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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » September 3, 2018, 2:47 pm

RedRaider wrote:Preparation for 2019 is going ok. We are well into MAD Monday and no damaging reports on player misbehaviour. Only 6 months til the trials. :woot:
Mad Monday? They've been on it since Saturday

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by gangrenous » September 3, 2018, 5:31 pm

-TW- wrote:
RedRaider wrote:Preparation for 2019 is going ok. We are well into MAD Monday and no damaging reports on player misbehaviour. Only 6 months til the trials. :woot:
Mad Monday? They've been on it since Round 5
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by RedRaider » September 8, 2018, 5:43 am

One week into the off season and no reports of Raider player atrocities in the media. The Dogs have it all to themselves. If there is anything to come from Jacks dilemma, it may have been a salutary lesson to the other players in the squad.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Souths v Storm match. I hope next year it will be a lime green jersey I'm watching rather Myrtle.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by daley6 » September 8, 2018, 1:29 pm

Brad abbey not going well so far today 1st kick let bounce 2nd knocks on and now jets score easy, but i love this horsbrough redhead bloke, also cant wait for kris and guler off the bench hopefully these 3 are in the top squad next year, comentatoe said that ravawala bloke has signed with saints next year too

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Question » September 9, 2018, 12:53 pm

I'm done mad Monday finished with a bottle of Dr Jurds jungle juice and a bout of bronchitis.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » September 9, 2018, 1:39 pm

Question wrote:
September 9, 2018, 12:53 pm
I'm done mad Monday finished with a bottle of Dr Jurds jungle juice and a bout of bronchitis.
Ouch..
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Lui_Bon » September 9, 2018, 7:20 pm

Question wrote:
September 9, 2018, 12:53 pm
I'm done mad Monday finished with a bottle of Dr Jurds jungle juice and a bout of bronchitis.
How was that Purple Goodness?
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by zilhouse » October 2, 2018, 12:16 am

My prediction is we will win at least half of the first four games. We will play one out footy with minimal errors. We will start to lose after 4 rounds, get injuries and by mid season we will have some conflict and be unlikely to make the semis. The media will turn on Stuart. Raiders wont get rid of him unless they have to. will miss the semis 2019

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by gangrenous » October 2, 2018, 8:00 am

zilhouse wrote:My prediction is we will win at least half of the first four games.
We did this year. We just lost all the second halves Image

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Timbo » October 3, 2018, 9:23 am

We have five current test players from the three top-tier countries.

That’s actually a pretty bloody good platform of quality players when you think about it. It’s just a shame only one of them is in a spine position.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Dusty » October 3, 2018, 9:40 am

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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker (c) 4 Leilua 5. Oldfield (Rapana) 6. Williams 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson (c) 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Sid » October 3, 2018, 9:41 am

Timbo wrote:
October 3, 2018, 9:23 am
We have five current test players from the three top-tier countries.

That’s actually a pretty bloody good platform of quality players when you think about it. It’s just a shame only one of them is in a spine position.
Also worth keeping in mind that 2nd choice Australian players are better than a lot of 1st picked players from the other top-tier nations.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by edwahu » October 3, 2018, 10:26 am

Yeah, only Papalii would make the Australian side at the moment. Hodgo makes Origin if eligible, maybe Rapana but they would probably overlook him. Roosters will have 5 - 7 Origin players next year, plus Cronk and 3 kiwi players, one of which would be playing Origin if eligible (JWH).

Even Dragons have 5 Origin players and both their Poms would make it, which is a bit over the top for how little they have achieved.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by BVRaider » November 24, 2018, 12:15 pm

1. Wighton
2. Croker
3. Cotric
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Whitehead
12. Tapine
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Guler
17. Lui

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Ilanraiders » November 24, 2018, 2:06 pm

BVRaider wrote:
November 24, 2018, 12:15 pm
1. Wighton
2. Croker
3. Cotric
4. Leilua
5. Oldfield
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Whitehead
12. Tapine
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Guler
17. Lui
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » November 24, 2018, 4:40 pm

Some interesting stats on post contact metres:

The Sydney Roosters led the charge for the team gaining the most post-contact metre made per carry, averaging 3.19. Canberra ranked second, averaging 3.16 post-contact metres per run, with Manly third on 3.09.

Although the Raiders had no problems busting through the opposition this season, they struggled to contain teams when defending which resulted in them conceding the most post contact metres per carry, averaging 3.11.

Josh Papalii ranked eighth for most post contact metres per game, the only Raider on the list.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/11/24/kle ... taumalolo/
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by RedRaider » November 27, 2018, 5:51 pm

What an indictment to soft defence GE. The eye test tells me it doesn't matter where the opposition gets the ball more often than not they are a threat to our line. Now the stats confirm how bad we are at conceding meters post contact.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 12, 2018, 9:04 pm

Who is the X-factor for your NRL team in 2019?

RAIDERS: AIDAN SEZER

Since he arrived in Canberra in 2016, Sezer has struggled to put it all together for a lengthy period. There have been good games and good patches, but he’s yet to fulfil his considerable potential.

