Jack Toft
Two weeks ago

Sixers v Phoenix Feb 2

Ah, the infamous road trip to Auckland. Sixers have been stuffing that one up for years, even Supercoach Scott Ninnis had little success over there, Marty Clarke's well was as dry as a nun's naughty and Joey's stats aren't that much better. The Sixers not only lost over there, they were hung, drawn and quartered by 26 points. The only thing we didn't see after that game is the "sack Joey" thread on Hoops. No doubt a bad result today and one could be up before the boys are in the showers.

Adelaide could make finals, but that's as likely as Joey Wright going on Reddit's /RoastMe. Then again, there's always a dare to be had. Adelaide at home are 7 and 5 and last time these teams played we saw an absolute scorefest 113 to 111. I didn't know the Cube could go that high and a couple of the scorer's needed some physio the week after they were so busy.

Phoenix are 3 and 9 on the road and as a new franchise are feeling their way. Adelaide is not a new frontier to them. Creeky is a local legend, so much, they named a watercourse after him by Birdwood. Gibbo knows the nightlife well, and will be disappointed to hear one of the Hindley St night-clubs has shut. Kyle used to surf West Beach, and of course Ben Madgen knows every bend in the road from Williamstown to Mt Barker. They are definitely not playing finals, but can gain some respect if they get a W today.

I'm predicting another high scoring game with defence only something we hear about as a mystical force, like telekinetics. Would be good to see the Premier there too, just like Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game.

But, I think we might see another "sack Joey" thread after this game with roastings more cynical than /RoastMe. Remember, "the thick the skin, the better the roast"

Phoenix by 8

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Phoenix seem to be strong together as a group, where as Sixers seem to be very unhappy, so if Phoenix get a good start will be no going back from there as Sixers self destruct. Neither side likes playing team defence but Phoenix have better players defensively. Both sides have some nice players but also very average ones, some not nbl standard.

Just favouring Phoenix even though this is in Adelaide. Phoenix by 3.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If Adelaide defend their three point line like they did against New Zealand this will get ugly for the Sixers.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Phoenix by 10.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Joey to get another 5 year extension ;)

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Froling to go beast mode with 8pts and 5rebs.

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AshT  
Two weeks ago

Interesting to see everyone tipping Phoenix and they are fantastic value with bookmakers IMO. Creek in better form lately and got close to Cairns last week before fatigue on fourth road leg was arguably costly at Brisbane after +9 Q3. For most of the season have faced opposition backed by club culture and who seemed more purposeful but today face an opponent traveling back from NZ and playing like the cue is in rack. I got 2.75 & +5. Are currently 2.63 & +4.5 where I believe they are surely not worse than an even money chance.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Seems I go out on the limb.phoenix to struggle to manage randle and Johnson. Expect harry to be hungry hippo and destroy pineau. Season is not done and this game is where Sixers creed must will come to surface.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Serious question, if money and contracts weren't an issue, which nbl teams would want Joey wright as their coach moving forward? Would Adelaide retain him, if they could get out of his current contract cash free? Phoenix will play hard and with spirit, should win.

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Sixers are cooked.
Zodiac and Jack Toft have given up on them.

A win today won't make any difference to the underachieving season.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

One game closer to the roster clean out

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Even though the Sixers season is shot I expect them to beat SEM today, the last two games are almost certain losses.

Sixers by 3

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Exactly.
Who is signed for next year anyway?

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Exactly.
Who is signed for next year anyway?

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Sixers

Free agents: Griffin, Moore, Drmic, Froling, Teys

Under contract (likely player options): Johnson, McVeigh

Under contract (likely team options): Randle, Kyei, Dillon, White

Guaranteed under contract: Mudronja (2 years left)

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Certainly make sure Griffin and Moore get a lift to the airport.
Let Froling explore the open market.

Zodiac would you be able to create a NBL free agency thread some time thankyou.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Considering all those above players have been poor under Joey, I'm not certain you would keep any of them.

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Lovebroker  
Two weeks ago

Sixers to win because they arw fighting for a contract.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

He'll need to retain a core group. Can't just wright group off. Better to retain and fill the gaps. Rim protecting centre and assist focus guard who can pick down. Add to group be solid. Keep selling the farm. Creek sobey deng cadee gibbo adnan Hodgkin..... list endless. So not joey or ability to get players.its retention. Can't have drmic Johnson froling teys.... to this list.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Interesting to see everyone tipping Phoenix and they are fantastic value with bookmakers IMO

There was a unanimous tip on Wednesday by the forum of Cats over United. It was interesting... like a car crash.

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Did you put money on United brother?

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KET  
Two weeks ago

IMO 36ers have achieved slightly better than expected - I never saw their roster as being competitive. Because Adelaide has flashes of brilliance and pure awful, often in the same game, it feels like they could have done better and failed.

To that extent, off-season was a failure, in season achieved marginally better than expected. Although, The apparent lack of chemistry and infighting does represent a failure of sorts as well.

Melbourne are probably the side that has failed the most in terms of expectations vs results. Perth fans were might pissed at their roster and sooked hard while many said relax they'll be there when it counts. They are there when it counts.

Brisbane after their nice run of games are doing a bit better than expected. Cairns are doing substantially better than expected.

