Luuuc
Two weeks ago

WNBL Round 1

Fri 7:00pm - Sydney vs Canberra

Sat 12:00pm - Perth vs Adelaide - Live on SBS & Fox Sports

Sat 7:30pm - Melbourne vs Bendigo

Sun 3:00pm - Townsville vs Dandenong



Basket Case 2018-19 Episode 1 (with coaches Brassard & Chambers) - Link

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Great to see Perth and Sydney on SBS.

Are SEN doing a preview show like last year?

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Aussiedownunder  
Two weeks ago

Going to be a mixed season IMHO, some teams recruited very well and some haven't.
Luuuc - do you know who is suiting up for tonight's game for Canberra? I have read recently they may be missing up to 4 players for tonight. Tough ask for the to win on the road against the Flames in Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

what are Bendigo doing...
Doesn't look great when you just take the cuts from the other clubs. Haven't been successful for sometime.
And Melbourne have resigned molloy for another 2 seasons. Time to move on from him. Best players given to him and hasn't made it work.

I really hope they scrap the current clubs and align the teams with the Nbl so that the wnbl has some stability.

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Melb Fan  
Two weeks ago

Definitely not as strong as last season in terms of lineups are concerned, but nonetheless should be a good season! I'm tipping a Boomers-Fire GF again, but Boomers to get up this time around.

Canberra when fully loaded will be great to watch, only question on them would be whether they can come together chemistry wise when so many of their players are coming off of such large layoffs.

I feel for Bendigo - not sure if their constant lack of star power is a location thing, while Bendigo is a nice place it's not really in the same ball park in terms of things to do as the other team's locations. Could also be a budget issue which wouldnt surprise me either.

I'm going with a final ladder along the lines of
Melbourne
Townsville
Canberra
Adelaide
Dandenong
Perth
Sydney
Bendigo

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Still haven't finished the web pages and the game is tonight.
The Canberra player images look like they have been done with an iPhone.
Could build a better site in a few days..

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Canberra and Townsville final.
Bendigo bottom again.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Luuuc - do you know who is suiting up for tonight's game for Canberra?

Some others can probably help more than me. From what I gather, Griffin is ok to play, Tolo is at least a month away, and last I heard (a while ago) was that Leilani would be touch-and-go to suit up for game 1.
I don't recall hearing anything about Wallace at all over the winter, but just going by the timing of her injury very late in the college season I'd be surprised if she plays at all this season.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

S5 I reckon
Mitchell, Nurse, Froling, Griffin, Scherf

Wilson, Rocci, Young, Bourne, Mclaren

Cubillo, Loader

Wallace, Tolo injured.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Griffin has been in full training a couple weeks now. Nurse just landed 3-days ago and could be on reduced minutes. Not sure what we should expect from McLaren as a temp. Could be a breakout season for Scherf but lookout too if Sydney's Wilson and Tupaea take the next step. I've tipped Flames, narrowly.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Caps off to a bright start.
Mitchell not listed. Starters are really going to log some minutes.

Flames-Caps Boxscore

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Kia Nurse is going to run rings around this league if this game is any indication.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Both teams won 2 quarters. Pretty much a draw tonight.

Stat-wise, Scherf 22 points (8/11) in 22 minutes (up against Bunton, who had a good one herself with 27 & 7) is the one that jumps out at me.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Mitchell, Wallace and tolo still to come into starting 5.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Scherfs extra training has really done her good.
Nice to know we have at least 2 young bigs in Lauren and alex who can fill in for tolo in the opals.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Heal out for 10 weeks..

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

6-10..

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What is it with Melbourne?
They extend Molloy's contract and he hasn’t delivered a championship.
So they bring 3 Opals so they can win the flag.
The board must know something that we all don’t.
We’ll see how many players "develop" this year
I’m tipping zero!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'd say the Gm and Molloy are good buddies.
Some new coaching stock is needed in the league.

Could see a few changes. I'd say if Pritchard and Anderson don't perform, they might be gone.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Pretty much a draw"

Weird way to look at a game where Caps won by 19 and Flames were never in it.

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.  
Two weeks ago

Nurse will be a strong MVP candidate - 3 days off plane and delivers a game like that - will only get better. Said it weeks ago Caps will go close to winning it (at full strength).

Caps
Melb
Adel
Towns

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Yeah can't look at quarter won as a metric for how close the game was. Clearly wasn't and both teams emptied their benches late.

Bring on Perth v Sydney on tv!

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Erm, Perth v Adelaide lol.

Farnworth, Ebzery, McPhee, Taylor, Steindl starting five for Perth.

Looks really undersized.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Please tell the DJ he doesn't have to play music the entire stinking game. Omg especially televised games. This person has no clue. It’s a huge turn off trying to watch

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LC  
Two weeks ago

Perth are going to struggle this season with that line-up.

