Anonymous
Last month

Breakers to play six 'home' games in Tasmania

NBL just announced the Breakers will call Launceston home and play 6 home games there from approximately Easter.

The Webster brothers do not seem to impressed by their comments on Instagram

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BeeGee  
Last month

For those without instagram, Corey responded to the NBL's announcement on insta with: "noooo (facepalm emoji)" and Tai with: "sick joke"

Interesting...

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Thanks Bee Gee. I'm too old for Instagram and Facebook.

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Cram  
Last month

I think Facebook has long moved past being "too old for". These days you're more likely to be too young for it if you're under 30

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koberulz  
Last month

I'd probably say 25, not 30. But yeah, I think there are more retirement-aged people on there now than those in their teens/early 20s.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NZ posting it in this season anyway.

this is the league basically telling them how it will be without consultation again.

No wonder head office is not loved in club land!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Huh?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the Webster's were very keen to play in Auckland in front of fans and family. It may be that they’re unhappy for that reason not that they think Tassie is a shithole.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well NZ is closed at the moment so that can't happen. Also their posts on instagram have since been deleted.

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Anonymous  
Last month

League office sent the breakers a note to get the players to pull it down

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RobT  
Last month

Just read the announcement on nbl.com and gotta say makes absolute sense to me. Tough on Breakers maybe, but anywhere will be tough if not NZ and ATM, it can't be that. I do applaud the Breakers for this, after what they are already going through.

And I am rapt that Gutwein is so much in favour of sport in general, and seems to be keen as hell to make the basketball work for his state.

I just can't help thinking that this a great example of how "partnerships" / "sponsorships" should work. Both sides want something. In Tassie's case, looks like a mass tourism/sport promo is on the books to boost the state's economy. NBL wants more teams that can guarantee sustainability in their growth and in new markets. Both getting what they want and this announcement is a great pre-promo that neither expected. 2 (actually, 3) birds / 1 stone!

Do well Beakers!

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Curtley  
Last month

Like the NZ warriors in the NRL last year and the breakers they deserve credit for being the most disadvantaged club. But either pull the pin as a club or accept it. You're actually getting a home town. Just cos it's not Bondi doesn't mean you can crack the shits. It could've been almost anywhere. Tassie rocks.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Auckland is in lockdown right now.

Even if NZ wants to go home to play...how do they expect visiting teams to go in (they cannot) and leave (won't be allowed).

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Anonymous  
Last month

this is the league basically telling them how it will be without consultation again.

No wonder head office is not loved in club land!

What alternate solutions can you offer to have the Breakers play in NZ this season?

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KET  
Last month

Given we know NZ aren't going to be playing in NZ, why would they be unhappy with Tasmania over any Aussie city?

It gives them a home advantage in some sense being that there’s no other club there yet...But the win here is Tasmania covering $750k costs and investing in the Launceston stadium - that’s a silver lining in an otherwise unfortunate situation

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Correct that $750k is a very nice sweetener and helps cover the losses for the year by the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What are the chances the players found out about this via social media and thats why they are upset?

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Anonymous  
Last month

NZ haven't been happy about the whole season so this is the league office just giving them a little extra kick in the nuts on the way through.

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Zodiac  
Last month

What are the chances the players found out about this via social media and thats why they are upset?


If so then they need to direct their venom towards their own club for not notifying them beforehand.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's good for them as a team though. It would have been great if they were able to have a "home" from the beginning.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The league office have done everything they possibly can to help them along the way. It sucks for the Breakers but Corey and Tai aren't the sharpest tools in the shed so maybe they shouldn't appear to be speaking on behalf of the team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NO wonder they are angry playing in the shithole of the Launceston Velodrome. Mind you 6 weeks in Launceston is better than 12 weeks ;)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let's be clear, the league doesn’t really care about the Breakers and they never have. Having said that, the borders are shut and there’s just no way home games can happen until that changes, so it is what it is.

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Mystro  
Last month

Corey & Tai need to take a deep breath before posting on social media. It's unprofessional despite the circumstances.
Shitty situation for everyone involved, no point having a sook.
Glad they came out fired up and got the W tonight.

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Bolt  
Last month

Launie is a cracking place. Stadium isn't nbl level but I’ve played there and it’s a solid venue for what they need.

I’d say the lads are just peeved because they thought they’d be playing at home at some stage. Not a reflection on Launceston itself.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The best thing about Launceston is the road to Hobart ;)

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Anonymous  
Last month

If they stay at the hotel joint with the golf course, they will have a good time, it's also the casino. It should stop the boredom, golf and roulette, bit poker.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Staying at Grindlewald ;)

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D2.0  
Last month

As others have said, it makes great sense, and I'd think the team would be happy.
If anything, they should have done this from day one (but maybe couldn't due to Tassie Border restrictions?)

It's the closest they're going to get to a "home away from home". Hopefully the scheduling allows them to settle in down there, and gain some advantage over the visiting teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

*The best thing about Launceston is the airport to Australia.

I've corrected this

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AussiePride  
Last month

"The best thing about Launceston is the airport to Australia."

Geographically challenged are you?

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