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Dark Knight
06-18-2009, 11:00 AM
Now that the pre season leagues are over,its time for the main event.

UAAP starts July 11 and am surprised a lot of peopleare predicting FEU to automatically make it to the F4 if not,make it allthe way to their 2oth title (mens). But im feeling uneasy. FEU should take it one game at a time. Ateneo is still the strongest IMO with La Salle always a contender and UE the dark horse. We lost Baracael, Adolfo and Fernandez, thats about 35 points a game combined. Thanks for the vastly improved Barocca, Cervantes and hopefully Cawaling.

Partial, unofficial line ups

Barocca
Cervantes
Knuttel
Cawaling
Ramos
Vinluan
Tanuan
Escaminiano
Noonduo
Garcia
Sanga
Equilos

Goodbye

Alisbo
Cabagnot
Macazo
Abaring
Fernandez
Adolfo
Baracael

Drive For 20!!!!

nastrans
06-18-2009, 11:28 AM
It will be a huge disappointment if Cawaling won't be able to get back to form following a sophomore slump last season considering the vast improvement he got from the RP team and the PBL/preseason tourneys.

roydevesa
07-04-2009, 12:15 PM
FEU has the most athletic frontline but its real strength this season lies in the perimeter players. I'm talking about the trio of Barroca, Garcia and Cawaling. They are the most potent starting PG, SG, SF combination compared to the rest of the league. Revilla, Barua and Mangahas are good but they are not deadshots. UE's trio of Martinez, Lee and Acuna is potent scoring wise, but the three are not good ball handlers and playmakers. Reyes, Salamat and Buenafe may be the best in terms of sheer skill, but Barroca, Garcia and Cawaling edge them in terms of size and athleticsm.

The potential problem in the trio of Barroca, Garcia and Cawaling is if Barroca decides to be a scoring-first point guard for most of the game. Being the point guard, he should give Garcia and Cawaling their touches. In a fast-breaking game, this should be easy. But in a slow game, Barroca should not get an isolation play for himself a lot. Other teams will play into this mentality by denying the ball from the others and letting Barroca carry the team in scoring alone. The three should also use the mid-range scoring ability of Ramos and Cervantes by driving then kicking out.

Dark Knight
07-04-2009, 01:51 PM
Official line up from Inboundpass.com

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY TAMARAWS

4 - BARROCA, Andy Mark - PG
5 - EXCIMINIANO, Christopher - SG/SF
6 - PEARCE, Marty - PG
7 - VINLUAN, McJan - C
8 - GARCIA, Ryan Roose - PG/SG
9 - GUERRERO, Jolas - SF
10 - CALUAG, Casey - SG/PG
11 - SANGA, Paul - SF/PF
12 - TANUAN, Edgar - SF/PF
14 - KNUTTEL, Jens - PG
15 - CAWALING, JR - SF
16 - EGUILOS, Jaymo - PF/C
17 - RAMOS, Aldrech - C
18 - MANALO, Christian - SG
20 - CERVANTES, Reil - C/PF
21 - NOUNDOU, Pipo - SF

Head coach: CAPACIO, Glenn

FEU's strongest link is in the guard position.

FEU's weakest link IMO is in the center position.

Dark Knight
07-11-2009, 09:20 PM
July 12. Game 1 Elims. FEU vs. ADMU

A preview of the Finals? I hope not. If FEU should enter the championship, id rather have it against any other team. Why? Because lets face it, the defending champions is still the team to beat. But this first game is a good gauge on how FEU's performance will be this season. Despite the hype and the praises that the Tams are getting, they are like any other normal team. Strong? Maybe. Title contenders? I hope so.

The key is to neutralie Al Hussaini in the paint who scored 33 points against FEU last year. The loss of Tiu wont be felt really especially with Buenafe and a vastly improved Jai. Mark Barocca should live up to expectations and hope Cawaling will improve. Noonduo must assert himself as we have no dominant center the likes of Jervy. The skinny Ramos must find his way under the basket.

Marty Pearce and Garcia are the players im expecting to help. This game is very tough to predict considering the pressure on both squads. I say Ateneo by 3. ;D

FEU...onwards for 20.

Dark Knight
07-15-2009, 02:36 PM
One factor lead to FEU's loss to the mighty Eagles. Pressure. FEU put themselves in a situation where they have to win it all out this season. Strong on paper and maybe even on court. Boasting of the best guards in the league. And they are this season's host. So what happened? Only 1 thing. The defending champs. Barely the Eagles felt the loss of Tiu, Escueta and Nkemakolam. They are still the team to beat. They have the inside, outside presence. A barrage of trifectas in the 2nd quarter proves it. And FEU? Only Aldrech played well. Barocca is a mystery with his 12 points considering he scored 33points in international competitions. Cervantes is nowhere. RR is understandable. But Cawaling? Aside from 4 points, he made those crucial turnovers down the stretch. And this is the player they hid from other schools. Tsk.

Up next La Salle. We should win this one. Considering the Archers line up. But then again............

oca
07-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Ateneo did what it had to do--- Do well with its transition defense. To me yan ang nagpanalo sa kanila. Having said that, imo, FEU didn't have a fallback when Ateneo's defense was ahead of FEU's offense.

Review the game, pag nauna ang depensa ng Ateneo, dun hirap pumuntos ang Tamaraws. Next question here would be, anong adjustment ni Coach Capacio?

Sa kinauupuan ko, wala gaanong picks, screens and player movement.

Yung size ng PGs ng Ateneo, pag may Tamaraw big man ang nagbigay ng pick o screen, malamang in 3 of 5 situations, the FEU guard will have the room to manuever for an incursion or the FEU big man will have a small guy in front of him for an easy short jumper.

Capacio relied too much on the creativity of his players to create scoring situations for themselves. Dapat i-drawing yan at napraktis. As I said, parang walang fallback tuwing mauuna ang Ateneo defense.

Dark Knight
07-23-2009, 06:22 PM
FEU 65, DLSU 51

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Dark Knight
07-23-2009, 06:32 PM
FEU 63, AdU 60

batangueño
07-25-2009, 06:23 PM
FEU def. NU, 82-57.

Dark Knight
08-01-2009, 01:24 PM
FEU vs. UP
mb.com.ph

Games Today (Araneta Coliseum)
2 p.m. — Ateneo vs NU
4 p.m. — FEU vs UP



Just like Black, FEU coach Glenn Capacio is not taking their chances against the Maroons.

