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Isaac
Last year

#40436

Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Sydney on top. This is almost a complete reversal of last season where Perth finished behind Melbourne on margin only (I think) and Sydney were last.

Savour the moment, Perth haters.

Hilariously, with just one win, they'd be level with second place before percentages split the pack. Or with one past game going their way, they'd be in outright second.

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Aussie
Last year
11:37 9 Dec 16

Reply #612005

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Long way to go mate


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Pelican
Last year
11:40 9 Dec 16

Reply #612006

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Can't see Perth climbing back up the ladder, I think this season is a bust for them. Why they felt the need to sign someone like Jaron Johnson to pair with Prather is beside me, They could have done with keeping Beal or going after another combo guard.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:42 9 Dec 16

Reply #612007

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Fantastic isn't it


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CT
Last year
12:00 9 Dec 16

Reply #612011

Funny re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

I printed this thread out 500 times, threw the sheets all over the bed and rolled around on it like a lottery winner...


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Mike
Last year
12:04 9 Dec 16

Reply #612015

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Last on the Ladder..... But first in number of championships won, including last year and 2014 when the Sixer's forgot to turn up for game 3.


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Jack Toft
Last year
12:09 9 Dec 16

Reply #612017

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

"Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder"

You make it sound like it's a bad thing


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Train
Last year
12:17 9 Dec 16

Reply #612019

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Enjoy it while it lasts ;)
Amazing how one week Cats are 2nd, the next they are last.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:50 9 Dec 16

Reply #612026

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

They will be even laster after United has their way with them tonight. This one is going to be sweet.


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AngusH
Last year
13:08 9 Dec 16

Reply #612030

Funny re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Why hello there new Google Chrome launchpage.


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Train
Last year
13:11 9 Dec 16

Reply #612031

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

I'd be pretty worried if I was United. Facing Perth at home after 4 losses in a row....Perth have a point to prove and I'm expecting them to beat United comfortably in a statement.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:12 9 Dec 16

Reply #612032

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

As a Perth fan and season ticket member I welcome these new found struggles.

Our team has become boring. Yes, winning isn't boring, but our offence and on court product has become stale - from an entertainment perspective. It has been effective on the court, but the inevitable down fall was always going to come.

So it's important for this downfall to be catastrophic.

Finish last with big losses and losing streaks.

Why?

Because when we rebuild, the team will be stacked.

Out with the old. In with the new.

You don't fix what isn't broken, but it is now clear band-aids aren't enough to repair the on this Perth team.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:28 9 Dec 16

Reply #612037

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Well if you believe Train the struggles will be halted 'comfortably' tonight so expect more bandaids.


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AussiePride
Last year
13:56 9 Dec 16

Reply #612042

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Perth are a different team without Damian Martin. They have looked terrible at times in the last few games but with Martin back in I don't think you see that. You could say that this is a depth issue but Martin is the heart and soul of this team. He is not replaceable!


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Ricky
Last year
14:03 9 Dec 16

Reply #612043

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

I'm looking for Bragg to be his eventual successor..

Can see he will bring the same kind of hustle and intensity. More training with Damo everyday will help him along.


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Train
Last year
14:07 9 Dec 16

Reply #612045

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

"Well if you believe Train the struggles will be halted 'comfortably' tonight so expect more bandaids. "

We will see soon I guess ;) I have been pretty handy on the tips this season though.


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XY
Last year
14:20 9 Dec 16

Reply #612048

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Train: Within the hour
"I have been pretty handy on the tips this season though."

Train:
A couple of hours ago, 12:19 9 Dec 16, Reply #612020
"My tipping has been ruined in the last 3 weeks."

Which one is it?


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Pelican
Last year
14:26 9 Dec 16

Reply #612049

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Perth should aim to...

- sign Brock Motum (They need a big name Aussie Marquee player to rival Sydney and Melbourne, no doubt they have the money to get him back in Aus. He would command probably around 250,000.)

- Re-sign Prather (not going to come cheap and Prather could look to go to Europe if he doesn't crack an NBA Roster, he'd command big money in Europe.)

