Luuuc
Years ago

Wildcats v Breakers 13/11

Wildcats paying $1.48, Breakers seem good value at $2.67

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TimberBall  
Years ago

Don't like the Cats chances to be honest (hope I'm wrong).

Is David Stockton playing?

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Stockton is not playing, he did not travel

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Luuuc  
Years ago

I don't like our chances either.
Happy to part with my cash if we can somehow conjure up a win today.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Breakers should get this cats are struggling and don't have anyone to control the tempo. Webster Penney get going cats won't be able to keep up. Money on breakers

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

There's pretty much 0 point guards in this game.
Penney starting at the point for NZ, Wroe starting at the point for Perth.

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Thunder Jam  
Years ago

Breakers no hope, Perth by 6+.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No chance, I'll take those odds. Webster looks ever so slightly more involved and they have nothing to lose. Already played there this season already. Perths out of Martin is too big a hurdle for them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damo on the sidelines during warm ups in his polo and slacks and massive knee brace dribbling a ball non stop with a big smile on his face

Classic damo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lachie has a great voice very easily heard

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Mike  
Years ago

McKay got his big boy pants on today

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Mike  
Years ago

Prather's mid range game is so good now

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The young debutant Bragg seeing early minutes

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can someone tell them to turn down the volume on the sound system

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JR  
Years ago

"Matt knight is the best back to the basket big man in the league."
I don't agree

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Mike  
Years ago

Can DKD get some decent minutes today plz

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Mike  
Years ago

Love Prather's rig

/def homo

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JR  
Years ago

You would know

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Mike  
Years ago

haha yeah

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Mike  
Years ago

Greg Hire the GOAT

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Rig?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone looking forward to the mannequin challenge

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wildcats don't stand a chance, Damo is a god

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Mike  
Years ago

Liking Brandt's aggressiveness under the ring

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Mike  
Years ago

Rig = physique

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Mike  
Years ago

Breakers were super value, had them in my multi but not on their own :/

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Mike  
Years ago

This could get ugly for the Cats

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Mike  
Years ago

Lol Gleeson being a flog as usual

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JR  
Years ago

Wildcats can't play defense

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Mike  
Years ago

No Damo no us

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lachie lifting the crowd at the right time

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Mike  
Years ago

Good old Lachie

Brought a tear to my eye more than once with one of his heartfelt speeches

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Anonymous  
Years ago

During mannequin challenge some guy yells out bring back the Harlem shake hehe

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AngusH  
Years ago

Webster definitely looking more "Webster-like" tonight, but man, taking some real bad shots.

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Mike  
Years ago

Angus with a huge and 1

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Shame on Perth for boo-ing Loe; cheap move from Kernich-Drew really..not necessary. Can't just stand there whilst a guy is running back and fall over.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^^
lol

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Mike  
Years ago

MVPrather

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Macdub are you serious. Drew is entitled to any spot on the floor that is not already occupied. Loe just cant run at and through a stationary player. What a stupid opinion

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt knight beasting

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Mike  
Years ago

MATTHEW KNIGHT COUNTRIES

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Mike  
Years ago

lol @ the lone Breakers fan in the croud

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AngusH  
Years ago

JJ might get sacked again after tonight's game.

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Mike  
Years ago

Nah breh JJ is awesome

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AngusH  
Years ago

Ref wasn't even looking at the rest of the play when calling that out of bounds on NZ.

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AngusH  
Years ago

Can't get a better look than that for Kirk....

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Mike  
Years ago

Just retire Penney

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AngusH  
Years ago

Yikes. Nice pass JJ.

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Voxshall  
Years ago

LOL JJ

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AngusH  
Years ago

Great shot by Webster, but it just feels like Perth are going to score here given how this game has gone.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

JJ's going to be de-activated into the Swan River after that pass.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Time to deactivate JJ again. Bonehead play of the day.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Time to deactivate JJ again. Bonehead play of the day.