"Tulad ng sinabi ko sa team ko, hindi pupwedeng mag-relax dahil kahit sinung team pwedeng manalo," said Capacio. "Hindi namin dapat i-take for granted ang UP lalo na't galing sila sa panalo sa Ateneo."

For Maroons head coach Aboy Castro, what is important for them is to avoid having a sense of being on "cloud nine" after their mighty win over the Eagles.

"I'm sure now that the boys have felt this, they will work hard and focus on practice," said Castro.

Veterans Woody Co and Magi Sison will again provide the firepower for UP while RP developmental members Mark Barroca, JR Cawaling, and Eldrech Ramos will spearhead the attack of the Tamaraws.

Dark Knight
08-01-2009, 01:39 PM
FEU Baby Tamaraws Results

July 12 : FEU defeated ADU, 74-58

July 18 : FEU lost to UE, 62-70

July 21 : FEU lost to DLSU, 65-82

July 25 : FEU defeated NU, 76-54

Dark Knight
08-01-2009, 01:40 PM
FEU Lady Tamaraws Results

July 15 : FEU defeated UST, 68-43

July 23 : FEU defeated DLSU, 53-46

July 26 : FEU lost to ADU, 52-60

July 29 : FEU defeated ADMU, 46-33

Dark Knight
08-03-2009, 06:17 PM
Game 6 FEU vs UST

despite the loss against the Archers, UST remains one of the most formidable team. Surprising since Jervy left the Tigers, Ababou and Mirza has pick up the slack the Tigers. Now, what should the Tams do to notch their 5th straight win? Play defense.

UST is the best offensive team in the league this seasonn averaging 85 points per game. But their defense is dead last allowing 85 points also. Now, if FEU can contain Ababou and Mirza, the Tams has a 90% chance of bagging this one. Transition defense should work as UST i think is a run and gun team. Watch out for their role players Maliksi, Teng and Camus. This promises to be a good game and its very hard to predict the winner. But since im from FEU, then its FEU by 6. ;D

Good luck to both schools.

Dark Knight
08-10-2009, 10:33 AM
This is way toooooo late because im really tied sa trabaho ko. No time even for websurfing.

On FEU's win over UST.

1. We limited UST's tremendous offense below 70 points. Its either FEU showed great defense or we caught UST on a slack considering UST is averaging 88 points per game. The best in the league.

2. A revelation in Jeric Teng, the future of the Tigers.

3. No suspension for Ababou, no problem as he struggled in the field producing his lowest production to date.

4. One bg problem for FEU is maintaining their lead. They will jump to 20 point lead in the first half then thy will allow the opposing team to comeback and threaten them to kingdom come.

5. Cawaling got off his slump..........or did he?

Dark Knight
08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
FEU wards off late Red Warrior run
by Herbel Santiago
inboundpass.com

FAR EASTERN University warded off a late University of the East fightback, 76-72 to assure itself of first place at the end of the opening round of UAAP Season 72 action last August 9 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Tamaraws controlled the opening half of the game, building leads as high as 20 at the three-minute mark of the second period. Three Tams – Aldrech Ramos, Paul Sanga and Pipo Noundou – hit double-digits in scoring as early as halftime, which saw the Red Warriors trail, 45-29.

Coach Glenn Capacio’s troops, though, seemed content with sitting on the advantage and played to keep the lead. UE immediately made its move, chopping down the deficit to 12 after 30 minutes of action. The Recto five continued its march with a seemingly small but important 6-0 run, capped off by a Paul Lee three-point play with 4:09 left in the game that trimmed the FEU lead further, 73-68. Second-stringer Erwin Duran then intercepted a lazy pass and drove coast-to-coast to put the Warriors within striking distance, 74-72.

That proved to be UE’s last basket, though, as FEU tightened up on defense to hold on for the victory thanks to two pressure-packed free throws from Andy Barroca and RR Garcia.

Ramos led the league-leading Tamaraws with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Garcia also tallied 14 markers after going scoreless for the first time in his career last time out against University of Sto. Tomas. Pari Llagas delivered yet another double-double for the Red Warriors, who slid to 4-3 in the team standings, with 21 points and 12 boards.

Capacio was calm in the media room despite leading his wards to their sixth victory in seven outings. “Nung second-half medyo gipit-gipit na. Siguro, medyo nahirapan kasi grabe na ang physicality ng game kaya hindi na kami nakaka-execute. Ang magagawa na lang namin ay to stop them…Tiniyaga lang naming, luckily hindi sila makakuha sa amin sa loob.”

He added, “Halos lahat ng teams, gusto na kaming talunin ngayon, dapat mag-step-up sa susunod. Hindi masyadong mainit ang ulo. [With regard to the 41.7% free throw percentage] Yung freethrows, yun nga kailangang i-praktis. Tingin ko puro mental na lang iyon, nakikita ko naman sa praktis na nashoshoot nila.”

The scores:

FEU 76 – Ramos 14, Garcia 14, Sanga 13, Noundou 12, Barroca 11, Cawaling 9, Vinluan 3, Knuttel 0, Eguilos 0, Cervantes 0, Caluag 0.

UE 72 – Llagas 21, Espiritu 12, Lee 11, Acuña 9, Reyes 6, Zamar 5, Duran 4, Bandaying 3, Tagarda 1, Lingganay 0, Flores 0, Ayala 0.

Quarter scores: 25-18, 45-29, 63-51, 76-72.

Dark Knight
08-10-2009, 10:55 AM
FEU Lady Tams results

FEU defeated NU 54-38

FEU defeated UE 75-43

FEU defeated UP 43-42

The Lady Tams are sporting a 6 wins against a solitary loss after the first round of eliminations.

Dark Knight
08-10-2009, 10:59 AM
Baby Tamaraws Results

FEU-FERN lost to Ateneo 59-51

FEU-FERN defeated UPIS 88-48

FEU-FERN defeated UST 76-74


Baby Tams are 4 wins and 3 losses after the first round of eliminations

Dark Knight
08-16-2009, 02:36 PM
FEU Subdues UST
ubelt.com

By Anthony Divinagracia



FEU rode on the hot second-quarter sniping of veteran point guard Mark Barroca to ward off a determined challenge from the vengeance-seeking UST Growling Tigers, 75-67, in UAAP action yesterday at the Big Dome.

Barroca poured 10 of his game-high 23 points in a blistering 15-3 run that helped the Tamaraws erase a 13-23 deficit and move ahead, 35-31, going into the halftime break.

