Luuuc
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WNBL Round 2

Fri 4:30 - Adelaide vs Townsville
Fri 6:30 - Dandenong vs Sydney
Fri 7:30 - Melbourne vs Canberra (@ Geelong)

Sat 7:00 - Bendigo vs Dandenong

Sun 1:00 - Sydney vs Melbourne - Live on SBS & Foxtel
Sun 2:00 - Canberra vs Adelaide
Sun 1:00 - Perth vs Townsville



* "University of Canberra Capitals star Leilani Mitchell says she will play her first game for Caps on Sunday at home."


* It was announced yesterday that SBS are increasing their coverage from 9 games to 14 games. i.e. they are now doing all the regular season Foxtel games other than Lightning-Boomers in Round 14 (12/01/19).

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Anonymous  
Last year

Friday
Townsville
Dandenong
Canberra

Saturday
Dandenong

Sunday
Melbourne
Canberra
Townsville

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.  
Last year

Caps looming

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Great news re SBS. Both Canberra and Bendigo strong chances to go undefeated after two rounds.

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Camel 31  
Last year

Caps capitan sure looks pretty good.....

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Luuuc  
Last year

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Anonymous  
Last year

6 fouls aloud in the wnbl?

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Luuuc  
Last year

5 fouls.


Rangers-Flames is being live streamed now on
http://www.foxsports.com.au/live

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Anonymous  
Last year

Coffey had 6

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yeah Coffey 2-12, Blicavs 2-15, Clydesdale 0-9
yikes

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Luuuc  
Last year

On the positive side, Aokuso got 15 minutes and delivered 14 points (@67%) & 7 boards

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AshT  
Last year

Bunton's in the WNBA next season the way she's looking right now.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bunton wants that Olympic backup centre spot...

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Luuuc  
Last year

So Boomers-Capitals tonight is also going to be live streamed. Same link as above.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Coffey had 6 fouls, I don't get it. Mistake?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol, my bad was looking in the wrong column.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Credit to the wnbl organisers this season so far. Doing a much better job than previous years with marketing, social media etc etc.

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AshT  
Last year

Bunton wants Stewarts spot at Seattle.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Haha, ok then. I agree she's has a very impressive month though. Tolo isn't going to just walk back into her spot without a challenge.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tolo may play at pf in front of Cambage pushing out 1 of George smith or magbegor.
garbin and aokuso also fighting for forward spots.

Next wnbl season will be the decider but it's nice to see them developing.

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Luuuc  
Last year

That's a good point. We've got a solid list of options at the 5 but aren't blessed with so many natural 4s.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Also have scherf who has done a lot of work in the off season.

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Luuuc  
Last year

It shows too. I thought she looked impressive last weekend. Barely resembled the player of last season. Hope she can keep that up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nice to see an aggressive Lavey. Not sure why she's hasn't done this in the last 4 seasons. Brondello s doing?

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Luuuc  
Last year

That 2nd half from Sydney was awful. (and somehow they still got close)
Fingers crossed for Snelly

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Anyone got the Caps stream working?

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AshT  
Last year

Laney, Cole took over the game but I feel losing Snell cost the win.

Caps should be drug tested and Boomers investigated for betting.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

3 point shooting has been rather average so far across the board which is an interesting trend but wow these results are amazing. Shaking up the comp from the start. Which is exciting to see.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does the Melbourne v Canberra game work for anyone?

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

I can't get it to work

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Luuuc  
Last year

@MelbourneBoomer
"LIVESTREAM UPDATE: We express our apologies again - the livestream unfortunately still isn't working #WNBL19"

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Nah, had it showing briefly on another device but it was only at the start of Q2, now it's missing altogether from the fs live page.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stupid. In this day and age...
Why they don't have a wnbl app with stream.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Capitals light years ahead??

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Luuuc  
Last year

Boomers have pulled it back to 11 at the final break so it might still be a contest.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Johnson really struggled for the Flames I thought.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Capitals

Mitchell/Wilson/Cubillo
Wallace/Rocci/Loader
Nurse/Froling/Young
Griffin/Maclaren/Bourne
Tolo/Scherf

Stacked...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Other teams don't really stand a chance with 3 starters coming back.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Would've been a blow out score if Nurse wasn't shooting at 20%. Her +/- still amazing, must've had a lot more attention on her this game.