Seriously though, what it is with music at NBL and WNBL games?! Turn it off and down! Play some, but at the right time and NOT all the time.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No legit bigs for Perth. Not sure what Stewart was thinking.

Some of the biggest lineups we've ever had in the wnbl and he has no one bar steindl and Allen in the post at only 6'2.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Adelaide just far too good. Coffey with another impressive debut for an import. McPhee was one of Perth's best too.

Lightning had too much cohesion and played like they've been together far more than Perth have. Shooters kept getting their shots (Coffey, Planeta, Nicholson) all over the court and even Seekamp looked good as a makeshift PG facilitating. They're easily making finals if they keep this up.

I understand that Stewart has a plan but the Perth roster construction is just full of ball handlers and high usage players. Today they mainly played with 3 guards, 2 forward lineups. I don't know how it's going to work, like why is Farnworth throwing up so many shots. Ebzery and Taylor looked very rusty. Hopefully things click. Mansfield-Ebzery-Mcaphee-Taylor-Standish is a good starting five when they can all get on the court. Schwagmeyer the perfect 6th, scoring option from the bench.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Adealide starting 5?

Seekamp, Nicholson, Blicavs, Coffey, Planeta

6'4 Alexander to take planetas spot when recovered.

Davidson needs to get more time also.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Has been pretty clear all along that this team was too small, so no surprises there.
It's the D that disappointed me. Hopefully it's a chemistry thing that can improve, because there were holes left open everywhere all game.


Yeah can't look at quarter won as a metric for how close the game was.

2 people actually took that seriously? About an absolute smashing? Ok.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

We go to the basketball game to?
Watch basketball, not get blown out by LOUD $&@&$&" music. What is it with these court announcers

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

It didn't come off as sarcastic, Luuc but gland you're not going senile;)

Yes, their defence was shocking, gave up so many fast breaks.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Loco, but not yet senile thankfully.

We go to the basketball game to?
Watch basketball, not get blown out by LOUD $&@&$&" music. What is it with these court announcers

Has been the same problem since day 1 of the new Lynx era, and yeah it bothers me too as it always has.
It's possible to pump up the crowd and provide atmosphere without hurting people's ears. I find it literally painful at times. It really detracts from the game IMO.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

All the time in the world to recruit just 2 solid imports...

The disparity between the top 3 and the bottom 3 should not be so vast in an 8 team competition.

With brisbane team coming and only maybe 5 wnbl level college players coming back home. Hard to see where the players will come from.
We have very little quality youth replacing the veterans atm.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"even Seekamp looked good as a makeshift PG facilitating"

I thought the opposite, she struggled to get the ball down the court when perth were in a full court press and she had 5 turn overs.
She is a much better player when she is playing sg.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Same old Clydesdale...
attack dammit.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

The disparity between the top 3 and the bottom 3 should not be so vast in an 8 team competition.

The problem is that the WNBL can't really afford to employ any equalisation measures such as salary cap, because I think it would do more harm than good.

With brisbane team coming and only maybe 5 wnbl level college players coming back home. Hard to see where the players will come from.
We have very little quality youth replacing the veterans atm.

There seems to be plenty of player movement around the league each season (eg. Perth seems to turn over its entire roster each year!), so provided any new team is announced early enough (i.e. before the end of the season) I think there's enough time for a new team to assemble a competitive roster.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

And they just signed Molloy for another 2 years lol.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Yeah I'd like to think there's enough quality for at least one new team, should be two. 1-2 fringe players getting a solid starting position can only help development.

Favourites for the spoon outrunning favourites for the title at the moment. Dat disparity

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James Harvey fan  
Two weeks ago

LMAO at 'G Cayla' on the scoresheet

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Half time Molloy is doing a great job.
How many Opals does it take to win a flag.
More than 4

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Brisbane and Newcastle the next 2 in I believe.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

This is fun ... Spirit serving it right up to the Boomers

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Magbegor and George have been terrible.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You need 5 Opals to win a flag

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Whittle could be an opals darkhorse.

And hurst and Wilson must be spewing they didn't get a look in when Mitchell and Mansfield went down before the WC. Did a great job at managing the team.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Couldn't win with Cambage what makes you think he can win with anything else. What has he won??? He made the playoffs his first year and has been horrible until last year.

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Waves2Lynx  
Two weeks ago

Great start to the season by Bendigo. Proving us all wrong. Be a good season if they turn into a surprise packet throughout.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

No it wouldn't. I was counting on them to prevent us finishing last!! :p

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Waves2Lynx  
Last week

Heh, it's good for the competition itself, perhaps not the other bottom dwellers. Long way to go yet. Still have to see how Dandy go against Townsville

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ANON  
Last week

Hard to fathom why they continue to recruit Molloy and they always do it at the start of the season not the end or after like every other coaching position is done

They have the potential to be a successful club , they certainly run the best home game days but they seriously need to move him on

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Anonymous  
Last week

Molloy must have the record now for number of seasons being head coach of NBL/WNBL clubs with 0 titles.

