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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by The Rickman » June 28, 2019, 3:58 pm

Cranky Old Man wrote:
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And therein Rickman identifies how he reduced his contributions from interesting discussion to being nothing more than a punish this year
Pfffft… when have I ever partook in interesting discussion?? The fact you describe it as "reducing my contribution" is laughable in itself.
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Sid » June 28, 2019, 4:18 pm

get off your alt account already The Rickman
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by The Rickman » June 28, 2019, 4:32 pm

Sid wrote:
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get off your alt account already The Rickman
Fine... I'll log back into my Billy Walker account and start slagging off our captain again.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Seiffert82 » June 29, 2019, 1:01 pm

Souths are looking pretty ordinary at the moment.

This comp is wide open. Pressure is on for a decent performance tonight to take 2nd spot on the table.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by -PJ- » June 29, 2019, 2:35 pm

I'd love to hit Rabbits in the semis, they're a bit hit and miss aren't they ?
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Cranky Old Man » June 29, 2019, 4:04 pm

-PJ- wrote:
June 29, 2019, 2:35 pm
I'd love to hit Rabbits in the semis, they're a bit hit and miss aren't they ?
Yep. Going on current form if we came up against Souths, and perhaps Easts in the finals, I would be quietly confident of winning whereas against Storm I would only be hopeful of getting them on a bad day.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by -PJ- » June 29, 2019, 4:40 pm

Cranky Old Man wrote:
June 29, 2019, 4:04 pm
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June 29, 2019, 2:35 pm
I'd love to hit Rabbits in the semis, they're a bit hit and miss aren't they ?
Yep. Going on current form if we came up against Souths, and perhaps Easts in the finals, I would be quietly confident of winning whereas against Storm I would only be hopeful of getting them on a bad day.
Exactly Cranky, Rabbits and Chooks before Storm and Sharks..
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by rayden83 » June 29, 2019, 9:20 pm

Anyone still think we’re premiership contenders after that effort ?

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Makaveli » June 29, 2019, 9:22 pm

Can't been beat **** Parramatta

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Lucky » June 29, 2019, 9:23 pm

One word.... NOPE

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by MS_1302 » June 29, 2019, 9:27 pm

The Canberra raiders are alright but WE are nothing - again we are not there yet


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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Aero » June 29, 2019, 9:29 pm

Yup, tonight's game answers this question without a doubt

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Neeeegz » June 29, 2019, 9:30 pm

Not even close, south's have lost 4 in a row and are still above us.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Azza » June 29, 2019, 9:37 pm

Not at this stage clearly - off nights are one thing, but there is too much rubbish in our game. The first 30 mins of the Eels match shows what we can get to, but we aren't consistent

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by PigRickman » June 29, 2019, 9:37 pm

Na we suck. Sack everyone. Cant believe we're

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by LastRaider » June 29, 2019, 9:39 pm

The club has 2 days to get Williams from the UK if we want to be a premiership contender.


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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Brewdle » June 29, 2019, 9:40 pm

LastRaider wrote:The club has 2 days to get Williams from the UK if we want to be a premiership contender.


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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Azza » June 29, 2019, 9:41 pm

Just because we are 4th doesn't mean we are premiership contenders. But things can change, if we can get the rubbish out of our game

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by thedevilingreen » June 29, 2019, 9:45 pm

PigRickman wrote:Na we suck. Sack everyone. Cant believe we're

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4th.
I propose we start a Sack Jack thread more for the fun we can have rhyming then anything else

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by PigRickman » June 29, 2019, 9:50 pm

Azza wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:41 pm
Just because we are 4th doesn't mean we are premiership contenders. But things can change, if we can get the rubbish out of our game
No. It doesnt, but i DOES mean we should **** panic. This team is good, and better than most. We're playing a game in the middle of canberra winter... which for those who dont know, it quite ****... up in humidity we aint really about
That loss was very infuriating and yes, we arent on the same level consistently as the VERY top teams...but we'll push Parra's **** in come finals time if we have too
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Azza » June 29, 2019, 9:51 pm

What do the *** mean captain dingleberry

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Question » June 29, 2019, 9:55 pm

