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Jack Toft
Two years ago

#38655

Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Hang onto your hats ladies and gentlemen, the Sixers travel to Townsville, the fourth away game in a row an by a quirk of the draw, replay each other on Saturday night in Adelaide. I think both team will be conked out after that.

Townsville with more challenges than a one armed drummer this season have bagged some big scalps but just seem to suffer from a lack of momentum

Jett the superstar of the team is doing a lot of the heavy lifting with Steindl lifting the other edge of the awkward piano that is the Crocs season. They need a couple of guys to chip in on the other two corners if they are to get this game tonight.

Sixers need to get a wriggle on if they are to keep in touch with Illawarra. A loss tonight could open a gap that would be harder to close than climbing the Escarpment.

While Townsville may have their new import tonight, the Sixers have been paying the better ball and I think the Jett vs Antman contest will fall Adelaide's way and Adelaide should win the matchups.

I'm going Adelaide by 5

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Dave
Two years ago
10:58 10 Dec 15

Reply #570103

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Hoping the Sixers get a good win here.

Hopefully DJ uses these 2 games to get back into form as they are weak at the 5 spot...

Lots of "hope". Haha


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
11:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570104

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

If we don't go 2-0 this weekend, you can pretty much say goodbye to us making playoffs.
That said, I have a bad feeling that we will drop at least one.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:39 10 Dec 15

Reply #570111

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Crocs have proven to be tough at home...wouldn't be surprised to see the 36ers drop this one and with it, their chances of making the Finals.


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swish
Two years ago
14:36 10 Dec 15

Reply #570135

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Cairns have done well to be competative considering they seem to be getting very little out of Trigger and Laughton. the seem to be gettign more from Burston and Bruce, not taht I've checked any stats to back up this impression.
Hawks seem to have changed their player rotation a bit now with Forman seeming to be less important and Ellis starting to get some time and actually look like he might become a player.


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koberulz
Two years ago
17:59 10 Dec 15

Reply #570151

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Samhan cleared to play.


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OKC
Two years ago
18:53 10 Dec 15

Reply #570156

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Crocs by 8.


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Matthew
Two years ago
19:02 10 Dec 15

Reply #570161

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Who plays as the second Centre for the 36ers when DJ is off the court?


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Isaac
Two years ago
19:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570162

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Maybe the NBL Live app could have a little icon of Homicide's face next to any game that will include his commentary.

Matthew, probably Petrie while Hodgson is out.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:23 10 Dec 15

Reply #570165

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Lucas Walker is a moron if he wants to argue that call. Grubby musclehead.


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:44 10 Dec 15

Reply #570166

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Maybe it's just my memory, but Omar Samhan was a lot bulkier/less mobile back in college... Actually looks reasonably agile for a big.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:47 10 Dec 15

Reply #570167

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I feel embarrassed for Ebi Ere


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
19:49 10 Dec 15

Reply #570168

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

DJ's in a bit of a shooting slump of late. His free throws especially have regressed badly.


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:51 10 Dec 15

Reply #570169

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Someone said it in another thread, his confidence really seems to have taken a beating now that he finds himself matched up against guys like AJ/Khazzouh/Jawai-Knight etc.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
19:54 10 Dec 15

Reply #570170

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

What the? Creek didn't play at the 2012 Olympics for the Boomers!


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:57 10 Dec 15

Reply #570171

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Good call ref.


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:59 10 Dec 15

Reply #570172

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey you definitely can still catch and shoot.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:02 10 Dec 15

Reply #570173

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Is it just me, or does Clint Steindl kinda look like Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman all grown up?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570174

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Yea, that was a funny one by Homicide, Creek probably played World Juniors for Australia at around that time and he got mixed up

A bit like UCLA with Randle

I actually dont hate Corey, but he should just talk about the game not the players past if he doesnt know it well, makes him look silly

But he is just trying to talk up the talent on the court so i dont mind that to much, he has the right idea

He actually makes reasonably good calls, reads the game situation well imo


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:08 10 Dec 15

Reply #570176

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Please Joey, give up on the switch on anything crap defense, set something up so guys like DJ and PEtrie can stay around the rim.

Also give all Ebi's minutes to Creek for the rest of the game

Good start on offense, but we cant concede 50 in a half and expect to beat many teams


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:12 10 Dec 15

Reply #570177

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Calling the Crocs young guys like Djeric the future of Australian basketball was not a good call. Calling Steindl a gun also was not a good call.

