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by Mickey_Raider
September 18, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 12162

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Right on cue, the broncos rolling over like the dogs they are Bum team, no heart, no pride... a team of cheque collectors My big takeaway from this game (I already knew broncos were a joke) is that the Eels are complete frauds. If we play them in the finals I will be disappointed if we don’t give t...
by Mickey_Raider
September 17, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Milk ups the talk with Canberra Raiders ahead of NRL finals
Replies: 23
Views: 1773

Re: Canberra Milk ups the talk with Canberra Raiders ahead of NRL finals

Dusty wrote: September 17, 2020, 8:15 pm Same
+1


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Another +1

I wouldn't be able to help myself.

Up the **** Milk is one of my favourite things to say and comes out of my mouth more often than I'd care to admit.
by Mickey_Raider
September 16, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 12162

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'm glad this one is not on Nine. Don't have the time nor the energy to hear Ruan Sims disrespecting the great man by pronouncing his name "Papa-li-ii" once again, as if he is some nuffy from the Warriors and not the greatest prop in the game. That annoys me too. His name probably was pronounced th...
by Mickey_Raider
September 16, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 12162

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'm glad this one is not on Nine.

Don't have the time nor the energy to hear Ruan Sims disrespecting the great man by pronouncing his name "Papa-li-ii" once again, as if he is some nuffy from the Warriors and not the greatest prop in the game.
by Mickey_Raider
September 15, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 12162

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'm sorry Jarett whatnow?

Botman, even though he wasn't named...you know what to do.
by Mickey_Raider
September 15, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Tom Starling signs two year deal with Raiders
Replies: 122
Views: 26318

Re: Tom Starling signs two year deal with Raiders

It’s a Good sign for how the players think the direction of the club, coaches, training facilities are going. I’m still shocked that Cotric took money at the weakest club in the competition over continued development at a stronger club. Should have looked at how the Shannon Boyd at the Titans situa...
by Mickey_Raider
September 15, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ideal position on the ladder
Replies: 64
Views: 2091

Re: Ideal position on the ladder

I would say when the finals start there would clearly be one team above all others whom teams would not want to come up against and that is the Roosters. Outside of them I honestly reckon that not much separates Raiders, Panthers and Storm in being in the next tier of teams you want to avoid. While ...
by Mickey_Raider
September 12, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 14320

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

Fantastic from havili and Hudson there.

Don’t understand people lamenting our forwards oriented play. It is absolutely our comparative advantage on almost every team in the comp.
by Mickey_Raider
September 12, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 14320

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

4 more years of croker being bundled into touch like that
by Mickey_Raider
September 12, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 14320

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

Seiffert82 wrote: September 12, 2020, 3:57 pm The **** is with this campaign against CNK?
I don’t get it either mate.

He isn’t a top 3 fullback but he is not a weakness by any stretch.
by Mickey_Raider
September 12, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day
Replies: 542
Views: 14320

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Game Day

Pretty simple really.

Elite forward pack.

Elite halves.

Bottom rung outside backs.
by Mickey_Raider
September 10, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 11352

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

@Mickey... I don’t think I’m confused about any of the issues raised... I’m an economist and spent my entire career working in government in Canberra. I fully understand how The Treasury, the RBA etc work. I’ve done my best to explain how it actually works... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Likewi...
by Mickey_Raider
September 10, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

It is always ironic when the evangelicals come in frothing at the mouth for having the audacity to debate things such as player form and contract value in a footy forum. Deadset if you can't debate that, what can you debate? As far as I can see, no one hates Jarrod Croker. No one has an agenda again...
by Mickey_Raider
September 10, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 11352

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

We use money already printed or issued.. Printed or issued by whom though? Eventually anyone who gives the requisite amount of thought to the topic realises that governments must spend into the non-government sector before they can levy taxes from the same. This is significant because it completely...
by Mickey_Raider
September 9, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 11352

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

We use money already printed or issued.. Printed or issued by whom though? Eventually anyone who gives the requisite amount of thought to the topic realises that governments must spend into the non-government sector before they can levy taxes from the same. This is significant because it completely...
by Mickey_Raider
September 9, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 11352

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Libertarianism isn’t really consistent with making superannuation optional, but giving everyone a pension. Because the universal pension is a massive imposition on taxpayers... it’s just a compulsory transfer of wealth from future to current taxpayers. It’s not sustainable when taxpayers are a shri...
by Mickey_Raider
September 9, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 11352

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Libertarianism isn’t really consistent with making superannuation optional, but giving everyone a pension. Because the universal pension is a massive imposition on taxpayers... it’s just a compulsory transfer of wealth from future to current taxpayers. It’s not sustainable when taxpayers are a shri...
by Mickey_Raider
September 9, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 456
Views: 46331

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

**** Just stop making excuses and get it done. Civic stadium, 30,000 and no less.

If Raiders were an AFL team Barr would have found the solution years ago.
by Mickey_Raider
September 8, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

