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Rorters root Raiders

By johnboy 22 March 2009 18

The Australian rounds out a pretty dreadful weekend for Canberra sport with word of a comprehensive thrashing at the hands of the Roosters, 28-4.

    The Roosters were rarely challenged by a shabby Raiders outfit whose fumbling plays on attack and at times non-existent defence opened the door for the visitors to run away with the match.

Oh well.

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2604 11:18 pm 24 Mar 09

bd84 said :

and who said the Raiders weren’t contenders for the wooden spoon in 09?

Pretty much anyone who knows anything about rugby league. They’ve never been wooden spooners and are unlikely to be, including this season.

Instead of constantly death-riding the Raiders – including your lame “Canberra who?” joke attempt in every second thread concerning the team – why don’t you get your hand off it and get behind a local team which includes a number of former local juniors and, incidentally, does a lot for the ACT community outside football?

Deckard 10:12 pm 23 Mar 09

As long as they don’t go back to Elliot’s style. ie. a no passing, no mistakes plan of attack. Bash it up 5 times, kick it and hope the other team makes a mistake. League at its worst.

The Raiders last year turned on the entertainment and scored try’s from everywhere on the field. I didn’t see yesterdays game, but I hope they were trying to do this and just had one of those days where nothing worked.

I just hope that they don’t give up on it.

bd84 9:22 pm 23 Mar 09

and who said the Raiders weren’t contenders for the wooden spoon in 09?

MsCheeky 1:14 pm 23 Mar 09

Raiders couldn’t pass, couldn’t catch, couldn’t tackle. Geez, I don’t mind my team losing if they play a reasonable game, but that was a shocker from start to finish. In a couple of instances, the defence paused just about long enough to issue a written invitation for the roosters to cross the try line with ball in hand. And I got a bit frustrated with the centre, who managed to run not only sideways, but backwards a couple of times. Though one of those runs did lead to the amusing sight of a rooster sconeing himself on the goal post when he tried to catch him. (And no for you PC types, I don’t think sconeing, that could cause serious injury, is actually funny, but it did look funny!)

Ah well, there’s always next week, next season.

cbr_lad 9:51 am 23 Mar 09

A full stop or two wouldn’t go astray.

New Yeah 9:51 am 23 Mar 09

I don’t recall a game with so much dropped ball! Especially the first half where both teams were tragic, the Roosters moreso.

This was my last game before leaving town and I was disappointed that it was so crap.

Agreed on Learoyd-Lahrs, and Josh Miller ran hard all day but the backs were looking very confused.

The Roosters appeared much fitter and ran with gusto all day.

As much as he annoys me, kudos to Anasta for poaching two good tries towards the end.

pptvb 8:33 am 23 Mar 09

Great Game.

2604 11:09 pm 22 Mar 09

That was a terrible performance by the Raiders…one of the worst in the team’s history.

The team looked poorly organised – not sure what Dave Furner is teaching them at training, but evidently it doesn’t include how to set up an attacking line, nor run a sliding fringe defence. Losing Troy Thompson and Glen Buttriss made it even harder for the team, and added insult to the injury of the result.

Searching for positives, it was good to see Tom Leroyd-Lahrs back in action, and Jarrod Croker made a solid debut. Bronson Harrison again played well.

Rottweiler, there aren’t many sports teams that stick around at the ground after the match to talk to fans – the players need to get warmed down and iced after the game. There is a free post-game function at the Tradies Club in Dickson after every home game, though.

rottweiler 10:13 pm 22 Mar 09

well excuse me for not being as well spoken as others on here i suffer from a diablity and would love to remember to spell simple words and were to put all the good stuff you people need

Growling Ferret 9:40 pm 22 Mar 09

If that is the way they are going to play in 09, let me be the first to call for Dave Furners head.

That was abysmal.

Deckard 9:21 pm 22 Mar 09

rottweiler said :

the game was pityfull sorry but as a low income family days out to the footy are expensive and for the money you pay to watch these so called pro’s i expect alot better quality rugby league football game than what i saw at canberra stadium today i could have watch a better skilled game at my local footy club and it would have costed less than a 1/4 of the price sorry raiders but if this how you play your first home game of the season we wont be attending the next one and dispite being fogged by the rooster they (raiders )should be more gratefully to there surporters who came to watch them play by minging with the crowd abit rather than running straight back to thier dressing room with heads hung low most fans especially kids don’t care win or lose they just want to say hi

oh sh*t Ken I’ve forgotten to take a breath *boom*

vg 9:16 pm 22 Mar 09

…..sorry, missed this one, but exactly how do you ming with the crowd? If they did would they be a bunch of mingers?

vg 9:15 pm 22 Mar 09

rottweiler said :

the game was pityfull sorry but as a low income family days out to the footy are expensive and for the money you pay to watch these so called pro’s i expect alot better quality rugby league football game than what i saw at canberra stadium today i could have watch a better skilled game at my local footy club and it would have costed less than a 1/4 of the price sorry raiders but if this how you play your first home game of the season we wont be attending the next one and dispite being fogged by the rooster they (raiders )should be more gratefully to there surporters who came to watch them play by minging with the crowd abit rather than running straight back to thier dressing room with heads hung low most fans especially kids don’t care win or lose they just want to say hi

remember we the fans keep the game going without us what happens to your big salaries???

Actually the TV rights to the game is what keep it going.

rottweiler 9:05 pm 22 Mar 09

the game was pityfull sorry but as a low income family days out to the footy are expensive and for the money you pay to watch these so called pro’s i expect alot better quality rugby league football game than what i saw at canberra stadium today i could have watch a better skilled game at my local footy club and it would have costed less than a 1/4 of the price sorry raiders but if this how you play your first home game of the season we wont be attending the next one and dispite being fogged by the rooster they (raiders )should be more gratefully to there surporters who came to watch them play by minging with the crowd abit rather than running straight back to thier dressing room with heads hung low most fans especially kids don’t care win or lose they just want to say hi remember we the fans keep the game going without us what happens to your big salaries???

pptvb 6:43 pm 22 Mar 09

Loved it!
What a great result.
Braithe Anasta scored 2 amazing tries.
With the territory, posession & penalties they had, the Raiders should have won by 30.

vg 6:14 pm 22 Mar 09

Having been there my thoughts in the opening 5-10 mins was that the Raiders would romp the match in. They should have been up by 20 at 1/2 time. Someone needs to teach the new young centre (Croker ?) to run straight. He constantly gave the Roosters the option of putting the winger over the sideline once he forced the lateral movement with his sideways runnign and eventual hospital pass.

The Raiders are a boat load better than what they showed today.

Mistake after mistake cost them (plus a curiously disallowed try to Monaghan which resulted in a Raiders scrum, have the refs not heard of the advantage rule?

Ian 6:11 pm 22 Mar 09

Its not like the Roosters were anything special either, the Raiders were just diabolical.

MrPC 5:34 pm 22 Mar 09

The raiders got henpecked.

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