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Olympics: Boomers vs Nigeria, 25 July 2021

It's tournaments like this, and the World Championships (Cup), which bring some of the best talent together from across the globe.

In the past our boys were hunters, now they are the hunted.

Can the Boomers chemistry, structures and defensive strategies counter Nigeria's unpredictability?

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ME  
Two months ago

This game really scares me but I think will tell us a lot about if the Boomers really can medal this year. Nigeria can either play like a medal team or like an also-ran but it will take the Boomers dictating the tempo of the game to decide which one they're subject to. I think the Boomers win by about 7 points but I am worried about this game more than the other two in the group. With Italy and Germany you know what you're going to get. With Nigeria you could get anything on any given day. I wouldn't expect Nigeria to shoot the way they did against the US though, which should bode well for us.

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rjd  
Two months ago

It seems we need our perimeter defense to be functioning well. I'm confident with our defense, but at the same time, worried that Nigeria has an actual coach now and might add some surprises.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Any chance there'll be a place to watch the full replay? Would rather watch this one undisturbed when the little one's in bed.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

7plus app

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AussiePride  
Two months ago

Excited but nervous. I expect our defense to be good but we have to make our shots too. Who knows which Nigerian team we will get. I think we were a couple of practice games short to really test our stuff so important we get through the next 3 games with wins and an opportunity to bring it all together.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

7 Plus doesn't work for me. If anyone knows an alternative stream, please share.

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Ben  
Two months ago

I hope the feed crosses to our Aussie commentators.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Hoping Luuuc can give us a stats link.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

It's on Seven.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Cheers Luuuc. And Pworld yes on channel 7.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Splash Ingles

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Anybody else hate Boguts voice already?

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Yes.

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Ben Gooley  
Two months ago

In Sydney they are showing rubbish AFL instead of Boomers. Not happy.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Nice start, Patty :)

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

There was a banner for NSW viewers to switch to another 7 station. Similarly for SA a minute ago.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

NSW 7flix.
SA 7two.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I think anything on the main channel gets switched to 7Two when it is evening news time

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Flix? ok, so much for my previous theory

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

or that.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

7mate switches to 7flix I think actually.

These station names are fucking stupid.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Fingers crossed for surviving Sobey time

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

LOL that didn't take long

:/

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Classic.

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KWhite_Rulz  
Two months ago

Sobey geez...

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KET  
Two months ago

Gah

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Playin like shite

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Let's go Nigeria!!!

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Tricks  
Two months ago

Could they have found a commentator with any less personality?

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Isaac  
Two months ago

+1 on Bogut's voice. Gaze and Casey combo is like going home to family though, assuming you get along with your family!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sobey not up to it. Hope he improves

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AK  
Two months ago

We are definitely playing nervous

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Could they have found a commentator with any less personality?

Gaze & Casey make up for it though ;)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yay ads playing over the start of the next quarter.

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Tricks  
Two months ago

7+ online must have a different commentator than the television coverage. It's one American guy doing it and he's dreadful

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

The streams have world feed commentators.

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Curtley  
Two months ago

Boomers have 5th place in the bag

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

7mate have Australian commentators but worse picture quality

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Preferring the 7Plus commentator tbh.

Great having a legit elite-level defender/athlete in Thybulle, is going to make things happen.

Like the balance of the squad, although the bench talent and experience in Sobey, Goulding and Kay is below international standard, which may make a difference against stronger teams.

Think we'll take this out by 15 in the end..

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

It's on 7HD unless your market has local programming.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

"Sobey, Goulding and Kay is below international standard"

Kay is certainly not below international standard. Too bad I can't say the same for the other two.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

How is that a foul on Baynes? Wow.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The 7plus stream I have is unwatchable. There must be some other stream available, whether paid or using VPNs.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Please stop throwing the ball away!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Which Nigerian prince is promising the refs money by bank transfer with favourable calls?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Dam we suck .