Can you honestly here rabbits calling sezer as the cc medal winner in the gf. **** hilarious.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by PigRickman » June 29, 2019, 10:01 pm

Azza wrote:
June 29, 2019, 9:51 pm
What do the *** mean captain dingleberry
Start's with EDIT
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers and Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

Matt wrote:
July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Matt wrote:
June 25, 2019, 9:29 pm
Reed Mahoney 9. Josh Hodgson ©
Coaching Power Rankings: Ricky Stuart - Top 2, and he ain't 2.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Azza » June 29, 2019, 10:05 pm

swearing is asinine

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by PigRickman » June 29, 2019, 10:18 pm

The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers and Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

Matt wrote:
July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Matt wrote:
June 25, 2019, 9:29 pm
Reed Mahoney 9. Josh Hodgson ©
Coaching Power Rankings: Ricky Stuart - Top 2, and he ain't 2.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Azza » June 29, 2019, 10:19 pm

Now now captain, did you spell that correctly?

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by PigRickman » June 29, 2019, 10:24 pm

Azza wrote:
June 29, 2019, 10:19 pm
Now now captain, did you spell that correctly?
Almost certainly not.
Outlook has spell check so **** simpleton's like me can earn a respectable wage!
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers and Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

Matt wrote:
July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Matt wrote:
June 25, 2019, 9:29 pm
Reed Mahoney 9. Josh Hodgson ©
Coaching Power Rankings: Ricky Stuart - Top 2, and he ain't 2.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Billy Walker » June 29, 2019, 11:13 pm

The Rickman wrote:
June 28, 2019, 4:32 pm
Sid wrote:
June 28, 2019, 4:18 pm
get off your alt account already The Rickman
Fine... I'll log back into my Billy Walker account and start slagging off our captain again.

That always makes me feel like a big man.
Done - I bagged him out on the other thread, now I’ll log back in as Rickman and defend Crokes 😉

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Seiffert82 » June 30, 2019, 3:57 pm

This team has all the talent to be premiership contenders, just like the last two seasons to be brutally honest. At this stage we are just too dumb to make the most of it though.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Raiders_Pat » July 1, 2019, 8:45 am

We're a half away from being genuine premiership contenders imo. The talent is all there but we need somebody with a cool head in the dying minutes when we're 1 or 2 up or down to hold things together... we still tend to go in to a panic at times and I suspect it's because we're missing that calming influence. I think it's fair that most NRL pundits don't rate us as a serious premiership threat this year. Anything could happen as far as injuries/suspensions etc. go but I can't see us taking it out unless all the luck is on our side. It is our best shot in a long while though and it would be good to see us make a push in to the grand final.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by The Rickman » July 1, 2019, 10:24 am

Now if science says so, it MUST be **** true!

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by hobbsy » July 1, 2019, 1:36 pm

I mean, if we are ruling ourselves out as premiership contenders after that weekend then it's just a two horse race between last year's finalists given other results over the weekend.

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by Northern Raider » July 1, 2019, 1:45 pm

hobbsy wrote:
July 1, 2019, 1:36 pm
I mean, if we are ruling ourselves out as premiership contenders after that weekend then it's just a two horse race between last year's finalists given other results over the weekend.
....it probably is anyway. :)

In reality its too early to tell. Form at this time of year is important for ladder position but has little relevance when we get to the finals. How teams are performing through August gives much better insight into who the contenders are.
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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by hobbsy » July 1, 2019, 1:50 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 1, 2019, 1:45 pm
hobbsy wrote:
July 1, 2019, 1:36 pm
I mean, if we are ruling ourselves out as premiership contenders after that weekend then it's just a two horse race between last year's finalists given other results over the weekend.
....it probably is anyway. :)

In reality its too early to tell. Form at this time of year is important for ladder position but has little relevance when we get to the finals. How teams are performing through August gives much better insight into who the contenders are.
Agreed, in fact this is probably the worst time of the year to assess who is a contender based on form!

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Re: Are we premiership contenders?

Post by The Rickman » July 1, 2019, 1:55 pm

September seems the best month to assess who's going to win it, if you ask me.

First weekend of October has some bearing too.
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