Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

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Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Post by greeneyed » February 13, 2020, 5:47 pm

Same Old same Old: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up when needed

It almost sums up Michael Oldfield's NRL career - an opportunity could open up for the Canberra Raiders back thanks to the uncertainty surrounding Curtis Scott. But it might not and, as usual, all Oldfield can do is be ready for when an opportunity comes.

"Obviously Curtis has had a little mishap there, but we don't know how things are going to play out. For me it's the same thing every year. It's just put myself in the best shape and form I can be.

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Re: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield

Post by Seiffert82 » February 13, 2020, 6:03 pm

He's been a hell of a handy pickup, especially out on the wing.

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Post by FROG » February 13, 2020, 6:19 pm

Agree. Incredible depth player who knows his place and always does his job

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Post by LP Raider » February 13, 2020, 6:56 pm

The try he scored last year turning on the afterburners was incredible.

It's a yes please for me, ticks all the boxes.

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Re: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Post by Botman » February 13, 2020, 7:16 pm

He's an NRL standard winger. Could start at any number of clubs.
He comes in and does his job and does it well as a winger... would like to avoid him being used as a centre.. but he did have solid performances there too

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Re: Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Post by bonehead » February 13, 2020, 7:18 pm

just a bit injury prone but I'd love to see his gps peak speeds

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Canberra Raiders back Michael Oldfield to step up

Post by gangrenous » February 13, 2020, 7:19 pm

It’s not often your depth is a fan favourite. It’s hard not to love what he brings to the team!
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Post by Northern Raider » February 13, 2020, 7:19 pm

After his initial stint with Manly he found it hard to crack 1st grade. At Panthers he was also a victim of the over supply of outside backs. Shifting to the Raiders let him move a couple of spots up the depth chart. Doesn't let us down when he's called upon and has a real knack for sniffing a try.
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Post by Neeeegz » February 13, 2020, 9:05 pm

I was surprised how good he was on the wing, ill look forward to him playing whenever he gets named.
Great person to have in the squad.

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Post by BadnMean » February 14, 2020, 9:02 am

Yep. I never have a worry when he comes in, on the contrary I actively enjoy watching him play. If the team shapes up with him as our starting winger for the year, I'm fine with that- my only concern would be depth behind him.

I love the energy he brings to rucking out off our line. He goes HAM and it's exciting. Hopefully inspires the others too- I remember one game last year he just crashed right through their line as they tried to pin us down. Solid size and contact in defence too.

The pace is welcome. I guess his hands are just average, which is maybe why he never quite nailed down an NRL spot. His style is also very direct. He had one wobbly game at centre but IIRC it was vs Latrell...

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