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finals995
Two years ago

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WNBL Round 5

Fri: Syd vs UCC
Sat: Dan vs Mel; Ben vs SEQ
Sun: Tsv vs Syd; Mel vs SEQ; Adl vs Per

Boomers and Sydney with the home and away doubles and the Stars with the road double.

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Isaac
Two years ago
10:12 6 Nov 15

Reply #561734

re: WNBL Round 5

Thanks for posting these. Don't be afraid of posting the individual game threads too. Might encourage people to post about WNBL games a bit more.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
10:31 6 Nov 15

Reply #561751

re: WNBL Round 5

I reckon this format works well for now. With games not being viewable other than in person there's not all that much we can say about each one unfortunately.


Some good games this round.
You'd expect Sydney to win tonight. Sportsbet sure do! $1.05 vs $8.00
Rest of the round looks much more competitive.

My fingers are crossed for Bec Allen to return to action and come through it unscathed. Wonder if they will play it safe and only play her in one game of their road double.


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finals995
Two years ago
14:48 6 Nov 15

Reply #561835

re: WNBL Round 5

Should have tagged it in Women, sorry (feel free to move it Isaac). The cricket came on, and I was distracted.

My understanding was that Bec Allen was coming back next round? Anyway, the good thing for the Stars is that they can take their time working her back into it. Although, this will be the most challenging of rounds for them, they've met just about every challenge so far.

It's a ladder logjam! Great for the league and engrossing to watch unfold!


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paul
Two years ago
14:58 6 Nov 15

Reply #561840

re: WNBL Round 5

Unfortunately it is very hard to get into this WNBL season, especially with the NBL so easy to get into.


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Andy
Two years ago
18:31 6 Nov 15

Reply #561920

re: WNBL Round 5

I wonder if Canberra's start to the season is the worst of any team in the WNBL? I Couldn't be bothered wasting time working out their losing margin this season but they seem to have been thrashed every game except 1. While the West Coast Waves were terrible the last few years I don't remember them getting flogged every game like Canberra have been. I doubt they will win a game all season, Sydney should smash them by 40+ tonight.


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Andy
Two years ago
18:47 6 Nov 15

Reply #561928

re: WNBL Round 5

Anyone know what happened to Elise Ironmonger?


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Luuuc
Two years ago
18:57 6 Nov 15

Reply #561936

re: WNBL Round 5

Syd-Can game 8-8. Abby Bishop picks up her 3rd personal foul. Syd-Can game now 25-8


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:58 6 Nov 15

Reply #561937

re: WNBL Round 5

Game over.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:09 6 Nov 15

Reply #561941

re: WNBL Round 5

Approaching half time, Swords has 17 & 9, Canberra have 14 & 11


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:43 6 Nov 15

Reply #561949

re: WNBL Round 5

Ironmonger has been playing in the SBL for Joondalup


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Andy
Two years ago
19:51 6 Nov 15

Reply #561955

re: WNBL Round 5

Oh ok thanks, I thought she would have found a roster spot in the WNBL, surely Canberra could use her size.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:55 6 Nov 15

Reply #561996

re: WNBL Round 5

Canberra have 2 wnba players, an opal who will play in the wnba soon and their average losing margin is 30+


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Andy
Two years ago
20:59 6 Nov 15

Reply #562002

re: WNBL Round 5

Nice light training run for Sydney tonight, bench had a nice run too.


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finals995
Two years ago
21:49 6 Nov 15

Reply #562028

re: WNBL Round 5

Just got back from the game, nice to see Jess Bibby make that historic milestone and she said a few words after the game that were well received by the crowd. Unhappily nothing much else went well for the Caps and to make matters worse, Bish may have picked up an injury. Montgomery also went down with what looked like an ankle problem. Former Flame Tania Smith played for the Caps. I cannot remember the last time the Caps were kept to such a low sore.


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maxymoo
Two years ago
02:19 7 Nov 15

Reply #562146

re: WNBL Round 5

I miss the ABC coverage - makes it hard to make judgement on any other team other than your own.


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finals995
Two years ago
11:21 7 Nov 15

Reply #562204

re: WNBL Round 5

The Clubs have to take the lead in making their own home games more accessible. It isn't that hard. But regarding the old ABC coverage? Well, it was what it was. Something is always better than nothing. I miss it too, but if you're trying to grow recognition of a league, in retrospect the ABCs coverage was far from optimal.




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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:21 7 Nov 15

Reply #562219

re: WNBL Round 5

^^ it was definitely better than nothing


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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:46 7 Nov 15

Reply #562227

re: WNBL Round 5

Yes, MUCH better than nothing.

