Jack Toft
Last month

Sixers v Cats Fri Nov 15

Joey says the gap between the Sixers and the Kings is about $4M, well perhaps the gap between the Sixers and the Cats is about $3.5M. "That's Preposterous" said Trevor G as he drove his Mercedes Benz convertible out of his Peppermint Grove mansion "We play one game at a time" said a player, dressed in his golden budgie smugglers, as he dived Scrooge McDuck style into a pile of cash. While having deeper pockets can get you better imports, they are only one player on a team.

The Sixers season is not over, but they do need to start beating teams above them on the ladder if they want to see action in the major round. So far this season everything south has been good, but north has been bad:
Sydney: L, L(OT)
SEM: L
Perth?
Mel: L
Bullets: W
Breakers:?
Taipans: W
Hawks: W

It's no use scraping into finals on a 50% win record and relied on others % to get in, you need to be lethal in finals. To do that, you gotta beat teams above and below you. Can the Sixers beat the Cats? They've done it before and they do it again.

Cotton/White/Kay is the backbone of the team with Damo the spine and Hunt the braun. The likely matchups with the Sixers are interesting. Hunt-Griffen, Kay-Johnson, White-Moore, Drmic-Cotton, Martin-Randle. But, it's the benches that make it more interesting and show how these teams operate. The Sixers have McVeigh and Froling as the main bench players followed by Kyei. The effervescent duo of Teys and White offer some defensive skill but the scoreboard is not challenged as thoroughly as it could be when that guard combo in on. It is the young and the old with most of the game experience captured in two players. Perth, would have a similar total game experience, but more evenly spread over the bench. The experienced Wagstaff has engineered himself as a bench player these days and is probably the most cunning player out of both benches.

You would think that the Perth bench are a little more skilled beyond the arc. Norton, Steindl and Wagstaff put up an average of 6.67 3PA per game, with 2.01 dropping (30%) however when this is compared to McVeigh, Froling and Kyei, their average is 5.72, making 2.43 (42%) I think in the battle of the benches, the Sixers have the slight edge looking at the average returns from the benches. Rebounds: 12.1 to 11.2, steals 1.72 to 1.33, but assists 3.4 to 4.66. The assists tell the story of how the Cats play. Positioning themselves well and then making a (sensible) extra pass to that open player. BUT... the stat that tells the greater story though is turnovers. The Sixers bench averages 3.94 per game, the Cats a mere 1.66 per game. That tells me the Sixers are taking too many un-necessary risks, or are just not executing the plays as well.

This will be a good game, but you guys know I can't tip against the Sixers, especially not in the favour of the Pussycats.

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LV  
Last month

I'm tipping the 36ers to bounce back and win a close one at home

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AngusH  
Last month

Have to think the Cats bounce back after their atrocious performance against Sydney, but yeah, Adelaide needs to start collecting some scalps and fast, I'm just not sure their top players have that sort of urgency/desperation in them. Might need to shake up the starting 5 a bit too I think.

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Senator11  
Last month

36ers will use up all their testosterone in the first half and go flaccid in the 2nd half.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin to be sent packing after this game if Sixers lose. The coach will deflect the heat away from himself....just watch.

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Anon  
Last month

Sixeers are primed.. form been ok really. Pushed kings real hard. Bit of f a tihue in in it red game but been consistent across games. Doing the job. Finding a way. Sixers by 10.

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Anonymous  
Last month

6ers based on the United game are in bad form. They can't put 4 quarters together and will be exposed against the Cats. Atleast we all know what Joeys excuse will be, he premeditated the salary cap as this seasons issues. Hopefully Kevin White can get another shoutout for his bench clapping/towel waving/morale boosting support.

Cats too good.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

I don't think the Cats can put this one in the bag.

The point with Griffen is a valid one. He will be tested this game. You would expect DJ to squeeze Kay hard. Cotton should run amok, but Drmic is good at getting under your skin.

Flop warnings to be issued. Randle has the old shake and bake, but can drive in hard at times. The Cats just seem to know how to sag. They don't call him Flopstaff for nothing...

