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orbit
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Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

It was a great game last night. TV were up by 14 at one stage in the 3rd & then Alex loughton decided to pull out a perfect half of basketball! Both sides hit big shots down the stretch. It was interesting Woolpert stuck with Rusty in the 4th even though his shooting was ice cold. The last play by TV to tie it up was a dud & a shot didn't even go up. Neville was benched in the 4th & seemed to sook a lot all game. Basketball far from dead in the far north...

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Anonymous
Last year
11:04 23 Feb 13

Reply #406137

re: cairns win reptile rumble

rename your title dick. Thanks for ruining the game for me


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Isaac
Last year
12:46 23 Feb 13

Reply #406153

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Pro-tip: stay off forums and BASKETBALL sites to best avoid spoilers...


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Anonymous
Last year
13:21 23 Feb 13

Reply #406159

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Or people should not put spoilers in title. I came here to talk about the 36ers vs hawks game. Or should I stay clear till I see all the games for the round. The site should have some rules to the side so it doesn't happen.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:08 23 Feb 13

Reply #406165

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Anon shut up.


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Mick
Last year
15:07 23 Feb 13

Reply #406169

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Townsville are soooooooft. Too many players with serious effort problems to go with their limited skillsets.

From here on out, from a fan's perspective, it's probably best if they finish on a sour note so the necessary cuts are easier to make this offseason. Sad but true.


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Mick
Last year
15:09 23 Feb 13

Reply #406170

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Also, way to go Woolpert, your recent strategy of benching your only inside target and a premier free throw shooter to boot for entire fourth quarters is not paying dividends...

I thought we won that last Cairns game DESPITE nevill sitting through the fourth and both OTs, not BECAUSE of it.

Woolpert seems like he would be great with a roster full of seasoned pros, but he isn't good at getting production and effort from average players.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:18 23 Feb 13

Reply #406171

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

How good was it with Wilson passing in the clutch part of the game for once instead of taking a 1 on 3 contested lay up?


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Isaac
Last year
15:31 23 Feb 13

Reply #406174

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Most people do it. Some don't. Risk is in your hands, ultimately.


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natwhereyouat
Last year
16:29 23 Feb 13

Reply #406178

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

If I dont want to know results I stay away from all social media, websites and news reports. Can't shoot the messenger.


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orbit
Last year
17:16 23 Feb 13

Reply #406182

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

It's only commom sense to stay off media if u don't wanna know result. U R a tool anon!!


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skull
Last year
19:24 23 Feb 13

Reply #406208

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

nice to win a close one at home for a change!!!

i heard that neville sat out the final part because of his inability to defend the pick and roll.....when you have a unit like that at your disposal you need to use it.

neville held trigger to 1 from 8.....blocked 3 of his shots and made him change the other 4.

you just can't have that sitting on the bench in crunch time.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:34 23 Feb 13

Reply #406227

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

who was our premier FT shooter that was on the bench?

I'm with you on the rest though - Woolpert is amazingly dumb considering his basketball coaching resume


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Mick
Last year
07:22 24 Feb 13

Reply #406250

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Woolpert just can't get his rotations right with Hinder AND Holmes in the lineup, for some reason.

I'm also worried about his constant inability to get even a passable effort out of his players. How much does the "effort" area fall on the coach and how much falls on the slack individuals though?

Nevill can defend the P&R as good as any of our bigs. He is an underrated defender and what he lacks in footspeed he makes up for with defensive IQ and sheer size. Woolpert (along with several other NBL coaches this season) makes too many substitutions. There is no need to have your 9th and 10th man getting on the court most games, let alone in the first quarter of a tight contest. Ervin, Nevill and Blanchfield should ALL be averaging well into the thirties in terms of MPG.

On a side note: are PC's days as a starter over? He is just too turnover prone to be getting the minutes that he gets, his passing and dribbling ability are towards the bottom end of the league. Would like to see him employed like the Breakers use CJ, but I wonder with his mindset and negative approach to the game if that would enable him to produce...?

Once you figure out that the only person in TSV's starting five that can even remotely handle the ball is Gary Ervin, the Crocs are pretty easy to beat. Force them into making PC handle it for even a couple of minutes and you will get enough turnovers and fast break points to blow a game right open.

PC is just a turnover waiting to happen while Blanchfield, even though he negates it by not trying to force anything, could not cross over an armchair.


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Mick
Last year
07:24 24 Feb 13

Reply #406251

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

@ Anon above I was referring to Luke Nevill (a fantastic free throw shooter for a guy of his size).

Get him the ball in the crunch and let him ice it from the line after guys foul him trying to stop him inside.


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Mick
Last year
07:27 24 Feb 13

Reply #406253

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

And the other thing that falls out of benching Nevill in the last few fourth quarters: not only is it batshit insane, but we are in the middle of trying to negotiate a contract extension with the guy by convincing him that he is a big part of what we are trying to do here. It just boggles the mind. Going small against a small team is playing to their level, and on their terms. Woolpert just got flat outcoached.


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orbit
Last year
09:27 24 Feb 13

Reply #406262

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Mick, if rusty hits one of those open shots, the result changes. Woolpert was probably a bit unlucky in that regard. That last play looked like it was designed to go inside to Rusty & then he kicks it out to the best open option. They almost threw it away. The 7 footer would have been harder to defend in that play. Considering Rusty couldn't buy a bucket, i would have injected Neville 4 sure. I don't think Woolpert is a fool however!


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Mick
Last year
12:31 24 Feb 13

Reply #406279

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

He's no fool for sure. But this team certainly isn't for him. He needs older guys who don't need motivation.

How many times this season have the Crocs had a game-tying/winning shot attempt drawn up on a play and they haven't even ATTEMPTED the shot due to bad passing and ball-handling?!

It's about five, by my count. Inexcusable.


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orbit
Last year
13:55 24 Feb 13

Reply #406291

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Fair call...


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skull
Last year
15:26 24 Feb 13

Reply #406309

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

coach woolpert feels hinder can defend the p & r better then neville....foot speed??

neville looks to be a pretty good defender....just ask trigger!!

you would think guarding the smaller player neville,s (supposed) slow foot speeed would be exposed,not that trigger is quick,but still...




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Mick
Last year
17:31 24 Feb 13

Reply #406334

re: Cairns vs Townsville, Feb 22

Exactly Skull.

Basically now this season is over I want one thing: give Ervin and Nevill lots of time so they are comfortable enough playing on this roster to re-sign.

Then get rid of everyone not named Holmes, Norton, Blanchfield this offseason, and retain PC but shift him to the bench.


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