Jack Toft
Last year

Sixers v Hawks Dec 20

For those of you living under a rock, it's 44 and horrible in Adelaide today, but I have been reliably informed that one of Jeff Van Groningen's first jobs as new GM has been to get enough $1 coins to feed the air conditioning meter at the AEC.

The bottom of the table Hawks need a little Christmas cheer and they got it with the news of Webster heading to China, and I for one welcome our new Imperial Overlords. Their new goal this season is to finish above the Breakers.

The Sixers are in fourth spot, but fourth spot is a hotly contested position with just as much action and thrills and spills. Gee, only Homicide Williams PR Manager would see more action. #TweetMaster

On the form card the Sixers have won their last 4/5 games and should have enough confidence going into this one to secure the win. Christmas comes early for the Sixers this year, but Sunday will be the test. The only question is how hard Joey goes, or will he send in the DP's to play to the last few minutes?

Sixers by 6

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Anonymous  
Last year

Does anyone know if Melo has travelled with the Hawks for this one?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melo most likely back in California haha

6ers by plenty, they are the king of the mediocre teams of late, so this one should be a pounding.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melo is still in Wollongong. Didnt travel with the team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Injured players don't normally travel, they rehab.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There seems to be a fascination with Melo.
He is still in the country guys.

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FM  
Last year

Melo last reported as too scared to get blown off the court by Teys and Randle

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boone now confirmed out, things just got a lot easier for Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal and homicide again, who's mate or heals agency players they going to talk up again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What even is this game

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Perthworld  
Last year

No score ticker.

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Perthworld  
Last year

QT ADL 23-22 ILL

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL app has it 22-22, I don't know what to believe

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Anonymous  
Last year

Serious question, why is Teys a consistent starter???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal hasn't heard a 36ers game in the last 3 years?

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AngusH  
Last year

Does Heal represent Harris?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did the commentators even know the score without the scoreboard on screen?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Preston, 3 fouls in 2.28. Lmao. Listed at 106 kilos, looks 80.

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Anonymous  
Last year

McVeigh has to be one off heals and magnay as well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Teys flop

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's all very well to dismiss the Hawks as an easy win but you can't just put in zero effort

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Anonymous  
Last year

Regardless of the result from here, the 36ers have nothing to be proud of here. Middle of the pack team, had a huge opportunity to smack the hawks and with the Phoenix losing too, create some separation on the ladder. This team will be smacked by the big 3 teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Injured players don't normally travel, they rehab."
Clearly you don't know a lot about the NBL. Most teams that have money take their injured players away. Makes no sense bit that's what they do.

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Aussiebballer  
Last year

Getting a rebound may help.
Half as many boards is pretty embarrassing

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Anonymous  
Last year

More embarrassing for Illawarra when Randle takes them to school in the 4th quarter

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Anonymous  
Last year

Man, if we did not swap Taylor for Randle we would be lucky to win a single game. He is our whole team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is Melo in the house tonight, or has he already learnt what all other Australians know and just pretends Adelaide does not exist?

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AngusH  
Last year

Blanchfield seems to take more of those little one handed floaters each game, at an ever dwindling success rate

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Anonymous  
Last year

Conraad - blocking foul

Same play, Teys - offensive foul

Get consistent!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide get more home cooking than even Perf. Pathetically called game so far.

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Refs fall for it again

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Anonymous  
Last year

How are Illawarra winning this when Adelaide are playing 8 on 5?

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Anonymous  
Last year

36ers training should be just free throws at this point

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Anonymous  
Last year

Froling needs to be banned from maccas. Learn to play friggin defense

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If DJ can get some more fouls then 36's are right back in this..

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George  
Last year

Sixers are embarrassing

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36's full strength at home vs bottom of the ladder hawks without there gun import point guard... Not watching but can only assume it will be a 36's 10 point plus win

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Anonymous  
Last year

NO chance the refs let the Sixers lose this. Have faith people.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Drmic jumps on Blatchfield. Jump ball. Yeah, nothing like protecting the player

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ogilvy playing very well

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sixers still gonna win

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George  
Last year

Sixers suck balls. They ain't getting out of this debacle

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Anonymous  
Last year

I remember when Randle was good.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Randle is good. VERY good. Too good. But needs help on this squad. Randle then daylight, sunset, sunrise, more daylight, then DJ and Drmic.. then crickets

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Anonymous  
Last year

Have faith my fellow Sixerans. We have the workhorse and he does NOT fail. Randle will pull this out. Just play defense and get him the ball on the other end.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cam Luke, hash tag shut the fuck up

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Anonymous  
Last year

No handle Randle has got away with two straight offensive push offs. Shows how much the league needs Adelaide to win. Refs Bunnings player of the game if the Sixers pull this out.