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Camel 31  
Last year

k.griffin 23 and 14 faark tooo good....

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Get Rid of Molloy  
Last year

How do you make a team of stars play badly.
Get Molloy to coach them.
I mean really what was Melbourne's board thinking extending his contract for another two years at the start of the season. What idiot does that.

Like so many other posts, he hasn't produced any young players.
"Development coach" really
Hasn't who a flag.

Look at Cole at Dandenong, now that she is out of his control.
WFT why does this dickhead get a coaching job?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Someone set the live feed for tonight's foxsportslive game for the 17th. 2 days ago...
Couldnt fix it in time.. certainly not a good look for the wnbl.

Really need to get an app up and running with streaming so you have total control.

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Luuuc  
Last year

An app would just tap into the same stream as a website does, so I don't see what difference that would make in a situation like tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They have to through fox atm to stream.

You could simply use livestream, a free service...
And have sbs solely.

Every game live vs 1 or 2 fox games done poorly with commentators who are constantly making mistakes. It's not a professional setup.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would have to agree with the post on Molloy. He had this season to run on his contract, you would have thought that the board would have waited to see where they would finish before extending it.

You only have to see how much confidence Cole is playing at Dandenong because she is not under the influence of Molloy controlling, belittling behavior.

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LC  
Last year

Cole and Laney were outstanding for Dandenong last night.

Laney looks like a different player this season. Speaking to her after the game, she said she is really enjoying the new team. Cole said the same. It was also reinforced by their body language - there is a good vibe around the Rangers squad. 2-0.

Sydney were undone by the Rangers zone. They had no answer for it, especially with their shooters unable to hit anything from beyond the arc. Bunton dominated the first half, but against the zone, it took away her space.

Johnson is struggling big time at this level as an import.

Snell hurt her lower leg, and Cheryl said it was precautionary that she did not return. The same was said for Rachel Jarry too who went down hard (yet again) in the third.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Which of the college seniors might make the jump to the wnbl next season?
Smith, Froling, Nakkasoglu, Brown, Mckay, Dennis, Woods, Brewster, Turner, West, King etc

Depth in half the teams aint that great.

Hopefully Whitcomb, Allen, kunek and bishop come back too.

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Luuuc  
Last year

How Perth Lynx stayed afloat amid sponsorship woes

But the lack of corporate support meant the club was considering cutting costs and reducing the professionalism of the full-time program.
Those concerns were allayed after the Lynx recently signed Suzuki as the principal partner alongside Bupa, ECU and Pentanet.
"It was critical. Jack has invested so much in the program over the last three years but we now need the program to stand on its own two feet," Lynx chief executive Troy Georgiu said.
“These sponsorships have helped to secure the long-term viability of the club and allowed us to maintain the professionalism of the program.

The Weekend West understands only one WNBL club made a profit last season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's why kestleman needs to take over the wnbl soon as season is over.

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AshT  
Last year

Nice report, LC. Thanks.

Tonight it looks to be two close knit teams who've mostly been together for the preseason too.

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LC  
Last year

Interestingly, Bendigo and Dandenong played a number of pre-season games against each other. Although Dandenong was missing the most players from those games.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Another broken stream...

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LC  
Last year

Well...first it was Melbourne who could not get a stream up last night in Geelong, and now Bendigo are putting up a terrible stream tonight.

And please pronounce Mijovic's surname correctly PLEASE!

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LF  
Last year

Does anybody know why Jarry isn't playing?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hard to take the wnbl seriously when you can't get a simple stream running.
Setting up at the last minute with no test is just appalling.

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LC  
Last year

The teams are doing the streams themselves...

Dandenong do their own and have done so for years now.

Boomers used a different crew last year for the Geelong game which went down without a hitch. Now they are using the Deakin Uni and their students this season.

Bendigo using a company called SupaYou.

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LC  
Last year

Jarry got hurt in the 3rd term vs Sydney Uni...look inocuous but did not return. Must have pulled up sore.

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LF  
Last year

Yeah I was at the game it didn't seem too bad I thought she'd be fine

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ANON  
Last year

Harry is a liability she's always got something that interrupts her playing

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AshT  
Last year

I'd imagine the policy with Jarry would to be extra precautionary, particularly if the head was involved.

