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by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update
Replies: 40
Views: 5074

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update

It’s poker machine money, and they can afford it if that’s how this goes So don’t waste a second worrying about that Re: decision making... it’s the same guy who doubled down on middle forwards on a vet rather than address other areas of concerns The guy who would have Sia playing through his 50’s i...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Netballers up in arms over comment of Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart
Replies: 90
Views: 6840

Re: Netballers up in arms over comment of Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

reigning? LOL. My giants have seen off to that. Sorry I knew I spelt that wrong. Not sure you are allowed to talk up the GWS Giants on this site - no matter what sport they are playing. Is there any other sport? My beloved giants have been dominating the netball scene for so long i've lost track SE...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 New halfback?
Replies: 226
Views: 8288

Re: 2022 New halfback?

the coach is a **** ****
Get him here ASAP
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 722
Views: 16117

Re: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day

To be fair to Soward, he isnt alone, i also hate us.
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Netball Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: The Netball Thread

Finally a thread for me to brag about my beloved Giants Been a life long fan, grew up going to their games and really following them with interest. Finally my prayers have been answered. See the giants fly, fly, fly Up into the sky, up into the sky, up into the sky Is that because they're being sho...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I reckon this could open the door for us to use him as a coach, given that medical retirement needs to be paid out by us. I've always thought he'd make a good backs skills coach, alongside tutoring in goal kicking. The way he's been able to make improvements to certain aspects of his game during hi...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update
Replies: 40
Views: 5074

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update

Correct. He gets his money and it's cap exempt
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Netball Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: The Netball Thread

Finally a thread for me to brag about my beloved Giants
Been a life long fan, grew up going to their games and really following them with interest.

Finally my prayers have been answered.

See the giants fly, fly, fly
Up into the sky, up into the sky, up into the sky
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Early this year he had some very ordinary moments defensively and actually seemed to learn from it and improve in game, they threw the same sort of shape at him and he nailed it every time there after, which i was super impressed with. So i have high hopes for improvement there, but we'll need to se...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

If Kris is still playing footy for us in 8 years time, i wonder if him getting chewed up and spat out by Will Hopoate will be brought up as often as a 20 year old Croker getting his **** handed to him by a 33 year old MacDougall has over the years. I remember that game in 2011. Croker got far more ...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

If Kris is still playing footy for us in 8 years time, i wonder if him getting chewed up and spat out by Will Hopoate will be brought up as often as a 20 year old Croker getting his **** handed to him by a 33 year old MacDougall has over the years.
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update
Replies: 40
Views: 5074

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders injury/suspension update

Does anyone believe he is actually injured? Not enough to keep him out of first grade on that basis alone, no. If there was a will to play him, he'd be playing. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this fairly par for the course in terms of medical retirement. Club knows a guy is busted - and...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: This is not rugby league
Replies: 106
Views: 4448

Re: This is not rugby league

one thing about these rule changes i will say is if this head contact stuff is here to stay, and they really want to get people away from the head, they need to figure out how they're going to incentivize legs tackles. Because right now a legs tackle is either a free 10 metres on a quick play the ba...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Canberra Milk wrote: May 17, 2021, 1:48 pm I would consider Whitehead to five eighth. I probably wouldn't do it, but I'd consider it
when naming my team above, i initially had him in 5/8th before changing my mind.
I think it absolutely will be a consideration
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 New halfback?
Replies: 226
Views: 8288

Re: 2022 New halfback?

IMO, our best option is Jack Wighton and Nicho Hynes as ball running halves, and Matt Dufty at fullback. I think that set up would suit Stuart and his power running style, Hynes is a very good front line defender, so he ticks a box there, and he's probably a better ball player than either Jack or Ge...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

given the outs...

1. Aekins
2. Simo
3. Kris
4. Scott
5. Rapana/Semi
6. G. Willliams
7. S. Williams
8. Guler
9. Starling
10. James
11. Whitehead
12. CHN
13. Tapine (is he due back this week?)

