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Anonymous
Two years ago

#38278

Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Today.
Perth Arena
TV: Fox Sports News (Foxtel Channel 500)
Time: 9:30pm EST (6:30pm Perth time)

Perth, you would think, would easily get this one but I have a feeling the Crocs will keep it close

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Bear
Two years ago
11:34 23 Oct 15

Reply #557314

re: Perth Wildcats v Townsville Crocodiles

This one worries me, not sure how the Croc's can go to W.A. in the mental state they are in and compete against one of the best, if not currently the best list in the NBL...


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paul
Two years ago
11:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557322

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Crocs were pretty good in Round 2, not far off a road sweep, then terrible against Melbourne. Which team will show up tonight? They've been pretty competitive against Perth under Dennis' watch, so I think they'll at least make a contest of it, even if they do drop away as the game wears on.

If they don't bounce back from Wednesday and show some pride it will be a very worrying sign for them. Can't be much more embarrassed than they were.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557324

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Perth easy in this one, but come Sunday illawarra I think will bring perth crashing back down to earth.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
11:58 23 Oct 15

Reply #557327

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Im the words of Clubber Lang the prediction.... "Painnnnn".


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RMQ
Two years ago
11:58 23 Oct 15

Reply #557328

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Prather and Marto in doubt.

More excited about watching Randle play again to be honest.

If Jett has another stinker he could be gone.

Jawai to drop 20 easy points.

Cats by 25.


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Bear
Two years ago
12:01 23 Oct 15

Reply #557329

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I actually rate the Hawks, but also the 6'ers are making some noise while Perth and Melbourne are front runners at the moment the Breakers have found a new lease of life and let's face it both QLD teams have decent enough lists and Sydney won't be a push over once they are at full strength.

So, the league looks pretty healthy to me, I guess is what I am burbling on about...

Happy Days!


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LV
Two years ago
12:13 23 Oct 15

Reply #557331

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Question marks over Prather and Martin makes this an intriguing contest.

Crocs have been mostly competitive except for blown off the court twice by hot shooting from United. Have a feeling they will keep this close ish


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paul
Two years ago
12:32 23 Oct 15

Reply #557336

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

If they can speed this up, as they like to do, it's in their favour, same with game against Cairns, whereas speeding it up against Melbourne was a no-no that played right into United's hands. Jett, Conklin and Steindl must all perform well tonight to give them a chance though.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
12:34 23 Oct 15

Reply #557337

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Ahh Prather out really does make it interesting, will be closer than people think. Crocs need to take advantage of undermanned teams!


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LV
Two years ago
12:37 23 Oct 15

Reply #557339

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Conklin has a stellar record against the Wildcats. 19.4ppg across 7 games over the pass 2 seasons. He loves playing them, and he's due for a big game.

The problem for them is that they don't have any other scorers. Two of those three need to have big nights for them to be any chance of a win- like against Sydney, Jett and Steindl combined for 40 points.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
12:44 23 Oct 15

Reply #557341

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Yeah someone anyone other than Conklin has to hold the defence accountable... Jett needs to be that guy for mine. Steindl is a great catch and shoot guy but not self creator.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:51 23 Oct 15

Reply #557344

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I'm expecting a close and ugly game tonight :-/

Like RMQ I think I'm more looking forward to Kings-36rs than this one.
But since my seat costs me $13974 per game (or thereabouts) I guess I had better use it!


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Andy
Two years ago
12:53 23 Oct 15

Reply #557345

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Just to be controversial, Crocs by 2.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:03 23 Oct 15

Reply #557353

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Perth without Martin and Prather still have a better team on paper then Crocs.

Regardless of weather they play or not I'm still expecting a win. Just may be closer than expected.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
13:09 23 Oct 15

Reply #557355

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Sportsbet have Cats $1.10, Crocs $7.00
I favour the Wildcats to win it, but that seems over the top to me.
Handicap is -12.5 points


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Kobe24
Two years ago
13:20 23 Oct 15

Reply #557359

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Id be looking at the Crocs on the line or even alternate, IF Prather is actually out, will def be close than a 25 point blow out that people expect.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
13:22 23 Oct 15

Reply #557360

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

"my seat costs me $13974 per game"

Idiot!


