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Canberra Raiders re-sign Aidan Sezer for two more years

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Post by The Rickman » April 30, 2018, 9:15 pm

I don’t care if we lose Paulo, Boyd, Papalii or Austin if THIS happens

But if we can keep Boyd and Paps, it’s a bonus
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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by greeneyed » April 30, 2018, 9:21 pm

Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
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Post by raiderskater » April 30, 2018, 9:26 pm

YESSSSSS BEST NEWS. Especially if he can keep this run of form up. Let him control it!
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Post by CJ42 » April 30, 2018, 9:27 pm

Sezer and papalii are the big priorities for me. Especially if papalii is playing big minutes at lock.


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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Ruben Daley » April 30, 2018, 9:29 pm

I like this. He’s shown some real form lately (excluding the Souths game) and has given 100% every game despite being bashed every single game. He saved a try and scored a try off a tough run on the weekend. It just looks to me like he wants it.

Papa is crucial. We can work something out even if both the props go but Papa is a class above.

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Post by The Rickman » April 30, 2018, 9:30 pm

greeneyed wrote:Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
I don’t think so, props are props. Bellamy has proven time and time again you don’t need high paid props to win games, provided everyone in the squad is switched on and knows their role to a tee

Which is the difference between a great coach and one who lets them all basically do what they want out there
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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Roy Rover » April 30, 2018, 9:50 pm

The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
greeneyed wrote:Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
I don’t think so, props are props. Bellamy has proven time and time again you don’t need high paid props to win games, provided everyone in the squad is switched on and knows their role to a tee

Which is the difference between a great coach and one who lets them all basically do what they want out there
I know what you're saying but I'm sure Jesse Bromwich isn't too cheap.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by LastRaider » April 30, 2018, 9:57 pm

Roy Rover wrote:
The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
greeneyed wrote:Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
I don’t think so, props are props. Bellamy has proven time and time again you don’t need high paid props to win games, provided everyone in the squad is switched on and knows their role to a tee

Which is the difference between a great coach and one who lets them all basically do what they want out there
I know what you're saying but I'm sure Jesse Bromwich isn't too cheap.
But we haven’t got the coach to be able to do this.


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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Schifty » April 30, 2018, 10:17 pm

I'm happy for him to stay, but it comes down to price.

I don't want to spend too much on the 2019 interchange hooker.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by dubby » May 1, 2018, 10:03 am

The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:15 pm
I don’t care if we lose Paulo, Boyd, Papalii or Austin if THIS happens

But if we can keep Boyd and Paps, it’s a bonus
Looks like we'll lose Boyd and Paulo mate.

Happy to keep Sezer though.
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Post by reptar » May 1, 2018, 10:04 am

Great news! On Sezer close to re-signing, that is.
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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by dubby » May 1, 2018, 10:12 am

Roy Rover wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:50 pm
The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
greeneyed wrote:Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
I don’t think so, props are props. Bellamy has proven time and time again you don’t need high paid props to win games, provided everyone in the squad is switched on and knows their role to a tee

Which is the difference between a great coach and one who lets them all basically do what they want out there
I know what you're saying but I'm sure Jesse Bromwich isn't too cheap.
Kasiano and Asafa Solomona would be on decent coin too
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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by LastRaider » May 1, 2018, 10:29 am

dubby wrote:
The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:15 pm
I don’t care if we lose Paulo, Boyd, Papalii or Austin if THIS happens

But if we can keep Boyd and Paps, it’s a bonus
Looks like we'll lose Boyd and Paulo mate.

Happy to keep Sezer though.
I just hope Austin is with those leaving as well


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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Hazza » May 1, 2018, 11:05 am

The Nickman wrote:
April 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
greeneyed wrote:Not sure why you think this Nickman. We can't lose all four of those players. We need to keep one of Boyd and Paulo, and Papalii.
I don’t think so, props are props. Bellamy has proven time and time again you don’t need high paid props to win games, provided everyone in the squad is switched on and knows their role to a tee

Which is the difference between a great coach and one who lets them all basically do what they want out there
Melbourne's prop rotation is Bromwich, Asofa-Solomona,.Glasby and Kasiano. Hopeless

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Hazza » May 1, 2018, 11:09 am

Happy to see Sezer re-signed for the right price. Hope we're not paying overs though. And no way I'm happy to see 4 forwards go to keep him haha that comment will officially do me.

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Post by BJ » May 1, 2018, 11:22 am

I presume Sezer will be paid slightly below the average halfback wage (which will be well above the average player wage) and I’m OK with that.

I sincerely doubt he will be paid the same as the highest paid group of halves.

He’s just started to find his feet and develop some good combinations with players in both attack and defence. It’s time for him to make hay at the Raiders.

It would be a dumb choice for his game development and improvement if he had to start again somewhere else.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by benda » May 1, 2018, 11:47 am

I love what I am seeing from Sezer. He is taking ownership of the team, something he hasn't done in the past (at least it wasn't visible before).

