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by pickles
October 11, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I'd really encourage those that are sad about the result to focus on all of the positive things about this season. It really was an amazing journey and although we just fell short of a premiership we got to be a part of something this club hasn't achieved for 25 years. I can really see us going on f...
by pickles
October 9, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I think it is disappointing that such a fantastic grand final has been overshadowed by some controversial decisions. It was such an amazing run to the grand final for the team. Beating the storm in Melbourne against all odd, the most incredible atmosphere at Bruce stadium ever and amazing scenes whe...
by pickles
October 9, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Will next year be different to 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1603

Re: Will next year be different to 2016

On the unrelated point, I wonder if our defence would have been more organised if CNK had stayed on and if we would have stopped the last try but it's hard to know. He had given absolutely everything and was a potential liability out there given how fatigued he was.
by pickles
October 9, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Will next year be different to 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1603

Re: Will next year be different to 2016

This season was completely different to 2016 and I think we actually have a huge amount of improvement in the team. We need to continue the focus we have had on our defence and aspire to be the number 1 defensive team in the comp and not just one of the best. We can do that by improving our line spe...
by pickles
October 8, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is this last straw for anyone?
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: Is this last straw for anyone?

I’m in the we had our chances and didn’t take them camp. It was an epic game and it came down to a pass that didn’t stick for us. That’s footy move on. Our defence has been fantastic this year but we need our attack to improve to be a real threat. That will come as the combinations we have started t...
by pickles
October 8, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Can anyone tell me why the Raiders weren’t deemed to be the attacking team when the ball hit the Roosters trainer? The ball had come off us in a charge down, putting us in the attacking position. However in saying that, Is the rule purely territorial? If the ball had gone into touch it would have b...
by pickles
October 7, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I think a penalty will be the way they go on this. I agree there needs to be a big disincentive but the sinbin I can’t see happening. Basically it should never ever happen. But you need to cover the scope appropriately with your rules. Imagine sitting a trainer in the in goal who deliberately kicks...
by pickles
October 7, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I think a penalty will be the way they go on this. I agree there needs to be a big disincentive but the sinbin I can’t see happening. Basically it should never ever happen. But you need to cover the scope appropriately with your rules. Imagine sitting a trainer in the in goal who deliberately kicks...
by pickles
October 7, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Even a scrum isn’t sufficient there. Looking at that situation you have to imagine worst case Whitehead is first there and advances it 20-30m. There needs to be a clear disincentive for trainers not to get in the way. Penalty at MINIMUM. For a case where a trainer deliberately interferes or has no ...
by pickles
October 7, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Just watching the game and the trainer being on the field was a game changer. If he isn’t in the way whitehead is easily first to the ball and he raiders are on the attack. Instead the chooks get another set from inside our half. Firstly, what is he doing there in the third minute of the game? There...
by pickles
October 7, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

That was a hollow feeling when the chooks scored. We certainly didn’t get the run of the green but I couldn’t be prouder of the team and he way we played. Full credit to the roosters defence who turned away everything we threw at them. They just took their opportunities slightly better than us. Let’...
by pickles
October 6, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 440
Views: 21593

Re: Grand Final tickets

I have a mate selling 2 diamond tickets for half price, $300 for both, PM if interested an I’ll put you in touch
by pickles
October 6, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

reptar wrote:
pickles wrote:Game day! 25 years in the making and I can’t wait to be there. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that we are going to jag this one against all odds!

Up the **** MILK!
The Nick is Picked, so everything is set
I think Nancy and frank will be critical to today’s victory!
by pickles
October 6, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Game day! 25 years in the making and I can’t wait to be there. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that we are going to jag this one against all odds!

Up the **** MILK!
by pickles
October 5, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you the grand final edition of Pickman's Nickman. And for this edition we dig into the back story of the people's favourite, Nancy Nickman. There has been conjecture that Nancy Nickman was just a random picture from the internet but this is patently incorrect! Nanc...
by pickles
October 5, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Game day eve! The longer the week goes on the more I feel that we can do this!

I’d be interested to know Luke’s vulnerability rating for this game. Is it an all time high due to grand final pressure or an all time low due to low expectations?

