Lukosius
Earlier this year

WA SBL - February 2020

New February 2020 thread....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cheers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Does anyone know what happened at EP with Ettridge?

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Juno39  
Earlier this year

I heard they would not let him work with anyone other than the SBL team. Wouldn't be another team that doesn’t allow the head coach to work with the Div 1 and WABL sides. Asst part of the problem , so he walked after discussions got nowhere. This is just heard on the grapevine, so can’t guarantee accuracy.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

EP President is a peanut. Absolutely no idea how to run a club

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PR Disaster  
Earlier this year

Great to see Caleb White signed at the Coug... Wait Redbacks, he's signed at Perth. I wonder what that pic was about then!?

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Red74  
Earlier this year

what are you on about PR Disaster?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Caleb blindsided Cougars. Said to announce and pulled after it had gone out. Was playing for free too.

Not sure they want someone who plays those games anyway..

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Vesta 34  
Earlier this year

So Cockburn wanted him to play for free, and he blindsided them? LOL

Did he sign with Cockburn? Or did they go early......

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PR Disaster  
Earlier this year

Cockburn put out a media alert on social media saying he had been signed, without anything actually being signed, then Perth got him to put pen to paper. Dog act or stupid move by arrogant ceo not ticking all boxes before releasing info... I'll lock in the latter answer please Eddie. #CougarDenOrKarmaDen #AmateurHour

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PR Disaster  
Earlier this year

Now hearing ceo begging spiders not to go public with it until he can speak to the cba board. Here's hoping they don't have internet in Hamilton Hill hey Mr 929. Might be back on radio by end of the week at this rate

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure the Cougars board won't blink.

They jumped too soon. The only people who care about it are on this forum.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

OK Tyrone. Thanks champ

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Probably should be counting themselves lucky that White went elsewhere.Hes not that good.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Couple of new rookie imports signed by the Buccs and Suns
https://www.australiabasket.com/Australia/news/615440/Geraldton-Buccaneers-tab-rookie-Kyle-Roach-in-his-first-year-in-pro-basketball
https://www.australiabasket.com/Australia/news/615441/Kalamunda-Eastern-Suns-sign-rookie-Albert-Almanza-in-his-first-year-in-pro-basketball

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

16pts a game is a great get if your not paying him.
As an import though you would have to pass on him.

Nothing to see, Cougs tried to get him for free, almost had him and now reds are paying him so of course he will go play for the money.

Move on.


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The issue isn't that he went to Redbacks over Cougars, it’s that Cougars announced that they had signed him when they hadn’t.. Looks very unprofessional - even for a semi-professional league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's a fair call.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

TT Logic 101:

1. Announce Signing / Boost my own ego some more
2. Post "signing" to social media page / head to former radio station employer page to see if any mention of me on there still for more ego boost
3. Watch "signing" go to Perth and then panic so beg signings new club not to make it public until my ego figures out how to put the blame on anyone but myself like I always do (See underperforming wabl coach / underperforming state coach / overrated radio 'personality')
4. Go back to previous employers page to see if they currently have any vacancies after being told by current employer ego not meeting standard required and services no longer tenable

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

TT Logic 101:

1. Announce Signing / Boost my own ego some more
2. Post "signing" to social media page / head to former radio station employer page to see if any mention of me on there still for more ego boost
3. Watch "signing" go to Perth and then panic so beg signings new club not to make it public until my ego figures out how to put the blame on anyone but myself like I always do (See underperforming wabl coach / underperforming state coach / overrated radio 'personality')
4. Go back to previous employers page to see if they currently have any vacancies after being told by current employer ego not meeting standard required and services no longer tenable

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

16 pts a game is a great pickup for spiders if paying min import sports visa.

if paying 750 per game (or more) plus accom plus car plus plus plus plus ... its not

... surprised caleb didnt go for the free option of dodgy tourist visa with a few paper bag cashies and free pies from the cougars canteen.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It does prove what everyone has been saying for years though, Cockburn doesn't pay players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

haha, they are paying Travers for a start and pretty sure import will be paid!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They can pay players but its a fixed budget. Coaches need to fit players within in and there is consultation with a panel.

Would be the smallest budget in the league by a long way to.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

oh so the DO pay players then?!?!? so why do they keep saying they dont

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why is TT actually a topic still?

