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Post by chris83 » July 31, 2018, 4:29 pm

I currently have no interest in this game, lets keep picking blokes who put in 50% like paulo who wont be here next year and not blood the players that will be......god help us.
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Post by reptar » July 31, 2018, 4:39 pm

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Post by raiderskater » July 31, 2018, 4:41 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:22 pm
I know Knight isn't the most popular player with Ricky but he really didn't deserve to get dropped. Junior has been much worse and is out the door.

The side really doesn't help with next year at all.
Agreed. I'd sooner have Knight and Murchie this week than Boyd and Paulo. Both have put in well when asked. I thought Knight's stint just after half time last week was excellent.

But nah, let's drop the hungry young blokes and pick the slow, lumbering, uninterested ones.

I have to say though, I am frikin overjoyed to see Sezer back (as long as he's really okay and ready to come back). Our in play kicks for the last two weeks have been awful and Sezer and Williams seem to click a bit better. Plus, it means we can shove Austin to the centres and have a marginally less concerning backline (note I did say marginally).
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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 31, 2018, 4:52 pm

chris83 wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:29 pm
I currently have no interest in this game, lets keep picking blokes who put in 50% like paulo who wont be here next year and not blood the players that will be......god help us.
Its ****ing disgraceful. I can understand Austin keeping a spot in the side but Paulo should be nowhere near the 17.

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Post by greeneyed » July 31, 2018, 5:09 pm

Aidan Sezer and Shannon Boyd make Canberra Raiders return

Key duo Aidan Sezer and Shannon Boyd are set to return from injury in a massive boost for a Canberra Raiders outfit looking to salvage its season. Liam Knight has been dropped to the reserves list but wants a place in the top 17 long term.

"Every week I’m going out there to put my best foot forward and show Ricky I can be here long-term and do my best," Liam Knight said. "Every week I’m trying to do better and be better, same as all of the other boys. The season is not over for us, we’ve still got some pride on the line and we want to do well every game.

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Post by greeneyed » July 31, 2018, 5:20 pm

Canberra Raiders hooker Siliva Havili backs Tonga Test showdown

Canberra Raiders hooker Siliva Havili has thrown his weight behind an international showdown between Tonga and Australia that would transcend rugby league "for our little nation".

"It’s big for us all in the Tongan team itself, but not only that, it’s big for our little nation," Havili said. "I think it’s big for the game of rugby league, we want to test ourselves against the world champions and we’re hopeful that we get that Test.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zuk3.html
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Post by Timbo » July 31, 2018, 5:32 pm

What the **** is the point of playing Paulo and Boyd who are already out the **** door and have put in 0% effort in their last ten starts.

Why would we want to give time to the blokes who’ll actually be here next year? **** me drunk.
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Post by raiderskater » July 31, 2018, 5:34 pm

Article is incorrect.

Return of Sezer is a boost.

Return of Boyd is a ball and chain.
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Post by Matt » July 31, 2018, 5:35 pm

Timbo wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:32 pm
What the **** is the point of playing Paulo and Boyd who are already out the **** door and have put in 0% effort in their last ten starts.

Why would we want to give time to the blokes who’ll actually be here next year? **** me drunk.
I agree

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Post by Matt » July 31, 2018, 5:37 pm

raiderskater wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:41 pm
edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:22 pm
I know Knight isn't the most popular player with Ricky but he really didn't deserve to get dropped. Junior has been much worse and is out the door.

The side really doesn't help with next year at all.
Agreed. I'd sooner have Knight and Murchie this week than Boyd and Paulo. Both have put in well when asked. I thought Knight's stint just after half time last week was excellent.

But nah, let's drop the hungry young blokes and pick the slow, lumbering, uninterested ones.

I have to say though, I am frikin overjoyed to see Sezer back (as long as he's really okay and ready to come back). Our in play kicks for the last two weeks have been awful and Sezer and Williams seem to click a bit better. Plus, it means we can shove Austin to the centres and have a marginally less concerning backline (note I did say marginally).
I think thats a little harsh on Sammy. His kicks were good

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Post by South raider » July 31, 2018, 5:43 pm

I can’t believe knight is not in the team let alone not been re signed h es young and we need front rowers with Boyd and Paulo leaving I d rather re signe him than lui there s more potential with knight surly but Ricky knows best .

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Post by zim » July 31, 2018, 5:49 pm

South raider wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:43 pm
I can’t believe knight is not in the team let alone not been re signed h es young and we need front rowers with Boyd and Paulo leaving I d rather re signe him than lui there s more potential with knight surly but Ricky knows best .
Knight already has a contract for next year.

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Post by raiderskater » July 31, 2018, 5:53 pm

Matt wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:37 pm
raiderskater wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:41 pm
edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:22 pm
I know Knight isn't the most popular player with Ricky but he really didn't deserve to get dropped. Junior has been much worse and is out the door.