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Anonymous  
Last week

anyone know the salaries these days?
From my understanding minimum wage is $7500 with no salary cap?
Lynx players get a minimum 40k a season?
Who might be the highest paid player?


Cricket now the has the highest salaries for women team sport. Supposably 200k per season if you are an international by 2020. Minimum is 40k and some players are on 300k now.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I'd have to agree with the last couple of post. Why does Melbourne re appoint Molloy at the start of the season.
He has coached the most number of seasons and produced ZERO.
Hasn’t developed anyone into a better player.
Get rid him.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Wow at those cricket salaries. Doubt they generate the income to earn those amounts.

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Anonymous  
Last week

This is Melbourne`s year I think. I can feel it. Their motley crew of misfits and rejects will miraculously bond this season like the AFLs western bulldogs of 2016 and shock the world to win the title this season and vindicate the choice of molloy as coach.

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Anonymous  
Last week

State league women cricketers are on 44k.
Pretty crazy, not sure how they can afford it.

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Anonymous  
Last week

They use profits generated by the men.

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Anonymous  
Last week

nz haven't looked that great under him either from the games I've seen.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Women Cricket Aussie payment pool is 55 million to state league, big bash and international players.

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Anonymous  
Last week

How does he get hired over and over again?

He somehow has been employed as an assistant and then head coach for 20 years in NBL and WNBL.

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Anonymous  
Last week

... and apart from the Cairns stint always with Melbourne clubs so not much uprooting/moving. Golden horseshoe?

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Anonymous  
Last week

I'm guessing that's why they have had such a rise in female cricket participation.
Heard one player is on 600k.

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Anonymous  
Last week

That's ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Another upset?

Only batgirl and Samuels showed up for Townsville it looks like.

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Anonymous  
Last week

There must be a reason why players leave Melbourne.
I've heard he hasn’t a clue how to get the best out of his players.
Doesn’t know how to talk to them.

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Anonymous  
Last week

His assistants are better.

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LC  
Last week

What a win by Dandenong!

Bec Cole slotting in just nicely.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last week

Almost glad there's no tipping comp this year. Huge upsets last two games. Lavey with 3 threes, 5 assists no turnovers, could be on the bounceback. Cole and Jarry look huge gets to replace Cummings and Blicavs still has to fit into the team.

You're right Luuc, I'd start getting nervous if I was Andy Stewart.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last week

Team of the Week? Lots of players could be in it. My guess:

Cole-Whittle-Nurse-Coffey-Bunton

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Anonymous  
Last week

Jarry probably going to the bench when Blicavs gets back.

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LC  
Last week

Jarry came up big when it mattered.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Garbin had a bad game.
Brassard needs to put more faith in aokuso. More minutes..

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ANON  
Last week

Blicavs won't be back this season if rumours are correct , hence why the American import Laney was brought in late

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Anonymous  
Last week

Podcast said she would be back sooner than expected.

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Anonymous  
Last week

If blicavs comes back it will be on very limited minutes.
I doubt she will play this season

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Waves2Lynx  
Last week

TotW was Tobin over Bunton or Scherf but the others were right. Put money on Nurse for MVP if you can get good odds. Amazing having a player of her calibre here.

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Anonymous  
Last week

If they can get some better crowds and boost the salary, we should be able to get some more high calibre players coming here over Europe.

More kiwis and Aussies from college filling and deepening teams every year.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Bunton 27 points at 76%, 7 boards & 3 assists and misses out on TOTW? What? How? Why?
I would have put Laney over Cole too. 16 points 12 boards 5 assists and 2 steals is an outstanding stat line.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I don't think there are betting markets for WNBL MVP.

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Look what Cole does now that she has left that control freak Molloy.
He doesn't know how to talk to his players.
You only have see where Garrick is now, its all down to him.
Kunek left and wow, what a year she had.

Been coaching for 20 years and has zero.

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Anonymous  
Last week

He knows how to get employed, though. Must be good at job interviews.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Its all about opportunity.
Cole put up 15 shots, she had never been given the chance to do that at melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I feel bad for the NZ N.T players.
More talent than they've had in years and they bring in Molloy.
Some quality nz coaches about, not sure why they chose guy.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Molloy is a talent killer. He doesn't like creative skillful players making right decisions under real game conditionns outside his "great" choreography. I've even seen him visibly unhappy on occasions when his players scored like that.
He may win a championship thanks to the Boomers budget but will never be a good coach until he understands this is a players' game.

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Anonymous  
Last week

That's why I was worried about Conti and magbegor going there.

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Luuuc  
Last week

That axe is getting a serious grinding today huh

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