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D2.0  
Last month

It's going to be interesting.
The difference between a Good Cats game and a bad one seems to come down (on average) to their outside shooting and Hunt.
If Hunt gets going, stays out of foul trouble, and stay on the court he can make a big offensive impact.
But who am I kidding, going up against DJ he's likely to foul out in the first quarter. ROFL.

If the Cats start landing them from outside, then watch out, but that has been tough to do on the road.

Could turn out to be a very close game. Some of the match-ups could be intense.

I know people get salty if I mention it here, but since Adelaide have the double, who should I be looking at for two big games?

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Anon  
Last month

DJ loves playing against Perth. Expect big game. And randle too much class and speed. He will own the driving lanes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cats by 15+. Joey getting sacked soon. Brendan Teys to replace as player/captain/coach.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"DJ loves playing for fouls against Perth. Expect big flops." Fixed

"And randle too much class and speed. He will own the driving lanes."

Said nobody who has ever watched Martin defend.

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AngusH  
Last month

Have to say, Martin has not been awfully impressive this year. Ware actually took it right at him a few possessions last game like he'd been matched up on a big.

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I think the cats missed the opportunity to recruit for Martins replacement and have him coming off the bench for short spells. As a 35 year old he should be provided limited minutes like Redhage was in his last few seasons. The league increasingly having more potent scorers and you need all 5 on the court to contribute. Gleeson should be looking more ahead.

Maybe time to give Norton the chance to lead the point.

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I think the cats missed the opportunity to recruit for Martins replacement and have him coming off the bench for short spells. As a 35 year old he should be provided limited minutes like Redhage was in his last few seasons. The league increasingly having more potent scorers and you need all 5 on the court to contribute. Gleeson should be looking more ahead.

Maybe time to give Norton the chance to lead the point.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Martin's defence is well known but let's face facts the talent in the league has superseded him now.
He would be at his most effective as a 12-16 mpg (3-4min per qtr) bench presence.
When Cotton naturalises Perth need to consider an import point guard if Norton has reached his peak which I think he has .

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Anon  
Last month

Damo is slomo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Martin last season surely. Too much weight on cottons shoulders to score. New pg incoming, but who?
Ili would be a good get.

Next season?

Ili / Norton / Britt(DP)
Cotton / Vasiljevic / Buluk / Reath(DP)
New Import / Pozoglou / Travers(DP)
Kay / Wagstaff / Vague
Hunt / Majok

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proud  
Last month

I certai ky haven't given up on Norton and think he needs more responsibility and yeah I also agree that Damo can rest a but more during games.

DJ kicks his home team's arse most times and he was average against United so I feel like Adelaide win here or no more Moore or Griffin

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ME  
Last month

I struggle to take this Adelaide team seriously. I just don't think we have the talent to make any noise this year. I'd argue we are the second least talented team, just ahead of Illawarra. But we have slightly more depth than Cairns despite them probably having a better starting unit.

As for Perth in Adelaide, it will be close because it is in Adelaide. But I just don't see Perth dropping another game like this so soon. Adelaide will look good for three quarters and then fall away as their defense proves to be garbage and Terrico White and Cotton do whatever they want to.

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Senator11  
Last month

"I know people get salty if I mention it here, but since Adelaide have the double, who should I be looking at for two big games?"

DJ would be the guy, I can't bring him in so it's Randle for me, hopefully he goes off at least 1 game. DJ safer.

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D2.0  
Last month

Cheers

On Damo, I think Norton will get his chance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth bounce back, Cats by 37. Randle 21, DJ 16, not much help for those two. White big for red.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I reckon the Sixers might get up tonight backs against the wall, usually play well against Perth at home and Perth coming off a drubbing although likewise Adelaide.

Sixers by 3





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Andrew  
Last month

36ers will have one of those freak games where multiple players will get uncharacteristically hot from the 3 point line.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cats easy money. The 36ers aren't good, they lack depth, any depth. Looking forward to Joey’s take on why it’s not his fault at all for any of it.

