Anonymous
Last month

South East Melbourne major announcement tomorrow

Olgun reported. Apparently name and colours

Saw SE Melbourne Phoenix.

https://twitter.com/haydenfreedom/status/1063241289896882177?s=21

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KET  
Last month

From netball to basketball

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Cram  
Last month

Makes the Huskies name look amazing in comparison.

Phoenix also suggests they're going to try to use the whole resurrection of former teams narrative...but isn't that United's thing?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I like it actually

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Bullets Fan  
Last month

Kind of hoping the announcement is to spruik the signing of Spudee from Brisbane.

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SEMelbournePhoenix  
Last month

The new colours and logo are quite underwhelming actually

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Anonymous  
Last month

Twitter link has been removed.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Cadee just signed a 3 year deal with the Bullets so unlikely.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is great.

Excellent time to be involved in basketball.

New NBL team coming..

Crowds and tv audiences growing..

Boomers v USA in Melbourne next year..

9 Aussies in the NBA..

Luka Doncic..

Zion Williamson..

Let's hope more and more Aussie kids take up playing the best game on the planet

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Jack Toft  
Last month

I do like the Phoenix. You could go crazy with the red and yellow colours too. I know they were Melbourne Tigers, but there's no-one running around in the NBL with those colours. Of course if they (whoever has the copyright to Melbourne Tigers) says their colours are red and yellow, you say Phoenix are yellow and red....

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Actually the marketing potential for Phoenix is massive!

Imagine red and yellow clappers like flames. The MC could go crazy with all sorts of stunts like "the rise". The cheerleaders with all the streamers.

NBL teams need to think about the merch.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow, another stupid decision.

A league already has the Phoenix.

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KET  
Last month

The team colour is green though

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can someone please upload a pic of the colours and logo that were on Twitter?

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://twitter.com/JFalleiro/status/1063280704115470336

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thank you

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Perthworld  
Last month

Fugly logo.

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proud  
Last month

Should be the Magic, that still has a world of merchandising options and its unique to basketball as opposed to Phoenix which is both netball and soccer

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A  
Last month

Extremely unoriginal, boring and disappointing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah, underwhelming. Has anyone done an interview with the "owner"?? Yeah, NO. Has anyone seen the "owner" in Australia? NO.

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Bol  
Last month

Im hoping this is just a joke. Its so uninspiring and unoriginal. I agree with Proud bring back the Magic

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KET  
Last month

You want them to be original but also be the name of a previous South East melbourne team?

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D2.0  
Last month

Are they going to be based at Phoenix Park??

And whatever happened to the Wellington Phoenix? Last I heard there were talks of relocating them, to South Melbourne!?!

Are they going to claim the history of any of the previous teams?
If they were to claim Saints, Magic, and Dragons, that would be what 5 rings?

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Anonymous  
Last month

South Melbourne would be better and easier

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NBL Fan  
Last month

Its defs South East Melbourne Pheonix

https://www.semphoenix.com.au/

redirects to NBL website

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Perthworld  
Last month

Has to be Magic.

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yeet  
Last month

idk

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Anonymous  
Last month

Should have gone with Huskies and bought the tassie IP

It's not like tassie have a real shoot at the NBL but they appear to be better runanage than the new SE Melb team

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Curtley  
Last month

Can i hate them already based on their name alone? Suggested new nicknames: The A-League Wellingtons, The netballers, The vixens, The Shitnames, the unoriginals.

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SCOUT  
Last month

Anon 6808, Huskies are still about ....will be plaing nz national league next year in prep . Home games in Tas, with some other major stuff ticking along

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Anonymous  
Last month

Some really stupid decisions being made wth the names of teams in recent years.

United, Lynx, Phoenix



Already have magic with Orlando.
Dragons not used by any big teams.

S.E dragons was the best choice and the right colours to match.

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Curtley  
Last month

Dragons are a well established NRL team. I believe in American pro sports (i.e. hockey, nba, mlb, nfl) only two teams share the same nickname.

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LC  
Last month

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KET  
Last month

I like the netballers

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Anonymous  
Last month

should have been the scorpions.

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hoopie  
Last month

Could someone explain why it's so important that NBL teams not use the same names as NBA ones?
Does the NBA 'own' those names, so that they'll take us to court for using them?

We should call our teams whatever we like, and the NBA can go take a flying f*ck as far as I'm concerned.

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KET  
Last month

I was longing for the Titans.

Phoenix is fine really, green will be interesting how they do it, they should look at the simple Celtics designs when trying to do things like jerseys.

Would have been ridiculous having another red team imo. Variety is the spice of life and Perth, Illawarra capture the red market, Adelaide Brisbane NZ got shades of blue, Cairns orange and Sydney purple. Green is the next obvious solution really

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Haz  
Last month

Ive never liked the name Magic. A pretty wierd name for a sports team. Orlando use it because of the city's connection to Disney world, but for Melbourne, its a strange name. Going with something new (not Magic and reinstalling an old franchise) is the right move.

Phoenix is an interesting choice, rise from the ashes (even though its a brand new club) makes it a bit confusing, though it has a greek connection, maybe tying in with Melbournes greek community - in a similar way to the Celtics connection to Boston's Irish community? Don't really know, just looking for a reason... i dont mind it.

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Gazeeee  
Last month

First signing creek

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Anonymous  
Last month

Horrendous name

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ewwww. Conjures up immediate thoughts of female sporting teams.

Epic fail

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Anonymous  
Last month

Surely a one syllable nickname is the go given the mouthful that is South East Melbourne

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Anonymous  
Last month

South East Melbourne Wankers.

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D2.0  
Last month

I realise it might have leaked, but it might have been smart to get their IP sorted first?
Especially given the history!

Who was it that said the definition of insanity is repeating something but expecting a different result?
At the very least it would be nice to think they could actually come up with a fucking original idea. Cos I'm not sure what's changed (if anything) from when MU tried it?
Netball still own the IP to "Melbourne Phoenix"

Are they thinking that the addition of "S.E." will avoid the problem?
I don't see how? If "Melbourne United Phoenix" was rejected, I don't see how
"S.E. Melbourne Phoenix" solves the problem?
Maybe if they just went for "S.E.M."?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Say What?

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