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Delly! LOL man that was ugly

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Tricks  
Two months ago

This 8 on 5 stuff is rough.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Damn, deep three by Delly with a simultaneous foul on Nigeria. Nice.

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Been impressed with Kay's defence, he keeps on getting it done

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I don't need my commentator to have personality, I’m happy with this bloke calling it.

Kay plays better than Landale. Patty to much iso.

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Not fussed with exums point guard skills

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Tricks  
Two months ago

Thybulleshit.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Go away Gillian's brother

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

I like that drive though!!

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Loungefly  
Two months ago

So good just seeing Exum out there, fact he's playing confident and aggressive is amazing

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

Goulding's efforts on defense were respectable too while on the floor

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Chill, Dante.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

United States of Nigeria look dangerous.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Very lazy

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Man do we need to pick it up in the 2nd half.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Relieved just to be in front after that mess of a half

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thybulle and Kay were the only ones trying on d

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KET  
Two months ago

What's the foul sitch

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thyabulle been great, Nigeria missing free throws has hurt them. Exum been ok, just to many turn overs. We look better when Kay is on with Baynes.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Ingles, Thybulle, Landale, Kay all with 2

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KET  
Two months ago

That's troubling.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Delly looks Washed up. Exum needs to be smarter but I like his aggressive mind set.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Goorj started with Kay and Baynes after half time.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

This is so ugly.

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

I think Ingles is the only player I'm happy with creating the offence. Everybody else seems to be struggling apart from patty isos

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Kay having yet another good one in the green & gold

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kay is NBA ready

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

Nigeria's length is disrupting our high to low actions.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Yeah, credit where it's due to their D. They are seriously disruptive.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Oh shit
Exum...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Move the ball..

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Jock hasn't looked comfortable out there

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Landale's looked out of his depth at this level.

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Mat B  
Two months ago

No motion, no back cuts, no movement. Why?
Iso will never do it for us.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Man Dante just stay healthy. Got to cut some of these bad fouls out.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Nigeria's D is stretched out, not giving Landale space. We lack interior threats.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Baynes has sucked all year.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Surprised we haven't given Reath more of a chance given Baynes & Landale's struggles

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Landale no where near athletic enough for nba,

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

And they are getting hands into the passing lanes too.

Lucky for the Boomers Nigeria's offense (and foul shooting) has been erratic.

Boy Goorj also using his bench which Andrej didn't tend to do.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Goorjan has been poor this game tbh. Subbin players after 1.20 secs

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Shaggy  
Two months ago

So glad Exym is ok.

This commentator sux.
If this gave was on any later he'd be putting me to sleep....

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rjd  
Two months ago

Using the bench more might help us later, but the chemistry right now isn't great. Brown has also been running a deep rotation for Nigeria.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Reffing is inconsistent and weak...call stupid fouls vs letting the game flow. Saying that the boomers need to stop whinging.

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

What the fuck Goulding shoot the open 3 or pass it

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

Why is Goulding on the court... again?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This is shockingly crap.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Just when you thought it couldn't get more ugly...

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KWhite_Rulz  
Two months ago

Ugly ugly game

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Shaggy  
Two months ago

Baynes. What is it, you do???!!!

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

He rebounds and has a beard

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I hope the OssEez win

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Everyone has looked tired

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FSTOS  
Two months ago

Green looking great on the defensive end. D and Nigeria's poor free throw shooting keeping our lead.

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FSTOS  
Two months ago

Green looking great on the defensive end. D and Nigeria's poor free throw shooting keeping our lead.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nigeria make free throws they would be in front. Ingles having a lot to say.

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

Sooooo many turnovers, argh.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Not sure if basketball or some other Olympic sport.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Hating the offence atm even when we don't turn it over

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Shaggy  
Two months ago

This is so ugly to watch

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

That has to be a flagrant foul or these refs are utterly incompetent.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

Sanity prevails.

