RobT
Last month

NBL1 North 2024 Season Starts.

The NBL1 North 2024 season starts tomorrow with Logan v North Gold Coast.
Friday has Northside v Brisbane and Mackay v Townsville.
Saturday and Sunday are loaded with the other teams, some playing double headers.

Up to date, pre-season reporting on NBL1 North is hard to find so not sure how teams have come through the off season. Opening round will be very interesting. Right now, I haven't a clue.

Love to see your predictions and discussions throughout the season. So long as there's enough interest, I'll add my own.

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mball  
Last month

Definitely interested!

BQ had a season preview recently on social media but it was behind a paywall... seriously?!

Jon Guarna, my favourite commentator posted his predictions for cahmpionship winning teams and MVP yesterday also.

Let the games begin!

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Damo 75  
Last month

Seriously, pre-season reporting has been a disgrace. The NBL1 website still has last years squads listed, so apart from a couple a articles there's very little to go off.

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RobT  
Last month

Link to; "Jon Guarna, my favourite commentator posted his predictions for championship winning teams and MVP yesterday also." if possible?

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mball  
Last month

RobT - it is on his FB page.

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RobT  
Last month

Damn! Not a fan of FB. Truth is I can't make sense of it. I'll try, Thanks.

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RobT  
Last month

Been tryin'. Getting nowhere. Want to share his predictions? (I'll get help with the FB bit!)

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mball  
Last month

RobT, on NBL1 North website:
https://nbl1.com.au/news/2024-nbl1-north-predictions?fbclid=IwAR2SBHJJqHUVfYplRJtGfh7zGkj-oqI9peRWzZaI9vLVrg6On7704vk2o7I_aem_AbyPjfK-Bck_qj9eh5m_olHE1waOCnRM7iV64icjlo0WHNGckbUDrExHYZ2EGwOhtVC2xwHGij1RM6sofxBk4AXc

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RobT  
Last month

Well, wasn't that the worst way to start a new season? Men's game to W Logan 112/65 over North GC. Does not deserve details. Scores much more respectable in women's game. NGC winning that one, 78/66.

2 (2x2) games tomorrow (Sat); Northwest V Bri and Mky v T/ville. Both promising (hoping)to be better!

Thank you mball, I had read that much but hoped there would be full review of all teams. If there was, I still have not found it.

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Damo 75  
Last month

The lack of information is disgraceful. The NBL1 website only has a few players named on team lists - but at least they updated from last year's teams the day before the season started. Very disappointing for supporters and sponsors.

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mball  
Last month

"I had read that much but hoped there would be full review of all teams. If there was, I still have not found it."

There is one around but behind a paywall. BQ should have done an independent one.


Totally agree with Damo. Even the first women's game last night was not on the home page game tracker, found it on the game page. Very unprofessional and disappointing but can only improve.

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RobT  
Last month

Firstly, let me add to the "broadcast" discussion. I LOVE IT! It's easier than Kayo, by far. For me, it's 2 clicks from watching.

I have the NBL1 app on my desktop set on NBL1 North. Open it to Home page (1st click) and choose the game I want from schedule for my 2nd click. and voila, sit back and enjoy. Just scroll for box scores and stats whenever I want. If I find it easy AND enjoyable (remember that I am the one who does not know how to use facebook, for goodness' sake), surely you must be looking for criticisms for the sake of it.

OK. Secondly. What I thought of night 2.

I watched the Wizards v Capitals men's game. Certainly got my money's worth. 2 games for the price of 1. First game went for roughly 20 mins which the Caps won 55/39. After the half, the second game played out where the home team went on an absolute tear to win the night 95/87.

Caught the last q in the Mackay v Townsville game. Seems that I saw most of that game too as the stats showed an even trend throughout this one. Mackay got the start and kept the lead all game.

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The Big Duke  
Last month

What happened in the Capitals game, inexcusable collapse with that roster on paper. Caps could have really used the stable hand of Tueta, Rob do you know how far off he is? (Seeing he is ex USC)
Also Cairns over Darwin last night, obviously a few missing pieces but that was a large upset!

