Luuuc
Earlier this year

WNBL Round 7

Fingers crossed that we can get more than 0% of the games over the line this round:


Wed 6:30 - Southside Flyers v Perth Lynx [Kayo]

Fri 7:30 - UC Capitals v Perth Lynx [Kayo Freebies]

Sat 5:00 - Melbourne Boomers v Southside Flyers [ABC & Fox Sports]

Mon 6:30 - Perth Lynx vs Melbourne Boomers [Kayo Freebies]


Plenty of Perth Lynx action for anyone with Kayo, all 3 of which are conveniently scheduled to tip off during weekday work hours in WA :/

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should the Lynx "load manage" one of those games?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I feel like Omicron might load manage it for them.
But otherwise they have freshness on their side, and are a fairly young team too.
2 days followed by 3 days should be ok I think. Maybe just try to keep a lid on Sami's minutes.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

So far, so good. A good game to watch, tonight.
Gonna count how many shots Maybrey takes.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallace would be in my WC squad sir, think she will get better n better every game back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jarry a shadow of what she once was

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ciabbitoni been awful so far this year, use Sharp more or burrows

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Scherf would have 35 if she made layups.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flyers need to do some more cardio. No energy in overtime

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Wang whipper  
Earlier this year

I built a house out of Lauren Scherf's bricks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lot of players on both sides look very unfit

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Close game, but not a particularly good one.
Relieved to escape with a win after all the blown layups. Awful stuff. I didn't rate Sami's 1st half very highly either but she made up for it big time.
If the refs could stop getting sucked in so hard by M.Rocci's flops that'd be appreciated.

Great seeing Wallace starting to look like her old self.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kristy was the only one with gas still in the tank by the end and the only one playing decent defense the whole game.

Flyers should have won it for me, some bonhead plays by the Roccis. Both probably the fastest 2 in the league but scared to drive. Reminds me of Lavey a few years back when she offered nothing but taking the ball over half way.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sami not a great wnbl start

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think some people forget some of the players are coming back from covid and also would have lost some game fitness with the time off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Possibly

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Cole played well for 3.5 quarters for someone who just had a pretty bad case of Covid.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blicavs would be a lock for the opals if she could play defense

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chambers should stop playing the roccis together.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Sami not a great wnbl start"

Young's underwhelming start at PG has led to Sami having to do a lot of ball carrying and distributing, yes her shot is deserting her, but she is being forced to do a bit of everything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Young has been a bad signing for any foreign team, just for the pay cheque. Maybe they should do some research. Might have been a package deal with Notre dame buddy.
At this point, burrows would give you more than young.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I don't know about that, but I would like to see Burrows get some time.
Clark hit the court tonight, which was good to see, so hopefully Burrows isn't far behind.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Burrows is coming off a really bad back injury where she was sidelined for months. She probs won't get many minutes this season unless on with the DPs in a blow out. She is pals with Petrik though, so he hopefully gives her a run soon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to jewel Williams?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He seems to prefer Ciabattoni over Burrows at the point guard spot. I don't love Ciabbatoni at the point and her defensive is pretty average though, and wouldn't mind seeing a healthy Burrows at least get a go there at some stage. Not sure it will happen though.

Williams isn't a WNBL calibre player, particularly defensively.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

If the Burrows injury thing is true then it makes a lot of sense IMO.

I'm a big fan of Chibba in general. She's typically very smart & very composed. (Hasn't been at her best yet but this was only Perth's 2nd game).
Anything that reduces the load on our starting backcourt trio is good with me - especially in a compressed schedule scenario.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lot of wnbl players that aren't really wnbl level but the Australian talent stocks aren’t great atm.

Harsh but realistic... Players that are not wnbl level imo and probably ain’t Gonna be around medium-long term. Let go and replaced by new stock…



Adelaide
Fejo
Basham
Batish

Bendigo
McLean
Stratford
Skinner
Goodchild
Dunlop

Melbourne
Wright
Trotto
Brown

Perth
Gandini
Satie
Ciabittoni
Isenbarger

Southside
Giliam
Taylor
Harmon

Sydney
Calleia
Rowe

Townsville
Fabbro

Canberra
Solway
Corke
Samuels


Add
retiring players…. several players already mid 30s
Amateur Players heading to college…. Atleast 6 leaving
Injuries/pregnancy/career break… always a few out for season



New arrivals potentially over next 2 seasons
Could be backups or DPs etc

Possible Overseas returnees
Tolo
Allen
Kunek
Mangakahia
Taia
Beck
Hopoate

Nbl1 players making leap

Coe players eligible
Loughridge pg
Borlase g/f
Puoch sf

College players who are juniors or older
Hurst pg
Hedge pg
Goodchild sg
Anastasieska sg
Gould sg
Hollingsworth sg
Gorman g/f
Atwell g/f
Horvat cf
Bibby cf
Mole cf
Motuga pf

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think the calibre of players has dropped too. Not having Centre of Excellence in WNBL anymore seems to have reduced our stocks.

