Anonymous
Last month

Adelaide Basketball Challenge

Thoughts after round 1? Very underwhelming rosters and standard!

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Anonymous  
Last month

It is Reserves - many players not playing and others not fit.

Like Reserves in summer - means little given who decides to play or not

How did Norwood get a second team in. They looked woeful and shouldn't be there

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Anonymous  
Last month

website? scores?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Very average basketball, most teams treating for what it is, an opportunity to get back on court.

Not worth wasting your time. As an above comment, many looked in poor shape.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Was that really Norwoods NBL1 coach jacking up crap against an underwhelming looking Sturt lineup? He looked like a terrible player and team mate in the 10 mins I saw.

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Anonymous  
Last month

3 clubs have 2 teams entered. The second teams will be young guys, that's what you saw Sturt2 vs Norwood2.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It was always going to be a trash competition

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Anonymous  
Last month

From what I can gather the Norwood NBL1 coach has largely falsified and/or grossly exaggerated statements in what he claims to have done.

Either the Kingdom of Norwood, who often believe their own rubbish anyway, bought it, or they just are not in position of knowledge to even realise it. Was so looking forward to grabbing to popcorn and watching it unravel for both parties but COVID saved them. Well it saved them on the court anyway.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#960

Why put in a second young team? Isn't that the purpose of U18s or U23s

The Forestville U23/1 girls were pathetic last night

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wasn't like Norwood was flooded with coaching candidates. Mr Magoo probably would have been called back for a 2nd interview.

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Anonymous  
Last month

963, literally nobody in this state was interested in Norwood's gig, and given their never ending off court drama, it's not hard to see why.

Problem is people without much of a clue are making decisions, such as appointing this guy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Surely putting in two club teams is a massive piss take! We were always going to struggle given no imports, no returning college kids, playing Tuesday nights and restrictions galore so why in hell would BSA say "hey lets make it as close to a social comp as possible"! I am waiting for YMCA 3 v Norwood 2, now thats a blockbuster.

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Anonymous  
Last month

My Thursday night social team would make the finals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Usual suspects of Forestville, North, Norwood will be top. Sturt looking strong too. The rest of the rosters look like junk.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Southern will be ok as well, Riccardo Martin there as well as Demi Skinner for women. Offered to play for central's but they want Sapwell the 3rd to take all the shots.
And the West and Sturt trade of Desantis for Kubank will help both teams
South of course won't field any of their recruits and be in cellar as normal.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Any idea why Owen Hulland played? Is he done with college? Should have returned by now and wouldn't have thought he could play as a div 1.

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Challenging times  
Last month

It should be understood that BSA is comprised of 3 major members groups - Church, Country SA and Basketball Adelaide. BAdel comprises the 10 metro clubs and they decided if Mt Gambier was in or out of Premier League last year and they decided in 2020 to run a 12 week Tuesday night "reserves" comp. Disappointing given that football, soccer and netball all worked out how to have a premier/state league comp (albeit in most cases modified) but that basketball after over 60 years of state league dropped the comp so no Premier League, no Woolacott or Hall medal etc.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I believe the decision not to have PL is the correct decision. After all Clubs and players were advised that the NBL1 season (PL) was CANCELLED and recommended imports be sent home which most imports any competition was going to be significantly compromised.

Only a few clubs or individuals would want to win
Any of those awards in those circumstances

On balance the majority wanted a competition which allowed older players to have a game each week. The Reserves was the obvious answer though the person above has it wrong in at least one area - the decision to make it 12 weeks was BSAs

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Challenging times  
Last month

Yes correct BAdel wanted 9 week reserves comp and I understand that BSA arranged a 12 week comp though I don't know their logic behind this decision

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looks like no one in the country wanted to coach the two superstars at norwood or deal with the ceo so they had to grab someone from a different country to fill the spot. Everyone knows whoever coaches the team isn't the real coach.

