Sixers v Hawks, Oct 23
The Gong boys are in town and are looking to capitalise on an injury to the Creek Dogg. They have been around the mark, but success has eluded them in the opening 4 games only bagging one win. Even Mark Holden has been more successful, but that was before the clown suit. If luck had gone their way, they would be 4/4. The Sixers have gone 1/3 after a tough opening game against a team hotter than a summer's day in Moomba and with Creek Dogg out, this will test the Sixers like a pensioner trying to understand Facebook while they are programming their VCR to record live streaming through their telly. Wollongong will know the Adelaide Arena well. Irwin, Ballinger, Hill, Forman, (Adham). Sounds more like a line up of naughty Findon High schoolboys out the front of Principal Parker’s office, than former Adelaide players. All Wollongong need to do is to squeeze Julius Hodge into the roster and the takeover is complete. Draw a pentagram and chant his name three times to summon him, and if that doesn't work stamp the ground three times.
The secret to this game is obviously rebounding. In the 12 season games played so far, the team with the lowest rebounds has won only 3/12 taking 409 boards in lieu of the winner’s 460 boards. It does helps if you have the dexterity to shoot, but boards show your opponent they need to work hard to get the win. Win the boards, win the game.
Wollongong have a pretty good guard combo, but seem light on bench guards. That’s why they have been giving their starting 5 most of the work. Perhaps a weakness? I wonder what strategies each coach will be constructing to outwit the other. Will it involve ISIS suicide attackers (bin) laden with ebola entering their change rooms? Or will they just go the usual pins in voodoo dolls.
I have a sixth sense this is likely to be one of those messy games with lots of fouls and timeouts, as well as plenty of questioning calls. While I would love to see a Sixers win, this might be a loss we have to have to get the season on track. The highlight might be actually seeing Mr Fruchoc dancing on the court this week.
Hawks to win.
PS Don’t forget the double header! Get their early and make it LOUD