We need a barometer on this game!
by pickles
October 4, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

FRANK'S VIEW FROM A LAP "Get in green you jokers! I've had my dinner, and now I'm going to be dreaming about a 100-0 win. Put your money on it! Go the Green Machine! GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL GRAND FINAL G...
by pickles
October 4, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you the grand final edition of Pickman's Nickman. And for this edition we dig into the back story of the people's favourite, Nancy Nickman. There has been conjecture that Nancy Nickman was just a random picture from the internet but this is patently incorrect! Nancy...
by pickles
October 4, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 983
Views: 45661

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT FRANK THINKS!!! REPPY!!!!!! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk He says Raiders 100 - Roosters 0 FTS Jordy Raps. He likes the cut off his jib. Sadly, Jet has a dislocated patella, so he's out Limping about the lounge room horribly. And I like the cut of Frank's jib, his view fr...
by pickles
October 4, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Mildly unhinged doesn’t describe me at all. I was completely off taps, hooks, hinges and any other kind of hardware you could care to imagine!
by pickles
October 4, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

There couldn’t be a better way for his team to go into a game than this. Absolutely no pressure on us and the perfect opportunity to surprise everyone. You just know this team won’t be satisfied with second place and their hunger might give them a slight edge. I also have no doubt that Ricky has a f...
by pickles
October 3, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 3, 2019, 9:03 am
Azza wrote:
October 3, 2019, 9:01 am
Edwahu is right.

Roosters by 49
And the Horn to shatter on the drive home.
Just don't let Daley anywhere near it and it should be fine!
by pickles
October 2, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

One advantage that Lui does have over Guler is that we know he can knock out decent minutes if he needs to and maintain the quality. I think Ricky like Guler as a big body and that has been necessary against the Bunnies and Storm packs. Sutton probably looks better when he plays more minutes and wit...
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman hoses down report his future clouded at Canberra Raiders
Replies: 137
Views: 9420

Re: John Bateman hoses down report his future clouded at Canberra Raiders

Could you just go back to posting random characters? You’re almost starting to make sense!
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I think that is our strongest team and the chooks are at full strength bar friend who still could play. That would be a risk given how little football he has had this year. On paper they are stronger in the spine but not by a massive amount. Tedesco is the best fullback in the game so doesn’t matter...
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Hodgson will be fine, there's no doubt that he is battered and bruised from a tough season and the knock he took on his elbow looked painful but Hodgson is also the master of being seriously injured for a couple of minutes just before a goal line drop out needs to be taken and then making a miraculo...
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Gus on 100% footy giving us pretty much no Hope of getting the win on Sunday; roosters have to get it very wrong and we have to get it very right in order to be competitive. Thoughts? Seems a bit harsh for mine. No one is saying we are favourites by any stretch but I think if our defence holds stro...
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Grand Final tickets
Replies: 440
Views: 21593

Re: Grand Final tickets

Ended up with tickets through a mate in the stadium members section, 132-2. Anyone else in that part of the ground?

Hopefully it isn’t just neutrals who don’t care about the result! If it is I’ll make sure they’re cheering for the raiders by kick off!
by pickles
October 1, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews

The start of this game is absolutely critical. We need to contain the chooks for the first 10-15 minutes and just play our way into the game. If we can do that then we give ourselves a chance of winning this. The other times we played them this year we gave them big head starts we couldn’t chase dow...
by pickles
September 29, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 43884

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters : Teams and Previews

The roosters at their best are easily the best team in the competition and if they click they will be very difficult to beat. That said I don’t think we have seen the best possible footy from the raiders this year so next Sunday would be a great time to roll that out! What the storm showed is that s...
by pickles
September 28, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 857
Views: 27449

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Was definitely the best game day atmosphere I’ve experienced in Canberra and the response when papalii scored was just nuts. Not sure I’ve ever hugged as many strangers before!! The crowd got nervous in the second half but after CNK got binned everyone went Berserk! Was listening to the abc today an...
by pickles
September 28, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 857
Views: 27449

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Such an amazing thing to be a part of. The crowd really lifted at the end and the scenes when papalii went over were just incredible.

So proud of that defensive effort. Not much went our way but we ripped in in defence, kept turning up and got the job done.

I still can’t believe it.
by pickles
September 28, 2019, 1:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hail Papa
Replies: 49
Views: 2312

Re: Hail Papa

Get him up here, I want to boof him!!’
by pickles
September 26, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 543
Views: 41629

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I’ve been that flat out this week that I’ve barely had time to get caught up in this but I made the mistake tonight of watching a few interviews and match previews and now I am getting ridiculously hyped! Not sure how I am going to get through work tomorrow and down to the game! That said I am as co...
by pickles
September 26, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Matt's Match-ups 2019
Replies: 491
Views: 30722

Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

I saw in the DT today that Hook picks Souths by 2 points. One of his reasons was that Canbreaa don't have enough big game experience. So I had a look at the highest honours for each player in the two teams. Hopefully the formatting isn't impossible: Adam Doueihi 1. Charnze Nicholl-Klokstad Lebanon/...