Jack Toft
Last year

Hawks v Sixers Oct 21

The Sixers are off to Steel City to bookend this round. The Hawks won a close one against the Taipans to record their only win so far this season but met an unstoppable force in the Phoenix on the weekend. The Phoenix are just going along nicely at the moment. The Sixers gave the Bullets a lesson too earlier in the round after getting a reaming in Sydney the week before.

Wollongong has not been a great hunting ground for the Sixers in the past with the Hawks being able to pluck out of their chests the beating heart of the Sixers when they want to. Probably the big point tonight are the Froling boys. One on each side means it'll be an interesting time for the commentators, and with a bit of sibling rivalry around those boards, but remember it could be like Oktoberfest with a bit of brother on brother slapping and if that happens let the "roll out the barrel" music play.

In all seriousness though, the Hawks have been playing not too badly. Coenraad has the haircut any middle aged accountant would be proud of and has been shooting like a rookie looking for a contract with 48% from outside the arc. Obviously with Oscar gone surfing someone has stood up.

Both the front and back courts of the Hawks are obviously more experienced than the Sixers, but the Sixers are more agile, so their run and gun game will drag some of those old timers around and the Sixers might be able to get a couple of easy fouls as they slow the game down.

I'm expecting another close one tonight. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses that seem to be polar opposite in my opinion so this will come down to the coach with the better plan.

We all know Joey has been able to survive those threads and has the thick skin to handle anything that is thrown at him, or poured on him as it goes in the 'Gong. That's why I'm tipping the Sixers by 4.

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Perthworld  
Last year

LOL, that haircut certainly doesn't suit Coenraad.

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Senator11  
Last year

Any word on Boone playing?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Broken nose. Not allowed to wear hard protection. Risky after only 1 week.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't see Hawks matching up with Adelaide's athleticism & intensity they play with. If you go you're a 36ers fan how can you not love Jack McVeigh

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Senator11  
Last year

"Broken nose. Not allowed to wear hard protection. Risky after only 1 week."

Ok, they said he'd definitely miss the first game of the round, with 2nd game day-to-day. Why isn't he allowed to wear face protection? Against the rules in NBL or something?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Why isn't he allowed to wear face protection? Against the rules in NBL or something?"

The official NBL face mask (made by First Ever) is covered with Hungry jacks logos.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

"The official NBL face mask (made by First Ever) is covered with Hungry jacks logos."

Plus viewers get a free Yumbo with sauce if the nose gets rebroken

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'm old enough to remember what a Yumbo was.

Intriguing game this 36ers should be favourites with the way they played on Saturday night but I think those performances might be the exception to the rule this season and Hawks desperately need to win this at home so they don't fall to 1-4.

Hawks by 4

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cosby  
Last year

Battle of the Froling brothers. I'm tipping Sam.

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rikrak  
Last year

with the pace adelaie is playing and the defense of both teams , this game should go up to 250 points

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Anonymous  
Last year

Looks like Boone is playing or is that batman

Picture on the NBL Twitter page

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Herbert Cadbury  
Last year

Why is the crowd booing Randle, what an I missing?

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Zodiac  
Last year

First steam to 120 wins

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Zodiac  
Last year

Randle's wife threw food at a Hawks supporter in Adelaide during a playoff game a few years back.

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Herbert Cadbury  
Last year

Oh I see...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Street ball, no defence at all. Homicide talks some shit.

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rikrak  
Last year

rikrak
Within the hour

with the pace adelaie is playing and the defense of both teams , this game should go up to 250 points


edit : * 280 points

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Anonymous  
Last year

Quit shooting 3s

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Anonymous  
Last year

Strange that Daniel Dillon has been buried on the bench. I'd have him ahead of Teys and White based on what I’ve seen in the preseason onwards.

