Jack Toft
Earlier this month

Kings v Sixers Jan 4

Sixers are undefeated this decade, but face a team who with two losses in a row will have had a very unpleasant bus trip from the Gong new years day...

Kings are top of the table for a reason. A wallet fatter than a Chinese billionaire has seen them assemble a well oiled team. Sixers are a bit of a sow's purse. They can beat anyone on their day, but they are an emotional team who wear their hearts on their sleeves. I just had a look at the moon and it's a waxing gibbous moon. No hairy backs tonight, except for the Bogie man, who is set to dominate the boards.

I've given him my kiss of death before, but I think Sean Bruce is the secret litmus indicator for the Kings. When he is doing the little things they seem to win, and sadly for the Sixers fan, I think the Kings will king hit the Sixers tonight. Just like MacGyver, the Sixers will see a lot of action and get themselves in and (sometimes) out of trouble, but won't go home with the girl.

Kings by 8 - expect a near 200 point game

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AshT  
Earlier this month

Does anyone have news on when Lisch and Moller are back?

The above two missing and Bogut nursing something (back?) has seemed a good part of their problem. I have Sydney the favorite but with Louzada still out and Sixers mentally back on course again I fancy a wager on Sixers at 3.10 & +5.5, plus Over 189.5

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robt  
Earlier this month

JackT, as usual, wonderful preview. Missed a metaphoric opportunity, though, with your, "I think the Kings will king hit the Sixers tonight.", comment."

Just 3 little words. "I think the Kings will king hit the Sixers (for a six) tonight."

Maybe too much Xmas cheer, Jack?

... and a happy new year to all!

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this month

yes, a bit too much...

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

With Moller and Didi out it looks tougher for Sydney.
Kings by 7.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Tough assignment for the kings, Sixers got finals spot to play for so should be up for this contest but have been very inconsistent. Griffin v Tate could be interesting with height and agility v strength and smarts. If Johnson starts hitting threes on Bogut, Kickett going to have a busy night. Ware v Randle could be interesting, will both play hero ball or team first. This could be Newley game to take over offensively. This will be a high scoring game, certainly with Moller and now Didi out.

Adelaide by 3.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Earlier this month

Sixers need to go back to DJ 3pt blueprint to win this. He has exposed Bogut before by hitting a couple of early 3's dragging him out to defend and opening up keyway.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

I think the Kings have lost 5 of their last 7 games their offence really spluttering without Lisch and co to lighten the load on Ware but given the Sixers aversion to anything resembling defence it wouldn't surprise me if we play the Kings right back into form tonight.

Kings by 13

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Adelaide have been phenomenal at getting teams out of form, to find form real quick. They'll most likely bow down to the kings, and people will see the few wins they get against the cats each season is just a case of oddly good matchup for them.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Does anyone have news on when Lisch and Moller are back?

The above two missing and Bogut nursing something (back?) has seemed a good part of their problem. I have Sydney the favorite but with Louzada still out and Sixers mentally back on course again I fancy a wager on Sixers at 3.10 & +5.5, plus Over 189.5

Welcome back AshT. How have you gone so far this season?

Seconded - when is Moller expected to be back?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Saw on Twitter that Van Groningen is being interviewed on radio prior to the game. It's being streamed from 6:30 for anyone interested at swr999.com.au/nbl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I'm sure that interview will be a nice fluff piece haha

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

Prediction: JVG well be very well spoken the interviewer will barely be able to get a word in and five seconds after the interview finishes you will realise he basically said nothing at all.

If I were an eskimo I would buy ice from him, smoothest salesman you will ever come across.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

When is Moller expected back?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Article on kings website say Didi next week Moller and lisch February. Nbl website game write up is actually now realising how much Moller has meant to the kings. Rebounding and being able to defend multiple positions. Tate, Newley Ware haven't looked as good with him out and his help out D.

The haters can now say his crap but stats don’t show that.

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AshT  
Earlier this month

"Welcome back AshT. How have you gone so far this season?"

Up a few units. Not trying to focus on the ladies (in both senses) at the same time has helped a lot.

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K4L  
Earlier this month

Kings can't defend the on-ball.

