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by BJ
April 26, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: McIntyre says Furner will be coach to end of his contract
Replies: 269
Views: 10179

McIntyre says Furner will be coach in 2013

My concern is the more fans such as ourselves go on about 'sack the coach' the more pressure it puts on the club. I do actually believe that people at the club are aware of what is said on this site. All the fans complaints about coaches from other clubs in the past had usually led to shocking seaso...
by BJ
April 21, 2012, 6:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: It's time to band together
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

It's time to band together

I am glad the greenhouse wasn't around in 1987 88 when meninga broke his arm so many times.

The team needs supporters not disaster predictors.
by BJ
April 17, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky's Raider return
Replies: 268
Views: 7736

Ricky's Raider return

I reckon Carney was sacked partly because of his idiot manager 'Riolo'. He didnt properly represent his client at the meeting The advice this guy has given Carney over the last few years I reckon has been to the detriment of his player. Anyway I believe this manager is one of the ones in trouble ove...
by BJ
April 16, 2012, 11:09 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky's Raider return
Replies: 268
Views: 7736

Ricky's Raider return

I'm only for a coaching change when it's planned and a real upgrade. With Dessie and Bennett out of the equation for years I would challenge Bellamy with lots of money and a return to your roots opportunity to try and tempt him in 2014. Wow that feels a long way away.
by BJ
April 14, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders players who have died
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

Raiders players who have died

I think Craig Bellamy died and was replaced by a terminator T1000 wrestling coach.
by BJ
April 14, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A problem easily solved
Replies: 28
Views: 1659

A problem easily solved

At least don't put Croker and Harrison side by side. They look like two turn styles next to each other at a large Costco.

Actually, Maybe sign up the Costco door lady she lets no one past without an ID.
by BJ
April 14, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Confirmed - Campese gone for season
Replies: 473
Views: 21453

Campese aiming for return from injury against Sharks

I am pretty sure Carney didn't even consider coming back to the raiders and I think he is trying to move on and start fresh. Or at least that's what I heard him say in an interview.
by BJ
April 14, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sign Ricky Stuart!
Replies: 30
Views: 1487

Sign Ricky Stuart!

Hey yap and shadow boxer! you might like to read the comments in this topic that said "we are as bad as last year, or we haven't improved in years" before you take me out of context with your 'hilarious' comments. I was saying, that I think we are playing better than last year. But maybe I...
by BJ
April 14, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sign Ricky Stuart!
Replies: 30
Views: 1487

Sign Ricky Stuart!

Whilst we were bad last night we have certainly been better than last year. We still have a long way to go, but we have looked better than 2011 and would have beaten the storm with a fair go from the refs and probably beaten the chooks if not for injury. I am happy to get a new coach but I want us t...
by BJ
April 13, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Please
Replies: 91
Views: 2916

Please

Time to retry our left hand defence, Harrison was ok in attack and made some good hit ups but I think he needs to play closer to the ruck. And Croker just gets beaten too easy too often. We need an experienced second rower who can Marshall the defence on that side. I don't care if they are the worst...
by BJ
April 13, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Some of the lesser known Raiders you enjoyed
Replies: 118
Views: 3764

Some of the lesser known Raiders you enjoyed

Maybe too big a name but Terry fahey had some great games for the raiders. A triple against easts where he blitzed through defenders was a standout. Terry regan on the angry pills was great too.
by BJ
April 7, 2012, 11:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' inconsistent form
Replies: 57
Views: 2580

Raiders' inconsistent form

Rightly or wrongly a majority of the players support Furner publicly and privately. If you want to rip the club apart and disillusion a number of promising juniors then sack the coach for another coach who hasn't proved to be good enough for an NRL job elsewhere. If Furner fails again this season th...
by BJ
March 27, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 5 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 168
Views: 11196

