Anon
Earlier this year

Southern Huskies

Jordan Vandenberg lined up for the Southern Huskies in an exhibition game vs the Northwest Thunder + locals last night.

The Huskies lost. Huskies missing Jones and Nichols from known players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's going to be a long season if he’s the best five they can bring in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clearly however is posting this knows nothing about the final line up of the Southern Huskies.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

With game 1 less than 2 weeks away, the Huskies final line up would want to start lining up soon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies have had 0 training runs with a full squad. Being beaten by the side from the N/W without 3 of your starters is no biggie.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Which three starters are they ? They will have to be good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Read the topic. There is 2.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

How did Vandenberg go in the game mentioned?

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Nichols and Jones are two.

This will be the highest level Nichols has ever played and he will be late to the team anyway.

If upon joining the Nichols is a starter then it is a gamble to suggest he will transform the teams relatively inexperienced (at NZ level) guard stocks.

No clue who the third missing starter is - almost has to be a decent 5 man.

The Huskies first named signing Muo, is out unless he plays until Nichols arrives. Then decision time there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Haters that don't even know who will be in their lineup. That's the joke right there.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

The Huskies lost. You are kidding!

I think that tells us straight away that the Huskies bench depth is fairly shallow and game minutes for them will be hard to come by.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moller, Jalen Billup, Mason Bragg, Bryan Michaels, Marcel Jones, Tre Nichols etc

line up looking ok, would have been stronger with Froling but you can not hold a bloke back from having a crack at the NBA.


Haters gonna hate

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Haters who don't even know the full team list. Fools.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Seen it all on here now, Taylor Swift is IN THE HOUSE!

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Anon  
Earlier this year

She sure is, just hope this isn't all an act like Taylor Swift!

Seriously though, who is hating?

Of course the team list isn't fully known, that's partly why these forums exist.

So we can speculate.

Sheesh talk about sensitive.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Vandenberg was average and that's being kind, can’t see him lasting after first round. While Moller is a good pick the loss of Froling in the five will be massive.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Billups and Nichols can go. Don't underestimate them. They can all easily play at this level. Billups was a legit college player who didn’t quite make it because he had a heart condition. He has a pacemaker which hasn’t stopped him from being a dominant player at every level he has played. Michaels is a Wildcats DP. He’s much better than what he looks like. I wouldn’t write this team off just yet. I’m not expecting them to dominate, but they will def hold their own.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The team list is known. That's the point. The only addition was Vandenberg.
Yet people here are happy to criticise when the list has been released for a VERY LONG time. Just look on their FB page.
Billups announced Dec 10. Nichols announced 14 Dec. Muo Dec 19. Michaels Dec21.
Pretty clear isn't it.

Idiot haters gonna hate because they have no knowledge.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

2 days left 5 players not announced

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SCOUT  
Earlier this year

anon 815 on the niggle, trolling

must be bored

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SCOUT  
Earlier this year

https://southernhuskies.com.au/team/

815 can you count?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North west Tasmania beat them in there first hit out, Nichols wasn't there but he’ll be facing the likes of Ili and a much better pool of guards, especially if he is playing the two and Bragg playing the one. It’s not all doom and gloom but they need a five man and Vandenberg isn’t it, but anyone thinking there going to win the comp are dreaming. If they play finals it would be a great result, but I’m thinking around sixth. That would still be a good result as setting up club and getting a team together from scratch isn’t easy plus the different local and import rule confusion at the start never helped. Hopefully Muo is allowed to play but I still see he’s listed as an import. They haven’t even trained together as a full team with two players still in the Asian league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who the starter for Southern Huskies

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Why would Muo be an import? He's an Aussie citizen.

