TNTMarv
Two weeks ago

NBL1 Central: Men's Round 14 Previews

Last Time they Played: May 8

Sturt 96 d Forestville 91
Southern 89 d Norwood 82
West 110 d Eastern 69
South 90 d Woodville 86
Centrals 98 d North 94

Forestville at Sturt (Springbank)

Forestville pushed the undefeated Sabres all the way til the end in Round 6 and would be confident of their ability to get the win this time around. Both teams were missing bigs last Saturday, something which affects the Sabres a lot more given their lack of size than it does the Eagles. Malith Machar stepped into the hole left by Brine with a POTW performance of 30 points & 21 rebounds against the struggling Warriors.
The Sabres stength is in their backcourt, where the Eagles are at their weakest. The Eagles need to limit the scoring opportunities of Spear and Daly while closing down the penetration of Rasmussen.

I'm tipping the Eagles to reverse the previous result and sneaking past the Sabres.

Southern at Norwood (The Arc)

Hoping the plumbing is all fixed up and we're good to go at the Arc this week. The Flames have fallen in line behind the leadership of Turnage and the now deep supporting cast are finding their roles. As the Flames are coming together the Tigers are sliding back into the pack. A strength of the Tigers run was their shooting and their accuracy has left them in the past few losses. Uncertatin on the staus of Coleman at this point which would put a lot of pressure on McCalop to get it done inside while sharp shooters Wurm, Machar and Artacho need to be on target for the Tigers to light up. Meanwhile Turnage is in Wollocott form averaging 25, 8 & 4 and will be looking to push the Flames into the 5 by getting the win against his old Club. Green v McCalop will be an interesting contest of athletic bigs but without Coleman (assuming he's out) it will be interesting to see if the Tigers can compete with Lycett, Webber and Co.

Given current form I'm predicting Norwood to get a close win over Southern.

West Adelaide @ Eastern (St Francis)

Both teams will come into this game with some confidence after much improved performances last round. The Bearcats kept their turnovers down to run over the top of the fading Panthers, while the youth of the Mavs gave them the energy to compete with the Flames despite the loss. Will Wise will have to do a lot of work inside again against the big bodies of Earnest Ross and Bryan Michaels and keep Lachlan Hunter off the boards. Fabian Johnson is coming off his best game of 2021 and the backcourt will again have to get the job done against the young Mavs guards. Given the turnover of players at Eastern its hard to gauge who will be the focus from their point of view last week Isaac Warhust and Owen Raneberg took their starting opportunities and it will be interesting to see if Coach Rojo will have faith in the kids again this week.

Bearcats should secure a win here, but it won't be as easy as last time they met.

Woodville @ South Adelaide (The Shed)

Both teams coming off disappointing losses, not just losing but the lack of form shown. Last time around the Panthers went in undermanned and Starling carried the side to the win with a 37point, 20 rebound, 7 steals MVP style performance. No Starling this week and potentially no Julian Jacobs gives this game a much different look to the Round 6 contest. Also different is the addition of Owen Hulland & Alex Mudronja (against his old club) but also back from injury Sam Johns & Codey Ellison. Recent form of the Woodville starters needs to change quickly for them to compete. The Panthers would be hoping to bring the energy of the Southern game rather than the West/Forestville games.

While inconsistent to date South should get the win against the struggling Woodville.

North Adelaide @ Central Districts (Starplex)

A close contest last time around, the Rockets coming away disappointed to lose against an under rated Lions side. The addition of Jack McVeigh completely changes the look of the Rockets but equally they've loss the services of Jack Purchase & Manel Ayol since Round 6. Hoping Dech is back on court this week as no news on injuries is generally good news, which will help the Rockets try and shut down the impact of one of the Lions leading scorers Lual Diing (19ppg) or David Humphries (17ppg). Both sides rely a lot on their small core, with foul trouble or injury potentially a factor on the outcome.

My heart says the Lions but my head says the Rockets. Going with my head and tipping North to win in a tight one.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Good write up. Injuries and illness effecting this league a lot now with Starling, Jacobs, Dech and Brine out now.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bearcats to pump Mavs. Norwood were just lazy and played well down to an opponent that would be bottom in the reserves comp. Ordinary players and a more ordinary coach.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

207 get professional help, take some time out and get yourself sorted Mate, let go of your clinical obsessive hatred
Please, get some proper help.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bearcats will get it done but Eastern have uncovered some nice young talent this year and are getting better each week. It may not be as easy for West as they'd hope with North following the next day.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#213 what rubbish

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TNTMarv  
Two weeks ago

Actually ludicrous that they have a double header this weekend over two days when they could have had a double header last weekend over three.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Eastern get smashed on this forum about culture etc ever stopped to think maybe that's exactly what the club is focussing on? Getting that right and trying to win some quarters on the run
It’s not an overnight thing, Rojo and club could look short term, pick a team to win, or look to the future and build an environment that’s strong for future successes.
Unbelievably harsh on Rojo some people out there, he’s not hiding in a comfortable role at a higher profile club, takes some guts to put yourself and your rep on the line, respect to him.
yep he’s frustrated and that can boil over at times, but he’s a good Guy, great basketball brain, not to mention a great coaching panel around him, he and the team have had some small wins so far. He has given some young players their start and the efforts of Will Wise lll have been excellent and underrated...he’s playing a lone hand as 4/5, regularly clocks up double doubles and he’s loyal to the club.
A young club with a fantastic President and commitee, some great juniors coming through the ranks, boys 14s of to Aust club Champs, 2 highly promising prospects off to COE selection camp.
NBL1 is a wins losses business and the results aren’t there right now, anyone who watched "The Last Dance" would remember that indoor soccer was pulling bigger crowds than the Bulls…a chain of events can change things dramatically.
So if you’re a young player out there running around in 21s, Senior Men’s, Reserves…theres a lot of good names in those grades and if you think your good enough…could be some gold opportunity to show how good you are on the big stage and add build enhance a culture, you might be surprised
Don’t listen to the sad little anon keyboard coward haters like 207.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Thanks Rojo

