Woodville may cause a few upsets if they play defense like they did last week (final score Woodville 27- Forestville 2 26). If they become more consistent on offense, they could cause the other teams a few problems. Unfortunately, they couldn't keep the momentum going this week as they did not play due to a Mavericks forfiet.
in reference to the player taht he is their starting center who trhough summer averaged about 16 a game. With a full team for the grandfinal, forrestville cruised trhough the game with sturt never laeding at any point.
james is div 1 standard, the boy can shoot, 75 threes in 7 minutes...
Forrestville 1 and Sturt the standouts with North, South, Tigers together(could be any order depending on many factors). Norwood a bit inconsistent (I don't know if they have injuries or not, which could explain why) followed by Sturt 2, West and Woodville.
Tigers are improving all the time and may catch one/both of those top two out.
Forrestville 2 injured big man back soon I think.
Centrals have two bigs developing.
Eastern hurt by players leaving.
Thats how I see it ATM.
"i truly do believe west are in for a chance. If they just played smart and as a team they could challenge"
they lost to woodville friday night..
Although woodville are having a good season too. From what ive heard west have lost the last 4 or 5. I think your a little confident because they lost to sturt by 1 point, but sturt had a real bad off game, however theyve been abit like that this season.
However, there are 15 odd games for everything to change who knows what could happen.
in response to "Mott the Hoople" we did get a 20 pt pumping by sturt. we lost coz they started knocking down shot from everywhere and we couldnt answer back at the other end. however we walked all over them defencivly in the 1st half holding them to 4pts in the 1st qtr n scoreless in the 2nd qtr. biggest problem in our team is we dont work 2gether, if we can get it 2gether in the next few weeks we will b serious contenders for the gf
There is this awsome player in Div. 2 for north #15, his got the lot, speed, agility and stamina, he can read the ball just like a book, and skools every1 who comes in his way..... He should be in div 1's. And he can jump OVER!!! the backboard. He can throw the ball of a cheerleaders face and catch it backwards and dunk it.....
starbury/snoop you are the biggest tool and if you think your good posting on this site talking yourself up your not, your just making yourself look like a bigger joke. I bet everyone is looking forward to playing your team:)
Mod - is the post from snoop and starbury from the same IP?
you can put a cat in the oven, but that doesn't make it a biscuit.
A kid has to have game to make state, not potential. Potential is for the district clubs to develop.
A club like North wouldn't have a div 1 calibre player in div 3.
End of discussion.
End of thread.
(Mod : don't try to sound more important than you are. If the kids want to talk about this guy, let them. You don't decide when a discussion, or thread is ended.)
mod - i have never even seen any of you end a thread, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, leave it at that. If you have a problem with someone's opinion send them an e-mail, you have the power, use it, dont abuse it.
(Mod: Follow your own advice...)
anon - (#33493) the point is still the same and valid. A successful basketball club (north, Sturt Forestville) do not become successful by having a good player kept in a lower division.
Big Phil - Mavericks pulled their team for the season.
That's a shame for the Mavericks. I know they were really struggling this season in 18 2s but it must be even tougher for the players not to have a team to play in at all.
The travel is probably the biggest issue for the Mavs players who would have been in this team. It's a long way to come on a Friday night to lose by margins of up to 80 points (as they did against the Sturt 1 team).
Bad luck fellas! Hopefully you Mavs guys can get a little bit more depth in each grade level because it is a real shame to see clubs have to pull teams out through lack of numbers or lack of competitiveness.
Big Phil next time mummy lets you use the computer try to bring your maturity back up a little, get her to help you type if needed. That way people will take notice of your points.
#33533. Mavericks have not pulled their team yet, they played last friday against tigers, i believe at mt barker. They didn't enter state champs though. looks like they are still struggling.
draws for state champs will be interesting:
i believe group 2 have the harder draw but they are playing one less game then group 1. This state champs will be very close in my opinion with southern and sturt making the finals from group 1 and fville and south/north making the finals in the other. fville to take it out. no team has come within 17 of them recently and that was 'favourites' sturt...
good luck to everyone involved and have fun.
I think Norwood and Sturt from group A. Forrestville and South in group B.
Cross-over will be interesting (to see who will play Forrestville) but no-one will beat Forrestville the way they are playing. To big and athletic and well-drilled team game.
Forrestville vs Sturt Grand Final - Forrestville. South vs Norwood play-off 3/4 - South (it looks like Norwood may have a few injuries).
