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Re: Kurt Baptiste to return to Canberra Raiders

Post by Lui_Bon » July 13, 2018, 11:27 pm

Brew wrote:
July 13, 2018, 7:57 pm
Lui_Bon wrote:
RedRaider wrote:
July 12, 2018, 12:02 pm
Baptiste is built like Alfie Langer - maybe, like mamando says, Sticky is looking to use him as a halfback. A Sticky project halfback - hmmmmmm. He has tried to make halves play at hooker, perhaps he wants to see the reverse.

I still think we would be better off picking a young bloke with potential eg Luai from Penrith who is stuck behind Cleary or go to England and use the knowledge EW and Hodgo have to pick one they think can get the job done in the NRL.

Given next years roster we have come a long way since the use of a busted Tongue at 9. We still need to fix the D as our No.1 priority though. That is the reason we are not playing semi-final footy this year - not the attack.
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I don't disagree. Funny though how they all look better at other clubs... or at least less rubbish. No real point though!
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Post by yurithe1 » July 15, 2018, 10:56 am

Begbie wrote:
July 11, 2018, 10:12 pm
Kryptonite wrote:
July 11, 2018, 9:41 pm
Timbo wrote:
July 10, 2018, 2:36 pm
My Roosters following mates have messaged me today saying they aren't happy about this - he's apparently been going great guns for them.

I very much like Baptiste, but at the moment with the players we've lost for next year versus what we've gained, we'll still do extremely well to run 13th.

Anyway, if anyone on here ever sees Ricky Stuart at an event where he's a bit drunk, can you try to get him to fess up exactly what it was that Craig Garvey did? It's **** baffling.
He EDIT
Yep, that would do it.
Aaaarggh! The mystery continues. Could someone PM me and tell me what the deal is, please? I watched a recent Mounties game and was surprised to see Garvey named as captain. How can he be good enough to captain the feeder side and get named in the 21, but not be picked?
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Re: Kurt Baptiste to return to Canberra Raiders

Post by kiwi raider » July 15, 2018, 10:58 am

yurithe1 wrote:
July 15, 2018, 10:56 am
Begbie wrote:
July 11, 2018, 10:12 pm
Kryptonite wrote:
July 11, 2018, 9:41 pm
Timbo wrote:
July 10, 2018, 2:36 pm
My Roosters following mates have messaged me today saying they aren't happy about this - he's apparently been going great guns for them.

I very much like Baptiste, but at the moment with the players we've lost for next year versus what we've gained, we'll still do extremely well to run 13th.

Anyway, if anyone on here ever sees Ricky Stuart at an event where he's a bit drunk, can you try to get him to fess up exactly what it was that Craig Garvey did? It's **** baffling.
He EDIT
Yep, that would do it.
Aaaarggh! The mystery continues. Could someone PM me and tell me what the deal is, please? I watched a recent Mounties game and was surprised to see Garvey named as captain. How can he be good enough to captain the feeder side and get named in the 21, but not be picked?
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Post by Sid » July 15, 2018, 3:04 pm

Pretty sure that edit was a joke
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Post by gangrenous » July 15, 2018, 3:09 pm

Ok, for real this time guys. What happened was he EDIT

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Post by green eyebrow » July 25, 2018, 6:17 pm

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Haha ****
Great news...Baptiste has spark.

Havili leaves a lot to be desired
Havili should be taking the ball up more with his big frame
He has to lift his game.

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Post by BigPapa » July 25, 2018, 6:35 pm

Kurt Baptiste had several clubs chasing him we're just lucky we had a fair chunk of our cap left 2 land this big fish as our 3rd or 2nd best hooker to play several minutes a game excellent recruiting.

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Post by LastRaider » July 25, 2018, 6:42 pm

If we paid anymore than minimum wage, it is a waste of money.


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Post by -TW- » July 27, 2018, 7:16 pm

The Raiders were open to hooker Kurt Baptiste returning to the club after his short stint in England, but Siliva Havili's re-signing appears to have shut that door.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4ztxz.html

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Post by Velda » July 27, 2018, 7:26 pm

How can we not be looking for at least one half...Sezer with Williams/Hingano, seriously ?!?!

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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 7:29 pm

Our halves are ok says Peter Mulholland.

We are in serious hurt.

Can anybody tell me who's wearing #6 next year ?

Is it Sezer and Williams for another 2yrs ?
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Post by Coastalraider » July 27, 2018, 7:29 pm

-TW- wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:16 pm
The Raiders were open to hooker Kurt Baptiste returning to the club after his short stint in England, but Siliva Havili's re-signing appears to have shut that door.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4ztxz.html
Man that’s a scary article. That is cap mismanagement 101.

And Don, you don’t need to assure the fans that the cap is being spent. We know that. The issue is it’s being so poorly spent.

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Post by Brew » July 27, 2018, 7:33 pm

-PJ- wrote:Our halves are ok says Peter Mulholland.

We are in serious hurt.

Can anybody tell me who's wearing #6 next year ?

Is it Sezer and Williams for another 2yrs ?
Williams and Hingano both off contract next year.

Hodgson will need to play out of his skin next year or we will be in the same position as the last 2 years, or probably worse.


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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 7:35 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:29 pm
-TW- wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:16 pm
The Raiders were open to hooker Kurt Baptiste returning to the club after his short stint in England, but Siliva Havili's re-signing appears to have shut that door.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4ztxz.html
Man that’s a scary article. That is cap mismanagement 101.