But I agree that it shouldn't be all that hard for clubs to produce something shareable. They are still required to video all their home games anyway, right? It doesn't need to be NBA-level production quality.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:27 7 Nov 15

Reply #562236

re: WNBL Round 5

BA does absolutely nothing in promotion of the game. The crowd numbers at the venues are dismal (bar a couple of clubs and it isn't by chance that the few clubs marketing and growing their organisations have strong crowds). The live link doesn't help the clubs put bums on seats and in turn bring revenue to them. Fans need to support their teams more. This is high quality sport and it's not overpriced


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Andy
Two years ago
14:35 7 Nov 15

Reply #562245

re: WNBL Round 5

I miss the ABC game a lot, I watched almost every game since the early 90's... only watching one game a week and the half time report on the other games was good enough to pretty much know everything about the league and all teams. It would be so awesome if foxtel picked up the league and showed a couple of games a week, maybe the Friday night and sunday game. I loved it when the ABC showed the Live Friday night game.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:50 7 Nov 15

Reply #562260

re: WNBL Round 5

@Andy Totally agree. Feels like the WNBL doesn't exist any more. Pressure should be put on Westpac, CBA or NAB to support women's sports.
Westpac even had a female CEO and did sfa to support women's sports. At least ANZ gets a tick.


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finals995
Two years ago
16:28 7 Nov 15

Reply #562268

re: WNBL Round 5

I'm all for that, and you would think that an airline in conjunction with a bank might see the netball 'footprint' of Australasia as a space to compete in by sponsoring the WNBL as it is, or even an expanded version of the WNBL to re-include a New Zealand presence. Side notes abound. . . how about a Uni of Western Sydney type franchise to take in the GWS catchment or even one in Newcastle?

Good games happening tonight. Anyone got any thoughts?


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sportsfan
Two years ago
16:40 7 Nov 15

Reply #562272

re: WNBL Round 5

Dandenong v Melbourne tonight i thought BA might of had that as the live stream game

be interesting the result tonight with Bendigo v SEQ Stars after bendigo lost to them 1st game of season

i think towsville tomorrow over Syd Uni
Perth over Adelaide

Melb should get over SEQ tomorrow but they been so up and down at home


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:34 7 Nov 15

Reply #562282

re: WNBL Round 5

I like the Newcastle idea. BB is quite strong there and lots of good women from that area...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:50 7 Nov 15

Reply #562322

re: WNBL Round 5

Was at the Rangers Boomers game. Kate Oliver the difference between winning and losing for Melbourne and not in a good way.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:46 7 Nov 15

Reply #562351

re: WNBL Round 5

Very good performance by Smart off the bench for boomers, but what's going on with Thompson? Now lost her starting spot a few weeks back and now hardly playing. She wouldn't be happy with that at all. Hopefully the Boomers bounce back against SEQ


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:12 7 Nov 15

Reply #562377

re: WNBL Round 5

Great game between Bendigo and SEQ.

Bit of a shoot out in the first quarter, Richards on the inside and Jarry on the outside with Mansfield for SEQ.

Griffin while quiet offensively, was always there on the defensive end (looked slightly proppy on one leg at times)

Tussle in the 3rd quarter, Joy Burke with the butter fingers, don't know if she's ready for WNBL level? You'll have to see her, I'm not sure how much of it has to do with 'learning the WNBL' way.

Jarry with two dumb and cheap fouls got her sent off, bit lippy to the ref and got a bench tech as well.

Griffin stepped up in the 4th taking a big charge, crowd was going off due to Snell receiving a ridiculous call earlier in the game for a drive, perceived to be pushing in with the shoulder (joke).

Stallworth had foul trouble, Ibekwe did good at times, quiet at others, seemed Mansfield and Jarry were taking the load.

Great game to watch.


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finals995
Two years ago
08:08 8 Nov 15

Reply #562485

re: WNBL Round 5

Seems like both games last night lived up to expectations. Critical points coming from the benches arguably played key roles in the results. How important were Chalmers points at Bendigo? And at Dandenong, Downie's influence at key moments appears to have been decisive.

Some posters above have asked questions about Oliver and Thompson for the Boomers, but in last nights game the stats suggest that Maddie and Alice going a combined 2 of 15 was a more important factor.


