Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 - Year Of the Breaker

2009 is in the rear view mirror. It is full steam ahead and make the most of 2010 for the Breakers.
The New Zealand Breakers have a high expectation amongst the team, and rightly so, but I have to say that 2009 did not live up to the club's expectation.

Riding high on life during the start of the 2008/09 season, most critics were salivating over a Breakers, Melbourne Tigers Grand final series. There was one problem with this equation. The clock struck midnight and 2009 was cast upon us.

The Breakers went 3-8 in 2009 to finish the regular season. They were that red hot at the start of the season, they managed to secure a 3rd seed heading into the playoffs.

The Breakers tasted success on their home floor with a 131-101 quarter final win which earnt them a semi final series against the Melbourne Tigers.

The Tigers swept the Breakers 2-0 which meant the Breakers had gone 4-10 since the New Year.

Fast forward to the 2009/10 NBL season and the Breakers start the season as title favourites.

Sitting at 9-10 to date, I'm sure there are many a expert sitting around talking about how the Breakers have underachieved. There is no hiding the fact and it is hard to argue the facts.

BUT, thanks to the closeness of this NBL season, all will be forgotten if 2010 becomes the Year of the Breaker.

Yet to find our groove to date, I believe everyone around the league is holding their breath just waiting for us to kick into top gear.

We get our chance to kick start the 2010 portion of this season on Wednesday night against the gritty Wollongong Hawks on their home floor.

With nine games remaining, time is running out for us to find our Mojo but I love the fact we are at the fun stage of the season. Big time players love the main stage at this time of the year and the Breakers have big time players.

It is time to make a stand and make 2010, the Year of the Breaker and put 2009 in the rear view mirror.

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