Who needs a urinator? Raiders murder Panthers 74-12

johnboy 11 August 2008 22

The ABC reports that the Canberra Raiders have responded to the sacking of Todd Carney by running rampant over the Penrith Panthers 74-12.

Four tries and 36 points to Terry Campese led the way.

So what was your favourite moment?

UPDATE 1: The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kent writes glowingly about the style of game the Raiders are playing and attributes it to assistant coach Mick Crawley.

UPDATE 2: Paul Kent is also onto a saga involving former Raiders’ coach Matt Elliott having a beer before the game with one Carney T.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The SMH has word on the moderately amusing mixup that saw Campese miss out on Big Mal’s point scoring record.

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22 Responses to Who needs a urinator? Raiders murder Panthers 74-12
Bungle Bungle 5:59 pm 10 Aug 08

Good to see Campese has stepped up big time when we need him.

He had the chance to equal Mal’s record of points in a game but gave the conversion to Herbert as he’d picked up a bit of an ankle injury. I hope everything’s OK.

novocastrian novocastrian 6:13 pm 10 Aug 08

My favourite moment was when it stopped snowing just before kickoff, given that I had not paid for a seat under cover. Although I am not a Raiders fan (go Knights!) it is always good to see them win. I think most of the crowd were happiest when Alan Tongue scored, and good on him. Raiders forwards kept the team moving the right direction for the whole game and the backs were way too slick for a non-existent Panthers defence.

Other favourite moments off-field: spotting rare/odd items of clothing in the crowd including a Raiders Super League jacket (thought that memory had been repressed) and a World Youth Day poncho (maybe the latter helped the weather clear); and seeing that old standby of half-time entertainment, a pass-the-ball competition (hasn’t changed since Rex Mossop’s TV show circa 1975) assisted by the much loved but slightly moth-eaten Victor the Viking.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 6:44 pm 10 Aug 08

What a game! Wow! Well done Raiders. Campese had a brilliant game again. All the players gave great performances. Herbie did very well, and was awarded Man of the Match, although that could have easily gone to Campo or Thurling, or really any number of our players.

Novocastrian, you obviously didn’t get there early enough, because sometime around when it started snowing/sleeting, Robbo announced to the crowd that they’d were gonna be nice, relax the rules and let all us tough fans sitting in the open into the grandstand instead, just for today.

The highlights clip on the Bigpond video site referred to Trevor Thurling as an “unfashionable” – what the hell is that about? I reckon he’s a great second rower. And fashion-wise he wears the same outfit as the rest of the players… 😛

Who needs to attract stars when we’ve got a team that plays together so well?

Also, I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.

Cameron Cameron 8:30 pm 10 Aug 08

My favourite moment was the send off we gave a couple of Penrith fans (who were lipping it up big time in the first half) when they got up and left early in the second half having given up on their team.


hek62 hek62 8:42 pm 10 Aug 08

Makes you wonder why we paid so much for Carney, given that we can play so well without him.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 7:22 am 11 Aug 08

Also makes me wonder why only 6500 fans turned up. You’ve got to be joking Canberra, that’s ridiculous.

THAT’s why the fairweather fans always miss out on all the most magical of moments in sport.

It was simply superb, and you weren’t there to see it. Your loss.

Thumper Thumper 8:37 am 11 Aug 08

They are playing some really attractive footy with long range attack out wide being the forte.

As long as the forwards keep playing it hard and tough doewn the middle the Raiders have the speed and talent to get around most defences.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 9:07 am 11 Aug 08

The funny thing is, had any Raider Carney’d over a patron at the ABN after this game, the media reaction would be like watching tumbleweed.

There’s a lot more that you get away with when you are on the winning team bender.

johnboy johnboy 9:09 am 11 Aug 08

I don’t think so Mael, they were on a winning bender last time IIRC.

And it would still be a big story in the current climate.

Thumper Thumper 9:31 am 11 Aug 08

Um, the Raiders are on a winning team bender. They have been for months now.

Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 9:46 am 11 Aug 08

Carney was celebrating too. My flat mate spoke to him at mooseheads at 5am on sunday morning. Carney was blotto and having trouble not bumping into the walls.

nice to see he’s feeling some remorse about getting sacked due to the booze.

Thumper Thumper 9:47 am 11 Aug 08

He’s obviously learnt his lesson…

johnboy johnboy 9:47 am 11 Aug 08

Well he had some sorrows to drown.

As long as he wasn’t hurting anyone or driving I don’t have a problem with it….

peterh peterh 10:09 am 11 Aug 08

what this shows is that the raiders want to shake off the negative press that they have received through carney. They seemed to be pretty fired up and walked over the panthers, without stopping. Maybe this will be the impetus to turn their game around, proving once and for all that they are a grand final winning team once again.

Myself, I am not a fairweather supporter, they will need to do as well as they did on the day to get me back in their camp, but I am certain that they will be able to do it, if they stick to it and worry more about their performance on the field, not off.

johnboy johnboy 10:19 am 11 Aug 08

I beg to differ, if they’d worried a bit more about off field performance over the last few years they could well have avoided to sorry recent saga.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 10:25 am 11 Aug 08

An hour before kickoff it was snowing in Gungahlin. That made my mind up about not going and enjoying the game from the lounge room.

I pay $80 a month to Foxtel for the privelage of not having to go to the footy when I’m are hungover, have the flu and its snowing…

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 11:01 am 11 Aug 08

Well you miss out on the atmosphere then. From the noise coming out of the stands, you could have sworn the crowd was three times the size of the 6500 that were actually there. We were loving it. The Raiders left the field to a standing ovation. Magic.

(And then you can go home and watch the game again on the net for free)

Cameron Cameron 11:23 am 11 Aug 08

It was bitterly cold and more or less snowing at the stadium itself no more than 10 minutes before kickoff – I’m not surprised people wouldn’t brave the weather.

But those of us that did reaped the rewards 🙂

PBO PBO 6:51 pm 11 Aug 08

Yay, Now Todd Carney can get a job as a mens room attendant at All Bar Nun. Sorry Toddy, Just taking the piss.

Sammy Sammy 7:12 pm 11 Aug 08

It was simply superb, and you weren’t there to see it. Your loss.

I sat at home watching the game live on Foxtel, in 21°C comfort, with beer on tap and a lovely barbecue featuring lamb sirloins, beer battered wedges and italian salad with balsamic vinaigrette, so I think it might have been your loss 🙂

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