NotJackToft
Years ago

Round 12 ABL

Firstly I dont claim to have the wit and quick tongue of Jack. I have added some bits and pieces I found amusing, and some stats that may be of interest.

More than anything I was hoping to just create a thread for Round 12 discussions.

Womens

Sturt (2nd 9-2) v North (3rd 8-3) @ Pasadena

MOTR. The Sabres have a perfect 5-0 record at home, however the Rockets have an envious 4-1 road record. The last time these two met the Blues got over the line by 4 at Hillcrest. It took a galant 4th quater effort by Sturt, in what was a scrappy and defensive focused affair, to force North into shooting 11% from the field. Hill had 15 and 11, with only 1 other North player in double figures. Where as Sturt had 4 contributors sharing the load in double figures. Im going to say North in an upset, and to take the split.


Woodville (7th 3-8) v Norwood (1st 11-0) St.Clair

Maybe Simon should take a note out of Pop's book, and rest the superstars, however im sure the Norwood big wigs want to avoid a hefty ABL fine for disappointing the masses at St.Clair. Last time round the Flames got up 87 - 52 with Woodville not disgracing themselves. The Warriors were only outscored in the 2nd half by 2 points, whilst pulling the same number of boards, and forcing 17 turnovers and taking 13 extra shots for the game. The difference was shooting %. Norwood 50%. Woodville 25%. Norwood to win comfortable, and to crack the ton.


Forestville (4th 8-3) v South (10th 0-11) @ Wayville

Will Sharon pull an Andy (excuse the pun), and find a suitor to take them to the GF? With their line up they shouldn't need one, and seem to be playing below what their squad suggests they should be. This night will be much of the same old, same old. Forestville got up by 24 last time round, in a game that featured more total turnovers than either teams shooting percentage. Look for the eagles to build a solid first half lead. Then take the pedal off to cruise to a 30 point win. Unfortunatley for South, your not gonna win games shooting 28% from the field.



Eastern (5th 8-3) v West (6th 5-6) @ Hills

Port Adelaide was set on fire (dont get any ideas BSA) last time, by none other then Tess Madgen. Shooting 9/13 from 3, dropping 47 points and 13 rebounds. However Eastern only got up by 9. This was due to a solid team effort by West, with multiple contributors. I dont have the latest news on the availability of Tess, however the equation is pretty simple. With Tess, Eastern win. Without Tess, West win. However this is a crucial game from the Mavs to stay in touch with the top 5 and try and sneak a few positions up, and this is do or die for West.


Southern (8th 2-9) v Centrals 9th (1-10) @ MV

Well the tale of the tape for these two teams this season doesnt suggest barn burning quality. 55 turnovers, 28% from the field and 42 fouls. The only shining light was the play of Denelle Fawcett. 29 points @ 60%. Southern clearly rebuiled after an exodus, and Centrals also rebuilding after the same fate. Both teams from contender to pretender. Im going to say Centrals, in what may be the worst game of the year.



Mens

Sturt (4th 6-5) v North (5th 6-5) @ Pasadena

Equal MOTR. 2 of the 4 teams currently competing for the pivotal 4th and 5th spot and crucial to the season for these sides, so I expect a high intensity and emotional game. Sturt on a 2 game streak, however under the .500 at home, and better on the road. North dropped their last game, and have the opposite record for home/away than that of the blue boys. If Petrie plays, North win comfortably. If Petrie doesnt play, the result will be the same as

Round 3, North still win, but must closer.

Woodville (2nd 9-2) v Norwood (8th 5-6) St.Clair

Woodville keen to win this game, to stay ahead of the traffic jam behind them, and this being an absolute must win game for Norwood to stay in touch to see some August action. Woodville have only dropped one game at home all season, and Norwood having average away record, doesnt help their cause. Last time round saw the Warriors get up by 16, and that was with the Doctor having a shocker from the field, shooting an unclinical 20%. Hard to pick against Mean Al Greens Machine, but I dont think they run away with this one by too much.


Forestville (3rd 7-4) v South (9th 1-10) @ Wayville

The by-law dodging, salary cap bending, apple eating Eagles look to consolidate 3rd spot on the ladder this week against and undermanned and underexperienced Panthers. Hard to see the Feagles being beat, particularly if Gibson suits, and if he does this game might be a blow out. If Gibbo is seen slamming a granny smith, they may only win by 20. Panthers to only record 2 wins this season if their lucky. Anyone feel like this game is bit of Moneyball,

25k v 7.5k? Cmon Oakland!

Eastern (10th 0-11) v West (1st 9-2) @ Hills

Last time was a 24 point game in favour of West, in which DJ recorded 20 and 9 in 22 minutes and JC didnt suit. Again this time round no DJ and no JC, how will this effect PB. Perhaps BT will be less PO'd... unlikely? How many shots will it take CS to get to 10pts? Perhaps only the SB's know. Eastern to win this game by 20.

