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Anonymous
Earlier this year

#40628

Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

As a Perth fan, I would've been happy to take a 1-1 split from this road-trip before the weekend started. Of course, having now won the first, it would be a massive boon if we were able to grab both.

Brisbane are a strange team and can lure teams into an "ugly-fest". So despite them looking like they have less talent, I am worried about this game. The Cats have had some stinkers on the road offensively in recent years, and this has the makings of a potential banana peel, or will Cotton's excellence help to overcome the old Perth trait of struggling on the road?

I understand Damian Martin will not play this one, in order to gradually increase his load after that injury.

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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:45 8 Jan 17

Reply #617204

re: MNB: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

This is a chance for Cotton to really flex his skills and show what he's make of.

Would love to see Cotton and Bragg out there and not so much of the Wroe stink fest. Having Cotton show Bragg a thing or two on court can only be positive for the young fella. Lets hope Prather is feeling better too.

Seeing Cotton/Bragg/Prather/Knight and McKay should show some dividends, really looking forward to it.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
17:59 8 Jan 17

Reply #617208

re: MNB: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Martin would I imagine, depend on how he pulls up. He only play 18 minutes, so was presumably being managed.
Unless he's really sore, I'd imagine he'll still suit up. Just have to wait and see if he actually takes to the court. Knowing him, if his team needs him, it will be hard to hold him down.
But the great ting is that with Cotton firing from the get-go, they can afford to ease Damo back.
Kenny actually played more than Damo, and that will probably increase against Brissy, but you wouldn't expect that to be the norm.

BIG question is WTF was wrong with Prather, and is 48 hours enough to recover, or will he be worse for the exertion???


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:00 8 Jan 17

Reply #617209

re: MNB: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Perth win they move to second.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:06 8 Jan 17

Reply #617210

re: MNB: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I heard Prather had gastro, may be just rumour though.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
18:54 8 Jan 17

Reply #617215

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Without Bairstow and Petrie, I think Brisbane is looking at lady luck to smile on them.

I think the fat lady will be there singing 'It is over darling.'


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Train
Earlier this year
19:42 8 Jan 17

Reply #617221

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Interested to see how Cotton goes after an exceptional debut. Equally interested to see how Prather rebounds from a bad game. Brisbane have owned Cats so far this season but with Petrie and Bairstow out(both playing large roles for the bullets this year) this is a game that Perth has to and should win.

If Cotton is consistently good as he was on debut I honestly think Perth have the best starting 5 in the league - yes I know that's probably my supporter goggles on but it's right up there.

Cotton scored his 26 fairly effortlessly but it was is impact on the rest of the team that impressed me, in particularly McKay. I can't wait too see if that trend continues - McKay is a very underrated player.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:45 8 Jan 17

Reply #617222

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I heard prather had a severe case of sooky sooky la la. he is expected to be ok if he is able to stomach a large mug of harden the f#ck up tomorrow morning


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Train
Earlier this year
19:48 8 Jan 17

Reply #617224

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

^^Lol


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Dazz
Earlier this year
20:02 8 Jan 17

Reply #617226

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Lets not forget that Brissy will be freash, and haven't even travelled for two weeks. And they still have plenty of big bodies. Tough ask for the Cats to back up with another win.

Once again, I think McKay will be key. When he's not firing, he can become a liability against the big bodies. But when he's on song, his speed and athleticism cannot be matched. If he can come up with another ~20 points, plus his usual fare of boards and blocks, that will go a long way towards setting up another win.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:09 8 Jan 17

Reply #617228

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Brissie have lost Bairstow and Peach but they still have Young, Jervis, Kickert and Craig. Incredible capable front line.

The Wildcats should not be hyped up too much. They could be tired, Damo is not playing (Gleeson said one game only this weekend).

Wildcats have to pull a massive rabbit of the hat for this one.


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Train
Earlier this year
20:57 8 Jan 17

Reply #617243

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Damo is a game day decision depending on how he pulls up from the Sydney game. He played limited minutes so there's a good chance he will but I would not be surprised if he starts on the bench and comes in if needed. Your right though , Brisbane still have a great front court - this game will be won with the battle of the back court.


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Hoopster
Earlier this year
22:36 8 Jan 17

Reply #617259

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Wonder what the reaction from Beal will be as Cotton will be wearing his old number, prob try & guard Cotton at some stage.... Good luck with that.


