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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago

#38146

R1: Adelaide vs Perth

First game of the season for the Cats, first proper one for the 36ers ;)

I gather Damo will be a game time decision. Personally I hope they don't risk him even there is even the slightest doubt.

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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:12 10 Oct 15

Reply #553610

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Remember, this game will be live today on Fox Sports News (Foxtel Channel 500)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553612

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Haven't watched any games of the season yet or any of the pre-season but getting excited about today's double header. As a Perth fan, obviously I'm most interested in how Prather and Jawai fit in and perform!


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
13:29 10 Oct 15

Reply #553613

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

"Remember, this game will be live today on Fox Sports News (Foxtel Channel 500)"

And still live and free of charge on the NBL Live app for iPhone & Android.

7pm tip-off (= 4:30pm in Perth)


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LV
Two years ago
13:29 10 Oct 15

Reply #553614

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Adelaide should win if Martin's out.

If Martin plays then this game is a 50/50 proposition for mine.


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
13:30 10 Oct 15

Reply #553615

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

[email protected]
Wildcats captain Damian Martin will not be playing in tonight's game, as he continues to recover from a calf injury. #RedArmy


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cats 4 life
Two years ago
13:40 10 Oct 15

Reply #553618

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Kenny more than handy, to replace damo. See how cp goes in the guard position, exciting to see, 1st game, not expecting to much. Glad, the season is back. Hello Jack toft!! Went to winter school for my grammar :)


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jerry
Two years ago
13:45 10 Oct 15

Reply #553621

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

If Perth is at full strength they will win. They will have way to many weapons for the 6ers especialy with that humongous frontline.


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jerry
Two years ago
13:47 10 Oct 15

Reply #553622

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Scratch that I just saw the post above me regarding Martin. Tip 6ers by 4. Losing Martin is a huge blow to a team ALLREADY THIN in the backcourt.


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Sixers Fan
Two years ago
13:49 10 Oct 15

Reply #553623

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I think Adelaide can win this. Hodgson will have his work cut out for him with Perth's monster frontcourt. DJ should have a good game if he has the green light to shoot from range. Hopefully Creek has a breakout game continuing on through the season. McNeail and Ere should be able to put points on the board without Damo.

Sixers by 9


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:49 10 Oct 15

Reply #553624

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Keep in mind McNeail only played about 5 mins against the Breakers because of his injury too.

In saying that still think the 36ers will get up by 7.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
13:50 10 Oct 15

Reply #553625

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

No Martin, 36er home game enough days off to be fresh enough, they should win this one if they deem themselves legit. Its going to be so tight at the finish line, these are the games you potentially look back on and say damn that wouldve made all the difference. Looking forward to seeing Jawai, and hopefully looking forward to the 36ers runing all night and Jawai needing to take a breather! 36ers by 8+.


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paul
Two years ago
13:56 10 Oct 15

Reply #553626

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Spot on Kobe, every game could be the difference this year with seemingly seven legit playoff contenders.


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deweys army
Two years ago
14:40 10 Oct 15

Reply #553631

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

happy to be the first to tip the cats, by 8. Kenny can play, beal will play a big role, prather to top score, Jawai cause some inside trouble, and redhage to knock in 2-3 3s to help with the outside attack.


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LV
Two years ago
14:46 10 Oct 15

Reply #553632

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Based on Kenny's performance in Game 1 at RLA, he's a solid enough player.

The problem is that when he subs off Beal will go to the 1, and Prather to the 2. This means Redhage and Wagstaff will be playing 3, and Hire might be required to play some 2.

A starting 5 of Kenny-Beal-Prather-Knight-Jawai means they might do alright for the first 5 or 7 minutes, but when the 36ers start running at every opportunity and Cats need to make a sub- on the rotations, that's when I see Adelaide getting on top. It's not because Kenny isn't talented enough (although that could play a part), the query becomes that Perth will have half their team playing a role that doesn't allow their strengths to shine. For example Hire is a hustle 3 man who crashes the O boards and plays solid D. He is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a 2 man. But if Beal or Kenny get in foul trouble that's exactly what he'll have to be.


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Jerry
Two years ago
15:22 10 Oct 15

Reply #553639

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Well LV, PERTH GAMBLED big on going huge upfront(mind the punt) at the expense of backcourt depth.This was allays going to be a major issue with an injury to Martin or Beal.


