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by Finchy
November 25, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 87
Views: 3974

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

Tigers? What happened to our annual Rnd 1 local derby vs Titans?
by Finchy
November 24, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 202
Views: 16193

Re: Josh Hodgson

*bump* It seems Wayne Bennett isn't a fan of Hodgo's kicking... ‘Just don’t **** do it’: Wayne Bennett’s brutal spray revealed The BBC has released a 70-minute look at the Great Britain Lions’ tour of Papua New Guinea and New Zealand in 2019 and we get to see the mastercoach deliver both barrels to ...
by Finchy
October 31, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Nick Cotric
Replies: 25
Views: 813

Re: 2020 in review - Nick Cotric

My rule of thumb is that a FAQ season is 5 and he was muchbetter than that without being a standout there fore I rate him 7.5. Good but capable of better. What's FAQ, Cranky? I'm usually quite good with TLAs, but I've seen you use this one a few times and it has me stumped! Fair Average Quality?
by Finchy
October 11, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: How about all this travel?
Replies: 81
Views: 2347

Re: How about all this travel?

Are there enough tin foil hats to go around for everyone?? Between the travel, the refereeing bias, the salary cap inequality, and the Fox commentary team... I’ve got no doubt the NRL is out to get us. In fact, we really should all start communicating in code on here, just in case the NRL have thei...
by Finchy
October 9, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Azza wrote: October 8, 2020, 8:50 pmWorried.
Agreed. Roosters by 69.
by Finchy
October 8, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Yeah looking at that Tapine try again, despite the fact he scored, it was basically the worst possible option to take for Williams. The Sharks entire right side-side defence was practically in line with the goal posts and facing in, with vacant space out wide. Toots and Valemi unmarked. Williams had...
by Finchy
October 8, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

If Cronk had not hit Papalii off the ball Bateman probably puts Papalii in for a try in the gf If I recall correctly not like I'll ever watch that game again lol watched that incident a few times, if papa catches it first cronk wasn't going to be in front enough to drag him down. That split second ...
by Finchy
October 8, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

BJ wrote: October 8, 2020, 8:35 am Williams old man needs to learn NOT to do a Fensom or Rapana and publicly promote via the media the approach you plan to take to bypass the authorities.
I must have missed when they did that. What did they say?
by Finchy
October 6, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: OFFICIAL: Sia Soliola re-signs with Canberra Raiders
Replies: 36
Views: 1646

Re: OFFICIAL: Sia Soliola re-signs with Canberra Raiders

So who do we lose? Surely we can't carry as many quality forwards as we have? We're definitely stacked. Not sure who misses out next year to be honest. I assume the club is banking on having heaps of long-term injuries like this year. We have: Papalii Hodgson Soliola CHN Whitehead Tapine Starling H...
by Finchy
October 4, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our new style
Replies: 69
Views: 2613

Re: Our new style

I just wish we wouldn’t always give away the first try You'd be pleased with yesterday's effort then! I actually was never worried yesterday, always knew we’d get up. The way the commentators were carrying on though was like they hadn’t watched a raiders game this year! It was almost a carbon copy ...
by Finchy
October 4, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 586
Views: 16603

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day

Pretty happy with how we held up in that first half, having given it a bit more thought. Even with a revolving door of ins and outs, Cronulla have been dangerous on the front foot all year and have points scored to show for it. They threw everything at us and would have probably scored a try or two...
by Finchy
October 4, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our new style
Replies: 69
Views: 2613

Re: Our new style

The Nickman wrote: October 4, 2020, 2:35 pm I just wish we wouldn’t always give away the first try
You'd be pleased with yesterday's effort then!
by Finchy
October 4, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

What are people's thoughts on Sia, Starling, and Papa starting? Sia looked gassed after 5 mins, and I don't think he came back after his first stint. Starling is most effective after the first 20-30 mins, when he can probe around the tired forwards and run amok. I'm not sure playing him for 80 mins ...
by Finchy
October 3, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 264
Views: 16353

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Campo's good knee wrote: October 3, 2020, 9:40 pm Simi was pour tonight, will be exposed against roosters
Jordan is playing out of portion

Team for Next week
Simi out of team
Jordan wing
Bateman centers
Cory backrow
Timo bench
Thoughts??


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Simi? Pour? Portion?
by Finchy
October 3, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 586
Views: 16603

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Game Day

Northern Raider wrote: October 3, 2020, 7:34 pm
Makaveli wrote: October 3, 2020, 7:33 pm Did Sia get a second stint?

