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Opals game 1 thread

Brazillian women first up - always good. Home crowd - Opals will have to get their game on.

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Hoopie
Last year
22:04 6 Aug 16

Reply #593399

re: Opals game 1 thread

What time AEST?


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Luuuc
Last year
22:05 6 Aug 16

Reply #593400

re: Opals game 1 thread

6:30am AEST


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Anonymous
Last year
22:13 6 Aug 16

Reply #593403

re: Opals game 1 thread

Brazil has the home crowd and some descent post players..

Should be interesting.


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Luuuc
Last year
22:24 6 Aug 16

Reply #593405

re: Opals game 1 thread

Tough first up hit-out, just because of the home crowd factor. It'll be massive. Big ask for refs not to get caught up in that to some degree, and a couple of extra fouls to Penny and/or Liz can really affect the fortunes of this team.

Nervous, but quietly confident.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:42 6 Aug 16

Reply #593408

re: Opals game 1 thread

Which of the many 7 channels will it be on?


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Luuuc
Last year
06:02 7 Aug 16

Reply #593478

re: Opals game 1 thread

Cambage gets the scoring underway.

This one's on regular Channel 7


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Ranger Nation
Last year
06:11 7 Aug 16

Reply #593479

re: Opals game 1 thread

We don't look great to start with... hope we have taken the right team to Brazil!


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Luuuc
Last year
06:12 7 Aug 16

Reply #593480

re: Opals game 1 thread

Ordinary start so far. Any chance of some defence?


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Anonymous
Last year
06:15 7 Aug 16

Reply #593481

re: Opals game 1 thread

Team archery bronze medal - big time


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Luuuc
Last year
06:16 7 Aug 16

Reply #593482

re: Opals game 1 thread

I get why the TV has to cut across. But the website and the app as well? Why??
:/


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Ranger Nation
Last year
06:16 7 Aug 16

Reply #593483

re: Opals game 1 thread

Cambage is going to have to have a massive Games for us to do well. We seem to be a very short team! GO OPALS!!!


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Ranger Nation
Last year
06:17 7 Aug 16

Reply #593484

re: Opals game 1 thread

Brazil dropping bombs from everywhere... this can't continue.. can it?


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Luuuc
Last year
06:30 7 Aug 16

Reply #593485

re: Opals game 1 thread

Geez I hope Jarry is ok. She's had a lot of problems with that knee.

We still seem waaay too Liz-conscious on offence.


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paul
Last year
06:43 7 Aug 16

Reply #593486

re: Opals game 1 thread

Brazil shooting 17/26, Taylor and Phillips struggling, I think the Opals would be pretty happy to be only four down at half-time.

We need to generate some run from our defence though, either that or Cambage is going to have to score 40 in the half-court.


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Luuuc
Last year
06:47 7 Aug 16

Reply #593487

re: Opals game 1 thread

Definitely happy to be down only 4.

Where the hell is the defence? And the offence for that matter, other than everyone being focussed entirely on dumping it in to Liz.


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Anonymous
Last year
06:52 7 Aug 16

Reply #593488

re: Opals game 1 thread

Step up Penny Taylor.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:01 7 Aug 16

Reply #593490

re: Opals game 1 thread

Ok, Rachel Jarry is ok. That's a huge relief.
And starting the 2nd half, which is a little surprising. Opals going with a slightly taller lineup.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:07 7 Aug 16

Reply #593492

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Scores level playing this badly is some consolation


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Luuuc
Last year
07:07 7 Aug 16

Reply #593493

re: Opals game 1 thread

Lavey ties it up.
Brazil actually starting to miss some shots now.
Time to go get this.

Liz, you're already doing way more than your share. No need to start jacking up threes as well ;)


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
07:08 7 Aug 16

Reply #593494

re: Opals game 1 thread

Jarry's fine, thankfully.

Joyce's job prospects? Hmmm.....


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Luuuc
Last year
07:14 7 Aug 16

Reply #593495

re: Opals game 1 thread

Someone get Bill Woods some up-to-date player profiles :/


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fstos
Last year
07:18 7 Aug 16

Reply #593496

re: Opals game 1 thread

Great steal and assist at the other end from Phillips and then a dagger 3.

Have got my VPN working in China and a good live feed from the BBC.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:24 7 Aug 16

Reply #593497

re: Opals game 1 thread

Opals ahead 57-53 at the final break.
Brazil got sloppy that quarter, thank goodness.

Opals looked positive and in sync against the USA last week. They're far from it tonight.
Hopefully we can get away with this one.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:25 7 Aug 16

Reply #593498

re: Opals game 1 thread

If Tolo plays the 4 so well. Why do we have burton and hodges...
Batkovic would have been a nice piece.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:32 7 Aug 16

Reply #593500

re: Opals game 1 thread

Ok we got this one now :)


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Luuuc
Last year
07:44 7 Aug 16

Reply #593502

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Opals win 84-66

Hopefully we can put that first 30 minutes down to nerves.

Thank you Cambage & Mitchell for saving our arses.


