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by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 10:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Veteran referee spills on 2019 NRL grand final blunder
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Veteran referee spills on 2019 NRL grand final blunder

It's such a "Raiders way" to lose a grand final. It's not even totally the referee's fault. They played a part, but just about everything went against us. The charge down hitting the trainer. 1 in a million shot, never happens, and it not only cost us a try, the opposition got the ball fr...
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 9:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Death by a thousand cuts this season, just like 17/18/21.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day

Andrew Johns still thinks we are operating under the McIntyre finals.

Said Broncos will finish 8th and play the Panthers week 1.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day

After Broncos finish destroying the Knights we are going to need Bunnies, Eels or Broncos to go winless; OR

Roosters to lose 2/3; AND

Raiders to go 4/4.

Pretty fanciful at this point.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 7:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Every team in the 8 has shown sizzling form at times this season. Roosters and bunnies are peaking at the right time. Eels might be inconsistent but have proven they have a higher gear which we don’t. Cows, Storm, panthers and sharks have been pretty consistent at the top. The only side showing crac...
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 5:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

For me it is astounding how carbon copied 4 seasons of footy can be in 2017/18/21/22. They all played out pretty much identically: A basket of winnable games against average sides thrown away in infuriating circumstances; Mini surges of form when sides stop paying us any respect; Before ultimately b...
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 5:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rich list
Replies: 39
Views: 1444

Re: 2022 Rich list

Between the Hodgson, Croker and Whitehead contracts, the depth of our squad has been sorely tested this season. Must be close to $2m tied up in dud deals. Sent from my CPH2021 using Tapatalk Given there have been no signings I am worried where our Hodgo coin has gone? Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 5:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

You know our faint hopes would be slightly less faint if we just had one or two games where we spanked a rubbish side for our for and against. But we are completely incapable of that. But have we done that in the last few years? I cannot recall us scoring more than 40 in a game. No we haven’t. Henc...
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 4:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

You know our faint hopes would be slightly less faint if we just had one or two games where we spanked a rubbish side for our for and against.

But we are completely incapable of that.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day

Typical.

We will shortly be 2 wins and a shedload of points differential outside of the 8 with only 4 games to make it up.

You can almost stick a fork in us.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: 2022 NRL Round 22: Teams and Game Day

Rick wrote: August 13, 2022, 9:25 am The roosters cows game today is unfortunately important for our finals chances.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yeah it is absolutely crucial.

If roosters win we are starting to get into mathematical territory.
by Mickey_Raider
August 13, 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rich list
Replies: 39
Views: 1444

Re: 2022 Rich list

590 for Whitehead is appalling.

I wonder who negotiated that deal?

My guess ordinarily would be DFJ but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is another one of those things that isn’t his department.
by Mickey_Raider
August 12, 2022, 8:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 151
Views: 10730

Re: Elliott Whitehead

Back to EW… We get it Ricky. You like to give veterans as much time as possible to prove they aren’t washed up before you punt them. We get that its genesis is in the way that you and Clyde were punted by the Raiders in 199-something. Some may call it admirable. But we have had almost 2 years of dat...
by Mickey_Raider
August 12, 2022, 8:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Harry Rushton to head home to England immediately for personal reasons
Replies: 37
Views: 3171

Re: Harry Rushton to head home to England immediately for personal reasons

Maybe there are extenuating circumstances none of us will ever know about.

But you do wonder whether things may have been different if we didn’t have the worst second rower in the comp with a mortgage on Rushton’s position, and the captaincy to boot.
by Mickey_Raider
August 12, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to offer four year deal to Joe Tapine
Replies: 243
Views: 20983

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Tapine coy on new NRL contract

Bit long and a bit pricey sorry. I’m expecting him to be a gun next year, Papa level decline (still good but not exceptional) the year after, and 1.5 years of Whitehead/Croker level pain. Hope I’m wrong and we get 4 years of bliss but I was right about Croker, Whitehead, Y2K and most other things i...
by Mickey_Raider
August 11, 2022, 3:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to offer four year deal to Joe Tapine
Replies: 243
Views: 20983

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Tapine coy on new NRL contract

Why /when did we decide 4 year contracts are so great? Every single one has blown up in the clubs face. 800k in a cap about to increase 10% is probably about right. 3 years would be about as far as you'd want to go, unless that 4th year is the clubs option. Or only at 400-500k managers option. They...
by Mickey_Raider
August 11, 2022, 2:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to offer four year deal to Joe Tapine
Replies: 243
Views: 20983