14. Havilii
15. Young
16. James
17. Lui
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Don’t think we are gonna see Jarrod c for a while.... word is he’s gone with another knee reconstruction Well there was talk floating around that his knee was bone on bone so wouldn't shock me if true Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Knee reco wouldn't help if that's the case. If this mail is ac...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 786
Views: 38650

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I assume the delay has been because Stick and co have spent the morning putting together the Dufty offer
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 12:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 786
Views: 38650

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I just read an article about Nicho knowing he’ll have to leave the storm and said there are no offers on the table right now

There should be at least one by COB today
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas

afgtnk wrote: May 17, 2021, 12:19 pm Storm won't exactly be running a full squad will they? At least Grant, Munster, and Papenhuyzen out?

Not really any excuses for us if we get belted.
Excuses? No excuses required!
We’re just proper old school **** :roflmao
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 722
Views: 16117

Re: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day

Again, you can't divorce the action from the result If i get behind the wheel when I'm high range, and I crash into a pole, I'm going to lose my license and be fined heavily If i get behind the wheel when I'm high range, and I crash into a family and kill one of them, I'm going to jail If i punch so...
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I'll be honestly stunned if we keep them under 50
by Botman
May 17, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

“If he went for the knee...”

Mate... that’s exactly what he did. His shoulder goes directly into the area of the knee
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

Yes, firmly agree to disagree.
Hopefully this standard of a maintained because I don’t think that tackle has a place in the game

There is clearly some wild stuff going on this round and I’m not all the way on board with it all. But they sort of tackle, imo, has to go
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

As I mentioned above, at no stage did the referees call held in the Wighton incident. The interpretation requires that the referees call held as a signal to the third man not to come in. They didn’t do that. As per your own post explaining the details of it (which is super useful btw, thanks) Regar...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

Had that incident taken place this week, Kikau is sent off, we’d have activated Timoko as our 18th man and we probably win that game Isn’t that good? Umm... yes? Feels that way to me too. This situation is making for strange bedfellows, my old friend. :lol: Mind if I smoke? Its ordinarily a deal br...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day
Replies: 722
Views: 16117

Re: 2021 Rd 10 V Bulldogs: Game Day

I didnt see the Souths incident live, but i just watched it on replay it is very similar, but the souths one hits the lower head, rather than straight in the face... and you cant divorce the action from the results. Woods was fine, where as the guy Papa hit was concussed, absolute skittled and rule...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

gangrenous wrote: May 16, 2021, 9:15 pm
Botman wrote:Had that incident taken place this week, Kikau is sent off, we’d have activated Timoko as our 18th man and we probably win that game

Isn’t that good?
Umm... yes?
Feels that way to me too.
This situation is making for strange bedfellows, my old friend. :lol:
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 9:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

Melbourne haven't played yet they could yet be hit hard by the crackdown. The Storm are always pushing the rules as far as they can and if there is any consistency around this round I would be very surprised if they will get through without any charges. I’m very interested to see that game But I su...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

Jack's is indefensible, the player had zero momentum and he's come in at the legs If someone did that to one of our players and they ended up with a serious knee/leg injury there'd be a riot Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Zero momentum? So could not offload? Ok…… Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews
Replies: 138
Views: 4698

Re: 2021 Rd 11 V Storm: Teams and Previews

People expecting Papalii to be suspended for quarter of a season for that shot are watching a different game to me. Deserved a penalty and probably a sin-bin. The send off was a clear result of policy-on-the-run by the NRL. 3 games seems reasonable. Who was expecting that? Umm, the people expecting...
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 14629

Re: Through green eyes 2021

Simo getting a 5 against a 6 for Kris is... to be honest wild.
Simo very comfortably out played Kris.
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

Had that incident taken place this week, Kikau is sent off, we’d have activated Timoko as our 18th man and we probably win that game

Isn’t that good?
by Botman
May 16, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson take early pleas
Replies: 73
Views: 4092

Re: Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii, Jack Wighton and Josh Hodgson face bans

Jack's is indefensible, the player had zero momentum and he's come in at the legs If someone did that to one of our players and they ended up with a serious knee/leg injury there'd be a riot Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Zero momentum? So could not offload? Ok…… Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...