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maxymoo
Two years ago
15:28 10 Oct 15

Reply #553642

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I think if Adelaide plays to their potential they get the W


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:47 10 Oct 15

Reply #553646

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

The game will also be live and free on the apple TV fox now app


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LV
Two years ago
15:50 10 Oct 15

Reply #553648

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I have to say though, I am disappointed that so many good players are out injured this week.

Childress, Lisch, Rhys Martin, Damian Martin, Trigger, Abercrombie, Pledger, McNeial

That group would be a championship winning team!


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Perth Wilburs
Two years ago
15:56 10 Oct 15

Reply #553652

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Tough game for Perth first up. Hopefully Jawai can get more mobile. He seems far away in conditioning and movement from his Cairns days. Jawai plays 5, Knight 4, meaning Redhage will have to log minutes at the 3. Redhage isn't as quick as he use to be and there are many quick 3s in the league.

Jawai needs to improve alot, because if he does he'll command double teaming which will keep Redhage open and free for movement.

The bench players for the Wildcats are a bit unknown but they did show some promise in the pre-season and should get better as the team progresses.

Adelaide should start warm favourites as they are at home, played a game, and did a nice job against NZ.

Adelaide $1.30 Perth $2.80 for me with the Line at Adelaide -7.5pts

Hope Perth wins obviously but think Adelaide may have the better team today. Not a home game for the Wildcats so not a drama producing game if they did lose.


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Perth Wilburs
Two years ago
15:59 10 Oct 15

Reply #553656

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Interesting to read that Wildcats made a lost last season after the season prior they made a $1 million dollar profit. That's a massive turn-around. It seems that the rent for Perth Arena and game night costs went through the roof.

Did any team made a profit last season?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:03 10 Oct 15

Reply #553657

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

LV yeah I don't get all these injuries. A six month league with a huge layoff period and all these injured players before the season starts.


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RG
Two years ago
16:11 10 Oct 15

Reply #553660

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

So what's the decision on the "Sea of Colour" tonight? Do we wear sixers' blue or the black shirts we got on Wednesday? ... or will it be a "Sea of Colours"?!

Also - does anyone know if the scoreboard will be working? I recall someone saying it was now totally dead forever - if that's the case, why doesn't the club have the sense/courtesy to let members know? If we are kept informed, we will accept that it's a serious problem that they are trying to fix rather than a weekly stuff-up where no-one could be bothered to test it before the game.


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Sixers Fan
Two years ago
16:16 10 Oct 15

Reply #553661

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Just don't wear red!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
16:18 10 Oct 15

Reply #553662

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Wildcats loss comes from this article:
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29772670/salesman-marvin-outlines-his-vision-salesman-marvin-outlines-his-vision/

I wonder if there is some creative accounting in that. It's a worry if there isn't because crowds were outstanding last season, and above the level they could realistically hope to maintain long term IMO.


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paul
Two years ago
16:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553664

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

An article in the AFR states the Wildcats made a $1.5 million profit.

http://www.afr.com/business/sport/larry-kestelman-didnt-buy-a-club-he-bought-the-whole-nbl-20151006-gk2l8k


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paul
Two years ago
16:31 10 Oct 15

Reply #553666

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I wonder if that was talking about the previous year, or inadvertently blowing some cover?


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Jack Toft
Two years ago
16:53 10 Oct 15

Reply #553668

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Well, Poindexters what a game this will be tonight. Perth's first game and Adelaide's second game of the round.

Hodgson was the man on Wednesday night and will need to show everyone that wasn't just beginner's luck. Just one of the new faces in the Sixers lineup. Perth's team is fairly stable from last year except the wheelchairs of some of the older guys just need a bit more WD40. The big name is obviously Nathan Jawai who the Advertiser called the Beast of Bamaga. Usually that term is reserved for someone who has gone troppo with a chainsaw. At 143 kgs I think he is the biggest guy in the league, and certainly comes close to a few former girlfriends.

With Martin out, someone needs to step up. The Angry Ant is the key cog in the Wildcats game plan and their defensive, grabby style can't just rely on flops to get the win. The Cats rely on a slow paced game with each possession grinding out the full 24 secs. The Sixers are more free flowing.