“Thank God we survived this game. It’s hard to play against UST because their big men are capable of playing outside and we have to extend out defense to catch up. I’m happy that he (Barroca) stepped up considering that we were one man short with the suspension of Riel Cervantes,” FEU coach Glenn Capacio said of his chief playmaker who also finished with six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

The victory kept the Tamaraws locked in a share for first place with Ateneo, who also tote a 7-1 record. The Tigers meanwhile remained stuck in the middle of the standings with a 4-4 card, tying UE and La Salle.

The Tamaraws sustained the Barroca-led assault come third quarter with an eight-point cluster on baskets by JR Cawaling, Aldrech Ramos and Jens Knuttel to hike the lead, 43-33.

But the Tigers fought back at the turn as main man Dylan Ababou sparked a 12-3 blast to push UST within 45-46 with 5:05 left in the quarter.

FEU however exploited UST’s brittle interior defense in the succeeding possessions, draining an array of lay-ups and putbacks while limiting the Tigers to just a field goal in the last five minutes of the third for a manageable 56-51 edge heading into the pay-off period.

An eight-point swing from back-up swingman Paul Sanga with 6:42 in the fourth quarter extended the Tamaraws’ advantage to nine, 64-55.

UST responded with a 7-0 blitz highlighted by a foul-baiting trey from Clark Bautista and a Chris Camus follow-up off an Allein Maliksi miss to trail only by a basket, 62-64, inside the last five minutes of the contest.

With the Tigers breathing ontheir necks, the Tamaraws then relied on Barroca’s steady quarterbacking to slow the pace which hampered the comeback bid of their never-say-day opponents before unleashing a game-defining 8-0 tear that gave FEU a 71-62 advantage for good.

Ababou, the season’s top MVP contender, matched Barroca’s output with 23 points aside from eight rebounds and two assists to lead the Tigers while Bautista added 11 markers.

Barroca got ample support from rookie Pippo Noundou, who chipped in 11 points, 12 boards and two feeds. Ramos, who currently runs second to Ababou in the MVP race, scored only eight points but hauled down 12 rebounds on top of three assists and a block.





Second game

FEU 75 – Barroca 23, Noundou 11, Garcia 9, Tanuan 8, Sanga 8, Ramos 8, Cawaling 6, Knuttel 2, Exciminiano 0, Eguilos 0, Caluag 0.

UST 67 – Ababou 23, Bautista 11, Teng 9, Maliksi 7, Camus 7, Fortuna 5, Mirza 4, Afuang 1, Mariano 0, Green 0, Aytona 0.

Quarter scores: 13-20; 35-31; 56-51; 75-67.

Dark Knight
08-23-2009, 06:30 PM
You cant win it all.

League no. 1 FEU just fell to number 2 courtesy of the UE Warriors.

Although UE played their best so far, the following factors i personally think contributed to FEU's downfall.

1. You cannot defeat a team who is scoring a very melting 60% from the field. A strong UE team coupled with luck is almost impossible to defeat, even against the leagues best defensive team.

2. Law of average. FEU won straight in a row and they are bound to lose sooner or later. Blame it on the scheduling.

FEU should think twice about their chances of winning their 20th title. When you are brought back to earth this way, reality check is needed. But hey, its better to lose now than in the playoffs.

roydevesa
08-23-2009, 06:51 PM
1. You cannot defeat a team who is scoring a very melting 60% from the field.



The same reason why UP beat Ateneo in the first round... Sometimes teams get hot in such a way that everything they shoot gets in regardless of good defense by the opponent.

fujima04
08-23-2009, 07:23 PM
1. You cannot defeat a team who is scoring a very melting 60% from the field.



The same reason why UP beat Ateneo in the first round... Sometimes teams get hot in such a way that everything they shoot gets in regardless of good defense by the opponent.


Ika nga sa larong kanto. Ga-batya ang ring. ;D

john_paul_manahan
08-23-2009, 07:53 PM
You cant win it all.

FEU should think twice about their chances of winning their 20th title. When you are brought back to earth this way, reality check is needed. But hey, its better to lose now than in the playoffs.



it may serve the team in good stead.

oca
08-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Except for 3 of the 8 wins todate, FEU hasn't played as dominant as what many had expected. I won't dwell on the past 10 games, but imo, Capacio should change his his PG rotation and starting 5. Instead of having Garcia at 1 and Barroca at 2, I think it would be better to have Barroca play PG, then have Cawaling at 2, Sanga/3, Ramos/4, Cervantes/5. Garcia should come off the bench.

Si Barroca kasi may drive at may pull up. Yung penetrations niya creates a lot confusion sa kalaban. Pag nalusutan niya bantay niya, the second line of defense must adjust, pero sa bilis ni Barroca either open ang lane or may kakamping malilibre pag sumalubong ang help-D. Barroca can also drive against the zone.

Dagdag mo pa dyan, yung ceiling nila Cawaling, Sanga at Ramos sa position nila will create a lot of mismatches. Lahat may tira sa labas. Designate spots within the 2-pt area for Cawaling and Sanga to receive the ball, they will have no difficulty taking those attempts. Sa mga nagdaang laro, ewan ko bakit laging nasa 3-pt area sila when they receive that pass, then they'll have to work their way nearer to the basket or take the lower percentage 3-ptr. As for Ramos, malinaw na walang match-up dyan at 4.

bchoter
08-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Sabi ng kilala kong seasoned observer a few days before the UE-FEU game: "Dapat tago na cellphone ng FEU players para manalo... para wala tawag players"

Dark Knight
08-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Update on Baby Tams 2nd Round

Not in chronological order.

FEU-FERN defeated UPIS, 104-55

FEU-FERN defeated UST, 60-43

FEU-FERN lost to DLSZ, 74-77

FEU is 6 wins and 4 losses

Dark Knight
08-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Update on FEU Lady Tams 2nd round

Not in chronological order

FEU defeated ADMU, 51-45

FEU defeated UST, 65-52

FEU is 8 wins and 1 loss.

Dark Knight
08-27-2009, 07:43 PM
FEU enters Final 4 for the 2nd year in a row.

By defeating the Adamson Falcons.

FEU started out flat with Adamson even leading by double digits. Reminiscent of UE, everyone on the Falcons side are scoring easily. Canuday, Colina and Alvarez. Goddamnnit this Lester Alvarez has what it takes to be in the pros, even making the goat out of RR Garcia.