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Hoopster
Earlier this year
22:43 8 Jan 17

Reply #617262

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Train totally agree about McKay. It's not the shot blocking, it's that he causes guys to change their shots. McKay, Prather & Cotton are only going to get better as they play together


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BOL
Earlier this year
22:51 8 Jan 17

Reply #617263

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

In previous seasons the cats have dropped off mentally in post christmas fixtures and have especially been awful in Queensland. But this season things appear very different. They've been working their butts off to arrest their form slump, safe to say less indulging on egg nog this chrissy, and it looks like they're finding their mojo at the right time of year.

In saying that the bullets were super impressive against them at the arena. Its been a surprise to me they didnt go on with it after that game and find themselves in the top two right now. They have had injuries but as mentioned still have a strong front court and they will be fresher for this one.

So much hinges on if Prather has recovered from his illness.

Bullets by 2 hollow points


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
23:09 8 Jan 17

Reply #617265

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Assuming Prather is ok, I predict Cats to wreck havoc with Cotton.

It will be a blowout...cats by 15.


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cats 4 life
Earlier this year
23:32 8 Jan 17

Reply #617268

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

They got that belief now, knowing damo is there and got cotton. Would have like to see this team from the start with no injuries how would they been up to this point in time.

Perth move to second with a w tomorrow night and looking forward to next Saturday night playing the top team, crowd will go nuts seeing the captain hopefully no more set backs and give this a great shot.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
00:22 9 Jan 17

Reply #617275

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I don't expect fatigue to be much of a problem. Sydney --> Brisbane is nothing, and having a recovery day in between games makes it a much different proposition to if it were back-to-backs. Certainly no excuses for the Cats given the health issues the Bullets are dealing with.


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Tom
Earlier this year
06:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617285

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

To have any chance, Brisbane have to get career highs out of Beal, Kickert and Gibson AND Perth have to play poorly.
Can't see either happening.
Perth on paper are a better all round team esp with Cotton and Martin's return.
Prather will be interesting.
Can he play second fiddle and accept his new role? Perth fans might be able to answer that.
I expect Mackay's numbers to pick up permanently.
Tough night for Brisbane!


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Wilson Sting
Earlier this year
07:35 9 Jan 17

Reply #617287

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

"Perth win they move to second."

PER lose they go to sixth.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
11:12 9 Jan 17

Reply #617318

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I've got no doubt that Prather can play second fiddle - in fact I think it should suit him. Maybe one game is early to judge, but it seems like Cotton is not excessively ball-dominant, so Prather will still get plenty of looks.

I know things are looking up for the Cats but I don't think tonight will be a walk in the park either. Brisbane still have some weapons and some good match-ups for ours. I'm thinking we'll be directing our offence more through Knight than Prather in this one, and looking to keep Brandt rolling as well. He's been very effective in the last few games.


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LV
Earlier this year
11:21 9 Jan 17

Reply #617320

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

"If Cotton is consistently good as he was on debut I honestly think Perth have the best starting 5 in the league - yes I know that's probably my supporter goggles on but it's right up there. "

Not an unreasonable comment at all.

One player can make all the difference. It's early days but the signs suggest Cotton could be for Perth what Ware has been for United.


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Isaac
Earlier this year
12:04 9 Jan 17

Reply #617332

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Did Brisbane make any changes of note after the Bairstow and Petrie injuries? I know Tueta came in. And there was talk of Kendle, but was that it? I would've thought with the import spot up their sleeve, they could have made a decisive change and given their season a decent chance?


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AKA
Earlier this year
14:11 9 Jan 17

Reply #617360

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Agree totally with Isaac's comment above. Given the injuries sustained and the vacant import spot, I thought they could have been more aggressive in the market ala United with Ware and the Cats with Cotton. Even NZ went out and got a like for like replacement import when Woodside went down (although Stockton has been subsequently let go). Perhaps Lemanis thinks they have enough to make a run and didn't want to 'upset' any chemistry they have been building.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:22 9 Jan 17

Reply #617363

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Not based off anything, just a possible idea; maybe with all the recent acquisitions of other teams they don't think they can make a serious deep run into the playoffs and potentially win it. They might want to save the money and build some cohesion with the core they have and get minutes into guys and different line ups and look to retool and make a run next year.


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AKA
Earlier this year
14:56 9 Jan 17

Reply #617366

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I doubt any team is looking at next year at this stage. With the league as even as it is, all it will take is for a team to get a little hot or a bit of luck and anyone can beat anyone as we have already seen. In saying that, I think we are starting to see a little separation in the performance levels by certain squads. That gap can be made up by teams in the bottom half of the ladder for mine.


