2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
5
24%
Raiders 1-12
9
43%
Draw
0
No votes
Knights 1-12
4
19%
Knights 13+
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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Can’t wait to watch Papa on Satd..
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-TW- wrote: May 4, 2021, 8:11 pm
radicalraider wrote:Hodgson giving up the captaincy is alarming!
And now 360 reporting he's in talks with the Broncos for next year.. clearly he's not happy and first one out the door
Broncos have said they aren't interested anymore

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I guess exciting times for those who were advocating for a shake up. I've no idea who will be in or out, or who might leave the club next week.
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The shake up has been on the cards since 2020.

Some of us saw it back then but it’s obviously easier if the club simply continues to be successful without changing much... that’s just reality..

But the lack of speed, attacking threat and power was there to see when Melbourne belted us in the qualifier...

Then the club proceeded to do nothing about it over the offseason and here we are...we were gambling on Hodgson’s return to change our 2020 fortunes and rolled snake eyes..he hasn’t adjusted to the new version of the game and has regressed Wighton and Williams development as playmakers...

So the shake up must happen if Ricky wants to stick around longer.
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Canberra Raiders have no excuse for 'soft' tries, says Peter Sterling

The Canberra Raiders season is on life support, but Peter Sterling believes an attitude shift is what can dig Ricky Stuart's men out of the hole that they've fallen into.

"That's the real concern - I didn't see it coming," Sterling said. "At the beginning of the year I was a big Raiders fan, and I still am ... but you can't drop off the pace that far."

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I can’t see us beating the knights this week unfortunately. To much off field drama and this won’t help our soft second half’s


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LastRaider wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:41 am I can’t see us beating the knights this week unfortunately. To much off field drama and this won’t help our soft second half’s


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Or..
All this off field stuff could gel them into a slick/firing on all cylinders/unstoppable force.

Watch out Knoughts..
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Ruben Daley wrote: May 4, 2021, 5:36 pm
Billy Walker wrote: May 4, 2021, 5:24 pm
Walter wrote: May 4, 2021, 4:12 pm Well Knights win the battle of the names. You can't go past Phoenix, Bradman and Starford to start with let alone Enari, Hymel and Pasami.
Names are important Walter. If you’re Mr and Mrs Best the choice of name for your son can clearly impact his future prospects - “What about we call him Bradman love? - nah far too out there let’s just go with Colin” - the rest is history!
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-PJ- wrote:
LastRaider wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:41 am I can’t see us beating the knights this week unfortunately. To much off field drama and this won’t help our soft second half’s


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Or..
All this off field stuff could gel them into a slick/firing on all cylinders/unstoppable force.

Watch out Knoughts..
Let’s hope PJ 🤞
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We will win
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Raiders666 wrote: May 5, 2021, 10:48 am We will win
I honestly hope you're correct. I'll be absolutely FURIOUS if I go 2 and 0 against you when you've been the one picking our team to win!

I just have a really bad feeling about all this.
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Do it to me what your eyes say you wanna do..do it..read my lips.
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My work colleague is a Knights fan. This morning we were arguing about who's team was going worse right now. Both of us trying to claim the prize. Overall form the Raiders have been quite good in first half if their game. Fallen away dramatically late. Knights by contrast have been right off their game from the start. Last week against Roosters was awful for the full 80 mins. Even conceded a late try against 11 men.
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Northern Raider wrote: May 5, 2021, 1:44 pm My work colleague is a Knights fan. This morning we were arguing about who's team was going worse right now. Both of us trying to claim the prize. Overall form the Raiders have been quite good in first half if their game. Fallen away dramatically late. Knights by contrast have been right off their game from the start. Last week against Roosters was awful for the full 80 mins. Even conceded a late try against 11 men.
The defensive effort the knights put on against the Titans was one of the most embarrassing displays i've ever seen
Anyone who hasnt seen it... check the extended highlights out
https://www.nrl.com/tv/matches/telstra- ... v-knights/
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Botman wrote: May 5, 2021, 1:49 pm
Northern Raider wrote: May 5, 2021, 1:44 pm My work colleague is a Knights fan. This morning we were arguing about who's team was going worse right now. Both of us trying to claim the prize. Overall form the Raiders have been quite good in first half if their game. Fallen away dramatically late. Knights by contrast have been right off their game from the start. Last week against Roosters was awful for the full 80 mins. Even conceded a late try against 11 men.
The defensive effort the knights put on against the Titans was one of the most embarrassing displays i've ever seen
Anyone who hasnt seen it... check the extended highlights out
https://www.nrl.com/tv/matches/telstra- ... v-knights/
Even their win at home against the Sharks wasn't overly impressive. Sharks were running over the top of them back end of the game. Got out of jail with a late try to Ponga.
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Canberra Raiders not far from clicking after tumultuous week: Alan Tongue



Former Raiders captain Alan Tongue has urged the team to block out the noise and use Saturday's clash against Newcastle in Wagga as an "outlet" to help ease the pressure valve.

