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by kiwi raider
May 8, 2021, 11:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13786

Re: Coaching issues

I've listened to Cronk a lot, and i have no idea what he's like privately but on camera he can barely string a sentence together. Just **** word salad every time Hes very *unpersonal* obvioously knew what he was doing on the football field but im not sure he's ever been good at explaining it * im n...
by kiwi raider
May 8, 2021, 10:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Where's Joshy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1247

Re: Where's Joshy?

Botman wrote: May 8, 2021, 7:48 pm Call me crazy, but i dont think we're a better team without Josh Hodgson
We all crack jokes and have a laugh about the crash balls, but with the ball we had in the red zone, Josh Hodgson has 2-3 try assists in that game imo
I honestly think he could have had more than that.
by kiwi raider
May 8, 2021, 10:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 577
Views: 15287

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

So can we conclude Hodgson isnt the problem yet? Lets give it another couple of weeks wait until he signs somewhere else, THEN we can conclude that yea absolutely(realise you are taking the piss). Lets conclude that hodgson, papa, tapine, rapa, wighton, williams etc are all rubbish, despite numerou...
by kiwi raider
May 8, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 577
Views: 15287

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

So can we conclude Hodgson isnt the problem yet?
by kiwi raider
May 7, 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 155
Views: 10754

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

Botman wrote: May 7, 2021, 7:57 pm His struggles this year are probably not unrelated to the topic at hand, i would think
The fact his outside backs and middles have been dominated all year probably makes it that bit harder to shine also.

He's a very good half imo. We'll struggle to find anyone close to his ability
by kiwi raider
May 7, 2021, 2:09 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*

Papalli and Tapine must be kept... We would be insane to let them walk.. If we can keep them moderately happy I agree but if they are hating on the joint and have the potential to create a toxic environment then it doesn’t matter how good they are. I don’t think things are that bad and I think we w...
by kiwi raider
May 7, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31533

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

People saying we should sign Johnson are mad, Johnson is massively overrated and hasn't been any good since he left the warriors, hes also not an organiser and can't kick for ****. Hard no topped the comp for try assistS(23) last year before getting injured.... and its not like he had superstars ou...
by kiwi raider
May 4, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson stands down, Elliott Whitehead appointed co-captain
Replies: 210
Views: 11200

Re: Broncos considering shock play for Raiders star Josh Hodgson

I'm going to say it. Hodgson was a brilliant recruit and arguably the best hooker we have had since Walters. But the game has changed and I feel like now that we have two halves who have shown the ability to control and run the game, Hodgo has not adapted. While he can undoubtedly still produce mom...
by kiwi raider
May 4, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 88
Views: 3567

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

Raiders 22 1. Dufty**** 2. Raps 3. CNK 4. Kris 5. Savage 6. Wighton 7. Williams 8. Paps 9. Starling 10. Taps 11. Liam Martin*** 12. CHN 13. Whitehead (Ball playing role) 14. Trevilyan 15. Horse 16. Young 17. James 18. Sutton 19. Guler 20. Esera 21. HSS 22. Timoko 23. Hoppa New signings...... - Mart...
by kiwi raider
May 3, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Ricky losing the team?
Replies: 83
Views: 4178

Re: Is Ricky losing the team?

Raiders_Pat wrote: May 3, 2021, 8:00 pm If things went really pear shaped and we finished somewhere in the bottom 3, then repeated it again next year and lost a handful of rep players in the process, I think we'd see a new coach. But things would have to get that bad.
Now that sounds like a good plan!
by kiwi raider
May 3, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: What does our next rebuild look like?
Replies: 88
Views: 3567

Re: What does our next rebuild look like?

Jeeez some people are being very harsh on josh hodgson. Is he really a "terrible" defender? Average i'd say but not terrible. I reckon any chance of the raiders doing anything really meaningful over the next 2 years relies quite heavily on both Hodgson and Starling playing significant roles.
by kiwi raider
May 3, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: George Williams homesick for England?
Replies: 155
Views: 10754

Re: George Williams homesick for England?

Couldnt imagine Perenara as a starting nrl halfback at 30 years of age.
His best shot of making a go of the nrl would be as bench hooker/utility
by kiwi raider
April 30, 2021, 11:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination
Replies: 79
Views: 3704

Re: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination

MrMilk wrote: April 29, 2021, 11:52 pm
Canberra Milk wrote: April 29, 2021, 10:24 pm Josh Hodgson could easily play ball-playing 13
Not convinced about his defence in the middle anymore...
so your saying he cant play hooker either?
by kiwi raider
April 30, 2021, 7:13 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 thought Tapine looked pretty motivated compared to before he was "rested", played with more aggression IMO. only got 32 mins though?? edge backrowers were terrible, something is wrong with Young physically, CHN problems more mental. starling needs to play a significant role moving forwar...
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 10:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

The coach should pull CHN aside and give him a good serve about pushing/manhandling at marker.. Twice he did it and the 2nd time led to field position and a Rabbits try. 100% Cant do it. Cant do that to you team. He was having a good game otherwise but that's too costly. Cant do it. I think he was ...
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 9:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