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Not seen him
He looked completely gassed after 5 mins.
by Finchy
October 3, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ranking the Raiders’ most unforgettable home finals of the past 20 years
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Ranking the Raiders’ most unforgettable home finals of the past 20 years

The write up of the Souths prelim final last year isn’t really accurate. “ With scores locked at 10-all and the Raiders down to 12 men with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad in the sin-bin, Josh Papalii bulldozed his way across the stripe to seal a place in the decider and unleash wild scenes not seen at Bruc...
by Finchy
October 2, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 275
Views: 42172

Re: Ryan James signs with Raiders

A lot of this depends on what Ryan James we're getting. If he comes back at anywhere near his best, he slots in as the third best middle for me behind Papa and Taps. He is a very good player at his best - rep quality. If father time is starting to catch up with him and the effects of injuries are s...
by Finchy
October 2, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 221
Views: 15862

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Bay53 wrote: October 2, 2020, 10:08 pm Update: winner of tomorrow’s game will face the Sydney Roosters at the SCG tomorrow night. Penrith defeated Roosters 29-28 this evening.
Bit rough having to play twice on the same night!
by Finchy
October 2, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 275
Views: 42172

Re: Ryan James signs with Raiders

A lot of this depends on what Ryan James we're getting. If he comes back at anywhere near his best, he slots in as the third best middle for me behind Papa and Taps. He is a very good player at his best - rep quality. If father time is starting to catch up with him and the effects of injuries are s...
by Finchy
October 1, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 221
Views: 15862

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

1. Will Kennedy 6. Connor Tracey 7. Chad Townsend 9. Blayke Brailey If we get beaten by that spine, it'll dead set do me. I know the Sharks had a great attacking record with Johnson at halfback, but we seriously just need to hold onto the ball and not completely throw our defensive intensity out th...
by Finchy
October 1, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 261
Views: 13783

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

The only time we SHOULD play in an away jersey is when we leave Canberra to play Souths. That’s it It’s stupid how much we wear an away strip I was told a while back that the different strips were to assist colourblind people as if you have two solid coloured jerseys they are unable to tell the dif...
by Finchy
September 27, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders 2020 regular season observations
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Raiders 2020 regular season observations

Well, whatever happens in the finals, it's been a mighty impressive regular season for the Raiders. Whilst most people would have had lofty expectations for this year after last year's grand final loss, 2020 threw a curve ball at us. The fact that we only missed out on a top 4 spot on for-&-against ...
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

So then, Finchy, if a guy grabs at my boob when I haven't told him he can, what is it then, if not sexual assault? Because I'm pretty sure in most jurisdictions it would be classed as a sexual assault. You'd be wrong. It's sexual touching (previously known as indecent assault), different offence. S...
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

Sexual assault can go well beyond just rape, Finchy. If you don't understand that then you don't understand sexual assault, the conversation at hand, and you should indeed sit down. The actual law, and what people are actually charged with, says otherwise Nickman. If you can't understand that peopl...
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Players who make players around them better
Replies: 23
Views: 722

Re: Players who make players around them better

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/magazine/15Battier-t.html Its an interesting article, and it is where I think the raiders could probably get the most improvement relative to other sides in a salary cap era. Everyone looks at super coach type stats, tackle, mis tackles, tries, try assists, try ca...
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The Nickman wrote: September 23, 2020, 10:02 am Sexual assault can go well beyond just rape, Finchy. If you don't understand that then you don't understand sexual assault, the conversation at hand, and you should indeed sit down.
The actual law, and what people are actually charged with, says otherwise Nickman.
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

Yeah, look, I’d sit down right now if I were you, Finchy Yeah, nah. Just letting people claim cops are raping children at music festivals doesn't sit right with me for a number of reasons. Question the legality of searching them all you want, but leave out the ridiculous exaggerations. An example o...
by Finchy
September 23, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing. Um, actually they totally are the same thing. I even tried to give you an out. Rape is a kind of sexual assault. But there are many other types of sexual assault that are not...
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing. Um, actually they totally are the same thing. I even tried to give you an out. Rape is a kind of sexual assault. But there are many other types of sexual assault that are not...
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

The only person who has mentioned rape is you. raiderskater said sexual assault. I know you know they’re not the same thing. Um, actually they totally are the same thing. Sexual assault is the legal term for rape. Rape is the colloquial term. You rape someone, you get charged with sexual assault.
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

He has to be kidding, right? The whole country's seen the video now. It's patently obvious that NSW Police escalated and kept escalating. But then this is also the guy who thinks sexually assaulting minors at music festivals is acceptable and wants the public to "fear" NSW Police, so... Yes, becaus...
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 406
Views: 17938

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'm surprised Starling isn't being rested and Baptiste getting a run instead
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

He has to be kidding, right? The whole country's seen the video now. It's patently obvious that NSW Police escalated and kept escalating. But then this is also the guy who thinks sexually assaulting minors at music festivals is acceptable and wants the public to "fear" NSW Police, so... Yes, becaus...
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1326
Views: 169438

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

He has to be kidding, right? The whole country's seen the video now. It's patently obvious that NSW Police escalated and kept escalating. But then this is also the guy who thinks sexually assaulting minors at music festivals is acceptable and wants the public to "fear" NSW Police, so... Yes, becaus...
by Finchy
September 22, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 406
Views: 17938

Re: 2020 Rd 20 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

In what was shapingup as a boring non event where the injury toll was the only post game talking point we now have a real game for the purists (me). This is a fantastic fixture coming up and I really can't wait. I don't know Damien Cook , and I'm sorry that Rick couldn't fit in the big prop and Sub...