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GB in EB next year!

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Fantastic! GB have qualified for the final round of Eurobasket. With a 67-63 win over the Czechs, GB (with the help of the Isrealis beating Bosnia) have qualified with a 4-1 record so far. As for the rest off group D ( Czech republic, Bosnia and Isreal), they are on 2-3, so a really tight finish for the 2nd spot in the group which may prove to be a ticket to next years finals.

Last round of games in Group D:

20th Sep 08
Bosnia 89-80 GB
Isreal 98-61 Czech rep.

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comment by Azza (U9852837)

posted Sep 18, 2008

Great news! Finally some positive results on the international front and an away win as well. The only way is up now so hopefully Europe and the rest of the world will start to take notice

P.S. Congrats to the GB paralympic team for getting bronze by beating the US!

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posted Sep 18, 2008

I am sooo happy about that! I thought that I was going to go to the Olympics but would miss out on being able to support my team in my fave sport! But we are there! I don't think people are going to take us too lightly anymore - although we don't have much chance of winning, but it is great nonetheless.

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posted Sep 18, 2008

How much of this success is down to L.Deng

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posted Sep 19, 2008

While there is no way we would've got this far without Luol Deng (and a huge thank you is due to whoever put their hand in their pocket to fork out the 250k to pay his insurance), Coach Finch has been excellent in making sure the team didn't become a one-man outfit. In the home game against Israel, for example, we had 5 players score in double figures and it was Mensah-Bonsu who top-scored, not Deng.

Props should be given to the whole team, coaching staff and background guys and girls for making this happen. As for me, I'm off to organise flights and accomodation in Poland for next September - Eurobasket here we come!

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posted Sep 19, 2008

lets be honest luol was the catalyst for the whole gb movement in 2005, he is certainly our best players but with him on board he has made players such as reinking and pops mensuh bonsa aswell as sullivan step up and dominate games, all in all luol is a very humble team player who is out for the win but if you watch him closely he gets most players involved and is very agile for a tall player

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posted Sep 23, 2008

This is excellent news! Well done!

I can't wait for the day I 'll get the chance to watch both teams I love playing together in a GB - Greece game!

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posted Sep 23, 2008

Im sorry i dont know too much about basketball but i have 2 Qs:
1.does Chicago Bulls player Ben Gordon play for GB aswell as Deng...DengDengDengDeng?
2.Isn't EuroBasket a French supermarket?

Deng...DengDengDengDeng!

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posted Sep 24, 2008

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posted Sep 24, 2008

well done

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posted Sep 24, 2008

its well cool eh

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