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Big V 2019

Will Big V announce divisions for 2019 this week ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

With the new Victorian Elite League Big V just became more irrelevant than it ever was.

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Anonymous  
Last year

@ Above why hijack someone's question with that

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Anonymous  
Last year

Because it's reality

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Anonymous  
Last year

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why?, can't you get a game?
Still some good teams with great players in SCM.
Should be very competitive, looking forward to the season.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

Big V is still relevant to the teams, clubs and suburbs its played in

SEABL never over ruled it and in most cases in Victoria more people were interested in it over SEABL.

This won't change anything for the lower divisions, clubs won't celebrate a championship any less!

Be good for the Big V to really get on the front foot this season & bring back the hype, feel like it has lacked a little recently. Encourage more info and articles from clubs or maybe guest blog pieces from Big V Nerds

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Bellarine.Storm/posts/

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

I wonder if Bellarine are in Div 1 same as last year or if it's a new Div 1 which is a combination or Div 1 and 2 teams from last year?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sounds like from their fb post that they'll take Geelong’s spot in d1m?

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Bear  
Last year

^Yes, it's confirmed Bellarine in for Geelong's having to vacate the D1 spots due to the rules. Likely most of the same players I'd imagine, however remains to be seen after try-outs...

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Greggo  
Last year

What rules? Because the old SEABL team will now be in the elite league? Wasn't everyone else trying to preach they're separate leagues?

P.s- D1M Big V would be better than most other state's leagues.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Big V D1 better than most others state league's! Oh my goodness SMH

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Anonymous  
Last year

The new league has no influence on BigV decisions as to who and who can't play, Geelong will still have their SEABL/Elite team, their BogV team has nothing to do with that, new league has nothing to do with BigV

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Anonymous  
Last year

they should call it BogV. It's a pretty shit participation league now. Yay! Medals for everyone!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Incorrect Supercats (or any other association for that matter) cannot have a senior Big V team and participate in Elite League under new rule from Basketball Victoria .

You can have Elite Senior Team and Youth League as pathway or Big V Senior Team and Youth League as pathway. That's why there CEO has formed a relationship with Bellarine.

The anon that is so down on Big V go start your own thread.

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

Forget the 'super league' lets talk BIG V

How should the mens divisions be made up, is Div 1 now top? and who should be in it? or are we still having a SCM I like the idea of going back to just Div 1 & Div 2 but I guess you have YLC to also move around

What about team news?

I know some teams have resigned imports early, or guys are heading over, tryouts are happening or happened.

What about promoted teams? who has the best chance of staying up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Depends who plays well during their domestic competitions mid-week. Can't wait for the season.

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Anonymous*  
Last year

@PersonalFoul I like Coburg moving into D1M, their coach runs a good system and won in D2 without an import last year. Will be interesting to see how they can compete at D1.
I'm looking forward to seeing Chelsea's new combo Standerfer and Voss work in SCM.
For D2M, Mildura to be irrelevant if Henry had retired (as rumoured). This year is surely the year Sth Penn break thru.

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Anonymous  
Last year

http://bigv.com.au/2019-big-v-competition-structure-released/?fbclid=IwAR2iG6awPyoZw4v9nbDfIdaxJnpfX0ShlMSUzqM6sJgg6oYBXa5m_bPl4WE

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PersonalFoul  
Last year

Can't see Coburg as a play off contender even with that line-up

Southern Penn must be making a big push, would like to see the country teams do well, strong country teams always provide great venues to play in.

Womens side of the game looks a little think outside of the Top 4 in Div, Div 2 from what I saw was glorified domestic comp and the standard ha certainly dropped off, do we think Youth League drains the young talent from the womens game?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Coburg will be there abouts.

Should make top 4 in D1.

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fubr  
Last year

I'm hearing Bulleen have put together a fairly strong roster. Apparently it includes Thad coming back.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who else do Bulleen have? Do they have a coach?

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FUBR  
Last year

Apparently a Spanish guy Rodriguez or something and a Canadian guy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Two foreign players plus Yhad?

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Anonymous  
Last year

But I guess Shep get two imports when they have three other guys on their roster who have played Seabl so why not.

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FUBR  
Last year

Rodriguez is the Bulleen coach

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shepparton was denied the 2nd import.

Rumour has it, Bartlett & Cowling gone back to bendigo for elite league & a number of other players gone to North East bushies for $$$

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not denied, was an oversight last season the oversight was corrected that's all no story here.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does anyone have any info on the new RMIT team? Any players? Coach? Season approaching fast

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol the nerve of Shep to even apply for a second import. What a joke.

For once Big V held everyone to fair rules.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LaTrobe City being kept to the rules as well I hope.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can confirm that Shepparton never applied for a 2nd import, sounds like those with an axe to grind don't really know anything and are just trying to stir up trouble !!

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Shepparton and Latrobe will be like rest of league and only allowed one import?

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Anonymous  
Last year

oh my, commonsense...
same rules for everyone

yay

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who is playing for Bulleen men?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where has everybody gone ? any signings, movements anything

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bellarine going local players for both men and women

" Athletic Youth from juniors." story in Geelong Addy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there a link?

Any word from RNIT? Very interested to see where players are sourced from. I'm of the understanding their
University Games team was very good, but will players come over from high levels to play?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

RMIT are struggling to get a team together

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are they operating under a similiar model As Melbourne Univ?

With some alumni playing and maybe some returning possible.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

predictions for the season?

got

hawthorn - SCM

SHEP - D1M

Southern Pen - D2M

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Fireball  
Earlier this year

Sherbrooke D2M making a lot of pre season noise again. Will be lucky to contend for finals.

Subpar import mixed with a poor crop of 'local' players.

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

sherbrooke don't have the pulling power to get any good locals despite being near Knox, when knox aren't strong they aren't either, a new stadium might help that is in the offering and better facilities. Can they rebrand to the Mountain Men??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Keilor running 3 imports - 1 spouse visa + Chuck Long

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Sherbrooke usually pick up a couple of ringwood and kilstyh cast off's as well along the way as they have no real junior program to sustain a senior program.

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

REality - yeah true, but this the issue with a club like this they feed off the strength of others. And no import really ever fixes that.

3 imports at Keilor???

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Heard Blount not coming back to Warrnambool and both Shep imports were not interested in coming back. Do any imports stay at a club for more than 2 years? Bozeman at Frankston and Coleman down at Hume City, did hear a rumour that Standerfer might have been looking around and Blues might have been an option, though could never see him part way over at the Gulls

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So where's the Shepp to win D1 talk coming from if both imports are gone and no locals are playing?
Damon Smith from Craigieburn is another example of an import sticking around - played last year and signed on for 2 more. Great for the club and for D2 to have some consistency in the import ranks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How can keilor have 3 imports?
Kaba and Mike Anderson?

Standefer will never leave Chelsea for as much as they pay him.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

In the lower leagues its great if you can have imports long term who are engaged both on and off the court as often at that level the off court community engagement is just as important as on floor.

At the Vic Elite level etc W's and performance are probably more important than low term community involvement plus if imports are any good they use SEABL/SCM as a stepping stone to hopefully better playing euro gigs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

http://www.starweekly.com.au/sports/keilor-thunders-ready-to-rumble/

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Although the article about Keilor looks like they may have 3 imports I'm sure they have done their due diligence...
Mike Anderson
Kaba (potentially becomes unrestricted this year or next)
+ 1 import if Kaba becomes unrestricted

Vlad Brckov on the spouse visa and not coming out of a premier league in other country is a big one for them.

Potentially they could have 2 x imports, 2 x spouse visa (Kaba and Brckov) and Charleston Long...

That would be legit championship contender (but may not be great for their future...)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kaba will not be playing for keilor

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Nobody in SCM or Vic Elite League is worried about the future, its win now! and so it should be these are the two highest levels. the future should be worried about at Youth League and U18s are filling those spots with local kids not recruiting heavy in this area. ARE you developing players in SCM no you are playing the best team you can put together with maybe the 4 spots on the bench going to local guys

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

PersonalFoul, I agree with you to an extent.

Senior team, whether it SCM or Vic Elite, is definitely focused on winning.

But, there also needs to be an element of making it sustainable.

Loading a team with essentially 5 current/past imports is not sustainable and may result in local talent looking for opportunity elsewhere.

The stronger talent coming out of u18 is not interested in 'developing' for a year or two in YL. They want to have opportunity immediately.

Having said this, if it is a strategic move to win now and bridge a couple years until more local talent comes thru then great move.

Anyway, good luck to them and it makes it all the more interesting to see the plan for each team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why has Big V announced Kaba playing for keilor if he isn't?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Frankston won't have money for imports ... it’s all going to fixing the canteen and toilets !!!
No Gen Mgr ... when does the President steep down and take responsibility for this train wreck

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

anon - great points but stronger talent coming out of u18s must be pretty awesome if they think they can impact a senior mens program, thats still boys against men and the YL was set-up to give them 2 years to develop

as a youth league head coach I get a lot of late phone calls from YL kids who thought they were too good for YL went to Senior Try-outs instead didn't make teams and now want to find a spot on a youth league roster .....

I think you have to have home grown talent somewhere in your team with seniors but winning is winning

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Frankston won't have money for imports" yet they have signed Damon Bozeman who oils be on good money after torching the qbl las year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hope Bozeman doesn't need to use the toilets or buy a can of Coke !

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Heard Altona should be a serious chance this year with a couple of big inclusions

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

pacers import - Hakeem Simon

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Altona? haha, big spenders this off season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

jovan and wally both D1 players heading there sure to make an impact

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Wally Elnour is playing Youth League pretty sure, Jovan yes plus a couple of other D1 guys have moved there, but still no import

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Altona look like they have recruited a strong base of non-import talent, some great athletes and hoopers than aren't on the VJBL/ Big V radar will be good to see how they play together.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looks like a really solid base of sudanese talent has headed to altona

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

has anyone at all heard anything out of RMIT? Surely this complete silence is concerning?

