BY DAN To say this was a good victory would be a lie. Although the 34-18 score-line suggested the Raiders put together some good patches of play, what really occurred was the abject surrender of the Penrith Panthers ruck defence. Good players on each side of the field got injured, and the game turned into … More Raiders Review: Degenerate spoon football.
BY DAN All season long Raiders fans have been thankful for the new players brought to the club this season. Whether it be the dynamic running of Blake Austin, the exceptional creativity of Josh Hodgson or the brilliant lines ran by Sia Soliola, league fans may believe that recruitment is a strength of the Raiders. … More 5 signings the Raiders were lucky they didn’t make.
BY DAN The weirdest Ashes series in recent history whimpered to an end earlier this week like a fat kid finishing a jog. And while Australia walked away losers of the Ashes, it was their performance in the final test that should prove instructive for future touring Australian teams. At the Oval Australia showed they … More Lessons from the Oval
BY ROB Sport is a fickle entity at best. Just a month ago Raiders fans were still entertaining fantasies of a late eight run. Now they are terrified that the dreaded spoon could loom up from below and drag them down screaming for mercy. During the preseason 2015 looked to be some sort of … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Panthers Rd25 preview
BY DR HERMAN The Ashes are over. Five consecutive comprehensive ass whoopings. Ass whooping after ass whooping after ass whooping. Not one of the five test was close. Not even a little bit close. Not even if you close your eyes and believe really really hard close. Heck, the last two Australia lost were over … More Unhinged Ramblings: The Platypus Ashes
BY DAN Last week the Raiders premiership hopes officially died. This week’s 28-12 loss to the Titans raised the chance of a wooden-spoon for the Raiders like a horrifying spectre emerging from the remains of their season. As losses go this was painful to watch, bringing up all the awful things the Raiders had done … More Raiders Review: The Spoon Beckons
BY ROB I sit here still seething, the anger boiling just beneath the surface. It wasn’t bad enough that we got beaten by a team that earlier in the season we pummelled on a road trip to Albury, it’s that technically, we didn’t get beaten. I mean is it just me or is it ever … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Titans vs Referee Incompetence Rd24 preview
BY DAN AND DR HERMAN The Canberra Raiders are the unluckiest team in Rugby League. I mean, I would say that. I’ve chronicled the ridiculous ways they’ve conspired to lose games this year. Like giving up 18 point leads on at least two occasions, coming back from a million points only to lose, or that … More Finally! Scientific proof the Raiders are the unluckiest team in the NRL
BY DANAE Western Bulldogs 5. 6. 36 Melbourne Demons 6. 4. 40 After enjoying an excellent game at the MCG back in May, I was more than happy to lug myself across town to Etihad for the fourth match-up between Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons in the women’s AFL exhibition match series. I have no … More Ribbons in their hair: Demons V Bulldogs women’s match
BY DAN Stop me if you’ve heard this before. After wrangling their way back into the match through a mixture of luck, grit and guile, the Raiders managed to somehow find themselves with a losing score when the full-time siren went. Despite the often excellent play of the forwards, some deft work from Josh Hodgson, … More Raiders Review: Groundhog Day