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PostPosted: September 7, 2015, 8:53 pm
Canberra Raiders desperate to end finals drought in 2016 after finishing season strongly

Canberra Raiders forward Shaun Fensom says making the finals is a must next year as the second-youngest squad in the NRL continues its development.

"Top eight is a must, we were very disappointed we didn't make it this year," Shaun Fensom said. "With the squad we've got we would have liked to have been playing semi-final football, but it wasn't to be this year. We'll train harder in the pre-season to make it next year."

"To come away with a close win like that, in extra-time and with only 12 players after Sisa Waqa was sin-binned, was a real positive. That's something we can take into next year."

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-l ... z3l35dc017
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 7:04 am
Predictable article.
Face it raiders, you would be playing finals if you didn't lose games to the Tigers, titans, a reserve grade quality bulldogs team, St George Illawarra just off my head.
They were all games we should have won if we weren't mental midgets.
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 7:45 am
Yeah goes without saying. Who isn't desperate to end a finals drought?
Surely there isn't a club out there that's like "Y'know what? We're happy to just be here and make up the numbers." Maybe TigPies
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 7:57 am
He was probably asked about it, what else is he supposed to say?
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 9:57 am
dubby wrote:Predictable article.
Face it raiders, you would be playing finals if you didn't lose games to the Tigers, titans, a reserve grade quality bulldogs team, St George Illawarra just off my head.
They were all games we should have won if we weren't mental midgets.

And yet in another thread you say that our roster simply isn't good enough??

Good grief, Droopy, sort it out!
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:18 am
They aren't! Because they're mental midgets!

Hang on, am I droopy?
What is a droopy?
You looking in my bathroom windows again nicko?
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:20 am
dubby wrote:They aren't! Because they're mental midgets!

Hang on, am I droopy?
What is a droopy?
You looking in my bathroom windows again nicko?

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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:21 am
The hell?
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:25 am
You don't know who Droopy is??

Dubby!!!
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:28 am
Well, if that's me you're foghorn leghorn

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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:29 am
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah goes without saying. Who isn't desperate to end a finals drought?
Surely there isn't a club out there that's like "Y'know what? We're happy to just be here and make up the numbers." Maybe TigPies


Parramatta..

I'm surprised they even know what it's like to be in the finals
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:30 am
dubby wrote:Well, if that's me you're foghorn leghorn

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Well played, sir :clap:
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:31 am
Lenny Leonard wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah goes without saying. Who isn't desperate to end a finals drought?
Surely there isn't a club out there that's like "Y'know what? We're happy to just be here and make up the numbers." Maybe TigPies


Parramatta..

I'm surprised they even know what it's like to be in the finals


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Newcastle.
Penrith.
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:35 am
Titans motto is "Hic ad supplendum numerum, non succedere"
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 11:42 am
simo wrote:Titans motto is "Hic ad supplendum numerum, non succedere"


Pretty sure its more like, "Nah, just blow it..." :hmmm :hmmm :hmmm
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Same thing pretty much
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With less nose dust
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 12:55 pm
BTW: The headline? "... After finishing the season strongly" - really?
If we finished the season strongly we would be playing finals this weekend rather than getting ****ed up at Mooseheads.
Truth is, Raiders actually started the season better than most would have predicted (including me) but then fell in a heap when the pressure was on.
Wins over the Panthers reserve grade side and an extra time win against a crap Eels team do not amount to "finishing the season strongly".
[Of course, if the headline is referring literally to the end of the end of the season - ie the moment Hodgson put the ball down for his try on Sunday - then that probably is a strong finish. I suspect it was speaking more broadly, though]
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 4:28 pm
I’ll make the bold prediction right here and now that we will never play finals football with Jarrod Crocker as captain.
My only caveat is we have to make the finals of our own volition. If we get there due to a cap rort, it doesn’t count.
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IronRaiden wrote:I’ll make the bold prediction right here and now that we will never play finals football with Jarrod Crocker as captain.
My only caveat is we have to make the finals of our own volition. If we get there due to a cap rort, it doesn’t count.

:lol: wtf
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 4:52 pm
I'm desperate as well.

I'm filthy they fell short this year. 7/12 away is miss the semis.

Ridiculous....
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 5:24 pm
simo wrote:Titans motto is "Hic ad supplendum numerum, non succedere"


They came 4th in 2010... Higher than we have been for decades so there are worse out there...
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dubby wrote:Well, if that's me you're foghorn leghorn

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IronRaiden wrote:I’ll make the bold prediction right here and now that we will never play finals football with Jarrod Crocker as captain.
My only caveat is we have to make the finals of our own volition. If we get there due to a cap rort, it doesn’t count.


Can we get this with a promise like "afgtnk" made that he would never post again if Croker made an Australian side? Granted that became a useless promise as he doesn't post anymore, at least under that account, but still, money where your mouth is please!
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We won't with Crocker no... With croker we will.
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 5:31 pm
dubby wrote:
Lenny Leonard wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah goes without saying. Who isn't desperate to end a finals drought?
Surely there isn't a club out there that's like "Y'know what? We're happy to just be here and make up the numbers." Maybe TigPies


Parramatta..

I'm surprised they even know what it's like to be in the finals


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Penrith.


Knights made the Prelim last year? Or the year before
Penrith were up there too

I think Parra have the longest finals drought in the NRL ATM
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At least Parra have made a grand final in the last 10 years
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No one remembers who came second
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Lenny Leonard wrote:No one remembers who came second

Matt does
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 6:31 pm
And he can quote the stats which are more important
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 8:18 pm
dubby wrote:Predictable article.
Face it raiders, you would be playing finals if you didn't lose games to the Tigers, titans, a reserve grade quality bulldogs team, St George Illawarra just off my head.
They were all games we should have won if we weren't mental midgets.

x2 Well said.
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 8:37 pm
I think we can point to more than half a dozen games that we could have won. 5 of them we lost by 2 or less
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PostPosted: September 8, 2015, 8:56 pm
A lot of those we coughed up at least one soft try too
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A lot of those the refs coughed up a try or two for the opposition also
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