I realise his job is to talk up the players but keeping it somewhat grounded in reality would be nice.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:13 10 Dec 15

Reply #570178

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Adelaide shoot 27 FTs in the first half?

HAHAHAHA


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
20:20 10 Dec 15

Reply #570179

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Samhan is looking good so far - however it is against a smaller team.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:21 10 Dec 15

Reply #570180

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

did gibson show up to play


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:21 10 Dec 15

Reply #570181

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Forgot that Gibson was playing tonight until I saw his face in that timeout huddle. Guessing that's not a good thing.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:22 10 Dec 15

Reply #570182

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I was meaning good calls on plays and game situations

He definitely over hypes up the players, i rather that than under hype though, he should just talk about the game though and the players performance in that game imo, to avoid looking silly all the time to the knowledgable fans

I reckon Corey is just that type of guy, when he played he woulda told everyone how good he was, but also made everyone else feel confident and like they were future MVP's probably a reason his teams usually won more than they lost, even though he never won a title


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:25 10 Dec 15

Reply #570184

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

The refs in this game are so one sided I almost thought Adelaide was Perth.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:28 10 Dec 15

Reply #570185

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Players slipping on that court quite a bit tonight.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:34 10 Dec 15

Reply #570186

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Nick Kay and the Bad Three


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:36 10 Dec 15

Reply #570188

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Why count the number of FTs in a half and laugh.

Prob better to point out calls that obviously weren't fouls. I'm not sure I saw any. The crocs foul an awful lot. Its kinda like the old Goorj and Joey White Brisbane days where you foul every play knowing the refs can't call every foul.


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Wilson Sting
Two years ago
20:46 10 Dec 15

Reply #570189

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Just onto the live stats - Corey Maynard fouled out in 6:41?


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:47 10 Dec 15

Reply #570190

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Yep, not sure why Maynard was on the court with 2:40 left in the 3rd Q on 4 fouls.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:47 10 Dec 15

Reply #570191

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

NBL need Adelaide to win to keep 4th position interesting...

Thats why they are cheating for them.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:47 10 Dec 15

Reply #570192

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I know Ive put forward Webster as the MVP favourite lately.

IMO Randle is by far and away the MVP of this league - no doubt about it

Miles better than Ced in my opinion.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:48 10 Dec 15

Reply #570193

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

You know what was funny?

There have been so many fouls in this game, every touch is a foul...

Yet, Goulding got decked on Sunday and it was play on.

The refereeing in this league is a comedy show.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:51 10 Dec 15

Reply #570194

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Randle is awesome, hopefully we keep him, he is like Gary Ervin but better

If we can get him and DJ playing well at the same time we will be very hard to beat.

Heres hoping we close out this game and win on Saturday as we should

Omar hasnt been worse than Conklin this season, so hasnt hurt them, but just doesnt make them heaps better either. Pity they were not able to find a top notch import and the first guy fell through, couldve made them more exciting and improved them greatly.


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Wilson Sting
Two years ago
20:51 10 Dec 15

Reply #570195

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Without Randle ADL would be fighting SYD for the spoon.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:53 10 Dec 15

Reply #570196

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Randle is definitely a step above NBL standard. The fact that he's down here playing basketball is probably an even better sign than even AJ/Khazzouh/Goulding that the well is running a bit dry in Europe.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:57 10 Dec 15

Reply #570197

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

No coincidence when Creek plays more than Ebi and Gibbo we look better, even if against the Crocs


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:00 10 Dec 15

Reply #570198

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Imagine if Steindl played with the same kind of reckless abandon from deep that Goulding does.


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:00 10 Dec 15

Reply #570199

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Not another blowout :( :( :(


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570200

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Where's blowout troll, I want to know which team bet against themselves tonight?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570201

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Gibbo 2pts 1 assist 4 rebounds and a turnover in 20 minutes. Good value


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
21:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570202

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

DJ's gone like 4/4 and 6/6ft since I mentioned he's in a slump.


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Wilson Sting
Two years ago
21:05 10 Dec 15

Reply #570203

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

choke much?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570204

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

and we are about to loose 9 up with 2 mins to go wtf


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570205

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Holy shit, what a finish. What a season.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570206

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Cop that. What a finish.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
21:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570207

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

WTF just happened?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:06 10 Dec 15

Reply #570208

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH@ Adelaide..