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Any chance Bogut might injure his voice and have to sit out for a while? Just hoping

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Letter of the law.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tech called as well

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Shaggy  
Two months ago

It's nice they've given this game to ref to the guys who are on work experience

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Mat B  
Two months ago


We aren't getting any offensive boards, have no interior defense and barely setting a screen, yet Reath still sits on the bench.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Goorj is saving him for the NBL season.

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Calisto  
Two months ago

What is Ingles trying to do. Keeps losing the ball. Too slow!

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

I have assumed it is really hot in the stadium, both teams were sweating during the national anthems.

Both teams look totally out of sync.

Germany and Italy looked so much better in the early game.

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Curtley  
Two months ago

Patrick Mills = International Iverson

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

We'd be so screwed without Patty

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Calisto  
Two months ago

Joe Joe Joe!! You are better than that !!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Joe needs an zzz ripping

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kay has done the dirty work, thyabulle been good, patty obviously good, Inglis fine. Nigeria woeful, won't get out the group.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Patrick Mills = International Iverson

Joe Ingles = International Brendan Teys

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Diop Kick  
Two months ago

Jesus Thybulle tried to murder someone

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Probably fortunate that Mr. Potato Head is the opposition's coach. That guy owes his career to LeBron James.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yay swimming heats

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Swimming.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Oh well at least we got virtually the whole game

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rjd  
Two months ago

How is best 2nd place team calculated? Points diff?

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Mat B  
Two months ago

Rebounding stats will say a lot

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

84-65

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Splashing heats are apparently more important. Never change Seven.

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UseTaHoop  
Two months ago

Isaac

Only been watching since half time.


The Casey/Gaze/ Bogut commentary is like coming home to family, a partial dysfunctional one, so very familiar (unintended pun) for many.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Up 18 with 1.30 to go... You're calling timeout and getting your unit out. That's why you bring along Sobey and the likes... Why do coaches risk the chance of someone getting injured in junk time.

Good start by the boys, first one in the book.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

Just watch it online via 7Plus for the whole game next time.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Shitty start, but a win is a win. I'll take it.
Fair to expect a much sharper effort in game 2.

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

Thank goodness that one is out the way

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rjd  
Two months ago

Leave the swimming interviews for later, please.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Thanks channel seven miss the end for bullshit swimming heat. Not even a final just a crappy heat.

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Curtley  
Two months ago

Probably is a thread for this but any way to watch France v USA? #askingforafrog

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Well it was a win. Let's hope that is all the rust shook off.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I was watching this on the telly and got to say ch 7 has fucked this coverage. Starting the quarters a minute in, dismal commentary, going away from the game with 2 minutes left, making viewers change the channel to continue watching from a broadcasting perspective is flat out pathetic.

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Ben  
Two months ago

Watch it on 7Plus for the whole game, *if* you don't mind two boring af yanks commentating :)

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I don't blame Ch7 for euthanising that game tbh.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Happy with that first up win by 19 with a lot of improvement still to be made.

It happens every Olympics/WC but we need to find a way to be a bit less reliant offensively on Patty.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Don't understand anyone complaining about the coverage. Full games are available on 7Plus. The network channels will always be saved for Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics etc first and foremost.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Key takeaways

- Joe Ingles really playing to his nickname: slow mo Joe. Not a great game for him
- Baynes had one of his worst games ever. Happy for him to get that one out of the way early
- Josh Green looks good. Very active on defence
- Patty is Patty. Always delivers
- Exum isn't afraid to shoot or hold onto the ball too long. Good to see him aggressive though
- Kay was solid
- want to see more Reath
- Delly still has a shot in his bag but has lost the floater
- Thybulle is a defensive beast
- I kind of wished Bogut was in this campaign. I know he is beyond it but he has been part of the boomers for so long and deserves any win they may get

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Only 1 game but a win is a win, I thought exum looked really good out there and I feel that our bigs will be just whos playing the best atm and go with that at the 4/5. Reath and Green looked good in limited time and Goulding I think will have to get more of a run

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

I don't blame Ch7 for euthanising that game tbh.


