Anonymous
Two months ago

NBL1 South

This competition must surely be getting close to being unable to finish. Other states are now compromised with the delay of national finals by a week even before the latest lockdown. The South conference is further compromised with some teams needing to travel into and out of Victoria with risk of quarantining

When will the call be made to cancel the national finals?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Awkward with 3 of the top 5 teams residing outside of Victoria. Do they finish without Hobart, NW Tasssie and Mt. Gambier?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Forget National finals. That's a pipe dream. They need to cancel NBL1 south ASAP before it gets dangerous having athletes sit for weeks at a time then play multiple games on a weekend unprepared.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

National final has no chance. I'd say they will finish with all Vic teams only

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Young Gun  
Two months ago

Probably time to give up on NBL South for 2021. I have some knowledge of one of the clubs and it's been a nightmare.
- imports unavailable
- WNBL players committed to clubs elsewhere
- constant lockdowns in Victoria
- horror road trips (e.g. Melbourne/Albury/Melbourne in one weekend) to make up for lockdowns

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Melbourne Albury Melbourne OMG the horror

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes if Vic could get their act together then the SA and Tas clubs could play them (and beat them ;) )

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Scout  
Two months ago

Forget about the Melbourne clubs GF between NW Thunder and Hobart Chargers, safest bet

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Young Gun  
Two months ago

"Melbourne Albury Melbourne OMG the horror"

It's a lot of travel & basketball for one weekend... 3 games - travel then Friday Night/Sat Night/Sun afternoon/travel home

I also heard that for Mt Gambier to play Hobart one weekend they had to:
- take a bus to Adelaide
- Fly to Sydney
- Fly to Hobart

It's a long way just to play NBL1 games

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thunder were scheduled to do Knox, Albury and Ballarat! The idiot that said "Melbourne Albury Melbourne OMG the horror" clearly has never played at that level, let alone done a 3 game road trip like that. Effectively 3 games in 1.5 days.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

29 cases all of which were in the community so the number will be going up not down. Experts saying Vic can expect to be in and out of lockdown until Christmas at least.

Put the clubs at ease and call the NBL1 season off - when they do get a chance to play let the clubs focus on the thousands of kids who play not the 24 NBL1 players at each club.

With interstate travel in this league too it's simply not possible for it to continue I’d say.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

One NBL1 club desperately chasing junior fees,forgetting kids have missed half a season already,just to cover costs of high priced mid season recruits for NBL1,I think it's time for clubs to focus on getting there groundroots in order instead of worrying about players you may never seen again and contribute zero to your association

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#081 yeah I have. It's the game. Deal with it, don’t sook about it

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Not all Nbl1 Clubs use Junior fees to fund it's operation. Nbl1 generate their own income, mostly sponsorship. Maybe ask your Club for Junior out goings you may be surprised how much it costa to put juniors on a court.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

How do you manage the Tasmanian and SA teams? Even if you can eventually get teams within Vic to play border lockdowns will last longer

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Top 4 consists of 2 Vic teams and 2 Tassie teams.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Season is over.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#139 is correct

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why delay an announcement then?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Because squomo is a miracle worker.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Award the Title to the Chargers now!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What are the chances there will be games next weekend?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

29 cases today. Zero chance of games next weekend.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Then they should have the foresight to call the season off now.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Unlikely they'll make a decision because of what was said on an internet forum.

They'll wait for official information from Vic Government before writing off next weekend, and what that means for the rest of the season.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

More cases in Vic. At what point is season not viable? Lockdown will continue and border restrictions in place

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another 20 today. Talk that lockdown is unlikely to end Thursday. When will we hear anything from NBL1 cancelling this season? It's simply not tenable.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

When the Vic Government have made a decision about the lockdown.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who is this absolute clown that comes in here and calls for an end to the season? It's obviously nothing to do with you. There are plenty of people trying their hardest to provide a competition for hundreds of players and support staff. People just want to play, watch, referee and particiapte how ever they can. Get back in your lonley box. Everyone involved is going through the hardest time sport has seen since the last world war in this joker wants to throw out the bath water. Probably the same person calling for an end to the VJBL season.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So many people have invested so much time money and resources in to this season. They need to do everything possible to finish off the season even if it means continuing into October.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

20 today and 15 in the community. PLayers getting unfit every week. It's time it was indeed called off. Tassie hasn't played a game for 1 month!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

When the Vic lockdowns cease you can imagine border restrictions imposed by SA and Tassie will remain for a longer period. How long will NBL delay the launch of their season?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'm all for return to community sport ASAP but keeping this multi state competition open with little chance of it resuming is doing more harm than good.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Bloody removable guys from Sydney ruined what was shaping up to a great season, can't see it finishing unless they extended it, nbl season not starting on time either.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Maybe this is the case NBL1 needed to make it a single state competition. Other states make decisions that impact the viability of the NBL1 South comp. Vic only!. Save each member association over $10K each.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Typical, Sydneysiders jealous of not being in NBL1 and send infected people to Victoria with the aim of hijacking the season. Great plan

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

There is zero chance the NBL starts on time. It may not even start by Christmas

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Maybe this is the case NBL1 needed to make it a single state competition.
Does this become any more viable after the introduction of NBL1 East, or are East and Central still going to be too far behind for the NSW/SA clubs to find it worthwhile?

