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Luuuc
Two years ago

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R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Loving the NBL saturation coverage.

This one could get ugly for the Hawks at Hisense with Lisch out injured.

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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:34 11 Oct 15

Reply #553913

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Yeah man me too re being able to be a nbl addict this year :)

Pity about lisch was looking forward to seeing him play again as a perth fan


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Kobe24
Two years ago
14:34 11 Oct 15

Reply #553914

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Agreed, Melbourne didnt really seem to use up too much energy in the 4th quarter against the Crocs. Expect Goulding to score much more than 7, he wont die wondering!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
14:35 11 Oct 15

Reply #553915

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

This one is also live on GO!

Looks like GO! are adding their own flavour to the telecast, starting it off with their own in-studio intro.


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Mr bEn
Two years ago
14:43 11 Oct 15

Reply #553918

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Keeping on tack with the issue of uniforms this round, not digging how the Hawks' white uniforms have white numbering. The poor contrast doesn't convey well on telecasts.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
14:43 11 Oct 15

Reply #553919

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

No Lisch or Martin in this one.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
14:44 11 Oct 15

Reply #553920

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Coenraad is underrated big time.

Man there is some serious talent out there on the court right now among the 10.


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paul
Two years ago
14:45 11 Oct 15

Reply #553922

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Enjoying the Goulding v Penney match-up.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
14:50 11 Oct 15

Reply #553923

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

This is fun


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:51 11 Oct 15

Reply #553924

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Agree on the Hawks unis. Between warrick and Goulding majok Holt Melbourne are going to be a highlight reel this season!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
14:54 11 Oct 15

Reply #553925

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

18 threes attempted in that first quarter


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:55 11 Oct 15

Reply #553926

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Good intro by Bill Baxter & Brad Rosen on GO.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
14:55 11 Oct 15

Reply #553927

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Solid start for Warrick.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:55 11 Oct 15

Reply #553928

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

How long is martin and lisch out for? Injuries might be the difference between them making the playoffs or not


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:56 11 Oct 15

Reply #553929

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Is Majok Majok related to Ater Majok?

He looks a real find I thought he was just going to be making up the numbers on their roster but seems to have gone right ahead of Patton.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:56 11 Oct 15

Reply #553930

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

So GO have an accompanying studio panel? Nice work but why isn't fox doing something similar


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:59 11 Oct 15

Reply #553931

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Yes, Nine's intro was quite good all things considered (just taking a feed of Fox's broadcast), Rosen too was much more palatable spoke slower


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:05 11 Oct 15

Reply #553932

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

WEEKS! Did not expect that.


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paul
Two years ago
15:05 11 Oct 15

Reply #553933

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Rosen was better in the Sydney v Cairns game too. May have worked on his game.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
15:06 11 Oct 15

Reply #553934

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Me neither. Nice. Almost Andrew Gaze-like but Holt got himself out of the poster


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paul
Two years ago
15:07 11 Oct 15

Reply #553935

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Weeks through down on of them last year too, surprising hops on him!


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
15:15 11 Oct 15

Reply #553936

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Just stupid play there by Ellis.
Melbourne should not have had the final play.


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paul
Two years ago
15:16 11 Oct 15

Reply #553937

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Penney's mistake, should have pulled it out. What a half though, as entertaining half of basketball as I can remember at any level.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:16 11 Oct 15

Reply #553938

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Damn Weeks is nice for one of these "fringe of the league" type players. Great dunk.

Interesting in Goulding's HT interview he refers to the Hawks having a great coach. Everyone got so much love for Bevo, it's a wonder how he was out of work for this long?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:18 11 Oct 15

Reply #553939

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Like some of the sets to get Penney and Coenraad in 'creating' situations running off off-ball screens in the absence of their primary ball handlers in Martin and Lisch. Those plays helped to get Ogilvy going there.


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Mr bEn
Two years ago
15:21 11 Oct 15

Reply #553940

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Take ya sunnies off Homicide, geez.


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LV
Two years ago
15:23 11 Oct 15

Reply #553941

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Big pre game Buzz around hisense.

Lk doing a lot right.

Love majok majok. Brings exactly what Melbourne missed last yr. And it's gonna be so fun watching Warrick and Goulding every game


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:23 11 Oct 15

Reply #553942

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Is homicide just happen to be here on vacation when the nbl started our has he been brought in in an official capacity?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:27 11 Oct 15

Reply #553943

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

"Love majok majok"

Very nice indeed.

I think Homicide was just out here for some one on one tournament in Townsville or something.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:31 11 Oct 15

Reply #553944

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Ellis' last shot was absolutely stupid. Can't blame Penney for passing it up court. Any player with 1/100th of a brain would pull that out. The result of not doing that = a Goulding three.