But a strong 2nd half by FEU made them regain the lead. Adamson kept the game close if not for the 4point play by Garcia that finally sealed the game for FEU and notch their 9th win. Im not convinced with the FEU victory but we will take it anyway.

Dark Knight
09-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Sep 5. FEU vs DLSU

Lots of scenarios and side stories on this eagerly anticipated match. A lot has been talking about the overhyped Ateneo - De La Salle rivalry but lest we know that the FEU vs La salle has a rivalry of their own. The venue is also full and the game is very exciting.

Last year, the first round match up between these two squads became controversial after that stupid referee's unsportsmanlike call on Barocca in the dying minutes of the ballgame which also earned the technical foul on Capacio. The referee was suspended.

In their final 4 match up, FEU came short after Baracael failed to convert on a supposed 3point play and missed crucial free throws to the delight of the gun toting LA Revilla.

The result this saturday will determine the following scenarios.

1. A FEU win will assure them of a twice to beat advantage and distance themselves from the pesky UE Warriors.

2. A loss by FEU will shut down their hopes of a chance to grab the 1st spot in the team standings.

3. A loss by DLSU will have them bidding adieu for this season, the first time since 1994.

4. A win by La Salle will still ignite thier flickering hope but they need a loss by the Tigers.

So for FEU to show that they have what it takes to capture the title, they have to defeat La Salle by unimaginable means and send a message to the defending champs that we mean business.

Good Lord, i just hope FEU will win. ;)

Dark Knight
09-05-2009, 06:29 PM
First, UE is rooting for DLSU while UST is cheering for FEU. ;D

Second, it was a disgusting win by FEU. Yes. Disgusting. Poor field goal percentage, Barocca having an off night and they are practically winning on the free throw line. If they are serious on winning the championship this season, then they should not play this way.

With the absence of Pipo, Cervantes took the cudgels and kept FEU in the game who only took the lead on the latter half of the 4th quarter. A 7 point lead approaching the end of the regulation proved nothing as La Salle tied the game and brought the game into OT, thanks to James Marata.

La Salle was totally shut down in OT. FEU showed poise and resiliency in the end.

Im not used to a Final 4 without La Salle buit there is always a first time for everything. It happened to FEU 3 times. 2002, 2006 and 2007.

Whats next for the Tams? Hope for an UP win against Ateneo. Or they could just let it flow. ;D

glock23
09-05-2009, 11:10 PM
Congrats FEU! the better and more experienced team won today. Good luck!

gfy
09-06-2009, 03:12 AM
Pipo and Eguiloz did not play. Cervantes and Ramos were really tired. FEU was fortunate to escape with a win.

Sam Miguel
09-08-2009, 10:25 PM
Are the strain and pressure of being the so-called preseason consensus favorite getting to the FEU Tamaraws?

As already noted elsewhere in this forum there have been statistical dips across the board for the two best players of FEU - Smart Gilas teammates pointguard Mark Barroca and swingman JR Cawaling. Because of this they are seemingly bringing the rest of the Tamaraws down with them.

Thank God Reil Cervantes and Aldrech Ramos have been keeping their wits about them, and of course there is the wondrous rookie Ryan Roose Garcia. These three have saved FEU at a lot of critical junctures throughout this tournament where Barroca and Cawaling have rather failed.

The question is no longer about size, talent, skill or depth. The simple question now is: Do the Tamaraws have what it takes to keep it straight and level and win it all this season?

tamarawz_14
09-13-2009, 06:58 PM
we lost sayang ang 16 pt lead... yung mga referee hindi consistent sa mga tawag nila konting dikit lang nila barroca, cawaling and al hussaini foul na agad.. may tulog din ang ateneo sa atin..... nice game feu and ateneo...

Sam Miguel
09-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Will Jay Mo Eguilos and Pipo Nuondoo play this weekend versus UE?

Dark Knight
09-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Who's afraid of UE? Not FEU but given a chance to avoid UE, why not? The problem is, they failed.

The Ateneo vs FEU match showed that we have what it takes to defeat Ateneo. Two close games, the third maybe we can pull thru. Heres what im counting to happen in case of an FEU-ADMU championship battle:

1. Law Of Average. Ateneo is riding on a 9 game winning streak. Could be ten should they beat UST. They are bound to lose. Ateneo defeated FEU twice already. The big question is.............Can Ateneo defeat FEU 4 times? Possible, but very, very difficult. Every loss FEU suffered from Ateneo is a lesson learned and hopefully we will adjust come Finals time.

2. Relive 2003. The then defending champs Ateneo lost to FEU in the FInals who was previously eliminated from the Final 4. Hope lightning strikes twice. Or history repeat itself. ;D

Dark Knight
09-14-2009, 07:24 PM
But first things first, we have to take care of UE. Sure they are the contender, could upset either FEU or Ateneo, but heres what im hoping to happen:

1. Call me Mr/. Law Of Average but it happens. UE is riding on an 8 game winning streak. Once again they are bound to lose sooner or later. And, do they have what it takes to defeat FEU back to back? I dont think so. But i could be wrong.

2. UE is known for their curse in the Final 4. They seem cant to overcome the hump. Could work for us. But there is always the first time. ;D

Dark Knight
09-14-2009, 07:26 PM
RELIVE 2003!!! GO FOR 20!!!

tamarawz_14
09-14-2009, 11:17 PM
But first things first, we have to take care of UE. Sure they are the contender, could upset either FEU or Ateneo, but heres what im hoping to happen:

1. Call me Mr/. Law Of Average but it happens. UE is riding on an 8 game winning streak. Once again they are bound to lose sooner or later. And, do they have what it takes to defeat FEU back to back? I dont think so. But i could be wrong.

2. UE is known for their curse in the Final 4. They seem cant to overcome the hump. Could work for us. But there is always the first time. ;D


nice one dark knight...

spikeman_27
09-15-2009, 02:10 PM
sino ba mga next year recruit ng feu? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

tamarawz_14
09-15-2009, 09:54 PM
sino ba mga next year recruit ng feu? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


marami..hahahahahahaha

Posterized
09-17-2009, 08:31 AM
Dark_Knight/tamarawz_14,

Ano na balita kay Baroks? Seryoso ba yang tinanggal sa team? :-[

bebang
09-17-2009, 01:52 PM
sinibak dahil nagbebenta ng laro....pota!!!

glock23
09-17-2009, 03:58 PM
sinibak dahil nagbebenta ng laro....pota!!!


