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2019/20 WA SBL Offseason Thread

Retirements / Movements / Rumors

Any other club news

Things we'd like to see next year

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ben Smith to the Slammers. Wasn't meant to be back in 2017, should get done this year

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Anon  
Last year

Coach vacancies so far:

Cockburn - men and women
Perth - men
South West - men
East Perth - men and women

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Junkyard J  
Last year

Hearing Crawford may not be back in charge of the Flames women. Was rumored to have told those in charge he would only see out the season then would be actively look elsewhere.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Crawford is based in perth, so the commute to rocko is not sustainable. there will be a new flames women's coach

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Anon  
Last year

Guesses on who will fill Lackos spot?

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Anonymous  
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C. Francis

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Anonymous  
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CJ

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Anonymous  
Last year

Some of the photos doing the rounds of the Buccs mad Monday celebrations are superb. MW for 1st prize though with the trolling hahaha

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Anonymous  
Last year

In the hotseats

Perth Men: C. Francis / J Chance
East Perth Men: C. Jackson
Cockburn Men: A. Cooper / M. Van Lit
Cockburn Women: A. Stewart
South West Men: V. Alava

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Anon  
Last year

Van Lit LOL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Crawford is based in perth trip to rockingham unsustainable" spare me " please. he will coach again.
senators were a rabble on Friday night - they had no offensive structure at all , all 1-1 rat ball , roscoes shot selection was shocking. well done rocko bring on 2020.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah Van Lit is not an option. Have heard several senior players would no sooner retire than play under his tutelage. Moreschi would be a better fit in terms of keeping the core group together and happy.

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Andrew  
Last year

Damian Matacz is retiring

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Anon  
Last year

Officially add Wolves men to coaching vacancies

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Andrew  
Last year

Looks like the Wolves will go all the way next season

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-892-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=66339126

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Anon  
Last year

Wolves... who would replace the legend up North ??

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Perthworld  
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Woohoo finally it's happened!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ben had to go.
4 in a row no one can go on like that.

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Anon  
Last year

But you declined the extension before they even advanced to the "Finals"... umm??

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Perthworld  
Last year

Hahaha, classic Ben.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What a guy.
Oh well he made some amazing history.

Milked the list.

Time to get out.

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anon  
Last year

In my opinion he was not a complete failure as a coach, but flawed. And now has an unenviable reputation.

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anonymouse  
Last year

Etto and Lako in one season? christmas has come early

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Anon  
Last year

Would the coaching gig at the Wolves be a good one or is it super "clicky" up there ???

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Anon  
Last year

Path clear now for a great up and comer to take over i think

Egoridge started to believe it was all him, and the cracks emerged

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JR  
Last year

Ettridge became so creative in explaining away his grand final losses that in the end, he was just discovering more ways to lose. Classic case of paralysis by analysis.

Replacing him is the equivalent to the Heimlich manoeuvre- clear the obstruction in the airway so normal breathing can begin again. Amen

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Anon  
Last year

Interesting choices

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Anonymous  
Last year

Confirmed
Craig Jackson to be named Perth Men's coach
Andrew Cooper to be named Cockburn Men's Head Coach
Andy Stewart to be named Cockburn Women's Head Coach

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Anonymous  
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Jacob Chance and Luke Brennan both linked to East Perth Men's Coaching Staff

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Anonymous  
Last year

both Mandurah coaches have been retained in aaron trahair and craig watts.

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Anonymous  
Last year

CJ just announced as Perth coach

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heard Dave Humphries won't be returning to Giants

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's not the only one. Heard as many as seven players could be leaving

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Anon  
Last year

Giants ?? I wonder whats going on there ? Will Humphries stay and play in the SBL or return home ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

interstate players who play for the giants always only last one season

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mansfield finishes up at the lightning.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Interesting Giants, who are the 7 players are leaving and why? You must know why if you have heard that.

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Anonymous  
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2019 Awards

Player of the Year: Colter Lasher
Most Improved Player of the Year: Isaac Gattorna
Domestic Player of the Year: Earnest Ross .
Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Purser
Coach of the Year: Dave Daniels

1st Team
G: Javion Blake
G/F: Joshua Braun
G: Earnest Ross
F: Colter Lasher
C: Jarrad Prue

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Anonymous  
Last year

Humphries, Forlano, Burke, Klastzorny, Bowie, Holloway & Malek all looking elsewhere

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Anon  
Last year

Haha.... wrong!

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Anonymous  
Last year

When the GM up there and several of those named players says so, then I'm fairly sure it's not wrong. They told the club it was either them or the coach, the club chose Creek.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's unfortunate, a group like that would have been significantly better after another year like that. Why wouldn't they get rid of the coach to keep that team together?

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Anonymous  
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my information is that the goldfields giants players had no respect for wayne creeks coaching ABILITY .therefore this team was lucky to get were they did because of how smart there leadership group was . bowie,holloway,humphries etc.
the giants board have decided to stick with the coach and not listen to the players and are know going to loose quality players and people.
sometimes you need to listen to the players- look at the rockingham women.

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Anon  
Last year

Wonder if a coach could go to the Wolves and say I can bring along Malek/Humphries/Halloway if I get the coaching job would be a good case?

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BK  
Last year

"both Mandurah coaches have been retained in aaron trahair and craig watts“

To be expected. How else would they retain the worst sbl club tag.

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Anonymous  
Last year

re Giants.. I'm one of those players mentioned and that's news to me hahahaha

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Anonymous  
Last year

hold up everyone, this forum has been infiltrated by the players. RUN!

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Anonymous  
Last year

My information tells me someone out there has an issue with the Giants and is trying to stir the pot.

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Moose  
Last year

No pot stirring - this has come from Lukosius himself through multiple people in the metro area. Old mate who says you're one of the players, the ship is sinking hurry up and abandon it with your comrades while you can or be stuck with more mediocrity than a Wolves Men's team in the Grand Final

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mandurah magic are far from the worst club in w-a. you BK have you been down to Mandurah on game night . it is in the top 2 or 3 if not the best venues and well attend games. they are doing a lot better than most clubs

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Anonymous  
Last year

BK clearly hasnt been to an Eagles home game yet

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Perthworld  
Last year

So a coach whose own players didn't believe in him beat Etto in a Grand Final? That's classic.

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Anonymous  
Last year

the magic men are a basket case team going nowhere ever. their best season is still their inaugural season in 1990 - that is abysmal. the women's team on the other hand are perennial grand final chokers

sure the club gets fans to games - there is not a saturated market in mandurah

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Moose  
Last year

PerthWorld you're confusing Geraldton with Goldfields - well done.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Haha. All the country teams are the same to me.

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Anonymous  
Last year

time to retire perthworld

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Perthworld  
Last year

I did try to last night with my Powerball ticket.

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Lukosius  
Last year

Okay Moose, I'll bite.

I have avoided this forum in recent times as unfortunately it has become a cesspool of misinformation, ghost whispers, undeserved and misguided criticism, and sadly pure loathing and hate. But when my name is mentioned and linked with some of that misinformation and ghost whispers, then you have crossed the line.

Moose, you obviously know who I am (it's no secret to most people in SBL circles), and I have absolutely no problem with putting my name to my posts (unlike yourself). So please call me - I'm pretty sure you have my number - and I will debate with you the misinformation and untruths being thrown around here, and update you with what the ACTUAL situation is with our playing group and coaching staff. You will probably be very surprised as it will be completely different to what you think.

If you feel you want to continue debating this on this message thread, you will be wasting your time as I won't be responding.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tribute to Benny Dover - Rating the Chokes

No.4 - 2017
If I can give Ettridge a tiny tiny break, is that this was more a 50/50 game I didn't think they were the strong favourites in this game.
Bet365 thought otherwise, and they weren’t just beat they were absolutely embarrassed in what was one of the biggest lopsided GF games in SBL history.
The game was effectively over by quarter time. Not even a sniff.
With Ben refusing to make any changes or adjustments he sat back and watching his team sink without a yelp. Pathetic.


No.3 - 2019
The running stoush with Buccs Skipper Moot, only adds to this story.
Ben attacked the Buccs organisation during a regular season game in 2018, only to poach the very same player he was condemning in the offseason.
#builtnotbrought was turned on its head as Benny did everything he could to buy his way out of a 4 peat.
To blatantly bag out a team, only then to do the exact same thing means Ben actually fielded 1 wolves player in his top 7 players.
So as Minor Premiers shaping up to a Bucc’s team on the road, recently sending home an import, and getting destroyed by one of the players he bagged (MVP – Hunt) and let down by the one he poached (Ross) was an all-time classic.

No.2 – 2016
Losing the final regular season game and conceding the minor premiership, Benny then felt compelled to tell anyone and everyone that would listen that "we will see what happens in the Grand Final".
When word broke that when Cougars lost captain and best player Gav Field, Benny boy’s talking and confidence grew louder and louder as he was eyeing back to back championship’s, the shirts and hats were ordered.
What transpired was anything but, again a contest over early with Benny refusing to shake hands and smash his white board in full view of the crowd.

No.1 – 2018
Hawks losing stud import Holmen in the Semi-finals, left the Hawkies right for the picking, Wolves starting as the unbackable favourites, the result seemed a foregone conclusion, all the Wolves had to do was turn up.
However after losing 2 in a row, external pressure was building on the Wolfpack, but no one had any idea the mental demons Ben was facing inside, his kool aid he was drinking was going sour.
With Ben clearly struggling they went on to lose the unloseable of games, and the greatest upset in SBL history was set.
Losing to a Domestic team of Perry Lakes juniors the unthinkable happened and handed Benny boy his 3 peat.
Wolves should have won this game by 20pts with one hand behind tied behind their backs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I am a massive Wolves fan. My observation for the past 2 Grand Final games have been both the Hawks and the Buccs took their intensity up another notch. The Wolves just seemed to be in cruise mode and not play with the same sort of passion as the eventual victors.

