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Re: Status check

Post by FROG » July 18, 2019, 6:18 pm

If we made the gf... gee whiz, im getting goose bumps just thinking about it.. ill be at the game no matter what. While Id love to watch the game with my kids, at 4 and 7 they are too young to understand the game, let alone the emotional toll it would have on me.. probably prefer
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Re: Status check

Post by gergreg » July 18, 2019, 6:22 pm

-TW- wrote:Or the fact Justin Bieber tickets went on sale at the smart time..

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Re: Status check

Post by -TW- » July 18, 2019, 6:34 pm

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-TW- wrote:Or the fact Justin Bieber tickets went on sale at the smart time..

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Re: Status check

Post by Lui_Bon » July 19, 2019, 12:22 am

The Rickman wrote:
July 17, 2019, 5:46 pm
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July 17, 2019, 5:41 pm
All good points gg, but IMO we were just a talented squad that horribly under performed for two seasons.

Wighton to the halves has been good, but he was arguably the form fullback of the comp before he was suspended. Integer had doubts over his ability. Papa, Hodgo, Rapa, Leilua and Whitehead were all top shelf, while Bateman was clearly one of the best in the ESL. Losing Boyd, Austin and Paulo was a bonus based on form.

CNK has been the huge surprise packet for me. Granted, that has been a big addition in a key position.

I'm just glad we're approaching somewhere near our potential this season. The focus on defence has been a long time coming.
Once again you just echo my thoughts about absolutely everything, Seiff. The team itself wasn't bad, they just played bad, their attitude and commitment after coming 2nd in 2016 absolutely STUNK! It was a Top 4 squad that just phoned it in and didn't even make the finals two years in a row, it was really horrible stuff.
Yeah, now see that maybe it wasn't just playing bad, it was actually being bad, and removing those bad players - so they could go off and be men of steel (or Gold Coast farmers...) - was actually what set things up. As some people, like maybe RedRaider, had suggested all along?
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Re: Status check

Post by RedRaider » July 21, 2019, 2:17 am

Thanks for the support Lui_Bon, but I don't think I was on my own with the assessment. We all look for different things in the game and post 2016 Paulo, Boyd and Austin were resting on their Laurels and that's a lot of weight for poor Laurel to bear.

CNK has been a real point of difference this year. Unknown to me, and I suspect most others on here, before the start of this season, he is so safe at the back and getting better in attack as the season progresses. The difference between him in 2019 and Brad Abbey in 2018 is more than chalk and cheese for me, it is about being finals bound or also ran.

One more piece of the finals puzzle may have clicked into place last night against the Tigers. I have been critical of Aiden Sezer and his 'go through the motions' half back play as evidenced by numerous grubber kicks which found defenders legs more often than not. But last night, he played what was in front of him. If you look at the replays of the two tries he set up, he has his head up looking at what the defenders are doing. For the CNK try I have no doubt that was a planned move, but the kick has to go between and behind the defenders. He looked up, picked his spot and executed well because he had a look first. For the cut out pass try to Raps he did the same. He has looked up and saw the defenders were jamming in and Rapa had space on the outside. Because he had a look he threw the cut out pass and Rapa did what Rapa does. I hope we see more of it in the weeks ahead and particularly in Round 21 when the current Top 4 all play each other on the Sunday afternoon. That round will be a real assessment of where the top performing teams of Season 2019 are currently at.

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Re: Status check

Post by The Rickman » July 21, 2019, 11:17 am

RedRaider wrote:Thanks for the support Lui_Bon, but I don't think I was on my own with the assessment. We all look for different things in the game and post 2016 Paulo, Boyd and Austin were resting on their Laurels and that's a lot of weight for poor Laurel to bear.

CNK has been a real point of difference this year. Unknown to me, and I suspect most others on here, before the start of this season, he is so safe at the back and getting better in attack as the season progresses. The difference between him in 2019 and Brad Abbey in 2018 is more than chalk and cheese for me, it is about being finals bound or also ran.

One more piece of the finals puzzle may have clicked into place last night against the Tigers. I have been critical of Aiden Sezer and his 'go through the motions' half back play as evidenced by numerous grubber kicks which found defenders legs more often than not. But last night, he played what was in front of him. If you look at the replays of the two tries he set up, he has his head up looking at what the defenders are doing. For the CNK try I have no doubt that was a planned move, but the kick has to go between and behind the defenders. He looked up, picked his spot and executed well because he had a look first. For the cut out pass try to Raps he did the same. He has looked up and saw the defenders were jamming in and Rapa had space on the outside. Because he had a look he threw the cut out pass and Rapa did what Rapa does. I hope we see more of it in the weeks ahead and particularly in Round 21 when the current Top 4 all play each other on the Sunday afternoon. That round will be a real assessment of where the top performing teams of Season 2019 are currently at.
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Re: Status check

