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PostPosted: January 27, 2015, 2:38 pm
What this thread is for: It is for all the idle speculation and discussion about players people would like to sign for the Raiders. Substantiated stories about players the club is linked to: they will have their own threads, with links to credible sources.

People enjoy speculating about who the club should ideally sign, and then debating it, and that is what you'll find in this thread.. or unsubstantiated questions posed on radio talk back etc etc.

It is fun. But all threads of the nature: "Joe Blogs is off contract in 2020, wouldn't it be great to sign him" will be merged into this thread by the moderators.

Have fun speculating... but remember... it's a speculation thread!
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PostPosted: January 27, 2015, 2:40 pm
I saw on the Roosters website that we are interested in Tupou.

But seriously, I really want us to get JWH for 2016.
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PostPosted: January 27, 2015, 2:43 pm
JWH is coming, locked in. Ive already got my JWH jersey
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PostPosted: January 27, 2015, 2:48 pm
He has been my favourite player for about 2 months.. I am ready!
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 10:59 am
You'd have to wonder who is going to be let go if JWH does come :/
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:00 am
tilse/nichols possibly shillo?
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:04 am
I'd be happy to lose Kennedy, Edwards & Shillo for JWH from next year. By then our young guys will be ready to step up to any holes, Shillo will be on the wane and Edwards and kennedy are squad fillers/back ups and easily enough replaced.
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:12 am
I would get rid of every prop on our books (with the exception of Boyd and Vaughan) and throw in Papalii as a sweetener..
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:24 am
I thought we had ceased negotiations with JWH some weeks ago?
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:26 am
We did.
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 11:34 am
dubby wrote:We did.

This is a little concise for someone who doesn't know.

As for the truth, as Mulder and Scully know, it is out there. You of all people should know not to believe what you read on the internet.

GWiz said it is a done deal. It is.
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 12:25 pm
Lucy wrote:
dubby wrote:We did.

This is a little concise for someone who doesn't know.

As for the truth, as Mulder and Scully know, it is out there. You of all people should know not to believe what you read on the internet.

GWiz said it is a done deal. It is.


So is a mod going to move this to the "confirmed" signings thread
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PostPosted: January 28, 2015, 12:29 pm
Time to cut the ridiculing. Back to some "real" signing speculation discussion, thanks.
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PostPosted: January 31, 2015, 10:12 pm
JWH explains his decision.....

http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/sydn ... 32rga.html
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 5:42 am
"His" decision??

Lolololol
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 11:04 am
We need a half back
Mccrone is dusted
Williams wouldn't carve 20s
Cornish is ok. But won't deliver top 4.

Find someone please Ricky. It's painful to watch this team have no direction what's so ever
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 11:06 am
GT-7 wrote:We need a half back
Mccrone is dusted
Williams wouldn't carve 20s
Cornish is ok. But won't deliver top 4.

Find someone please Ricky. It's painful to watch this team have no direction what's so ever

You can't base Cornish off three first grade games and this tournament surely

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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 11:20 am
I'd like you to count how many time he didn't pass tried to step a defender and got caught. Sorry my personal opinion but I do not see him as a play maker or creative halfback.

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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 11:21 am
Cornish barely created a overlap in 9s

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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 11:23 am
Cornish was actually pretty decent in the nines... Must of done something right considering the commentators said he's been one of our best over the tournament...
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GT-7 wrote:I'd like you to count how many time he didn't pass tried to step a defender and got caught. Sorry my personal opinion but I do not see him as a play maker or creative halfback.

after such a short amount of time in the top flight...well to each his own I guess :/
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 12:02 pm
I'm quite happy with Cornish being "caught", it's part of the development of a young half and being more comfortable in the top grade.

Our only half since Stuart was an alcoholic, so I'm happy to give either or both Cornish, Williams time, both have great kicking games something we have desperately lacked since Stuart left 2 decades ago.
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 2:13 pm
I've had a few question marks over Cornish since he was playing in the 20's, but I'm certainly not going to judge his ability based on a game of glorified touch playing behind a forward pack that consists of a couple of teenage second rowers.
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 3:20 pm
I did too but I thought he started to develop nicely into a NRL quality player last year.

We are going to get ups and downs , he is a rookie half still.
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 6:22 pm
Agreed. Judging his capability as a first grade halfback based on this ridiculous format is a bit silly.
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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 6:33 pm
LP Raider wrote:I'm quite happy with Cornish being "caught", it's part of the development of a young half and being more comfortable in the top grade.

Yeah, I'm with LP Smash on this one.

More than happy with him getting caught with the ball as he's getting used to just when to run.

Sure as heck beats the hell out of a half who never runs the football!!
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Seiffert82 wrote:Judging his capability as a first grade halfback based on this ridiculous format is a bit silly.


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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 7:37 pm
Raidersrawesome wrote:I did too but I thought he started to develop nicely into a NRL quality player last year.

We are going to get ups and downs , he is a rookie half still.

I'm worried thatwith the ups and downs. That when the low points happen this place with ridicule mitch and what him dropped.
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PostPosted: February 2, 2015, 4:23 pm
As someone who is not yet sold on Cornish, I thought this tournament showed nothing but good things for him.
Clutch play against the Warriors was beautiful, and great signs for a FG halfback. I wasn't expecting to see him step 7 players to score a try, and we don't need him to be that player anyway.
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PostPosted: February 3, 2015, 6:59 pm
The Nickman wrote:"His" decision??

Lolololol

Yes, we sure showed him by withdrawing our offer when he didn't care enough about it to respond to us!

Obviously you're not a golfer.
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What is wrong with you??

Serious question
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The Nickman wrote:What is wrong with you??

Serious question

You're going to pass the turing test one of these days.

Maybe not soon, but it's coming.

I can feel it.
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PostPosted: February 3, 2015, 7:34 pm
Does not compute.
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PostPosted: February 3, 2015, 7:56 pm
Green Wizard wrote:Cornish was actually pretty decent in the nines... Must of done something right considering the commentators said he's been one of our best over the tournament...


Firstly - really? I thought Cornish was quite ordinary. In bits and pieces he showed some gravitas, but the tournament in its entirely? Wasn't a huge fan.

Secondly - the commentators said that? Imagine my surprise - in his positon he was up against McCrone, Butriss and Williams.

Having said this, I'm in no way caning Cornish's ability based upon a 9s' performance - he may well - and I hope it does - tear **** up this year. I just find it hard to believe he was rated in the weekend just passed.
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The coaches seemed to expect Edwards to do some play making in the Nines, which surprises me...
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