38FTs to 21 and still LOST

HAHAHAHAHAHAH


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Kyrie2Nation
Two years ago
21:07 10 Dec 15

Reply #570209

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

As an Adelaide 36ers all I can say right now is wow. Horrendous choke. Absolutely freaking pathetic. Deserve to miss the 4 on that alone.

Pissweak.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:08 10 Dec 15

Reply #570210

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Wow. Speechless!

Massive credit to the Crocs though. They played superb denial defence.


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:08 10 Dec 15

Reply #570211

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Really good decision to have Steindl guarding Randle on that pass, with the length to take away that rainbow inbound pass... bad decision to try make it anyway.


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
21:09 10 Dec 15

Reply #570213

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

MIRKO


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:10 10 Dec 15

Reply #570215

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

WOW

Can Gibbo go to Brisbane now???

How the hell did we lose that

All he had to do was inbound the ball without turning it over they probably would have put us to the line and we just had to sink both, atleast 1 and we shoulda won

We should have never let them get that close

Joey stuffed up too putting on some of our lesser performers thinking we had it wrapped up in the 4th, to be a little fair, we should have!.

He also needs to come up with a defensive scheme that isnt switch everything and put our bigs out of positin and zone.

That somes up our season i guess and may cost us our playoff hopes.

Crocs have actually only won one less game than us too!

Shawn Dennis, Crocs take a bow on a great effort and over achieving this season and never giving up!!


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Kr
Two years ago
21:12 10 Dec 15

Reply #570216

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

That was effing awesome! Mirko massive in the clutch. Been a crocs season ticket holder for 20 years and that was one of their best wins ever. Great reward for the never say die crocs


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Ushiro
Two years ago
21:16 10 Dec 15

Reply #570217

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Almost speechless, that was the worse out of bounds play I have seen for years. Randle was obviously going to be closely guarded which he was, Petrie gets loose and leads towards Gibson. He looks at him, and throws the ball across court to the smallest player in the team. Intercept, lay up, game over. Pathetic!!!

I had better coaching than this 50 years ago. Wright is certainly being found out and so is Gibson.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:19 10 Dec 15

Reply #570218

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Dennis is coaching better than all others. Team plays for him.
Whinging Joey Wright is terrible.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:24 10 Dec 15

Reply #570220

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

As mentioned above, the 36ers became so fixated on getting the ball to Randle that they didn't have an alternative plan/mindset.

Dennis being the very smart coach he is knew they would look for Randle and defended it accordingly.

Gibson's drive late in the game was also wild and erratic.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:27 10 Dec 15

Reply #570221

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

It just really sucks to support South Australian teams in general. We are just a state of perennial under achievers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:29 10 Dec 15

Reply #570222

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Imagine if Randle, Johnson, Creek , Petrie and Gibbo all played well at the same time. we would be almost unbeatable


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:30 10 Dec 15

Reply #570223

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Yea 4 of them did well tonight,

The other sorta cost us the game


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OKC
Two years ago
21:32 10 Dec 15

Reply #570224

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

CROCCCCCCSSSSSSSS!!!! Giant killers. Epic win. I like the new guy. Big contributions from all.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:35 10 Dec 15

Reply #570226

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Well guys, atleast the 36ers didn't risk that team chemistry Joey Wright was trying to sell people on. Hasn't been a happy to season to support this club. Dumb choices and disharmony, but that chemistry has not been risked nor making a finals run.


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OKC
Two years ago
21:35 10 Dec 15

Reply #570227

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Gotta love Joey Wright still whinging even with 38FT away from home. Just STFU and coach.


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
21:35 10 Dec 15

Reply #570228

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

How can you not love the Crocs? Just a pity they don't get much support from their city.


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D4444
Two years ago
21:36 10 Dec 15

Reply #570229

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

& the choke of the year award favouritism moves from the Kings to the 36ers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:38 10 Dec 15

Reply #570230

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

All I can say is a big up yours to all the Croc bashers out there thet believe they shouldn't be in this league and are hopeful of their exit at the end of the season.

This team is put on the floor with very little money in comparison to the rest of the league but play and train with heart and passion you could only wish your teams had. They don't have half the talent depth of the rest of the league but from 1 - 10 they play for each other.

Tonight's game could be the biggest game of the Croc's history and I hope it makes makes Townsville residents realise exactly what this young inexperienced team can do and lead to getting more bums on seats at the games.


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skull
Two years ago
21:39 10 Dec 15

Reply #570232

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

import= Sam I Am with his green shirt and pants...


