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Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2019 from The Greenhouse

Post by The Greenhouse » December 17, 2018, 11:34 pm

Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2019 from The Greenhouse

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It is that time of year again... a week to the big day... so it is time to wish all the members and followers of The Greenhouse a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It was a disappointing year for Canberra Raiders fans and the club, again missing the finals in 2018. But for football fans, hope springs eternal. Hopefully, the lessons of the past two seasons have been learned. Hopefully, we see some finals football next year. And hopefully, we see a long awaited premiership arrive in 2019.

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Post by -PJ- » December 18, 2018, 5:26 am

Id like to wish everybody a safe Christmas/Holiday period.

Hang out with people you love. Eat, drink and be happy.
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Post by greeneyed » December 18, 2018, 1:14 pm

And here are our traditional Raiders elves... Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree...

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Post by The Rickman » December 18, 2018, 1:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:
December 18, 2018, 1:14 pm
And here are our traditional Raiders elves... Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree...

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/rockin ... ce=cordial
I want to see one with you, TR and dubby!
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Post by greeneyed » December 18, 2018, 2:13 pm

I want to see one with you as all five characters!
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Post by The Rickman » December 18, 2018, 2:22 pm

Do you want the same photo or five different photos??
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Post by Cranky Old Man » December 18, 2018, 6:06 pm

I think one look at you would be enough, Nickman. I hope you have a very happy Christmas.

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Post by The Rickman » December 18, 2018, 8:59 pm

Cranky Old Man wrote:I think one look at you would be enough, Nickman. I hope you have a very happy Christmas.
Haha thanks Cranky. Hope you and Mrs Cranky have a great one too!


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Post by reptar » December 19, 2018, 4:54 am

Knock knock
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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Post by -PJ- » December 19, 2018, 5:15 am

Who's there ?
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Post by RedRaider » December 19, 2018, 5:29 am

Merry Xmas to all on The Greenhouse and a here's hoping for a memorable Raiders year in 2019.

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Post by The Rickman » December 19, 2018, 2:31 pm

Well, that's the worst knock knock joke I've ever heard.
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Post by reptar » December 19, 2018, 5:31 pm

-PJ- wrote:Who's there ?
America
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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Post by reptar » December 19, 2018, 5:31 pm

The Nickman wrote:Well, that's the worst knock knock joke I've ever heard.
You say that now, wait until you hear the punch line
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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Post by -PJ- » December 19, 2018, 5:46 pm

America who ?
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Post by The Rickman » December 20, 2018, 3:21 pm

reptar wrote:
December 19, 2018, 5:31 pm
The Nickman wrote:Well, that's the worst knock knock joke I've ever heard.
You say that now, wait until you hear the punch line
Red already said the punchline, m8
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Post by -PJ- » December 20, 2018, 4:55 pm

Can we get reptar back here to finish this knock knock joke ?

I said..America who !!!!
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Post by reptar » December 20, 2018, 6:43 pm

-PJ- wrote:Can we get reptar back here to finish this knock knock joke ?

I said..America who !!!!
Americaristmas!
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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Post by Sid » December 20, 2018, 6:47 pm

reptar wrote:
-PJ- wrote:Can we get reptar back here to finish this knock knock joke ?

I said..America who !!!!
Americaristmas!
and a happy New Caledonyear?
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Post by reptar » December 20, 2018, 6:50 pm

Sid wrote:
reptar wrote:
-PJ- wrote:Can we get reptar back here to finish this knock knock joke ?

I said..America who !!!!
Americaristmas!
and a happy New Caledonyear?
Excellent! I mean, yes!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
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Post by -PJ- » December 20, 2018, 6:51 pm

reptar wrote:
December 20, 2018, 6:43 pm
-PJ- wrote:Can we get reptar back here to finish this knock knock joke ?

I said..America who !!!!
Americaristmas!
Where the hell you been ? :)

One does not simply drop a knock knock joke and disappear..
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Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

I don't understand it.
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Post by LastRaider » December 20, 2018, 7:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:I want to see one with you as all five characters!
GE has there been any thought by the Greenhouse to have some social functions through out the year.

If we do something at the pub for the Brisbane home game next year, I’ll probably make the trip up from Sydney. So if we have any functions or get togethers next year in Canberra or Sydney I would be very interested to go. I would be up for giving my time to organize one in Sydney if we wanted too.

Anyway just a thought


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Post by -PJ- » December 20, 2018, 7:07 pm

LastRaider wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:I want to see one with you as all five characters!
GE has there been any thought by the Greenhouse to have some social functions through out the year.

If we do something at the pub for the Brisbane home game next year, I’ll probably make the trip up from Sydney. So if we have any functions or get togethers next year in Canberra or Sydney I would be very interested to go. I would be up for giving my time to organize one in Sydney if we wanted too.

