Luuuc
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WNBL Round 2

Thu Oct 12 7:30pm Adelaide vs Perth

Fri Oct 13 7:30pm Melbourne vs Bendigo
Fri Oct 13 7:00pm Townsville vs Canberra

Sat Oct 14 3:00pm Bendigo vs Perth (Live on Fox)
Sat Oct 14 7:00pm Sydney vs Dandenong

Sun Oct 15 3:00pm Canberra vs Melbourne

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Luuuc  
Last year

Nice matchup for the TV game this week, between the league's two "small ball" teams. I'm hoping for some Lynxkrieg in this one. Certainly expecting a significant lift from last round's 54-63 tv game scoreline.

Can the Caps can maintain their hot start? A road trip to Townsville is probably the toughest game in the league this season. Back at home vs Melbourne not easy either, but definitely winnable.

The WNBL Show - Episode 2 (with Abby Bishop)

Basket Case - Episode 2 (with Jordan Hooper & Sami Whitcomb)

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WNBL  
Last year

Where will these games be streamed from? What website?

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Capitals have has a really impressive start, probably the game of the round.

If Perth are really out of form could find themselves 0 and 3 very quickly with this road double.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Canberra posted this on their Facebook page today:

"Dear all UC Capitals fans: Unfortunately we are unable to live stream our games this season. An exciting new broadcast partnership between the WNBL and Fox Sports in addition to us moving to our new home court in the city has placed a few limitations, in terms of what we can do outside of the broadcast agreement."

Looks like there won't be any live streaming this year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thought that might be the case , but really unless they are going to show more than one game a week they should be allowing clubs to stream the games themselves

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Melb Fan  
Last year

The WNBL twitter account did reply to a tweet last weekend stating that clubs were allowed to stream and would be starting next week (i.e. this round). I guess it would be up to individual clubs though and their budgets to fund these streams. A shame that the Caps won't be doing their own stream this season, but I guess it is what it is.

This round looks like every game could be a thriller, so hopefully we see some all round great basketball after teams have ironed out their issues during the week.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

You'd think the league or even Fox would chip in and help. Help increase the exposure of the league and their own interests. What's the minimum required? One camera at the halfway line is enough for most of us.

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Luuuc  
Last year

From what I've heard, Foxtel owning the rights allows them to set the specifications for any streaming, and those specifications make it an even more expensive exercise for the clubs than it already was. So don't expect many (or any) to take them up on it.
Pretty disappointing after being able to see > half the games last season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've heard the same Luuuc & haven't seen any clubs advertising streams this week. Fingers crossed they do but it doesn't look good. It's a shame as I liked being able to tune into the various games last year.

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NBL Lover  
Last year

WNBL is a joke. Why they can't get the NBL.tv to look after the streams?

Why even go with Foxtel, just develop NBL.tv

Looks like another man's league that has to look after a women's league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What?

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AshT  
Last year

@ Waves2Lynx: "What's the minimum required? One camera at the halfway line is enough for most of us."

Wholeheartedly agree! I liked the original Rangers streams, with stadium sounds but without commentary noring away at me while I'm trying to enjoy the game.

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Hespect  
Last year

Shouldn't the Capitals be on top of the ladder?

http://wnbl.com.au/stats/?WHurl=%2Fstandings%3F

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Cool Howie  
Last year

RUN AT ME Nbl lover. Disrespectful

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Anonymous  
Last year

Attempted disrespectful but actually just nonsensical

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL over, what a load of BS....you do realise the WNBL had a good viable broadcast every week with the ABC until cutbacks happened and they decided that the one women's sport that actually had a good following g was the one that needed cutting, meanwhile they kept all the boring men's sports even bloody darts...Great example of men looking after women lol

And most clubs had a great system of live streaming happening to cover the lack of actual TV coverage, NRA t it was reachingba huge audience at no cost at all, but it didn't help get sponsors unfortunately, big sponsors want actual,air time.......they did that without the help of any "mensleague"

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.  
Last year

if Abby Bishop doesn't win P.O.W. I'll be very surprised - doubt tonight's performance will be beaten.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Very impressive performance by Bishop, though I suspect Cambage or someone from Melbourne may try and up that against Bendigo tonight - they won't have Griffin (personal commitment) and possibly no Richards or Oliver through injury.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Pretty sure that won't be the only time a quality big feasts against the Lynx this season. Still, that is a phenomenal stat line all the same.

