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ROFLcopter
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Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Who knows what will happen....
Will the taipans play decent ball?
Will wortho annoy another import enough to cop a clip?
Will united run any sort of offence?
Will coach DD continue to have the studs sitting while the bench stinks up the gym?

Only time will tell....

United by 5

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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:08 27 Oct 16

Reply #604418

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Trigger called Blachfield "toddy".

Must be mates with tommy greer


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:12 27 Oct 16

Reply #604419

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Ramone Moore looks hot. DD will sit him.....surely!!


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:17 27 Oct 16

Reply #604420

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Only took DD 7 mins. Now we get Wesley jacking up 3s. Fail.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:19 27 Oct 16

Reply #604421

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Adnum, Wesley, Tomlinson, Williams and Odigie on the floor together, WTF.

Now Odigie tossed an air ball from the 3 line. Lol


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Anonymous
Last year
19:21 27 Oct 16

Reply #604422

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

DD's a flog LOL


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Ricky
Last year
19:22 27 Oct 16

Reply #604423

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Lol.

Plot Twist: DD is on Nick Marvin's Payroll.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:24 27 Oct 16

Reply #604424

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Lol, honestly WTF is DD doing.
This is madness.


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Ricky
Last year
19:30 27 Oct 16

Reply #604427

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:31 27 Oct 16

Reply #604429

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

^^^ lol


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Tempo
Last year
19:32 27 Oct 16

Reply #604431

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

The full court press is one of the most stupid things i have seen on a basketball court.

No wonder you NEVER see it in the NBA and almost ALWAYS in the NBL


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Zodiac
Last year
19:33 27 Oct 16

Reply #604432

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I always suspected DD was a fifth columnist on behalf of the glorious future Marvin regime.


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Luuuc
Last year
19:35 27 Oct 16

Reply #604433

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

alriiight?


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Zodiac
Last year
19:45 27 Oct 16

Reply #604438

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Cairns up 49-37 at the half.

Odds on DD still being MU's coach by the time they get to the airport?


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Luuuc
Last year
19:46 27 Oct 16

Reply #604439

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

That was a fun half. I thought it was going to be one way traffic, but then DD brings on the non-scoring jabronies lineup, hands the momentum to Cairns, and they didn't surrender it even once United put the proper team back on.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:48 27 Oct 16

Reply #604441

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

how come DD never knows what play to call in a timeout surely with all his experience he should know what he is doing.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:50 27 Oct 16

Reply #604442

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Luuuc summed up the half perfectly.


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koberulz
Last year
19:52 27 Oct 16

Reply #604443

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

The full court press is one of the most stupid things i have seen on a basketball court.

No wonder you NEVER see it in the NBA and almost ALWAYS in the NBL
Yeah, playing defense is ridiculous.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:07 27 Oct 16

Reply #604446

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

DD will be on a plane back to USA in hours.

He's cooked.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:07 27 Oct 16

Reply #604447

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Rough 60 seconds for Devin


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Zodiac
Last year
20:16 27 Oct 16

Reply #604449

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

3QT

Cairns 65-54


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AngusH
Last year
20:17 27 Oct 16

Reply #604450

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I wonder what Cairns' record would be right now with a healthy Trice from game 1.


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Zodiac
Last year
20:19 27 Oct 16

Reply #604452

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Make no mistake Melb are making them look better than they are.


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AngusH
Last year
20:20 27 Oct 16

Reply #604454

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

DD is coaching this like an under 10s game, making sure all the kids get equal minutes.


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Zodiac
Last year
20:20 27 Oct 16

Reply #604455

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Tomlinson acting like he's all that, you're down by 10 to the worst team in the league mate.


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AngusH
Last year
20:22 27 Oct 16

Reply #604456

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Less replays, more live action please.


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Zodiac
Last year
20:26 27 Oct 16

Reply #604460

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Full credit Melb have been balling since 3QT.

LV will be losing it watching these Majok dunks.


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Tempo
Last year
20:27 27 Oct 16

Reply #604461

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I am going to be soooo happy when the Kings lift the trophy at the end of the season.

Blake and Kazzouh to come in.