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Reality  
Earlier this year

RMIT haven't even spoken with the league office or had any registrations.

I can tell you those at head office are concerned.

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Craig  
Earlier this year

Justin Erckhart comeback at All-Stars.

NBL level talent in his prime.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hume City with an injection of new talent
New head coach Matt Foster who has done an exceptional job in YL and U18 at Bulleen. Ex SBL Head Coach in WA for Willetton Tigers.

Import Jamal Shabaaz who played in the SBL last year. Had a decent career at D1 Samford and is a heck of an athlete and sure to be a great addition for them.
Marshall Kearing a 6'8 F/C who has relocated from WA and likely to head to College later this year. Is being recruited by numerous D1 progams on the west coast. A nice guy to bring off the bench this year. a 7'2 wingspan, great shot blocker, can shoot the 3 and has nice touch inside.
Daniel Foster 6'5 PG also being recruited by numerous D1 programs on west coast. Another handy young guy to bring off the bench.

They should be a fun team to watch this year.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

What happens when those young guys all leave early in the year to head across to college

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Hume City sounds good

Altona will be exciting no doubt, that talent on paper looks tidy

Anynews from Coburg, Werribee, Mornington/Western Port, Keilor games from the weekend?

RMIT in trouble, heard they skipped a practice game due to not being ready??? odd one most teams are keen to get some early games.

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Podcast Potential  
Earlier this year

Its a thought that the league doesn't support the clubs with promotion that maybe clubs should look other avenues, live streaming their own games, interview pieces etc

Outside the Arcs Plenty Valley FM seems to be pushing hard on the leagues behalf for Northern Clubs

What other radio stations or podcasts are out there for the league? do we need more or less??

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Reality  
Earlier this year

RMIT skipping practice games cause they don't have any players.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reality, depends on where they go and when the college starts.
Classes start mid August thru Mid September so only an issue if team makes playoffs (regular season finishes in July) or if their college coach wants them over there early.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Once they commit the colleges might want them to stop playing as well.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

True they might have a college coach that wants them to focus on getting ready for the college season or might want them to come early to acclimatise.

I wouldn't imagine a BigV team is risking their season chances just on college kids

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Justin Erckhart comeback at All-Stars.

NBL level talent in his prime.


NBA superstar level talent in his prime you mean
Just ask him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Last I heard was that RMIT is running fundamental drills because their team is full of domestic players and trying to get the basics right.. going to be a long season for them....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

we at Sherbrooke can't wait to beat RMIT by 60. Going to be a practice run!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brandon Armstrong is RMIT's import for 2019, they have nobody else with big v experience. Feel for the guys already!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's staying even with his old coach gone before the season starts?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure if his old coach knows yet. But it is pretty good information ;)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sherbrooke to win by 60...that is a bit light on but I see why after your 6 - 16 record from last season... :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Erckhart was at collingwood last year and couldn't get a game

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

At least Sherbrooke have players who have actually played at Big V level, that's the base needed to be competitive which RMIT don't seem to have.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fact that bigV let rmit says it all about decision making going on. Just one example of why the SEABL clubs had no faith in joining and started their own through BV

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Podcast Potential  
Earlier this year

RMIT must of had a pretty impressive Powerpoint Presentation

the league needs to look at where teams are based, are they creating talent or draining talent or diluting talent in the area its based in.

Any results from the weekend?



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all hands  
Earlier this year

Seen an alarming amount of ''looking for players'' call outs on facebook from clubs in good divisions ... where have all the good players gone??

Is it cost of the league, some players having pay upwards of $700 just play youth league?

Whittlesea putting a facebook call for State Champ Womens players .... never seen that? Not at that level, don't they already have 2 imports?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whittlsea women don't even have enough to fill a starting 5 at the moment. shame after their promotion to champ

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Any preseason games scheduled or been played already this week??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

is the concern you all are voicing for RMIT matched for bellarine? we also haven't heard anything from them regarding signings and they are in div 1 so arguably worse. Mornington too for that matter

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mornington had one season off, now are back, alot of the old core from the club and youth league are there.

Bellarine at least had a CBL team this year which included players with higher level experience.

RMIT are a startup club with no core group of players coming in, the uni games players all play for other Big V teams, it's hard to see them being competitive at all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

with no signings at all announced it would mean they are hiding something..

could be 2 things

they are looking awful as many suspect or...

they are looking great?

i do love a conspiracy

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all hands  
Earlier this year

RMIT are in trouble, good source on this one.

Bellarine will have a team, Div 1 level I would think so but as meantioned CBL plus Geelong defectors (not meant in a bad way)

Mornington just played on the weekend against Westernport, any reports?

Coburg beat Werribee (minus import)

Collingwood play Camberwell this Saturday

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Anon  
Earlier this year

^^Camberwell beat Sherbrooke last night as well. Looked like they had tons of depth and bigs. And for whoever on here was saying awhile back that the Camberwell import would average 6/not have an impact...? Boy are you in for a surprise if last night was any indication!! I'll just say that.

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Hoops magoo  
Earlier this year

At least RMIT is actively recruiting scoreboard and clock operators :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Camberwell are going to be a real threat to get back to D1.
Shame they play at Balwyn HS with 9 ft rims.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

@2760 I needed a laugh this morning so thank you ha ha

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Western port play Mornington in a few weeks

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawthorn men beat Bulleen by 20

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shepp host Wallan in a fortnight

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@all hands who or what is your good source?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

just for a laugh i hope RMIT comes out and are great and sweeps the board after all this uncertainty and concern from everyone

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Part of me wishes the same^

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallan has a very strong squad and will sneak up on a few teams this season. Their cbl side smashed shepp on the weekend!!

Camberwell is a shoe in for the flag after what I saw against Sherbrooke.

I also have seen rmit and they are going to be lucky to get within 20 points of any team. Full of domestic players and they have no chance.

Any news on Mildura or cragieburn??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What did Camberwell' win by?


How have you seen RMIT i thought they hadn't played any practice matches at all yet?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mildura will no doubt have the core of locals plus a Import you'd imagine.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Camberwell won by 12..was up by nearly 20 for awhile... Nat O'hara was cruising and didn’t look like he was trying much, shot maybe three times, they missed about 20 free throws and their import is playing probably two comps too low. Granted it was against Sherbrooke so we could probably wait until we see more...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

i'd take wallan beating anyone in cbl with a grain of salt as two of their top 3 scorers aren't playing big v there

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all hands  
Earlier this year

People within RMIT, struggled with coach recruitment. Players not at the standard not prepared for the issues of running a club off court. Sold a great concept but don't have the people in place to make viable. This will last 2 seasons.
Good source. My source told me that after try-outs they turned down a game against a YL team due to still not having players in late Dec

Wallan were mentioned earlier on this forum as making a big run at winning Div 2 and that seems to be on track

Any news on Melton? Bol Bak was amazing last year would love to see him again st Seniors instead of YL2 opposition. Can he cut it against the men.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

For his own development as well, Bol Bak should be in the senior comps. Needs to take the next step cause he has plenty of promise.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallans CBL is probably more of an indication of their YL teams improvement this season. Although their D2M will sneak up on some teams.
Is Henry playing for Mildura?
Any word on Meltons import?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If RMIT haven't confirmed any players/released any player info, and they haven't played any practice games, how do you know they are all not at Div 2 standard?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not 1 player with Senior BigV experience turned up to their tryouts.

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all hands  
Earlier this year

CBL and YL are poles apart regarding ability, but I think some of the kids will have hardened up and gives them more time on court together in the off-season which is only going to make them a better unit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Not 1 player with Senior BigV experience turned up to their tryouts." - if that was the case then fair enough, but experience doesn't necessarily translate into ability?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

embarrassing really that all of you seem so keen for RMIT to fail.

The more uni clubs we have the closer we will get to a university league which will create more opportunities and pathways for our juniors. Think big picture here people

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

hi all,

just moved to victoria from WA and was just wondering a few questions.

What are the standard differences between the divisions?

What about between Youth and Men's? say how would a top division youth side go against a division 2 mens side?

thanks guys

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Exactly right RE the uni league and thinking of the bigger picture! I agree with what someone else said earlier in the thread, I hope RMIT come out and surprise everyone.

As a new club, they don't have an existing pathway or player pool to draw from as other Big V clubs do, however with their establishment there is now another potential pathway for junior players.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Uni league seems like pie in the sky stuff considering that 25% of uni students are international students who aren't here to play sport.

Only 36% of people aged 20 years old attend university so your missing the other 44% or so who don't attend to go make more cash as a tradie.

Of the 36% who do attend its not outlandish to suggest alot come from backgrounds that are considered "into" basketball (Asian/Indian) so i'm not sure if this league ever really gets off the ground as some think it will as the demographics simply work against it.



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reality you negative nelly.

It is obviously a far way away from being elite however it is not very hard to see how it would work.

These Universities have for the most part great facilities or scope to have them. Giving young kids the chance at a free education and the ability to develop their basketball skills is a brilliant idea.

these things have to start somewhere and obviously theres some rough trimmings but having these opportunities only helps basketball in australia.

also if you don't think universities have talented players you clearly have never seen some of the uni games teams. That is without any recruiting or incentivising young hoopers to attend their schools.

