Raiders keep Dugan to 2014

johnboy 1 March 2012 25

The Raiders have announced that their star fullback Josh Dugan is staying in Canberra to 2014:

Canberra Raiders star fullback Josh Dugan has re-signed with the Green Machine on a new deal that will see him remain in the capital until at least the end of 2014.

It’s a huge positive for the Raiders on the eve of their first home game of the season on Saturday, with months of negotiations coming to a positive end with the Raiders junior remaining at the club which helped make him a massive name in the NRL.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the news was a huge positive for the club ahead of the season and showed the Raiders were able to keep their high profile players.


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aelliso aelliso 2:37 pm 21 Mar 13

It is quite amusing to read some of these comments now… Particularly:

Josh doesn’t drink or go out during the season so I dont understand the comparison.

And:

…people love to play with him and he re-signed for less money than he could get elsewhere because he loves Canberra and the Raiders, he trains harder than anyone else…

Sorry to call you out Shadow Boxer, just gotta love hindsight.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 10:53 am 08 Mar 12

Nah, it’s because they don’t fit the Pat Rafter/Steve Waugh mould (or one would suspect colour).

Tooks Tooks 2:07 pm 07 Mar 12

shadow boxer said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

Is he going to … demonstrate the value adults playing moronic games for a living adds to our society?

Coming from the guy whinges about jury duty *sheesh*

ooh, head shot 😉

I think the term haters is used by people in the public eye to describe the fact that there will always be those that will hate you no matter what you do and generally these people will not have achieved or risked much. It is kind of used in conjunction with a shrug of the shoulders and a “what are you gonna do, can’t please everyone.

It is particulalrly pronounced in Australia where a large group of people like to drag down those that take risks or try to achieve. included on this list in the sporting field would be;

Anthony Mundine
Quade Cooper
Nicky Winmar
Timana Tahu
Pat Cash
Tiger Woods and
Leyton Hewitt

It’s interesting you named those particular people. While tall poppy syndrome is definitely around, I think the only sportspeople/celebrity that bring it up are those who are unpopular due to their personalities. Likewise with the “haters gon’ hate” line. It’s usually not because they are successful that people ‘hate’ or dislike them, but because they come across as unpleasant people.

Anthony Mundine – carries on like an arrogant loud mouth (I’ve heard he’s actually a nice bloke), said he didn’t make the rugby league Australian side because he was Aboriginal (despite there being other Aborigines in the side at the time), his insensitive post-9/11 comments etc.
Contrast that with Kostya Tzsu, who was always popular and a humble champion.

Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Cash – Again, both fairly unpopular. Contrast that with Pat Cash or Roger Federer, who I’ve never heard a bad thing about.

Tiger Woods – Personally, I don’t mind him. Before the sex scandal I think he was generally well liked by the public (I don’t follow golf though, so I might be wrong).

Timana Tahu – again, racist comments towards opponents (and kids, if that story is to be believed), walked out of state of origin, showing a lack of backbone and has generally been a sook. Contrast that with players like Alan Tongue, Nathan Hindmarsh, Darren Lockyer et al, who are – and were – positive role models.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 1:35 pm 07 Mar 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

Is he going to … demonstrate the value adults playing moronic games for a living adds to our society?

Coming from the guy whinges about jury duty *sheesh*

ooh, head shot 😉

I think the term haters is used by people in the public eye to describe the fact that there will always be those that will hate you no matter what you do and generally these people will not have achieved or risked much. It is kind of used in conjunction with a shrug of the shoulders and a “what are you gonna do, can’t please everyone.

It is particulalrly pronounced in Australia where a large group of people like to drag down those that take risks or try to achieve. included on this list in the sporting field would be;

Anthony Mundine
Quade Cooper
Nicky Winmar
Timana Tahu
Pat Cash
Tiger Woods and
Leyton Hewitt

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 12:48 pm 07 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

Is he going to … demonstrate the value adults playing moronic games for a living adds to our society?

Coming from the guy whinges about jury duty *sheesh*

Alderney Alderney 11:58 am 07 Mar 12

Tooks said :

shadow boxer said :

Tooks said :

‘Haters gonna hate’ – my most hated Americanism, usually dribbled out by semi-literate imbeciles.

…and here I was thining he was a philosopher.

Die Lefty Scum Die Lefty Scum 11:11 am 07 Mar 12

My anectodal research suggests that 100% of people who use the term “haters” are complete cocks.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 10:41 am 07 Mar 12

No worries, it’s all good.

Tooks Tooks 10:13 am 07 Mar 12

shadow boxer said :

dph said :

shadow boxer, clearly you don’t get out to Civic very often.

No I don’t, am I wrong ?

I guess I just find it a bit unfair just to call people cocks on a public internet forum with no evidence. Fair enough if you are in an elected position or receive a salary of $650k a year and forgot to divert a river before building a dam. A bit rough on a 20 year old kid that grew up here and really hasn’t done much wrong except try to be the best he can at what he does.

Despite my other comment replying to you, I think in hindsight the ‘cock’ comment was unecessary and not really relevant to his signing. That’s just my opinion of him and I probably didn’t need to air it here.

Tooks Tooks 10:11 am 07 Mar 12

shadow boxer said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

So this is local junior who has set himself the goal of being the best in the world at his chosen professino (the worldstoughest and most physical team sport), worked his ring off to get there and may, just may, if he sacrifices all the lazy pleasures of life actually achieve it.