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Cougar Family  
Last year

http://bit.ly/Field202021

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Anonymous  
Last year

"In devastating news" lol wtf cougars, I thought he had died

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Perthworld  
Last year

That article and the rest of their website is creepy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

their a weird bunch down in cockburn

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tyrone needs to find a better article writer than himself. It's like listening to him on the radio all over again, painful and hoping it ends quickly. We all know Coops is the coach Tyrone, worst kept secret in the sbl this year

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Perthworld  
Last year

How did he get a radio gig in the first place? Always struck me as odd.

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Perthworld  
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their a weird bunch down in cockburn

Pronounced 'coe-burn'... ROFL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Barr WSBL MVP; Braun MSBL MVP

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Anonymous  
Last year

So does Ettridge go from 5 consecutive GF appearance to not coaching in the SBL next season?

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Anonymous  
Last year

So now its all said and done which players / coaches are on the move.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Expect Lakeside to look for an aussie PG to join with Kyle out most if not all of next year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

some interesting selections for WSBL

how does ambar land and lauren Mansfield get in over maddie allen and casey miholovich in the all-star 5 .look at the votes and finishing positions.

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Anonymous  
Last year

MVP voting is floored. Not true indication.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone following the AUBU?

Fun league - well organised. Some SBL talent and decent players. As well as some really average and terrible players.

Great community backed league. Something different.

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Anonymouse  
Last year

All stars are voted for by the coaches after the season ends, MVP is 3-2-1 on game night from both coaches and the refs.

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Anon  
Last year

Andy stewart is not wsbl coach for cockburn 2020

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mansfield played what 9-10 games , hardly a solid season and worthy of an all-star 5 in my opinion . team finished outside the top 8.

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Anonymous  
Last year

is there a better PG in the league than Mansfield?

Was she not eligible for selection in the all star 5?

Ive watched Michael Jordan play once in person, I've watched Kyle Armour play 50 times in person, I would select Jordan as the better player


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Anonymous  
Last year

miholivich - 14.6pg 4.6rb 4.8ast - 2nd position - all star 5 defence

Mansfield - 14.3pg 4.2rb 5.4ast - 9th position.


just sayin !!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Etto not showing up to Wolves awards yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. Hope he had a decent excuse.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would you show your face after 4 in a row?

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Anonymous  
Last year

hahaha Klasztorny you are off your tree, no way is Milo better than Mansfield

Mandurah 2nd position - Coach of the Year
Redbacks 9th position - Inexperienced coach

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Anonymous  
Last year

similar seasons stats and they play the same position. They must have played each other during the season at least once, which team won and who won the matchup.

enuff said !!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does anyone no where Ben-Dover is?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Re giants. Will be interesting to see the fall out.

I have it on good authority a massive chunk of those players or the main nucleus are in serious doubt of returning if not gone already for various reasons. Anything else said on here which states otherwise is just lip service.

Haha love this bit - 'call me' so I can update you on the actual state of affairs as they would be ‘completely different to what you think’

It’s actually worse than what most would think.

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anon  
Last year

Don't be a spineless gossip. Take the challenge and ring Lukosius and then perhaps you and him can post the outcome of your discussion.

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I hate Anon  
Last year

He won't. He is a gutless prick

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Anonymous  
Last year

So the Giants win 14 games and move from the bottom of the ladder in 2018 and it's a disaster.

Moose says it's from Lukosius, Lukosius say it's different to what's allegedly been said and Anon keeps telling stories.

It's got to be coming from somewhere.

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Anonymous  
Last year

i wonder if someone asked Donald trump what he thought of his political campaign, what would he say?

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Anonymous  
Last year

You guys don't stop do you. The season is literally done, no one cares

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anon  
Last year

Read the thread title. Comprehension not your strong point?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well done Ty Thwaites appointed himself as coach of Cougars WSBL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Andrew Cooper announced as Cougars MSBL coach

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Anonymoose  
Last year

Thwaites? When did that happen?

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No Promises  
Last year

I bet the ex-Willeton WABL players that defected to Cockburn, and may be trialing for selection to the 2020 U18M Metro State Team, are happy the State Coach is now their new Club's MSBL Head Coach...it's funny how things like that happen sometimes

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow we're clutching at straws there a bit aren't we. Clearly some jaded willo person based on the remark. Let it go, they left its done, move on people far out. Previous post saying Thwaites appointed himself women's coach clearly doesn't look on their social media page much given they were only asking for further EOI for that position this morning. Perhaps if you're going to make up BS you should at least make it a bit harder to fact check.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Thwaites thing may not be done yet and shouldn't of been written like that but I think it is fair enough to speculate on it.

They open the positions in August with him running the process for both men and women ending in Coops being appointed men's coach.

They now re-open the women with the expressions to go to the President. It definitely creates a process and pathway for him to apply for it.

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Spectator  
Last year

So 2020 Coaches:

Cockburn
W: Vacant
M: Andrew Cooper

East Perth
W: Fisher?
M: Driscoll? Wildcats Assistants??

Geraldton
M: Dayle Joseph

Goldfields
M: Wayne Creek

Kalamunda
W: Tom Knowles
M: Mark Utley

Lakeside
W: Vacant
M: Dave Daniels

Mandurah
W: Craig Watts
M: Aaron Trahair

Perry Lakes
W: Deanna Smith
M: Matt Parsons

Perth
W: Craig Allen
M: Craig Jackson

Rockingham
W: Keegan Crawford
M: Ryan Petrik

South West
W: Nathan Grover
M: Vacant

Wanneroo
W: Charles Nix
M: Vacant

Warwick
W: Dion D'Agostino
M: Mike Ellis

Willetton
W: Simon Parker?
M: Stephen Black

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will be interesting to see where Nener ends up now that he is out at Cockburn. he did well with what he had to work with.
Coops will do well there and will be interesting to see if any rocko boys follow him there. Travers?

Rumours swirling that Ettridge could be linked with another SBL club for 2020 season

Will be interesting to see how Tigers go with their recruiting in the offseason. Barrow didnt exactly set the world on fire for them and their second import situation didnt work out for them. Will they go with the model of trying to attract imports from other clubs or try to recruit out of the US?

CJ Jackson in at the Redbacks will be interesting. You can imagine he will be able to recruit a few guys there. Does he look at Redhage and Roberts returning?

Who do lakeside get to replace Kyle?
Do they back isenbarger in for another season and retain Wall?

Wolves. do salinas and illiadis go around again? Does Ross return? Davis?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hopefully Coops has a budget to work with.

I love the support staff too!

GO COUGS!!!

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Anon  
Last year

Wolves need a fresh group of imports and maybe a few aussie SBL players to move over. Solid staff at the Wolve pack could be Causer/Nener/Haney!

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Dolly  
Last year

Wolves got their hair trigger fingers on the cheque book. Big Buyer Brand.

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Anonymous  
Last year

who is Andrew coopers support staff.

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Anon  
Last year

Coops will probably have the same budget as Nener.. but will make it work.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fluer MAc/Grant Davey/Mark Clayton

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Spectator  
Last year

Clayden*

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Anonymous  
Last year

From who i have heard Cockburn interviewed for the Womens SBL job I am amazed they have re advertised

some pretty qualified and experienced coaches were in the mix

you can only imagine this next process is just a formality and they have their person in mind!

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Tim Tam  
Last year

Surely you're not suggesting Cockburn has set this entire process up to plagiarize the best ideas from the 'pretty qualified & experienced' coaches who interviewed/presented for this role, just to benefit TT?

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Anonymous  
Last year

im hearing the afl finals format is on the cards for the sbl next year; no more 3-game series

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Anonymous  
Last year

lol tim tam

no

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't really know what tyron thwaites has done coaching wise ?
can some-one who knows what he has does please highlight his creds.
I also see he is coaching the u-18 country womens side? there would have been some serious contenders for that role

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Anonymous  
Last year

I know Cougars had 1 of the best upcoming coach apply and was rejected I dont know if it is Thwaites but they obviously have someone specific they will announce to reject

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Anonymous  
Last year

They also had an applicant with a long history as an assistant and previously as a head coach won more games in a single season than Cougars have in the last three seasons combined.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh so cryptic I love it.
How bout they also had an applicant who has a masters degree in coaching and has already won SBL championships as well as seabl and NBL experience

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Anon  
Last year

Ettridge to Cougars Women

Write it down

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Anonymous  
Last year

So if they had that amazing applicant why re-open it, just give them the job.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ettridge would never set foot in the door at Coburn!!
They also would not be unlocking it for him!!!~

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Anon  
Last year

I do think the changing the Finals format would bring a fresh look to things....
Wolves v Flames
Lakeside v Gero

Hawks v Suns
Stirling v Giants
....................................
Flames v Stirling
Lakeside v Hawks
.....................................
Wolves v Lakeside
Gero v Flames
.......................................
Wolves v Gero

Similar results but I just did a different path for the fun of it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thwaits won a bronze medal as head coach of wa metro at U16 nationals with a loaded roster including luke travers, luke jackson and wani swaka

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Big Booty Ho  
Last year

And he won a medal at 12s Schoolboys with the same group. Outside of that he has done very, very little in terms of results but talks a mean game as well as benefited greatly from being a favourite of the former high performance regime where if you kissed enough ass it did not matter your results

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Anonymous  
Last year

You mean the same guy who is..

A Lynx development assistant.

An assistant on the senior Aus 3x3 teams.