And Don, you don’t need to assure the fans that the cap is being spent. We know that. The issue is it’s being so poorly spent.
I am honestly gobsmacked.
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Post by Beejay » July 27, 2018, 7:35 pm

It’s because they have pencilled Jack into the halves

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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 7:36 pm

Brew wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:33 pm
-PJ- wrote:Our halves are ok says Peter Mulholland.

We are in serious hurt.

Can anybody tell me who's wearing #6 next year ?

Is it Sezer and Williams for another 2yrs ?
Williams and Hingano both off contract next year.

Hodgson will need to play out of his skin next year or we will be in the same position as the last 2 years, or probably worse.


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Serious hurt..I need to lay down and let this news sink in.
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Post by Dusty » July 27, 2018, 7:38 pm

I too am flabbergasted at the state of our cap.

When they say we have 4 cap spots to fill, are those spots from outside the club or are they still looking to Horsburgh, OHagan and co??


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Post by Dusty » July 27, 2018, 7:43 pm

Our team next year:
1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
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12. Whitehead
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 7:43 pm

Dusty wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:38 pm
I too am flabbergasted at the state of our cap.

When they say we have 4 cap spots to fill, are those spots from outside the club or are they still looking to Horsburgh, OHagan and co??


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There's no chance of signing anyone from outside the club for at least another 12months.. :nooo
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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 7:46 pm

How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 7:51 pm

greeneyed wrote:
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How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
Hey GE.
How about we catch up in the "I'm tired and I'm worn down" thread.

We can talk about our boss telling the fans not to worry about the salary cap and our recruitment guru telling us our halves are ok !!!!
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Post by Dusty » July 27, 2018, 7:53 pm

greeneyed wrote:How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
He might not be, but there aren’t too many in front of him here...


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. ??? 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
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Post by Dusty » July 27, 2018, 7:54 pm

Dusty wrote:
greeneyed wrote:How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
He might not be, but there aren’t too many in front of him here...


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He might swap with Knight, Sia or Lui,

He’ll be in the 17, starting bench, doesn’t really matter when your rotation has 1 Star player


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. ??? 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 7:58 pm

-PJ- wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:51 pm
greeneyed wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:46 pm
How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
Hey GE.
How about we catch up in the "I'm tired and I'm worn down" thread.

We can talk about our boss telling the fans not to worry about the salary cap and our recruitment guru telling us our halves are ok !!!!
Would you buy me a drink or two?
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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 8:01 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:58 pm
-PJ- wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:51 pm
greeneyed wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:46 pm
How is Sutton a starting prop in the NRL, when he doesn't even start for Wigan in a reserve grade level competition?
Hey GE.
How about we catch up in the "I'm tired and I'm worn down" thread.

We can talk about our boss telling the fans not to worry about the salary cap and our recruitment guru telling us our halves are ok !!!!
Would you buy me a drink or two?
Of course...
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Thanks! I need one!
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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 8:13 pm

You know PJ... you seem like a very good bloke. There are some really **** blokes on the internet. But you seem like a very good bloke. Next time you and yours are in Canberra... Hale + Mary... I'm buying!
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Post by bonehead » July 27, 2018, 8:15 pm

greeneyed wrote:You know PJ... you seem like a very good bloke. There are some really **** blokes on the internet. But you seem like a very good bloke. Next time you and yours are in Canberra... Hale + Mary... I'm buying!
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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2018, 8:18 pm

bonehead wrote:
July 27, 2018, 8:15 pm
greeneyed wrote:You know PJ... you seem like a very good bloke. There are some really **** blokes on the internet. But you seem like a very good bloke. Next time you and yours are in Canberra... Hale + Mary... I'm buying!
Peej is a legend.

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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 8:22 pm

Sure! I think she contacted us one day on Facebook to ask why the site was down... because her husband was going crazy not having The GH. That's love. And a lovely wife!
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Post by Brew » July 27, 2018, 8:46 pm

Yep PJ seems like a top guy.
He picks you up when you feel ‘tired and worn down’


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Post by greeneyed » July 27, 2018, 8:52 pm

Brew wrote:
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Yep PJ seems like a top guy.
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Brew... I'm suddenly feeling tired and worn down again.
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Post by Coastalraider » July 27, 2018, 9:23 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:35 pm
Coastalraider wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:29 pm
-TW- wrote:
July 27, 2018, 7:16 pm
The Raiders were open to hooker Kurt Baptiste returning to the club after his short stint in England, but Siliva Havili's re-signing appears to have shut that door.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4ztxz.html
Man that’s a scary article. That is cap mismanagement 101.

And Don, you don’t need to assure the fans that the cap is being spent. We know that. The issue is it’s being so poorly spent.
I am honestly gobsmacked.
My head hurts Ge.

My biggest concern, is that they are showing no concern about the situation we are in.

If all this is true, we aren’t far from where the dogs are. But they have been offloading players, changing boards, and sacking high paid coaches, as they understand where it is heading.

We are sending messages to the media to let everyone know we have lost 3 high paid players, but upgrades have taken up all that money .... no problems, nothing to see here.

When on earth will the press starting asking some questions???

It’s going to be a tough couple of years boys, the 2016 hangover continues.

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Post by bonehead » July 27, 2018, 9:49 pm

so we bring Guler Horsburgh and Murchie through, ok now let's see them used properly

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Post by PabloKang2620 » July 28, 2018, 7:28 am

-PJ- wrote:Our halves are ok says Peter Mulholland.

We are in serious hurt.

Can anybody tell me who's wearing #6 next year ?

Is it Sezer and Williams for another 2yrs ?
Wighton will be in 6.

1. Cotric
2. Croker
3. J. Bateman
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Sezer



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