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Raiders keep Dugan to 2014

By 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 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 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 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 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

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*

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