Anonymous
Two weeks ago

NBL1 Central Week 1 Preview

Will do my best though I admit I don't know much more than what clubs have been posted and what I have heard around the traps. A few things have come out since the power rankings so these will reflect the best info I have. Of course, would love to see more predictions here too from those who know better.

Forestville vs Mavs

The less said the better. I haven't seen anything yet to indicate Mavs will be competitive, though they do have a sharp coach he might be working with blunt objects. Forestville may have less depth that previous years but it won't matter here.

Eagles by 18.

South vs North

Looks like both of these teams will be 2nd half of the season types with their NBL recruits. South have the clear advantage in this matchup early in the season with Starling still MVP calibre and Johns still the best guard on court.

South by 12.

Southern vs Sturt

I have these two either side of making the finals and for a round 1 matchup this could have some very long term implications. Southern have two imports and we already know Koop will be a handful in this league. Sturt seem to be running all Australian and while they have COTY favourite (just ahead of Rojo) Paul Rigoni and will be very structured they will fall short in this one.

Southern by 8.

West vs Centrals

A lot of unknowns here as I don't know a lot about the Centrals lineup, however West have some big name signings and a great coach. Will take a bit of beating in this one.

West by 14.

Norwood vs Woodville

Two teams I have firmly in the finals in what is the game of the round. Norwood have just announced a new import big and we know Woodville have a fringe NBA player coming in, hopefully both clear quarantine and are able to play week 1. Both teams have veteran experience and star power. Turnage is good, but this Jacobs guy will be better.

Woodville by 4.


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Rojo did you write this preview yourself :) oh my lord

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Clearly a Rojo fan, probably going winless ain't going to get COTY. Forestville should get this one by 40.
South may be waiting for inexperienced duo of Hulland and Mudronja, have Starling but also the Mr Bean of coaches who can totally stuff it all up. McVeigh a proven scorer in league will be needed for north to have a chance to make finals, Jimma an interesting pickup for Rockets, picking them purely because of coaching.
Rigoni junior probably more important in than dad, although he could come close to COTY if he can get kids competitive. Southern with some low key pickups plus imports might give them edge.
If Humphries doesn't suit up for Lions, could be very ugly and long season way up north. Interesting to see how Ross adapts and copes with Corey's aggressive style. West by lots.
A lot of talk about this ex NBA player suiting up in little old Adelaide. If he's that good, why? Whitmore seat would be very warm if he can't produce with this lot. Norwood looks like they finally will play players not from the Webber family tree, one due to injury, but wouldn't surprise me if he complains to board and still starts and just stands in corner on offence. Turnage a proven player as long as his mates don't have a wedding overseas, Covid takes away that possibility unless it's in New Zealand. Flames for me.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Has North also signed Sunday Dech?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

South by 30+

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I haven't seen anything regarding North and Sunday but he won't help them this week anyway!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

None of this matters! Whoever Julian Jacob's plays for will naturally win the Championship. Game over

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Are any of the games being live streamed? Haven't seen anything on this and who will the jokers be commentating on the games?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Well, unless Scotty is pulling a Henry and Paul scenario, Jacobs only scored 2 points in a loss to Sturt last night in reserves. Anyone have news on that.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Surely he didn't play much if that was the case. Scotty has been telling everyone he has signed the next 36ers import.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Scotty talks too much at the best of times. Probably was just a light run, but 2 points for an alleged fringe NBA player, hmmmm.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#118 My understanding is all games are live streamed through www.NBL1.com.au

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'm sure Jacobs is just finding his feet after getting out of quarantine - not easy coming straight out of 14 day lockdown.

What will be interesting to see is how the reffing will be for NBL1 - hope it's better than what we get in reserves.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Finding feet against a mid strength Sturt, could be the reason why he's not in a big league.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

ahaha good ole Scotty. He is the best commentator for NBL1 Finals. ahahaha Scotty ahahaha

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#156I'm sure Jacobs is just finding his feet after getting out of quarantine - not easy coming straight out of 14 day lockdown.

What will be interesting to see is how the reffing will be for NBL1 - hope it's better than what we get in reserves.


