BY DAN The Canberra Raiders “only” scored 20 points on the weekend, and combined with some other discussion points, this has led to people (including the man-child football commentator and coach Brad Fittler) to question their ability to score points, and therefore their legitimacy as a contender. Before we get too carried away with disagreeing … More Misplaced worry?
BY DAN Saturday afternoon fans of the world’s most wonderful rugby league team got great news. Emerging star and light of my life, Hudson Young, had extended his time in the nations capital to the end of 2023. By Sunday night however, that news was less clear. Like my man Marvin said: what’s going on? … More Hudson Young signs on….right?
BY DAN In further good news for the people’s rugby league team, the Canberra Raiders announced that Hudson Young has extended his time with the club until the end of 2024. It was an intriguing process. The Raiders announced at the end of 2020 that they were targeting Young (amd Emre Guler) for extension. David … More A Perfect Match
BY ROB Summer is waning, twilight edging forward each evening. The cricket and tennis have finished, and a few select trees are starting to take on a golden hue. The All-star game has been played, this time ending in a draw (yes Braith, a draw is a result). It’s almost March. Before the footy resumes … More Raiders (Trial) Rumble: Trials and Tribulations
BY DAN It was revealed last week by James Buckley in the Canberra Times that while Jarrod Croker is out, George Williams will take the kicking tee. This is a smart decision, built with the future in mind. The life of a back-up kicker is rarely one of preparation, but Williams, for once, has time. … More The life of a backup
BY DAN Canberra Raiders’ fans got some good news to start the week with the club announcing the Emre Guler has extended his time at the club until the end of 2023. This is a pleasant surprise. Guler’s family reside in Sydney, and there was always the potential that the lure of home and more … More The impact of Guler’s extension
BY Dan In early January, just as Ricky Stuart got done admonishing two senior players for their behaviour over summer, another behavioural matter emerged for the Milk. Four members of the SG Ball team were involved in an incident in Civic, and they tried to cover it up from Raiders’ officials. In addition to incidents … More A Culture Problem?
BY DAN Recency bias is a helluva drug. The flux of life and the change of the last 12 months sometimes makes it hard to remember what came before it. When analysing the Canberra Raiders, 2019 may be prominent in our minds, but we are not immune to this phenomena. The before times are sometimes … More Bailey Muscles Up
BY DAN Canberra Raiders got some infuriating news when it was reported by the Daily Telegraph that both Corey Horsburgh and Corey Harawira-Naera will appear in court in the near future on charges of driving under the influence. It’s frustrating news that will have potentially significant impacts on each player, but likely not substantially on … More The cost of the Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh DUIs
BY DAN For months these pages have been wondering where exactly the Raiders unending list of talent would spend its time when it wasn’t in first grade. Our questions have been answered with the announcement that the Green Machine will field a team in the Canterbury Cup in 2021 for the first time since 2007. … More A Solid Gold Solution