Anonymous
Two years ago

Wildcats vs Taipans 20th Jan

5th Place Wildcats (10-11) host 7th place Taipans (9-11)

Previous Meetings this Season

R15 Taipans 80 to Wildcats 78
R1 Wildcats 74 to Taipans 64 (overtime)

Series 1-1 with Wildcats having a 8 point lead.

My team; Perth by 7 because it is there home game.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Prather needs to play for the cats to win. Cotton can score but needs Prather to take some heat.
Anyone know if Worthington is back?

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paul  
Two years ago

From last week's press conference it almost sounded like Cairns might choose one game in the double for Wortho if his back hasn't improved.

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CT  
Two years ago

You've got a (red) army, but we've got a Stephen Weigh.

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Train  
Two years ago

Perth have been horrible at home lately. It's unacceptable for them to lose this game. Cairns have been a thorn in the side of the cats in recent years and as much as I'd love to see Perth blow the snakes out of the stadium - I can see this game going to the wire.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Huge game for the cats. Perth SHOULD win this, but will they? Which cat's side will rock up tonight, the one we saw in the first quarter against Adelaide, or the one that played shit for the other 3 quarters and average against Cairns?

A loss here will be a massive blow for their season. Dropping to 10-12 which would potentially be 2nd last I think, then needing to play against NZ on Sunday.

Perth by 8 assuming Prather plays

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Is the new Cairns import playing?

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

If we don't win this game then I'd say Gleeson should go home and start packing his bags.
Because our next game is in NZ on Sunday.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

lol ^^

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Train  
Two years ago

"A cryptic tweet by teammate Jameel McKay on Thursday night poured doubt on Prather's situation despite the coach’s hope."

https://thewest.com.au/sport/basketball/prather-trains-with-wildcats-but-doubts-remain-going-into-cairns-clash-ng-b88359737z

Think the west might be reading too much into McKay's tweet. Some of his tweets are a bit out there.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Surely Prather plays if he was so close to playing last game. Came within literally minutes of stepping on the court, you'd think that means it wasn't super bad and after some rest he would be fine.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Think the west might be reading too much into McKay's tweet. Some of his tweets are a bit out there"

Yeesh! Punctuation is optional on his timeline.

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GTS  
Two years ago

http://www.taipans.com/featured-news/cquniversity-cairns-taipans-sign-tony-mitchell/

Not sure if he is playing

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL page said he's playing

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Mike  
Two years ago

Season on the line is just the kind of thing the complacent Cats need to fire them up.

Can't see them losing this one

Anyone know how many tickets are sold?

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Train  
Two years ago

Cairns usually don't draw a big crowd. We know there will be at least 10,093 :P

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Mike  
Two years ago

Haha yes but that won't necessarily equal that many bums on seats

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Ricky  
Two years ago

If the Cats can figure out how not to lose a lead.. might win.

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Anonomouse  
Two years ago

IF the Ginger Flog can channel his concentration on the game and not the refs they maybe a chance. His antics get the players focus on the refs too instead of the next play.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

Wildcats need to go wild if they want to win.

Prather has to shirt up - he is the missing link.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

‏@PerthWildcats
Word from the locker room is that Casey Prather WILL play tonight against the Cairns Taipans! #RedArmy

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

I'm looking forward to Gleeson hitting the high octaves.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

It's worth one more encore :p

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"word is"? Would expect the official wildcats Twitter to have more definitive information than that!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taken cats -4.5 as always if they lose it's not the worst bet I've ever lost. Not much to like about them very boring style they play. But surely after a loss they'd have enough backbone to pull a big performance out. Up 3 at half meh.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Meh is right so far

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tony Mitchell could be legit great bodytype and range

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Assuming brad Robbins and Marty knight are like spike mates. Robbins is on his nuts something chronic!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Matty Knight*

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CT  
Two years ago

This is 2012/13 era stuff. Christ, will somebody DO SOMETHING..