Yeah neither do I this game was probably the best coverage the Boomers have gotten at an Olympics by 7 a large chunk of the game was on the main channel too. When the news was on they put the game on 7Two in Olympics of the past we would lose the 2nd quarter and probably half of the 3rd qtr too.

This was gravy.

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Musk  
Two months ago

#478 I agree people should expect this by now but the least ch 7 can do is play the full game and not miss multiple parts of the game due to adds, making viewers change the channel and then not playing the last 2 minutes, could you imagine if any respectable pro sports league/ broadcasting company did this, it'd be a flat out joke did. Regardless if this is to expect from them it’s still a pathetic job done by what’s meant to be one of the leading broadcasters in this country. From now on however #474 stick to the streaming it seems to be the only hope to actually watch the game in full unfortunately.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yep swimming will always win. At least we now have legit options on the streaming side.

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Musk  
Two months ago

Also considering the general physical play of the game, Metu getting ejected was a joke

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Mat B  
Two months ago

Very unconvincing win.
Our lack of interior presence was glaringly obvious and will be a big liability against Germany.
Reath needed more minutes to grab some boards, set screens and score in the paint.
Hopefully Ingles can find some Utah form very soon.
Our lack of offensive chemistry was unacceptable at this level.
I liked Exum's attack on the rim but where were the bigs to clean up the boards?
We had near zero low post activity.
9n ball defense was very good but again, lack of bugs will expose us defensively against bigger teams

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Another Anon  
Two months ago

Didn't Metu get ejected for the unsportsmanlike then immediately saying something naughty to the refs?
Dunno full FIBA ruling but that's basically 2 tech's and you're gone.

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Ritz  
Two months ago

Good thing we hopefully won't turn the ball over that much again. Nigeria imploded at the end.
As soon as they switched to swimming I switched to 7plus. Didn’t mind the call either

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The Real Nostraballmus  
Two months ago

Absolute jumble ball. turnovers and forced offence at times looked like social comp. Thankfully Nigeria were just far worse than us in the 2nd half.

Don't quite know what to make of it. Certainly not a confident, well oiled machine/medalist performance.

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Peter  
Two months ago

I expected channel 7 to skip to other sports so watched on 7 Plus, was great add free stream.

Only downside was the US commentator kept telling us all game that Nigeria beat the US in a lead up game.

7 Plus seems to be the place to watch sports that go for longer

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Peter  
Two months ago

I expected channel 7 to skip to other sports so watched on 7 Plus, was great add free stream.

Only downside was the US commentator kept telling us all game that Nigeria beat the US in a lead up game.

7 Plus seems to be the place to watch sports that go for longer

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ME  
Two months ago

With this game, the scoreline looks right, but the product on court looked rusty and disjointed as fuck.

Good teams win games though, even when it's ugly. So hopefully that's where we're at with this team.

Joe Ingles passed off some perfectly good shots and I have had enough of him doing that. You're one of the NBA's best shooters. SHOOT THE DAMN BALL.

Patty Mills looked like he was having a bad game then you look at his score - 25 points. Okay, you're dismissed Patty. Good job.

Josh Green was very solid in his minutes and is a good sub for Thybulle.

Thybulle contributed what you'd expect from him, no issues there.

Baynes. Hmm... is Baynes just past it at this point? Our best performances so far have consistently been without him. You have to question what his role in this team will be moving forward.

Landale - did he even turn up? I am pretty sure I saw him do exactly nothing.

But more specifically with this game, it has shades of the game we played against Senegal at the world cup. Ugly as hell. The athleticism of the African teams causes us to rush our stuff and really stifles our offense, yet with sheer will, ability and defensive starch, we fumble our way to a win that ends up being convincing enough.

