BJF
Years ago

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  
Years ago

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

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

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

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Anonymous  
Years ago

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

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flatshot  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

Great bloke, great career.

Take a bow...

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X  
Years ago

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

Legend nontheless.

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Public  
Years ago

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

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Mutley  
Years ago

Congratulations to Saville on a fantastic career.

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PlaymakerMo  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

"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  
Years ago

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

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flatshot  
Years ago

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

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Naph  
Years ago

Queue up the "Battered Sav" jokes.

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Mystro  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

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

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Mystro  
Years ago

Adelaide > Perth ;)

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PlaymakerMo  
Years ago

@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  
Years ago

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  
Years ago

Terrible news for Sav & for the Hawks.

They are really cursed this season.

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Mick  
Years ago

Hardly comparable Sitivini -- Sav is 38.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

This is a great opportunity for [email protected] to show the league he is ready to step up.

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

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Hawkeye  
Years ago

Coenraad and Jackson have a real oportunity now

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