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Mike  
Two years ago

Jawow

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AC  
Two years ago

Jawai with a pair of back to back mid range shots. Love it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Haha Perth are soooo bad. It's close and they mate even still win but they aren't doing anything but make up the numbers.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Damo gonna Damo

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

26 point quarter between both sides (16 to 10)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's a real shame the wildcats get the biggest crowds and dish up such god awful basketball to the loyal fans

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Ricky  
Two years ago

at home and no offense..

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

Matty is shit. Drew is shit.

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Hendo8888  
Two years ago

Brisbane were 29 points down at 3qt on Thursday and had scored as much as Perth have.

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Mike  
Two years ago

what the hell did I just watch

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bendat doesn't look all that healthy. Jesus

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Very Old  
Two years ago

moving screen on Nate , $8.50 special, order at the bar. Collect your own utensils.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'm sorry but brad Robbins is really poor. Derek Rucker could sell you on this game being decent. That's what a good commentator does. This guy has no clue what he is trying to say. Probs a great assistant coach type but yawn fest as a commmetator.

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JR  
Two years ago

Cairns will win brad robbins- the difference is uncontested shots.
Cairns gets a lot more of them than Perth do especially at the 3 point line on late clock.
That's why cairns will more than likely win. Perth are relying on Cotton to beat his defender with individual brilliance.

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Very Old  
Two years ago

Brad Robbins, "Matty can guard 1 through 3 at any particular time." {barf}

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JR  
Two years ago

I agree that Rucker was a great commentator.

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Mike  
Two years ago

1 through 3?

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Spot up  
Two years ago

That first one was a clear foul. Jawai then get the and 1!

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Very Old  
Two years ago

Great move by Knight - bunny hop two foot stop then lift one foot to fake a shot and draw a foul. jawai goes for it because its a travel if knight does not shoot.

Pls collect your complimentary desert from the reserve official on your way out.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Let's bring it home refs I mean cats

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wagstaff taking go ahead 3s is just inappropriate. Hope Dazz is hating this.

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cavolo  
Two years ago

loving this offensive clinic that Perth and Cairns are putting on! Not sure if Perth are going to much in the finals if they struggle to even get to 60pts...

OK, Brad Robbins... Memo... there are two teams playing that you are commentating... The second one is the non Perth team. Can't believe he has an orgasm every time Damian Martin or Matt Knight makes a half decent play. He needs to understand that 6 foot 9 players can actually move their feet.. He makes it sound like it's the most spectacular thing since sliced bread...

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

LOL

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Tries to miss. (smart) fails

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Deserve to lose again..

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

OMG what a joke

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Mike  
Two years ago

lolololololololololol

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Mike  
Two years ago

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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uncle jimmy  
Two years ago

What a game.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Thank goodness some time semblance of karma prevails

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Mike  
Two years ago

ooooooooooooooooh

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wasn't a foul in the first place.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Unlucky. Great player that Bryce cotton though!

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

*tiny

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That would of been amazing if he got that off in time

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Very Old  
Two years ago

Medic medic - is the a PTSD specialist in the house ?

head chef choked and has burnt themselves with still 5 minutes of order to get through

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kings fan  
Two years ago

Cairns are lucky right now.But tough as nail game

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Ricky  
Two years ago

<(0_0)>

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Tom  
Two years ago

Where was Travis Trice in the last 2 minutes. Could it be that Fearne saw enough when MATTIE KNIGHT forced Trice to shoot a step back 20 footer that went 10 feet. OT! How could Cairns snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well, we now have a head and shoulders front runner for worst call of the year. That's worse than the Damon Lowrey call.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns got robbed

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AC  
Two years ago

Was no foul. Overtime brought to you by the Cats saviours the refs.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Cotton is Prather's kryptonite

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Hendo8888  
Two years ago

Perth win

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Shitty call on the flop tech there, too.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

And why did Gleeson get a time out when Cairns had already inbounded the ball?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Please cairns hit 2 threes...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It was a cairns timeout, Gleeson was just pointing it out

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Lol  
Two years ago

Perfect flop call there actually

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

As much as the league has improved we still have to deal with these ugly slugfests with bullshit calls in Perth.

That foul call on the three was a joke.

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AC  
Two years ago

Absolutely disgraceful. Cairns robbed of a game they'd won. Dreading the thought of this level of officiating during the finals.