Has the full support of the club top down, has the place humming, but still has haters..

Are we forgetting the place nearly shut it's doors less than 5 years ago?

This place is full of so much hate, not sure why I still even read anything..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Travers is a professional athlete so of course he's getting paid you idiot. I bet Rockingham offered him money as well. I’m guessing the import is a pro as well. Why wouldn’t they pay them. And to be honest, who gives a shit.
Also, to the keyboard coward who keeps going with the personal attacks, make it a fair fight you little bitch and put your name up. At least that way we can see if you have any credibility. I’m guessing not.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Says the guy calling someone else a coward without using their own name. You gotta love the ass clowns on this site sometimes

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I reckon Ty is calling etto and lacko right now asking them to come back into the league asap so he can take a breather on this forum ... ha ha

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Good point - so many characters are leaving us. Who will fill the void along with TT?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Caleb White announced by Redbacks today

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

and coincidentally announced as a Team Skyplay Coach as well

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I guess we would all assume he's working for free at Skyplay then?

Pretty sure you can only have one sponsor on the Sporting Visa ;)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

he'll probably be coaching at Scotch as well alongside CJ and Carlwell

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mandurah building a solid mens squad . no excuses not to make the playoffs this year . have added ben smith and matt honey.there imports have been solid over the last 2 years but have had no depth.if trahair has recruited 2 good imports which I suspect he would have then they can only improve.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

mandurah aint doing shit - never have, never will

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Imports aside let's break it down...

Lost:
Durnin (solid to elite)
Ballantyne (6th man to solid)
Lawrence (bench)

Gained:
Smith (solid but hasn't played in a while)
Honey (bench)

Finished 6-20 in 2019 and had an elite import (Stewart) and a solid import (Smith). So I'm struggling to see the improvement when you break it down.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only notable loss is Durnim who is decent player for sure.
But you cant call 15pts/7rbs at 40% in a bottom 3 team Solid-Elite.

Ben Smith however is easily in the Elite category.
31yrs old so plenty of solid basketball left in him.

Imports = Imports

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Id love to get Ian Yong to do a video on a day in the life of Ty

get an inside view of the behind the scenes at cougar den and what its like being in the #cougarfamily

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

etto will be fine guys. he has an agent

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Anon  
Earlier this year

You can't call a guy who hasn’t played SBL for three years and has two stuffed ankles elite

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who's going to be the Slammers 2nd import, or new NBL player which they have been rumoured to????

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems a lot of clubs are still holding their cards close to their chest. Haven't heard much out teams like Lakeside and Willeton yet.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Giants have their complete roster on their website. If their imports turn out okay, they will be pushing top-6, maybe top-4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the giants stocking up with past string mandurah players: Klasztorny, Lawrence and Ballantyne. They also got Garang from Redbacks. What's the go with these boys moving out to Kal?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

they also have Kyle Tipene from South Australia via Queensland. Another one-and-done interstate prospect the Giants love so much, whether it be David Humphries from last year of Holloway and Atem Atem from previous years

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The Insider  
Earlier this year

Okay, let's get some discussion started here. With only 3-4 weeks before the pair of pre-season Blitz weekends, here are my 2020 predictions for the men's SBL.

Disclaimer:
My player statuses/movements are based on (1) official club announcements, (2) rumours and innuendo, and (3) players staying at their 2019 clubs if there has been no mention of them in the preceding points (1) and (2). So in other words, subject to change.

2020 MENS SBL PREDICTIONS

1st - JOONDALUP WOLVES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 1st, lost Grand Final
KEY RETAINS:
Kevin Davis (import), Rob Huntington, Ben Ironmonger, Trian Iliadis, Seb Salinas, Reece Maxwell
KEY LOSSES:
Ridell Camidge (import), Earnest Ross, Damian Matacz
KEY GAINS:
Roddric Ross (import), Jake Jobling, Jordan Wellsteed, Joel Vaiangina
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Davis, Huntington, Ross, Jobling, Ironmonger
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Despite the loss of (Earnest) Ross, highly-credentialed new coach Andrew Summerville has put together a squad as strong as 2019.