The battle tonight will be won in the front court with offensive rebounds more valuable than Jack Bendat's watch collection.

Like someone said above, "the first real game for the Sixers" Both teams will be tested as both teams try to play they own style. I think the scoring might be lower tonight than Wednesday, but the ferocity will be more intense than a UFC match.

I might be a bit dusty today after a good mate's 50th last night, but I wouldn't be a Sixers Fan if I didn't tip them to get a win over the Pussycats.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:15 10 Oct 15

Reply #553669

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

scoreboard is in mothballs, it won't work no more.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:13 10 Oct 15

Reply #553692

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Cats giving up some really easy baskets. Entertaining game so far.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:17 10 Oct 15

Reply #553693

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Perth is going to struggle with teams like Adelaide who are fast paced.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:20 10 Oct 15

Reply #553694

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Who's calling the game with Dwayne Russell? I know the voice... it's driving me mad


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553695

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Derek Rucker


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:22 10 Oct 15

Reply #553696

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Well that's why I know it... I heard it two nights ago!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:31 10 Oct 15

Reply #553698

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

LOL ... Redhage still as popular as ever in Adelaide I see


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Kobe24
Two years ago
19:50 10 Oct 15

Reply #553702

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Perth had way too many offensive rebounds, just hard to watch... ugly memories of that GF series! But good pace Adelaide had a few chances to capitalise on the team defence but couldnt knock it down. Just got to run and run and run some more against Perth by the looks of it. People been saying Prather is a shocker, he looked okish in that half.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:02 10 Oct 15

Reply #553704

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Jawai Is a very good player


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:02 10 Oct 15

Reply #553705

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

His jumpshot is ugly as hell but I don't think people have been saying Prather overall is a shocker.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:04 10 Oct 15

Reply #553706

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Gleeson gave them the riot act and Perth has woken up.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:17 10 Oct 15

Reply #553707

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Refs have gotten themselves caught in an endless cycle of weak makeup calls after that ridiculous one against Kenny. #softball

Cats still hanging in there


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:18 10 Oct 15

Reply #553708

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Redhage looks done IMO.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553709

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

How many silly turnovers are Perth going to commit?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:22 10 Oct 15

Reply #553710

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Prather lol


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:25 10 Oct 15

Reply #553711

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Prather is horrible.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:31 10 Oct 15

Reply #553713

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

92% #Hardball, 8% #Softball


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:34 10 Oct 15

Reply #553714

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Crowd booing Jawai on the free throw line

:(

#Racists


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BigAds
Two years ago
20:40 10 Oct 15

Reply #553715

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Oh the three ball.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:41 10 Oct 15

Reply #553716

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Dollar bill


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Kobe24
Two years ago
20:41 10 Oct 15

Reply #553717

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Thats just a dumb attempt at humour ^

6ers gave really fallen off this second half. The imports have done nothing, lots of quick takes the the rim for no reward. Everything looks rushed. Shame to potentially drop this one with 2:44 left.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:41 10 Oct 15

Reply #553718

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Prather isn't a shocker, but his skill set doesn't look to be a good fit in Perth.


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proud
Two years ago
20:41 10 Oct 15

Reply #553719

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

This has been a fairly boring game... Wildcats by 6 but it feels like it's closer to having a mallee than a breakaway dunk.

Go wildcats


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Uncle Phil
Two years ago
20:44 10 Oct 15

Reply #553720

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Rubbish call on Petrie on the break turns a certain Sixers 2 into a Perth 3, turned that game in the fourth, refs made this a very ugly game to watch, hope this is the exception rather than the rule


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:44 10 Oct 15

Reply #553721

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Jermine Beal is one of a kind. How manytimes does this guy come through for Perth?.


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proud
Two years ago
20:44 10 Oct 15

Reply #553722

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

This might sound racist but was anyone else purplexed as to why Gleason had a blue texta... Get that man a red one


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maxymoo
Two years ago
20:46 10 Oct 15

Reply #553723

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Perth only going to get better.