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Hendo8888  
Two years ago

Trice is injured I assume? Only played 13 mins. And Mitchell only played 8.

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Vic Wildcat  
Two years ago

Why is anyone surprised with the mystifying calls, happens every game against all teams.

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paul  
Two years ago

That call was almost as disgusting as this one (by the some ref too). Cairns must love Tim Mills:

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AngusH butthurt again, what a surprise!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perfect scenario, had cotton most points, cats win -4.5. Not only that but the cats look fuckin horrible, so enjoy the win tonight lads.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Not butthurt you tosser, just a shitty finish to an NBL game thanks to awful officiating down the stretch. Cairns didn't do themselves any favours in that OT, though.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Why did Knight not play any of the OT?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

well.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hahahaha nerd rage amuses me. Cats just know how to win games, your whinging means nothing.

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BOL  
Two years ago

Cairns were robbed!

The three bandits out there just wanted to even it up from last game.

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Wildcats80  
Two years ago

Cairns have themselves to blame, how hard was it for Mcarron to miss that free throw?? If he did wildcats would have had to rebound and get shot up in 2.2 seconds.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Yeah they sure do with a call like that to end regulation. Some interesting perspectives on that foul call on Twitter from other NBL players/personalities.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns were robbed? They couldn't even intentionally miss a free throw lol

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LV  
Two years ago

Creamy mushroom risotto?

Simple, healthy Mediterranean stir fry?

Whatever ingredients are around, thrown together last minute? Sweet potato mashed up alongside some rice, puffy thanks to being cooked with some butter, finished off with grilled chicken and asparagus?

Or how about just good ol meat and 3 veg?

How do you like your home cooking, Perth fans? Bryce Cotton style, it seems.

Deciding a game with a foul call against Gliddon, that would see Martin fouled off by quarter time if they called it on him? You are kidding!!! Big bash is a much better spectacle than this.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Brilliant play by Cotton to sucker in Gliddon into fouling him. Undisciplined by Gliddon

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

It's at the stage where I'm reluctant to watch games in Perth due to the BS calls they always get at the end of tight games.

If that Matty Knight flop on Randle earlier this season wasn't bad enough the refs then invent a foul on Gliddon to give Perth the opportunity to win it.

It's like watching WWE wrestling or something.

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BOL  
Two years ago

More like suckered in the refs!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Cairns were robbed? They couldn't even intentionally miss a free throw lol"
That was left to Prather.
The floppage rule is killing the game as well.

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LV  
Two years ago

Ansett nailed it on twitter- unfair, incompetent and embarrassing.

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LV  
Two years ago

Anstey*

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Wilson Sting  
Two years ago

No wonder Perth have a 30 year streak...

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paul  
Two years ago

I'm just disgusted.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The venue is now called ref arena.

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BOL  
Two years ago

Anstey is extinct

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AngusH  
Two years ago

If you want a laugh, look at the ref change his mind on the charge/tech in OT:

https://twitter.com/MGBrick/status/822425403033690113

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NBL Fan  
Two years ago

What an absolute disgrace. Just awful......

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

the refereeing ranks are a kakistocracy, plain and simple.

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kings fan  
Two years ago

Not sure how anyone can argue Gliddon did not foul Cotton. The only bad call was the flop which it clearly was not. Not sure you can blame the refs.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

Can't see that Gliddon foul being called if it were Martin instead. What a shoddy finish.

If you're Cairns and you've thrown everything into a last charge for finals, you're leading in Perth at the death, and that happens - must be gutting.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Lots of current/former NBL players seem to disagree, and that clip is pretty damning on the charge/flop IMO.

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

Replayed the Cotton 3pt foul a couple of times, yep it should have been a no call. Cotton initiated the contact fending with his elbow to push off Gliddon lightly. Very crafty play that can easily sucker the refs but there is video replay available so they need to explain that post-game I suppose, typical...

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KET  
Two years ago

"That call potentially kills a small market team's game, season and even future. Unfair, incompetent and embarrassing for the @NBL" - Chris Anstey

He's not happy Jan.