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
13:40 23 Oct 15

Reply #557364

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Agree with the pace of the game especially if Prather is out then Perth has zero Athleticism. Think Conklin is due a big game only trouble is all the attention he gets. I say Perth by 10.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:44 23 Oct 15

Reply #557365

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

A blowout will not please the idiot who started the other thread but lets face it Townsville don't have a hope in hell


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RMQ
Two years ago
14:15 23 Oct 15

Reply #557372

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Prather noticeably absent from this mornings shoot around - source Wildcats Snapchat account.

He was there in a warm up shirt tho.


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Wildcats views
Two years ago
14:59 23 Oct 15

Reply #557382

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Here's my preview to the game
http://wildcatsviews.com/2015/10/22/preview-perth-wildcats-vs-townsville-crocodiles/


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Matthew
Two years ago
17:36 23 Oct 15

Reply #557424

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Sadly due to work commitments I cant go to the game tonight, so have passed my membership pass on to a fellow co worker.


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koberulz
Two years ago
17:39 23 Oct 15

Reply #557425

Martin and Prather confirmed out

Martin and Prather confirmed out.


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Matthew
Two years ago
17:43 23 Oct 15

Reply #557427

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Id even consider using Wroe this game or Wagstaff as a Guard.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:51 23 Oct 15

Reply #557428

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Thanks for the update Matthew haha


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Jerry
Two years ago
19:55 23 Oct 15

Reply #557468

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

The Cats have a nightmare type schedule from here so this is a must win. They play the Hawks and the United away next and the Breakers and the Hawks away again in the next 6 games.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:09 23 Oct 15

Reply #557534

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Wow. Scathing words from Dennia following the Melb game. Pretty big attack on Jett.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:10 23 Oct 15

Reply #557535

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Young should have been T'd up for that. Pretty much charged at Knight.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
21:12 23 Oct 15

Reply #557537

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Perth is already on 13 and Townsville have so far only attempted 4 shots. How is that even possible?


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J-Man
Two years ago
21:17 23 Oct 15

Reply #557538

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

its getting ugly out there..


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:17 23 Oct 15

Reply #557539

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Kenny is perhaps the most underrated player in the league.

He is the MVP of the league in terms of the player who is fulfilling their job description/role best.


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XY
Two years ago
21:20 23 Oct 15

Reply #557540

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I'm turning off after 7 minutes. Townsville are TERRIBLE!


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Jerry
Two years ago
21:22 23 Oct 15

Reply #557542

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

This is getting ugly


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
21:32 23 Oct 15

Reply #557546

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

8 point run out of nowhere for Townsville.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:33 23 Oct 15

Reply #557547

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Dennis always complains whe Conklin doesn't get a call. Does he not realise that Conklin initiates the contact virtually every single time..Dennia has this expectation that as long as Conklin draws the contact its a foul.


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tom
Two years ago
21:34 23 Oct 15

Reply #557549

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Kenny is a great pickup by Perth.


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tom
Two years ago
21:35 23 Oct 15

Reply #557550

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Much better effort by Townsville!


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BigAds
Two years ago
21:38 23 Oct 15

Reply #557551

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I'm with you XY. Good thing I didn't pay almost $1400 per game.

Amy Schumer is sad but fun on the comedy channel right now unlike Townsville.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:38 23 Oct 15

Reply #557552

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Wait what did Maynard actually do?

Looked like absolutely nothing to me?


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Kr
Two years ago
21:39 23 Oct 15

Reply #557553

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

That would be the worst tech foul call ever!


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
21:46 23 Oct 15

Reply #557555

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

4 point game!


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:56 23 Oct 15

Reply #557562

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Id be pushing Jawai's sweaty body off me too! Reminds of that scene in Along Came Polly!


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
21:57 23 Oct 15

Reply #557564

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Great 1/4 from Townsville think that the tech on Maynard was harsh. What did Maynard do that was any different from Jawai?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
22:12 23 Oct 15

Reply #557572

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Perth's offense needs overhauling.

They hold onto the ball for too long and just pass around the perimeter slowly. Everything is just slow.