If West don't show.

Southern (6th 6-5) v Centrals 7th (6-5) @ MV

Equal MOTR. Centrals coming off a pasting last week at the hands of the Adam's Eagles, and Southern coming off a big win against Westies. Last time round the Lions got up by 14, however this was on the back of a double header where the Tigers boys almost knocked off West the night before expelling a bit of energy. Sam McDaniel is a revelation for Southern this year and the young pairing of McDaniel and Ellison, and the youngish Vet in Michael Florance, make for an exciting group. Southern are on a 2 game streak, Centrals on a -2 streak. However my tip,
in an upset, is for Miller to go off, and Centrals to win, based on experience alone.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice write up, congrats..

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anon  
Years ago

Well done

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Rock  
Years ago

Good write up too!

I am not sure 'Sharon pull an Andy (excuse the pun),' is a pun, but sure funny enough.....

Keep up the good work.

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Jacob  
Years ago

Scary thing is Norwood have been destroying teams while rotating all players. No player has played over 35 minutes nor scored over 30 points this year.

Rumour has it that Norwood will be missing 1 starter this week and 3 in a single week sometime between now and the end of the year.

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anon  
Years ago

top work great read

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bolter  
Years ago

good read

news is that Southern woman's coach has been suspended so my tip is they will win against central

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NotJackToft  
Years ago

Nothing like killing a few hours of the bosses time. Glad it is a reasonable read!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bolter

Why would Southern in without their Coach?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Just another muppet on a muppet website

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pg24  
Years ago

Eastern to beat west mens by 20 that sums up the quality of your post

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ANON  
Years ago

I am surprised more has not been made of the Eagles women only just beating Centrals by 7 last week. After being smashed on Anzac day by 51 points this is an amzing turn around by Centrals. Are the eagles really slipping I thought they had plenty of depth and good players.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No Mia Newly or Olivia Thompson last week or the week before for Eagles women. That pretty much explains the tightness of the last 2 games for them. Two big names out make a whole lotta difference!

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Great writeup and thanks for taking on the mantle.

"If Gibbo is seen slamming a granny smith" gold

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NotJackToft  
Years ago

PG24 - the comment of Eastern winning by 20 was then followed by the comment of "if West don't show" implying a standard forfeit win 20-0.... Perhaps my spacing wasn't correct - and unfortunate you didn't like the write up.

And Jack I have been a long time follower, and have now have come to appreciate your write ups that much more. It's hard enough writing it up without any quick wittedness!

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Tell me about it!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice no coach for Southern Girls tonight shame, shame ,shame.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Another loss to south

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Anonymous  
Years ago

who coached the southern women, willie?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Southern Women play tomorrow don't they?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why in the world would Willie coach, haven't you morons heard of assistant coaches

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone else see al green give the Norwood crowd the bird tonight? Surely there has to be ramifications for that. Any other coach would be held accountable!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Maybe he will get suspended to

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Perhaps you didn't see someone in the Norwood crowd ask Al to show them the bling on his finger.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What did Sam Daly say to Mark Frost after the game when they shook hands?

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Freddy  
Years ago

Okilly-dokilly!

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Ingles13  
Years ago

Daly is as cocky as they come. Will be his Achilles heel that holds him back

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lol Freddy.

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Down ton  
Years ago

He said "Good call tonight, thanks for Umpiring"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From what I have heard he should be reported

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sam or al?

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who's accountable  
Years ago

from what I saw of the mark frost show, it should be him being reported for bringing the game into disrepute. it's about time BSA sopped rewarding these jumped up twats and start holding them accountable for poor refereeing.

arrogant and incompetent sums up our refereeing fraternity. disgraceful BSA you should all resign and do us a favour.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Frost seems to be getting a lot of bad reports this year!!! Time to be dropped?

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What?  
Years ago

It is league wide. Today at Noarlunga, the bald headed bloke was a joke, both ways.

Are we missing refs from last season? What's happened?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's the ref coaching that is the problem

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The ref coaches are creating an us (refs) against the world mentality, in the old days refs would communicate with players and coaches now they hide behind their whistles and the tribunal!

Only a matter of time before a player or coach loses it, the player or coach will be banned for life and the ref will end up in hospital and its the people in charges fault when that day comes

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It doesn't matter how bad the ref was or not. Sam was completely out if line with the language he used when shaking hands. In fact how hypocritical to offer to shake hands and then use language he did to the ref. Fortunately for him he is a Daly and he is from Sturt so nothing will happen!!

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Well hopefully mark frost had the balls to report him. Doubt it though cause they are in his GF hand bag.