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Ben
Earlier this year
15:24 9 Jan 17

Reply #617370

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

There was a local article a few days ago stating the the Bullets anticipated giving Kendle a run. He won't play tonight due to injury, but he'll likely play the following game. Izzwill play tonight, assuming he is done when Kendle comes in.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
16:10 9 Jan 17

Reply #617376

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Something was obviously wrong with Prather against Sydney. Whether it was "gastro" or something else, or just an off night. I think its a bit early to proclaim that he will play 2nd fiddle. He's still their best player, but there will be less onus on him, particularly as regards carrying the ball.

One other thing, Perth really need to work on their 3 point shooting. Apart from Cotton, it was hopeless against Sydney.
One thing I could not understand, but maybe has something to do with managing his injury comeback, was the number of times they would have Cotton & Prather bring the ball up, whilst Martin went to the corner. He's never been the greatest of shooters, and the other night he was cold.

And one other thing that puzzles me. Why, even when there is a delay, do they so often have Knight inbound the ball from baseline? I can understand user a tall player, but Knight is the slowest guy up the court.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
17:04 9 Jan 17

Reply #617386

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

[email protected]
"Damian Martin has recovered well from Saturday's game and will play tonight against the Bullets."


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:16 9 Jan 17

Reply #617388

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Huge news for the cats. Even if he plays only 10-15 minutes, having him suited up on the bench and out there in short bursts will be a massive boost for the team.


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TimberBall
Earlier this year
17:18 9 Jan 17

Reply #617389

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Not worried about Prather, he's had to do it all for the whole season (lead, shoot, dribble up, create) then all of a sudden in the space of a game gets his PG and captain back who can defend and a new combo guard who can create and shoot... must be a shock to the system, he'll be fine.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:23 9 Jan 17

Reply #617390

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Agreed with Prather....he has performed so consistently at such a high level this season that when he has an off game people are inclined to think something is wrong.

I think its just a bad game, I saw no visible evidence of injury or slowness. He could be just tired which is understandable when he has had to shoulder that much burden ala Lisch and Newls @ the Kings.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
17:24 9 Jan 17

Reply #617391

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17


Martin is going to breathe a lot of confidence into the team.

Prather is the worrying one but all seems to be quiet about him so he must be alright.

Cotton would have studied his success yesterday re engaging the biggies, e.g. Matty, Jameel. Pretty sure he would use same strategy again. I just got to say his drive is good as Ricky Grace.


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fstos
Earlier this year
17:48 9 Jan 17

Reply #617402

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Might be better than Grace as Cotton can use both hands.


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Zodiac
Earlier this year
19:11 9 Jan 17

Reply #617422

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

McKay looking rejuvenated


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:13 9 Jan 17

Reply #617423

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Jameel's hit a good vein of conidence


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:17 9 Jan 17

Reply #617426

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Yis bru


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:23 9 Jan 17

Reply #617429

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

hating this low court side camera angle they've used a few times


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TimberBall
Earlier this year
19:25 9 Jan 17

Reply #617430

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Can this court side camera please piss off


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AKA
Earlier this year
19:26 9 Jan 17

Reply #617431

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I was just about to say the same thing anon. It's terrible! Hopefully the NBL realise that sooner rather than later and put it on the bin


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:26 9 Jan 17

Reply #617432

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Solid start. Going inside-out consistently.
Prather already getting dividends from his previous game sooking with a soft call on the drive going his way.


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:27 9 Jan 17

Reply #617434

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cats 11+ looking good


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leungtl
Earlier this year
19:28 9 Jan 17

Reply #617435

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Casey and Sobey must have gone to the same Hospital.


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Tom
Earlier this year
19:29 9 Jan 17

Reply #617436

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Tough night for Brisbane. Getting tougher.


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:29 9 Jan 17

Reply #617437

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I agree that low angle camera is terribad


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
19:38 9 Jan 17

Reply #617439

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

the cats have yet to get a defensive stop this quarter...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:39 9 Jan 17

Reply #617441

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

How is Wroe still getting court time


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
19:41 9 Jan 17

Reply #617442

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

^Wroe's got more points than Cotton right now, so...


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:42 9 Jan 17

Reply #617443

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cotton having a mare


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AKA
Earlier this year
19:44 9 Jan 17

Reply #617444

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

and someone was saying he could be better than Ricky Grace.......