The side really doesn't help with next year at all.
Agreed. I'd sooner have Knight and Murchie this week than Boyd and Paulo. Both have put in well when asked. I thought Knight's stint just after half time last week was excellent.

But nah, let's drop the hungry young blokes and pick the slow, lumbering, uninterested ones.

I have to say though, I am frikin overjoyed to see Sezer back (as long as he's really okay and ready to come back). Our in play kicks for the last two weeks have been awful and Sezer and Williams seem to click a bit better. Plus, it means we can shove Austin to the centres and have a marginally less concerning backline (note I did say marginally).
I think thats a little harsh on Sammy. His kicks were good
Fair play, I was mostly thinking about Austin when I wrote that. I imagine Williams will be happier next to Sezer anyway after Austin's little display last week.

I assume Sezer will also get goal-kicking duties back? Or keep Williams kicking one more week until we're sure Sezer is right.
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Post by MrMilk » July 31, 2018, 6:01 pm

Round 1 2018:
6. Austin
7. WIlliams
14. Sezer

Round 21 2018:
3. Austin
6. Sezer
7. Williams

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Post by Matt » July 31, 2018, 6:24 pm

raiderskater wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:53 pm
Matt wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:37 pm
raiderskater wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:41 pm
edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 4:22 pm
I know Knight isn't the most popular player with Ricky but he really didn't deserve to get dropped. Junior has been much worse and is out the door.

The side really doesn't help with next year at all.
Agreed. I'd sooner have Knight and Murchie this week than Boyd and Paulo. Both have put in well when asked. I thought Knight's stint just after half time last week was excellent.

But nah, let's drop the hungry young blokes and pick the slow, lumbering, uninterested ones.

I have to say though, I am frikin overjoyed to see Sezer back (as long as he's really okay and ready to come back). Our in play kicks for the last two weeks have been awful and Sezer and Williams seem to click a bit better. Plus, it means we can shove Austin to the centres and have a marginally less concerning backline (note I did say marginally).
I think thats a little harsh on Sammy. His kicks were good
Fair play, I was mostly thinking about Austin when I wrote that. I imagine Williams will be happier next to Sezer anyway after Austin's little display last week.

I assume Sezer will also get goal-kicking duties back? Or keep Williams kicking one more week until we're sure Sezer is right.
I think Sezer will be our goal kicker, assuming that he is fully fit

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Post by Matt » July 31, 2018, 6:25 pm

MrMilk wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:01 pm
Round 1 2018:
6. Austin
7. WIlliams
14. Sezer

Round 21 2018:
3. Austin
6. Sezer
7. Williams

It's been a wild ride
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Post by PigRickman » July 31, 2018, 6:32 pm

That’s the team selections from a coach who has no idea what he’s doing
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Post by edwahu » July 31, 2018, 6:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 31, 2018, 5:20 pm
Canberra Raiders hooker Siliva Havili backs Tonga Test showdown

Canberra Raiders hooker Siliva Havili has thrown his weight behind an international showdown between Tonga and Australia that would transcend rugby league "for our little nation".

"It’s big for us all in the Tongan team itself, but not only that, it’s big for our little nation," Havili said. "I think it’s big for the game of rugby league, we want to test ourselves against the world champions and we’re hopeful that we get that Test.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zuk3.html
Probably also because he gets a big bonus and contract upgrade.

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Post by Horace Dove-Edwin » July 31, 2018, 6:36 pm

The pack and bench are good.
But jeez we're experimenting in the backs.

Looks like we're going in the 'Cotric is fullback' direction.
Austin will be found out with defending in the centres.

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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm

So Stuart won’t blood any Mounties like a new centre so he puts Austin in the centres.
He needs to bleed some youth in some Mounties in stuff Boyd, Austin and Paulo our season is gone, Austin didn’t care against Storm. Sheeesh Stuart honestly


Raiders: 1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman

Reserves: 18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler

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Post by LastRaider » July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm

What a **** joke! Seriously I’m just at a loss what goes through Ricky’s brain at the moment. Why pick players who are leaving the club when we are not going to make the top 8. The team at a minimum should have Knight and Murchie picked in the 17, with Guler and Kris/Makatoa there too.

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Post by edwahu » July 31, 2018, 6:40 pm

InFernos_Raiders wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm
So Stuart won’t blood any Mounties like a new centre so he puts Austin in the centres.
He needs to bleed some youth in some Mounties in stuff Boyd, Austin and Paulo our season is gone, Austin didn’t care against Storm. Sheeesh Stuart honestly


Raiders: 1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman

Reserves: 18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler
He has no choice in the backs, there is no outside backs eligible playing for Mounties. The only option would've been to shuffle them around.

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Post by twistedbydesign » July 31, 2018, 7:34 pm

Good to see Ricky going all out for the 10th place trophy :roll:

Will be interested to see how Cotric goes over the next couple of weeks with Sezer back in the side. Would love him to end the year well and make that spot his own.

