Isaac
Last year

NBL Grand Final Game 3: United vs 36ers, March 23

Anyone liking Adelaide's chances? On one hand, they were dealt with in game one, and Childress is a really steady, useful player now absent. On the other, they were leading at one point in Melbourne, and they have reasonable coverage from 2-4, and we talk a lot about their depth.

That said, I think this Childress injury goes some way to exposing their depth in the middle where DJ is DJ, but Hodgson is seriously a mixed bag (at best) this season and Deng is long but slight. United's Majok and Andersen are useful bench pieces and Barlow is my x-factor for the series. DJ and Hodgson are really going to be up against it with Boone, Wesley, Andersen and Majok IMO.

Shorter can play big and Creek is strong, but there's enough hassle for them to deal with from 1-3 as it is. I'd like to think that Sobey and co can catch fire, but if they can get this, they will have absolutely earned it.

Any guesses at the 36ers starting crew?

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Anonymous  
Last year

With all the talk about VJBL and Friday night in Melbourne how about the Adelaide situation -- I was viewing what's on the sports channels tomorrow night and all three of Sixers, Adelaide United AND Adelaide Crows are playing at the exact same time. Ouch!

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Jack Toft  
Last year

You would have to place Melbourne in the box seat to get this one. Home court, Childress out.

On paper, Melbourne should win this one by 22.

BUT....in a best of 5, if Joey is going to take a chance, then this is the game to take it, because there is tomorrow.

Obviously the guys to watch from Melbourne are Ware and Boone. Ware can afford to take a chance and through stuff up because he knows Boone is there waiting. CG43 is always a danger man, but he relies on confidence to fire up, maybe a bit of trash talk will put him off (no advice on trash talk from Oscar)

The other player I think has really grown this season is Wesley. I think he is hard to Tai down.....
Prather is like a big cat, so someone bring a chair and a whip!

There's a big gap between the starting 5 and the Melbourne bench. I must admit I do like Dave Anderson's acting ability though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlirSox4GWs

The Melbourne bench is solid, but there's no guy you would say "hey, he would start if he was at another club"

Adelaide without Childress will be down, but I think Joey needs to look at the combinations he can use and develop a plan. I am not too sure if I would bring in Hodgson to the starting 5 as he attracts fouls, but the plan needs to be to get a few easy fouls on Boone early and get Ware and CG43's shooting % down so they doubt themselves. Whether you give Drmic free reign to get into the faces of some guys to get them off their game is something to be considered.

I would be tempted to keep Moore on the bench as he seems to make an impact when he comes on. To mix it up, I would start:

Sobey; Drmic; Shorter; Creek; Johnson. That would match
Ware; Goulding; Prather; Wesley; Boone

Ware should beat Sobey, but Drmic could get right under Goulding's skin (he would need to watch the Academy Award fouls performances). Prather and Shorter look a good match. Wesley would beat Creek under the basket, but Creek would drag him around the court so much so that the Doctors would give him ventolin. Boone would outbox Johnson, so Johnson would need to be smart and get the outside game happening.

Overall, I would say the Sixers would then use their run and gun game to outrun the less fit United, with United looking to slow it all down around the key with them chucking up 3's with the expectation of getting the OR if it didn't go in - would they play a zone in defence?

My X factor would be Deng. He is a hard to contain player and is scoring at a point per minute. Barlow is the United X factor.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Crows and Sixers are in Melbourne. Hardly the same predicament, yeah?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Really wonder what the crowd and TV audience will be like for the basketball, the fiirst Friday night AFL game of the year is always a big one. This year its in Melbourne at the same time as the basketball and involves one of the biggest Melbourne clubs (Essendon) as well an Adelaide team (Crows) who were grand finalists so a lot of interest around the game.

Don't support either NBL team or AFL team, but I'll probably watch the Footy on TV with a stream of the basketball up on my laptop to keep an eye on it every now and then.

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Camel 31  
Last year

Why we got the league's best six man.. I would start him..

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Udog  
Last year

I'm hoping Johnson and Deng take plenty of 3's and make Boone run his legs off trying to get to them.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"The Crows and Sixers are in Melbourne. Hardly the same predicament, yeah?"

You do realise in 2018 you can watch sports on TV? So where they are held is irrelevant.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"You do realise in 2018 you can watch sports on TV? So where they are held is irrelevant."

If there are three Adelaide teams playing at the same time, and only one local to you, how is it the same if you can go to the one remaining and check the scores online with the other two? As opposed to having three Adelaide teams all playing in Adelaide (how would they handle THAT foot traffic? OMG), at the same time, and being forced into a decision as to which you have to attend?

VJBL is a commitment that parents and children have made, while the NBL is entertainment. There is no choice, unless you do not care about letting down a team or teammates.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's my point. Melbourne has more of a committment problem than entertainment choice (well they have that too with the AFL). But Adelaide has that entertainment choice X 3 times (for TV eyeballs). I never was referencing attendance but how the majority show sport - through TV. Adelaide people have three choices tomorrow night which sucks for Game 3 ratings.

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Anonymous  
Last year

how the majority watch sport*

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Anonymous  
Last year

So how is it the same as the Melbourne situation with United and the VJBL commitments that so many families are facing?

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Anonymous  
Last year

It isn't, it's actually WORSE, which was my original point (Reply #679545), since the committment to juniors is only a small percentage of the population. Whereas all three of Adelaide teams are playing at the exact same time which means it's a real fight for attention tomorrow night in that market.

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Anonymous  
Last year

According to Melbourne United Facebook page, they have 1000 tickets left for tomorrow nights game.

IF this is true, they have sold 9300 at this point

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Udog  
Last year

And it's also on TV at the same time as Macgyver. They didn't think that one through did they.

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Anonymous  
Last year

And it's also on TV at the same time as Macgyver. They didn't think that one through did they.
Big step up for Adelaide

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Udog  
Last year

You a Matlock fan?

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Anonymous  
Last year

You a Matlock fan?
Nah, we got those shows back in the 80s with the rest of society.

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Udog  
Last year

You also take yourself way too seriously

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Jack Toft  
Last year

And it's also on TV at the same time as Macgyver. They didn't think that one through did they.


Thank goodness have got the boxset, complete with paper clip, chewing gum wrapper and swiss army knife

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Udog  
Last year

The Matlock box set comes with dentures and viagra.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will it be live on FTA?

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Anonymous  
Last year

9300 tickets sold is correct... Looks like it will be a sell out. Alot of the VJBL teams have taken up the offer of playing on Hisense during the week which is great

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bloody Keilor

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FM  
Last year

How many Adelaide fans are part of that 9,000. Would be good to have 500 crow eaters supporting our team on foreign soil. If we lose and crows win, you can just wear the crows gear on the way home.

