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ONE-POINT WARM -UPS
1. How many successive wooden
spoons has Melbourne won?
2. Who won the Crows’ best and
3. Which side did the Adelaide
36ers beat to record their first
win of the new season?
4. Who played out the final of the
ICC Champions Trophy?
5. How many premierships
did Central District win in the
6. Who was the first
player to officially
swap clubs in the
AFL’s trade week?
7. Who won the
Jack Oatey Medal
8. With which club
did Darren Jolly
begin his AFL
9. With which team
did former Sydney
Swan Tadhg Kennelly win
the All-Ireland final?
10. Which A-League team does
Danny Tiatto play for?
11. What nationality is Formula
One driver Sebastian Vettel?
12. What do the Phoenix Coyotes
play: Ice Hockey, Basketball or
13. How many John Cahill
Medals has Warren Tredrea
(above) now won?
14. Who won North Melbourne’s
best and fairest award?
15. How many NRL premierships
have Melbourne Storm won?
16. Who had the
in the SANFL Grand
star appeared in
the movies ‘Blue
Odyssey’ and ‘Step
18. Which former
EPL club is the only
team in English football’s top
four divisions yet to taste a
league defeat this season?
19. Ambitious plans are
underway to build a professional
cricket ground in Reykjavik,
Rio de Janiero, Beijing or
20. In which year did English
football become the first in the
world to adopt the system of
three points for a win instead
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1 – Two. 2 –
Bernie Vince. 3 – New Zealand
Breakers. 4 – Australia and
New Zealand. 5 – Eight.
TWO-POINTERS: 6 – Josh
Gibson. 7 – Trent Goodrem.
8 – Melbourne. 9 – Kerry.
10 – Brisbane Roar. THREE -
POINTERS: 11 – German.
12 – Ice Hockey. 13 – Four. 14
– Andrew Swallow. 15 – Three.
FOUR-POINTERS: 16 – Sturt’s
Scott McGlone (25). 17 –
Layne Beachley. 18 – Leeds
United. 19 – Indianapolis.
FIVE-POINTER: 20 – 1981.
Adelaide 36ers coach Scott Ninnis
Enthusiastic new ownership,
brand-new South Austrlian
coloured uniforms, the singlet
retirement of an all time great, a
5000-strong crowd, a new and exciting
team, stunning LED replay screens and
a partridge in a pear tree!
Well, maybe not the last one but you
get the picture. The Adelaide 36ers first
home game at the Distinctive Homes
Dome was all it was billed up to be
and most importantly, the team came
away with an important 80 to 76 victory
against the very talented New Zealand
Breakers in a very close and enthral-
Captain Adam Ballinger was back to
his very best and led the scoring with
22 points at an incredible 69 per cent
from the field.
Backcourt buddy Cortez Groves
looked dangerous all night with some
clutch plays down the stretch, pairing
10 points with five assists. The “Ninja”
Darren Ng nailed three long bombs
without miss in the second quarter to
enhance his reputation as one of the
best shooters in the country.
The most pleasing aspect of our
victory was our committed team
defence, not exactly a strong suit of the
Adelaide 36ers at times last year. Our
guards, especially Nathan Herbert and
Groves chased and harassed league
MVP Kirk Penney all night and the
entire group can be pleased with their
But, as we all know, one win doesn’t
constitute a championship and the
Townsville Crocodiles will be snapping
at our heels at the Dome tonight. They
will be anxious to get back in the win-
ners circle after losing in the cruellest
of circumstances last weekend, falling
to a last ditch three pointer against the
Perth Wildcats to go down by two.
“Croc Nation” brings to town with it
the biggest trash talker in the competi-
tion in Corey “Homicide” Williams,
who certainly has the game to back up
his mouth and his matchup with John
Gilchrist should have all basketball
fans salivating. They are two of the
strongest and fiercest competitors in
the league and will be well worth the
price of admission.
Both teams boast great perimeter
shooting and talented rosters and we
look forward to the challenge of extend-
ing our home win streak to 11 – which
extends back to early last season.
See you at the game!
Adelaide United captain Travis Dodd
will become the side’s first ever player
to reach 100 games tonight, when the
Reds fly to Western Australia to take on
the Perth Glory at ME Bank Stadium.
Dodd joins Newcastle’s Matt
Thompson as the A-League’s only
two players to reach the milestone.
Thomson achieved the feat in round
The Reds captain has made a name
for himself as one of the league’s
toughest players, having missed
just four of Adelaide’s 103 A-League
In an impressive career that has seen
stints in both Greece and Malaysia,
Dodd scored on debut for the Socceroos
and lead the Reds to the 2008 AFC
Champions League Final.
While tonight will be a special occa-
sion for Dodd personally, the evening
would be soured should Adelaide
succumb to the Glory, who will be fired
up after managing a disappointing
draw last week.
The Reds too played out a draw at
home last week, a 76th minute Cassio
screamer ensuring Adelaide avoided
They sit four points behind first
placed Sydney FC, but after last week’s
loss Cassio said if the side worked
together they could catch the ladder-
“I think we deserved to win (last
week) but we were a bit unlucky so
that’s it. We’re still four points from
first spot and we have to keep moving
on to chase them,” he said.
“This season we haven’t played very
well at home, we need to try and win
all of the games at home, we’ve been
a bit unlucky in some games but now
we have to forget this game and look
forward to Perth Glory.
“Everyone has to improve. If we all
improve, we have the quality to play
and move the club forward.”
Perth Glory v Adelaide United, ME
Bank Stadium, Perth, 9.30pm.
Dodd to set Reds milestone
ortsbeat magazine available in hotels and clubs
John Gilchrist backed up
an impressive season
opener with 17 points,
seven rebounds, three
assists and two blocks
against the New Zealand
Breakers in round two.
Photo: Milbank Photography
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