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Elliott Whitehead

Post by papabear » April 28, 2019, 8:23 pm

Had a bit of a Lui start but he’s grown on me.

Really grown on me, I don’t know about the stats but his defence and his strips are big time. Literally an absolute gun. Honestly I like him pretty much more then any other backrower maybe even more then kikau.

Lately I would have him right up there in terms of performance and best players on our side.

Keep up the work whitehead!!! You have a fan in me.

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by -PJ- » April 28, 2019, 8:26 pm

One of the very best in the world..

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by gilby_gillard » April 28, 2019, 8:42 pm

Pretty sure there aren’t many Raiders supporters that don’t rate him extremely highly. An absolute stud, and has been since he got here. As is his best mate J Bateman

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by -PJ- » April 28, 2019, 8:44 pm

Who are the the incumbent AUS backrow ?

Cordner? and ??

Who ever they are..Whitehead is the man !!!
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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by Wiki Special » April 28, 2019, 8:47 pm

To have Whitehead and J. Bateman as our 2nd rowers is a gift.

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by -TW- » April 28, 2019, 8:49 pm

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

You don't get to have two goes at it. you canned him less than 80mins into his career..

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by Pete Cash » April 28, 2019, 8:49 pm

He is a cheat, a scoundrel and a cad

But I love him

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by papabear » April 28, 2019, 9:09 pm

I like our back rowers way better then anyone else’s in the comp

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Re: Elliot Whitehead

Post by PigRickman » April 28, 2019, 9:26 pm

Love him, i think he's one the best in the game. I think we need to be running a lot of our red zone attack through him because although i think Bateman is probably a more talented player, in the red zone he's a little Raps/Beej in that he's a ltitle helta skelta and adlib and a lot time when you need something, he'll create it... But as a base package of plays, Whitehead is just a really good edge hole runner who is excellent and we should go to him a lot.
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Re: Elliot Whitehead

Post by TongueFTW » April 28, 2019, 9:35 pm

Consistently makes big plays in attack and defence. Underrated hole runner and great with ball in hand.

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by greeneyed » April 28, 2019, 9:35 pm

-TW- wrote:
April 28, 2019, 8:49 pm
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

You don't get to have two goes at it. you canned him less than 80mins into his career..

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Re: Elliot Whitehead

Post by MrPosh » April 29, 2019, 6:33 am

I can't believe he's not the goto for high attacking kicks near the line.

He used to score stacks of tries for Bradford and Catalan collecting the balls up high.

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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by papabear » April 29, 2019, 9:04 am

-TW- wrote:
April 28, 2019, 8:49 pm
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

You don't get to have two goes at it. you canned him less than 80mins into his career..

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all the more reason for me to give him a wrap.

He has been excellent for the last month and for most of his career here.

I like to think I am very positive on positive performances and his perfomances certainly deserve a big kudos. He is one of the rare players that if he has an off day I dont think to much of it because I think so highly of him these days.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by luke » April 29, 2019, 9:46 am

why don't you get two goes at it?

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Rickmando » April 29, 2019, 10:27 am

In modern sport, Whitehead is a great poster child for professionalism. It would be an insulting to call him a grinder (he’s more skilful than that), but his high work ethic is there to see every time he steps on the field. It looks like he’s a man who takes his job very seriously and takes pride in his performance. Especially in this modern age where you have entitled young athletes caring more about their Instagram follower numbers than their performance.

I was critical of a couple of his early performances but I’m now glad we’ve got him at the club.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by The Rickman » April 29, 2019, 2:36 pm

I've been saying for years that I wouldn't swap Whitehead for any other backrower in the competition, and I firmly stand by that.

I don't think he's lost too many skins of "Pigman is a ****" in his time either, although probably still loses Matt's Matchups to guys like Adam Blair and Kevin Proctor.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by yurithe1 » May 5, 2019, 1:48 pm

At the start of this season, Whitehead and Cotric were being mentioned as being down on confidence and not playing to their standard.

I'm going to put it down to him being tired from having to translate Bateman for the media at the start of the season.

Cotric is pretty much back to his best as well.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by sprintman » May 5, 2019, 2:05 pm

Sutton improving too

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Old School Green » May 5, 2019, 2:54 pm

His performance yesterday was for the ages. When Batty went off he shifted sides to mark Kikau. He put two massive hits on Yeo and Kikau and both are busted custard. Plus, that setup for wighton's try was quality.
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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by -PJ- » September 16, 2019, 2:49 pm

-PJ- wrote:
April 28, 2019, 8:26 pm
One of the very best in the world..