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Under a Rock  
Last month

Norwood actually pulled their second team out this morning.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why? What happens to those players now? It looked like they had more than enough.

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Anonymous  
Last month

College classes have moved on-line only at a number of schools in the US which is a problem for internationals on student visas. Any word if Thomas or others have been sent home?

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Anonymous  
Last month

#018. Perhaps out of their depth????

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm hearing Patty Thomas will be playing with Woodville as soon as he clears quarantine, as per his agreement from last off-season.

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Anon  
Last month

I am hearing that Woodville and West have come to terms and Ryan Clark will be a straight swap for Patty Thomas on their return!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't be so sure Thomas will play for Woodville. I hear he will play for west under the condition they get rid of Corey.

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Anonymous  
Last month

As will half (no, all) the players they've lost.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is not the AFL where clubs trade with each other. Except in unusual circumstances players are free to go to other clubs - clearances shouldn't be with held except where a player is unfinancial!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another facepalm, it was tongue in cheek about the clubs swapping players.

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Patty Thomas  
Last month

Can't wait to put on the Green & Gold
Go Woodville

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Anonymous  
Last month

Are Valk & Fauser at Norwood? I didn't see them for Norwood 1.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Patty thomas would definitely go to the mighty eagles before Woodville

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rumour has it his connection with eagles runs deep

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not as deep as others

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Anonymous  
Last month

Valk back to west because his relationship with Corey is strong

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mmm  
Last month

Id Dickel at South the worse Womens coach? What I saw on Tuesday, dreadfull

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thomas has severed all ties with forestville. West and Woodville seem to be the frontrunners to acquire his services.
Per woj

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jordy Wilson & Rigby Arkansas with 0 wins, 17 points and 20 towel waves each this Tuesday.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If only you young whippersnappers took the game of basketball as seriously as you took pulling 350 out of an ATM Saturday nights

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dont think Norths win by 20 has been talked about enough. They comfortably beat a very strong Mavs side who boasted a couple of marquee off season signings.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mavs are poor. North have a reduced squad as some players have decided to take off until next year. People reading anything into this competition have too much time to waste.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heard North tried to sign Prider, but he demanded too much $

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Anonymous  
Last month

Waste of time, it's just like reserves

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm thinking only Andy could afford Prider in this state!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is Desantis better than the Sturt guards?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who the hell is prider?!?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Does a bear shit in the woods? Of course he is! #064

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Anonymous  
Last month

He's going to Woodville from what I’ve heard. One two punch Prider & Patty

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Anonymous  
Last month

Aric Miller back at North after hearing of Hawkes departure.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That'll be a three man punch with the big, totally not an underachiever, man in the middle Devon McGee!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Spear, Mudronja, Kubank & D Nash core going to be a problem for a while

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Anon  
Last month

Valk only playing in the Div 1 team, not NBL1. Fauser and Rennie will return also to play Div.1 only at west. Pat Thomas to return but will only play if Corey is moved on. T Kubank left as did not like the message Corey was giving. A Kubank talking with South.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kubank and Desantis to MtG when proper basketball returns.

Some clubs been saving their pennies this year and ready to open up the tills and buy more brown paper bags

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looks like a few coaching positions might be free next year

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sharks circling at West

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Anon  
Last month

North will only win games because of Jack and Tobias. Hawkes needs to go, definately bring back Aric. Most of the old ones need to go to, they also need a big who can play.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jack didn't play on Tuesday. The majority of Norths squad is U23 and every one else in 20’s.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawkes is gone. Shilde & Greatz both capable bigs

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Anonymous  
Last month

How badly injured is Starling?

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Anonymous  
Last month

They need Starling and Sam Johns badly. Got pumped by 57 on Tuesday night. It's first game for sure, but 57 is a lot!

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Anonymous  
Last month

To be fair to South, Sturt are looking the goods this year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm sure whomever wins the ABC will put it high on their list of achievements.

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Anonymous  
Last month

mmm, no Dickel is not the worst.

