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Jack Toft
Two years ago

#38732

United v Wildcats, Dec 27

An open air game at Hisense? Better believe it.

Not much you can say about this game. Perth are lazy on the road for "non-essential" games, but beating United is essential. United look cooked in the brain when they played Adelaide and they will need to be in the right frame of mind to stand a chance here. With professional sport being 99% mental, if you're fragile or not in the right mood/attitude, it's going to be a long four quarters.

I must admit I thought the United rotations against the Sixers were part of their problem.

Oh dear, it's Perth's turn to kick a Vic. It's time for Damien Martin to play Father Christmas and give Perth fans a belated Chrissie present.

Forgive me father for I am about to sin....Wildcats by double figures....

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three points
Two years ago
13:13 27 Dec 15

Reply #572018

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth has had plenty of rest for this game. Should be good to go.Expect Perth's huge frontline to dominate the boards and the United to try to stretch out that big line with guys like Kickert shooting a lot of threes.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:19 27 Dec 15

Reply #572020

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Are they still going to open the roof for this? The weather looks good over there at the MCG.


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.
Two years ago
13:32 27 Dec 15

Reply #572022

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

warrick should start IMO


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.
Two years ago
13:34 27 Dec 15

Reply #572023

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

BOM forecast is only 20 degrees - 30% chance of a shower. Bit tough considering how good the weather has been for this sort of concept the last fortnight and what is on the way for the new year - but that is the gamble with outdoor games.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
18:01 27 Dec 15

Reply #572042

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Roof is open and the stadium is sold out.


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Mr bEn
Two years ago
18:32 27 Dec 15

Reply #572044

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Someone's getting fired if Melbourne don't win.


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TimberBall
Two years ago
18:35 27 Dec 15

Reply #572045

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Roof open in Melbourne...where it swings from rain to sunshine in 2 minutes


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AngusH
Two years ago
18:41 27 Dec 15

Reply #572046

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Lighting looks real weird on TV... hopefully gets better as the sun goes down.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:52 27 Dec 15

Reply #572048

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Goulding is most definitely the biggest flog in the nbl, his flopping makes redhage appear like he plays through everything


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TimberBall
Two years ago
18:53 27 Dec 15

Reply #572049

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Can someone at fox please get rid of Dwayne Russel, could not commentate his name out of a paper bag


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
18:55 27 Dec 15

Reply #572050

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

chris flopping


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:55 27 Dec 15

Reply #572051

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

The roof open kind of gives it a "big event" feel.

Kind of like a big Grand Slam tennis match.

What was that late first quarter turnover for by United? Early dagger 3 by Dolla Beal!


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
18:55 27 Dec 15

Reply #572053

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

perth finally woke up


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:56 27 Dec 15

Reply #572054

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

And agree, Goulding is flopping like crazy out there. Stumbling around on very minimal contact. At least Redhage stays on his feet for the most part.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:57 27 Dec 15

Reply #572056

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Why the **** do you foul deliberately with 9.9 secs left in the quarter, they still had plenty of time to get whatever shot they wanted.

Trust your defense, just cost you 6 pts !!


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
19:00 27 Dec 15

Reply #572057

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

floppers better take advantage of all these bogus home town calls


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Indoorkite
Two years ago
19:09 27 Dec 15

Reply #572059

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Dwayne Russell gets pretty excited when Melbourne do...well......anything really.


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Indoorkite
Two years ago
19:10 27 Dec 15

Reply #572060

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Hang on, is Tommy Greer putting on a slight American accent?


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
19:13 27 Dec 15

Reply #572061

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Floppers living by the 3.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:15 27 Dec 15

Reply #572062

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Guess moving under a guy dunking is a legitimate defensive play... will united get called dor anything or are we making ot interesting again....


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
19:19 27 Dec 15

Reply #572063

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth's defence is terrible at the minute


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:20 27 Dec 15

Reply #572064

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Waiting for united to crack. Shooting 61% and on,y up 9 at the half.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:21 27 Dec 15

Reply #572065

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

So we got Goulding his groove back in the 1St, and then Warrick in the 2nd.
Not impressed at all with the Cats giving up 55 in the half. We're not switched on at either end apparently.


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
19:23 27 Dec 15

Reply #572066

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Breakers and the Hawks are the best two teams right now on form. Perth's defence is hillarious


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mystro
Two years ago
19:32 27 Dec 15

Reply #572067

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Breakers haven't been playing flash of late but just getting over the line apart from the hiding the hawks dished out so can't agree with you there Melbourne Floppers.


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:34 27 Dec 15

Reply #572068

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Not sure if anyone is aware of it, but apparently Nate Jawai is quite large.