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AngusH
Two years ago
21:39 10 Dec 15

Reply #570233

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Didn't see a crowd figure for Townsville, but looked bigger than we've seen lately. Definitely a team that deserves support.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:43 10 Dec 15

Reply #570239

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey didn't see this during the week.

https://streamable.com/pius


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Isaac
Two years ago
21:46 10 Dec 15

Reply #570241

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

All I can say is a big up yours to all the Croc bashers out there thet believe they shouldn't be in this league
You should direct that at Crocs fans who don't attend their games. Any suggestion they won't last comes from seeing the crowds, not the team's effort.

Predictable pass to Randle was very silly.

Gibson didn't look like he was in the game.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:47 10 Dec 15

Reply #570244

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Atleast Ebi Ere will be able to give a great locker room speech and help with the chemistry after that one.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:54 10 Dec 15

Reply #570246

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey was clearly out coached on the last inbounds play. He used the exact same play on the previous sideline inbound from the same spot on the floor. The first time Croc's stayed with their man leaving the easy inbound lob over Norton to Randle. Last play SD read it like a book and had Norton and Stiendle switch on the curl both shortening Randles lead and length.


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Doug
Two years ago
21:54 10 Dec 15

Reply #570247

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Gibson finished with 2 field goal attempts? What happened there i saw he only played 19 minutes. Even still 2 shots! Crocs are terribly underestimated this season.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:57 10 Dec 15

Reply #570249

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

A question for any refs out there - can a basket count after a charge? Teys took that hit from Jett on the break in the 4th and was nearly on the floor by the time Jett let go of the ball, so it was definitely a charge during the act of shooting and not a push after the release. But they still counted the basket? Surely that's not right, is it...?


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:00 10 Dec 15

Reply #570254

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Yes it is, it does happen, rare but a genuine play.


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Sixers Fan
Two years ago
22:02 10 Dec 15

Reply #570259

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey said get the ball to Randle which any coach would've done as well. Gibbo was so so set on listening to his coach he didn't care to look anywhere else. This loss is 100% on Gibbo, not Joey.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:03 10 Dec 15

Reply #570260

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"The 6'ers just hitting their stride." Marcus Camby said this last night after the Hawks beat the Taipans and continued to lock in 4th, hows that going now buddy. Season dead and buried and a few people need to be answering some serious personnel questions.


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just ask me
Two years ago
22:04 10 Dec 15

Reply #570263

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I would suggest you are right on that, it used to be a basket cannot count if a charge is call, not sure if the rule or interpretation has changed at all???


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PeterJohn
Two years ago
22:22 10 Dec 15

Reply #570280

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"Miles better than Ced in my opinion"

I agree but maybe not miles better. I get the sense Jackson's game has dropped away this year and he's definitely not in the MVP conversation.


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Kr
Two years ago
22:25 10 Dec 15

Reply #570286

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Irrespective of the last play you have to give it to djeric and steindl, two minutes to go and down 9. Djeric 3, steindl 3, djeric 3, djeric 3, that's some crazy shooting to even give themselves a shot at the last play.


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Dave the Crocman
Two years ago
22:29 10 Dec 15

Reply #570294

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey has to be the biggest grub or a coach in the NBL
How the hell he didnt get a tec is amazing.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:33 10 Dec 15

Reply #570299

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

He is a consistent embarrassment with his behaviour for a few 36er fans... its not pretty.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:35 10 Dec 15

Reply #570301

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Just leave Gibbo there in QLD I reckon he checked out awhile ago.


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Sixers Fan
Two years ago
22:52 10 Dec 15

Reply #570317

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Get off Joey's back after all he's done for us ffs


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:57 10 Dec 15

Reply #570323

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

What has he really done though, things couldn't have gotten any worse under Clarke so the next man up was always going to be better compared too. And really he cant pick an import combo to save him self and this team is a complete disaster. Being smashed by Perth in GF game 3 and then smashed last season against the Breakers in the finals. Getting there only goes so far for so long. His team has regressed this season and he needs to answer the reasons why Ebe has stayed on. Even the Crocs had the balls to make a change and bring in a guy who had 10 and 6 tonight. Im not sold anymore on him, and he hasn't been able to get anything out of Gibson.


