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Jack Toft
Two years ago

#38596

Hawks v United , Dec 3

Illawarra host United in what will be a very interesting game for a few clubs.

Illawarra have won their last two games and are 4/2 at home. United had a three game choke, but came back strongly for an away win (against Townsville, but hey a win is a win)

Both teams have players playing into some form with this looming as the "Battle beyond the Bulge". Both teams fancy themselves beyond the bulge of the arc. "Spenda" Penney bagged 31 points last game putting up 12 shots beyond the arc, and Oscar threw 7 bricks. Holt and Goulding fancy themselves in that territory too. Goulding has thrown up 115 shots outside so far this season.

I'm a Sixers fan so I'm not used to seeing players shoot from so far out. Melbourne average 29.8 shots per game, Hawks 27.8. I'm getting dizzying just thinking out.

You would think Melbourne should get this pretty easily, but this is the type of game I would expect the Hawks to have pencilled in for a W. Melbourne will hit hard in Q1, then cruise. Hawks have one game this round, so need to weather the storm and run them outta town.

I reckon Melbourne have some sea legs, I'm going Illawarra to barnstorm home with a barrage of 3's and steal this one. Illawarra by 1.

PS Can any Hawks fans confirm they now have beer mops?

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Train
Two years ago
17:28 3 Dec 15

Reply #568376

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Tipped the Hawks for this one. There are going to be alot of 3's in this game.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:49 3 Dec 15

Reply #568402

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Well you were correct about these teams letting it fly from the perimeter. Hawks hitting at a very nice clip so far - better from 3 point range than from 2 actually.
Great to finally see Rhys Martin back in action.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:50 3 Dec 15

Reply #568403

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Melbourne so shit on the road.

Are they even a shoo in for the 4?


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ROFLcopter
Two years ago
19:52 3 Dec 15

Reply #568407

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Good ball game thus far.
Let's see what the 2nd half brings.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:52 3 Dec 15

Reply #568409

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Lisch & Kickert both with 19 points at the half, both shooting 3/4 form outside the arc.
Lisch easily beating him on the boards though :p


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MACDUB
Two years ago
19:57 3 Dec 15

Reply #568412

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

HT reporter referred to Lisch up again his "former teammate" Chris Goulding.

Correct me if i'm wrong but they've never played on the same team have they? Wasn't Goulding in the GC by the time Lisch came to Perth?


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
20:00 3 Dec 15

Reply #568414

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Lisch and Goulding played together in Spain last season.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:03 3 Dec 15

Reply #568415

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Beveridge: "First time this season we've had our full team together."

And somewhere off-camera, Tyson Demos sheds a lonesome tear.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:05 3 Dec 15

Reply #568418

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Best way to guard the Hawks is play them on the road.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:12 3 Dec 15

Reply #568421

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Thanks Callisto. Forgot about Spain.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:13 3 Dec 15

Reply #568422

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Another night of NBL, another uncompetitive game...

This league is beyond hilarious....


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:14 3 Dec 15

Reply #568423

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

A lot of players are slipping over in the paint this year


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:14 3 Dec 15

Reply #568424

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

@ Anon: I guess MElbourne bet against themselves today?


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LV
Two years ago
20:16 3 Dec 15

Reply #568426

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Two big season bets I have:

-Hawks top 4
- United minor prem

It's a bizarre night for me because one is looking very good and the other is looking hopeless.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:17 3 Dec 15

Reply #568427

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Going to be so mad when AJ gets overlooked next year for Boomers 2016 because he will.

Dude is a bloody quality centre. Would take him to Rio no sweat.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:17 3 Dec 15

Reply #568428

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Majok Majok has been OK for stretches, but this is a prime example of a game where Melb really could've used Warrick earlier and more often.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:18 3 Dec 15

Reply #568429

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Sorry my bad...this game is soooo close, I am on the edge of my seat, I am sweating, I really don't know who is going to win this game...just like last nights games between the Crocs and Taipans and Wildcats and Wildcats...

Oh, how can I forget the other really close game between the Hawks and Crocs last Sat night..

WOW, this league is sooooo close...every night you are on the edge of your seat..

NOT


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:23 3 Dec 15

Reply #568431

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

In an 8 team comp, you shouldn't be having this many blow outs, you just shouldn't...

Something is wrong somewhere.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
20:23 3 Dec 15

Reply #568432

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Adelaide won't be making the playoffs based on these Hawks. They look pretty damn Martin making a bigger influence than I figured he would.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:27 3 Dec 15

Reply #568433

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Spoke too soon, blowout troll!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:29 3 Dec 15

Reply #568434

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Boomers 2016?

Delly/Lisch
Mills/broekhoff/Goulding
Simmons/ingles
Motum/Anderson
Bogut/baynes/ogilvy

Ogilvy over jawai
Lisch over Gibson


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:31 3 Dec 15

Reply #568435

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Blowout troll always speaks too soon, and then disappears back into anonymous territory to await the next premature blowout.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:33 3 Dec 15

Reply #568437

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

he's a mysterious and mischievous creature, blowout troll


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:33 3 Dec 15

Reply #568438

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Huge block


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:34 3 Dec 15

Reply #568439

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Best thing about this season has been the amount of amazing, close games we've seen.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:35 3 Dec 15

Reply #568440

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

LOL, you guys get excited when someone makes a little run LOLOL

This league in terms of closeness is absolutely appalling.

Whose turn is it tomorrow night to not bothering to turn up.

Either Sydney or Cairns wont turn up tomorrow...GUARANTEED


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:38 3 Dec 15

Reply #568441

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Hear that guys! Anonymous guarantees!!!!!!!


