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by BJ
December 14, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1359

Re: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad

Haas. You’re kidding me.
by BJ
December 13, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3986

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes

The 6 again calls need to be reported by tackles gained, not as a raw count of how many you received.

If it’s on the first tackle it’s worth less than on the last.

Easy to create a % measure calculation of total tackles made.
by BJ
December 12, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 4884
Views: 323070

Re: Off topic

Fired lbw first ball to one that, wait for it, hit the bat and no part of my leg. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk Weird. I remember softly pushing a ball off the middle of my bat towards cover for a single. My bat clipped my pad on the way through. I was absolutely shocked when the umpire sign...
by BJ
December 12, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Andy Raymond talks to Canberra Raiders legends
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Andy Raymond talks to Canberra Raiders legends

greeneyed wrote:Just listened to the Ricky Stuart one. It is focused on what he does as a coach and it’s by far the best of the three. That one is really very good.
Yep excellent podcast.

I also think it shows the development of Ricky as a coach in the last few years.
by BJ
December 12, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3986

Re: NRL announces rule changes to make game more entertaining

Ben Cummins has clearly been affected by his monumental stuff up in the 2019 grand final.

He either needs a long break or a different role in the refereeing ranks.
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Issues
Topic: The Greenhouse - Over 80,000 followers!
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: The Greenhouse - Over 80,000 followers!

And at least three sane people amongst the 80k.

I obviously don’t count myself which won’t surprise anyone.

3 more than the Broncos fan site however.
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3986

Re: NRL announces rule changes to make game more entertaining

Papa will be in trouble. Entire Roosters and Storm pack will be in very big trouble.

I counted an entire set where the Roosters didn’t touch the ball with their foot.
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3986

Re: NRL announces rule changes to make game more entertaining

This is actually quite disheartening. Not sure why we want to turn the sport into some sort of Big Bash like circus. I can’t imagine it will increase profits or crowd numbers As I’ve said before. The best rule changes have proven to be the simplest rule changes. Some of these rule changes seem quit...
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 3986

Re: NRL announces rule changes to make game more entertaining

Handover for incorrect play the ball is something I’ve been advocating for over a decade.

Hopefully better PTB’s will lead to a reduced need to wrestle in some rucks.
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25754

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

Didn’t the University of Newcastle give Andrew Johns a Doctorate.

Wait a minute, is Japan taking economic advice from Andrew Johns?
by BJ
December 11, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Matthew Timoko
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: 2020 in review - Matthew Timoko

I remember Matai’s first few games and he looked much better than Timoko.

I believe Raiders had interest in Matai early and also mid career.

I do hope Timoko and HSS kick on, but I’m not seeing what others are.
by BJ
December 10, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2025
Views: 124137

Re: Coronavirus

To be honest I just wanted to use the word Mickeynomics more than make an monetary statement.
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25754

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

I love Mickeynomics.

Oprah. You all get a car.


by BJ
December 8, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5472
Views: 232701

Re: What has made/ruined your day

Lucy wrote:What's a pocket? I only wear spandex.

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
Welcome to beyond the Hyperdome!
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 224
Views: 16581

Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police

Why do Plain Clothed Police rarely wear plain clothes? Hawaiian shirts and Chino’s seems to be the set uniform. Are you basing opinion this entirely on a few episodes of Miami Vice? Did I say pastel T-shirts and light grey suit jackets with the sleeves rolled up? Nah I’m talking the plain clothed c...
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5472
Views: 232701

Re: What has made/ruined your day

The Nickman wrote:Hahahahahaha... Tuggeranong
Tuggeranong. It’s nice is some pockets.

Certainly it’s less Cargo pants style large multiple pockets and more that tiny little useless square pocket you have near your right jeans pocket.
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Lime Lounge
Topic: What has made/ruined your day
Replies: 5472
Views: 232701

Re: What has made/ruined your day

I went to catch a bus at my local Tuggeranong bus stop and I’m still waiting for the bus to arrive 18 months later.

Has anything important happened in the world since then?
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 29169

Re: Rugby League 2020

If the NRL don’t withdraw Moses’ license from being a player then what good are they.

Moses has acted far worse than players such as Carney and Monaghan who never played NRL again.

