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WNBL PF: Townsville vs Melbourne - Dec 18th

Townsville Fire vs Melbourne Boomers

Friday December 18th
6:00pm Local Time
7:00pm AEDT
Live on ABC iView, Foxtel & Kayo
Replay on ABC TV

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ANON  
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Think Melbourne might just pull this one off, even though Fire have beaten them twice, if Boomers come out like they did last night they may just take this home

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Anonymous  
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Fire are gonna need some more contribution from the rest of their team if they're gonna beat Melbourne on Friday. Nicholson and Heal can’t have 30 point games every game

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Anonymous  
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Don't care who wins. But whoever wins, please beat Liz.

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Vodka 42  
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I wonder if any teams will push Nicholson to her right hand this season. I don't track track every possession like Ryan (new poster - preview of Southside v Tville game) although it seems like she does all her damage going left (interesting for a right handed player).

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ANON  
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Nicholson drives left and puts the lay up in with her right hand and draws the foul almost every time

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Anonymous  
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My god Liz lives rent free in some of y'all’s minds

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Anonymous  
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I can't work out why 3 Opals and 5 Tall Ferns didn't go undefeated. Then add Garrick, more depth than anyone..... Massive failed season if they don't win the whole thing.

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Vodka 42  
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#825210
Not a single mention of Liz in this thread. She isn't playing in this game.

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Vodka 42  
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#825215
If you are going to post on a comment I've made can you make up a different use name.
Cheers,
Vodka 42

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Camel 31  
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regret, ABCiview quality is almost unwhatchably bad

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Anonymous  
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'Not a single mention of Liz in this thread. She isn't playing in this game.'

Read the thread. Someone says ‘whoever wins, please beat Liz’. You’ve made my point, she isn’t playing in this game and yet people are still talking about her

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Camel 31  
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iview all good, now. In comes the league's best 6th woman... Gonna dunk it..

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Anonymous  
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You just know sandy will pick her friends over the best performers.

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Anonymous  
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Whats the crowd limit in Townsville? Looks empty.

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Anonymous  
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God Megan Hustwaite is rubbish.

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Anonymous  
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Yes 2/3 empty.

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Anonymous  
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Stadium was packed for the Fire v Flyers game, looks a bit empty tonight

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Anonymous  
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Thats extremely disappointing given its a Townsville home game. Thought the crowds all the way along haven't been good. Shows the lack of interest in the WNBL in Queensland.

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Anonymous  
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Just a bit strange that it's less crowded than that last night Fire game considering there seems to be more support for the Boomers than Flyers in Townsville. You’d think Fire supporters would be excited to watch their team hopefully get into the grand final, bit weird

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ANON  
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Someone call heal a taxi, she's travelled almost every possession and nothing is called

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Anonymous  
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What game are you watching? Haven't seen Heal travel once

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Anonymous  
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If Heal doesn't get picked for the Olympics.....

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Anonymous  
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It'll be Mitchell Madgen Ebzery, just like the last 3 years.

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Anonymous  
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Heal is smashing. Can't miss

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Anonymous  
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Don't disagree with that. Although the fact Sandy is at the game gives me some faith she’s paying attention to Heal

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Anonymous  
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time to get garrick off, she is killing the boomers

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Anonymous  
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Wouldn't they take
4 guards
4 forwards
4 centres

Or close to that ?
So heal would be 4th pg

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Anonymous  
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Taking 4 centres would be dumb. You need more wings.

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Anonymous  
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McKay is good. Very physical

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Anonymous  
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2018 olympics
Guarss were
Mitchell
Lavey
Phillips
Ebzery

Two spots to fill in the guard positions

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Anonymous  
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Big play Magbegor.

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Anonymous  
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I've got Townsville hanging on here.

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Anonymous  
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Think Townsville are choking, Melbourne to win from here

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Anonymous  
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2018 had no Phillips or mitchell

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Anonymous  
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That last possession from Townsville was very disorganised.

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Anonymous  
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Well done Townsville. Heal too good.

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Anonymous  
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Goodbye molloy?

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Anonymous  
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Madgen scored 0 second half.

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Anon  
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You r a useless coach Molloy!!!!!!!
Please don't give him another year!!!!

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Perthworld  
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Oh my Molloy.

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ANON  
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Hopefully that now is the last we have to see of Molloy and zboomers can start a rebuild minus tall ferns and their coach

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ANON  
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Madgen scored 0 second half.

She was like a deer in head lights , couldn't make a firm decision the entire night, she was cooked at half time, Garrick played great as but god she makes some bad shot choices

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Anonymous  
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Ebzery, Heal
Talbot, Nicholson, Whitcomb
Allen, Ohea
Magbegor, George, Smith
Cambage, Tolo

1 of these is getting cut for another pg.