2nd - ROCKINGHAM FLAMES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 4th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Josh Ritchart (import), Greg Hire, Ryan Godfrey, Justin Beard
KEY LOSSES:
Caleb White (import), Luke Travers, Chudier Pal
KEY GAINS:
, Travis Durnin, Jackson Hussey
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Ritchart, Hire, Beard, , Godfrey
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
If they can get a full season from Ritchart and Hire, along with the likes of Durnin and Hussey off the bench, they will challenge top-2.

3rd - LAKESIDE LIGHTNING
2019 Finish - Regular Season 2nd, out in semi finals
KEY RETAINS:
John Isenbarger (import), Rowan Mackenzie, Michael Vigor, Kyle Armour, Jarrad Prue, Ben Lee
KEY LOSSES:
Jobi Wall (import)
KEY GAINS:
Jay Bowie (import)
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Prue, Vigor, Bowie, Isenbarger, Armour
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Minimal changes at Lakeside means another top-4 finish.

4th - PERRY LAKES HAWKS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 5th, out in semi finals
KEY RETAINS:
Ben Purser, Ryan Smith, Mitch Clarke, Cooper Hamilton, Rob Cassir
KEY LOSSES:
Kyle Sovine (import), Clint Steindl, Shawn Redhage, Brian Carlwell, Tevin Jackson
KEY GAINS:
, , Nic Pozoglou
PROJECTED STARTERS:
, Purser, , Pozoglou, Clarke
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Lost some experience, but two new imports and the addition of Pozoglou will keep the Hawks in contention.

5th - WARWICK SENATORS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 6th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Justin King (import), Caleb Davis, Cody Ellis, Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, Ash Literick, Ngor Manyang, Jay Thwaites
KEY LOSSES:
Rob Anshila (import)
KEY GAINS:
, Jayden Coburn
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Davis, Ellis, Swaka Lo Buluk, , King
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Top-heavy in 2019, but a better choice of second import in 2020 should see them go up a spot or two.

6th - GOLDFIELDS GIANTS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 7th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Manylok Malek, Fletcher Klasztorny, Jerome Reid
KEY LOSSES:
Patrick Burke (import), Jay Bowie (import), Dave Humphries, Brandon Holloway, Dan Forlano
KEY GAINS:
Josh Jones (import), Corey Hammell (import), Kyle Tipene, Damon Ballantyne, Majier Garang
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Malek, Hammell, Jones, Tipene, Ballantyne
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Lost some quality but countered with good recruiting, so will challenge for top-6.

7th - WILLETTON TIGERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 9th
KEY RETAINS:
Maurice Barrow (import), Damien Scott, Andrew Black, Scott Elder, Michael Garbellini
KEY LOSSES:
Chris Galbreath (import), Jackson Hussey
KEY GAINS:
Patrick Burke (import), Marcus Alipate
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Elder, Burke, Barrow, Scott, Alipate
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Played with only one import for half of 2019, so the addition of import Burke and Tongan national player Alipate will get them back in the playoffs.

8th - GERALDTON BUCCANEERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 3rd, won Championship
KEY RETAINS:
Brayden Inger, Aaron Ralph, Matt Wundenberg
KEY LOSSES:
Colter Lasher (import), Deangelo Isby (import), Liam Hunt, Marcus Alipate, Alex Ducas, Brendon Dinardo
KEY GAINS:
Shaun Stewart (import), Kyle Roach (import), Zack Te Puni, Geordie Murray
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Te Puni, Inger, Ralph, Roach, Stewart
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
When you lose your entire starting five, and can't replace them in quality or quantity, you're heading down the ladder.

9th - KALAMUNDA EASTERN SUNS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 8th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Louis Timms, Ryan Blanchett, Corey Easley, Logan Viskovich, Carl Aylett, Jono Diaz
KEY LOSSES:
Josh Braun (import), Javion Blake (import)
KEY GAINS:
Tevin Bellinger, Albert Almanza (import), Brendan Dinardo, Jermaine Malie
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Blanchett, Timms, Viskovich, Almanza, Bellinger
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
The Braun/Blake pairing was the best backcourt in the league, and that will be very difficult to replicate in 2020.