And Billups can hold down the 5 for sure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well Muo played a few games for South Sudan, there was kings dp a few years back that got a few games for Holland, Australian born, NZ mother I believe but was classed as an import. Strange rules but unless changed that's the way it is, hopefully they change to allow Muo to play.
If Bilups can play the five great but didn’t look that way last week end, it would be the answer even though there’d be small.
Starting five be at a guess
Bilups
Moller
Jones
Nichols
Bragg
It gets a little thin after that, hopefully Muo, Ratclife, Michaels, and who knows.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news on Muo if he can play or anything about his replacement

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Muo is still an import but there is an appeal, due to his age you would hope South Sudan release him even though he is a Australian citizen.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Muo didn't play for the Hobart Huskies tonight. The assumption is he will be cleared to play for the Southern Huskies
Idiots seem to think that you can switch between Leagues. IE. NBL1 and the NZBL. You can't.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Huskies have continued with signings from WA and picked up Lochlan Cummings......anyone know anything about him?

re switching between nbl1 and nz nbl is this a hard and fast rule? Would like to think some of the Hobart Huskies such as Jack Stanwix could get a run in the Nz team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Muo ruled out, could now be going back to qbl is the latest. Southern Huskies had to name eight players that were not allowed to play for Hobart huskies, so they couldn't load up in the nbl1 when nznbl finished. I think nbl 1 players can go up and back down as long as you’re not one of the eight.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

AFAIK once you have played a game for with team you can't switch.
The assumption now is that Brian Michales in now gone.
With Muo not eligible it would free up a lot of salary I am betting.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Michales is injured.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cummings is a Perth Wildcats DP. He is a 6'3 SG/PG with the ability to finish around the basket and hit the 3 ball. Not outright quick or athletic but uses change of direction and hesitation moves very well to create space. Reads defenses well. He should fit in well for the Huskies. He won a SBL championship last season with The Perry Lakes Hawks and was a major part of that teams success. He and Bragg will work well together. Both skill sets complement each other.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Michaels is a bust. Injured and damaged goods unfortunately. Potentially a good player but he needed t be game ready.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Michaels is a bust. Injured and damaged goods unfortunately. Potentially a good player but he needed to be game ready.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Michaels can flat out play. It's a shame he’s injured.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

14 hour flight with half the team flying in tomorrow morning for game on same evening, not very good preparation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Muo cannot play - is ineligible for boomers and tall blacks

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XRumerTest  
Earlier this year

Hello. And Bye.

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LC  
Earlier this year

The Southern Huskies this week will make their much-anticipated debut in Sal's New Zealand National Basketball League (NZ NBL). While they will break new ground and create history in becoming the first Australian team to play in a New Zealand professional league, they may well be embarking on the biggest road trip in Australian sporting history.

Southern Huskies embark on historic journey in NZ NBL

Watch all three of their games live on The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

5pm Aussie time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If they win one game this weekend it'll be ok, two great, three a miracle. They ain’t beating Wellington and Hawks Bay will be tough.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Kickert is out for Hawke's Bay.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The biggest road trip in Australian sporting history".....ummm, not even close.
In the early NBL days Illawarra flew to Perth on a Friday and played the Wildcats Friday night, flew to Adelaide the next morning and played the 36ers on Saturday night, then flew to Melbourne Sunday morning to play the Tigers Sunday afternoon.
That Sunday evening they flew back to Sydney and jumped in a bus for the ride back to Wollongong.
That certainly shits over a 'tough 3 gamer' to NZ.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure you will find that they have a lot of driving to do once in NZ.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So how long was that ago? 35years?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Mid-2000s Wildcats did Brisbane on a Wednesday, Townsville on a Friday and Cairns on Saturday. One such trip they won the first two games and went to 2OT before losing in the third!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

... and wouldn't the mileage of that trip going coast-to-coast return and up the length of Queensland be longer?

Southern Huskies may want to start fact checking properly before making such claims.

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SCOUT  
Earlier this year

wow some precious souls on here asking for fact checking - get over it.

They are marketing and getting everyone talking about it.....doing a good job of that!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to Jordan Vandenberg
went to north carolina state college, Summer league with New York Knicks , half a year with Sydney kings, his career simes to be going down hill


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies win in a 100-99 thriller.
Nichols: 30 points
Moller: 27 Points, 17 Rebounds
Billups: 26 Points

Is Nichols good enough to secure an NBL contract?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bilups defensively was a liability, lunging at three point shooters and getting fouled out, to short to play 4 in nbl, one magical dunk in there as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many people are allowed to sit on a bench? I counted 14. Are there different rules in the NZBL?