I'm tipping Adelaide here and first 5 of Shorter, Sobey, Creek, Childress & Johnson.

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Train  
Last year

@FM - You got SFA chance of Childress being in the 5. Have u been living under a rock ;)

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Kas  
Last year

I don't know why you would think United are "less fit"?

They work with the former head of Athletics Australia - and in an post-game interview Tai Wesley said he was the most fit he has been.

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proud  
Last year

After watching game 2 my comment makes zero sense but I feel like in tennis terms Melbourne have game point and Adelaide have a free swing at it in this game and it wouldn't surprise me at all if they win.

I think Drmic will get the start, I feel if he went to say a Brisbane next season then he could win Most Improved Player next season as he has talent and mongrel but bugger all court time!

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FM  
Last year

There is enough Australian court time coming up next season if he stays at Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think start Hodgson, been getting killed in post. Wesley has major mismatch, especially with Childress out. Then roll the dice and go with Deng, offensively could go for 30 plus given minutes and Drmic can hopefully hit threes. Need a big performance to curtail Goulding and Ware. Barlow threatened to turn tide in game two, who would have thought, think sixers completely forgot about him.
End of the day sixers need to throw caution to the wind and steal one away and defend home court.
Either way another great season by team, plenty of people will complain if we fall short again, but I'm proud of the guys, as should the whole state.

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DJ  
Last year

Hisense holds 10,500

1,000 tickets still for sale
plus a curtain at one end blocking off the empty seats......

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Anonymous  
Last year

No curtain this week.

All bays were opened up for sale. It will go close to selling out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

With all the bagging that Adelaide receives Hisensw still not sold out. Melb population around 3 times Adelaides yet they sold out days before game 2 just over 8k supporters in their smaller stadium.. And yes other things happening in Adelaide with Fringe etc so they did have competition.

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Udog  
Last year

There may be some confusion as to whether it's a basketball game or the soccer because the basketball team is called Melbourne United.

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anon  
Last year

I know how sad this will sound but I don't recall being this excited for a game of the NBL since... Kings v Razorbacks game 5. Seriously, let's goooooooo!

How do you plug the Childress hole... I would leave Ramone on the bench, he can do his thing and run amuck against the likes of Adnam, Moller, Hooley and old man Dave Andersen. Start Deng in my opinion. Good length, confidence through the roof, and free throws like KD. What more can you ask for?

Anyone else want to see Shorter guard Ware after all the smack being talked? I can just imagine Shorter is begging Joey to guard him at every practice

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Pete  
Last year

Barlow is less of an 'x factor', more of a tunnelling enforcer. Good at his job though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I know how sad this will sound but I don't recall being this excited for a game of the NBL since... Kings v Razorbacks game 5. Seriously, let's goooooooo!


I don't know about that, maybe wait until Game 5 to feel the same as that other Game 5. At the moment each game has been a blowout unfortunately.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd start Drmic to space the floor and get under Goulding’s skin. Creek the best match up for Wesley imo. Deng no strength and Hodgson no brains.
Go
Sobey - Ware
Drmic - Goulding
Shorter - Prather
Creek - Wesley
DJ - Boone

You only need to play 8 in a playoff match with Moore, Deng and Hodgson off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sixers need to fight through screens tonight. None of this pussy switching for the sake of it. Own your fate, fight through the pick to take Casper or Goulding. Let them know you're not scared.

Last loss we switched too easy and Hodgson or DJ were left out in no mans land with Casper.
It would give me confidence if a defender would rather switch than guard me.

And you don’t want Casper Ware or CG43 to get confident

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Cram  
Last year

Gonna be a steuggle without Childress. Tai Wesley looks to have the measure of all the other defenders he's had, but Childress seemed to worry him.

I think they need to roll the dice with Deng more and hope Sobey can produce. I think United by 15 tonight though

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Barlow is less of an 'x factor', more of a tunnelling enforcer. Good at his job though.


Nice troll post, and also you have never seen nor understand what tunnelling is.

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Tornado  
Last year

Joey will start Teys tonight I reckon...

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LoveBroker  
Last year

You only need to play 8 in a playoff match with Moore, Deng and Hodgson off the bench.


What about our Captain? He deserves minutes two.

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Bobby Tables  
Last year

Anyone know of any streams for those of us without Foxtel/NBL app?

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Train  
Last year

http://pages.nbl.com.au/tv/

That page will give you a free stream.

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Isaac  
Last year

Joey will start Teys tonight I reckon...
I think it'll be Moore, but Teys isn't an outrageous idea to otherwise preserve rotations.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

We'll find out soon enough.

I'm of the option that you either want minimal disruption, or Joey throws caution into the wind.

Options to replace Childress:
* Teys - use him as the sacrificial GOAT to draw fouls and take fouls. Give him the ball and tell him to drive into Boone. Either Boone fouls, or Teys gets a foul. Either way, get Boone on his bum. You're the Captain, time to step up.
* Hodgson - yeah...probably will end up to two cheap fouls and the side hasn't got any benefit.
* Moore - the obvious choice, but I do like it when he comes on at the first rotation
* Deng - Nothing says "hey, we have faith in you" like a starting 5 spot, but, he is the X factor, so do you bring him off the bench when the B team is on and he gets 8 points by the time you've ducked off for a wee.
* Drmic -high risk, but do you just get him to be all over Casper like a cheap suit on a Buck's Show Buck
* Doyle - now you're just being silly
* Larkins - Nothing says "Hey, we have zero respect for you" by putting Larkins on to guard Ware, or Prather at tip off. FAAARK.... would Joey have the stones to do that? I'ld almost chip in some coin for the EOS trip if Joey did that.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'd start Deng because he doesn't seem to have those x-factor type games on the road so I'd shake things up start him in the hope he gets going early and try and blow them out of the water.

No doubt Melb are the red hot favourites now without Childress so we need to swing for the fences tonight, try and jag it and then hope the home crowd gets us over the line on Sunday.

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Udog  
Last year

C'mon 6ers. I just want 3 things. A well officiated game, all the 6ers to play their hearts out and not drop their heads if they get behind and a 6ers win.

