Eddie69
Last year

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BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Elimination Finals; Women, North Adelaide v. Forestville. The Rockets have been thereabouts for most of this season. They won the title from a similar position in 2014, but seem a little lighter on talent this year. Forestville started slowly but worked themselves into a finals spot and have covered the loss quite well of some key players over the past few years. Hillcrest and their passionate supporters will provide the Rockets with an opportunity to advance, but it will be one that slips through their fingers. The Eagles in a 2pt thriller, maybe even going into overtime.

Men; Woodville v. Forestville. What a match up. After a 3 point nail-biting win at the Showground in July, the Eagles will go in with confidence. Who will gain the vital ascendency to propel them to the Semi Final? This game has the potential to go right down to the wire, but I think the margin will be a comfortable 18 points. The Warriors have a bit to prove and Forestville might have spent everything they had when they triumphed last time. Woodville will travel next weekend, while the Eagles make end of season arrangements with a Travel Agent.

Qualifying Finals; Women, Southern Tigers and West Adelaide. After a lengthy period of ordinary years, the Tigers have finally found their mojo and look real hungry. The Bearcats made it to the Semi Finals last year and have finished two spots higher this time. West will give this a good shake, but look to be a player short of really matching it in Morphett Vale. After a tense first half, Southern will run away with it by 25 points. West will need its 2nd chance and next week at Port Adelaide, they might even live to fight another day.

Men; Norwood v. Sturt. A classic for all ages in the SANFL, and in the BSA Premier League too. The Flames have as good a top four players as anyone, well drilled and experienced. Sturt has a great opportunity for redemption and if they can quell the influence of two of the big four, they will give themselves a huge chance of heading South next week for the Big Cat battle. Pencil the Sabres in for this one by 8 points.

This post is just my thoughts, and you may agree or disagree. Anything can happen on game night. Get along to one of these games and witness some high quality Basketball. Show your support and enjoy the contests.

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Triple Clutch
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02:06 21 Aug 16

Reply #596593

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Going by stats only but Forestville women eliminate North in what was a bit of a surprise to me. North at a cross roads now I'd say. Can Forestville take it to the Tigers next week?

West over Tigers maybe not a huge surprise but to do so easily at M Vale was unexpected. West with a chance to make the GF if they can knock off Norwood at Mars.

Seemed as though Sturt vs Norwood men was game of the night, probably as expected. If these teams meet again you'd have to favour Sturt with DJ but Norwood get first crack at Southern next week. I actually think they can cause an upset down there as they have a significant edge in finals experience.

Woodville predictably took care of Forestville without Doyle. Mediocre season for Forestville & just not enough fire power. Kirksey would have to keep his form up to threaten Sturt next week. Will Ng play finals?

Interesting matchups ahead, people should make an effort to go see a game next week with no Olympics on!


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Eddie69
Last year
10:53 21 Aug 16

Reply #596602

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Definitely be good seeing people out at these finals Triple Clurch, the Olympics and the Showdown probably kept some away.

West Adelaide might be a smokey for the women, it will be real hard at Norwood, but playing well at the right time of the year. Tigers might have thought they had it in the bag like everyone else and didn't come ready to play. Forestville excelled and will take some confidence into next week.

Sturt and Woodville men will be interesting. Darren Ng is no certainty, but Darnell might have him on the bench. I still think he would not be ready, but who knows. Sabres beat Warriors both times this year. DJ might have a little bit of influence in this one, but NK4 and Bridgey might have some answers.

Southern and Norwood, 3 players against 4. Depends whose lesser lights wants to shine the brightest. A Webber, I think will have the final say here, if he can get under the skin of the Tigers, (should read when he gets under their skin). Might not be too many celebrations for either Tiger team at Morphett Vale.


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Eddie69
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10:54 21 Aug 16

Reply #596603

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Typo, sorry Triple Clutch


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Wwizard
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01:25 22 Aug 16

Reply #596701

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Whereas several weeks ago, Webber struggled early and the Tigers faithful gave it to him. Finished off the game quite decent but once the lead blew out, it killed off Norwoods chance to win.

Will be close, but expect the Tigers to win after a few nerves early on.

Expect Sturt to win through by a good number.


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Triple Clutch
Last year
00:24 23 Aug 16

Reply #596967

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Am I alone in thinking Norwood are title favourites in both men & women?


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razor
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21:51 24 Aug 16

Reply #597249

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

Yes


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Triple Clutch
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23:19 24 Aug 16

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Triple Clutch
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23:19 24 Aug 16

Reply #597259

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

You disagree with one or both?


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Anonymous
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17:15 25 Aug 16

Reply #597361

re: BSA Premier League Finals week 1

I think it's because most people would prefer to see Norwood not win anything. But there is a real good chance they could both replicate last years success. I feel that both won't play next weekend. The girls had their day off a few weeks ago and will destroy both of their opponents over the next 2 games. I think the Flame Boys have still got enough left in the tank but might have to refuel next week


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