"Sometimes you can get overwhelmed by it but you're not that far away from one good win and it builds that confidence," Tongue said. "We all understood the media and the outside noise that comes with it is what makes the game and makes it exciting, but what we love doing is playing footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

PODCAST: Behind the Limelight: Caleb Aekins: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/05 ... b-aekins3/

Englishman Josh Hodgson steps down as Canberra Raiders captain: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

Hodgson stands down as Raiders captain: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/josh-hodgs ... 582b8c9d23

Has Ricky Stuart's direct approach negatively impacted Raiders stars: https://www.sen.com.au/news/2021/05/05/ ... ers-stars/
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Maybe our first grade team can learn a thing or two from our SG Ball team. After the adversity they encountered at the start of their season, with four of their mates being stood down (and fair enough). They didn't throw in the towel. Instead they put their heads down worked hard and became united as a team.

I hope first grade can put all the insta posts, homesickness, whinging when told home truths from the coach about there form, behind them. But i doubt it, cause i don't think the 2021 Raiders are a mentally strong enough group to do it.
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So I guess we play the knights back into form or put a cricket score on them. Don't play to their level please
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So I guess we play the knights back into form or put a cricket score on them. Don't play to their level please
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Neeeegz wrote: May 5, 2021, 6:59 pm So I guess we play the knights back into form or put a cricket score on them. Don't play to their level please
I'm betting on option 1
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The Raiders bus spotted on the way to Wagga this afternoon.

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:lol: in all my years of being active on the internet, that gif remains undefeated in it's ability to make me laugh
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And I should have said: "An oldie but a goodie"!
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Walter wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:47 pm The Raiders bus spotted on the way to Wagga this afternoon.

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Botman wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:49 pm :lol: in all my years of being active on the internet, that gif remains undefeated in it's ability to make me laugh
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Botman - I couldn't have put it better! I'm just sitting here shaking my head as to what the **** has happened in the past few weeks!
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Walter wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:54 pm
Botman wrote: May 5, 2021, 7:49 pm :lol: in all my years of being active on the internet, that gif remains undefeated in it's ability to make me laugh
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Botman - I couldn't have put it better! I'm just sitting here shaking my head as to what the **** has happened in the past few weeks!
It's seriously one of my favourite gifs. And it perfectly summerises our lead up into the knights game!
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Had a bit of a look at the Knights' team list post on Facebook. The comments sound very similar to this place. One group of fans will be screaming "I told you so!" after their team loses...
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'They haven't improved: Phil Gould slams Canberra Raiders complacency as rumours swirl over Hodgson, Tapine

Rugby league legend Phil Gould has accused the Canberra Raiders of 'not working hard enough', as the club scramble to save their season.

"It looks to me like they’ve just assumed that everything would pick up where it left of the last couple of seasons and it hasn’t. Every team gets their premiership window, and the Raiders have been knocking on the door for a few years now.

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Look, he's not wrong

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I listened to it and he mostly thinks we "missed our off-season", and that can happen from time to time. Not necessarily that we didn't put effort in, just perhaps not into the right areas, and with the wrong expectations etc
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I can't remember the last time we had so much press coverage.

Probably the '94 GF win.
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Gould is 100% correct on this one with respect to a few of our players, not all of them though.

We are also a very old team and it's showing badly now. Hodgo, Croker, Rapana, Lui and even Whitehead all a step or 5 slower. It's noticeable and it's getting worse.
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Seiffert82 wrote: May 6, 2021, 12:34 am Gould is 100% correct on this one with respect to a few of our players, not all of them though.

We are also a very old team and it's showing badly now. Hodgo, Croker, Rapana, Lui and even Whitehead all a step or 5 slower. It's noticeable and it's getting worse.
Still tryna push that one, eh?

Seems nothing will stop you - despite it not being a matter of opinion :lol:
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greeneyed wrote: May 5, 2021, 8:37 pm 'They haven't improved: Phil Gould slams Canberra Raiders complacency as rumours swirl over Hodgson, Tapine

Rugby league legend Phil Gould has accused the Canberra Raiders of 'not working hard enough', as the club scramble to save their season.

"It looks to me like they’ve just assumed that everything would pick up where it left of the last couple of seasons and it hasn’t. Every team gets their premiership window, and the Raiders have been knocking on the door for a few years now.

Read more: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/ ... rtdnpccx3k

PODCAST: Phil Gould explains why the Canberra Raiders have fallen: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/r ... 0ftgJSphW4

VIDEO: Gus delves into the Raiders' woes https://wwos.nine.com.au/videos/nrl/gus ... qu7ngykao0
"What I see is a sense of frustration that their attack is not scoring points, and that is eating into their discipline and resolve in defence. I don’t see anything dangerous about their football, which tends to make me think they haven’t worked hard enough on it and they just assumed what they did in previous years would be good enough."

Think he's bang on about that. Stuart thought he could come into this season doing exactly what he did last season. It's not working. It's created some sort of tumour, which has slowly spread into other organs.

He either does the diagnosis and surgery now which removes it (either immediate action or concrete plans to), or keeps ignoring it as some random aches and pains, thinking that it'll go away. Step one for me would be to have him bite the bullet and remove himself from his duties as our attacking coach, and move himself to the area of the game he's always seemed to excel at - defence.
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Stuart said pre season that they changed it up completely from the last few seasons.
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