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Ranked: The five best NBA finals games from the last five seasons

I don’t really devalue players for winning a championship out of creating super teams (compared to organic team building), they still need to gel and work hard to get the ring.
Although one I will point out is when Durant joined GSW, joining the best team in the league (as a top 3 player) was an easy way to get a ring.

What does LeBron's Lakers title mean for the GOAT debate?

I’ve always liked Lebron, and he has played out of his skin to get some of his average teams up to a beat better teams.
But what he doesn’t have compared to Jordan is the killer instinct. Jordan didn’t care what his team mates thought of him, he knew he was no.1 and the leader and would do anything to win. I think Lebron is more a nice guy, which is fine, but not as ruthless as MJ.

What does LeBron's Lakers title mean for the GOAT debate?

I’m happy Dwight got his ring, although I never warmed to him earlier in his career as I thought he was overrated. His inside game was pretty basic, hence he was never a huge scorer, but that dunk comp was embarrassing.

Dwight Howard is the real Finals MVP

It’s a start, and as they start performing and getting out of the group stages then clearly there wil be more interest in India.

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

While it’s great to see players of Anothony Davis’ ilk having the skills (and coorination) to be able to play inside and out , I do yearn for the centre’s of the past who battled it out in the post and would never consider a mid-range shot, let alone a three.
I remember years ago when Chris Anstey was shooting threes and I was embarrassed for him, although this is all too common now.
The move to positionless basketball isn’t really something I like, but this is becoming common amonst many sports as athletes become more rounded in play.

The versatility of the modern NBA centre

If only it was that easy to put Kosta on JobSeeker, he certainly didn’t play up to his hefty wage bill

Australian football edges towards the 'new normal' while the EPL goes bonkers!

Could be a crazy idea, but maybe the Sydney clubs should all play out of ANZ stadium to allow normal crowds to attend, while still social distancing.

Australian football edges towards the 'new normal' while the EPL goes bonkers!

I’d rather Sydney play out of Moore Park and just be pretty good, then live at Kogarah and be the best.
I’m only persevering with renewing memebrships at Kogarah because I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, if Kogarah ended up being that light then I wouldn’t renew my full season membership, probably opting to get a 3 of 5 game pass instead, and I suspect many others from around Sydney wold do the same thing.
There’s nothing around Kogarah stadium to do before or after a game, plus the actual ground is a dump, I hate sitting/standing on a hill and it’s not even a rectangle so the view isn’t even as good as you’d expect from a small boutique ground.

The A-League’s newest derby: Bulls and Mariners

Possibly, although I really cant see Moore Park not having a rugby tenant that represents NSW/Sydney.
Also while SydneyFC may try and put pressure if the rent increases, I’d argue that they’d be very foolish to willingly move away from Moore Park to somewhere like Kogarah. Mamy fans would not be happy with this.

The A-League’s newest derby: Bulls and Mariners

I think you know why LH, it comes down to clicks and comments.
Although the media attention is certainly improving and increasing for Australia’s women, so it’s trending positively at least.

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

I don’t think we should be too worried at the Australian players that are going to India, they’re fringe A League players. Them leaving just gives more young Australians the opportunity to play professionbally in Australia.

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

There’s a lot of eye balls in India and plenty of cash, so if Indian teams start performing and playing in the ACL, then the TV money could become huge and as such prizemoney goes through the roof (compared to currently).

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

Personally if I was a typical A League player (in their 20’s, no kids and living the dream of being a profesisonal footballer), and I was facing a 30% pay cut and uncertain when the league will even restart, and an Indian contract with a payrise came up, then I’d jump at the opportunity to try my hand over there.
While I won’t downplay COVID, if you’re a 20 something and aren’t living with older relatives (or other at risj people), then I see it as an acceptable risk.

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

I won’t begrudge any players who decide to play in the ISL instead of the A League if it means they can earn more money, as long as they’re not really good enough to go to a bigger league, because they’re more likely to be taken seriously as a player in Australia then in India.

The impact to the A League will be at attracting so called aging stars (that may attract media and broad / casual attention), as they may take the easier and bigger cash in India.
But I don’t see it as a big deal if fringe Australian players go over there as it will mean more young Australian’s get a chance to play professionbal football here in Australia.

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

Probably lucky then that attendances will likely be capped, so only the most passionate and/or cashed up will be able to attend.

As for Tarneit, I saw their community featured on 4 Corners the other night, not good at the moment, but by the time the stadium is built the community should hopefully be out of this COVID financial slump

The A-League’s newest derby: Bulls and Mariners

Oh big call, only time will tell the kind of support that the Bulls will have, as they’ll need to bring an equal level of supporters to create a strong rivalry

The A-League’s newest derby: Bulls and Mariners

Lining up the Mariners as your main rival is really aiming low 😛
They should be aiming up against the Wanderers really, and to a lesser extent Sydney.

The A-League’s newest derby: Bulls and Mariners

Absolutely, every club supporter should renew their membership for the upcoming season, they need the money (to survive) more than ever.

I’ve renewed my membership, I’m hoping that I’ll get to attend most games but who knows…

PFA need to show leadership and deal with reality

Doom and gloom merchant

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

I’m not disputing your facts, it’s that you continually bring this up in every article you comment on.

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

Your continued offensive remarks about the people of SW Sydney is uncalled for. That region of Sydney is growing, just because there are pockets of housing commission doesn’t mean the area cant support a professional sporting team.

I will however agree with your comment aroundf teams continually signing up journeymen, how many players have played for half the current teams that aren’t really professional standard. These spots shold be going to younger players to help them grow, plus I bet their wage demands would be on par if not lower than many journeymen.

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

Once we can get a (hopefully) professional 2nd division up and running, then all of a sudden the opportunities are doubled for younger Australian players, who will be playing at a consustently higher level then their state based NPL’s.

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

This pandemic and subsequent lack of funds (within the A League) may be very beneficial in terms of growing our players. At the moment the top teams generally are top because of quality recruitment of foreigners, if the budgets for playing talent is reduced it’s reasonable to suggest that teams will look to play more local players, and in particular start to focus more on younger players, particularly in the attacking positions where we’re been pretty average IMO.

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

Sorry my mistake, I thought you were referring to potential future the pro/rel between the N2D and the A League. Team Australia’s comment about $10m is what made me think of that connection.

AAFC releases plans for second division by 2022