2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
7
39%
Raiders 1-12
4
22%
Draw
0
No votes
Cowboys 1-12
6
33%
Cowboys 13+
1
6%
 
Total votes: 18

radicalraider
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Last year remember when Ricky said he sat down with Taps and Paps to steer the side due to injuries. Even Lui's performances were stronger.
This year Lui dropped than Taps and papa in 17 for the first time ever as he seems to be stuck in 3rd gear for a month now.. whether it's with the coach or hodgson returning.. something isn't right within the senior playing group..
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Yep, something isn't right.

I still don't understand Tapine being dropped for this week. Be interesting to see if Tarps, Paps and Lui are considered for starting or bench roles this week.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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radicalraider wrote:There's something not right with papalii. He doesn't seem happy or hungry to win. I don't think he's the only one.. it's a few of his Polynesian mates too ( Lui and tapine).. There's a division in the playing group or feud with the coach.. they're not playing for each other like last 2 yrs.
Even the way Stuart and Mick Ennis spoke last night you could tell he's covering up a bigger issue..
This is a very good point. It feels like Stuart has lost the dressing room


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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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benda wrote: April 25, 2021, 11:04 am
radicalraider wrote: April 25, 2021, 10:15 am There's something not right with papalii. He doesn't seem happy or hungry to win. I don't think he's the only one.. it's a few of his Polynesian mates too ( Lui and tapine).. There's a division in the playing group or feud with the coach.. they're not playing for each other like last 2 yrs.
Even the way Stuart and Mick Ennis spoke last night you could tell he's covering up a bigger issue..
If this is true... which it could very well be ... we could be toast for a few seasons.

Hope its not the case!
This makes sense, the team seem to have similar vibe when BJ and Austin fell out and ultimately delivered 2017-18 results, this is a real issue
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Not sure if it has been mentioned but further to the earlier remarks about players looking despondant in the dressing sheds after the game - Hudson Young stayed on the field a long time after Fulltime. He just stood by the posts we were defending in the 2nd Half just staring into space. Not sure if that is common for him or not but he looked seriously depressed by the performance.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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There is one positive out of the loss on the weekend - we went from 9th to 8th on the table!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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NRL.com power rankings

9. Canberra Raiders (7)
Very worried. Their style of attack is a real concern. They looked a bit better with Tom Starling but defensively they're not the brick wall that got them to the grand final in 2019. They need to click into gear soon or they'll miss the eight.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/04/26/sow ... vyweights/

VIDEO: Play of the Week - Starling and Williams combine: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/04 ... s-combine/
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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There’s been no one on one steals this year either.

Well ifs there’s been one I missed it.

There were a few attempts the other night but nothing.

Has it been trained out of the boys ?
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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greeneyed wrote: April 26, 2021, 2:33 pm NRL.com power rankings

9. Canberra Raiders (7)
Very worried. Their style of attack is a real concern. They looked a bit better with Tom Starling but defensively they're not the brick wall that got them to the grand final in 2019. They need to click into gear soon or they'll miss the eight.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/04/26/sow ... vyweights/

VIDEO: Play of the Week - Starling and Williams combine: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/04 ... s-combine/
Sowie channeling Azza. I'm worried.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Did Annesley discuss the potential offside try, the Croker interference penalty and the CHN take out of the winger.
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Im curious about that too, the potential offside i think was defensible based on actual replay... like i dont know if you could overrule that... though i personally think he was probably marginally offside

The CHN one was to my mind absurd. His eyes NEVER left the football, he's competing for the ball, he's as entitled to that football as the defender... I know they're about player safety and all that, but you cant avoid that kind of thing, it's the nature of the game
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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BJ wrote: April 26, 2021, 8:04 pm Did Annesley discuss the potential offside try, the Croker interference penalty and the CHN take out of the winger.
No, he didn't discuss any refereeing decisions today. He went on a long rant about the qualifications of the MRC and judiciary. Not sure who criticised them, but someone did over the weekend. And then a long discussion about high shots. It started with a small discussion of stats on score blow outs.

No one asked any of those questions. The CT doesn't seem to dial in to the briefings and ask the questions. I suspect they could if they wanted to, as it is done via Zoom now, due to COVID.
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I’m okay if they decide there’s a duty of care to be aware of your surroundings and whether intentional or not if you take out a player it’s a penalty. Just consistency please. It was very explicitly given as the opposite ruling the week before. Someone **** up.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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greeneyed wrote:
No, he didn't discuss any refereeing decisions today. He went on a long rant about the qualifications of the MRC and judiciary. Not sure who criticised them, but someone did over the weekend.
NRL360 certainly got stuck into them last week over Latrell.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Botman wrote: April 26, 2021, 8:16 pm Im curious about that too, the potential offside i think was defensible based on actual replay... like i dont know if you could overrule that... though i personally think he was probably marginally offside

The CHN one was to my mind absurd. His eyes NEVER left the football, he's competing for the ball, he's as entitled to that football as the defender... I know they're about player safety and all that, but you cant avoid that kind of thing, it's the nature of the game
I'm not going to blow up about the offside... it's probably 50-50 or 60-40. But Brad Fittler did convince me on The Sunday Footy Show that under the interpretation, the Cowboys player was offside. His left foot was in the air, but pretty clearly in front of the ball about to be kicked.

I can't for the life of me understand why the CHN incident didn't result in a successful captain's challenge... unless there was something else that followed the contest for the ball.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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greeneyed wrote: April 26, 2021, 9:31 pm
Botman wrote: April 26, 2021, 8:16 pm Im curious about that too, the potential offside i think was defensible based on actual replay... like i dont know if you could overrule that... though i personally think he was probably marginally offside

The CHN one was to my mind absurd. His eyes NEVER left the football, he's competing for the ball, he's as entitled to that football as the defender... I know they're about player safety and all that, but you cant avoid that kind of thing, it's the nature of the game
I'm not going to blow up about the offside... it's probably 50-50 or 60-40. But Brad Fittler did convince me on The Sunday Footy Show that under the interpretation, the Cowboys player was offside. His left foot was in the air, but pretty clearly in front of the ball about to be kicked.

I can't for the life of me understand why the CHN incident didn't result in a successful captain's challenge... unless there was something else that followed the contest for the ball.
yep, im in lock step with you on this one. The offside was probably a tough call but defensible, it was marginal and imo offside but maybe too tough for an overrule... i dont know what the CHN call was about. No idea. It was very clear what happened there for me.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Yep, that CHN call was laughable.
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2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Wiki Special wrote:Yep, that CHN call was laughable.
What confused me was the bunker has consistently ruled the exact opposite a number of times this season.
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Re: 2021 Rd 7 V Cowboys: Game Day

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Wasn't the whole point of the bunker to have the same person/team do all 8 games?

The inconsistencies are laughable

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