A regular at Aus junior camps.

Take a seat.

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Anonymoose  
Last year

Thanks Tyrone

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why all the hate for Tyrone.
What am I missing?

He doing great things down at Cockburn, passionate, pro-active, junior development, WABL, domestic, everything is on the up since he become GM.

SBL is not but lets be honest SBL not a high priority, they actually had SBL program in the black for first time in a long long time.

He gets off his bum and gets things done, or at least tries to make a difference.
Should be a lot more people out there like him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Issue is more bout people who toot their own horn.
Lako
Etto
Tyrone

Stay humble

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ohhh come on cant put him with those 2!!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wolves empire crumbling

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The_King  
Last year

Mass exodus! Wolves clearing their bench. Britt, Ettridge, Trigger, Mrs Ironmonger as manager, their long term physio too I'm told.

Do the same thing, get the same result, we've seen that the last four years (LOL). Change can be a good thing, but then again, people generally hate change. It will be interesting to see how the players cope...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Look at the League expanding to 16 teams in either 2020 or 2021 with both the Wildcats and Albany lodging formal applications to the League for SBL Licenses within the past two months.
The Wildcats have been steadily working behind the scenes to have their own development team in the League within the next two years (Similar to what West Coast has done in the WAFL). How will clubs feel with the likes of Lo Buluk, Travers etc suiting up for the Cats each week rather than the clubs who have spent years investing in their development?!
Albany have been attempting to get the Raiders back afloat for many a year but now with some huge sponsorship behind them and a new state of the art facility at their disposal (A far cry from the cracked backboard and garbage bag lined nets for change-rooms they use to dish up at the old Sports Centre just up the road), it seems that a new road-trip will be back in the League very soon.
It will be very interesting to see if the League gets longer in terms of season length or if they just add a couple more double headers of the current time format. Could also be a great opportunity to look at two conferences of nine teams in each and have less games but more emphasis on quality of product also. Only time will tell I guess

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Anonymous  
Last year

wildcats team was not agreed to by the clubs; that wont be happening

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Perthworld  
Last year

Raiders yes please, Wildcats no. What's wrong with them using current clubs? Good decision.

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Spectator  
Last year

Albany makes sense - and it would be great to see the Raiders back in the League if they have the budget to be sustainable for many years to come. You could imagine the Buccs or Giants playing in Albany on a Saturday night, before playing South West on a Sunday arvo - What a road trip that would be!!

There are some many questions in relation to the Wildcats proposal: Where would they play out of? What sort of crowd would they generate? Why would clubs agree to develop kids through wabl only to lose them at SBL level for the cats to poach on false promises of an NBL contract; If the Cats was a genuine option, then there would need to be a serious talk about monetary compensation toward any club who's kids play for them, otherwise it really is not worth it whatsoever from a current club perspective.

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Moose  
Last year

Wildcats proposal was overwhelmingly knocked back by the clubs when put to them by BWA, for many of the reasons outlined above. I have it on good authority that their backup plan was to make East Perth basically Wildcats 2.0. Brennan and Chance have already been linked to them coaching wise, and you will find with the proposal not being approved, they will now link in closely with the Eagles and expect alot of their development players and even some of their vets to lineup for the Eagles over the next few years with the heavy NBL influence.

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Anonymous  
Last year

4 peat

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Big Booty Ho  
Last year

Tim Tam
Last week

Surely you're not suggesting Cockburn has set this entire process up to plagiarize the best ideas from the 'pretty qualified & experienced' coaches who interviewed/presented for this role, just to benefit TT?

Wait for it........

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Anon  
Last year

The Prestige Honda Conflict Cougars

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just out of curiosity, who were the "pretty qualified and experienced coaches" that interviewed/presented for the Cockburn WSBL job.

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Tim Tam  
Last year

It's no longer relevant...the Cougars have their man

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Anonymous  
Last year

signed until 2022!

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Anon  
Last year

So when he underachieves at wsbl level like he has with all but one of his state teams he has had in the past, does that then make him staying on as CEO unsustainable also? Alot of pressure to succeed if it's more than just a coaching job on the line that's all

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Tim Tam  
Last year

He won't underachieve, he is Andy's understudy...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stu Burger

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Anonymous  
Last year

all good Cockburn wanted Tyrone to coach, odd that they go from a players girlfriend to the GM of the club, very incestuous but its the clubs choice IMO What is puzzling is that they got Tyrone to run the interviews, why a club allows someone who wants the job to run interviews is mind boggling and disrespectful to the applicants

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Tim Tam  
Last year

More than disrespectful, bordering on unethical - but hey, that's how they roll down Cockburn way

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cougar family

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anyone  
Last year

A lot of changes to the perry lakes mens squad coming up. Maybe up to ten players not returning for next year.
How do you replace that many and stay competitive? Can they beat Joondalup to the other clubs best players?

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Anonymous  
Last year

A few retirements off a long bench and some changes to keep consistency
I think you may be looking at this in the wrong light anyone
But if you're concerned maybe ask Parso if you can try out?

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The_King  
Last year

Whats everyones thoughts on the new SBL finals format?

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Anonymous  
Last year

New Finals model for 2020

https://www.facebook.com/WA.SBL/posts/2686930254659077

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Anonymous  
Last year

New finals procedure to make it seem like we are following suit is crap. It basically means shock losses do not count for anything anymore, because that team will still get a second chance. It was the whole win or go home that was exciting about the SBL finals.

Then, to top it off they still have a one game grand final, like a bunch of morons. They make it out like teams aren't competing throughout the year, so it makes the regular season that more competitive. NO!!! teams always compete to get 1st seed for home court advantage.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol I'm sure they should of contacted the three keyboard heroes here to get the "expert" opinions.

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koberulz  
Last year

This system only gives one second chance to the top four, the previous system gave two second chances to every team. That's a truly bizarre complaint.

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Anonymous  
Last year

is there any news on the vacant coaching positions available in the league at the moment. wolves men , lightning women in particular

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Anon  
Last year

Who has interest in the WOLVES JOB? Any names ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Charles Nix

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Anonymous  
Last year

how do you get a second chance in the old format? it was a best of three series, whoever won the series you went through. No Second chances, you had to prove you were the better team than the one you were competing against. Not lose and then end up playing another team from the other side.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's a big shame that two teams loose out on finals
Dollars. Means a lot to most clubs.
Is there to be any compensation offered ?

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koberulz  
Last year

how do you get a second chance in the old format?
If you lose one game of a best-of-three, you're not automatically eliminated.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nixy about to 5th team in 5 years

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Anonymous  
Last year

Exactly if you lose one game of a best of three, you arent out but punished, then it means that team then has two win one more to prove they are the better team. In this new format a team can get lucky once against a team who may just have their number when it comes to match ups but then loses the next game to a team that has their number.

They might never play each other again.

So lets say for all questionable purposes:
Wolves match up really well against Hawks but poorly against Buccs.
Buccs don't match up well against Flames.
Buccs play Wolves first round and beat them.
Gero gets a break.
The next round they face Rockingham and lose one game and are out of the playoffs.
Joondalup lose first round, get a second chance against Perry lakes and they beat perry lakes. They then don't face that same team they lost to in the first round, they play a different team and make the finals. why should Joondalup make the finals if they were not suited to beat Geraldton in a best of three, or have the ability to make changes.

It gives no teams a chance to strategise and make changes within in a series. That is the part that shows good teams and good coaches. Not going on a great run against teams u may match up well against on one day. You had to prove over the course of three games, you were the better side and earn that next round to the max.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol at the Hypotheticals!?

What is a number one seed wins game one but then all there players get food poisoning and lose game 2 and the 3 the next week when they could of had a bye round and recovered in time for the next game.

Stupid

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's done move on..
You want to win a champions play winning basketball. Why reward the opportunity to lose a game ?
Higher seed gets home court and a first round second chance. That’s more than enough incentive to not lose and if they do then tough

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Anonymous  
Last year

So has this been arranged by lazy refs who want
potentially less finals to ref

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes. Could be 19 games, to 9.
With that much fewer spectators and cash for the clubs.

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Mr. Big Checks  
Last year

Fewer dollars for players hopefully those that get paid per game get playoff bonus instead of game checks because you will be missing out on some cash. Players make sure you get your value because this changes things for sure on that front.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thoughts on this off-season competition being sponsored by Varsity Bar? Some good names in there, but a lot of divi 1 scrubs as well. Surely it can't compete with Lakeside A grade comp

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Anonymous  
Last year

is that the comp being held at bendat?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Any truth to the Wortho rumour?

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Anonymous  
Last year

What is the Wortho rumour???

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Perthworld  
Last year

Is he THAT desperate?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Just read he was one of the very few not renewed for the NBL commentary team. So probably.

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Anon  
Last year

What's the rumour?

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Anonymous  
Last year

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Anonymous  
Last year

He has been strongly linked as the new Slammers men's coach

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would be massive for that club. Would he have any recruiting power to make that side a contender again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hopefully he can teach that team how to run an effective outlet middle lane.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where has any of this been spoken about or published

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Anonymous  
Last year

What is an "effective outlet middle lane"?

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anyone  
Last year

The old E O M L. It is a perfectly executed powerful fart that leaves equal elliptical skid marks on each cheek and a round one on the undies. When executing one needs to show caution if the brown bear is tapping on the cloth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ok then. So will Worthington be confirmed very soon for those
In the know?

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Anonymous  
Last year

teach us more anyone, on the E O M L.
We all need to learn!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Wortho ain't the Slammers coach but they have someone locked away and I believe it’s an upgrade (yes it’s not much)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Etto to east perf.. heard it here first

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Anonymous  
Last year

Someone gotta spill who the Slammers have though it's a big role. Name drop.