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snooch
Two years ago
22:17 23 Oct 15

Reply #557574

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Is Jawai hurt?


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:26 23 Oct 15

Reply #557576

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Geez it'd be a nice win for the Crocs and the league, dare to dream. And i was wondering the same about Jawai has to be injured surely...


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J-Man
Two years ago
22:33 23 Oct 15

Reply #557578

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

love the commentators enthusiasm


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J-Man
Two years ago
22:36 23 Oct 15

Reply #557579

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

lol Selena Gomez


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Kr
Two years ago
22:46 23 Oct 15

Reply #557580

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Henry for threeeeeee


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:47 23 Oct 15

Reply #557581

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Wow... 7 points down with 2:32 left.
11-2 run, 3 3s and 2 free throws, with 2 missed free throws for Greg Hire and Townsville are up 2 with 30 secs left.


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J-Man
Two years ago
22:49 23 Oct 15

Reply #557582

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Unbelievable.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:49 23 Oct 15

Reply #557583

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Henry gets the steal and is fouled. Makes 1 of 2.
Perth with the 12 seconds, need 3 to tie it.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557584

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Townsville win!


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Bear
Two years ago
22:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557585

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Wow!

Go Crocs, just an enormous effort that...


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chris
Two years ago
22:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557586

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Crocs win


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
22:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557587

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

TOWNSVILLE!


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
22:52 23 Oct 15

Reply #557588

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Perth scored 35 points after quarter time. 28 in the first.
Might be the biggest turnaround I've ever seen after that first quarter.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:52 23 Oct 15

Reply #557589

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

WOW, great result, good games tonight!


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Ricky D
Two years ago
22:52 23 Oct 15

Reply #557590

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Gleeson to get the chop..


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MACDUB
Two years ago
22:53 23 Oct 15

Reply #557592

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

OMG. Anyone know how much they would have been paying when they were down by 17 in the first!!!


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Kr
Two years ago
22:57 23 Oct 15

Reply #557596

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Anyone take the $7 on offer?


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paul
Two years ago
22:59 23 Oct 15

Reply #557597

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Holy cow, how good was that?! Crocs couldn't have played any worse in the first quarter but gee they were a committed, discipline team after that.

So good to see Mitch Norton step up with a huge game like that, he was icewater, and some really nice contributions from Leon Henry, Nick Kay and Corey Maynard. The lesser lights getting it done!


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Kr
Two years ago
22:59 23 Oct 15

Reply #557598

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Bloody awesome win by the crocs, great to see mitch Norton shooting the ball


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:01 23 Oct 15

Reply #557600

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Towards the tail end all timeouts shown on TV were Wildcats and it was very interesting as it totally exposed Gleeson. There was one where he said nothing for the first half of the timeout and just looked down at his board. What a dud.


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Isaac
Two years ago
23:03 23 Oct 15

Reply #557603

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

The Crocs looked absolutely hapless early on. Perth had scored 8 points before Townsville even had a shot attempt recorded. I started to wonder how a team getting thumped by 30 each game was going to last the season.

Then it seemed to start with Conklin getting fired up, and even though he didn't score much, his team got on board and reeled in the lead. And then hung around. And then won.

Hugely entertaining game to watch.


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Bear
Two years ago
23:05 23 Oct 15

Reply #557604

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Hats off to the TLV team, total underdogs and no one would have given them half a chance in this one, I was hoping they could give a good account of themselves tonight but that was beyond brilliant...

Just goes to show, in a two horse race, anything can happen!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:10 23 Oct 15

Reply #557608

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

With perth's next three games against Illawarra and Melbourne they could be looking at a 2-4 start to season. This one will come back to bite them


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paul
Two years ago
23:10 23 Oct 15

Reply #557609

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Hats off to the commentators too, particularly Dwayne Russell, he rode the Crocs home like a jockey at Flemington!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:12 23 Oct 15

Reply #557612

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

It's all about Moonee Valley this weekend :P


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paul
Two years ago
23:14 23 Oct 15

Reply #557614

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Apologies!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:24 23 Oct 15

Reply #557621

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

There seemed to be so many shot opportunities right in front of the basket tonight that weren't layups or bankable. Those awkward type ones which sadly no one could hit which wasn't pretty on the eye. The best shooting in fact was the Crocs from outside.