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RobT  
Last month

Agreed re Cairns v Dawin. Darwin have a great roster. As for Izzy. Mabe another week???

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The Big Duke  
Last month

Thanks Rob.

Watched some of the Gold Coast game yesterday, with Magnay still to come in they look very imposing.
I expected the Pirates to push or even beat them on the back to back and they put them away without much of a threat.

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AssistantsPen  
Last month

Capitals dropped off in the 3rd lack of bench rotation hurt them, tough bounce back week.
North Gold Coast not the greatest showing for opening night.
Mackay looked good and with some talent that didn't even put on a uniform
Northside women smashed capitals who looked unfit which is scary what they have been up to in the off season

Does round 1 change any of the predictions?

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The Big Duke  
Last month

My bold prediction is that one of either Logan or Spartan women will miss the playoffs this year.

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RobT  
Last month

Double-header weekend for the Caps. 1st game Brisbane v Mackay who opened the game with a 33/17 quarter, maintained that margin for the next 3/4s. (yuck, from me)

Rocky was better for the Caps, and a better game as it literally went down to the last shot. Sam MacD scored the Cap's last 9 points taking the Caps from 4 points down with 2 mins left to the 2 pt victory, Rocky 91 / Brisbane 93.

Hayden Richardson's half-court, attempted buzzer-beater missed (phew).

The Big Duke, thanks for asking about Izzy, Yeah, played both games and he did well, as did the team. I think a bit more jelling is needed, lots of t/o's, etc.

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RobT  
Last month

Any other news?

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AssistantsPen  
Last month

Been some super close games over the past two rounds, Sam McDaniel vis Rockhampton, LP vs Ipswich and Capitals even the night before required a final shot from Ipswich to end it.

Most teams have now played 4 games - does the ladder change at all for the men or does someone one fo the 1-4 teams have a run in them Spartans, NGC, Caps & Rockhampton.

Is Sunshine & Mackay holding 1-2 for the remainder of the season.

I think Darwin are yet to really get going along with Cairns, I like South West big energy team at home or away, Caps clearly under performing for the roster they have along with Spartans (they play each other this week)

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The Big Duke  
Last month

Fair win by Sunny Coast yesterday missing one of the Robertau brothers. How far off is Magnay for GC??

GC, Ipswich, Spartans and Caps will all rise from their current positions.

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RobT  
Two weeks ago

Caps had a double header, NGC on Sat and SDS on the Sunday.

NGC v Caps 86/83. A good game. Gooderer for NGC.
SDS v Caps 69/74. Another good one. 7 NBL players. Caps just better at the end.

Both games close throughout so both well worth the attendance.

Caps now 2 and 4 while Spartans (SDS) are just 1 and 4 (1 game in hand). I think both teams should have much better records, but they don't. And the season's not nearly long enough to not worry, Gotta pick it up now or too late for both teams, possibly.

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Cosmo Spacely  
Two weeks ago

On the Women's side it appears barring injuries that Northside and Rocky are miles ahead of the rest of the comp.

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RobT  
Last week

Just finished watching the Caps men beat the Pirates in a low scoring encounter, 71 / 76 (at SW). Most of the game seemed to be with the Caps but the Pirates kept within dangerous range and once tied it up before the Caps took control again to the end.

The win last week v SDS and this one today sent Caps from 13th on the North Ladder up to 8th. After SDS (currently 12th), putting Logan away (currently 4th), 106/64, I'm glad we played them (SDS) last week.

Next week it's off to the SCPhoenix who sit at 3rd after a 4-2 start to the season. Mackay at 4-and-0 head the ladder with Darwin next at 4-and-1 from their 5 games. Think that these 2 are the pace setters for at least the 1st half of the season Phoenix to prove they belong up there and everyone else in a dog fight.

My 2 bobs worth!

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RobT  
Last week

Hi, Cosmo Spacely and others. Would like to include women's stuff too but shagged doing this little bit.

Anyone help out there?