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George  
Last year

Sixers playing like a kids team. Pathetic

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Anonymous  
Last year

Erin Griffin doesn't rotate on defence EVER

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Anonymous  
Last year

Best thing that could happen for this team is Froling getting hit by a truck

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did thin air really just foul Randle, or nah?

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George  
Last year

Battling for 4th spot. Hawks main man out. At home. Full strength. Hey Joey, your coaching days in Adelaide are over.
Please explain this mess.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Still going to win.. in Jerome I trust!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blame JVG. Have not won a single game since they hired him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great attempt at the block but that was a foul. They call so much less every single quarter. So much contact, should have been called.

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Anonymous  
Last year

#649 is a delirious idiot.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ See, call on the Randle shot vs no call at the other end. Pathetic.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Love it. Let JVG take over your team, plus recruiting and I can guarantee you he will travel on every away road trip.
How about just do your job. It's not a Gm's job to recruit. But with JVG it is.
Worked well at the Kings didn't it.

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Big Ads  
Last year

Well played Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Griffin is a turn style on defence, if he not scoring you 25 you behind on the score board. To many Adelaide players inconsistent. Froling, McVeigh so over rated.
Well done to Illawarra and certainly there coach.

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Big Ads  
Last year

+ Dech must now come into MIP discussions

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dammit. Get Jerome some help! This team is horrible. To the wanker who said five wins in a row, thanks for jinxing it! Merry f'n Christmas, thanks Sixers :( :( :(

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Boone now confirmed out, things just got a lot easier for Adelaide. "

HA HA

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Anonymous  
Last year

Eric Griffin in 28:57 was -19 with him on the court.
Brendan Teys in 23:52 was -2 with him on the court.

If Griffin isn't scoring, he is a complete defensive liability, get him off this team ASAP and do NOT re-sign him next year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Chin up Sixer faithful. We wont be the only elite team that this Illawarra team catches on any given night before this season is over. We are still on track, and still in a very strong position to make some noise

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Anonymous  
Last year

Unacceptable loss. Don't be fooled, the 36ers are purely making up the numbers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

We have to sign Griffin to collect that buyout money

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"More embarrassing for Illawarra when Randle takes them to school in the 4th quarter" um....didn't quite happen anon...

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'"Still going to win.. in Jerome I trust!" NOPE......

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Anonymous  
Last year

Don't blame Randle for this mess. Without him and what he brings we would be a shit show on every single level. He carried, but his teammates let him down, and us. Drmic a bad turnover late. Poor defensive rotations and contests. Griffin and absolute witches hat at one end, and a non-factor at the other. He needs help.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great loss by Adelaide very much enjoyed that as did all of us on the forum.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ screw you

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Anonymous  
Last year

That one falls on the coach. The 6ers didn't come out with any level of hunger and intensity. Such an Adelaide thing to perform so poorly when a big crowd rocks up too.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stop blaming Joey and start looking at the players. Everyone except Randle and Teys, surprisingly. Joey is not a miracle worker. You can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well done Adelaide only lost by 9 in the end.
I still think Adelaide are a top 6 or 7 team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

When does the coach take responsibility? Only for wins? They came out flat, whatever he said pregame, had zero effect.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Randle while scoring heavily gets scored on to easily, not as bad as Griffin though. Adelaide are so poor defensively.

Illawarra got the makings of a good squad. Dech, Glover, Naar are a good future, Grida not so much.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Good to see Jerome chasing his stats late in the game when it was over......

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Anonymous  
Last year

No Boone, Preston fouls out in 5 minutes, and we get hammered on the boards. Stick a cracker up softies DJ and Froling before Sunday. Jawai will have 30 rebounds if we play like this!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Those bashing Jerome need a reality check. Only one to show any heart or pride.

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Anon  
Last year

Need to upgrade on Moore. Someone that is a starter, that can defend and rebound. Either a SF or C.
Josh Childress from a couple of years ago would be ideal.
Obi isn't a starter and Griffen can’t defend well enough to start.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Suck on that loss Adelaide.
5 in a row hahaha.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Funny seeing Wildcat supporters sinking the boot in after we whooped them under their own roof. They aint shit.

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Dan & Mody  
Last year

Look there is always disagreement on this forum but I think we all agree that making Harry the poster boy for the "see incredible" ad campaign wasn't the best decision...