I am wondering whether Perth would be capable of distinguishing between basketball and WWE.

Judging on the way the team plays and their fans view of how the game should be umpired, i'm almost certain the answer is no.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

but will they explain it?

Computer says no.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Good call, bad call, right, wrong...get over it. Perth didn't deserve the last game as we put ourselves in a 12 point hole then put it all on a whistle, Cairns had 17 turn overs early in the 4th and could have iced it at the line.

Some of you call it 'home cooking' which is the crowd influencing the calls...you want it? Get a crowd!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Totally laughable the reffing. The League is supposedly getting better and the reffing is getting far worse.

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Wildcats80  
Two years ago

Chris Anstey, no wonder he doesn't coach, always had a grudge against Perth and who cares about the small market so what, let's give cairns the win as they have small market. Please!!!!

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

"Let's bring it home refs I mean cats"

Not like that though. Not like THAT!!
Yikes.
I feel bad for ya, Taipans.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

so crowds influencing refs to make bad calls is ok?

Cool.

#ShitPerthFansSay

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Doesn't make it right...just a fact

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KET  
Two years ago

TimberBall, read Isaac's last post - in the post-mortem of such an emotionally charged match I think fans, particularly Cairns' have a right to vent a little.

If I was a Cairns fan, i'd be gutted.

It's also a bit rich for a Perth fan to say 'get over it' when we've had - literally - for the past week a myriad of Perth fans throwing tantrums because of the refs.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Salty Cairns fans. Thats magnificent.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

haha 'just a fact'

Note: 'just a fact' is the most commonly used phrase by people who have no facts...

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Juwan Howard  
Two years ago

This kind of redding ain't good for the league. Get some professionalism ffs

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

KET, we've also had a week of Cairns fans saying "I can taste the tears" so you can surely see why no one cares what a Cairns fan thinks?

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

hahaha still butt hurt Anonymous? Hang in there kid.

Call in Cairns was correct. Call is Perth was not correct.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

Hey I agree with them KET, they should be pissed. But have a read of the responses to Cats fans complaints last game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This is just fucking hilarious. The same Cairns fans who were dismissing ref complaints just five days ago are now complaining about the refs. So hypocritical... I mean, ironic.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taste the podge tears.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

such thin skins you denizens of Perth. It's a public health issue that needs to be addressed.

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KET  
Two years ago

Out of interest - are there actually many Cairns fans on here?

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

I came for the basketball, i stayed to antagonise Wildcat fans.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

I usually just assume there are only Cats fans and people who hate the Cats.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

> so crowds influencing refs to make bad calls is ok?

Absolutely it's ok. You think all crowds don't influence refs to some degree?
It's up to the refs to not make shockers. You can't blame fans for that. That's weak.

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Lindsay  
Two years ago

The funny thing is, if McCarron had just deliberately missed the free throw, they would never have given us a final chance (besides jacking up a prayer). We've seen this situation many times, I don't know why players find it so hard to deliberately miss. Surely that would've been the smarter tactical option.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

He tried and failed, hence the large amount of glass

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Luuuc - that was my point exactly.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Really poor finish to a ugly grind it out game. The nbl is in big trouble with the ref issue this season. People need to start to be held accountable. And as much as I hate Perth and their odd fans that post here I had money on Perth to win by -4.5 so I should be happy. I'm not the NBL NEEDS TO BE BETTER THAN THIS.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Never ever heard of crowds influencing refs. If I was a ref I would go the opposite immediately

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Stop trying to turn this into such an anti-perth thing all the time, shit calls have happened all year, for every team, in every game.

A shit calls happen against Perth and Perth fans complain they cop it from everyone for 'whinging' and 'being salty', a shit call goes Perth's way everyone else whinges non stop that apparently get the best treatment from the refs in the league and never get bad calls.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Its so unfair when the Cats win because of the refs.


But when Cairns win.... omg suck shit cats fans!!!

/podge

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KET  
Two years ago

Yeah when you try to miss, you usually get it in. He was hoping for the iron mostly but ended up with irony instead.

Isaac should form of a survey on here to see what the distribution is, this site used to be dominated by 36ers fans but maybe that stopped when Adelaide had its financial/management/oncourt struggles.



