TB
Earlier this year

NBL Cup in trouble

With Victoria making Covid outbreaks a fortnightly celebration, wondering if non-vic teams are asking questions on whether it should happen?

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TB  
Earlier this year

Title should have a ? At the end.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That is why it is a Hub.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

lol As if a Hub is going to make a difference.

Will be lucky to get many fans let alone teams being able to play unless its played in Bendigo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Except teams going in there may need to then quarantine for 14 days when leaving the hub. Would be smarter to move the two teams out of Victoria

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TB  
Earlier this year

States are closing the border to Vic at the moment so Queensland and NSW teams and 36ers may not be able to get in to hub. Then there will be a 2 week league shut down at the end of it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If they cant have fans so be it. They will want to get these 36 games completed. The Hub goes for 26 days. All things being equal at some stage during that time they will be back to zero transmission and the 14 days will expire. Gotta love Hoops. Always glass empty, not even half full.

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TB  
Earlier this year

But states will want 28 days free of transmission before reopening borders. That's been the standard approach.

Should of been in Tassie to help promote Jack Jumpers not Vic, LK home cooking getting is team a bonus 7 home games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

to WA it goes!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

TB only WA wants 28 days. Everyone else is 14 as per government protocol hence why SA are open to WA as of midnight Saturday

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LC  
Earlier this year

NBL1 South Fixture is dropping today...

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

Should of been in Tassie to help promote Jack Jumpers not Vic, LK home cooking getting is team a bonus 7 home games.


Gee.... that's actually a very good idea. With the Jack Jumpers hopping into the League next season, having the cup down there would certainly stir up interest

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TB  
Earlier this year

Fair call re the 28...but we haven't reached the peak of this out break yet by the looks. So 14 days...from when?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Smh last community transmission

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TB  
Earlier this year

Fair call re the 28...but we haven't reached the peak of this out break yet by the looks. So 14 days...from when?

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TB  
Earlier this year

SMH...no one knows when that will be but we do know when the cup starts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Move it to the Gold Coast.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

5 day lock down looming apparently.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lockdown is until Wednesday. NBL Cup starts Saturday. Given there are no unlinked cases, the lockdown is simply a precautionary measure (a lazy one at that) and the teams should be able to arrive next Friday.

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alexkrad  
Earlier this year

Andrews just said professional sports is a job, and can continue just not as entertainment with crowds.

So games this weekend and the NBL cup could go ahead just with no crowds.

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Big Country  
Earlier this year

The NBL Cup is in Victoria because the Victorian Govt. provided a large $ incentive to the NBL including the prize money and covering some of the costs. If another state wants it maybe that Govt can open their wallets...

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KET  
Earlier this year

If that's true - that says a lot for the pull of the NBL

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

It is every ad I see of the NBL Cup includes the Vic Govt logo, LK knows what he's doing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should have been in NZ

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Anon  
Earlier this year

2 vic games postponed this weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why are the Vic games postponed if 'professional sports' has been deemed essential?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gee, crowds???

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

It's almost like building a month-long inflexible block into a season that needed a lot of flexibility was a bad idea.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

There is no statement from the NBL website about any postponement.

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LITS  
Earlier this year

MEL v CRN game has officially been postponed.

A decision on the SEM v PER game to be made tomorrow.

Not sure why they didn't just can the SEM game now... Unless they think they can still play it.

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Kassie  
Earlier this year

FROM MELB UNITED

Following the announcement of a five-day lockdown in Victoria, the NBL has announced that tomorrow's game between Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans at Bendigo Stadium has been postponed.
Details of the rescheduled event will be communicated once released by the NBL.
More info regarding tickets to this game will be communicated in due course. Until then, ticket holders may request a refund via the Ticketek website if they wish.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Still not sure why the games are postponed seeming professional sports has been deemed essential.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

They need ticket revenue.

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LITS  
Earlier this year

The Melbourne game could have been postponed because of it being in Bendigo... NBL might not be willing to travel during the lockdown.