Pretty sure women's coaches at Woodville and Centrals take that honour by a mile.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who is coaching southern and North men?

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Anonymous  
Last month

North look really good
Woodville look new, don't recognise many of their players
South look not very good at all
Sturt look like they may cause a few upsets

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Anonymous  
Last month

Woodville without imports pushed a stacked Forestville team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Warriors v Eagles was a good game. Warriors had Eagles but choked in the dying minutes. Warriors didn't have their entire team either and if they have the so called additional players that above are talking about - well that could be a game changer. Brine injured his ankle end of game so not sure what his status for the rest of the season. Harris had a very weak game held to 8 points for the game - hit and miss.

These 2nd teams are a joke and only bringing the comp down. It's supposed to the best team a club can bring forward and the rest should just play in their allocated teams like U18/U23's etc.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tell that to South men. They only have one team and still got smashed.

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A  
Last month

What happens if any of these second teams beat the first teams? Unlikely but I wouldn't completely write them off.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lets face it, most of the Norwood team wouldn't have played Premier League since they only would go 6 deep during season. Probably closest they will ever get to playing, especially if it sounds like the coach has tickets on himself.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If they are capable players they should look around at options to play

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Anonymous  
Last month

I look forward to the day Glenelg can run a B side in the SANFL. What a joke BSA is. Might as well just run one 30 team comp. Good experience for all. FUN!!!

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Brunson  
Last month

"Tell that to South men. They only have one team and still got smashed."

They obviously didn't have all their players playing

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Anonymous  
Last month

South's trajectory has a great slope just the wrong direction.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Did any club have all their players playing?

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Brunson  
Last month

"Did any club have all their players playing?"

Which Woolacott Medallist winner did Sturt have missing or any other team? Which All-Star 5 player did Sturt have missing or any other team?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Im not sure Starling has ever averaged 57 points! Other clubs had NBL players missing and imports missing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The reality Brunson is that south's local contingent isn't very good.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Souths coach also "elite"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ummm, nearly every import went home as they could not earn money here.
Why has Hawkes gone.

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Anonymous  
Last month

South still hasn't worked out their coach sucks, all well and good recruiting players but what about developing the ones you have

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Brunson  
Last month

"South still hasn't worked out their coach sucks, all well and good recruiting players but what about developing the ones you have"

Clutching at straws much? 5 of the 8 that played last night were South Juniors


"The reality Brunson is that south's local contingent isn't very good."

I hope last night's result didn't upset you too much.


"Im not sure Starling has ever averaged 57 points!"

Probably not but Starling, Johns and Ellison would average over that

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Anonymous  
Last month

I don't really care for glorified reserves which is a step up from Social

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brunson,

5 out of 8 is a start but much of the development happened pre his time. I believe North have 8 from 9 juniors playing last night

Last night's result didn’t upset me. Firstly it was Norwood and secondly I think two players from other clubs accounted for half your points scored

Ellison played in round 1 and scored 7. Not sure Johns and Starling would average 50 per week

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Anonymous  
Last month

So has Owen Hulland transferred to Forestville, played for Norwood week 1 then Eagles last night.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just further proof that this is a nothing competition

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just further proof what a joke BSA has become.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's the point of these 2nd teams? Should've played them in Senior div 1s so you don't get team 1 vs team 2 at reserves level because that just looks weird

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Anonymous  
Last month

It is silly season and anyone who reads anymore into this is just as silly. Just giving it a fancy name and a fancy write-up was and I'd just a waste of time and effort. Call it as it is - Reserves!!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

^but what is it reserves to, there's nothing above it so it's the best local basketball there is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not if players elect not to play and wait till next season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Apart from imports that have returned home are many of the best players not suiting up? I'm not talking the 8th to 10th players. I’m talking the legit starters.

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Anonymous  
Last month

if ABC is the best league currently I guess that makes Div 1 reserves? Basketball SA is just scuffed

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