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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Here's a thought: Discussion of this game should occur in this game thread.

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KET  
Two years ago

And world peace would be wonderful too Luuuc - which is more likely? ;)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Honestly feel there are a couple of refs that sometimes almost love copping it from the Perth crowd and seeing Gleeson go off his chops

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather didn't get many calls so it all evens out.

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KET  
Two years ago

I give it one more Perth match before Dazz gets banned

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Possibly the best I've seen Brandt play tonight, wasn't just putting in good quality minute off the bench, but he was being a legit go to guy inside. Great having someone like him when needed to throw his weight/size around and bang bodies when we come up against guys like Jawai, and then let McKay use his length and athleticism in other circumstances when needed so he doesn't get exposed for his lack of strength.The two can be a great combo I think when played at the right times in the match.

On a side note, where the f*** was this jump shot shooting, free throw making Nate Jawai last year lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This is the Brandt we had been hoping for, I think he has earned a start over night who has been absolutely useless

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Jawai and Cairns were Robbed Tonight

I am as one-eyed as the next Cats fan, and I desperately want to see them make the finals.

But that was just SHIT.

Overall Cats played poorly, our starting 5 looked asleep for the first few minutes, and Gleeson managed to coach them into a hole. We should have won, but we didn't. (except thanks to the refs)

Jawai still can't get a fair go from the refs. He was mugged, and Cairns were robbed.
It's not the Cotton call. The refs called ticky-touchwood fouls like that all night.
Jawai was the dominant big-man out there tonight, and the refs ripped him off. No way he deserved to foul out.
They were probably trying to make up for a couple of the soft calls on McKay, but FMD why can't they just call the game properly?

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Brandt has improved noticeably in the new year. It was very evident from around 6 games ago. He's a genuine go-to guy in the post, which Perth definitely needs. Still has some things to work out defensively but hopefully that will come with his increased minutes.
Came up with a couple of big, saved-our-arses swats tonight as well.

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CT  
Two years ago

The mining boom may be over in WA but the whining boom has just started.

See what I did there Cats fans?

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Brandt was outstanding on both ends. Sydney erred greatly when they let him go.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

We complain when the refs rob us ... we complain when the refs gift us ... so, yeah, fair call there CT ;)

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Possibly the best I've seen Brandt play tonight, wasn't just putting in good quality minute off the bench, but he was being a legit go to guy inside. Great having someone like him when needed to throw his weight/size around and bang bodies when we come up against guys like Jawai,
This is the Brandt we had been hoping for
Yep, massive game from Brandt.
Great to have him able to step up.

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Train  
Two years ago

Tissues anyone ?

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CT  
Two years ago

No thanks, I've got a towel handy.

Wait, what did you mean?

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Train  
Two years ago

What else would you use tissues for hehe

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Train  
Two years ago

Brandt is worthy of starting 5. He is s totally different player than McKay but his strength, muscle and back to basket play needs to be recognised.
McKay would suit well as an energy off the bench player.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The cotton one was questionable, yes. But Prather could easily have earned a foul on the cats penultimate play in regulation. That's the way it goes

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CT  
Two years ago

I admit it, the n-sync video was too much for me.

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CT  
Two years ago

Or was it backstreet boys? Either way, the hyper-sexuality of greg hire over those 2 minutes has made me question my sexual preferences on a fundamental level.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I don't think either one of Brandt or McKay should necessarily be labelled as our 'starter', it should just be the best guy for that particular match up in game or that scenario that should be on the court and get the minutes. Big fan of both guys, very different players but in the right situations can thrive and use their strengths. When used right they can potentially be one of the best starter/bench centre combos in the league imo.

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Train  
Two years ago

@CT Hahahaha I got nothing to respond to that :P you win

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Interesting that Fearne preferred weeks to trice down the stretch

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Podge tears are the best kind

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Prob because Trice took a contested 20ft fadeaway jumper over Knight... on an ISO...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Na it's the the refs fault. Wortho agrees with me!!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refs are a problem. They butchered the review and key calls in Cairns and they did the same here, including not reviewing Damian Martin plea that the ball was deflected of weeks again..