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D2.0  
Last month

Press Conference:
Joey will Claim he needs another $3.5M to compete with Perth.
Trev will Claim that Adelaide have four imports because of Joey.

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Anon  
Last month

Go Sixers need win. Need chemistry. DJ time.

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Anon  
Last month

Eric on fire.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin could very well be the worst defender in the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Getting destroyed on defense though.

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Anon  
Last month

Eric on fire.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Defensively it is hard to find a player who gets blown by and exposed as much as Eric

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin is the worst defender ive ever seen in my life

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Anonymous  
Last month

DJ never holds his screens and never gets called for it. Will Weaver is going to have fun with that one.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin is woeful on D. Completely got negated for his offense. Side note the commmentary team is bad. I'm done with Stephen A homicide and the Howie sounding bloke

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Anonymous  
Last month

Home cooking

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Anon  
Last month

Jono in rhythm glorious to see. Keep spotting up. Not sure Perth have answer for him. Like froling inside.

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Anonymous  
Last month

McVeigh is really cringe lol

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J  
Last month

These fouls are a joke.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree on McVeigh. I don't mind him, but he got lucky on the call and then the whoooooo.. Uh.. you got blocked and didn't make the dunk. Just shoot your charity shots.

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J  
Last month

No foul for kay??? Wow

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Anonymous  
Last month

J, they are playing against Adelaide. You're not getting calls against this team.

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AussiePride  
Last month

McVeigh is mad as a cut snake but love the enthusiasm!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kevin White great pickup for the price.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Our defensive rotations are shit house ... we over commit , over play the lanes and too often get caught with our hands down on the perimeter .
We need to use some hedge and close out to contain instead of flying around chasing everything .

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Anonymous  
Last month

Surprised they didn't call a foul on that last play of the quarter. lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lets go Sixers. Great first quarter. We still have Drmic in our back pockets, if he can fire we may take this one by double digits

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Anonymous  
Last month

With all the soft whistles Adelaide get how are they so bad?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I would like to see us start Randle , White , Drmic , Griffin and Froling.
Let Moore and Johnson feast on the second unit they can both finish the game . We always start well on the O and then fall apart sometime after , let us stagger our scorers a bit , get some defensive pressure on their PG early with White . Teys and Dillon should not hit the floor AT ALL .

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Anonymous  
Last month

"With all the soft whistles Adelaide get how are they so bad?"

Have you seen Griff play defense mate? May have something to do with it.

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Ben  
Last month

Who is the dude on commentary that sounds like a corpse?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I like Daniel Dillon. I think he brings good guard pressure

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Anonymous  
Last month

If DJ got calls like this in the premier league then maybe forestville would have won the title. Misses layup, blow whistle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Man the Adelaide crowd are corpses. So boring

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Anonymous  
Last month

Betts the traitor

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Anonymous  
Last month

Martin is falling out of bounds. How is that a jump ball?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Chris Anstey sounds like he's been smoking for 60’years worst voice for commentary can barely hear him. Why the Fuck did NBA teams work out Harry Froling his gone backwards!

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Scout  
Last month

this is a great game to watch

currently Hunt the difference betwween 6'rs being in front by a lot or not

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kay ios a protected speices. Drmic should be shooting freethrows

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Ben  
Last month

Oh is that Anstey? Wealth of knowledge, but yeah he sounds fucking terrible. Did they not sound test him before giving him a gig?

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Scout  
Last month

flop

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ware is the best guard in the NBL. Cotton is a shadow of years past

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Jbone  
Last month

Why the commentary on about hunt picking up his 3rd foul when stats show he only has 1?

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Anon  
Last month

DJ is the key. How good Sixers look with him active. Perth struggling to run offence. 6ers D is strong.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin is on. Time for the Cats to go on a run

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Anonymous  
Last month

Geez I had no idea it was Ansett either! Figured it was Larry sengstock haha

Has Randle gone backwards? I haven't watched too much this season but he now just looks short and not as fast.

