I reckon Talley's vulnerable now unless he's an absolute beast in the low post. We have a lot of players like him - need bigger.
The curse of Morningside Arena strikes yet again.
Probably right. I mean I think its harsh to say he looked lost against Newcastle with only two days practice since arriving in England but of the three Americans he's definitely the most vulnerable as Wright and especially Cartwright are putting up good numbers/contributions.
Nothing to say of course that they couldn't just go and get a Euro big. Walker wont have come cheap so presumably there's budget there for it.
Post by Steven McTowelie on Oct 11, 2019 16:16:25 GMT
Wouldn't be the start of a BBL season without Riders taking at least one colossal kick in the dick would it? Was looking more and more likely with every passing week but still a major setback. Only positive is that Walker will likely have been on pretty good money so we should be able to add without subtraction here, assuming of course that we can actually find a suitable non-American replacement.
This does maybe put a little more pressure on Talley to hit the ground running but for me the guy who's most under the cosh right now is Scott. Played every game so far by my reckoning and has made little to no impression in any of them. And with Ward-Hibbert stepping up the way he has and Wright performing well he's looking a little surplus to requirements to me anyway. Regardless of how we go about replacing Walker, I think you could very easily argue that Scott's slot could be put to better use on a different kind of player. Maybe a combo guard (Scott has been used in that sort of role a bit but isn't a natural fit). Maybe even another big (in addition to Walker's replacement).
One way or another, I get the feeling we'll be seeing some chopping and changing at Riders before too long... Despite the fact that most of the guys who've actually suited up for us thus far have performed well.
Probably the second most psychologically damaged towel you've ever come across
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
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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
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ballerman: Fiddling and Rome burning come to mind
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roc23: Niem Stevenson is now a RIDER!
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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
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severnside: That re occurring theme for last year is wearing a bit thin now. I don't need to defend Mick Donovan and the other decision makers at the Wolves but it was OJ who left mid summer leaving those at the top in the lurch.
Jul 17, 2019 10:51:10 GMT
severnside: Last post should have read PJ. Fully agree it (LAST season) was an up cock from start to finish though.
Jul 17, 2019 10:52:14 GMT
josh lockett: Jesus, no Jordan either thanks.
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