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WNBL 2020 Round 1

Round 1 Schedule (all times AEDT)

Wed 6pm Lightning-Capitals
Wed 8pm Lynx-Fire
Thu 7pm Boomers-Flames
Thu 9pm Spirit-Flyers
Sat 3pm Spirit-Flames
Sat 5pm Boomers-Flyers (ABC & Foxtel)
Sun 3pm Flyers-Flames (ABC & Foxtel)
Sun 6pm Lynx-Lightning
Sun 8pm Capitals-Fire


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Anonymous  
Last month

- Should easily win
Southside

- battle for gf spot.
Canberra
Melbourne

- Fighting for last finals spot
Perth
Townsville

- depleted side via injury will cost them finals spot.
Adelaide

- can't see them winning more than 5 games each.
Sydney
Bendigo

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Perthworld  
Last month

The first Fox game is on Saturday? MEL-STH. So taxpayers funded it to be on Foxtel so they put it on Kayo. Slimey.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree Perthworld, the tax payers pay for it twice. Once by not being on abc and then to watch on pay to view.

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Cram  
Last month

I think all of the teams are offering "hub" membership packages (Boomers are $60) which gives you 2 months kayo subs, so its a way to support your club and see the games. I've got a Boomers membership for the first time this season

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Anonymous  
Last month

As harsh is it sounds, it would be better for the wnbl season to do poorly eventuating in the takeover by kestleman.

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Cram  
Last month

And that would be the point that I no longer support it

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Anonymous  
Last month

You wouldn't support it because?

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Cram  
Last month

LK

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Anonymous  
Last month

You don't think the wnbl would be far better under lk than jackson/ba

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Cram  
Last month

No

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well if Cram doesn't support it then it must be a terrible idea.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You do know LK is in charge/runs all of BA's commercial operations don’t you?

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's good to know Cram won’t be around long then as it’s only a matter of time before LK takes over

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Anonymous  
Last month

You can also get a 14 day free trial for Kayo

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Aussiedownunder  
Last month

Is Wallace suiting up for Adelaide?

An Adelaide Lightning FB post shows her amongst the players.

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Luuuc  
Last month

- Should easily win
Southside

- battle for gf spot.
Canberra
Melbourne

- Fighting for last finals spot
Perth
Townsville

- depleted side via injury will cost them finals spot.
Adelaide

- can't see them winning more than 5 games each.
Sydney
Bendigo


Yeah, I see things pretty much the same. A definite #1 and next 2, Bendigo & Sydney to struggle, and the other 3 to fight it out amongst themselves to be playoff cannon fodder (although the single game format does at least leave the door open to an underdog having a hot night)

--

Griffin, Tupaea & Smart all to miss tonight for the Caps due to injury.
Haven't heard any news out of Adelaide.

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Anon  
Last month

If you signed up now for the 14-day free trial with Kayo, and then paid for just one month after your free trial ended, you would be able to watch the whole season for $25.

To be honest, that's not too bad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wallace was set to join but clearly not ready.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Georgia Pineau season ending injury (ACL)
Media release through Bendigo spirit Facebook page

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dam, the list has to be 20 deep now of people that missed this season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Oh god, I wonder how many injuries will occur when games start.
I hope none but being realistic

Article below

https://wnbl.basketball/bendigo/news/georgia-pineau-to-miss-the-wnbl20-season-due-to-injury/

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Aussiedownunder  
Last month

That is a lot of outs tonight for the Capitals. Definitely a game Adelaide can win with those 3 players out.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last month

Or you could sign up for free trial of Kayo, when thats finished, you get your mate to do the same and you end up with a whole months worth for nothing.

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Luuuc  
Last month

I did the free trial, and have a coupon for 1 month for $5 for being a Lynx member, so hopefully the whole season will be $5 for me. Sounds like good value but based on the quality I am seeing right now I'm not so sure. This is my first time watching Kayo and I'm highly unimpressed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's not really Kayo s fault, but the venues setup.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Yeah, possible I guess.
When I was setting it up there was some cricket on, and that looked like crap too.
Maybe all the venues are bad due to half-arsed NBN.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There's a small lag in the streaming but that’s not too big of a deal

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is there live stats ?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cram got a membership for the first time this season and will quit if LK takes over? Sounds lime a hardcore fan.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rocci I think has real potential as an opal backup, needs a great trainer to get her to that level over the next few years.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's wrong with Griffin?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Injured for 1-2 games.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty cringe that the commentator keeps going on about Wilson hitting two threes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Talbot m.o.m

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Nice to have the league back but I hope the presentation picks up. I flicked over to the Lynx v Fire feed on Kayo and it is literally a blank screen.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Very nice to have the WNBL back :)

Understandably scrappy start, but going to OT made up for it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They played fire v Lynx preview on wrong channel is why.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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Luuuc  
Last month

If wishes were horses, then my first horse would be to have a million more horses.

