Great listen once again. Although with all your praise for Rocks current form it’s quite clear it was recorded before last nights Trophy Semi-Final! And I wish I had your confidence in the Championship title being won by Lions. I agree its ours to lose, but there’s still a number of games to go yet... Also nice to hear the discussion on the forum get a mention too.
Is Clark and upgrade on Burnett for the Riders? (00:28)
No, but as the discussion evolves I think it becomes clear that the question probably needs to be "Will Clark improve Riders?". You could argue that Burnett is better or vice versa. It's almost irrelevant. There's no point having the world's best hammer if you need a saw. Clark will be a better fit and will play in a more "ridersy" manner. So, yes to my revised question. I think it's a good move and we'll see a more traditional and hard nosed Riders.
Of course, we thought the return of Trayvonn Wright would be a positive thing. It wasn't.
Are the Flyers going to miss out on the Playoffs? (06:13)
Maybe. Flyers are in a bit of a rut but they're just as bad/good as 5-10, imo.
How close are the Raiders to being a top 4 team? (13:52)
No closer than a Sharks, a Phoenix or even a Giants. They're a .500 team. They're vastly improved and I expect them to be a good team in years to come, but this year? i'm not feeling it.
How important are the next five games for the Royals? (19:37)
Huge. I think people, rightly or wrongly, see this run of games as validation. I agree that they need at least 3 of the 5. I suspect that'd be enough to keep them ahead of the chasing pack as no-one else is showing that they're much of a .500+ team. This run will be interesting to look at from a Plymouth POV.
Can Rocks turnover Eagles in their new arena? (24:39)
Unfair of me to answer as you'd put out the podcast before we knew Murray was out injured, and before the Royals blew them out. I think we've seen anything is possible with the Rocks this season so definitely maybe! I understand the point about Glasgow having a better Roster than perhaps Giants have, but they're still sitting at the bottom of the chasing pack. There's perhaps a risk we're still viewing them as a threat on paper, rather than the utter car crash they are in reality. The opening quarter point is a good one. We've seen how the first quarter effectively killed the Rocks' semi-final chances against Royals. I wonder if the Eagles will take anything from that?
Not that I don't normally, but I particularly enjoyed this week's questions. You should get the power rankings posted on here so we can inform you how wrong you are....
C - Kosta Koufos CF - Al Jefferson - Dirk Nowitzki F - Jayson Tatum - Michael Beasley - Trey Lyles GF - Kyle Anderson - Jaylen Brown G - Kyrie Irving - Ish Smith - TJ McConnell - Eric Gordon Clydebank Quacks
Post by massiveridersfan on Feb 15, 2019 13:28:24 GMT
Clark an upgrade?
Yes, definitely. He can score freely when the game requires him to do so but he's much more of a PG than Burnett because he passes really well, can shoot the 3 well and also drives to the hoop so he's hard to predict. Burnett was usually looking to score himself rather than look for who might be in a better position. Bit of a Nimley in that respect. Also less likely to turn the ball over than Burnett - but who doesn't? He cost us a lot of points with his profligacy. Much happier with Clark in the team and I doubt many other Riders fans feel differently judging by the comments and reaction on Riders' FB page when they announced his return.
rutlandrider: Riders have released Phil Leonard- was on a temporary contract apparently.
Nov 14, 2017 16:04:38 GMT
chickenbroncitis: a good result to beat the sharks. Hopefully Lions getting rid of that coach will give us a good play off push and put us in the mix with the Eagles and Riders where we should be
Jan 7, 2018 23:32:15 GMT
gonk: March madness bracket competition - see sticky for details
Mar 8, 2018 21:23:43 GMT
ballerman: And there's our problem. You really only care about your own club. The Leicester cheer leader only cares about the competition his team plays in.
Jul 8, 2018 7:36:46 GMT
ballerman: Yesterday at the regional development tournament, there was no West Midlands girls team and the East beat the North East 60-0. The North East have TWO WBBL teams and a number of national teams coaches. But if you read the BE report, it's a fantastic even
Jul 8, 2018 7:38:32 GMT
ballerman: Fiddling and Rome burning come to mind
Jul 8, 2018 7:38:47 GMT
roc23: Niem Stevenson is now a RIDER!
Jul 8, 2018 15:44:25 GMT
sporty: latest from the local newspaper
Aug 9, 2018 11:27:23 GMT
oddi: Andre Drummond WENDELL CARTER Lonnie Walker Sabons Inghram Huerter Ball Booker Mitchell Fox Bogdanovic Swanigan
Sept 17, 2018 11:02:54 GMT
Solly: "I thought it was a great day out, and it appeared like those around me (basketball fans new and old) did too. And for the haters, it’s back to proper basketball now… and everything that comes with it… smaller crowds, no television coverage etc. etc."
Oct 15, 2018 14:54:19 GMT