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Perth fan
Two years ago
23:30 23 Oct 15

Reply #557623

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Outstanding effort by the Crocs. Absolutely played with heart and intensity. My cats were pathetic today. Depleted or not, that was insipid as a fan to watch. Here's hoping they bounce back on Sunday.
Ps- #sackgleeson


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:36 23 Oct 15

Reply #557626

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

"Anyone take the $7 on offer?"

You could get up to $8 pregame.

I wonder what the live betting odds were when Crocs were down by 19 (I think that was the highest margin at one point).


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XY
Two years ago
23:50 23 Oct 15

Reply #557635

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Guess I turned off too soon. On the upside, saw a half ok movie.


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Dazz
Two years ago
23:58 23 Oct 15

Reply #557638

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

In all honesty, that was just a shit game.
Seemed to be a lot of agro, not really sure what it was all about, double-fouls, and tech fouls.
Cats were just crap.
I love a good tough defensive grind, but it wasn't.

BUT full credit to Townsville. They weren't great, but they knew what they had to do and the nailed it.
Absolutely MURDERED us from outside.

Yes, Jawai limped off. Couldn't tell what exactly it was, could have been an ankle maybe.
But it was no great loss, we still had plenty of size out there.

Unfortunately our complete reliance on Beal failed us tonight. Most nights he pulls our nuts from the fire, tonight he had an off night, and it costs us.
We can't keep overplaying him, make him run the point as well half the time, and expect him to keep producing.

Knight was brilliant as always, but I'm starting to wonder if we aren't better off with him at Centre, and keeping the "two centres" trick for an occasional outing only.


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paul
Two years ago
23:58 23 Oct 15

Reply #557639

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

BTW some of Jordair Jett's defence on Jermaine Beal was top notch tonight.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:06 24 Oct 15

Reply #557641

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I took the $7 when I saw it still being offered after Martin & Prather were confirmed out. Just dumb odds in a 2 horse race.
Now I'm pissed off at both the Wildcats for blowing that game, and myself for not betting more!

"I'm expecting a close and ugly game tonight :-/"
I should have bet on that as well. Probably would have got about $1.01 on that bold prediction :p


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Wwizard
Two years ago
00:10 24 Oct 15

Reply #557645

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I tell ya's....

All this crap about "sack gleeson" and yet after the win a few weeks back v 36ers in Adelaide, he was GOD.

If you thought your team was awesome, they are.
But sometimes, things go pear-shaped without warning.

Cut the crap on the coach, guess all those wins and titles you've won with him at the helm dont count for much now do they?


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Dazz
Two years ago
00:22 24 Oct 15

Reply #557650

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

NB: I am getting sick of the repeated BS around Martin.
Two weeks ago he was supposedly a game-night decision away from playing, and we still haven't seen him.

As for Kenny, I don't know what he cost us, points or otherwise, but if you were looking for a back-up PG, he'd be an excellent pickup. Problem is that he now has to play as the strtaing PG, with Wroe as his backup, and without Martin or Prather we were exposed.


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Train
Two years ago
00:24 24 Oct 15

Reply #557651

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Credit to the Crocs for getting back in the game and getting the win after being 20 points down. Perths offence is just ugly. Hopefully we get Damo and Prather back for Sunday.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:30 24 Oct 15

Reply #557652

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Yet another blow out ;)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:30 24 Oct 15

Reply #557653

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Only the fools like Gleeson during winnning streaks. Don't make them blind you to the clued in who want him out since last season.


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Train
Two years ago
00:31 24 Oct 15

Reply #557654

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

More bad news on the injury front for cats....

"The Perth Wildcats could go into Sunday's game against the Illawarra Hawks without four of their starting five after Nate Jawai and Matt Knight were injured in a horror three-point loss to the Townsville Crocodiles tonight."