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Anonymous  
Last year

E O M L

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Juno 39  
Last year

Any truth that Etto and Trigger going to East Perth ? Really could end up as mini Cats team. Will the Cats then look at the women doing the same thing?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Etto to EP and who to the Slammers????

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Anon  
Last year

Funny if Etto goes to EP. Reality check, ego bruized

Hope he no's how to recruit using Monopoly money

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Perthworld  
Last year

He only goes there due to the Wildcats tie up that has been rumoured? So he'll have funding and manpower. Doubt he'd be interested otherwise.

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Anon  
Last year

Gleeson dislikes Etto so don't expect any concession at all
+ Trigger the video guy and lockeroom sweeper at this stage. nothing there

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Perthworld  
Last year

Gleeson dislikes him? Tell us more.

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Anonymous  
Last year

SBL threads are lame aren't they Perthworld.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Slammers going after Ben Smith again

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anon  
Last year

Last season 18 guys suited for Perry Lakes. Next season only 7 or 8 of these will be around. Who could be looking for a new club? I'm getting me Dunlop volleys cleaned and ready for tryouts. Anyone know when they are on?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who's out at Perry Lakes other than BC?

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anon  
Last year

BC is an Auzzie now. Won't be going anywhere.

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Moose  
Last year

He said on his FB account today that he is 'looking for his new home' and that it 'didnt end the way he thought it would' at Hawks. One would think thats a whole lot of weight off of Parsons shoulders

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anon  
Last year

Probably go to Perf with CJ.

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Perthworld  
Last year

SBL threads are lame aren't they Perthworld.

Yeah, that's why I try to encourage the spice.

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Anonymous  
Last year

surely no one will pick up carlwell... he's been ass for a long time now

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anon  
Last year

He won Hawks a championship 2 seasons ago. A new environment may be the motivation he needs to get fit and use his potential.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wortho spotted in Bunbury, also reports of him talking to players around the league about playing for Slammers. Coaching rumour looks spot on.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can confirm he was in attendance but I scored a couple of points and didn't have a chat??? Snubbed again

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would be a good get as coach for the club you'd think.

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Anonymous  
Last year

BC will be at Perth along with Tevin.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who's gonna come play for Wortho

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Worthington almost a lock at Slammers? What other coaching spots are left on the men's side of things?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Makes sense for Worthington to go home.
Always wanted him at the Wildcats but we were spoilt having Redhage.

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Perthworld  
Last year

No thanks and glad it never happened. Plus he's from Bunbury not Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wonder why they haven't confirmed it though? Is it 100% done?

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Anonymous  
Last year

any word on the new wolves coach

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Juno39  
Last year

Etto for 3 years

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Juno39  
Last year

My bad Etto at East Perth 3 years

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Anonymous  
Last year

parsons and francis to the wolves
Worthington a lock for slammers job
luke travers to Cockburn
durnin to rockingham
hunt to leave buccs and go east

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pal, Mkwhananzi and Carlwell all confirmed at Perth along with Tevin following CJ across

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Anonymous  
Last year

"parsons and francis to the wolves" hahahahahaha

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Anonymous  
Last year

Parsons and Francis have parted ways on the court. BC and Jackson with CJ.

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Ash  
Last year

Blake Srdarev announced as Head Coach of East Perth WSBL

fantastic signing

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Anonymous  
Last year

So reading between the lines, that would mean Francis got a head coaching role. So is he the new Wolves Men's HC or the new Eagles Men's HC?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Conrad Francis to be announced at Wolves by end of the day

absolute gold standard source too

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Anonymous  
Last year

hey anon# 125, if you actually read (not between the lines but the actual lines) you would have read Ettridge had been appointed to the East Perth job for 3 years!

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Ganymede 24  
Last year

Andrew Summerville to Wolves. CEO and Head Coach

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anon  
Last year

Some more gold standard source to put on my bullshit sandwich.

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Anonymous  
Last year

hahah and Elvis as Team Manager

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Anonymous  
Last year

Worthington announced as Slammers coach. Wonder if BWA assisting with $$$$ here given BWA CEO has been running the Slammers this year?

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Anonymous  
Last year

eagles coaches announcement https://www.facebook.com/EPDBA/posts/2634849946538554

Wortho Slammers announcement

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Anonymous  
Last year

Solid signings across the board

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who will Wortho bring across from other teams?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Worthington will struggle to get players to the club. I doesnt matter who coaches them its about location.

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anyone  
Last year

Slammers have been a power in the SBL before and could be again if they go in the right direction. And not go broke doing it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If they coming from over east it doenst matter where the club is based.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So anyone heard any names as yet or still too early? For Slammers

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Anonymous  
Last year

Conrad to wolves confirmed

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not confirmed and he's only being offered an assistant role

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Anonymous  
Last year

Believe Conrad on 2 year deal to wolves
Bringing some solid talent up freeway With him

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Anon  
Last year

Who is Conrad ?

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Insider Trading  
Last year

Cougars making a huge splash signing Luke Travers.
Pairing him with Gav on the wings is going to cause teams some match up issues. Not saying they're finals contenders but, if they can get a decent import big they will be big improvers next season!

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Anonymous  
Last year

wolfpack have just stepped it up

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Ganymede 24  
Last year


Anonymous
Earlier this week

hahah and Elvis as Team Manager


anon
Earlier this week

Some more gold standard source to put on my bullshit sandwich.

BAHAHAHAHHAHA good one!

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anon  
Last year

"Conrad Francis to be announced at Wolves by end of the day

absolute gold standard source too"

Two days later and it's still in the sandwich warmer.

Comprehension not your strong point Ganymede 24??

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Red 38  
Last year

I believe Ganymede 24, as the original leaker of the appointment (or a crystal ball gazer) was having an "i told you so" moment.
not quite tongue in cheek...

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Andrew Burong  
Last year

Wolves sign Andrew Summerville as new CEO and Head Coach

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-892-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=66738441

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Anon  
Last year

Andrew looks like a solid addition for the WOLVES... can anyone confirm if he is AMERICAN ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

huge background - definte american
can see why trigga not even in frame

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Perthworld  
Last year

Sounds good - many NBL clubs wouldn't even try to recruit this wide, rehashing the same old coaches.

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Anonymous  
Last year

wolves going for that extra special 5 peat

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Anonymous  
Last year

So the wolves hired a big v coach as their coach and ceo

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Anonymous  
Last year

wolves will need to do some recruiting and quickly.

Ettridge now with Eagles and word is that a couple of wolves key guys will follow him there. huntington and illiadis potentially in that mix

salinas another year older

no emerging juniors that look like they would be ready to fill shoes of some of the vet guys.

perhaps we might see some Big V guys coming across ?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Why would players move across to choke under Etto yet again?

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Anon  
Last year

Surely the Wolves will get a high quality player from East along with x2 top tier imports. Andrew would have some solid connections in the States.
Add in locals/returning players with a few solid contributors from EAST or other clubs then you have a top 4 team easy!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Etto promising championships ...

Send help

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surely Trigger looks to move into a head coach role this season?

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anon  
Last year

And where would the vacancies be? He is no chance. Being a Wolfpacker he probably has chokeitis along with a few others.

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Anon  
Last year

Someone tell Gazey that Wortho is coaching a team 2 hours south of Perth

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JR  
Last year

Hats off to the Wolves for making what appears to be a very good decision. May even raise the level of coaching in the SBL.

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Anon  
Last year

Despite going to college in the USA and also coaching over there and in Canada, Andrew Summerville is an Australian, originally from Queensland.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hearing Wortho is going for a few NBL type players and no imports for this season. No idea who though

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Anonymous  
Last year

Going for NBL players as imports would be a mistake

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Juno39  
Last year

I'm hoping there’s no repeat of a few seasons ago, that clubs bring in NBL players for a few weeks to fill gaps until imports arrive. With the exception of kids going to college, if they can’t play a whole season, don’t let them play.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They might not be established NBL players, might be guys on the cusp like Tevin Jackson, Lochy Cummings, even older guys that were former DP's now veteran SBL guys. Doesn’t necessarily mean they are replacing imports and playing as such

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Anonymous  
Last year

Smart move for Etto.

Go to club with the lowest expectations.
Take the pressure of himself, no doubt he would be feeling the heat after 4 fails in a row.

He knows with an injection of funds and better recruiting they can easily push the eagles up the ladder.

End of the day your health is the most important thing.

He can have a relaxed and free hit in 2020.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Bit rich to claim health issues from self-inflicted chocking.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah i know, but these days days....

The guy is a douche bag no doubt there, but still 4 losses in a row had to be affecting him..
Not sure that's been done any where else in the world at any level (semi-pro).

Anyone smart moe going to East Perth...
Only way is up, with no pressure.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^^^. So does this mean he's going to stop screeching at the refs and their coach like a demented banshee.
Stop disrespecting the opposition players and coaches.
Stop treating the score bench like slaves.

And also stop
Being a complete dick. ???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Etto won't be in the league in 5 years.
It may be painfully slow, but this game does eventually self regulate itself

Lacko out, Etto next - and not a tear shed by anyone for either

Let's focus on those coaches who are people focused, and not the dumpster fire guys

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anonymous  
Last year

couldn't find a wabl thread. anyone have any insight as to the demise of raw hoops basketball program? run by Roosevelt Williams out of willetton stadium primarily. seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. thought he was a smooth operator.

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Anonymous  
Last year

he closed up in July

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simple as he got a new job and doesn't have the time to run it anymore. Takes a lot of time and energy to run camps/clinics/tours consistently

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Anonymous  
Last year

Don't think he agreed with the way BWA ran things so he tried to alter the path for kids so to speak.