Some good games from what I've seen over the weekend, South coming from 15 down to lose by 3 against Sturt in the semi. Forrestville playing very well. Umpiring of a high standard and good sportsmanship throughout.
was a fantastic game. forrestville got up to a 10 - 1 run at the start. The first quarter finished at 15 5 with sturt needing to lift to get back into it. Fville then failed to increase this lead and to sturts credit, played some top defense and played some awesome catch up ball for most of the game. Penetration killed fville and through some dodgy passes, sturt got the lead back to 2 with 1 minute to go. fville stabilised and went on to win by about 5ish.
best players were 5 from fville and 32 from south in my opinion.
after watching that semi final between south and sturt, im dissapointed in how it was officiated in the last minute. southw were down plenty and after pegging it back down to 3, were not rewarded for their D and sturt were allowed to have a 36 second offence even though the head umpire spoke to both umpires during a time out instructing them on the shot clock!
south were very unlucky not to be playing in the gf on monday.
final positions for u18 reserves boys:
Norwood finishing 3rd was a surprise. They hadn't been performing well throughout the season but pulled out the guns for state champs obviously. They were injury plagued apparently so good on them. I saw norwood play centrals and they were good.. number 4 or 41 for norwood hurt his ankle bad. Pity because he was a standout player in the match and they could've done even better with him in the final rounds i believe. f/ville however are still a cut above the rest.. i can't see them beeing beaten any time soon.
yes i was surrprised with the final result. Sturt 1 thought it would be a walk over but Sturt 2 took it to them for 3 of the 4 quarters and had Sturt 1 on the back foot. Watching the game it looked like that little guy for sturt 2 was walking among pine tres.
To anon (#35151) the coach of the div one team has his reasons for doing what he did. If you are a centrals player then stop the crap and trying to cause trouble. If you arent a centrals player then mind your own business and worry about your own team.
He is the coach and should be given the respect that he deserves.
1) No excuses. North only had 6 players, so obviously they were not at full strength, yet they still out played us for the majority of the game. All credit to North, they played a good game, and in the end we were lucky to escape with a draw.
2) 'np' isn't me!
as a member of the forestville team north deserved to win that game as we dicided to switch on and play basketball in the last 3 minutes. However i asure you we will not let this happen again any time soon as we are now determined to be contenders come round 22.
ha ha north is the best team NOT!!!! they need help in their offence and defense.I am in the forestville team and i could not believe it when we came back from a 12 point deficit to tie the game. What kind of team allows this to happen a terrible team. They were just lucky to be ahead next time we will beat them by 40 points and thats the whole truth so live with it North.
is like the whole forestville div 2 team embaressing the club or what?
I reckon most of this is just one person and im pretty sure we all know who
you lost a game and your telling us on a public website why. I cant remember asking
forestville seems to talk themself up a fair bit/everyweek
Anon dont forget that north were down by 14 at the end of the 1st qtr and they held fvile to 2pts in the 2nd qtr, n u say that they need to improve on thier defence. the only reason fvile cam back was because 1 player hit 3 3pters in the last minute and a half of the game with a player rite in his face fvile were lucky to escape with a draw
woodville tied 2 north without their starting PF or C. There was also disputes of the final score because in the third quarter i hit a three but they only counted it as a 2. besides the point the final score is a draw which is still a good result. A great game overall with both teams playing fairly well
bogan, i wasnt talkin myself up i was actually explaining what happened. how could i talk myself up by saying "i hit a 3". Incase u didnt know that in basketball it's common to score a 3 pointer so i dont see that being a way of wot u call "talking myself up". Scoring a 3 pointer isnt wot i call something to brag about, several are scored in everygame.
Sturt2 beating North i think there is something terribly wrong with North. Losing by 30 points thats crazy. I think they played blind folded. That has to be the biggest upset i have seen this season. If Sturt2 can beat North i see no reason why any other team cannot beat North.
sturt 2 have proved themselves to be a good team coming from div 3 but finals will be tough with woodville, norwood, southern and west from no more then a game out that 5th spot. in nunawading woodville beat sturt 2 by roughly 25. in that game woodville were without there centre and a good guard but i believe on the day any team can beat any team. It will be a great contest for the fight for fifth!!
I think Norwood should actually be fifth as their game against Eastern hasn't be factored in yet. But a good effort by Sturt 2 to be where they are. Its a pity North 1 from Div 3 aren't playing in the 2's as well.
Any thoughts on this weeks round? I'm going for both Forrestvilles to beat both Sturts (self interest), Woodville, South and Tigers. Three games could go either way.
Ok well give my thorts on all teams
Start from top
1. obviously when Sturt and Forestville play its all about who has it on the night fville has just seemed to b better on the night all but once it has been close most of the times.
2.sturt(1) my team yes I believe we are a strong team and can beat any team in the league but most top 4 teams have that potential just being able to pulls through counts we have all first years but me and have good height.
3.South have come from no were last time we played them we beat them by 2 or 1 in semis in state champs which was a shock to the system in summer we beat them by about 30 I would say and r best improvers this year.
4. North have good players but just like a few other teams can't seem to mould together they are to top heavy and need a proper point guard in the team.
5.sturt (2) they are doing well for them selves and holding their own for a div 3 team to come up I think they are over achieving for who they are but they come together well as a team.