Your response to this is an educated “total cock of a person”. There is an interesting exchange between Dugan and Quade Cooper on his twitter feed about the way “haters are gonna hate” and the methods of making sure people like you dont drag them down.

Do you even know Josh Dugan, perhaps you could explain why you think this driven and sublimely talented individual meets your definition of a total cock and why we should not just assume you are a petty jealous loser.

Yes champ, I have met him, have you? Never said he didn’t train hard or wasn’t a good player. It’s very sweet of you to defend him over such a nothing comment, but in my opinion, he’s a cock. If you have a different opinion of his personality traits, then that’s fine.

‘Haters gonna hate’ – my most hated Americanism, usually dribbled out by semi-literate imbeciles.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 12:52 pm 05 Mar 12

Kerryhemsley said :

Shadow Boxer your points were good until you said “he trains harder than anyone else.” The reports from people in the know at Raiders indicate this is toatlly untrue and a slight on some of the guys in the team that do train very hard.

Yeh I know, I exaggerated there, he has had his issues with the alarm clock.

Been good this year though I believe and looks ripped.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 10:15 am 05 Mar 12

Shadow Boxer your points were good until you said “he trains harder than anyone else.” The reports from people in the know at Raiders indicate this is toatlly untrue and a slight on some of the guys in the team that do train very hard.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 7:56 am 05 Mar 12

dph said :

shadow boxer, clearly you don’t get out to Civic very often.

No I don’t, am I wrong ?

I guess I just find it a bit unfair just to call people cocks on a public internet forum with no evidence. Fair enough if you are in an elected position or receive a salary of $650k a year and forgot to divert a river before building a dam. A bit rough on a 20 year old kid that grew up here and really hasn’t done much wrong except try to be the best he can at what he does.

dph dph 8:07 pm 04 Mar 12

shadow boxer, clearly you don’t get out to Civic very often.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 11:36 am 04 Mar 12

Thumper said :

So this is local junior who has set himself the goal of being the best in the world at his chosen professino (the worldstoughest and most physical team sport), worked his ring off to get there and may, just may, if he sacrifices all the lazy pleasures of life actually achieve it.

You mean Todd Carney?

Josh doesn’t drink or go out during the season so I dont understand the comparison.

I dont know him but from what I know he comes from a family of limited means that are very close, he honurs them every time he plays, he is fiercely loyal to his mates, people love to play with him and he re-signed for less money than he could get elsewhere because he loves Canberra and the Raiders, he trains harder than anyone else (have a look at his physique, that doesnt happen by accident) and by all accounts if you are part of the inner circle you can have no better friend.

I am still waiting for the evidence that he is a total cock, my guess is it is just girlyboy second hand gossip.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 11:08 am 04 Mar 12

shadow boxer said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

So this is local junior who has set himself the goal of being the best in the world at his chosen professino (the worldstoughest and most physical team sport), worked his ring off to get there and may, just may, if he sacrifices all the lazy pleasures of life actually achieve it.

Your response to this is an educated “total cock of a person”. There is an interesting exchange between Dugan and Quade Cooper on his twitter feed about the way “haters are gonna hate” and the methods of making sure people like you dont drag them down.

Do you even know Josh Dugan, perhaps you could explain why you think this driven and sublimely talented individual meets your definition of a total cock and why we should not just assume you are a petty jealous loser.

Not entirely true. Dugan was repeatedly dropped by the Raiders in his Toyota Cup days and early 1st grade showings due to his reluctance to show up to training. Only when it was fervently clear that his talent was far too good to waste did he decide to apply himself, with outstanding results. His utter disregard for road rules & safety show that he still has a lot of maturing to do. It’s a good thing he’s good at running around with a oval shaped balloon his his hands, because he’d probably be in gaol by now otherwise.

Thumper Thumper 11:08 am 04 Mar 12

So this is local junior who has set himself the goal of being the best in the world at his chosen professino (the worldstoughest and most physical team sport), worked his ring off to get there and may, just may, if he sacrifices all the lazy pleasures of life actually achieve it.

You mean Todd Carney?

shadow boxer shadow boxer 10:52 am 04 Mar 12

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

So this is local junior who has set himself the goal of being the best in the world at his chosen professino (the worldstoughest and most physical team sport), worked his ring off to get there and may, just may, if he sacrifices all the lazy pleasures of life actually achieve it.

Your response to this is an educated “total cock of a person”. There is an interesting exchange between Dugan and Quade Cooper on his twitter feed about the way “haters are gonna hate” and the methods of making sure people like you dont drag them down.

Do you even know Josh Dugan, perhaps you could explain why you think this driven and sublimely talented individual meets your definition of a total cock and why we should not just assume you are a petty jealous loser.

Tooks Tooks 10:41 am 04 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

Is he going to piss on people at the pub, get a dog to suck him off, or think up new ways to demonstrate the value adults playing moronic games for a living adds to our society?

I don’t know, is he? How do you contribute to society?

Well, I strictly ration myself to no more than 1 bag of donuts per week, thus ensuring a plentiful supply is left for consumption by Tooks and his friends.

I last had a donut in about 2006. Keeping my Adonis-like physique is important to me.

HenryBG HenryBG 9:56 am 04 Mar 12

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

Tooks said :

Complete cock as a person, but top player. Good signing.

Is he going to piss on people at the pub, get a dog to suck him off, or think up new ways to demonstrate the value adults playing moronic games for a living adds to our society?

I don’t know, is he? How do you contribute to society?

Well, I strictly ration myself to no more than 1 bag of donuts per week, thus ensuring a plentiful supply is left for consumption by Tooks and his friends.

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