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by GreenMachine
November 20, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Hudson Young
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: 2020 in review - Hudson Young

Strong 7.5/10..
I see a lot of upside with this kid if he stays clean.
Impressive late footwork and can ball play....I also love his aggression.
by GreenMachine
November 19, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pack for 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: Pack for 2021

It's started to come up in the review threads so let's get them down on paper here. Forward pack and bench only (let's leave the winger/centre issues aside). 8. Papalli- first picked. 9. Hodgo- at his best he's the best in the business (Smith retired yet?) so here he is. 10. Tapine- I have him at p...
by GreenMachine
November 12, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 159
Views: 5474

Re: 2020 State of Origin II - Teams and Game Day

NSW way too good.
About what we expected for the entire series really.
The teams are genuinely mismatched however QLD managed to jag game 1 and now we have a decider..
by GreenMachine
November 9, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Hell no to James Roberts..
by GreenMachine
November 6, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - George Williams
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: 2020 in review - George Williams

Impressive first year.
Solid 8.
Our halves are really good..I hope we capitalise on this.
by GreenMachine
November 6, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Why is Hudson Young claiming “JB is staying” ? Is this a wind up?
by GreenMachine
November 5, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jack Wighton
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: 2020 in review - Jack Wighton

9/10 for me.
Easily his best season.
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

The players (particularly NSW) looked flat and disinterested.
Credit to QLD for sparking the contest in the second half..
The whole game was very lethargic and devoid of any atmosphere..
Look forward to when crowds return to normal and Origin is in the middle of the season because that was awful...
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Garbage game.. the crowd were as sedated as NSW..
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Really insipid performance from NSW..
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Gagai outplaying Wighton ... seen it all.
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Lucky try from nothing
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

The atmosphere is worse than the All Star rubbish...
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

BJ wrote: November 4, 2020, 7:54 pm Probably the worst quality and intensity Origin game I can remember.
Agree.., seems entirely off.
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

Jack’s not going to see any ball tonight outside of rucking...
by GreenMachine
November 4, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 181
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 State of Origin I - Teams and Game Day

The NSW jersey is hideous...
That said, NSW 13+
by GreenMachine
November 3, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Bateman staying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Is Bateman staying?

While this story (if you want to call it that) is a hot pile of garbage, I get the impression he will return to the NRL...
Based purely on the level of competition and where the UK is headed with Covid..
by GreenMachine
November 3, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Semi Valemei
Replies: 18
Views: 640

Re: 2020 in review - Semi Valemei

I struggle to see why he stands out in front of Timoko and to a lesser extent HSS. He's not a physical specimen nor blessed with blistering speed. More often than not he was in the wrong place to catch passes that could have resulted in breaks / tries.. Sure he improved, from a very low base.. Lots...
by GreenMachine
November 3, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Semi Valemei
Replies: 18
Views: 640

Re: 2020 in review - Semi Valemei

I struggle to see why he stands out in front of Timoko and to a lesser extent HSS. He's not a physical specimen nor blessed with blistering speed. More often than not he was in the wrong place to catch passes that could have resulted in breaks / tries.. Sure he improved, from a very low base.. Lots ...
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I’d throw an offer at Xavier Coates... he has so much upside in the modern game...

At the very least, you force the Broncos to overpay for him and potentially leave them vulnerable to losing Staggs.
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery
Replies: 71
Views: 3802

