Two years ago
Sydney @ Cairns 3rd Feb.
Their last home game and Cairns make Sydney look good.
Sydney 93 Cairns 86.
Cairns import trio collectively amassed an impressively embarassing 10 points on 4/14 FG.
Stevie Weigh had his best +/- for his final game in front of the indifferent home crowd, he had 0 minutes.
Nate had 2 points on zero field goals in 10 minutes.
Sydney are playing like JVG / Gaze have told them they are in 4th spot on the ladder. Well done to them for putting up some fight.
Cairns and Aaron Fearne have been abject failures this season.
When your best player is Alex Loughton, this is a team that needs to be torn down.
Weigh checked out a while ago.
Nate never checked in.
Gliddon would struggle to start in any other team in the NBL except Illawarra and Brisbane. You'd take Randle or Lisch over Gliddon, you'd take Damian Martin over Gliddon, same with Ware/CG43, Sosa/Newbill, Short/Sobey.
McCarron is the only one you'd want to keep, but should get a better deal anywhere else in the league. United could use him should they jettison CG43.
The selection of imports are by far the worst in the league, yes, even worse than Sydney, even worse than NZ who had TWO.
Egwu is a good team man, shame he isn't a good 5 man too.
Schoochie lost interest around the half way mark of the season, who can blame him.
Jerry Evans Jnr is not suited for a level of basketball where he is receiving remuneration, yes, even remuneration from the local hardware store.
Fearne is on his last year of contract, Cairns could do worse no doubt but this year has also shown how inept parts of his game plan is. At one stage the team was shooting 28% from 3pt.
For all this talk about how Nate loves Cairns, Nate loves Fearne and would do anything for him, that has amounted to zero. His 'weight loss' has also done nothing for his own game either, perhaps there was no weight loss?
The main achievement in Cairns this year was getting the NYE game back, congratulations on having something to do on NYE. You lost that game badly, there were empty seats in the house but you got it back, well done.
Blow up this team, Fearne or replacement can scout the QBL for equivalent imports to be funded by the local greengrocer, bottlo and caravan park. McCarron is the only one worth keeping, but for his sake I hope he leaves.