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paul
Last month

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Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Can't see anyone beating them in the playoffs...

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KET
Last month
23:42 10 Feb 17

Reply #624003

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Haha point made Paul!

Such a tight season is making anyone who doesn't sit on the fence look like fools...


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Zodiac
Last month
23:42 10 Feb 17

Reply #624004

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

A couple of weeks ago he was talking up a United vs 36ers grand final and how much trouble they could give the Sixers.


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BMF
Last month
23:45 10 Feb 17

Reply #624007

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

What it doe sdo tho is make it better for teams like Cairns, 36ers and Hawks to recruit..
Money isn't everything and championships are!!


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paul
Last month
23:45 10 Feb 17

Reply #624008

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Are you sure that was me? That sounds much more like LV. I think Illawarra is the toughest match-up for Adelaide.

Anyway, I think you missed the point, which was to have a laugh.


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Luuuc
Last month
23:49 10 Feb 17

Reply #624009

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

^ given that this thread was clearly dedicated to LV, I assumed it's also him who Zodiac was referring to.

Anyway ... crazy season. Hard to have a legit go at anyone who was wrong. Good on the people who have a crack at it.


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Zodiac
Last month
23:59 10 Feb 17

Reply #624010

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

That's right, I think you missed the point on that one paul.


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LV
Last month
00:15 11 Feb 17

Reply #624018

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

United had- count them- Goulding, Blanchfield, Andersen, Barlow, Moore and Williams all miss 5-10 games with injury.

Putting aside the fact that one was obviously beneficial, that's still the majority of your roster spending significant time on the sidelines. Goulding appeared to be struggling with his ankle this week too. If you'd told me United would have these injuries I probably would've picked that they'd miss playoffs!

Sydney made some roster choices that can only be described as bizarre.

Both teams have inexperienced coaches(in NBL terms compared to the championship and/or long-standing successful coaches of 5 other teams) and if they were going to have an Achilles heel, that would be it. Sadly neither DD or Gaze did their long term coaching prospects any favours this year. A shame since Drewy remains my number one bball hero and I know people in his family and he has made huge sacrifices for the opportunity.

Such is life. I've made money betting this season despite many predictions that were way off the mark. One team I've been riding all along is Cairns. Go Taipans.


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paul
Last month
00:45 11 Feb 17

Reply #624029

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Indeed I did Zodiac, which now gives me an additional lol!


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LV
Last month
10:50 11 Feb 17

Reply #624094

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Have a look at this.

On this forum United was the near unanimous choice for top spot and Adelaide was the favourite for the wooden spoon. Sydney were tipped to finish 4th.

I may be more vocal in my views than most- cos I love the challenge of predictions and tipping- but I wasn't alone in getting it badly wrong this season- we all did! "He who is without sin cast the first stone" !!!!

http://www.hoops.com.au/forum/39976-your-nbl-ladder-prediction/#p599983

Also Interesting to note that after 6 or 7 rounds or there abouts, Sydney were $2.70 favourite for the championship. And Even this week United was still 3rd favourite at $5.00 despite potentially needing two wins just to make top 4. Glad I cashed out my Kings bet at that exact time (initially put $ on them when they were $4).


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Hendo8888
Last month
10:57 11 Feb 17

Reply #624097

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

KET's ladder is almost the exact ladder, if you move 5th-8th up to 1st-4th.

1 Melbourne
2 Sydney
3 Perth
4 Brisbane

5 Adelaide
6 Illawarra
7 New Zealand
8 Cairns

Shuffle it up and you get:
1 Adelaide
2 Illawarra
3 New Zealand
4 Cairns

5 Melbourne
6 Sydney
7 Perth
8 Brisbane


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paul
Last month
11:03 11 Feb 17

Reply #624099

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Has anyone else voted on who gets the Damian Martin award as the most defensive poster? Two good candidates in this thread!


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ROFLcopter
Last month
12:32 11 Feb 17

Reply #624114

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

LOL

paul is spot on.
The Damian Martin is in here.


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Anonymous
Last month
12:34 11 Feb 17

Reply #624115

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

"Has anyone else voted on who gets the Damian Martin award as the most defensive poster? Two good candidates in this thread!"

Yes, but I've got one daylight ahead of the others


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ROFLcopter
Last month
13:12 11 Feb 17

Reply #624127

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

^^^ LOL :D


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LV
Last month
13:20 11 Feb 17

Reply #624131

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Does that mean I get all the calls?


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Bear
Last month
21:11 11 Feb 17

Reply #624273

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

I must admit I was keen on Sydney and thought Brisbane would do okay, but Melbourne have been huge flops.

I would be worried if Perth makes it as they will now be a dark horse, but I will predict an Adelaide v Illawarra final series, there it is...


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Anonymous
Last month
21:18 11 Feb 17

Reply #624280

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

So you predict Melbourne will beat Perth tomorrow then? Because that is the only way an Adelaide-Illawarra finals series can occur


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Bear
Last month
21:20 11 Feb 17

Reply #624281

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

Anything is still on the table as far as the remaining games, isn't it?


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Anonymous
Last month
21:21 11 Feb 17

Reply #624282

re: Melbourne and Sydney the teams to beat

this is what the nbl just posted

United win =
1. 36ers
2. Taipans
3. Hawks
4. Breakers

Cats win =
1. 36ers
2. Taipans
3. Cats
4. Hawks


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