10th - COCKBURN COUGARS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 11th
KEY RETAINS:
Gavin Field, Jaarod Holmes, Seva Chan, Steve Van Lit, Hayden Bell, Jakob Knight, Jake Harris
KEY LOSSES:
Eric Milam (import), Julian Pesava
KEY GAINS:
JT Harris (import), Luke Travers
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Holmes, Field, JT.Harris, Travers, Chan
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Harris/Travers replacing Milam/Pesava should see slight improvement.

11th - PERTH REDBACKS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 10th
KEY RETAINS:
Joel Wagner, Zac Gattorna
KEY LOSSES:
Jourdan Demuynck (import), Lee Roberts (import), Marshall Nelson, Kyle Bowen, Jayden Coburn, Majier Garang
KEY GAINS:
Caleb White (import), , Brian Carlwell, Tevin Jackson, Jarrad Jackson
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Gattorna, , T.Jackson, White, Wagner
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Some big losses and haven't recruited enough to cover those losses and get back in the playoffs.

12th - MANDURAH MAGIC
2019 Finish - Regular Season 13th
KEY RETAINS:
Jerami Grace, Akau Deng, Cousteau Kyle, Aaron Kearing, Riley Parker
KEY LOSSES:
Shaun Stewart (import), Marvis Smith (import), Travis Durnin, Damon Ballantyne
KEY GAINS:
, , Ben Smith, Matt Honey
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Deng, Smith, , Grace,
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Imports will need to be studs to lift them from the bottom three.

13th - EAST PERTH EAGLES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 12th
KEY RETAINS:
Andrej Donlagic, Aiden Murphy, Shaquille Maharaj, Chuatwech Reath, Ned Seery
KEY LOSSES:
Cameron Williams (import), Anthony Golden (import), Drew Williamson, Jordan Wellsteed, Dennis Tawhiti, Jermaine Malie
KEY GAINS:
,
PROJECTED STARTERS:
, Donlagic, , Reath, Murphy
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Mass departures combined with coaching turmoil does not bode well for East Perth.

14th - SOUTH WEST SLAMMERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 14th
KEY RETAINS:
Brody England, Mitchell Keller, Cory Richardson, Lucas Goff, James Goodlad
KEY LOSSES:
Terrell Carter (import), Tyler Livingston (import), Michael Lay
KEY GAINS:
, , Trent Worthington, Paddy Phillips
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Keller, , England, , Richardson
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Finished 1-25 in 2019, lost arguably their best player in Michael lay, and no signings announced yet for 2020 - new coach Mark Worthington will need to pull a few rabbits out of his hat.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Redhage is back with the Hawks

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Armour out most if not all of this season with knee injury

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Holloway wasn't 1 and done d*ck Head

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lewis Thomas to possibly add for Willetton. He has been training with them, not sure if signed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would Hussey actually be happy coming off the bench??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"You can't call a guy who hasn't played SBL for three years and has two stuffed ankles elite"

Of course you can.

Elite I would say is top 10 in points & top 5 rebs, I reckon he would be close to that.

15&7 is not in top 40 in scoring or 20 in rebounds.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@the insider

They are the worst predictions I've seen on this forum EVER.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@insider - Slammers announced an import a few months ago.
Also, no chance T Worthington returns.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

"@the insider

They are the worst predictions I've seen on this forum EVER. "


And yours are what?
At least he's put time into something that is actually interesting to read, compared to some of the BS we see on here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Predictions had Davis back at the Wolves, thought he was gone? Can anyone confirm?

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Anonnn  
Earlier this year

Gone

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Worthington and Phillips are done.

Do the Slammers have any signings incoming or are they planning on rolling out a bunch of 5'7 kids and having a winless season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pozoglou to Perry Lakes? Haven't seen that anywhere. Is Parsons doing this review?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Willo can solve the PG problem, they are definitely top 2 contenders. Lewis Thomas is a big pickup along with Burke

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

News on the Slammers and Magic? Any new recruits anyone know about that aren't announced?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Would Hussey actually be happy coming off the bench??"

Quote - “He's all aboard the Petto bus” so I’m sure he’ll do whatever is required to win a championship blah blah blah

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

haha classic!

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Anon  
Earlier this year

An interesting summary by Lukosios on a SA Premier League thread about the SBL not joining NBL1:

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/46864-premier-league-to-nbl1-central/#p792198

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lukosius is always spot on

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

so SBL missed the boat again and SA are going NBL1 Central!
Pity especially as Lukosius and others seem to say it is mainly a rebrand nothing much more required form clubs. But the NBL brand and national final would have been great

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Couple questions.
Maybe for Lukosius.