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Indoorkite
Two years ago
19:36 27 Dec 15

Reply #572069

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Has everyone been pronouncing Prather wrong all season or have the commentators decided to change it today?


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:41 27 Dec 15

Reply #572070

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Well that was quick :-)


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Indoorkite
Two years ago
19:45 27 Dec 15

Reply #572071

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

lol call Knight for 3 seconds the very next play after Majok spent 3 minutes in the key.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:52 27 Dec 15

Reply #572072

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Cats draw the game and out come the refs with the united whistle... pathetic


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
19:53 27 Dec 15

Reply #572073

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

floppers getting every bogus call helping them.


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
20:12 27 Dec 15

Reply #572077

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

The bullshit one sidede reefing is incridible


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:13 27 Dec 15

Reply #572078

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Whatever happens in the last 2 minutes, this has been a heck of a game


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:16 27 Dec 15

Reply #572079

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Game ruined, travel? Illegal screen? More like illehal flop, time to suspend Goulding he is a disgrace to the game of basketball


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:18 27 Dec 15

Reply #572080

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Not sure why Damo launched the medium range J then. Low percentage option.


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TimberBall
Two years ago
20:19 27 Dec 15

Reply #572081

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

These refs are beyond a joke


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
20:19 27 Dec 15

Reply #572082

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

look AT THE FLOPPER


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:20 27 Dec 15

Reply #572083

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Speaking of unusual options, subbing Beal out for Hire with 1:22 left in the game?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:20 27 Dec 15

Reply #572084

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Well nothing like a loose ball whistle and then we just decide its united posession.... possibly the worst call i jabe ever seen.... behind only the unsportsmanlike against NZ and the no call on beals layup. Funny all these decisions were in Melbourne vs Melbourne...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:20 27 Dec 15

Reply #572085

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Um why was that melbournes ball after martins miss. No foul called, ball in dispute.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:23 27 Dec 15

Reply #572086

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Gouldings pivot foot moved a long way then.... no travel now?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:29 27 Dec 15

Reply #572087

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

And refs spoil it yet again. Clear steal by Martin, and was called a foul.


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downthecorridor
Two years ago
20:30 27 Dec 15

Reply #572088

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

that martin strip was all ball and everyone knew it except the ump. melb cheating again holt also flopped on rebound


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:30 27 Dec 15

Reply #572089

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

This is why united cant win away. Protected species at home....


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:30 27 Dec 15

Reply #572090

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

How was that a foul on Martin !!!
That's bullshit
Great game but


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melbourne floppers
Two years ago
20:31 27 Dec 15

Reply #572091

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

ENJOY YOU'RE CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM THE OFFICIATING MORONS FLOPPERS


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Todd
Two years ago
20:31 27 Dec 15

Reply #572092

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Classic ref expecting a foul to come. He blow it before even Martin went for the ball.


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AngusH
Two years ago
20:33 27 Dec 15

Reply #572093

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Fun game, but that referee crew... Two of my least favourite guys on tonight, and it showed....


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Justin
Two years ago
20:34 27 Dec 15

Reply #572094

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Without doubt that ump that made the foul call on Martin at the end, don't know his name, is the worst ump in the league by far, And with the standard of umpiring in the league that's saying something. I cringe every time I see him umpiring a Sixers game


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:36 27 Dec 15

Reply #572095

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Fun game


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Kobe24
Two years ago
20:47 27 Dec 15

Reply #572097

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Don't worry so much about the refs and more about martins lack of shot making ability. That won't win titles.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:49 27 Dec 15

Reply #572099

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth got screwed and I am not even a Perth fan. Attrocious refing


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:05 27 Dec 15

Reply #572104

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

I had $50 on the cats and I'm pissed at the cats inability to make shots down the stretch not the reffing. Every NBL game has poor reffing it's just the way it is for now.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:11 27 Dec 15

Reply #572106

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Its clearly the refs fault that Goulding was 6/8 from three and the difference in the game.

ps - If Beal shoots 3/6 or 4/6 instead of 1/6 they win the game.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:17 27 Dec 15

Reply #572107

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Martin clear strp of holt was a bullshit call. Jawai getting killed by the refs for some bogus calls. Jervis and Wagstaff getting called for phantom calls .. the list goes on.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:21 27 Dec 15

Reply #572108

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Why did hire foul cg43 in the backcourt when cats were down 2 with 31 seconds to go. Silly stuff


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:56 27 Dec 15

Reply #572117

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

One ref bad call and its all the refs fault. Have a look at how many times that Jawaii travels and all the refs let it be a no call other than the blatant ones.