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Anonymous  
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Choices,,,

Mitchell
Madgen
Lavey
Rocci
Mansfield
Wallace
Mangakahia

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PlaymakerMo  
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At some point this season, Garrick needed to start hitting shots consistently. 31-FG% and 27-3P% just doesn't cut it.

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Anonymous  
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Heal offensively absolutely destroyed Garrick which I think impacted on her ability to be the offensive threat that the Boomers so desperately needed! Cayla disappeared in that game last night & especially at the defensive end with some absolutely horrible defensive rotations which led to easy buckets for the Fire. Ezi would be the only Boomer who could walk around today with her head held high given at times she carried her much more experienced teammates thru last night's game. Molloy’s player rotations are very hard to understand at times but when you’ve struggled offensively all night I wouldn’t recommend playing Beck & Wright together in your back court when they are at times offensive liabilities.

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Anonymous  
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Best defense I've seen from heal all,season which shows she capable.

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Anonymous  
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Surely this now needs to be the end of Molloy at Melbourne boomers! how many seasons has he had and how many championships he won? just can't get there there. Time for a change

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Anonymous  
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And with by far the biggest budget.

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Perthworld  
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Surely this now needs to be the end of Molloy at Melbourne boomers! how many seasons has he had and how many championships he won? just can't get there there. Time for a change

12 seasons for zero championships. That must be a record in terms of opportunity given and being title-less in both the WNBL and NBL?

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Anonymous  
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Has he seriously been around for 12 seasons?? With that budget how he has not won a championship is baffling

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ANON  
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Today

Has he seriously been around for 12 seasons?? With that budget how he has not won a championship is baffling


Don't think it’s 12 , more like 8 but still a very long time

He’s 4 years in the job over what he should have been for sure

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ANON  
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" Molloy began his coaching career with the WNBL Canberra Capitals in 1989 before switching to men's coaching. From 1993-96 he returned to the WNBL and coached the Perth Breakers to four consecutive finals appearances, including a grand final loss at the buzzer. In 1995, he was awarded the WNBL Coach of the Year award for the first time.

After a lengthy stint as an assistant coach in the NBL with the SE Melbourne Magic and Victoria Titans, he moved north to head coach the fledgling Cairns Taipans from 2000-05, taking the club to its maiden finals appearance in 2004. He moved to the South Dragons in 2006 as an assistant coach, and eventually reunited his partnership with Brian Goorjian in 2008-09 when the Dragons won the NBL Championship.

In between NBL seasons, Molloy did a ton of high-level junior men’s coaching leading Vic Metro U18’s to three successive gold medals, and three Australian teams to the quarter-finals or better at FIBA World Cups, the highlight being the 2012 Australian U17 men’s team which won the silver medal.



2013 saw a return to where it all started in the WNBL, this time as the head coach of the Deakin Melbourne Boomers, picking up the accolade of Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 season and another finals appearance. Molloy has been with the club ever since.

“I had been coaching men’s basketball for a long time, and I was ready for something different. A good friend of mine, Lori Chizik, and another person who was to become a good friend, Linda Perry, both talked to me about the possibility of coaching the Boomers."

“I thought, I’ll do it for a year and see where things sit after that. It’s now seven years later and I’m still here.”

“It hasn’t been a smooth, continuous journey at all. The Boomers have gone through a complete life-change, from the old model as an arm of the Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club into the new model of private ownership and professionalism; a model under which the Club has flourished. We’ve had so many challenges and problems, but I’m just proud to have served the Club so long and hope to enjoy coaching while the Club is at such a wonderful point.”

As for career highlights whilst at the Boomers, Molloy points to his unheralded first team in 2013-14 which defied odds and made finals, and then his 2017-18 team which won an amazing semi-final series vs Perth but lost the grand final series to Townsville after three fierce games. “

He’s been going for a very long time lol

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Perthworld  
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Yep, he goes back to the 80s and in the 90s had a stacked Perth Breakers team. Add in NBL stint at Cairns and he has been failing for a very long time. No one else would be even close to having this much of an opportunity without a Championship.

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Perthworld  
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So that's 17 seasons in total as a head coach combining both WNBL and NBL, spanning 1989 to present. Amazing.

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Anonymous  
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so not being able to make it in men's basketball -now we know why- he was back to wnbl with boomers in 2013. Club management obviously haven't heard Einstein's famous line "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result". Don't be surprised if they give him another extension next year..they must be thinking about that broken clock that shows the correct time twice a day and get hopeful.

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Anon  
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Maybe he needs to go into politics, he seems to be able to profit enough BS to get a job, lol.

But you would have to think, unless he's got financial input into Melbourne Boomers , this would be his last season , even he himself must be able to see he needs to move on

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Anonymous  
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I don't know, everyone on here has been saying for years 'surely this is his last season’ but the Boomers seem to love him. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him extend his contract

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