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Curtley  
Last year

What type of bird is in the Adelaide logo? I'm guessing Indian Minah but happy to be corrected.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Magpie

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Zodiac  
Last year

Piping shrike/magpie

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Zodiac  
Last year

Joey refusing to give Carfino anything lol

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Zodiac  
Last year

Moore starting

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Anonymous  
Last year

Predict refs will protect Mel Bun by calling fouls before the layup to stop the ft's

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Anonymous  
Last year

And so it starts No foul call for Creek but given the other end.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Need to go hard on Bione and Ware and Gouldig will be out for the emmy

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Anonymous  
Last year

Forgot Larkins was on the team. Guessing Joey has too

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Anonymous  
Last year

Homicide the only good push was from Goulding in Dengs back

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Anonymous  
Last year

How much data is this game going to take on my phone? Can you reduce the quality?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Finally homicide and heal mention Deng not given the And 1 but there will be plenty hether end that are light and easy

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Anonymous  
Last year

There it is. Clean block becomes an And 1

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Anonymous  
Last year

Around 1.5gb turn off at half time to save some

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hodgeson use your brain

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Anonymous  
Last year

As a neutral there is no way that 6ers aren't getting a fair go hear so far. Sure a couple of calls that could have gone either way but exactly the same at the other end.

The whingeing anon needs to watch the game.

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twenty four  
Last year

Let's hope we don't see Hodgson having to defend the pick n roll anymore tonight.

Two shocking efforts in a row.

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Anonymous  
Last year

WTF as log as there is no contact Adelaide can out their hands where they want ! NBL making up shit again

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Anonymous  
Last year

Call them te other end ref

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Maybe Joey didn't give Carfino anything because he didn't actually have anything

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ware and Goildig fighting it out for best Actor. Even the commentators thought Creek was fouled by Wesley but they wait for the 2nd opportunity to gice te call to Melbourne

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Anon  
Last year

NBL basketball baby!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Are you serious Manu ? Look at thw score without Chilldress and half the budget. Think you got that thw wrong way around. Its Vickerman going off right now

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Anonymous  
Last year

Finally they are calling the shoulder drop.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow finally a tightish game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Don't touch Ware he’s too precious

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

So the ref called a jabstep travel. Fk me dead

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did Casper "what me?" Ware just call for a tech there on Hodgeson?

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Anonymous  
Last year

HT 53-53

ooooo here we go

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Anonymous  
Last year

Prather needs a tech for that. He instigated every bit of that mele. Now Adelaide just needs to keep a cool head push them hard and force the errors..

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

How's that for shades of Game 1

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

That was such a crap call on Hodgson. How can you call that a foul? Ware is pushing of with one arm and Hodgson clean blocks it and a foul is called. Utter crap.

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twenty four  
Last year

So the ref called a clean block a foul. Fk me dead

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Zodiac  
Last year

Scores might be level now but I think we've got their measure.

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J  
Last year

No tech for shorter leaving the bench, again....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great game. Must be fun watching and just focusing on the occasional bad call...so you can whinge about it on Hoops.


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Jack Toft  
Last year

clean block by Hodgson.

If you're going to foul, make it one where they get a bruise

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Anonymous  
Last year

Prather scoring for Melbourne ok otherwise playing poor D and to many turnovers. Why is Melbourne try to play at Adelaide pace, go back to what works.

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twenty four  
Last year

"No tech for shorter leaving the bench, again...."

Siren had sounded though. Quarter was over.

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Rat10  
Last year

Must be frustrating for Hodgson. Plays awesome D and gets called for a BS foul. You're right Uncle Phil - Ware was warding him off with one arm and Matty blocked it clean. That's why his stupid fouls like the one he picked up early hurt so much because he's bound to get called for ones that simply aren't there. And he's more important than ever with Childress out.

Boti made the point in one of his articles that it's interesting that Hodgson doesn't get into foul trouble playing for Australia under foreign refs.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Rather than retort for the sake of retorting, twenty four, think about the call I was talking about. How many times have you seen a travel called this season when a player jabsteps and changes direction

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Clearly a BS call on Hodgson, but there have been calls on both ends. How about you bag the players for doing stupid shit rather than refs all the time?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wares a flog ! LOL

He ain't all that

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hodgey did aomething stupid and I posted it. I don't have rose glasses but I know the rules and know the refs game calls. Been watchingbit for years. Plus one is ex Vic now in SA and givess debateable calls all the tine.

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Anon  
Last year

The refs are so bad, I'm embarrassed. Sharing the NBL app with US friends, wish I didn’t. Our refs are horrible, proud, stubborn and total shit house.

Shorter - PLEASE STOP FLEXING. you are a great player, but you have guns like my grandma (aka Bingo wings) find something else to do to pump yourself up.

Let’s go Sixers.

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twenty four  
Last year

Manu, have you gone back and looked at the play? He shuffled his feet a bit. Travel.

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AngusH  
Last year

What BS. Sobey ejected for that.

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Anonymous  
Last year

EJECTED?? Are you kidding me?

Did they just not see Wesley's headbutt earlier in the game?

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AngusH  
Last year

Joey going to get another fine after today, win or lose.

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LV  
Last year

1999, Herschelle Gibbs, you just dropped the world cup

2018, Nathan Sobey, you just lost the grand final

Whiny little bitch got what he deserved

Still disappointed we don't get the chance to see a full strength 36ers tho

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Anon  
Last year

Sobey. I hope you learn from this. Control yourself.

I'm ashamed of you.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey need to have more discipline. Foolish.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

That play isn't being whistled this year, champ

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Why doesn't Prather get ejected for headbutting him first?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Absoute Bullshit ! Prather initiates contact twice so Sobey push back and LK makes sure with his cronies that Prather gets away scott free.. and now they will hasten the tribunal like never beforeto make aure Mel Bun gets advantage at the Fortress.

Get out there Sixers and push the shit out of these clowns and force the fouls. Prove them all wrong.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Home cooking.

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AngusH  
Last year

I was pretty impartial before that. I'm an unofficial Sixers fan from this point on.

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twenty four  
Last year

Manu, don't 'champ' me, champ.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That was off Prather. Every NBL club should withdraw and set up a new competition where the F is the foul on Boone if you call the one on Hodgeson.

Why would Joey talk to the commentators. If they listened back to themselves they might get an inkling why. Flogs

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Ricey  
Last year

Wtf was Spbey thinking. All he had to do was take the hit and play it off. Idiot

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Prather clearly puts his head into Sobey to make contact first, utter bullshit and they had the whole half time break to review that.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Shorter - PLEASE STOP FLEXING. you are a great player, but you have guns like my grandma (aka Bingo wings) find something else to do to pump yourself up."

He does it way too much and just looks stupid lol. He did it a few weeks ago after scoring his first points of the game...half way through the 3rd quarter.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide being thugs - nothing new

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Zodiac  
Last year

Goulding should get a tech for that flop

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Ben  
Last year

Lol, Drmic getting sucked in big time.