When will the National Championship be played?

Who covers costs for the SBL Premiers to fly to this National Tournament.

Who also covers extra players costs, namely imports who will remain in country longer then expected?

Last thing you want is all the Championship teams to be missing the imports for this tournament.

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Hugh Jass  
Earlier this year

Hawks have M Parks jnr signed. Former Memphis Tiger who is big.

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Lukosius  
Earlier this year

National Champs is the week after the SBL grand final.

Costs either covered by the SBL themselves, or through an equalisation payment from the clubs.

If your club is lucky to make the National Champs, the least of your problems will be keeping your imports here for an extra week. And if the club has an issue with that in a financial sense, then they need to have a good hard look at themselves and how they are managed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ 100%

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lukosius you been around along time, nothing surprises anymore with Imports.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the issue wouldnt so much be with imports staying an extra week but it could be an issue for NBL players or clubs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBL players in the SBL? You guys aren't exactly flooded with NBL talent. A quick check on boxscores and you have to go back to 2014 just get find any Nbl players who played in the GF.
Oh and before anyone chimes in - DP's do not count!

2019 - Geraldton vs Joondalup = 0 Nbl players.
2018 - Perry Lakes vs Joondalup = 0 Nbl players.
2017 - Perth Redbacks vs Joondalup =0 Nbl players.
2016 - Cockburn vs Joondalup = 0 Nbl players.
2015 - Joondalup vs Southwest = 0 Nbl players.
2014 - East Perth vs Geraldton = 2 Nbl players.

Winning SBL programs are not built with buying Nbl talent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I would say the high quality of good Australians in the SBL is very very thin.

Top of my head -

Nelson
Fields
Timms
Prue (old but still preforming)
Hire
Scott
Steindl

Not a lot after that...
Maybe Hussey


Would Include Hunt/Dech/Vague/Ross but doubtful if they play in 2020.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Vague and Dech already confirmed in NZ NBL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

greg hire
Shaun Redhage (naturalised Australian)
pozoglu is rumored to be playing this season
steindl played some games last season. will he play in 2020?
ryan godfrey
kyle armour (although is now injured)
Alex Ducas was great for Buccs now at st Marys. Unsure if he will play in college offseason
Travers was big for rockingham, now with wildcats and will play for cougars
Mike Vigor (plays in pro leagues internationally as well as SBL)
Tevin Jackson has that potential if he can stay healthy. Will be at redbacks

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ben Purser to that list. He's better than half the lists mentioned.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

You guys aren't exactly flooded with NBL talent. A quick check on boxscores and you have to go back to 2014 just get find any Nbl players who played in the GF.
This doesn't exactly do well to counter the point that NBL players are often conflicted out of the end of the season.

Greg Hire was on Joondalup's roster in a couple of those years you list, but didn't play in the grand final because he was with the Wildcats, who are usually playing their regional pre-season games on SBL grand final weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wrong. He was on the bench with a broken finger or thumb

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

etto was there too

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Etto!! Cant wait to see what he does with East Perth this year, I dont think he got much of a budget to work with so lets see how good a coach he is!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Etto already goooooooooonnnnnnneeeeeee

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

etto has an agent

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Etto now in the basketball version of centrelink looking for that chokestart allowance. Awwwoooooooo wolfpackalacka

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Don't be fooled that nbl1 teams have a lot of top end nbl players eithet

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Wrong. He was on the bench with a broken finger or thumb
Was he? I remember him playing in an earlier round of the playoffs.

Either way, the Wildcats have been playing pre-season games in regional areas on grand final weekend the last few years, so any Wildcats players who would otherwise have played in the grand final obviously wouldn't end up playing, so the numbers in that post don't really indicate anything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just ask Perry Lakes how great it's was come finals when the Wildcats pulled rank.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

2017 Redbacks - Redhage, Nelson, Wagner and Vigor

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No one played NBL that year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Redhage did, coming off retirement...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes.. but seeing how he wasn't playing the following year , so no clash with preseason. That’s the whole point of this

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks have announced both imports now. Look to be adding some depth.

