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by Mickey_Raider
May 9, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 50
Views: 2510

Re: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

I don't want to wade into the simmering cold war about the size of CNK's influence on the team's fortunes. But I do recall even in 2019 he was responsible or involved in an absurd amount of scramble defence try savers. Looking back we won 8 games that year by 7 points or less. It is not unreasonable...
by Mickey_Raider
May 9, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews
Replies: 50
Views: 2510

Re: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

The 2 weeks following the Bulldogs game we have the Storm and Roosters. Which means if we manage to out-shite the Dogs we almost certainly will lose 8 in a row, which to me sounds like the sort of streak we would put together in the very darkest days of the Furner/Stuart transition in 2013/2014. A m...
by Mickey_Raider
May 8, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 577
Views: 15306

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

This team is a **** disgrace. 5x consecutive second half meltdowns is inexcusable.
by Mickey_Raider
May 8, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 577
Views: 15306

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

Even if manage to bludge out a win here we seriously stink.

Who is responsible for these second half meltdowns ?
by Mickey_Raider
May 8, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 577
Views: 15306

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

Gane perfectly poised for a 5th straight second half meltdown.
by Mickey_Raider
May 7, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 88
Views: 3567

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

Crazy to think that only a month ago it was an unpopular (but in my view very reasonable) opinion that Croker was a very real and immediate issue to be addressed. In that very short time it seems as if sentiment has shifted amongst the fans, and that it has become a pretty common opinion to have. An...
by Mickey_Raider
May 6, 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18964

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I can't remember the last time we had so much press coverage. Probably the '94 GF win. What did you ... sleep through the whole Carney era? Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk I see that period - and other similiar incidents - as a slower decline or not particularly surprising eg. Carney, Dugan/Fe...
by Mickey_Raider
May 6, 2021, 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 NRL Round 9: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 104
Views: 1900

Re: 2021 NRL Round 9: Teams and Game Day

Red line through Souths for the premiership. It’s the dreaded 50.
by Mickey_Raider
May 6, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 88
Views: 3567

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

If we are going to relocate to Sydney it should be to North Sydney, not Bondi. That way we can vacuum up the disgruntled Bears fans and I live a short walk from North Sydney Oval so it will be more convenient for me. Thx.
by Mickey_Raider
May 5, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11200

Re: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain

I don't believe what I'm reading here. Writing your opinion on on-field performance in a respectful way, is not trolling Yeah I can’t tell if Nickman is trolling, telling someone they don’t have the right to post a critique of a player. The same guy who wanted Corey Hors fired out of a cannon after...
by Mickey_Raider
May 4, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11200

Re: Josh Hodgson reportedly stood himself down as co-captain two weeks ago

Ahhhhh yes I see that we know our meltdowns well. Good one.
by Mickey_Raider
May 4, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky losing the team?
Replies: 83
Views: 4178

Re: Is Ricky losing the team?

This is all starting to become pretty alarming. 4 weeks ago we were premiership contenders about to ambush the Panthers. It really is quite depressing. It seemed like we were all settling into a period of at the very least moderate success which we saw lasting at least a couple more years. Instead i...
by Mickey_Raider
May 3, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky losing the team?
Replies: 83
Views: 4178

Re: Is Ricky losing the team?

I posted this in the other thread but it is more at hone here. We may just be witnessing stage 5 of the Ricky Stuart coaching life cycle. Build squad (2014/2015)> Brief period of moderate success (2016) > Squad gets stale, toxic elements emerge and players stop buying into Ricky’s message (2017/18) ...
by Mickey_Raider
May 3, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 155
Views: 10777

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

afgtnk wrote: May 3, 2021, 5:29 pm Can see Stuart's days being numbered too.
Do you actually see that though? I think a more likely scenario is a wholesale clean out of the squad and we start again.
by Mickey_Raider
May 3, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 312
Views: 18964

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews

4 losses in a row and crashing out of the top 8. Rumblings about one co-captains performance and dubious injury Rumblings about another co captains performance and dubious injury Tapine being dropped and his wife lashing out at Ricky Papa being called out, rested/dropped and admitting that he has lo...
by Mickey_Raider
May 3, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 155
Views: 10777

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

Are these just the vagaries of the Ricky Stuart coaching life cycle? Build squad (2014/2015)> Brief period of moderate success (2016) > Squad gets stale, toxic elements emerge and players stop buying into Ricky’s message (2017/18) > Dismantle/rebuild squad with new branding and enjoy period of moder...
by Mickey_Raider
May 1, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 SG Ball Grand Final: Canberra Raiders V Illawarra Steelers
Replies: 79
Views: 4742

Re: 2021 SG Ball Grand Final: Canberra Raiders V Illawarra Steelers

Well done fellas.