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Ricey  
Last year

Now dumbass drmic. Ugh

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LV  
Last year

Adelaide losing their minds

Can't understand why they aren't getting the same BS calls they got Sunday

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twenty four  
Last year

Jesus, that's pathetic from Goulding.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Just such shithouse refs

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding is a flog and the commentators wonder why Joey and the crew won't talk to you morons. Goulding ran straight in to Drmic to draw that contact. He does t all the time. He is a flog.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Larkins in to Delly some knees please

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Zodiac  
Last year

He should've got a tech for even trying that on.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Here we go, Teys.

May as well move this game over the road and call it AFL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ware now geting cocky and has the refs in the oalm of hia hands.

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Anon  
Last year

Far out Adelaide, you better gather your tempers. You WILL lose it you keep this shit up

Drmic is so annoying. Can't handle his sooky soccer anger

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Zodiac  
Last year

Oh. My. God

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J  
Last year

Not even watching but loving the two teams with the best cooking all year getting so frustrated at the level of cooking the other is getting. Haha enjoy it. Also the one time sobey doesn't flop he gets ejected, its kinda funny

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LV  
Last year

Calls going United's way tonight

Hodgson clean block on Casper before. Now DJ softest of fouls on Casper

To be fair though, the refs owed Casper a few favours after Game 2.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Foul on Goulding? No way what's going on.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shorter is a joke.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Refs literally sway the home teams way this series haha. It's so obvious.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Shorter did himself no favours smack talking Ware during the week and put the guns away and do something.

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Ushiro  
Last year

What part of DO NOT SWITCH does the coaching staff NOT tell the players. Result is poor defence, guaranteed Melbourne points and foul trouble for the big guys - so frustrating!!

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Zodiac  
Last year

It's not great coaching having DJ exposed by their guards all the time.

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Pauk  
Last year

Commentators are meant to be unbiased and impartial right???

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Zodiac  
Last year

That head butt call and ejection was an absolute disgrace.

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J  
Last year

Saw the replays. Goulding haha pathetic. Sobey, should have flopped, but thrusting his head forwards like that was very silly

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MACDUB  
Last year

Pauk. I know. Commentators have been disgustingly one-sided tonight. Very poor.

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LV  
Last year

How good has Barlow been. At both ends

After watching the replay, I doubt Sobey will be suspended. Which is good. I'd like to see a game 5. I've expected it all along

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Phil  
Last year

Obvious should have been a blocking foul on hooley missed by shocking refs

They are killing us

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Very Old  
Last year

heal and commentary team are really flogs. Is the guy who would sensationalized the old 70's wrestling shows , or the "roller derby" still around ?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Sobey should be demanding an apology from the NBL for that.

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LV  
Last year

Although having said that, if Moore misses along with Childress then United will probably win in 4.

This series deserves 5.

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LV  
Last year

Are you guys being serious?

Of course Sobey deserves to be ejected. It's a headbutt......

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

So Homicide is a player agent. Any notable clients?

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Very Old  
Last year



Pauk
A few minutes ago
20:36 23 Mar 18


Commentators are meant to be unbiased and impartial right???

That was sooooo last century, now the more 4h1t and inflammatory crap they speak the more they get paid. Thats why we have heal (never close to being a NBL MVP) instead of a class act like Rucker. Of course heal needs the $'s desperately.

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Zodiac  
Last year

These refs are a joke.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Wow. Vaughn is shit

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Zodiac  
Last year

I honestly can't believe what I'm seeing tonight.

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Ricey  
Last year

Drmic. Again. How is he this stupid. Drinks are on him after this game

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AngusH  
Last year

@ LV; Prather initiates the contact (including the head contact), and Sobey pushes him away... with his head, sure. But softest "headbutt" I've ever seen.

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Yeah, the refs are just going to decide this series.

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MACDUB  
Last year

In my opinion, you represent everything that is wrong with flopping in todays game Goulding. Disgusting.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Of course it wasn't a headbutt Angus, LV knows that ignore him.

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Pauk  
Last year

A unsportsmanlike for that. WTF
I can't believe what I’m watching

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Mayberry is such a dick. He obviously has something personal against Sobey and Drimic, he always calls absolute shit on both of them. There is no room for personal vendettas against players from referees, Mayberry should be reprimanded and sacked.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I don't blame Goulding really I blame these shithouse refs, this is an abject disgrace.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Commentators calling the 36ers the 76ers lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

Andersen all ball on that one.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I wish these clowns would shut up with this Ware Shorter crap, there is something else much important going on.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Seems like Shorter is making this all about himself

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Very Old  
Last year

You have to play with who you have, but I'd have to say that 36ers with no Josh, and no Sobey for the second half, should not be still be within 10 .

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Zodiac  
Last year

At least we know it's advantage Casper Ware, how about concentrating on the actual game?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Shorter has fallen into the same trap as Randle did thinking it's all about him.

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LV  
Last year

Casper obviously nowhere near 100% fit

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

DJ has been very impressive tonight, huge heart shown by him. Has had huge growth as a player since Joey took over.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Ware's alright he's just keeping his hip warm

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MACDUB  
Last year

Zodiac, the criticism of the refs is fair; they've done a horrible job tonight IMO.

But part of me finds it hard to blame the refs totally for the Goulding calls..he goes flying everywhere...I'd rather be mad at Goulding to get rid of that crap and even prevent having putting the refs in that position

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LV  
Last year

This has been a gutsy effort by Adelaide

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FSTOS  
Last year

Hell of a game. 6ers showing some ticker.

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AussiePride  
Last year

Sensational game! Adelaide depth keeping them in it. Deng, Moore and Shorter are killing it!

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LV  
Last year

Sobey is every bit as bad as Goulding at flopping

There is a simple solution if they really want to stamp out flopping- Video review after each game

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Zodiac  
Last year

Agreed Macdub but Sobey is almost as bad as Goulding

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Grand Final game decided by the possession arrow...

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LV  
Last year

36ers will take loads of confidence from this game.

Regardless what happens in the last 3 seconds

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think there's a bit more to the game than a possession arrow call.

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AussiePride  
Last year

I would give it to Deng for the 3.

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MACDUB  
Last year

ADL and your fans should hold your heads up high. A helluva an effort tonight. Showed so much heart to keep coming back when they could have easily caved in adversity when the margins were at 8-10.

Really proud even though I'm not an ADL fan.

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AussiePride  
Last year

Not that I would be expecting him to make it!

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NannasAlwaysRight  
Last year

so one person rightly or wrongly cost the game for their team.

damn boy, you be running laps til u kark it.

shit like that, shouldn't be tolerated.

end result, you got booted be it right or wrong.
that cos a game, and possibly a GF.