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AngusH  
Years ago

LOL @ the Breakers fan!

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Mike  
Years ago

Well done JJ you fucking moron

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Zodiac  
Years ago

That poor Breakers fan he's going to get pummelled the second he steps outside the arena.

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Voxshall  
Years ago

Love the lone Breakers fan getting sprayed by the Cats fan and smiling away.

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Andrew  
Years ago

So disappointed. Wildcats let that one slip.

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Ricky  
Years ago

Disappointing... god.

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Mike  
Years ago

'That poor Breakers fan he's going to get pummelled the second he steps outside the arena.'

I'd back the Maori country to win that fight

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mike go away...your drunk. Idiot

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JR  
Years ago

Wildcats are missing Damo's defense and leadership. Wroe gets exploited too much.

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Voxshall  
Years ago

That's a lucky break ers

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Rat10  
Years ago

Another great contest at Perth Arena. Wildcats were due to lose a close one! Good on that lone Breakers fan - I've been there many times before in Perth!!

Shame the ref that called the block and flop warning on Prather wasn't there last week to call the much more obvious block and flop on Knight...

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Mike  
Years ago

'Mike go away...your drunk. Idiot'

No he's not

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Ricky  
Years ago

After much inner angst and soul searching for the last half hour.. I've realised that it's just a ga.. No wait, yep still angry about what took place at Perth Arena not long ago..

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Tom  
Years ago

Wow would have been a heartbreaker if we had lost. Had so many chances to ice it but could not hit anything.
Thankfully WEBSTER took it to the hoop on that last play. Nice contribution from Mitchell but oh lordy....... did Mattie Knight eat him up on the block.
Vukona managed to add some backbone down the stretch otherwise Knight would have single handedly destroyed us.
We got a break when Prather fouled out,
If we can pinch another W on this trip we will still be in the mix.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WTF did Hire get soooo many minutes tonight? DKD was scoring at will and no plays were run through him.
Also why wasnt McKay played much in the 2nd half? Injury? Wroe is not cut up for this type of pressure and is not a NBL starting PG. Prather was really forcing it tonight. Oh and stop it with the Alley Oop plays. Too many fails tonight.

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Dazz  
Years ago

McKay wasn't playing much because he's not that good. Simples. Against big physical opposition we're better off with Wagstaff and Knight out there.

There's only so many times you can "get out of gaol free." Perth had that game won so many times, and just made stupid decisions.
End of the day, we need more than two scoring options, especially when one fouls out.
And Wroe is not improving. He's not that good at point, he's no threat offensively, and he just seems to make the wrong decision at crucial times.

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Anon  
Years ago

Would love to see a quarter where Gleeson didn't blame the refs every time his poor excuse for a game plan doesn't end as he had planned. Cats fans more pain on the way given their five game away stretch during hopman cup - no more home cooking close wins

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Dazz  
Years ago

I HATE losing to the Breakers

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Train  
Years ago

I love a good close game and all but my nerves are getting a battering this year. So many thrillers. Perth should of won that game, they really need Kenny back ASAP. Wonder if the benching of McKay is a sign he might be out the door in favour of a PG.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can we please stop suggesting imports get sacked after every game. That's what poor franchises do

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Green 53  
Years ago

Can redhage just retire!! Useless to us and why have him on the court at the end instead of dexter?

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

Nz, to good, lost one we should have won. not smart enough. no point guard, understand Nz didn't have one, you got two class player's to cover.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ are really tough to guard when they have Webster Penney and abercrombie on at the same time.

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Mike  
Years ago

Would Knight make it into the 10 best Wildcats of all time?

I think he would go close

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LV  
Years ago

Perth FINALLY lost a close one.


http://giphy.com/gifs/l2Jhy7uPLObi1jCPm

(Every non Perth fan right now).

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Duncan  
Years ago

Knight is a beast. Props to Vukona for slowing him down at the end, it's ok to not like him but it's not ok to not respect Mika, what a legend of the game.