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AngusH  
Last month

The Griffin-Hunt show, like we all expected

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Anonymous  
Last month

Randle is still there. He is probably one of the best bargains, dollars to talent, in the NBL this season, along with Tate from Sydney

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sixers protected species mode yet again. Hard to watch

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Anonymous  
Last month

11 free throws for radelaide to 2 for perth. Not unexpected.

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Anonymous  
Last month

soft call on dj

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AngusH  
Last month

Yes, someone tell the refs the FT count should be equal.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Get the f..kin ball off the floor and start passing the f..king thing .

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Anonymous  
Last month

not the ft count angus, but the judgement on calls. All we want is consistency. If perth miss a layup let us shoot free throws too

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Anon  
Last month

Refs doing fine job. More same 6ers second half. Holding Perth offensively. Good vibes.

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J  
Last month

How on earth is griffin diving a god damn foul?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can we get a jump ball call when we're halfway to our arse too then?

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Gus3232  
Last month

I can handle bad calls, it's a part of sport. What incenses me is when refs close to the halfway line are making calls on the action under the hoop. Unless you have xray vision, 9 times out of 10, you are guessing. How many players on here right now just love it when a ref guesses? If you don't see it, don't call it. It's not that difficult.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So many sooks on here tonight. I do agree with Gus though.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cotton has only 2 points. This spells danger for Adelaide, who can't play any better. Cats by 8+

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Anon  
Last month

The crowd is solid
Great game. Sixers are a very hard working United group. Tighter this game goes better for them. No stars just functioning unit doing roles. Reduce errors apply pressure. Martin is struggling. Perth very one dimensional.. stop white and keep ball away from hunt inside. Cotton seems unfit. Sixers stick to scout. Loving EC venue. Growing on me each game. Feeling like our home. Best the drum...

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Anonymous  
Last month

How can the commentators be so inept as to not have live stats on front of them. The amount of times they mentioned Hunt's two fouls was ridiculous... considering he only has one.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Homicide is losing me, just call the play, I don't care how enthusiastic you are if you’re a spud you’re still a spud. Anstey is fine but he not commentating the snooker, talk louder or tone homicide down. Cam Luke is just a yes man to the league so he just talks crap.

The game itself with out reaching great heights has been fine.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Homicide is just a perth fanboi this season. All about the drama

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Anonymous  
Last month

So Cotton is playing..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sixers dont have that killer defensive instict this season that they have had in the past

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Anonymous  
Last month

"We love this place"

I guess Ben does not visit hoops.com

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good D by McVeigh

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Anon  
Last month

Loving McVeigh
Griffen having real crack.
4 man team on base defensively those guys are switched on. Come on sixers

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide being exposed for not having an extra gear. Lacking roster. Try hard etc but that has worn thin. I'm done with accepting mediocrity as the norm, for this once great club.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Froling struggles to get up and down the court. Who said he was in the best shape of his life?

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Anon  
Last month

Loving intensity of Sixers. They are for real. 2 pint game yeah . Sixers

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Anonymous  
Last month

They are for real? Are you for real saying they are for real?

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AussiePride  
Last month

Are Adelaide tanking now? How could Joey even think of that lineup on the court at the end of the 3rd?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pass the f..kin ball instead of charging through , terrible team

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Anonymous  
Last month

They aren't as entertaining to watch as the weekend can dooooo it’ fans think. Throw a Mitch creek on the roster and my what could’ve been.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Randle so protected in Adelaide. Pathetic call

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Anon  
Last month

This game is a battle royal.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide version of Creek was always overrated. Much improved at SEM after a stint in the G League

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bad call on Moore. Joey has a point.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jerome Randle is a flat out liability .

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Anonymous  
Last month

Waiting til I saw what happened. Classic NBL refereeing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton may be the biggest flopper in the league. So overrated.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is Randle paid by the number of points he makes. I see juniors move the ball better!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Oh is that Anstey? Wealth of knowledge, but yeah he sounds fucking terrible. Did they not sound test him before giving him a gig?