36ers by 10.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this month

Adelade tend to play very well against top teams and on the road. Few calls either way could decide this one.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

Adelade tend to play very well against top teams and on the road.


No we played well against Perth in Perth.

This season:

Last time @ Sydney we lost by 20, one game @ Perth so far we won, two games @ Melbourne we lost by 19 & 22 and one game @ Cairns so far we lost by around 8 or 9 points.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

Bit of jeckyl and Hyde with Adelaide.
Can lose at home to Illawarra and quite possibly beat Sydney on the road.

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AngusH  
Earlier this month

I'm wondering which Sixers' player will be the one to have their best game of the season, because we seem to be giving those away lately. I hope the Kings win but Randle scores 30+ with the money he's donating to charity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Seriously Kyei , put that that f..kin jumper back in the never to do list . You can NOT shoot so just do what you do but NOT that . Awful

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Griffin got him self some pogo stick legs ... thanks Derwayne

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TrevGleesons lapdog  
Earlier this month

Xavier cooks is bringing the hawks curse to the kings. He is hopeless.

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TrevGleesons lapdog  
Earlier this month

Kings will lose this one because they cannot shoot! They're percentages are awful.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good to see the kings flopping around like usual

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Is randle injured?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Is randle injured?"

No, Wright is just a stubborn old cranky prick, still angry because Jerome back chatted him against Perth. Almost cost the game then (lucky the refs bailed them out with "fouls" called on Hunt, Kay and Majok kicking them out of the game), and will probably cost us today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Good to see the kings flopping around like usual"

You misspelled "Adelaide" there buddy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Joey and Jerome at it again.

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Big Harry  
Earlier this month

"Good to see the kings flopping around like usual"

Poor referees ensure every team have players that flop around week after week....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Wagstaff and Goulding have flopping reputation but ever since little Brenda Teys started to get some regular minutes and put up some numbers, he has been way up there in the flopping stakes. He or Magden has to lead the league in flops per36

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Agreed, big Harry, don't hate the player hate the game mentality! Refs are creating it, players simply adjusting to what gets results.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

DJ.. Soft as butter. Why not just go strong?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

As an impartial viewer it is hard not to like what Moller brings to the NBL. Sydney and Melbourne both finding it hard without him. Credit where credit is due.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Moller out until mid-February. Oh noes!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Randle tries to take a speckie and somehow gets free throws lol. Only in Australia

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Griffin is a nutter. Not the first time he has acted like a bitch on our shores.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Ball clearly off Bogut. WTF?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Griffin slapped him how many times, but yes Perthworld.. it came off Andy after all the fouls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dwayne.... imagine considering a win against the 36ers at home 'pretty big'

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

So call the foul then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good to see Harry still being incredible and missing from 0 feet out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Griffin slapped him how many times"

There was 1 slapping action but ok, Griffin did push off on the rebound though, but that wasn't called

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Froling is so lazy this season

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Derwayne just said "and the crowd is up and about" while a shot of the stands is shown with everyone sitting down quietly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Funny how Big H thought he was NBA bound but gets outrebounded by Kickert!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Some absolutely putrid shot selection tonight by the Sixers .

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"You want to see Harry Froling pull out if he cannot get the ball"

If only Shane pulled out!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

If an NBL side were ever able to void a local player's contract it would be the Sixers for H Froling. Lazy, fat and stealing money.

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

Perthworld, they did call a foul on Griffin.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Griffin needs to shoot more threes. he showed he is capable against Melb United. Get him more shots and stop going to DJ!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Harry is an Australian athlete and should be supported. Shame on all of you mocking him for making the highest level in this country.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

DJ is such an overrated goon ... sure he gets his numbers some games but he is softer than butter , plays no D and his attitude sucks ass .

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

Adelaide has been terrible this quarter, but this reffing is just salt in the wound. Making the game unwatchable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good look by Griff. Half way down. Lets go Sixers!

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

And then we have to put up with the commentary as well, of course...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Should have been an offensive foul on Griffin. Cannot just push a player with your forearm on the inbounds to get open. They wont call it though as Adelaide need him to make this interesting.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

Shit seriously my brother is Moller out until February.
Oh noes indeed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Thats it boys.. peg it back at the line by getting them in foul trouble! I believe!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"That's a big blow to the jaw"

Margin goes from 18 to 21

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Shaun Bruce would be handy for Adelaide this year :( #FireJoey

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

#375 is either Froling's mum or Shane Heal.