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JS  
Last year

Commentary has been painful on this one, made worse by the stream looping.

Bendigo look decent but Dandy are flat. Cole chucking up bricks all night.

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ANON  
Last year

^sute is , who are the clowns commentating especially grinding the guy with the croaky voice , need to find ones who can actually pronounce names and speak articulate

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lavey back to her old ways after one game.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Hot start by the Flames combined with some rubbish offence by the Boomers to start this one. 23-8.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Melbourne turning it around to grab their first win. Sydney still winless which is surprising.

Adelaide ahead in a close one with Canberra.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Snell being out really hurts. As soon as the Flames dipped into the bench, things started to go south for them. Then it looked like Bunton had some type of injury concern. Then to make it even worse for them, Tupaea hit her head pretty hard on the floor at the end. She was playing well too. Hopefully all 3 of them are back to 100% quickly.

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LC  
Last year

For the Bendigo commentary, the 'croaky' voice I believe was former Bendigo head coach Bernie Harrower (please correct me if I am wrong).

Word is that Jarry pulled up sore after the knock on Friday night hence why she sat out vs Bendigo. The Spirit are have certainly shown just that in their first two games!

Sydney's lack of depth was seriously exposed against the Boomers today. Bunton and Tupaea were both good, but without Snell they had nothing else to go to.

I love what Johnson achieved in the QBL, but she is fast becoming a liability for the Flames. 5 points and 9 rebounds her best effort to date today, but as an import, she needs to be playing more than the 16 minutes she played. She certainly is yet to have any real positive impact in this league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

A lack of depth in almost every team...
Not sure we have enough players just yet for a Brisbane team.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Nah we are fine. I'd say the quality between hengood/bad imports is highlighted this year. If every team had two imports equal or better to your average starter, then plenty of quality to spread around.

What a game this Canberra v Adelaide has turned out to be. Would've great for tv.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Still think MVP is Nurse's to lose, but Griffin has been best player over the comp across three games atm. Her best start to a season in a while (and remember Canberra started last season well too).

Coffey foul trouble cost Adelaide the chance at the game I think.

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Camel 31  
Last year

k.griffin game's top scorer agen .... player of the week , of course....
griffin haters vied together in lugubriousity ....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lynx putting on a shooting clinic.

9/14 3PT before half.

Lead by 10.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Don't know how long it will last but I'm enjoying it while it does

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Raining threes from everyone over in Perth. Surprised that Batkovic isn't taking advantage of he lack of height but Perth's gameplan has worked in the first half at least. Going to be knackered by the endnote playing just a seven person rotation.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The commentary team at Spirit V Rangers was just in front of where I was sitting and it was the old court announcer not Bernie Harrower.

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Luuuc  
Last year

The truth will come out eventually ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

McPhee ballin. Credit to the young American.

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Luuuc  
Last year

She's got some class about her. Good finisher at the rim in addition to being able to shoot it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fire need beck asap.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Sportsbet 1 - Luuuc 0

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LF  
Last year

Whats with the ladder? Dandenong 7th with 2-1 while three teams above them are at 1-2?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wnbl...
the ladder was fkd up last year too.

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LF  
Last year

I hope that gets fixed up

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Anonymous  
Last year

Talbot hasn't fired a shot yet with the Boomers, looked completely disinterested today before she fouled out!

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Yeah I wouldn't want to be betting or tipping on this comp at the moment, so much up in the air. Interested to see how things settle.

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Anonymous  
Last year

A lot of the opals have looked terrible.
Hopefully sandy is watching these games.
I'm certain she chose players she knew well and not the best performers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Or it could be that the opals players have come off a tough tornament and not spent a lot of time with their teams yet

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's been 3 weeks. Plenty of time.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I'm going to go easy on them for a while, considering how many would have had a busy schedule leading up to the World Cup, then played that tournament, and had the high of that result as a team. It doesn't surprise me that going back to club basketball could take a while to get into the groove after that.

Hopefully sandy is watching these games.
I'm certain she chose players she knew well and not the best performers.