It's the same group of referees lol

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'm sure Sam Daly and joel spear would be happy to know they are only mid strength players , who did Sturt have missing ,

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sturt still with plenty to add to that group.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

One of 2 teams they are fielding. Assuming Rigoni junior is going to play.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#170 probably the same behavioural issues the referees have to deal with in reserves as well. LOL

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Seems like only Centrals, North and Woodville have no chance according to experts here

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think centrals are more hope than people give them credit for. Humphries will add a lot to the group they had playing reserves.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

North and Mavs to fight for the wooden spoon

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Word is Humphries isn't playing. And apart from Diing they really haven't got much else except that Maharaj who jacks up everything. Thought Clausen would be a good addition but looks washed up.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Might be right with North and Mavs. Haven't seen much to indicate otherwise.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Mavs last as usual by a country mile

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Don't count out Centrals. North will be ok and Deano will probably pull a rabbit out of the hat.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

*Don't count out Centrals for wooden spoon

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Rabbit out of the hat or cash out of the member's stash?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Haha, bit of both I reckon.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think financial controls at North are strong enough to not have issues which have befallen other clubs

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Still would have big coffers though and Deano has been known to reach into own pockets apparently.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

376, we are all keen to see the ability North NBL1 has to attract and develop talent in order to be successful, along with these financial controls you speak of. Pressure is on, people are watching.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I don't understand why there is any pressure on at all. Care to share?

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

McVeigh, Dech and Tobias should be fun to watch this year. Just hope the squad can remain in contention until the two NBL guys join, bit of pressure on the second tier players to start the season.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Throw in Williams and Jimma. Second half will be good!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Would not discount North at all. Have a great NBL1 scorer in McVeigh, all NBL defender in Dech, quality big in Dowdell and pure scorer with Jimma. Depth may be an issue, but a pretty good starting group with those 4.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Plus Williams. Might just be fastest guard in NBL 1 central from QBL

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Dech & Mcveigh announced. How many games can they realistically win before they join and how many games can they be expected to play?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

McVeigh is an overrated show pony. Personality of a door mat. Dech is the better player. I wonder if the announcement McVeigh stated his name to be put on first lol - would sound like his demand!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yeah only destroyed the last season of Premier League dropping 50 from memory at one stage. Dech is the better player but JMac will again dominate this shit league

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

By my reckoning North have a restricted spot free for first part of season

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WTF  
Two weeks ago

I was looking forward to the new season and watching some games, but now severely disappointed have just heard sold out only one person per player, so cant get in
Is this true at all stadiums or just the small ones?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Marion is sold out , must have sold 80 tickets

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

South must be thanked for putting aside a set amount of tickets for North supporters. Well done and thanks!

As for one spectator one player I think that is incorrect. Our stadium is allowed to have over 500 spectators.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Are there live stats and where can I find them?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

https://nbl1.com.au/

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Anyone have the link to watch these games

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

753 that would be great if it worked.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No promised live streams either. BSA or NBL?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's pretty poor to be honest. After marketing live streaming months before game 1. Now the time is come & no live stream?

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WTF  
Two weeks ago

So cant get into the game , cant view the game and no live stats
No wonder Basketball doesnt get a good following in this state
Oh well have to watch Collingwood v GWS !!!! Boring !!!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Live streams are up. NBL1 facebook page posted an apology for technicals issues followed by links to the live streams.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Live streaming is bullshit, somehow made it onto West and Centrals women's game and was too scared to try another. Was much better when clubs did their own.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Flicked between all games, habing football fans who know nothing about basketball as a commentator is pointless. Would rather nothing at all.

Not a good start

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Commentary pretty good in the Wayville, Morphettvale and Marion games

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If that's your definition of good I'd hate to think what you consider bad commentary

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wests was straight from the Whitmore cliche dictionary. Every 10 seconds there was a shout out or talking about central's length or how big Ross was. Then had score wrong in last quarter on screen.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Commentary on Woodville/Norwood was pretty funny. Not intentionally, but still funny.

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NBL21  
Two weeks ago

Some of you guys are a bit harsh - first game of the season, new technology and live streaming of all games AND you don't cut them any slack. I am sure it will improve over the course of the season- give them a chance

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Anonymous  
Last week

You guys act like its the NBA or something

don't kid yourselves, let people enjoy what they do

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Anonymous  
Last week

Heard Kayo was going to live stream games but pulled out. I guess NBL1 isn't as popular as frisbee.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Not true. They are doing selected games. With all other games on NBL1. Nothing has changed.