What's the situation in Tasmania? Can't really field a two-team competition.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tasmania becomes the issue form a national standpoint. MTG are just an anomaly unfortunately

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

are East and Central still going to be too far behind for the NSW/SA clubs to find it worthwhile?

I'm not sure I understand this question at all. What do you mean to be so far behind or find it worthwhile?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Both Mt. Gambier and Albury-Wodonga are border teams. Mt. Gambier did play Central NBL1 in an overall weaker competition at the time. The travel costs for a League which is Adelaide centric is the major issue there, as well as Mt. Gambiers desire to play at the best level possible being NBL1 South.

Tasmania have to remain in NBL1 South, there's simply no alternative for them.

That means there's no way to solve the current border issues around NBL1 South but the Vic stance on COVID is a much more positive one for access across borders than the NSW Governments.

Safe to say for 2022 NBL1 South will remain as is and again we'll have to rely on Governments being able to tackle COVID.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

KR said. "What's the situation in Tasmania? Can't really field a two-team competition."

Wrong yet again. (Still) There are 3 teams in Tasmania with 4 teams competing.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It is an interesting comment regarding South being the best possible competition. Of the top 5 teams 3 are from Tassie or SA. There are 18 teams in the league with a very large gap between the top and bottom teams when looking at results.

The competition is much closer in SA and I would argue this makes for a more interesting and better competition. I'd be curious as to how the top teams in SA would compare to many of the lower teams in the South conference

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Current South competition has been heavily impacted by COVID restrictions on imports. I'd say the top teams in WA and QLD would have something to say about South being the strongest comp at the moment.

South is still the best place for Mt Gambier for many reasons. And the League they want to be in.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Haven't all states been impacted by the ability to get imports into their competition?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"I'd be curious as to how the top teams in SA would compare to many of the lower teams in the South conference" Not sure of the relevance.
How would the top teams in the South compare to the lower teams in SA?

The new teams that have entered the NBL South competition are generally of a poor standard. Waverley being the exception to that. (Men's comp)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

When will there be an announcement about games this week?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think the point is that overall it must be challenged that the South competition is stronger when you look at all the teams involved and the lack of closeness in the ladder

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's also important to consider the standard of the Women's competition which is woeful in Adelaide right now.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The central competition, while close this year, is significantly worse than in other years and still sits behind North and South.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I believe North has a points system for trying to manage club costs but what are the rules in South or is it open slather

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lockdown extended for a further week

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Have to hear from the league in the next 24 hours that the South league won't finish and nationals are cancelled.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Club fees have been paid, they should let the teams play out what's left of the season and extend it if need be, WNBL doesn’t start ( if it’s going to ) until November, NBL later , these players deserve the chance to play if they can

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Regional games being played this round

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mt. Gambier playing NW Tassie this weekend so the league is most definitely not giving up on the season.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

WNBL doesn't start ( if it’s going to ) until November, NBL later
The NBL is officially starting in October. I wouldn't be surprised if that changes, but at this stage nothing has been announced, certainly nothing as specific as "not until after November".

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Foolish cancel it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sydney doesn't look like coming out of any sort of there shit lock down till Christmas, that’s two teams out if October is the start date, better add NZ.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

NBL will have to start with a Hub. WA, SA or Taz. Then move forward from there

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Where have they announced these games?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What games?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Exactly.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Launceston Women to play MtGambier in the Mount. (Win TV news Hobart). I would guess Thunder would play there as well?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What about Hobart?

What's the point of doing this when Melbourne is still locked down another week and when they’re out, there’s likely to be restrictions on community sport.

Just goes to show the idiot states will continue to put themselves in these situations and lockdown 6.0 will turn into 7.0 and so on. Cannot save them from themselves.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

From the news it seems government is already looking at a further week lockdown over the additional week announced yesterday. If you want to string NBL1 along so be it but show some leadership and tell everyone now that the National finals are off

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hobart have played more games than most teams.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

How are the others going to catch up when they are in lockdown?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I don't beleive country vic is in lockdown.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Metro is though and they have played the fewest games.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

National Junior Classic has just been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty of lockdowns and cross border travel.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why would interstate teams in NBL1 South be any different then, and in a more narrow time frame?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I cannot see any games between Vic based teams and non Vic based teams for a minimum of 3 weeks when you take into account the current lockdown timing and conservative border quarantining

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Getting on to a month+ that some teams haven't played a game. That's a lot of training to stay ready only to have your hopes dashed each week and no end in sight. Wrap it up me thinks.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Frankston and Hobart have both played 15 games.

Geel 14, Ball 14, Bend 14, Alb 14 NWT 14 and MtG 13 games. So there's a mini comp right there! There aren't that many teams below them that would worry the top few teams either ;)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

National Finals have been canceled for this year. They need some good news with new cases very soon or the lockdown due to be lifted next Thursday will continue

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why is South persisting then? That involves as much interstate travel as nationals does and isn't 6 weeks away like nationals.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Four weeks away. They have scheduled just one game this weekend between Albury and Bendigo. Where do officials come from?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Um the country regions

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What about Mt Gambier?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

With talks of further Vic lockdowns is NBL1 South done for 2021

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yep.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

They could play season out to later in the year. It could all resolve around what the nbl decide to do.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That simply wont wirk. Teams have players available now. Those same pkayers wont be around 'later'

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lockdown extended 2 Sept.

When will NBL1 drive the final stake into this season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Officially cancelled. No winners. No awards.

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