But look at the bigs in the comp this year, it's pretty slim pickings. Is Knight the pick of the bunch? Right now I say yes. I thought he belonged in the NBL 5 last year ahead of Kickert and think he'll be robbed again if he's not this year.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Top game. Still not quite sure how the hell we managed to claw ourselves into a winning position, especially once Prather fouled out. Vintage Lachy certainly helped though. If that was a road game, forget it.

Matty Knight ... what a champ that man is. I could do with a little less diving at random loose balls by a guy with busted shoulders and multiple head knocks but he was just in total compete mode today and so nearly dragged us over the line. SMH @ that ending :/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great game, great result. So happy to see Perth struggle to put a team away.

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Tom  
Years ago

I will add one thing. Prather was unlucky to pick up his 4th. That was a clear elbow by Penney that went unseen. The ref would have had to be in the blind corner though to see it. When I first saw it I thought that was a flop. The replay though clearly showed the elbow lead by Penney.

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How did Webster not get called for an Offensive foul on his last drive? He ran in to so many arms and legs and bodies they must've been able to find a charge in there somewhere.

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Ricky  
Years ago

Shoulda put McKay in there.. he woulda smacked the shit away while it was bouncing..

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Dazz  
Years ago

Why do our guys persist with attempting allyoop plays?
Since the start of the season, they have attempted several, and at most 1 or 2 have come off. Last night they tried it about 3 or 4 times, and didn't even get close.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Shame on Perth for boo-ing Loe; cheap move from Kernich-Drew really..not necessary. Can't just stand there whilst a guy is running back and fall over."

I wouldn't say 'shame on perth', yes he didn't do anything extremely terrible, but I guess he probably shouldn't have pushed past him. Anyway its all just part of the home crowd advantage getting stuck into a player and putting him off like that, and the little nudge gave them an excuse to do so. Loe went on to have a pretty average few minutes right after that so the crowd definitely got in his head and it worked.

The Perth crowd and Lachie are definitely one of Perths biggest weapons. IMO easily worth a few extra points each game, sometimes more. Lachie is very good at reading the play and momentum of the game and picking the right time to get the crowd involved. Very intimidating for the opposition and Perth thrive off the energy the crowd gives them.

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LV  
Years ago

At this point, even hardcore optimists amongst the Perth faithful must be getting worried that the long standing streak of playoff appearances is coming to an end.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

Not really. This team knows how to win, despite what Jaron Johnson would have you think. Once Kenny returns, things will be fine.

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LV  
Years ago

You think?

They've only played 3 away games to date. They're 5-3, and the wins over NZ, Melbourne, and Adelaide all went down to the last play of the game, and they beat Cairns in OT.

So of 5 super close games, they've won 4 and lost 1. 8 games, and only one win that you would call convincing- at homeagainst Illawarra, a team who have been awful this season- and have copped beatings almost every time they've played someone with more than half their team in uniform.

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LV  
Years ago

And you mention Kenny, don't forget NZ were missing a point guard yesterday themselves. David Stockton is no slouch. There are no easy wins in this comp, and without Damian Martin Perth will find it difficult.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That's what Perth does though, grind away, play hard and find a way to win close games; came within 10sec of doing that again last night. I don't think a game being close or not matters too much (yes you want to win game's easily), but at the end of the day a win is a win and the ladder/record will show a W.

The team hasn't performed to their best and struggled with injuries, yet still sit 2nd on the ladder. Kenny coming back will be huge for them, I'm sure most teams would struggle without their point guards and playing 2 DP's each week. Not very confident about winning the championship atm, but I'm not too worried about missing the playoffs yet.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

Two of their three losses, (and the second half of the Sixers win) they were without an NBL standard point guard. I'll at least give them a chance to get Kenny back before writing them off.

No doubt missing Martin hurts but missing a true point guard is the real issue here.