Froling isn't living up to his potential reminds me of a bigger Aaron Trahair.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sixers should trade DJ to Forestville

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this month

Adelaide is just about the most undisciplined (on-court) team I can recall. Either Sydney will win reasonably comfortably or they'll play down to Adelaide's level and it will be a contest. Either way it's unwatchable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Bet you weaver will still find something to complain about post game

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

"Sydney winning is good for the league".

~the NBL, every year.



So it is, so it's always been.

Let us give thanks, grab our ankles and grit our teeth.

"Thank you, may we have another?".

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Some of the best years of my life was when the Kings were extinct

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Bring back the Sydney Spirit

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

That said, we've done nothing to win this.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Ware not an upgrade over Randle LOL.. Where is that goose who wrote that now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Typically DJ being dishonest. He knows. Low character.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Adelaide are not a happy group.

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

The Randle v. Wright thing REALLY does not bode well.

Shades of the "Sure, I got physical with Sobey, so what? I coached some stacked sides to a title".

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

With all the fouls the NBL calls how does Froling get away from that?

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

Who the fuck knows anymore.

Refs are a crap shoot.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Peter Adams aint ever lie.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The Randle/Joey thing was pathetic years back, hasn't gotten any better.

What has either achieved that warrants some sort of alpha thing! I mean really, be professional and do your jobs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

LOL someone clip that Froling three attempt and I'll donate for sure :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Drmic made great strides this year but his body language is back to being terrible

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

I did the math a few times (I'm no Heal/Bogut level science-McTicician), but I'm almost sure an extra few million dollars would impact the outcomes of some games.

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

I never understood Wright's approach of shouting at grown professionals and being petulant.

It benefits no one.

All it does is create a divide between team and coach in these tough situations.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Banjo already beating Harry

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

With all the free throw violations called this season why is Drmic allowed to walk up and place a hand on Newley before Brad has even released the ball? Has happened a couple of times tonight. So inconsistent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Randle has to be leading the league in garbage time stat padding

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another anon  
Earlier this month

Commentators: "Did that go in?"
You would know if you were at the stadium :(

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Peter Adams  
Earlier this month

IT'S A MIRACLE!

HE CAN WALK AGAIN!

PRAISE BE!

How good is walking?!?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

One win in our last five is not going to get us into the top four

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The saying "cupcake league", every time I hear it, makes me cringe.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What happened between Joey and Randle that everyone is talking about

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Im not sure if it was a one off incident, or an ongoing deterioration, but they don't like each other. Both at least appear to think they are the alpha dog and all they do is buck heads.

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AngusH  
Earlier this month

Glad to get a win, but man do the Kings fall in love with the 3. 15/18 from inside the arc at half time and still we bombed away. Tate should have had 30+ tonight.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this month

Never fear Adelaide, Froling will be at Cairns next season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I hope he is! I like Froling, I somehow doubt he is getting the direction he obviously needs to truly become a pro at this level.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this month

He'll be a good replacement for Jawai who I think will retire

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

Illawarra could work for Froling, teamed up with his little bro.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Froling will NOT be in Cairns next season. No way Kelly is risking the culture in a low budget club. That's a joke tha he's not getting the "direction" in Adelaide!!! If you don't get it from Joey then I hate to tell ya it's not coming from anyone else. Harry needs someone to not baby him! It's his off court team not giving him the direction! Filling his head with NBA nonsense and not giving him the hard truths that's he's fat, slow and looking unplayable at that sloppy weight! Everyone is dancing around it but that's it! Joey has obviously tried and he's not gonna sacrifice the culture of the Sixers for anyone!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What direction has Joey given him?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

Agreed if there's one player I definitely don't want to see back at the Sixers next season it's Froling. Any promise he showed last season he's completely undone this season. He's a liability out there just no heart whatsoever and this was actually one of his better games of the season at least he hit the boards he's normally totally useless.

