CT
Last year

Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

Sad day, great guy to have around the club. Have no doubt that some of the plays he's drawn up over the past two years have pulled our arse out of the fire more than a few times.
http://www.taipans.com/featured-news/gordie-mcleod-moving/

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Tiger  
Last year

I wonder if Mark Worthington will be the new assistant coach then.

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CT  
Last year

Makes sense, he keeps popping up in a Taipans t-shirt every chance he gets.

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Ben  
Last year

Perhaps confirmation that the head gig is Pearlman's after this season, as has been the talk previously.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

I would have preferred to see Fearne leave and McLeod given the top job, but its hard to argue that Fearne didn't produce. He did well to get to 2nd spot.

However, the way Fearne allowed the Wildcats to dominate them is a major concern. Gliddon was ineffective. Nate, who supposedly loves to play under Fearne was disinterested (so much that Fearne started Egwu).

Trice was the only one on the floor consistently giving something but the number of times he lost Cotton on defence was concern.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lovebroker, Fearne didn't "allow" the cats to dominate them. If individuals don't perform how can you put that on the coach?

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LoveBroker  
Last year

"If individuals don't perform how can you put that on the coach?"

I see, so a head coach has no influence on players at all. My fault, sorry Aaron.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

"He did well to get 2nd spot"...
Let's be honest there was one win diff from 2nd to second last. He/They were just lucky,hardly Fearne's wonderous coaching that got them there.

Pearlman head coach,thanks for that laugh Ben.

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Kingpodge  
Last year

Nate had a hip injury for the last half of the season, and his shoulder was busted up bad in the last game of the season.

And no one contained Cotton the entire finals, he was the difference between the Cats winning the ring and not making the top 4.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Nate was injured often the season before for the Wildcats and had a terrible back injury where he was basically receiving treatment whenever he was on the bench.

Yet he showed up for the finals.

He wouldn't do that for his beloved mentor? Furthermore he was supposed to 'get in shape' for his mentor too, whatever happened to that?

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Freethrows  
Last year

Harken to the words of @Kingpodge, for his is the knowledge and the truth.

@Lovebroker, Nate could barely raise his arm above his head by the end of the season, which is why he had surgery, enough that he will miss a large chunk of the start of the season because of the recovery.

You may or may not remember that the Taipans overcame a horrendous start to the season to roar back into second place at the end of the regular season, a lot of which is down to Fearne. Not just his coaching on game night, but his decision to make the unprecedented move of sacking an import.

In terms of Nate "getting in shape" for Fearne: he lost 16kg before the start of the season, and was much more mobile on the court before his hip slowed him down than he had been for the Wildcats the previous year.

I hope to see Wortho in an official capacity as a Taipans coach this year. I strongly doubt that Pearl will get the Head Coach position. I think that's more likely to go to Mick Downer, if he can be prised from Andre Lemonass' clutches down in Brisbane.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'm not going to bash Jawai but his numbers last season back in Cairns were almost identical to the numbers he put up in Perth the season before that.

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Kingpodge  
Last year

Freethrow, may the spirit of Phil Jones' jumpshot shine upon you.

Yeah i'd love to see Wortho on the bench with a clipboard in hand. I'll also be running a book as to when he get's his first bench tech :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

And yay, touch the hem of his fluoro orange morphsuit..

I'm almost certain Wortho will be there in some capacity. Frankly, I'd pay just to see him join the cheer squad every time out and just have him stand in centrecourt with his arms crossed, fuming, staring daggers at the opposition bench while the cheerleaders just kind of work around him.

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CT  
Last year

And put me down for Q3 on the 22/10 in your book, Podge :-)

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Kingpodge  
Last year

hahaha you're in the book!


Wortho the cheerleader. I'd pay JUST to see that.

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Freethrows  
Last year

Podge, you should start a new thread with that book on Wortho. It will go gang busters.

I'll have $20 on Q@, Sun 8 October in New Zealand.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"In terms of Nate "getting in shape" for Fearne: he lost 16kg before the start of the season, "

Between his time at the Wildcats, and the start of last season with Cairns, you're claiming he lost 16kgs??

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Anon  
Last year

Maybe Gordie is going to the Kings so again have a real coach in the group rather than Gaze and Copeland.

He would be a real asset to them.

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CT  
Last year

Jawai takes a shit and he loses 16kg, what's your point?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Um that he didnt lose 16 kgs in the off season...

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Kingpodge  
Last year

He actually lost slightly more than 16kgs before the season started.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So 16kg was body fat plus the "slightly more" being the turd he did?

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Anonymous  
Last year

So he was opening the season at around the 125kg mark?

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Anonymous  
Last year

And if he dropped 16kgs, why did he put most of it back on again as the season started?