#allforadelaide my ass!

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Zodiac  
Last year

Yeah really proud of the Sixers tonight. We had three big things against us no Childress, no Sobey 2nd half and screwed royally by the refs to only lose by three points is an incredible effort.

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AngusH  
Last year

What a terribly disappointing game.

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jjj  
Last year

Not Melbourne's best outing. Got the W but only by 3 points against a team with 1 starter and another ejected for half a game. If the NBL doesn’t intervene Sunday could be a lot of fun

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Very brave effort by the Sixers. Made the fans proud tonight. Unfortunately the refs were just a bit too much - possibly the worst reffed finals game I have ever seen - clearly the reason we lost. Thanks Mayberry, Reid and Aylen for ruining a great series, I'd rather see 3 Div 5 refs on Sunday.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Coach Wright even got into Drimic telling him to walk away, him and Sobey got play smarter. Great game great series.

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Zodiac  
Last year

If we only get half the dodgy calls Melb got tonight I'd be pretty confident we're going to tie it up on Sunday.

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Very Old  
Last year

36ers lose by 3, with no fould trouble or injuries to9 melb, when most ( inc me) would have expected a clear win to melb, if 36ers win by 15+ in adelaide , whats the odds for game 5 in melb ?
Interesting

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FSTOS  
Last year

MACDUB I'm with you there. Great effort and had a shot at it at the end.

Two quality teams and an epic game with a LOT of spice.

Hope Adelaide can force a game 5.

Pity we didn't get to see more of Chill on the big stage.

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jjj  
Last year

* 1 starter out

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jjj  
Last year

* 1 starter out

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AngusH  
Last year

If there's a game 5 in Melbourne, I'd hope Goulding and Prather start baiting guys from the 1st Q rather than waiting until half time. Game 3 was still a little close for comfort.

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AussiePride  
Last year

Sixers playing on emotion. Even at home it is going to be tough if both Childress and Sobey are out. Love to see it go to 5 if the last 2 games are as good as that one.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

"ADL and your fans should hold your heads up high. "

Yes it was a good game by the Sixers but I am livid that Sobey got himself ejected, he would have been useful for a few more points and rebounds, and in a 3 point game that could be a win.

Sobey's lack of composure followed by Drmic likely cost us the game.

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Tom  
Last year

Brave effort Adelaide. Probably a moral victory for Adelaide but at end of the day 1-2 down and need to win 2 in a row.
Always given edge to Melbourne, and careless play is their archillies . Almost undid them tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Very old - Wesley fouled out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The arrow should have been Adelaide's should it not. last jump ball was when Hodgson tied it up under the backboard in the 3rd quarter and Melb got that

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The Rooster  
Last year

Perhaps is shows the conflict between team ownership and league ownership.
Curious how a player gets ejected at half time, and shut the f up about Shorter coming on - the whole Melbourne bench was in the melee - what the?

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joshuapending  
Last year

So angry. We just make so many dumb plays. The sobey thing, light but why give them a chance, same with drimic.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

I feel like the Joey press conference is must see viewing. How big of a fine can he incur?

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Udog  
Last year

Without Barlow Melbourne are crap

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AngusH  
Last year

Joey is just going to do a Popovich I imagine.

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Udog  
Last year

36ers would smash this overpriced mob with a full roster tonight.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I posed the question to this forum a few weeks ago... is it possible to limp into a championship?

Seems that way for United

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adel weak mentally and its killin them.

Mind games on sobey shorter and creek wrecking them.

Its over for the salty 36ers. If u react to contact then you got no one else to blame but yourselves.

Joey said walk away and they didnt listen then they get called for sonething and they whinge and the fans blame the refs?

This series has gone like gazes coaching career..... slow painful but we all know its over.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Silent protest!! Can't say anything so why bother?

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Very Old  
Last year



Anonymous
A few minutes ago
21:20 23 Mar 18

Very old - Wesley fouled out.


thats true, and i noted that, but IMHO Foul trouble is when someone gets hit 3 fouls in the first Q , or are on 4 by half time. Fouling out in the last 7 mins of the last Q is just fouling out, even if it makes it tougher for the team. JMHO

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twenty four  
Last year

"The arrow should have been Adelaide's should it not. last jump ball was when Hodgson tied it up under the backboard in the 3rd quarter and Melb got that"

We started the 4th Q with the ball, so it went back to Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No fine for Joey tonight. Press conference will just be "we'll do our best"

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The Rooster  
Last year

Watching a replay - disgusting commentary

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Anonymous  
Last year

Moore was minus 21, and commentators telling how good a defensive player he is, offence only is his go.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Memo to Drimic:

If your going to get tangled up with CG43, make the foul count. Rip that arm out of its socket then beat him with the severed limb

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

'Joey is just going to do a Popovich I imagine.' - AngusH

Or a Rasheed Wallace? ‘Both teams played hard’

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Very Old  
Last year

Is it just me or has Drimic not developed into as much of a NBL force during this 2nd NBL season as was expected ?

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Udog  
Last year

I think the difference in this series so far is Barlow. He's been phenomenal. The rest of his team have been very average except for Casper tonight. Adelaide just had rotten luck in that game and outplayed Melbourne significantly in the second half.

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Udog  
Last year

I think Adelaide could win the next game to be honest but the series is obviously a tough ask now.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I tell you what, on the final possession of the first half it was a clear foul by Drmic on Andersen on the inbounds catch. Lucky it wasn't whistled as it led to Prather's corner 3

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Anonymous  
Last year

Drimic was never that good, another media favourite, was better today but previous two GF games was crap. Hooley has showed more.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I think with Sobey back we go in favourites now for Game 4.

If we win that game anything can happen in a deciding Game 5.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did anyone watch the press conference after? Joey's just finished anf answered with 'I'm not sure' after every question.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Ha I thought Joey would do that

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

'Is it just me or has Drimic not developed into as much of a NBL force during this 2nd NBL season as was expected?'

I think a lot of that has to do with the knee injury he had. I thought he was playing very well before that but it stopped the momentum he had built up and with the team then winning most of their remaining games and the roster being so deep, he hasn’t really got a lot of opportunity since.

I really like him as a player and think he could be starting quality in a couple of years. I also think it’s a bit harsh to get on him for those fouls tonight, the first one Goulding just ran into him and flopped, the second one both guys got tangled and Goulding did the better acting job. It’s clear Mayberry has in it for him, he called both those fouls tonight and ejected Drimic for a couple of rubbish flop calls in a game earlier in the season (Goulding flopped far more obviously in two nights game). There’s no room for that personal crap from referees in professional sport.