However it's the complete inconsistency that is infuriating. Jawai gets blocked (quiet possibly fouled) has words, gets a soft and one call on the ensuing play (there was nothing in it) Weeks gets met mid air from Wagstaff in the restricted circle from opposite directions, no call??

It boggles the mind. I am using Cairns examples because anything Perth related prevents anyone from discussing it rationally.

Also did we all notice Randles 3 step layup the other night?? Or is it ok for him to do that?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Nothing sums up Worthos last game in Perth than him having a whinge after the game. Was surprised he even played, pretty sure he still had his pyjamas on underneath his blouse.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns called a time out prior to the Martin/Weeks deflection/out of bounds. There was nothing for them to review. The timeout was called first and not heard.

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

Cats got out of jail tonight! The Cotton controversy wasn't a foul in my opinion, but I thought Prather was fouled late in the fourth. Cairns do have a right to feel robbed. One positive tonight was Brandt's game. He's starting to reach his potential and I'm loving the confidence he has at the moment. Prather looked injured out there tonight. He even did a lay up on a play where he'd normally dunk it. It's going to be tough playing NZ now. Don't know who does the scheduling but def not a Perth fan!

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Mike  
Two years ago

Whining boom lol

Brandt turning into a legit starter is handy with Knight seemingly winding down now

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Knight and Wagstaff were both poor tonight. Although Knight did have that clutch defensive play on trice

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It was the last play but it was only one call that sent it to overtime. Cairns still had a chance to win. Prather was being held WWE style all game on his off ball movements so it wasn't all one way

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

I don't understand the benching of Trice if it were solely because that J which Knight blocked. You have to trust your superstars. That lack of trust and constant negativity and slamming of his players wears very thin -- you can see it in their body language.

In saying that I don't understand, I completely understand. Because Fearne is incompetent. Let a star player be a star player ffs. I swear I could coach better than the dude.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

What do star players have to do with Travis Trice?

In no universe is this ever a foul, even before taking into consideration that refs tend to swallow their whistles down the stretch.



And if you're fooled enough to get halfway through calling a charge before changing your mind, how can you possibly deem it worthy of a technical?


Did Cairns have a warning? I'm not aware of one. Regardless, DiConza should be fired immediately. That is just atrocious.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That vid shows the hips clearly rotating to bump cotton, it's blocking. If there wasn't a second left it would have been let go but with no time left the ref had to call.

The flop is 50/50 at best. Victim of overselling, played bball at a decent level for a long time and never seen someone go down so hard off that kind of post move. Argy bargy is a given in the post, it's expected that the defender (and offensive player) brace for contact.

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

Brandt really shined....I see a vast improvement in his game.

Against Breakers, I hope he plays just as well.

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cats 4 life  
Two years ago

If that was a Randal or Ware in a full house at home, what do you people think would have happened? Foul no foul, every team this year has been robbed at some stage.

It's Perth and it happened at the arena it's different? I bet if Randal had that shot at home and they never called that you guys, especially the boti nagy dude would have had a stroke.

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CT  
Two years ago

I'd personally just like to watch a wildcats game where it *didn't* happen. That'd be quite a novelty. I want it that way, you might even say.

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AC  
Two years ago

Can only hope there's a big L for Perth when they play NZ in Sunday.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Salty CT

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hilarious you think Gliddons hips rotate.
Dude had perfect D. If that was an NBA ref he'd be suspended or fired. Seems more and more like every game there are some suss calls. Maybe the refs are getting paid poorly and there's a sportsbet scam where they're all involved.


If I were Cairns I'd be so angry. Twice the wildcats have been handed wins at home. Seems the NBL want their streak to continue.

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Tom  
Two years ago

How could Glidden leave it in the refs hands?
1 He standing in the wrong place(on side) to use the straight up defence argument.
2 Any contact is going to get called, Glidden must know that.
3 Cotton's shot was was going to be a brick.
4 How does Glidden end up marking Cotton? Weeks had been chasing him around all game.
If that was the NBA, Cotton would not have got the call because "you had your chance and got the shot off". Cotton sold "contact" on that play. Refs bought it. Cairns didn't deserve that.