I think we will play better on the offensive end against the European teams and will take a lot out of this win. Our offense was really tested and we will move forward stronger because of it.

Hideous game, but the W and scoreline proves why we're favourites to top this pool.

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ME  
Two months ago

With this game, the scoreline looks right, but the product on court looked rusty and disjointed as fuck.

Good teams win games though, even when it's ugly. So hopefully that's where we're at with this team.

Joe Ingles passed off some perfectly good shots and I have had enough of him doing that. You're one of the NBA's best shooters. SHOOT THE DAMN BALL.

Patty Mills looked like he was having a bad game then you look at his score - 25 points. Okay, you're dismissed Patty. Good job.

Josh Green was very solid in his minutes and is a good sub for Thybulle.

Thybulle contributed what you'd expect from him, no issues there.

Baynes. Hmm... is Baynes just past it at this point? Our best performances so far have consistently been without him. You have to question what his role in this team will be moving forward.

Landale - did he even turn up? I am pretty sure I saw him do exactly nothing.

But more specifically with this game, it has shades of the game we played against Senegal at the world cup. Ugly as hell. The athleticism of the African teams causes us to rush our stuff and really stifles our offense, yet with sheer will, ability and defensive starch, we fumble our way to a win that ends up being convincing enough.

I think we will play better on the offensive end against the European teams and will take a lot out of this win. Our offense was really tested and we will move forward stronger because of it.

Hideous game, but the W and scoreline proves why we're favourites to top this pool.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No problem with 7 plus and much prefer the non ranting commentary, even if bias towards nba guys.

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KET  
Two months ago

Aussies always struggle against African nations with that type of tall athletic style - lots of blocks, stifled passes, forced turnovers. Very messy.

Nigeria could be an awesome side - stacked with NBA talent. Brown brings in structure which is a big tick, now they need to clean up their turnovers and hit their free throws.

For Aussies, now we go eurostyle.

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AussiePride  
Two months ago

It was like playing against 5 Matisse Thybulles out there. If Nigeria had even shot the ball half decent we would have lost. And in saying that the Boomers weathered the storm and got through it. We will be the better for it.

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ME  
Two months ago

Exum is a bit of a walking injury and I am yet to see a game where there hasn't been an injury scare with him. But it's because he plays with wreckless abandon and doesn't seem think about what he does. "Oh, three defenders at the ring? How about I drive straight into them and throw something random up?"

He seriously lacks poise. He can get to the rim. He has a good first step. He's good defensively. But he plays a bit like a chicken with its head cut off.

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ME  
Two months ago

" If Nigeria had even shot the ball half decent we would have lost. "

Australia's defense a big part of why they shot so poorly, although we cant claim credit for whatever they were doing on the free throw line!

"Aussies always struggle against African nations with that type of tall athletic style -"

Yes, struggle in as much as you can struggle while simultaneously winning the game.

They definitely present a unique match up problem but what gets me is, why do we not seem to have these issues with Team USA? We have an easier time getting into our stuff with Team USA in warm ups, as well as (for the past 5 years or so anyway) in our full games. I wonder why that is?

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AussiePride  
Two months ago

We had an easier time with the USA because they lacked intensity on defense. Made it much easier to run our plays including back cuts etc. Nigeria didn't let up on defense.

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Tricks  
Two months ago

Happy to walk away with the W.

Ultimately, that's all that matters.

Smarts and intelligence won the way in the end. About what we should have expected in our big danger group game.

Now handle business against the other two.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

ME, we won by a decent amount in the end but the first 3 quarters were decently close and even the 4th had good intensity despite the 10pt difference. So yes we won decently in the end but we had to really work for that win.

In regards to why the difference between the us and other African teams, I can't speak for all the African sides but Mike Brown for instance has said he wants this team to play fast, run in transition, crash the boards, shoot a lot of threes, space the court for penetration, get in the passing lanes etc whereas the us will typically only do this for like a quarter and blow teams out in that period which they turn the intensity up. For some reason tho they tend to pick and choose when they do this as oppose to commit to it.