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Zodiac  
Last year

The 'good' thing about Drmic's stock dropping this season is he's a free agent at the end of the season and it would make him that little bit easier to re-sign ;)

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Commentators calling the 36ers the 76ers lol

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Zodiac  
Last year

There's not much to like about United but you have to give props to Barlow. Two years ago when he missed all of the season due to his back injury it looked like career over.

He was pretty fortunate to get another contract from United and now in this GF series he's not only played himself into another contract next season but could get a multi year deal from them. He's been sensational playing good defence, making the right passes and plays and of course knocking down some big threes.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Early Sportsbet odds have both sides at $1.83 for Game 4

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Hope the Crows lose this

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Zodiac  
Last year

Matt Russell doesn't know what's going on, Homicide's barely able to string a coherent sentence together (e.g. Tai 'grownest' Wesley) and Heal was too busy beating off under the table for his home town team knowing what LK wants to hear.

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Udog  
Last year

Barlow IS the difference for sure. And losing 2 starters. And a little bit of bad luck.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'd almost put my house on the Sixers in Game 4...sorry the bank's house.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey should be fined again if he did answer like that. He is a petulant child.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I don't at all feel that Adelaide were truly on top tonight. They just made a lot of shots. 10 three-pointers at 47.6 per cent?! That's one more made three and 13 per cent better from deep. That ain't Adelaide basketball. They just did what they could to stay alive, I don't think it's sustainable. Felt like United was in control for 90+ per cent of the night. They focused early and blew the margin out then played complement for most of the night from then on. $1.83 each odds are pretty accurate imo

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Anonymous  
Last year

As a cats fan i have spent the season been assured from 36ers fans its never the refs fault. Seems someone stole my salt..

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

*That's one more made three and 13 per cent better from deep than United

*United were complacent from then on

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Haha, nice anon

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Udog  
Last year

Manu. Come on. United couldn't put away a team missing two starters at home with probably the most expensive team in NBL history. Ware and Barlow are the only two guys who turned up.

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The Rooster  
Last year

Agree Udog, but Flop Goulding was there, wasn't he?

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Hogwash  
Last year

Crows and Sixers both lost tonight :)

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Yeah, precisely my point. They were playing like crap and Adelaide were making shots they normally don't make to keep themselves in it. I was seeing a United team playing like crap and playing timid, but still in control.

Make no mistake, United was shit, but it just gave me that extra bit of comfort knowing they had a lot more to give. Hairy moments for sure, but for a large part (I'll say 80 per cent) the lads were fine

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Anonymous  
Last year

"I think with Sobey back we go in favourites now for Game 4."
Fracktard player. Probably will cost them the title.

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The Rooster  
Last year

And what about Felix?
WTF?

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Anonymous  
Last year

As has been mentioned, Barlow has been very good, but for me, I've been super impressed by Dave Andersen. He’s just so smart and has gotten himself going at the right time of the year.

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Udog  
Last year

We'll agree to disagree Manu but Adelaide could have won tonight if the chips were in their favour. They had some bad luck and lost 2 starters. They smashed Melbourne last game. Adelaide have shown so much heart but Melbourne for all their plumped up pay checks only really had Ware and Barlow show up tonight after having their pants pulled down last week. If Sobey is back Sunday they could be a chance still but if he's not they may find the extra minutes to cover the 2 starters will lead to tired legs. Melbourne aren't as good as you give them credit for and maybe you need to analyse Adelaide a little better too because you kept writing them of but they keep coming (right down your throat of course (what a spud commentator)).

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Anonymous  
Last year

LOL at salty Adelaide fans complaining about the refs. Some of your dirty tactics finally getting called.
Sobey is such a flog, closely followed by Shorter & Drimic.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Haha right down your throat, absolutely. Yeah they're better than I thought, Adelaide.

Melbourne were amazing with Felix and I think they've gone south since Prather came back. I maintain that Melbourne with Felix instead of Prather go close to sweeping the Sixers

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LV  
Last year

The salty Adelaide fans are hilarious

Sobey has disappointed me this season. Assuming he plays, he needs to put in a stellar performance on Sunday, otherwise I reckon tonight's headbutt could become a career defining moment for all the wrong reasons

So much potential everyone thought he had after he found his groove playing alongside Randle last year

Turns 28 in a few months, it now looks like he's destined to remain just a decent NBL player and never reach those lofty heights people started predicting for him. And it looks like what's between his ears might be part of what's holding him back

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Anonymous  
Last year

The reffing was disgusting.
The commentary also was disgusting. Since when do spuds get GF series games.

Adelaide with no Melb home cooking win the game. I'm a neutral.

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Udog  
Last year

I don't mind people poking fun at our fans, putting down our players, saying our coach is shit and writing the team off. They finished second after a bad start to the season, knocked off the Cars in 2 and now they're taking it to the rich kids whose Dad owns the company and they're showing loads of fight. A full, fit Adelaide roster would have made a meal of United tonight.

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Udog  
Last year

Didn't think the refs were bad. Not sure Sobey gets ejected and Prather stays on though. Couldn't understand that one, especially after they reviewed it. The Hodgeson block called a foul on Ware was a doozy though.

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Udog  
Last year

Opps. Cats in 2 sorry

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LV  
Last year

Home cooking is a natural feature of the NBL

NBL without home cooking wouldn't be the NBL

I've been a critic as much as anyone. But a small part of me does enjoy United having home court advantage for this very reason, after so many years of experiencing the other side of it (Game 3 of the 2014 semi finals and United's loss early this season in Perth being two good examples that come immediately to mind)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Manu, Adelaide had shot something like 43 per cent from deep in the 10-11 games leading into the GF. They are a pretty handy 3pt shooting team now.

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LV  
Last year

And having said that, United beat 36ers 4-0 in the regular season and finished 2 games clear on top, so they've well and truly earnt their home court advantage

I didn't actually think it was that bad tonight. United got a few calls but it wasn't particularly egregious by the NBLs standards. Sobey gave them no choice but to eject him imo, and Drmic could've easily extracted himself from Goulding without lifting Goulding off the ground- as even Joey said himself

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

2/11 = 18% (last game of regular season)
8/18 = 44%
3/14 = 21%
5/19 = 26%
5/15 = 33%
11/17 = 64%
9/20 = 45%

The three big outputs were all against Illawarra; all other teams they were subpar. Melbourne is a good defensive team, but tonight loaded up and focused a lot on stopping the drive so Sixers cashed in

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Very Old  
Last year

LV - Agreed

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Sobey/Prather incident needs to be shown from another angle and without the cutaway. Whilst he was aggressive I'm not convinced Prather actually headbutted Sobey, if he did I think the league needs to come down on him.