2012 Rd 5 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Team p1*

I think TLL is not 100% fit with his foot injury. Not as explosive as usual. However we still need him in the team and I think he can play a strong middle role by just playing a bit smarter and not relying on his brute power. Take a leaf out of the Brian norrie style older prop and just concentrate ...
by BJ
March 27, 2012, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 4 V Wests Tigers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 718
Views: 11501

2012 Rd 4 V Wests Tigers: Game Day and Post Match

Congrats to Furner it really was a great gameplan and totally surprised the opposition. I think the whole coaching staff and management have looked far better this year. Much more imaginative on and off the park. Unlike Parra, it looks like the Raiders took the embarrassment of last year on the chin...
by BJ
March 19, 2012, 3:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A $2.5m snub to Raiders
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

A $2.5m snub to Raiders

Andrew Barr will try and pretend he is not an AFL man and that he gets accused of being pro union or league. He is trying to kid us all (and himself) He is an afl man and doesn't do enough for league even though it has the highest support on tv and popularity in canberra. The 26 mill is a joke!!! GW...
by BJ
March 19, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Thurston was a massive Raiders fan growing up
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Thurston was a massive Raiders fan growing up

I think the thurston was coming here until we said no is a bit of a furphy. Yes we could have chased him harder and made him a more solid offer, however, I think we were just used as a bargaining chip, but he was always more interested in going to north Queensland than coming to us following the Dog...
by BJ
March 10, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 2 V Titans: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 682
Views: 11156

Re: 2012 Rd 2 V Titans: Game Day and Post Match

Shillo outstanding! A bit of footwork before the line had the opposition struggling to get a good hit on him. Civenoceva moves just a little laterally when hitting it up and it allows him to get between defenders when tackled. Tom LL should work on occasional footwork instead of always running strai...
by BJ
March 6, 2012, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Craig Bellamy blasts David Furner over chin strap tackles
Replies: 193
Views: 7057

Raiders make official complaint about Storm grapples

I love soccer when a player is stretchered off in a screaming heap to then come running straight back on take the penalty and do a triple summersault after they kick the winning goal. However I do agree that some of the Raiders players should kick up a bigger stink to draw attention to being held do...
by BJ
March 3, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra promised new stadium with roof by 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2330

Canberra promised new stadium with roof by 2020

Bruce has never been a great stadium as fans are so far from the action. A roof and closed in tight stadium would be great for fans of all codes and deserved by all canberra supporters. Canberra hasn't seen a great building built since new parliament house. Bring it on. I bet prime minster Abbott wi...
by BJ
February 29, 2012, 8:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Buttriss can't get a fair go
Replies: 159
Views: 3959

Buttriss can't get a fair go

I think buttriss himself has admitted that he has not been fit enough to perform at his peak for 80 mins in a game. From memory he was going to focus on his fitness. He was injured through the pre season and obviously hasn't sold the coach on being the best man for the job. I am 100% sure he will ge...
by BJ
February 29, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A look into the future - McCrone as "super sub"
Replies: 13
Views: 842

A look into the future - McCrone as "super sub"

Unfortunately Williams defence was well below first grade standard not just with missed tackles but also positioning and communication. He will get there in the coming season or two, but we can't have a liability in defence at this stage of the season.
by BJ
February 15, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: RLW names 1989 Grand Final greatest match ever
Replies: 20
Views: 729

RLW names 1989 Grand Final best match ever

89 had more highlights in a single game than some entire seasons had.

Big one for me is the fact that until then no grandfinal team had come back from being more than 4 points down at half time in a GF. The 5 metre rule meant that comebacks were rare in this era
by BJ
February 13, 2012, 3:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders defence on mend: Croker
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

Raiders defence on mend: Croker

I agree that passing to the wingers more often will actually improve their chances of breaking tackles when they do run themselves. I think some teams knew that our centers were unlikely to pass so could compress the defensive line.
by BJ
February 10, 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2011 in review: Josh McCrone
Replies: 13
Views: 711

2011 in review: Josh McCrone

I reckon mcrone will setup on average 1 extra try per round. This will be enough to win an extra 2 games in a season - which might be important.

