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NRL crowds show why Raiders should be at home

Post by greeneyed » September 16, 2018, 11:40 pm

NRL crowds show why Canberra Raiders should be at home

It's time. Time for an NRL backflip. Time to change the rules so the Canberra Raiders can play preliminary finals at home.

In the wake of a weekend of disappointing crowds, chief executive Todd Greenberg needs to change his stance on where the Raiders host grand-final qualifiers.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 5042q.html
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Post by Northern Raider » September 16, 2018, 11:46 pm

Moot argument at least in the foreseeable future
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Post by greeneyed » September 16, 2018, 11:50 pm

Fair dinkum. Before we complain about taking a home Preliminary Final away from Canberra, maybe we could EARN one in every 30 years or so!
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Post by -PJ- » September 17, 2018, 7:02 am

Me too, I lie in bed at night, tossing and turning, can't sleep, just thinking about it.

I'm so so tired everyday I need power naps.
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Post by Toviii » September 17, 2018, 7:23 am

greeneyed wrote:Fair dinkum. Before we complain about taking a home Preliminary Final away from Canberra, maybe we could EARN one in every 30 years or so!
Lol, my thoughts exactly.
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Post by Azza » September 17, 2018, 9:48 am

Idiotic journalism.

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Post by Rick » September 17, 2018, 11:42 am

Very relevant article.....


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Post by BJ » September 17, 2018, 12:43 pm

It gives our players an achievable goal to work towards. Bring it on I say.

NRL needs to start treating Canberra as an important region to ward off the growth of AFL.

At the moment the NRL Commission continues to sleep whilst the AFL has set the goal to make Aussie Rules the number one sport in Canberra and the AFL is putting in the strategy and funding to make this happen.

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Post by gangrenous » September 17, 2018, 6:15 pm

greeneyed wrote:Fair dinkum. Before we complain about taking a home Preliminary Final away from Canberra, maybe we could EARN one in every 30 years or so!
Would you prefer they wait until we make it so that it’s 60 years until the next home prelim?

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Post by Raidersteve » September 17, 2018, 6:31 pm

Any time that the point can be made is the right time as far as I am concerned. In 2016 when it was very relevant the nrl came out and said they will review their policy at the end of the season nothing came of it.

The more often the issue can be raised the more chance there is that something will be done about it before the next time it is relevant.

Leaving it until our next 2016 will only see them come out and say it is policy and they can't do anything about it at that time.

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Post by gangrenous » September 17, 2018, 6:39 pm

Precisely Steve.

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Post by gergreg » September 17, 2018, 6:40 pm

BJ wrote:
September 17, 2018, 12:43 pm
It gives our players an achievable goal to work towards. Bring it on I say.

NRL needs to start treating Canberra as an important region to ward off the growth of AFL.

At the moment the NRL Commission continues to sleep whilst the AFL has set the goal to make Aussie Rules the number one sport in Canberra and the AFL is putting in the strategy and funding to make this happen.
I dunno? I wouldn't be surprised if Canberra is dumped as soon as 20,000 people start turning up regularly to GWS home games in Sydney.
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Post by Raidersteve » September 17, 2018, 6:47 pm

Didn't we get similar numbers for our last home game than the semifinal on Friday that in itself reinforces the argument.

As I said any time the point can be made it needs to be made.

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Post by BJ » September 17, 2018, 7:54 pm

gergreg wrote:
BJ wrote:
September 17, 2018, 12:43 pm
It gives our players an achievable goal to work towards. Bring it on I say.

NRL needs to start treating Canberra as an important region to ward off the growth of AFL.

At the moment the NRL Commission continues to sleep whilst the AFL has set the goal to make Aussie Rules the number one sport in Canberra and the AFL is putting in the strategy and funding to make this happen.
I dunno? I wouldn't be surprised if Canberra is dumped as soon as 20,000 people start turning up regularly to GWS home games in Sydney.
Not when the ACT Government and Mr Barr gleefully hand over another $22 million dollars of taxpayers money for GWS for a few measly games in Canberra.

It’s a pity Mr Barr sees no value in the full time commitment that the Raiders make to Canberra.

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Post by Pigman » September 17, 2018, 8:06 pm

greeneyed wrote:
September 16, 2018, 11:50 pm
Fair dinkum. Before we complain about taking a home Preliminary Final away from Canberra, maybe we could EARN one in every 30 years or so!
Yeah give me one of these

Frankly i couldnt give a **** **** about where they hold our prelim when we make one every 3 decades... and i dont think the NRL do either. Nor should they
We're a basket case, why should they pay any attention to us...

But since we're here and talking of **** fantasies, i DEMAND the next Victoria Secrets Christmas Special be held in my living room.
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers & Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

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Post by -TW- » September 17, 2018, 9:39 pm

Do they put this in the calendar to whinge about it every year?

September 17 - article about not being able to host prelim at GIO

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Post by BJ » September 17, 2018, 10:34 pm

Pigman wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
September 16, 2018, 11:50 pm
Fair dinkum. Before we complain about taking a home Preliminary Final away from Canberra, maybe we could EARN one in every 30 years or so!
Yeah give me one of these

Frankly i couldnt give a **** **** about where they hold our prelim when we make one every 3 decades... and i dont think the NRL do either. Nor should they
We're a basket case, why should they pay any attention to us...

But since we're here and talking of **** fantasies, i DEMAND the next Victoria Secrets Christmas Special be held in my living room.
That’s gold Pig. Tell us not to complain about something that might happen once in 30 years and at the same moment raise a Pigman Victoria Secret fantasy that will never occur in 30 million years.

Mind you Pigman, I bet you’d be more honest with the crowd estimate in your living room than the Raiders. 7,987 Raiders fans attending the VS match.

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Post by Pigman » September 18, 2018, 8:12 am

I would be totally and completely transparent

The crowd: 1
The TV Ratings: 0 veiwers
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Post by BJ » September 18, 2018, 8:28 am

Pigman wrote:I would be totally and completely transparent

The crowd: 1
The TV Ratings: 0 veiwers
Ha ha. Good call.

You might have a crowd looking from the neighbors deck like at a small English football ground.

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Post by gergreg » September 18, 2018, 10:11 am

BJ wrote:
Pigman wrote:I would be totally and completely transparent

The crowd: 1
The TV Ratings: 0 veiwers
Ha ha. Good call.

You might have a crowd looking from the neighbors deck like at a small English football ground.
Let's just hope Mrs Piggy isn't on the MRC because there could be a Les Boyd type suspension involved here.

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