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BJF
Last year

#30685

Saville to retire

Buzz on twitter is that the Hawks have booked a press conference where it is expected Saville will announce his retirement effective immediately.

Hawks have lost 3 starters in 2 weeks to knee injuries if this is the case.

Plus side for 36ers is surely this means a W Friday night.

Helluva a way for a vet to go out of the game sadly.



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sitiveni
Last year
17:57 30 Jan 13

Reply #401757

re: Saville to retire

Just like Simon Dwight or a Sam Mac. injuries forced them to retire


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Marcus Camby
Last year
18:28 30 Jan 13

Reply #401761

re: Saville to retire

I have always enjoyed Sav's energy and smarts on the court.

He will be missed.

Can Gordie fashion another win this season?


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flatshot
Last year
18:34 30 Jan 13

Reply #401764

re: Saville to retire

Marcus, he gets his chance Friday night or maybe he'll get outsmarted.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:55 30 Jan 13

Reply #401772

re: Saville to retire

could be worth a call to worthington or barlow perhaps !!


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flatshot
Last year
20:25 30 Jan 13

Reply #401774

re: Saville to retire

Sounds like it's the end of an illustrious career and I wish all the best to Sav and Hawks.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:34 30 Jan 13

Reply #401776

re: Saville to retire

Never liked him especially his continous on-court whinging throughout his career but has been a great servant of the Illawarra/Wollongong Hawks including a key member of their 2001 championship team (we wuz robbed!)

Good luck to him and all the best for the next chapter of his life.


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LC
Last year
20:37 30 Jan 13

Reply #401779

re: Saville to retire

Great bloke, great career.

Take a bow...


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X
Last year
21:02 30 Jan 13

Reply #401786

re: Saville to retire

"effective immediately" would be a very strange decision considering their position.

Legend nontheless.


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Public
Last year
21:05 30 Jan 13

Reply #401787

re: Saville to retire

All-time player, even better person off the court.
Sad way end career if the twitterers are correct.


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Mutley
Last year
21:18 30 Jan 13

Reply #401789

re: Saville to retire

Congratulations to Saville on a fantastic career.


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
21:18 30 Jan 13

Reply #401790

re: Saville to retire

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1268590/glen-saville-set-to-retire/?cs=298

@flatshot - great call
@X - how else should he retire?
@anon776 - agreed. It's amazing that after 19 professional seasons he still doesn't understand what constitutes a foul. Bitches way too much, sadly. Loved his game though.


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PeterJohn
Last year
22:50 30 Jan 13

Reply #401806

re: Saville to retire

"It's amazing that after 19 professional seasons he still doesn't understand what constitutes a foul"

Hell, cut him some slack. I've been watching NBL for 29 years and I still can't work it out either!


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x
Last year
23:20 30 Jan 13

Reply #401808

re: Saville to retire

@Playmaker, unless there is an injury i'm unaware of. After being knocked out of the playoffs.


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flatshot
Last year
00:12 31 Jan 13

Reply #401813

re: Saville to retire

X Sav has a knee injury -club press conference Thursday.


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Naph
Last year
01:04 31 Jan 13

Reply #401819

re: Saville to retire

Queue up the "Battered Sav" jokes.


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Mystro
Last year
05:09 31 Jan 13

Reply #401825

re: Saville to retire

real shame, he was playing well and was being aggressive offensively.
All the best for the future Sav. Tough season for the Hawks.


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Triton 95
Last year
08:45 31 Jan 13

Reply #401837

re: Saville to retire

I still think the Hawks will win, Its only Adelaide their playing.


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Mystro
Last year
09:19 31 Jan 13

Reply #401844

re: Saville to retire

Adelaide > Perth ;)


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
11:11 31 Jan 13

Reply #401868

re: Saville to retire

@X - may have been worth reading the previous posts...
@PeterJohn - when Saville has fouled someone blatantly, on the arm, in the act of shooting, I doubt there has been a single time in his pro career he has ever accepted the foul as the correct call. Glen Saville, Peter Crawford, Mark Worthington etc just don't get 'it'.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:40 31 Jan 13

Reply #401877

re: Saville to retire

Been a loyal & long serving player for the Hawks & the NBL. Unfortunately he did turn in to Captain Grumpy in his latter years & consistentl rode the umpires over non-calls. Will certainly go down as one of the Hawks all time greats.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:52 31 Jan 13

Reply #401881

re: Saville to retire

Terrible news for Sav & for the Hawks.

They are really cursed this season.


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Mick
Last year
12:31 31 Jan 13

Reply #401894

re: Saville to retire

Hardly comparable Sitivini -- Sav is 38.


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Marcus Camby
Last year
19:16 31 Jan 13

Reply #401986

re: Saville to retire

This is a great opportunity for Coenraaa@d to show the league he is ready to step up.

If not...there's always Zac Delany.


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Hawkeye
Last year
15:03 1 Feb 13

Reply #402074

re: Saville to retire

Coenraad and Jackson have a real oportunity now


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