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LV  
Years ago

Oh and another thing- they havent even played Sydney yet. So of their remaining 20 games, 12 of them will be away from Perth Arena and 4 of them will be against Sydney. And 3 vs Melbourne United, probably by that stage a Melbourne United with Casper Ware settled in, and a healthy Goulding.

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Ricky  
Years ago

Thursday can't come quick enough for JJ..

Better score 40 and break Lischs ankles.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Pretty sure the average Perth fan is still a lot happier than your average MU fan!

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Luuuc  
Years ago

I'm definitely not confident of making the 4 at this point, but I'm pretty happy with the way the team has played so far under the circumstances.
Martin's injury could well be the difference in making or missing the playoffs. It's an unfortunate injury to a key player, but that's just sport sometimes.

Serious test coming up now with Sydney twice this round. If we can steal one of them I'd be stoked, but also surprised.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

I started following the Cats in year one of their streak. I guess I'm the biggest bandwagon supporter out there.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Kenny's not going to play 40 minutes when he does come back. We need in import point guard, or we're going to continue to exist in this bizarre universe where the Cubs are World Series Champions, the Bulldogs are AFL Premiers, and Donald Trump is US President.

The plays we ran at the end of regulation and the end of OT were awful. We had an isolation for the worst ball-handler in NBL history and a contested half-court shot.

Johnson shouldn't have even been on the floor, much less playing the point, but the alternatives were Bragg or Hussey.

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Train  
Years ago

Worried about Sydney.....the team that just dropped 2 out of 3 games? Oh wait it is Sydney then daylight isn't it?

The threat of not making the 4 is real but I think that threat is real for any team at the moment. There's not too much separating 1st and 7th right now.

Hopefully we get Kenny back for this Thursday because not having an NBL standard PG is seriously hurting Cats right now.

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LV  
Years ago

Well the ladder currently reads..

Sydney 7-3
Perth 5-3
NZ 5-4
Brisbane 5-4

And by the end of next weekend it could well be

Sydney 9-3
??
Perth 5-5

In which case you could actually say it's Sydney and daylight.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves- Corban Wroe might do a good enough job on Kevin Lisch to prevent that from eventuating.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

Enjoying an afternoon troll, LV?

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Ricky  
Years ago

According to sources, Earvin Magic Johnson may be signed soon under the allocated Senior Citizen rule. He was spotted at the game yesterday.

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LV  
Years ago

See if Sydney defeat Perth twice and NZ split with Illawarra next weekend then it could be

Perth 9-3
NZ 6-5

I'd say a 2.5 win advantage, whilst still in the second month of the season would count as daylight at this stage. But again, let's see what happens. It is true that Sydney have struggled through their last 4 games. If they keep playing like they have been, then Perth could well beat them twice!

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Ricky  
Years ago

He nailed the Mannequin Challenge by the way.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Thus far, Sydney and Perth are well clear of the pack. Melbourne and Adelaide are clear in the other direction.

Perth are going to drop off significantly without Martin, even after Kenny comes back.

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LV  
Years ago

Thus far Sydney is ahead of the pack.

I would put Cairns second, to date.

Cairns have had 3 home games and 6 away. Yet stand 4-5, so you could put that as +1. Perth are 5-3 and have had 5 home, 3 away so I call that evens.

On this metric, Melbourne waaaay down on the bottom on their lonesome. But they have upside, with Ware playing this week and Goulding likely to return.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If kenny is your answer you are already in trouble.

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koberulz  
Years ago

That metric is meaningless.

As of yesterday morning, Cairns were 4-4, average margin -0.75. Exactly the same as Brisbane. Illawarra 4-5, but average margin 0.4 actually puts them slightly ahead of both. Cairns will drop and Brisbane will climb after yesterday.

Sydney are way out in front, 7-3 with 5.2. Perth 5-2 with 1.9.