He used to commentate on Fox occasionally. Clearly no one is doing any research and/or paying peanuts and getting local Melbourne-based monkeys.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jerome a liability? We wouldn't win a game all season with Taylor on the roster and Randle a FA

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Perthworld  
Last month

No comments on the suit? Joey is going to a grand ball after the game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How bout someone else then d..khead

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's time for Drmic to stand up. Really liking him this season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The game feels like Adelaide are closer than they should be. Feels like Perth are in control

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Anonymous  
Last month

It sounds like Anstey gets winded just speaking more than a few words at a time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another Norton flop

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Anonymous  
Last month

Like I said at the half. Cotton was always going to wake and cats would win by 8+. Adelaide need to make big changes top to bottom. Creek was good at Adelaide and after his USA stint, was always going to grow into an absolute beast. Adelaide, Ofcourse decided to piss him right off.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The only time you hear this pathetic Adelaide crowd is when burgers are on the line. Is there even a Hungry Jacks in South Australia?

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Anonymous  
Last month

McVeigh reminds me so much of the midweek social league player, that takes it all very seriously. But he really is better suited to his day job than social league basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Give Griffin his fucking ticket now. Stupid. Get him out of here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The only time you hear this pathetic Adelaide crowd is when burgers are on the line. Is there even a Hungry Jacks in South Australia"

That cringey chant they do every god damn time is one of my biggest NBL pet hates

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jerome. Is. God.

To the fool who said he is a liability, go check yourself in the mirror.

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AngusH  
Last month

Ref totally was going to call a foul there, blew the whistle then changed his mind.

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Anon  
Last month

Someone got to step up to support randle. Drimic needs to become threat to create space for DJ. Like white in add some mongrel

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Perthworld  
Last month

Leave Randle alone!!!1

What a game. What a rivalry.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Randle. Is. GOD."

One more reason to be an atheist lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Terrible call. Cotton call based on reputation

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Perthworld  
Last month

Dat flailing. Every time. Suckers.

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AngusH  
Last month

Cotton was obviously going to be shooting 3 FTs there before he'd even thought about shooting it

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yep. Nothing but pure air.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why does Joey look so disinterested this year? Even after Griffin's stupidity, he doesn't even look at him, let alone say a word. Has he checked out?

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AngusH  
Last month

Clutch performance from Drmic these past few mins

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Anon  
Last month

No no no no no no

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Scout  
Last month

Hunt the difference

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Anonymous  
Last month

Drimic with that outlet pass to Damian Martin was, ummm, interesting. Adelaide always find a way to kill themselves off.

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Anonymous  
Last month

C'mon ref. It's hard to be this wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Drmic is the least of our issues

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Its off your knee"

Specsavers really need to sponsor the NBL refs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Things are never going to align better for Adelaide to steal a win against one of the teams above them than they have today. Lets see if they can capitalize.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cotton throws his head around, trigger point for refs to blow whistle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Whats with the kids club sitting courtside on the bottom left of the screens at adelaides end?

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Anonymous  
Last month

sixers are dumb. Lets wait until the clock gets close to 14 and make our most aggressive player get his 5th. Stupidest team in the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

they wasted an eternity before fouling

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AngusH  
Last month

It'd be nice if Moore penetrated like this before the last minute of the game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nbl got look at Cotton kicking the leg out after the shot to draw fouls, it's rubbish and refs fall for it every time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Since when is it a backcourt violation when the opponent pokes the ball away???????

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Anon  
Last month

OT PLEASE

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Anonymous  
Last month

With all due respect, the cats didnt defend Moore on that drive.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Angus he has to touch the ball in order to penetrate. Under utilized.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Nbl got look at Cotton kicking the leg out after the shot to draw fouls, it's rubbish and refs fall for it every time."

Sometimes he collapses to the floor even with no contact on the legs. I agree refs need to be awake to it because he is a serial shotflopper.