Look out folks when the round mound of rebound gets fit.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
20:46 10 Oct 15

Reply #553724

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

6ers disgrace of a final 5minutes. This team is heading where i suspected... the imports are not unto what we needed. Guess it really just shows how poor NZ were undermanned.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:47 10 Oct 15

Reply #553725

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

The might of Perth which people were calling a team that wont even make the playoffs came through. No Damo and smash the 6ers in Adelaide very nice job Cats.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
20:48 10 Oct 15

Reply #553726

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Dont get carried away, the cats didn't beat any team worthy of much.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:48 10 Oct 15

Reply #553727

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I still don't think Perth will make the final four... I just don't think Adelaide are very good, either.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:50 10 Oct 15

Reply #553728

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

That was pretty sweet :-)


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Jack Toft
Two years ago
20:51 10 Oct 15

Reply #553729

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

12 to 18 OR's.....


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:56 10 Oct 15

Reply #553730

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

50 to 36 was the overall rebound count. That is a drubbing on the boards. It came down to Perth's big game ballers in the end.The signs were there straight out of the hlftime break t be honest.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:58 10 Oct 15

Reply #553731

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Jawai looked pretty good. Thought he'd take more time to get into form


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:08 10 Oct 15

Reply #553733

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Good defence by Perth but our execution in the second half was shambolic. Run, then run faster is not going to get it done with nothing coming from the imports.

Tonight was a prime example of why Melb punted Lucas Walker and we should've known not to go there, dumber than a bag of hammers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:12 10 Oct 15

Reply #553734

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

We scored just 23 points in the 2nd half to Perth's 40 points.


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Anthony
Two years ago
21:17 10 Oct 15

Reply #553735

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

A real reality check for 6ers tonight. Too often let the perimeter players get the long rebound just sloppy. We do not get enough points production out of our top tier players. Spent too much time complaining just go and play hard work the ball obviously our perimeter shooting has not improved just 17%.


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cats 4 life
Two years ago
21:20 10 Oct 15

Reply #553736

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Love it when people wright us off, redhage clutch and beal. Nate will get better as well cp and we get our captain back, all good out west to start the season. Not pussycats this year!


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deweys army
Two years ago
21:22 10 Oct 15

Reply #553738

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

couple of big 3s late by the cats. For a team that cant shoot 3s, they found a few likely types.


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Bretts The Man
Two years ago
21:24 10 Oct 15

Reply #553739

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Well totally out coached and no plan to get open shooters like they did.
Again a pair of dud imports and really does not surprise most of us as McNeil no real form to say any good and we all knew Ebi Ere time had well passed, but at least thought turn up in some sort of playing condition.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:25 10 Oct 15

Reply #553741

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Our imports are going to be a serious issue this season. Neither produced anything when it was time to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Cats were good but think they will struggle to beat the likes of United who have insane scoring power and true balance. Cats probs one more legit outside shooter away from causing playoff drama. Great to see Jawai dominate like he did, after all he has been through its a nice story from an Aussie supporter point of view.


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Dazz
Two years ago
21:27 10 Oct 15

Reply #553742

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Not sure why people are surprised at Perth's dominance on the Boards, that's pretty much the one thing that's guaranteed by this lineup.

I have to wonder though, if Adelaide weren't backing up from the NZ game, could they have outrun the Cats.
Perth has for a while played a slow bump'n'grind style of play, but this is getting ridiculous. We need to go back to a 30 second shot-clock, just so Knight and Jawai have time to make it down the court.

I really worry that there are going to be teams that will simply take us apart on the floor.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:27 10 Oct 15

Reply #553743

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Perth's upside is alot.Knight had a shocker, Redhage wasn't all that good. Prather struggled and Martin was missing.


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Dazz
Two years ago
21:28 10 Oct 15

Reply #553744

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

But yes, Redhage has started the season well for an old guy, and Beal is still the man.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:29 10 Oct 15

Reply #553745

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Hey Adelaide. We just fucked you up the arse!

Ere needs to eat some more pies.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:33 10 Oct 15

Reply #553746

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

^^^^^ charming.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:35 10 Oct 15

Reply #553747

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Haha thats sad but can't help but agree. Ebe is in laughable condition, but no one seems to want to make true reference to it. Mcneail well he was cheap and you get what you pay for. Ive been pretty concerned about the import recruiting the entire off season but tried to sit back and be positive. Why would they not have combined both Ebe and Mcneils contracts for one really good import, and continue to utilise all the awesome aussie talent we have. Joey had to have his boy Ebe back, fat or not i guess.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:37 10 Oct 15

Reply #553749

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Really? Ebi had a poor night and McNeal may as well not be playing as he is clearly hampered. But yes, may as well write the season off two games in...