Post by Coastalraider » July 28, 2019, 9:06 pm

Bask in the glory :thumbsup

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Re: Status check

Post by Botman » July 28, 2019, 9:24 pm

Status update:

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Re: Status check

Post by raiderskater » July 28, 2019, 9:33 pm

Status: excitement containment failing. Expect total failure in approximately two weeks.
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Re: Status check

Post by -TW- » July 28, 2019, 9:34 pm

Trying to find that Ricky Stuart rant from 2014 where he basically said we're **** and will be until we get good players

Edit this one, that's the ultimate status check



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Re: Status check

Post by papabear » July 29, 2019, 9:21 am

By far and away our best performance of the season I thought.

a lot went against us and we just stayed on top!

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Re: Status check

Post by Coastalraider » August 2, 2019, 8:21 pm

Aaaaannndddd......

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Re: Status check

Post by dubby » August 2, 2019, 8:26 pm

Yeah that was a good team performance. Admittedly we did drop off in that second half, but it was still very good
papabear wrote:By far and away our best performance of the season I thought.

a lot went against us and we just stayed on top!
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Re: Status check

Post by Coastalraider » August 2, 2019, 8:31 pm

dubby wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:26 pm
Yeah that was a good team performance. Admittedly we did drop off in that second half, but it was still very good
papabear wrote:By far and away our best performance of the season I thought.

a lot went against us and we just stayed on top!
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Dubby mate, the best thing about this post is Papa was talking about the Penrith game, and the fact remains - one week later we go one better and have ANOTHER best performance of the year!!

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Re: Status check

Post by -PJ- » August 2, 2019, 8:34 pm

Im good thanks..
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Re: Status check

Post by dubby » August 2, 2019, 8:50 pm

Yeah mate. It's good times. Hope you're well old mate
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dubby wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:26 pm
Yeah that was a good team performance. Admittedly we did drop off in that second half, but it was still very good
papabear wrote:By far and away our best performance of the season I thought.

a lot went against us and we just stayed on top!
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Dubby mate, the best thing about this post is Papa was talking about the Penrith game, and the fact remains - one week later we go one better and have ANOTHER best performance of the year!!

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Re: Status check

Post by dubby » August 2, 2019, 8:51 pm

Peej, you're mr. Optimistic. That's why I love you.
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Re: Status check

Post by Azza » August 2, 2019, 8:52 pm

Going well. I'll be happy if we win one out of the next two games.

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Re: Status check

Post by Northern Raider » August 2, 2019, 9:03 pm

Plenty (including me) felt this was a real danger game and a loss was very much on the cards. Not only did we win bit also gave our F&A a huge boost.

Looking forward to the Roosters now.
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Re: Status check

Post by Coastalraider » August 2, 2019, 9:21 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:03 pm
Plenty (including me) felt this was a real danger game and a loss was very much on the cards. Not only did we win bit also gave our F&A a huge boost.

Looking forward to the Roosters now.
Yep, I think I’m making the 9 hour round trip for this one.

If the boys are putting in that type of effort, I am too.

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Re: Status check

Post by Junior » August 2, 2019, 9:42 pm

How great is it not being lower on the ladder and looking at other results to see if we can make the top 8

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Re: Status check

Post by greeneyed » August 2, 2019, 9:55 pm

Azza wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:52 pm
Going well. I'll be happy if we win one out of the next two games.
But are you worried Azza?
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Re: Status check

Post by Billy Walker » August 2, 2019, 9:57 pm

I felt like I was in the late 80’s early 90’s watching that game. For any of you young ones who weren’t around, that’s pretty much what it was like watching the raiders most weeks for a good long time back then. Never truly worried about the result just concerned with how much, who would star and no injuries.

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Re: Status check

Post by Azza » August 2, 2019, 10:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:55 pm
Azza wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:52 pm
Going well. I'll be happy if we win one out of the next two games.
But are you worried Azza?
About you? Yes. Have been for a while.

Look - I'd be disappointed if we dropped out of the top four having stayed there all season but it's critical we finished the season well. And preferably not in 4th spot although I'd rather 4th than 5th

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Re: Status check

Post by greeneyed » August 2, 2019, 11:12 pm

Azza wrote:
August 2, 2019, 10:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:55 pm
Azza wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:52 pm
Going well. I'll be happy if we win one out of the next two games.
But are you worried Azza?
About you? Yes. Have been for a while.