Not saying its the only pathway but it is a pathway and the more the merrier

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

There are still no fixtures! Clubs got the first draft with many changes needed a long while ago, when will the next draft come out?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think the issue with RMIT is that they did not recruit any exisiting UniGames players.
The team is based in Bundoora - they could have tried to pry players from RMIT, LaTrobe, VU and Swinburne for example.
I think it is safe to assume that exisiting BigV players would not want to go to a club with little to no history, an unknown coach, and no enticing opportunities in order to leave their exisiting club. If I were to leave an exisiting club where I already had an established role - I would want some guarantees of the future program.

I do wish RMIT will do well, and if they do - many more players will come the following season. As they will believe in the process.

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DVEagle  
Earlier this year

RMIT just wedging themselves in a region with plenty of basketball teams another good effort to dilute the value of the Big V Comp. We need teams in growth areas not places with enough options. We want good players in the league not self valued over rated senior mens comp players who dropped 30 on a wednesday night against a 38 yr old and played a little Metro 1 in U18's thinking they are league ready.

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Coastal Cannon  
Earlier this year

PHEW PHEW .... hahahah DVEagle

Talking of Men's Comps, where is the strongest midweek league? Best A Grade. It can't be that old hatchet Civic League can it? what happened to the MMBL?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Funny suggestions that camberwell import is playing 2 divisions lower than he should. If he was any good a club would actually reach out to get him and you know pay him import salary rather than just ring around as many clubs as you can hoping someone will pick him for no money

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many uni's are there? Not many.
Which good player that goes to uni would play for them if they already play elsewhere?
What happens after he finishes his 4 or whatever years can he still play for that uni?
Who other than students would care one bit about the actual league?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Couldn't agree more @DVEagle!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawthorn to play Keilor in practice game tomorrow @ Kelior

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shots fired by @DVEagle! Anyone know any of the actual players on the RMIT roster? Besides Aron Pantano as per the other thread.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cade Towers.. somewhere between 6'8 and 6'10

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I thought RMIT only had domestic players... lol..

Where are all the experts...haha

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

The "experts" were right, RMIT are mostly domestic players, and Pantano and Towers haven't played rep ball for 3 years, and did nothing then either.

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BB  
Earlier this year

So much pressure on RMIT... realistically, most clubs haven't announced their playing rosters at all.

Cade Towers would be a great pick-up for RMIT if true. He was really solid at Altona a couple of years ago.

I'll have a go at some tips:
SCM - McKinnon or Keilor
SCW - Sunbury or Southern Peninsula
D1M - Keysborough or Western Port
D1W - Mildura or Camberwell
D2M - Pakenham or Craigieburn
D2W - Melbourne Uni or Blackburn

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The bear  
Earlier this year

Western port looking very,very strong in women's div 1

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wasn't Pantano playing Altona last year and got punted?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How have western port women's practice games been so far?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shouldn't we re name this thread to RMIT big v 2019. I think it's hilarious you are all so focused on one new div 2 team... hahaha..

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John  
Earlier this year

#685

-60 Loss to SP (SCW)
-4 Loss to Pakenham (D2W)
+15 Win over Sherbrooke (D2W)

Margins are approximate.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great point - who gives a damn about RMIT.
Plenty of exciting things happening in the Big V landscape away from there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Camberwell D2M beat Collingwood D1M by 35 this weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did Collingwood have a full squad? Manny, Webb, Lindhe etc.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Manny/Webb yes, not sure about Lindhe

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Waverley beat Whittlesea by 20+

Any other results from the weekend? Didn't someone above say Hawthorn/Keilor played?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Altona beat Wallan in both YLM and D2M

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

RMIT also had an intra club match and both teams managed to loose

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chelsea SCM not Camberwell played Collingwood and won by 29. Get your facts right if you are going to bag teams

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sorry but unfortunately Camberwell did play Collingwood on Sunday and did win by 35.

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Tom  
Earlier this year

Did they play Chelsea on Saturday?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nunawading VYCM beat sherbrooke VYCM BY 40+

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT better have a good backup big because cade towers will get fouled out in 10 minutes each game

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

So The Bear thinks Westernport are looking strong for D1W. Lost to our Sth Pen under 18 team (most were fill ins) by over 60!!
Then a couple of games against D2W teams where in the last game word is the game was called off 4 minutes to go.
Yep should be in for a successful year !!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Even more interesting is 'the bear' has stopped talking about Chelsea and is all WP all of a sudden LMAO

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Join the dots. Fairly obvious who the bear is to most people down that way. Western Port has great fishing so he'll be happy down there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Practice game results??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chelsea easy over Corio Bay and Bellarine.

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John  
Earlier this year

Two Bays Cup on Saturday.
WP (D1M) Def Mornington (D2M) by about 30
WP (D1W) Def Mornington (D2W) by about 4
Mornington (YL2M) Def WP (YL2M) by about 6
Mornington (YL2W) Def WP (YL2W) by about 15

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who's Mornington D2M trotting out this season? Good to see them back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McKinnon beat Keysborough by 30

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Altona D2M beat Sherbrooke D2M by 12
Altona YL1M beat Sherbrooke VYCM by 35

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's pretty worrying to see both Latrobe men’s and women’s advertising for tryouts! It’s mid feb!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ is that legit about LaTrobe? Surely they are only looking for one or two to close the team off

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

From the Big V website...

"Latrobe City Energy Big V Women's Open tryouts will be held on Wednesday 20th February starting 7.30pm at Latrobe Leisure Morwell.

All current and new players are invited to attend.

For more information please contact Head Coach Rod Dickson on 04********"

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Still no finalized fixture, season starts in just over 3 weeks!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

and yet they survive relegation - there are 6-7 D2M teams who would be better off in that D1 spot ahead of LaTrobe. Incredibly poor management by Big V for mine.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

BigV has been poor management for the past 5 years

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looks like things are messy in Mildura - Calvin Henry not re-signed, and it looks as though they have moved on form some senior players as well. Grand Final team last year......

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clubs have fixtures

Practice Matches are just that, experience tells me read nothing into them

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

anyone seen the import kraig shields from sherbrooke play? his athleticism could be dangerous at that level

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

heard rmit are worried about matching up against the bye this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shields played against Altona on the weekend, heard he would have scored 20 points mostly from dunks, but they lost comfortably. He's long and athletic, solid import without being too much to handle for the better teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hey at least he will put bums on seats.

Comparable to Josh Sykes from Eltham?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clubs have the first 2 rounds confirmed. Rest of the is a mess currently.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The guy averaged 5ppg in college. He can dunk but that's about it. Sykes at least came over with abit of a resume. Also Sykes didn’t go on to college after Juco, he’s a very you g import!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@#735075 Incorrect

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where will Calvin Henry end up?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nowhere as an import...,

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

SA Premier League???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

have mildura signed someone else?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

any player movements?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good old big v can't even get their social media right...lol.. nice to see they put out about releasing the fixtures on Monday and it's already on their website...haha..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-913-0-0-0&a=COMPS

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Practice games this weekend ??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shep to play RMIT during the week, Pacers men playing Altona next weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Altona D2 Men beat Coburg D1 Men by 4

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has anyone got any info on the schmozzle happening over at Blackburn?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ Surely you know something of the schmozzle at Blackburn? Do tell...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is wally elnour playing youth leauge or men's for Altona?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where has the Bear gone??!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wally started the pre season with Altona YLM and played a couple of prac matches, but he's since dropped off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bears connection may have moved over to play in NBL1...!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men Shepparton, Hawthorn, Coburg, Chelsea to play in Shepparton next weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bears gone into hibernation after some of "his" players have been chasing playing gigs elsewhere over the last week.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What club is Bear from?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has anyone seen much of Southern Pen mens?

One would think they would be up there in the favourites to go the distance?

Import any good? would be hard to match up with the standard of Colin Voss who earned himself a state champ mens gig

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Men Shepparton, Hawthorn, Coburg, Chelsea to play in Shepparton next weekend.



Coburg are playing at wallan next weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there 2 Bears. Bear that often makes informed discussion threads and comments is not a coach but a father of players who went through Vic Country is you follow him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What club?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern Penn to answer a previous post will be dangerous as always, their kids are another year older and better and with good coaching and import they'll always be there abouts.

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Sth Pen D2M defeated Pakenham D2M 10
Sth Pen D2M defeated Vic Country 18s by 20

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Altona D2M def Whittlsea D1M

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Wallan D2M beat Coburg D1M

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Coburg no good, RMIT is better, says it all

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Bear  
Earlier this year

I am still around, 'The Bear isn't me...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What did Altona beat Whittlesea by ?
Did Pacers have everyone ??

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Have RMIT even played a pre-season match?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whittlesea only missing their import who's not cleared yet, Altona were missing 3-4 players and won by 8 in overtime.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawthorn comfortably beat chelsea but chelsea only had 7 and one was a YL player

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT have played 3. Let's just say they are full of domestic players ...lol..

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hume beat Ringwood (full roster) and Melbourne (missing players) over weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have heard otherwise regarding RMIT..
Altona sound like a team to beat, who's doing the damage for them?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

What were the results for the 3 RMIT matches?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ringwood have lost practice matches to Casey, keilor, and Hume. Not good signs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ringwood has a good new guard but some of the older big guys need to change their approach if they want to be competitive in NBL1. Too much mixed martial arts and not enough moving the ball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shepparton to go the distance this season

Their import is above the grade at div 1 level

they have a kiwi who is a lights out shooter and have added some much needed length in Atem Atem

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John  
Earlier this year

Well they should be a good match up against WP.
Import looks the good, and as for lights out shooter, Daryl Coreletto fills that role more than nicely. Chuck in some of the other additions and I think they'll be the ones to chase.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shep import cant shoot. Just step off him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Coaches if they are smart will put the tallest player on him and just plant him in the key as a help defender because he only gets scores from driving

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After seeing Shepparton this weekend I would unfortunately say I think they're going to struggle. No way near as good as last year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT has Jah Soloai this year. He played for Hume City SCM last year. Big body. Should dominate D2M. Their team was surprisingly deep - but with no real star player.