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Anon  
Last month

HUNGRY JACKS HUNGRY JACKS HUNGRY JACKS

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Anonymous  
Last month

How many years did they sign Cotton for? It may be something they look back and regret. Dude is regressing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Was an inbound 5 second violation anyway. Yawn.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sixers season is cooked. Time to start looking ahead to next season. No more excuses, fix it!

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Anonymous  
Last month

"How many years did they sign Cotton for? It may be something they look back and regret. Dude is regressing."

Scored a casual 36 last week against the top team lol

Has had a few bad games this year, but still a gun

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cotton puts asses on seats in WA. He will come good for the cats come playoff time. They won't regret it. Adelaide bringing Randle back, including white Teys and Dillion on the other hand.

Adelaide fans have to start cracking the shits for changes to be made. Hard fought losses are such a pathetic thing to accept.

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AngusH  
Last month

Cotton is the absolute least of Perth's problems. He's one dimensional, but it's the one dimension that the team almost entirely lacks otherwise. Perfect fit really.

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Anon  
Last month

Big call about season done. They tough group. Sixers are alive. Intensity was awesome. Teys said so. Believe confidence is gd. Just got be bit smarter. Critical errors.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ironic that they have a Harry Froling "I will be incredible" ad after the game when he was anything but. This organization needs to restore the pride of years past. Stop being fucken cheap while charging us a premium to see an inferior product. It not fun. It is not enjoyable. I'm over it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cotton still can play but the three point flopping is worse than Goulding. Surely the refs review this, they got stop getting fooled.

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Anonymous  
Last month

We have one more damn win than the Illawarra Hawks. Are we really better?

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Anonymous  
Last month

To the Anon in bold lettering, I respect your glass half full take. I regrettably disagree greatly, Adelaide are cooked, they only have themselves to blame. Really poorly constructed roster.

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KET  
Last month

36ers the worlds most frustrating team to support.

Griffin - can't defend and absolutely dumb unsportsmanlike today give away. He needs to go.

Moore - King of turnovers, he’s better on the bench.

Randle - stifles the offence, takes crap shots, it’s not good enough to score 20 at that kind of percentage with that kind of shot choice.

Froling - Regressed

Kyei - Battler? Yes, does stupid things? Sadly yes. Never found a three point shooter come on.

Johnson - superb but goes missing when it matters until it’s too late, need more of a step up

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KET  
Last month

Never foul** a three point shooter

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koberulz  
Last month

Since when is it a backcourt violation when the opponent pokes the ball away???????
Cotton touched it last. Doesn't matter that it was poked away.

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Anonymous  
Last month

At least Jerome is honest, and he is pissed off and is open about it. Takes accountability. He will be the only reason I keep watching this soft POS team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Cotton touched it last. Doesn't matter that it was poked away."


non sequitur score - 8.5 /10

gotta wonder if any of the past Mrs Koberulz's could explain the difference between a poke and a touch in respect of either (or both) involving non-corporeal contact whilst still successfully transferring kinetic energy to a moving (or prostrate) body....
:)

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Anonymous  
Last month

There again perhaps you meant that the ball was poked away, without transfer of control to the defending team, and then was touched by the offensive player before it contacted the back court and was then again touched or gathered by the team in offence .... -- no that makes sense :)

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Luuuc  
Last month

Martin's defence is well known but let's face facts the talent in the league has superseded him now.

Damo is slomo.


And yet there he was winning yet another game with his defence.

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koberulz  
Last month

There again perhaps you meant that the ball was poked away, without transfer of control to the defending team, and then was touched by the offensive player before it contacted the back court and was then again touched or gathered by the team in offence .... -- no that makes sense :)
WTF else would I have meant?

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Anonymous  
Last month

He didn't win it with his defense? He was a non-factor for the majority of the game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Does anyone on this Sixers team know how to set a screen, or come off a screen?
DJ and Froling are the worst culprits.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ Griffin too

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Anonymous  
Last month

Joey said that the Obie foul was a foul.

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D2.0  
Last month

A scrappy end, but nothing too unexpected in this game.

