The Roar has an intriguing article on the ways the Canberra Raiders are like Mark Webber:
How much Webber knows about rugby league talent spotting is up for debate, but his luckless and loveless past with the Australian public and media has enabled him to spot potential and desire a mile away … something the growing 2010 Raiders side have in bucket loads.
Make no mistake, this is not a perfect football team. This is not the highly polished Raiders of the early 90’s, full of rep players and precision.
Their playing style can switch from brutal to haphazard to just ridiculous with the change of a gear, their games as unpredictable as the Melbourne Grand Prix’s first corner.
Like Webber’s performance in Barcelona, this is a side that can be destructively dominant. Its core of blistering pace in the backs and monstrous muscle in the forward pack can leave teams whimpering for mercy on the dressing room floor at half time.
But then again, they are very capable of running into their teammate on the last lap and a number of times this season their games have ended (at least metaphorically) with a clear DNF.
Is anyone else seeing it?