6. West have been hot and cold this season with some weird results not much to say but don't think they have the potential to take out GF.
7. Woodville well the truth is I believe they have gotten worse and worse they have some good players but just seem to worry about to much bs on the court they prefer to play than fight and when the team starts pretending like they don't care when they r down by 40 does not look good for club or team.
8. Norwood are also doing ok they seem to play well against tougher opposition not much to say haven't seen much of them.
9. Southern tigers are a team that has potential but can get off track in a game easyly with refs or starting fights classic match up between them and Woodville could see a fight coming out of that game before it started.
10.forestville (2) don't know were they have gone started well in summer and have dropped off a lot have couple better players that should b in other side but coaches don't always pick best player pick the player that the team needs.
11. centrals well what can I say about good old centrals not the best team in the league but they always give it their all each game and play till the last second.
12 mavs well their gone now so nothing to say
sorry about the lectour im off catcha
South 44 Norwood 38
Mikele, the reason South didn't do well in Summer was injuries predominately to Div 1 players. Good write-up, but I'm not sure about your assessment of Forrestville 1. They are a very good team, came close to some good Vic teams in Nunnawading.
fville one played sturt two
sturt one played fville 3
F1 sv S2:
slow start by forrestville, a lot of easy missed shots. started to cruise latter in the game and won easily. 30 - 35 i think was the final margain.
S1 vs F1:
where to start. Sturt were outclassed for the first three quarters. sturt were up by two and quarter time but then forrestville kicked in and finished up by 4 at 3 quarter time. Sturt proved to strong in the end and beat fville by 6 i htink. Theh fvvile boys really heald there own and can wake away with their head high after a great perfmance and were unlucky to come away without the win.
random, centrals are a fighting team, they have to be beucase there skill level is so low. even with two div 1 players down they didnt do that well.
north guards??? do north have any guards??? i thought they are just big men playing small. gary is alright but he is still the worst player ever to make a state team. ever.
Anonymous #38321 knows the score
Shaun you cannot blame any team for being terrible. The reason why we might never see a Central teams being good is because of the suburb a team comes from. The Centrals suburb is predominantly football playing area and thats why they cannot get a lot of good players to play for them. And about Gary being the worst state player is just a stupid comment. Why are you hating on him? Who are you to judge him? Another thing Shaun i think you feel bad that you have never played state guess what he has. I know Gary and i know for a fact that he works full time. He does not have all that time to train like you do and another thing basketball is not life its just a game.
ok wow people make state when they younger because they grow quicker than others and develop faster but it all catchs up in the end u18 and u20 is were the truth shows through on who has been working hard all the time and the mention about centrals needing good coachs, u need a good commity to get the coachs first and then coachs get the players.
oo and 1 more thing i would like to say that i havent mention i would like to share my opinion that i thingk sturt forestville and south r prob the best clubs out of all grades in BASA because of the area we ahve to choose from is so little and if we had half the area north had their would b no stopping us :P may not agree but every1 has a opinion.
about the whole area thing that use dribbling shit bout north and norwood are also two close clubs mabe even more so than fville n sturt. and they are to of BETTER clubs around. as for south being the 3rd best club, plz dnt give them false hope
your missing mikeles point. he said that in reference to area, clubs like north, centrals, norwood and southern have a greater area to choose players from as opposed to your fvilles and sturts etc... Since sturt and fville are so closely positioned, sturt are doing well to be that successful.
he is not simply arguing who the best club is.
pimp pimp hooray???
Mikele your opinions are crap. Sturt only has a lot of players who go to Pasadena high school. The only reason Sturt is improving is because Pasadena high school's focus is basketball. Another thing Mikele is that you measure a clubs strength by their div 1 teams. Southern and FORESTVILLE ARE THE BEST IN u 18s DIV1. The only div1 team in Sturt on top of the ladder is the u14s. Sturt is only good in the reserve grade.
As always a close round, I'm going for Forrestville 1, Norwood and North to draw, Centrals, South and Sturt 2.
Good to see Centrals on the rise tough one with West, North capable of anything on their day, Forrestville 1 to continue on their winning way, danger game for South, a close one between Sturt 2 and Woodville.
North love drawing games but its better than losing games. The game against Southern they were down seven points with less than 2min to go. They were lucky Southern missed two free throws with 6 seconds to go. Southern deserved the win but North made them fight for it.
Again not true. It is THE most importrant tournament along with Classics. Let's look at that one as well with national and State rankings at Classics:
Under 12's 8th(1st), 1st(1st)
Under 14's 4th(2nd), 7th(1st)
Under 16's 9th(1st), didn't qual
Under 18's 11th(4th), 2nd(2nd)
The Div 1 teams have achieved great results at the toughest club tournament in the country.
Just because our State results weren't as good as our Reserves results doesn't mean they weren't bad. They were still very very good. It;s just that the Resrves results were incredible.
