Did Jarrod Croker choke ?

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Did Jarrod croker choke when kicking for goal ?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Parra Pride

    Parra Pride Coach

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    I know, he's not good at making simple decisions is ol' Ricky.
     
  2. _Johnsy

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    There is a 50/50 chance I'll still LOL if I read this thread in 10 years time.
     
  3. canberra_raiders2k2

    canberra_raiders2k2 First Grade

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    Was it still windy in Campbelltown?
     
  4. bileduct

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    He choked, big time.

    If he can kick them from 20m out on the sideline then he should have been able to put that one over as well. It's the same distance.
     
  5. TheFrog

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    yes. his team deserved the win.
     
  6. gronkathon

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    Inconsistent wind.

    Should have probably applied the screws. But watching how utterly inept McCrone & Campese were after spending the majority of the second half camped on WT's line I don't think it would have helped
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Richards would have kicked it, major choke.
     
  8. T.S Quint

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    Still a better kicker than anyone the Eels have in their team.
     
  9. God-King Dean

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    I feel bad for Croker. He has been outstanding.

    Unfortunately, that/those missed kicks will be what he's associated with. Didn't he miss one in the same position earlier in the year?
     
  10. Parra Pride

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    We score lots more tries then the Raiders do though, so our kick isn't as crucial.... If you ignore the games against the Tigers and Manly which we would have won if someone could kick a goal.
     
  11. gUt

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    agreed, we'd take him in a heartbeat
     
  12. Alan Shore

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    Maybe he deliberately missed to help Canberra get the spoon and have Sticky sacked. Luke Covell did this in R26, 2006 with 8th spot on the line to have Stuart Raper fired.
     
  13. The Rosco

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    Apparently Robbie and a few of the Tigers were having a reminisce with Croker about the kick he missed against us in the finals a few years ago.
    You know, asking him if he remembered it, etc.
    That is why the ref made him re-set his approach routine. In case the Tigers players put him off with their friendly banter.
     
  14. nick87

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    How have i never heard this before? :lol:

    Is that a joke, or serious?
     
  15. Walt Flanigan

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    Yep, against us too. Sealed our spot in the 8 lol

    Doubt it was on purpose but missed a pretty simple kick at the death.
     
  16. nick87

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    The refereee made him reset because they had encrotched on the 10 metres. I've got no issue them reminding him of it, they'd be mad not too but the referee should have allowed Croker to attempt the kick and if the tigers were encrotching inside 10, and Croker missed, he should have offered the Raiders a chance to retake the kick

    as it happened, the way the officials handle it, them being offside gave them an advantage

    Not that i particularly care either way, given:

    a) our season was over weeks ago
    b) the tigers absolutely 100% deserved their win
    c) i quite like the way the tigers are going about building their squad. Pack their squad with a bunch of young, talented footballers and bank on them developing in to a really good and close nit team. Reminds me of the way the Raiders tried to do it when Furner first got the job, i sincerely hope they have more luck with it than us.
     
  17. --Storm--

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    Was definitely a sitter for NRL standard goal kickers.
     
  18. bileduct

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    Actually, instead of stopping Croker mid-routine just to tell the opposition players to get back he should have blown another penalty and allowed Croker to advance the ball 10m closer to the posts.
     
  19. Walt Flanigan

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    Yeah kicking at 90% isn't NRL standard.
     
  20. Pete Cash

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    I hope that miss (as unfortunate as it was) doesn't take away from how insipid the raiders halves were. Disgraceful.

    Croker is our best player every week. That shouldn't be on him. Campo and mccrone need to wear this one.
     

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