In the eighth addition of our new feature, we look back at the last week in the BBL and bring you the best quotes. This week includes Joe Chapman calling on Newcastle to raise their game and Paul James heaping the praise on Worcester Wolves.
This is now a regular feature on BBLFans, so let us know if you have heard some interesting thoughts from someone so they can feature here next time.
This week, Anthony Rowe tries to work out Plymouth’s dip in form, Drew Lasker admits he didn’t know what he was getting himself into when joining Guildford and Rob Paternostro discusses playing in the local park!
“My expectations coming in weren’t very high because they had gone through issues with ownership and all that. I really wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.” Guildford Heat’s Drew Lasker discusses moving to the BBL
“It’s very difficult to put your finger on the exact factor as to why. The problem for us hasn’t been playing terrible for the whole games, it’s been spells of five or ten minutes where we haven’t been executing as we should.” Anthony Rowe discusses Plymouth Raiders’ dip in form
“The one thing I’ve loved about this team is if they were playing in the park with nobody watching they’d still be wanting to win, they are that competitive.” Leicester Riders coach Rob Paternostro hails his team’s spirit
“We cannot afford to lose focus – I know we can beat any team when we’re at our best – but we’ve chucked away results by relaxing too much. The guys won’t do that in these two games. They know that if they do, there is no tomorrow.” Plymouth Raiders coach Gavin Love knows what it takes in the play-offs
“We have got to be ready and we have got to be prepared for it because everything we have done to this point is history. We start the season at zero, just like every team.” – Newcastle Eagles player of the year Joe Chapman doesn’t want his team to relax despite being the team to beat so far this season
“People kept waiting for us to fall over and we never did. We have finished with the same record as the second place team Leicester Riders, only to be split by head to head. Why would I be disappointed in that?” – Worcester Wolves coach Paul James was more than happy with third place!
We have also researched the best tweets as the 2012 BBL play-offs get underway!
“Today’s entertainment at @ridersbball actually looks the best of the year. I hope the steppers perform at the start when we’re quiet#theBBL”- @phoneticerror
“Might have to get myself over to @CheshireJets tomorrow night, 80-80 after the first leg in Worcester! #theBBL” @jdgmedia
“Somewhat shaking at full-time… @BBLWolves 80 @CheshireJets 80 – unbelievable game to go back to the Northgate. All to play for#TheBBL” @JournoRob
“You know your team hasn’t made the play-offs when…. the official twitter account re-tweets pictures of cupcakes. #theBBL” @NealHopkins11