Why will he sell games when he gets 150k a month from Smart gilas?

aarreza
09-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Found this in today's edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

UAAP MYSTERY

FEU's Barroca does a disappearing act
Tams don’t know where he is

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:05:00 09/17/2009

Filed Under: Basketball, University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP)

FIVE DAYS BEFORE playing a defining match in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament, Far Eastern University is confronting a question it has different—and sometimes no—answers to.

Where is superstar guard Mark Barroca?

The heady playmaker had been absent from the Tamaraws’ practices since Tuesday, fueling speculations that he has been dropped from the team just days before FEU battles the University of the East Warriors at the start of the Final Four phase of the country’s most prestigious collegiate hoop tournament.

Acting on those speculations, a tip from a source and reports that top FEU officials had convened a meeting to discuss the status of one of its players, the Inquirer dropped by the FEU practice session Wednesday morning and confirmed the absence of the Smart Gilas national team standout.

When questioned, team personnel cited various reasons for the absence of the ace guard—who scored eight points, all in the first quarter, in Saturday’s game where FEU blew an 18-point lead and lost to defending champion Ateneo, 74-73, in their battle for the No. 1 ranking in the eliminations.

Team captain JR Cawaling said Barroca, who leads the Tamaraws in scoring with 12.7 points a game, had a flu. A team staff member, however, said that Barroca sustained an unspecified injury.

Further raising eyebrows is the fact that FEU coach Glenn Capacio admitted he’s unaware of Barroca’s whereabouts.

Athletic director Mark Molina said UAAP president and FEU team manager Anton Montinola will issue a statement to answer the Inquirer questions at the “proper time.”

FEU was also in the spotlight last year when one of its top players, Mac Baracael, was shot by an unidentified gunman on his way to the players’ quarters. Baracael survived the shooting.

“Di ko alam kung ano ang nangyari (I don’t know what happened),” said Capacio. “Siguro baka may pinuntahan (He may have gone somewhere).”

Reports (not in the Inquirer) earlier said that FEU officials met Tuesday noon regarding the status of an unnamed player. Late Tuesday evening, the Inquirer received a tip that Barroca had been booted out of the team dormitory inside the campus.

Cawaling, though, said Barroca had only been quarantined.

“He’s in the chapel,” said Cawaling in Filipino. “He was moved there so he won’t spread the flu. He didn’t practice yesterday.”

The 5-foot-10 Barroca also averages 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals as one of the top FEU players.

Yesterday, though, Cawaling talked like the team will try to make do without Barroca in the Final Four.

“We can still do it even without Mark,” said Cawaling “We trust each other. Everyone’s capable of playing in the semifinals.”

The Tamaraws, who finished second in the eliminations at 11-3 to claim the twice-to-beat semifinal advantage, will battle the Warriors at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.

sa_pula
09-17-2009, 05:20 PM
nag ala bonbon custodio na..tsk.tsk...

bebang
09-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Disgruntled Barroca drops out of FEU team, says manager
09/17/2009 | 08:20 PM


Far Eastern U will no longer have Andy Barroca for its Final Four campaign in UAAP Season 72.

According to Barroca’s manager, Ed Ponceja, the wily guard decided to drop out of the Tamaraws’ lineup, disgruntled over what he felt were baseless accusations of game-fixing thrown at him by team officials.

“Wala na, ayaw na niya maglaro kasi may lamat na yung samahan nila ni coach (Glenn Capacio)," Ponceja said in a telephone interview.

“Syempre masama loob niya dahil napapagbintangan siya. So, para hindi na siya pagdudahan, he will no longer play na lang for FEU. He will just concentrate on his studies and his other team, Smart Gilas," he added.


Andy Barroca, center, drives to the basket in an earlier game for the FEU Tamaraws. Jeff Venancio
Barroca, a sports recreation management student, is one of the premier point guards in the UAAP. He is also a member of the Smart Gilas national team that is tasked to earn a slot to the 2012 Olympics.

Signs of trouble over at the FEU camp sprouted lately after a disgruntled Barroca skipped the last practice sessions of the Tamaraws.

Ponceja said the “accusations" had a great psychological impact on the pride of Zamboanga. Barroca, he said, opted to make himself scarce as he pondered on his tough decision to stop playing for his collegiate squad.

“Hindi makatulog and hindi makakain yung bata," said Ponceja. “Si Andy is one of those players who dreamed of making big and earn a career playing basketball. Mahirap lang ang pamilya niyan. But his family was devastated as well upon hearing such accusations."

Asked whether his ward would consider transferring to other schools, Ponceja said it would not be an option.

“Sayang naman kasi 30 units na lang yata and kaya na niya tapusin ito in one-and-a-half year's time," Ponceja said.

According to Ponceja, Barroca was signed to a three-year contract by Smart Gilas. As such, his ward would now devote his time playing for the amateur squad tasked to represent the country in major international tournaments.

He is also expected to be included in the Gilas lineup which would play as guest squad in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Calls made by GMANews.TV to FEU coach Glen Capacio weren’t answered as of posting time.

Barroca’s absence in the Final Four will likely affect the Tamaraws’ playoffs campaign. FEU finished No. 2 at the end of the elimination round to earn a twice-to-beat advantage against University of the East. - GMANews.TV

lenzero
09-17-2009, 10:17 PM
sayang naman lakas pa naman niya..bumilib ako sa nilaro nya nung exhibition game sa pba...sana mg pba pa din siya

sa_pula
09-17-2009, 10:18 PM
kawawa naman si barroca. sobrang taas kasi ng expectations sa kanya ng team nya eh napagbibintangan tuloy ng kung ano ano..

Posterized
09-17-2009, 10:39 PM
sinibak dahil nagbebenta ng laro....pota!!!


Why will he sell games when he gets 150k a month from Smart gilas?


Yan din tanong ko e. Ang labo nitong FEU.

stonecold316
09-18-2009, 02:37 AM
Sa gmanews.tv center si Barocca. hehe.

Anyway, unfair ang FEU officials kay Barroca. Just because he played bad in the last three quarters of its game against Ateneo eh benta na siya? Mali naman ata yun.

KingRedLion
09-18-2009, 04:08 AM
Sure the FEU Tamaraws are still capable of winning the championship this season but these recent turn of events only make it harder for them. Para kang nagtampo sa bigas. No sense na rin naman if mismong team officials esp your own coach, ang wala nang tiwala sa'yo -- not saying na totoo yung sinabi against him, but if the trust and respect is not there anymore, then better off go on separate ways.