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

What were the results of RMITs games?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT lost all 3 games vs Shepp, Chelsea and Hawthorn who all had depleted squads through injury and unavailability but they were very competitive in all contests, they will surprise many and be decent at Div 2 level.

Import Steve Coffey can shoot it well from the perimeter and Soloai/Towers combo will give them good size & presence.

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Soloai and Towers would make them the biggest front court in the league, Coffey a small guard who can play and should work well with the bigs. Any other players with Big V experience?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Transition Defense will be a worry with Towers and Soloai, both foul prone as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT are posting their players seemingly 1 by 1 on their instagram page, 'rmitbigv'. Anyone heard of Kioyom Angelo Athum or Brendan Tait?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey Standerfer and Nelson Kirksey will battle for the MVP this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

why is everyone so concerned with having big v experience? just because they might be less experienced than some teams doesn't mean they'll be the worst team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't see how Western port are leaders to win Div 1?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very rarely do you find a guy in his 20s without state league experience that can step in and be a key part of a team, if half of RMIT is filled with those types they'll struggle, but if they have a strong 5 and 2-3 proven guys off the bench in the rotation they may be fine.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Western Port have another legit import and Corletto. Along with key guys from last year and a much deeper bench.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So WP must of added others to make their bench much deeper..... Who have they added?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kevin Benn, youth league guys made step up. Blake Gallatly from McKinnon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm sure there are guys floating around with great talent who can't be bothered committing to playing on the weekends.

Just remember every single person with the big v experience some deem so necessary at some point had none

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WP Import not that great.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just a shooter ??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT's game against Shep was their first ever and if you saw that game, compared to their games against Chelsea and Hawthorn, you would have noticed that the coach simply rotated players against Shep (whilst almost turning around a 20pt deficit). They led Hawthorn for 90% of the game too.

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

If RMIT have Towers, Solai and Coffey sound like starters, who were a few other players that stood out? The other guys mentioned on this thread aren't anyone to write home about.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why is there so much discussion on RMIT?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Appears that RMIT feel the need to clarify a few things.... probably their players or coaching staff on here.... lol

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Interesting vision on Bol Dak former YL2 MVP seen with Ballarat jersey? Has he made the move? Saw he had sat out of Meltons pre-season games and a real talent

RMIT hate has to be the continued treatment by the Big V in how they allow teams into the league? it like it is a midweek comp the way teams come in and out, Sherbrook famous for being 2 year wonders and then the talent falls away, RMIT will not last more than 3 years, M-UNI have bucked this trend over the years but the reality is University teams in this comp don't last! they don't have the volunteer backing, committee and the pipeline and support is usually poor.

As mentioned in the above post by someone else, they are in a space with enough teams available for players. More teams doesn't make a better comp it dilutes it!

Look at Womens Div 2 - expect for 3 sides it has the talent level of a midweek A/B Grade comp and is horrible to watch, let alone YL2 Womens, less teams, stronger associations better product.

Rant over. (crawling back into cave)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any word on Wallan's Import?

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

He arrived after their last practice game, so not likely to get a look at him until tip-off.

Seems the goods, with a good College Career in a mid-major conference at Utah State

Wallan did beat Coburg without him so will be interesting, they have also got a tall out of Warnambool 19 year old kid. But lost the home grown big down the road to DV for NBL1

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Wallans import played all the other practice matches, major upgrade on last years import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallan import is Trace Cureton, looks steady will carry the ball for them and can also play off a wing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pakenham D2M play Blackburn SCM tonight in a practice match. Will be interesting to see the lists each have put together over the off season. Pakenham by 20+. Any other practice matches happening over the long weekend?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Pakenham are going to win by 20+ then one if not both teams are in the wrong divisions

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Pakenham may be D2M but they spend a hell of a lot more $$ than Blackburn SCM.

Pakenham starters will be equal to Blackburns, but the benches are light years apart, Blackburn will win by 20.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A A Ron who will start for Blackburn? Bottom end of the SCM table last hear so will be looking to improve and add another import perhaps?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pakenham starters equal to Blackburn???? Hold on a minute there

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

On paper Pakenhams starting 5 should dominate D2M, the bench drops off a fair bit, I'm only going by last years Blackburn team, I don't know if they've added anything. If anyone is there tonight, post how the game pans out, remember I still think Blackburn will win by 20, just interesting to see how things go at the start.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What round 1 matchups is everyone looking forward to the most?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

And if Pakenham are missing a couple of those starters they may lose by 40.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who is in this amazing starting 5?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

It's as much pointing out that Blackburns best 5 aren't much, and that the squad is well coached and battle hard to just stay competitive in SCM. Pakenham seem to be the opposite where they have the recruits on paper but never seem to put it together.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think you're seriously under valuing some of Blackburn’s starters. Often difference in their games is they don’t have one import, let alone 2 that the opposition has. Do Pakenham have any players that have been a contributor in any team higher than D2? Note , contributor, not bench warmer.

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Give Bkackburn 2 decent imports and I'd put them near favorites in SCM and not winning just 5 games like last season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Daniel Steen - Knox
John Crieghton - Blackburn
Jake Spurhan- Blackburn
Josh Dow - Sherbrooke
Elias Kafrouni - Sherbrooke
Brad Stewart - Sherbrooke

Mix that with Ben Gaze and Brad Bridgewater, they should be ok.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't think Blackburn are returning many players from previous seasons

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who cares about names on paper.
Bridgewater does nothing
Creighton really

Also funny thing reading through the uniform rules that you are allowed to wear gloves this year. I can only speak for myself but why would anyone wear gloves surely it makes it impossible to shoot

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bol Bak is def playing for bal yth

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Gloves are for women who don't want to have short nails for the 6 months of the season

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Mimas 28  
Earlier this year

Looks like Pakenham have recruited heavily to win D2 this year. Blackburn only returning 2 players from last season. Blackburn win easily by 30.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where have all Blackburn's players gone ?

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Hoops  
Earlier this year

As for RMIT, Camberwell has two studs and loss of depth so it will be good to see just how far they've come as they draw them in round 1...

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Hoops  
Earlier this year

Lots of depth*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can see a lot of foul trouble for RMIT.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What was the result Blackburn vs Pakenham?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Lankford still coaching Blackburn?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has anyone in D2 gotten worse? Seems to be 9 teams that have "recruited heavily" lol.
Those Pakenham additions are nice, but they really fell off last year to a really average team with no depth. Gaze would be the only guy worth keeping.
For mine its Mildura, Craigieburn, Sth Penn and Camberwell....with Pakenham, Altona and Wallan fighting it out for the remainder of the top 6.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rees is coaching Blackburn. Lankford has left the club including the GM role.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What has happened there ?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

I sense relegation coming

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nothing has happened. He has done great job with that program over a number of years. He's moved on to do something different.

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

If they do only have 2 returning players and still don't have money to recruit like the other SCM teams, they are in big trouble no matter who's coaching.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blackburn, Corio and Werribee in battle for relegation in SCM.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Werribee no good ? Their MVP is back, I'd assume with more help...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Relegation? There's only 9 teams. More likely no one relegated and another team comes up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Calvin Henry returns to Mildura despite original claims he wasn't.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where he should of played all along, finished as an import and really can't defend anymore so cannot really command too much money.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What do you mean 'nothing has happened' at Blackburn. I agree that Paul has done a great job over the years with the Vikings, but please do not suggest that he has happily moved on to other things. Just not the facts. And yes.....well and truly in the relegation zone.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seeing as though we've all been making our way too early predictions for the last 3 months. What are our actual tips for each division? Round 1 is in 2 days!

I go like this

CM: McKinnon
CW: Sunbury
D1M: Western Port
D1W: Mildura
D2M: Camberwell
D2W: Wallan

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ Not bad selections apart from CM. Can't see McKinnon going all the way. They have proven over recent years to be very inconsistent and I think there are better rounded teams to claim the 'ship.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fair enough... it was close in CM/CW cause I think CM could go Hume City and CW could go Keilor even but we'll see.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No one is getting close to Sunbury in CW.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#813 - Elaborate then. Speaking with various parties, all were full of praise and well wishes.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There is only so many years you can go without coaching a premiership. He's been there what 10 years and hasn't delivered the ultimate prize. Time to move on

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallan for D2W?

Does Blackburn and Melbourne Uni stand a chance as then next best from 2018.

It will be interesting to see what model most teams adopt, the more popular model of signing a gun import or two and surrounding them with great local talent, or the Eltham model from 2018, where they had a great local core for a few years and only added import later.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Early predictions for the week?

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

Well The Bear's "strong looking Westernport D1W Team"’ just lost to Bellarine. No wonder he’s in hiding.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LOL yeah and RMIT seems to be what we all thought they would be.

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

RMIT only lost by 20, that's not bad for mostly domestic players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT import didn't play, what happened to him ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RMIT import didn't play, what happened to him ?

Import played 28 minutes matthew bruno

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Haha, Maltese import

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Wang whipper  
Earlier this year

IS there somewhere where I can see all the squads listed?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So much for sunbury women not losing a game this season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bruno is not the import. Coffey is

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thoughts, takeaways on the weekend/round 1?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Looks like Blackburn Senior Men and Youth Men are in for a very very long season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

was in Geelong to watch Corio Bay v Hume.

Corio Bay looked good(imports impressive) no points in it at half time. Foul trouble for CB in second half cost them the game.

Take nothing away from Hume.