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Keany
Two years ago
22:29 27 Dec 15

Reply #572123

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth fans so salty


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LV
Two years ago
22:37 27 Dec 15

Reply #572124

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

That was one of United's best games of the season. Easily more impressive than a few of their early wins

Goulding shot well but I was most impressed with Warrick's hustle. He was a big part of the reason United competed so well on the boards against the Powerful Cats.

First time Melbourne has put together two halves in a row that were both better than mediocre in... Perhaps 7 or 8 weeks. That's an encouraging sign.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:27 27 Dec 15

Reply #572126

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

No not one bad call. No one has explained the call when martin took the shot, ball was in dispute, whistle blown then told United ball. No foul or violation. If it was because holt was on the floor, that's deplorable.


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koberulz
Two years ago
23:50 27 Dec 15

Reply #572127

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Speaking of unusual options, subbing Beal out for Hire with 1:22 left in the game?
Offence/defence. Notice Beal didn't sit down, he went straight back to the scorers table.

Gotta say, if I'd known Corey Williams was going to be on commentary while the refs screwed Perth and Melbourne won, I'd have spent two hours hitting my thumb with a hammer instead.

Wasn't Williams supposed to be leaving the country or something?


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Coach
Two years ago
06:43 28 Dec 15

Reply #572136

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

I didn't get Gleeson's rotations last night.

Jawai was dominating with buckets and passing it like a PG.

He scored 4 points and had say two assists in the last 4 plays then coach takes him out only playing 5 minutes.

Is it conditioning or is it because he doesn't see the game?


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Victorian wildcat
Two years ago
07:35 28 Dec 15

Reply #572137

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Jawai was injured last night, had a bad back that seemed to be going into spasms, didn't sit on the bench when subbed off, if he'd been able to play his full role, result may have been different, they couldn't stop him under the basket.

Once again the Wildcats made some poor decisions at times in Melbourne, every time we seemed to make a run we'd take a poor option or make a dumb foul.Outscored 30-11 in the 2nd didn't help either.

In saying that i don't fear United, twice we've lost to them in Melbourne and both times IMO we've played poorly and only just lost.


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paul
Two years ago
08:40 28 Dec 15

Reply #572140

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Super game last night, you couldn't script it better, full house, roof open, lots of momentum swings, tight finish, the home team wins and their golden boy is the match winner. Great atmosphere too.

The result itself shouldn't worry Perth, but with each loss the race for top spot gets harder for them. Melbourne now not far off securing a playoff spot, if they can win Weds in Sydney they'll probably only need a couple more.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:51 28 Dec 15

Reply #572141

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

A frustrating loss as a perth fan but as per Paul summary above you couldn't script it better from an event point of view - good for the league. I was worried that having an open roof may affect shooting but the game was of a pretty good standard


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Victorian wildcat
Two years ago
09:43 28 Dec 15

Reply #572145

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Not to worried as a Perth fan, our run home from now is not to bad, only two away games and they are against Cairns on Wednesday and Sydney, and six at home. Should be able to get a good ladder posi out of that.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:01 28 Dec 15

Reply #572146

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth was pretty much the dominante team for 3 quarters. Once again they had a lapse on concentration and they got punished in the 2nd where they got outscored by 13. Other then that they were pretty much in control. Melbourne had a fluke night where they shot the lights out and Perth had a average night..


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james
Two years ago
12:07 28 Dec 15

Reply #572147

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Coach, with Jawai it is a fitness thing. You can see once he gets winded he starts committing silly reaching in fouls and starts travelling. By the playoffs expect him to be in better shape and even more dominante. He could be the X factor that wins Perth the title.

There is no one in the NBL that can defend him one n one when he is rolling. He is a beast. Once he gets in better shape and can sustain a longer period of dominance he could tear the leaue apart.


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Dazz
Two years ago
16:26 28 Dec 15

Reply #572149

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Meh, you can't give up 30 points in a quarter and 55 in the first half. Perth's famous D just seems to go missing some times. As has been said before, when Damo shoots well, they win championships, otherwise they're effectively an offensive player short. Beal again inconsistent had another quiet night by his standards, had he connected with a few more 3's it would have been a different story.

On the whole, it just shows that the comp is still close, especially amongst the top 4, and finals series are likely to go with home court advantage.
Perth's inability to win on the road is now becoming a worry. Breakers are now pretty much level pegging, and if the Cats go down to Cairns next week its going to make things tough.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:14 28 Dec 15

Reply #572151

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Happy to have a bet on the Breakers as champions. Unless Jawaii commits to being full fit, that's what you get. Back spasms for sure, but there is a reason for that. Too much weight for instance.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:45 28 Dec 15

Reply #572153

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth dominant for three quarters??? Lucky if they led for 5 mins in total all night. Gotta love Perth fans.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
18:02 28 Dec 15

Reply #572154

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth didn't dominate at all last night. Twice they've lost to united in Melbourne. Those untied guys keep playing 'fluke' basketball against Perth there haha


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paul
Two years ago
18:28 28 Dec 15

Reply #572155

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Yeah I thought Melbourne was the better side for most of the night and deserved to win. When Goulding shoots 6/8 from outside they're not going to lose to many.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:00 28 Dec 15

Reply #572158

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

It's the ref's I tell u. It's the ref's!