As Sezer prepares for his eighth season in first grade it is reasonable to question if he ever will, but Canberra chose him over Blake Austin when the duo came off contract in 2018 and if the Raiders are to return to semi-final football there can be no more waiting.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 13, 2018, 6:26 am

NRL 2019: Nine playmakers under pressure ahead of 2019 season

AIDAN SEZER

With Blake Austin now at Warrington, Sezer and Sam Williams will likely form Canberra’s playmaking duo in 2019. But with Sezer the bigger name of the two, the Raiders will be looking to him to take charge of the team.

The Green Machine were criticised in 2018 for failing to close out games, so the pressure will be on their halves to ensure that trend doesn’t continue.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... nt=control
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by dubby » December 13, 2018, 6:40 am

RedRaider wrote:What an indictment to soft defence GE. The eye test tells me it doesn't matter where the opposition gets the ball more often than not they are a threat to our line. Now the stats confirm how bad we are at conceding meters post contact.
We've been bad at this for 10+ years

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 14, 2018, 8:16 pm

dubby wrote:
RedRaider wrote:What an indictment to soft defence GE. The eye test tells me it doesn't matter where the opposition gets the ball more often than not they are a threat to our line. Now the stats confirm how bad we are at conceding meters post contact.
We've been bad at this for 10+ years

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » December 28, 2018, 11:05 am

79 days till Titans..
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by nacho » December 28, 2018, 6:17 pm

I prepared for 2019 by buying a case of whisky for myself for Christmas.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Seiffert82 » December 29, 2018, 8:29 am

I predict Sezer will flourish under greater expectation, without Austin in the side.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by gangrenous » December 29, 2018, 11:29 am

I predict the opposite of S82’s prediction

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » December 29, 2018, 1:35 pm

I predict we'll get 2pts for our bye.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » December 29, 2018, 3:01 pm

Seiffert82 wrote:
December 29, 2018, 8:29 am
I predict Sezer will flourish under greater expectation, without Austin in the side.
It's hard to know what impact Austin's departure will have on Sezer and the rest of the squad but IMO Austin was our biggest liability in 2017 and 2018.

That should be worth some improvement provided we don't go backwards elsewhere.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by sprintman » December 29, 2018, 3:37 pm

I’m hoping JB’s winning mentality and aggression, rubs off on a few we already have...

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Ruben Daley » December 30, 2018, 10:38 am

Seiffert82 wrote:
December 29, 2018, 8:29 am
I predict Sezer will flourish under greater expectation, without Austin in the side.
Starting to read more articles putting pressure on Sezer and Ricky, which amazingly were mostly absent in the past.

I’ll back you in here, S82, and say the pressure will be a positive.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Seiffert82 » December 30, 2018, 12:53 pm

Ruben Daley wrote:
December 30, 2018, 10:38 am
Seiffert82 wrote:
December 29, 2018, 8:29 am
I predict Sezer will flourish under greater expectation, without Austin in the side.
Starting to read more articles putting pressure on Sezer and Ricky, which amazingly were mostly absent in the past.

I’ll back you in here, S82, and say the pressure will be a positive.
Could be more in hope than anything RD, but I think we might see a situation similar to when Carney was punted. Sezer seems to step up when he's given more responsibility.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » December 31, 2018, 9:36 pm

Predictions for Raiders in 2019

Predicted regular season finish: 12th.

Canberra vowed to learn from 2017 season but instead put in a carbon copy of it in 2018 with the Green Machine finishing 10th in both campaigns. It is hard to believe Stuart can turn things around, especially if he continues playing blokes out of position, so the Green Machine faithful should expect another tough season.

But one piece of good news is superstar young gun Nick Cotric will continue the incredible start to his career and break into the NSW Blues team.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/topic/ ... 50nvb.html
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » January 1, 2019, 5:43 am

75 days till Titans..

Empty the tank Shannon Boyd.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by zim » January 4, 2019, 10:12 pm

nacho wrote:
December 28, 2018, 6:17 pm
I prepared for 2019 by buying a case of whisky for myself for Christmas.
This is really hinging on your choice of whisky. Did we splurge on a single barrel with collectors chaser or did we buy a case of dice rolls after my own heart?

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by nacho » January 5, 2019, 1:05 pm

zim wrote:
January 4, 2019, 10:12 pm
nacho wrote:
December 28, 2018, 6:17 pm
I prepared for 2019 by buying a case of whisky for myself for Christmas.
This is really hinging on your choice of whisky. Did we splurge on a single barrel with collectors chaser or did we buy a case of dice rolls after my own heart?
A mixture of 3 x Yamazki, Hibiki, Balvenie, Glenfiddich :hi :opps

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by zim » January 8, 2019, 10:43 am

nacho wrote:
January 5, 2019, 1:05 pm
zim wrote:
January 4, 2019, 10:12 pm
nacho wrote:
December 28, 2018, 6:17 pm
I prepared for 2019 by buying a case of whisky for myself for Christmas.
This is really hinging on your choice of whisky. Did we splurge on a single barrel with collectors chaser or did we buy a case of dice rolls after my own heart?
A mixture of 3 x Yamazki, Hibiki, Balvenie, Glenfiddich :hi :opps
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