- convince Redhage has to retire (let's be fair, he has to call it quits after this season.)

- Go after a D-League Combo guard or, use the "cash flash" to steal Trice from Taipans... (Sorry Snakes fans...)

- Find a physical D-League centre to share minutes with Brandt (Someone like Mike Tobey would be perfect and wouldn't come too expensive)

- Limit Knights minutes (dude is more injury prone than Rose)

- Give young-gun Drew more playing time (lights-out from 3)

Perth 16/17:

Martin/Kenny/Wroe
Trice/Kernich-Drew/Bragg
Prather/Hire
Motum/Knight
Brandt/Tobey






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SB.1
Last year
14:32 9 Dec 16

Reply #612050

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Us Perth fans are in a win-win situation - success = success, failure = no more Gleeson = success!


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Train
Last year
14:47 9 Dec 16

Reply #612052

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

XY: Both, I'm sitting on top of the ladder for tips but have had a few average weeks. No need to be a dick about it.


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Ricky
Last year
14:49 9 Dec 16

Reply #612053

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Can we not have Wroe back please, need someone who can score there.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:07 9 Dec 16

Reply #612055

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Train your incredibly hopeful. United win tonight, Ware will tear them a new asshole. Perth are shot, no idea where they think they will get their points from to go with United. Unlucky, Perth have been due for shitness.


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koberulz
Last year
15:08 9 Dec 16

Reply #612056

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

- convince Redhage has to retire (let's be fair, he has to call it quits after this season.)
He won't be playing in the NBL after this season.


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Pelican
Last year
15:19 9 Dec 16

Reply #612058

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

forgot Wagstaff to swap between the 3 and 4 spots...


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Train
Last year
15:21 9 Dec 16

Reply #612059

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

@2055 : My prediction is just as "out there" as yours is. Yes I am hopeful as any fan would be for their team. Perth has been in a slump, just like the slumps that every team has had this year. Perth are still tough to beat at home regardless.

I'm sure if I'm wrong and the cats get belted tonight, all you haters will be here to point the finger at me and tell me how wrong I was, but meh...bite me ;)


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LV
Last year
15:35 9 Dec 16

Reply #612065

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Train:

"I'd be pretty worried if I was United. Facing Perth at home after 4 losses in a row....Perth have a point to prove and I'm expecting them to beat United comfortably in a statement."

Maybe Perth should be worried, Melbourne are on a 3 game win streak since Ware arrived, and a 6 game winning streak with CG43 in the line up, and they're getting better every game.

Touche. Let the woofing begin. :-)


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Anonymous
Last year
15:37 9 Dec 16

Reply #612067

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

United will win. They have a sniff and a belief now. Coming into form and the cats are on the way down. Not that hard to beat if the opposition is up to it, which united right now are... so yeah expect some after Perth lose this one. Hope dazz is there to see them lose!


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XY
Last year
15:38 9 Dec 16

Reply #612068

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Train, not being a dick, just want to know to what extent I can rely on your expert predictions! Answer: Not selling the house to put everything on Perth tonight.


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Train
Last year
15:50 9 Dec 16

Reply #612071

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

@LV : I'm sorry I can't take any of your [predictions seriously since the "Sydney then Daylight" incident- hehe jk, I'm sure there will be plenty of banter here regardless of who wins :)

XY: They certainly aren't "expert" predictions lol...just a hunch.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:09 9 Dec 16

Reply #612072

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Either Gleeson & the Wildcats lose tonight, or DD & United lose tonight.
It's the ultimate win-win scenario for most fans around the country :-)


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koberulz
Last year
16:17 9 Dec 16

Reply #612075

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Not really. One of them also has to win.


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LV
Last year
16:46 9 Dec 16

Reply #612083

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

This thread is fantastic.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:55 9 Dec 16

Reply #612088

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Cats won the champ the last time they were on the bottom according to mr Reid


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Bill on the ball
Last year
17:01 9 Dec 16

Reply #612089

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder


Cat to win by a whisker


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cats 4 life
Last year
17:39 9 Dec 16

Reply #612100

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Anyone think if they loose tonight, there will be any roster or coaching change? I understand it's close, why they haven't replaced damo is beyond me.

