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Raiders finish season fittingly, losing to Cronulla 18 to 38

By 9 September 2013

Foxsports has all you need to know about a bloody awful end to a bloody awful season:
In a game where Sharkies coach Shane Flanagan did everything to prevent injury bar sending his players out in bubble wrap, NSW Origin star Fifita still sent a scare through the camp when he hobbled off midway through the [...]

Fergo gets the arse

By 6 September 2013

The Raiders have announced they’ve had enough of Blake Ferguson:
The Canberra Raiders board of directors met today to determine the future of Blake Ferguson, with a unanimous decision to terminate his contract with the club.
“The board were left with little choice but to terminate Blake Ferguson’s contract, after several breaches of club policy,” Raiders CEO [...]

Raiders mull throwing in the towel on juniors development

By 5 September 2013

An unusually antsy Canberra Raiders are sharing their view on the salary cap auditor blocking Raiders Junior Mitch Cornish from playing this Sunday.
“We constantly question why we invest so much into our junior development program, and this is another reason why we will review it, along with a zero benefit in developing your own juniors [...]

What will the Raiders do to top dwarf lighting?

By 3 September 2013

Previously the one trophy the Raiders were hanging onto was “most off the hook mad monday” thanks to the legendary efforts of Joel Monaghan.
But it appears they have been exceeded by St Kilda players setting a dwarf on fire.
Will the champs bounce back?

Raiders bombing out of the finals losing 50 to 16 against the Warriors

By 1 September 2013

The change of coach seems to be going well:
THE Warriors own version of ‘Beauty and The Beast’ on Saturday combined to put Canberra out of it’s misery at Mt Smart Stadium.
If the Raiders’ season was in free-fall after four straight defeats and the sacking of coach David Furner, they hit the deck with an almighty [...]

The Raiders Bad Boy Dream Team

By 31 August 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald has seen fit to put together a whole bad boy dream team of Canberra Raiders players:
RAIDERS RULE FLOUTERS
If there is anything the Canberra Raiders’ off-field controversies have taught us, it is that there are only so many times players can visit Questacon before they get bored and break bad. In light [...]

Sandor Earl the latest Raider to fall from grace, accused of trafficking peptides

By 29 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Sandor Earl the latest Raider to fall from grace, accused of trafficking peptides

The ABC brings word Sandor Earl is joining the club’s extensive list of shame:
The NRL has handed Canberra’s Sandor Earl an infraction notice and a provisional suspension following his admission to the use and trafficking of a peptide.
The sanction follows an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) investigation, in which Earl admitted to the use [...]

Ferguson goes full Carney

By 29 August 2013

Yesterday’s man Blake Ferguson is putting together a fair old rap sheet in the Canberra Times.
Another complete toolbag emerging from the Raiders youth development.
They really need to look very hard at that.

Vote for Shaunee

By 28 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Vote for Shaunee

I may not be a big fan of sport, but I am a big fan of being competitive over odd things and now I really want Shaunee to beat all the Cheerleaders from other teams.
TAKE NO PRISONERS SHAUNEE!
Perfume Box Raiderette Shaunee is into the final of the Big League Cheerleader of the year competition. See [...]

Blake Ferguson out partying with Todd Carney

By 26 August 2013

The ABC reports on Blake Ferguson not even pretending to care any more:
Speculation surrounding Blake Ferguson’s playing future continues to mount after he was spotted at a Sydney pub alongside Cronulla star Todd Carney the night before missing Canberra’s NRL clash against Manly.
Ferguson was a no-show at the Raiders’ 36-22 loss to Manly at [...]

Embarrassed putting hand out!

By 26 August 2013

Raiders players must be embarrassed  putting their hands out for payment particularly over the last 3 weeks – if they are then they should be!
Against Manly I switched off as I usually do these day’s when it reached 24 nil .
Manly were keeping time with the clock the white flag had been raised [...]