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LC  
Earlier this year

Good start given travel and limited preparation. Wellington will be a tougher test.

5pm AEST on Friday via The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nichols as a budget import in the point guard spot could play nbl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nichol's can hoop. Billups is a beast when fit. Just shows you how blinkered the NBL is in not identifying these players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^
Not certain you no how tough the nbl is, we will see tomorrow against Wellington where they stand.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Nice win Huskies.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Despite trailing by as may as 13 points in the third term, the Huskies clawed the deficit back before holding on for a thrilling 1 point win. Craig Moller was the standout, amassing 27 points with 17 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals as the travel-weary Huskies ensured a win as the first Australian team to play in a New Zealand national league.

Moller leads Huskies to winning debut

They take on Wellington today who boast a star-studded lineup. The Saints boast a star-studded line-up led by New Zealand Breakers guard Shea Ili. This season he is joined by a trio of Australian NBL stars Nick Kay, Rob Loe and Reuban Te Rangi. Newly signed Cairns Taipan Sunday Dech was also recently added to the roster, so the Huskies can expect to have their work cut out of them in the second leg of a three-game road trip.

Watch the game live on The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopefully they don't get smashed tonight, Wellington are loaded and Huskies will be exhausted.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Newly signed Cairns Taipan Sunday Dech was also recently added to the roster" wrong low budget club LC

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies getting smashed, Bilups can't defend and my grand mother sets better screens. Moller and Nichols looking the pick but rest squad stage fright.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kay tearing Bilups apart, lol. To many turnovers from huskies.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

have the Huskies got DP players

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies getting screwed under the bucket though, fouls at one end not at the other.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nichols 7 turn overs. Team D non existent, offensively to one out. If Huskies want to compete they got make changes, probably let Bilups go for a quality five man, vandenburg back up, Froling big loss.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Masunda and Radcliffe found wanting. Vandenburg is still a white stiff. No Muo hurts them badly.
However the talent in the Saints side is simply outstanding. Huskies did well not to lose by 40.

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paul  
Earlier this year

Huskies have had 3 trainings together and don't have Marcel Jones yet. They need some time together to gel before they make changes. Billups would want to get fit in a hurry though, and show some appetite for D.

To be a genuine contender I think they need to add another NZNBL level guard, not necessarily a star, just someone who can carry a few minutes and help the team.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Kay, TeRangi, Ili, Ngatai, Loe and Dech.
Wellington are stacked.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bilups seems to talk the talk but looks a long way off, can't even set a screen, hopefully Jones can play the 3 allowing Moller to the 4 spot where he’s not lost on the wing. Muo loss just on a size value is bad plus he has game. Try find a local 5 keep vandenburg as well, punt Bilups and bring in Muo as import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you wanted to get rid of Billups get a stud import. Money already saved with Muo out and add Billups why bring back Muo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Muo is available, you are right though, they need a defencive five man urgently.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

sign smith milner a new zealander

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^^^
Great idea, even Trist as he played less than 7.5 minutes game time required, but both are signed to nbl1 clubs. It's exactly what they need though, a banger on the inside.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No defence huskies, long season ahead. This is no chump league. To be fair they look exhausted.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only Moller plays any D, Bilups 32 points his aponent 33. Huskies need defensive 5 man urgently or season will be wooden spoon. To much iso on offence as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

marcel jones still coming

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^^^
Three games, 99, 27 in the red against Wellington and 105 today, as previously said, no defence. They had the right idea chasing Froling, not certain either American imports are at the next level.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

BOth can play. NO one seems to understand the travel they have had to even get to the Shaky Isles. Jones in and player changes must happen. Clearly most of the locals are not next level let alone NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jalen Billups POTW.
https://www.nznbl.basketball/sals-nbl-player-of-the-week-round-2/?fbclid=IwAR3iX_tEhM6ATdUw-WvqNN8b6uD2i4SNDE3FE9_nacQYcKy4D6RwrcKbD5Y

