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Anonymous
Last year

#40580

Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Just ended a losing streak with an away win and sacked import.

Wagstaff has found some form.

Team looks more balanced without JJ.

New messiah import on the way.

Dazz is positive.

Could 2017 be the cats year again?!

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Anonymous
Last year
19:35 31 Dec 16

Reply #615876

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

What? no but I will saw when you add Damo and Cotton to this lineup they cab beat anyone.


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cats 4 life
Last year
19:42 31 Dec 16

Reply #615877

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Relax turbo, all good. Got Sydney next, if damo is back then would be nice to have damo backing up Kenny.


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Bill on the ball
Last year
19:43 31 Dec 16

Reply #615878

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Huge win against an in-form Hawks.

With Damian and Cotton, this team is going to mow them down the straight.

Hasta la Vista Baby!


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Dazz
Last year
20:00 31 Dec 16

Reply #615884

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

ROFL

Can't draw much from one game, but its interesting that without JJ so many other guys stepped up.


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Johnson
Last year
21:47 31 Dec 16

Reply #615903

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

I was at the Hawks/Perth game and i want to know why referee Hogan more often than not does the Hawks game.The Hawks blew that game but Hogan didn't help.I want to know why one of the better games of the round cops the two worse refs in Hogan and Townsend and i watch the two bottom sides in Cairns and Brisbane and one of the better refs in Vaughn Maybrey is doing that game.You don't see one of the top nrl games refeered by the lower ranked refs or the better nrl refs doing the shit games.


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Hendo8888
Last year
21:53 31 Dec 16

Reply #615904

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Just further proves that you can't predict anything this season. No way you'd bet on Perth winning that, given the circumstances.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:14 31 Dec 16

Reply #615907

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Not the team to beat, but i think they make the finals, Illawarra will miss out.


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Tom
Last month
08:05 1 Jan 17

Reply #615928

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Aggressive defence has been their trademark and they seem to have rediscovered that.
Wagstaff was a star for them last night and if he can continue and there does not seem any reason for him not to, then the addition of a new import will only add to their cause. MacKay has found his niche, Martin to return. Prather is an all star, Brandt is holding his own inside.... The signs look good for them. They are as deep as anyone.
I think 36ers, United and Perth (only one game ) look the form teams going into the last third of the season.


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FSTOS
Last month
09:13 1 Jan 17

Reply #615929

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

The big difference between recent losses and last nights result was Wagstaff having a big game.

He has been very poor in most games and as a result the Cats just haven't had enough contributors to get them over the line recently.

Only one game BUT... That win was huge in the scheme of things when you also consider a Cats loss would have given the split to the Hawks it was almost as good as two wins.

Going by what has happened so far this season there are still many unpredictable twists and turns to come.


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Johnson
Last month
10:25 1 Jan 17

Reply #615932

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

I have always thought the key to stopping Perth is to keep Wagstaff quiet and Hawks didn't do that.Prather will always get his 20pts and Gleeson is starting to realise Kernich-Drew is a good player and with a good import on the way i'm changing my top 4 by putting Perth in and having Sydney missing.I wasn't impressed with Sydney in there game v Breakers who were severely depleted.


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JR
Last month
16:16 1 Jan 17

Reply #616062

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

I only saw the game on replay today.
After burying some Wildcat players recently, I must confess Knight, Redhage and Wagstaff in particular just showed yours truly they are still very good players at the nbl level. Now how do we get those performances consistently? Great to see!

Against the hawks the team looked very sharp, in particular at the defensive end. Their rotations were crisp, sharp, early and aggressive throughout. Obviously credit to the coaching staff for a great defensive game plan (can't believe I have Gleeson a compliment) but the players played with a lot more energy in implementing th game plan.

Offensively they have improved their reads of the defense and have subsequently got more easy scores higher percEntage shots and more open looks. Great to see them shooting the open shot rather than turning it down and forcing a drive into a crowd of defenders. They forced the hawks into defensive rotations much more than the previous game and attacked those rotations.

Bravo!


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Mike
Last month
16:18 1 Jan 17

Reply #616065

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Perf then daylight


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Anonymous
Last month
21:35 1 Jan 17

Reply #616129

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Nahhhhh.


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LV
Last month
21:44 1 Jan 17

Reply #616131

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Depends on Bryce Cotton.

If he's another JJ, Perth miss the 4.

If he makes an impact like Casper has, we're probably looking at a United vs Perth Grand Final.