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The Insider  
Earlier this year

*** UPDATED ***

2020 MENS SBL PREDICTIONS

1st - JOONDALUP WOLVES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 1st, lost Grand Final
KEY RETAINS:
Rob Huntington, Ben Ironmonger, Trian Iliadis, Seb Salinas, Reece Maxwell
KEY LOSSES:
Kevin Davis (import), Ridell Camidge (import), Earnest Ross, Damian Matacz
KEY GAINS:
Roddric Ross (import), 2ND IMPORT, Jake Jobling, Jordan Wellsteed, Joel Vaiangina
PROJECTED STARTERS:
IMPORT, Huntington, Ross, Jobling, Ironmonger
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Despite the loss of (Earnest) Ross, highly-credentialed new coach Andrew Summerville has put together a squad as strong as 2019 that just has an import centre to be added.

2nd - ROCKINGHAM FLAMES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 4th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Josh Ritchart (import), Greg Hire, Ryan Godfrey, Justin Beard
KEY LOSSES:
Caleb White (import), Luke Travers, Chudier Pal
KEY GAINS:
IMPORT GUARD, Travis Durnin, Jackson Hussey
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Ritchart, Hire, Beard, IMPORT, Godfrey
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
If they can get a full season from Ritchart and Hire, along with the likes of Durnin and Hussey off the bench, they will challenge top-2.

3rd - PERRY LAKES HAWKS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 5th, out in semi finals
KEY RETAINS:
Ben Purser, Ryan Smith, Mitch Clarke, Shawn Redhage, Cooper Hamilton, Rob Cassir
KEY LOSSES:
Kyle Sovine (import), Clint Steindl, Brian Carlwell, Tevin Jackson
KEY GAINS:
Michael Parks (import), Brachon Griffin (import)
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Parks, Purser, Smith, Griffin, Clarke
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Lost some bigs, but two new imports and retaining Redhage will keep the Hawks in contention.

4th - LAKESIDE LIGHTNING
2019 Finish - Regular Season 2nd, out in semi finals
KEY RETAINS:
John Isenbarger (import), Rowan Mackenzie, Michael Vigor, Jarrad Prue, Ben Lee
KEY LOSSES:
Jobi Wall (import), Kyle Armour (injured)
KEY GAINS:
Jay Bowie (import)
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Prue, Vigor, Bowie, Mackenzie, Isenbarger
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Armour is a big loss, but if he's back before playoffs then they could sneak into the top-4.

5th - WARWICK SENATORS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 6th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Justin King (import), Caleb Davis, Cody Ellis, Wani Swaka Lo Buluk, Ash Literick, Ngor Manyang, Jay Thwaites
KEY LOSSES:
Rob Anshila (import)
KEY GAINS:
Corban Wroe, Jayden Coburn
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Davis, Ellis, Swaka Lo Buluk, King, Wroe
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Top-heavy in 2019, but Wroe in for Anshila gives them better balance and should see them go up a spot or two.

6th - WILLETTON TIGERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 9th
KEY RETAINS:
Maurice Barrow (import), Damien Scott, Andrew Black, Scott Elder, Michael Garbellini
KEY LOSSES:
Chris Galbreath (import), Jackson Hussey
KEY GAINS:
Patrick Burke (import), Lewis Thomas, Marcus Alipate
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Thomas, Burke, Barrow, Scott, Alipate
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Played with only one import for half of 2019, so the addition of import Burke, veteran big man Thomas, and Tongan national player Alipate will get them back in the playoffs and pushing for top-4.

7th - GOLDFIELDS GIANTS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 7th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Manylok Malek, Fletcher Klasztorny, Jerome Reid
KEY LOSSES:
Patrick Burke (import), Jay Bowie (import), Dave Humphries, Brandon Holloway, Dan Forlano
KEY GAINS:
Josh Jones (import), Corey Hammell (import), Kyle Tipene, Damon Ballantyne, Majier Garang
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Malek, Hammell, Jones, Tipene, Ballantyne
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Lost some quality but countered with good recruiting, so will challenge the top-6.