And I'm the problem on this site according to a certain bunch of ****, look at the amount of "fans" absolutely terrorising our captain 🤣🤣🤣 You're all happy to talk **** and bag our players but you can't handle it when you get called out on your dribble. If you can't handle the heat get the **** out...
by Mickey_Raider
September 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

Are we sure we should be offering Josh papalii a lifetime contract??? It seems like an awfully big risk for a player that hasn't proven himself? He has proven time and time again to be a match winner... currently our best player... qld and aus prop.... if anyone deserves a lifetime contract..it’s J...
by Mickey_Raider
September 8, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

This is Ricky's 7th year - for 3 finals (2016, 2019 and this year). Given where we started from, the quality of our roster at that time, and the fact that he got us into a GF and prelim final, I would give him a high pass at this stage. For me 2017 - 18 were very disappointing. A high pass surely T...
by Mickey_Raider
September 7, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

Bateman, Cotric and now Papa. There’s a feeling that the players know something that we don’t. Coach Fatigue? Intensity of Sticky can get to much over time I think that the above 3 examples are more to do with money/family reasons than coach fatigue but it is an interesting point. Unless your name ...
by Mickey_Raider
September 7, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

The days of touting him for a shift to the wing are long gone. If you're a winger now you've either got to have good speed which gives you greater finishing ability, and/or be a big body that can eat metres. He is neither. The only thing warranting his position in the side right now is his goal kic...
by Mickey_Raider
September 7, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ideas for more creativity
Replies: 115
Views: 5143

Re: Ideas for more creativity

I consider CNK well down the list of problems with our team. He is a solid mid tier full back, still young and I think his ball playing is slowly improving. Without a doubt if there is one player in the backline you wouldn't want to lose it is him. There are four players in the outside backs who are...
by Mickey_Raider
September 7, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ideas for more creativity
Replies: 115
Views: 5143

Re: Ideas for more creativity

I don't think we are going to magically become a razzle dazzle side over the next month or two with our sluggish backline. Our best bet is to try and play a high octane game through our elite forward pack and good halves - relentless momentum, more offloads and give Wighton and Williams the licence ...
by Mickey_Raider
September 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

I think our premiership window is starting to close. Kind of depressing when you consider that most teams' premiership window/random flash in the pan hot season culminates in at least one premiership. Penrith 03. Bulldogs 04. Tigers 05. Manly 08, 2011. Dragons 2010. Souths 2014. Cowboys 2015. Shark...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

I think our premiership window is starting to close. Kind of depressing when you consider that most teams' premiership window/random flash in the pan hot season culminates in at least one premiership. Penrith 03. Bulldogs 04. Tigers 05. Manly 08, 2011. Dragons 2010. Souths 2014. Cowboys 2015. Shark...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii re-signs to end 2024, option for 2025
Replies: 182
Views: 27269

Re: Papalii to become a Raider for life, set to re-sign to end 2024

**** can we just be allowed a decent premiership window please. If Papa left there would be no amount of sugar coating or minimising its significance. It would be devastating. He is the best prop in the game and one of the chief reasons we resemble one of the top sides in the comp. Also (and this is...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

If he's re-signed on what he's reported to be on, then it's too much. It can be hard for outside backs over 30: Inglis, Darius Boyd, Rapana etc (Rapana's great but not as dynamic as before) That is why I found the 5 year contract at 29 years old so baffling. Outside backery is a young mans game the...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

We will fall short of a premiership without some tough calls. Wasting gun forwards and halves in the primes of their careers while we carry ploders like Croker for the next *four* years. Good grief This will be crucified by Croker loyalists on the forum but I have this fear too. The truth is that C...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

Our forwards and halves are top 4. Our backs (without Cotric next year) are close to bottom 4. This is pretty much it. Seems to be pretty much consensus that we need: a) a quality outside back signing; b) one or more of the rookies (HSS,Timoko, Valemi) to kick on very quickly; or c) both (a) and (b...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal
Replies: 275
Views: 25133

Re: Jarrod Croker set to become Raider for life after signing new four-year deal

The ultimate barometer for judging whether a player is any good is to imagine they are playing against us. When BJ lines up against us, you know there is a chance he could single handedly destroy you with his brilliance. If Croker lined up against us it wouldn’t worry me in the slightest as he is sl...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 13261

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

How is it unlikely 🤣 when in form we are 100% in the top 3 o 4 teams in the comp.. as we showed once again in the first half last night. We have been no where near our best this year and yet we have still be in and around the top 4 for the majority of the season.... What does that tell you?? If you...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 611
Views: 19707

Re: 2020 Rd 17 V Roosters: Game Day

If we are going to be coached in a conservative fashion then at the bare minimum in order to compensate you need some individual Strike power in the backs. Power and/or raw speed. My kingdom for having the likes of JAC completely standing up and blitzing his opposite man and cutting back on the insi...
by Mickey_Raider
September 6, 2020, 12:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 13261

Re: 2020 Rd 18 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

Not too sure that there will be much to learn out of this game. Lose and it will be another reason why we can’t win the comp this year if we can’t dispose of rubbish sides. Narrow win and it is another example of playing down to poor opposition. Comfortable win and it just reinforces that we are cle...