And remememer that the Reserves teams are basically next year's Div 1 teams anyway.
ummmmmm for the dude sayin about Sturt all Pasadena, thats wrong, Open team is Sturt x 3, southern x 3 and centrals x 1. south has more people, but they are all aweful.
sturt is best club obviously. thats why we won state club champs. no one else came close. next year at states you can expect sturt to dominate once again, along with possibly north, once again. its a fact, everyone knows it.
Beating south div 1 is no accomplishment their div 2 is just as good as them.
F/ville would not finish top 5 if they were div 1, i reckon they would be struggling for a top 8 spot.
The only one that deserves a go in div 1 from that team is the one who doesnt talk himself up.
I remember North having 2 div 1 teams, and the weaker team did not win a game, or MAYBE might have won 1 game if lucky i dont EXACTLY remember - maybe rob, gary or brett could help me out.
But they went from div 1 not winning a game, to playing grand final div 2s and losing by a point. They lost about 2 games in div 2, where as they couldnt even win that many in div 1. And that was a TALENTED div 2 team...
No way. I think they cannot play as a team and that is one of their weakness. I think that team has to many good players who think about themselves when they play. Sturt2 might be the only team playing as a team because they lack height and athletisicm and it seems its working for them so far.
The way I see it panning out (apart from a major unforseen melt-down) is F1, S1, and South safe in their current positions. Then three teams fighting for two positions North, S2 and Woodville. A bit of a gap has opened between Woodville and West/Norwood (but West have had the bye).
From those three teams I think maybe S2 and North, but there's still seven games left and injury and illness could change everything.
don't see F2 making a late charge to the finals? at least them & centrals could definately play spoilers!
I think F2 had already played F1, S1, north & south twice, which just leaves them to play teams 5-11. don't forget, they did finish ahead of those guys in summer.
will be an interesting race for 5th!
Its Interesting how anonymous 41566 says sturt 2 playes as a team. The way i've seen it only half the time they will consider playing as a team and the rest of the time 3-4 of there players are more interested in trying to take on everyone then passing to an open player. I reckon north come fifth, there loss to s2 was a fluke
Probably becuase North are fourth, but if they lose to a team below them it appears they have underacheived, where as Woodville have came from a lower position and have gone up the ladder.
I think with the improvement of F2, Centrals and if Tigers hit a bit of form, they can have a big impact on where some teams will finish in the five.
Every team has a chance to pull back at least 1 point on the title favourite this week. All games look like being close.
My tips are; Centrals, South, North, S2 and F2. Will F2 start a near impossible run to the finals? Will North find their best form at Pt Adelaide? Can Norwood beat S2 to become a legit playoff team again? Can South beat S1 for the first time (last two games 1 and 3 point margins)? Will Centrals continue to improve or can the Tigers turn their season around?
Please post results early so we will all know the answers.
since Melb F2 have had good results (except against F1). they'll be looking to add to that this week by notching a W over woodies and beginning their charge to finals.
Davey, you mentioned injuries for your south mob this week... true? if so, i don't fancy your chances of knocking off sturt.
i agree with the comments of anon(#42493) as north do have alot of very talented players. but the team seams to really struggle to play as a team which is leading to there downfall. north should have only lost 1 or 2 games this season and drawn none, if they can get it together come finals time they could knock off f1 as they drew to them with only 6 players
Thats great seeing Sturt2 getting better every week. They are a good chance of keeping their fifth spot. The only advice i have for them for next week when they play Forestville2 is watch their blonde head guard he will make a difference if Sturt2 win or lose because Forestville 2 is a team on the rise.
Selections for this week. Forrestville 1, South in a close one, one of the games of the round Forrestville 2 over Sturt 2 (still capable of winning all of their games to reach the play-offs), Norwood and the other close game Sturt 1 and North, but Sturt were red-hot last week especially in the second half, so Sturt 1.
looking forward to your trek to the 'plex Davey? i think F2 need to beat S2 by quite a bit to get the advantage over them. i like F2's chances. have you ever had trouble with S2?
despite coming 3rd at state champs, norwood could actually end up coming last. i think centrals & F2 are only half a game behind them now, and i think they should win more games than norwood coming home. wouldn't that be interesting?
i havent posted for abit but you guys were talking about 1st years and 2nd years. Me and a big guy 32 are only 2nd years and atm 32 is injurded and 2 div 1 players are injurd so we lost couple people for this week but we will c friday night against north...
Yes, we only beat S2 by 3 points in the first round. They seem to play well as a team and tend to creep up on you.
Always like the trip to the 'Plex (worth travelling the bit extra to play on that court instead of the old Elizabeth concrete). Should be a good game as Centrals are improving, not quite sure what to expect, but a close one.