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Anon
Two years ago
09:29 8 Nov 15

Reply #562501

re: WNBL Round 5

Difference between Dandy and Melbourne ended up being the stupid tall ref who was inconsistent all game and gave a number of soft fouls down the stretch that kept sending Dandy to the foul line. Foul shots were 32-13 or something close. Can't have refs influencing outcomes of games. Having said that Dandy were leading most of the game and prob deserved to take out the game


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amominous
Two years ago
10:50 8 Nov 15

Reply #562515

re: WNBL Round 5

Stars and Boomers backing up today will be interesting. Morale and fatigue possibly coming into play.

Reckon that the Lynx will be back at their best today. No doubt that they'll be aware that wins now and in the next few rounds might be easier to get than in Rounds 8 and 9.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:57 8 Nov 15

Reply #562516

re: WNBL Round 5

The refs at Dandenong were all average. For both teams at times. The amount of travels missed was astonishing and the guessing of out of plays shocking. Felt for Downie when she smacked Veal in the face. She really hurt Veal but it was just reactionary and nothing to it. She would be feeling pretty bad because she is a fair player


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SamCro
Two years ago
18:58 8 Nov 15

Reply #562751

re: WNBL Round 5

Massive win by the Flames today defeating TVille in TVille this afternoon. It was a close tough game for most part with the Flames showing more composure down the stretch to ice the game. Former Fire player (Wilson) having a good last qtr in tandem with Tupeau to get the chocolates! (Mod: Removed at the request of Mikaela Smith.) He was almost out of control & certainly lost his coaching focus when perhaps he would have been better off addressing his own players? TVille have been talking up this team being better than last year's team but so far I'm not seeing that, the Fire have already lost 2 home games this season! We'll so how good Lucas is as a Coach if they can't turn things around quickly.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:59 8 Nov 15

Reply #562778

re: WNBL Round 5

They're a very good team but on paper I never thought they looked quite as dominant as last season's version.
Loving the Flames. Looks like Swords' minutes quite restricted by foul trouble yet they still found a way. 9 boards in 20 min for Boag, after 10 in 16 on Friday.

Relieved to see the Lynx get away with the road win in Adelaide. Definitely was not taking that one for granted.

Tough round for the up-and-down Boomers. This weekend was the down version.

Very happy to see Bec Allen return to the court :)
My equal favourite SEQ thing right now is Lauren Mansfield. She's killing it this season. Get her into the Opals mix if she keeps this up. Leading the league in assists with 6.4 per game to go with 15.7 ppg @ 45% and 4.4 boards.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:38 8 Nov 15

Reply #562792

re: WNBL Round 5

Did I see it right Heal's daughter who must be only 14 is on seq stars roster??


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:46 8 Nov 15

Reply #562797

re: WNBL Round 5

Yes, you saw it right.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:05 8 Nov 15

Reply #562806

re: WNBL Round 5

Yeah I agree with the other comments, the Fire don't look to have 'improved' in player personal compared to last season, weaker if anything.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:08 8 Nov 15

Reply #562807

re: WNBL Round 5

Terrible to see Boomers battling, Molloy is such a nice Guy.


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sportsfan
Two years ago
22:29 8 Nov 15

Reply #562823

re: WNBL Round 5

1st look today at SEQ v Melbourne and i see ppl can under rate there team

they have a good PG then Bec Allen back with Jarry Payne off the bench with the imports thinks a looking good for the new team coached by heal


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amominous
Two years ago
02:17 9 Nov 15

Reply #562837

re: WNBL Round 5

The Fire apparently deemed it unnecessary to find a specialist replacement for Flanagan. I'm not convinced that was a good idea.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:05 9 Nov 15

Reply #562854

re: WNBL Round 5

The flames are looking better every game...


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finals995
Two years ago
09:22 9 Nov 15

Reply #562870

re: WNBL Round 5

That is one big juicy win for the Flames. K-R was hardcore in the crucial 3rd Q, with 12 of her points right when needed.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:48 9 Nov 15

Reply #562879

re: WNBL Round 5

Went to the Lightning/Lynx game yesterday.

Another great turnout for a small venue.

Lightning could of easily won this game, too many missed open looks (30% from the field/Woeful 14% from 3)

Ruef battled hard again with another double/double, Mitchell and Bowen struggled with their shot.

Great battle between Mitchell & Lavey @ PG. I have a new respect for Lavey who I never really rated. She impressed me running her team with 16pts & 5 assists (5 turnovers though)and made her shots.

Lynx have plenty of weapons, will be in the mix!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
10:23 9 Nov 15

Reply #562901

re: WNBL Round 5

I'm not as sold on the Lynx.
We have a solid if unspectacular starting five, but very little off the bench.


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finals995
Two years ago
11:12 9 Nov 15

Reply #562919

re: WNBL Round 5

Great that people are posting game eye-witness stuff! So, thanks for all above who have.