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Post by gergreg » July 31, 2018, 8:38 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:40 pm
InFernos_Raiders wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm
So Stuart won’t blood any Mounties like a new centre so he puts Austin in the centres.
He needs to bleed some youth in some Mounties in stuff Boyd, Austin and Paulo our season is gone, Austin didn’t care against Storm. Sheeesh Stuart honestly


Raiders: 1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman

Reserves: 18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler
He has no choice in the backs, there is no outside backs eligible playing for Mounties. The only option would've been to shuffle them around.
I'd rather see Whitehead in the centres than Austin wearing the green jersey ever again.
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Post by Johno » July 31, 2018, 10:16 pm

Ricky..... Paulo, Boyd and Austin are leaving us...gone.

They shouldnt be on the first team list, we aren't in their plans, so why are they in ours?

Some of these young players might leave a lasting impression for next year, instead of waiting till next year to try and find out.
Also a taste of first grade could leave then very hungry for more...next year.

Paulo, Boyd and Austin wont be here.. let them go

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Post by Timbo » July 31, 2018, 11:02 pm

I understand Austin. We’re literally out of backs.

But the two props? **** off.
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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 31, 2018, 11:22 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:40 pm
InFernos_Raiders wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm
So Stuart won’t blood any Mounties like a new centre so he puts Austin in the centres.
He needs to bleed some youth in some Mounties in stuff Boyd, Austin and Paulo our season is gone, Austin didn’t care against Storm. Sheeesh Stuart honestly


Raiders: 1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman

Reserves: 18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler
He has no choice in the backs, there is no outside backs eligible playing for Mounties. The only option would've been to shuffle them around.
So why the hell are we in this position ? We don't have a huge number of injuries so why is that ? Others clubs are able so it must come down to team management. I know Manly are screwed this year because of their many injuries but Raiders are noway in that position. Stuart had chances to bleed some backs in but he stacked our team with forwards.

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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 31, 2018, 11:22 pm

edwahu wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:40 pm
InFernos_Raiders wrote:
July 31, 2018, 6:37 pm
So Stuart won’t blood any Mounties like a new centre so he puts Austin in the centres.
He needs to bleed some youth in some Mounties in stuff Boyd, Austin and Paulo our season is gone, Austin didn’t care against Storm. Sheeesh Stuart honestly


Raiders: 1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

Interchange: 14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman

Reserves: 18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler
He has no choice in the backs, there is no outside backs eligible playing for Mounties. The only option would've been to shuffle them around.
So why the hell are we in this position ? We don't have a huge number of injuries so why is that ? Others clubs are able so it must come down to team management. I know Manly are screwed this year because of their many injuries but Raiders are noway in that position. Stuart had chances to bleed some backs in but he stacked our team with forwards.

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Post by bonehead » August 1, 2018, 6:13 am

we only had Abbey, Oldfield and Ravalawa as backs depth. Ravalawa has been rumoured to have signed with st merge and is playing Canberra cup not Mounties.
We have no more eligible backs.

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Post by RedRaider » August 1, 2018, 6:45 am

I am an advocate for picking the most in form players (as opposed to picked on 'reputation') so I can't fathom the selection of Paulo over Knight. I know we have seen a number head shaker selections this year but why Sticky why? Pick a young hungry bloke who is in better form. Why are we helping out with Paulo's Parra Pre-season?

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Post by gangrenous » August 1, 2018, 6:49 am

It’s clearly a tactic to avoid having players with second year syndrome next year!

I guess Ricky is treating these like trials too now. So he prefers players in his plans to have none. Wouldn’t want them getting hurt now would we?
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Post by gangrenous » August 1, 2018, 6:51 am

Matt wrote:I think Sezer will be our goal kicker, assuming that he is fully fit
I think it would be very silly to rush a guy back into goal kicking who injured himself goal kicking when it’s all for nothing. Particularly when your backup has kicked adequately...

So yes, given the decision making and strategy of the Raiders - Sezer kicks I assume Image

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » August 1, 2018, 7:36 am

I like how Sezer is now being viewed as an immortal after a few weeks on the sideline :lol:

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Post by afgtnk » August 1, 2018, 7:55 am

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
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I like how Sezer is now being viewed as an immortal after a few weeks on the sideline :lol:
It's pretty much only raiderskater.

He vigorously claps whenever Sezer simply touches the ball.

Or moves a finger.

Or breathes.

It's lamer than Kim Jong-un's cheer squad.

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Post by Matt » August 1, 2018, 8:54 am

afgtnk wrote:
August 1, 2018, 7:55 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
August 1, 2018, 7:36 am
I like how Sezer is now being viewed as an immortal after a few weeks on the sideline :lol:
It's pretty much only raiderskater.

He vigorously claps whenever Sezer simply touches the ball.

Or moves a finger.

Or breathes.

It's lamer than Kim Jong-un's cheer squad.
You realise raiderskater is a girl right?!?!

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