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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  
Two months ago

Where has everybody gone ? any signings, movements anything

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Bellarine going local players for both men and women

" Athletic Youth from juniors." story in Geelong Addy

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

RMIT are struggling to get a team together

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Are they operating under a similiar model As Melbourne Univ?

With some alumni playing and maybe some returning possible.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

predictions for the season?

got

hawthorn - SCM

SHEP - D1M

Southern Pen - D2M

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Fireball  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

Keilor running 3 imports - 1 spouse visa + Chuck Long

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Reality  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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

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anonymous  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

Kaba will not be playing for keilor

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PersonalFoul  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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  
Two months ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

"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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

pacers import - Hakeem Simon

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

Altona? haha, big spenders this off season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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A A Ron  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Reality  
Last month

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  
Last month

Justin Erckhart comeback at All-Stars.

NBL level talent in his prime.

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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PersonalFoul  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

^^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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

Western port play Mornington in a few weeks

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawthorn men beat Bulleen by 20

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shepp host Wallan in a fortnight

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Anonymous  
Last month

@all hands who or what is your good source?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

Part of me wishes the same^

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anon  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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all hands  
Last month

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  
Last month

"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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

Couldn't agree more @DVEagle!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawthorn to play Keilor in practice game tomorrow @ Kelior

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

Where are all the experts...haha

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A A Ron  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

#685

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

Margins are approximate.

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

Camberwell D2M beat Collingwood D1M by 35 this weekend

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

Manny/Webb yes, not sure about Lindhe

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

Altona beat Wallan in both YLM and D2M

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A A Ron  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Tom  
Last month

Did they play Chelsea on Saturday?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nunawading VYCM beat sherbrooke VYCM BY 40+

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Chanp  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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  
Last month

Practice game results??

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Anonymous  
Last month

Chelsea easy over Corio Bay and Bellarine.

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John  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

McKinnon beat Keysborough by 30

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

^ 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  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

BigV has been poor management for the past 5 years

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

Clubs have fixtures

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

Hey at least he will put bums on seats.

Comparable to Josh Sykes from Eltham?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

@#735075 Incorrect

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where will Calvin Henry end up?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nowhere as an import...,

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A A Ron  
Last month

SA Premier League???

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Anonymous  
Last month

have mildura signed someone else?

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Anonymous  
Last month

any player movements?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

Practice games this weekend ??

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

Altona D2 Men beat Coburg D1 Men by 4

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where has the Bear gone??!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

What club is Bear from?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

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



Coburg are playing at wallan next weekend

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Anonymous  
Last month

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  
Last month

What club?

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Anonymous  
Last month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Altona D2M def Whittlsea D1M

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

Wallan D2M beat Coburg D1M

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Coburg no good, RMIT is better, says it all

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Bear  
Earlier this month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

Have RMIT even played a pre-season match?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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

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anonymous  
Earlier this month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

What were the results for the 3 RMIT matches?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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 month

Shep import cant shoot. Just step off him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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 month

What were the results of RMITs games?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

WP Import not that great.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Just a shooter ??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

Why is there so much discussion on RMIT?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

Any word on Wallan's Import?

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PersonalFoul  
Earlier this month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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 month

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 month

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 month

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

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

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 month

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

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Who is in this amazing starting 5?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

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 month

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 month

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 month

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 month

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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 month

Bol Bak is def playing for bal yth

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A A Ron  
Earlier this month

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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

Where have all Blackburn's players gone ?

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Hoops  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

Lots of depth*

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I can see a lot of foul trouble for RMIT.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What was the result Blackburn vs Pakenham?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Is Lankford still coaching Blackburn?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What has happened there ?

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A A Ron  
Two weeks ago

I sense relegation coming

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

^^ 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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

No one is getting close to Sunbury in CW.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

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  
Two weeks ago

Early predictions for the week?

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Chanp  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

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

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A A Ron  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

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

Import played 28 minutes matthew bruno

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A A Ron  
Last week

Haha, Maltese import

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Wang whipper  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

So much for sunbury women not losing a game this season

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Anonymous  
Last week

Bruno is not the import. Coffey is

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Anonymous  
Last week

Thoughts, takeaways on the weekend/round 1?

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A A Ron  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

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  
Last week

Is Matthew Bruno any relation to Dom Bruno from Whittlesea?

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Melbourne Boy  
Last week

Older Brother

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Bear  
Last week

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  
Last week

Stith was dominant for MCK

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Anonymous  
Last week

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

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Anonymous  
Last week

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  
Last week

^ Yes it's the same Eric Williams.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Thoughts on this weekend's games?

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A A Ron  
Last week

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  
Last week

Altona to go 2-0 vs Sherbrooke and Wallan

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Anonymous  
Last week

Mckinnon vs Casey will be highlight game for the weekend

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Anonymous  
Last week

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  
Last week

McKinnon smash Casey
Chelsea with an away win against Hume

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

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 week

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

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

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 week

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 week

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 week

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 week

SCM should be a pretty even comp this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

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

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