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Juno39  
Last year

Huntington, Illiadis staying at Wolves

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wolves retain 4 mainstays by the look

Eagles budget never a chance

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Andrew  
Last year

Yeah its Huntington, Iliadis, Selinas & Maxwell returning for the Wolves

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Hairs  
Last year


Do they play for less now that they're eligible for the Old Age Pension?

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Juno39  
Last year

Where will Jordan Wellsteed end up, with Etto joining Eagles?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Daniel Johnson to play for willetton again at some point over the next few years

"As for his future, Johnson sees no possibility in him playing for any other NBL club than the 36ers the rest of his career and while Adelaide is always likely going to be home for him, a stint back at his original club Willetton is a possibility.

The lure of playing in the brand new Willetton Basketball Stadium is something that is something that he wants to experience at some point, he's just not sure when."

https://www.adelaide36ers.com/news/article/dj-reaches-250-for-36ers-now-300-in-nbl

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Mr. Big Checks  
Last year

Wellstead was already at the Eagles lol

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Juno39  
Last year

Mr Big Checks, Wellsteed left Wolves because of Ettridge

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Anonymous  
Last year

will be interesting to see how ettridge recruits from here if he cant get any of the old wolves guys to move

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Andrew  
Last year

I know he's trying to poach Ash Litterick

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Anonymous  
Last year

a few depatures on the goldfields with both dave Humphries and Brendan Holloway leaving to play in south Australian premier league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

lukousis ? comment please . what about pat burke

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Anonymous  
Last year

Humphries gone, Holloway gone, Burke gone, Bowie gone. Unsure on Manylok. 4/5 starts leaving not a good sign

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Anonymous  
Last year

i bet bowie wishes he didnt head back to kal

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Paddy  
Last year

Anyone who spends a weekend in Kalgoorlie can understand why players don't stay. Shocking place.

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Anonymous  
Last year

humphries and holloway gone
bowie gone
club wanted to retain burke but his season finishes late. could be moving in a different direction
manylok has signed

word is ballantyne from mandurah has signed with giants and will join klaztorny

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yikes. At least kal had a successful year last season. Back to the bottom unfortunately unless they get 2 stud imports and some quality aussies. Tough ask

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Anonymous  
Last year

then there is the " creek factor " but I cant say that because I become a hater. players enjoy playing for coaches who inspire them motivate them and teach them - creek has none of that. this many quality players don't leave all at once unless there is a determining " ----- factor "

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Anon  
Last year

Just goes to show how uneducated you tools are
IF you have a look at imports around the league not often you get guys coming back year after year. You do get the odd exception but not often. So to say Bourke and Bowie are leaving because they don't like it here is a flat out lie. Anyone who knows even the smallest part of the way it runs the imports are generally last signed due to what aussie contingent there is. BH has an amazing opportunity in SA within basketball, something he couldn't get here so he has moved. Humphries was never a long term, infact he came last year to honor a contract he signed the year before due to injury.
As for the Creek Factor, you have an opinion, clearly your a hater, I know Wayne ok and I do not have an issue with him at all or the way he coaches.
There are some quality signings coming up from what I hear, so stay tuned. Unless you just like hating cause you have a pathetic insignificant life.

Be Safe All.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It seems that each week the haters change their focus to a different individual or team. Last week it was Etto, previous to that it was Ty and the Cougars, before that it was Lako. Now it's the Giants.

Interested to know who is next on the firing line. Buccs maybe?
Defending champs possibly losing 4 or 5 of their best players?

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Anonymous  
Last year

etto, lako and ty pretty much bring it on themselves by how they operate and go about things. Creek is a different situation. Couldnt meet a more humble genuine guy.

Lets be honest, before he took over the team they were horrible. actually they were absolutely horrible.

he made them legit again. they made the playoffs his first season back in the role. something the 7-8 coaches before him were not able to do.

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Anonymous  
Last year

HA HA HA HA !!

pg- Holloway

sg- bowie

sf- Humphries

pf- manylok

c- burke

HE made them legit again, my grandma could have taken this team to the playoffs - no disrespect grandma
imagine if nener,trahair etc were handed this squad and budget.

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Anon  
Last year

HAHHA Handed their budget

That comment right there goes to show you know f*ck all about the Giants, in fact even less the F*Ck all

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Anonymous  
Last year

sorry ANON - those 5 players must be up in Kalgoorlie to improve their game under creek ,and enjoy the scenery.
hit a soft spot ANON.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Right who's the next target of this forum. How about Mandurah who apparently losing Durnin, Ballantyne amongst other. Can they even feild a team

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Anonymous  
Last year

mandurah best local is riley parker

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Anonymous  
Last year

Costco Kyle is probably one of the greatest Australian SBL players of all time. I hate to see Riley Parker is living in his shadow 24/7. For the power rankings, Mandurah Magic is definitely the worst team of all time. 0-26 here they come!

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I hate Anon  
Last year

No soft spot ir just wrong

Bowie - no one wanted got for about half price from willow
BOURKE first pro gig. Cheap as an import
Holloway returned as has gf in kal. Paid nothing
Malynok hot a job in kal. Paid minimal.
Humphries repaying loyalty for a missed season.

Combined all would be paid about the wage of 2 imports. So ur just plain wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last year

**BREAKING NEWS**

Big news out of Kalgoorlie-Boulder this evening, Goldfields Giants captain and backup point guard Daniel Forlano has announced he will be leaving the club in pursuit of a professional Australian rules football career.

Considered a local legend, Daniel has been a mainstay of the Giants roster.

"It was a tough decision in all honesty. But at the end of the day, two fiddy is two fiddy, and to get that every week to kick a ball around isn't bloody bad" Forlano said.

Although he is content with his decision, Forlano hasn’t ruled out a return to the Goldfields.

“The goldfields is a wonderful place to live. It has it all, subway, nandos, and the world famous Goldbar. What more could you ask for?”

Couldn’t have said it better myself Daniel, good luck champ.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Forlano to coach WABL with Cougars.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Forlano, new job in Perth been trying to go home for a coupla years now no secret there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

not bad Anonymous, you could challenge pikey and write pieces for the sbl

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Anonymous  
Last year

Daniel who ?? local legend , goldfields captain .

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Anonymous  
Last year

whats with GMs at clubs appointing themselves as head coaches?

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Anonymous  
Last year

two hats = less salary output

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Anonymous  
Last year

Durnin announced signed with Flames, slowly creeping up the highway; Bunbury > Mandurah > Rockingham

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Anonymous  
Last year

Steve Bezant takes control of the Lady Lightning, many years Mens SBL assistant, potentially his first go with the female athletes which will be an eye opener for him, all coaching roles now filled

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Anonymous  
Last year

travis " soft as putty " durnin. - something is not right down in Mandurah for this to happen.

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Anonymous  
Last year

two hats = less salary

or

two hats = get paid more

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Anonymous  
Last year

durnin is a legend. great pickup for them

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Anonymous  
Last year

Let's be honest, due to the size of the ego / head he wouldn't fit one hat and if he did, he would be the first to tell everybody how good it looked

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Anonymous  
Last year

rocko will need extra tissues and band aids in their first aid kit this season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why the hate on Durnin. The kid can play and has markedly improved the last couple of seasons. Given the loss of Travers it is a very good pickup for them.
Very good call on the GM front at cougar land. Which leads me to ask a very topical question. Who has the bigger ego out of Thwaites, Etteridge or Lackovic?

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Peto  
Last year

Bezant will finally get to be in contact with some females, it definitely is a first for him. JK, congrats to the little fella.

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Anonymous  
Last year

best way to get a HC gig in WSBL these days

Get a GM gig, wait a few years and then appoint yourself as HC

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why do you think GM's can appoint themselves? You know its Presidents and boards making these decisions right? If anything its harder for the GM to get the job. Boards are shit scared of the reaction.

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Spectator  
Last year

Whilst also underachieving with all WABL and State teams that you coach during your time as GM

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Spectator  
Last year

Anon that's a lie. He was the point of contact for that position when originally advertised. Very qualified people applied for that gig but were not given an interview, then he goes back to the CBA board and asks for the president to be the new point of contact so he can apply himself.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boards are shit scared of the reaction.

obviously not. 2 GMs have just been appointed as HC a matter of weeks apart

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JR  
Last year

From what I see Rockingham did very well to pick up Travis Durnin. Travis also did well choosing that program as opposed to Magic and spending another season sitting in the corner or at the wing and watching imports take most of the shots. If he hopes to get to the wildcats in the future, he definitely has a much better chance with the Flames.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"obviously not. 2 GMs have just been appointed as HC a matter of weeks apart"

And more would have been if they weren't worried about it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Spectator I'm actually pretty familiar with that situation. Three people collated, reviewed and considered the applications at Cockburn. For both the Mens and Womens jobs. They set the interviews and I believe they attended them. The GM was only one of the those people.

I could be wrong of course.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Spectator - why the Ty hate? What has he NOT done that others have done better? Grover Bezant Fisher Srdarev

That's just 4 names with no real program experience who appear untouchable? How many WSBL coaches actually have real time professional & Aus level touch points like he’s had outside Deanna?

The hate is just laughable, he probably just cut your kid.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Enough talking about the coaches. What players are on the move this year? How are all of the teams shaping up for next year?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Its WSBL guys..
Who actually cares.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^^. What a PIG.

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Anonymous  
Last year

scherf to the wolfpack .

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Me  
Last year

Earnest Ross dropped 18 from the bench on debut for the South Bay Lakers in the NBA G League, wasn't returning to Wolfpack anyway but this sort of performance may see him away from the SBL all together

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Anonymous  
Last year

By playing in the G-League, he now becomes a 'restricted' player anyway for the 2020 SBL season. If a team takes him, he will use up one of their import spots.