Otherwise I like that we got a good competitive game first up. Some might say it’s worrying, but in the end it preps us even more for later in the tournament. Rather this then ease through and get caught off guard later on.

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ME  
Two months ago

^

Yeah I agree with that. Good to get tested, and we got tested. They had the length and athleticism to take us out of our stuff and we passed the test by winning. We will look at what we need to do to counter that and be that much better for it.

We didn't play a super game but I don't see any warning signs to be fair. We're going to be very good once we settle.

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Truth  
Two months ago

Happy for the win, but didn't see anything to make me think we are a medal chance.
We lack bigs.
We still have extended periods where we struggle to have any sort of offence at all.
If Patty doesn't score, we are in trouble.

As usual we will be competitive, but the weaknesses of past campaigns haven't improved.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The one-eyed insular rants of people neve seem to amaze me. Seven would have a litany of interests of viewers, sponsors and advertisers to satisfy and that is just within those who like sport. The game was heading very much into junk time and was a pool game which had got a fair run. The "crappy" heat contained an Aussie world record holder who went on to break the Olympic record that had already been broken in the two previous heats. As has been pointed out, just switch to the app or the 7plus website. I have multiple tabs open on my PC and just alt-tab between them. Not only do I not have to sit through any ads, you don't have to sit and watch any time-outs, change of ends etc. The only thing that I have noticed is the content on 7plus is about a minute behind what is on the FTA channels but at least we all get to see what we want. Imagine how some of these people would have coped in the past!

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koberulz  
Two months ago

If the 7+ feed had the proper commentary, I'd agree. But it doesn't.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

7+ is fantastic. Good game.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

France playing very well, US has adjusted to fiba rules well, 45/37 states. US just got to many three point shooters.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

7+ commentary is comedically bad

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

and delayed.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Better than screaming yelling rubbish commentary we get in nbl. I like to get entertainment watching the game not listening to the tripe that comes out most nbl mouths.

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LV  
Two months ago

All in all, not the most polished performance but a 17 pt win over Nigeria is a good result

How can we watch USA vs France?

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ME  
Two months ago

"Happy for the win, but didn't see anything to make me think we are a medal chance.
We lack bigs.
We still have extended periods where we struggle to have any sort of offence at all.
If Patty doesn't score, we are in trouble."


Well it wasn't a game that I think anyone would watch and go 'oh there's the gold medal favourites' but I think looks can be deceiving.

Nigeria, in their length and athleticism, size and defensive application, are a unique proposition in this tournament. They were able to get us out of our stuff in ways that other teams just aren't physically able to do. Their offense was poor, their defense, very very good.

And still.. we won.

I am not so worried about a lack of scoring options when we are playing a team that is not freakish in the way that team is freakish. The ball will move. We have capable shooters and scorers. It's hard to pass over the D for back cuts when you're playing against a team filled with 5 Mattisse Thybulle type players. Against European teams that wont be an issue.

As for lack of bigs, we're likely going to be a more mobile team against other European temas. But against Nigeria, playing up and down the court plays into their strength. So while being disruptive would help us against Spain, it would probably be more trouble than it's worth against Nigeria.

Anyway, my thoughts on the Boomers medal chances haven't changed after this game. I still think they're basically where they need to be. Offense will need to improve as the tournament progresses but we remain clear favourites to top this pool.