F2 have played the top four teams in the second round and have S2, Tigers, Norwood, Centrals, Bye and West. The Bye may be the problem but can win all of those on the way home. S2 to be the hardest and and a finals berth could hinge on the outcome.
Mikele the team you had last week against us I think would beat all but F1 even tho you were missing a couple.
Don't forget to post your results early, can't wait for Sporting Pulse.
Tips for this week. Two top of the table games.
South of course (but will be another tough one), Forrestville 2 (did their finals hopes plenty of good beating Sturt 2 last week), Norwood, Woodville and Forrestville 1 to beat an undermanned Sturt 1 (not that would change my tipping).
Post results early (Sporting Pulse still hasn't got last weeks results up).
Anonymous,(#44110) ok who eva u are dont have the balls to post ur name i am the pg from sturt and you can not blame the game just on me their were many other bad passes from both teams during game just cause mine was the pass in the last play havin 3 guys all over you is hard to get pass off while out of control but this week still give it 100% against forestville even thou missing 4 like against north.
hello point guard from sturt yeh if your a point guard there is no way you should crack under pressure of a close game in the last few seconds, you should have passed the ball off wen there was only 2 players on you. the sole role of a point guard in a team is to take care of the basketball and providing options for other team memebers so by failing to contribute ur part to the team consequently lost ur team the game.
amazing to see no 1 post their name every1 makes mistakes justbad to see every1 pointing out 1 bad pass no 1 wants to mention any good things and dont comment if you werent their havin 3 players all over you and barely in control it is hard. If i made the pass no one would of mentiond this hmmm....
we knocked of sturt by 18. i think both teams would be unhappy with how they played. sturt only had 6 and two were on 4 fouls for the second half.
it was abit dissapointing for us after we got out to a 16 4 start in the first half and then let them come back.
South next week Dave then north the week after. tough run for most of the top teams for the run home to finals.
Mikele youre a knob. ofcourse people are gonna talk about a bad pass.. u lost youre team the freakin game. And u take it so seriously.. youre reaction to a small side comment sparked all this criticism. you obviously have wat some people call small man syndrome.. you feel inferior to everyone else and therefore feel the need to justify everything said in criticism against you. If someone does something bad then people will talk about it a hell of alot more than if someone does something good.. its just a fact of life glad to see ur gettin the idea.
Agreed Mikele, although the play at the end stands out, the game is played over 40 mins with many turnovers costing points. Its unfair to blame any one player. Its a team game and the team takes responsibility.
Statue, SP ladder hasn't been updated for a couple of weeks, so I think F2 are 6 and 11. S2 are 8, 8 and 1.
i heard a rumour than in the final gane of the season woodville vs forestville 1 a random spectactor wit a vested interest in the game is goin to run onto the court and take out 44 for forestville then do a cartwheel and then give number 44 the double middle finger......should b interesting to watch.....i play for sturt but this shud b great to watch.
selfe is a good bloke, and its a pity that woodville dont see it that way. Its funny seeing woodvile treat two players badly ( Selfe and Ivan) and now they are playing good basketball at our club.
he wont be getting anywhere near selfe on court and this is just another example of idiots from woodville.
i grew up playing with ivan. i do not have a problem with him he is a great bloke. So i dont wanna hear we say we treat ivan badly for leaving woodville. i dont blame him for leaving woodville, he never got the game time he deserved. Im glad to see that forrestville saw the talent he had, its unfortunate we had to lose him.
I am from woodville and i was and still am mates with both Selfe and Ivan. I have huge respect for both these guys.
I cant believe these posts of crap you guys have made up. I cant think of one person, Not ONE, who has anything against these 2 from our woodville club.
Shaun. You have got alot of guts saying idiots from Woodville.
The way i see your team is a bunch of honest players, i.e Selfe, Stef Sapio, Ivan... and then i see 1 player that thinks he owns at basketball and come talks himself up on here.
Woodville have got a lot of respect for every team in the comp and just play honest basketball. Insulting us with that post is a pathetic attempt to make us look bad.
Thought i would come on here after hearing tonight that people thought we were putting Ivan and Selfe down. Dont start these crap rumours.
i think all these bagging other players and holding grudges and targetting players from other teams is crap. guys just go out and play hard and dw about who is on the other team except purely from a basketball sense. ur paying ur fees to play basketball at the highest possible level and to improve ur own games, not to offer ur opinions about other players.