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paul
Two years ago
15:40 11 Oct 15

Reply #553945

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

90% Penney's fault. A guard who has the ball with15 seconds left should never kick it to a shooter in the corner. Keep the ball and run a play. Guards should never assume bigs have clock awareness.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:41 11 Oct 15

Reply #553946

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Has coenraad taken his game to the next level?


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
15:41 11 Oct 15

Reply #553947

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Ellis is a spud.


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paul
Two years ago
15:42 11 Oct 15

Reply #553948

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Coenraad was very good last year but it looks like he's added some nice new tricks.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:42 11 Oct 15

Reply #553949

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Greenwood would have got a big shock this year if he thought he would waltz into the Boomers team.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:44 11 Oct 15

Reply #553950

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

So it is only the responsibility of guards to play smart Paul? I'm not buying that


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
15:44 11 Oct 15

Reply #553951

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Coenraad has improved every year. With Penney and Lisch now taking some of the attention, he can flourish this year. Always had this sort of potential.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:44 11 Oct 15

Reply #553952

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

paul, every player should have clock/game awareness. It shouldn't be reserved for guards only.

Ellis needs to be taken off.


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hm
Two years ago
15:46 11 Oct 15

Reply #553953

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Bit of a boring game. Yesterday Adelaide game was the best of the round


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
15:47 11 Oct 15

Reply #553954

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

For real?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:47 11 Oct 15

Reply #553955

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

This games being very exciting IMO. Best of round.

Perth Adelaide game was a grind.


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paul
Two years ago
15:48 11 Oct 15

Reply #553956

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Guards should take care of running the rights play at the right time. Ellis should never have touched that ball.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:48 11 Oct 15

Reply #553957

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I think this game has been quite good, the second half of the 36ers/Wildcats game (I missed the first half!) was horrific.


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paul
Two years ago
15:49 11 Oct 15

Reply #553958

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I think there was a bit of sarcasm there.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:49 11 Oct 15

Reply #553959

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Ellis should never have been on the court.

Fixed.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:49 11 Oct 15

Reply #553960

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

You couldve blamed a guard if he passed it to a big running at speed in the middle of the court. He passed it to a guy with his feet set it would not have been difficult for Ellis to simply catch and pass it back to the top


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:50 11 Oct 15

Reply #553961

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

LV,

Any word on what has happened to Patton?


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paul
Two years ago
15:51 11 Oct 15

Reply #553962

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Good coaches go back to the source. The source of that bad mistake by Ellis was Penney pointlessly passing him the ball when he should have been running the final play.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
15:54 11 Oct 15

Reply #553964

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Those United Cheerleaders....yikes.


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paul
Two years ago
15:58 11 Oct 15

Reply #553965

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Hawks running out of gas now.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:59 11 Oct 15

Reply #553966

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Blame that loss on Penney. Every pass he made lead to a bad play..got to go back to the source ;)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:00 11 Oct 15

Reply #553967

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Don't like how they play whole songs over multiple possessions


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
16:03 11 Oct 15

Reply #553968

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Melbourne have so many weapons this year.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
16:05 11 Oct 15

Reply #553969

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Love Holt's game. He knows his environment. Doesn't try to do too much.

Very efficient player which is perfect given the talent on that team.


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paul
Two years ago
16:07 11 Oct 15

Reply #553970

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Was just thinking the same thing. Real class for a guy that young. Knows when to pass to big guys and when to run a play ;-)


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MACDUB
Two years ago
16:11 11 Oct 15

Reply #553971

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Argggh! What is Ellis doing on in the last 3 mins.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
16:11 11 Oct 15

Reply #553972

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Just go home Ellis... He's been Melbourne's best player today.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
16:12 11 Oct 15

Reply #553973

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Ellis *facepalm*


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paul
Two years ago
16:13 11 Oct 15

Reply #553974

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Why would you take Oscar off? He must have asked for a blow surely?


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
16:14 11 Oct 15

Reply #553975

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

2 really big defensive plays by Goulding late here. He's not just all offense anymore.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
16:14 11 Oct 15

Reply #553976

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I know Bevo loves him, but not like that


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:15 11 Oct 15

Reply #553977

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Bevos weakness coming back to haunt him? Seems to be an equal opportunity type coach but results in crabs seeing more time than they should


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paul
Two years ago
16:17 11 Oct 15

Reply #553978

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

That's prob because Martin and Lisch are out. They've done pretty well in their two games given their backcourt.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
16:18 11 Oct 15

Reply #553979

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Agreed. No avoiding bench time in a game of this tempo. Great effort by the Hawks, and could have been much closer had a couple more of those very good looks dropped


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
16:20 11 Oct 15

Reply #553980

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I see Melbourne only used 8 players today, but can't think of anyone they are missing?