Re: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery

I've had a torn rotator cuff and you can function with it albeit making it extremely difficult to raise your arm above your head. You either rehab the muscles around it and never get surgery (what i did) or you do the surgery (usually what professional athletes do). It would go someway to explaining...
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

gangrenous wrote: November 1, 2020, 12:48 pm I don’t think it’s as difficult to rejuvenate the wings/centres. Good positions to bring in young cheap kids. Reckon it’ll be ok.
I hope you are right.
I’m counting down the days before the Roosters come poaching one of our halves ...and it took us 30 years to find proper halves..
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Cotric isn’t anywhere close to a player you can’t replace imo. Yeah, it’s not about replacing Cotric specifically. It’s about finding a representative level quality replacement to fill in our depleted backline, which by everyone’s standards, was well below par in 2020. We either need to hope Timoko...
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Anyone who thinks Cotric left us because we were just $25k short of what he and his manager were after needs some more experience in contract negotiations and a deeper understanding around management spin and the longer term impacts of not holding your ground on a set dollar limit. At the end of th...
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Anyone who thinks Cotric left us because we were just $25k short of what he and his manager were after needs some more experience in contract negotiations and a deeper understanding around management spin and the longer term impacts of not holding your ground on a set dollar limit. At the end of th...
by GreenMachine
November 1, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Maybe petty was a better word...... because that's exactly what it'd be if we made our recruitment decisions like that. The club doesn't and won't make decisions on that basis, so that's enough for me. It doesn’t surprise me you’d resort to insults either. Not interested in insults or name calling....
by GreenMachine
October 31, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery
Replies: 71
Views: 3802

Re: Jarrod Croker to miss start of 2021 season after shoulder surgery

Shame about the injury...
Going to be interesting to see what Ricky does and who takes over the goal kicking...
by GreenMachine
October 31, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Nick Cotric
Replies: 25
Views: 809

Re: 2020 in review - Nick Cotric

I have him second behind CNK in terms of best performer among our outside backs.
He wasn’t helped by switching wings...
All up a reasonable 6.5/10.
I do wish we had kept him as his best years are ahead...
I hope he gets ‘homesick’ and returns.
by GreenMachine
October 30, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Not sure he is what we need but Josh Mansour is rumoured to be let go by Penrith this Off Season so they can promote Charlie Staines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk We had a crack at signing him before didn’t we? Wouldn’t touch him with a 100 foot barge pole as a result. You don’t get a chance ...
by GreenMachine
October 29, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Curtis Scott
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: 2020 in review - Curtis Scott

Awful first season...I struggle to recall any Raiders player having equally as poor a first season and surviving at the club the following year.
He will fair dinkum be breaking new ground if he's in our side round 1 in 2021..
1/10.
by GreenMachine
October 29, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jordan Rapana
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: 2020 in review - Jordan Rapana

His effort is excellent but the lack of speed and strange decision to switch wings hurt him.
A few brain explosions too...
5/10.
If were sitting here this time next year and he is our first option for the wing, then we are screwed.
by GreenMachine
October 28, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker
Replies: 38
Views: 1235

Re: 2020 in review - Jarrod Croker

Look...I love the guy. He is one of the most likeable blokes in the NRL. In 2016, he looked fantastic....I'd argue he is better suited to an attacking team mindset. Since then, he has slowly regressed....first the loss of speed and more recently very poor in defence (I'm not talking about bad reads,...
by GreenMachine
October 28, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Everyone is going to go for staggs. He's a beast in attack and fixable in defence (probably) His defensive stats are weird this yr. Great tackle efficiency, very few missed tackles. BUT... this yr, when he missed, teams scored tries. TBF, in a wooden spoon team, thats expected. So, im not worried a...
by GreenMachine
October 27, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2414
Views: 316566

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Naden's a very ordinary defender, which is one of the reasons why he left the club in the first place and was obviously why Cleary dropped him for the big games (odd decision to leave it until then though). I can't see Stuart looking in his direction. I have a feeling we are using what we have for ...
by GreenMachine
October 27, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Off contract Raiders... who to retain, who to release?
Replies: 33
Views: 2506

Re: Off contract Raiders... who to retain, who to release?

I can assure you they're not. In this salary cap game, there's about 3-4 must keeps in this entire squad - if that. You can't win football games, let alone a competition with 3-4 players. You need a squad. You let those 3 go, your depth suffers, then your either buying back high or blooding more yo...