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:45 9 Jan 17

Reply #617445

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

lel


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
19:46 9 Jan 17

Reply #617446

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Well, so far that 26-point game is looking like a blip


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:47 9 Jan 17

Reply #617447

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Jesus Kinney


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Mike
Earlier this year
19:48 9 Jan 17

Reply #617448

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

You could not have predicted that for a million dollars after the first quarter


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
19:48 9 Jan 17

Reply #617449

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

and the Bullets are leading at half time... well done cats, really f**ked that Q up. Terrible shooting


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:49 9 Jan 17

Reply #617450

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Jarrod Kenny and Corban Wroe are not NBL standard. Kenny thinks he's so good can't make an open jump shot to save his life


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
19:50 9 Jan 17

Reply #617451

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

a mere 5 field goals for that cats in the 2nd. Cotton with a big donut, followed by Prather's donut in the 2nd


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Tom
Earlier this year
19:50 9 Jan 17

Reply #617452

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Nice one Izzy. Well done Brisbane. Back in it.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:51 9 Jan 17

Reply #617453

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

That was so ugly...


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:54 9 Jan 17

Reply #617454

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

A bit odd that Dexter didn't get a run in a half where we were 2-12 from outside


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cavolo
Earlier this year
19:55 9 Jan 17

Reply #617455

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

As a biased 36ers fan, I really struggle to see how Perf are going to score enough points to win the 'ship little alone make or compete in the finals. Granted their defense has been exceptional for years (and always borderline footy style), however I just don't see them scoring enough to compete with the Hawks, 36ers and United.

They make basketball look so ugly so regularly...

Cotton sure is having the best first to second game difference in performance thus far isn't he!?!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:02 9 Jan 17

Reply #617458

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

stats say Prather hasn't gotten an assist. I swear he got one in the first quarter where McKay dunked it?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:04 9 Jan 17

Reply #617459

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Pretty sure that was a putback for Mckay not an assist.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:04 9 Jan 17

Reply #617460

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I thought that was just a missed layup rather than a pass.

..

Craig that was brutal


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:04 9 Jan 17

Reply #617461

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Wow, Craig.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:06 9 Jan 17

Reply #617462

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

No not the put back, I'm thinking of a different play, maybe he missed the shot or something on the one I'm thinking of, oh well


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:10 9 Jan 17

Reply #617463

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

wow you can see why McKay was upset with that call


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:12 9 Jan 17

Reply #617464

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Any danger of some points, Cats?


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:13 9 Jan 17

Reply #617465

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

No, Hire, I was not aiming that at you!


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:15 9 Jan 17

Reply #617466

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Jervis's arm all over McKay's face and it's called a travel??


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:15 9 Jan 17

Reply #617467

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Wtf is with this reffinf on mckay.

How is that straight up. How was the last. How was that "trip" mckays fault.

Why do the refs seem to have it in for him


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Mike
Earlier this year
20:15 9 Jan 17

Reply #617469

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

lolCats

This is awful


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Zodiac
Earlier this year
20:16 9 Jan 17

Reply #617470

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

First team to 50 and lets just call it a night.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:20 9 Jan 17

Reply #617471

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cats are tired Brisbane has no excuse


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:22 9 Jan 17

Reply #617472

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Such terrible basketball from all 3 teams tonight


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:23 9 Jan 17

Reply #617473

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Playing with Prather must be like playing westbrick. A ball-hog selfish player with no understanding of team concept.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:24 9 Jan 17

Reply #617474

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

lol refs. Holy crap. Enough bad calls to really influence the outcome. Also surprised at some of the commentary on the replays.

Gibson has been good to watch though.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:25 9 Jan 17

Reply #617475

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

^^^^ gibbo has been awesome


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:26 9 Jan 17

Reply #617476

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

what is getting called. Mckay hitl travel. then foul when a player next to him falls over??

charge when gibson has a foot in the air moving across??

the refs aren't making it a better looking game thats for sure


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:26 9 Jan 17

Reply #617477

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Can we just next season sack all refs and get new ones


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:27 9 Jan 17

Reply #617478

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Brisbane's mistake was playing the song "The Joker and the Thief" over the sound system to start the quarter. The same song the Wildcats use to start the 3rd quarter at Perth Arena, probably made them feel right at home.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:27 9 Jan 17

Reply #617479

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Hope Cotton's just having an off night... 1-8 shooting, 1 assist and 2 TOs in 25mins so far.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:27 9 Jan 17

Reply #617480

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I'm all for new refs, they can't be any worse


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Mike
Earlier this year
20:27 9 Jan 17

Reply #617481

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Look who decided to wake up


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:28 9 Jan 17

Reply #617482

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Unfortunately the only way we are ever getting decent refs is going to be through a crowd funded effort to actually pay their salary. Otherwise we are stuck with what we have i fear.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:30 9 Jan 17

Reply #617483

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

The refs shut up for 2 and a half minutes and we get to watch basketball.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:36 9 Jan 17

Reply #617485

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

What are these refs seeing that we aren't. This is baffling


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:36 9 Jan 17

Reply #617486

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

That is not a charge. dude is moving. brassy getting some home town bs calls


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:37 9 Jan 17

Reply #617487

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Really not impressed with the reffing tonight.

