R8: United v Sixers
Round 8 kicks off tonight with the TFKATT hosting the Sixers in another mid-week shootout. I guess they had to do it tonight so that the Melbourne them could vote in their Saturday elections, or take their WAGs shopping.
Admiral Anstey took the United boat out into the harbour to get the season underway, but under Admiral D Mac, they have turned from a ASC built canoe to a US aircraft carrier. Last time these teams met it was not pretty with Melbourne shooting a record number of threes and generally creating havoc.
The Sixers are 0-3 since Brocky joined the roster and perhaps have been a little unsettled with so many changes due to injury and other things. Certainly Joey would be sitting in his bean bag contemplating what he has to do to get his season back on track. Sixers are ranked #1 for offence at 88 ppg, but sadly are ranked #8 for defence giving up 94 ppg (-11). For our navy bloo friends, its 83 & 80 (+3)
This game might be the start of the new season for the Sixers. What is done is done and you can't change that. A loss tonight won't mean game over, but will mean the Sixers are chases jerseys to get back into the 4. The TFKATT is hot at the moment and is 4-1 at home. For the Sixers to snatch this win from the jaws of defeat, they need to tighten up on D, settle down in offence to keep it simple, and believe in themselves.