Raiders Review: The broken record

BY DAN In these pages this season we’ve done our best to ascertain what to make of this young outfit, vacillating between despair (wondering if the Stuart was ruining our young halves) and optimism (actually considering that the current team, as constructed, might be good). On balance we’ve tended to be pessimistic in our view.[1] The Raiders 24-12 … More Raiders Review: The broken record

Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Broncos Rd12 preview

BY ROB After botching last week’s game against the Bulldogs the Raiders have a chance to redeem themselves against a Broncos outfit nursing a slight Origin hangover – Thaiday, Hodges, McGuire, Boyd and Parker will all back up from Wednesday night, although Bennett listed a 7 man bench on Tuesday to cover any Origin mishaps. The Raiders … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Broncos Rd12 preview

Game review: Demon skills overcome Bulldog grunt

BY DANAE Melbourne Demons 4.13. 37 Western Bulldogs 4.5. 29 AFL has always been leagues ahead of their fellow footy codes down under, and today was no different with an excellent Women’s AFL exhibition match played at the MCG between Demons and Bulldogs. I sat in a row of AFL-playing women (most now retired) and … More Game review: Demon skills overcome Bulldog grunt

Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Bulldogs Rd11 preview

BY ROB The NRL goes into semi hibernation mode this weekend with half the sides sitting out, Origin looming on the horizon. With not a single Raiders player drafted for the interstate biff it gives the Green Machine a prime opportunity to secure more wins to bolster their top 8 standing. The Dogs meanwhile are … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Bulldogs Rd11 preview

Adventures in American Football: Week Three

You’ve been given an opportunity, now go out there and hurt someone. As someone who considers himself to be a relatively intelligent, mostly functional human being, it’s always weird when someone treats you like the kind of person who really, really likes inflicting pain on others. It’s even weirder when this is advice is used … More Adventures in American Football: Week Three

Raiders Review: The foundation remains stable.

BY DAN A casual observer might be tempted to view the Raiders’ 32-18 loss to the Dragons today as the end of the good performances of recent weeks. But Raiders fans should be encouraged by the consistent display of the Raiders in the face of an impressive opposition (and less than helpful refereeing[1]). The strengths … More Raiders Review: The foundation remains stable.