Search found 5010 matches

by BJ
December 21, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Toughest preseason ever 2021
Replies: 130
Views: 12209

Re: Toughest preseason ever 2021

Sharks won with an ageing and experienced squad. I think that’s our best chance. Cotric was our only genuine superstar youngster.

It’s not like we are Roosters or Storm hoovering up the best young talent.
by BJ
December 21, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Memberships
Replies: 37
Views: 2734

Re: 2021 Memberships

Does anyone know when the membership packs will be received for renewals? Was hoping this would have been received in time for chrismas. The club has said it won't be before Christmas, due to delays caused by COVID: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/11/17/raiders-thank-members-after-reaching-maj...
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20412
Views: 833278

Re: The Cricket Thread

I hadn’t been watching the cricket today and couldn’t work out why my text messages kept going off.
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Melbourne Storm 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Melbourne Storm 2021

Reimis can be very good if he stays injury free. I think that’s the key question.
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1970
Views: 120582

Re: Coronavirus

Jervis Bay will certainly be a tough call if NSW locks out ACT residents.

To get to the Canberra part of their territory, Jervis Bay residents will have to row down the eastern seaboard to Adelaide, up the Murray River and then up the Murrimbidgee River.
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20412
Views: 833278

Re: The Cricket Thread

-PJ- wrote:We need to knock these Indians over relatively cheaply.

They have a 62 run lead heading into day 3.

250/300 for a win would be tough.
Agree.

150 would even be tough. But we’d max out much above 250.
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii named amongst top five players of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: Jack Wighton and Josh Papalii named amongst top five players of the year

Papa and Lazarus are our two best ever props. Papa just needs a premiership or two to beat Lazzo.
by BJ
December 19, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1970
Views: 120582

Re: Coronavirus

I believe Trump handled the pandemic better than any Australian politician of any political party and that the Broncos were extremely unlucky not to win the premiership this year.
by BJ
December 17, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii to face Ben Hannant in Rugby League Rivals boxing clash
Replies: 69
Views: 5426

Re: Papalii to fight Nelson Asofa-Solomona

If I was a boxing promoter I would have: Carney V Irwin Fought on the tray bed of a Holden Ute with police lights flashing in the background. I would also have James Packer dressed up as James Brown doing the pre clash song to the tune of Living in America to get the audience really going. No longer...
by BJ
December 16, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update
Replies: 94
Views: 22870

Re: 2020 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update

Turt wrote:Saw Horsburgh at the Thunder game on Monday night and he was still limping
That’s concerning. It’s not a good injury he suffered.
by BJ
December 15, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders making big bucks in property
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Raiders making big bucks in property

Doubling in value in 10 years is about 7% p.a. Compound interest and all that. OK. Let’s say a property that has zero increase for 9 years and 100% in the tenth. Or went backwards in value for two years but grew a lot for the other years. I know Sydney house prices have doubled every decade or so, ...
by BJ
December 14, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders making big bucks in property
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Raiders making big bucks in property

hrundi89 wrote:A reasonable investment property in a strong market (like Sydney) should double in value in 10 years, so they've done ok with this.
Averaging 10% each and every year is pretty good growth expectations. You need to give us some tips on areas to invest in property.
by BJ
December 14, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20412
Views: 833278

Re: The Cricket Thread

Geez what a BBL game. Daniel Samms went crazy to pull out an almost impossible win. 6 sixes at Manuka in a 25 ball 65 to win the game from 5 down for 70.
by BJ
December 14, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1341

Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad

Haas is a gun Not this season. Amazing player and amazing potential. As we saw for Broncos and NSW his statistical output hides flaws in his positioning, over chasing in defence and his impact when the game is to be won or lost. I would not have him in my Australian team this season. He’s too raw i...
by BJ
December 14, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos merit squad
Replies: 26
Views: 1341

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: 3860

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: 4859
Views: 320012

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: 637

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: 3860

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: 404

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: 3860

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: 3860

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: 3860

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: 25288

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: 966

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: 1970
Views: 120582

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: 25288

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: 232017

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: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police
Replies: 147
Views: 11190

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: 232017

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: 232017

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: 29014

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: 130
Views: 12209

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: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police
Replies: 147
Views: 11190

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: Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling charged with assaulting police
Replies: 147
Views: 11190

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...