Good luck everyone else


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AngusH
Last year
20:28 27 Oct 16

Reply #604462

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Anyone know what year David Andersen first played in the NBL?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:30 27 Oct 16

Reply #604463

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Wortho playing a game!!


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Train
Last year
20:32 27 Oct 16

Reply #604465

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Did anyone know that Travis Trice played infront of 72000 ppl before ?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:33 27 Oct 16

Reply #604467

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Lel

Commentary equal or worse than DD coaching!


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Zodiac
Last year
20:40 27 Oct 16

Reply #604471

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Cairns win, see ya DD.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:43 27 Oct 16

Reply #604472

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Aiiiiiiiiight


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Anonymous
Last year
20:43 27 Oct 16

Reply #604473

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Trigger not bad on the call


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
20:50 27 Oct 16

Reply #604476

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Jackson is washed up


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Luuuc
Last year
20:54 27 Oct 16

Reply #604477

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Yeah I enjoyed trigger too


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Benno
Last year
21:10 27 Oct 16

Reply #604480

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

CYA LATER DD AND HOPEFULLY DW


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MACDUB
Last year
21:16 27 Oct 16

Reply #604481

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Wesley is overrated IMO. Why does he persist with the ridicolous 3's. He made a few with the Breakers and all of a sudden thinks he is Klay Thompson


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twenty four
Last year
21:47 27 Oct 16

Reply #604483

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

More like Lelbourne United, amirite?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
21:51 27 Oct 16

Reply #604484

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Lelburn United!

I love it!


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KET
Last year
21:57 27 Oct 16

Reply #604487

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Relax, they're 3-3


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ROFLcopter
Last year
22:00 27 Oct 16

Reply #604488

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

They're shit.
3-3 is actually irrelevent.

Biggest waste of talent in the NBL.


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greybuoy
Last year
22:05 27 Oct 16

Reply #604492

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Can't want to get caught up in the DD deprecation, and have to hope United get on with it as the season progresses; so despite the loss, glad I went up to watch this game.
I'd once confidently dissed Eggwu. Again tonight he made those comments look silly.
Don't know how he does it, and it certainly ain't classy, but he makes a real contribution.
Still, Taipans looked like they would retain the script from previous games and give it away in the 4th. United needed more minutes, just like Wildcats got for themselves.
Taipans to string some wins away? Not all that likely on present form.


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Train
Last year
22:06 27 Oct 16

Reply #604493

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

United are actually 3-4 ;)

Lost to 36ers, Perth, Cairns and NZ


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KET
Last year
22:08 27 Oct 16

Reply #604494

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I'd say making the top 4 is the most important thing, and if you're 50/50 prior to developing chemistry - which often takes a little while with stacked sides - then you probably aren't going to overreact and throw all the toys out of the cot.

Warriors got crushed by Spurs on opening night and Miami Heat took more than a few months to develop their stacked side 5 years ago.

I'm not worried for United after just 6 games in a pretty tight and even league.


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KET
Last year
22:08 27 Oct 16

Reply #604495

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Train, yeah sorry, forgot the NBL website is perpetually out of date.


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Triton 93
Last year
22:13 27 Oct 16

Reply #604496

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Struggling big time - dropped to 3-4, so much talent, such little heart. The system (if there is one) doesn't work, there are glimpses of chemistry but never seems to last more than 3 mins at a time, often when we are already 10 points down.

Wesley is all about himself and never stops complaining about calls. I am struggling to like him. Cedric needs to never shoot the 3 ball again but can keep delivering those tasty dishes. Maybe give Devin Williams a ticket to the Melbourne Cup so he can complete his Graduation holiday and then put him on a plane home the next afternoon. Hell, take DD with you Aiiight!

All that said, well done to Cairns, completely outplayed us and showed what you can do if you stick together as a TEAM and WORK HARD.

Hope United can be turn it around - Breakers then Kings to come....no easy wins out there!


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PeterJohn
Last year
22:13 27 Oct 16

Reply #604497

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

AngusH - 1998/99


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Zodiac
Last year
22:25 27 Oct 16

Reply #604499

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Melbourne are 3-4, 7 games in 28 game season.

So 25% of the season already over for them.