Anyone know if last nights games are available to watch somewhere?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Links are on the website, BSA staff must not work weekends. Expect the games to be uploaded during the week.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Still no stats or video available on the nbl1 site. New name, same poor delivery.

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anon  
Last week

Box scores are easy to find!!
NBL1 website.
select central
up coming games across the top.
scroll back to the relevant match centre.

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Anonymous  
Last week

#212 please do not make it too simple. They will have nothing to complain about

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Anon  
Last week

Click on box scores and you get an error message

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Anonymous  
Last week

https://nbl1.com.au/games/f7b088fc-7b55-11eb-9e56-8205bb8987e9/central


looks like it works to me

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Rabbit 92  
Last week

When are they going to put good shooters around Turnage?

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anon  
Last week

https://nbl1.com.au/statistics/central/men

wow they even do stats!!

if you want to check how bad earnest ross shot the ball tho... thats in box score, and the link does not work...
#235 has that right

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Anonymous  
Last week

https://nbl1.com.au/games/f7aa53d8-7b55-11eb-9e56-8205bb8987e9/central

Again, works when I click on it. You must be using an Adelaide computer. Or is that an abacus?

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Anonymous  
Last week

I think he is searching individual players and it comes up error. Just click on stats then men...don't use the search tool on the top cause that doesn't work.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Some new names making an impression on the stat sheets. Who is Williams from North. Not heard of him

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Anon  
Last week

Thanks 288

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Anonymous  
Last week

The big question is NBL1 going to allow Southern to continue their side show bob show. What a joke. Playing music while the ball is in play like it's an NBL/NBA game. Firstly NBL1 don't have the rights to stream the music during the game as they don't have permission. Southern trying too hard to be the show ponies, but I guess the men's team didn't live up to their expectations.

By the way Centrals looked - predictions for wooden spoon is Mavs or Tigers....toss a coin!

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Anonymous  
Last week

Mavs.
This is a rag tag team of other clubs cast offs and rejects.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Good to see Rojo taking over right where Warhurst left off - getting T's in the 1st quarter of the first game. Club culture - nothing changed.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I think someone said it last week. North and Mavs bottom 2. Sure looks that way.

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Anonymous  
Last week

North will be solid with NBL guys

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Anonymous  
Last week

Was at st calir for r1 ,Not sure what norwood have to come back( if anything)?
They looked ordinary, if wasnt for Turnage they lose that game by 30+.
And gonna be a mistake to sleep on Jacobs, showed more than enough that when he finds his feet and settles probably goes to a level.above anyone else in the league imo. Small sample size i know but i don't thinks his numbers even nearly show what this guy will do.
Missed some mid range jumpers that go down more often than not in a couple.of weeks. Didn't really beat anyone off the dribble either, have a hunch that changes too. Looking fwd to see if he turns out to be a flop like some have suggested( paraphrasing ) or he is legit like i have an inkling he might be.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Don't worry about Norwood - we have an NBA coach who will be COTY

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Anonymous  
Last week

CJ is the only one that turned it up in the 1st half of the game. Then he went cold the 2nd half. No depth to the Norwood team especially off the bench. If Warriors really put the heat on they would of beat them easy by 20-30 points.

At least they still have their towel swinger on the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Any thoughts for round 2?

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M Glickman  
Yesterday

Commentary across the board will get better as the season settles, tech bugs are ironed out and what to many are new teams are seen by the callers a few times.

I for one found calling Rd 1 a real learning experience, not having any stats for the Men's game was was like commentating with one eye closed. But now I know where info is and have some games to work off I can't wait to be unleashed for Round 3.

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M Glickman  
Yesterday

PS - There are many clubs who would welcome a volunteer to step up and help in an "experts" role when they host games. Last Saturday Night one commentator had to go solo all match as the club volunteer never materialised. Another literally pulled a fan (all be it an ex player coach) out of his seat without warning five minutes before. So if you think you can talk the talk on air, contact your local club and join us! Cheers Marty.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Interested in the altercation at the Mavs game. Starling was ejected. Will he go to tribunal and get suspension for striking another player? Will this set a presidence for the rest of the season? I'm assuming BSA will sweep this under the rug.

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