He can go and be another team's problem somewhere else and I would take Jawai over him any day of the week. Jawai although off the bench in limited minutes has acquitted himself pretty well this season unlike Froling.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this month

I hope Jawai goes one more year, granted he is now more effective in 10-15 min per game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Got a hunch, a Froling type, in the right environment could still be solid. A Mike Kelly, who is well respected by all, could do wonders. Could.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I love the rivalry with Perf. It is the longest genuine rivalry in the league.
I just wish we would get up for other games. Disappointed we couldn't do better against the Crumbles.
I don't know what has happened this season. Joey usually does a good job of bring on young talent, but Froling and McVeigh have gone backwards.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I reckon he's had his had a full with randle and trying to some production out of griffin. The young ones have been left their own devices a bit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Griffin was horrible, Joey said he was unguardable two days ago. Adelaide either need new coach or total rebuild as most players not listening. Taylor for the kings has ended up very serviceable for the kings. Tate Bogut and Newley very good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What the above anon just said. Agreed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Froling showed in his college career he couldn't handle adversity, in fact didn't all but one Froling sibling leave their respective school. But 2 schools for Harry should have been a red light. Expect him to have a very short career.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

As I said earlier, Harry is an Australian athlete and should be supported. Shame on all of you mocking him for making the highest level in this country. All this bashing and negativity is coming from a place of jealousy as none of you have been able to achieve what he has. Lets go Harry!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Harry needs more jesus in his life before Mike Kelly will want him up in Cairns.

But if we're trading one older fat, slow dumb centre for a younger fat, slow, dumb centre Harry Froling seems poised and ready to disappoint.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You go support Harry and all Australians athletes like you say! This is a sports fan forum where people talk about what's best for their teams!!!! Not kids help line! If a player has let themselves go and is not been professional or taken care of their conditioning they get let go and moved on! This is not Harry not being instructed to fuel right to be a pro! I know we live in a "everyone's a victim" world but Harry is no victim here.

Joey is a great motivator of players and trains extremely hard. If you're a immature player who talks back and always thinks you're right then Joey is the perfect coach for you! He doesn't take any crap and he will drive you to be the best you can be!

You think Mike Kelly is a push over but he still has the respect and has to place discipline on Machado and Oliver plenty.

This is not a day care centre where we need to encourage and baby kids! This is a pro league! If you disrespect it you will be out.

Harry looks unplayable right now! This ain't on Joey!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No one is mocking him for "making the highest level" and that is a ridiculous thing to say. They're mocking him cause he's fat!!! And being fat is a really tough thing to overcome in a profession that relies on your speed and mobility! They're mocking him for his work ethic!

God people can spin some crap to make everyone a victim

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

What has Big H achieved ? no championship. No gold. No ring.
Big yes talented maybe potential yes.
Dedicated ? Committed? Disciplined ?
So people make it happen.Will Big H - hope so.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Joey Wright is the only employed coach in the world that doesnt understand that playing your best players more minutes than your worst players helps you win

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Why does Teys play 20mins a game?? Surely those minutes are better slit between Drmic McVeigh and Moore???

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Love the Sad Sixers imploding.

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Sixers need a serious roster cleanout.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Drimic has had a good year by his standards but still very inconsistent, he's a bench player. Moore and McVeigh are also bench players at best. Joey is trying to put in players that play defensively, yes Teys should also be a bench player but he has a go. When most your team are bench players at best you got start someone. Joey midis touch has gone with this team. Sobey the no body became a good player under Joey, he’s now back to his average self. In the end you got have some real quality and on overall team balance Joey has not put that together, buck stops there.

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Short version Adelaide not that good unfortunately.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Cooks not bad for 500k

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Are some of the Australian player's issues from a productivity standpoint point guard related?

I see similarities with how some of Boston’s young players showed star potential in the year Kyrie was injured but stagnated last year when he was injured (ie Tatum and Brown).

This year with Kyrie gone the same players at Boston are performing at a very high level.

Hypothetical. Replace Randle with Machado and would we see increased performance/productivity from the younger Australian players?

Randle is clearly a talent as is Kyrie. But my opinion is the performance of some of the players is down as a result of his individual talent.

Thoughts?

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