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:43 10 Oct 15

Reply #553751

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Yeah well if you consider how tight its going to be great teams will miss the playoffs this season. When the game got tight the 36ers had no go to guy. Imports like it or not are usually the first too be looked at when things go sour, and tonight it was laughable. Ebe is fat, Mcneil seems out of his depth. If he is injured dont ply him... so no excuse there.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:50 10 Oct 15

Reply #553753

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

2 games in:

Ere: 8.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 7-22 fg, 3-13 3pts

McNeail: 1ppg, 1-5 fg, 0-1 3pts


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:01 10 Oct 15

Reply #553754

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Hodgson back to Earth with a thud.
Imports for sixers shocking


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:02 10 Oct 15

Reply #553755

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

McNeail is obviously injured. You think he'd be playing less than 10 minutes a game if he was healthy?
"If he is injured dont ply him... so no excuse there"
He's played 14:07 over the 2 games. 7 minutes per game. We effectively aren't playing him. So that's a genuine excuse for his play.


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Wwizard
Two years ago
22:11 10 Oct 15

Reply #553757

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Something about our third terms where we drop off the pace or something. Same old, same old.

Up n about early and then faded away. Perhaps the double games are too much NBA styled and not NBL styled. Will see when other teams get their chance.

Cats too good but enjoying the fruits of winning when betting for them.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:16 10 Oct 15

Reply #553759

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Hodgson went up against the best frontline in the league so cut him a little slack.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553761

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Perth took it to Hodgson every chance, to try get him off his game. Which forced him into foul trouble and off the court. Smart play by Perth, but it wasn't unexpected that he would have a rough night. Against the front line Perth have, when they put emphasis into him, he was always going to struggle.


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skull
Two years ago
22:21 10 Oct 15

Reply #553762

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

coaches/players may take a while to get the play/training/travel balance right.....very exciting times though !!


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
22:25 10 Oct 15

Reply #553763

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Kobe24....Jawai is more overweight than Ere.

He is working with the Cats conditioning team as Ere would the Sixers staff.

Give him a chance to get into game shape, this guy is a flat out winner and still has a big role to play in the Sixers 15/16 aspirations.

Likewise McNeail....lets give him a chance to prove himself.

There are other questions however that should be asked.

Why is Sobey taking more shots than Gibbo, Peach and Teys?

Why isn't Gibbo more active in scoring? We know he can do it.


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KingJames
Two years ago
22:26 10 Oct 15

Reply #553764

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

"Ebe is in laughable condition, but no one seems to want to make true reference to it."

I have defended him all along. I don't doubt his ability but he is definitely out of shape and the team should let him go quickly. How a professional athelete can come into the league like that I don't know.

"Mcneail well he was cheap and you get what you pay for."

McNeail is still playing injured. In the pre-season he has already shown he is a quality player.

"Why would they not have combined both Ebe and Mcneils contracts for one really good import"

For the reason that an expensive import can be shit also. Prather 9 points at 28%. Thornton 9 points at 27%. Starks 6 points at 30%. Also they got the imports to balance the team.

Johnson, Creek and Carlin are the only players that can hold their heads up today.

This was the game for Gibson to step up with no Martin hounding him. Instead Kenny outscored him and was happy hiding in his shell most of the game.

Petrie looked scared on all of his layups and as a result missed most of them. In 3 minutes of court time Carlin looked more confident than him.

Ere was pathetic. I thought even that he is out of shape he might be able to muscle baskets but he can't even do that.

Sobey will be good but he doesn't have the confidence yet. In the pre-season he looked fearless and would try to dunk at every opportunity. Now that the season has started he looks like a scared puppy every time he tries to lay it up instead of trying to dunk it.

Teys was efficient for most of the game probably deserves more time. He was sloppy at the end when the game was over.

McNeail should not play if he is injured. When he was in the game he should have looked to control the tempo when we didn't have a fast break and not rush a couple of shots.

Walker still trying to find him self.

