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Raiders smashed at home

By johnboy - 26 July 2009 16

Livenews is picking through the ashes of a disappointing cold wet afternoon for Raiders fans.

The men in green went down 25-4 at home.

The Big Mal’s Final Five packages aren’t looking very appealing right now.

UPDATED: The headline The Age is running probably says more than was intended.

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16 Responses to
Raiders smashed at home
knockknock-eggman 1:34 pm 27 Jul 09

Don’t hack on the fans for not turning up…at the moment NRL are struggling to get decent numbers to any game. Blame the douche bag players consistently in the news for what seems to be the same offences on repeat. Give us something worth watching than arrogant d-grade celebrities acting the fool off the field and we might want to watch more of what happens on the field

The amount of times I have run into Todd Carney and every other rubbish excuse for a raider (or human being for that matter) in clubs – blind drunk, banged up on pills and other substances (omg yes raiders do drugs), starting fights, harassing girls (groping, licking, perverse comments)

So as for “I’d turn up if they were playing well” I think I’m more along the lines of “I’d turn up and watch a sport that wasn’t full of the ass end of society”

The flip side is, not all players are like this – alot of these guys are really talented, make good role models for young lads…but this is overshadowed by what I’ve mentioned prior.

dosomethinguseful 9:33 am 27 Jul 09

I was at the game and it seemed like there were more Tigers supporters than Raiders supporters. I can only assume because Tigers fans a pretty dedicated and all would have pre-purchased their tickets before checking the weather, where as most local Raiders supporters would buy on the day depending on the lovely Canberra weather.

peteypops 7:46 am 27 Jul 09

Also, playing it live on TV doesn’t help. I would have gone, but watching it live on TV from the comfort of my couch seemed way too inviting…

Anna Key 6:24 am 27 Jul 09

I agree 2604, its hard to get sarcasm in the post! But a cold wet Canberra day is hardly going to get many turning up.

2604 11:31 pm 26 Jul 09

Anna Key said :

Let’s get the AFL for Canberra push going again

So that 7000 people can show up?

Look, no offence, but if I was looking to start a new team to participate in any code, Canberra is the last place I would want to do it. Canberrans are the worst of the worst when it comes to fickleness and being fairweather fans. They follow whatever team is popular and/or successful, but turn their backs on teams which are struggling. Today’s AFL game is a great illustration – Sydney are very average this year and the Dees are doing it tough with their young roster, and how many people show up? 7000, only about half as many as turned up to the same fixture last year. And yet I swear I’ve never seen so many Geelong and Hawthorn fans around town as there are now.

The drop-off in spectator support for the Raiders, Brumbies, and (a few years ago now) Cannons illustrates this, too. Anyone who says “I’d turn up if they were playing well” is missing the point. Teams need support most when they’re struggling, not when they’re winning every week and are the flavour of the month.

sb14 10:08 pm 26 Jul 09

Look like a bunch of uncoached rabble

rottweiler 8:13 pm 26 Jul 09

well lots of kids went home disappointed & very wet(mine included) due to the rain they cancelled the field run on after the game as it was too dangerous.

2604 6:12 pm 26 Jul 09

Anna Key said :

How big was the crowd at Bruce? And maybe a realistic estimate not the official figure which always seems a bit generous.

Only 7000 at Manuka to watch the comp’s most boring team play the comp’s worst. Let’s get the AFL for Canberra push going again

11,125. And yes, there really were that many.

Anna Key 6:09 pm 26 Jul 09

Sorry, just read it was 11000 (really???)

Anna Key 6:07 pm 26 Jul 09

How big was the crowd at Bruce? And maybe a realistic estimate not the official figure which always seems a bit generous.

Only 7000 at Manuka to watch the comp’s most boring team play the comp’s worst. Let’s get the AFL for Canberra push going again

willo 5:18 pm 26 Jul 09

the tigers are on a bit of a roll……and the raiders just got run over…..that is all….

Trunking symbols 5:01 pm 26 Jul 09

johnboy said:

UPDATED: The headline The Age is running probably says more than was intended. UNQUOTE

I’m surprised a Melbourne paper is even reporting on “rugby” at all.

Auntyem 4:59 pm 26 Jul 09

Unfortunately the Age headline is probably fairly accurate.

Should I tear up my ACT TAB ticket for Raiders in the top 4 now? It’s weighing down my purse…

Roadrage77 4:28 pm 26 Jul 09

Or at least leave the treadmill at home. He must’ve got the sprinting genes from his mum’s side of the family.

Skidd Marx 4:26 pm 26 Jul 09

Campo needs to hang ’em up.

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