Hume looked disciplined and shot well. Hume to go top 2
Corio Bay to sit middle

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Matthew Bruno any relation to Dom Bruno from Whittlesea?

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Older Brother

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Bear  
Earlier this year

Yes #659, Hume City SCM look like a very good team, they certainly got the rub of the green with 36 fouls for and 19 against. They did shoot it well at times, but Corio Bay also had their chances. Stingrays showed they can compete with their best on court and are still working it out, if they can gel they can definitely hurt some teams.

Only round one, long way to go...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stith was dominant for MCK

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to Ish Sanders for Sunbury Men's team, didn’t play on weekend ??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is the "Williams Eric" listed in the SportsTG box score of Saturday's McKinnon-Keilor game the Eric Williams who played in the Big V are few years ago?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ Yes it's the same Eric Williams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thoughts on this weekend's games?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Nth East vs RMIT d2m, quadruple overtime then the lights will go out, game gets called, draw, neither team wins a game until they meet later in the year, roof leaks, game called, draw, first season in basketball history two teams go winless.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Altona to go 2-0 vs Sherbrooke and Wallan

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mckinnon vs Casey will be highlight game for the weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No one really talks up Lemons from Casey. But the matchup of Stith and lemons will be a good one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McKinnon smash Casey
Chelsea with an away win against Hume

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Uninspiring Hawthorn win at home against Blackburn.
New import looking good.

Heath and D'Agostino combine for 49 of Blackburn's 92 points and 17 of 26 assists.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ "Altona to go 2-0..."

Loses to Sherbrooke to fall to 0-2. What gives?!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McKinnon with plenty of offensive punch. The addition of Malvasso adds solid depth. See how they go in the next few weeks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can't remember so many non competitive sides across all leagues, ever.
The league and their associations needs to seriously evaluate how they operate, some of these results are farcical.

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John  
Earlier this year

Womens side in particular.

Bulleen YLW - 0-3. Average losing margin of 74 points
Warnambool SCW - 0-2. Average losing margin of 58 points

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Absolutely^^

There's a top 3-4 teams in each division and then a massive dropoff. Should be combining divisions rather than having 10 team divisions with 3 good teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SCM should be a pretty even comp this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thoughts on the weekend? Keilor/McKinnon are my tops in SCM so far.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#739286 - Games against Blackburn are over half time, so wins will be uninspiring. That goes for SCM and the VCYM.

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Hoops  
Earlier this year

Thoughts/predictions for the weekend?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Quite embarrassing for hawthorn to give up 112 points to werribee.

Werribee, Corio, Blackburn just look like D2 teams. Can't see either teams getting wind outside of against each other

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Which of these winless teams after 4 rounds is in trouble in SCM

Corio
Blackburn
Werribee

Werribee seem to have the fire power if not the defence and you feel Corio could beat the two below them

In the Women
Warrnambool
Whittlesea
Bulleen

Bulleen seems a shock to me, but I haven't kept up with the program that much Whittlesea are playing a division to far it seems

Division 1 Men

Whittlesea do the double basement with the men and the women hanging in the cellar, there mens team should be able to get some wins and get it together, Latrobe Energy this program was always so tough and overall has dropped away - is this just a changing of the guard there and on a rebuild, youth was horrible last season.

Division 1 Women

Warrandyte - it doesn't look good 0-4 and just lost to promoted Cragiburn (who have recruited well) they have already given Latrobe women the first win fo the season. They can't go ZIP for the season surely this mid table team will get it together.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Latrobe had 7 players on the weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why focus on the negatives in any group after 3-4 games? There are a number of teams who have gone above expectations in a couple of divisions and yet you're highlighting the other end?

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Reply #740169

Well hit us with who is playing above expectation or who is playing out of their skin?

We can focus on programs that are not achieving, in fact all these coaches and some of these players in these teams are paid a nice little fee, so clubs can be invested. Welcome to Sports winners and losers. I don't think 4 wins is enough to see a trend for finals but I do think no wins 3 weeks in would be a concern for any program and I'm interested to find out why.

Maybe there is a good reason, import injured, players due back from college etc etc.


Will 3-0 Broady Women run the table on this league?
Whose import is providing the most BANG early in the season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You can see those things by looking at the same standings you're viewing to call out some teams - you would just rather focus on the negative.
Two sides to sports (welcome!) and its increasingly obvious those who haven't played at a high level would rather focus on the bottom rather than the top - good for you, but don't drag us down either
Here are some positives that you can absolutely put some stock into:
Casey SCM, Mildura men and women, Pakenham D2M

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

I would say Warrandyte Women losing to Craigiburn as an interesting result, a long standing fixture in that league being beaten by a new comer.

Same with Corio, a team that pushed Broady Men early in the season but still haven't a got a win another interesting point in the league.

Being told Latrobe had 7 players is sad, I certainly aren't happy to read that what should be done, its a discussion point.

Tell me more about Casey SCM, Mildura men and women, Pakenham D2M?

At least we know 1 person is reading posts in here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corio SCM also lost to Chelsea last week by about 30 with Chelsea playing without their 2 imports.
Brasser & Riggs coming up big offensively.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Latrobe had 7 players on the weekend.



Men or women ? Saw the women are getting thrashed , what's happened there, they were a competitive side, who is coaching now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Latrobe men are apparently waiting on imports, not sure what the hold up is. Mixed with their core 4 that have been there a while, they should be competitive. They have zero depth though and an untried coach so will struggle if any starter is unavailable which has happened already. Their main player Hughes, is a very good scorer. Played Melbourne Tigers SEABL last 2 season but has returned to Latrobe (played in their title winning team 3 seasons back).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Import, they are only allowed one this year. The same as everyone else.

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Bear  
Earlier this year

@PersonalFoul and anonymous fair to say Corio Bay had their full compliment against Hume City and pushed them but were still very much working out team dynamics in their season opener. What you don't know from reading stats is that since that game the Stingrays also had two key young talented players injured and have been without them, relying on some of the older bodies and especially their imports to keep scoring pressure on. One quarter in their games appears to be the killer, for the other three questers they are staying with their opposition for the most part. Anyway, just thought I'd mention it as you are focusing on something based on what appears to be lacking critical knowledge.

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

@bear good knowledge, my original statement was to provoke some response on this forum that was a little boring. Good to know, the young guys juniors through the ranks?

I have heard of some teams having issues with import visa, a change in the paper has delayed some guys in NSW & QLD and one or two in Victoria that turned up 2-3w weeks out from the start of the season.

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Rabbit  
Earlier this year

"Werribee, Corio and Blackburn just look like D2 teams."

Don't be silly.

There may be a class difference between those 3 and the better CM teams but pretty sure Blackburn beat a currently undefeated in D2 Pakenham team by 30+ in the preseason. Looks like they’ve added an import since then too.

As Bear said Corio will get better and they already pushed Hume.

To say those three are D2 teams is nonsense. Pretty sure all of them would smack the D2 teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Speaking of D2 - all that talk of RMIT died down really quickly.. lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What a lot of people outside Geelong don't know is that in pre-season a young gun did his ACL and two more young guns with the Stingrays have been injured since game one, actually making it three of their top local talent.

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Not wanting to talk negative again but at 0-4 they have become everything this forum thought they were so far. Hopefully they get a win against Sherbrooke this weekend.

But not the greatest addition to the Big V Leagues. but I guess someone has to win and someone has to lose.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you've actually watched Blackburn play you'd know that they'd mangle any div 2 team. Jake Heath would embarrass literally every team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Some results have been changed to 20-0?!?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

20-0 is the default score for a walkover so it would be a computer glitch reverting to it.

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Hello cocky  
Earlier this year

20 zip is also the score given when an eligible player(s) are involved.w

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John  
Earlier this year

Happening a lot by the looks of it.
Shepparton (D1M)
Chelsea (SCM & D1W)
SP (SCW)
Whittlesea (SCW)

Considering most clubs have been getting imports for decades now, is there a change in rules that some didn't know about ? What's the reason behind so many ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Get it right John, Whittlesea Men and not Shep.
Appears Whittlesea & Chelsea have issues across the first 2 weeks, might be why both Standerfer & Voss missed on the weekend.

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John  
Earlier this year

Correction.
Doesn't take away from the alarming number of forfeits for the competition,however.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Confusion around BA approval and Big V being second tier of competition in Vic

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm pretty sure Chelsea had an issue a couple of years ago playing a non registered player in their women's team early rounds and lost the points. Who at the club is held responsible for this monumental stuff up?

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Hello cocky  
Earlier this year

Pretty obvious whose head should be on the chopping block.paying fines isn't cost effective.

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Chanp  
Earlier this year

Hope Basketball Vox are as hard on NBL1 teams who play players without the appropriate clearances.
Could be a couple of 20-0 scores heading down Bayside way !!

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this year

Where is everyone

RMIT IMport goes off for on the weekend

Mam Ayuel kid is ripping senior and YL in a weekend.

Are we allowed to talk about teams that are winless after 5 rounds

What about the teams that are still undeafted? who is running the table? Mckinnon Men?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clear separation in top tier teams.

SCM- mckinnon, Casey, keilor, hawthorn are far above the rest of comp.

SCW- Hume, Casey, keilor, sunbury are above the rest. Mckinnon, sunbury, and Casey still waiting on few players to come in from overseas.

