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CT
Two months ago

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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
Two months ago
11:14 12 Jul 17

Reply #639528

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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CT
Two months ago
11:55 12 Jul 17

Reply #639530

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Ben
Two months ago
13:42 12 Jul 17

Reply #639550

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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LoveBroker
Two months ago
13:55 12 Jul 17

Reply #639551

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
14:06 12 Jul 17

Reply #639552

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
14:11 12 Jul 17

Reply #639553

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
15:26 12 Jul 17

Reply #639557

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
17:35 12 Jul 17

Reply #639577

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
17:46 12 Jul 17

Reply #639580

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
18:34 12 Jul 17

Reply #639583

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
18:43 12 Jul 17

Reply #639586

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
19:33 12 Jul 17

Reply #639590

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
20:06 12 Jul 17

Reply #639592

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
20:15 12 Jul 17

Reply #639593

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Kingpodge
Two months ago
21:00 12 Jul 17

Reply #639595

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

hahaha you're in the book!


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


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Freethrows
Two months ago
09:35 13 Jul 17

Reply #639615

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
09:44 13 Jul 17

Reply #639617

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
15:07 13 Jul 17

Reply #639670

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
17:42 13 Jul 17

Reply #639736

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:49 13 Jul 17

Reply #639738

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Kingpodge
Two months ago
17:51 13 Jul 17

Reply #639739

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:52 13 Jul 17

Reply #639740

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:57 13 Jul 17

Reply #639742

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:58 13 Jul 17

Reply #639743

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Zodiac
Two months ago
18:08 13 Jul 17

Reply #639745

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
19:22 13 Jul 17

Reply #639755

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
19:54 13 Jul 17

Reply #639760

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

You win the internet, sir.


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Kingpodge
Two months ago
21:02 13 Jul 17

Reply #639765

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
21:06 13 Jul 17

Reply #639766

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
21:37 13 Jul 17

Reply #639772

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
22:54 13 Jul 17

Reply #639778

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

incorrect


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LoveBroker
Two months ago
23:12 13 Jul 17

Reply #639779

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
23:22 13 Jul 17

Reply #639780

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
08:50 14 Jul 17

Reply #639790

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"incorrect"

No, none of what was said was incorrect.


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Freethrows
Two months ago
11:29 14 Jul 17

Reply #639800

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
12:49 14 Jul 17

Reply #639805

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

Keep shifting the goalposts, guys!


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KingPodge
Two months ago
14:07 14 Jul 17

Reply #639808

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
14:13 14 Jul 17

Reply #639809

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Freethrows
Two months ago
14:15 14 Jul 17

Reply #639812

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

^ What???


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:20 14 Jul 17

Reply #639813

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
15:20 14 Jul 17

Reply #639816

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"..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
Two months ago
16:21 14 Jul 17

Reply #639823

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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KingPodge
Two months ago
16:25 14 Jul 17

Reply #639824

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
16:36 14 Jul 17

Reply #639827

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

"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
Two months ago
16:38 14 Jul 17

Reply #639829

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

should read "anonymous Wildcats fans"


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KingPodge
Two months ago
16:40 14 Jul 17

Reply #639831

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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
Two months ago
19:19 14 Jul 17

Reply #639846

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
09:52 15 Jul 17

Reply #639872

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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CT
Two months ago
20:34 15 Jul 17

Reply #639899

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
11:43 16 Jul 17

Reply #639919

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anon
Two months ago
18:30 16 Jul 17

Reply #639942

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
19:16 16 Jul 17

Reply #639947

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

Kobe knows


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Kingpodge
Two months ago
11:12 17 Jul 17

Reply #639979

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

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


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Anonymous
Two months ago
12:25 17 Jul 17

Reply #639994

re: Gordie McLeod leaving Taipans

Pretty standard form from Perth posters.


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