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by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 2:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 253
Views: 12713

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

Strange to centre and Kris out, not saying it will happen just wouldn't surprise me Whilst you could mount a pretty decent argument that would make us better in the short term, I don’t want it to happen. If we have determined that Strange is our long term 6, leave him at 6. If we are rebuilding we ...
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 11:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders sign English second rower Matty Nicholson to end 2027
Replies: 267
Views: 20102

Re: Raiders sign English second rower Matty Nicholson to end 2027

To keep the recruitment pipeline open from England the club has to continue to play Smithies, but not only that, but to improve his football skills. The narrative is that if you commit to three years with the Raiders in return the Raiders will commit to you. Unfortunately Smithies isn’t of the qual...
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 11:28 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

None of this from the CFMEU is surprising. Never much cared for unions. Whilst i can appreciate the need for them at times and what they've achieved for workers in australia, there are just too many rotten eggs spoiling the broth and my personal experience with unions has never been positive, eithe...
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 10:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 24
Views: 1908

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Game Day

Why is it must win for us? Our season is over. I agree we are done, well done. but in theory we are still in with a shot of making the 8. the team will have no excuses if they are not up for it X3 on the fact our steak is charred, IMO past the point of well done. But it is interesting that a win to...
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 8:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Game Day
Replies: 24
Views: 1908

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Game Day

Freezing cold, dismal conditions at that god-awful stadium shooting for 5 home losses in a row.

I am guessing the crowd could be quite poor.
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 7:57 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

People are being very quiet on the whole CFMEU thing. For me it personifies every concern I have about the union movement and the Labor Party. My father was a tradey and ran a small business. He HATED the CFMEU for their bullying tactics and will never vote Labor. Unions are absolutely essential, b...
by Mickey_Raider
July 19, 2024, 7:39 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

People are being very quiet on the whole CFMEU thing. For me it personifies every concern I have about the union movement and the Labor Party. My father was a tradey and ran a small business. He HATED the CFMEU for their bullying tactics and will never vote Labor. Unions are absolutely essential, b...
by Mickey_Raider
July 18, 2024, 5:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 253
Views: 12713

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

You really do not need to go much further than Rocky’s comments to understand why we stink. All just a bit of luck and “we just got beaten”. Never mind that we got beaten by a below average Knights side who proceeded to get battered by a middling Manly side. In the midst of this causation debate, it...
by Mickey_Raider
July 18, 2024, 12:20 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Aside from the purely cosmetic political battle (unfortunately what 95% of people pay most attention to) the Dems actually have a pretty good story to tell as to why their reelection should be a no brainer. Inflation data is looking very good. Insofar as it’s the economy stupid, Dems should romp it ...
by Mickey_Raider
July 18, 2024, 9:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The run home
Replies: 36
Views: 1652

Re: The run home

Realised that after the next two games (which we will not be favourites in), our last 6 games are all against teams in the top 9.

We are kind of boned aren’t we.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10505

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I am struggling to comprehend the game of footy just played NSW worthy winners but qld were incredible. Their determination in this game is something to behold This truly was footy at its finest. I’m **** levitating off that game Agree the spectacle was brilliant but I don’t know if QLD were incred...
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10505

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Gritty performance by both sides but tbh I think NSW has had the better team on paper for years and they have finally made it count in the last 15 minutes of that one.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10505

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

I’ve said for years that QLD simply don’t get Origin.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 State of Origin III - Maroons v Blues
Replies: 617
Views: 10505

Re: 2024 State of Origin III- Maroons v Blues

Incredible effort by QLD there.

Wonder if Rocky is taking notes on this defence.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 5:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 253
Views: 12713

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1

No disrespect to Hoskarty at all, I am higher on Fog than most and I was pleasantly surprised with Hosking's start to the season.

But it is a pretty good indication as to how terrible we are travelling that two non-rep level guys are lauded as saviours.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 3:30 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Drones? Pffft. I thought the more compelling CT was that the towers were holograms and their collapse was an illusion.
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 1:38 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Hahaha some of the best advice I heard in the hours following the assassination attempt was "check in your conspiracy theory friends and relatives over the next few days, as they are NOT going to be ok" And that's entirely... wait a minute, wait a minute... Does Mickey not believe a plane...
by Mickey_Raider
July 17, 2024, 1:03 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Here we go with the loony conspiracies.