Raiders run of failure goes on

By 25 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Raiders run of failure goes on

The Herald Sun has the miserable news of continued failure from the men in green:
What was perfectly clear is that the Raiders could have done with Ferguson on the field against Manly.
Dunemann might think they can do without him, but be assured they can’t. Not if they want to make the finals.
You talk about [...]

Donut King* Campese did for Coach Furner

By 23 August 2013

Foxsports have an intriguing story on Terry Campese and Brett White’s involvement in the axeing of David Furner, and then their elaborate coverup.
The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal that Campese and White approached two board members at a meeting in Woden at 5pm on Monday.
The high-profile pair spoke about Furner’s future with board member David [...]

Furner gets the boot

By 20 August 2013

The Courier Mail has the surprising news that Raiders’ coach David Furner is not a protected species after all:
A CRISIS Canberra board meeting has ended with David Furner offering his resignation as Raiders head coach.
Furner has been given the chance to resign with dignity after a nine-player revolt indicated they could no longer work [...]

Raiders Finished For Another Year

By 18 August 2013

Raiders V Canterbury
Canberra Raiders the perennial loosers  finished for another session – ah but we are getting used to it.
What with an administration that has sacked or let go of perhaps some of the best footballers currently playing what else can we expect.
Now joining Josh Dugan, Tod Carney it looks like Ferguson is [...]

Raiders lose again. 28 to 16 beaten by Canterbury

By 17 August 2013

Foxsports has the latest defeat by the men in green:
SAM Perrett scored a hat-trick as the Canterbury Bulldogs dealt a significant blow to the Canberra Raiders’ finals hopes with a 28-16 win in the nation’s capital.
The Bulldogs’ Josh Morris was brilliant at fullback for the injured Ben Barba, scoring the first try of the match [...]

Canberra not bogan enough to appeal the League players?

By 16 August 2013

The Roar is having a look the the star players Canberra has been unable to hold on to.
To set the record straight, I’m not a Canberran and have never lived there.
I have visited our nation’s capital a number of times and I have no problem with it – in fact I quite like it. [...]

Raiders better, but still done over by the Rorters

By 11 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Raiders better, but still done over by the Rorters

Foxsports has the tale of another Raiders defeat:
Today, the Roosters sit on top of the NRL ladder as outright competition leaders for the first time since 2004.
But after watching the Raiders charging home with five minutes remaining as the team with the best defensive resume in the NRL leaked 22 points, Robinson delivered some [...]

New Sporting Commons being built at UC

By 9 August 2013

Today Andrew Barr turned the first sod at the new UC Sporting Commons.
The ACT Government has committed $5 million into developing this facility, which will apparently be “world-class”.
The Commons will include an ACT Sports Hall of Fame, a new headquarters for the Brumbies, sports studies teaching and research facilities, a bocce court and new [...]

Storm obliterate the Raiders

By 4 August 2013
Storm obliterate the Raiders

Foxsports have the sad news the the Melbourne Storm have ended the Raiders home streak in emphatic fashion:
RABBITOHS fans beware the Storm are back and they are coming to get you.
The two NRL powerhouses will go head-to-head in what promises to be one of the games of the season in Melbourne next Friday night.
But while [...]

Raiders a team for the lower class? [With poll]

By 2 August 2013

It has long been noted that when Raiders fans attend a Brumbies game they are astonished and alarmed by the displays of manners and courtesy from the crowd.
Sometimes they mistake basic decency for a thing they call “lack of atmosphere”.
In The Roar today Kane Cassidy is opining about why Wollongong is a better choice for [...]

Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

By 1 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play

Katy Gallagher is doing publicity for the Brumbies, and calling on Canberra business to help her do so in order to win a season pass to every Brumbies home game in 2014.
Chief Minister calls on Canberra businesses and offices to show their Brumbies colours Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has reminded Canberra workers and businesses to [...]