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://pickandroll.com.au/evaluating-the-southern-huskies-after-their-first-new-zealand-road-trip/

Need jones in quickly to help Moller on D. Huskies got play both ends of the floor.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol Billups player of the week for the NZBL is going to shut a few keyboard coaches up. The guy is a flat out baller. He will get better as he gets comfortable with the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cherry picker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

do the Southern huskies have D P players and who are they

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paul  
Earlier this year

Interestingly there is no sign of D in 'player of the week'. He can certainly play one end of the floor, but needs to be a lot fitter to play both at NZ NBL level.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Playing on one leg too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#104, yes plus never seen a player with his hype get beat of the dribble so easy, it was laughable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mathiang Muo is playing for the Braves in the NBL1

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a loss to huskies, nznbl giving no favours to huskies. He’s an Australian but two games years ago for South Sudan killed him. Good pick up for braves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chris Goulding as his replacement?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goulding is on his honeymoon now or soon plus he's an import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

so you have to replace Muo with a kiwi

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So many people with so many opinions that are wrong.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Won 84 / 68 against Auckland
Moller mvp, Vandenberg doing well, Nichols playing well, team looks like gelling ok. Bilups only playing one end. Cummings looks like wants more time, working hard. Jones back for next game against Wellington.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Crowd was 1900, very reasonable start. Next week against leaders should get a few more in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fugly game. Rangers are terrible. Surprised they have one game at all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes first half was average, much better second half. Jois is a strange player, very good athlete but struggles to play in a team system, when he sat on bench with sore knee in last they actually got close till he came back on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

5/11 from the free throw line and he's in the NBL FFS.
Evey Rangers player was in the MINUS of the +/-
Jois being the worst at -22.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes the sacking of Trist for Jois by Melbourne was a garbage call.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

JOis just puts his head down and goes to the hoop. Not a team player at all. Hard player undoubtedly but for mine very one dimensional. Plus he has the weirdest and most ineffectual FT shot I have ever seen.

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Anon  
Earlier this year


You say 1900 attended the first home game?

No way there was anything like that number in the house.


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LC  
Earlier this year

The Huskies now have a full team together when they host the unbeaten Wellington Saints on Saturday night.

Craig Moller spoke about the game in an interview here:

Moller's Huskies aiming to upset the unbeaten Saints

Watch the game live on The Pick and Roll website.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great first half from the huskies, playing great team D. Moller and Nichols leading team vert nicely. Huskies by by 15. Moller 13 and 7 Jones 12 and 5.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great game Wellington are very good, huskies D went missing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To many turnovers by huskies, refs terrible , Wellington 36 free throws, even when they missed they got extra shots called. Moller fouled out late killed them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

2 Kiwi refs ensured the Huskies were never going to win.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Considering it was 2 Aussie ref's and 1 Kiwi you look kind of stupid #107

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Refs could have come from the moon, they were still horrible. Ball has to be in Nichols or Mollers hand down the stretch in tight games or when the press is on, no one else. This probably cost them the game down stretch in game they should have won. Great game though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Refs were absolutely terrible regardless of whether they were Australian or NZ refs. Id love the opportunity to read the reports the league will almost certainly receive from both coaches.

Marcel Jones looks like he'll be a very solid inclusion in the huskies team. Bryan Michael on the other hand looks well out of his depth in this competition.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If there was 2 Tassie refs whoever the 2nd one was in new to the panel. I have never seen him previously and he was terrible.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's because he is from South Australia and on the NBL panel

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is it me or do Huskies fan's sound remarkably like Breakers fans when they came into the NBL? We only lost because of the Aussie refs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Illi hits the floor more than Goulding, he's a protected species in this league, straight out flopper and head back thrower. As previously stated by others the refs were atrocious.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bragg and Nichols should not be on the floor together, Nichols should be starting point guard and Bragg off the bench, Jones should be fine but over played his hand and can't make free throws. They need a quality five man so they can start Bilups in the four, Jones in the three and Moller in the two, though passing in from the base line. Huskies will be lucky to make finals but a good start to their first season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So those in SA are as bad as the rest of them. Thanks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What league do you coach in anonymous? "Bragg and Nichols should not be on the floor together"

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Put your hand up then ya bum. You'd shit yourself.