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cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Perth are playing shit all season! Other than 6ers, every team has been up and down through injuries.

Always say if it happened to any one else it wouldn't be as bigger deal than it is.

Perth find a way, it's been 30 years, not like it just happened a few seasons.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

"Prather was being held WWE style all game on his off ball movements so it wasn't all one way"

WWE style? So you're saying he was just acting?
Dude, refs don't give you calls for dodgy acting, even if you're a star like Prather or Cotton.
Well ... Prather anyway.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Gidden sticks out his knee. If you looking above it looks like theres no contact & he just standing there.

Its the timing of the call that makes it so controversial.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When I was at the game, I thought the Egwu flop was definitely a flop. He is lowering his upper body towards the floor even before the contact then throws himself backwards.

I'm not sure of the rules if there needs to be a warning first, so if the conjecture is about that then fair enough. But as far as whether it was a flop or not, absolutely it was.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You have to say the Cotton call is a soft one. There is a bump there though but whether that contact is sufficient to call at that point in the game and whether it was really in the act of shooting are highly questionable.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The more I watch that Cotton foul clip, the less I'm fussed about it. There's a bump there. It's slight, no doubt and isn't usually called at that point in the game, but it *can* be called. I think everyone's just going delirious because it helped Perth and everyone hates Perth.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two years ago

just watched replay of foul call on Gliddon. The contact seems to come from Cotton moving his right arm. Gliddon standing upright shuffling across with arms in the air. No foul in my opinion.
Cotton got himself in an awful position by dribbling to tightly into Gliddon, going left and then having to try and twist to get back on his right hand for the shot. Cotton was playing for it just like a defender does when they go down.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Live it looked like a foul to me, on the replay though it didn't look like as much of a foul as I first thought. I can see why it was called though and its one of those ones they sometimes would and sometimes wouldn't.

To everyone who is going nuts over it though, lets be honest its far from the worst call this year, its just because its Perth everyone's going crazier than usual for that type of call.

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Ras Posse  
Two years ago

Did Wortho mention anything about his travel on that spin move when he hopped on one foot in his whinge after the game?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Maybe that is the replay he mentioned in his whinge on Twitter? Pretty embarrassing display after the game by the Cairns players.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"just watched replay of foul call on Gliddon. The contact seems to come from Cotton moving his right arm. Gliddon standing upright shuffling across with arms in the air. No foul in my opinion. "

That was my initial impression too but you can get fooled by watching how straight Gliddon's arms are in the air. The foul was not with the arms, it has the hip bump.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Does anyone have the video footage of how close Cotton's buzzer beating shot was to being good?

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Tom  
Two years ago

Its on previous post re "Last play of game...". The ball just crazes the bottom of the net. I didn't really look like a shot. Bit of a heave.

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

The last few posts illustrate perfectly why people think the refs are shit. Leisurely review of multiple slow motion replays from multiple angles people can't agree if it's a vowel or not. The refs have to do it in real time and from one angle.

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Maxymoo  
Two years ago

I thought it was a no call at the game, and the replay showed it was even more of a no call.

It was an odd call too - they had appeared to put the whistles away .....Prather's previous drive had plenty of contact.

Feel for Cairns but hey you got take it out of the Refs hands ..... turnovers cost the game.

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Tom  
Two years ago

Don't bail the refs out.
Refs are human. They have the game on the line. That trail ref has found an excuse to make a call.
Cam Glidden gave him a reason to get involved and that was a poor play on his part but Cotton sold the contact. I don't need a slow mo replay and multiple angles to see that and make that call in my own mind.

The other telling factor for me is that that was not a shot like any other Cotton has shot in Australia. He actually throws the ball towards the hoop.
Cotton finds Glidden's body to wriggle up beside for a shot. It's an ugly play and the ref reacts penalising Glidden and pretty much deciding the game (should have made all 3 and finished Cairns off in reg.).

Glidden was wrong footed by Ware a few weeks back on a buzzer beater.
Wrong footed by Cotton and refs last night!!!!!!

