Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Hawks v Phoenix Jan12

The battle of the birds, and both are flying with broken wings. From their last 5 games, both teams have only won one game a pop, so to say both are desperate for a win is an understatement. They are like sub-mariners that have spent six months under the seas and are now in port.

Hawks are yet to host the green machine and on the road, the Phoenix don't travel that well. 2 and 6 is their return on the road, but have lost their last 5 road games so there is obviously a bit of bonding needed and maybe Mrs Creek needs to read them all a bedtime story and Mrs Pineau can make sure they have got clean jocks and socks.

This is actually one the Hawks can get if they want it. At home they have knocked off Cairns (twice) and their big brothers Sydney. I know everyone is probably saying SEM have got this W bagged and tagged, but my score predictor says a 92 to 92 scoreline so this will be close.

My kiss of death will go to SEM for a 1 point win. Surely Illawarra will have some brain fart to hand them the game on the last possession or so.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sem by 17

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

I'm feeling that Hobson's going to finally spens more time on he bench than on the court, Dech & Glover make Roberson's life a misery & SEM wont guard Naar off the PNRs too well & my beloved Hawkies swoop home by 6.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who can stop Creek or Wesley from the hawks? Do that and hawks are a chance. Mitchell is a good coach and I think will have the answers for the hawks. SEM by 11.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Phoenix by 7.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

AJ & Booney to bounce back as twin tower dynamos!

Though when Creek plays the 3 I'm not confident that Toddy or Grida can guard him! : (

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks by 14

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

As a Hawks supporter I would like to see less of Hobson & more of the younger guys play. Love it when the mixture of Narr, Dech, Glover, Blanchfield, Grida, Coenraad,Froling & AJ as we play with pace & run the floor. We still might lose but a lot more entertaining than watching Hobson play

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

When Creek is aggressive around the ring, SEM get the wins. The Hawks will need to guard him closely and frustrate him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

any news yet on SEM replacements

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

No doubt Homicide is thinking of another name for us.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When is melo back Jesus

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

never

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Jesus  
Earlier this year

Have faith, my son, for Melo will return to save your soul only when it becomes darkest.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

John Casey is calling this game!

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Casey, Gaze & Homicide calling the game basically the perfect trio.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ogilvy is sooo trash. Black hole offensively head down dribble dribble hook shot miss. Most selfish guy in NBL. How does he have a contract. Absolute trash

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SEM are decent but so thin upfront. Surely they're after another big?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Gazes man crush on Pineau is a tad OTT

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LV  
Earlier this year

But given how bad their interior D is right now, they need him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

cut Trist sign Luke Nevill 7 2 120KG

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Heal's man crush on Froling and Cadee still more noteable.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Does Luke Nevill still exist? Been years since I've heard of him when he was playing in Taiwan.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Sam easily the better Froling.

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LV  
Earlier this year

That Wesley foul is brutal

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So why was gaze only playing pinaeu 2 minutes a game last year . Embarrassing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Armstrong doesn't play because I’m still laughing at how he plays defence. Supposed to be a great athlete though, might be better at high jump.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Refs did everything they could to give Hawks the win but Kendalls shooting got Phoenix over the line. Man should start & Wesley should come off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tough games coming for Phoenix.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What was the tiff at the end with the Phoenix players and fat boy aylen? Game was done. Also between the coaches?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Phoenix should get a 3/4 that can shoot and move Wesley to 6th man.

Wesley and Pineau clog up space for Creek

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Madgen wanted a foul called on his garbage time three point shot.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

Yeah, my tip for AJ & Booney to bounce back.... waaaaaaaay off : (

Hobson is a CANCER!

How & why did we-

a) sign him?

b) keep playing him?

c) not cut him?

Why why why why?

I just cant understand it : (

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The Customery Idiot  
Earlier this year

Yeah, Gaze failed Head NBL Coach, Anstey failed Head NBL Coach, Heal failed NBL / WNBL Head Coach. people seriously think their knowledge of the game has cred?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Deng Adel would come in handy.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Failed coaches but all quality players.

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The Customery Idiot  
Earlier this year

Yes agreed. But I for one know the issues Gaze had in Sydney and I have no respect for Gaze the Head Coach.

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paul  
Earlier this year

"Phoenix should get a 3/4 that can shoot and move Wesley to 6th man."

Yep agree, provided he can defend and rebound. I would have thought they'd bring Crockett back if he's available (not sure if he is), knows the system, versatile player who can fit around their other players and was starting to find his feet just before Wesley returned.

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LV  
Earlier this year

SEM remaining games:

@Per
@Syd (2nd game of round)

@Bris
Vs Cai (2nd game)

@Adelaide

Vs Kings

@NZ
Vs Utd (2nd)

Brutal.

Love to see them make it, but no chance.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

If only SEM had the luxurious schedule to close out season that Perth does.

Speaking of Perth they will put them out of their misery on Friday night.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did no one tell ol' Ben Madgen that for/against doesn’t matter anymore?

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

It does though.

Head-to-head doesn't, but Illawarra are mathematically out of the playoffs anyway, so under the old system there would have been no point taking that shot.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I am a Hawks fan and honestly the NBL needs to have a good look at kicking them out and handing their licence to so one else who is actually interested in being competitive.

The attitude of Campbell and Flinn with comments like we want to be a development system is a total farce and beyond pathetic.

AJ and Boone are beyond crap add to that Anderson who has added value but now is done and needs to retire.

Blantchfield has no idea how to defend and imo is over rated anyway.

You have a lot of good young kids having a go with no leadership and a coaching staff who are NBL 1 level at best.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ogilvy has been very good for most of the season, I'm not a hawks supporter but he’s done well.

Future team
Dech, Naar
Glover Grida
import, Blanchfield
Import, Coenrads
Ogilvy, Froling
Harris as eleventh man, has shown a bit. Get two top quality imports wings that play D and can score, are humble and can lead. If you can get that and play your starters bigger minutes that starting five will complete. Perth went with Martin for a decade and Dech can play that roll. Naar is a bit to one dimensional but could be good in situations. Glover with good imports around could be anything. Get an old head over the coaching department for more experience and to allow coach Flynn to bounce things off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love the youth of this team, keep playing them & sign them to longer contracts. Ideal team I reckon would be

Import, Naar
Dech, Glover
Blanchfield, Grida
Import, Froling, Coenraad
Import, Aj

Froling to mix it up in the 4/5
Imports in the 1 & 4 need to be scorers
Import in the 5 needs to be a banger


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