NZ are stronger than their record suggests; 4-4 but an average margin of 3.0. They're actually about half way between Perth/Sydney and the pack down below.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Haha, my thoughts exactly! You know a team is in real deep shit when there's an eager countdown to the return of Jarrod Kenny!

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koberulz  
Years ago

After plugging in yesterday's games:
Sydney 19-9
Perth 16-12
NZ 16-12
Brisbane 15-13

Illawarra 13-15
Cairns 12-16
Melbourne 10-18
Adelaide 9-19

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Nonanon  
Years ago

"You know a team is in real deep shit when there's an eager countdown to the return of Jarrod Kenny!"

Its not saying Kenny is a superstar, although I think he is a handy backup PG, probably one of the better ones in the league.

Its saying that the team currently has NO point guard. Its the most important position in the game and there was many examples in the past game and a half where not having one really showed. Having one back is going to be an improvement, no question.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If your system allows 110 wins and 114 losses in a season then your system is badly broken

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kenny is a solid backup I do agree but there is still a huge hole left by Martin that Kenny can only partly fill even once he is back to 100%

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Good luck to you Koberulz, but those kinds of predictions are just futile at this point of the season

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koberulz  
Years ago

If your system allows 110 wins and 114 losses in a season then your system is badly broken
Cairns varies between 12 and 13 wins depending on how many decimal places you have (12, 12.5, 12.50, 12.499). It's not going to be perfect.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Good luck to you Koberulz, but those kinds of predictions are just futile at this point of the season
Sure. It's not really a prediction, it's just extrapolating past results out over a full season. Perth will drop significantly, given their lack of a backcourt.

It was mostly just a rebuttal of LV's claim that Cairns are somehow second thus far.

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Train  
Years ago

Kenny is far from a Superstar or Perth's savior but he sure did a pretty dam good job last year when Martin was out. The team with Kenny running the point is certainly a lot better than the team with a development player running the point.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No he isn't a superstar but Kenny is one of the most underrated players imo, he's very handy when he plays with confidence. Had been playing well before his injury and actually started a few games. For a team that currently has no PG his return will be massive.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NOOneanon said "I started following the Cats in year one of their streak. I guess I'm the biggest bandwagon supporter out there."
Yes and unfortunately you have found hoops. :(

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Ricky  
Years ago

#wroehastogo

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Dazz  
Years ago

Haha, my thoughts exactly! You know a team is in real deep shit when there's an eager countdown to the return of Jarrod Kenny!
Do anonytrolls even begin to realise how stupid they often appear?

We currently have nobody who can run the point.
Kenny is a PG, and a proven performer at both International and NBL level.
It's not rocket-science.

If you actually watched the game last night, you would have seen how many times the Cats stuffed things up, either by having JJ at the point, or having Wroe run the clock down then not have a clue what to do with the ball.
Kenny, assuming he's fit, will make a phenomenal difference.
Enough to carry Wroe as backup, with so many others underperforming? Probably not.
We can only hope he can do enough to keep things manageable until either Martin returns, or some of the other guys get their shit together.

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Dazz  
Years ago

A Kober, I mostly agree with what you say about an Import PG. There's clearly a lot more choice out there, than trying to find a quality Aussie not otherwise engaged. Ideally we'd get somebody who could also score, which would take a bit of pressure off.

Even with Kenny back, our backcourt rotation is Kenny, JJ, DKD, and Wroe. FMD

Problem is, who do we cut?
Logic says we cut the SG who can't play as a guard, but I just don't think we can go down that path again.
So that leaves McKay.
I gotta say I was unimpressed again yesterday.
I'd need to do a lot more analysis to confirm, but I suspect that part of his problem is that he spent the pre-season practising with Martin & Kenny. As I remarked early on, he looks good when he's getting fed.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Dazz, how does any of what you said conflict with Anon's claims that the team is currently 'in deep shit'? It seems to back that point up rather well, in fact.

So that leaves McKay.
I gotta say I was unimpressed again yesterday.
Trevor Gleeson's refusal to put him on the court probably helps there.