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/29894757/perth-wildcats-swallowed-by-crocs/




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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:39 24 Oct 15

Reply #557662

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Gee whiz that was disgraceful by Perth. Hire has looked awful playing out of position this year. Gleason rolled the dice thinking he could save marto and prather for Sunday and its blown up in his face. Have we pushed jawai too hard too soon as well? He's for knee problems and shouldve been eased into the season given his poor fitness base


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Dazz
Two years ago
00:42 24 Oct 15

Reply #557664

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Knight injured?
Gee that's not something you hear often...
Cats are too shallow and too injury prone, and with that in mind I'm not sure Nate was the best fit.


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Dazz
Two years ago
00:45 24 Oct 15

Reply #557666

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Hire's ok value to have coming off the bench into a 4 spot, even a 3/4. As a 2 he sucks


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:45 24 Oct 15

Reply #557667

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Great to see the arrogant Perth supporters get a taste of the real world. Enjoy.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
00:49 24 Oct 15

Reply #557669

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

God, that was a disgrace.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:52 24 Oct 15

Reply #557671

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Is it Jesse Wagstaff who is sponsored by SKG Radiology? Whoever it is, after they mentioned it during the game I turned to my mate and said surely it should be Matty Knight that's sponsored by them.
Sure enough, within half an hour of that comment, down he went :/
Looked like the type of injury that might take a while to get right, too. Those shoulders can be tricky.


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Train
Two years ago
00:52 24 Oct 15

Reply #557672

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Thought it looked like a small crowd also but they still managed 10400.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:52 24 Oct 15

Reply #557673

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Kudos to the Crocs btw for hanging tough.
From their POV that must have been a pretty epic win.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:54 24 Oct 15

Reply #557674

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Bring back dunigan


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:55 24 Oct 15

Reply #557675

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Are Martin and Prather still injured or were merely rested tonight?


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
00:57 24 Oct 15

Reply #557676

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Damo still injured, Prather pulled up sore. Something about reaggravating whatever he hurt with that miscued dunk attempt in the last couple minutes against NZ.


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Anon
Two years ago
00:57 24 Oct 15

Reply #557677

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Both injured. As well as Jawai and Matty after tonight.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:58 24 Oct 15

Reply #557679

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

So four starters being injured isn't a cheap headline? Wow that is huge.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
01:03 24 Oct 15

Reply #557682

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Yeah, and no doubt went a long way to explain why we looked like chooks that had been given brain trauma before being turned into headless chooks on our last few offensive sets.

And holy effing balls, is it an actual strategy of ours that we should constantly leave 3pt shooters open? The number of times Abercrombie and Bartlett got open shots last week, the open threes we let Townsville take late.

Surely Gleeson has to recognise there is a problem here?


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Anon
Two years ago
01:03 24 Oct 15

Reply #557683

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

@p557662 there was no dice rolling. Prather and Damo are still injured. Any coach with healthy players plays them. Playing injured players before being fully fit at this early stage of the season would be plain stupid. Cats will bounce back once everyone is fully fit. Hope Nate and Matty pull up okay.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
01:05 24 Oct 15

Reply #557684

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

In fairness, leaving Bartlett & Abercrombie alone outside the arc has traditionally been a pretty solid philosophy on D.
When I saw Henry open though ... I just knew that one was gonna drop.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:07 24 Oct 15

Reply #557685

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

The question is when will everyone be fully fit as the games are coming thick and fast for the Cats.


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Dazz
Two years ago
02:53 24 Oct 15

Reply #557690

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Great to see the arrogant Perth supporters get a taste of the real world.
Great to see another moronic "Perf Sukks" comment from some fuckwit who can't even figure out how to put his name on a post


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Dazz
Two years ago
03:11 24 Oct 15

Reply #557691

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Are Martin and Prather still injured or were merely rested tonight?
It's a valid question.
Martin was supposedly a "game-night" decision for the past two weeks. Prather hurt his leg at practice and supposedly required only ice.

Crocs have been shite so far, so did Gleeson err on the side of caution, and not play them, in expectation of an easy win.

I appreciate that a lot of people like to see Perth lose, and that's fine, lose we did.
But lets be realistic and not pretend that was some epic battle. It was one of the crappiest games I have seen in a long time.