I think Chibba is a great NBL1 level player but I'm not really sold on her at WNBL. However, she's definitely solid off the bench and has decent size and experience. I thought Taylor was meant to be the point guard, but I feel like the others seem to carry the ball more than her.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Personally I think wnbl season should be moved to gain back players from aflw.

They'll be able to play both without overlap.

You’d gain back a few players and stop those in the future having to pick 1 or the other.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Netball has started
Aflw has started
W league 1/3 through season
Nrlw start soon
Cricket too.

The gap between nbl1 and aflw is the best time to play wnbl imo.

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ANON  
Earlier this year

Being in Melbourne the amount of front and back page the AFLW is getting is as good as the Mens comp. It is saturated and there seems to be a real push from the media to treat the comp with the same emphasis as AFLM. Add to this the fact that WNBL have lost all momentum (they do have Megan Hustwaite doing one weekly column now) and you see very little on WNBL now. Maybe a 15 liner at best. AFLW is clearly gearing towards going full time and playing before the Men once all 18 teams are in. WNBL can't compete with that machine, they need to suck it up, swallow the pride and move the season in the future.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

UCC by a point in overtime. Griffin triple double.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

A Griffin 20-20 would not surprise me at all tonight.
Supporting Perth but if I had to put money on it it'd be on the caps.
Prove me wrong, Lynx, I dare ya.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

absolute demolition job by the Lynx right now

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Enjoyable opening half :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sykes off

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Smart outta there. Not so smart.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Great win, Lynx.
Noticeable jump in cohesion from last game.

Young has been a bad signing for any foreign team, just for the pay cheque. Maybe they should do some research.

That sure didn't age well. She was very solid tonight.

This post-game interview is a shambles lol

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Extra shout out to Perth for smashing the Caps on the boards 54-38.
I did not see that coming against Griffin, Ruef, Bunton & Co.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Smart hard done by tonight, flip was no worse that any other no call week after week from refs. Mabery had plenty of attitude all night...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Canberra a joke of a team, old old and old. Start Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With how well the basketballers in aflw are doing, we might see people quitting basketball altogether. Season has to be moved so wnbl doesnt constantly lose players.

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-  
Earlier this year

it's more than just changing season dates. Question is do all sports live / work around each other or compete / market against each other ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'd prefer the wnbl go up against Afl and nrl and overseas sports viewing over the other season of cricket, cricket women, soccer, soccer women, Afl women, netball women, nrl women, rugby women, most international comps, overseas sports nba and soccer viewing

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ANON  
Earlier this year

it's more than just changing season dates. Question is do all sports live / work around each other or compete / market against each other ?

The WNBL actually lose money...the current set up is the tip of the iceberg. Mid tier ALFW girls will be on 100k plus within 5 years and the AFLW media will be saturating every outlet, WNBL is the green grocer sitting next to the Coles at the moment. Stubborn and full of fight but not in the same league...LK may save them in time by affiliating and playing before the women before the men.
They made progress by moving so they weren't competing with AFLM, now AFLW is here during the off season they only thing that will save them from drowning is the AFLW playing before the AFLM IMO. If you were in charge of marketing $$ for your company with a strategy to invest in girls sports it would be AFLW every day of the week because you hit the womens and mens market all in one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

097 thanks FOJ

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Perth very good. Most likely Mabrey is the League's best player.
UCC struggled. Even my hero only 15 and 5.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trying to get offence and you keep starting Rocci, Rocci and Jarry with Cole and bishop.
Not smart by chambers Imo

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I enjoyed that contest.
2 teams both dealing with significant disruptions, and a couple of 50/50 rolls in the dying minutes played a big part in deciding it.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Carly Ernst is a mighty handy player to be adding to the already strong Boomers lineup too.
Big get.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think Bendigo couldn't afford

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Kristy Wallace can get her brain and body in sync she is a going to be a legitimate candidate for the Opals Squad until then its 3 great things followed by 4 dumbass things . Needs Mulkey there to keep her under control.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

For sure, think by seasons end she won't be so wild though.
Running the 1 at baylor vs backup sg a bit different.
Stern mulkey vs lax chambers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shows how crap coaches from both Canberra and Southside are without big spending on a epoupa/nurse or Cambage.