There goes one horn off of FEU's swagger and championship hopes....

oca
09-18-2009, 07:59 AM
Team B pa lang si Barroca ay PG na yan. Until last season, uno pa rin ang laro niya. Sanay yan na hawak nya ang bola at siya ang magpapatakbo ng opensa. Pero sa pagpasok ng season na ito, nilagay nila sa dos.

Ganon ba yun kadali?

Di porket magaling ka sa isang posisyon, madali lang ba para sa iyo ang mag-adjust pag ika'y nilipat? Di lahat.

At si Capacio na rin nagsabi bago magpasimula ang torneo, halos hindi nakapagpraktis sa kanila buong summer ang 3 player nila sa national team. Sina Cawaling at Ramos, nang bumalik, balik sa dating position. Walang adjustment na kailangan. Pero si Barroca?

Narinig ko na last season yang bulong-bulungan na yan kay Barroca. Tanda niyo pa yung semis kontra DLSU? Twice-to-beat ang FEU, pero twice beaten. Di yata nagustuhan ng coaching staff at mgnt ang laro ni Barroca nung unang laro, halos di na ginamit nung ikalawa.

Ito bang di magandang laro ni Barroca ngayon ay tinuring nilang "validation" ng kung anong pagdududa nila nung panahon na yun?

Pre season favorite ang Tamaraws. They were expected to dominate this season but they did not. Yung mga close games at muntik-muntikang matalo, ano ang paliwanag nila dun?

Para sa akin, ito ang suma total ng laro ng FEU ngayon season na ito--

This is a tall, fast and very athletic team. They should be running at every possession. They tried to, but tell me why do they have a "half-court PG" logging more minutes at the one spot?

Di sa sinisiraan ko si Garcia, but he is not the right PG for the kind of offense this team wants to play. Di akma. Di tugma. Magaling kung magaling, pero nababagay ba?

Sa ngayon, bawat player sa line-up na yan ay maglalaro na may agam-agam sa isipan.... "T@ngna, di ako pwedeng alatin, kundi baka isipin nila benta ako.".

Di malayong ganyan ang nasa isipan ng mga bata ngayon dahil itong nangyari ngayon kay Barroca ay di bago para sa FEU.

gfy
09-18-2009, 09:32 AM
^ Game-fixers usually do it on defense (would be too obvious on offense). One step behind. Losing the ball kuno. And so on. There's really a thin line between game-fixing and an off-day. Or too many off-days.

I remember that semifinals DLSU game last year with the game on the line. With 12 secs to go, Coach Glen called a timeout. Barroca inexplicably took a hurried shot with 7 secs remaining (he wasn't open and thus the shot was about 2 ft. off the mark). How does one explain this?

UE team officials talked to Paul Lee early in the second round this year because he was trying too hard in carrying the load for the team and thus committing too many errors. Paul's game changed and he became a team player after that.

pooty tang
09-18-2009, 01:23 PM
sinibak dahil nagbebenta ng laro....pota!!!


Why will he sell games when he gets 150k a month from Smart gilas?


Yan din tanong ko e. Ang labo nitong FEU.

Glock23 and Post,

I'm not sure if you guys have heared this 'sermon' from me before (my friends in the office and in the games always get it from me) but here it goes again.

This is precisely the reason I do not, will not, will never bet with bookies. These guys have ways of corrupting our young players. They try to lure our boys into a lifestyle they cannot afford so that they accumulate debt so that no matter how much they earn or enjoy perks from the schools they go to they'd still end up selling games or point shaving because they end up needing the money these gambling guys offer.

I'm really not sure if Barroca is on the take, but all the same supporting sports gambling is a sure fire way of feeding the gambling mafia that try to corrupt our boys.

glock23
09-18-2009, 05:59 PM
sinibak dahil nagbebenta ng laro....pota!!!


Why will he sell games when he gets 150k a month from Smart gilas?


Yan din tanong ko e. Ang labo nitong FEU.

Glock23 and Post,

I'm not sure if you guys have heared this 'sermon' from me before (my friends in the office and in the games always get it from me) but here it goes again.

This is precisely the reason I do not, will not, will never bet with bookies. These guys have ways of corrupting our young players. They try to lure our boys into a lifestyle they cannot afford so that they accumulate debt so that no matter how much they earn or enjoy perks from the schools they go to they'd still end up selling games or point shaving because they end up needing the money these gambling guys offer.

I'm really not sure if Barroca is on the take, but all the same supporting sports gambling is a sure fire way of feeding the gambling mafia that try to corrupt our boys.


I agree with you on that one.

Have you ever wondered how these bookies can come up with the odds before the game and actually be accurate +or- a few points? That alone should make us all suspicious of them.

Dark Knight
09-18-2009, 06:18 PM
Toooooo late but an update nevertheless.......

FEU Lady Tams

FEU defeated DLSU 56 - 46
FEU defeated NU 62 - 33
FEU defeated UE 75 - 36
FEU defeated UP 66 - 47
FEU nipped ADU 52 - 51

FEU Lady Tams ended the elims with a 13 wins against 1 loss record.

Will face UST in their Final 4 match up.

Dark Knight
09-18-2009, 06:23 PM
Tooooooooo late again but an update nevertheless........

Baby Tams

FEU defeated ADU 77 - 61
FEU defeated UE 77 - 49
FEU defeated NU 96 - 56
FEU nipped ADMU 84 - 80

FEU Baby Tams ended the elims with an 11 win-3 losses record.

Will face the UST Cubs in their Final 4 match up.

Dark Knight
09-18-2009, 06:28 PM
About this issue about Barocca, we have no choice but to accept the fact that Barocca will not play anymore. Whatever the reason of him skipping practices or his disappearing act, only Mark knows the reason. And lets leave him at that. Goodluck in his basketball carreer.

Now, with Mark gone, FEU should focus on the match ahead. Against the UE Red Warriors. UE could win Game 1 but i think FEU will finish it in Game 2. Barocca's loss will be felt in the Finals against Ateneo. Losing 12 points a game is a big factor and Knuttel should step up. Please dont use the error prone Caluag to man the offense, please lang.

My gut feel is that FEU will enter the Finals but Ateneo will defend their title. Thats the reality. It happens and we cant do something about it.