*Melbourne fan.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Anyone notice Deng on that Moore spin layup play with a minute left in the game? Clapped his hands for the ball, wanting to jack up the 3 but Moore didn't give it to him. After a couple seconds of asking for the ball he just chucked a big ol' sook as Moore drove to the bucket. Pissy by Deng

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Also, it's on the NBL YouTube page's highlight video... have a go at the Deng travel while changing direction (just like the Prather jabstep travel I was talking about earlier). Same thing, but letting the travels like this egregious one here, is the way the refs have called it all year

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

*first possession of the final quarter

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Anonymous  
Last year

Seriously salty Adelaide fans you're blaming the refs for yet another loss? Drimic should have had 2 tech fouls. I think the refs were too afraid to call them in fear of criticism.

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cavolo  
Last year

Manu, how is it "pissy" by Deng!? He hadn't missed a shot in the game until that point and was literally keeping them in it with his defense, steals and rebounds and 3pts in stead of 2 would have made things even more interesting! To me it shows passion and confidence and was just simple frustration that he was missed in a great position to help his team.

How about recognising how incredibly he played, especially in the fourth instead of over analysing in such a negative way one frustrated moment that is most likely out of passion to try and get the win in crunch time?

Your dislike for the 36ers is "pissy" ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Get over yourself cavolo

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Anonymous  
Last year

Someone gets it. Drmic the flog should have been booted early in the third.

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Rat10  
Last year

Agree cavolo - Deng was very very good. Stepped up in the absence of Childress and Sobey in the second half. His threes kept the Sixers in the game and his rebounding and intensity was ultra impressive. He grabbed an equal high 8 rebounds along with Creek. Can definitely feel very proud of the way he performed tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Watching the replay, how did Drmic stay in the game ? Should have been tossed for that, would have been cited in the AFL for a head high bump

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Udog  
Last year

Because Goulding put it on so much I'm guessing.

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Rasheed30  
Last year

Has anybody seen the footage of Wesley doing to Sobey what Sobey did to Prather?

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Jack Higgins  
Last year

I was at the game and didn't feel the refereeing was as terrible as is being claimed here. If it was how could Adelaide attempt 28 free throws to 22. Yes there were some incorrect calls but the referees don't have the advantage of replays and 3 different camera angles the tv viewer has. They have a split second to make decisions. The Goulding "flop" was wrong on Drimic but in real time it looked correct. Plus Drimic should have been smarter. The Sobey ejecting was harsh but as a coach once told me. Don't get involved and force the referee to make a decision. I agree that the owner of the NBL shouldn't also own a team as well. But people remember the NBL was at deaths door until he took it over. These are my thoughts. Disclaimer: I am an ex Adelaide person living here in Melbourne.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

https://www.facebook.com/botibasket/posts/1853372931393309

Rasheed - see link above for wesley's Headbutt on Sobey. Notice it is right in front of Mayberry too. Hmmmmm

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BVL  
Last year

"Very brave effort by the Sixers. Made the fans proud tonight. Unfortunately the refs were just a bit too much - possibly the worst reffed finals game I have ever seen - clearly the reason we lost. Thanks Mayberry, Reid and Aylen for ruining a great series, I'd rather see 3 Div 5 refs on Sunday".

The worst reffed game since game 2. Adelaide's already had their home cooking this series.

Lets see if the refs can let the boys play for the last 2 games...

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proud  
Last year

It doesn't feel like United have a true grudge match rivalry like Perth/Adelaide or Perth/NZ or Adelaide/Brisbane or Sydney/Illawarra but regardless of who wins the championship this season I think this United/36ers matchup will have a sting in its tail for a good couple of seasons and I think that is a wonderful thing for the league.

Home cooking and NBL, of course, it's why we go to games so we can try and influence referees when making their fifty/fifty calls.

Great discussion by all but my take away from the game was Russell saying "100% that was 50/50" and Making me laugh a lot!

That I wanna grow muscles like Shannon Shorter

That Carrick Felix incident was just crazy!

And that 3 games in we have no clear Larry Sengstock medal winner yet and that is great but imagine if Barlow won it!

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

@LV
Why would you think it is Drmic who could have extracted himself from Goulding. Goulding is the one who could have extracted himself from Drmic. He just hangs on his back and then falls to the floor as Drmic extracts himself. I don't understand how the refs get sucked into all this stuff. Goulding is supposed to be an elite athlete who can shuffle, turn on a dime, hit amazing stepbacks. but then all of a sudden he has lost all his strength and athleticism and falls to the floor like a 3 year old, just like that. The problem is the refs lose all understanding and get sucked in, and they are supposed to be the best we have. Can't even work out when players are milking it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Did anyone pay much attention to Josh Boone last night? How did he look on court. His minutes and stats aren't flattering, is he visibly hobbled by the back?

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Manu, I thought both Boone and Ware looked very good in the 1st qtr but after they went to the bench, they never quite came back to the game with the same form. It may be that initial adrenaline pump to start the game helped them not feel the injuries as much initially but they didn't seem 100% when they got back on the floor.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mentioned the Wesley headbutt earlier in the thread. Suprised it's not getting more attention... very clear headbutt and IMO worse than Sobeys as Wesley initiated the contact and follows through. If Sobey is suspended there’s NO chance Wesley plays either. Probably help Melbourne though having Barlow come in to the lineup.

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Udog  
Last year

Nobody at the NBL or in the media will bring it up. Can't derail Melbourne's championship by fining or suspending their players for anything like that.

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Udog  
Last year

Like the unbiased commentary last night was saying. Adelaide fans just imagine everything. Fake news

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne will choke in game 5

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Big Ads  
Last year

Proud, the winner of the Grand Final MVP may come as a shock.

Irrespective of which team one might follow, I believe there are 3 clear favourites to win "Larry". All three have had a big influence on the games, are on the same team but none are actually players.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Uncle Phil, yeah watching the replay I'm not too concerned by either player. They were both moving well.

I kept picking up on more travels by Deng on the replay too. If he wants a US/Euro career he needs to tidy up the footwork

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Udog  
Last year

Funny how what happens outside the 10 players on court will probably be the deciding factor in this series.

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Udog  
Last year

Derick Rucker summed up Sobey's ejection with his tweet last night "what a joke".

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Anonymous  
Last year

Has anyone mentioned how Adelaide blew the game by not being in the penalty situation in the final quarter, but taking 16 out of the remaining 20 seconds to foul three times? That game was winnable but none of the players knew the situation. Creek and Deng were too busy whinging to the refs.

