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Dazz
Last year

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Damian Martin - 200 Games

Tonight was Martin's 200th game for the Wildcats.
If I'm counting right, he is only the 10th player to achieve that milestone, and he did it in style tonight.

I'm not 100% clear on his contract status. He originally would have had a 1yr player option available, but supposedly he signed a new contract this season (to take advantage of his lowered points.)

Either way, and despite people claiming he would leave to follow Bevo, it is hard to see Martin leaving the Cats. He's 31, and probably has a couple of good years left, and I reckon he'll want to serve them out in Perth.
The Perth fans adore Martin, he got another standing ovation tonight. That's a hard thing to replace. 300 games is not beyond him, and there's plenty of space at Perth Arena to hang his number.

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Anonymous
Last year
01:17 20 Feb 16

Reply #579016

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Why would he leave? He is the face and the Capitan of a team that is the best resourced club in the league and just might be head to their 4th GF series in the 6 years he has been at the club. This tradition and record is probably going to continue next season and beyond.

I cant see him leaving Perth.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
06:58 20 Feb 16

Reply #579026

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

He is a true champion.

Was nice to see his 3 point shot working for him last night.


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Melbourne Tiger
Last year
07:49 20 Feb 16

Reply #579029

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Yes I loathe Perth, but think Martin is a champion player and seems to be a champion bloke.


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paul
Last year
09:42 20 Feb 16

Reply #579037

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Will go down as a legend, there hasn't been a player quite like him before. Darnell Mee had some similar defensive skills but went about it in a very different way.

Hard to see him leaving, he's like a king in Perth, has great mates on the team and they're successful year in, year out.


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Greeny
Last year
10:04 20 Feb 16

Reply #579039

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Martin is an absolute champion, hope he never leaves the Wildcats.


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LV
Last year
12:19 20 Feb 16

Reply #579049

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Martin is a champion.

The only likeable guy that the Wildcats have.

He's just one of those rare guys that everybody loves- incredibly competitive on the court and seems to be a top bloke off it.


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LV
Last year
12:23 20 Feb 16

Reply #579050

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

It just does feel so wrong that he plays for Perth, though.

Here's this all round nice guy, who even his opponents both respect deeply and clearly like- you can see it on court.

But here he is with a thug like Wagstaff, wankers like Gleeson and Redhage, Jawai the big cry baby, etc.

Martin should really follow Bevo- it'd make more sense of the entire universe. He doesn't fit at the Cats- even though he's been there forever.


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paul
Last year
12:57 20 Feb 16

Reply #579056

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Calm down LV. The Perth guys are really nice blokes, even if they're easy for oppo fans to dislike for the way they play.


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LV
Last year
13:04 20 Feb 16

Reply #579059

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Gleeson is legitimately a wanker- I've explained why in the other thread. Using obscenities so loud that everyone in the venue could hear it, and during a meaningless pre season game was totally unnecessary. That's just one example I personally witnessed- typical when you watch his sideline antics. It didn't surprise me at all that Tragardh and Dillon asked for early exits from their contracts because they hated playing for him so much.

I'm sure those other guys might be nice when you meet them, I suppose it's a case of not liking guys who play for the opposing team. I hated Wortho until he became a Tiger- then I liked him.

Wagstaff is seriously a thug, though.

Anyway back to the point- Damo is a champ. Like Gaze, I've developed a "significant man crush".


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Anonymous
Last year
13:06 20 Feb 16

Reply #579060

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

lol a tigers fan calling other teams wankers. The tigers had a few cheapshot artists. remember greere or ehatever his name was? howabout the mentally ill ray Gordon?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:12 20 Feb 16

Reply #579070

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

LV, do you think Martin would hang around if all the Perth players were the wankers you say they are?
If you call Wagstaff a thug, then you could label another 30 NBL players with that tag.
Suggest you grow some man things and stop playing in the women's social comp.


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LV
Last year
14:25 20 Feb 16

Reply #579072

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

FYI I do play socially, including against ex NBL guys.

One man's thug is another man's never-say-die favourite tough player.

If Wagstaff and Redhage run into Mika Vukona again, we'll see who's tougher!

I'll admit that Kickert could definitely learn a lesson or two from all of those guys.


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Luuuc
Last year
15:29 20 Feb 16

Reply #579087

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

I get why some people dislike Wagstaff, but he is no thug.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:23 21 Feb 16

Reply #579412

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

How can you hate someone who makes his own boardgames :P


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Dazz
Last year
03:13 28 Feb 16

Reply #580724

re: Damian Martin - 200 Games

Damo has really stepped it up for the finals.
In the regular season he averaged 4.9 points, 33% 3p shooting, 3 assists, and 1.8 steals.
In the finals: 7.7 points, 55%, 5.7 assists, and 2.7 steals.

Great player.


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