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Zodiac
Two years ago
23:43 10 Dec 15

Reply #570343

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Questions do have to be asked of Joey Wright, he's regressed all three years in the job. Like Kobe24 said we got smashed in the GF in 2014, got smashed in the SF's last year and almost no chance of making the playoffs this year.

Aside from his stubborn refusal to change our woeful switching defence the lack of professionalism shown with the Ebi Ere situation means questions need to be asked of him.

Ere has shown all season he's done, he's barely a SEABL standard import let alone NBL standard to the point you almost feel sorry for him watching him out there and now we're stuck with this dead weight for the rest of the season just because he and Joey are mates.

Even a superstar like Jerome Randle who probably has the MVP already in the bag can't do it all try as he might to carry this team.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
23:56 10 Dec 15

Reply #570345

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Glad someone agrees with my assessment waiting for all the 'Joey never misses the playoffs' fans to rip into me for being negative, when intact its really just stating the facts of what has gone down. Regression of the likes of DJ isnt a great sign either... something is definitely not right in Adelaide.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
00:59 11 Dec 15

Reply #570351

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

@Kobe24.

You seem fixated on bringing up the Chemistry thing (I'm guessing from the latest article) in the negative and also Ebi's positive locker room influence (again in the negative).

Why can't you accept that the Team, the Coach, indeed, the whole organisation is committed to their strategy?

Can't you just put your bias aside and support the team you purport to support?

I respect your right to air your views, but this constant negativity is not really helping.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
01:08 11 Dec 15

Reply #570352

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

@Kobe24

""The 6'ers just hitting their stride." Marcus Camby said this last night after the Hawks beat the Taipans and continued to lock in 4th, hows that going now buddy. Season dead and buried and a few people need to be answering some serious personnel questions."

I'm happy to cop it sweet for thinking this was going to be a win.

For 37 mins it looked pretty good, Randle being Randle, DJ coming on board finally and Petrie continuing his remarkable mid season improvement. There are a lot of positives there.

Unfortunately the 3 minutes of mental lapse cost us. But hey...this is what makes this season so enjoyable. ADL was able to catch SYD and now another nail biter.

This season is far from dead and buried though.

I see this as a small speed bump rather than a wall.

But we really need Gibbo, Creek and Waxy to step up more to give the playoffs a right shake.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
01:14 11 Dec 15

Reply #570353

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"What has he really done though, things couldn't have gotten any worse under Clarke so the next man up was always going to be better compared too. And really he cant pick an import combo to save him self and this team is a complete disaster. Being smashed by Perth in GF game 3 and then smashed last season against the Breakers in the finals. Getting there only goes so far for so long. "

Wow....that is so thankless.

Joey took a spooner team to the Grand Final, then again to the Semis the next year. Most teams would take this type of record any day.

Just because we had Marty as coach, doesn't automatically mean the next coach would automatically achieve success.

By saying what you did, you just dismissed a trip to the GF as nothing but an accident.

I think that is disrespectful.

Joey of all coaches has earned some capital from the fans, terrible that it is all so easily discarded and invalidated at a drop of a hat.


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paul
Two years ago
01:25 11 Dec 15

Reply #570356

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Re Randle v Jackson. If the 36ers had Jackson they wouldn't regularly give up cricket scores on defence, and fans wouldn't be talking about all the players other than the point guard who aren't playing near their potential, because Jackson would be spoon feeding them.

Randle has some amazing skills, but he's got work to do actually making his team and teammates better at both ends before he can be put alongside Jackson.


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Vespa
Two years ago
06:33 11 Dec 15

Reply #570363

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Yes Marcus Camby.You love to deal in facts.The facts are than any coach after Marty
Could not of done any worse.They could not of finished any lower.That is all Kobe is saying.

Most people are saying that Joey has no plan B and should maybe get one.Which might help in certain situations during the game.

I've just been through everyone of your post you have posted on here. You are not even a 6ers supporter. That is what you clearly wrote on a earlier post from years ago.
If people would like to go back and read his post you figure out pretty quickly you are a troll.


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Thunder Jam
Two years ago
06:47 11 Dec 15

Reply #570364

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Super effort from the Crocs. How late did the game go? Refs were a joke with the foul calls. Time for you Adelaide fans to realise Gibson is just coasting & no longer a starter in this league.


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koberulz
Two years ago
07:46 11 Dec 15

Reply #570368

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Wasn't just the foul calls, the ten-minute delay to put 0.3 seconds on the clock to end the second half for no reason didn't help.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:17 11 Dec 15

Reply #570371

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

WTF Joey, please explain?!