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JR
Last month
22:02 1 Jan 17

Reply #616133

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

It will be solely a question of chemistry once Bryce Cotton joins and has had 2-3 games to build his familiarity.
I think they will be just dandy as indicated by observing their offensive passing and shot selection in the most recent game. More "ice hockey" assists as some coaches call them.
The open man is getting the ball now.
This is the number one sign of an unselfish team and your don't win championships by being selfish. These guys do know what it takes to win the big one and I'm sure will embrace Cotton like did Ennis.
The time is now


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Anonymous
Last month
22:54 1 Jan 17

Reply #616141

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

One thing is for sure, no one would want to face them if they start to get hot.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:45 2 Jan 17

Reply #616176

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Is Cotton definitely coming? Still no announcement.


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Anonymous
Last month
13:03 2 Jan 17

Reply #616181

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Cotton is definitely coming he was quoted in the local newspaper here yesterday saying how he was excited to be joining the team and how he had only had a short break from his stint in Turkey so would be ready to go.


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Anonymous
Last month
13:05 2 Jan 17

Reply #616182

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

WHIch local paper?? Got a link.

When you are an anon. No one knows we're your "local" is.

So be more specific


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Anonymous
Last month
13:09 2 Jan 17

Reply #616183

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

If you think he meant anything other than a Perth paper then you must be quite stupid.


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Perf Anonynous
Last month
13:38 2 Jan 17

Reply #616188

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Is that better, Petal?


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Anonymous
Last month
14:13 2 Jan 17

Reply #616192

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

There was no such quote in the paper. These anons making up more and more stuff as the year goes on. Just like the guy who keeps saying the NBL will make a statement on the JJ release


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Anonymous
Last month
14:38 2 Jan 17

Reply #616200

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

There was an article in Saturdays West Australian its not online I don't know how to post a pic of it in here.


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Train
Last month
14:47 2 Jan 17

Reply #616202

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Perth may have a really good shot at the championship.....if they make the top 4.

The league is so close this year and the final couple of spots are likely to be decided with series wins.


Vs Cairns +10 points Perth lead series 1-0
Vs NZ - NZ has won the series
Vs Hawks - Perth won the series
Vs United - Perth + 6 Perth lead the series 2-0
Vs 36ers - 36ers +7 36ers lead the series 2-1
Vs Kings - Perth +2 Series tied 1-1
Vs Bullets - Bullets have won the series

Perth really need to beat 36ers by 8 points, beat United once more and beat the Kings by a decent margin to give themselves the Series against those teams. They will also have to hope that Bullets and NZ don't finish level on the ladder with Perth or they will bump them down.


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koberulz
Last month
15:44 2 Jan 17

Reply #616208

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

There was no such quote in the paper. These anons making up more and more stuff as the year goes on.
Well you'd look like a right twit if someone managed to produce proof of the article's existence, wouldn't you?



Click for full-size.


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Anonymous
Last month
16:01 2 Jan 17

Reply #616212

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Thanks for that koberulz!


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Anonymous
Last month
16:03 2 Jan 17

Reply #616213

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

hi koberulz,

Can I request for the article to be re-scanned so that we can read the last column? Or if it's easier, if the text can be typed out in this thread?

Would really appreciate it and thanks for the scan!


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Anonymous
Last month
16:04 2 Jan 17

Reply #616214

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Has he arrived yet?


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koberulz
Last month
16:45 2 Jan 17

Reply #616219

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Can I request for the article to be re-scanned so that we can read the last column? Or if it's easier, if the text can be typed out in this thread?
"I'd be more than happy to be a part of the process to help us get back on the winning track."
The Wildcats are hoping Cotton will deliver the scoring punch they so desperately need.
"I like to play with high speed and basically just using my speed and quickness to my advantage to do everything I can to help the winning environment around my team," he said.
"I give 110 per cent at both ends of the floor.
"I'd like to think I can help out in that (scoring) area as well.
"I'm more than confident that I'd be able to do whatever they need out on the floor."
Cotton said it would be nice if his time in Perth helped boost his NBA prospects back home.

Has he arrived yet?
Per the Wildcats Twitter account just now, he hasn't signed yet.


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Anonymous
Last month
16:55 2 Jan 17

Reply #616221

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

"Per the Wildcats Twitter account just now, he hasn't signed yet."

Hmm, so was the news reporter jumping the gun? Or is it just a matter of course. Given the way Bryce speaks in that article, it sounds like a done deal.


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Anonymous
Last month
17:01 2 Jan 17

Reply #616223

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

I like that he plans to use both his speed and his quickness to his advantage. Too often it seems players use only one or the other.
Giving 110% sounds promising also. Johnson only ever seemed to give 100% at the most.


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Mike
Last month
16:07 3 Jan 17

Reply #616391

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

LOL


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koberulz
Last month
21:11 16 Jan 17

Reply #619003

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

No.


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Luuuc
Last month
21:21 16 Jan 17

Reply #619012

re: Are the Wildcats now the team to beat?

Adelaide beat us. Cairns beat us. So yep, right now we're the team to beat.


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