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14 Charges - Game Review Panel

The NBL Game Review Panel has laid the following 14 charges after game three of the Hungry Jack's NBL Grand Final Series between Melbourne United and Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena on Friday night.

Tai Wesley (Melbourne) - Headbutting Adelaide's Nathan Sobey in first quarter. ONE game suspension down to $1,000 fine with an early plea.

Casey Prather (Melbourne) - Headbutting Adelaide's Nathan Sobey, at half time. ONE game suspension down to $1,000 fine with an early plea.

Nathan Sobey (Adelaide) - Headbutting Melbourne's Casey Prather at half time. ONE game suspension down to $1,000 fine with an early plea.

The following players also received fines for engaging in a melee at half time. They can accept reduced fines with an early plea.

ADELAIDE

Nathan Sobey ($500 down to $375)
Anthony Drmic ($1,000 down to $750)
Shannon Shorter ($1,000 down to $750)
Majok Deng ($1,000 down to $750)

MELBOURNE

Craig Moller ($500 down to $375)
Dave Anderson ($1,000 down to $750)
Casper Ware ($500 down to $375)
David Barlow ($500 down to $375)

Felix has been banned from sitting on the Melbourne United team bench area for games four and five and must not enter the playing area at any stage until the game concludes and all formalities are finished.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So the target of two head but charges gets ejected while the offenders play on ultimately costing Adelaide the game. And then Sobey still gets the same penalty as the others in the fallout. No, this leagues management isn't biast at all.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Essentially this is an admission by the NBL that the referees missed the call on Wesley and Prather. They correctly ejected Sobey (by the report) and missed the other two calls. Otherwise the penalties wouldn't be equal.

If I was a 36er fan I would be livid

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes Mrs Sobey

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't understand how they watched the Sobey / Prather incident on review yet only Sobey is ejected? One angle looked really bad for Sobey while the other looked bad for both - I guess we know which one they watched!

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GordonG  
Last year

"Can't understand how they watched the Sobey / Prather incident on review yet only Sobey is ejected?"

Could it be from the "retaliation" point of view? It's not always the one who starts it that gets nailed, it's the guy that hits back.

Obviously the NBL recognises that Prather did the same thing, that's why he got the citation/fine.

Sobey retaliated and gets the same as Prather + ejection.

Dunno, strictly neutral here.

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LC  
Last year

Dave Andersen (not Anderson) should be able to get off as they spelled his name wrong!

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Udog  
Last year

If Mayberry missed the Wesley head butt right in front of him and unobstructed why is he still a ref?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just no pleasing Adelaide fans it seems. No doubt they'll be taking this out on a few unfortunate Centrelink employees this week.

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Udog  
Last year

Adelaide fans want a level playing field. So would fans of any other club. This series is becoming farcical.

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Em  
Last year

Maybe Mayberry was watching Ware & Shorter who were behind and to the right of Wesley & Sobey - you can't have your eyes on all the players on the court so some things will get missed

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Udog  
Last year

Right in front of him

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AngusH  
Last year

Prather's suspension should be reduced to half a game and fine if the league really wants to level it up after screwing Adelaide last night.

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Ushiro  
Last year

The unfortunate action from the referees was the ejection of Sobey, bit similar to the Red Card in Soccer. Doesn't matter if the Red Card and subsequent suspension is squashed in review - the damage and the loss of game has occurred. Far better that the referees only gave the intentional foul (basically for being a dickhead and retaliating) and left any subsequent action to the review panel.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't someone fine Larkins for getting up all the time off the bench and carrying on like a tool!

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

Just shows the incompetence of the refs. They call clean blocks fouls, get sucked in by flops, give techs when not warranted, etc, etc. The bizarre thing about Sobey decision is that all year any type of indiscretion involving two players, the refs have always been calling a double foul, one on each player, even when one of the players involved was an innocent bystander. Penalising just Sobey in that incident is very unusual for this season.
Although as this finals series goes on it seems not unusual for Melbourne's fortunes.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide fans just want equality, then give back all those free throws you didn't deserve

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Udog  
Last year

Don't be ignorant. At least have a valid argument.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Let's no confuse the issue with the facts.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd be spewing if I was an Adelaide fan about all this, the reffing/officials decision making this season is getting beyond ridiculous.

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PeterJohn  
Last year

I guess Steve Breheny wishes the penalty for head butting had been a single game, back in 1989. IIRC he got something like 8 games for head butting Keough. Missed a playoff game or two (?) and the first month or so of the 1990 season.

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Ricey  
Last year

To be fair, Sobey was a muppet for retaliating. He took it on the chin from Tai, and wasn't phased it seems. Probably should’ve had a dive after Prather instead of risking himself. There’s a reason why Joey wasn’t impressed by him or Drmic with these antics. Hopefully we can get the win tomorrow though and head to Melbourne with a a vendetta

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MACDUB  
Last year

It is a bit farcical.

They essentially found both headbutted; yet only one was ejected.

And I don't know if people can run the argument that 'Sobey's headbutt was worse and that's why it justified ejection' different from Prather - because from memory Prather 'headbutted' (as confirmed by the NBL) Sobey first; so arguably Prather's was 'worse'.

For it to be shown that Prather was rightfully not ejected vis-a-via Sobey; I would have thought the only way that was possible would be for the NBL to conclude that Prather did not headbut Sobey; but they have found that way?



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MACDUB  
Last year

Sobey's mistake was doing it at HT which allowed the refs time to review before the 2nd half; notice that the Wesley headbutt was mid quarter so no opportunity to review.

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Zodiac  
Last year

That's true Macdub but the Wesley head butt happened right in front of the refs face!

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/conflict-of-interest-its-human-nature/

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Tornado  
Last year

I think Sobey has already paid his price by missing the 2nd half...not fair that he has to also pay the fine the same as the others. NBL just embarrassed itself more with this - smh.
Hard for Adelaide to beat 9 with 5.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Funny how no Adelaide fan was this upset with multiple of their players running in the court in sf game2 when it wasn't a break in play. All of a sudden consistency and the letter of the law is important. Haha enjoy choking again on all your salt

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Anonymous  
Last year

Funny how no Adelaide fan was this upset with multiple of their players running in the court in sf game2 when it wasn't a break in play. All of a sudden consistency and the letter of the law is important. Haha enjoy choking again on all your salt

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Should just eject Prather and Wesley at half time of game 4 and call it even. Same act, same punishment.

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Proud  
Last year

Two things I take is 1) are the fines that small that Drmic, Shorter and/or Sobey will get fined again in games 4 or 5, as they are absolute bafoons and play on the edge all the time.

2) are the players earning extra for making the grand final ? I ask as if the NBL wanted to put more in its coffers then the fines would be greater but they all seem minor.

Of all the punishments, Felix getting told to sit in the stands is the most amazing to me, that's only a punishment if he has to sit with 36ers members... during both games!

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