Look - I'd be disappointed if we dropped out of the top four having stayed there all season but it's critical we finished the season well. And preferably not in 4th spot although I'd rather 4th than 5th
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Re: Status check

Post by Lui_Bon » August 2, 2019, 11:27 pm

Billy Walker wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:57 pm
I felt like I was in the late 80’s early 90’s watching that game. For any of you young ones who weren’t around, that’s pretty much what it was like watching the raiders most weeks for a good long time back then. Never truly worried about the result just concerned with how much, who would star and no injuries.
We're not quite there yet. Beating Melbourne, Souths or the Roosters (one would do, preferably Melbourne while I'm there) would make me a lot more confident.

And beating Manly as a matter of course...
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Re: Status check

Post by Billy Walker » August 2, 2019, 11:30 pm

Lui_Bon wrote:
August 2, 2019, 11:27 pm
Billy Walker wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:57 pm
I felt like I was in the late 80’s early 90’s watching that game. For any of you young ones who weren’t around, that’s pretty much what it was like watching the raiders most weeks for a good long time back then. Never truly worried about the result just concerned with how much, who would star and no injuries.
We're not quite there yet. Beating Melbourne, Souths or the Roosters (one would do, preferably Melbourne while I'm there) would make me a lot more confident.

And beating Manly as a matter of course...
I agree. Just watching tonight’s game was like retro round come early for me but we are still a way off being as consistent as those champion teams. On the right path though! Like a well aged wine 2019 has been a good year!

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Post by T_R » August 3, 2019, 7:12 am

Billy Walker wrote:I felt like I was in the late 80’s early 90’s watching that game. For any of you young ones who weren’t around, that’s pretty much what it was like watching the raiders most weeks for a good long time back then. Never truly worried about the result just concerned with how much, who would star and no injuries.
It really was.

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Re: Status check

Post by dubby » August 3, 2019, 7:31 am

I was thinking this during the game.
Such a nice feeling.
T_R wrote:
Billy Walker wrote:I felt like I was in the late 80’s early 90’s watching that game. For any of you young ones who weren’t around, that’s pretty much what it was like watching the raiders most weeks for a good long time back then. Never truly worried about the result just concerned with how much, who would star and no injuries.
It really was.

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Re: Status check

Post by woppadingo » August 3, 2019, 8:24 am

I feel as though, going into the game against the Roosters, that instead of being wary and worried about a loss, that we are coming for them. The boys will lift the aggression and discipline, and really take it to them.
Its the Roosters who should be worried.

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Re: Status check

Post by -PJ- » August 3, 2019, 9:11 am

dubby wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:51 pm
Peej, you're mr. Optimistic. That's why I love you.
-PJ- wrote:Im good thanks..
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My head is spinning, I'm very happy but I feel it's all a dream really. I've got mates/family txting and ringing and even blokes at work saying" how they goin?"

Even Mrs PJ who don't give a squat about RL and the Raiders in general said last night " I haven't seen you this excited in years..can they win the comp?"

This is UNBELIEVEABLE...who would have thought if you learnt to tackle you could win games..The defence has been sensational..geez I'm impressed with our footy side in 2019.

I'm getting a warm fuzzy feeling.

And like I said a few days ago somewhere on here..the next 4 weeks is ideal preparation heading into finals..THATS RIGHT FINALS. We string just 3 good weeks together come Sept and its hallelujah..

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Re: Status check

Post by -PJ- » August 3, 2019, 9:20 am

greeneyed wrote:
August 2, 2019, 9:55 pm
Azza wrote:
August 2, 2019, 8:52 pm
Going well. I'll be happy if we win one out of the next two games.
But are you worried Azza?
He's worried about our national cricket side, the Raiders are giving him solid, deep sleep !!
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Post by -PJ- » August 3, 2019, 9:30 am

Oh..

And fulltime last night I txt an updated NRL ladder to my Knights mate in Perth..Yeah I'm a real piece of work. I know it's only temporary depending on other results but with our boys moving to 2nd I had to right ?. He's a sook, the last 4 weeks he's been crying into his corn flakes and I must admit I've been absolutely unloading on him..I'm glad we're mates cause anybody else would have grabbed me by the throat and cut off my air by now.

He's names Chappo.

PJ- Here's an updated NRL ladder..Raiders have moved to 2nd.
Chappo- #%+=you idiot I don't care.
PJ- Be nice.
Chappo- Go away.
PJ- I was looking for the Knights on the ladder and hurt my neck, that's how far down they are.
Chappo- I'll fly over there and kick @and$? out of you.
PJ- Good, we'll have a beer.
Chappo- Yes we will.
PJ- And you're buying..loser
Chappo- $and@0 off.

He's under pressure...
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Re: Status check

Post by The Rickman » August 3, 2019, 9:46 am

I genuinely don’t think we lose another game this year

Still have that next gear to go to
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Re: Status check

Post by Sid » August 3, 2019, 10:49 am

To not lose a game for the rest of the year would mean heading into the finals on a 10 game winning streak
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