Gleeson's stated reason was apparently that we needed Wagstaff's three-point shooting, despite McKay being a better three-point shooter than Wagstaff is.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

#959, either respond to something I have said telling me why you don't agree, or shut the fuck up. Saying "unfortunately you found hoops" and "everything you say is wrong" ruins the forum for everyone. You're a dickhead.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Trevor Gleeson's refusal to put him on the court probably helps there.

Gleeson's stated reason was apparently that we needed Wagstaff's three-point shooting, despite McKay being a better three-point shooter than Wagstaff is.
We got caught with our pants down, then tripped over them.
In front, 20 secs to play, s/c under g/c, with possession and we decide the smart play is to waste half the time, then turn it over. What I blame Trevor for is having JJ on the court at that time, AND not calling T/O when it went out of bounds. Instead, everyone runs around flapping "WTF do we do now?" and we hold up NZ, then let them score with a second left??? THEN Trev decides to mastermind that last play. For some-reason we have our shortest and least-experienced player in-bounding, and he fires it to the guy who's been having a shocking night.

But simply put, McKay was off because he'd been fumbling all night long. Whether he should have be subbed in with 1 sec to go is probably moot.

And that still doesn't answer my question: JJ or McKay???

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LV  
Years ago

Cairns have missed Trice, or Jawai for the majority of their games. They have played 3 at home. Have played Sydney 3 times.

Melbourne 10-18 LOL.

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Train  
Years ago

What I don't get about those last 20 secs is that Perth had 0 fouls in OT. Why didn't they give up a foul before Webster got anywhere near the paint.

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Train  
Years ago

"Melbourne 10-18 LOL."

Melbourne 3-7 ..... LOL


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Dazz  
Years ago

What I don't get about those last 20 secs is that Perth had 0 fouls in OT. Why didn't they give up a foul before Webster got anywhere near the paint.
Good question, which leads to the next question, why didn't Trev call T/O after the OOB?
Problem is we had the game won, we stuffed it up, and nobody had the presence of mind to stop and think.
Poor on Trev's part, but yes also poor on the part of experienced players. Of the 3 or 4 options, they went for the worst.

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Nonanon  
Years ago

When JJ turned it over? Wouldn't that have given NZ the ball in their front court? That isn't smart.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Time to draw up a play, too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Seriously Dazz?

"Do anonytrolls even begin to realise how stupid they often appear?"

Do you?

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LV  
Years ago

"Melbourne 3-7 LOL"

Gosh how original. I wish I had your wit.

The Melbourne SEABL All Stars might be 3-7 but it will be a different ballgame once Melbourne United is playing again. I have a feeling Ware will suit DD like Holt before him.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Calling a TO before the last NZ possession also means not having one if they do score.

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Dazz  
Years ago

As opposed to the brilliant play he drafted with one second on the clock???

In all honesty, I reckon I could have given them a better one.
I mean its a bit hard to improve on "throw, catch, shoot," but I wouldn't have had Wroe inbounding, and I'd have tried to hit somebody who was actually shooting well.

Though in retrospect, perhaps I'm a bit harsh on Trev for not anticipating that the players would completely bollocks up that last 20 seconds.

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koberulz  
Years ago

But could you give them a better play starting from the backcourt baseline instead of the frontcourt throw-in line, without a timeout to draw it up?

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koberulz  
Years ago

Wroe was a completely bizarre choice to inbound. Having the center guard the inbound, in order to provide maximum pressure, is a frequently-used tactic. Entirely foreseeable.

Johnson obviously wasn't the place the inbound was supposed to go, but I have no idea what the primary shot options were. One backscreen isn't going to cut it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nonanon the ball only advances in the last 2 mins of the 4th or the last 2 mins of any overtime period if the team entitled to the ball calls a time out in the backcourt.

So if Perth called a timeout the ball would have been inbound from where JJ threw it out

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