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Anonymous  
Last year

lets be honest, Ross should be in the nba anyway

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Hairs  
Last year

Is that the National Basketball Arseholes club?

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Anonymous  
Last year

To the bloke who said its WSBL, you must be really proud of yourself, you are so macho everybody is impressed! Scherf to Wolves would be too much..

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Anonymous  
Last year

What makes you think it was a bloke?
That's a bit sexist.

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Anonymous  
Last year

But serious start another threat for WSBL so people don't get spammed.

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koberulz  
Last year

Discussing the SBL in the SBL thread isn't spam.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Earnest Ross dropped 18 from the bench on debut for the South Bay Lakers"

Ross didnt play in South bay's season opener? He was DNP... Their next game is Thursday our time

https://gleague.nba.com/games/20191109/OKLSBL/

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Anonymous  
Last year

ahh right, he had 18 in their preseason game

https://gleague.nba.com/games/20191102/SBLNAS/

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who is Scherf???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Koberulz,

When I see forum heading WA SBL, I just assume its men's.

Same when I see an AFL forum, I assume its mens.
I dont expect to read about AFLW.

Same when I see an NBA forum, I assume its mens.
I dont expect to read about WNBA.

Anyway only my opinion.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I agree with the above there's a seperate thread for the WSBL let’s keep them seperate

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Moose  
Last year

Stop being so damn precious "Oooh this is a men's thread only"
No its not, it says WA SBL - thats it. If you cant handle the fact that we discuss both leagues on this thread then i suggest growing up, learn about a little thing called equality and dealing with your own personal shortcomings rather than hoping everyone else can make sure you feel comfortable just because you only want this to be about one gender. That's the problem with society today, too many numpties who get butt hurt at the slightest inconvenience to themselves without looking at the much broader picture. Hopefully your mum removes her breast from your mouth long enough for you to be able to actually grasp the concept that you dont always get what you want in life, and this is a public forum discussing our Leagues - Men AND Women.

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Red 38  
Last year

Moose...there is no place for political correctness, common sense, or courtesy in this forum.

Please let me know when you leave. I will come too! ; )

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Anonymous  
Last year

Moose no need to be like that.
When I read a SBL forum I only care for the Men's league.
That is ok.

I dont read WNBA threads or AFLW threads for same reason.

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koberulz  
Last year

The MSBL and WSBL are part of the same league. They have the same teams, who play the same games, and were formed at the same time.

The same is not true of the AFL/AFLW, nor of the NBA/WNBA.

All the utter trash that gets posted in these threads and it's the mention of women's teams that results in complaints? Grow up, people.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would u be annoyed if u went to watch NBA on tv only to find it was WNBA?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kobe,
they don't have same teams
Gero and Kal don't have a WSBL team

They didnt all form at same time
Lakeside, Slammers, and Mandurah had MSBL teams before they had WSBL teams and Rocko had a WSBL team years before a MSBL team.



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koberulz  
Last year

The leagues were formed at the same time. Two minor exceptions is hardly a huge issue.

Seriously, people, grow up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kobe who cares when they were formed etc

Its still very misleading..

When you see SBL, 99% of general public think of Mens SBL.

If u click on a new article saying STAR AFL Eagles player out for the year, when you click on the feed and see a Eagles AFLW player surely that's a little misleading...


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Anonymous  
Last year

The reason that this is connected is because the SBL community is very connected. Coaches and managers are/have been often part of both competitions, players have partners/friends/siblings in the league due to the club/community nature of the competitions. The referees generally have involvement with both leagues and as do administrations, sponsors and volunteers. It is a minor inconvenience for the people that are only interested in one of the leagues, there are however many more benefits than these slight inconveniences. The people groups mentioned above are a lot more important that the fan who is asking for a lot of the content to be removed, I hope that they can be humble and step back for a moment and understand this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The website serves both genders at the same address under SBL branding.
The radio show the same.
Same social media locations for each gender.
Same offseason forum thread seems logical. How hard is it to scroll down a page if you don't want to read!?

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koberulz  
Last year

This thread is usually clogged with people posing as players to make fun of them, discussions of Lakeside's domestic competitions, and assorted other totally off-topic garbage, yet post about women's basketball and all of a sudden it's spam and should be stopped.

Get out of here with that garbage.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I just like pointing out when kobe has his facts wrong like he does to everyone else

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sooooo......who is this Scherf that is headed to the Wolfpack???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lewis Thomas to Willetton

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Hairs  
Last year

Let's hope the lighting isn't too bright in the new stadium. Players might need to play in shades or welding helmets.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone know anything about Slammers new signing Jay Washington? I see he's played in Australia before but is he still restricted?

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Just Wondering?  
Last year

Born in Zambales, Philippines, Washington played for the Eckerd College Tritons during his college career. In 2002, he had per-game averages of 20.5 pts (on 36% 3PT shooting) and 3.9 rebs in 32 games. He then raised his averages to 21.7 pts and 5.5 rebs in 32 games the next season. For his senior season, Washington was named to the Sunshine State Conference All Tournament Team. Washington also suited up for the Gwinnett Grizzlies at the 2004 LA Summer Pro League.

Washington was selected 1st overall draft pick in 2005 PBA draft by the FedEx Express and was traded to the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals during draft day. Despite putting good numbers, high expectations and the deep rotation of Talk 'N Text led him to being traded to the San Miguel Beermen in 2008 in exchange for the draft rights of 2008 3rd overall pick Jayson Castro. During the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference, he was awarded the Best Player of the Conference. He is a three-time Mythical First Team Awardee in the PBA. He was then awarded another Best Player of the Conference Award during Game 4 of the 2010-11 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.
On June 11, 2013, Washington was sent to the GlobalPort Batang Pier after a trade that also sent Japeth Aguilar from GlobalPort to Barangay Ginebra.
On September 22, 2014, he was traded from GlobalPort to Talk 'N Text for Nonoy Baclao, rookie Harold Arboleda and the rights for Talk 'N Text's 2nd round pick in the 2018 draft. This trade is a part of a series of trades between Talk 'N Text, GlobalPort, and NLEX Road Warriors. He returned to Talk 'N Text after six years of playing with San Miguel/Petron and GlobalPort.
On October 13, 2016, Washington was traded to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters from GlobalPort Batang Pier in exchange for JR Quiñahan.

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Anon  
Last year

Wrong Jay Washington. That bloke you mentioned is a 38yo 6-8" Filipino/American who is well past it.

The 'Jay Washington' that the Slammers have signed is a 6-0" point guard who recently played in the QBL, and the year before that in Queensland second division league (SBL).

You could almost say he is a modern day Michael Lay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezkhPY_8FwA

Interesting that they have gone with a guard as one of their imports. They must have some Aussie big men up their sleeve.

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Anon  
Last year

Rumor is the Slammers have thrown alot of money at Chudier Pal, formerly of the Flames

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Anonymous  
Last year

Washington played for Toowoomba is 2017

https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/new-neer-has-big-ambitions/3141641/

He hasn't had an amazing career, nor has he played in high-level leagues...

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Anonymous  
Last year

And is Chudier interested in playing down South, or has he accepted the offer?

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Anon  
Last year

If the slammers can sign a mobile 5, they will have no problem running an effective offence

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chudier would be huge for the Slammers. Just a couple more decent bugs and a stud import wing could have them set to at least improve by a long way

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone know when Perry Lakes trials or trainings are??

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Anonymous  
Last year

Or any sbl team for that matter??

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Anonymous  
Last year

hawks have started preseason training already

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks for the reply. I saw that as well but no mention of times if anyone happens to know days/times.

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Anonymous  
Last year

tues & fri i think..

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Anonymous  
Last year

Awesome thanks. Appreciate the help. Been out of sbl for a year now with an injury and surgery and it's so hard to find any information on the sbl or club websites and fb pages.

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Spectator  
Last year

For those that may have missed it, that would be the hawks boys quietly announcing the re-signing of one J Holmen you will find.

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JJ Fan  
Last year

Jarrad Jackson looking amazing, surely a lock for starting PG somewhere.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Chudier does decide to play, I think it will be the Redbacks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chudier in for Major Garing who could be off to golder pastures

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Anonymous  
Last year

Holmen retired...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where will Carlwell go then? Still to Perth?

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Anon  
Last year

Holmen has the bug again and wants to play one more season. Expect him back at the hawkies in 2020. Carlwell & Tevin both at Perth CONFIRMED. Chudier open to the biggest buyer, with Slammers and Perth both leading the race

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Anonymous  
Last year

You'd think he’d go Perth over Slammers right?

Who else are the Slammers looking at?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Holmen will not be at the Hawks. Just another guess by someone who really hasn't a clue.

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Anon  
Last year

CONFIRMED Liangelo Ball will sign a contract with the slammers... has been spotted in the south west area on numerous occasions

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Anon  
Last year

anyone know Steve Smithitch and knows if he plans to reverse dunk for the slammers this season?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone heard any rumours about that local Perth baller Ralph Papichino and his SBL chances as a potential Next Stars Prospect

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Anon  
Last year

Replying to Ralph, is that the one and only wasabi Papi? Heard he signed a 10 day with the lakers man

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Anonymous  
Last year

word on the street has big Ben Smith making a return to the SBL for the Mandurah Magic

its been a few years since he was in the league but was definitely one of the better aussie bigs going around at the time.

it wont be enough to change their fortunes down there in magic land you would think but a good pick up none the less

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Caddy  
Last year

Jarrad Jackson returning to Perth next season as starting PG

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Anonymous  
Last year

Greg Hire expected to sign with a new (old) team very soon

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Anon  
Last year

I did hear a rumor 3 weeks ago that the WOLVES were a chance to get him back.