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's as bad a loss as the 36ers have suffered in recent years. That’s the sort of loss that can kill off a season, mentally they looked shot. That hawks team was so undermanned, insane result when you think about it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm not certain hunger is the coaches department, professional players should do that them selves. Joey doesn’t pick balanced teams imo, to many flash and show guys and not enough grunt, and White, Teys, McVeigh, Froling don’t count as grunt. The four spot is critical defensively if your five is more an offensive player. Drimic is a two guard, not a three so if you got Randle as a point guard you need a good three and D guy in the three. Anyway just a few thoughts.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Some perceptible person said. "Unacceptable loss. Don't be fooled, the 36ers are purely making up the numbers."

100% correct. But you should have said, AGAIN.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Look there is always disagreement on this forum but I think we all agree that making Harry the poster boy for the "see incredible" ad campaign wasn't the best decision...


HAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHA SO GOOD^^^^^^^^

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Anonymous  
Last year

Watch Jerome on the defensive end if you want to talk about heart or pride.
Flashy player and fun to watch with ball in his hands.
You won't win with him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's true though. Harry is anything but.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nah I'm actually a Sydney supporter but I do laugh watching Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh, so your a bandwagoner? Warriors fan last year, Lakers this year too? Good to know.

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HoldenV8  
Last year

On the plus side for Adelaide.....

Tonight's attendance was a 36ers and South Australian record of 8,824.

For all those in the pre-season who were lamenting the move from Titanium to the Entertainment Centre, that attendance would never have happened at Findon.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Calm down Sixers fans it's blatantly obvious by looking at your roster and coach that you have zero chance of winning a title and a very slim chance of playing finals.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How am I a bandwagoner?
Why do you think I'm a Perth fan is it because I'm picking on your crap team?

Never been a Lakers fan.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sydney will win grand final 3-2 against Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Someone had no friends growing up

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Tonight's attendance was a 36ers and South Australian record of 8,824.

For all those in the pre-season who were lamenting the move from Titanium to the Entertainment Centre, that attendance would never have happened at Findon."

Lot's bought tickets expecting to see Melo, still a good turn out regardless though

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nothing better than sending hope 8,824 fickle fans. At least you can cross the border and get free cheeseburgers. Not sure if SA has Hungry Jacks yet.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ Drunk mate?

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Anon  
Last year

If we still had Taylor we might see some defence from the backcourt and ball movement on offence.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thats why we signed Daniel Dillon

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Anonymous  
Last year


Lot's bought tickets expecting to see "Melo, still a good turn out regardless though"

Clearly not basketball fans.

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D2.0  
Last year

Another strange game where missing players seems to have helped.
But again will be interesting to see how they back up.

Adelaide, well that's the beauty of the NBL. Few weeks back they wupped Perth.

And no, I wouldn't blame Randle. I don't think any Joey team is going to win with 84 points. They need more contributors, can just rely on DJ and Randle. Drmic and Moore just seem to be in a rough patch.

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Anon  
Last year

Saw melons.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Speaking of melons, how is your mom?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide are just soft. No leader.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They have a leader in Randle. Just no soldiers behind him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just admit Adelaide are shit end thread.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide are shit just like the place.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Darrington Hobson is horrible, he barely plays defence. Horrible recruiting as expected by Illawarra.

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koberulz  
Last year

I don't know what bothers me more about Preston. Fouling out in five minutes, constantly mugging for the cameras on the bench, or wearing his shorts back-to-front for the entire game.

It's an almost impressive level of stupid.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Enjoy Randle chasing stats as 36ers look great one week and horrible the next. Par for course.
No coincidence most players are having bad seasons when the man running the show shoots it everytime and plays no Defense

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes Randles defence is bad but better than Griffin, his is non existent.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hobson looks like he can play just is out of shape. It shows on the defensive end. Preston on the other hand is talented but has ZERO iq and looks unprofessional

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Adelaide hunger?

Witness Harry Froling

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey to punch someone at training this week!

My money is on Froling

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KET  
Last year

Who chastised me about predicting Hawks to win?

36ers just didn't bring the intensity, Griffins defence sucks, Randle stifles the offence by holding the ball up too much.

Generally, 36ers also missed shots that they would normally get when performing better.

Adelaide got murdered in the paint early on then didn’t defend the perimeter very well, that’s a guaranteed concoction of failure

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Anon  
Last year

Sitar music hawks game. As bad as bag pipes at sixers

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