Two weeks ago
Talking Title Chances
It's the time of year to speculate, to woof, to talk trash before the real stuff gets going.
This thread is your chance to do so. Talk up your team’s title chances (or someone else’s team).
I’ll throw a spanner in the works to start. Everyone's talking about United and Sydney, but there's one team flying under the radar.....
FWIW if I was placing a bet right now, I’d go with Perth at $6 for the title. But I’m obviously not taking that bet, cos I hate Perth! It’s much more fun watching them and hoping they lose.
Sydney is my favourite, with United a close second, Perth a close third, and a few others who could challenge. But Perth is the value bet because:
- Proven coach and proven system. 3 of the last 5 championships.
- Bryce Cotton.
- Strong group of Aussies- many who have proven success with this coach eg: Martin, Brandt, Wagstaff, Jervis, and a couple of prospects with a few years of NBL experience behind them and are entering their prime years- Kay, Norton.
- Cashed up club- will keep playing with their import spots until they find what they want. At a minimum, you know if Terrico White doesn’t bring his A game they’ll replace him with a stud.
- Home court advantage where they get all the calls.