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MattyG  
Last year

Lynx are a great team, but thir lack of a defensive big, is going to hurt.

It will also be interesting to see how they go as they transition from Sami's team to Courtney's team.

Had Sami's shots dropped last night it would have been over.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

I'm a bit surprised the Lynx only played Dowe for 26 mins, she was +10 and probably the closest player they have to a defensive big.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It wasn't that long ago I thought Burton was going to be a good player.

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AshT  
Last year

Sami's shot had disapeared by the back of the WNBA season. The form has apparently carried through.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Her chucking form of a shooting stroke was always going to wane.

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Hoops  
Last year

Townsville to punish the Capitals tonight?

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AshT  
Last year

@ Hoops, I like the way Capitals are shaping up and give them decent chance tonight.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

I reckon it'd be a close one.. It'll be good to see (fingers crossed on a stream by the Fire!!) the match up between George/Batkovic/Garbin and Scherf/Bass/Magbegor. Also keen to see Sydney Wiese's debut game

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Melb Fan  
Last year

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/hodges-out-for-season/

Laura Hodges is likely out for the rest of the season with a broken finger. Just reading the article makes me think this is the end for Laura, if so such a sad way for a champion to leave the game. Hopefully she has a successful surgery.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

23-8 First quarter for the Boomers against the Spirit who are without Gabe and Griffin. Cambage already up to 13pts 4 reb.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How Burton made the Olympic team still baffles me (& everyone else).

She doesn't even contribute when she is on the court, missed 2 straight forward lay ups last night that were critical to the flow of the game. Bishop owned her at both ends.

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Anonymous  
Last year

In Townsville Gorris being punished appropriately for persevering too long with Bass. But what's happening in Geelong? Did the Spirit decide to concede this one before the start and save everything for the Lynx?

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Looks like a great match in Townsville. Where are the streams? Ffs WNBL :(

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Griffin had a personal commitment tonight but will be back for tomorrow's game vs the Lynx, while Gabe has a knee injury - so may not play tomorrow. Oliver was also under an injury cloud and has only played the 11 mins nearing the end of the third.

Cambage is up to 23 pts, 13 reb, 4 blk

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Anonymous  
Last year

Personal commitment? Isn't WNBL professional?

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Just going by this article - http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4983168/spirit-leader-to-miss-clash-against-boomers/

iirc Hodges missed a game last season as she was a bridesmaid and the wedding clashed with a game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Caps down by 4, but hanging around. Magbegor and Aokuso, Scherff, Bass, Garbin, Batkovic and George all in one game?!? Just fantastic. But deeply disappointing that a cashed up team like the Fire are not streaming it?

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Useless to speculate on what personal commitments means unless they tell us.

Batkovic helping lead the way for Townsville who are 13 points ahead of the Capitals. Looked like a close encounter in the first half.

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Anonymous  
Last year

These players are also people, who do have lives away from the sport, thevworld won't end if they have to miss a game for a wedding or a funeral or family Occassion occasionally in their career.

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Anonymous  
Last year

A nine point final quarter for Cayla George seems to have been vital.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

The tv match is shaping up as the battle for the bottom.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why would any club stream their game? Their interests lie in getting people through the front door to pay the bills.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Genius contribution. I will take the digital rights of the NBA, you can have the door sales.

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Anonymous  
Last year

WNBL digital rights would be less lucrativr than gate receipts. This is WNBL not NBA lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

IQ less than 70? Digital rights? They're giving away TV rights and you wanna talk digital rights?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hahahahaha, this is quite the laugh. Thanks #277

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Anonymous  
Last year

A disgraceful comment about Conti above

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Anonymous  
Last year

Clearly for any team to attract sponsors they need to have live coverage of their games. This means each and every one, not just one a month or whatever it will work out to be in Pay TV.

So, it looks like once again the WMBL has a very poor arrangement in place unless there is some change or announcements about to happen?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The likes of Townsville, Adelaide & Perth have just two games each for the entire season. Not sure that's going to increase sponsorship levels.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^exactly right, I know if I was lured into being a sponsor by claims the league was now televised and with that information I would be expecting my brand to Rea him a much larger audience , to then find what I get is nothing like what I'm paying for, my sponsorship would not be so easily found the following year.

