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by Green Taipan
June 13, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 22020

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

A much needed win but the fantastic 1st 20 mins was soured by the next 50 mins of lackluster insipid unprofessional footie. To go far in the NRL the Raiders need to be more professional; you don't get in fights when you are ahead and don't try to milk penalties in the play the ball in your own 20. B...
by Green Taipan
June 13, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 803
Views: 22020

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

A critical game for the Raiders' season. They can't afford a repeat of the NQ game.
by Green Taipan
June 7, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16360

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day

Attack is pretty pedestrian but their defenCe is 1st class. They need to work on their backline plays to beat the better sides! N'castle are loming as a big threat!
by Green Taipan
June 7, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16360

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Game Day

The Raiders' attack is all one out. They have a great backline use it or the Tigs will get back in the game.
by Green Taipan
June 3, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 239
Views: 15798

Re: 2019 Rd 13 V Tigers: Teams and Previews

No idea who is available with injuries, SOO and possible suspensions but I do think it is time to give Sezer a run. He is faster, a better defended and is more willing to take the line on. We need to get to Benji early and hit him hard.
by Green Taipan
June 1, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16930

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

The big Red had a mighty game; looked completely buggered at the end. The Clock was massive, Croker not so much but his one-on-one strip probably won the game.
by Green Taipan
June 1, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16930

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

The dogs made a lot of ground using their backline but the raiders didn't use theirs at all. Ricky has to get up in the box so he can see what is unfolding below. Very unprofessional from Ricky to cling to his childish conviction that being on the sideline gives him a better feel for the game. All i...
by Green Taipan
June 1, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 484
Views: 16930

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Game Day

We need to use the backline; the Dogs are stacking the middle.
by Green Taipan
May 26, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17476

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Very ordinary. For all the quotes from players about our different attitude this year that was a very flat performance, reminiscent of many from recent seasons. It goes without saying that the loss of Bateman, Leilua and Rapana is really hurting us, but to me it touches on a larger point. We’re sti...
by Green Taipan
May 26, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17476

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

We can't lose those games if we want to be serious contenders. **** attitude today and boy does Croker need to fix his defence. I've held off commenting the last few weeks but his defensive reads this year are bad, real bad. Now I'm not for a moment suggesting he be dropped or moved he just has to ...
by Green Taipan
May 25, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17476

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Just back from the game and haven't looked at the replay (and don't intend to). Flat as a pancake, no drive or enthusiasm. I feel sorry for the 14,000 odd who were treated to that performance on a long w/e. Looks like normal service has been resumed until we get back some genuine NRL grade players.
by Green Taipan
May 25, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 12464

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Azza wrote:
May 24, 2019, 7:31 pm
Everyone wants to have faith, but several years of rubbish makes it hard not to get nervous
I know the feeling :D
by Green Taipan
May 22, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 12464

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

This is a vital game and a win is essential. I doubt the boys will be able to play with the same intensity as they displayed in the last 3 halves of footie against a so-called lesser team. However, NQ are no pushovers so they will need to be close to their best to come out on top. Control the 1st ha...
by Green Taipan
May 19, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 18537

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Once again, I was absolutely stoked with our effort and the result. I’m not going to read the gameday thread until tomorrow sometime because it’s probably filled with bitching and complaining and blaming of the referees, but as raiders fans, we should all hold our heads up high This team is finals ...
by Green Taipan
May 18, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 18537

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Once again, I was absolutely stoked with our effort and the result. I’m not going to read the gameday thread until tomorrow sometime because it’s probably filled with bitching and complaining and blaming of the referees, but as raiders fans, we should all hold our heads up high This team is finals ...
by Green Taipan
May 18, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 18537

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Just got back from the game and after digesting the election result I haven't had a chance to read the thread. I strongly feel that taking the 2 penalties after we had squared at 2 all in the 1st half was a waste of possession and lost opportunity. We needed to go for tries. I think we lost it there.
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Piss poor refereeing at the start of the game, no excuse to perform that badly though. What the **** is our fascination with kicking the ball early in the sets? I don't want to watch that game again, but it must have been near 10 times!?! Drives me crazy. Organise the team and run some shape ****. ...
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

We lost the game in the 1st half when our discipline was poor (and the ref were a little pedantic) plus more importantly when we had chances in the red zone, Sutton threw a blatant forward pass and Harvilli lost the ball. Overall, not a bad result as the Raiders have met top opposition and come clos...
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

How could the kick into Croker be played at??????????
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Cotric is not the Cotric of last yr!
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Billy Walker wrote:
May 12, 2019, 3:34 pm
Green Taipan wrote:
May 12, 2019, 3:33 pm
Rapana doesn't look like he should have been playing today.
He had crook ribs - the knee injury with nobody near him totally unrelated
I'm referring to his play before the knee injury.
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Billy Walker wrote:
May 12, 2019, 3:34 pm
Green Taipan wrote:
May 12, 2019, 3:33 pm
Rapana doesn't look like he should have been playing today.
He had crook ribs - the knee injury with nobody near him totally unrelated
I'm referring to his play before the knee injury.
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Rapana doesn't look like he should have been playing today.
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Aside from the the problem the 2 Suttons are causing us we have not come to the game with a defenCe mindset. Simple mistakes 2 out of the 3 times we have been in the Roosters red zone are unforgivable. However, we have taken 2 off their best players out of the game so with more thought and commitmen...
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

Pete Cash wrote:
May 12, 2019, 2:29 pm
how soft was that penalty lol. I am not one for whinging about it but that was a shocker
Absolutely, I don't like blaming the refs but that was soft as!!!!!!!!!!
by Green Taipan
May 12, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 908
Views: 25617

Re: 2019 Rd 9 V Roosters: Game Day

If we can just keep Mitchell, Tedesco, Cronk, Keary et al contained, we will be sweet!
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Wighton had a dominate game.
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Happy for the win but the cats were horrible to day so we should have really won by more and not let in their last soft try. Losing Bateman for an extended period really sucks! I think we made the panthers look horrible. Watch that first 10 minutes again, they came at us hard and looked good. The b...
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Happy for the win but the cats were horrible to day so we should have really won by more and not let in their last soft try. Losing Bateman for an extended period really sucks!
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Raiders clock off again and let in a soft try!!!!!!!
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

I know we have the wind but kicking on early tackles is just gifting possession to PEN and they capitalise!
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Hodgson still over-playing his hand. He has to start trusting Williams' call in the red zone.
by Green Taipan
May 4, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 761
Views: 20904

Re: 2019 Rd 8 V Panthers: Game Day

Today we get to see how much Ricky has progressed as a coach. Given it took him 5 yrs to address the defence issues I have grave concerns about his capacity to fix the many deficiencies (defence, discipline, patience, ball control, line speed, set-plays, selfish plays etc) laid bare in last week's l...
by Green Taipan
April 28, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day
Replies: 768
Views: 17653

Re: 2019 Rd 7 V Sea Eagles: Game Day

This is going to be a tight game. Wighton needs to build on his positives and minimise his mistakes. It would also be good if Croker can get his radar working again. Raiders to sneak home by 4.