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by The Nickman
August 19, 2012, 10:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 25 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 230
Views: 11766

Re: 2012 Rd 25 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

Interesting to know what Robbo has shown in defence to justify a complete backline reshuffle on that basis RobbyM. Williams has been pretty solid the past few rounds prior to the Roosters game, you'd basically shatter his confidence and any semblance of cohesion we are building to chop and change o...
by The Nickman
August 19, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 545
Views: 10931

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match

Great win guys, as everyone's said already, it's great to get these tough, ugly games against teams we are expected to beat.

We tend to play well against op 4 teams, so I reckon we're in with a real shot at beating the dogs.
by The Nickman
August 19, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1444

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3. Fensom
2. Duges
1. Fergattack
by The Nickman
August 18, 2012, 3:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 545
Views: 10931

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match

This is a terrible move! Travis has been playing pretty good lately, I don't know what Buttriss adds to the team.
by The Nickman
August 18, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Furner and Shillington on ABC Canberra Grandstand after 11am
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Furner and Shillington on ABC Canberra Grandstand after

TLL for sure. He's been training for almost two weeks now.
by The Nickman
August 18, 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 545
Views: 10931

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match

greeneyed wrote:Everyone's picking on me today. :(
I still love you
by The Nickman
August 17, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*

Lime Warrior wrote:Dear god let buttriss in the backrow be a smoke screen.

Waddell gets better every week and Berrigan adds organisation and a calming influence.
I agree. Leave Butts in Mounties for the time being...
by The Nickman
August 17, 2012, 7:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders legend Daley named NSW Blues coach
Replies: 99
Views: 3530

Re: Raiders legend Daley puts his hand up to coach NSW

I hope Fittler or Barrett get It... Three more years!!
by The Nickman
August 16, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*

i got $50 on Tilse to make 100 metres in his first 20 minute stint! What sort of odds did u get on that??? I cant see the big fella making a 50+m break to get you there. Even if he does, unless its the run that gets him to 100m, he will prob'ly be pulled coz he is knackered from the run. Love the o...
by The Nickman
August 16, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 545
Views: 10931

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Game Day and Post Match

Raidersrawesome wrote:It's definitely dried up
Definitely, croker and Williams have been superb lately.

Croker is actually a very good defensive centre, that used to be his strength. Glad to see he's getting back to that after an ordinary patch...
by The Nickman
August 15, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation
Replies: 19086
Views: 965287

Re: Raiders player signing speculation

Yeah, but when's the last time Justin Poore looked good?? Ever?
by The Nickman
August 15, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*

Hey guys, did you know that if every favourite wins on the weekend we will be equal 7th (9th on for and against most likely) and one point behind the Sharks in 6th??

Of course, there hasn't been a round yet this season where every favourite has won, but just sayin'...
by The Nickman
August 15, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation
Replies: 19086
Views: 965287

Re: Raiders player signing speculation

Yep, I see absolutely no reason to be pursuing Poore...
by The Nickman
August 15, 2012, 11:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*

Well either way I think we definitely hold our destiny in our own hands. C'mon Raiders!!
by The Nickman
August 15, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

First time I've had a look at the remaining draw and we have a much easier run home when compared to the four teams we are competing against to get into the top 8 (Sharks, Wests, Broncos, Knights). For the first time in weeks, I think we may have a chance. Unfortunately, I think we'll lose out on t...
by The Nickman
August 14, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

First time I've had a look at the remaining draw and we have a much easier run home when compared to the four teams we are competing against to get into the top 8 (Sharks, Wests, Broncos, Knights). For the first time in weeks, I think we may have a chance. Unfortunately, I think we'll lose out on t...
by The Nickman
August 14, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

Ive put this on a couple of threads now, but for others info... The run home: 6th - Sharks - Bunnies, Storm, Cowboys - May not win another game??? 7th - Broncos - Storm, Manly, Panthers - Should beat the Panthers, but if the spoon is on the line, who knows??? 8th - Tigers - Dogs, Chooks, Storm - Sh...
by The Nickman
August 14, 2012, 7:47 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Honestly, does Shillo train any more, or does he just spend all week doing media interviews and pumping out clichés??
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

Guys, it's entirely possible that either the Broncos or the Sharks could lose all three based on their respective draws. If that's the case we won't need to win the Bulldogs game.