The one things the Raiders are consistent at? Beating St George

By 28 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
The one things the Raiders are consistent at? Beating St George

Foxsports has the story of the ongoing lime green torture of the dragons:
CANBERRA captain Terry Campese glanced down at his mobile phone on Saturday and smiled to himself, knowing that one of the most remarkable hoodoos in the game wasn’t about to be broken.
Remaining unbeaten against St George Illawarra since 2007 with a gutsy win [...]

Canberra Raiders thrash the Eels as the home streak rolls on

By 21 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra Raiders thrash the Eels as the home streak rolls on

Foxsports has the happy news of lime green triumph at the Stadium in Bruce:
NOT since 1995, when their current coach was wreaking havoc in a lime green jersey, have Parramatta lost eight straight games.
So it was somewhat cruel that Ricky Stuart had to suffer the indignity of being in charge of the first Eels side [...]

People’s Liberation Army Raiders to continue the long march with Huawei

By 19 July 2013

The Raiders have the exciting news that Huawei are extending their sponsorship and the Green Machine is off the Shenzen in 2014 to be cheered on by the Huawei workforce:
Huawei Corporate Affairs Director Jeremy Mitchell said he hoped the sponsorship renewal would add weight to the push for the first 2014 NRL match to be [...]

Blake says he didn’t do it

By 16 July 2013

Canberra Raiders and New South Wales winger Blake Ferguson is pleading not guilty in response to charges of indecent assault, reports ABC News.
Ferguson was accused of assaulting a young woman in a Cronulla nightclub while out drinking with fellow well behaved footballer Josh Dugan.
Ferguson has been suspended by the NRL for multiple problems, mostly related [...]

Shillington quits the Raiders leadership group

By 12 July 2013

In signs of a very unhappy team the SMH reports that David Shillington wants no part of a leadership group that tolerates Blake Ferguson:
He is due to face Waverley Local Court next Tuesday, the day before the third and deciding match of the Origin series in Sydney. While Ferguson has been sidelined by administrators since [...]

Raiders manage a win over the Cowboys 26 to 18

By 7 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Raiders manage a win over the Cowboys 26 to 18

After a bit of a dry spell on the road the Canberra Raiders have managed a home win against the North Queensland Cowboys.
Despite going wobbly in the second half.
More on this later.
UPDATE: Foxsports tells the tale:
YOUNG gun Anthony Milford celebrated his starting debut by scoring the match sealing try as Canberra notched a 26-18 [...]

Raiders appealing, over their salary cap fines

By 5 July 2013

The Raiders have made a statement on why their salary cap breaches aren’t as bad as some would think:
“We were aware of our overspend in both first tier and second tier salary caps however we will be lodging an appeal in the size of the fines and we’re confident in that appeal,” Raiders CEO Don [...]

Pathetic (Raiders)

By 29 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Pathetic (Raiders)

Canberra Raiders are pathetic!
Not the players the coaching staff.
What was on display against South Sydney was simply school boys against men.
Canberra are a potentially good football team that that continues to be badly coached.
They lack any idea’s when it comes to attack. 
Take Blake Ferguson out of that side as is [...]

Raiders go down on the road. 17 to 12 against the Tigers

By 23 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Raiders go down on the road. 17 to 12 against the Tigers

Foxsports has the sad news that the Canberra Raiders haven’t been able to keep their roll on:
Acting Wests Tigers captain Benji Marshall delivered a couple of big plays as his eventful week ended with a 17-12 NRL win over travel-sick Canberra at Campbelltown Stadium.
Marshall kicked a match-tying sideline conversion and edged the Tigers ahead [...]

Big Mal in trouble for time behind bar

By 20 June 2013

The Roar have a nice take on Big Mal Meninga leaping back into the limelight with his behind bar misdemeanours:
With the Queensland selectors failing to rouse the public’s imagination with the dropping of two loyal players and selection of a third superstar halfback just to brag, the battle of the pre-match mind games seemed [...]

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