Sponsors don't just give their money away for something to do, they hope to get something in return

All well and good sticking a sponsors name on the back of a warm up top, but if it's never seen or announced what good is that.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Definitely agree, even when the league was not on television the clubs could at least stream games so sponsors could be seen by those at the game and those watching at home. IMO it's a big backwards step for those clubs only getting 2-3 foxtel games - especially if streams aren't going ahead. Could be wrong, but a photo I saw of Courtney Williams last game made it seem like the Lynx don't even have sponsors on their uniforms?

The fixture that has me the most perplexed is the round 9 one - Dandenong v Bendigo is the televised game while at the exact same time Adelaide plays Perth and Sydney plays Townsville. Two of the teams with the most televised games get the week's televised game while four of the teams who have the least games miss out.

I hope they decide to add the double header games at least to the television schedule. Does anyone know the ratings figures so far and/or how they stacked up against competing sports last weekend?

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Anonymous  
Last year

are Foxtel only filming in Victoria? if so it would explain why Melbourne, Dandenong and Bendigo get the bulk of the games, as it stands to reason the interstate teams all have to come to play three teams in Vic,TV
""FOX SPORTS will broadcast 23 games this season with every Saturday 3pm game, the Round 8 double-header and all Finals matches LIVE""

So Melbourne get 6 and Dandenong 5, Bendigo 4, two of Dandenongs games are not home games but still in Vic , at first I thought it might be because the other teams cant get that 3pm time slot for home games.But in saying that Rangers have a 5.30 and a 7.30 time slot so thats sort of kills that theory and round 8 sees two games in two states back to back time slots(obviously taking the men's games over for that weekend)so again squashes the 'Vic only'theory, it also shows they could show more than one womens game per week if they chose too. Only place they are not travelling too is Townsville, I wonder if thats because the league think Townsville are a shoe in for finals (right now they are probably on the money, they are certainly my pick)

this is the schedule-
2017/18 WNBL Season (All on FOX Sports 503 and all times listed in AEDT):


Round 1: Melbourne Boomers v Townsville Fire, Sat 7 Oct @ 3pm
Round 2: Bendigo Spirit v Perth Wildcats, Sat 14 Oct @ 3pm
Round 3: Dandenong Rangers v Townsville Fire, Sat 21 Oct @ 3pm
Round 4: Dandenong Rangers v Sydney Uni Flames, Sun 29 Oct @ 5.30pm
Round 5: UC Capitals v Sydney Uni Flames, Sat 4 Nov @ 3pm
Round 6: Sydney Uni Flames v Melbourne Boomers, Sat 11 Nov @ 3pm
Round 7: Melbourne Boomers v UC Capitals, Sat 18 Nov @ 3pm
Round 8: UC Capitals v Bendigo Spirit, Sat 25 Nov @ 5pm
Dandenong Rangers v Adelaide Lightning, Sat 25 Nov @7.30pm
Round 9: Bendigo Spirit v Dandenong Rangers, Sat 2 Dec @ 3pm
Round 10: Adelaide Lightning v Melbourne Boomers, Sat 9 Dec @ 3pm
Round 11: Sydney Uni Flames v Bendigo Spirit, Sat 16 Dec @ 3pm
Round 12: Perth Lynx v Melbourne Boomers, Sat 23 Dec @ 12pm
Round 13: Melbourne Boomers v Dandenong Rangers, Sat 30 Dec @ 3pm

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Luuuc  
Last year

We already went through this when the tv schedule first came out.
Yes, it is unbalanced. Yes, the teams far from Melbourne get less coverage. Yes, we only get one game per week. None of that is ideal.
But the fact is that the existing model of having nothing on tv and streaming games to the same 63 fans each weekend was not getting the league anywhere. The WNBL were desperate to get the product on tv, and they've done it.
As a fan (one of those 63 who tuned in whenever I could) it's unfortunate to see less action this season when the comp is such a high standard. But the big picture is the health of the league overall. That's more important right now than being able to watch Canberra's green-tinged stream, Adelaide's one that cut out regularly, or Melbourne's person sitting at court level with their phone camera with the ref in front of the action half the time.

If the TV thing doesn't pay off, then there's nothing stopping the league going back to amateur mode again. But if it does pay off then maybe we end up with more games in high quality, and we'll never know if they don't have a crack.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Canberra's stream was always yellow tinged for me Luuc!