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Karl Malone  
Earlier this year

Anon 127, Bragg and Nichols can play on the floor together, Bragg needs to play PG though. Instead of trying to attack the ring every possession he needs to become a facilitator. There's no need to score as pg in that team, but theres definitely need for some organisation and leadership. Nichols on other hand has to start scoring out of the offence instead of one pass call for an onball. Too predictable.

Moller doing what Moller does.

Billups needs to stop shooting 3s (blokes out there building houses) and start making plays inside where hes unstoppable.

Marcell looks like a good addition but we'll see how his thirst for the ball effects chemistry.

Bench guys are solid enough and don't need to be massive contributors, but given the lack of rotations by the coach you wouldn't know if any of them can contribute anyway. Not gonna win games against the likes of Wellington playing without some depth.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bragg not playing like a facilitator though, that's the point you made your self, he thinks of nothing but getting to the rack, it’s why I agree with above anon, he should come off the bench. Bilups is scorer but has to improve his defence, and stop jacking the three. Coach Stewart got it together last season but it was based around Nichols and Moller and roll players, at present Jones, Bilups, Bragg want the ball where it’s better with Moller and Nichols making the decisions.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Another loss while leading by 17 at 3/4 time, Nichols and Moller can play team, but Jones and Bilups play for themselves. Nichols has to play point guard and Moller in the four, Pledger was carving and Vandenberg stayed on the bench, who knows. If Vandenberg not good enough get a five man or play him. Finally the refereeing again was atrocious, if NZ refs want to call it all their way might as well not enter competition. Foul count 25-14, free throws 29 to 14, hard to win games like that.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"Bryan Michael(S) on the other hand looks well out of his depth in this competition."

Disappointing, but isn't he on the comeback from serious injury??

Do any of these guys, so far, look like they might be worth a spot on an NBL bench?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nichols is an import so makes it hard but he's ok, Moller on team already, the rest don’t understand team. Chargers looked much better than the huskies, no big names but all new there roll. The loss of Froling hurt big time and the original signing of Bilups looked good but like lot bigs struggles down the defensive end.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies were up by 14 at 3/4 time and not 17 as mentioned above.
Sharks scored 35 points in the last quarter.
Billups supposed to be a beast and had 5 rebounds and Nichols out rebounded him!
Bragg 2 points and Masunda 0 ain't going to win you any games. Michaels 0 too.
Vandenburg should already know that fouling is his problem.
The last 2 weeks have shown they have huge potential to make some noise in the NZBL but their season is rapidly slipping away.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The team has no direction with out Moller in the four playing point forward, and there transition on both ends of the floor leaves a lot to be desired. Not certain why Vandenberg was not given a chance on Pledger when he went into beast mode. Obviously the difference in this league compared to the WA league where most these guys played before is a massive difference, should have looked at a few seabl guys before them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any crowd figures for the last two Huskies home games?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

huskies need depth only 10 players

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies only have 9 players.
Vandenberg was on 3 fouls and is a defensive liability. Along with many other players.
Last 2 crowds were not OK and bad. Why they chose to play a game in Launceston on Mother's Day is beyond me.
The great North and South divide may be an issue. I reckon and it's only a guess that if the NOrth / NW don't get behind next Saturday's game, they won't see the Huskies there ever again.
The Huskies have tried to include them but yesterdays crowd was less than most SEABL games.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

The Silverdome game was basically free entry and still a small crowd.

Ticket prices were slashed in the week leading up to the Wellington home game at the DEC and hundreds of free tickets flooded Launceston Thursday last week. The Mascot was giving free tickets away at the door!

After such an interesting and promising arrival into Tassie, the Huskies have really dropped the ball following through in capturing the hearts and minds of Tasmanians.







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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's disappointing and with team of individuals not certain much will change. Should’ve built the team around Tre and Craig, gone and got pieces around these two. The whole chargers demise has probably left a bad taste after such a successful season.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Yeah it looks like the Chargers demise destroyed all the momentum.