Re: Canberra Raiders prop Tapine coy on new NRL contract

Get the deal done and hand him the (C). I will give Ricky and Don some credit if they manage to get Tapine on the dotted line on the figures being talked about (800kish per year probably). Mostly because whilst there might not be clubs who match what we offer, I am sure he could get something pretty...
by Mickey_Raider
August 10, 2022, 7:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments

Time to wrap this one up and start analysing why we are careening towards our fourth 10th place finish in 6 years.
by Mickey_Raider
August 9, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Im not so sure we thrive when our backs are against the wall. I’d say we thrive when all expectation on us disappears and the opposition let their guard down. That is usually when we go on little winning runs. Then it usually comes to a halt when a decent team shows up against us after we have been ...
by Mickey_Raider
August 9, 2022, 4:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Canberra Raiders make club statement on Ricky Stuart press conference

I had written a very long post about the idiocy displayed by some people on here. Simply - I stand with Ricky Stuart and will defend him for protecting his children and his players. He's done a lot more for society than the 'poor kid' who's also involved in this story. When Phil Gould suggests the ...
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 6:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Canberra Raiders make club statement on Ricky Stuart press conference

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Right on cue, Paul Kent ladies and gentlemen.

Stamp your bingo cards.
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 6:01 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Canberra Raiders make club statement on Ricky Stuart press conference

Looking forward to NRL 360 tonight. Have your bingo cards out for how Paul Kent/Hoops et al will try and spin the farce. I have the journo asking the question getting some heat, Salmon getting some heat, and a healthy reminder that our club is in a co-dependency situation with our coach and we will ...
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 4:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 159
Views: 11820

Re: 2022 Rd 22 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

Ah yes, Dragons v Raiders.

The ploding, also-ran, 9th-10th place cup.

The only real difference is that Anthony Griffin has been under a fair bit of media scrutiny and pressure for the Dragons failed season; whilst Ricky gets a 3-year contract extension as his legion of media cronies cheer him on.
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 3:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Canberra Raiders make club statement on Ricky Stuart press conference

Ricky apologised and the club and/or NRL will take some kind of action whether it is a fine or a short suspension. The caravan will move on; and this will just enter the archives as another moment when loveable Ricky wore his heart on his sleeve. The biggest farce in my opinion is that the subtext o...
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 2:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Canberra Raiders make club statement on Ricky Stuart press conference

Wouldn't mind a club statement clarifying what exactly a weak gutted dog is too.
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 9:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart banned for seven days and fined $25,000 for press conference comments
Replies: 296
Views: 15232

Re: Club leadership

As there is apparently a long list of things he is not responsible for, you can probably notch this up as another thing that isn’t Don Furner Jnrs department.
by Mickey_Raider
August 8, 2022, 8:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 151
Views: 10730

Re: Elliott Whitehead

Imagine being this washed up and still being able to sit back and smile knowing you have another 1.25 + million to fetch off the Raiders over the next 2.5 years.
by Mickey_Raider
August 7, 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 922
Views: 32948

Re: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

Still not quite sure what a weak gutted dog is.

Was he trying to say “weak gutless dog” and stumbled on his words or something?
by Mickey_Raider
August 6, 2022, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 922
Views: 32948

Re: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

Raiders666, Brew et Al.

Come on down lads.

Let’s hear it
by Mickey_Raider
August 6, 2022, 7:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 922
Views: 32948

Re: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

All those drones baying for more years of Ricky Stuart attack, fill your boots.

At no point since 2013 have we been a good attacking team in then red zone.

Watch what even a weakened team with elite structures does to you.
by Mickey_Raider
August 6, 2022, 6:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 922
Views: 32948

Re: 2022 Rd 21 V Panthers: Game Day

We stink
by Mickey_Raider
August 6, 2022, 8:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 781
Views: 92209

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

Surely the Libs run a 2024 ACT election campaign on a new stadium platform.
by Mickey_Raider
August 5, 2022, 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 21: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: 2022 NRL Round 21: Teams and Game Day

Also, how abysmal Garricks positioning has been at the back?

He has deadset been run rings around 3-4 times after line breaks.
by Mickey_Raider
August 5, 2022, 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 NRL Round 21: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: 2022 NRL Round 21: Teams and Game Day

Parra going to run away with this.

Oh well. Hopefully that means manly will have nothing to play for when we play them and we finally get one over them.

It would be so Raiders to go 14-10 and miss the finals.