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ANON  
Earlier this year

097 thanks FOJ

HAHA It is true that the father of Jade only pipes up when his kid either plays well or doesn't get court time, he didnt have much to say when the Blues u20 held her to no points in the National GF

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clearly anon has a kid from nsw

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wallace is finding her feet with Southside. Just needs more playing time...has looked better than Maddi Rocci so far this season who has yet to rediscover her form of last season (although she did get hot from beyond the 3-point line last night).

If Wallace stays healthy, she could well make a run to the Opals WC team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rocci annoying, has the tools just doesn't want to be an opal bad enough.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think chambers is partly at fault, not a very motivating coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Atm, for the opals squad I got

Mansfield* pg
Lavey pg
Whitcomb cg
Wallace cg
Talbot g/f
Kunek* sf
Allen cf
Maley* pf
Smith pf/c
Magbegor pf/c
George c
Tolo c

LWhitcomb
Talbot
Allen
George-Tolo

*not even on opals list

Reserves
Heal pg
Nicholson sg
Ohea sf
Blicavs pf
Bishop c


3x3
Cole
Garrick
Froling

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whitcomb-Lavey-Mansfield
Talbot-Wallace
Allen-Kunek
Magbegor-Maley-Smith
George-Tolo

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Potential for a beauty this evening between the Boomers & Lynx in Ballarat.

Note the early tip-off time of 6:30pm local = 3:30pm WA
Kayo Freebies

Winner joins the Lightning on 0.75 at the top of the ladder

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Sure gonna be good..
Tiffany Mitchell is some kinda super being from somewhere else.
and, Mabrey pretty to watch...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think it will be a massacre, Perth by 20+

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Another top quality production from Foxsports/Kayo today urgh. That Gov money must be running out.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

More like they just want to keep more of it so spend less.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Disappointingly low IQ basketball from the Lynx tonight. It was like they regressed right back to the individual stuff from game 1 vs Adelaide.
Hope they learn from that one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How did Boomers manage to add Carley Ernst?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mabrey spat her dummy out and it cost her team in the end. She is talented but at her level needs to be better when things don't go her way and at least play some D

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Booomers have the biggest budget is why

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ohea withdrawn from opals WC campaign.
Surely Kunek, Maley, bishop, Mansfield deserve a spot on the list.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You think Boomers have a bigger budget than Lynx, Canberra or Southside???? All the money going into the teams best 5 and I wouldn't think anyone could match the Lynx starters on paper!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mate it is well known they spend well over cap.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I heard Boomers were clear leaders and that was before Ernst came onboard

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Molloy has had the highest cap the whole time he's been coach bar 1 year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

are all clubs now effectively supported by a rich private owner or sponsors withe deep pockets? Boomers seems to have no money issues at all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mabery and Whitcomb are such fire hoses it makes it very hard to integrate multiple pieces and when its off its not pretty. Scherf is a pleasant and notable exception. Add to this Mabery looked heavily targetted on top of being cooked.

Respectfully, Ernst seems like a net loss to any team she plays on. Understand the signing though, given they will likely struggle for warm bodies at points in the season.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

After the 3 games just gone, Perth being scheduled again on Wednesday seems unnecessarily harsh

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ernst is one who excites you on paper, but doesn't actually bring much value to the team. Her size is redundant because she barely uses it, preferring to settle for 3s almost exclusively. Plus she can't or won't defend. Has a huge amount of talent but doesn't seem to want to do anything other than shoot triples.

Mabrey is painful to watch and is all about herself. Another one who is talented but has a me first mentality.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You've described Ernst from about 5 years ago. In recent times she has developed an inside game to go with her 3 ball

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

#106 and now I see there are AFLW ads on Hoops. They are aggressive.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did you watch the bubble? Ernst was allergic to the Key.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

5 years ago she was playing for the Lynx and starting to finally look like an Opals/WNBA threat with her work in the paint starting to balance the perimeter stuff, but I haven't seen too much it from her in the seasons since then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

She was definitely making strides with the lynx in terms of diversifying her game. It's regressed back to her usual since then. Not saying it to be negative, I just think its a real shame as she has a lot to offer.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

York was making her roll instead of pop last season

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