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Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Thought I would start the thread, since none is apparent yet.

Looking forward to this one, what are the general thoughts here?

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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
14:33 19 Feb 16

Reply #578803

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

I think most people are genuinely hoping Perth win as the club and its fans are quite popular nationwide.


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LV
Last year
14:35 19 Feb 16

Reply #578808

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Well, It'd be more enjoyable seeing Perth lose a game 3 at home than a game 1....


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Bear
Last year
14:48 19 Feb 16

Reply #578811

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Humorous start, yes well I certainly didn't shed a tear when United lost either, I just wanted a great contest and luckily Warrick came to the party.

Tonight I hope Dollar Beal can turn it on, no matter who wins it I think his match up with Lisch will be worth while...


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Isaac
Last year
15:18 19 Feb 16

Reply #578821

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

I think the Hawks will be up against it, but hopefully being at full strength gives them a good start and they run with it.


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Aussiebballer
Last year
15:39 19 Feb 16

Reply #578824

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Should be a great game, both teams have great starting 5s.
Perth looks deeper on paper but not sure that will be a big help in a finals game.
If Penney and Lisch fire the Hawks will get this one. Plus I think the Hawks have better coaching.

Hawks by 5pts.


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TimberBall
Last year
15:40 19 Feb 16

Reply #578825

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch and Penny don't worry me, it's old man Foreman that does. We always seem to forget he can shoot 3s.

Cats by 12, Jawai with 20 and 10...he's due


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Anonymous
Last year
16:16 19 Feb 16

Reply #578843

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hawks series win would be epic for Bevo against his former club. All the best Rob.


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Rob
Last year
16:17 19 Feb 16

Reply #578844

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Thanks anon.


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Marvin
Last year
16:19 19 Feb 16

Reply #578847

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Break a leg Rob.


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Luuuc
Last year
17:12 19 Feb 16

Reply #578860

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Cats $1.35
Hawks $3.20
Margin: -6.5 points
Over/Under: 172.5


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Victorian wildcat
Last year
17:30 19 Feb 16

Reply #578863

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Not 100% confident at all, they have some serious shooters and we don't. If they get going we could be in trouble.


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AnkleBreaker
Last year
18:32 19 Feb 16

Reply #578879

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

I think they key for Hawks is accuracy from long range, if they shoot well they are in for a good chance.

If they don't Perth is too big, and Ogilvy is great but not a strong big man and gets out rebounded.

Some exciting match ups Lisch/Martin, Beal/Lisch, Prather/Penney.

The cats have generally bulldozed there way to a win, their perimeter defence has been good against the Hawks all year, albeit Penney didn't play last game...4-0 for the season.

Go Cats lets get this one done!


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Nick Marvin
Last year
18:52 19 Feb 16

Reply #578884

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

We will annihilate them!


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Kobe24
Last year
19:11 19 Feb 16

Reply #578889

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Fingers crossed for the Hawks. Would really enjoy that results for so many reasons.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:27 19 Feb 16

Reply #578898

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hawks odds shortening.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:31 19 Feb 16

Reply #578906

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hoping the Hawks do it


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Luuuc
Last year
21:00 19 Feb 16

Reply #578911

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Very small crowd tonight, as usual for cats home semi finals


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Luuuc
Last year
21:15 19 Feb 16

Reply #578912

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Foul fest


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MACDUB
Last year
21:18 19 Feb 16

Reply #578913

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Wow Jawai..how do you do that?

Hawks should foul Jawai..cant shoot FTs to save himself.


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Luuuc
Last year
21:25 19 Feb 16

Reply #578915

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Series over?


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MACDUB
Last year
21:25 19 Feb 16

Reply #578916

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hawks series gone now :(

Dirty play by Wagstaff to end Lisch's series..disgraceful.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:27 19 Feb 16

Reply #578917

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

And there goes the Hawks finals chances.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:28 19 Feb 16

Reply #578918

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

How was that dirty play by Wagstaff?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:28 19 Feb 16

Reply #578919

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

How on earth is it a dirty play by wagstaff, does he have mind control powers and caused lisch to step on his own foot??


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Victorian wildcat
Last year
21:28 19 Feb 16

Reply #578920

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

How was that Wagstaff fault noddy ?


Trev is outta line there, what would he want if it was one of our players down, he'd want the game stopped.


