BY ROB We’ve abandoned the usual format at the Rumble this week, as dire situations call for extreme measures. If the alarm bells weren’t ringing after the Bulldogs fiasco then they were definitely cranked up to eleven after the woeful display of insipid football against the Knights. I’ve done away with the segments focussing … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Eels Rd 11 Preview
BY DAN Any hope that the Raiders recent form was ‘just a blip’ dissipated during their 34-20 loss to the Newcastle Knights on Sunday. Out-hustled and out-thought, the Raiders more-talented side could not overcome the wide gap in effort and execution. The same problems that have been exploited by other sides this season were targeted … More Raiders Review: Mothers Day Debacle
BY ROB A lot happens in a fortnight, especially when the majority of the league gets the week off due to Rep round. Players get season ending injuries (Idris, Williams) or get done for shoving powdered line marker up their schnozzes (Kenny-Dowall, Proctor and Bromwich). If there is one team that has avoided all … More Raiders Rumble 2017 – Rd 10 Raiders v Knights Preview
BY BOZZA St Kilda have threatened all year to produce an elite four quarter performance. After a few near misses, it was under the spotlight of Friday Night Football and in the face of a flag contender that the Saints finally proved their bona fides. After an arm wrestle for three quarters the young Saints … More Saints Summary: Saints Pass the Friday Night Examination
Sydney FC stand a single game away from completing the greatest individual season in the history of the A-League. The A-League Grand Final will see the Sky Blues take on Melbourne Victory to be crowned Champions of Australia. Having single mindedly overcome every obstacle in their path all year, suffering only one defeat, it is … More Can the Victory Add to the List of Championship Boilovers?
BY ROB With the NRL taking a week off due to the increasingly irrelevant representative round we thought it would be a good time to assess the Raiders season so far, and then give them a grade. Which means first we must construct a grading system for the league itself. As we all know grades … More Raiders Report Card – the First Third
BY BOZZA When exactly did the fun police win the war? I was flabbergasted to hear Damian Barrett speaking on Triple M Radio Melbourne this week stop just short of accusing Joe Daniher of single-handedly destroying the fabric of the game as we know it. At pains to explain he wasn’t being a “naysayer” or … More Damian Barratt – Fun Police
BY BOZZA Our Jack’s will be nimble Our Jack’s will be quick The Saints say thanks For our first round pick. With that message, the St Kilda cheer squad expressed publicly what many already knew, that the Saints have an overabundance of Jack’s on their list and that their fans have a second team to … More Saints Summary: Thanks for the first round pick
BY BOZZA After incremental improvements over the previous fortnight, on Friday night in Townsville Parramatta produced close to their best 80 minutes of the season. Despite limited returns from recent trips to the Sunshine State, the Eels completely suffocated the Cowboys in a dominant 26-6 victory. Like they did in the opening weeks of the … More Parra Post-Mortem: Friday Night Lights
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders played the worst game of the season in their 16-10 loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs. They were ill disciplined, directionless and uninspired in their football. The only thing the Raiders have going for them right now is the talent in the squad, and the time remaining in the season to … More Raiders Review: Rock Bottom?