Good to have some positive news in the club in light of our recent struggles.
by Mickey_Raider
April 30, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

If someone listened to Bennett and Stuart’s pressers without knowing the result beforehand they would think Souths lost. Bennett wasn’t happy with the performance of his team whereas Sticky seemed pretty positive about the performance and saved his ire for the refs. Pretty emblematic of where the t...
by Mickey_Raider
April 30, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

If someone listened to Bennett and Stuart’s pressers without knowing the result beforehand they would think Souths lost. Bennett wasn’t happy with the performance of his team whereas Sticky seemed pretty positive about the performance and saved his ire for the refs. Pretty emblematic of where the tw...
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Isn’t it peculiar how this year, either at various stages or collectively, ; CNK Croker Simo Scott Rapana Wighton Williams Papa Hodgson Tapine EW Young Sutton CHN And every other player in the squad have all at certain times this year been singled out as problems as to why we are losing and ****? Ho...
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13787

Re: Coaching issues

We have lost 6 of our last 7 second halves.

And most of them have been pretty comprehensive second half steamrollings

That is not a coincidence.

Ricky and the conditioning staff have questions to answer for sure.
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

At halftime at the pub I said to my milk brothers: “Souths are completing at 57% and we are up by 2...we will not be winning this game” And much like the game against the cows where we were up by 12 despite them being equally as profligate in the first half, we went on to get steamrolled once comple...
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

GreenMachine wrote: April 29, 2021, 7:37 pm
Mickey_Raider wrote: April 29, 2021, 7:36 pm Have I ceased to exist or something? I clearly got on 16-20 two pages back
You did, sorry!
More directed at N_R who keeps excluding me from his updated sweeps :(
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Have I ceased to exist or something? I clearly got on 16-20 two pages back
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

16-20 ploise Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk Sweepstakes entries so far for Jack to kick out on the full. radicalraider 11-15 min Northern Raider 21-25 min PerthRaider86 26-30 min The Nickman 41-45 min Billy Walker 56-60 min Kiwi Raider 81 min+ I'd like to jump in if I may. Mickey_Raider: 16-2...
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Northern Raider wrote: April 29, 2021, 4:48 pm Sweepstakes entries so far for Jack to kick out on the full.

radicalraider 11-15 min
Northern Raider 21-25 min
PerthRaider86 26-30 min
The Nickman 41-45 min
Billy Walker 56-60 min

Kiwi Raider 81 min+
I'd like to jump in if I may.

Mickey_Raider: 16-20 minnies.

Thank you.
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I must say that in regards to the last week or so I am not all that heartened listening to the comments from players and coaches whom seem to all share in common: a) not having answers as to our rubbish second halves; and b) being overly pleased with themselves about our first half against the Cows....
by Mickey_Raider
April 29, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I am finding it hard to see a path to victory here tonight to be honest.

2019-esque defence would provide a narrow path against a red-hot attacking outfit like the Bunnies.

2021-esque defence is a bit of a fools errand.
by Mickey_Raider
April 25, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 2836

Re: 2022

On reflection, it was probably insane to think that we could essentially "run it back" in 2021 with what was essentially an inferior version of the 2019 team which didn't quite get the job done. All we have done is essentially downgrade on Cotric, Bateman and BJ. This is before you factor ...
by Mickey_Raider
April 25, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 359
Views: 18058

Re: 2020 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

Last year remember when Ricky said he sat down with Taps and Paps to steer the side due to injuries. Even Lui's performances were stronger. This year Lui dropped than Taps and papa in 17 for the first time ever as he seems to be stuck in 3rd gear for a month now.. whether it's with the coach or hod...
by Mickey_Raider
April 25, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13787

Re: Coaching issues

As someone previously pointed out, it is not fanciful to think Ricky can at some point turn things around, as he did in 2019 after the 2017/18 debacle. The problem is that the past suggests that because of his stubbornness, his coaching pivots have the turning circle of the Evergreen in the Suez can...
by Mickey_Raider
April 24, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 929
Views: 22267

Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

How the actual f**** do we go from apparent premiership contenders to a wooden spoon rabble in 15 days? It’s mind boggling It’s almost like a key spine player got injured in those 15 days somewhere... but what would I know?? If this whole debacle is merely about CNK then that goes some way to conte...
by Mickey_Raider
April 24, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 929
Views: 22267

Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

One thing that hasn't been talked about much...why did we not have a crack at the 2 points to tie the game with about 6 minutes left? It was about 38-39 metres out. Surely that should have been a chance for Croker to show some leadership and actually make a valuable contribution doing one of the thi...
by Mickey_Raider
April 24, 2021, 10:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 929
Views: 22267

Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

I think i am kind of in shock that 2 weeks after being considered premiership contenders, as a defence mechanism, I am being forced to transition into "roll your eyes/laugh at how **** we are" mode ala 2013/14 after we lose.
by Mickey_Raider
April 24, 2021, 10:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 359
Views: 18058

Re: 2020 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews

I am scared to watch this one.

4 losses in a row coming up.