BY ROB The NRL has announced its intention to drop interchange numbers to 8 in 2016 in an effort to rebalance the game in favour of smaller players. The move is designed to have a two pronged effect: reduce the amount of injuries that stem from collisions between big players and opponents, and to give … More Oh The Times, They Are A Changin’
BY ROB Look at the photo below this sentence: Out of the 17 players that were victorious on Sunday over the Panthers, McCrone is the only one seated during the team song. He seriously looks like a player who doesn’t want to be there, which is fair enough considering that (a) he was comfortably cruising … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Cowboys WHYTHEFUCKDOYOUHATEMESOMUCHRICKY – REVENGE Edition Rd21 preview
BY DR HERMAN The Daily Telegraph recently published an article about how many National Youth Competition graduates each club had had since the competition began in 2008. One of the things that stands out is that the number of “graduates” does not equal success. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. After all, winning an elite sporting … More The Real Story About Junior Development
BY DAN Victories like the Raiders 34-24 victory over the Penrith Panthers tend to bring more relief than exhilaration. The Raiders did enough to win, but showed nothing that would suggest they have altered their existing course for the middle of the table. The positives provided encouragement for the future, but the negatives revelled in … More Raiders Review: Revelling in limitations
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We are only as strong as our weakest link When I decided to play American Football, it was the first time in my life that I was making myself the worst player on a sporting team. Without wishing to overstate the matter, I’ve always been useful at sport. An understanding of where and when to … More Adventures in American Football: The Weakest Link
BY ROB The Apocalypse is upon us. Death and his fellow horsemen stalk the land, sowing terror and discord. The first of the other horsemen is Injury, swathed in bandages and sporting tape, wobbling unsteadily on his feet as he tries to pass the eternal concussion test. Injury’s most recent victim in Canberra was … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Ricky & McCrone vs Panthers Rd20 – RICKYYOUMAKEMESOGODDAMNANGRY SOMETIMES Edition
BY ROB On Friday the 18th of July Shaun Kenny-Dowall attended the Maroubra police station, where he was charged with the following offences after his former partner took out an AVO against him: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm; Common assault (six counts); Destroy or damage property; Use carriage service to menace/harass/offend; and Stalk/intimidate intend fear … More It’s a Nice Day for a White Ribbon
BY JEFFERIS Just like most people who follow the AFL we choose a team to go for when our team is not doing so well or in my case, are doing well but want to see more competition among the current teams. And just like most people my second team was Richmond. But for a … More Carn Dees! Confessions of a Hawthorn Supporter.
BY DAN “If they are real contenders, it has to start today” Andrew Voss All season we have been compiling pieces of evidence like a puzzle, waiting to see if the picture showed the Canberra Raiders are good. In losing yet another heartbreaker 21-20 yesterday to the Cronulla Sharks, the 2015 Canberra Raiders definitively answered … More Raiders Review: We Could’ve Been Contenders