Manu Fieldel
Last month

Why did Nathan Sobey leave Cairns?

We had Sobey on the books as a development player.

What was the story there, was he showing signs of being a good player, why did he leave? I know nothing about his tenure up here.

Can anyone fill me in?

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Anonymous  
Last month

they picked maynard over him... ouch.

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Perthworld  
Last month

You can't remember Sobey because they never played him.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Yeah exactly, they never played him. Do you have any idea why, is the question, Perthworld.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Fearne was like most NBL coaches in that they don't give DPs much of a chance, unlike Joey Wright who did. Goulding is another that springs to mind, although more clearly than Sobey. Usually the path for DPs leads to a dead end.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fearne has an eye for talent. He has talent like Sobey and Torrey Craig, and he keeps an eye on them while they sit on the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fearne way too structured for Sobey. Didn't fit neatly in the box so was discarded.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Did the Taipans flat out say 'we don't want you, you won't be offered a contract next season', or did Sobey back himself and go looking for a club that would play him?

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Anonymous  
Last month

What was Sobey's minutes first year in Adelaide? Pretty sure he signed for minimum and didn’t play a lick till his second season

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Anonymous  
Last month

As much as I agree Fearne has crippled more talent than he's nurtured Sobey was in Cairns for 10 seconds and they were the best team in the league. Most of which were already signed to multi year deals. Not fearnes fault here

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Perthworld  
Last month

10mins per in his first season in ADL compared to 5mins with CNS.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Manu good question since aren't DP contracts generally for two years? So someone instigated the move, did it stem from Fearne's feedback or Joey telling Sobey he'd get more of a chance in Adelaide?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Sobey was a DP at Cairns and left for more opportunity from memory he signed with the 36ers to the full roster. It was another case of Joey giving young guys not wanted elsewhere a chance Sobey, Hodgson, Adnam etc.

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Anon  
Last month

Cadee froling... and joey gets bagged. B eest coach Sixers had or likely to.have....

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Twinkletoes  
Last month

Sobey was only a training player at Cairns and came up because Fearne liked what he saw of him in the SEABL. After Sobey arrived in Cairns a sponsor was so impressed when watching him in the pre season that he paid Sobey for the rest of the season. He played a few games towards the end of that season when (I think) Corey Maynard was injured and the Taipans wanted to retain him but Joey Wright offered a 3 year contract.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks Twinkletoes.

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Perthworld  
Last month

So it was Joey after all. Makes sense.

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Slopernator  
Last month

He was getting an occasional run but, as mentioned, they wanted to sign Maynard. The intensity and speed on court was already evident, I remember wondering at the time if it was the right call. Maynard left for a cup of coffee career in the AFL and Sobey's averaging over 20ppg in '21. Can't win them all I guess.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

More oppurtunity.

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proud  
Last month

Is it just me or are we seeing more DPs and training players getting court time this season compared to previous seasons, it's great seeing them too with Corey Shervill and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa in particular certainly not looking out of place in the limited time that we have seen them. Let's hope they and those current and future DPs can become NBL stars and maybe even become Olympians.

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Anonymous  
Last month

As discussed in a previous thread about Nathan Sobey's tattoos, the 'NS' represents North/South, referring to the geographical directions his careers moves have taken. I expect that his next move may be from Brisbane to Tasmania.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It actually stands for Not Sure meaning he doesn't know where he'll be next year.

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Beantown  
Last month

"... and joey gets bagged. B eest coach Sixers had or likely to.have...."

He doesn't deserve to get bagged, he's a very good coach in a number of ways. But after nearly ten years of watching the same awful defence and clueless offence it was clear that the Sixers were stagnating. Sometimes everyone just needs a change. He's the longest serving Sixers coach in history. He was here longer than Smyth! It was just time to evolve.

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Zodiac  
Last month

He's the longest serving Sixers coach in history. He was here longer than Smyth!


Smyth coached the team for 11 seasons, Joey only coached the team for 7 seasons.

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