Mystro
Years ago

Tigers Vs Breakers

Breakers (5/10) head to Melbourne to face the Tigers (10/6).

Pledger is out but at least if a Commentator pulls a hammy Casey Frank is on hand to run his mouth.

Hard to back NZ in this.

Melbourne by 12.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

In melbs for a holiday and managed to score free ticks to the game.

Should be a cracking game. Cant wait.

Frank will be serviceable. He is still extremely fit and has being playing high level ball recently.

As is always the case when playing Melbs we need to contain Goulding.

But just as importantly we need to hold our own on the boards (which is going to be very tough). Morrison will have a biggy i think.

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LanceUppercut  
Years ago

It's televised on One HD at 9.30pm Friday (10/1)

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Steven  
Years ago

Melb by 10. Morrison and Ballinger V Vukona and Wilkinson will be good battle but who can stop Goulding.

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XY  
Years ago

If Vukona plays 30+ minutes, Breakers can win and it will be close.

If Vukona plays <20 minutes as usual due to foul trouble, Melbourne in a canter.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

I'm short on reasons not to tip Melbourne by 5-9.

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

Of course Frank is fit...goddammit. That was well established during the week

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Mystro  
Years ago

Frank was only playing social ball, all be it with ex Tallblacks, NZNBL & 2cnd Div guys but still social.
He still plays for the Saints in the NZNBL and I agree he will be at least serviceable but horribly undersized at the 5.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Look on the brightside, whatever happens, there's a good chance we can combine Frank's highlights, a Benny Hill soundtrack, and all have a good time.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Too late to change that tip?

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Casey's on fire!

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Casey Frank, 5pt on 2/2, 1r, 1b, drew a charge, all in a quarter.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Vukona commits his first foul, but has drawn four, eek.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Wait, so when did Farrakhan turn into a 3pt gun?

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skull  
Years ago

is nbl tv working??

I haven't been able to watch for some reason.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

One HD... lovin Franks movement. leave him in the team pleeeaasseee... will make for a better run for finals for all, especially for the fans to watch.....

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Frosty  
Years ago

Great win NZ. Tigers had won 7 in a row??? They seem rudderless. Crunch time had no structure. Corletto seems to get them every time. Amazing turn of fortune for him and great that he pays them back every time.

The Breakers are the sleepers.

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paul  
Years ago

Vukona just a beast, and Abercrombie has turned himself into a fourth quarter man. Really liking hat Farrakhan brings too, he has become very patient after forcing things in his first few games.

NZ have 7 of their last 11 at home, they are certainly close enough to 4th if theyre good enough. Id love a Perth v NZ semi final.

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

We really shouldn't be getting ahead of ourselves...

The Breakers have won what, two out of their last six, including a win over a Sydney team that would frankly lose to a group of 5'6" geriatrics.

I think they match up well against Melbourne, that's all. Melbourne were due for a loss--it's a tight comp. Don't go thinking the Breakers have turned the corner, and then get disappointed next week when they get their asses handed to them in their second 20+ point drubbing in three weeks.

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paul  
Years ago

No one's saying that, but this is their tough period, they have a good run home and they are in equal fourth as we speak. Close enough if theyre good enough.

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

Oh no doubt they're close enough if good enough. Them or Cairns are likely going to book themselves a first round flogging against Perth, yes.

Of course people here aren't saying they've turned the corner, but ol' Frosty is hinting at it^ "Breakers are the sleepers". I'm not saying they haven't turned the corner anyway, just using stats along with hyperbole to quell the apparent excitement over the Breakers prospects, which have remained the same over the last month and a half.

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paul  
Years ago

Fair enough. I'd just love to see the old rivals in the semi finals with the HCA turned around, could possibly make for a fascinating series with the mental barriers involved.

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Statsheet Stuffer  
Years ago

Most definitely!

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XY  
Years ago

It was a quality game from the bits I saw, with both teams shooting very well.

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KingJames  
Years ago

Some poor umpiring helped get Tigers back in the game. Well done to NZ to get the win. Great energy by Frank!

Does anyone else get sick of watching Goulding, Worthington and Tomlinson complain over and over every game? It makes watching Tigers games so hard to watch.

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Jez  
Years ago

Tigers lack a genuine small forward, and it might hold them back in the playoffs (provided they don't completely collapse and miss them). NZ was able to expose that through Abercrombie.

Worthington and Walker can play spot minutes at the 3 but they're not super agile and play more like mobile 4s. Greer has a fairly limited skill-set, and obviously Odigie is too raw at this stage. They'll struggle in the playoffs against guys like Ennis, Creek and Frye

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Oh dear, Tigers.

Congrats Breakers, pulled out a few 4th quarter surprises for teams now.

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Pikachu  
Years ago

good game , Vukona should clean up the club awards this year
Abercrombie having a good month suprisingly

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paul  
Years ago

Abercrombie averaging 18p at 60% on threes the past two months!

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