D1M- Shepparton well ahead rest of comp even with their import change. Next closest would be western port.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Scm - mckinnon's Challenge will be staying motivated after being undefeated early on.
Scw - Sunbury will get stronger as year goes but other teams have stepped up their game chasing them. What on earth has happened to Southern Pen?
D1m - weatern Port v Shepparton next round will tell the full story. Wp only loss narrowly without corletto and another big scoring starter. Look deeper than every other team, different lineups and edficiency every week. Keys and Warrandyte be locks for finals.
D1W - Camberwell and bellarine surprise packets. Mildura still team to beat.
D2m - Mildura with Calvin and an import, up against Pakenham with deep team of players who have come down from higher divisions. Will Mornington pull out again after this year?
D2w - Blackburn staying motivated alas McKinnon in scw. Pakenham and Sherbrooke have both re tooled over off season and look like contenders.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

My top two from each division

SCM- mckinnon and Casey

SCW- full strength sunbury and Hume

D1M- Shepparton and western port

D1W- Bellarine and Mildura

D2M- Mildura And Pakenham

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What about early locks/picks for All Star 5's?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Early all star 5 picks.

SCM- mike Anderson (keilor), Dillion Stith (mckinnon), Eric Williams (mckinnon), Raheem Lemons (Casey), Jake Heath (Blackburn). Mvp- mike Anderson so far

SCW- Erin Bollmann (keilor), Breanna Brock (Hume), karen Duever (sunbury), geralyn Leaupepe (sunbury), Sarah Halejian (Casey) Mvp- Erin Bollmann so far

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has the league announced POTM winners yet ??
March finished over 2 weeks ago and already through 5 rounds !!

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James Hard3N  
Earlier this year

Where are the Player of the Months?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thoughts going into this weekend??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The one thing bigV did well, was produce plenty of media content. Not all of it super professional and serious, but at least it was consistent and had some kind of insight.
The lack of content and the quality of content out out now is utter rubbish. You can just read the previews/reviews each week and it's basically written by a random intern who has no idea about the leagues, or the game in general. The league need to get some people in the office with some actual insight into the league or get out and around the people at the clubs to generate some better content.

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James Hard3N  
Earlier this year

Needs better content. What happened to player of the month? What happened to predicting who wins?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened with knowing what you're talking about or making an effort?

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Jack  
Earlier this year

How did the Big V decline so rapidly?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Steady decline hidden by mass expansion.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The BigV seems flat at every level ever since the introduction of NBL1.

Bit of an attitude of "If you aren't playing NBL1 / Youth for a NBL1 side - whats the point?"

The championship Men/Women division should be at least 12 teams and held to the same game day standards as NBL1.

Then merge Div1 & Div 2. Some of the bottom end teams in both divisions are no better than a domestic team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Big V not doing the Player of Months etc this season ?
Looks like the promotion of the league and its players have taken a hit since Justin Nelson has left.

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James Hard3N  
Two months ago

April player of the month and coach of the month will be announced tonight.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Will McKinnon lose this season? If they do who beats them

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^ Keilor comes to mind only because of the import Anderson who's easily the best player in the league... but after him there’s pretty much no help on that roster. That being said him alone could push McKinnon.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

April POTM and COTM .... what about March ?

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

The Podcast is everything now ....

Its all about the podcast ... listen to the podcast we are so tech savvy we still make teams print programs each week that are a massive waste of paper .... listen to the podcast!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Listen to a podcast where the hosts can even pronounce the players' names correctly or aware of their own league. One of the sound bites sounds like clown/circus music. The clubs need to take a stand and demand more professionalism

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who writes the weekly reviews. Clearly no idea. Must be work experience students. Big V amateur hour.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nothing beats the asian guy that commentates on smash fm. He's been doing the leagues for over 5 years now and has no basketball sense or radio sense. It's quite funny listening to the bloke make a fool of himself.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^ and have you noticed how sleazy he is with getting photos taken only with females. He claims he just promotes women's basketball!!! He’s a creep!! Can’t commentate either!!!

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

Outside the Arcs is attempting to do a great job in the Northern Suburbs.

I think the league might want to look at how the VAFA do it, they have a different person/intern/ to cover each league, who has more in depth knowledge and they offer a 'little' opinion to attempt to spice up the games some more.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lol at Keilor being the team to beat McKinnon, got done by Blackburn for there first win of the year on the weekend

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James Hard3N  
Two months ago

Mckinnon no longer undefeated. Loss to Casey in double overtime.

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anonymous  
Two months ago

Hard to watch games without getting frustrated with officiating.
Every CM game seems to have multiple Techs and many ejections...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Player complaining and whining has reached peak level. Don't mind refs letting players know it is unacceptable.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Yeah no...
Definitely support refs pushing back when players/coaches whine too much.
But atm there is no communication from refs and taking the emotion out of game.
Always frustrating when a bad/questionable call is made and then compounded by a quick whistle on tech
There is always the 'refs make mistakes just like players' argument, difference is that players are mostly held accountable
for mistakes by coaches

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nearing the halfway point of the Big V 2019 year, what are we looking at for each division? Thoughts?

SCM- Mckinnon looks like they could run the table easily

SCW- Keilor has the MVP and stays ahead of a close three headed race, broadmeadows looks to be biggest threat to them. Sunbury also there.

D1M- Probably the closest division in the entire Big V...Western Port still my favorite at this stage

D1W- Mildura is well ahead of the comp

D2M- Mildura could very well go undefeated. Camberwell once a thought for grand final but have been beat twice already by Heat

D2W- Sherbrooke and Pakenham the only two threats on paper, but haven't seen much from this division

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Hoops  
Two months ago

Mildura ending up with two imports certainly helps. Funny how we all thought it was the end for them one minute when Calvin was supposedly out, next minute...well here we are.

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anonymous  
Two months ago

SCM - in 'run the table easily' I assume you mean go undefeated. That will be difficult having already lost a game to Casey.

McKinnon - playing extremely well. Big 3 of Stith, Williams, Tomada are right up there as best combo in BigV and probably NBL1. Not a lot of opportunity to improve on what they have currently but it may be enough to get them a flag.

Casey - Have started season well but a lot of old legs in the team so hopefully can keep up the pace. Not a great defensive team so need to have 2-3 of their guys scoring big numbers. Very impressive win against McKinnon.

Hawthorn - Hard to judge where they are at. Have some good wins and then not so good losses. Roster seems quite solid but they are juggling lineups around so may be form or injury problems. If shots not dropping for Barry/McBreaty then they may not put enough points on board to get over a McKinnon/Casey.

Hume - quietly putting together a good start for a team with a big change over offseason. Depth and versatility is good, just need to play together and settle into roles.

Keilor - Have looked great and very ordinary. Loss to Blackburn could come back to hurt them down the stretch. Quite a volatile team with already numerous ejections of players and coach, and lots of Ts. Interesting to see how they bounce back from three losses in a row.

Then the rest...

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Hoops  
Two months ago

I think they meant run the table from this point forward but I agree with your assessment that it isn't as wide open as per your descriptions of each contender^

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mildura have only been challenged by Wallan thus far, big game coming up this weekend vs craigieburn however

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Monday night and ladders and results aren't updated yet?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tuesday mid-morning and still no updated results or ladders. But the good news is the Jersey Brackets are on fire haha! Who the hell came up with that lame idea.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mid way point of season.

Who are the title favourites?
Mvp?
All Star 5?
Most Impressive teams?
Most disappointing teams?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So Big V season leader stats make no sense in some divisions. Players with more attempts and better percentages excluded from the top 5. D1M and D2M in particular.
And the ladders are all over the shop. Percentages listed however teams listed on the ladder in alphabetical order !!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Chelsea Gulls champ men learning the difference in competition level

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why do Big V release actual ladders with percentages? Champ Men Keilor and Hawthorn, Hawthorn better percentage yet Keilor above them on the ladder. Weird?

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anonymous  
Two months ago

% on ladders hardly ever used as it goes by Head-to-Head results if there are 2 or more teams tied on win/loss.

% used when the head to head doesn't separate the teams, but in the case of CM, with each team playing each other 3 times there will always be a leader in head to head.

Keeping with CM, it looks like Hume, Keilor, and Hawthorn will be fighting it out for the 3rd and 4th playoff spots (unless one of the teams drops some games they should win)

In this case, the H2H is very important as it may come to a 3 way tie...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hume have beat hawthorn 2x so far
Keilor have beat Hume 1x so far
Hawthorn have beat keilor 2x so far

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

Officating is sadly stretched too thin, with two many leagues YL2 and extra games means more referees are being 'fast tracked'

Some real rubbish coming out of the league regarding trying to protect these refs when some of them are just not up to the speed of the game.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

But that isn't the refs fault that is the league's fault

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What will Big V do with the competition structure next season?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Due to the referee situation at this stage Youth League will probably be moving to Wednesday nights

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

agree its the leagues fault but it doesn't help coaches or players who are expecting a certain standard.

Wednesday nights won't work. Clubs and Venues with established midweek money making comps, and the need for BIG V to have all the show of anthem, music, court announcer. They won't allow teams to have noisemakers or atmosphere but want all this to go with it.

Remove YL2 would be a good start - maybe even remove Div 2 and have just SC (rebrand) and a 2nd Tier. Condense the comp, don't dilute it

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Make YL on a Friday night. I agree, def needs to move from the weekend

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^ Good call

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anonymous  
Two months ago

A lot of teams have multiple u18 players in their YL teams. So moving to Friday night won't work.

I agree that removing D2 and YL2 is a valid solution that needs looking at.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Simple, those players that play 18's and YL choose what they are going to do.

Scrap U/21's and just have YL. If they are not good enough to play YL at U/21 level they should just play domestic

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

Scrap U/21's and just have YL. If they are not good enough to play YL at U/21 level they should just play domestic

ANON - I have been preaching this for a while, problem is VJBL loves the extra money for another 2 years from these sucker teams and players

i like youth league as curtain raisers, but maybe like footy they only go up if the senior team get promoted, use as true reserve grade. And go back to allowing maybe 2-3 players be over 23

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Plenty of venues and referees available on Friday nights. Great idea...

