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Isaac
Last year

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United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Melbourne are 3-7 and last, but have swapped imports and host the 4-5 Taipans in this one. Cairns won in New Zealand last round before falling at home to Brisbane and a blackout.

I think I saw that Trice and Goulding are likely to suit for their respective sides?

Can Melbourne get things back on track?

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Kingpodge
Last year
18:23 17 Nov 16

Reply #608384

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

According to today's paper Trice is 100% ready to go.


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Freethrows
Last year
19:22 17 Nov 16

Reply #608396

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

If Trice had bone bruising from his encounter with the parquet in Illawarra, I can't see how he can be 100%. I hope he didn't, and he is.

Go Snakes, we could do with a morale booster after Sunday's schemozzle.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:39 18 Nov 16

Reply #608648

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Losing whilst 8 Points down with 90 seconds left != schemozzle


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LV
Last year
14:42 18 Nov 16

Reply #608650

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

This could be brazen optimism, but I really do have a good feeling about Casper Ware.

United by 7.


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Mike
Last year
16:31 18 Nov 16

Reply #608688

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

United heavy favourites, what is wrong with the bookies.

Cairns offense exactly the type to tear Melbourne's terrible defence to shreds


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Anonymous
Last year
16:39 18 Nov 16

Reply #608690

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I'm wondering how long it takes Tempo to tell us that Ware isn't good enough for the NBA and that he couldn't keep his spot on the terrible 76ers roster


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LV
Last year
17:02 18 Nov 16

Reply #608696

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Goulding in as long as he gets through the warm up, per United twitter.


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Mike
Last year
17:12 18 Nov 16

Reply #608698

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

What about Blanchfield


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LV
Last year
17:16 18 Nov 16

Reply #608699

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

He won't be back for a few weeks....


.....good thing Barlow's back!

Boom tish.

(Beat you to it, anon army!)

#Makeanonsgreatagain!


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Hoopie
Last year
17:20 18 Nov 16

Reply #608702

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Cairns by 10 (sadly)


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paul
Last year
17:32 18 Nov 16

Reply #608707

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Looking forward to seeing if there's some good chemistry between Ware and Andersen, could make a big difference for DA.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
17:38 18 Nov 16

Reply #608710

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Let's see how badly DD can use his roster tonight.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:07 18 Nov 16

Reply #608727

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Oh Cairns are playing, I thought it was a Melbourne intra squad scrimmage


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:07 18 Nov 16

Reply #608728

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Caspar!!!!!!!


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Mike
Last year
19:18 18 Nov 16

Reply #608729

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Casper the friendly chucker


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MACDUB
Last year
19:30 18 Nov 16

Reply #608731

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

1) The arrogance of Goulding to put up his hand on the layup to make sure he got credited for the bucket instead of Deng.

2) Loughton is terribly rusty

3) Melbourne getting some nice home cooking


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AussiePride
Last year
19:31 18 Nov 16

Reply #608732

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

4) Barlow is shit
5) Barlow has always been shit


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Mike
Last year
19:34 18 Nov 16

Reply #608733

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Not sure who has an uglier jumper

Marion

Noah

Barlow


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LV
Last year
19:35 18 Nov 16

Reply #608734

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

How you feeling about your bet on the Taipans, Mike?


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LV
Last year
19:36 18 Nov 16

Reply #608735

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Cairns tracking at a point a minute here...


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Mike
Last year
19:38 18 Nov 16

Reply #608736

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Avoided it LV, wanted to see how Ware and Barlow etc fit in


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:39 18 Nov 16

Reply #608737

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Lol.

United are junk when CG43s off the floor.


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LV
Last year
19:41 18 Nov 16

Reply #608738

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

LOL Barlow just got one of the blocks of the season, following on from a strong drive to the hoop where he got to the line

But he's "shit"

LOL at internet tryhards


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Mike
Last year
19:42 18 Nov 16

Reply #608740

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

His jumper is still trash doe


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Tempo
Last year
19:42 18 Nov 16

Reply #608741

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

The full court press is the most stupid thing i have ever seen..

It is never used in the NBA...absolutely NEVER...yet ALL teams in the NBL live and die by it.


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LV
Last year
19:44 18 Nov 16

Reply #608742

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Casper pushing the ball like I wanted

I like him.