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:38 3 Dec 15

Reply #568442

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Cody Ellis can dunk!!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:40 3 Dec 15

Reply #568443

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

This is the NBL, and we will GUARANTEE on a nightly basis you wont see a competitive game even though their are 8 teams...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:44 3 Dec 15

Reply #568444

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Long live the blowout troll.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:45 3 Dec 15

Reply #568446

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

You know what guys...you are right...I am wrong..

Every night is edge of the seat stuff in this league...If you think otherwise, you are deluded.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:46 3 Dec 15

Reply #568447

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

You spend a lot of time watching and writing about something you don't seem to like very much.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:47 3 Dec 15

Reply #568448

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Holt has been pretty good this season ... but does anyone think Melbourne would have been better served by signing a more aggressive, penetrate-first import guard?

They already have a lot of good shooters. Would they be more potent offensively and tougher to defend if they had Randle, Cedric Jackson or Lisch?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:48 3 Dec 15

Reply #568449

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

IMO, both United and the Taipans lack a true leader/leaders.

A person/people who can step up, hold players accountable and "stop the rot". Cruise mode seems to be in action instead.

The recent successful teams had your Vukonas, Martins etc. Teams which have players and coaches with that personality thrive in the league.

Great to see the Hawks crowd going nuts!

P.s. DOES KICKERT EVER NOT COMPLAIN! Seriously.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:49 3 Dec 15

Reply #568450

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Goulding should be the guy attacking the hoop IMO. Holt is a pretty quality player - a shooter yeah, but also a legit PG. Goulding needs to attack the hoop like he did for the Tigers before he went to Spain, he's fallen in love with the big three a little too much.


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LV
Two years ago
20:57 3 Dec 15

Reply #568459

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

United is not guaranteed to make the 4.

When I explained why last week, everyone shot me down.

What are everyone's thoughts now?

This game v Adelaide on Sunday is worth 2. Because Adelaide is the team who could possibly take United's spot. if United wins on Sunday then they look pretty certain for top 4. But the way they've played over the past few weeks you'd have to say they're only just Luke warm favourites.


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LV
Two years ago
21:00 3 Dec 15

Reply #568462

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

What killed UTD tonight was 14 to s to Goulding, Holt and Tomlinson. Just when they got back with that spirited comeback, they let themselves down with sloppy execution.

Considering what Illawarra have faced this season with injury, fixture, they look every bit as good at 7 and 6 as United do on 10 and 4.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:01 3 Dec 15

Reply #568463

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Lv agreed. Pressure is on Adelaide this weekend too. Tough road double think they need one.


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Isaac
Two years ago
21:22 3 Dec 15

Reply #568472

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Hey Blowout Troll, goodbye.


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PeterJohn
Two years ago
21:38 3 Dec 15

Reply #568476

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

^Best post all night goes to Isaac


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Isaac
Two years ago
21:52 3 Dec 15

Reply #568478

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

LV, there were near-even odds earlier in the season pitting the Hawks against the Kings for best position at the end of the regular season. I took the Hawks. I think the 36ers' opposite was Melbourne - silly bet then and still risky now.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:09 3 Dec 15

Reply #568481

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

I like the blowout troll, can't we keep him ?


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AngusH
Two years ago
22:22 3 Dec 15

Reply #568484

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

I like to think Blowout Troll has an old-school pager that alerts him any time a team hits a double-figure lead, no matter which quarter we're in.


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KingJames
Two years ago
22:47 3 Dec 15

Reply #568487

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

I don't understand why United don't use Warrick more? He only played 17 minutes tonight. Are they just waiting for the finals to unleash him?


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AngusH
Two years ago
23:00 3 Dec 15

Reply #568490

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

As I said above, I don't get it either. Especially in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd Q when Melb couldn't get anything going - why not insert the former NBA guy who was playing pretty well prior to that in minor minutes?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:06 3 Dec 15

Reply #568491

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Great to see that after a 9 zip start the Tigers are still shit.


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paul
Two years ago
07:48 4 Dec 15

Reply #568507

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

I would say Warrick's minutes are to do with his body. He's not a young man and just third game back from a decent layoff.


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Bear
Two years ago
08:24 4 Dec 15

Reply #568515

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Can Blowout Troll please use the words Blowout or Blowout Troll next time it posts so we can identify the posts, not that it isn't easy enough already, I would just like to see that handle used...

Amazing league and an amazing season, so many highlights and so many upsets, keep it coming, one of the best NBL seasons I can recall!


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Drewey
Two years ago
08:25 4 Dec 15

Reply #568517

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

@ MACDUB

During and particularly at the end of the game it was Goulding that was complaining the most. During the game at the refs then at the coaching staff in the last minute or so of the game when he was subbed off.


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LV
Two years ago
08:29 4 Dec 15

Reply #568518

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Isaac- that's a tough one though because Kings have disappointed for a range of reasons.

I had a TAB $100 free bet early in the season and I was choosing between United minor prem at $3.25 and Hawks top 4 at $2.75. Went with the Hawks :-)

(although I do still have $ on United for minor prem, unfortunately!)


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paul
Two years ago
08:37 4 Dec 15

Reply #568522

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

Goulding was incredible last night though, such an efficient performance. Reminded me more of his 2013/14 season when he played with real discipline inside an offence (that was run almost completely for him, granted!).

I love the blowout troll best when goes from the foul troll, to the refs troll, to the NBL is a joke troll to the blowout troll in the one game!


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Bear
Two years ago
08:39 4 Dec 15

Reply #568523

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

I love it that Blowout Troll is so consistently proven wrong and ends up with Egg on Face!


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XY
Two years ago
08:51 4 Dec 15

Reply #568527

re: Hawks v United , Dec 3

We could all meet on Tuesday afternoons over coffee to reflect on our favourite blowout troll moments...


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