Perth blew them away in the first few minutes, and I think they got complacent. Let them back in with soft crappy ball, but even so had the gamed iced with a few minutes to run, and simply screwed up epically. Arrogant? Complacent? Lazy? Disrespectful?

For some reason, when they had that lead, the cats decided the smart move was to run down the clock on every play, resulting in no scores and turnovers.
Whilst at the other end just sagging off and letting the Crocs drain the 3's.
Then you've got "Captain" Hire, who not only misses the basket but completely fucks the free-throws.


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KET
Two years ago
07:15 24 Oct 15

Reply #557701

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

That second quarter...


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Kr
Two years ago
07:30 24 Oct 15

Reply #557704

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Crocs actually started showing some ball movement on offence which resulted in good looks for three, which hasn't happened a lot so far this year. Perth did a great job on Conklin all game giving him no room to move in the post and triple teamed him on the Henry three, Conklin was just good enough to find the shooter.

I'd like to see the crocs use that a lot more this year as teams smother Conklin, who is usually very hard to stop in the post. It's not something I remember seeing a lot of with Conklin over the last couple of years (drawing the d and kicking out to the shooters) he usually just bully's his way to the hoop.


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Thunder Jam
Two years ago
08:41 24 Oct 15

Reply #557713

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Aah the minnows rise up again. Shame on you Crocs,only "big " cities are allowed in the comp according to the muppets on this forum!


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Mick
Two years ago
09:24 24 Oct 15

Reply #557716

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

@Kr. Absolutely right: Conklin needs to continue to learn how to pass out of double teams better because he's going to see a lot of them this year. Passing is the one thing he needs to really improve.

Great to see Norton play assertively. I don't know where his head has been all year, but we need him to be looking to score in double figures every game and look for his shot, especially at the rim where he can finish when he wants to. Hopefully this game was not an aberration and he is back to his old self, or else i'm really worried about his career, because he has been playing poorly even in the state league for the last couple of years.

Also, am I the only one that thinks the Crocs would be better without Luke Schenscher at this point? He should have never been brought in, and his money should have gone to a better import. The more minutes Kay gets the better, he's already a better scorer and rebounder than Big Red.

Great win from a really young team. Clint Steindl is one of the oldest guys on this team. That's how young they are.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:28 24 Oct 15

Reply #557717

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

As a Perth fan i am disgusted with that performance.
Absolutely no excuse for losing to Townsville


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:39 24 Oct 15

Reply #557720

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Gleeson basically admitted in yesterday's newspaper that he thought he could be extra careful with Martin and prather because of how the team has started. And whilst he didn't say it it was also inferred because of who the opposition were as he gave them fake praise about how tough they would be to play coming off a shellacking like they were the hawthorn football club or something. Look, it was a gamble that didn't pay off, now the cats are under big pressure to grab a win on Sunday. Gleeson too complacent and that flowed through to the team which is clear when you Blow a 20 point lead at home to the worst team in the league talent wise.


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36ersNayshun
Two years ago
10:19 24 Oct 15

Reply #557732

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Words cannot explain my regret at turning off at half time.


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paul
Two years ago
10:20 24 Oct 15

Reply #557733

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Mick, I don't think Schenscher was a bad pick up, but I do think he should be Kay's back-up. Kay suits the Crocs' style a lot better and could be a big part of the team's future if they survive.

Schenscher should play with a versatile line-up like Maynard, Jett, Steindl and Henry, who can spread the floor, use athleticism to create passing lanes on cuts off the post, and be disruptive defensively with Luke behind them.

Re a better import, Jett is quality, he just needs to get fit.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:32 24 Oct 15

Reply #557738

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

If I was coaching v the Crocs, I'd play Conklin one on one and stay tight on the shooters. Conklin loves getting his numbers and will only pass when he is forced to. No need to double team him.


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Dman
Two years ago
10:38 24 Oct 15

Reply #557740

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I think Jett when he gets full fitness and a custom to the league will have an expolsive second half to the season. And yes if Conklin can regularly find the open shooter while being smoothered in defense the Crocs will ruffle quite a few feathers this year.


