halves in the middle of the game. If it is Williams and Sezer then the only role I can see for Austin is as a ball playing lock. At least in the middle hi...
by pickles
March 25, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 593
Views: 22111

Re: 2018 Rd 3 V Warriors: Game Day

I'm angrier now than when fulltime was blown. I'm so empty. I think our pre seasons need to be tougher. We don’t have the the mental ability to win football games or do anything tough and I completely blame Stuart. The reason he will be called a whinger and a sook is because he is one and that is t...
by pickles
March 19, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2018 Rd 2 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 648
Views: 24132

Re: 2018 Rd 2 V Knights: Game Day

What disappointed me most about this was the press conference. Both Stuart and Croker talking about what a fantastic effort the boys had put it. I'm sorry but when you concede 30 points with over half the ball it isn't as good effort, it is absolute rubbish and will never change while the leadership...
by pickles
October 21, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders 2018 draw
Replies: 129
Views: 12193

Re: Canberra Raiders 2018 draw

Said this in another thread but I’m disappointed that the dragons are taking our game to Mudgee. Living on the south coast the trip to Wollongong for a game is always a good one and normally plenty of raiders fans travel up for it. I guess they want their games against Sydney teams to be played at k...
by pickles
October 19, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 24522

Re: Rugby League 2018

Very disappointed to see that out game against the Dragons is going to be played in Mudgee, watching the Raiders play the Dragons in Wollongong is always a good afternoon regardless of the result and plenty of Canberra fans make the trip up. Seems like a logical game for a clash with another Sydney ...
by pickles
August 27, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: It's over
Replies: 270
Views: 14637

Re: It's over

It seems appropriate that manly should kill our season in golden point. Absolute waste of a year.

How about next year we focus on getting into the finals rather than making sure we are peaking when we don't make it.

We have the talent but not the brains at the moment.
by pickles
August 26, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 26 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 127
Views: 15807

Re: 2017 Rd 26 V Storm: Teams and Previews

After watching the storm dismantle the bunnies it is hard to believe we will compete with them at home. I'm anticipating an ending to the season that is fitting.... So probably a golden point loss!
by pickles
August 25, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 25 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 499
Views: 16102

Re: 2017 Rd 25 V Knights: Game Day

Game day! Sadly I won't be watching live due to a work function but this has all the hallmarks of an embarrassing raiders loss which no doubt will be followed by a rousing win against the storm. Go raiders!!
by pickles
August 24, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2017 NRL Rd 25: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 259
Views: 15962

Re: 2017 NRL Rd 25: Teams and Game Day

I love seeing this happen to the donkeys. Let's hope the eels can stick at it and make this a cricket score!
by pickles
August 24, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 25 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 499
Views: 16102

Re: 2017 Rd 25 V Knights: Game Day

When our players are talking about needing to win by a certain amount you can already chalk it up as a loss. Hard to believe how long the odds are on the Knights!
by pickles
August 24, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*
Replies: 407
Views: 28701

Re: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*

If Bran is the night king then he will control the army of the dead and they can join forces with Dany and Jon and March south to smash the **** out of everyone.
by pickles
August 24, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The equation
Replies: 130
Views: 8811

Re: The equation

After we lose to the Knights this weekend it will be beyond mathematical!
by pickles
August 22, 2017, 7:37 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*
Replies: 407
Views: 28701

Re: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*

It's pretty clear that the plot lines and flow have taken a huge nose dive since they stopped following the books and as the show has moved from an epic character and dialogue based production to seeing how much cash they can blow in special effects every episode. The time lines have gone from impro...
by pickles
August 22, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: It's over
Replies: 270
Views: 14637

Re: It's over

If they couldn't turn up to play with the season on the line what makes you think they will turn up this week? The Knights will probably out enthuse us easily!
by pickles
August 21, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: It's over
Replies: 270
Views: 14637

Re: It's over

The whole approach to this season has been amateurish. Getting flogged in a trial against the Knights was a shocking way to start the season and really set the tone for the year. In a professional sport you should want to win everything. On the whole the team has played away from its strengths and c...
by pickles
August 21, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 841
Views: 23607

Re: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day

Yep, attitude and cohesion. Our fifth tackle plays are horrible and that is something that can be coached and rehearsed and should be. Line speed and kick chase are about attitude. We need to get hungry and hopefully this season is the kick in the area that we need to fire up! I'm predicting we lose...
by pickles
August 21, 2017, 6:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 841
Views: 23607

Re: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day

For a season on the line game I was really disappointed with what the raiders put out there yesterday. We started flat and never really found a level of enthusiasm to match the panthers. All the areas of the game that come down to desire like line speed and kick chase were virtually non existent. If...
by pickles
August 20, 2017, 7:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 841
Views: 23607

Re: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Game Day

Game day! Making the trip down from the coast for this so hopefully the raiders make it worth the trip!

Let's prolong the inevitable for one more week!
by pickles
August 19, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What has to happen for the Canberra Raiders to play finals
Replies: 419
Views: 27891

Re: NRL ladder predictor: Critical results for Raiders hopes

If we win this weekend it makes the panthers v dragons clash next weekend very important for both of their chances of playing finals footy.

It still looks to me like if we win our games we will make it and it won't come down to for and against.
by pickles
August 18, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Terrorist attacks
Replies: 670
Views: 42537

Re: Terrorist attacks

I think my perspective is just fine. Unnecessary deaths of innocent people... I'm not going to be an apologist for any of it. No one would disagree with that. The difference is that what was back in the 90s some scratchy audio of a journalist talking to a picture of a country, thanks to social medi...
by pickles
August 18, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What has to happen for the Canberra Raiders to play finals
Replies: 419
Views: 27891

Re: NRL ladder predictor: Critical results for Raiders hopes

I would never wish injury on an elite athlete,
Unless they played for the donkeys. I hope they screw home by a point after season ending injuries to all of their spine and their spines spine
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders chairman admits concern about salary cap
Replies: 342
Views: 24790

Re: Canberra Raiders chairman admits concern about salary ca

zim wrote:Imagine the controversy when we find out milf is receiving TPAs from McDonalds and Hungry Jack's.
Four and twenty I think you'll find!
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*
Replies: 407
Views: 28701

Re: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*

You heard wrong, he didn't make any sense at all!
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*
Replies: 407
Views: 28701

Re: Game of Thrones Season 7 *Spoilers*

The Nickman wrote:
pickles wrote:I would pay to see nickman explaining game of thrones with sock puppets! That would be close to post sharks game entertaining!
What happened after the Sharks game?

I wasn't there.
There was a sock puppet with a striking resemblance!
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 145
Views: 18028

Re: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

The Nickman wrote:
pickles wrote:Like any game this year if we worry about our own game, complete sets and defend well we will be very hard to beat.
Agree 100%.

It's not rocket surgery, is it?
**** no, although we've spent most of the season making it look incredibly hard!
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What has to happen for the Canberra Raiders to play finals
Replies: 419
Views: 27891

Re: NRL ladder predictor: Critical results for Raiders hopes

Bellamy said last night that it was a week by week prospect and if players had an injury that would benefit from the week off they would get one, I doubt they will rest their whole spine in one week though. We have a lot of work to do before any of that even matters! If we are alive in round 26 we a...
by pickles
August 16, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 145
Views: 18028

Re: 2017 Rd 24 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Like any game this year if we worry about our own game, complete sets and defend well we will be very hard to beat. Teams have been falling over in front of the panthers and even though they are winning it has been pretty ugly. Not sure if I want the agony prolonged another week but as a raiders fan...