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Bailey Simonsson added to Raiders top 30

Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 11:08 am

Bailey Simonsson signs one year development deal with Canberra Raiders

The Canberra Raiders have signed former Green Machine junior and All Blacks Sevens player, Bailey Simonsson, 20, on a one-year development contract for the 2019 season.

"It's very exciting to be back in Canberra, I'm good mates with Nick Cotric so it's great being back with him and playing in Canberra," Simonsson said. "I've got a real desire to play in the NRL and especially in Canberra with the first side that gave me a chance when I was younger. To back here and play is a bit of dream."

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Post by bonehead » December 20, 2018, 11:49 am

looks an interesting prospect, hopefully his old man can help up our supps program too

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Post by Coastalraider » December 20, 2018, 12:40 pm

To clarify - someone signed on a development contract CAN NOT play first grade at all can they?

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Post by edwahu » December 20, 2018, 12:51 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
December 20, 2018, 12:40 pm
To clarify - someone signed on a development contract CAN NOT play first grade at all can they?
I believe they are changing the rule so they can play after June 30 but officially no, unless you apply for special dispensation in an injury crisis. For a winger that would be very hard to get.
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Post by Dusty » December 20, 2018, 12:53 pm

Looks promising... However, I am craving a solid, genuine 1st grade option type signing.
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Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 2:16 pm

Canberra Raiders sign former All Blacks sevens player Bailey Simonsson

The Canberra Raiders have bolstered their outside back stocks, signing former All Blacks sevens player Bailey Simonsson on a one-year development contract on Thursday.

"It's very exciting to be back in Canberra. I'm good mates with Nick Cotric so it's great being back with him and playing in Canberra," Simonsson said. "I've got a real desire to play in the NRL and especially in Canberra with the first side that gave me a chance when I was younger. To be back here and play is a bit of dream."

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Post by dubby » December 20, 2018, 2:22 pm

Mulholland loves his rah rah kids

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Post by edwahu » December 20, 2018, 3:05 pm

dubby wrote:
December 20, 2018, 2:22 pm
Mulholland loves his rah rah kids

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At least he played in our juniors and is a local so is less likely to jump ship at the first chance.

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Post by Northern Raider » December 20, 2018, 3:58 pm

edwahu wrote:
December 20, 2018, 3:05 pm
dubby wrote:
December 20, 2018, 2:22 pm
Mulholland loves his rah rah kids

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At least he played in our juniors and is a local so is less likely to jump ship at the first chance.
So its only a matter of time before he gets homesick for Brisbane.
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Post by Brew » December 20, 2018, 4:28 pm

Awesome. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together nicely with all these nuffie signings. Bring on 2019.


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Haha. In stick we trust hey brew

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Post by The Rickman » December 20, 2018, 5:09 pm

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Haha. In stick we trust hey brew
Hahaha it's almost time for Brew's trademark backlip and change the signature!
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Post by nemesis » December 20, 2018, 6:40 pm

i have a good feeling about this kid
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Post by Brew » December 20, 2018, 7:09 pm

The Nickman wrote:
FROG wrote:
December 20, 2018, 5:04 pm
Haha. In stick we trust hey brew
Hahaha it's almost time for Brew's trademark backlip and change the signature!
I still love him but I think the players/club are a bit stale and need a change of voice for their sanity.
He hasn’t been able to motivate them the past 2 years so I’m interested to see how he does it in 2019.
I have zero faith in the squad, it’s weaker than previous years.


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Re: Bailey Simonsson signs contract with Canberra Raiders

Post by Timbo » December 20, 2018, 8:00 pm

Brew wrote:
December 20, 2018, 7:09 pm
The Nickman wrote:
FROG wrote:
December 20, 2018, 5:04 pm
Haha. In stick we trust hey brew
Hahaha it's almost time for Brew's trademark backlip and change the signature!
I still love him but I think the players/club are a bit stale and need a change of voice for their sanity.
He hasn’t been able to motivate them the past 2 years so I’m interested to see how he does it in 2019.
I have zero faith in the squad, it’s weaker than previous years.


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Sums up how I’m feeling right now.

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Post by PigRickman » December 20, 2018, 8:22 pm

When Brew has lost faith in his false messiah, it begs the question... why is he still employed?
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Post by Lui_Bon » December 20, 2018, 9:54 pm

what position can this guy play?
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Post by Rick » December 20, 2018, 9:56 pm

Lui_Bon wrote:what position can this guy play?
How is that relevant? RS will just play him and random positions anyway.


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Post by greeneyed » December 20, 2018, 10:04 pm

Lui_Bon wrote:
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what position can this guy play?
Winger. Outside back.
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Post by Brew » December 21, 2018, 5:35 am

Pigman wrote:When Brew has lost faith in his false messiah, it begs the question... why is he still employed?
What is even more sad is that if he was not employed Andrew McFadden would be the coach. If Ricky got the sack in 2019 he would take over.
I don’t know how I feel about that or that it would give me much hope.


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Post by The Rickman » December 21, 2018, 6:56 am

Brew wrote:
Pigman wrote:When Brew has lost faith in his false messiah, it begs the question... why is he still employed?
What is even more sad is that if he was not employed Andrew McFadden would be the coach. If Ricky got the sack in 2019 he would take over.
I don’t know how I feel about that or that it would give me much hope.


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That’s really not even that sad. It’s still an upgrade.

I’d take literally anyone at this point in time.