Strange how the Chargers/Huskies looked to be seemmingly morphing something great between them, then BTas enter the picture, the Chargers are out, the Chargers coach is now working for BTas and the Huskies!

Thhe Huskies/BTas have seemingly already done a deal, hangin'the Chargers out to dry cause they seemingly think they can ride rough shod ín, take over the momentum, stealing the lime light, perhaps settling some old scores as a bonus.

Fairly safe to say if Bartlett was still the guiding influence the whole show would have gone from strength to strength.

Now its a bits a pieces sh#t show and now one seemingly cares anymore to even go to watch.





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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a shit show thanks to Bartlett. No one else to blame.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LK won't let them in if there is divisiveness, far from being a shit show because of Bartlett, it looks like he kept it altogether. Huskies should’ve just kept southern huskies and let Btas swing. All state associations are a law to them selves and are as you say shit shows. Great to see LK taking over Basketball Australia.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bartlett is sniping from the sidelines and is doing his own thing. You can take that to the bank.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

"Bartlett is ..... doing his own thing. You can take that to the bank."

If that is true then there is hope Hobart Basketball might yet survive this BTas/Southern Huskies debacle.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not at all. It means that his ego is still in the way of sensible basketball focussed decisions.
Then reason HE killed the Chargers is simple. EGO. His battle with McCoy one of the reasons. He also wouldn't kowtow to BV with their requirements.
Funny that the Launceston Tornadoes and the NW Thunder are happily playing in the NBL1 and the Chargers could be too.

He single handedly destroyed the Chargers. His current agenda will never get off the ground either.
He tossed all the kids aside in the Chargers programs and is a blight on basketball now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Time will tell re his current dealings, but not letting Btas or BV dictating to you is probably a good thing. Nbl1 has certainly not set the game alight and all Tasmanian teams are struggling. Will be a very interesting few years, let's hope it works out best for all basketball fans and players.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Basketball in general and the Chargers thrived under Bartlett.

The bloke can be proud of his achievements.

Now the crowds are poor and basketball has resumed its mission of getting in its own way.

Bartlett's obvious passion for the game of basketball in general, not just the Chargers, bridged the many basketball divides that existed in Tas, and now quite obviously exist again, now that he is forced somewhat into the background by some envious and powerful onlookers that now wanna piece of the action.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bartlett got his nose out of joint when he as the unofficial spokeman for the Huskies was told his services weren't needed. He had illusions of him being the boss.(which was never going to happen.)

I fail to see what Btas is doing wrong. The other 2 teams besides Hobart a ppear happy with the new arrangements with BigV. Lets face it,its that or nothing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LK wants a team out Tasmania but if they don't get bums on seats it won’t happen, I’m also hearing there might be another player re a Tasmanian consortium. Maybe Bartlett should’ve been backed in, or brought back to the fold, he did a lot right.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe Bartlett is involved with that consortium? Remember Bartlett lost a lot of face over his crap Chargers decision and may be trying to gain respect. THat won't happen either.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Unless you are LK I'm not certain you can say with authority that it won’t happen, in the end he makes the decisions on the nbl. I’m just hearing things through the grape vine, who knows where it’s going but they had better start getting more people in or it will be a missed opportunity again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If the Huskies can't get bums on seats how it is possible that Bartlett and Co can do it? They have no form, no relationships with the local clubs and nothing to offer the NBL other than possibly money.
If the Huskies don't get in and it should be announced some time soon I would have thought then kiss the NBL goodbye as a Tassie dream.

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Paul  
Earlier this year

Whilst good blokes the Huskies owners are cowboys who think everyone will jump when they ask.
There is more likelihood that an NBL team will get up without them then with.
Stewart may have backed the wrong pony.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A bit early to call the race winner at present but it certainly looks like two horses now instead of one, the huskies had better start getting people into the stadiums or it could be the end.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I say again. If the public won't go to any Huskies games why I would they support the man that single handedly destroyed the chargers?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because he had fans going to watch seabl, I hope I'm wrong but sometimes negotiations are better than splitting.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

southern huskies have lost another play BJ Radcliffe who's now playing in the NBL1

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes no knew that in the Nzbl he would see limited court time. Hobart Huskies roster is not yet complete either.