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anon  
Years ago

if what was said is correct and no action then might be standard line hey ?? too many princesses here.
2 to tango. maybe some need to whistle a game to realise the experts have no clues.

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Ingles13  
Years ago

Daly is used to the refs sucking his **** at any chance so when a game is called fair he spits the dummy and puts on a childish show. Cocky, arrogant and has a shit attitude. Representative of the whole club of Sturt.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Surprised he played last night! Always seems to be out for the big games...doesn't want his ego bruised by better players!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Like when he was hanging 28/5/8 on Cadee a couple weeks back?

Not too many 18 years olds putting up the kind of numbers he is in ABL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Plenty of players at Daly level he isn't a stand out. But his head does.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

"Cocky, arrogant and has a shit attitude. Representative of the whole club of Sturt."

Ingles, With so much bait on that hook, you should have had a few 250 pounders by now. Instead, I think it has just turned to burley.....

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NotJackToft  
Years ago

Round 12 - Wrap

Womens:

Sturt 62 d North 50

Low FG% North 28% Sturt 33%. Sturt 17 assists North 8 assists. Norths 3rd quater of 6 points on 3/18, 8 fouls and 7 t/o was the game changer.

Woodvile 48 def by Norwood 73

First quater shut up by Norwood, up 26-3. They sat in neutral the rest of the game. Foley the stand out 26pts, 14reb, 6stl, 6ass. Norwood shot an unusually low 31% and turned the ball over 21 times.

Forestville 64 d South 40

Eagles with multiple contributors in fergus, newley kermond, robinson, petrie. Souths best Nagy and Kinross. But South again shooting at 25% to Eagles 41%. Game was over at the half.

Eastern 81 d West 64

The Tess show rolled into town. 33pts, 19reb, 12ass. Nairn was best for West with 23pts and 12reb. West with 13 extra FG attempts due to forcing 8 extra T/O's, however gave up 13 boards difference and shot at 8% less from the field.

Southern 67 d Centrals 61

Best on court was Denelle Fawcett. 25pts, 9reb, and 6stl shooting at 45% - 12to a concern. Tamika Dukes best for Lions with 18pts 13 reb. Tigers with 10 extra steals, 5 less turnovers (51 total for the game). Southern coaches phone bill might just go over his cap this month, perhaps due to SMS. Maybe go to Twitter instead. (Sorry I just couldnt resist :P)

Mens:

Sturt 70 def by North 73

North with multiple contributors. Good to see Franceschinis winding back the clock to go with the socks. 19 and 7. Pero pulling 18 boards. Sturt shooting at 29% cost them the game after they forced 26 turnovers. Perhaps Sam Daly was just explaning to the referee after the game what he though of his own 5/20 shooting?

Woodville 77 d Norwood 64

Ng and Wyatt combine for 45. Norwood struggled for any 1 player to get on a roll. Close game up to the fourthm but when no-one can get going, and the Warriors had 2, makes closing out hard. Physical game with 50 fouls called for the night.

Forestville 108 d South 73

Gibson drops 22, 8 and 9, Rios 26,6 and 4 and the eagles shooting a filthy 56% and pull 20 extra board. South were just way under matched in all areas, the only glimmer of hope was Jordan Robertson sticking it to his old club, and finding some of last years form with 21 points on 9/18.

Eastern 67 def be West 106

DJ has 16 and 14 in 18 minutes. Truslove 20 and 11 in 22 minutes. West shot the ball 10% better but pulled 30 rebounds more. Eastern werent that bad, even CS proved me wrong, just West are that much better.

Southern 52 def by Centrals 69

Horrible game of Basketball. Actually the phone afternoon at MV reeked. Sam McDaniel continues to prove his ability, with 18 and 17 shootng at 50%. By far Southerns best. Clausen best on floor with 22 and 9, and by the time Southern realised that doubling would work best, the game was all but over. Tigers starters outside of McDaniel shot 9/42.



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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice follow up report

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Rock  
Years ago

Thanks for the good post-game report. Great to see!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So, was there any action taken against the Woodville coach for what was alleged earlier in this thread?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ingles13 = Troll

Ingles, how can anything you write be taken seriously considering your elite basketball experience consists of an underperforming U23 div 2 team, who is currently sitting bottom and have not won a game. You play in what would be considered one of the worst U23 division 2 sides ever in the competition. Perhaps you should concentrate on how bad you are rather than on others.

If the only way you can feel good about yourself is to bash the players and clubs who constantly out perform you and have at every level, it says more about you than anyone you slander here.

Not a bite Jack, just thought Inlges might need an evaluation of his own team and their performance.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ingles is a Forestville Gold star?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, one who spent his whole life getting beaten by superior Sturt players & teams. Hence his irrational hatred. This inferiority complex explains his stance on Kobe Bryant too.

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