DJ & JR the stars for Adelaide.
Hunt stayed out of foul trouble and had a big impact.
But Perth's crappy outside shooting kept Adelaide in the game. Seriously our guys need to either learn how to connect reliably on other courts, or adapt their plays to limit the number of bricks.

As somebody predicted before the game, Perth's bench (Steindl & Wagstaff) more productive than Adelaide's.

As for Cotton, yes, he knows how to draw a foul when guys are clumsy closing him out. At his size, he needs the space.
Simple answer is "don't foul him".

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Anonymous  
Last month

We didn't foul Cotton. Made no difference, he still got the free throws anyway

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Anonymous  
Last month

Throwing your leg out in a three point shot to hit the defender and then falling backwards is not a defensive foul it's a flop.

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Adele-Aide  
Last month

Anyone hear what that mad as hell guy in the crowd was yelling out when the Sixers were shooting free throws in the 3rd, maybe 4th quarter.

If you didn't see him, he had a seat on the floor in the opposite corner to Perth (same end of the court). He looked super pissed and was shouting real hard for about a minute.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wright: $5 million gap between Perth and the sixers.

I thought it would be bigger than that.

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How Many Chances  
Last month

Sack Joey...?

Too early...?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wright's contract ends after the 2021-22 season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

36ers are extremely weak, which is surprising because joey is as hard as it comes for a coach. These guys look soft as fuck out there. Froling? What happened to this kid his like a big slug. A bunch of passengers nobody wants to step up. The bench is horrible no firepower will not even get close to the big dogs with that roster. Drmic was such a classy college player had high expectations for him joining the league but he is very disappointing, maybe take some time of your videogames and practice your free throws kid.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It shows most kids coming out college are over rated. Some off the players going there are not as good when they get back, were better before they left.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I couldn't believe that was Anstey I thought it was an old timer like Borner or something but even though his voice is gone he's comfortably the most astute person in the NBL commentary ranks, too good not to persist with IMO.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"36ers will use up all their testosterone in the first half and go flaccid in the 2nd half."

HT/FT bang on.

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Anon  
Last month

Sixers box score +/- only 3 players in positive and they were 1's. Unheard off. Griff work house but minus 8. F me. Things got to change.

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D2.0  
Last month

Joey generally does a good job of assembly and developing a team, within his budget, and I think you have some good building blocks.
But that said:
1) With the money now being spent by other teams, Randle isn't the Saviour he once once. Still a great player, but not enough to carry the team as he once did.
2) Joey has always emphasised and offensive up-tempo game, at the expense of D, which worked well when he had the players to execute. Now he doesn't.
3) Whatever the reason(s) behind the departure of Creek and Sobey, Adelaide need to fix it. They simply cannot afford to spend the time and effort developing guys only to lose them.
4) How the fuck does Teys still have a place on an NBL team? He's a spud, has always been a spud, and never looked like being anything else but.
5) Who on earth thought recruiting White was a good move? And yeah, lets make him co-captain with the other spud. Ok, a team needs leadership, and guys that pull everyone together and exhort their teammates at training, etc, etc. But seriously?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Should've kept Conger, could've played the ideal role now.

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proud  
Last month

Prior to this game my expectations were that Sixers lose and sack Griffin and Moore, now the game is over I'm even less convinced that Moore as a starter is what the team need, Bevo started White a lot and he had that hard edge and Adelaide truly need a spark off the bench as Froling isn't justifying having an ESPN advert made for him, I really like McVeigh but he isn't trusted enough and the rest aren't offensive threats either.

It feels like Adelaide miss Sobey and I don't just mean his abilities but He was his whipping boy and now who's gonna take Joey's shit and go out there and perform? Drmic is probably the most capable but he looks and acts so unstable on the court that that could end with anything happening.