We are seeing the diff CG makes too


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LV
Last year
19:45 18 Nov 16

Reply #608743

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

biggest diff tho is everyone is hustling on D and boards

Casper is full of energy and everyone is feeding off it


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LV
Last year
19:46 18 Nov 16

Reply #608744

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

@ Mike

yeah, 40% career 3 pt shooter. his jumper is trash? makes sense...said no sensible person, ever


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Mike
Last year
19:48 18 Nov 16

Reply #608745

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

What he did in Europe years ago isn't going to help you now


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AussiePride
Last year
19:48 18 Nov 16

Reply #608746

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Sorry LV but Barlow has always been over rated. Case in point: Played for the Boomers years past his use by date.
He is very limited. Has a decent 3 point shot on occasions but that is about it.

Block of the season? I don't think so.


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Luuuc
Last year
19:49 18 Nov 16

Reply #608747

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Damn that was some painful-to-watch basketball from the Taipans :/

Enjoying Casper though, despite his ugly jumper.


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LV
Last year
19:52 18 Nov 16

Reply #608748

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Barlow shot 47% from 3 in 2014-15, his last season, who said anything about Europe

Why let the facts get in the way of a good story hey?

Give a guy 5 minutes to return from injury and the keyboard Warriors are out in force with their baseless opinions, sheeesh, spare me....


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:52 18 Nov 16

Reply #608749

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

DD drawing up a strategy to fry this 14 point lead.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:52 18 Nov 16

Reply #608750

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

DD drawing up a strategy to fry this 14 point lead.


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paul
Last year
19:54 18 Nov 16

Reply #608751

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I suspect you're taking the bait again LV!


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:08 18 Nov 16

Reply #608755

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

6) Jawai is a beast
7) CG43 has that look about him


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LV
Last year
20:16 18 Nov 16

Reply #608757

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Happy to take any bait if United will play like this!

Casper and Chris - they need a name. CC something


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LV
Last year
20:17 18 Nov 16

Reply #608758

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

CG is the classic confidence player. It was only a matter of time til this game happened, it felt around the corner when he went down


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Mike
Last year
20:18 18 Nov 16

Reply #608760

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Now you're cooking with CGas


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:27 18 Nov 16

Reply #608761

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Lol, DD sits CG43 with the red hot hand for the last few minutes and let's Cairns back into it.


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shayno
Last year
20:29 18 Nov 16

Reply #608762

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Some call an Uber for DD to get on that plane!


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Dazz
Last year
20:30 18 Nov 16

Reply #608763

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Thought it might be interesting if MU got their new guy in. He seems to be doing ok, adding a bit more to the score than Cedric.

Am I reading this score right? Cairns scored 35 points in the 3rd quarter? WTF?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:33 18 Nov 16

Reply #608765

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

DD booking his own uber!!


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LV
Last year
20:35 18 Nov 16

Reply #608766

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Taipans really stepped up the intensity on D in that third and it has translated to more confidence at the other end

Set for a cracking finish


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MACDUB
Last year
20:43 18 Nov 16

Reply #608768

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Refs want a MU win..


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Luuuc
Last year
20:43 18 Nov 16

Reply #608769

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Definitely did not see this coming at half time


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LV
Last year
20:44 18 Nov 16

Reply #608770

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I seriously reckon Dave Andersen tried pulling some moves on one of the refs wives in Rio or something

This has been happening all season


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LV
Last year
20:46 18 Nov 16

Reply #608771

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Goulding=MVP!!!

(Of United).


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Tempo
Last year
20:47 18 Nov 16

Reply #608772

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Look at United...this team is absolutely no different to last year...relying on Goulding 3s to win..

As we saw last year in the post season...good luck with that.


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Mike
Last year
20:50 18 Nov 16

Reply #608773

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Huge call


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Wilson Sting
Last year
20:54 18 Nov 16

Reply #608774

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

The illegal screen on Wortho call with a few minutes to go was disgraceful. Weeks nails the three but it doesn't count. At least 9 times out of 10 they don't call that. Why call it now.


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LV
Last year
20:54 18 Nov 16

Reply #608775

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Wow

What a game. Goulding put on the best shooting performance in United's 2.5 season history but Cairns just fought on D and came up big in the second half as well. Huge game

Cairns will finish top 4, I've been saying it for a few weeks now. They are very good


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Mike
Last year
20:55 18 Nov 16

Reply #608776

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

This is a game


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Mike
Last year
20:57 18 Nov 16

Reply #608777

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I think you can put a line through Adelaide and Hawks but all other teams could make the 4


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Tempo
Last year
20:58 18 Nov 16

Reply #608778

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Not really Mike...this team still relies far far too heavily on the 3 ball like last year


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Mike
Last year
21:00 18 Nov 16

Reply #608779

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Yeah that's tr00


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ROFLcopter
Last year
21:04 18 Nov 16

Reply #608780

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

+1

DD couldn't coach a wave at Bells Beach.