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56  
Two years ago

Watch the video of last shot with CC on its hilarious.

"Boycott try train the guys doing man"

"Hate and now had a chance to win"

"Some pretty tearing food and then"

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Makes more sense than CT's poem.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

.37-.40 second mark of the video, right hip turns towards cotton and makes contact. Foul was there. The more questionable part is nbl don't pay continuation if the attempt is after a foul to get to the foul line. However cotton had to shoot it regardless so I don't know where that leaves the rules.

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CT  
Two years ago

Anonymous troll is angry. What's wrong buddy, jetski broken down? Backstreet boys not your thing?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

.37-.40 second mark of the video, right hip turns towards cotton and makes contact. Foul was there.
You're ignoring the baseline angle showing how far apart they are.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Wortho is a twat. He does what he wants, plays like a thug, then whinges. On one play, he tried to hip & shoulder the ball carrier out of court, then whinged when he got called for the foul.

As I said above, Cairns were robbed, but I wouldn't focus on the Cotton call. The refs were calling soft shooting fouls like that all night. Besides Cairns played it wrong. They had the time-out, they had their instructions, and they did the one thing they shouldn't.

On the flop call, it was definitely a flop, but I don't understand why the rule is the way it is. Either there's a charge, a blocking foul, or immaterial contact. So either call the foul, or let play continue, and the flopper is disadvantaged by being on his back. If he's impeded the player with the ball, then call a blocking foul. Allowing the other team to put their best shooter on the stripe, then retain possession, is a big penalty.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two years ago

@977
I wasn't referring to Gliddon making contact with his arms. It was Cotton who makes contact when moving his right arm. The contact seems to be his right arm on Gliddons hips.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

so wortho does what half the wildcats team does. he would fit in very well there actually.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wortho been a great player in the Nbl, he's allowed an opinion like we all are.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

I wasn't referring to Gliddon making contact with his arms. It was Cotton who makes contact when moving his right arm. The contact seems to be his right arm on Gliddons hips.
Yes officer, that man assaulted my foot with his testicles.

When two players make contact, it is incorrect to say that one makes contact with another. All that matters are the rules.
A player shall not ... impede the progress of an opponent by extending his hand, arm, elbow, shoulder, hip, leg, knee or foot, nor by bending his body into an 'abnormal' position
Players deliberately ensuring contact is made in an attempt to draw a foul is not only as old as the hills, its actively taught by many coaches. Yes, some of those fouls were soft, but they were called all night.

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Freethrows  
Two years ago

"Yes, some of those fouls were soft, but they were called all night."

Bullshit, Dazz. Two things. If that had have been Marto instead of Gliddon, there is no way it would have been called a foul, and to say those fouls had been called all night is just complete and utter crap.

Perth are famous for their ability to get away with monstering the ball carrier, Martin especially, and if you watch the game back, there are plenty of examples of contact which had much greater impact on the shooter or ball carrier, which were not called.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Yeah, a definite case of colour blindness there I think. Those fouls were most certainly not called the same way all night. A clue to that is the nation-wide uproar after that one was! If that was just one of many then people wouldn't be focussing on it.

Another thing that wasn't called consistently is that action being a shooting foul. It's extremely rare in today's NBL for a guy to be dribbling on the perimeter, get contact, chuck it in the direction of the basket, and be rewarded with a shooting foul when he clearly was not in the act of shooting at the time. (Totally different story when a guy is driving to the basket at least looking like a threat to score).
So not only was it not a foul, but if they decided that it was one (and granted the refs don't have the benefit of multiple angles and slo mo replays) I don't get why they gave him 3 FTs for it. At the game I was very relieved when he missed the 3rd one, because it would have been even more of a joke if the Cats had won it before OT. If there was a "ball don't lie" moment in that game, it was that free throw.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Marto doesn't defend by bumping people. He moves his feet very well to get in front

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Roy Hobbs  
Two years ago

Damo probably gets away with more hand checks and hold, on and off the ball, than any other player in the NBL.

His reputation allows him to get away with many plays that other guys routinely get called for.

Good on him, he plays to the whistle, but to say otherwise reeks of red coloured glasses.

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