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bonehead wrote: January 17, 2022, 5:45 pm
Bigcheese wrote:We all know it's coming, Croker will be named to play round 1.
if he's earned it he gets it, if the others want it more they can get it

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Ordinarily I'd agree with you. But we saw last year he did not earn it, and played far too many games before getting injured.

I just hope Ricky has come to his senses in 2022 and picks based on merit. Meaning Croker, Whitehead and Hodgson will have to fight for their positions.
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Raider47 wrote: January 18, 2022, 7:21 am
bonehead wrote: January 17, 2022, 5:45 pm
Bigcheese wrote:We all know it's coming, Croker will be named to play round 1.
if he's earned it he gets it, if the others want it more they can get it

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Ordinarily I'd agree with you. But we saw last year he did not earn it, and played far too many games before getting injured.

I just hope Ricky has come to his senses in 2022 and picks based on merit. Meaning Croker, Whitehead and Hodgson will have to fight for their positions.
Agree and that's been a big problem through this little low period we're in - that some veteran players aren't being dropped or benched despite strings of bad performances while others are being unfairly dropped after decent showings or games where they aren't given a fair opportunity (e.g. only being given 15 minutes and doing nothing wrong). If Ricky is actually prepared to select on merit this year and not personal favouritism then I'll be happy but I'm yet to see it.
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after missing the finals there shouldn't be any banked brownie points

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Ryan Sutton focussed on fresh new season, not a new contract

Ryan Sutton's contract is set to expire at the end of this year, making him one of several Raiders stars off contract in 2022 including hooker Tom Starling, Corey Harawira-Naera and Corey Horsburgh.

"I really just want to concentrate on having a good preseason. You can get really distracted by that stuff," Sutton said. "If the Raiders want to move or if other things are there, I don't know, I've just got to make sure I concentrate on myself and what's going on in the present rather than thinking about the future."

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The tone of that seems consistent with suggestions he's possibly looking at Sydney.
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greeneyed wrote:The tone of that seems consistent with suggestions he's possibly looking at Sydney.
That’s an interesting take. It doesn’t sound like he is dead keen to re sign but doesn’t smell of Sydney either. Incidentally I do agree on Sydney as pretty sure his GF is from there.


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Has Stick lost some weight? Looking very trim there.
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zim wrote:Has Stick lost some weight? Looking very trim there.
Ricky used to eat a chocolate bar every time Curtis Scott stuffed up on or off the field.

As soon as the Raiders sacked Curtis, Ricky stopped this practice. Therefore he’s looking very trim.
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🤣 That's the kind of inside info I expect from best mole.
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zim wrote:Image That's the kind of inside info I expect from best mole.
Unfortunately for my waistline, I started eating a chocolate bar every time we sacked a promising junior, every time a referee pulled an out of left field decision against us and worst of all, every time Edrick Lee dropped the ball with the line open.
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Rapana practicing goal kicking.
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-PJ- wrote: January 25, 2022, 6:25 am Rapana practicing goal kicking.
It makes sense that we need a back up in case Fogarty gets injured.
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Esera trimmed down. Great signs.
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Is it just me, or has the team really leaned up?
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It’s just you dub.
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To many smiling faces for mine.

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Question wrote: February 1, 2022, 9:05 pm To many smiling faces for mine.

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FB saying HSS has done his ACL. I hope it’s ‘fake news’.
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sprintman wrote: February 2, 2022, 3:24 pm FB saying HSS has done his ACL. I hope it’s ‘fake news’.

That would be a blow. What FB page, do you have a link?
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Ugh that is absolutely **** if true
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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sprintman wrote: February 2, 2022, 3:24 pm FB saying HSS has done his ACL. I hope it’s ‘fake news’.
Could we have a link please?
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Footage of him running about at training today on the Raiders website, hope he got through the session 🤞🤞
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-PJ- wrote: February 1, 2022, 1:44 pm It’s just you dub.
Maybe I'm just getting fatter. How are you, peej? Keeping the monster in line?
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So is HSS OK or not?
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I can't find anything to verify HSS injury
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