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Udog  
Last year

There was a lot more to losing that game unfortunately.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It was still a massive blunder.

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Udog  
Last year

Yep. Could have been different. Can't knock their effort though. The first half was a blinder but that second half just threw too many curve balls.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's the point. They put in a great effort but poor leadership cost them a chance of winning in the end.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide = shoulda woulda coulda

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide on top in this series.

Massacre tomorrow Sixers +20.

Melbourne have been saved twice in this series at home. Not gonna happen again. The refs can do all they like, but when Adelaide is up 15 it won't matter.

6ers hold the cards and United knows it. Even sending Felix out to antagonise Shorter and hope he snaps and gets suspended.

UNITED ARE SCARED

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Cat's 4 life  
Last year

Adelaide are playing with so much heart! Saw them live in game 2 in Perth and what they did last night will be up there as one of the best game I've seen a team play with the situation they faced.

Just glad this stuff never happened in Perth arena imagine the shit Perth would cop.

For a grand final that was piss poor to get ejected for that. Why don't the refs get reviewed? Such a dession that decides the out come of a game and maybe the series.

Looking forward to tomorrow Adelaide have grown on me more everytime I watch them.

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Udog  
Last year

Check out @NBL DT On twitter for the Tai Wesley headbutt/ non-ejection right in front or Mayberry.

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Udog  
Last year

Very professional refs we have

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Haha Derek Rucker "straight up 'no lube' job"

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

United in control. It's over ladies and gentlemen

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Udog  
Last year

In control of the league from the board room you mean.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wish we still had Randle, then maybe we would have a chance

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cavolo  
Last year

Manu, care to provide rationale as to how United are in control? They fell over the line last night playing Adelaide's bench for most of the night on their home floor with some pivotal calls going their way...

I'd very surprised if it isn't a big blow out again tomorrow squaring the series at 2-2. 36ers were up 30 in game 2, had leads multiple times in game 1 and 3 and are priming for the right time to win the most important away game of the year! :)

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Hogwash  
Last year

If any Adelaide fans are confident, they're paying $4.40 now for the title

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Anonymous  
Last year

What is with the play by play on nbl.com.au
13 plays happened with a second left did they and it has deng as a perfect 5-5 from the field I could have sworn he took the 3 on the buzzer

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Cavolo, I feel like United is in control for the reasons I said last night (pasted them below).

I don't at all feel that Adelaide were truly on top tonight. They just made a lot of shots. 10 three-pointers at 47.6 per cent?! That's one more made three and 13 per cent better from deep. That ain't Adelaide basketball. They just did what they could to stay alive, I don't think it's sustainable. Felt like United was in control for 90+ per cent of the night. They focused early and blew the margin out then played complement for most of the night from then on. $1.83 each odds are pretty accurate imo.


United were playing like crap and Adelaide were making shots they normally don't make to keep themselves in it. I was seeing a United team playing like crap and playing timid, but still in control.

Make no mistake, United was shit, but it just gave me that extra bit of comfort knowing they had a lot more to give. Hairy moments for sure, but for a large part (I'll say 80 per cent) the lads were fine

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Anonymous  
Last year

Winning in front of the Melbourne poser crowd next Saturday is going to be special.

Joke of an organisation, team of muppets. You think Adelaide are cocky and talk. Melbourne are the most cocky, arrogant team I've seen in the history of basketball.

Posers

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Udog  
Last year

Larry got their backs

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Anonymous  
Last year

Also Manu, put the bong down. Melbourne were never in control last night.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I feel like United locks in mentally a lot more and they'll win Game 4. Championship. Cash money. Win.

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Udog  
Last year

They looked mentally gone in game 2 and most of 3. Only looked ok in the second half of game 1.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Udog is still drunk

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BVL  
Last year

Haha Derek Rucker "straight up 'no lube' job"

Really, and people wonder why he has no job calling the game anymore

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BVL  
Last year

Melbounre posers or Adelaide bogans??

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proud  
Last year

I said earlier that game 3 was Adelaide's chance at a free swing and younhave to imagine that game 4 is United's chance for a free swing, play as aggressive as they like and they may even shoot 35 3s for the game.

Of course United are in front, they lead 2-1 with a free swing away and home court advantage for game 5.

As for anon's comments, yeah not letting your opposition get into the bonus and then needing to foul at the end is certainly costly!

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Should I hedge and put 2-3 grand on Adelaide now?

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cavolo  
Last year

Proud, I think Adelaide used not being in the bonus very well strategically as it gave them 3 (?) opportunities to force a turnover which they successfully did but Mitch was a bit rough to not get a foul in the scramble and it ended up being a jump ball. Don't think people would be saying it was costly if the possession arrow was our way and we had a shot to tie or win with 10secs left....?

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

With Sobey in, huge dumped up crowd, Sixers are gonna take game 4. They get in front with some rhythm, they will put their foot on the throat. A super fit team. Can't wait. Let Sobey and Deng off the leash. Even with everything Melboure and the refs have thrown at the Sixers they still didn't give in and nearly took the game. If Sixers win tomorrow, the pressure is going to be all on Melb. The longer this series goes the more pressure United are under and they will start clenching.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

"pumped" up crowd

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Anonymous  
Last year

You don't have 2-3 grand Manu

More like 2-3 food stamps

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Haha you got me kid, I possess food stamps as an Australian citizen.

It's imperative that Deng plays well as he's their only real bench threat in this series

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LoveBroker  
Last year

It's imperative that Deng plays well as he's their only real bench threat in this series


That's a very stupid statement given the Sixers have the NBL Sixth Man of the Year.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Need I point out the obvious, LoveBroker?

Almost every post of yours that I see has a bitter undertone. For your sake, ease up

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Need I point out the obvious, LoveBroker?


If it's obvious (to all including yourself) that Deng is not the only bench threat, and you still maintained Deng is the only bench threat, doesn't that make you even more stupid?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I don't have time for you, man

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Yet you have the time to type dumb sh!t.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Melbourne was also fined $1125 for two post-game incidents involving import Carrick Felix, who is not active for the finals but was involved in a dispute with Adelaide players."

Wow. How is it that a non player is allowed to even be on the floor let alone the bench? Yet a pissy $1125 is awarded.

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koberulz  
Last year

Wow. How is it that a non player is allowed to even be on the floor let alone the bench?
The game was over, anyone is allowed on the court at that point as far as the league is concerned (obviously most stadiums and clubs have more stringent security measures, though).

As for why he's on the bench, why not? Teams are allocated a number of seats on the bench and can largely fill them however they want.

You also have your sentence structured the wrong way around.

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