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
16:21 11 Oct 15

Reply #553981

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Oh, Barlow. Of course.


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paul
Two years ago
16:25 11 Oct 15

Reply #553983

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Nice game, can't believe we have to wait three days for the next one.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:04 11 Oct 15

Reply #553998

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Great game, Goulding is going to make a lot of people cry this season. I hope he has his off nights against the Kings.


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Matt
Two years ago
17:10 11 Oct 15

Reply #554000

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I have been quite impressed by Weeks for the hawks surely he will be in the league next season with Brisbane coming in.


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Bear
Two years ago
17:11 11 Oct 15

Reply #554001

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Well, United did what they had to to get over the line, Hawks are good but just not able to lead during games and chasing their opponents.

0-2 is going to be hard for the Hawks now, but they are not far off the mark, A.J. is a key for them he has to dominate.

Anyone know the crowd today, seemed to be a good one on the TV?


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
17:35 11 Oct 15

Reply #554007

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Hawks did well without Lisch and Martin. They will be better by the end of the season especially under Bevo who is the best coach in the league imo.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:39 11 Oct 15

Reply #554013

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Hawks will be lucky to be in the league next season along with the crappy crocs.


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Mark-e-Mark
Two years ago
17:42 11 Oct 15

Reply #554015

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I think people were talking up the big three for hawks too soon. Yeah, they have Lisch, Ogilvy and Penney, but they also have Ellis and that dickbrain Demos to help nullify their effectiveness.

The Hawks bench is largely full of guys who wouldn't get looks elsewhere. A lot for this team rests on the big three, and there is a question mark next to Kirk Penneys ability to produce what they need at his age.

Interesting, for Melbourne, they persist with Majok Majok over Hakim Warrick. You can't argue with results, and I don't think anyone expected to Majok to start like this, but it must confuse the hell out of Warrick, who probably expected to be the teams go-to guy.

I really hate the ISC uniforms on both of these clubs. I am also not a fan of Hisense on TV. I feel like uniforms and arenas need some aesthetic overhauls. But, promisingly, Melbourne United has almost 10,000 fans at their opening game after a poor season - a good sign for the team, and league.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:13 11 Oct 15

Reply #554020

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I think Hisense is probably the best looking stadium to watch a game from on TV. Used be Townsville back in the day.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
18:30 11 Oct 15

Reply #554022

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Hawks minus Lisch and Martin is big losses for them and the way they play or intend too. Unlike some teams who have already shown their weakness, the Hawks have plenty to build, and a import spot up their sleeve. Agreed Hisense is awesome for viewing on tv!!!


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paul
Two years ago
18:38 11 Oct 15

Reply #554026

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Crowd would have been around 7500 judging from the configuration with the tops at each end being shut off. Really good start for them, deserved as their promotion was very good.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:41 11 Oct 15

Reply #554028

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Is there much difference as far as cost/practicalities in playing at Hisense vs Rod Laver Arena? RLA just seems to be a better venue for atmosphere, Hisense feels like a big empty room with some seating as opposed to a proper stadium.


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Benno
Two years ago
20:11 11 Oct 15

Reply #554052

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Wouldnt mind seeing a Warrick and Majok front court.. especially when you already have three, 3 point bombers on the field ( goulding, holt, tblanch


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LV
Two years ago
22:05 11 Oct 15

Reply #554083

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Both teams impressed me.

Having seen both Hawks games this weekend, if they can get their team on court I expect top 4. Add Lisch and Martin and today's a different result.

Goulding's ball handling has improved so much compared to 3 years ago.

Like the balance in United's line-up this year.

Ogilvy is real good. Such a great having so many quality 5's in the league


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LV
Two years ago
22:06 11 Oct 15

Reply #554084

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Treat *


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LV
Two years ago
22:09 11 Oct 15

Reply #554086

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

I saw Jon Patton at the game.

That could suggest he thought Chris might play?

Definite Buzz. Saw a lot of the North Melbourne Kang players there today. Big crowd in.

What's with 6 home games in a row in 3 weeks though? The real test of crowds will be the Wednesday night game straight after a couple of home games in quick succession.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:16 11 Oct 15

Reply #554088

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

"What's with 6 home games in a row in 3 weeks though?"

I said the same on here when the commentators for the Town/Melb game said Melb play their next 6 games at home and Town play their next 5 games on the road.

Odd scheduling but a few here said because of the tennis which doesn't explain the Crocs equally extreme schedule.


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koberulz
Two years ago
22:35 11 Oct 15

Reply #554090

re: R1: Melbourne vs Illawarra

Perth and Melbourne need to play home games now because of the tennis, and Sydney lose their venue in December so the more home games they've played by then the better.

And since all these teams have to play against someone, other teams are going to have road-heavy schedules.


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