Wildcats vs 36ers, Feb 14
What a massive week for the Sixers. Frye gone, Carter coming, failure in the Steel City. Perth can't laugh. They have limped along since Christmas and got smashed by the bottom team last round in what has to be the tightest NBL competition in living memory. The final four is up for grabs and this round should be an absolute key banger! There are two other games on Valentine's Day. Breakers v Cairns - could go either way. Cairns good on the road go across the ditch to go toe to toe against the team most likely to steal 4th spot. NBL TV better get this right! Wollongong-Townsville. Who would have thought the two giant killers could have done what they did. (I am thinking the Sixers loss may have been a strategic ploy to bump up future crowds...) The Red Fox making a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
But back to the "Valentines Day Main Event" There's no love lost here against these teams so the stadium should be filled with Cats supporters. Remember Cats supporters, you can always catch the game, then take your date to a Dome for a romantic coffee and cake afterwards, or do whatever floats your boat.
Perth have a stranglehold on top spot, but that doesn't mean their elbows won't be sharpened against the valiant Sixers. Ennis is featuring prominently in the league stats and will try to catch Goulding this weekend. Redhage is always dangerous and I wonder what his Valentine Day's present will be for Peach? Perth's strength has been the 3 so I am expecting them to launch them like drum lines off Cottesloe Beach.
Adelaide's strength has been their transition game and with Creeky likely to now play bulk minutes, Perth will need to be at their grabbiest best to foul and slow the game down. Would be nice to see Carter suit up.
With so much happening in the Sixers and with Perth's back against the wall after last round's loss, it's hard to pick the Sixers to win this week, but if they do it then it will truly go down as one of the classic wins at the Club. Joey, please break my fingers so I can't tip Perth to win.......aaah that's better