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fstos
Last year
07:50 7 Aug 16

Reply #593503

re: Opals game 1 thread

Good second half. George nailing some big threes on the pick and pop and Tolo getting back into nick.

Most of the Brazil women, particularly their bigs, never look fit to me. Erica looks like they get her out of jail for each tournament.

Good night for Aussie basketball.


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LC
Last year
09:47 7 Aug 16

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paul
Last year
09:54 7 Aug 16

Reply #593515

re: Opals game 1 thread

Really good performance after copping an absolute storm early. Outscored them 67-38 after the opening minutes of the second quarter which is very comprehensive.

Mitchell and Cambage were huge in the first half keeping us in the game (Mitchell was incredible pretty much all game) and I though Jarry and Lavey did a great job upping the defensive intensity in the third.

From then we started getting easy baskets from our D and we looked like the team from two years ago. How good was Jarry's D? She was an unsung hero today.

I liked the fact that we were able to match a big, physical frontcourt, Joyce made a good adjustment playing Tolo and George at PF, I thought Cayla did a good job defensively and it was nice to see her find her range.

Onto Turkey, no doubt they'll want a faster start so Cambage can get more rest, they can't afford to play her as much as today throughout the tournament.


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_Strungout_
Last year
10:28 7 Aug 16

Reply #593522

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Fair play to Joyce.

Has copped heat, although is proving to be a quality international coach. He didn't panic today after the initial barrage.

He didn't stick with Burton which was a fear of mine.

George really opened up the game with her shooting.

I'm not a fan of the way they have Liz guarding the pick n roll. I don't think you want her hard trapping guards out at the 3pt line. She should drop, especially if the other teams centre can't pick n pop.


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coffee please
Last year
12:18 7 Aug 16

Reply #593531

re: Opals game 1 thread

couple of things I liked - the 2 talls option with Tolo popping for an outside shot - hard to guard 2 quality bigs.

Cayla George in the last few minutes some good steals and pressure causing turn overs.

Brazil broke it down nicely when we only had Liz inside - that back cutter from the weak side elbow when Liz went and helped was not covered well.

Was a very physical game and the tough prevailed and lesser teams would have put their head down with that crowd chanting - I am sure I heard a whistle in the crowd which is also very off putting.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:35 7 Aug 16

Reply #593535

re: Opals game 1 thread

@ coffee please --- A whistle, like a refs whistle a fan was blowing?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:37 7 Aug 16

Reply #593552

re: Opals game 1 thread

Billy woods on the call? Thought he was a channel 10 man through and through? Was that Loz Jackson calling alongside him? Good to see her in Rio.

Is cambage carrying a few extra pounds? Also is woods pronouncing her name right? Thought it was cam-bidge rather than cam-barge.

Is joyce a good coach? I know he was questionable at men's level and I feel uneasy with him on the sidelines. This result didn't do much to change that after most of the margin came at the end.

Penny Taylor is still bae. Remarkable consistency.
The backup (I think) PG was quite cute.

Pardon my ignorance on the above comments, only really an Opals watcher at the Olympics.


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getonboard
Last year
15:01 7 Aug 16

Reply #593556

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Liz wants her name pronounced with a french accent.

Joyce coached well, that was a tough game 1st up, Brazil rated and home crowd advantage.

Penny a great player


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coffee please
Last year
15:58 7 Aug 16

Reply #593563

re: Opals game 1 thread

not a fox40 or whatever standard whistle they were using - it was a similar tone but not identical. Will go back to replay and see if I can pick it again.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:12 7 Aug 16

Reply #593565

re: Opals game 1 thread

Her names always been pronounced like cabbage but you add an M,

Joyce is lucky he has Taylor and Mitchell, penny worked her butt off covering others errors at times, Mitchell was brilliant as usual, George needs to be played more,

Apart from that not much else impressed, sorry not even Ms Cabbage, when your that big you should be able to catch the ball way better and not miss the easy baskets


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Andy
Last year
16:13 7 Aug 16

Reply #593566

re: Opals game 1 thread

Anyone else laugh at 'Castro the Clown'?
My 95 year old grandmother can apply better makeup than that.


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getonboard
Last year
16:50 7 Aug 16

Reply #593568

re: Opals game 1 thread

some of you posters are very hard to please!!!

I wonder what great levels you achieved yourselves in both playing and coaching!!!

why not give the players and coaches some positive support. I think they have all achieved more than most posters on here!!!!!!!!


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Anonymous
Last year
17:05 7 Aug 16

Reply #593570

re: Opals game 1 thread

I don't know how that Brazilian player got away with that bright red lipstick ...
Very distracting for one thing lol , but also imagine if it ended up on uniforms , players would be leaving the CRT for the blood rule for nothing.

Seriously weird make up


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Cram
Last year
08:37 8 Aug 16

Reply #593655

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I was at this game. The Brazil fans are incredible. They live and die in every shot. Even free throws. A made free throw has them celebrating like they just won gold. Makes for an amazing atmosphere.

There was only about 20 other Aussies in the crowd and we were all quite far apart. I was very isolated and even had to compete against my own wife! So glad we got the result though.


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