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Phantom
Last year

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WNBL Round 15

A good win by the Adelaide Lightning last night over Melbourne Boomers and a Good win for Townsville to go top of the table against Sydney also..

Some interesting games to come that could make or break some teams playoffs chances.

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Clydetheglide
Last year
19:30 30 Jan 16

Reply #575359

re: WNBL Round 15

Saw the Lightning game
Well done to the Lightning organisation. What they have done this year is amazing. Very very well coached last night. Melbourne were crap, but weren't allowed into the game either. Not sure what they have done but Tess and Liv going backwards there.
Lightning deserve much more support and media than they are getting.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:54 31 Jan 16

Reply #575436

re: WNBL Round 15

In fairness to Tess, she is playing injured but really should put the queue in the rack and have her surgery.

Melbourne were terrible, couldn't handle the full court pressure from lightning. Ruef and in particular Standish were dominant while Mitchell had a rare off shooting night.

Olivia Thompson playing with Forestville in the ABA this season, wouldn't be surprised if she hangs around with Lightning next season to add much needed depth to their bigs (better option than Bigate).

If they keep the existing roster and possibly add Phillips they should be in the finals mix. Erin is pulling the pin to play with Port Adelaide women's AFL team, seems a good way to finish her basketball career with the club where she started?


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SamCro
Last year
10:12 31 Jan 16

Reply #575449

re: WNBL Round 15

Surely Boti's article in the Sunday Mail is taking the piss! He couldn't find any good words to say about the Lightning beating the Boomers convincingly at home. Instead the whole premise of his article was stating the Lightning Coach overplaying her starters in that game & predicting a downfall against Canberra because of the overplaying! Surely a conflict of interest for Boti when his daughter is a bench player for the Lightning! It's the same when he starts pumping up the tyres of his niece Sara Blicavs like she's the second coming of Penny Taylor. C'mon Boti you're better than that, lift your game old boy.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:47 31 Jan 16

Reply #575456

re: WNBL Round 15

He's not subtle at all is he. Dodgy journalism.


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What if
Last year
11:48 31 Jan 16

Reply #575458

re: WNBL Round 15

Boti needs to learn there is a fine line between being a well respected journo and a prick. Hope he can stop looking after his own interests and return to his former form.


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Luuuc
Last year
15:19 31 Jan 16

Reply #575478

re: WNBL Round 15

Lightning not having too many dramas so far.
20 point lead at half time! Defence has restricted Canberra to 26 points in a half at just 25% from the field.


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Luuuc
Last year
16:11 31 Jan 16

Reply #575481

re: WNBL Round 15

Yikes ... Lightning very nearly choked that one away. They escape with a 3 point win.

Lightning have leap-frogged the Melbourne Boomers on the ladder this round. Meanwhile the Caps move to 0-20.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:36 31 Jan 16

Reply #575484

re: WNBL Round 15

Clyde the Glide - take nothing away from Adelaide, Melbourne have an injury list that would start in most teams. Cole, Madgen, Penaluna & Smart. Playing with 3 development players so the assessment of those kids going backwards may need to be looked at in a different light


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Anonymous
Last year
18:35 31 Jan 16

Reply #575491

re: WNBL Round 15

0 & 20, but Graf is a great coach...lol.


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Luuuc
Last year
19:28 31 Jan 16

Reply #575495

re: WNBL Round 15

This playoff jostling is intense. Sydney look in trouble now unless Swords is somehow ready to return next weekend.
SEQ advance to 5th spot and are one of the form teams of the comp atm, and 3 of their remaining games are vs the bottom 3.

Here's the run home for the top 6:

PER [14-6] SEQ, @CAN, @SYD, TSV
TSV [13-6] @MEL, @BEN, DAN, @PER, @ADL
DAN [13-7] @SYD, @CAN, @TSV, SEQ
BEN [12-8] TSV, ADL, @SYD, @CAN
SEQ [11-8] @ADL, @PER, CAN, @MEL, @DAN
SYD [12-9] DAN, PER, BEN


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Anonymous
Last year
07:44 1 Feb 16

Reply #575535

re: WNBL Round 15

You really need to question who ever melbourne have as trainers with the injury list they have accumulated, it was the same last season and the question was asked re why all the injuries, but it was shot down in flames. Well two years in a row , different players each year, except Penaluna who seems to be always injured, shame as she's a good player who can't seem to catch a break with her injuries.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:04 1 Feb 16

Reply #575540

re: WNBL Round 15

They do seem to be Injury prone. It not that far fetched that they might need to evaluate their injury prevention technique as well as their recovery and training methods. It might be a matter of just changing lifting days.. It can be that minor of a change that can make a huge difference.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:06 1 Feb 16

Reply #575614

re: WNBL Round 15

Boti is still not letting go of it in his latest article
"After excessively playing its starters in Friday's win, a fast start was essential"
LOL


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Anonymous
Last year
20:19 1 Feb 16

Reply #575669

re: WNBL Round 15

Melbourne's injuries are so different for each player so you can't generalise and say it's one thing. Groin, ankle bruising, miniscus, cartledge damage, ACL, broken hand, and broken finger so as you can see that's just seriously bad luck.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:01 1 Feb 16

Reply #575674

re: WNBL Round 15

Boti has been bagging Tracy and the Lightning coaching staff all season but he needs to give it a rest!

His daughter is a good local player but can't see her making the jump to WNBL.

What Tracy has done with this group is nothing short of brilliant. She has put together a team on a shoe string budget that has bought into her system. She is definitely the coach to lead them into the future.

Keeping Mitchell, Ruef and Standish are a must. Add another big into the rotation and a wing player and season 2016/17 will be an exciting one.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:47 1 Feb 16

Reply #575680

re: WNBL Round 15

How is Pirini going ? Think she is worth persisting with as a good young player


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Anonymous
Last year
23:01 1 Feb 16

Reply #575689

re: WNBL Round 15

They don't use Pirini now ,not one that looks like they will go the distance


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