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Luuuc  
Last year

Haha ... yellow/green/mustard.. whatever you want to call it. It wasn't quite pro standard.
(Though I hope I haven't heard the last of Jacko & The Juice on commentary)

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Melb Fan  
Last year

lol long live the memories of that yellow/green stream and the court side iPhone stream. Was a little surprised the Boomers didn't stream the Geelong game - last season iirc it was streamed by one of their sponsors on their website (I think it was CMS). I hope the league will get more exposure out of the Fox Sports coverage - they already have in my eyes, there are plenty of media outlets doing write ups and radio segments i.e SEN. Hopefully that will in time translate into improved crowds across the board and more televised games.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Perth is playing much better. Good intensity and great heart shown. Passing the ball to find the open man.

Should be a walk in the park for these Lynx team.

Anyone know if this is live and streaming?

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Luuuc  
Last year

The tempo of this game is just as insane as I thought it would be. I wouldn't say we're playing much better, but I can't question the effort. A lot of exhausted players at the end of that half.

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Last year

that colour tinge would be lighting levels

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koberulz  
Last year

It's just white balance, which takes two seconds to sort on a decent camera:

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Luuuc  
Last year

41-15 in the 3rd quarter. Yikes.

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Luuuc  
Last year

My bad. 43-17. WNBL "live scores" are still frozen.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dose, Burton, Thompson, standish giving Perth very little.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There is no doubt that Stewart is the worst coach I have ever seen at this level. He has no idea and his feel for the game with rotations is beyond belief. No control of a bunch of individuals that play for themselves. Sack him now

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Sheesh... looks like Banham has found her shooting range

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Not even Courtney Williams is going to be able to steal wins for Perth this seasons. No amount of offence can help if you give 40 points in a quarter. Sami Whitcomb looks like a shadow of herself. No off-season rest catching up with her I think.

We're in for a long season

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SamCro  
Last year

Lock Perth Lynx in for wooden spoon as they are an insipid defensive team who is not interested at all in attempting to stop their opposition. Kunek, Standish & Thompson would struggle to defend a concrete garden gnome! It appears at times that Whitcomb, Williams & Kunek are in a competition to see who can take the most ill advised shots 3 seconds into their offensive set. Long, long, long year for the Perth Lynx!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Only thing more painful than perths play is laurens special comments

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Hespect  
Last year

Do Perth have another import spot?

They need a Hamson type, to protect the rim.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So many players open and greedy individuals jacking up crap. They should be ripped off. Coach needs to show that it won't be tolerated

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Hespect, I think dowe was recruited to do exactly that!

I'm just watching the live score so not sure how she is going but the score is pretty damning

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth already have two imports (Williams & Dowe) & two naturalised players (Whitcomb & Standish) so surely they're not going to get a fifth American.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Pretty good performance from the Lynx, shots just didn't fall as planned. Nice to see a good offensive rebound count, and nice to see some moments of brilliance. Once the shots drop more consistently you'll find Perth climb up to finish number 1.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"If the TV thing doesn't pay off, then there's nothing stopping the league going back to amateur mode again. But if it does pay off then maybe we end up with more games in high quality, and we'll never know if they don't have a crack."

Luuuc, how does having one game per week on Foxtel suddenly make the league professional, & if not on TV, the league is suddenly in amateur mode?

Other than Foxtel, name one thing that has changed or improved this season from last season? For mine, the only difference is we can watch a game per week on Fox & we no longer get to watch 2-4 streams per week.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

It seems to me that media coverage of the WNBL is up quite a bit this year

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koberulz  
Last year

Luuuc, how does having one game per week on Foxtel suddenly make the league professional, & if not on TV, the league is suddenly in amateur mode?
You seriously don't see how Fox Sports is a professional broadcaster and one bloke with a video camera at half court isn't?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth are in trouble.
Need a complete overhaul.

I don't see Williams, dowe, standish, Kunek, ciabbitoni returning or the coach.

I only see Whitcomb, farnworth and backup big Burton coming back.
Fejo the only legit DP with no other local talent that's wnbl DP calibre.




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Luuuc  
Last year

Well, picturing games just like that one is exactly why I posted "Hate to say it but I wouldn't be shocked if we ended up 8th" on the eve of the season. Even if Whitcomb & Williams are on fire (which they obviously weren't today anyway), 2 players can't win games on their own.
When things don't gel for this team, it really gets ugly in a hurry. Especially if we lose the plot on offence in addition to looking completely clueless on D.

The Spirit shooting in the 2nd half was awesome, even taking into account what was defending it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Starting 5 could have been..