Impressed with Tueta though.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:37 9 Jan 17

Reply #617488

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Yeah shocking charging call on Prather. Tueta barely got in front of him.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:38 9 Jan 17

Reply #617489

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Alright I'll glady donate to hire new refs please


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
20:41 9 Jan 17

Reply #617490

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I LOVE Damian Martin!
Only one bloke could make wearing #53 cool.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:41 9 Jan 17

Reply #617491

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Nice Cotton pick'n roll


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:42 9 Jan 17

Reply #617492

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cotton pretty clutch, standing up when it matters


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:43 9 Jan 17

Reply #617493

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Glad to see Cotton still has his head after that.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:43 9 Jan 17

Reply #617494

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

...then crashing to the deck


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:43 9 Jan 17

Reply #617495

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cotton playing in the clutch. hasn't played all that well, but I gotta say when he attacks the basket he looks good


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:44 9 Jan 17

Reply #617497

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

How was that not Craigs fifth foul!!!! that was disgusting!


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:45 9 Jan 17

Reply #617498

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Carfino slipped a "yeah no kidding", that's Boty's material for the week. ;p


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:45 9 Jan 17

Reply #617499

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

These 3 muppets are trying to help the bullets


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:45 9 Jan 17

Reply #617500

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Ummmm, ok?


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Kingpodge
Earlier this year
20:46 9 Jan 17

Reply #617501

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

So i thought the Tueta charge was the worst call i've ever seen..... until that call on Damo.

Wow.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:46 9 Jan 17

Reply #617502

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Hit ya free frows, Cats


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Green 53
Earlier this year
20:47 9 Jan 17

Reply #617504

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Gotta love nbl referees. Ruining games all year!


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AC
Earlier this year
20:48 9 Jan 17

Reply #617506

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

And the officiating has done it for me...


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Btown
Earlier this year
20:48 9 Jan 17

Reply #617507

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Wildcats getting robbed on the chop calls all night,


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:49 9 Jan 17

Reply #617508

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

These 3 muppets are not helping anyone in particular on purpose. They are just terrible


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Train
Earlier this year
20:49 9 Jan 17

Reply #617509

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

My heart is pumping like crazy at the moment. I had written perth off at 3/4 time


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:50 9 Jan 17

Reply #617510

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Agreed, just overall disgusting.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:50 9 Jan 17

Reply #617511

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Normally see some bad calls each game, but is this one of the more one-sided games for bad calls all year?


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617512

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

It feels like more have gone against Perth but in reality I'm pretty sure it's just random bad decisions as the person a few posts up said


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617513

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Theres been some really bad ones this year, but no doubt this is up there.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617514

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I think overall it has been more individual player calls than one sided for a team. Certain players are being focused on by trigger happy refs.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:54 9 Jan 17

Reply #617515

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

From 8th to 2nd in basically a week


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:54 9 Jan 17

Reply #617516

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Well that was a game never worth watching again unless you enjoy watching 3 guys in grey showing off their opinions


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:54 9 Jan 17

Reply #617517

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Yeah no kidding


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:54 9 Jan 17

Reply #617518

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Impartially it didn't feel like Perth got it much worse than Brisbane IMO. McKay might have been a bit unlucky for that one stretch in the 3rd, but I think he was trying to force things too.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:55 9 Jan 17

Reply #617519

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Here comes the Cats... 31?


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
20:55 9 Jan 17

Reply #617520

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Well earned 2ND spot on the ladder Cats!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:55 9 Jan 17

Reply #617521

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

They could be back the cats


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:56 9 Jan 17

Reply #617522

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Perth playing on tierd legs did enough without playing anywhere near their best.That is now 3 road wins and to road losses in the last 5 games. Sets up a huge monster game against the red hot 6ers in perth.


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AC
Earlier this year
20:57 9 Jan 17

Reply #617523

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

PRO: The NBL TV app didn't fail on me once for the first time in weeks.

CON: The NBL Wildcats are looking like they'll head to the finals for another year with a little help from their friends.


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Train
Earlier this year
20:57 9 Jan 17

Reply #617524

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

YEEESSSS! Gutsy win by Perth. That's 3 in a row on the road. Wasn't pretty but we will take it.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:57 9 Jan 17

Reply #617525

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Help from which friends?