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Anon  
Two months ago

BIG V should be the equivalent of VAFA, and NBL 1 the equivalent of VFL...

Big V is the lowest entry basketball for players that want to play coached organised systematic basketball in Victoria.. It can't be both 'entry level' and 'elite'.. if anything, it should have more teams and more divisions - make it an 'Amateur league' instead of a Semi-professional league. leave that for NBL 1.

Big V should be an amateur league in between casual domestic and semi professional that offers players coached systematic basketball...

Each club fields 2 teams (maybe even 3) in male and female comp: Seniors and Reserves. Travel together, train together etc. Field teams that are more local to each other that require less travel commitment - also leave that for NBL 1.

Would solve the Big V identity crisis, no?

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A A Ron  
Two months ago

You all need to put yourselves in BV shoes, start thinking about what makes the most money, then you'll get the answer.

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Greggo  
Two months ago

^^^^
What in god's name was that? Haha

You can't compare basketball to football. Social comps in football pretty much don't exist, and basketball has multiple levels of social/ domestic leagues on every night of the week, in every suburb. Football certainly doesn't have that.

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anonymous  
Two months ago

NBL
NBL1 - take top 4 teams from 2019 BigV CM (assuming they want to go)
BigV Champ Men - Combine 5 teams from 2019 CM and Div 1
BigV Div 1 - possibly take 16 teams (have qualifying tournament each year for teams coming 12-16 to give teams wanting to enter a chance)
VYCM - keep same
YL1 - possibly take 16 teams (have qualifying tournament each year for teams coming 12-16 to give teams wanting to enter a chance)

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Anon  
Two months ago

Basketball is easier to administer than football.. less players, only need a court not an entire oval hence more social comps.

And they do have social football. they just play on the same day. 'Clubbies'...................

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^ Wow, now you want a 22 team elite league. Which four clubs can send both mens and womens teams into this league? We added four within about a 10-km radius into NBL1 this year. Hope you can spread them out a bit more.

Qualifying games to enter a league? WTF?? Fixtures? Venues? Planning? Sorry, guys, you got beaten today, so no season for us...maybe next year!! What do you mean you want a clearance?

^^^^^ We can't find courts and referees and now you want reserves teams for each club. Where does this money or players or coaches magically come from? Curtain raisers? We have double headers every night. Men play after the women!!

What planet do some of you live on? Just stop and think a little before you post such rubbish.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^^ Annnndddd it is that thinking and attitude that prevents basketball in Victoria from reaching its potential.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thursday morning and ladders aren't updated in some comps, and all film isn't uploaded to youtube.
This is ridiculous.

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anonymous  
Last month

Response to #745873

Sure there may be some logistic problems and some details needing further working but your response and attitude, without making any of your own suggestions, is really helpful.

NBL would always remain as the elite league.
NBL1 - to become a true development league and maintain a level of quality, I believe 20 - 24 teams is sustainable. Locations of teams is not necessarily a reason to accept/reject teams as we know that players don't necessarily live in the location that there club is.
But I would think some increased representation from the west/northwest Melbourne would be a positive (Hume/Keilor/Werribee)

BigV CM - Qualification or relegation process to be further defined but I don't see, at a high level, why some qualification tournament or similar couldn't be considered. If you ran this at the same time as league playoffs or around the time when clubs nominate for BigV then it would allow for plenty of time for court hire etc (clubs wouldn't be booking before this anyway)

Clearances already occur when teams are either not in the league players want to be in, teams are not successful in their league, or players are offered $ to move. It may increase but I doubt it would be much different.

Not sure where the reserve team comment came from but this approach would actually reduce the number of teams in the BigV competitions that would free up resources and also lift quality.

I understand it would be tough for teams/clubs that aren't able to qualify for the Div1 league, and not be included in a BigV league, but if this is the case should they be competing anyway??? Go away, build your program, compete in the various tournaments etc

Any constructive suggestions appreciated and welcome.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry, maybe I should be more helpful...

The fans, sponsors, volunteers and administrators are local and they are the lifeblood of your club. It is hard for communities to support multiple clubs in similar areas. That is why I think the next NBL1 clubs should be out west. For me, location should absolutely be a reason to include/exclude clubs and it was disappointing that the east got flooded so much this year. Don't worry about where players and coaches live, they will travel a long way if you have a good club.

This carries into the idea of qualification and relegation. Don't focus on a team of players and focus on the basketball club and everything contained within (and I mean EVERYTHING). It is so much more than a team of 10 men or women. It all builds from the ground up thru the junior program and a strong administrative base. Strong, sustainable clubs cannot pop up overnight.

BigV has a big job ahead to work out where it now fits in the bigger scheme of basketball in Victoria. It was originally a country league (CVIBL) and is very different now to when I first entered the league in the 90s. I see no reason that it can't significantly change again if it has effective leadership.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you have successful clubs year after year in Big V out east and not as much west how does it make sense to punish those teams and promote the west? It doesn't matter where the clubs are just that the quality is there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who is in charge of Big V these days? No visible leadership

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Only hear from them if you've done something wrong .... like didn't photo copy enough programs (can we create a league app for this stuff?)

The league has lost pace off court with other comps in other codes.

I still like the on court, the coaching and the players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SCM, bottom team defeats second team, nothing else matter today - Go Stingrays!

Oh, and if the Big V doesn't get onto the full court last second baseball heave to end the half then their whole media department need to be sacked!

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Big V Fan  
Last month

Agree had the privilege of being in the crowd, was end of 3rd and sent the stands wild. Go Rays

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hopefully it's not the last season for the rays

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Anonymous  
Last month

Still no results or ladders from the weekend games. Same old Big V.

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Greggo  
Last month

If you want results, go to the live stats page ya drongo.

Otherwise have a coffee and kick back. Life's too short to be worrying about Big V ladders

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Agree use live stats ... shame they vanish after a week

Talking of vanishing - why are some players 2017 stats suddenly gone??

some great games and big blowouts

RMIT proving the haters wrong post hasn't turned up yet

Are the Broncos going to NBL1?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which clubs will look at NBL1 next year? McKinnon?

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anon  
Last month

Live Stats don't disappear.

Here is a link to all live stat keys.

http://bigv.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/03/2019-Stream-Keys.xlsx

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ No hope of McKinnon going up to NBL1 while they play out of GESAC.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just saw the video of that buzzer beater. Got it off before the backboard lit up and still a tenth of a second left. Interesting to see the ref straight away call it no good but thankfully the other bloke over ruled him.

What is wrong with GESAC awesome venue to play at. If the problem is crowd numbers they can always put temporary stands on the far side like other dtadiums do.

Where to now for Keilor SCM. Spent up big again then mid season when it looks like they wont make finals bring in 3 more guys. Minutes allocation all over the place I bet it wouldn't be a happy dressingroom.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Keilor showing that having a stacked team of talent wont always get you wins. You have to have a good coach or you will be outcoached like keilor are being

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Anonymous  
Last month

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Anonymous  
Last month

I always thought Liam was in the top 2-3 coaches in the league but maybe not this year. Anderson has to be the most talented import in the league and still can't put it together.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Having plenty of cash to splash doesn't make you a good coach....

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Anonymous  
Last month

2 teams up to NBL1. My guess Casey and Hume

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Anonymous  
Last month

Keilor and McKinnon surely.

Wouldn't Werribee want to be looking at NBL1 too? Big association, no club out west, women’s team killing it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kaba has been a bust as for bringing in new guys during the season it can't be good for team chemistry. Also todd and anguith are not up to it anyway so why bother

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why has Kaba been so bad?

Who are the best imports in Big V? Could any play NBL1?

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Anonymous  
Last month

McKinnon not allowed to put up extra stands at GESAC. Would need to relocate somewhere else to be a promotion chance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

While keilor and werribee have the location they don't have the recruiting tools.

Werribee men’s team lost two games on the weekend by total of 65 pts. Why would you want that in the NBL1.

As for the imports of werribee they put up huge numbers cause no one else on their team shoots the ball.

As for keilor. The team they put together has not beat any team in the top 4 of the CHamp Men. If they are spending a lot of cash on that roster and can’t get it done then speaks about their recruiting methods and the coach.


Hume City have a great argument with both their teams doing well and with a nice size stadium and location.

Casey can make an argument that they are in massive growing area, they have one of the best stadiums in Victoria, their men’s team are doing well. Only negative is their women’s team but cause have a lot of cash that they could argue will be thrown at the women’s team next season.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Casey is a great venue.
Hume City, old ABA venue and still better than most (NBL1 could convince council funding)

Werribee makes sense, again modern venue and facility with men and womens team but some of those loses hurt the resume.

Keilor I think need to prove more in SCM before consideration.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty certain Hume city are going up 100%

I think NBL 1 want to keep it even numbers so I guess 2 clubs will have to go. Casey probably the next one to follow but not sure if their admin want it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Werribee in the mix to make the move.

Results in SCM and SCW are apparently not that high on the criteria to get in. that makes sense otherwise McKinnon would be a lock to go.

I'm guessing when you go up you are able to recruit heavily and build from scratch.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

The next question as always is what happens to SCM

i think this need to be called Division 1 again or Premier League as State Champ doesn't seem right with a lack of teams

I like what NBL1 is doing even with the haters for Vic Bias, a Vic Bias seems obvious when you look at teams, money available and venues in the eastern seaboard region.

I just hope the Big V Continues to be a building ground for players & coaches looking to strive for NBL1 and above

I would love to see more country teams back in the Big V buts thats me wanting the old days back

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Anonymous  
Last month

State Champ is still the same as it was a few years ago so why change the name? It is and always has been the league directly under what is now called NBL1.