I horse that Sami was out there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's a real shame to not have Sami, huge loss for the Lynx

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Anonymous  
Last month

Surprised to see so many watching from overseas on YouTube.

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Anon  
Last month


Griffin, Tupaea & Smart all to miss tonight for the Caps due to injury.
Haven't heard any news out of Adelaide.

These three players are always injured, even one of the commentators passed a comment I think re Tupaea, she's been injured every season, and Tolo still on limited minutes , same as last season

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Anonymous  
Last month

The league is getting older.
Griffin now 32, Tolo 31 etc etc.

Anyone born before 1989 won't be around for much longer than 2-3 years.
That’s quite a few players that will have to be replaced.

Eg Griffin, whitcomb, Mitchell, Tolo, George, ohea, Bishop, mansfield, Burton, Murray, Tomlinson, Wilson, smart, farnworth etc etc all will be gone likely within 3 seasons.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Things I observed from watching Townsville v Perth last night:

1. The Lynx struggled big time without Sami Whitcomb
2. Shyla Heal murdered the Lynx guards
2. The Lynx need to play more team basketball if they want to have a bit of success
3. Katie Ebzery needs to remember she has team mates
4. Townsville looked like a team that have done a lot of bonding off the court
5. Kayo's coverage was a bit like watching a livestream on facebook but I'm paying for this!!
6. The commentators were decent but they need to learn which players are which
7. Some interesting offensive calls by the refs. I guess they're still finding form too...

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Anonymous  
Last month

You have burrows 01 and Williams 01 as the pg's up against heal 01 and reid 96
Also, Rocci 98 and Cubillo 99

Very young pg lineups compared to the other teams..

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Luuuc  
Last month

Yeah, the Lynx were a mess but I'm not too surprised. There's no way that Burrows starting would have been anywhere near our plans for this season. Ciabattoni being hurt did help either because composure is one of her strengths and we lacked that badly yesterday.
It was as if that guy doing the commentary was completely unfamiliar with any of the players, but someone was teaching him along the way because names he was butchering in the first half were mostly ok by the end of the game.

I can kinda forgive our offense being bit of a shambles in game 1, but there's less excuse defensively. Will be interesting to see how rapidly the coaches & players can adjust in this compressed season. Pressure is already on them now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He's the nbl overtime anchor.

Shocking, must have butchered 10 names.
And the lady next to him is no commentator but just a former player.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm not so sure Luuuc about Burrows being planned to start. They keep giving her a massive wrap

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Luuuc  
Last month

They do, but I still doubt she would have kept Whitcomb out of the starting 5 has she not withdrawn ;)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Haha your point is very valid!! Id have Whitcomb in my starting 5 any day

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Can Bendigo get within 30 of Southside?

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^ no sadly

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gotta ask which dumbarse in the WNBL office scheduled opening night on State of Origin night. Wow.

And why have Townsville play in Mackay for the opener? Surely the logic would have been to have them open IN Townsville on a Friday night at least.

How soon can we get LK to take over this bumbling mess?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looking forward to seeing price, I think she's one of the sfs of the future in the n.t.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cambarge, wtf it's 'cambeige’ you buffoon.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Has Cam Luke ever watched WNBL before?

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Anonymous  
Last month

It appears asthough he has been lieing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cambage about to pop.

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Anonymous  
Last month

30? Looking like 50 now..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pooper Dunlap, is this guy an imbosil.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pupa Dunlap he's called her multiple times.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's worse Cam Luke’s commentary or Bendigo’s inability to make a lay-up?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seeing asthough cam has butchered over 12 names in 2 days, I'd say him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good to see conti got a shot under a real coach.

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Anon  
Last month

091 says you who can't even spell the world imbecile.

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Anon  
Last month

I gave Cam the benefit of the doubt last night after what I thought was a very average effort but put it down to maybe nerves or something. That Michelle drove me crazy as well. After tonight, I think perhaps Cam is just not cut out for commentating. The guy that did the Flames/Boomers game with Jenni Screen was good.

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Corbin Middlemas did the game with Jenni Screen. He's a pro.

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anon  
Last month

Southside and Boomers tonight should be a good game, looking forwards to the match ups of both starters and bench, just hope Molloy uses his bench, he's not known for it, but he's going to have to start using all 12 players if he wants his team to make it to the end, this will be a good test. regardless of outcome, I think both these teams will be in finals

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bendigo and Sydney should be high scoring game. Both teams play fast aтв should be fun. What style about Southside and Boomers?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Cambarge, wtf it's 'cambeige' you buffoon."