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Tom
Earlier this year
20:58 9 Jan 17

Reply #617526

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Great effort Brisbane but no cigar. Perth played poorly and Gibson had an excellent night, but all in vain. 3 and 0 on the road, Perth are the real deal.
When they start using the on balls a little better they will be even tougher.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:58 9 Jan 17

Reply #617527

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

The reffing has been a huge issue all year, something needs to be done. Bad calls are always going to happen but it seems there are a large number of calls every game for both sides. Frustrating to watch when its your team, but makes it less appeal to watch games where you are a neutral as it often ruins games.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:58 9 Jan 17

Reply #617528

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Beal & Jervis? ;)


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Train
Earlier this year
20:58 9 Jan 17

Reply #617529

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Lol Perth had more bad calls against them than Bullets did.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:59 9 Jan 17

Reply #617531

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Go look at livestats, the call wasnt a charge call for Tueta it was a moving screen on Knight.... unbelievable


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
21:00 9 Jan 17

Reply #617532

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Adel vs. Perf! 1 vs. 2! Pretender vs. Champ! Randle vs. Cotton!

Excuse me while I scream excitedly into a pillow...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:00 9 Jan 17

Reply #617533

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Bad calls are one thing. It's the arrogance from the refs that shits me. After McKay was pinged for a foul when Craig just slipped over, the ref made a point of getting in his face and telling him to settle down. How about stop guessing foul calls and players won't get upset?


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Train
Earlier this year
21:00 9 Jan 17

Reply #617534

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Would you like some tissues anon


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Green 53
Earlier this year
21:01 9 Jan 17

Reply #617535

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Beal 4 points and 4 turnovers. Don't think the wildcats miss his inconsistent play!


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Vic Wildcat
Earlier this year
21:01 9 Jan 17

Reply #617536

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

A win is a win, still a way to go to be a contender, but the wins put us in position to at least make a challenge.

As far as the refs go, at least they are not really favouring anyone. Some of the calls are just mystifying, you really do wonder what they are seeing out there, and it is happening every game, against both teams.

We need to get Eddie Crouch, BillY MilLdenhall, Ray Hunt and Geoff Weeks out of retirement, at least you get a consistent game called.


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Btown
Earlier this year
21:03 9 Jan 17

Reply #617538

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

3 worst calls of the night.

1) McKay reach or push, daylight between the players and mckays hands in the air and stationary, bullet falls over = foul

2) Martin reach-in in the final minute. Fingers on the ball and nothing else, I honestly have no idea what the ref could have saw with that.

3) Prather charge, bullet starting falling before there was any contact between the two.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:06 9 Jan 17

Reply #617539

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Maybe the refereeing is so bad because we are get to to see all games now on the app and it's a lot more noticeable.
Best side probably still won.


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Ras Posse
Earlier this year
21:08 9 Jan 17

Reply #617541

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Yeah no kidding

LOL


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Daz68
Earlier this year
21:09 9 Jan 17

Reply #617542

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I know home cooking happens but Brisbane must have set up a smorgasbord in the front foyer.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:10 9 Jan 17

Reply #617543

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Look everyone needs to calm down on individual bad calls. Or this could go on forever. The refs were terrible. Absolutely terrible. They robbed us of an interesting game in so many ways and individual calls were not the reason this time. Nobody got the bad end of the stick except... well EVERYONE. We missed out on a good game for no valid reason.


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Hendo8888
Earlier this year
21:11 9 Jan 17

Reply #617544

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

If the current Top 4 ends up making the playoffs, as it seems likely at the moment, it's going to be fun watching the import guards go at it. Randle vs Clarke vs Ware vs Cotton.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
21:14 9 Jan 17

Reply #617545

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Torrey Craig was huge for Brisbane but even with tired legs, the Cats got home.

Cats fans cannot ask for more..... happy happy.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:15 9 Jan 17

Reply #617546

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

"2) Martin reach-in in the final minute. Fingers on the ball and nothing else, I honestly have no idea what the ref could have saw with that.

3) Prather charge, bullet starting falling before there was any contact between the two."

I think Martin's call is fair enough, as a benefit of the doubt. All players have these clean strips called against them. Wrong call, but not terrible reffing, imo.

Was that actually a charge on Prather? Someone said it was pinged on Knight. I didn't think Knight was moving, but wasn't paying attention to that.

Tueta also got a favourable call after grappling on the post.

Jervis lowering his arms on a block, and follows through into McKay's head is fundamentally bad reffing.