Williams, Whitcomb, Kunek, Grant, Ruef.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Only thing more painful than perths play is laurens special comments


Made an already painful game borderline excruciating for me. It further reinforces what an amazingly talented player she was, I guess.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I'll keep Standish, thanks, but Ruef sure would have been handy. It was instant concern once our recruit at the centre position was announced.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth are doing exactly what I had said they would , too many me players not enough we players
Whitcomb is fine so long as she's running the show, Williams the same , all they want to do is shoot for themselves, add Kunek into that mix who's penchant for " it's all about me" style of playing is what got her benched at Boomers (and really with Molloy as coach that's quite a feat) and is a long long looooong season ahead lol

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

What else has changed this year? The standard of the league has certainly gone up with the influx of players.

Perth are paying the price for dithering on signings during the off-season and turning up now with a weak roster. Still don't know how they're allowed only 9 contracted players. They can still improve though, and mor games together can only help with improving continuity. Season is a long way from over.

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AshT  
Last year

Watched both Bendigo games this weekend and was quite impressed with what Ebony Rolph contributed. From a depth point of view she looked liked she belonged out there.

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Bear  
Last year

@AshT, she and Sarah came out of the Supercats championship EABL season with huge confidence and improvement, can play...

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Bear  
Last year

...SEABL...

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Anonymous  
Last year

KR, you once again show how you can miss every single point posted on this forum:

"You seriously don't see how Fox Sports is a professional broadcaster and one bloke with a video camera at half court isn't?"

Yes - Fox is a professional broadcaster but how is the league more or less professional because of that? That is, name one thing outside of broadcast that makes the league more professional now than what it was before? That was the question, KR.

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koberulz  
Last year

This is the original quote:

If the TV thing doesn't pay off, then there's nothing stopping the league going back to amateur mode again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

And the question to Luuux, and you now given you have interjected is, how does the league suddenly become more professional - or less professional - just because there is a TV partner? Name one thing that has improved other than the acquisition of Fox Sports? Has the admin approved? Marketing? Promotion? Etc etc

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koberulz  
Last year

So you want to know what Luuuc was referring to as being more professional, and you're excluding the only thing he was referring to as being more professional from the set of available answers?

That's one way to win an argument, I guess.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Agghhh KR, you never cease to disappoint. Luuuc insists that the league is professional because it has a broadcaster and not professional if it does not have a broadcaster. That logic is inane if the only variable that has changed is the acquisition of a TV broadcaster. It is akin to you being considered a moron, but if we put a bow tie on you, you are not a moron. So for the final time, how does the league becaome professional or not professional other than Fox Sports?

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koberulz  
Last year

Luuuc insists that the league broadcast is professional because it has a broadcaster and not professional if it does not have a broadcaster.
FTFY.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"But the fact is that the existing model of having nothing on tv and streaming games to the same 63 fans each weekend was not getting the league anywhere. The WNBL were desperate to get the product on tv, and they've done it. As a fan (one of those 63 who tuned in whenever I could) it's unfortunate to see less action this season when the comp is such a high standard. But the big picture is the health of the league overall."

He's talking about the health of the league not the broadcast!

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Luuuc  
Last year

What I was trying to say is that the league felt that current course was a path to guaranteed mediocrity/failure. So, the logical thing to do is try something different. Clubs rely on sponsorship to stay afloat, and the best way to improve your sponsorship is to deliver sponsors more value - i.e. getting their names in front of more eyes.

I'm a fan of the league. My first priority is being able to see as many of my team's games as I can, and my second priority is being able to see as many of the other games as I can. But not just for 1 season, for years to come. So if the league thinks that they're on a path that's more likely to lead to prosperity, then personally I'm cool with accepting that and giving it a chance even if it means seeing fewer games for now. Even if it means listening to Lauren Jackson instead of the commentators from Adelaide, Bendigo, Dandenong, Canberra & Perth from last season who knew the league and its players.

So I'm talking about both the quality of the broadcast and the health of the league, because for a modest league like the WNBL, those two things are very much related.

In Sally I trust at the moment, because she's the first person in many years who has gone in there with a genuine passion and matching work ethic, and tried to turn things around.

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Anonymous  
Last year

All good points, Luuuc, what are the successes you've seen under Sally's reign. TV is one, any others spring to mind?

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Luuuc  
Last year

I think getting a minimum wage in place was a positive step too, given the way women's sport in general is gaining traction

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

I agree that we should trust in Sally but feel that whilst it's good to have any TV coverage at all, no streams for any game so far is definitely a step back on coverage from last year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boomers to announce a player signing during the week?
Adding to there already stacked team or a player who has re signed ??

