anon905
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NBL vs NBL1 Friendly Games

I think this would be a great idea to implement having the NBL sides play against the NBL1 sides. Could even be a mini tournament in similarity to how the A-League and NPL have a tournament. It gives the grassroots the aspiration that the top league isn't too far away and an opportunity to play against NBL teams and see the difference in levels and aspire to work towards it

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anon905  
Last month

This would be more entertaining than the current pre-season blitz tournament

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Anonymous  
Last month

No it wouldn't ^ it would be an absolute blood bath like the NBL1 All Stars at last years blitz. Got absolutely flogged.

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robt  
Last month

Assuming these friendlies took place between seasons, ie after NBL1 and before NBL, then you could play the NBL1 national champions in the blitz instead of the all stars. A championship team will usually be better than a team of champs, as the saying goes.

Also, it will be a good indication of how competitive the best NBL1 team is amongst the grown men. To give them a chance, the NBL teams could play without their imports (some of whom won't be here for their season, if straight after NBL1 finals).

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Anonymous  
Last month

I like it as preseason over blitz, top 2 teams from each conference vs 10 nbl teams, sort of like Ffa cup

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Perthworld  
Last month

It wouldn't work as there would be bloodbath-like defeats inflicted on the state league teams. The chasm between the two levels is too wide.

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D2.0  
Last month

So many people often have this crazy notion of so-called "2nd tier" competitions, that will some how magically sit at a level just below the top tier. It never happens, and it can never happen. That's not how elite sports works.

The closest you get is when you have HUGE leagues divided into divisions, where notionally all teams start on level pegging. But even there, in practice, the top division gallops away from the lower ones.

The state-league teams are nowhere near NBL level, and you don't want them to be. They are effectively amateur teams, that the local communities can turn out and support.

It might be slightly different if we were a country with hundreds of regional cities capable of supporting pro teams, but we're not.

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Gazeeee  
Last month

Yet FFA low div teams continue to upset A league teams , same thing was said about ffa cup , no team outside the A league will EVER win a game

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anon905  
Last month

That is the same logic I have these NBL teams minus imports, local teams stay together none of this All Star team that's trained together for 2 days. There is potential for upsets or closer games than you think

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anon905  
Last month

Lets be logical most likely the NBL teams will play there bench/role players more minutes than usual and few extra players they are interested in as they usually do for the blitz this would weaken their squads a bit more too

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Nbl team 135
Nbl1 team 63

That's the scores you would see

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Anonymous  
Last month

One of the "thrilling" things about Soccer, is that one team can dominate the game, without scoring, then suddenly the opposition jags a goal and wins.
That doesn't happen with Basketball.
Sure, upsets may still happen, but they would be rare, and on average the state-league teams would get pummelled.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Lets be logical most likely the NBL teams will play there bench/role players more minutes than usual and few extra players they are interested in as they usually do for the blitz this would weaken their squads a bit more too"

So your logic is that if the NBL teams don't actually run their NBL teams, the games might be more competitive???
and I would want to watch this why??

If you want to watch state-league level games, wait til next year and watch the state leagues.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why do people continue to think there will be and NBL Grand Chapion?

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