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:02 28 Dec 15

Reply #572159

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth outplayed Melbourne for 5 seconds at the end of the 1st quarter, and 5 minutes at the start of the 2nd half. We spent the rest of the game either breaking even or being outplayed.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:05 28 Dec 15

Reply #572161

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Oops, sorry, what I actually meant to say is that we were by far the better team on the night but were cheated out of the victory by corrupt refs and floppers!!!


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wildcats
Two years ago
20:40 28 Dec 15

Reply #572166

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Daz says Perth inability to win on the road is a concern. Well hello, 6-6 is a very good road record. 2 wins in Adelaide, 2 wins at Hawks and a win at Cairns always tough and Sydney. 2 close loses in Melbourne, 1 close and one blowout in NZ and bogy team crocs lost both up there. NZ, Melbourne and hawks are 3-5 on road, Adelaide 2-6, I would be worried about those teams on the road


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:24 28 Dec 15

Reply #572168

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Cats are good not great. They have serious offensive deficciancies with Martin being allowed to take as many shots as he likes. He has a decent style but he couldnt hit the ocean. Its the Breakers title to lose at this point, no matter how many salty cats supporters try to say otherwise based on hope not logic. Jawai is seriously out of shape and will struggle with the speed of the game as the playoffs go up a notch.


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Dazz
Two years ago
22:38 28 Dec 15

Reply #572170

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Yes, so we have lost BOTH road games against Melbourne, and BOTH against NZ. The two teams most likely to present challenges in the finals. That means for Perth to have a chance they need to finish on top, and a game clear of NZ.


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Keany
Two years ago
23:31 28 Dec 15

Reply #572171

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Perth did beat the hawks at home twice, they're the team in the top 4 that no one wants a part come the pointy end of the season


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Coach
Two years ago
08:23 29 Dec 15

Reply #572176

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

I understand Jawai's back spasms and fitness etc. traveling and fouls when fatigued is a concern if that's right especially traveling.

Surprised he is not match fit half way through the year.

My point I was trying to raise was when he was hot with his scoring and assists why not milk it while you can be it another few minutes or so rather than take out what is working then to maybe sub him as a premeditated move. I was just surprised they took him out that early. I thought they could have built a larger buffer than maybe look to go to their press to change it up.

But I Would like to think an athlete in his country's highest level of play could play 30-40 mins a night without needing to reach for the oxygen tank.


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paul
Two years ago
08:33 29 Dec 15

Reply #572177

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

"Oops, sorry, what I actually meant to say is that we were by far the better team on the night but were cheated out of the victory by corrupt refs and floppers!!!"

I'm glad you've finally come to your senses Luuuc. I was worried about you for a while there.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:44 29 Dec 15

Reply #572185

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

You forgot to use vendetta, Luuuc.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
12:27 29 Dec 15

Reply #572191

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Jawai does not look at all fit for this stage of the season. I have said it before if he does not get on top of his weight now he will not live a long life as ts to much pressure on his heart and he will even less motivation to lose the excess weight which he doesnt even need to dominate at the top level.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
13:18 29 Dec 15

Reply #572192

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Dropping kilos super fast isn't really compatible with playing pro sport, but even without losing a heap of weight his conditioning should be steadily improving.
He does seem a bit better than at the start of the season in terms of how quickly he goes from fresh to buggered. Not a lot though. In fairness, it's a pretty compact schedule of games and he still needs to be able to train and play useful minutes so he can't just spend every day killing himself in the gym.


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Anonymouse
Two years ago
15:27 29 Dec 15

Reply #572198

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Wildcats need to get him married to a nutritionist who will be with him 24/7.


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Camel 31
Two years ago
17:37 29 Dec 15

Reply #572204

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

I cain't go on..So, I go on.

You set Ross on a path where he was bound to get ill.
Making him lose a lotta weight quickly.


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Dazz
Two years ago
17:45 29 Dec 15

Reply #572205

re: United v Wildcats, Dec 27

Hawks will definitely be there in the finals, and I'm sure they'll put up a good fight. Cats would be confident going against them, assuming they avoid the obligatory injuries at the end of the season.
From here, I can't see them earning a HCA against the Cats, but MU or NZ could, easily, and that would be a worry.

Interesting games ahead.


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