5 minutes left in the game & joey calls a substitution and puts in Gibbo and Ebi. After about two minutes he had absolutely no choice but to take Ebi out, he was just awful!!!! However, he left Gibbo in for the remaining part of the game who didn't shoot, didn’t defend and turned the ball over! Teys and Sobey both playing reasonably well and never got back on the court?!

Better not upset team chemistry like Townsville - that would ruin our losing streak!! Fans aren't buying that shit....you just owe Ebi money or something?!

Joey, you have coached very poorly this year and it started before the season even kicked off with your pathetic recruiting!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:34 11 Dec 15

Reply #570373

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Joey has lost the group! His sub rotations are terrible.You cant just switch everything on D all the time.Get off the refs and do your job!
Sack Marty!!


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Kobe24
Two years ago
08:38 11 Dec 15

Reply #570374

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Troll away Camby, the 36ers needed to make changes they didn't, now they must deal with the consequences. They are one key piece away from being genuine contenders for the playoffs. Joey worded it that no move was to be made because of the risk of team chemistry, id risk team chemistry any day to avoid the risk of not making the playoffs. They must be damn tight friends to gift him an import spot on a team, not just a 10th man role. Something is fishy about how this season is turning out, Gibson a ghost, DJ not himself, Teys not even getting the hustle plays he is known for and we have a passenger bench import when i wouldve happily taken Omars 10 and 6 at worst!


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Loco
Two years ago
08:48 11 Dec 15

Reply #570378

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

That... was painful. And season defining.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
08:51 11 Dec 15

Reply #570379

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

In my opinion, there seems to be some unhappy campers in that 36ers team.

It doesn't appear that everyone is entirely on board and that is worrying.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:58 11 Dec 15

Reply #570381

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I think they are unhappy because they have to live in Adelaide!


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Matthew
Two years ago
08:59 11 Dec 15

Reply #570383

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

That play felt a bit like what Sydney do RE Childress. If he is even slightly open they go to him, even if there are people with a better path to the bucket.


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Matthew
Two years ago
09:03 11 Dec 15

Reply #570384

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I think you certainly have found a great player in Randle btw. Id like to see him stretched out a bit, but the guy has got moves.

The issue at the end of the season will be who can Adelaide put around him next season to not only compliment him but give more attacking options. You dont want to end up the one string Childress team.


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Tom
Two years ago
09:18 11 Dec 15

Reply #570386

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Did someone really say he lost the group?? You obviously have no idea about anything related to the 36ers.


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snooch
Two years ago
09:25 11 Dec 15

Reply #570388

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Re Jackson v Randle. If Jackson came into that Sixers team in the same way Randle did and was trying to learn the systems and his teammates on the run, he wouldn't have been as effective as Randle has been.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:28 11 Dec 15

Reply #570390

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

The issue is not offensive! they regularly put put enough points to win games...

It's obvious why the sixers defense are giving up a so called cricket score. They lack a legit rim protector!!!! The failure to put a athletic shot blocking presence alongside Johnson is a huge recruitment failure.

Much like the united lineup last year of worthington and kickert. Neither can block shots, or are top caliber re bounders.

Until they address this year, you can expect their defensive woes to continue.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:48 11 Dec 15

Reply #570393

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Most concerning thing is Gibbo's reaction after he threw the inbounds pass. Just stood and watched. No attempt to recover at all. Has checked out to Brisbane already.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
09:56 11 Dec 15

Reply #570394

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Just watched the last 5 minutes of that game. Yikes! Quite an effort to lose it from that point.
On the other hand they clearly did something right to be up 15.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:01 11 Dec 15

Reply #570395

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Not sure why Brisbane would want Gibbo. You could get a player like Weeks for 50K less and spend more on your second non marque import.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
10:07 11 Dec 15

Reply #570398

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Having to wait until tomorrow to get the replay of this, looking forward to it. Saw the final play though, reminded me of 36ers nailing the Breakers in 13/14 off the inbound steal.


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Mr bEn
Two years ago
10:15 11 Dec 15

Reply #570401

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Still can't believe Gibbo threw that final pass, what a howler.

Someone on these forums made the remark that Gibbo hadn't seemed engaged with the team and play in general this season. Couldn't have been more apparent when comparing his play last night to that of his play in the Classic Bullets/Tigers game that was aired a few nights ago.