I expect Nigeria is going to give Italy and Germany a lot of trouble as well. Expect Nigeria to pick up a W in at least one of those games.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who can help mills in the scoring department in 2023/24?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

23/24

possible ins
Giddey - distributor pg
Vasljevic - perimeter shooting sg
Daniels - defence/athleticism g/f
White - Kay type specialist cf
Cooks - versatility cf
Simmons - distributor/defender pg/pf
Humphries - mobile/rim protector c
Maker - mobile/rim protector pf/c

Gigantic upgrade on d in 23/24 with possible additions of Simmons, Daniels, white, Humphries, maker
Problem will be scoring


Out certainty 23/24 100%
Dellevedova 90 33-34
Sobey 90 33-34
Ingles 87 36-37
Baynes 86 37-38

Out possibly 50/50
Kay 92 31-32

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sorry, goulding also be out by then 35-36

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rjd  
Two months ago

How about Kay? Every campaign he plays for the Boomers, he seems to up his game further. Is Kay working himself into the starting lineup? Or is he consolidating himself as our backup 5? Is it right that he played more at the 5 than Baynes? I suppose the increased smallball was to counter Nigeria's athleticism, but Kay at the 5 has become an intriguing concept. Might we see Kay closing out games at the 5?

Thybulle was great too. He does so much defensively.

Probably not surprised to see the team leaders in +/- were:

Mills +20
Thybulle +19
Kay +17

Delly played just 16 minutes. Is this load management or a sign of a lesser role? As much as he appears to have regressed, I still feel like he is far better at being the court general compared with anyone else on the team. He managed to go +9 in those 16 minutes, by the way.

Baynes and Landale need to step up against Italy and Germany. They seemed stifled by Nigeria's athleticism.

We seem to be full of role players, except for Mills. Where is our scoring punch outside of Mills? Goulding should have more value against the Euros. It's time for Ingles to step up. 12 shots in this game, which is probablywhat we need from him. We need him to be confident with his shot and shoot freely.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Green will get better with age and experience.
Don't see what Sobey brings though, just shows how different fiba is to nbl where he is a top 5 player.

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AngusH  
Two months ago

Next day and still no full match replay available through 7Mate. Not sure the Olympics exist for much reason other than broadcasting rights these days, and it still manages to be poor each time.

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Mat B  
Two months ago

Best reply I could find.

https://youtu.be/aYrD_wcWVHo

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Anon  
Two months ago

If you have a smart tv and download 7 plus you can watch most of the sports live as they have a number of channels toview.Currently showing Spain and Korea live in the womens basketball Group A game.

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AngusH  
Two months ago

Yeah watching live is fine, would have preferred to have done that but difficult with kids etc. Expected a replay would be available like an hour or so after the game, but in the year 2021 obviously that was crazy of me.

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ME  
Two months ago

Rjd, I think you'll see Exum step up as a scorer. Against European teams he'll get into the paint, draw fouls, and help create. Wasn't his best night last night but I think he's a very important piece against teams that wont be able to stop him getting where he wants to.

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rjd  
Two months ago

I'd say Exum is capable of that on any given night. But I don't see him as a reliable scorer for us. Production from Exum feels like a bonus, not an expectation.

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ME  
Two months ago

Well I think we have enough guys who can pop up on their night that there is no need for necessarily one secondary scorer. A few guys can give you that. If you have three-four games averaging 10 a game you dont need one averaging 20

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Looking to 2023/24
If Simmons turns up that would be helpful.
Something like this,
Dellavedova out, Simmons in
Sobey out, Giddey in
Baynes out, Humphries in.
Ingles out? , Daniels in.
Goulding out, Vasilijevic in.

Keep Mills for last go round.
Green and Thybulle too.

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ME  
Two months ago

I've been a long time advocate of Sobey but nothing I've seen so far is convincing me I was right. Giddey should have got his spot.

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TS  
Two months ago

Still no replay on 7+ for Aus game but full replay for USA V France. Unable to watch live but really no replay only a high lights package.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

As much as I hate Seven they aren't to blame for the lack of a Boomers replay on 7plus as the feeds and replays are directly from the IOC with a 7 logo slapped on at the end.

Someone at IOC broadcast HQ obviously couldn't be bothered uploading every replay so took a shortcut by providing the US game thinking that should do it. Lazy.