I thought she made a big deal about it being pronounced like 'Cambarge' a few years ago.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bendigo are laughable. Pathetic recruitment. Should of sent their CBL team. Would of performed better. Coaching staff out of their depth.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They just don't have the money...

Victoria should only have 2 teams going forward. They need a seq team.

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Aussiedownunder  
Last month

Any news on Griffin, Smart and Tupaea playing the Fire tomorrow?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Southside looking lazy.

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Good win for the Boomers. They were a ridiculous $11 at one point in the first quarter...

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Cambage told the Herald-Sun her name is pronounced "Cam-beige".

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/hamish-mclachlan-with-liz-cambage-on-the-opals-chances-in-rio-tackling-racism-and-bullying-and-how-to-pronounce-her-last-name/news-story/98fcaa1cf514003eed989b2b3340cb66

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Luuuc  
Last month

Good win for the Boomers. They were a ridiculous $11 at one point in the first quarter...

I very much enjoyed the self-described 'cheat code' team getting beaten like that.
Names on a scoresheet don't win games. Actual effort is required too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They don't call techs anymore for kicking the sponsor boards or screaming and slapping the floor??

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Anonymous  
Last month

Depends who does it

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Anonymous  
Last month

LOL why is their advertising on their butts

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Despite not knowing how to pronounce 'Blicavs' or 'Schwagmeyer', Tom Maher is a godsend in commentary. He actually makes constructive criticisms of players instead of the bland approach we hear from others.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wasn't a fan of Tom Maher’s commentary, the amount of times he said 'they’re just dribbling’ like we get it!!!!! Also said some rude things about a few players which I found unnecessary

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koberulz  
Last month

Yeah, not a fan of Maher either. Maybe in a three-man booth, but not as the only color guy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maher doesn't sugar coat. Obviously a little different to constant praise type commentating you re conditioned to hear.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Still no smart, tupea or KG23 tonight for caps. Ruef will play after her rolled ankle last game.

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koberulz  
Last month

To me it was just how rare and brief his insights were, and then the inane filler he came up with when he seemed to feel like it'd been too long since he'd said anything. Which is why I feel like he might work better in a three man booth. They can have another guy there to carry most of the load and let Maher fill in as he deems appropriate.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

Just about everything Maher said was either an explanation about how a player was bad, what she did was wrong, or what he would do differently as coach. It's amazing for someone with as much knowledge as him, he had surprisingly little insight, and yet talked so much.

I'm all for criticism, especially since the norm has been non-stop hyping up from the commentary team - when everything is supposedly "great/amazing", nothing really is. Unfortunately, Maher just comes across as a fossil.

I'd probably love to chat with him in a coaching capacity, but not listen to him as a commentator. That's just me though.

On a positive note: his co-commentator was very professional.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rocci vs heal should be a good one. Both gunning for 3rd Tokyo pg spot.

No more seekamp, Lavey with footy, Wallace still injured.
Mitchell hasn't been great either this year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maher should not be back, that was horrible to listen to.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Well that was certainly an annoying choke by the Lynx
:/

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Anonymous  
Last month

Both Fire and Flames are orange. Dumb.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Think they made a boo boo.

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koberulz  
Last month

Both Fire and Flames are orange. Dumb.
They're not playing each other...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks scoop

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Anonymous  
Last month

MitchellsN.T time could be up.


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Anonymous  
Last month

Not while Brondello is in charge. She loves her veterans.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I would not be surprised if other n.t would go after a few of our players and give them citizenship.
Italy's a team on young stars who are on the rise have only weak spot at pg going forward. Picking up a Rocci would be great for them. She would be thinking, am I going to get a chance with Aus with so many others on te fringe?
Because if u keep with Mitchell and Ebzery + lavey, add in Mangakahia, Wallace and heal who are the likely replacements listed by most.

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Camel 31  
Last month

Tom Maher - he mumbles his words.
Cambage - 4 fouls in 8 minutes.
Maher - "Well, you write in the media that refs give me a hard time and that's what happens. Although the last 2 were shockers.'

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Anonymous  
Last month

He is only stating what everyone else is thinking.
Get off his back.

He gave an experienced international coaches opinion during his commentary- personally thought it was a good insight.

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Pop  
Last month

Agree re Tom. Voice less than inspiring, which sadly could see him cut, I guess, but I'd hope not, since his comments were genuine and insightful.

Hopefully a few coaches and players will have a listen, or at least be made aware of what he was saying.

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Anon  
Last month

He gave an experienced international coaches opinion during his commentary- personally thought it was a good insight.


- totally agree. Hopefully he does more games.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Sounds like Maher commentates Bruce Palmer style - with complete honesty.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd prefer to tell it how he sees it instead of the old mates act.

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