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Luuuc
Last year
21:30 19 Feb 16

Reply #578921

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hope everyone took the under on that 172.5!


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Anonymous
Last year
21:31 19 Feb 16

Reply #578922

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

MACDUB is disgraceful


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MACDUB
Last year
21:31 19 Feb 16

Reply #578923

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hahaha jeez! Did not think people would actually bite that one ;)

Clearly satire.


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Fan
Last year
21:33 19 Feb 16

Reply #578925

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

End of 1st quarter. I got the feeling the Hawks might win this one, they are controlling tempo with their defence and the Wildcats after 6 quick points behind Beal only managed another 9 for the quarter. They are struggling vs a zone that collapses when the ball goes to the low post or is dribble penetrated.


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Wwizard
Last year
21:34 19 Feb 16

Reply #578928

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

15 fouls in the first period....wow

overreffing much?


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MACDUB
Last year
21:35 19 Feb 16

Reply #578929

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Cats look better with Knight as opposed to Jawai.

The concern is having Jawai defend those on ball screens because he gets murdered off it quite a bit.


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Hendo8888
Last year
21:41 19 Feb 16

Reply #578931

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

When's the last game Forman didn't get 2 fouls in the first quarter?


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Hendo8888
Last year
21:42 19 Feb 16

Reply #578932

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

He lasted 2:36 tonight, and had 2 fouls in 3 seconds.


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AngusH
Last year
21:44 19 Feb 16

Reply #578934

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Hopefully Lisch is back for game 2, if not tonight.


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MACDUB
Last year
21:45 19 Feb 16

Reply #578935

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

White is a great fit for the Hawks team.


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Hendo8888
Last year
21:45 19 Feb 16

Reply #578936

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

lol... Another 1:30 and Forman gets another foul.


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AngusH
Last year
21:46 19 Feb 16

Reply #578937

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

FOREMAN DUNK SIGHTING.


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Hendo8888
Last year
21:47 19 Feb 16

Reply #578938

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch injured?


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AngusH
Last year
21:51 19 Feb 16

Reply #578939

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Rolled his ankle stepping on Wagstaff's foot.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:56 19 Feb 16

Reply #578940

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch will not return tonight


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Jack Toft
Last year
22:03 19 Feb 16

Reply #578941

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

The Hawks have been competitive in the first half and will need to keep it tight to get the win


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AngusH
Last year
22:06 19 Feb 16

Reply #578942

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Well that was an awkward cut to break.


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Touch the rim
Last year
22:06 19 Feb 16

Reply #578943

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Gee I hope the Hawks get more points than Perth by the end of this one. That way they have a great chance of winning the game


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Luuuc
Last year
22:09 19 Feb 16

Reply #578944

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

11 boards in the first half for the cats according to the video screen here.
Clearly we need to recruit some size next season.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last year
22:10 19 Feb 16

Reply #578945

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch in a moonboot and crutches. He's done for the series you'd think and so are the Hawks.


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AngusH
Last year
22:12 19 Feb 16

Reply #578946

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Well, we'll see. Moonboot might just be to keep it iced. Looked like an ankle roll to me, which hurt like hell but can either be a day or a week out of action.


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Luuuc
Last year
22:12 19 Feb 16

Reply #578947

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Oh Casey....


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AngusH
Last year
22:18 19 Feb 16

Reply #578948

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Penney needs to reel it in a bit here.


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MACDUB
Last year
22:20 19 Feb 16

Reply #578949

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Does Gleeson ever not complain? Refs get baited into make up calls because he acts so victimised.

Perth simply too good. Its that simple.


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AngusH
Last year
22:21 19 Feb 16

Reply #578950

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Gleeson deserves about 10 techs each game.


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Victorian wildcat
Last year
22:21 19 Feb 16

Reply #578951

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

All coaches complain, they just do it in different ways Gleeson is way too animated, where as Beveridge does it quietly.


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AngusH
Last year
22:22 19 Feb 16

Reply #578952

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Gleeson screams in their faces and comes on the verge of making contact. Any other ref does that, it's a tech, but he gets away with it because he does it all game.


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AngusH
Last year
22:23 19 Feb 16

Reply #578953

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Any other coach*


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Victorian wildcat
Last year
22:25 19 Feb 16

Reply #578954

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Ever watched Joey Wright when he gets going ?