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
10:21 11 Dec 15

Reply #570402

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Gibbo hasn't really looked interested since he took the Breakers apart early last season.


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Flea
Two years ago
10:52 11 Dec 15

Reply #570411

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

The +/- split numbers certainly indicate something is going on with Gibson at the moment. Three games in a row with a team worst result (-18, -14 & -9), his -46 total in those games is double the next worst result (Petrie at -23), and in that span he's dropped from 2nd on the team (+19) to last (-27).

Updated results for the season so far...
Creek +23
Teys +19
Randle +17
Sobey +12
Hodgson +6
Johns +3
Petrie -3
Larkins -3
Johnson -4
McNeail -6
Carlin -15
Walker -16
Ere -26
Gibson -27


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Touch the rim
Two years ago
10:53 11 Dec 15

Reply #570414

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

I don't think Gibson is maximising his potential


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anonymous
Two years ago
10:53 11 Dec 15

Reply #570415

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Has anyone noticed that Joey Wright only has 1 assistant coach compared to 3 or 4 for every other club. Judging by last night he looks like he is trying to manage the whole game by himself. Surely he needs help with rotation of players, the + & -'s of each player etc....They won't make the finals if this keeps up.

In that 4th quarter they had on Johnson, Sobey, Teys, Petrie and someone else and had the tempo and the game sewn up. Why chuck in Ebi and Gibbo to disrupt that is just mind boggling!


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Andy
Two years ago
10:54 11 Dec 15

Reply #570417

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Such an exciting game I had forgotten until this morning that I had $10 on Crocs @ $3.50 for a win.


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paul
Two years ago
11:14 11 Dec 15

Reply #570424

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Those +- numbers don't add up, ie 18 + 14 + 9 = 41.

Even so, assuming it's the lower number Gibbo is -41 in 70 minutes in the past three games, and the team is +19 in the other 50 minutes. Wow. That's incredible for a guy who is usually makes his team better.


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thedoctor
Two years ago
11:22 11 Dec 15

Reply #570427

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

That Gibbo pass at the end was not worthy of U/10 Div 4.


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Train
Two years ago
11:50 11 Dec 15

Reply #570440

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"All I can say is a big up yours to all the Croc bashers out there thet believe they shouldn't be in this league and are hopeful of their exit at the end of the season."

I think its the Townsville general public that don't think they should be in the league. The people of Townsville should be ashamed for not backing their team. The rest of Australia loves the crocs more than their own people do.

FOR GODS SAKE....GET OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!!!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:54 11 Dec 15

Reply #570443

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"Has anyone noticed that Joey Wright only has 1 assistant coach compared to 3 or 4 for every other club."

KB's been in a good paddock surely he counts as two? ;)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:59 11 Dec 15

Reply #570444

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Anon #570390...DJ is leading the league in rebounds and is normally a high level scorer so he's not all that bad and I don't think his defense has been too bad this season considering the load he has had to deal with.

The glaring weakness in this team is Ebi, on both ends of the floor. Even if you replaced him with a 3 & D type - you're winning.

However, the team balance isn't right. Ebi is limited to 1 position due to his 'abilities'...a position in which Creek, Walker and Teys at a stretch can fill.

The team as I see it is either lacking a PF/C type - think Ebekwe or a SG - someone like Andrew Warren.

Gibson at this point is only a serviceable back up pg.

Imagine a team(s) like the following;

C-Ebekwe
PF - DJ
SF - Creek
SG - Gibson
PG - Randle
Bench: Petrie, Teys, Walker, Hodgson, Sobey

Or;

C - DJ
PF - Petrie
SF - Creek
SG - Warren
PG - Randle
Bench: Gibson, Teys, Walker, Hodgson, Sobey

How about thoughts on a coaching change? What if we were to replace Wright and Brooks with McLeod & Flynn - thoughts?


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
12:03 11 Dec 15

Reply #570445

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

"All I can say is a big up yours to all the Croc bashers out there thet believe they shouldn't be in this league and are hopeful of their exit at the end of the season."

If they are going to enter in to VA in another off season then I will be glad to see the back of them, despite their impressive on court performances this year.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:08 11 Dec 15

Reply #570446

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

It's easy in hindsight but I'm sure Joey would do a different play, or emphasize a different option of that play if he could do it again. That was the worst option to get it to Randle there, as any deflection was instant death, as it proved to be. Down the line at least, if knocked free, was probably going back out of bounds or at least give you a chance to defend. They didn't have to score so play safe first.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:24 11 Dec 15

Reply #570454

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

And 3 of those 3's that Djeric hit were because of the defence switching and doing a shitty job of it. Might be a message in that Sixers.