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Not hiding in a comfortable role at a high profile club? Is that is why he got himself sacked from Norwood? Kudos to him for sticking it to the man!!!
What a load of crap.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yeah he had no takers so he landed at Mavs who also had no takers. The Mavs prop up propaganda is unbelievable. The club has killed juniors that were great talents and could have been decade servants to the club.
The former head coach and club JDO that has 2 kids playing in rojos circus is the main reason things are really bad at this club.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Absolute debacle at The Shed tonight. No blood no foul seemed to be the rule for both games, followed by a post siren three for Woodville to win the game! Refs saw nothing.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sacked from Norwood or not being complicit in corrupt Webber bullshit? Opinions will differ

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Anonymous  
Last week

Ahhh the Rojo is like watching yet another Webber driven freight train, on fire, through to a wall, going nowhere, fast. The only club worse than eastern right now is Norwood.

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Anonymous  
Last week

There wouldn't be a single stat that Norwood would be last of the 10 clubs in.

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Big Ads  
Last week

A replay of the South V Woodville mens stream confirms the ball was still on Zach De Witt's hand as siren goes (but only just).

Great final minute of basketball with some big plays made by the players

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Anonymous  
Last week

Big Ads
How can South even be in that position late in a game with the list they've got? Spotlight and pressure directly on the Panthers now, the Marion faithful are getting very restless

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Anonymous  
Last week

South vs the CJs today at Marion, wow what a critical game for both clubs
If CJs win with a game in hand they all but end Souths season with dominoes ready to fall

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Anonymous  
Last week

Re the South Woodville game, it's a comedy. Technically Woodville lost with shot shouldn't have counted, South losing officially without a review. Sort of sums up the comedy routine of those programs, can't have a draw, but somehow they both managed to lose.

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Anonymous  
Last week

What was there to review? NBL1 Central (NBL1 itself) doesn't have a IRS system so it's not a reviewable situation.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Woodville won. #364 wtf are you on about?

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Anonymous  
Last week

364 a bit early in the day to be drinking isn't it? What are you talking about?

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Anonymous  
Last week

No shit there's no review, that's what I'm saying. If there was, it would have shown ball was still in hand when clock expired. Thereby the shot wouldn't have counted. My post was about the irony that officially and technically the results would have been different. Face palm.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Panthers should have never been in that situation in the first place... on paper that's a championship list shouldn’t be vulnerable late to very tough contested 3 against 2nd bottom

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Anonymous  
Last week

364/375 give it up. You're not making any sense.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yes south lost without review because it's not within the rules moron

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Anonymous  
Last week

It wasn't even clearly after the siren. A review wouldn't have overturned that decision.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yeah it would have

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Anonymous  
Last week

Wow, trying to explain irony to an idiot is really frustrating!
Yes, there is no review, umpires call stands. Reason reviews were brought in was to prevent this in higher leagues, but obviously at this level it's not attainable. But IF there was a rule, good chance the shot gets called too late. It's a split second decision and no blame can go to umpires, one way or another.
It's just funny that 2 of the preseason favourites are struggling so badly with dumb and dumber coaching respectivel, You can choose who's who.

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Anonymous  
Last week

396 I'm 100% sure you fail to see the irony in you calling someone else an idiot.

We are all dumber after having to read your posts in this thread. For your own sake, please stop.

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Anonymous  
Last week

South have lodged a formal complaint/protest with the league and asking for the result to be reversed

Go jamie

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Anonymous  
Last week

On what basis?
Ok, from the replay it looks like the shot may have been just late, but it is pretty close either way. There is no review rule in the league. If a referee's decision can be overturned based on protest, it opens a can of worms for all clubs to lodge protests every time they are unhappy about a call.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Apparently jamie now going back through the film of today's loss to Norwood and trying to find enough 50/50 calls to reverse the defeat

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Anonymous  
Last week

How would you know if South has lodged a protest to league on a weekend unless you are their secretary? Seems legit.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Was it supposed to be a secret jamie , sorry word spreads pretty fast in this league

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Anonymous  
Last week

407 surely you are not serious?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Love following the NBL1 locally.

Wish there was an automatic filter which deleted every ridiculous sack the coach post/hate the coach post which ruins any sensible discussion about the actual games.

The only people who could be bothered posting about NBL1 locally would have an allegiance/involvement with a club.

If you dislike a coach at a rival club then I'm so confused why you could be bothered posting about them. Let them lose.

If you dislike the coach at your own club surely there is a better way of venting your frustration.

If you have a personal problem with the particular coach then surely you realise that sniping at them anonymously on this forum is cowardly and steps should be taken so that they don’t occupy so much real estate in your mind.

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