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PostPosted: August 19, 2015, 10:11 pm
Raidersrawesome wrote:Which ones? Did mine get sent , if not I'll contact the club


I expect the answer will be there is no open training session, but members can contact the club, so I suggest you contact the club anyway.

Personally, I think there should be some sort of public event every time the Raiders visit another city. We should be doing everything possible to maintain the base inter State and in NZ.
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PostPosted: August 19, 2015, 10:36 pm
They come here once a year and there is a healthy fan base up here. I agree they should.
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 6:06 am
greeneyed wrote:I sent them all, except CJ42.

:Lol: sorry GE
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 7:09 am
RedRaider getting stuck into poor old Ben over Ricky Stuart's coaching decisions?

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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 11:03 am
Thanks to Ben for his responses to your questions!

1. Are the Raiders at all concerned about the lack of respect afforded to Jarrod Croker as our captain by the referees, and has any approach been made to the referees' boss about it? He just really seems to get waved away a lot and not listened to. But guys like Thurston, Smith, Gallen, Graham etc who swear and abuse the referees and question their integrity in their faces seem to get plenty of respect and favours.

Jarrod is a young Captain in his first season in the role and has said publicly he is frustrated by this. It is something he and the coaches and Jarrod will look at after the season and address it with the NRL.

2. Will the player beanies from this year be made available for sale to the fans?

We are aware of the demand for this year’s beanies but they were not made as a retail item so unfortunately there are none available to purchase. It’s a complex issue as a separate company has the licencing agreement with the NRL to retail supporter headwear (supporter beanies) so we were unable to sell the player style beanies this year. We are working on fixing this in 2016 so we can retail the player style beanie.

3. Why has Baptiste been selected for the past two weeks but given zero game time in the match. Both have been close loses to the Tigers and Manly and our season was on the line. If he is injured (shoulder) why was he selected? If he is not injured why is he not getting game time?

This is purely a question for the Coaching staff. I’m not in a position to answer this one. Ricky was asked after the match by a journalist and his answer was that Hodgson was going well and didn’t see the need for Baptiste to come on.

4. Are the Raiders doing anything for the Queensland fans before the Titans match? Will there be an open training session?

Unfortunately we’re not training on the Gold Coast this year. We train in Canberra Saturday morning and fly up late Saturday afternoon. We then fly back to Canberra after the game Sunday.
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 12:19 pm
Thanks Ben

Very disappointing the QLD fans are getting passed over......again
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 1:52 pm
Raidersrawesome wrote:Thanks Ben

Very disappointing the QLD fans are getting passed over......again

Queensland fans?? They had an open training day in Townsville!! What state do you think that is in??

Typical Southeast Queenslanders thinking they represent the whole state. Fair dinkum.
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 2:33 pm
The Nickman wrote:
Raidersrawesome wrote:Thanks Ben

Very disappointing the QLD fans are getting passed over......again

Queensland fans?? They had an open training day in Townsville!! What state do you think that is in??

Typical Southeast Queenslanders thinking they represent the whole state. Fair dinkum.


North QLD ?? Whats that , is there something past Yatala , I wouldnt know , dont go past it
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PostPosted: August 20, 2015, 3:51 pm
Hbomb wrote:what are the chance of the beanies vaughany is wearing becoming available to fans next year?
http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2015/08/ ... s_des.html

Very good question mate...

I want one of those beanies.
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PostPosted: August 25, 2015, 10:04 pm
Thanks Ben, next question, why does Shannon Boyds number keep changing.... Do they have to cut him out of his jersey after each game then spend two weeks sewing it back up?
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PostPosted: August 25, 2015, 10:05 pm
Yes.
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 10:09 am
Ben, is the club looking at getting a full time sports psychologist to help the team mentally? The way we have lost this year seems like the team struggle mentally at home.
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 10:12 am
Hi Ben, got any plans for the family over the Christmas break?? Going anywhere fun?? I'm contemplating Norfolk Island myself.
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The Nickman wrote:Hi Ben, got any plans for the family over the Christmas break?? Going anywhere fun?? I'm contemplating Norfolk Island myself.

Norfolk is fun...do it.
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 4:38 pm
Is Norfolk nsw or qld?
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 4:39 pm
bonehead wrote:Is Norfolk nsw or qld?

If they get their way it's neither but nsw department of education provide the teachers for their school
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 4:56 pm
Norfolk Island is NSW. There are two NSW police officers posted there.
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PostPosted: August 26, 2015, 5:16 pm
It's a sovereign country but Australia is slowly taking them over
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PostPosted: August 27, 2015, 2:00 pm
bonehead wrote:Is Norfolk nsw or qld?


Technically, residents of Norfolk Island they are represented by the Electorate of Canberra, or the Electorate of Solomon (NT), or any electorate they have a connection to. The self government is being abolished by Abbott and they will be administered by a council in the state of NSW.
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PostPosted: August 27, 2015, 4:38 pm
So for origin purposes thats Qld
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PostPosted: August 27, 2015, 4:39 pm
bonehead wrote:So for origin purposes thats Qld


what isn't?
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PostPosted: August 27, 2015, 4:39 pm
bonehead wrote:So for origin purposes thats Qld


Yes. I hope that helps.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 9:34 am
Raidersrawesome wrote:Thanks Ben

Very disappointing the QLD fans are getting passed over......again

Blame Virgin. There is only one flight from Canberra to the Gold Coast a day and it gets in late.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
Dr Zaius wrote:
Raidersrawesome wrote:Thanks Ben

Very disappointing the QLD fans are getting passed over......again

Blame Virgin. There is only one flight from Canberra to the Gold Coast a day and it gets in late.

Could have come up a day earlier
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:15 pm
So fly up the Friday night for a Sunday game, pay another nights accommodation for 40 odd people, hire a venue for a training run in case half a dozen people want to come out and watch them train. Makes sense.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:20 pm
Yep.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:31 pm
-PJ- wrote:Norfolk Island is NSW. There are two NSW police officers posted there.


Thought they were afp
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:32 pm
CJ42 wrote:Ben, is the club looking at getting a full time sports psychologist to help the team mentally? The way we have lost this year seems like the team struggle mentally.


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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:49 pm
dubby wrote:
-PJ- wrote:Norfolk Island is NSW. There are two NSW police officers posted there.


Thought they were afp

Norfolk Island, New South Wales 2899.

Closest urban city is Gold Coast :lol:
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 12:56 pm
Actually, they have 3 AFP officers and a local police force.
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dubby wrote:Actually, they have 3 AFP officers and a local police force.

Oh you've been doin some research dubby ?
I was there 20 years ago, there was two NSW cops back then. Times have changed.

Anyway it's a beautiful place and I recommend it to everyone wanting an escape.
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PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 1:17 pm
Ben, to clear this up, if your born on Norfolk island do you play for nsw or qld ?

That should be a simple one for him :)
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