8th - GERALDTON BUCCANEERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 3rd, won Championship
KEY RETAINS:
Brayden Inger, Aaron Ralph, Matt Wundenberg
KEY LOSSES:
Colter Lasher (import), Deangelo Isby (import), Liam Hunt, Marcus Alipate, Alex Ducas, Brendon Dinardo
KEY GAINS:
Shaun Stewart (import), Kyle Roach (import), Xavier Shaw, Zack Te Puni, Geordie Murray
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Shaw, Te Puni, Inger, Roach, Stewart
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
When you lose your entire starting five, and can't replace them in quality or quantity, you're heading down the ladder.

9th - KALAMUNDA EASTERN SUNS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 8th, out in quarter finals
KEY RETAINS:
Louis Timms, Ryan Blanchett, Corey Easley, Logan Viskovich, Carl Aylett, Jono Diaz
KEY LOSSES:
Josh Braun (import), Javion Blake (import)
KEY GAINS:
Tevin Bellinger, Albert Almanza (import), Brendan Dinardo, Jermaine Malie
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Blanchett, Timms, Viskovich, Almanza, Bellinger
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
The Braun/Blake pairing was the best backcourt in the league, and that will be very difficult to replicate in 2020.

10th - COCKBURN COUGARS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 11th
KEY RETAINS:
Gavin Field, Jaarod Holmes, Seva Chan, Steve Van Lit, Hayden Bell, Jakob Knight, Jake Harris
KEY LOSSES:
Eric Milam (import), Julian Pesava
KEY GAINS:
JT Harris (import), Luke Travers
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Holmes, Field, JT.Harris, Travers, Chan
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Harris/Travers replacing Milam/Pesava should see slight improvement.

11th - PERTH REDBACKS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 10th
KEY RETAINS:
Joel Wagner, Zac Gattorna
KEY LOSSES:
Jourdan Demuynck (import), Lee Roberts (import), Marshall Nelson, Kyle Bowen, Jayden Coburn, Majier Garang
KEY GAINS:
Caleb White (import), Brian Carlwell, Tevin Jackson, Jarrad Jackson
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Carlwell, Gattorna, T.Jackson, White, Wagner
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Some big losses and haven't recruited enough to cover those losses and get back in the playoffs.

12th - MANDURAH MAGIC
2019 Finish - Regular Season 13th
KEY RETAINS:
Marvin Smith (import), Jerami Grace, Akau Deng, Cousteau Kyle, Aaron Kearing, Riley Parker
KEY LOSSES:
Shaun Stewart (import), Travis Durnin, Damon Ballantyne
KEY GAINS:
IMPORT GUARD, Ben Smith, Matt Honey
PROJECTED STARTERS:
B.Smith, M.Smith, Kearing, Grace, IMPORT
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Import guard will need to be a stud to lift them off the bottom three.

13th - EAST PERTH EAGLES
2019 Finish - Regular Season 12th
KEY RETAINS:
Andrej Donlagic, Aiden Murphy, Shaquille Maharaj, Chuatwech Reath, Ned Seery
KEY LOSSES:
Cameron Williams (import), Anthony Golden (import), Drew Williamson, Jordan Wellsteed, Dennis Tawhiti, Jermaine Malie
KEY GAINS:
None at this stage
PROJECTED STARTERS:
IMPORT??, Donlagic, IMPORT??, Reath, Murphy
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Mass departures combined with coaching turmoil does not bode well for East Perth.

14th - SOUTH WEST SLAMMERS
2019 Finish - Regular Season 14th
KEY RETAINS:
Brody England, Mitchell Keller, Cory Richardson, Lucas Goff, James Goodlad
KEY LOSSES:
Terrell Carter (import), Tyler Livingston (import), Michael Lay
KEY GAINS:
Jay Washington (import), 2ND IMPORT
PROJECTED STARTERS:
Keller, IMPORT, England, Richardson, Washington
ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY:
Finished 1-25 in 2019, lost arguably their best player in Michael Lay, and no signings announced yet for 2020 apart from a journeyman import - new coach Mark Worthington will need to pull a few rabbits out of his hat.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Big improvements - Perth Redbacks

Key Out - Lako

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@The Insider will rockingham go for an import big over a guard? apart from ritchart who else do they have that is capable of playing big minutes in the 4/5?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That Greg Hire guy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Signed an import guard

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Ritchart hasn't played a full season since he has been here, and Hire will be missing from time to time with other commitments. After that, they have the fat Beard brother, and Durnin and Justin Beard can play the 4 as a last resort. So yeah, they will be hoping for uninterrupted seasons from Ritchart and Hire.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

oh yeah forgot about hire lol...
bit rude calling someone fat.. especially on a forum behind an anonymous name.. no need really

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Phat

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Makinde London to Wolves........6'10 import

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reath no lock to stay at East Perth

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who is Reath?