Great seeing Perth with an away win and Steindl actually doing more than catch and shoot

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Anonymous  
Last month

The foul on Cotton happened right in front of Joey, and he said it was a foul. I'd trust his judgement over some salty anon.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sixers organisation is in real trouble. They are a basket case. Players signed on multiple year deals so you have this crew again next year. Can't wait for that. None of the DP’s are ever going to make it in the NBL so no point looking there. It is an organisation that has managed to royally f it up with no eye to the long term future. Joey will take his money and run in a couple of years, and all the players will scamper back to where they came from desperate to distance themselves from a losing team that harms their $ value. That’s what happens when owners have no idea about basketball, believe the bs and hype that gets written by scribes, and let the coach have free reign to do whatever he likes.
Basket case.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Sydney's fault. $4m difference and all.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Players signed on multiple year deals so you have this crew again next year.


I'm pretty sure with 2 year contracts the second year is a team option and with 3 year deals the third year is a player option.

If so and the team declined to pick up all the team options for next season and the couple of guys with player options opted out then it's possible that not a single player from this roster would be back next season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is obviously a lot of 36ers and Joey bashing, some of it deserved and some not at all.

I think it's important to remember this team has a much lower budget than MU, Sydney and Perth. I personally think Joey is doing a great job with the pieces he has, which is clearly a roster put together with a tighter budget.

The two real issues on the roster are depth (budget related) and a few players performing well below their expectation.

DJ and Randle have both had some poor games but overall are going well, no issues there.
Moore is clearly a budget import who can help out some of the ball handling duties. He’s always been fairly dependable but agree he would be better suited in a reserve role but he’s safe.
Drmic hasn’t developed as much as some thought he would but given more time, he will improve. He’s certainly justifying his spot. Having him and Moore as starters clearly shows their depth issue.

Off the bench, McVeigh is hugely improved and his effort and intensity will keep him in Joey’s rotation. Kyei hasn’t been amazing but he’s in his first year and will develop given more experience.
Kevin White is clearly there for leadership, experience and toughness on D.

The problems lie with the rest of the roster.

Eric Griffin is one of the softest American imports I’ve ever seen in the NBL. He’s had some moments offensively but his efforts on the defensive end are unacceptable, especially for a player tying up import $$.

Froling is one of the more talented Australian bigs to enter the competition in recent years but for what he has in talent and skills, he lets himself down with how he looks after his body. He’s clearly not fit and needs to take his conditioning A LOT more seriously. He won’t last in the league if he doesn’t... players his size break down.

Froling could take some tips on looking after your body from Daniel Dillon who has obviously kept himself in very good shape despite not being in the league for a few years. However, he’s clearly long past his best and I don’t see him getting another NBL contract after this year. Teys too is not good enough any more (probably never was).

If they replace Griffin and get Froling into shape, things will be a lot better.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Putting aside Griffin who needs to be cut but Froling has been very disappointing this season. I don't think he was too keen on the club picking up their option on him for this season and is playing like a guy who doesn't want to be there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If it was viable to cut Australians Froling would be gone before Griffin.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kyei is very good defensively, he should be given more time. Wright subbed him off after that contentious foul on Cotton for him not to be seen again. I'd play him ahead McVeigh every time as he’s just more consistent. Froling thought he’d be in the nba by now, his media mates all told him that, he’s just realising it’s not that easy. He’ll get over it and could become a very good nbl player, don’t see nba in there though. Moore and Griffin haven’t lived up to expectations and it hurts. I think Randle has been reasonably good. Drimic has played well this season but again the hype was always greater than what was to be expected. Johnson is class but still dodgy on defence as is Griffin so it’s not an ideal balance. A non flashy four man defensive rebounder would’ve been better. The rest squad are meh. Wright put the team together on his attack first principles so the buck should stop with him.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Adelaide truly need a spark off the bench as Froling isn't justifying having an ESPN advert made for him

Saw this ad for the first time a moment ago - wow - it would be perfect as a pisstake sketch on a comedy show. No wonder the kid is playing entitled with Heal and now ESPN pumping him up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Froling prob leads the hungry jacks missed free throws squad...

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Anonymous  
Last month

I have two kids in the NBL mate. What do you have?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"How many years did they sign Cotton for? It may be something they look back and regret. Dude is regressing."


Yes regressing big time. good observation.

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