Editor’s update: Since we wrote this piece the Raiders have gone on the record to deny that Farah will be coming to the Raiders or that Sezer will be leaving. We hope this is correct. BY DAN Rumours have ramped up that the Raiders will be moving on young half Aidan Sezer to the Bulldogs … More Robbie Rumours Return
BY ROB The Raiders have had a shocking start to the season. While they haven’t been outright flogged by any powerhouse sides they have managed to capitulate against equally ranked sides, every time losing their way in the dying minutes of each match. Fans were already on edge after a disappointing 2017 campaign, and a … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Sea Eagles Round 4 Preview
From dreaming of premierships to referring to a 14-4 defeat as an improvement, it’s been a hard 3 weeks for Eels fans. … More Parra Post Mortem: Improved but still defeated
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 20-19 loss to the New Zealand Warriors isn’t forgivable or forgettable. This season is quickly becoming some horrid, recurring nightmare. Each week they lead. Each week they lose in the most harrowing way possible. This loss is the kind that defines players, seasons and careers. Leading 19-12 with 4 minutes … More Raiders Review: The Recurring Nightmare
BY DAN When the Canberra Raiders register with the national footy media things are either going well or very bad. Unfortunately the Raiders’ edge defence has been so bad this season that it’s drawn the attention of the national media. FoxSports Nathan Ryan came to the party this week, identifying the plethora of tries scored … More The Hardest Questions
BY ROB Two rounds, two close losses. These are the kind of games that derailed the Raiders season in 2017, and so far it looks as though little has been done to rectify the various problems that the team suffers. While Hodgson is notable for the impact his absence has on attack, it doesn’t extend … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Warriors Round 3 Preview
What a horrible day to be a Parramatta fan. … More Parra Post Mortem: Beware the Ides of March
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 30-28 loss to the Newcastle Knights was another frustrating loss in a close match. Much like last week there were several performances that should give Raiders fans heart. But this game also revealed substantial structural issues in the Raiders spine that, if unaddressed, will leave the Raiders looking up at … More Raiders Review: Time to Tinker?
BY DAN You could be forgiven for thinking Aidan Sezer’s foray into the number 9 jersey (figuratively of course) looked underdone during Sunday night’s loss to the Gold Coast Titans. Just how under-prepared would surprise most Raiders’ fans though, with the star revealing that he’d only been training in the position for two weeks. I … More Ideas don’t happen overnight, but they do happen…eventually.
BY ROB The Raiders return from their first round loss to face a reborn Newcastle team at GIO. After the malaise of the second half against the Titans, the Green Machine will be looking to lay down a solid 80 minute display. Several players were found wanting in that second stanza, and Dan has already … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Knights Round 2 Preview