He improved his cover defence as the season wore on. And maybe started to bounce off tackles less as well

Anyway just my speculation
by BJ
February 6, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Which Raider performed best in the All Stars match?
Replies: 31
Views: 1742

Which Raider performed best in the All Stars match?

Whilst I thought Waddell was better I still thought his passes from dummy half were a bit slow when compared to most nrl level hookers and I thought he threw a few passes forward from dummy half that may have been called in a regular nrl game.

But an improvement no doubt.
by BJ
January 16, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2011 in review: David Shillington
Replies: 17
Views: 975

2011 in review: David Shillington

Showed how good he could be at representative level last season, but only had 2 or 3 strong games for the raiders . I guess this is a mental issue not ability issue. I think we will see him perform far better next season . Only 3 out of ten for me
by BJ
January 16, 2012, 9:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Five Canberra Raiders in NSW Emerging Origin squad
Replies: 76
Views: 3950

Five Canberra Raiders in NSW Emerging Origin squad

Whilst McCrone kicking out on the full to kill momentum was bad it was the fact that this affected the performance of the team as a whole that is more concerning. Other teams have players make mistakes but don't lose their bundle it just makes them work harder until they get the ball back. This come...
by BJ
January 13, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Do we have enough cover in the outside backs?
Replies: 60
Views: 2450

Do we have enough cover in the outside backs?

I think we should make a play for the first outside back who is shopped around by another club early in the season. Every year there are three or four who this happens to. It was Inu and j reddy last year.
by BJ
January 11, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Think McCrone had a good year in 2011? Wait for 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1779

Think McCrone had a good year in 2011? Wait for 2012

Hopefully he can also focus on support play instead of solely playmaking we will miss the player backing up for an offload. Something tongue managed throughout his career.

Terry lamb would be a good role model for mcrone as a player
by BJ
November 17, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: So what happens to Williams next season?
Replies: 68
Views: 3159

So what happens to Williams next season?

Mcrone can beat a man on the outside with his speed and swerve, what he needs to do is have the defence expecting him to beat them this way and at the last second pop the pass to his player outside him. This will really lift his potency. In my unqualified opinion mcrones many missed tackles, were le...
by BJ
November 16, 2011, 9:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Accountability and culture change
Replies: 34
Views: 1785

Accountability and culture change

Great post dubby I agree that changing coach or CEO at this time will not greatly improve the club at this point in time. Would also be a highly risky move that could explode. Last year there wasn't the greatest coaching, injuries to key players and importantly a lack of total professionalism in per...
by BJ
November 15, 2011, 9:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Our record against top 8 teams over the past five years
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Our record against top 8 teams over the past five years

I have had concerns for a number of seasons that we have not been able to beat teams who have really showed up ready to play. We have lost at home against teams who bought their A game to canberra (even lower teams like cronulla). This didn't used to be the case. I can not remember more than a few g...
by BJ
November 10, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 100-4-100
Replies: 130
Views: 8112

100-4-100

This is the best simple and grass roots idea that the raiders have had in years.

Tough times shake organisations up, so let's hope 2011 is remembered as "the season we had to have"

Keep up the good work off the field and it will flow onto the field
by BJ
November 4, 2011, 9:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Can we win a premiership next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 1359

Can we win a premiership next year?

What we need to seek is across the board improvement - let's aim to make the last 4 in week 3 of the finals and then rely on form, skill and a bit of luck.

I would be happy with improvement that looks like our young squad have a chance of winning in 2013 to 2016

It is really hard to win the nrl
by BJ
October 31, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 1988 Sevens runners up
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: 1988 Sevens runners up

From memory during this game Mal Meninga broke his arm for the second time and all the players were pretty down after that. I think he re-broke it against Penrith later in the season (maybe his first game back?).