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Paul  
Earlier this year

People will want to watch the NBL plus it will have Larry promoting it far and wide.
People don't go to the Huskies because it is too expensive.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a $10 ticket in Launceston. No excuse. Why they held it on Mother's Day is beyond me.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Haha, the problem with somebody like Bertlett is that he is such a divisive person. After his infamous "deal with the devil" almost half the people in Tassie, (including the big end of town) will hate him till the day he dies.

Yes, he wanted to be the one spearheading the push for a Hobart NBL team, but I don't think that was a realistic ambition.

Like it or not, and it could definitely have been handled better, the Huskies have replaced the Chargers, and if they want basketball to flourish then the people of Hobart need to get behind them.

As for why nobody in Launceston turned up for their NZBL game, Blind Freddy could have told them that was going to happen.

Trying to get bipartisan support for a "Tasmanian" team was always going to be a massive challenge.
Referring to it as "Southern" was a dumb move.
Announcing that your entire bid is predicated on obtaining and redeveloping a home in Hobart, probably didn't help.
Co-branding it with the Hobart NBL1 team was the (mind-numbingly stupid) final nail in the coffin. The Huskies are now, by definition, Hobart.
It would be like asking New Zealanders to support the Boomers at the Olympics

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bartlett seems to have big money investors behind him, and the rumours are he's in LK camp. As I said rumours but it does look like the huskies have upset someone. Not good for basketball in Tasmania.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Crowd not looking good, Moller can't chuck it in ocean.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

were is the huskies DP and bench players only 4 players

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

My grandma boxes out better than Bilups and defends better, offensively he's great but only one end

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

marcel jones good enough for the nbl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies never win a game with Bilups, get rid him now. There is no i in team, plus don't play d.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moller smashed under the basket, great tip in by Jones, how much better do the huskies look when Bilups is in the stand.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How bad are the stats people, thanks to the commentators giving us the score, they had Huskies down by 8 points when they led by two.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stats bench used to be one of the best in the Chargers ol days. Unfortunately they are run poorly with the egos getting in the way.
So many missed stats. Woeful.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So Stewie is right. Moller clubbed on the attempted layup, ends up on the ground and no foul called. Fortunately he had the foresight and ability to pass it to MXJ.

Many refs that used to be SEABL refs (just) are now in charge of a far more physical game here in Tasmania. They simply aren't up to it.
Of course when you go to NZ the Huskies will always be clubbed.

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Karl Malone  
Earlier this year

Shut up. All anonymous here are duds, who, I don't think have any idea about b-ball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blame BTAS for the Tassie refs as that's the deal they made with the NZNBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moller was absolutely smashed on the final play and still no whistle, as above said lucky Jones was there to get the tip in. The refs are not up to it. Great result for the chargers. As also noted previously Bilups doesn't fit this team, talented with ball around the basket but offers nothing else. The stats were a absolute shambles and no excuses will do, if the huskies want to take the next step fix these up. They had better find a few more spectators as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Six down with a minute 46 left on the clock and Bilups fouled out. Huskies then win the game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow Karl Malone you ain't. MOst of the anonymous dudes here would have more basketball experience in their little finger than you have had in your whole life. Your 6 non incisive posts show that lack of knowledge too.

Unfortunately BTAS has allowed incompetent refs to continue reff'ing in this state.
The problem is that if you got rid of them all there would be none left. As I said earlier they were hardly competent at SEABL level let alone move up to the more physical and so much tougher NZBL competition.

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Karl Malone  
Earlier this year

Another valuable contribution from an anonymous, not. Why don't you post with an alias so you can be taken a little more seriously. Oh wait, probably because the history in your posting life would leave you less credible/interesting than what you already are.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Then BTAS are at fault along with NZNBL for rostering tassie refs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The refereeing was still shit, very good win to the huskies, Bilups should play less minutes and Cummings more. A back court of Nichols, Cummings and Moller in the three looked great down the stretch. The stats people had better improve as well, they missed heaps.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes we take all your posts seriously Karl Malone. Said no one ever. You now have 7 very credible posts to your name. Run away please.