Wright out coached! We should have pushed the tempo the entire game. We should have ran pick and rolls on Jawai constantly to tire him out and he can't guard DJ outside. In the 3rd we should have looked for DJ in the offense, It was several minutes before he even had a shot in the 3rd. Instead of playing Hodgson on Jawai and just getting fouls, I would have liked to seen him guarding someone else and then helping out on defense.

I don't like the mindset of Wright so far, he continually goes crazy at our players. It is like he thinks he is untouchable because regardless of how the season goes he will have a job either here or in Brisbane next year.

Even with how poorly we played I don't know how this is a reality check. Sixers were leading most of the game with Perth being a (dirty but) quality side. Perth hit 2 huge 3's and with two foul shots made it game over. After that we were in desperation mode. If Perth didn't hit those 8 points it could have been a Sixers win. People will say "Yeah but Perth didn't have Martin" I would take a healthy McNeail over Martin.


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Beantown
Two years ago
22:27 10 Oct 15

Reply #553765

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Yeah, its a bit of an over-reaction to write McNeail off. He looked good in pre-season to me and just needs to get this injury sorted out.

I thought Hodgson was good in the first half, but not surprisingly against the wily Cats he ended up in foul trouble. I'm curious as to why Joey basically didn't play him in the second half, as he is a far better solution to defend Jawai than DJ?

I didn't really like the matchups Joey went for in general in this game. I think playing Hodgson and DJ together was a mistake, because we were then forced into a stretch late in the 2nd quarter when Petrie and Walker were our bigs and we got KILLED on the boards. Also, some of our wings need to do a better job of anticipating the long rebounds. Perth were first to far too many of them.

Other than that, we need to do a better job of setting screens to get our shooters good looks. Perth did that really well late in the game and sealed the win with three quick threes from Beal and Redhage. Because of Perth's defence, our guys rarely got such good looks from the perimeter tonight.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:27 10 Oct 15

Reply #553766

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Agree Perth has upside especially once they learn a bit better how to take advantage of the attention jawai commands


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:30 10 Oct 15

Reply #553767

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Im well aware everyone thinks I'm over reacting etc but i stand by my opinion. I had bad gut feelings on both these guys and so far not good. Trying to compare Ebe's weight issues to Jawai is laughable. For one its a bit of a bonus, as his size is hard to move down low, for Ebe its a hinderance.


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Bear
Two years ago
22:30 10 Oct 15

Reply #553768

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Early foul trouble hurt Hodgson and Perth does have some of the best, if not the best, front line in the NBL.

Melbourne's front line could match them, both of these teams seem to have everything in the right amounts.

Perth v Melbourne is my early call for the final...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:32 10 Oct 15

Reply #553769

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Thought wroe looked alright in his cameo too


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paul
Two years ago
22:39 10 Oct 15

Reply #553770

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Melbourne with a really undersized frontline will need their bigs hitting shots to beat the top teams.

Re multiple games having an effect, this season only has one less round than last year, so there won't be much change in that regard.


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KingJames
Two years ago
22:48 10 Oct 15

Reply #553772

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

In regards to the long rebounds I don't think teams can do too much against that. The player is boxing out their player and the ball goes over them with no chances of jumping up to get it. It is frustrating for fans but there is basically nothing the defensive player can do in that circumstance. The only positive is to think that at least the defense is in a good position to set up again.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
22:48 10 Oct 15

Reply #553773

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Great job taking the chockies for the first game. Big away wins are worth their weight in gold.


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Beantown
Two years ago
22:52 10 Oct 15

Reply #553775

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

I agree long rebounds are often hard to snag, but tonight there were too many examples of Perth's wings like Hire, Prather and Wagstaff, reading where the rebound was going and chasing it down before our guys. I'd like to see Creek in particular making a point of hunting down defensive boards.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:06 10 Oct 15

Reply #553776

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

lol@ the tool who said he would take McNeail over Martin. Also Perth were Cleary the better team in the Second half.The better team won


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
23:24 10 Oct 15

Reply #553778

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Rebounding was the clear point of difference between the two sides, which is ... let's say fascinating, because of how it was also the point of difference when Adelaide thumped New Zealand a few nights ago.