-PJ- wrote: April 29, 2021, 9:51 pm Hudson Young has a heart problem and will miss 2-3 weeks..
CHN to undergo a CT scan of the brain. Would expect results to come back negative
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Biggest difference so far imo is we are making a decent satrt to our sets. Outside backs making good metres. Simmonson especially, middle is rolling off the back of that through some nice simple direct play from Starling
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

afgtnk wrote: April 29, 2021, 7:51 pm Whitehead has to play half here - Young to the edge
Yea thats what i'd do. Or rapana with Timoko coming in. Only one position weakened then, havili playing 80 will not be good
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Game over you'd think especially with no Hodgson.
Havili not suited to 80 mins at hooker
Starling not suited to halfback
Wighton not suited to organising/running the side
by kiwi raider
April 29, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 1022
Views: 25226

Re: 2021 Rd 8 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Puntings been terrible lately so im chasing BIG odds

Jack to go the 80mins WITHOUT kicking it out on the full.

Will probably put one in to the grandstand in the first minute of golden point

Can i multi those two options up?
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: New Zealand Warriors 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 1155

Re: New Zealand Warriors 2021

Yea Walsh looks a real natural talent. Probably need a couple of halves though especially if harris-tavita doesnt kick on.
Nikorima likely to be back in queensland next year
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31533

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Yea i'd agree Hynes would be somewhat of a gamble. Theres a fairly decent list of outside backs that have looked rep quality at melbourne and proved to be very average on decent money deals elsewhere. Wow didnt realise he is 25. Thought he was 4/5 years younger than that.
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31533

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

What about Drinkwater now the cowboys have signed two halves and have holmes at Fullback?
Ballplayer with a bit of pace and also an option in the halves if we suffer a long term injury?
I'm not sure hes that good but i'm also not convinced he couldnt improve in to really good ball playing fullback
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13786

Re: Coaching issues

dubby wrote: April 27, 2021, 2:33 pm I'd rather HSS over Semi

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So would i but he's busted until late in the season isn't he?
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 641
Views: 31533

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

Is George Williams better than Sezer for us? Yes he is. The thing you seem to be missing here is the fact that the rules in 2019 were markedly different to what they are now. Our power play through the middle in 2019 would generate penalties and allow us a touch finder + rest, rinse and repeat. Now...
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13786

Re: Coaching issues

about our only real option to improve this is pick Valemi and ride the few extra errors he's going to make, Perhaps a centre pairing of Kris and Timoko might help also

1. CNK
2. Rapana
3. Kris
4. Timoko
5. Valemi
by kiwi raider
April 27, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Coaching issues
Replies: 342
Views: 13786

Re: Coaching issues

Yea we are certainly not starting our sets good enough, if our outside backs were getting us rolling i reckon our whole team would improve considerably including our halves at the end of sets, its a hell of a lot easier to kick off front foot ball and put people in to space, you're on a hiding to no...
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 2836

Re: 2022

1. J Manu
2. CNK
3. Kris
4. HSS/Timoko
5. Rapana/savage/valemi
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. CHN
16. Horsburgh
17. Guler
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022
Replies: 64
Views: 2836

Re: 2022

Joseph manu has expessed a desire to play fullback. Do you throw fullback coin at him and if worse comes to worst you move him back to centre and end up paying overs for one of the best centres in the comp
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 2:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination
Replies: 79
Views: 3704

Re: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination

Sezer is not the difference, the drop in quality of the squad is.

Put the 2019 versions of BJ, Rapana, Croker, Cotric, Bateman etc in to side along side Williams would improve us tenfold compared to putting sezer in instead of George alongside this mob
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 12:36 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 would also like Annesley to clarify the rule on contesting kicks. What a cluster that is at the moment. Players can take out with eyes for the ball one week, next week it doesn’t matter. Players run others off kicks all the time, Croker doesn’t do a thing and gets ruled as an escort. Was it croke...
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton - George Williams combination
Replies: 79
Views: 3704

Re: Wighton/G Williams combo

The issue is both are left side dominant players, and struggle playing right. When they go left, Williams can give Wighton the ball, but the Wighton struggles to hit Williams going the other way. The only time Williams has put a second rower through a hole this season, he came left. There is a reas...
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 9:50 am
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

Did something happen to Aekins? Any specific reason why people don’t have him in their teams? If you cant even be in a position to contest a grubber on the last tackle you've got no business being a first grade fullback. He was reece robinsonesque without the speed etc to go anyway to make up for it
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 9:37 am
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

1. Simmonson/Rapana
2. Valemi
3. Timoko
4. Kris
5. Simmonson/Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Williams
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Young
12. Whitehead
13. Tapine

14. Starling
15. CHN
16. Horsburgh
17. Guler
by kiwi raider
April 25, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 929
Views: 22267

Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

Aekins was horrid defensively. He has no business being in first grade if he cant even be in a position to at least compete for a grubber put through the line on tackle 6. We undoubtedly win that game with CNK there but there are obviously some other big issues. Firstly we need to find some outside ...