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Zodiac  
Last year

I highly doubt Jawai with no pre-season training last year due to injury lost 16kg. He still looked pretty overweight last season I'd say 5kg tops.

His form last season has been explained away with injuries just like this upcoming season will be too now that he has another offseason injury.

This time next year we will be told he's lost 30kg and ready for a big contract year with the Taipans.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I just found a pic of Jawai in pre-season mode. Anyone want to tell me he didnt lose 16kgs??

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/af/88/3b/af883b1e971eeda0f9edf4e5222b21e3.jpg

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CT  
Last year

You win the internet, sir.

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Kingpodge  
Last year

hahaha pay the man.

The finger injury he got late in the off season didn't stop him from doing S&C work.

The weight loss figure i have comes from the guy who was weighing him, I'm pretty comfortable with it's veracity.

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Kingpodge  
Last year

p.s. when you're a unit the size of Jawai, dropping 16kgs probably wont show. You can remove a tonne of dirt from Mt Everest, and it's still the highest mountain in the world.

Now if NBL allstar weekend had a bikini and evening wear section, we'd probably all be wiser - albeit reasonably nauseous...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Of course it will show. Anyone losing 10% of their body weight is going to look noticeably slimmer.

The weight you're suggesting he is at is the same weight as what he was when he was a rookie and when he was drafted, and there is no way he is that slim now.

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Kingpodge  
Last year

incorrect

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LoveBroker  
Last year

"Jawai takes a shit and he loses 16kg, what's your point?"

When all else fails, enact some childish toilet humour to deflect others' points.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

When you lose 16kg on a base weight of 140kg, thats more than 10%, on the balance of probabilities, you are going to notice that weight loss.

Nate was overweight at the Wildcats even the Wildcats conditioning team could not move those kilos.

Furthermore, Nate was also often playing injured. Anyone remember the Grand Final series? His back was so bad people were suggesting the Wildcats basically throw Game 2 by leaving him in Perth because he would not have endured the flight to NZ.

So Nate was overweight (140kg) and injured at the Wildcats, yet he played the same minutes as leaner (124kg) but also injured Nate @ the Taipans.

Based on the above, on the balance of probabilities, he did not lose 16kgs over the offseason. I'm not saying its impossible, but the indicators aren't there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"incorrect"

No, none of what was said was incorrect.

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Freethrows  
Last year

Lovebroker, you're assuming that Jawai came in at a base weight of 140kgs. That's not a fact. When he came out of te 2015/16 season with the Wildcats, he was 153kg. He lost 16kg in pre-season for 2016/17, coming in at 137kg.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Keep shifting the goalposts, guys!

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KingPodge  
Last year

And you know we'be got better things to do than make up how much weight someone lost - i’m Too busy lying about my own.

The facts don’t care if you believe them or not, it doesn’t make them untrue.

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KingPodge  
Last year

In fact, he dropped double digits in the first 2 weeks of camp, before the finger injury.

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Freethrows  
Last year

^ What???

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Anonymous  
Last year

"And you know we'be got better things to do than make up how much weight someone lost"

...but then...

"In fact, he dropped double digits in the first 2 weeks of camp"

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LoveBroker  
Last year

"..but then...

"In fact, he dropped double digits in the first 2 weeks of camp"

Wait...don't forget then the finger injury happened, which then shutdown all other cardiovascular functions of the body.

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KingPodge  
Last year

Freethrows; was my reaction too. But that's first hand from the guy weighing the horses.

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KingPodge  
Last year

"So what did you do today honey"
“Oh you know, the usual, defended Nate Jawai's pre-season weight loss from anonymous people on the internet”
“A regular Friday then?”
“yep, pretty much”

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snooch  
Last year

"Oh you know, the usual, defended Nate Jawai's pre-season weight loss from anonymous people on the internet"

Not only that, but on a thread about Gordie McLeod!

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Anonymous  
Last year

should read "anonymous Wildcats fans"

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KingPodge  
Last year

Haha poor Gordie dont get no love!

Speaking of fitness, I reckon he'd still win MVp in most masters leagues around the country.

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CT  
Last year

Respect to any man who signs his team poster with a picture of a stick man playing basketball. Class.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Now I want to know how Jawai gained ten kilos during his time at Perth.

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CT  
Last year

9 months of having caviar and foie gras spooned into his mouth by his butler ("assistant coach") I expect.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Much tastier than the horseshit we're being fed by the Cairns camp.

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Anon  
Last year

Whats Jawai weight loss or gain got to do with Geordie leaving Cairns.
Obsolutely nothing

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kobe knows

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Kingpodge  
Last year

hahaha Anonymous Perth poster continues to rail against reality. I can't believe this thread is still going.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pretty standard form from Perth posters.

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