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AngusH
Last year
22:26 19 Feb 16

Reply #578955

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

That extra pass Ellis just made to Coenraad in the corner is the type of play Ellis wasn't making last year (or the first third of this season).


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Victorian wildcat
Last year
22:33 19 Feb 16

Reply #578956

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

This has to be Redhage last year, gone 1 year too long.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
22:43 19 Feb 16

Reply #578963

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

NZ are better than both these teams


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AngusH
Last year
22:45 19 Feb 16

Reply #578964

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Robbins always seems to side with the away team on those 50/50 calls... I wonder if he's trying to go out of his way to not sound like a homer.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:46 19 Feb 16

Reply #578965

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

The Hawks need Danillo Gallinari


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Anonymous
Last year
22:46 19 Feb 16

Reply #578966

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Timmy C is having the game of his life


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AngusH
Last year
22:47 19 Feb 16

Reply #578967

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Doesn't look like a particularly great crowd.


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MACDUB
Last year
22:48 19 Feb 16

Reply #578968

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

ROFLcopter, as a NZ fan don't think we can beat Perth if we make the GF. Can't see us winning 2 at PA. Perth are a class enough team as it is but if refs call the game like they have tonight in a NZ-Perth series we will get wiped off the floor because that slow, stop start style doesn't suit us and we get ourselves into trouble when we have foul trouble.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:48 19 Feb 16

Reply #578969

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Penney has gone MIA BADLY


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Anonymous
Last year
22:51 19 Feb 16

Reply #578971

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Surprised perth crowd has not shown up. I swear it looked like there was more people at the kings game lol.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:52 19 Feb 16

Reply #578972

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Not sure what Gleeson tells the players at the half but they are a different team after halftime in almost every game they've played this season.


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AngusH
Last year
22:54 19 Feb 16

Reply #578973

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Is everyone excited for a Perth-NZ finals?!?

Not even sure I'd watch a single game. Melbourne-Hawks probably would've been best case as far as entertainment goes, but doesn't look like either team is a good chance to make it now.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:55 19 Feb 16

Reply #578974

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Ellis 2, Lisch 2, time to quit and hand over to Redhage


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Anonymous
Last year
23:01 19 Feb 16

Reply #578975

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Prather is a gun. Perth should do everythingf possible to bring him back


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LV
Last year
23:02 19 Feb 16

Reply #578977

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Shame about Lisch

Cats impressive on the defensive end but will need to execute better offensively if they're to beat a full strength opposition, whether we're talking about any of the other top 4 sides


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Anonymous
Last year
23:07 19 Feb 16

Reply #578980

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Perth were great. No Lisch, all over for the Hawks.
Clearly Perth aren't that good.


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Dazz
Last year
23:28 19 Feb 16

Reply #578989

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Unlucky for Lisch and the Hawks.
If they were ever going to win in Perth, this was it.
Prather & Wagstaff in foul trouble early, Jawai still "sore," reversing the rebound trend, and that early poor shooting...
I don't see that happening again.

At the risk of stating the obvious, if they don't get Lisch back, this could be over in 2.

Hard to tell from the tv, but it didn't look exceptionally bad. They put him in a boot, but I didn't see a lot of ice, and he wasn't rushed straight off for treatment.
But a day and a half to recover from a game-ending injury???


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Anonymous
Last year
23:30 19 Feb 16

Reply #578991

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch or no lisch perth are the better team. this season they have owned the Hawks 5-0. As for Damo wow can he play defence? wow


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Anonymous
Last year
23:32 19 Feb 16

Reply #578992

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

What a bust Jawai is.


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Dazz
Last year
23:37 19 Feb 16

Reply #578995

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

End of 1st quarter. I got the feeling the Hawks might win this one, they are controlling tempo with their defence
That was their big mistake, last thing you want to do against Perth is slow down the tempo. Perth excel at the slow "bump & grind."

Hawks obviously made a concerted effort to redress the usual rebound deficit. At one point I think they were up 20-10, but in the end the Cats pegged it back to 34-27.


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Dazz
Last year
23:41 19 Feb 16

Reply #578996

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

What a bust Jawai is.
How so?
He has probably made the difference this year between "making the play-offs" and actually being a contender.

