Raiders come down to earth against wily Cronulla

johnboy 15 September 2008 12

The SMH has the news of the Canberra Raiders 36-10 thrashing by Cronulla.

I had thought broadcasting the team’s whiteboard on WIN News Friday night was a bit silly.

UPDATE: And apparently with the Kiwis getting over the Storm that’s the end of the season. If you get any Mad Monday pictures be sure to send them in to

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12 Responses to Raiders come down to earth against wily Cronulla
G-Fresh G-Fresh 11:56 pm 14 Sep 08

bd84 said :

the w standing for wooden spoon yes?

Turn it up

Morgan Morgan 10:44 pm 14 Sep 08

Alan Tongue is a great bloke, I agree.

The raiders have done well considering the whole team is out injured/suspended. It should be a great season next year, lets support them.

2604 2604 10:19 pm 14 Sep 08

Some of the comments above are pretty poor. The Raiders and guys like Alan Tongue are great for Canberra’s reputation. They are good sportsmen and play fairly and with pride. The fact that they finished in sixth position and even made the finals with a squad of only 17 fit players is worthy of celebration. The Brumbies didn’t even make the finals this year, and I don’t recall anywhere near the same level of cynicism and schadenfreude on this forum then. Poor form.

As for last night…nerves just got the better of us. Our players had too little finals (or even first-grade) experience and were nervous, and it showed. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Cronulla went to the grand final this year.

Overheard Overheard 9:16 pm 14 Sep 08

Speaking of coming down to earth, I’ve just returned from a weekend away on Planet Folk Festival (where there’s precious little news of what’s happening here on earth) and went to the Canberra Times web-site (8.30pm, Sunday) to catch up on a little news and was informed of this: “The Raiders dare to dream they’re a chance of winning the NRL title.”

I’m guessing that’s now old news…

bd84 bd84 9:03 pm 14 Sep 08

the w standing for wooden spoon yes?

G-Fresh G-Fresh 8:17 pm 14 Sep 08

Pandy said :

Raiders who?

Raiders ftw 2009

Pandy Pandy 7:33 pm 14 Sep 08

Raiders who?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 6:52 pm 14 Sep 08

So Storm went down to the kiwis, so that’s it for the Raiders.

Come on Broncos!

New Yeah New Yeah 6:48 pm 14 Sep 08

Agreed. Last night we saw the ‘bad’ Raiders play. It’s a shame that the season ended like this, but the last couple of games (Cowboys and Bulldogs) showed to me that the Raiders would struggle in the finals. Just not clinical enough.

Bring on 2009!

Genie Genie 6:26 pm 14 Sep 08

The Raiders performance was absolutely dismal last night..

After watching the under 20’s flog the Titans I was expecting at least an interesting match for the main game.

Sorry but for all you die hard Raiders fans out there, after last nights performance – Its only justice that NZ just won to knock them out of the finals. If they were going to continue to play like that, they certainly didn’t deserve to continue on in the finals.

Sammy Sammy 1:15 pm 14 Sep 08

They seemed more like a bunch of blokes who had been brought together that afternoon, given 50 bucks each, and told to go out and attempt to play a game of football, rather than the well-oiled machine that we witnessed decimating other NRL sides 5 or 6 weeks ago.

Sammy Sammy 1:14 pm 14 Sep 08

Yeah, they certainly sucked last night.

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