Anyway just a thought


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Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 7:09 pm

LastRaider wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:I want to see one with you as all five characters!
GE has there been any thought by the Greenhouse to have some social functions through our the year.

If we do something at the pub for the Brisbane home game, I’ll probably make the trip up from Sydney. So if we have any functions or get together a next year in Canberra or Sydney I would be very interested to go. I would be up for giving my time if we wanted to do one in Sydney.

Anyway just a thought

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Last year we did a fan meet up for the away games at the Gold Coast (Star) and Brisbane (The Lord Alfred) prior to the games (and post the game in Brisbane). The Lord Alfred get together was quite successful, with a lot of Raiders fans turning up. The Gold Coast didn't get that many people.

We'll probably do some more next year - almost certainly one for the Magic Round in Brisbane at The Lord Alfred. They're a good pub, and they want to turn it into the "away" fans pub... and they did us some special deals this year.

We did a very big meet up in Melbourne in 2016 for the Preliminary Final in Melbourne at the Richmond Club Hotel. We took over the whole place and there was a queue to get in that went way down the street. Overflow took over several hotels and bars nearby.

If we could find a venue in Sydney close to the ground at an appropriate game, we'd be up for doing that. Given the Raiders are now staging single matches... we could maybe do one in Canberra, but there is no venue close to the ground, so it makes it a bit difficult. The best venues for these things are walking distance to the ground.
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Post by -TW- » December 20, 2018, 7:45 pm

Could have one in Wagga

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-TW- wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:45 pm
Could have one in Wagga
Are you volunteering to organise it?
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Post by LastRaider » December 20, 2018, 8:33 pm

GE, looking at the schedule I would be happy to organize one for the Manly game or the West Tigers game. Both grounds are close to bars and pubs and I have a close friend who works in the liquor industry that i could get to help me organize a venue and hopefully put on a few drinks (She owns a company which distributes specific spirit brands into Australia )

I’ll look into.


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Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 8:39 pm

LastRaider wrote:
December 20, 2018, 8:33 pm
GE, looking at the schedule I would be happy to organize one for the Manly game or the West Tigers game. Both grounds are close to bars and pubs and I have a close friend who works in the liquor industry that i could get to help me organize a venue and hopefully put on a few drinks (She owns a company which distributes specific spirit brands into Australia )

I’ll look into.

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Sounds good. The Bulldogs game at Stadium Australia is a good option too, maybe better than the Sea Eagles. There is The Brewry bar right beside the ground at the Novotel.
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Post by Brewdle » December 20, 2018, 10:03 pm

Thanks GE, the mods and all the posters that make this an entertaining, informative and sometimes awkward forum. Fingers crossed the 2019 season doesn’t hurt as much as this one has!

Be safe if you’re travelling, and if you’re not.
Take care on the grog, but wake up with a headache if not.
Get a full belly and laugh with your fams
After all there’s nothing quite like a Christmas baked ham!
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Post by -TW- » December 20, 2018, 10:09 pm

greeneyed wrote:
-TW- wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:45 pm
Could have one in Wagga
Are you volunteering to organise it?
I'll look into it after Xmas

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Post by LastRaider » December 21, 2018, 2:58 pm

greeneyed wrote:
LastRaider wrote:
December 20, 2018, 8:33 pm
GE, looking at the schedule I would be happy to organize one for the Manly game or the West Tigers game. Both grounds are close to bars and pubs and I have a close friend who works in the liquor industry that i could get to help me organize a venue and hopefully put on a few drinks (She owns a company which distributes specific spirit brands into Australia )

I’ll look into.

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Sounds good. The Bulldogs game at Stadium Australia is a good option too, maybe better than the Sea Eagles. There is The Brewry bar right beside the ground at the Novotel.
Ok, I’ll check it out


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Post by Coastalraider » December 24, 2018, 2:37 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you spend the day with loved ones (or for those of the single variety, find someone to love for the day!).

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Post by gangrenous » December 24, 2018, 5:20 pm

-TW- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
-TW- wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:45 pm
Could have one in Wagga
Are you volunteering to organise it?
I'll look into it after Xmas
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 24, 2018, 5:36 pm

LastRaider wrote:
greeneyed wrote:I want to see one with you as all five characters!
GE has there been any thought by the Greenhouse to have some social functions through out the year.

If we do something at the pub for the Brisbane home game next year, I’ll probably make the trip up from Sydney. So if we have any functions or get togethers next year in Canberra or Sydney I would be very interested to go. I would be up for giving my time to organize one in Sydney if we wanted too.

Anyway just a thought


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Ive been thinking about this since I came back from Europe actually. Seeing if there’s any interest in a Go Kart day. There’s a good complex out West Sydney, with a decent pub nearby.
Been meaning to ask around, but this year was flat out with work, house renos and the NRL season.

Oh, and merry Xmas everyone!
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