With Lavey, I've always wanted to reserve judgement until I'd been able to see her complete a WNBL season as a starting PG. She's in the process of doing that now (for the first time) with the Lynx. And doing a good job as well. For Lavey and this goes for Burton too, they'll be much better players because of the tough challenges they get this season as part of an almost entirely new roster. I hope the GM retains the nucleus of their team because the sky is the limit for the Lynx over the next few seasons. And I haven't seen anything to suggest they won't be amongst the teams vying for semi-finals.


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amominous
Two years ago
11:22 9 Nov 15

Reply #562923

re: WNBL Round 5

OY! What's with the removal of part of SamCro's post. I do hope you understand that by doing so you have robbed Prop comedians of valuable material.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:32 9 Nov 15

Reply #562929

re: WNBL Round 5

Was at the Flames game Friday night. Swords was great.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:09 9 Nov 15

Reply #562943

re: WNBL Round 5

@Luuuc - I watched the Lynx in person and I agree with you that they don't have much of a bench although no team other then Dandy really does. And Dandy's starting 5 probably isn't as high end as some of the other teams.

Technically having Mijovic coming off the bench should be a weapon although it isn't playing out that way right now. Could they run some minutes with the big 3 in a 2/3 zone and Mijovic at the 3 spot (she doesn't want to go in the key anyway)?

Anyway I'm a fan of the squad and think they'll compete for 4th.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:36 9 Nov 15

Reply #562947

re: WNBL Round 5

Thanks for your thoughts.
I'm not trying to knock the Lynx at all. Far from it. It's been 15 years since there's been a Perth team with a realistic chance of post-season action. It's a welcome change believe me!

I like the team and the style of game they play. Not the most solid, but certainly entertaining to watch, and it suits the players we have.
If I had to guess I'd say we will likely miss out on the top 4, but there's no shame in that in a league where 1 through 7 are all pretty good teams.

Mijovic ... yeah ... her paint allergy makes your suggestion ok, but as much as she loves a 3 she's shooting them at a bricktacular 27% so far, and because she's our only other tall when Nat or Louella need a rest or get in foul trouble, she probably needs to stay on the bench while they're on.
Her + Edmondson make a dangerous duo off the bench, but on any given night flip a coin to see which team they'll be most dangerous to.


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amominous
Two years ago
13:27 9 Nov 15

Reply #562963

re: WNBL Round 5

If not the best bench, Sydney's has to be up there. When Cox is fully fit and Rendell is ready to bring extra height and press for minutes from the bench the Flames will have close to the squad originally planned. Rowe as well might be ready in December? Considering what Carly Boag, Alex Wilson and Casey Samuels have already contributed I think the Flames have a good bench.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:37 9 Nov 15

Reply #562966

re: WNBL Round 5

Yes, and few coaches are as good as Seebohm at using the full roaster.


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Andy
Two years ago
15:40 9 Nov 15

Reply #563000

re: WNBL Round 5

Match of the season next week...Canberra V Adelaide! Could be one of very few chances for Canberra to win a game this season. Cant remember if a team went winless in the WNBL, maybe never?


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Luuuc
Two years ago
15:53 9 Nov 15

Reply #563002

re: WNBL Round 5

There have been quite a few winless WNBL seasons, and not just by the AIS either.
eg. the previous incarnation of the Perth Lynx managed it :/


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Luuuc
Two years ago
15:54 9 Nov 15

Reply #563003

re: WNBL Round 5

.. but yeah, good chance for Canberra to break the drought.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
17:25 9 Nov 15

Reply #563017

re: WNBL Round 5

Another note on that Canberra-Adelaide game ... Carrie Graf mentioned LJ possibly returning to action in that game for a few minutes.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:29 9 Nov 15

Reply #563023

re: WNBL Round 5

Adelaide to roll Canberra easily

Graf to get the flick


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finals995
Two years ago
07:39 10 Nov 15

Reply #563112

re: WNBL Round 5

Bibby's incredible achievement and Lauren's return plus the opportunity to see Leilani Mitchell and Mikaela Ruef play basketball? Whatever the result the game should draw a big crowd.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
13:38 11 Nov 15

Reply #563351

re: WNBL Round 5

Two WNBL Round 5 games have been put up on YouTube

Flames vs Canberra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TlEwMI1rAE

Rangers vs Boomers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbkx3pTbgxE


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finals995
Two years ago
15:49 11 Nov 15

Reply #563406

re: WNBL Round 5

Excellent. Hats off to both clubs for getting this done.

And Gabe's performance against the visiting Stars earns her player of the round.


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