Fact.
I found this 5 pages back so...bump

How good is EW ?

He does a mountain of work that goes unnoticed and gets through heaps of work.

His support play on that left edge with Wighton and Croker is just brilliant.

Right up there among the best back rowers in game and has recently extended his stay..

Love ya work EW..and nice scooter btw.
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Re: Elliot whitehead

Post by The Rickman » September 16, 2019, 2:49 pm

-PJ- wrote:
September 16, 2019, 2:49 pm
-PJ- wrote:
April 28, 2019, 8:26 pm
One of the very best in the world..

Fact.
I found this 5 pages back so...bump

How good is EW ?

He does a mountain of work that goes unnoticed and gets through heaps of work.

His support play on that left edge with Wighton and Croker is just brilliant.

Right up there among the best back rowers in game and has recently extended his stay..

Love ya work EW..and nice scooter btw.
Second this post, absolutely brilliant player. One of my favourites.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by pickles » September 16, 2019, 3:03 pm

At the end of the game when the ball took a crazy bounce it was Whitehead there to clean up the scraps. There were players closer to the ball but he reacted first and wanted it most. He's done some amazing things this season, maybe not as flashy as previous years but just as valuable.

The pass he held up perfectly to put Croker over for a try was a great example of what he brings to the team in attack and he has to be one of the best defensive second rowers in the game.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by dubby » September 16, 2019, 3:12 pm

He's vastly underrated by the wider community, but i don't think any raiders fan would swap him for anyone.

He's definitely one of my favorite ever raiders.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Old School Green » September 16, 2019, 4:31 pm

Love him.
Tough as nails; remember that Penrith game at Mudgee where his animal defence was breaking Penrith hearts and bodies everywhere.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Wiki Special » September 16, 2019, 4:45 pm

Many NRL fans would probably say Boyd Cordner is the best second rower in the game. I think our two Pom second rowers are both better than him.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by The Rickman » September 16, 2019, 4:52 pm

Wiki Special wrote:
September 16, 2019, 4:45 pm
Many NRL fans would probably say Boyd Cordner is the best second rower in the game. I think our two Pom second rowers are both better than him.
I wouldn't trade either of them for a single other forward in the comp.

You can throw Josh Papalii in there too.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by bonehead » September 16, 2019, 4:56 pm

it's always EW every time there's a loose ball or a covering tackle or a tough line to be run you know he's your guy. Great hands, good speed, workhorse.
My footy loving mates are starting to notice just how good he is.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by -PJ- » September 16, 2019, 5:01 pm

Hello boner, how was your day ?

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by bonehead » September 16, 2019, 7:20 pm

yeah sure is mate, good day - motorbike passed rego, rain coming!
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Roger Kenworthy » September 16, 2019, 7:27 pm

Bumped into him in Auckland once. Wished him luck for the game and told him I'm a huge Raiders fan. He seemed genuinely stoked haha.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Matt » September 16, 2019, 8:45 pm

The Rickman wrote:
April 29, 2019, 2:36 pm
I've been saying for years that I wouldn't swap Whitehead for any other backrower in the competition, and I firmly stand by that.

I don't think he's lost too many skins of "Pigman is a ****" in his time either, although probably still loses Matt's Matchups to guys like Adam Blair and Kevin Proctor.
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Only when he has been injured, suspended or been playing centre.

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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Lui_Bon » September 16, 2019, 9:07 pm

He was great even in his very first game in that diabolical heat against Penrith at Bruce. The only bloke on another team that comes close might actually be Josh Jackson.
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by Cranky Old Man » September 16, 2019, 10:26 pm

I like him for his Roaming Elliott segments.

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Post by The Rickman » September 16, 2019, 10:28 pm

Cranky Old Man wrote:I like him for his Roaming Elliott segments.
I just like him... and you, Cranky
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Re: Elliott Whitehead

Post by bonehead » September 17, 2019, 5:38 am

Lui_Bon wrote:He was great even in his very first game in that diabolical heat against Penrith at Bruce. The only bloke on another team that comes close might actually be Josh Jackson.
except his hits are hard, he busts tackles, passes and is a genuinely excellent footballer, josh Jackson tackles wouldn't bruise a grape and I doubt he's got more than 2 tackle busts his entire career
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