IMO, cotton was denied a clean landing a few times.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:17 9 Jan 17

Reply #617547

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

From memory on that 'charge' call Knight slipped and did the splits, fairly sure he didn't even touch him.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:22 9 Jan 17

Reply #617551

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Knight made no contact. Livestats has the foul credited to him. The ref motions and talks to him immediately after the whistle and Knight then swings atound and looks straight at the bench


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Dazz
Earlier this year
21:23 9 Jan 17

Reply #617552

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Well that was butt ugly.
Mostly just because NBL TV is total shit. I'd be better off listening on the radio.

And tough, defensive game, but that's what the Cats excel at.

Oh Yeah, tell me again how Prather will have to play "2nd Fiddle." ROFL

3 Road wins on the trot. From the team that "can't win on the road." Opposition must be shitting themselves (and poking pins into Damo Bobble-Heads.)


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:37 9 Jan 17

Reply #617555

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Martin's call was not fair enough. There was no contact, meaning the ref guessed. I'm not saying it doesn't even out but if you dont see contact because there isn't any, you shouldn't really be calling a foul.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:37 9 Jan 17

Reply #617556

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Martin's call was not fair enough. There was no contact, meaning the ref guessed. I'm not saying it doesn't even out but if you dont see contact because there isn't any, you shouldn't really be calling a foul.


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cats 4 life
Earlier this year
21:42 9 Jan 17

Reply #617557

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Get foxtel, you will have no dramas.
Great win, Saturday night will be the test. Cotton a bit gun shy but made the one's that cont.


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Green 53
Earlier this year
21:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617558

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cotton hit by Beal on his second last 3 point attempt was a bad miss too.


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Ben
Earlier this year
22:00 9 Jan 17

Reply #617559

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

This pretty much summed the game up for me, and it happened MULTIPLE times.

Lemanis: Hmmm we're getting thumped on the offensive glass ... what to do what to do. I see we've got 7 footer Jervis on the bench. Reuben, go get Kicks!

FFS.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
22:24 9 Jan 17

Reply #617561

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Should Jervis have stayed in Perth?

Undoubtedly he's getting more money, and initially it may have looked like a better opportunity.
But even with Bairstow and Petrie out, he doesn't seem to be used very well.
Over the past few years he showed he was good enough to start when Knight was injured, or even alongside Knight. Just seems the "better opportunity" has not eventuated.


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Green 53
Earlier this year
22:52 9 Jan 17

Reply #617566

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I'm glad he's gone! Brandt has shown over the last couple of games what we got him for and has been an ample replacement. Jervis isn't starter quality and besides his dubious "blocks" on McKay his defence and rim protecting isn't the greatest.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:25 9 Jan 17

Reply #617568

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Was a scrappy game. Nothing too memorable except.

Terrible reffing and woeful camera shots.

OMG. How many plays did we miss with the side court camera!!!! TERRIBLE!!!!!

John


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:41 9 Jan 17

Reply #617572

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Hate Perth but loved winning on that 2/1 bet. Brisbane are shot.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:15 10 Jan 17

Reply #617573

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I'm glad he's gone! Brandt has shown over the last couple of games what we got him for and has been an ample replacement.

Green53, I would take Jervis over Brandt any day of the week. Jervis was the perfect insurance policy for Matty. His length on D is invaluable off the bench. I can think of one other big man coming off the bench that is as good an inside defender, Holyfield.

Yes Brandt has pulled out a few baby hooks in the last few games, but it has come a long time to arrive. Jervis had less reliable low post moves but he was a good rebounder, kept the ball alive on the offensive end and often got putbacks.

Brandt is not crap, but Jervis is more suited tot he Cats. He is wasted in Brisbane, what a shame but I guess Tom wanted a better payday given his late start in the NBL, its understandable.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
00:26 10 Jan 17

Reply #617575

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

I feel like Brandt is more of an impact, go-to type player than Jervis. Not as consistent, probably the riskier bet over extended minutes, but the better fit for the Cats current situation where the starting spots are filled. In a team lacking scoring options, Angus is a guy who will get you scores if you can get him good catches.


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Tom
Earlier this year
05:22 10 Jan 17

Reply #617581

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Perth won despite playing poorly and despite the refs.
Gibson slide across to draw a charge that was actually a block on his part.
The Prather charge (Izzy) was one of the worst calls I've seen on a basketball court. Prather hadn't turned the corner and was not going in the direction of the contact.
The Jervis mugging of MacKay was even worse. As previous posts have said he actually went on with it to contact his head.
Usually I don't mind the odd bad call but they all seemed to go against Perth.

Gibson was great. Beal was real anxious and could not get going, a bit personal for him I suppose.
Not sure why Kickert does not get more looks. Does he not go looking or do they not run anything for him.
Craig was your typical pro 20 and 10 night.
Izzy "just give me a go" was fantastic.