Re roster for next year if Zodiac is right, then our "Keep" should be DJ, Drmic, McVeigh, Mudronja, Teys, Kyei.

That’s on ok core of 6, requires three imports that cover our bases properly: distributing, three point shooting, defensive big. Last one hopefully can grab a quality Aussie somehow.

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Why keep Teys?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"which nbl teams would want Joey wright as their coach moving forward?"
NO ONE.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Teys is almost last man standing of club culture recognised face and that glue man. Had a great year doing the one presenters. Contributes confidently within his limitations. Sets example - need someone who can demo standards.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Looking forward to watching the internal team dynamics of Adelaide; specifically Drmic and Randle

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Harry looking very relaxed. Prediction massive game to proof his worthiness.. All guys looking chilled. Maybe maybe game will reflect. Together on D. Playing Sixer ball. See incredible.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Adelaide need to wipe the slate clean roster wise and hope they can convince a few guys that are under contract that it's best long term for them to mutually leave. A genuine new culture standard needs to be created. New coach, new voice would be ideal too. I hope they get smashed today, because it will only put more pressure as a short term pain to help create a new beginning which a lot of fans are wishing for.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Sixers need to wipe the court clean of dry ice first. Major operation centre court. D oiesnt anyone check this shit before put crap on court. Performance was great but ff.... game delay a joke. Is bsa involved

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How is the weather?

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KET  
Two weeks ago

What delay? Tv Coverage only started at 4:30

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Great to see Kobe tribute and 24/8 violations at start of the game.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Gaze making some good points - Adelaide need to play some d, do the hard stuff - down low and shuffle. It is not as fun as shooting 3's but is essential

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Big Ads  
Two weeks ago

Loving the lack of music being played on Sixer offensive plays. Appreciating the sounds of the game itself.

When music is being played it isn't as loud.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Creek knows Adelaide plays - hilarious!

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

These are the sixers I love. Griffin is a keeper. He works

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George  
Two weeks ago

Whatever happened to the people saying Joey Wright going to the NBA?
As I said previously was he going there to work in the uniform room?
The guys had his time & now it's over. Jack Toft saying there’ll be people after the game saying sack Joey.
They’ve been saying it all season.
Na na na na na na na na hey hey good bye!

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Lmao Anon

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Love the Sixers indigenous jersey looks great

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Griffin the guy is a machine... where have these Sixers been. Johno way to crash.
All you haters ...

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Anon, Griffin's trash mate

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Anon, you need to relax. Consider the situation, this team has failed immensely. This is a dead rubber game. They're beating up on one of the very few teams below them on the ladder. This is no indication of what griffins worth is, the man doesn’t play D at all. Over the course of the season he is a liability 50% of the time.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Only as gd as last game or in this current game. Everyone giving Sixers up for dead this game. P l at with spirit and now game pointless. Win finals dream still alive. All forgetting that.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Anon how incredible is Adelaide going right now? Haha

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KET  
Two weeks ago

20-7 this quarter by Phoenix

36ers dream was dead after breakers game and Griffin can't defend if his life depended on it

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Up 46 - 39. That's great. Wanker.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Griffin again. Excitement. Happy watching winners

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You must not be happy often then. 'Wanker'.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nice interview Mitch is this guy braindead ?

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Nev  
Two weeks ago

Gaze sounds autistic at times.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Nev - what's your point?

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Exciteable bloke

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Curtley  
Two weeks ago

Why are the refs wearing same colours as phoenix?

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Phoenix are black and green, refs are green and black

What's the issue ;)

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Hahahahaha

Well sold, umps could do with specsavers!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Smart ploy by griffin to give up a tech in that situation.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

What was it for? Tapping the guys hand off him a few times?

That's taking the piss!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Language.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Sixers yes sir.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Thoughts on Teys ?

Is he that smart - link man that every team needs.?

Considering Adelaide play run n gun his role has always intrigued me he is not exactly the most athletic bloke goin round.

Why does Joey rate him so much?

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Lovebroker  
Two weeks ago

That USF was BS.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Bad call re the intentional

Reckon they spent so long deciding it became about the refs so they called it.

It ain't about the refs or maybe it is

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Yeah bad call

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Lovebroker  
Two weeks ago

Cracking win.

Sometimes Randle Hero Ball pays off...sometimes it doesn't.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sometimes it pays off, most times it doesn't. Short memories in Adelaide

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Anon112  
Two weeks ago

Teys is contracted for next season...he signed a two year at the beginning of the season

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Good keep Teys. Steady positive glue guy. Knows the system.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What system!??

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Anon112, yep you're right about Teys I looked at the wrong season.

Likely a team option I would've thought.

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Spinner  
Two weeks ago

What did the commentators say about the major FLOP by Trist? Funniest thing I have seen on a basketball court in ages! The crowd sure gave it to him!

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Refs did the right thing on review and ignore his nonsense. He and Froling were niggling each other for a period there.

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

Randle 24 seconds and Creek 8 seconds - emotional to watch.

Some may have seen clarke, christopherson and weigh here.. maybe not.
this an improvement...

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KET  
Two weeks ago

clarke, christopherson and weigh here


Those years had been successfully repressed until you mentioned it!

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Scott Christopherson quite comfortably the worst import I've ever seen play in the NBL.

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