R7: Sixers @ Perth
Gee. Who's brave enough to tip another Sixers win?
This is probably one of the biggest games the NBL will see this season. New stadium, 12,000 strong crowd and the threat of the Sixers Voodoo over the Scratchy Cats. There's six other coaches recording the game for later viewing.
Its great to see a packed stadium, but the Sixers shouldn’t expect a welcome mat, not even from the office staff. I wonder how many "teething issues" await the Sixers in their changeroom. “so sorry, the showers don’t seem to be working...” As far as the crowd is concerned, it could it be full of cashed up bogans on their two week FIFO break! Leave the flouro vests at the door.
The Scratchy Cats roster is pretty talented. They do like to press, which didn’t really work against the Sixers and they dropped into the 2-3 zone defence. But offence? Redhage’s plan just seems to be dribble in and drop the shoulder into the defender for a blocking foul to get some FTs, and Robbins plan just seems to be drop the shoulder. Robbins gets a foul called on him an average of every 5.5 mins he’s on court, but probably commits more than that. Our worst fouler is Luke who gets one called on him every 7.3 mins, but probably commits one every 15.
Knight is the dangerman in my book, if he concentrated on playing well instead of flopping like Spongebob he’d be even more dangerous.
What rabbit can Marty and Rat pull out of the hat?