Say he doesn't come back at all? You can't replace damo, I'm pissed off that, what if damo was there?

Personally, I would be working my way around for next season having damo of the bench as knight, to injury prone and hard to build around.

Being last might take Marvin head out of his arse.


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Dazz
Last year
18:00 9 Dec 16

Reply #612104

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Be interesting to know when was the last time this happened (apart from maybe a game 1 loss)

Hilariously, with just one win, they'd be level with second place before percentages split the pack. Or with one past game going their way, they'd be in outright second
Just shows how close the league is, which is a good thing.

Very hard to figure out what is going on with the Cats this season. Coming off a 'ship, and with records pre-season, I'd have thought they were well positioned, but instead they're acting like they are short of money.
I think they'll improve, McKay & JJ look better each game, but the rest of the league has also improved, in come cases dramatically.


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Ricky
Last year
18:48 9 Dec 16

Reply #612110

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

A first half to forget.

Head scratching Import Selections, Sackings, Requests to Leave, Re-activations, Injuries, Corban Wroe.

Still not all lost given the way the ladder is atm.

Gonna be interesting tonight. Can't wait.


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Luuuc
Last year
18:48 9 Dec 16

Reply #612111

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

I can't figure it out either.
It's almost as if the comp is very close, so losing a key player or players can make a significant difference in a team's fortunes, but who the hell knows ...


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AngusH
Last year
21:04 9 Dec 16

Reply #612134

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Alas, for 2 hours at least, Perth are now 7th. It was fun while it lasted.


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Train
Last year
00:06 10 Dec 16

Reply #612199

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

*cough cough* suck my balls !!! * cough cough * banter banter banter ;)


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Luuuc
Last year
00:16 10 Dec 16

Reply #612206

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Onya, Train. You had more faith than I did.
Great to see that there's still plenty of ticker in this team despite the setbacks and patchy form.


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Train
Last year
00:20 10 Dec 16

Reply #612208

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

It's amazing how fast ppl write off Perth after a few bad games mate. Ppl forget how good they are at home and how good a team they are . I'm suprised how many ppl jump on the bandwagon this year despite seeing how many other teams have been in big slumps and recovered. Never lose faith in your team :)


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LV
Last year
00:25 10 Dec 16

Reply #612213

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Martin will probably return next week, Perth will win the next 5 games by a point and they will be two games clear on top


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Dazz
Last year
00:27 10 Dec 16

Reply #612214

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Well that didn't last long, but we have a huge road stretch coming up: NZ, 6's, Hawks, then the Sydney/Brissy double. Yikes


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Train
Last year
00:28 10 Dec 16

Reply #612216

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Wishful thinking but Martin be back till end of Jan. This next 5 weeks of away games will be season defining .


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Luuuc
Last year
00:32 10 Dec 16

Reply #612220

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Yeah, an MCL tear ain't the type of injury you can rush back from and only have some pain to deal with. It'll take as long as it takes.

Huge stretch ahead.
Starting with NZ. Not the worst opponent we could cop.


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Dazz
Last year
01:04 10 Dec 16

Reply #612231

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Yeah, but we struggle in Auckland.
I'd rate us a "chance" against Hawks and 6's. NZ will be tough.


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Train
Last year
11:22 10 Dec 16

Reply #612260

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Perth went from last to 4th (equal second if you go by win/loss record) with one game. That is just bat sh*t crazy.


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Dazz
Last year
14:36 10 Dec 16

Reply #612288

re: Perth Wildcats are last on the NBL ladder

Wishful thinking but Martin be back till end of Jan. This next 5 weeks of away games will be season defining .
Damo back will make a big difference, but I don't know if it will be enough, especially if we slip too far whilst he's out.
It's unfortunate that the Cats have been unable to find a decent replacement.


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