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Rashad  
Earlier this year

London an ex-teammate of Ben Simmons
https://usatodayhss.com/2014/summit-transfer-helps-montverde-repeat-as-national-champ

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

have east perth found a replacement head coach for Etto?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

from their website

"East Perth Basketball wish to advise the departure of Ben Ettridge from the SBL program

We are happy to announce the Luke Coburn has taken up the role. Luke brings with him enthusiasm and the ability to work together in our movement going forward

We will continue to work with Luke and the Coaching staff to ensure we are ready for season 2020."

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Haha did Ben quit? Obviously didn't think East Perth could get to the grand final and help him choke again.

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Onion  
Earlier this year

Ettridge didn't quit, he wanted to develop the youth and Symons wanted complete control and told him to go if he couldn't align with him. East Perth is a mess

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Hugh Jass  
Earlier this year

The Eagles seem to get a new coach every year or two. Why is it so? Mens and womens teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

there is also another version that says he got fired

who knows the real truth of the matter

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What have Lakseide been up to in the offseason. Men and women

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

not sure whats happening with their sbl and wsbl programs but a big loss to the program seeing simon peterson take his talents to south beach, aka hammy hill, to join the #cougarfamily

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ettridge didn't quit, he wanted to develop the youth


That could be the funniest post anyone has ever written on this forum!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

etto has an agent

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" seeing simon peterson take his talents to south beach, aka hammy hill, to join the #cougarfamily....."

Another Lakeside stalwart has to. Alot of departures at the church.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Still not convinced the Slammers actually have a team in 2020. Can anyone prove that wrong

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I suppose we will see at the regional blitz next weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Predictions for the blitz? Either comp

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have Slammers had a team since they made the GF?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

2017 was a good year. They can't keep local talent so only have a chance with a load of Americans

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

can some-one please tell me if this is the roster for the WSBL - WOLVES

shani amos
Georgia denehey
Chelsea belcher
mikalya prini
amber land
Brianna turner
izzy miotti
nashai Williams
amy kidner
Emily Hayward

is this about right or am I missing anyone , or do they have another import on the way.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Shani Amos
Georgia Denehey
Chelsea Belcher
Mikayla Pirini
Amber Land
Brittany Hodges
Izzy Miotti
Nesaya Williams
Alix Hayward
Kayla Steindl
Hannah King

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WOW... W$BL Wolve$

+ the very best junior talent poached from other clubs.

if they can finally win it (they de$erve to) ... its not because they developed their junior program to do so.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

they wont win it

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Juno39  
Earlier this year

It's all well and good bagging clubs for poaching and not developing their own, but players can say no. We also don’t know if a player jumps to make life easier for them eg. Uni or job. You can say develop your own, but the talent isn’t always there, it’s a different comp now and sadly 1 club players are going to be something we see less of.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Scratch Match tonight down in Rockingham sees the Flames host CJ and the Spiders. Be very interesting to see who suits up for both teams as you doubt either team has imports here yet. Tipoff at 630 for anyone making the journey south

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How do you view it if the talent IS there and they still poach?

I understand clubs like Goldfields, Slammers or Buccs maybe needing to buy players in, they have much more limited pool to select from. But clubs like Joondalup who are probably one of the leading junior clubs in Western Australia stating that "the talent just isnt there" is probably not in context

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rockingham 71 Perth 86

* Perth at full strength with Carlwell, Jackson and young shooter Coppin leading the way
* Flames missing J Beard, Durnin, Hire, Heyer and Ritchart. Hussey, C Beard & Ciabatoni best for Rocko
* Anyone who bought the Brisket burger from the solitary food van at the game were the real winners

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is it poaching if a club accepts players from second rate clubs that don't respect the players?

Treat players with respect and they will stay, it isn't that complicated reddies

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How did Caleb White go today for Cockburn at the blitz?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

New March message thread here...

www.hoops.com.au/forum/46984-wa-sbl-march-2020

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Love to see Harris coach that squad

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