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by Finchy
October 16, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua guarantees he'll be with Raiders in 2020
Replies: 339
Views: 25062

Re: Canberra Raiders prepared to let grand final centre Joey Leilua walk

This is where the emotion, attachment, and lack of ruthlessness kicks in. BJ is a striker player, an X factor, and a better centre than Croker in almost every facet. I'm not exactly against the idea of Leilua going, but I am against it when an inferior player in Croker with less bearing on our titl...
by Finchy
October 15, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders offering Jack Wighton close to $3 million
Replies: 499
Views: 46074

Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

greeneyed wrote:
October 15, 2019, 2:43 pm
Hands up those who also thought The Rickman was tounge in cheek? :hi
Ah, the old Tongue/Tounge chestnut. I have to admit the Crocker one doesn't get as much of a run these days as it used to...
by Finchy
October 12, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 Prime Minister's XIII Fiji V Australia: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 40
Views: 1661

Re: 2019 Prime Minister's XIII Fiji V Australia: Teams and Game Day

I thought the PM's XIII was generally for players from teams that didn't make the finals?
by Finchy
October 9, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1051
Views: 55968

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

I don't understand why Lui gets dominated so easily. I mean, he doesn't look that much different in size to Papa. Yet if you look up any 'big hits' against any Raiders players, it's always Lui or Fensom gets smashed or turtled. The thing I used to like about Lui was his lack of errors. No matter how...
by Finchy
October 7, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders selected for national duties
Replies: 51
Views: 4213

Re: Cotric, Wighton and Papalii selected for the Kangaroos

yurithe1 wrote:
October 7, 2019, 10:24 am
Good to see ex-Raider Vaughn get picked, though.
Hopefully he's improved his play-the-ball speed...
by Finchy
October 6, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1051
Views: 55968

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

sprintman wrote:
October 6, 2019, 9:39 pm
Didn’t see the game. Who didn’t play well?
Lui and Tapine
by Finchy
October 6, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1051
Views: 55968

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Well Tapine needs to lift. Slips over to cause the first try, then gives away two penalties. Dunamis Lui, usually so safe with his hands, has really been poor these last few weeks. Gets dominated and turtled in tackles for a biggish guy (like Fensom used to), and that attempted play-the-ball straigh...
by Finchy
October 6, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1051
Views: 55968

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

The Raiders boys are looking very nervous and jittery in the sheds. Roosters looking very calm and relaxed, lots of smiles. Hopefully not a bad omen, as that's apparently what it was like in 2003. Roosters nervous, Panthers relaxed and smiling. We know the result in that game...
by Finchy
October 6, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 1051
Views: 55968

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Has anyone said; "Game day you absolute bunch of **** degenerates!" yet?

It may be a while until there's a another Grand Final day thread to say it in...
by Finchy
October 6, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

He’s a little stat to help everyone sleep... In 2019 the Chooks had 3 teams score a total of 42 point each against them in the regular season. Rabbits, Manly and... The Canberra Raiders. No other team has scored more points against the chooks than we have this year. Goodnight. Except Newcastle...
by Finchy
October 5, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

The moments, magic and mayhem inspiring Canberra's 25-year wait for glory For 25 years, Canberra has been green with envy. Twelve different teams from three different states have lifted the trophy in the 9140 days since the Raiders last did.But here they are again. This one’s for family. It’s for t...
by Finchy
October 4, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Restricted/Prohibited Items: Patrons are not permitted to bring the following items into Raiders Belconnen enclosed oval: • Alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, glass, breakable/glass containers; • Unmanned Aerial Devices / Drones; • Opened or partially filled drink containers; • Musical instruments...
by Finchy
October 3, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Dally M Awards
Replies: 161
Views: 8085

Re: 2019 Dally M Awards

It shouldn’t go by most Dally M points. That should be taken into consideration but not decided entirely on who has the most points. A panel of judges would work better. Vunivalu could have a “Sivo” year but not poll a single point due to Smith and Munster dominating points at the Storm. E.Lee woul...
by Finchy
October 3, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Dally M Awards
Replies: 161
Views: 8085

Re: 2019 Dally M Awards

It was a rort when players got the most Dally M points in their position, but judges give it to someone else (like a media darling). So then they change it to whoever gets the most Dally M points for their position, and it throws up anomalies like BJ over Latrell last year. Or this year, Edrick gett...
by Finchy
October 2, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Warlord wrote:
October 2, 2019, 11:09 am
BJ wrote:
October 2, 2019, 10:59 am
LastRaider wrote:
Turbo_Raider wrote:
Coastalraider wrote:
October 2, 2019, 10:01 am
A few PMs sent.
Pretty please one for me too :)
Me too
Me too
Me too please 😂
And me too please!
by Finchy
October 1, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Beejay wrote:
October 1, 2019, 1:32 pm
Ben Cummins is a massive Raiders supporter, little secret from a friend who made his way into NRL ref ranks and was a linesman.
He didn't hesitate to send CNK to the sin bin though did he
by Finchy
September 29, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 799
Views: 48457

Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters/Storm: Teams and Previews

I think the Storm can be removed from this thread title now
by Finchy
September 22, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 857
Views: 29922

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Game Day

greeneyed wrote:
September 21, 2019, 11:08 pm
Lucky wrote:32 of 56.... you could say that they are our bunnies :P
its ours to lose.... everything points to a green machine victory.
Not if you look at the record since they returned to the NRL.