Cotton human. Came up with two great plays, the 3 over Te Rangi and the drive down the middle. He doesn't seem to use the on ball screen well and the ball in his hands down the stretch will become the norm for the rest of the season.
Nice little cameos from Brandt, Wagstaff kept them in it.
Prather was back to his best. MacKay wasn't allowed to play his best.
Perth are difficult to play at the best of times but now they are getting their offence sorted they are going to be even tougher. Can they make a run at Adelaide?


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MACDUB
Earlier this year
05:50 10 Jan 17

Reply #617582

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

IMO; that's enough for me to see. I think Perth will win it all again this year (as much as it pains me to say that).

They are 3 games back from ADL, but have a game in hand. (9 remaining where ADL only have 8).


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
07:37 10 Jan 17

Reply #617587

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Tom you clearly dont read before posting. They didnt call Prather for a charge on Izzy. They called Knight for a moving screen.


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Tom
Earlier this year
08:28 10 Jan 17

Reply #617589

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Got ya Anon. I know it looked ugly but you are then saying that the refs call was that he tripped Tueta or hindered him. Tueta got over the top of the slip without being tripped but was in no position to defend Prather. He fell over trying to draw a charge.This was the only contact on the play.
Listened too carefully to Carfino.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
08:38 10 Jan 17

Reply #617590

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Go read livestats. Im not saying the call on knight was correct, there was no contact. It was a phantom on knight simple as that. No one listens to Carfino. The point is people keep posting about Prather and Izzy but there was no call on that contact. They made up one on knight because it looked awkward.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:23 10 Jan 17

Reply #617612

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Cotton is still trying to adjust to his team game plan. They guy looks scared to shoot but once he got into attack mode he looked great. Even the threes he missed in the last were in and out type of shots. in my opinion he is a natural born scorer playmaker second. A true combo guard.


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Brunson
Earlier this year
12:24 10 Jan 17

Reply #617623

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

MACDUB "IMO; that's enough for me to see. I think Perth will win it all again this year (as much as it pains me to say that)."

Not sure how you came up with that, after Perth just got the win against an average side depleted with injuries. Yet you saw Adelaide in 2nd gear beat NZ by 18. Not saying Perth don't have a chance to win it but they will have to show more than that. Adelaide @ Perth will be a better test for both teams.

As for the reffing I thought it was pretty normal with both teams getting some bad calls. A little home cooking gave Brisbane the better deal. Martin massively flopping to get the offensive foul against Beal was a bad call against the home side.

It looked a bit like "One trick Cotton" there for a while. If teams limit his open 3 point shot how effective is he going to be. I imagine Sobey will guard him and Randle guard Martin when they match up.


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Brutal Game
Earlier this year
15:00 10 Jan 17

Reply #617657

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Brunson you are a moron if you think Marto flopped when Dolla clearly fouled him. It was an undisciplined foul by a frustrated Dolla.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
15:22 10 Jan 17

Reply #617662

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Meh, it doesn't really matter who is "better" out of Jervis or Brandt. Its a done deal. My question was Jervis specific, whether he made the right move?

For record, Brandt is improving, I think it has taken him a while to settle in to his new home and team, get to know his teammates and the plays. He was very good for Sydney, and I think he'll be good for us in the long run.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:48 10 Jan 17

Reply #617669

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Meh, it doesn't really matter whether Jervis made the "right move". Its a done deal.


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TD15
Earlier this year
08:10 11 Jan 17

Reply #617775

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Brutal game, Martin flopped on that call??? Beal tried to draw a foul, didn't get it and fouled martin in frustration. That was as obvious as it comes


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TD15
Earlier this year
08:15 11 Jan 17

Reply #617776

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Sorry that was directed at Brunson.


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paul
Earlier this year
08:38 11 Jan 17

Reply #617778

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Martin definitely flopped on the push Mayberry called. No ref in the league falls for more flops than Vaughan (with Tim Mills probably a close second) and I'm sure Damo knew who the nearby ref was.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:09 11 Jan 17

Reply #617786

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

It was definitely a flop. Unfortunately it was consistent with what they'd called all game, and for most of the season actually.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
15:09 11 Jan 17

Reply #617827

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Meh, it doesn't really matter whether Jervis made the "right move". Its a done deal.
Hey look, a fuckwit anonytroll.
Haven't seen one of those for almost 5 minutes


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:49 11 Jan 17

Reply #617874

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

It definitely wasn't a flop


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:24 11 Jan 17

Reply #617882

re: Perth @ Brisbane 9/1/17

Yeah it was


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Earlier this year
21:47 14 Jan 17

Reply #618495

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