Its just that some clubs have developed and now can compete the higher level. Same can be said about teams growing and now playing in State champ. For instance look at Chelsea and Keilor, they both used to be Div 2 men and now could make finals in state champ by growing their club and winning their way up.

Thats not the real problem tho. What is the league doing when the bottom half of each of the comps? Clearly the whole league across every division needs to be looked at.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Werribee are no one near NBL1 level. Would need a complete overhaul to even be in the mix.

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anonymous  
Last month

Also, are there going to be teams that drop out of NBL1

I think it was a 2 year commitment from the clubs in there.

Sabres seem to be really struggling

20 teams, 2 x conferences...

Past performance of both men/women was supposed to be one of the criteria initially (although Eltham were accepted and the women hadn't been that strong in SCW)

Quick transition for Keilor to go from D1M to SCM (for 2 years) and then into NBL1. Not sure the promotion would be warranted given they are likely to miss playoffs this year in SCM and potentially a big turnover of players next season (Kaba, Long, Anderson, Todd, Keleher, Bellman, Todorov would not be guaranteed for next season I wouldn't think)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Next season with Corio Bay and Geelong merging there will highly likely be SCM and SCW Geelong United teams, also YL in either D1 or Championship. That drops a couple of Big V teams, but allows Bellarine or other nearby Associations to build too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Colac are entering Big V D1 as a result of the merger between Geelong and Corio. Makes sense as there will be player willing travel out there to continue playing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why would there be Geelong United teams in SCM and SCW? They have an NBL1 program. That was the reason they gave their spot in Big V to Bellarine.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL1 is managed by a Geelong Board member.

I guess they can do what they want.

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Bear  
Last month

Anon^, you are likely confused or not quite in tune with what is happening with the merger.

NBL1 will stay separate, as Supercats with that brand intact, the BigV programs will merge into Geelong United along with VJBL and they will be Association based, players fed from the joint domestic program. In essence that drops Big V teams from one Association, creating a new set of BigV teams from a new combined Association, the NBL1 will function independently as it is in a totally different competition structure to the BigV.

At least for now, who knows what is around the corner.......

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Anonymous  
Last month

So Bear, your saying the NBL1 will function independently, does that mean new front office as well?
New CEO & COO of BG loose out on being part of NBL1? Supercats won't get any funding from Geelong United?
Must be a lot of cash behind the scences to pull it off with out a domestic program to help support it, 'bold move cotton' don't know many other associations that could do that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And why would Colac get to jump into Big V D1? I can think of 6 D2 associations who can compete for a finals spot in D1 TODAY. Makes no sense to bring in a country team with no track record straight into D1.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

^^^

Name the 6 teams that must be in Division 1? Keen to know.

Colac Should start Div 2 and earn, but keen that there are 6 teams.

Who in Div 1 should go up into SCM to beef up the numbers?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I didn't say "must" be in D1, merely they should be put up before a small country town is.
The top 6 in D2 at the moment are all quality teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Promoting 6 teams to D1 would be the stupidest move ever by the Big V. People underestimate the difference between D1 and D2

Say two teams go up to SCM, Promoting 6 would make a 17 team comp.

Drop the uncompetitive teams in to D2 and make it 2 conference of 8 or 9

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Anonymous  
Last month

I never said all 6 should go up - again, all 6 are deserving over an unproven country town like Colac.
There's little difference in D1 and the good D2 teams. I think people underestimate D2, and the likes of Mornington and Maccabi weigh down a pretty good league.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great time to start again and work out the best way to re-structure the BigV.

Maybe return to the roots and call it Premier League and Division 1 again. Premier could be 16 teams with two conferences and make D1 10-12 teams (I don't know the actual numbers). Or make Premier more exclusive leaving D1 the bigger league. Clubs can nominate their level initially, of course, maybe using two restricted player vs one restricted player to distinguish the levels.

But the league then determines some solid criteria to initially position clubs into the appropriate level. Could still have different genders in different divisions. And then promote/relegate as they have, with both record and common sense in effect.

I can't see any overriding reason to change Youth League though. It's up to BigV as to whether they demand a higher standard from teams, but I prefer to be more inclusive rather than exclusive at U23. This competition includes the NBL1 clubs, so YL will always be massive and probably have three levels of standard.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is hilarious

"There's little difference in D1 and the good D2 teams"

I just wet my pants laughing

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Anonymous  
Last month

In terms of being able to support a SCM side as an association, there are only really Westernport and Sunbury in D1M that could successful transition. Maybe Bulleen but they are under-performing at the moment.

The rest with the exception of Warnambool and Shepparton are lucky to be in D1

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Anonymous  
Last month

So a team like Mildura couldn't compete with say, a Warrnambool or Whittlesea?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Warnambool maybe. Mildura probably could as well.

Not sure if you have noticed but Whittlesea have been down the bottom of D1M for a few years now. Why would you think they could compete at SCM?

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Anonymous  
Last month

What the hell are you reading? The discussion was Mildura (D2) competing in D1. Someone wet their pants until they realised the Mildura would in fact smack the pants off Warrnambool AND Whittlesea (who are in D1).
Thanks for playing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

My brothers under 16 domestic team would beat whittlesea

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

Coburg promoted from Div 2, not exactly killing in the league but holding themselves accountable.

Big difference between top and bottom of D1, not so much in D2 from outside the Top 4

YL is fast and I have said before YL2 is trashy basketball and with VJBL runnign U21s now its either one or the other, shortening this league would mean either more kids in U21s and a better standard (2 conf) YL1 instead.

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Greggo  
Last month

Mildura was in Div 1 a few years ago, with pretty much the same team, and smacked no one.

What are you talking about

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Anonymous  
Last month

Coburg probably best example. Pretty much same team that won d2, have won 5 games this season. D1 is probably weakest it has been in last five or so years also.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unless you are clearly in the wrong division, you probably need to add four starters and push your current starters to the bench in order to climb a division successfully. Each club then needs to determine whether that is what they want based on how they measure success for their club. Everyone is different.

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Red 68  
Last month

Re: Big V Championship Men

Looking at the Average Points standing, there are 14 players averaging 20 points or more.

11 out of the 14 are Imports with David Shepard from Werribee leading with 25.82.

Leading Aus players are:

Jake Heath - Blackburn
Adrian Tomada - McKinnon
Mitchell Riggs - Chelsea


Looks like the Imports are worth the outlay.


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Anonymous  
Last month

RMIT 6 game winning streak, where are all the keyboard warriors that said they wouldn't win a game!!!

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

I never put out they wouldn't win a game - but questioned why they are in the league in the first place

6 game winning streak - coffey playign out of his mind.

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Anonymous  
Last month

RMIT sums up where the league has gone wrong. A club without long term resources or record gets in the league, bring in stud import and this makes them competitive. Now we have a league where the local talent is thin to say the least, then propped up by a good import and you are off. Top four teams have some depth. Then falls off a cliff. What is the point of having an import in D2?

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Greggo  
Last month

You sum up what's wrong with the world. Negativity for the sake of it.

Another club providing interest in competitive basketball in another area. The rising tide lifts all boats.

Have a great day bud.

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

My point exactly.

Someone find my previous post, RMIT is surrounded by Big V Teams and only dilutes the Division Further. Imports in D2 is an interesting thing? Some are great in great teams others are trash in trash teams (Sherbrooke & Wallan in recent years)

People argue they give to the community? do they? why not just recruit a stud Aussie and pay them to run clinics?

I said then and will say it again - RMIT will not last 5 years

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Anon  
Last month

Lets be honest, the league is not worried about quality it is about quantity. When was the last time any staff of Big V went out and actually watched a game, at least Nelson, Chambers & Sewell all went out and actually took interest in what was going on and then had a good spin on who needs to be where. There are so called clubs without domestic programs and financially strapped yet continue to play because of quantity. YL2 is bad and VJBL has U21s, one or the other not both. clubs need to show sustainability and home grown talent coming through to prove their worth not cuts from other teams and guys near retirement.

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Bear  
Last month

Anon #747842 - The details are being worked on now, in preparation for this coming summer season, the model seems to be solid, the structure and end result of a lot of hard work being done currently will be forthcoming...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bear hearing foundation committee's being set up, have they met yet and will the basketball community be informed. Just waiting for info.

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Bear  
Last month

Communication is important anon, at this stage nothing much to send out other than what has already been sent because initial work groups are just getting started. You can rest assured there is work being done and when something needs to go out it should...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Top 5 players in each division this 2019 Season?
Champ Men?
Champ Women?
D1M?
D1W?
D2M?
D2W?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon #747842 - Thanks Bear, looking forward to seeing how independent the associations will be.
VJBL should be fairly straight forward and they will have some strong teams coming because of it.

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Hoops  
Last month

CM: Mike Anderson, Shepard, Heath, Stith, Kulas
CW: Bollman, Alicia Jenkins,Breanna Brock, Reinwald, Zammit
D1M: Johnson-Blount, Chauncey Orr, Ish Sanders, Ange
D1W: Aleysha Lovett, Vanessa Power, Jamison-Meyers, Darcy Saunders
D2M: Max Barkley, Manassa, Coffey, Calvin Henry/Pettway
D2W: Emmie Onial, Applewhite, Amelia Smith, Ellie Coutts

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

This week's podcast just arrived.

Interviewing a player on a cellar dweller team. Will give it a listen and hope there is strong content on the race to finals for the teams that are actually winning and the stories surrounding them.....

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

One of the hosts phone ringing mid conversation was my favourite part, not just quietly either.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SMH

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Another week of useless previews.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Why are bothering with any media. It's embarrassing.

They’d be better to just leave it and have nothing.

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