The refs were always going to be a problem at this level. They fly one over every week and they are crap too. Unfortunately the Tassie refs are even weaker.

The stats bench has been going down hill for years.
According to the official stats the missed NO stats for the Giants and they had a good night by only missing 4 rebounds and one turn over for the Huskies. Not good enough.

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Paul  
Earlier this year

There were 3 referees on the game and only one was Tasmanian. There could have just as easily been a foul called at the other end the play before.

You have to be concerned when Billups is asked pre-game who the best coach he has played under and answers "definitely not Stewie".

Stewie is a great face of the game but is either not listening or not getting the support he needs from his assistants.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didn't see the interview but if Bilups said definitely not stewie, it was not a smart answer, he doesn’t come across as a smart player either with so many defensive liabilities. It was a amazing when he got tech fouled out with 1minute 41 left on the clock the huskies trailed by six, they then got stops, passed the ball, looked like a team and one the game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Man if Bilups was on my team with what he did he would be on the pine for a fair while with a fine too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yep other than individual points not certain what they see in him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Six down with a minute 46 left on the clock and Bilups fouled out. Huskies then win the game."

Simply wrong.

The Huskies were on a roll and with just less than 2 mins Billups fouled out and they were 4 points down.
Oh btw it's BILLUPS.
Go and watch the tape it's obvious. No idea what you saw but you are wrong.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With 1.58 remaining Billups receives a USF and is fouled out. the score it 85-89. Bronson Beri makes both free throws and the score is 85-91. So when Billups fouls out and the clock resumes running Hobart are down by 6!!! Sorry #670

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bilups is a selfish player, they were six down after he Bilups got his second tech and NG went and made two free throws. At that stage of the game Huskies had given the lead away and were going backwards, it was a game changer for the better for the Huskies and turned the game back to them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A few Huskies highlights.
https://www.hudl.com/video/2/385840/5ce1fdfaa681520d58781424

Billups is unstoppable. Watching the tape Billups reacted that way because he was fouled so many times. Poor decision undoubtedly however watch the evidence as to why he was so frustrated.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It seems that the Huskies score bench is coping a lot of criticism and rightly so. Who is in charge and why can't they get it right?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who knows why the stats people can't get it right, maybe they got get to opsm. Bilups is a dunker, not much more.

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JJ  
Earlier this year

Billups was fouled out with two Unsportsmanlike fouls, should be automatic 1 game suspension, no?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why?

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Marty Clark  
Earlier this year

Not these days with current rules, the unsportsmanlike should be re-named

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies by 13 at halftime, Bilups doing very good even playing defence.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huskies down one at 3/4 time, Bilups good Nichols to much dribble.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bilups starting to play like his reputation, very good game. Huskies got a lot work to do to make finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure what game you saw but after the wheels fell off in the 3rd, Billups was outstanding and was MVP. Good D down the stretch too.Jets are below them and have a good mix of talent.They will trouble a few before finals time. Huskies now 4-4 and 5th on the ladder. 2 games on the road this weekend will find out if they are pretenders or contenders.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bilups was fantastic today at both ends no argument there. They led by 15 and got run down, has happened in every game, they go into selfish mode and give team play away once they think they've won. The got away with it today and last week but Wellington and Souths ran them down and won. They should be 6-2 instead of 4-4. Lot of tough games left, not many losses available. Will they make finals? Possibly but next week away should tell us more.

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Daniel Felmingham  
Earlier this year

Does anyone know what the attendance was,it looked good from what I could see.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes crowd looked very good, they were running a buy a ticket get one free so probably only half were paying.

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Daniel Felmingham  
Earlier this year

Its very inprtant we can show we can get big crowds,because if we are to get an NBL team we will need to average around 4000 a game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think from my view about 2500 maybe a few hundred more.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very good looking playing strip the huskies have for there home games.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Despite on not being in the top 4 the Southern Huskies are set to win the next 4. Far from season over. Big things ahead for them.

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