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Peter  
Two months ago

Perth fan, will Perth have Cotton's citizenship be done by then?

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rjd  
Two months ago

I'm also on the Giddey should've been in the 12 bandwagon. I think his individual defensive deficiencies would've been compensated by his switchability on D. I would also be more confident with Giddey with the ball in his hands compared with Sobey. Sobey's scoring is potentially much better, but 1) as a 11th/12th man, is that what we need? and 2) Sobey seems out of his depth (again) at this level.

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Cram  
Two months ago

No, it's definitely channel 7 being lazy and not making the replays available. It took them 4 hours to put the replay for the Aussies winning the 4x100 yesterday (and that was the only event uploaded on the day). NBC in the US had it on their platform immediately.

7plus also have the Aussie commentary version uploaded as a mini so they clearly have the ability to do it, they're just choosing not to.

This sucks for me because all of the Boomers prelim games are on a time when I cannot watch them live and if this continues I won't be able to watch them at all.

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ME  
Two months ago

Write in and complain. There's an article out now that has helped express people's frustrations so "maybe" Channel 7 start acting right soon. maybe.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Worth everyone taking a moment to complain. It's inexcusable.

https://support.7plus.com.au/hc/en-au/requests/new

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ME  
Two months ago

Shared.

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Cram  
Two months ago

Thanks RJD

I've complained on every platform I can find and copper the whinger tag. I don't mind if it gets us somewhere

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Would think so Peter but hard to see Cotton being picked over Thybulle.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

At least complaining should in theory work then and alert Seven they need to upload missing replays they haven't pushed through which the IOC has made available. They obviously are not as proactive as NBC which doesn't surprise me. The free to air networks in Australia are downright awful.

VPNing to NBC could be a good workaround option for replays.

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loungefly  
Two months ago

Cotton will only play in the qualifiers, Asia Cup etc when the NBA guys are in the middle of their season and we send an NBL all star team suited up as the Boomers. Matisse has shown his shot is decent and shooting is something all players not named Simmons can improve, his defense however is not teachable

So unless we find the same loophole Nigeria have Cotton will only suit up when Matisse is not.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

My mix for the next couple of major tournaments. Could be a bit early for a couple of the younger players, who may as such miss the cut.

Giddey
Exum
Mills
Daniels
Green
Thybulle
King
Travers
White
Simmons
Cooks
Kay
S Froling
Reath
Humphries

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Cram  
Two months ago

Cotton is definitely a no brainer when we field our NBL Boomers line ups and should always be in consideration for the major tournaments. You never know what happens with injury and availability.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Agreed. I should have included him in the above

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Cram  
Two months ago

The 7 digital support people are response at least, I'll give them that. But I hold out little hope after they "passed the comments to the relevant team"

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

#630 I don't know how you could leave out a Vasiljevic if healthy. Another Goulding but with a wider variety of moves.

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big_bird  
Two months ago

Full replay up now

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AussiePride  
Two months ago

Giddey would be like a young foal out there. It would be turnover city against top international guards. Not to say he is not going to be a great player in a couple of years but he has to grow into his body. Yes he could have gone along for the experience but he would not be making a significant contribution.

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proud  
Two months ago

I really hope that Sam Froling keeps improving as Reath, Humphries and Landale haven't earned the same kind of trust that we had in Andersen, Bogut and Baynes and it feels like a weakness in our squad moving forward.

As for Vasiljevic, yep throw him in there if he's healthy as I love his game and excited to see what sort of player he will become in 3 years time

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KUpwey  
Two months ago

The 7plus commentary for the Boomers v Nigeria game was fuckn woeful. I was hoping for the Gaze et. al overdub but nope.
But I guess the commentary matched the quality of the game. What a horrible looking win. I hope the boys gel better this time, there were awesome glimpses from time to time. They can do so much better and they'll need to. Go lads.

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