Second point of difference was Wildcats, in particular Beal, hitting big shots from deep. That one where Beal was six inches in from the sideline or so and hit it despite the defender was a real momentum changer, I feel. Rebounding and some clutch moments.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:26 10 Oct 15

Reply #553779

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

"Yeah, its a bit of an over-reaction to write McNeail off. He looked good in pre-season to me and just needs to get this injury sorted out."

Reminds me of the Jarrid Frye situation. I think we can afford to wait a bit with McNeail to see what happens there but the Ebi Ere signing had me concerned from the get go and seemed more than anything like Joey doing one of his boys a favour and nothing since has suggested otherwise. 34, out of shape, already a calf injury and shooting poorly.

The Gibbo passiveness routine when we need him to step up isn't going to change.


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Mark-e-Mark
Two years ago
23:28 10 Oct 15

Reply #553780

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Did anyone notice some of the production improvements tonight? For instance, I liked that they crossed to the video of Ebi with his sub zero mask lol


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:31 10 Oct 15

Reply #553781

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

"For the reason that an expensive import can be shit also. Prather 9 points at 28%. Thornton 9 points at 27%. Starks 6 points at 30%. Also they got the imports to balance the team."

I don't think any of those guys would be on overly big money. Prather was being paid peanuts in the D-League, Starks was playing in Italy's second tier league and Thornton is straight out of college and although drafted in the 2nd round the Kings would be spending a bit on Childress & Khazzouh already.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
00:26 11 Oct 15

Reply #553795

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

What does that mask do for Ere?


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:31 11 Oct 15

Reply #553796

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Comparing him to his last stint in the NBL, I'm guessing that the mask makes him suck a little harder


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RMQ
Two years ago
00:36 11 Oct 15

Reply #553798

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Ere's mask is an altitude mask.

It simulates oxygen levels at different altitude levels.

Forces your lungs to adapt and become more efficient with less air.

Quite a common training tool these days.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
02:02 11 Oct 15

Reply #553803

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Gibbo is overrated, plain and simple. Has all the tools but rarely uses them all. Does a lot of jaw jacking for someone who doesn't trouble the scorers table himself.

Perth took us out of our run and gun game and we let them.

Difference was we had 2 imports who scored a total of 6 points for the game where as they had 1 who scored 6 points when needed.

Ebi was brought in to be that game winner and get us that bucket when needed but he's not capable of that anymore...his age and conditioning was really put on display tonight.

Beal is the type of import we needed...not Ebi.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
05:02 11 Oct 15

Reply #553806

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Adelaide are not good enough


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
10:39 11 Oct 15

Reply #553837

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

@Nathan

Correct, rebounding had a big say in the result.

Adelaide were hungry against New Zealand and got after loose balls, players like Hire make their careers out of these 1%'ers and were just wanting the ball more.

Put it down to fatigue as this was the Sixer's second game against good opposition.

Lets not focus on individuals.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:01 11 Oct 15

Reply #553843

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Fatigue

Are you going to call any losses on two game weekends due to fatigue Marcus Camby? The better team won simple.
No one really expects Adelaide to finish higher than 7th


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Sixers Fan
Two years ago
11:09 11 Oct 15

Reply #553847

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

When Hodgson is fully fit, which he is not, he provides that big rebounder and shot blocking centre that we need.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
11:19 11 Oct 15

Reply #553850

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Anon'843, agreed have to give the Wildcats due credit for their tenacity on Defence and rebounding. The Sixers getting outplayed cannot be put on tiredness solely.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:19 11 Oct 15

Reply #553858

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Tiredness? First week of the season?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:43 11 Oct 15

Reply #553866

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Surprised but impressed by my Catters last night :)


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Anon
Two years ago
09:16 12 Oct 15

Reply #554123

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Kobe24 - are you forgetting how good McNeail did up in the Blitz?


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Camel 31
Two years ago
16:18 12 Oct 15

Reply #554295

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

While doubling up on Jawai, he gave a lotta assists. So big, so strong, too good


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:20 12 Oct 15

Reply #554298

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

Jawai played only 9mins in 1st half, and when they showed Wildcats timeouts he looked like he was struggling for breath. But I suppose he has always had this issue in his career?


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Camel 31
Two years ago
16:28 12 Oct 15

Reply #554311

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

It's his leg..cain't get fitness hobbling around


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:29 12 Oct 15

Reply #554313

re: R1: Adelaide vs Perth

oh ok


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