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I discovered the reason for our poor home form this year

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I have been trying to figure out why our home form hasn't been great this year, despite our fantastic season.

Using a series of complicated mathematical formulas I have unearthed the simple reason.

I call it ... the Viking Ambassador Theory.

2019 Viking Ambassadors

Round Two: Chris Houghton (Raider #95) - LOSS (I'm sure GE remembers him but does anyone else? I looked it up and he's played 17 games!!!)

Round Three: Chris O’Sullivan (Raider #24) - WIN (Club legend)

Round Five: Matthew Corkery (Raider #57) - WIN (Club legend and an awesome name .. Corkery!!!)

Round Six: Phil Small (ACT Broadcaster) - WIN (Been a pioneer of Raiders coverage for many years, makes sense)

Round Eight: David Barnhill (Raider #111) - WIN (Club legend and tough as nails)

Round 10: Troy Thompson (Raider #229) - LOSS (We all love Thommo as a larrikan, but let's be real, we were never gonna win a premiership with Troy Thompson as our best prop at one point)

Round 11: Ken Nagas (Raider #146) - LOSS (OK this is the only one that goes against my theory but 1 out of 12 ain't bad)

Round 14: Paul Martin (Raider #79) - WIN (Great player, very underrated)

Round 18: Steve Jackson (Raider #89) - WIN (Duh... will go down in Raiders forklore)

Round 21: Matt Gafa (Raider #182) - LOSS (.................really?)

Round 23: Malcolm Johnston (Australian Jockey) - LOSS (GE was more deserving of this spot!)

Round 24: Glen Buttriss (Raider #277) - LOSS (Great guy again, but still can't believe he was our starting hooker for so long)


So there you have it. It's pretty clear that when the club have legitimate Raiders legends, the team wins.

And when you have numpties doing what they do best (blowing), then we lose.

Let's just hope that the club isn't trotting Jason Bulgarelli out on Friday night...


(P.S - Calm down GE... just bored at work at the start of a very long week until Friday...)

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To be fair, when I saw Buttriss was blowing the horn for the Warriors game I knew we were going to lose.

Don't get me wrong, great guy, would love to hit the bar and the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with Glenny B, but his track record involving all things raiders-related speaks for itself.
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Clearly, we need GE skydiving out of his helicopter, cats strapped to his back, to land right at the spot and blow the horn right on time. Now that's entertainment!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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If Fergus isn't blowing the horn for this game I say we riot.
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The Rickman wrote:
September 23, 2019, 12:57 pm
To be fair, when I saw Buttriss was blowing the horn for the Warriors game I knew we were going to lose.

Don't get me wrong, great guy, would love to hit the bar and the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with Glenny B, but his track record involving all things raiders-related speaks for itself.
100%. Same with the Gafa game too.

In all seriousness, has it been announced who is doing Friday?

Or maybe I don't want to know...

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I thought it was Dean Lance? I think he'd be a good choice if it is the case.

Where they really lost the plot was with the Manly game - gave it to some numpty who wasn't even a Raiders fan on the back of a bet!

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Azza wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:02 pm
I thought it was Dean Lance? I think he'd be a good choice if it is the case.

Where they really lost the plot was with the Manly game - gave it to some numpty who wasn't even a Raiders fan on the back of a bet!
That was over a bet???? With who? Sticky? Makes sense though as Malcolm Johnston is a life long Manly fan....

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If it's Dean Lance then we've got this. EXACTLY the style of game we need for a home prelim final.
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It is Dean Lance.
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BOOOM!!!!
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badonkadonk wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:08 pm
Azza wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:02 pm
I thought it was Dean Lance? I think he'd be a good choice if it is the case.

Where they really lost the plot was with the Manly game - gave it to some numpty who wasn't even a Raiders fan on the back of a bet!
That was over a bet???? With who? Sticky? Makes sense though as Malcolm Johnston is a life long Manly fan....
With a board member or a prominent figure somehow related to the Raiders as I recall. That was a low point.
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greeneyed wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:11 pm
It is Dean Lance.
Well there you go. Now I can sleep at night. :clap:

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greeneyed wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:11 pm
It is Dean Lance.
There is no better choice than this. This guy tackled like he weighed double.

Raiders to hold Bunnies to nil. You heard it here first.

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Dean Lance is the perfect choice! Living proof that old fashioned tackling can still stop offloads!

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By the way, all those players who have been mentioned are good players who’ve tried their hearts out for the Raiders.
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Deano is a freaking legend..
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greeneyed wrote:
September 23, 2019, 2:39 pm
By the way, all those players who have been mentioned are good players who’ve tried their hearts out for the Raiders.
I knew you would say that. :lol:

This was me being bored and tongue in cheek more than anything (but to be fair you can't argue with the results........)

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A few seasons ago if I recall correctly the team stayed at Hotels even for home games to try and replicate the bonding on tours.. I wonder if and when that stopped

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Makaveli wrote:A few seasons ago if I recall correctly the team stayed at Hotels even for home games to try and replicate the bonding on tours.. I wonder if and when that stopped
It now counts against the cap
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The Raiders have never lost a game when I’ve blown the horn.

I’ll give Ricky this evening to reconsider, but I expect to hear I’m needed tomorrow.

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gangrenous wrote:The Raiders have never lost a game when I’ve blown the horn.

I’ll give Ricky this evening to reconsider, but I expect to hear I’m needed tomorrow.
I can always help you with that pre-game, gangy ;)
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What, do they wear off?

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Can we get Chicka Ferguson to blow the horn this Friday night?

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The Rickman wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:09 pm
If it's Dean Lance then we've got this. EXACTLY the style of game we need for a home prelim final.
I hope Ricky shows the boys his highlights package.
Might see Sia, Papa and Jack put a few of those Bunnies in the 10th row.

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Makaveli wrote:
September 23, 2019, 4:58 pm
A few seasons ago if I recall correctly the team stayed at Hotels even for home games to try and replicate the bonding on tours.. I wonder if and when that stopped
Stopped due to the football department cap this year.
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I discovered the reason for our poor home form this year

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BJ Mole reporting that Jason Bulgarelli is this weeks Viking ambassador.

I have it on good mail.

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jozzas wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:40 pm
greeneyed wrote:
September 23, 2019, 1:11 pm
It is Dean Lance.
There is no better choice than this. This guy tackled like he weighed double.

Raiders to hold Bunnies to nil. You heard it here first.
oh god, id need meds to get down if we hold them to nil.
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BJ wrote:
September 23, 2019, 8:36 pm
BJ Mole reporting that Jason Bulgarelli is this weeks Viking ambassador.

I have it on good mail.
It was gonna be edrick lee, but just as he was about to confirm, he dropped the phone.
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BJ wrote:BJ Mole reporting that Jason Bulgarelli is this weeks Viking ambassador.

I have it on good mail.
Sounds a lock to me

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I thought it was me being at the game that tipped things towards a loss.

Good news: I won't be at the game or watching it in a club. At home, riding the couch all the way instead. :lol:
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yurithe1 wrote:
September 24, 2019, 10:58 am
I thought it was me being at the game that tipped things towards a loss.

Good news: I won't be at the game or watching it in a club. At home, riding the couch all the way instead.
Ewwww.
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gangrenous wrote:
September 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
The Raiders have never lost a game when I’ve blown the horn.

I’ll give Ricky this evening to reconsider, but I expect to hear I’m needed tomorrow.
They've never lost when I've blown the horn either. I'm 1/1

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