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Flea
Two years ago
13:07 11 Dec 15

Reply #570463

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Sorry Paul, that first number for Gibson is should have been -23, not -18. The -46 total is correct.


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Observer
Two years ago
13:13 11 Dec 15

Reply #570467

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Just remember someone mentioned its half way through season,Sixers still can make the finals!!!!
As Joey stated we are not going to make any team changes.Kobe24 is still complaining,see who will have the last laugh.I said that Joey wont release EBi and i was right.
Just a bummer Sixers lost last night,sharp shooting from outside,very rarely seen at Crocs stadium for a while.We will bounce back with a win come Saturday.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:48 11 Dec 15

Reply #570472

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

If it was any other import other than Ere then he would have been gone. This is where management needs to step in and have some balls. Friendship is getting in the way of coaching and best interests of the team. On any other team Ebi would have been gone a long time ago.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:12 11 Dec 15

Reply #570475

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

In 25 years of supporting the 36ers, I have never been more ashamed at our efforts last night. 38 foul shots, 15 point lead with 5 to go. Gibson should be shown the door. He has screwed the team by announcing he was going to Brisbane to joey 1 month ago. When he sat that game with "soreness" was because joey sat his ass after hearing the news. Now look at the team. No one wants to play for each other.

Our defence is an absolute disgrace. Why do we SWITCH ON EVERY FUCKING SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!! there is no effort to fight around the screen or stay with our player. Smart teams run the offence till Randle is stuck down low on the block. Randle is gold with the ball attacking but there's a reason why he's not nba - his defence is shocking. He is lazy.

Also Kobe24- ere is the least of our troubles. Our "Olympian" shoots 2 fucking fgs. Fuck off to brissy you gutless flog Gibson. You were always overrated, now you're hurting the value of your next contract by playing like a 40 yr old social hack.


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paul
Two years ago
14:22 11 Dec 15

Reply #570477

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Thanks Flea, incredible numbers whichever way!

Gibson has been bagged on here all season (and seasons before that) but has mostly been a valuable contributor, but his involvement has dropped off a lot the last three games (only 5a in total), and those numbers suggest something is going on behind the scenes, be it injury or something else.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
15:07 11 Dec 15

Reply #570478

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Gibbo is an issue but unlike the IMPORT he isnt easily replaceable and in the case the 36ers had the balls to push Joey into cutting Ebe, Gibbo would be paid out regardless. The whole thing is silly at this point. The quickest fix to upgrade an NBL team has always been to cut and replace non performing IMPORTS. Hence Ebe has copped it this season, he is a passenger.


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koberulz
Two years ago
15:30 11 Dec 15

Reply #570481

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Changing the subject, WTF happened here?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:36 11 Dec 15

Reply #570482

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

If the pass wasn't on why didn't Gibson just hold onto the ball and cop the violation? Then you just dig in on D for a few secs?

I've seen it time and time again...Gibson is no good under pressure. Heck, he's not even that good without the pressure.

Best thing that can happen to the 36ers is him heading off to Brisbane. Good luck Lemanis!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:52 11 Dec 15

Reply #570485

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

He also could have passed to one of the open players.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:05 11 Dec 15

Reply #570488

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Game ending highlight reel, awesome for the NBL.


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KingJames
Two years ago
17:00 11 Dec 15

Reply #570506

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

Kobe24 we don't know what was on Ere's contract. Perhaps there was a no cut clause. Owners aren't going to pay out a contract and then pay for another import. Gibson can be replaced, replaced onto the bench! Not sure why he is such a golden boy to Wright, Petrie had some off games and he put him on the bench, yet it doesn't matter how bad Gibson is he will always start.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
17:16 11 Dec 15

Reply #570512

re: Crocs v Sixers, Dec 10

If the 36ers were naive enough to put a no cut clause in a 34 year olds contract, especially when he hadn't been seen for years, thats just bad business. A few people I've heard from, who are very knowledgable have said they assume this is the case, as he has been so low on impact compared to what was expected, that it could be the only reason he is still here. Even being mates, Joey would care for his own job before a friendship with a guy soon to retire anyways. And I dont think Joey and Gibson are getting along all that well of late, and its reflecting in Gibson's game.


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