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Anonymous  
Last year

adrian majstrovich player of the week in the Offseason

any chance he pulls the boots back on for a jordan-esque return to the league?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Hire to Wolves? No thanks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

im sure he's sick of driving down to rocko 3-4 times a week...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Durnin signed with Rockingham to play with his hero Greg Hire. If he leaves, would it be too late for him to backflip

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Anonymous  
Last year

Vanessa Michael to Slammers.

Dyer to Senators.

Grover doing Cougars and Senators favours by the look of it?

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Andrew  
Last year

Luke Travers leaving the Flames for the Cougars.
He is following Andrew Cooper who will be the new Head Coach


https://www.communitynews.com.au/cockburn-gazette/sport/cougars-young-gun-hoping-to-traverse-the-path-to-professionalism/

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Andrew  
Last year

Jordan Wellsteed is leaving the Eagles and returning to the Wolfpack

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Juno39  
Last year

Etto taking a few Wolves juniors with him. Would love to know if its true he knocked back an extension with Wolves, but is telling everyone he was booted. Heard it from a couple of people.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Wolves booted him. Why would they extend a four-time choker?

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Anonymous  
Last year

why bring wolves juniors to eagles when they already have some promising juniors coming through?

understand if they were established sbl players that eagles didnt have but doesnt seem to be the case.

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Juno39  
Last year

Totally agree Anonymous, also very unfair if he is saying they will get more court time. Silly on their part, not knowing what the new Wolves coach is going to offer.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nathan grover gave dyer another opportunity and she played well for him!
3 rd club in 3 years as in import wow?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nathan grover gave dyer another opportunity and she played well for him!
3 rd club in 3 years as in import wow?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cant imagine any wolves juniors following Etto.
He didnt play them at Wolves, he played half of Stirling before his own juniors, heck he even went and got some Ross which was against "everything" he believed in.

4 times.

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Ganymede 24  
Last year

@Perthworld

You would prefer not to have Hire at Wolves... he's the one guy that team is missing to get over the hump and win a championship.

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Perthworld  
Last year

The key was to dump Etto the GF choker. Which they've done.

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Anonymous  
Last year

etto has an agent

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ricky Grace has officially signed as an assistant coach with Magic.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Meh.

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Anonymous  
Last year

ricky would still be the best player on that roster if he decided to pull the boots on

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://www.cougarfamily.com/news/wittinger-signs-on-to-australian-challenge/

Cougars add second import. Makes a change. Men announcing theirs tomorrow.

Should be big movers on both sides

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Anonymous  
Last year

Slammers will be big improvers in 2020, men's side will be decent enough again

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Anonymous  
Last year

Slammers men maybe.

Women have no one left

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Anonymous  
Last year

What are each team shaping up like?

Starting 5 for each men's and women’s team anyone?

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Anonymous  
Last year

why has the slammers men become decent again all of a sudden .
who has left the slammers women other than dyer.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cockburn going for two imports for the first time in many years!

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://www.cougarfamily.com/news/dallas-baptist-graduate-signs-on-for-2020

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is Desiree Kelley still going to be playing next year?

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Anon  
Last year

Hire signs back at the Flames as per their social media. All the fake news saying he was going back to wolves clearly lies.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think you will find the flames are doing their best Sydney kings impression this year

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Anonymous  
Last year

#766 who else are they looking at??

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Insider  
Last year

Outside of Hire, Durnin and two imports (Heard they are getting Ritchart back so will just be a replacement for the other guy they had last year) you would expect them to keep much of the same lineup down there. Godfrey, Beards x 3, Griffin, Roberts plus Waters returns after being at CoE for two years. Heard they are a smokey of getting Wagstaff also

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Anonymous  
Last year

2019 >> 2020

Ritchart >> Ritchart
White >> Import
Hire >> Hire
Travers >> Durnin
Godfrey >> Godfrey
J.Beard >> J.Beard
Pal >> ????

Same same.
In fact the loss of Pal may be countered by more games from Hire, but in the end they won't improve unless the second import is a gun. Still a top-4 team but not a championship team.

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Insider  
Last year

It begs the question though do they lose Hire if the 3x3 team qualify for Tokyo Olympics?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The 3x3 didn't qualify for Tokyo

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Anonymous  
Last year

Waters joining Cockburn. Another Rocko COE grad not returning ??

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Anon  
Last year

If true, Thwaites quickly becoming the new king of #BroughtNotBuilt. Fine for a year or two but definitely not sustainable. Maybe the CEO is putting championships in front of job security?

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Anonymous  
Last year

the rumour about ben smith re-signing with the magic is strong . will have a solid starting line-up.

grace
import
import
deng
smith.

they are light on the bench ? still have 4 months to find some back up players. with ricky grace on board im sure he will utilise some of his contacts as well. they will be competitive , not the 0-26 team people are saying . aka the slammers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

hahahahahahahahahaha Cougars don't have budget to 'buy' a Championship.

Travers, Field and an import probably paid, the young kids will play for nothing.

Happy to play somewhere the coach cares about them.

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Anonymous  
Last year

the rumour about ben smith re-signing with the magic is strong . will have a solid starting line-up.

grace
import
import
deng
smith.

they are light on the bench ? still have 4 months to find some back up players. with ricky grace on board im sure he will utilise some of his contacts as well. they will be competitive , not the 0-26 team people are saying . aka the slammers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Harry Froling to the Redbacks

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Anon  
Last year

SBL to become NBL1 West as of 2020. Great for smaller clubs with the extra exposure but a raw deal for the clubs who have out in the time and effort in establishing a brand in the local community, this does absolutely nothing for them. Who do we want to see commentating the games each week when they are streamed on the soon to be launched NBL1 West YouTube Channel?

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Insider  
Last year

If true, huge news for the league. Will it mean some financial injection from the nbl to get the product up to similar of what was offered in NBL1 this year in VIC?
Commentators wise who is there that's really out there? T Cowper and friends who ruined the grand finals this year by seeing who could yell the most or have the most adjectives in one sentence. No thanks. Be interesting to see if B Cecins or at T Young could do some games, even if it's only Perth and Rockingham respectively. At least their knowledge of the game and their ability to communicate that effectively to the viewer is known to be approved by most from their work on the radio show as well as on grand finals. Maybe get opposition coaches to do color commentary on games and allow them to scout somewhat as well.

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Anonno  
Last year

Where has this come from?

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Anonymous  
Last year

nope, not in 2020, maybe 2021

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Perthworld  
Last year

NBL1 Westside would sound better. *makes gang sign*

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koberulz  
Last year

Yeah, it seems way too late to make the transition for this upcoming season. 2021 is far more plausible.

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Anonymous  
Last year

the BWA logo will be changing next year to align with BA

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's happening this coming season.

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Anon  
Last year

From what source, considering the meetings with all the clubs about next season and the changes have already happened

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Anonymous  
Last year

CRAIG MANSFIELD WOULD BE A GOOD TV COMMENTATOR ON THE WOMENS SIDE .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anon, ask your SBL administrater, thats where the source comes from

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LC  
Last year

By all accounts, expect NBL1 West to happen for 2020 folks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

tyrone thwaites is a pretty good commentator

GM
Head Coach
Commentator

could be the SBL version of Jackie Moon

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Anon  
Last year

A million times no

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Anonymous  
Last year

ty could wrestle a bear at half time

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Insider  
Last year

Commentators for NBL1 West

Mat Cecins
Trav Young
Taylor Cowper (With some restrictions)
Josh Garlepp
Stephen Charlton
Alan Black
Craig Mansfield
Vince Kelley
Coaches who could commentate when not coaching:
T Thwaites
M Utley
M Worthington
K Crawford
M Ellis

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Anonymous  
Last year

You can add Matt Parsons to that list he's been commentating the wildcats this season on Sports FM

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LC  
Last year

What, no central commentary studio?

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Anon  
Last year

Giants announce experienced Mt Gambier guard Kyle Tipene as their next recruit.

www.goldfieldsgiants.com/2019/12/12/tipenesigning

So they have added..
Kyle Tipene
Damon Ballantyne
Maijerr Garrang

Along with the re-signing of Malek, and a couple of imports still to go.

Putting together a nice line-up there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

where is Bowie going?

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Anon  
Last year

Giants haven't announced imports yet. Maybe back there?

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Anon  
Last year

Rumor has it Wolves are signing Brian Sullivan

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Anonymous  
Last year

Giants with a decent rebuild considering they lost Humphries Burke Holloway and Bowie from their starting 5. Imports will be key to if they can make playoffs again

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Anon  
Last year

^^^ Two of them are imports who get replaced anyway, so shouldn't be in the same sentence.

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Anon  
Last year

I heard Sullivan to East Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes 2 are imports but Burke and Bowie were among the best combo of imports last season. Hard to replicate.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Which teams have signed imports for next season?

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Anon  
Last year

The only imports confirmed so far are

Buccs - Colter Lasher
Cougars - JT Harris
Flames - Josh Ritchart
Slammers - Jay Washington

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Anonymous  
Last year

King is working out with Stirling. He will be back for them.
No word out of teams like Willeton, Hawks, Joondalup yet. Not sure they will announce till closer to the season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mike Parks will be playing in the SBL next year. Currently speaking to a few teams

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Anonymous  
Last year

heard PL have a guard in line

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Anonymous  
Last year

Slammers in discussions with a few NBL types. Stirling to keep King yes

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Anonymous  
Last year

Isenbarger @ Lightning

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Anon  
Last year

Bourke To Willo

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Anonymous  
Last year

i believe eagles signed that guy from davidson who played for etto at wolves. was supposed to be a shooter but didnt really shoot that well

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Juno39  
Last year

Rocky are lucky getting Hire with a renewed passion for the game and wanting to play for the team. If people are brutally honest, in his last season with Wolves the passion wasn't there and he was playing for himself not the team.