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finals995  
Last year

At last night's game, the Flames were running a full 'trial' streaming in association with FOX and in accordance with FOXs requirements. One of these requirements is having the cameras and commentary position on the same side as the officials benches. Sally was there, a senior Fox rep was there sitting with her to see the game. After the cabling issues are ironed out I think we can assume that every game at Bryden's Stadium will be streamed and available via FOXs website.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Boomers to announce a player signing during the week?
Adding to there already stacked team or a player who has re signed ??"

Don't be surprised if this announcement is about 2018/19 & not this season. The Boomers have a habit of doing this sort of thing.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Yeah i reckon it's a contract extension announcement, they've already got O'Hea, Purcell, Grant and Conti signed on for next season. Though in saying that I wouldn't be surprised if Garrick and/or Cole headed off to try Europe next season and can't really see Cambage coming back.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Great news re streaming at Brydens, hopefully they'll start rolling out those trial streams at other stadiums over the next few rounds too!

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finals995  
Last year

Could it possibly be a return to the Boomers for 2018 season for Tess Madgen?

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Would LOVE that move, but seems a bit odd pretty much putting the writing on the wall for one of their guards so early on in the season. I didn't think they'd be able to retain Cole, Smart, Conti and Garrick on top of O'Hea this season, and I highly doubt they could retain all four with Madgen added to that list of guards.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Anyone got thoughts on today's match?
I'm finding it really tough to pick a winner. Leaning towards Melbourne, but Canberra being at home pulls it almost back to 50/50 for me. (As much as 6 hours in an airport is annoying, they still got home at a reasonable hour, so I doubt that will factor much into things unless they mentally choose to let it)

That's great news re. the Sydney streaming. I really hope it works out for them.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Just looking at the Syd/Dan live stats.. Did Sydney's bench seriously not score at all that game? Yikes. Dandenong weren't much better with only Roberts scoring 8 from the bench.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

I'm tipping it will be a nail biter today and Canberra will follow the trend of all the home teams winning so far this round. I'm looking forward to seeing how Magbegor goes up against Cambage as well.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Full report later, please :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide were very interested in signing Madgen prior to her injury.

They would be a strong contender to sign her for next season and a return to her home state.

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Pickem  
Last year

@ Melb fan - noticed that last night when I took a look at the box scores and also noticed that Sydney's bench has scored a grand total of 7 points across its three games this season

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Melb Fan  
Last year

I hope the Opals give Madgen a chance for the world cup team next year - IMO she was very stiff to miss out on Rio. Tough one coming back from such a serious injury, but it did work out well for Tolo so I guess you can never say never.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Sydney's bench were my reason for putting them outside of my pre-season top 4 predictions. Certainly will be interesting to see how they go as the season progresses - I doubt they can throw 35+ mins per game at Ebzery, Snell and Wilson every game. Their starters are excellent, but they don't look to have a viable plan B should any injuries arise.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Watching the Bendigo Perth game .... sorry but can fox or WNBL or even Boomers not get someone to help Jackson with her appearance, I know she's a new mum but seriously it doesn't take much to look tidy
This week was a bit better than last week where she looked like she had dragged her too out of the washing basket still creased and her hair looked like it had not seen a brush let alone a hairdresser in years
This week she looks to have at least made a minor effort but come on , they are trying to get a more professional image, and the upgraded baglady look just isn't going to cut it,

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow. If that non issue is the biggest complaint with the coverage then the league will be stoked.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The coverage is ok they just need to sharpen the presentation a bit, nice to see the intro segments

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Hespect  
Last year

Good performance by the Melbourne Boomers today. Running up a score on the road against a tough Canberra team is a good sign.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Quite impressed by Melbourne, I thought it'd be a hell of a lot closer than it ended up - I thought the Caps would win to be honest. They seemed to do a good job of shutting down Hooper and Wehrung, and limited Hurst's impact. Great to see Ezi top scoring for the Caps with 11 pts as well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is Ezi getting interest from uconn?

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Crikey, bag LJ for her commentary skills if you wish but seriously going after her appearance says more about the person whingeing.

Big weekend for Cambage and the Boomers. She's getting her groove back. Ominous.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Talent-wise I think we all recognised what the Boomers were capable of. On paper doesn't always translate to on court, but if they're doing damage like this at this early stage of the season it's a great sign for them (and ominous for everyone else!)