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The Big Duke  
Last week

Caps surely not too happy with that result today, Pirates missing their two leading scorers think that shouldve been a 20+ point drubbing. SDS win reads well after they towelled Logan last night who are no slouches.

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RobT  
Last week

Can't argue with that, Big Duke. Think Caps have been fortunate in that they played SDS before they clicked and now SWM missing some key players. Even their 1st win v Rocky. Got to say they needed that to give that 'cos I think (hope) that Caps are just starting to gel a bit better. Roster is very good throughout. See if they can continue with the upward swing. This weekend v Phoenix will show if flash-in-the-pan or genuine improvement?!

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Cosmo Spacely  
Last week

ROBT just for you.

Womens Results this week a couple of upsets .....


Logan got their first win of the season over Spartans to keep a glimmer of hope alive of making the top 6 .

The Kayo Game of the week featured the winless Sunshine Coast take on the winless Cairns , Sunny Coast prevailed. 40 combined turnovers all makes for interesting viewing.

South West threw away a lead to let Brisbane in for the win on their home court , amazing to see 2 such well credentialed Coaches going against each other in Chaney from BNE and Newlee from SW . Not sure locals appreciate the level that these guys have coached at ,also not sure why BQ aren't all over these guys and getting them into the Junior State Programs.

Reuf will be Player of the week with a 30 Rebound Triple Double.


Next week the undefeated Rocky take on the undefeated Northside on Sunday , should be a cracker , I have a feeling that Rocky on their Home Court might be too much for the Wizards .


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RobT  
Last week

Hey Cosmo Spacely, didn't expect that! Great write up. Expected weekly, from now on. You can do mine too.

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RobT  
Earlier this week

Happy again. At Sunshine Coast, Bris Capitals 94 d SC Phoenix and have now won 3 in a row to be 4+4 after a slow start. They now sit 6th on the ladder gaining 2 spots. A fairly even first half but the signs were there as Bris held an 8 pt advantage. In the third q, Phoenix did outscore the Caps 21/20 but the 4th was all Caps for the 94/76 win.

Current Ladder:-
Team W L
Mackay Meteors 1st 5 0
Darwin Salties 2nd 5 1
Logan Thunder 3rd 4 2
Sunshine Coast Phoenix 4 3
Cairns Marlins 4 3
Brisbane Capitals 4 4
North G Coast Seahawks 4 4
Rockhampton Rockets 3 3
Gold Coast Rollers 3 3
S Districts Spartans 3 4
Ipswich Force 3 4
Townsville Heat 2 5
S West Metro Pirates 2 5
Northside Wizards 2 7
(I put these in a column using copy and paste. Don't know how it will appear???)


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RobT  
Earlier this week

tabs didn't work. damn!

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Cosmo Spacely  
Yesterday

Just watched the Replay of the Rocky and Northside game and a couple of observations.

Rocky blew a 9 point lead in the 4th Qtr , they had the game under control but could not close the deal . They lack a on Court leader to get them through situations like this. Had a size advantage that they could not use , still have issues getting the ball into the posts. McSpadden needs more than 8 shots per game if they are going to contend again this year.

Reffing was awful , almost got out of Control on a few occasions .

If the comp goes the way it is shaping up Rocky has lost the home court for the Final (if they make it).

AJ Johnson is the key to Northside , still a high quality player 30 points and 16 Rebounds should just about get you the player of the week. Jess White needs to shoot the ball more , she and Johnson kept them in the game and got them over the line in the end.

Zero points from either team off the bench , ouch. Northside had only 4 players that scored, double ouch.

Muffy Loader is the most annoying defender in the league (that's a compliment) .

This week

Brisbane , Townsville and Runaway Bay all have a nice winning streak going , South west have lost their last 3 and have slid down the ladder and are in danger of losing touch with the top 6 .

Spartans vs Northside this weekend would be the game to watch , see how Rocky bounce back against the Salties in Darwin. Logan has to at least split their road trip (TSV and Cairns) , lose both and they are done.

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