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Still above 50% our way
by Finchy
September 19, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal
Replies: 45
Views: 3222

Re: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal

The thing is with Luke Bateman is that he looked so promising when he came into first grade initially. He was a Fensom upgrade. Despite the fanboi love for Fensom at the time, he was a poor man's Josh Jackson (who is also over rated). He'd give away penalties, get smashed in hit ups and either drop...
by Finchy
September 18, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal
Replies: 45
Views: 3222

Re: Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman re-signs on one year deal

The thing is with Luke Bateman is that he looked so promising when he came into first grade initially. He was a Fensom upgrade. Despite the fanboi love for Fensom at the time, he was a poor man's Josh Jackson (who is also over rated). He'd give away penalties, get smashed in hit ups and either drop ...
by Finchy
September 17, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Preliminary Final V Rabbitohs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 543
Views: 44753

Re: 2019 Preliminary Final: Teams and Previews

If we win this and Croker can bag a try and a few goals in the process he’ll be a real chance of ringing up his 2000th career point on the biggest stage of all. That’d quite something. He only needs sixteen points, which is eight points per game if we make the big dance. That's extremely, extremely...
by Finchy
September 16, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman - Best first season in Raiders history?
Replies: 60
Views: 3486

Re: John Bateman - Best first season in Raiders history?

Mal Meninga came to the club in 1986... and that year was great, but it wasn't his best... and the Raiders didn't make the finals, finishing towards the bottom of the ladder. But there have been a lot of great first seasons... Ricky Stuart won club Player of the Year in 1988 in his debut season, an...
by Finchy
September 16, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1014
Views: 37864

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but I just watched "roaming Elliott" in the sheds talking to BJ about the match winning try. It was pretty clever smarts from BJ, who let's face it, isn't really known for smart thinking a lot of the time. BJ basically says he didn't throw it out wide to ...
by Finchy
September 15, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 1014
Views: 37864

Re: 2019 Finals Week 1 V Storm: Game Day

So Brett Finch's response last night was that Melbourne lost that game. On reflection this has been a recurring theme all year in the media, teams have always made errors that cost them the game against Canberra. How long do you have to win for before people come to the realisation that maybe it is...
by Finchy
September 12, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks
Replies: 675
Views: 29029

Re: Hudson Young suspended for eight weeks

Billy Walker wrote:
September 12, 2019, 7:52 pm
Why is there no appetite for sensible, well spoken, quality people like Alan Tounge in NRL media. It seems you can only get a gig if you didn’t study English beyond year 8 and have some form of rouge past.
Moulin Rouge?
by Finchy
September 12, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Australian Schoolboys forward JJ Clarkson
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Canberra Raiders sign Australian Schoolboys forward JJ Clarkson

Is this another alt of JJ Felise / JJ Collins?
by Finchy
September 5, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders re-sign Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad to end 2023
Replies: 104
Views: 8852

Re: Canberra Raiders re-sign Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad to end 2023

It was a bit more than "reserved" though dubby. You didn't want either CNK or Simonsson to ever play first grade again, after a 21-0 round one win. Some quotes: Dubby, you hope 3 of our debutants never see first grade again? You can’t be serious. Besides Bateman, I’m struggling to figure out which 3...
by Finchy
September 5, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 19278

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

What will also be a key battle on Saturday will be Hudson Young vs Ryan Sutton for the final bench spot when Tapine returns. For mine, Young is slightly ahead. Lui and Horsburgh already have their spots locked down. Havili should also be given some serious minutes too, whether by resting Papalii or...
by Finchy
September 4, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 19278

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Reading all those comments... pleased to see quite a few players turned down the chance for a spell this weekend... and that they're very determined to finish as high on the ladder as they can and win on Saturday! That being said, I don't think CNK, Rapa, Soliola, or Bateman would be happy about mi...
by Finchy
September 3, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 19278

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

What will also be a key battle on Saturday will be Hudson Young vs Ryan Sutton for the final bench spot when Tapine returns. For mine, Young is slightly ahead. Lui and Horsburgh already have their spots locked down. Havili should also be given some serious minutes too, whether by resting Papalii or...
by Finchy
September 3, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 328
Views: 19278

Re: 2019 Rd 25 V Warriors: Teams and Previews

The message that made Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's leap of faith at the Canberra Raiders worth the risk The nerves had been brewing in Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's stomach for months. "It wasn't until my partner spent a couple of weeks away from Canberra that she messaged and just said 'I actually miss C...
by Finchy
August 28, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 26465

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

I think we need a poll
by Finchy
August 28, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 26465

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Oh wait, I just HWSNBNed, didn't I?

**** it all....
afgtnk wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:17 pm
What?
The Rickman wrote:
August 28, 2019, 2:12 pm
It really should just autocorrect to HWSNBN now, shouldn't it?
by Finchy
August 28, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 827
Views: 26465

Re: 2019 Rd 23 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

The Rickman wrote:
August 28, 2019, 10:15 am
Coastalraider wrote:
August 28, 2019, 9:30 am
The Rickman wrote:
August 28, 2019, 8:40 am
Coastalraider wrote: Wait a minute... don’t bring me into this!
Sorry mate, it was 4am and I got my pig-rick-nicks mixed up :roflmao
Hahaha oh boy, that's a special type of quoting effort you've done there, too!

dubby would be proud
Shouldn't that say EDIT would be proud?