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Kingpodge
Last year
21:07 18 Nov 16

Reply #608781

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

man... i wish Trice had been 100% healthy all season... still 4/6 with an away heavy schedule and with Trice's injuries - it could be worse!

We could have a multi million dollar roster and be sitting at the bottom of the ladder... all right all right allllll riiiiiiight


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
21:12 18 Nov 16

Reply #608783

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I think Dwayne Russell has dreams about Goulding


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Mike
Last year
21:16 18 Nov 16

Reply #608784

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

How good was the chaos ball call


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je
Last year
21:31 18 Nov 16

Reply #608787

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

It's always a contrast in styles whomever United are playing! i.e. barely ordered chaos versus structure. United could definitely do with a bit of the flow and motion offense/structure of Cairns.

(But sometimes DD's "thin" offensive playbook works in United's favour because it gives their players a lot of individual freedom and confidence to shoot it.)


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Dazz
Last year
21:33 18 Nov 16

Reply #608788

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Wow, Goulding back to his best. Gutsy win by MU, but surely they need to learn to play some D?

Goulding has shown (again) that when he's up, he can be a game-winner, but how far can MU & DD ride on his back?

NB: Way to early to start proclaiming Cairns as finalists, certainly not of the back of that.

At the moment, if I had to place a bet, I'd put money on Sydney & Perth, with 4 others fighting over the other two spots. But at this point in the season, anything can still happen.
I wouldn't even write-off MU, yet.


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Keany
Last year
21:44 18 Nov 16

Reply #608790

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Of you've got a 'thin' offensive playbook, you better be really good defensively. Melbourne are a very ordinary defensive team


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Keany
Last year
21:46 18 Nov 16

Reply #608792

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

^^If*


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paul
Last year
21:50 18 Nov 16

Reply #608794

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

They keep teams to low shooting percentages (3rd in 2015/16 and this year behind only NZ and Perth) but they don't create a lot of offence from the way they play D, although they are generating a few more turnovers and rebounding a bit better this year than last.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:58 18 Nov 16

Reply #608797

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Who was the retard that said Goulding was over rated?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
22:35 18 Nov 16

Reply #608800

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

^^ most the buthurt 6ers flogs on here


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
22:55 18 Nov 16

Reply #608801

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Goulding's overrated


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LV
Last year
23:34 18 Nov 16

Reply #608805

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I don't think Melbourne are a particularly poor defensive team at all. Rebounding can be an issue but if we're purely talking about D, they are decent.


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Tom
Last year
04:40 19 Nov 16

Reply #608830

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Fearne made a mistake not having Weigh in down the stretch, He is there best low pot option and he was on fire for this game.


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paul
Last year
11:15 19 Nov 16

Reply #608847

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I agree LV, they are good at forcing tough shots, but Demopolous' philosophy in press conferences is if you don't grab the d-board you haven't played good D.

They have improved that area though, from last in d-board % in 2015/16 to fifth so far this season. They're pretty much even in the possession game this year, where as last season they were -4 on average.


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rjd
Last year
03:17 20 Nov 16

Reply #609114

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

I'm really trying to like this United team, but still struggling to. It shouldn't be this difficult to like them with a talented creative scorer in Goulding and a smooth operator like Andersen.

Perhaps it's their style of play that bothers me. I'm looking forward to United upgrading coach. Their offensive structure is a bit of a shambles. So much wasted talent. The only positive is at least it let's some of their talent, especially Goulding, free to create for themselves, which can be entertaining when they fire like Goulding did. Otherwise it is frustrating viewing.


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LV
Last year
09:02 20 Nov 16

Reply #609119

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Paul They'll probably head back into minus territory now that they've lost Jackson, who is a great rebounder for a guard. This move feels like a return to 2015/16 United a bit

Ware's style is more like Holt, they will be fun to watch now with so much bombing away from outside and being more reliant on the 3 again. And frustrating to watch sometimes too no doubt rjd, just never boring.


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paul
Last year
09:51 20 Nov 16

Reply #609125

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Very true re Ware/Holt, perhaps an indication Demopoulos struggled to use Jackson effectively and prefers a shooting PG? Re the possession game, will be interesting to see the impact that has, although a good start being +3 against Cairns.


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Luuuc
Last year
11:48 20 Nov 16

Reply #609138

re: United vs Taipans, Nov 18

Rebounding schmebounding. Ware looks like good value when it comes to unlocking United's offence, so I give him the thumbs up.


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