For the good of the game Vlandy’s must act on Moses.
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2021
Replies: 172
Views: 15988

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2021

Yep correct call guys. Emre and Hors certainly not as cut as the others. But leg injuries probably limit some activities.

Simo and HSS look very fit on the other hand.
by BJ
December 8, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 224
Views: 16581

Re: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police

Why do Plain Clothed Police rarely wear plain clothes?

Hawaiian shirts and Chino’s seems to be the set uniform.
by BJ
December 7, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 224
Views: 16581

Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police

Going for the gun is not a good story if it stacks up. Have you ever, in the history of all your idiot mates (I'm just assuming you have as many as I do) heard of one being out for SUnday lunch with their mum- at what all sources suggest is actually a nice bistro and not a drinking den- and ever ev...
by BJ
December 6, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 224
Views: 16581

Re: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police

Going for the gun is not a good story if it stacks up.
by BJ
December 6, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders hooker Tom Starling has charges - including assaulting police - dropped
Replies: 224
Views: 16581

Re: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police

If Tom Starling didn’t have a moustache he could have been accidentally sent to children’s court and let off with a warning.

Damn you Movember.
by BJ
December 5, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 2639
Views: 350682

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

Carney has a Prima Donna attitude in a bogun wannabe body.

He loves to help people out when the media knows about it, but he moves on when the ongoing role becomes a mundane task.
by BJ
December 4, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 169
Views: 6854

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

Teams have to travel, that’s part and parcel of the competition. So you can never be even. It’s the Raiders regularly playing the opening game of the season away in Nth Qld or against Titans on a hot afternoon that annoys me. Playing the last round before finals in NZ a few times too just looks like...
by BJ
December 3, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 2639
Views: 350682

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

Can Todd Carney turn it around for longer than a month. He still hits the sauce very heavily.
by BJ
December 3, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw
Replies: 169
Views: 6854

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders draw

simo wrote:
greeneyed wrote: December 3, 2020, 10:54 am
afgtnk wrote: December 3, 2020, 10:35 am What day did the Storm travel on for the Grand Final from their relocated home to beat the Panthers?
They travelled the day before.
may as well have handed them the premiership
Such a pity the Queensland government gave us such late notice that we had to travel on the day.
by BJ
December 3, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20594
Views: 840337

Re: The Cricket Thread

Matt wrote:I'll add, Agar again proved that he is a very handy cricketer. Good game from him.
He keeps improving about 5% per season. Still reasonably young.
by BJ
December 2, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Television Thread
Replies: 3711
Views: 236780

Re: The Television Thread

Botman wrote:
greeneyed wrote: November 1, 2020, 5:46 pm Just finished The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. Fantastic show. Surely one of the best of the year.
We just started it last night, 3 eps in. Loving it so far.
Gee that was a great show.

The production values alone were stunning.
by BJ
December 2, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20594
Views: 840337

Re: The Cricket Thread

-PJ- wrote:What is the umpire wearing on his forearm ?
He’s doing a Mal Meninga impression.
by BJ
December 1, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Penrith Panthers 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 3532

Re: Penrith Panthers 2020

Unfortunately Naden seems to lack the required level of self discipline to be an NRL footballer.

He’s certainly faced a number of challenges not of his own making. But he needs to take a leaf out of some other Indigenous players books.
by BJ
December 1, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: St George Illawarra Dragons 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 5963

Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2020

I guess so GE. Bizarre situation for all parties.
by BJ
November 30, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: St George Illawarra Dragons 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 5963

Re: St George Illawarra Dragons 2020

I think the NRL now have to let De Belin play until he’s either found guilty or not guilty.

I fully supported the stand down, but it can’t go on indefinitely. The NRL made a very strong stance and stuck solid despite pushback.
by BJ
November 30, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 331986

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Brendan Elliot would be a good cheap pickup for a club. We don’t need him with us having Rapana. But I think he’s a very decent back up outside back in the Michael Oldfield mould.
by BJ
November 30, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee
Replies: 32
Views: 1565

Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee

Yep 18th man for concussion permanent replacement would be a good idea.

I’d like to see less block plays in attack, so I’d like a stricter ruling on interference by the attacking team.