Madgen is probably an example of that, considering there was no recent form to base her selection on, but Sandy would have been comfortable with her as a player from Phoenix.
When someone is coming in at the last minute I think there's some justification for that though. (Having said that, I'm one of those who think that Hurst seemed to be unfairly overlooked)

Talbot had a great season playing against the world's best, and was a no-brainer for the Opals. I don't think of her as that much of a scorer so I wouldn't be expecting 20 from her every game. Today she was poor I agree. Sandy had her playing a pretty well defined role and playing it well. It remains to be seen how effective Guy can make her.
O'Hea was good today after a pretty average first couple of games, and she would have been fresher than most after missing the pool games at Worlds.
Ebzery has had a slow start to the season too, but playing in an Andy Stewart team would be nothing like playing in a Sandy Brondello team. Plus she has been messed around a bit swapping between the 1 & 2 spots. She'll be fine I'm sure, especially now that Mansfield is returning to action.

Bunton is the only one who has really hit the ground running.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surely Sydney will punt Johnson after another poor showing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hurst and Kelly Wilson over Madgen easy it should have been.
Too old for the Olympics though...

Atm I would have Nicholson, Seekamp, Whittle, Cole as 3rd string sgs over Madgen.
Mitchell for me is done, I said it a long time ago. Whitcomb is the youngest of the 3 naturalised players and plays the position we need the most.
We should be testing all the next gen pgs and sgs over the next 1.5 years before Tokyo. We have plenty of depth at sf, pf and c.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

On current form there's no way Griffin isn't picked as first naturalised player for Opals. That said Sami just top scored for her French side overnight so doing all she can.

Happy to let season play out before making too many judgements on returning Opals.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yeah, unless something changes significantly they are both instant Opals inclusions at their respective positions (and frankly I would extend that to Mitchell as well until it is proven that age has actually caught up to her. It certainly has not yet. Sue Bird is still the best point guard on the planet and she's 5 years older than Leilani) ... so IMO it's going to largely come down to which aussies step up and prove themselves to be worthy of starting in front of Leilani/Sami/Kelsey.
But plenty can happen in 18 months.

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LC  
Last year

Hurst and Kelly Wilson along with Leilani Mitchell ae the best options for the Opals right now. Age has nothing to do with it if they can prove they are playing at their best IMO.

Perth Lynx...wow!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yet they didn't get chosen...

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Lavey can play like she did in game one throughout the season, she's a chance.
Still need to see what Wallace can do at this level and also should keep an eye on mangakahia in the ncaa.

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Luuuc  
Last year

So Mansfield has gone from proven backup to not even worth a mention?
Still right in the mix for mine, and ahead of Hurst & Wilson.

Looking forward to seeing what type of seasons Mangakahia & Wallace can put together.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mansfield was terrible in pre warmup games for the WC.
The Asian cup only has 2 high level teams in it. Don't think she's proven yet.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mansfield was injured in the 2 pre warm up games. Not a fair period to judge. We have 2 full WNBL, WNBA and Euroleage seasons before the Olympics and only need to finish top 2 in Asian qualifiers. We'll be fine.

The difference between now and last go round is Brendan Joyce was a bad choice for the national team program. Too much ego and not enough knowledge of the woman's game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

WNBA- probably only see half those listed below return I think.

Whitcomb-Seattle
Mitchell-Phoenix
Talbot-Phoenix
Allen-NewbYork
George-Dallas
Cambage-Dallas
Wallace-Atlanta

Outsiders
Tolo
Bunton

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Best guesses for TOTW:

Allen(or Cole/Hurst)-McPhee-Griffin- 2 of Suzy/Tobin/Scherf

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Camel 31  
Last year

and the winner is ... Kelsey Griffin ...averaging 22 and 11 ....just a little tooo good...

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Luuuc  
Last year

McPhee's performance would be enough to win it plenty of weeks, but no argument from me on this one.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Yeah, well deserved!

Nailed team of the week. Allen-McPhee-Griffin-Batkovic-Tobin

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Camel 31  
Last year

Adelaide Crows drafted Jess Foley , today .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Roberts is also going to north Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Brancastiano also chosen in draft

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Anonymous  
Last year

Theres lots that have been poached from seabl this year.
Pretty crazy that they are choosing players who have never played a afl before.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Roberts has changed her mind and withdrawn from North's AFLW team due to a "breakout SEABL season"

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