Could also be why the SEM v PER game hasn't been canned yet, being that game is in the city.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Cairns are also still in QLD, whereas Perth are already in Victoria.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The Melbourne game could have been postponed because of it being in Bendigo."
Yet again another furphy. The whole of Victoria is under the same rules currently.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBL games can be played in Victoria this weekend as pro sport can go ahead.
The NBL and the teams can choose to postpone the games though. They need ticket revenue + it makes sense for a team like Cairns to stay out of Victoria for now if they can.
For obvious reasons, the tennis will not postpone and will play with no crowd.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The Melbourne game could have been postponed because of it being in Bendigo... NBL might not be willing to travel during the lockdown."

I understand the City of Bendigo have paid for the right to host the game, and they receive a $$ return via people traveling to the game and spending in town. That's why it will be rescheduled.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No crowds in Bendigo is the point I thought?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why do these outbreaks seem to happen in Victoria only? Asking for a Kiwi friend...

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KET  
Earlier this year

And Sydney and Brisbane and Perth.
And Adelaide.
And NZ x2.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NSW lockdown trouble spots and contacts in the background while the rest of the state is close to normal, scaring the shit out of the rest of the country.
QLD and WA lockdown their cities off 1 or 2 people with a scary variant.
SA lockdown when they think someone got it off a pizza box after trying to do a NSW approach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How come the nbl said they'll make a decision on Phoenix vs Perth tomorrow. What info would they be waiting for

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I always LOL whenever someone mentions moving the hub to WA. The only advantage Perf has is that they have more titles than any other team.

It is a logistical nightmare to move everyone there, the WA Government didn't want to fund any of it like VIC does and the time difference will make Eastern States stay up until all hours of the night just to watch their team(s). NZ is a good 5 hours in front. Good luck with that!

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TB  
Earlier this year

Perhaps people suggest Perth because there are 14,000 wildcats members (that's another advantage btw) that want to watch games?

When people suggest perth i think they realise that it won't/can't happen because of the reasons you say #240, but we are used to it. We've had Scorchers and Glory GFs moved to Canberra and Sydney at the last minute because of 'time difference issues' despite earning the home ground advantage. Perth also was not considered for a cricket test match this year despite having a new stadium and the highest possible attendance, cricket Australia stuck with tradition over safety. Not to mention bands bypassing Perth on world tours .

People also get that the Vic government handed over a lot of cash for the cup, but until their covid containment sorted it can't stay in Melbourne and Perth people would at least like to be considered for once.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WA government is too strict for sports league to organise anything there. Even the AFL struggled and that's with teams playing only 1 game a week, so quarantine and travel restrictions are less of an issue than for BBL or NBL.
I don’t think it’s the Eastern states mistreating WA, more the opposite in fact: WA choosing to reap the benefits of isolation by restricting travel from the Eastern states. Seems to have worked well for WA, but you get less live sport.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WA didn't even get the afl GF, tight arses they are.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Perth -Phoenix will go ahead with no crowd

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Re: SEM-PER - somehow the odds are 1.90 for both sides despite the thrashing on Thursday.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So those saying the Hub should have been in NZ, 3 new community cases in South Auckland today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news, will be delayed in my humble opinion.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

If they didn't announce a delay when there was a COVID outbreak, they're not going to announce a delay now that Victoria is coming out of lockdown.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I doubt there is a delay, it's a hub set up. It will just be a case of whether crowds are allowed and how many.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You might find it's pushed back a day

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Or pushed back a week.

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robt  
Earlier this year

Doesn't really belong here but not worth its own thread and is about the NBL Cup.

Just watching a game and would like to see a graphic for NBL Cup points, live, say at each break.

With 7 points up each game, NBL CUP ladder can change quarter x quarter.

Also be interesting how the reg NBL ladder changes as the W/L's are taken into account.


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes good idea. Shame the NBL hasn't put that in place since the start.

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robt  
Earlier this year

End-of-game wrap-up actually had graphics of both ladders. Thank you!

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GordonG  
Earlier this year

@Robt

This sometimes gets updated every half, at least. (Sometimes...)

https://www.nblcup.com.au/#Ladder

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