Gerilla, Baracael, Adolfo were all accused of game fixing. Now its Barocca. Who else? Take your pick.........

glock23
09-18-2009, 09:56 PM
^ eh si Anton naman ang nag-aakusa parati eh. :)

by the way FEU plays #1 DLSZ tomorrow, 12:30 at the Arena. UST will play ateneo after.

D_I_A
09-20-2009, 10:58 AM
talo FEU sa UE ...ayan kasi. tsk!tsk!

Joescoundrel
09-21-2009, 12:33 PM
University of the East, as expected, beat the crap out of university belt next door neighbor Far Eastern University 84 - 74; UE thus forces a winner-take-all Game 2 this Thursday versus FEU.

Paul Lee went completely nuts from trey range to lead all scorers with a career 26 points. He nailed three straight in one stretch to take the fight out of FEU.

FEU clearly missed Mark Barroca, the superstar guard who now has quite the cloud hanging over him. Without him, the Tamaraws were simply not moving the ball around as well as they used to, and their perimeter game was come and go. Were it not for Paul Sanga, this could have been a blowout for the Red Warriors.

UE now has a pretty good chance of returning to the UAAP Finals, where reigning champion Ateneo now waits. Ateneo just disposed of underachieving Santo Tomas 81-64 to return to the Big Dance. UE has now won six games in a row including two in a row over FEU.







Gameface is Philippine Basketball

gfy
09-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Knuttel was taken out in the 1st Quarter the last game due to some injury. If he does not return on Thursday, FEU will have to make do with RR, Caluag, Manalo, Exciminiano and Pearce.

Wang-Bu
09-22-2009, 11:02 AM
Sadyang matindi ang epekto ng pagkawala ni Mark Barroca sa FEU. Puro beterano na mga gwardiya namin sa UE, kahit gaano pa kagaling sina RR Garcia at Jenz Knuttel, wala pa sila sa derechahang matchup kontra sa mga gwardiya ng UE. Sa labanan na ito, gwardiya ang nagdadala ng laro, sa perimeter ang ikot ng bola, hindi naman pinupukpok ang poste gaano, kung kaya mentras wala ang Barroca, mahina ang laro ng FEU.

roydevesa
09-22-2009, 03:43 PM
sa tingin ko, hindi benta si barroca. hindi lang maganda ang combination nila ni garcia lalo na't si garcia pa ang ginawang pg.

Dark Knight
09-22-2009, 04:53 PM
Guess we have to bid adieu to FEU's 20th title. Not this season. Maybe next year. And everyone here is right. Barocca less FEU simply is no match to Paul Lee alone.

Heres hoping for Paul's bad game on thursday and lady luck must smile on us.

lenzero
09-24-2009, 07:36 PM
ganda nung game knina...sana nglaro c barroca

bangis
09-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Great game! Too bad for the loss though.

Would've been a diferent outcome had Andy played. Tsk tsk..

oca
09-25-2009, 07:40 AM
There was one detail I missed while watching the game, maybe someone can fill in the gap.

In the middle of the 4th quarter when there was a big momentum swing in favor of UE w/c made them grab the lead, Cawaling was actually on the bench.

Tanong--

Nandun lang ba siya sa bench all that time or he was dispatched to the officials table pero naipit lang at di makapasok dahil walang dead ball situation?

Di ko kasi maintindihan why it took that much time for Capacio to field him back into the game. Yes, he was a non-factor in the 3rd, pero nung dumikit na ang UE, you always go with your best players. Kahit wlang production yan nung nung 3rd, dapat ibabad mo na yan sa 4th.

Para que nagtanong ako, samantalang wala namang mababago sa resulta...

Well, when we assess a team's chances in future tournaments, we always asks ourselves kung pati ba yung coach ay nag-mature at nag-improve kasabay ng mga players. This is relevant question considering the fact that Capacio is not a veteran coach.

I'm not taking credit away from UE. The way they played, they deserved to be where they are now. But when you intently watch a game and miss out on something, you can't help but ask.

Nakalimutan ba o naipit sa officials table si Cawaling?

eightyfiver
09-25-2009, 10:42 AM
nakalimutan yata si Cawaling. Parang wala rin sa wisyo si Coach Capacio. Pinapa-review pa iyong questionable goal-tending. nasa rules ba iyon? Maski depensa ng Feu mahina. Nag-stick sila sa sona. parang ni-rereserba nila ang lakas ng starters at walang kompiyansa sa bench.

Nothing to be ashamed of. They just lost to a better team. Or credit it to the "hosting" jinx if it would make you feel better.

batangueño
09-25-2009, 02:32 PM
I am thinking that Cawaling was not able to contribute much during the second half because Capacio never substituted players during the first half. At halftime, Capacio did not send relievers to Garcia, Cawaling, Noonduo and Cervantes (Ramos was already nursing three personal fouls then) while UE's Chongson was very good in his substitutions. ???

Dark Knight
09-25-2009, 06:51 PM
some points to ponder

1. FEU actually shoot themselves at the start of the season. Being the host and all, they pressured themselves to win the championship. Which, in my opinion, is not planned or timed. You cant just pick any season to win the championship. You work it out one game at a time.

2. UE really is a better team. They made decisions more precisely and they are patient in executing their plays. Llagas, Lee and Espiritu are seasoned veterans ready for the championship.

3. Im mR. Law Of Average That Never Happened. In fact, iut happened the other way. UE has been knocking on the door in the Final 4 for 10 years, and this time, they finally made it thru.

4. I cant help but think that Dindo is a curse to both UE and la salle. Dindo left UE, they are in the Finals. Dindo went to DLSU and they are eliminated. ;D

5. One thing good for the FEU loss is that UE refused Ateneo to avenge their titular defeat against us back in 2003. So, technically, our head to head championship match up with Ateneo is 1 nil in favor of FEU of course. ;D

6. On Barocca. I dont want to jump into conclusions but if indeed Mark sold his game, then i hope Marks happy on what he did and the consequence of his actions. Im not saying Barocca playing is a sure win but we would have had a chance. However, If FEU officials falsely accused mark of game fixing, then suffer your fate. I hope you can sleep better now.

Dark Knight
09-25-2009, 06:58 PM
So whats in store for next season?

Well, Ateneo will lose Rabah, Jai and Baclao.

UE will lose Llagas and Espiritu.

La Salle will banner the same team probably.

Its our time then!!!!!!!!!!

