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NBL KINGS
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WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

So NBL obviously isn't the biggest thing in Australia, and there has been a lot of talk about it being dead, and people saying it could fold.
i just have to say, no way!
being at the Sydney v.s breaker games last night, there was no way you could think that this is a tiny, unknown league.
the atmosphere was amazing, over 7,000 fans cheering, heaps wearing jersey's standing up and the game was organised alot better than expected.
honestly, i can easily see the nbl getting bigger, especially if they market it properly.

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NBL KINGS
Last year
18:03 10 Feb 13

Reply #403599

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

and although the league is still farily small, i can defiantly see it getting bigger


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Speed44
Last year
19:04 10 Feb 13

Reply #403620

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y


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Igotmadskills
Last year
19:16 10 Feb 13

Reply #403625

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Was great watching the Perth game Friday night with a full stadium, looked like a nice stadium, pity about the result.


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paul
Last year
19:29 10 Feb 13

Reply #403632

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Average crowds of over 6000 the past two rounds and season average now over 5000 for the first in over a decade. Hopefully it can continue to grow.


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NBL KINGS
Last year
19:41 10 Feb 13

Reply #403634

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

do you think we could get a average of 6,000 next season?


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Camel 31
Last year
20:19 10 Feb 13

Reply #403649

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

5,000 today for the bottom team .
Looks like ODI Cricket is dead , now .


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paul
Last year
20:39 10 Feb 13

Reply #403656

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

That would be tough, but who knows? If Melbourne play more at Hisense, NZ play more at Vector and Adelaide finally resemble a professional team then there could be more growth.


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ChuckBerry
Last year
21:58 10 Feb 13

Reply #403669

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

There's a lot of beaurocracy at the top level and not enough action at the grass roots. Marketing will go a long way but there's a lot of work to do to revive the game in Aus.


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Wildcat Fan
Last year
22:12 10 Feb 13

Reply #403673

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

I think the Sydney Kings need to consistently get 7,000 regularly. Whilst its great that they get the odd 7000+ to a game, they're crowds do fluctuate greatly (4000-7000). If they can be relied on to get 7000 each game then the NBL will need to be respected by the media.

Hey if its good enough for the A-League to be getting similar crowds for most of their games and they still get plenty of media attention, then it should be good enough for the NBL too.

A great few round of crowds the last couple of weeks. Hopefully all clubs keep this up. The NBL was never dead in my opinion. It just needs work.


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Triton 95
Last year
09:52 11 Feb 13

Reply #403728

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Adelaide v Tigers was a good game too.


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Anonymous
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14:41 11 Feb 13

Reply #403800

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Yeah 5055 for the 36ers game


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NBL Fan
Last year
18:30 11 Feb 13

Reply #403842

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Without the Wildcats we would probably be 4,400


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Anonymous
Last year
21:00 11 Feb 13

Reply #403865

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Yes some great crowds this week, Only 1 poor crowd at Woolongong

36ers vs Tigers 5055
Crocs/Taipans 4329
Kings/Breakers 7124
Hawks/Tigers 3k
Perth/Adelaide 10779


Some great crowds. Wildcats continue to not have a crowd under 10500. Was a great crowd considering there was only 5 days between games.

I will post my ideas of what the NBL should do before the start of the next season, I will do this in the coming week and I believe will get the NBL rocking. It isnt rocket science and I believe the NBL are not doing enough to get this game bigger and better


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wildcats80
Last year
21:01 11 Feb 13

Reply #403866

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Forgot to use my username

Yes some great crowds this week, Only 1 poor crowd at Woolongong

36ers vs Tigers 5055
Crocs/Taipans 4329
Kings/Breakers 7124
Hawks/Tigers 3k
Perth/Adelaide 10779


Some great crowds. Wildcats continue to not have a crowd under 10500. Was a great crowd considering there was only 5 days between games.

I will post my ideas of what the NBL should do before the start of the next season, I will do this in the coming week and I believe will get the NBL rocking. It isnt rocket science and I believe the NBL are not doing enough to get this game bigger and better


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NBL KINGS
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21:56 11 Feb 13

Reply #403871

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

^yeah, with some better marketing and ideas, nbl could get pretty big in a few years, or even a couple


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Proud
Last year
07:12 12 Feb 13

Reply #403896

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

Wildcats games are crazy, that 36ers game it looked fairly empty to start the game and you can definitely tell the 2000 odd seats that weren't filled but to get 10,770 still is just amazing and ill be getting my season membership next year (if there is a league lol)


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Jim Bert
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00:18 13 Feb 13

Reply #404104

re: WHO SAID NBL IS DEAD?

The NBL died for me the day the Bullets folded. Ironically since then I have become a big NBA fan and I can't see myself returning to the NBL as anything more than a casual observer, even if Brisbane do get another team.


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