Without him, we've got Knight starting at centre, and probably Wagstaff at the 4.
It's not like we can just go out and grab another import, quality local players are at a premium.


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Dazz
Last year
23:47 19 Feb 16

Reply #578998

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

This has to be Redhage last year, gone 1 year too long.
If he wings another ring this season, I would not be surprised to see a retirement. Otherwise, I reckon he will play on.
He's not the "scoring machine" he once was, but he does a lot of good work out there.
When you look at the efficiency ratings, Perth are most efficient at both ends with Redhage on the floor.

Besides, Perth's biggest problem this off-season, with 8 players out of contract, will be dealing with the player points. Redhage's 4-point discount will make him a cheap bench option.


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Luuuc
Last year
00:04 20 Feb 16

Reply #579004

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Bit of a hollow win without Lisch participating, but what can you do.
Fingers crossed for a miracle recovery, but the way he was reacting to the doc I'm guessing it was a fairly bad one.

Casey, please stay out of foul trouble from now on. We reeeeeeeally need out out there.

Shout outs to Jervis for 18 extremely efficient minutes, and Hire, who didn't hit his shots tonight but continued the valuable role he has been playing in recent weeks.


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AnkleBreaker
Last year
00:58 20 Feb 16

Reply #579010

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Price of tickets for tonight's game unfortunately kept the crowd glued to their TV's at home.

I am a member, never missed a home game, but it was double the cost for the game $100 and still $55 in the bleachers.

So I thought a 6 pack and a bag of chips on my couch would do me just fine.....

I'm not saying that the game the players aren't worth the cost....I simply cannot afford to pay that much money for a ball game.

Perth is not rolling in the money anymore with the commodity prices down....


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Kaiju
Last year
01:35 20 Feb 16

Reply #579018

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Members tickets weren't that bad, they didn't raise the prices (finals top up) silver members were 55


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Kaiju
Last year
01:35 20 Feb 16

Reply #579019

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Members tickets weren't that bad, they didn't raise the prices (finals top up) silver members were 55


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Greeny
Last year
02:05 20 Feb 16

Reply #579020

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Finals games pricing was actually lower than last year, smallest crowd of the year.


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Dazz
Last year
02:41 20 Feb 16

Reply #579021

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Last year it was $65.
This year it was $55 (plus the $9.20 "delivery charge" plus a surcharge, so over $65.
If it goes to a 3rd game, that's $130, and if they make it to the GF, $260.
Plus parking, plus beverages, etc.

Most years, I wouldn't blink, but money's tight at the moment.


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koberulz
Last year
03:15 20 Feb 16

Reply #579022

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

The app had Damo's block on AJ as a steal, the website has it as a block by Jawai.


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Anonymous
Last year
04:05 20 Feb 16

Reply #579024

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

What was the crowd figure? Semi finals have always been a struggle even before Perth arena


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Tom
Last year
06:55 20 Feb 16

Reply #579025

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Lisch going down has certainly dented Hawks hopes and its hard to see them doing anything other than scrap and hustle just to stay in the game. They did that last night but were always going to come up short.
Damian Martin kept Perth in it in the first half with his steals and I would give him player of the match.


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paul
Last year
08:46 20 Feb 16

Reply #579033

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Semi-finals are pretty much the smallest crowds of the year everywhere. Until the NBL gets high-level coverage in the mainstream media it will probably stay that way.

They really do need to look at ticket prices though. With limited time to promote the game you can't really afford to have people who are interested being turned away by the price.

One option would be to increase the league levy on GF ticket prices as there is always high demand for those, and drop it for SFs.


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Greeny
Last year
10:02 20 Feb 16

Reply #579038

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Dazz, i know things are tight now. We had only 4 people in our row of seats and 6 in the row behind us that's just 26 people less in 2 rows and there were a lot of areas that had no one in a row. I think the Wildcats would be disappointed with the numbers but not the noise the smaller crowd made.
I sit in silver ticket area so paid $121.30 for 2 seats including stupid 9.20 fee and $2.10 for credit card.
Let's hope IF we make it to the grand final at $130 a ticket it only goes to 2 games.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:15 20 Feb 16

Reply #579099

re: Wildcats vs Hawks, Game 1 - Feb 19

Money isn't tight for me but I couldn't be bothered going as it is a ripoff and a matter of principle (not principal). Get a grip Wildcats.


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