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Hespect  
Last year

Seems like Guy is doing a good job with this squad. The antiquated shuffle is gone and the team is getting high quality looks most times down the floor.

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Luuuc  
Last year

2 games I thought would be close turned out to be spankings!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone record the game on FOX for YT etc?

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Anonymous  
Last year

No. Pay for Foxtel.

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LC  
Last year

O'Hea is earning her keep so far!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boomers did not have to,contend with Richards and Griffith, so don't think the result was a fare evaluation, though Canberra was a surprise, would like to be able to see just how that game panned out to bring about that result.
Without Liz Boomers would struggle like before, when she's not on the crt they look the same as last season.

Agree though I think LJ could smarten up her appearance for national TV , just remember how The others always looked sharp when they did the WNBL commentary on the ABC , hopefully she will get the hang of it as the weeks progress ,irscall new to her right now

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Anonymous  
Last year

LJ isn't new to commentating anymore, she was around on the call for Rio and off/on again in various spots here/there.

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Camel 31  
Last year

oh my goodness ... e.cambage and j.ohea look pretty good....

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NBL Lover  
Last year

I like what I saw from the Lynx, they showed great patches of form, so when they get a home game, this weekend, then watch out.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I didn't.
Seeing sporadic patches of individual talent can be entertaining, but it doesn't do much for my hopes of winning games when it's surrounded by so much ordinary play.
Someone said it above ... that the Lynx looked like they were playing as individuals. I get that that can happen when you're trying to dig your way out of a hole, but it also needs to stop.

Not that I'm losing all hope 2 rounds in. There are some quality players on this roster. But the mix we've got is going to be constantly dealing with mismatches this season, and we have to figure out how to exploit any advantages we have. Because so far, other teams are having no problems at all exploiting the ones they've got.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"I like what I saw from the Lynx, they showed great patches of form, so when they get a home game, this weekend, then watch out."

I didn't see any patches what so ever, might have been a good pass or drive to the basket a couple of times, but I don't think they actually ran one offence, it was all just. "I've got the ball so I'm shooting it" to hell with passing.

It should not matter what crt they play on, they still should be able to get it together, think it's going to be a very long season for the Lynx

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Luuuc  
Last year

The D is more a concern for me than the O anyway.
Scoring 77.3 per game is bang on the league average.
Conceding 96 per game though is :O

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Hopefully that figure conceded will drop once the team gels a bit better - or goes to a plan B.

For those mentioning it last week, it looks like the WNBL have listened to our complaints over the stats page - they're now sortable by each category. Though in saying that I'm not completely sold on their accuracy as there is a 'N.Beaumont' who I'm assuming is actually Katie Rae Ebzery with the lone game stats of 40 mins & 14 pts which align with her game this round. Sami Whitcomb also has a clone according to the stats page.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Sami Whitcomb also has a clone according to the stats page.

Woohoo! Still undersized in the paint but at least we've got some guard depth :)

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Hespect  
Last year

I knew Perth would resort to cloning their best players if they got off to a bad start.

I'm complaining to BA as I don't think cloning is legal in professional sports.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I heard that Jack Bendat bought the entire town of Folkston, Georgia to get Courtney Williams re-classified as an aussie.

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finals995  
Last year

The League is to be congratulated for it's advanced approach in regard to cloning. But should teams now be restricted in their use of cloned players? Is it already time for a cloning cap? For example, each team could be allowed one cloned player and one 'in development' each season.

N. Beaumont's name will hopefully be a real identity in the League's stats, in years to come.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

I've seen movies like The Island and Never Let Me Go. If it has come to clones, I'm worried, very worried.

Good news on the stats sites though it really does still need a complete work ove I need how they've layed it out.

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Double dribble  
Last year

I have been waiting for Anonymous to comment on Perth's win over Bendigo last Thursday. When Perth plays some defence they will win more games. As far as Kunek leave Melbourne, its amazing more players didn't leave.
How does a coach get an extension on his contract with a loosing record!!!!!!!!!!!
Last season he lost the team at least 5 games with his subbing.
He should have been sacked when at a press interview he said " this team practicing loosing "

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Anonymous  
Last year

double dribble you probably need to move to the WNBL rnd3 thread

but totally agree re Molloy , it will have to go down as one of those great mysteries ....think thats why they are signing players for 4 yrs so they dont constantly walk

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