Anonymous
Earlier this year

United have no weak spots, could go undefeated: Landale

Star signing Jock Landale has high expectations for his Melbourne United team.

He's also mentioned to the media that there is only a "small" buy-out to exit (for the NBA) before 75% of the season is completed.

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"It's a monster of a line-up and I have monstrous expectations for this team," Landale said.

"Having seen how good we can be when we're on I think we have the potential to go undefeated.

"It will be so hard for teams to beat us ... there's really no weak spots."



"If an NBA team comes calling any time before 75 percent of the season is up, then I can go over there for a really small buy-out," Landale told AAP of his contract.

"The last I heard from my agent was when I locked in with Melbourne and I said to him, 'for my own mental health, can you now leave me out of this process and don't tell me anything unless there's something that's there to sign'.

"I was getting so wrapped up in it about who was interested and what could happen that I couldn't focus with a whole bunch of maybes thrown at me.

"I'm just trying to live in the moment and enjoying being back home with my family."

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

Pride cometh before the fall

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sounds cocky and arrogant.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

No weak spots? Did they sign a starting 4 man? They are definitely the most talented on paper, but that was true last year too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe that contributed him ending up in the NBL?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow gonna be hilarious to watch these fucksticks get beaten or get Covid.

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Old Mate  
Earlier this year

Undefeated?
I'll have some of what he’s smoking...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United definitely has the best team for mine

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Best team maybe but undefeated I don't think so.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love the honesty.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Out of curiosity has a team gone undefeated before? If no, who had the best season?

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Old Mate  
Earlier this year

1986 Adelaide 36ers team, 24 - 2 in regular season and 3 - 1 in the Playoffs

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Landale is confusing NBL with European leagues. We actually have parity.

Adelaide invincibles were a two loss regular season team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks, Old Mate. What about in the modern era - say post 2005?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

New Zealand went 24-4 and 4-0 in the playoffs in 2013, the year they won their third title.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane in 2006/07 went 28 and 5 in a 33 game season

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Benson4MVP  
Earlier this year

why is this a thread aha.
Like their bench is interesting mcdaniel and white lual acuil could struggle
Undefeated ahah nice try if they lose the 1st game everyone needs to go back to this thread and say f

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That 2006/7 Bullets team was strong albeit in a weaker league. From memory, they applied a full court press at times, which is rare at the professional level.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The bullets team was coached by a superstar coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who is now unemployed and unemployable

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So the answer is no team has gone undefeated.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

The bullets team was coached by a superstar coach.

Good one.

Don't forget their other superstar the GM JvG.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Only way MU goes undefeated is if the season is cancelled.

No Weak Spots?
1. They have no starting PG, and presumably are going to rely on McCarron.
2. Goulding was moved to the bench because he was too inconsistent, but will now have to hold down the starting SG spot.
3. Ok, so they managed to poach Hopson, that's a big plus.
4. They have no PF, apart from old-man Badlow, who passed his use-by a few years back, and as usual won't last the season.
5. Landale should be Good in the NBL, but already has one foot out the door.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The bench isn't that great.
Barlow might be the weak link but with Jack White will timeshare power forward.

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FM  
Earlier this year

Landale explains to the rest of us why he hasn't made it to the NBA. Not even Westbrook would make that type of claim.

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Jazr  
Earlier this year

Bit of a strange comment as I'm sure he doesn’t realistically think they’ll be undefeated. Nothing wrong with having confidence but these types of comments can come back to bite. Disagree that White and Acuil are weaknesses off the bench. White looks impressive as a role player at the 4 while Acuil would IMO be the best 5 off the bench across the league. Just needs more consistency and to hold his position in the block. Has got range as well. Barlow as the starter at the 4 presents some problems as he really should be off the bench these days. They have another import spot up their sleeve though.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Not interested in a ridiculous prediction like this from a guy who's never played a game in the NBL. Unfortunately it says a fair bit about him though. This United team isn't even the best team on paper.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McCarron at point guard, I'm not convinced.

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qwertyBab  
Earlier this year

ich komme aus Deutschland :). I am from GERMANY, thanks/qwerty

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All eyes will be on Landale .
Comes in rated our best non NBA player and allegedly highest paid local.
He needs to be an all nbl level player and MVP candidate to justify the hype.

The undefeated comment I wouldn't read much into that. Many have made those comments before and failed, nothing wrong with optimism though some see it as arrogance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Loe > Acuil. No way Acuil is the best bench 5.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bench centres don't look that impressive.

Pinder
Harrison
Jawai not the same as we was.
Ogilvy
Lual Acil
Loe
Jervis??
Pineau?
Kickert and Hunter.

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Jazr  
Earlier this year

Yes, fair point, Loe is a probably a better player right now but I think Acuil has a much higher ceiling with potential to be a genuine starter.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopson is a big plus offensively, but defensively ain't that good. Vickerman is probably smart enough to cover the weakness with who’s on the court with him, though as last year it could be United problem again, bad defence.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Source on this quote?

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koberulz  
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LV  
Earlier this year

Thanks. Bit of overconfidence there

If he's under any illusions about how competitive the NBL is, they'll quickly be erased

Interesting context though is He's been playing in Lithuania where he team was 22-2 last season before it was ended due to covid, and in 18-19 32-4 and then 7-0 in playoffs, undefeated

He may not realise exactly how rare that type of dominance is in Australia

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His Lithuanian side last year dominates every year. He never even started a lot games. Nbl lot closer than that.

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LV  
Earlier this year

I guess he's gotten used to success after being part of a team that went 61-6 and he's feeling invincible

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proud  
Earlier this year

I've been a fan of Ogilvy for his entire career but he is slowing down, as for who I'd go as best bench centre, I'll go Jawai as when he is fit and firing, he is more unstoppable than other bench 5s... it's keeping him injury free that is his biggest challenge.

As for United, I'm intrigued by their Japanese shooting guard, will he get a starting role over Goulding or will they finally play McCarron at the 2 (his best position) and start Ili?

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Undefeated? I guess not.

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FM  
Two months ago

Jock by name and nature.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Bump.

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