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Freethrows
Last year
23:20 27 Oct 16

Reply #604504

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Great game from Cairns. Held their nerve in the final quarter, when MU looked like they might bring it home. Full credit to Fearne for not calling a time out, instead letting the team work it out and gain some confidence in themselves.

Hopefully a break-out game for DoubleT. Wortho was awesome, as was Egwu. Nate's game will probably be underestimated tonight. He played well. Good to see Edwin continue to shoot the 3, even if he looked a little hesitant to shoot it for a short stretch. Anyone remember Wilbekin's horror 3pt shooting stretch a couple of years ago?


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Anonymous
Last year
07:10 28 Oct 16

Reply #604513

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

DD is now an A cup.


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LV
Last year
08:47 28 Oct 16

Reply #604518

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Only saw 1st half so far.

I'm done talking about DD- we all agree he isn’t quite the guy to lead United to glory.

But he’s not the only problem. Jackson is, as Mark Dickel said, not the player he was 3-4 years ago. Andersen doesn’t even look like the player he was in Rio 2 months ago. With Goulding missing, they just aren’t as stacked with talent as we thought, given that two of the supposed elite talents don’t look elite.

Also, give credit where it’s due. Cairns have a decent import trio, big Jawai in the paint who looks in better shape than last year, jack of all trades Wortho at forward, and Gliddon, a fundamentally sound shooting guard who will keep the scoreboard ticking over. And then a bunch of other guys who can all play a role. If they’re the worst team in the league as the bookies suggest, then it’s just more evidence of how strong the NBL is this season.


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LV
Last year
08:50 28 Oct 16

Reply #604519

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

And of course they have Fearne coaching, who's coached for 7 seasons with the Taipans being consistently competitive, and arguably over achieving in that time, having made two grand finals. It's a solid group with a solid coach.

Sportsbet would tell you they'll win 7 or 8 games for the season. I think they'll do better.


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AngusH
Last year
15:26 28 Oct 16

Reply #604589

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

United should be looking at another (former) North Queensland-based coach, IMO.


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LV
Last year
15:48 28 Oct 16

Reply #604592

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Agreed.


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Kingpodge
Last year
16:02 28 Oct 16

Reply #604596

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

SD did more with much much less last year. A no brainer.


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Manu Feildel
Last year
16:03 28 Oct 16

Reply #604597

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Yes he is an assistant at Brisbane right now but Mick Downer is ready for a top job somewhere


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snooch
Last year
16:40 28 Oct 16

Reply #604602

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Sources are saying United either has or is about to sack Williams


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LV
Last year
17:05 28 Oct 16

Reply #604604

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Makes sense.

Doesn't a contract become guaranteed after 7 games? Or is it once they've passed 7, ie: Played 8?

If the latter, this is the last chance to sack Williams before they have to pay out his full contract. Is that how it works?


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LV
Last year
17:06 28 Oct 16

Reply #604605

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

to clarify I'm referring to standard import contracts


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Anonymous
Last year
17:09 28 Oct 16

Reply #604608

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

From memory after Johnson got sacked, I think its once they've played 8 games or played for 2 months (depending on what occurs first). Not 100% sure on it, but I think I remember reading that somewhere.


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fstos
Last year
17:13 28 Oct 16

Reply #604609

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Why don't they just de-activate him.

Just a small comment on the (lack of) coaching. They let Trice drive to his right for an easy layup quite a few times last night.

You would be disappointed with a junior coach who didn't adjust to that.

Terrible coach.


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Freethrows
Last year
22:19 28 Oct 16

Reply #604701

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I actually thought Williams showed a bit of gumption last night. He got pushed around by Nate for a while (which is not an indictment at all, let's face it, he's huge), then played some pretty good D after his third foul.

He really isn't a consideration in MU's offence at all, so his lack of points shouldn't be an issue. He's far from Melbourne's biggest problem at the moment, as other posters have suggested. Jackson was MIA last night. I don't know why Andersen wasn't given more minutes, because Wesley was terrible. Moore was okay in patches, but Blanchfield was a waste of space.


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Kingpodge
Last year
22:42 28 Oct 16

Reply #604710

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

I'm with Free, it's baffling.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:51 28 Oct 16

Reply #604714

re: Oct 27, Cairns v Melbourne

Deactivate DD and bring in Gaze

Oh wait...


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