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Zodiac  
Last year

It seemed Dillon's role changed once Randle came in for Taylor.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Get up by 11 put all your bums on the court ... way to go Joey .
Teys should never hit the floor unless we are 5 players down .
Put him on ice cold with 90 seconds to go , why ???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who is the commentator with Liam and Corey?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Froling boxes out for Teys and he runs away from the ball .
Worst player in the NBL by a stretch

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Anonymous  
Last year

this is fucking streetball, hawks look the worst in the whole league. Is this an Australian basket? is that how it is promoted?

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rikrak  
Last year

It's actuallly a quite entertaining basketball game .

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Zodiac  
Last year

Who is the commentator with Liam and Corey?


Anthony Hudson, he's the one always calling Obi Kyei 'Jay' for some reason.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes it's very soft, I’d prefer a bit defence from both teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did these clowns have a f..kin snooze in the rooms at half time .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Play some D , this is pathetic

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KET  
Last year

This is awful to watch

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Anonymous  
Last year

Griffin get under the f..kin rim ... leave Ball on the outside and let him shoot

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Anonymous  
Last year

Griffin is exciting but his basketball IQ and team defence is appalling .

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rikrak  
Last year

I'm the only one enjoying this bucket fest ? haha

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Anonymous  
Last year

Horrible call on Brooks, clearly inside his cylinder, just wish he'd taken Whites nose off.

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Anon  
Last year

Griffin is covering 2 men, his and DJ's. DJ has had Boone! Griffin has Conrad.

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J  
Last year

How can the xommentators miss that kevin white was standing over brooks pivot foot, leaning into him? The elbows weren't pointed. I actually agree with homicide, it was a malice free rip through defence should not have been there.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Four viewers on the clean feed according to Twitch. Woeful.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dwayne's not commentating so I'm ok with the normal coverage

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Anonymous  
Last year

Randle is clueless as a Point Guard ... no awareness of the clock

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Perthworld  
Last year

1,173 on the regular feed. Still seems low especially for a LaMelo game.

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AngusH  
Last year

SBS on Demand has been consistently woeful for me this season. Freezes up every couple of minutes then I'm restarting to watch the same Bunnings or hungry jacks commercial.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stop zooming in on the same unattractive people in the crowd please.
#lessfattiesplease

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dan Grida has now become wildly overrated. Hasn't improved one iota from last season.

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Perthworld  
Last year

What is this interactive toolbar on Twitch coverage?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone else get some slight Andrew Gaze vibes from Flynn? Just feels like he is a little lost and clueless sometimes

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd take Dwayne ahead of this bloke. I’m glad not to many people are watching, it’s street ball.

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joshuapending  
Last year

Touch wood, SBS has been perfect for every game for me. Maybe check your connection, don't have a VPN or anything like that do you?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Twitch main feed has a toolbar where you can view players stats and play by play etc. Very nice.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's between 3am and 6am in the US on Monday Morning so no one's awake to watch over there

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Perthworld  
Last year

Pffft time, what about #MeloFactor

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Anonymous  
Last year

DJ really is a wanker

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Perthworld  
Last year

Love clicking on the text play by play within the Twitch video. This is next level.

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KET  
Last year

Johnson has been real bad

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Anonymous  
Last year

We are better without Aniel Johnson

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Zodiac  
Last year

SBS stream scratchy for me too normally quite good.

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KET  
Last year

36ers are the leading cause of high blood pressure

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Zodiac  
Last year

If we lose this...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sulky little bitch DJ has spent this whole second half playing against the refs instead of just playing the game . Pathetic attitude

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone elses stream, feed, channel, whatever, video (not audio) freezing every so often, like my ESPN is?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Get DJ off the court he is a liability and a selfish prick

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Anonymous  
Last year

Weird game. Feels like Adelaide should be up 15. But the Hawks are hanging around. If Coenraad makes these three FTs it's a one possession game.

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KET  
Last year

Holy shit! Why foul that!

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twenty four  
Last year

Amazing the contrast between the two 'expert' commentators.

Can we put Corey on mute?