I wish i knew which player it was who came up with the rumour. Im concerned with you how you basically backed the rumour up. Just as long as Self and Ivan know that no one here has anything against them and that there will be no fights on game day
: ) mwahahahahah
"re: #24 for Woodville Under 18s Div 2 (#34007)
this is a player from sturt and we played woodville tonite for state champs. I have to say that this damon boy and woodville team is nothing flash. they are unsportsmanlike and do not play the game of basketball the way it should be played.
nuff said hehe
we lost against fv2.. we were playin catch up the whole game n should av won but wat can u do.. we've had a shit run n after finishin 3rd in state champs we're all pretty fkd off that were probly not gonna be playin finals.. fv1 is gonna take it out easily but gd luck 2 every1 else.. mikele r u gona hve a full team back by finals?? if u's do then i rekn theres a bit more competition come finals time..
surely north have a shot this week? they drew last game, and lost by <10 at state champs.
interesting to see that 4/5 games are on at DHD this week, all court 3. good for scouting!
predictions? f'ville 1 to beat north in a real tough match. f'ville 2 to continue to march towards finals by beating centrals. tigers to knock off west in a battle of this seasons disappointing teams. south to beat woodville in a tight match to help f'ville 2 on their way to 5th spot & sturt 1 to beat sturt 2.
battle for 3rd will heat up, as securing 3rd spot ensures a 2nd chances in finals.
This weeks tips, both Forrestviles, West South and Sturt 1. All close apart from West and maybe S1, although S2 have a lot to play for.
Does playing zone against F1 100% of the time allow them to practice their offensive game plan which will lessen the effectiveness come finals time? We have used a zone through the season as a change up D, but last week played m2m all game.
re: 18 div 2 winter 2005 (#46690)
weve done alot of work at training against zone defences. i personally lose respect for teams that play zone defence, its cheap and encourages bad habbits...
Woodville won the title playing zones. Are they cheap? Have you lost respect for them?
yeh ur 1-3-1 screwed us over again...must admit tho its a bit hard to knock down threes in the last quarter when both of ur training venues are deemed unavailable and u dont train for a week, no training either for the next week then its off to starplex to face north.
Dave, F2 still can make finals as BASA need to fix up the teams that didnt play eastern before they dropped out by most likely giving them a win.
Its unfair a team may miss out on the pure fact another club dropped out the week it plays them and disadvantages them.
4 v 5 elimanation
2 v 3 qualifying
1 has the bye
Then 1 v winner of 2 v 3
loser 2 v 3 plays winner of 4 v 5
loser elimanated etc
With the F2 situation is it something that happens automatically (get the win over Eastern) or do you have to fight with BASA. I think Norwood are in the same boat and are 1 point ahead of F2.
Norwood have had the bye this week and then West and S1.
F2 won this week bye next week then West.
S2 lost this week then South and North.
If F2 and Norwood get an extra game each I'm sticking my neck out and say F2 for 5th (with 41 points), Norwood 6th on %(40 points), S2 7th (40 points)and Woodville 8th (37 points).
But I'm a bad judge so make your own mind up.
As far as South are concerned we have no problems with Forrestville 1 (or 2). Shaun is fine to play against, goes hard, intense, no problems. Seems a similar team to Summer. And yes there are a very good team.
Anonymous, as hard as you are cheering for us North are cheering our opposition, you can't please everyone.
When will we be hearing BASA's ruling on your game against Eastern.
didnt they rotate or something in summer? so its not like those guys were dropped, just that they decided to go with others in div 1?
i think the div 1s are top, or close to, so i imagine its a tough team to get into. there are a few in the 2s that could probably play 1s though, arent there?
With one round to go and looking to review, how have teams been affected with illness and injury over the season. If they have, how many games do you think it has cost you.
From our point of view, Summer was a complete wipe-out, with injuries to the Div 1's severely messing us up. Winter not so bad, but we are three players down ATM.
Looking at other clubs Forrestville 2 seems worse off than anyone, but Sturt 1 are suffering from lack of numbers as have North from time to time. Tigers' team from Summer seems completely different and of course Eastern didn't make it thru' the season.
If it's worth anything Davey, I enjoy your posts & think this has been a great thread for all involved with U18 2's to share results, notes etc.
Don't quit on us 1 week out from finals. Besides, you can't spend too much time on those stamps & butterflies!
Dave, i share opinions on all types of basketball, NBA, NBL, Local, School and all the other topics. I dont just talk to myself in the same thread. I look around, post and then come back the next day to have a look at responses. I didnt even know youd responded to me until a friend told me. So with 74 posts in the one thread, your looking quite the loser right about now.
Dr Dipshit, does the word hypocrite mean anything to you, better get a dictionary and look it up (you know that book that tells you what words mean). You have had more posts than me in two months that I have in nine (average once every two days). I read everything on the forum but prefer to post in my area of interest (you never know U18/1 may be it next season).
How pathetic you even count the number of posts I've made in this thread, but it's what you would expect from someone who calls themselves Dr Bullshit-attention seeking prat.
I'm not sure if you're the boil on the butt of society or the skid marks on the jocks, either way your deep insightful comments on here will be missed when you stop posting - NOT.
For someone who has been accused of being Bizzy (if I was Bizzy I would take it as an insult) you haven't got the hint Have you?
South v Forrestville grand final.