I forgot.....we lost Barocca. ;D

Dark Knight
09-25-2009, 07:06 PM
FEU should have been a more brutal team had some Team B players were promoted. Raf Raf Mangahas is now doing well at mapua. Russell Yaya is also doing fine at EAC. Ian Sanggalang is brilliant at SSC.

Replace Caluag and Vinluan. Please......but retain Manalo. Given time, this player will be a leader. Reminds me of Jay Sierra. A pass the ball first point guard with high leaping ability.

tamarawz_14
09-26-2009, 12:29 AM
FEU should have been a more brutal team had some Team B players were promoted. Raf Raf Mangahas is now doing well at mapua. Russell Yaya is also doing fine at EAC. Ian Sanggalang is brilliant at SSC.

Replace Caluag and Vinluan. Please......but retain Manalo. Given time, this player will be a leader. Reminds me of Jay Sierra. A pass the ball first point guard with high leaping ability.


replace caluag, vinluan, exciminiano and guerrero....

tamarawz_14
09-26-2009, 12:39 AM
i guess feu will bounce back next year.... sana i-review ni coach glenn ang mga nangyari this season..

oca
09-26-2009, 06:59 AM
That review will be not be objective when there are convenient excuses on hand-- the case of Barroca and injury of Knuttel.

Joescoundrel
09-26-2009, 11:41 PM
What happened this season is simply that FEU imploded. I believe this is a simple case of a team loaded with talent but more loaded with expectations, and they were unable to handle the pressure.

Objectively FEU lost only three regular season games, two to reigning champion Ateneo and once to eventual Finalist UE. That is not such a bad record on its face, except that FEU was expected to at least split their elimination games against Ateneo. It did not help that FEU won two major off-season titles: the Fr Martin Cup open title, and the Fil Oil title. They were so dominant in the off-season that it just seemed natural they would be the prohibitive favorites to win it all for Season 72.

Even if we took Mark Barroca out of the equation - pretend he was never even around - FEU still had a hell of a lineup, at least two players deep at every position, with talent, plus-athleticism and size. Ateneo may have won their elimination assignments versus FEU but they literally had to go through wringers both times. FEU might have easily been 13-1 and Ateneo 11-3, with both teams now squaring off in the championship series.

At the end of the day though, it is head coach Glen Capacio and his staff who need to face up to this responsibility. They had it all: generous support from their school, busloads of students and fans coming to watch, a hell of a cheering squad, and of course that superstar lineup. With all of this going for it, who else is left to make it all happen if not the coaching staff, especially the head coach? But alas, pressure is not just for players in the thick of a crucial game. Coaches are subject to the weight of expectations as well.

Just to be clear, I am not asking for Capacio to resign or to be removed. First and foremost, who the hell am I that I should even be thinking that? Next season is a whole new season and a fresh new start. Discounting Barroca, Capacio should still have the chance to handle the Season 73 Tamaraws. The only real question is: will Anton Montinola and Mark Molina give him that chance?






Gameface is Philippine Basketball

tamarawz_14
09-27-2009, 07:19 PM
That review will be not be objective when there are convenient excuses on hand-- the case of Barroca and injury of Knuttel.


what i mean is yung mga situation sa mga games and what went wrong this season...

tamarawz_14
09-27-2009, 07:29 PM
What happened this season is simply that FEU imploded. I believe this is a simple case of a team loaded with talent but more loaded with expectations, and they were unable to handle the pressure.

Objectively FEU lost only three regular season games, two to reigning champion Ateneo and once to eventual Finalist UE. That is not such a bad record on its face, except that FEU was expected to at least split their elimination games against Ateneo. It did not help that FEU won two major off-season titles: the Fr Martin Cup open title, and the Fil Oil title. They were so dominant in the off-season that it just seemed natural they would be the prohibitive favorites to win it all for Season 72.

Even if we took Mark Barroca out of the equation - pretend he was never even around - FEU still had a hell of a lineup, at least two players deep at every position, with talent, plus-athleticism and size. Ateneo may have won their elimination assignments versus FEU but they literally had to go through wringers both times. FEU might have easily been 13-1 and Ateneo 11-3, with both teams now squaring off in the championship series.

At the end of the day though, it is head coach Glen Capacio and his staff who need to face up to this responsibility. They had it all: generous support from their school, busloads of students and fans coming to watch, a hell of a cheering squad, and of course that superstar lineup. With all of this going for it, who else is left to make it all happen if not the coaching staff, especially the head coach? But alas, pressure is not just for players in the thick of a crucial game. Coaches are subject to the weight of expectations as well.

Just to be clear, I am not asking for Capacio to resign or to be removed. First and foremost, who the hell am I that I should even be thinking that? Next season is a whole new season and a fresh new start. Discounting Barroca, Capacio should still have the chance to handle the Season 73 Tamaraws. The only real question is: will Anton Montinola and Mark Molina give him that chance?






Gameface is Philippine Basketball


i guess hindi nila kaya ang pressure saka mataas ang expectation sa kanila ng mga UAAP followers kaya nag-melt down sila sinabayan pa ng controversy and next year ganun pa rin ang expectation sa kanila minus barroca.. i hope next year coach glenn must know how to use his players when it comes to situations... next year ang weakest spot ng FEU is guards..

spikeman_27
10-01-2009, 12:54 PM
di ba si escoto ay sinabi ng mag lalaro next year?
si terence romero ba kasama na?
hindi ba ang daming africanong recruit ang FEU? ilan silang lahat?
wala bang madadagdag na africano sa kanila?
sa totoo lang para sakin mahina pa din ang team ng FEU w/ this line-up why?! kung iisipin natin ang ng yari sa 72 FEu has only 7 to 8 solid man rotation. after dun wala ng ng puwedeng gamitin or wala ng productive sa mga players nila. kaya di malaman kung bakit nila sinasabing deep ung line-up nila. sana madagdagan naman sila ng quality player na mang gagaling sa bangko. ??? ??? ???

oca
10-04-2009, 07:25 AM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=511077&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Smart-Gilas ready for PBA (The Philippine Star) Updated October 04, 2009 12:00 AM

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Eala said some of the returning college players are relearning Toroman’s system. “Barroca, for instance, played off-guard in the UAAP while with coach Rajko, he’s strictly a point guard. He needs the ball - without the ball, he’s just not Barroca. Dylan played power forward with UST but he’s a small forward with us. J. R. and Alrech are also readjusting to their roles. We’re hoping the team jells in time for the PBA conference.”

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