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Baller
Two years ago
10:40 24 Oct 15

Reply #557742

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I was told last night by Cats staff that the medical team won't let Damo come back until he has several injury free training sessions. They don't want to re-injure like last time. And apparently Prather's injury is worse than they originally thought.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:44 24 Oct 15

Reply #557745

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Any word yet on Knight or Jawai for Sunday


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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:42 24 Oct 15

Reply #557766

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Agree with Anon 738 above re. defending Conklin. He doesn't seem to want to kick it out until he has literally no other options available.
Hopefully for his & Crocs' sakes he had a bit of an epiphany last night that winning can actually be just as fun as stat padding in a loss.


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Andy
Two years ago
13:58 24 Oct 15

Reply #557780

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Hawks still paying $1.70 that's easy money right there. Wish I had some more bucks in my betting account.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
14:07 24 Oct 15

Reply #557782

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

That's very generous isn't it. Might have to get a piece of that action. That's my favourite type of bet ... I'd be happy to lose my money if the Cats can pull out a road win.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:28 24 Oct 15

Reply #557786

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Whats with perths inability to defend the 3pt line, as a Hawks fan I can only hope they continue that trend as Hawks will destroy them.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:06 24 Oct 15

Reply #557789

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

By putting a name to your posts like Dazz, doesn't give any more validity to be an anonymous Dazz. With the crap you post, you would be better off being another anonymous. Just sayin. Many anonymous' here talk far more sense than yourself.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:34 24 Oct 15

Reply #557791

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Haha the irony if the guy with no funds left in his betting account calling out a great bet opportunity. Pile in on the wildcats!


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Wildcats views
Two years ago
16:26 24 Oct 15

Reply #557795

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Here's my very reluctant recap of last nights debacle

http://wildcatsviews.com/2015/10/24/perth-wildcats-vs-crocs-what-just-happened/


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Andy
Two years ago
17:36 24 Oct 15

Reply #557807

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

@Anon, I started with $10 deposit on sportsbet a few weeks ago at the start of the NBL season I don't really ever bet big and have withdrawn at least $200 and have about $120 in bets pending so yeah I know nothing. NBL and WNBL betting is easy money.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:39 24 Oct 15

Reply #557810

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

My comment was tongue in cheek Andy you gotta admit your initial post did have that ironic humour in it.

To be fair to you, at least you are willing to put your opinion out there about what looks like a good bet to you. Unlike others who wait for the final result before telling others they had put a bet on.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
17:48 24 Oct 15

Reply #557812

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

I also have a large bet on the Hawks.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:54 24 Oct 15

Reply #557813

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

what time did the cats fly out


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Andy
Two years ago
18:52 24 Oct 15

Reply #557825

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

@Anon, Ok my bad...get it now. Its easy to get defensive around here with so many anon's about.


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Dazz
Two years ago
20:04 24 Oct 15

Reply #557853

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Whats with perths inability to defend the 3pt line, as a Hawks fan I can only hope they continue that trend as Hawks will destroy them.
Simple, its lack of personnel.
Beal played almost the whole game and was knackered, Kenny was brought in as a cheap BACKUP PG, and then you have Wroe who only just joined the team as a DP. The rest are forwards or centres. Knight particularly is a great defender in the paint.
It's no coincidence that Perth dominated the paint, and left far too much space on the perimeter.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:13 24 Oct 15

Reply #557856

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

It's strange, with all the Perth detractors on here I thought you'd all be loving the opportunity to point out how crap they were? Rather everyone wants to praise Townsville for their great victory.

Hate to burst the bubble but there was nothing great about that game. There have been games where struggling teams just play out of their socks and take it right up to the power team. This wasn't one of them.
Without the best defensive player in the league, and down to 7 regular players Perth's defence was rubbish yet Townsville managed only 66 points. That is a fair indicator of where they are at. Perth fell to pieces and managed only 63. They could easily have scored on their last play but kept kicking it out to look for a 3.
Remains to be seen if Perth can recover from this or if they will continue to struggle.
They need Martin back.
Prather is at least better than a hole, so they need him back too. Need to find somebody to replace Jawai.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:38 24 Oct 15

Reply #557866

re: Wildcats vs Crocs, Oct 23

Did anyone seriously expect Jawai to complete a full season?


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