Dave mate, id be offended to see your face. My area of interest is all basketball, so i post in all basketball areas. So what your saying makes no sense. Insulting my choice of nickname isnt really getting you anywhere either mate. Its irrelevant to the fact that you have no life but an under 18 div 2 winter 2005 thread on a forum.
Dr Bullshit its pppl like u who ruin this thread for every 1 u say u only interested in basketball, if thats so y u on here talking bout how paro u are n dissing other people who have lagitiment opinions
"Im paro 2 but i bet u wont u smelly crud face"
Your heaps cool ey, i wish i was as cool as you
firstly learn to spell. Secondly that wasnt me, i dont know who it was using my name, but quite frankly i dont care. Thirdly I think the thread is already ruined with Dave spitting 70+ posts onto it. Most about nothing in particular. Fourthly who the hell are you, you havent even posted in this thread so how can you say ive ruined it when you dont even know whats going on?
what makes you think #21 doesn't know whats going on? He could've just been reading the thread and not posting. Jugdging by the accuracy of his post, I'd say he does know whats going on.
Having a cry because you think someone posts too much in one thread... thats lame. I've always enjoyed Dave's posts, and for him to stop because of some narrow minded idiot would be a shame.
shup up ur all little cry babies winging about who post were. who gives a S^&* they can post were they want. Any i skipped most of the stuffed posted because was alot of bs this week norwood have pulled out for our game so we get sat night off and will b playing finals next week see you all then...
North are playing pretty well if they beat Forestville2 they will have a good chance of making finals. Forestville 2 stands a chance of also making Grand Final. All i am saying is that with these two teams current form if either of them go through the next round they have a good chance of making the grand final
Beanies are only used for disguising oneself during scouting missions TCP!
As for Senior Constable anonymous from the fashion police (post 49233) - I promise to never wear my beanie or my Sturt rugby top again as long as you promise to never wear lycra or your mum's hosery.
Yet it is that pity that warms there hearts as they know that all is not lost! They realise that even though they are without food or lodging, they can still be more fashionable then a couple of U/18 Div 2 coaches. We call it our 'duty to the community'....
Why do i think North have a chance of making grand final is because they are a quality side and they know how to play adefensive game against any team even Forestville1 but i did not say they are going to beat Forestville1. Judging on current form North have beaten both teams leading up to the finals.
When was the last time you picked youself to lose?
Realistically last time we played F1, they were 16 points up after the first break and we lost by 17. Just need to play 4 quarters, easier said than done against Forrestville 1, but we're not out of it.
Injuries aren't helping.
tough questoin. I can tell you who i dont want to play and thats north. We have a mentel edge over south and sturt but sturt aer alot more dangerous to us then south as we have a long rivalry and tension is so high during those games. So based on that i would probably say south. Friday night should be interesting though, we are totally injury free and everyone has got a good rest :)
i guessing you play for south, just because they beat sturt means nuthing they are not the only team to beat sturt, both fv1 and north have beaten sturt, also they mite have to play them again or north who gave sturts a 28 point thumping a few weeks ago,
north are too dangerous from the 3 point line, if they get hot, they are dangerous.
i dont know what is happening with sturt as of late, very dissapointing from them but they are easier to keep in check then north.
south dont trouble us as much in size as the other two do and if there guards have a quiete night, then they wont produce offensively.
thats a good topic of discussion actually, who are the best guard combos?
id rank them forsestville 1 (chettle/selfe/grigg/ian), north (gary, number 21, long black hair pg), south (all the 3pt shooters), woodville (lachie, maglaris, mockford), west (pearce and co), forestville 2 (luke garret, red head pg....
what are your thoughts?
my top 3 wud b forestville 1 wit stef (30), shaun (5), brad (55), mark (24)
sturt wit their endless big men
woodville damon (24), mark (45), tom (8), and i spose u cud throw mockford in as a big man as well (10)
most of the other teams are very much guard and perimeter orientated
# 14 for us has been sensational all year (thats not me by the way), high shooting %, low turnovers and great D. A steal last week against Sturt had to been seen to be believed. No. 24 in to his lay-up only to have the ball wrenched from his hands.
From other teams # 30 from F1 (Steph? I think) # 21 from North can light it up from o/s.
Boyz, Boyz, Boyz your in div 2, ur living a different world, b4 u guys start acting like your all hot, learn the game! leave "all star 5" and "best defensive player" until your out of district basketball!
u guys are in the middle off finals and your worrying about giving awards to each other?
'wtf?' if u dnt care then dnt post, no matter how 'not hot' we and are and the fact that we are 'still learning the game' does not mean we can not talk about our fellow opponents. Doesnt seem to be alot of egotistical talking up, just people expressing which players who they play against that they respect and rate. Id say its a welcome change to some of the stuff that has been said on here before.
#44 and #21 from North are good combination and lethal at times.#31 is also very good and i have seen him play some awesome games all through the season. All i can say North have a good bunch of players who can win them the game only problem they are not very good working together as a team at times.