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Perthworld  
Last year

It's nice somebody is being real about Hire for once on here. Refreshing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Guessing you didn't watch the semi finals against Hawks.. Hire trying to do it all himself and I believe costing them the series.. Good for me as a Hawks fan but not the sort of player I expected him to be.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does Joondalup have their imports yet?

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Anonymous  
Last year

new Giants import

http://www.goldfieldsgiants.com/2019/12/23/hammellsigning/

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Anon  
Last year

Giants to be a good rebounding team that's for sure. Malek was a top 5 rebounder this year, and they add Garrang who was one of the best per-minute revounder in the comp. And now Hammell who looks like he might bring Volkel type rebounding numbers.

But who is scoring the points?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would assume they will have a shooter lined up as their other import. With Hemmell, Tipene, the two Sudanese guys and another import, they will get their points. They've also got Ballantyne, Reid and Klasztorny and I've heard a rumour of another Mandurah player heading up there for work.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Don't know about the Giants' second import - looks average. Only 14ppg in NCAA D2

http://www.goldfieldsgiants.com/2019/12/24/jonessigning/

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Anon  
Last year

Doesn't mean anything. There have been plenty of D2 players come over here after averaging 10-15ppg in college, and been 20+ppg scorers in the SBL. The majority of college players who average above 15ppg in their senior year generally either played in bad teams or played in a lesser conference that didn't see much defence.

Jones actually looks pretty good and has high efficiency scoring when you look at his stats. Just reading the Giants media release and he was a high school All-American nominee and started his college career at the University of Richmond (NCAA D1), so to get a scholarship there to begin with is something. And the conference he played in is one of the tougher D2 conferences going around.

A pretty good pickup I would say.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Imports so far....

Buccs - Colter Lasher - 6-7" forward
Cougars - JT Harris - 6-6" forward
Flames - Josh Ritchart - 6-9" forward/centre
Giants - Corey Hammell - 6-6" forward
Giants - Joshua Jones - 6-4" guard/forward
Lightning - Jack Isenberger - 6-2" guard
Senators - Justin King - 6-3" guard
Slammers - Jay Washington - 6-0" guard
Tigers - Patrick Burke - 6-7" forward

Anyone want to start predicting some starting 5's

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Anonymous  
Last year

Might as well start at the top with the defending champs. Hunt and Alipate are gone, and that's two massive losses as quality 'Aussies' are difficult to replace for the regional teams. Inger returns and the rumour is that Wundenberg and Ralph are playing on. The big question for the Buccs is what to do with the second import spot (if Lasher is returning as rumoured). At the moment they are looking a shadow of the 2019 championship team...

Starters
C - ?????
F - Lasher (import)
F - Inger
G - ?????
G - Dinardo

Bench
C - Wundenberg
F - Ralph

Do they get an import centre or guard?
And then who fills the other spot?

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Anon  
Last year

Cougars:

F - JT Harris (import)
F - Field
F - Travers
G - Pesava
G - Chan

Bench
FC - Holmes
GF - Knight
GF - Bell
G - Van Lit
G - Vinci
G - Jake Harris

Only going with one import and don't have a true centre. Status of Pesava is unknown and Holmes, Bell or Knight with slip into that starting line-up if Pesava doesn't play.

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Anonymous  
Last year

alipate is moving to perth

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Anon  
Last year

Where is alipate playing next year?

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Anon  
Last year

I'm picking either Redbacks or Tigers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wolfpack

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Insider  
Two months ago

Several clubs struggling to meet the criteria for NBL1 West next season. Signage requirements, streaming and commentators, 10k per team; are just some of the major issues that some of the clubs are very much struggling to come to terms with. What happens if they do not meet those requirements? Should the League just use the same commentators and roster them around to different games like they do with the refs and pay some kind of a stipend for travel / time etc

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Lukosius  
Two months ago

As someone who has attended the meetings regarding the NBL1 proposal, I can state that the previous poster is incorrect. For starters the cost is nowhere near that, commentators will not be compulsory, and the clubs will have a transition period covering multiple years.

I won't elaborate any further as it's not my place to say at the moment as negotiations are still taking place. My club is fully in favour and we see this as a perfect opportunity for the SBL to go to the 'next level', and not be left behind or forgotten like we already are in some ways compared to the East.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

well said Lukosius!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kaboom - Lukosius has spoken !!

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koberulz  
Two months ago

I won't elaborate any further as it's not my place to say at the moment as negotiations are still taking place.
So does that mean NBL1 West for 2020 isn't a done deal, as has been claimed above?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

NBL1 West hasn't been announced yet, but expect it to be very soon.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

the playoff format change back in september was no coincidence

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Lukosius  
Two months ago

Actually, it was a complete coincidence.

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Lukosius  
Two months ago

Actually, it was a complete coincidence.

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HuManSOftHESBL  
Two months ago

Wow totally shocked! Something smells pretty fishy about that Wolfpack Vagina signing? Sorry Vaiagina. Can anyone say salary cap? I'm disappointed we never got to see a Vagina play against Willo, Hymen would of been a great match up!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^really funny stuff there brother

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

John Dickson making his long awaiting return to Willetton

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William DeVaughn  
Two months ago

Carlwell to the Redbacks.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

thanks for the breaking news William de vaughn

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Rumour has it NBL1 West is being announced this week...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Any more player signings or rumours about??

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

When are blitz fixtures released?

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Perthworld's big brother  
Two months ago

Koberulz is right this thread is clogged with trolls.

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Green 27  
Two months ago

Corban Wroe is back with the Senators

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^that was announced in November...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Didn't see it announced here so didn't believe it bro

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Maude  
Two months ago

The NBL1 decision will be made this week. Whether it goes ahead or not remains to be seen...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hussey to Rocko. That makes it Gero (2016-17), Redbacks (2018), Willo (2019), and now Rocko (2020). How's the loyalty.

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Juno39  
Two months ago

Hussey was always about the cash when h e came back from college, like many had to be I guess. All the talk about salary caps, surely Rocko would have to be up there this season.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hussey one year everywhere he goes.

Did he reach out to Petrik? Or everyone?

But only one wanted him..

#cultureovercash

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What's the thoughts? Does this make rocko good enough to get passed semis this year? (Think they made semis last two years? May be wrong)
Lose Travers add Hussey and Durnin.. anything else i missed?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hussey also played SBL at Wolves and was a Cockburn junior. Ultimate journeyman.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

quarters in 2018, semis 2017

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Blitz in 6 weeks.

Big improvers / sliders?

Best / worst imports?

Early MVP candidates?

MSBL: Perth to slide Out of 8, Cougars in. South West can't get much worse.

WSBL: Mandurah and Kalamunda slide out, Redbacks and Cougars in. East Perth marginally better, south West only get worse in year 2 for Grover.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Men Top 8
Warwick
Perry Lakes
Rockingham
Geraldton
Joondalup
Lakeside
Perth
Goldfields

Women Top 8
Joondalup
Kalamunda
Warwick
Lakeside
Perry Lakes
Willetton
Rockingham
Perth

Men's MVP - Ritchart (Flames)
Women's MVP - Barr (Senators)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

rocko and lakeside both higher in the men's imo

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another sad day in the Basketball world
RIP to Kobe and his lovely daughter. And
The other passengers on that flight.
Condolences to his family.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yeah losing Kobe is a great loss to the Basketball community and so sad for everyone on that helicopter. It is times like these where we all need to realise that Basketball is a game and our hands extend further than just Basketball.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No NBL1 West this season. Preparing for 2021.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^don't jump the gun on that, it's still in the works for this year

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Clubs notified last night, won't be happening 2020

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

pity any reasons given?

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Anonnn  
Two months ago

A leopard never changes their spots

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koberulz  
Two months ago

The season starts in a month, I'm not sure why anyone expected it to happen this year.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Its been on the table a lot longer than just now kobe
Pretty sure clubs agreed to ho nbl1west early december so not sure who or what changed!
Opportunity missed

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Eagle Rock  
Two months ago

Etto Centrelink

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KnowALL  
Two months ago

Well that didn't take long

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Its been on the table a lot longer than just now kobe
I'm sure it has, but it's still not surprising that a meeting this week resulted in a "no" given how late in the pre-season we now are.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

6 weeks out and NBL1 deal was not finalised with significant items still to be confirmed with clubs and still being negotiated with NBL1. Was smart to ensure the biggest change to SBL in 30 years is done properly rather than rushed and screwed up.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

like what?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who cares about NBL1... Let's discuss the fact that Etteridge and East Perth have already parted ways. I mean we know he is a severe choking hazard in GFs but now a new skill of choking in pre-seasons as well, come along now Etto you go too far with the skill development mate.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

etto ... ha ha ha ha ha.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hearing Wolves have signed a Ross, not Earnest though.

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Juno39  
Two months ago

Is it true Etto was only allowed to deal with SBL not Div 1? Going to be a long year for East Perth if that's true. Be interesting to see what happens to the players that followed him.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

So barred from Div 1 and now sacked? Truly amazing. Someone do the Heimlich maneuver on him already.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Where's this about Etto?
Not seeing anything online about it. Where's the sauce?

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Awoooo Wolves.
#loveyouetto

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Lukosius  
Last month

With the season getting closer, time to start a new thread....

WA SBL - February 2020

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/46816-wa-sbl-february-2020

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