Of course, we WILL have to beat the Roosters and the Warriors still...
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 9:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Williams was excellent. Like Waddell, he has looked so much more comfortable during the last two months or so. It's no surprise that we've started to find some consistency (5 of our last 7) as they've gotten better. Exactly, like our run into the finals in 2010, Waddel was playing number 9 and had ...
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Travis Waddell is a legend, I think the Waddell hate deserves as much stock as the constant McCrone hate we see. I still see Travis Waddell as a longterm hooker and Joshy is still inconsistent, as you'd expect for the number of games he played. I thought Sammy Williams had a decent game too. He and ...
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

My original thoughts when I saw it live was that it came backwards off Croker and then he regains it and scores. After seeing countless replays I couldn't tell anything, benefit of the doubt, try awarded. I remember back in the day when we NEVER EVER got benefit of the doubt calls, so I'm happy to g...
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 49
Views: 1580

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

Raider of d Lost Ark wrote:
The_Nickman wrote:3. Shaun Fensom

I'll decide the other three points during the course of the game...
Really??

Did this change during the game?
Obviously... you read my next post??
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

GEM name me a team in the comp that would challenge for a permiership after losing their star playmaker for the season? You take Thurston out of Cowboys, they are gone. Marshall out of the Tigers, gone. DCE out of Manly, gone. The list goes on. The fact that Furner has us in 9th spot with McCrone a...
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Green Crusader wrote:
edwahu wrote:I doubt Papalii will play. He has carry overs and will probably get a charge.
Papali is a shocker , single handly kills our momentum and turns the game over to the opposition regulary. A dumb footy player , is not needed this week. Get harrison back in.
Hahahahaha funny guy
by The Nickman
August 13, 2012, 9:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Picker to start with Kennedy on the bench if papalli is out I agree with this wholeheartedly. Picker had a great game and seems to me to be best utilised when playing lots of minutes... I actually think Waddell was decent today. The problem was we didn't have any ball down their end when he was on ...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

To all the people whining about the game, do you even enjoy watching the Raiders play anymore? Always something to cry about! This forum is full of negative remarks. Win, lose or draw. I know mate I agree, if you can't enjoy the wins then why bother supporting this club, we are one spot outside the...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 5:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra's Terry Campese draws inspiration from Brent Tate
Replies: 43
Views: 2099

Re: Canberra's Terry Campese draws inspiration from Brent Ta

Campo will be back... And he'll lead our charge into the top 4 next year!!
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 5:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

I said a couple I weeks ago that we didn't have a team that could win ugly but it doesn't come much uglier than that! We struggled to build momentum in the forwards with 3/4 of our best props missing and our cohesion in attack was basically non existent. What kept us in the game was our defence whi...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews *Team p1*
Replies: 158
Views: 8030

Re: 2012 Rd 24 V Roosters: Teams and Previews

Don't see much of reason to change it all that much... 1. Dugan 2. Earl 3. Croker 4. Fergattack 5. Reecey 6. McCrone 7. Sammy Williams 8. Shillo 9. Waddell (although I think we looked better with Berro, I don't this Travis was THAT bad) 10. Tilse (definitely need at least two props) 11. Paps 12. JT ...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

afgtnk wrote:Looks like we're in solid frame for our patented 8th place/scraping into the finals finish!
At least this year we'll play 5th instead of the minor premiers!!

If we make it, that is...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

Let's hope the doggies absolutely smoke the Broncos now... Bronco's lead Dogs 14-6 at halftime... grrrrrrrrr come'on dogs bring back the bite!!! Excellent, that's the first half spoiled. Gee I hate the channel 9 Sunday game... Sorry mate No dramas mate, somebody gets me every week. Personally I bla...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

Matt wrote:
The_Nickman wrote:Let's hope the doggies absolutely smoke the Broncos now...
Bronco's lead Dogs 14-6 at halftime... grrrrrrrrr come'on dogs bring back the bite!!!
Excellent, that's the first half spoiled. Gee I hate the channel 9 Sunday game...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

As fans we should aspire to more than hoping to scrape into the 8 once every few seasons. We were lucky to win today against the side that will finish at the bottom of the table. All the penalties and 50/50 calls went our way and yet the club will expect the fans to swallow their BS for at least an...
by The Nickman
August 12, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match
Replies: 541
Views: 10913

Re: 2012 Rd 23 V Panthers: Game Day and Post Match

LP Raider wrote:
The_Nickman wrote:Let's hope the doggies absolutely smoke the Broncos now...
doesn't look like it so far.
Shhhhhhh, I'm about to watch it...