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Anonymous  
Last year

We will give you a chance because we have some dumb shit players .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal telling us all the Froling brothers are going to the nba. It might be there athletic ability that gets them there. Grida got nothing and Illawarra coach makes Gaze look great.

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KET  
Last year

Why do zero offence????

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm muting Heal every time the bleached blonde scumbag opens his mouth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Flinn should have stayed an assistant. He's not a head coach’s butthole.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's clearly a top bloke but I don’t think Flynn is good enough to be a head coach in the NBL.
The Hawks game plan has looked rudderless and only some brilliant play from Brooks is keeping them in the game. Not sold on Ball either

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Anonymous  
Last year

So who is going to take Flynn's job?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who is going to find some talent for the Hawks?
The beat Cairns by 1 wasn't it? They will be lucky to win another game.

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AngusH  
Last year

Well, they almost won that one, to be fair.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would like to see what McVeigh would do with Drmics minutes. Jack playing well. Drmic not so well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No good team would want ball with his defense and low shooting %

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Anonymous  
Last year

Drimic plays much better D than McVeigh. Flexing your muscles ain't playing D.

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Anonymous  
Last year

why is DJ still in the NBL and not Europe

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Zodiac  
Last year

He tried and only lasted half a season in Poland. They like their centres to be more traditional over there back to the basket, hit the boards, block shots and of course play some semblance of defence which DJ isn't interested in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Overating Drmics D and underrating McVeigh's.
Two great plays contesting shots early in the fourth with no foul that led to poor shots and important Sixer stops.
Plus he will score. Maybe a few more of Drmics minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^ not convinced but Joey will work it out.

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rikrak  
Last year

what the fuck was that last quarter

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Anonymous  
Last year

I feel bad for Daniel Dillon.
Being stuck behind Teys and White in the rotation.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Don't feel too bad for Dillon he's never been able to stick at any of the numerous NBL teams he's played for and got a 2 year deal out of the Sixers.

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ME  
Last year

I think it's fair to see neither Illawarra nor Adelaide are going to make the playoffs and I actually doubt either of them will beat a top 3 team all season. Defense is Adelaide's biggest issue but Illawarra is just garbage.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

A win is a win but jeez we made that harder than it had to be.

This crap may work against Hawks and Taipans but it won't against Kings, United and Wildcats.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBA scouts will be keeping a close eye on Sam Froling

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I think in time Sam will be the better Froling brother.

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ME  
Last year

Yeah, Sam will be. Harry has a bad habit of getting fat

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Ben  
Last year

Totally forgot this game was on. What's with Monday night games in Illy?

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Glen  
Last year

DJ has developed his camouflage skills. Refs had real trouble spotting any of his push-offs. While AB can't get a call to go his way...even with review and time to consider calls.

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Glen  
Last year

DJ has developed his camouflage skills. Refs had real trouble spotting any of his push-offs. While AB can't get a call to go his way...even with review and time to consider calls.

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Camel 31  
Last year

Well I'll be damned. Kevin White shut down Brooks.
I didn't know it. I didn't think it could be done, but in the final end,
he won the game for us.

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Anonymous  
Last year

White got lucky, two calls were a disgrace, one a charge and he clearly wasn't there, and Brooks rip through White was again clearly in Brooks space with his right leg across Brooks. I believe the refereeing has been good this year but when in doubt award the offence.

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KET  
Last year

lol can't go around throwing elbows

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Brunson  
Last year

"Brooks rip through White was again clearly in Brooks space with his right leg across Brooks."

Actually the correct call watching the replay was a Travel. Brooks slides his pivot foot twice during that play.

"when in doubt award the offence"

So in game speed and when in doubt, if someone gets elbowed in the face we should award the offence? That isn't right. The defender should be awarded when in doubt in that case

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Cat Fontroller  
Last year

Toughie and Floppy sure showed Brooks what it's like to play in a Real Man's League!

DD now the Locker Room Guy?

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