Would be good to keep him in the team.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by Captain Punish » May 1, 2018, 12:47 pm

Sezer is finding that Titans Sezer form that saw him lead the team. He needs ownership and now he has it, he is stepping up. This is why I feel Scott Drinkwater is his best halves partner. He is young, he is good, but Sezer can own the centre and Drinkwater plays off him or steps in when needed. We will see more of this from him in this situation. If you bring another established or semi established half that wants the number 1 spot, they will just end up cancelling each other out like Sezer/Austin, Sezer/Williams did.

Hand him the reigns. Hand him a fantastic junior with legit talent and we prosper.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by TongueFTW » May 1, 2018, 12:47 pm

I think it is a good re-signing, at the right price. Solid in defence, and has shown signs that he can regain some of the form he had with the Titans (particularly his kicking game).

It is strange because on paper, Austin/Sezer should be a great halves combination but for whatever reason, it still has not worked. Part of it has been Austin taking the reigns when it is not his strength and Sezer allowing him to. I still remember Sezer and Kelly (of all people!) having a decent combination at the Titans, with Kelly focusing on his running game and Sezer game managing. In saying all of that - Austin needs to sort his defence first anyway.

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Post by Makaveli » May 1, 2018, 1:24 pm


I like this news. Hopefully we get it done.

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Post by AUSTEZER » May 1, 2018, 1:25 pm

Oh yeah let's get it done

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Post by Kryptonite » May 1, 2018, 7:22 pm

So when Hodjo is back will Sezer go back into his shell?

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Post by -PJ- » May 1, 2018, 7:35 pm

Kryptonite wrote:
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So when Hodjo is back will Sezer go back into his shell?
Gawd let's hope not.

Hodgo was trying to do too much last year cuz Sezer and Brake were smelling terrible.

Let Sezer run the show and Hodgo will resume looking fantastic.
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Post by raiderskater » May 1, 2018, 10:10 pm

This is really all very simple.

Blake, you can run, step, dummy, take penalty kicks and dropouts. Have some fun. And then when it's time to kick, give the ball to Aidan. Aidan calls the shots. Josh, same to you. You can give your standard service out of dummy half, have a few scoots and runs, but let Aidan call the shots.

Then we could keep all three and it would be fine.
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Post by RedRaider » May 2, 2018, 7:00 am

raiderskater, no mention of defence on Blake's 'To Do' list. He is already fulfilling that.

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Re: Sezer close to re-signing

Post by greeneyed » May 2, 2018, 9:10 am

Sezer and Bateman are Canberra Raiders re-signing priorities

Of the 13 players off-contract with Canberra this season, half Aidan Sezer and lock Luke Bateman are the club’s priority retentions. Sezer is in advanced talks to sign off on a new two-year-deal. Sia Soliola turns 32 in August but the Raiders are hopeful of extending his stay at least another season.

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Post by edwahu » May 2, 2018, 9:23 am

Bateman is our priority retention? :doubt: Hopefully we see some Papalii news in these articles soon.

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Post by The Rickman » May 2, 2018, 9:30 am

raiderskater wrote:
May 1, 2018, 10:10 pm
This is really all very simple.

Blake, you can run, step, dummy, take penalty kicks and dropouts. Have some fun. And then when it's time to kick, give the ball to Aidan. Aidan calls the shots. Josh, same to you. You can give your standard service out of dummy half, have a few scoots and runs, but let Aidan call the shots.

Then we could keep all three and it would be fine.
That's some pretty good advice, but I would add that he still needs to pass more and dummy less. The blokes outside him fair dinkum catch a cold most nights.

And dummying less will make it even more effective too.
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Post by -GD- » May 2, 2018, 9:33 am

Sezer and Bateman are Canberra Raiders re-signing priorities
Deary me.....

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-GD- wrote:
May 2, 2018, 9:33 am
Sezer and Bateman are Canberra Raiders re-signing priorities
Deary me.....
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Post by T_R » May 2, 2018, 10:35 am

As in 'they are the only one's likely to re-sign'
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Post by dubby » May 2, 2018, 11:05 am

Ok.

Looks like Boyd and Papa are gone.

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Post by bonehead » May 2, 2018, 11:13 am

The Nickman wrote:
raiderskater wrote:
May 1, 2018, 10:10 pm
This is really all very simple.

Blake, you can run, step, dummy, take penalty kicks and dropouts. Have some fun. And then when it's time to kick, give the ball to Aidan. Aidan calls the shots. Josh, same to you. You can give your standard service out of dummy half, have a few scoots and runs, but let Aidan call the shots.

Then we could keep all three and it would be fine.
That's some pretty good advice, but I would add that he still needs to pass more and dummy less. The blokes outside him fair dinkum catch a cold most nights.

And dummying less will make it even more effective too.
I've said before, Austin and Leilua need each other. Austin's show and go is so much more effective with BJ as the dummy receiver because he's such a dangerous early ball guy, BJ is more dangerous himself if the opposition know they can't early slide to him due to Austin's show and go.

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Post by hrundi89 » May 2, 2018, 11:21 am

-GD- wrote:
May 2, 2018, 9:33 am
Sezer and Bateman are Canberra Raiders re-signing priorities
Deary me.....
He's a priority at his price point.
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