Well without much thought Shaun #5, Steph #30 and Harri #50 (into almost any Div 1 team) and probably others (into lower Div 1 programs).
Out of 9 players on the team, 3 won't be playing.
This is not an excuse (for Fridays performance), we were out-played by a class outfit.
Great game (from our point of view)27 all at 3 quarter time, I think we were 10 down with 3.37 to go. Got it back to 2 with 14 secs to go (on the back of Matt #22 - 3 and a 2) with Jack #31 on the line. Missed the first, got the second, pressured the pass got the steal in the back court Rhys #14 layed it in, held on.
Should have at least one player back for the final. Should be a lot closer than Friday and you never know??
Fville a tough side.. to many centres to contend with.. my team (south) only has 1 (me).. so its a hard job out there especially in defence.. although i know when were at our best stick with the Fville team it will be extremely hard to beat them.. see how it goes though i know its possible.. hopefully our injured players come out alright...
sorry for flattening that north guy today i was watching the ball as i jumped and it was too late
there is no way south dont deserve to be in the grand final after their finals form. im a little dissapointed about sturt not getting further but south beat them convincigly and managed to claw back to beat north.
The reason why we have been successful in the past against south compared with other clubs (north, sturt) is due to souths lack of big guys to match ours.
should be a good grandfinal. back to my beloved wayville :)
jennings b4 u try an make an argument at least get ur facts straight south finished only 1pt above noth on the ladder not 6 or 9, and shaun north also lack a lot of height basically they got a team full of guards, and be sides sturt or north would have made it a more interesting game than south jus going out and shooting 3's all game
had enough. quiting basketball. got a taste for footy and going with that for a while, something fresh to do.
lost my passion for basketball. also if we win this grand final, we would have won all three for the year and that would make it a good tiem to go out.
South deserve to be in the finals. Iam not a South player but i think everyone needs to congratulate them for their big effort in making grandfinal. Yes they have got less skill, yes they have got no height and yes they are not they are not the best team in the comp. The thing with South i love the most is the passion they bring to the game. They have a lot of heart and determination. When they first see their opposition they do not think on how good the opposition are but they bring it to the opposition. They always fight to the very end and they do not care how good a team is. They have learned how to play as a team. They know they are not the tallest team and so they have good shooters. They play the way a team is supposed to as a unit. Everyone in the team is a valuable asset and together they are much stronger. Thats why i think they deserve the opportunity to play in the grand final. God blesses the hard work of people. So South play your hearts out in the grand final on Saturday and you might cause an upset.
hold on anon while i get a violin, that jus touched my heart in a way iv neva felt before......not. you gota be kinding me yes they did very well in making the gf, but now they'll b lucky to get a crowd of 2 ppl watchin that game, its gonna b the bigest disapointment of a gf this year
you're barracking for a team that's been knocked out!?!
wannabe mikele. were F1 at full strength that game? previous posts indicate they were missing a few when they drew with north.
i think i remember looking on sportingpulse when they last played and F1 won by 20 or something?
plz get ur facts straight wen north drew with fv1 the only player from fv1 that wasnt play was shaun, both times this season that north have played fv1 north have only had 6 players, with a full strength team i belive they could really take it to fv1
incorrect - selfe was at his formal. nathan got injured early. effectively both teams had 6 when they drew.
from what ive seen of south and north i think that north probably have more weapons to tough it out with F1, but south are pesky, and never give up!
We're obviously not going to pick Forrestville and we realise everyone else will. So far this season from memory the results have been 25, 23 (State Champs), 17 and 36.
Apart from the last game where we struggled for fit players, the margin has been coming down. I don't see any reason for the margin not to come down further and to have a close game where anything could happen down the stretch.
South by 3.
Like that result was ever going to shock anyone
re: 18 div 2 winter 2005 (#29996)
forestville (1) is my bet for premiers... again
Even back then people thought they were going to win. However South making the final, that was a shock. Well done though.
If u think u did then say my name is.....i think i stepped it up in the finals, or name other players who you think did, asking other people to say u did and not putting a name to ur post just shows uve got no balls what so ever. Im not claiming u didnt play well in the finals, or that i am a better player than you - something i cant do as you dont put a name to your posts, im saying this is the wrong way to go about things. Once again, give up.
You should just post
Now the season is over i want people to say im good to boost my ego
no season has matched the div2 winter season of 05!
south and sturt were strong those years
but joe! the eagles were stronger. guided on passion and determination the eagles trounced their way through the grade like the hell fire they were
South that year may have made the GF but they were merely spectators in a historical season with a historical ending
like the sands through time and the greats that have proceeded the game nothing matches the 05 div 2 forrestville eagles, fuelled by villis sponsorship and lead by the all mighty gods of basketball they navigated their way through the toughest and grittiest seasons in BASA history
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