Next they will try tell us that no plane ever hit the pentagon because there is no actual footage of same occurring despite being in what would have to be one of the most secure, surveilled and sensitive areas in the world. Madness.
by Mickey_Raider
July 15, 2024, 8:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1
Replies: 253
Views: 12713

Re: 2024 Round 20 v Warriors: Teams and Previews

I know player interviews are just the province of empty platitudes and cliches but EW reckons we turned the corner against the Storm. **** me if chalking up yet another loss against a Storm side who legit butchered about 4 tries without their origin stars = turning the corner, we are in for a world ...
by Mickey_Raider
July 15, 2024, 3:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The run home
Replies: 36
Views: 1652

Re: The run home

Manly playing great, ball movement fantastic. It seems to be the way now. We may have grinded our way into irrelevance, it might be hard to break out of Unfortunately we are receiving end grindee's rather than positive grindors'. Our tissue paper defence has let us down again, when we need to have ...
by Mickey_Raider
July 15, 2024, 11:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Are we truly heading in the right direction?
Replies: 141
Views: 5590

Re: Are we truly heading in the right direction?

Because we have been talking tactics, anyone watching Turbo to Garrick to Saab and not thinking "why can't we do that with Keao/Chevy to Kris/Timoko to Savage" too??? Because of coaching. It is astounding how anyone could watch us and not reach this conclusion. Also astounding how we can ...
by Mickey_Raider
July 15, 2024, 9:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The run home
Replies: 36
Views: 1652

Re: The run home

Christ we stink.

I watch bottom four sides and am jealous of the evidence of their baseline level of coaching and structures.
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 5:04 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

The interview was also less than 3 hours after the event, in a very fluid situation. Not really sure there was much else for Biden to have said. He calls it 'political violence'. Is that a euphemism? Yes. A euphemism for "peaceful protest" But peaceful protest didn't incorporate an attemp...
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Why would a Republican voter attempt to assassinate Donald Trump? That just doesn’t make any sense There is a pretty prominent group called “Republicans against Trump” out there. It is perfectly logical to me that such a grouping exists. I always understood conservatism to include values such as re...
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 4:51 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

“‘A chaotic scene’: Gunman named as FBI confirm assassination attempt”: https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/blew-his-head-off-witness-describes-moment-donald-trump-shooter-was-killed/news-story/39a9160b75cbe05db821991c0ace431c News.com.au citing New York Post reporting gunman as...
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 NRL Round 19 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 457
Views: 5017

Re: 2024 NRL Round 19 - Teams and Game Day

Knights learning what happens when you come up against a non wooden spoon calibre side.
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 1:53 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Why are MAGAs so outraged? Even if their most deranged conspiracy theories about Biden being behind it were true, there is nothing they can do about it as apparently now he has absolute immunity as per the SCOTUS. Oh how they cheered when that ruling was made. This is the America they wanted. I cou...
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 1:45 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Why are MAGAs so outraged?

Even if their most deranged conspiracy theories about Biden being behind it were true, there is nothing they can do about it as apparently now he has absolute immunity as per the SCOTUS. Oh how they cheered when that ruling was made.

This is the America they wanted.
by Mickey_Raider
July 14, 2024, 8:40 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Trump shot at a rally…
by Mickey_Raider
July 13, 2024, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: The run home
Replies: 36
Views: 1652

Re: The run home

Im stunned people talk about “going on a run” with a straight face. I understand that footy and sports in general works in mysterious ways and we will likely get a win or two somewhere along the line. But I just don’t see where the wins are going to come from. We are out of our depth against actuall...
by Mickey_Raider
July 12, 2024, 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2024 NRL Round 19 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 457
Views: 5017

Re: 2024 NRL Round 19 - Teams and Game Day

I don’t watch much tigers…is Bateman washed? He looks a bit washed to me.
by Mickey_Raider
July 12, 2024, 9:50 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Weak, wheezy, coughy, rambling, confused.

Also does Biden think the weird whispering thing he does helps him?
by Mickey_Raider
July 12, 2024, 9:37 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

10 seconds in he called VP Harris, VP Trump.

Please make it stop.
by Mickey_Raider
July 12, 2024, 9:25 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

The Democratic brand is toxic. A new candidate won't change that. A new candidate will certainly be able to defeat Donald Trump, who is the textbook definition of "toxic". Agreed, it is pretty telling that even after the last few nuclear meltdown level weeks from Biden he is still neck an...
by Mickey_Raider
July 12, 2024, 8:25 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2024
Replies: 1188
Views: 48800

Re: The Politics Thread 2024

Biden just introduced Zelensky as President Putin at the NATO summit.

Wheel him off for his supper and bedtime.

It is over.