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Post by Brew » December 21, 2018, 8:05 am

McFadden is not an upgrade. He has a Warriors team with the like of Shaun Johnson there and couldn’t take them to the finals. Bearing in mind to make the finals you only have to win about 55% of your games.
He was also assistant to Furner here a few years ago through some dark times.
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Post by -PJ- » December 21, 2018, 8:11 am

Brew wrote:
December 21, 2018, 8:05 am
McFadden is not an upgrade. He has a Warriors team with the like of Shaun Johnson there and couldn’t take them to the finals. Bearing in mind to make the finals you only have to win about 55% of your games.
He was also assistant to Furner here a few years ago through some dark times.
If a new coach is to come in it better not be a Ex-Raider.


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No ex Raider ???

So that wipes Maguire, Bellamy, and Seibold.
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Post by -GD- » December 21, 2018, 9:14 am

Brew wrote:
December 21, 2018, 5:35 am
Pigman wrote:When Brew has lost faith in his false messiah, it begs the question... why is he still employed?
What is even more sad is that if he was not employed Andrew McFadden would be the coach. If Ricky got the sack in 2019 he would take over.
I don’t know how I feel about that or that it would give me much hope.


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Would probably be Brett White lol

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Post by bonehead » December 21, 2018, 9:15 am

all the best coaches are ex raiders just none we've had as coach

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Post by The Rickman » December 21, 2018, 9:29 am

Brew wrote:
December 21, 2018, 8:05 am
McFadden is not an upgrade. He has a Warriors team with the like of Shaun Johnson there and couldn’t take them to the finals. Bearing in mind to make the finals you only have to win about 55% of your games.
He was also assistant to Furner here a few years ago through some dark times.
If a new coach is to come in it better not be a Ex-Raider.


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Our coach has made the finals once in the last five seasons, it's the worst five-year period of our club in thirty years. A rotting pumpkin would be an upgrade.
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-PJ- wrote:
Brew wrote:
December 21, 2018, 8:05 am
McFadden is not an upgrade. He has a Warriors team with the like of Shaun Johnson there and couldn’t take them to the finals. Bearing in mind to make the finals you only have to win about 55% of your games.
He was also assistant to Furner here a few years ago through some dark times.
If a new coach is to come in it better not be a Ex-Raider.


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No ex Raider ???

So that wipes Maguire, Bellamy, and Seibold.
Sorry, not proven Ex-Raider. Maguire or Bellamy yes. Seibold not proven.



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Post by Matt » February 13, 2019, 12:29 pm

As mentioned on the GH Live during the fan day signing session:

According to Canberra Times reporter David Polkinghorne, the Raiders are set to upgrade Bailey Simonsson’s contract to the 30 man squad after his summer training efforts. This means he will be eligible to be selected from Round 1 onwards.

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Post by Dusty » February 13, 2019, 12:33 pm

Sounds promising


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Post by simo » February 13, 2019, 12:37 pm

Matt wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:29 pm
As mentioned on the GH Live during the fan day signing session:

According to Canberra Times reporter David Polkinghorne, the Raiders are set to upgrade Bailey Simonsson’s contract to the 30 man squad after his summer training efforts.

This means he will be eligible to be selected from Round 1 onwards.
Makes no sense unless he plays rd one. He’d have still been there to upgrade until we had to fill our roster, now we just have no flexibility
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Post by edwahu » February 13, 2019, 12:41 pm

simo wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:37 pm
Matt wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:29 pm
As mentioned on the GH Live during the fan day signing session:

According to Canberra Times reporter David Polkinghorne, the Raiders are set to upgrade Bailey Simonsson’s contract to the 30 man squad after his summer training efforts.

This means he will be eligible to be selected from Round 1 onwards.
Makes no sense unless he plays rd one. He’d have still been there to upgrade until we had to fill our roster, now we just have no flexibility
I kind of agree but he makes it 29/30 so there is still one spot open. If they are saving spot 30 for a higher quality signing and they think Simonsson is really a first grader this year it makes sense, otherwise they potentially lose the chance to play him at all.
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Post by Matt » February 13, 2019, 12:41 pm

simo wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:37 pm
Matt wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:29 pm
As mentioned on the GH Live during the fan day signing session:

According to Canberra Times reporter David Polkinghorne, the Raiders are set to upgrade Bailey Simonsson’s contract to the 30 man squad after his summer training efforts.

This means he will be eligible to be selected from Round 1 onwards.
Makes no sense unless he plays rd one. He’d have still been there to upgrade until we had to fill our roster, now we just have no flexibility
Proves 2 things:
1. We arent getting an Edwards, Dufty, Johnston or Jennings prior to Rd 1
2. That he was in fact killing it at training.

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Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2019, 12:45 pm

I thought he looked very good in the opposed training session on Saturday, he started at fullback, with CNK the other starter at the back.
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Post by simo » February 13, 2019, 12:54 pm

Matt wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:41 pm
simo wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:37 pm
Matt wrote:
February 13, 2019, 12:29 pm
As mentioned on the GH Live during the fan day signing session:

According to Canberra Times reporter David Polkinghorne, the Raiders are set to upgrade Bailey Simonsson’s contract to the 30 man squad after his summer training efforts.

This means he will be eligible to be selected from Round 1 onwards.
Makes no sense unless he plays rd one. He’d have still been there to upgrade until we had to fill our roster, now we just have no flexibility
Proves 2 things:
1. We arent getting an Edwards, Dufty, Johnston or Jennings prior to Rd 1
2. That he was in fact killing it at training.
Thanks matt lippy of sydenham. He has to play rd one otherwise it could still be 1 and 2 and hed be a dev player. The onlything the upgrade changes is that he can play now and we cant get anyone else. Why do that until we have to?
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Post by zim » February 13, 2019, 1:05 pm

If he doesn't earn a proper contract is it possible he's off to the next opportunity?

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Nevermind he's already on a development deal.
Wonder if this used the Rapana money.

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