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Train
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Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

This is a huge game for Perth. Brisbane have nothing to lose and Perth with everything on the line.


Previous Results:
Rd 1 Bris 72 - Per 65
Rd 9 Per 75 - Bri 90
Rd 14 Bris 68 - Per 72

Bullets have matched well against Perth so far this season. Can we please see Brandt start this game - McKay was owned by Jervis last game.

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Train
Last month
17:05 1 Feb 17

Reply #621967

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Sorry title should read Fri Feb 3. Can a mod please fix?


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leungtl
Last month
17:14 1 Feb 17

Reply #621969

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

McKay should still have a role to play with his rim protection though - it would negate one of Kendle's biggest strengths.

Hopefully Casey is fit for this one, Craig is hard to stop as is...


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cats 4 life
Last month
17:14 1 Feb 17

Reply #621971

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Lose this and they can plan there holiday!


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Anonymous
Last month
17:43 1 Feb 17

Reply #621975

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Cats easily. With or without one legged Prather. He doesn't seem to have any sorts of limp but the diehards seem to think he does.


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Dazz
Last month
18:49 1 Feb 17

Reply #621979

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Interesting to see how Kendle handles Damo and the Cats' D.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:40 1 Feb 17

Reply #621982

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Not well I one would think. He hasn't really got too many other weapons along side him to help have the defence sag off. Going up against a. Full strength bulletsbteam, think he could handle himself nicely though. Strong body type hard to move.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:16 1 Feb 17

Reply #621992

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Brisbane have owned Perth this year but will find it tough being so undermanned


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Anonymous
Last month
22:33 1 Feb 17

Reply #621994

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

"Brisbane have owned Perth this year"

Is your definition of owning having a 1-2 record against an opposition? Perhaps if you owned an arithmetic text book would be a good start.


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Dazz
Last month
22:34 1 Feb 17

Reply #621995

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Owned?
In their last game, on Brissy's home court, they were overrun by a tired Perth.
On Perth's home court, with the Cats's season on the line, with their injuries I don't give Brissy much of a chance.

The battle between Prather and Craig will be close.

Similarly, it will be interesting to see what happens up front.
Knight is definitely "on one leg." I'm just hoping McKay can get free and start having an impact. He's had some great games, and some pretty ordinary ones.
I am looking forward to the duel between Tommy and Gus.

But overall, I just think Perth will be able to control the game better. Martin will terrorise Kendle, whilst at the other end Brissy will struggle to contain Cotton.


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
23:06 1 Feb 17

Reply #621996

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Don't think Kendle has seen Damo's D before so should be interesting.


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Anonymous
Last month
10:27 2 Feb 17

Reply #622018

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Have you seen damps D? Dennis Schroder for one would laugh at this.


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Anonymous
Last month
10:28 2 Feb 17

Reply #622019

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Um, so?


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Anonymous
Last month
10:37 2 Feb 17

Reply #622020

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Was a joke. Google Dwight Howard mention D in a post game interview. Just a reference to seeing Damos D... double meaning ;)


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Anonymous
Last month
10:49 2 Feb 17

Reply #622022

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Ok cool. I thought you were saying because Schroder is a better defender than Damo, then we shouldn't be saying that Damo is a good defender.


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jimjim
Last month
12:59 2 Feb 17

Reply #622030

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Is Martin fully mobile now? I missed a couple of games. I thought his knee seemed a bit stiff, and he was generally off the pace a little on his first game back.

As for Brisbane owning Perth, I thought Craig has played great defense against Prather, and also managed strong offensive performance at the same time. Perth had been over reliant on Prather in past games.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:12 2 Feb 17

Reply #622066

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Prather has been relegated to role player basically since around Christmas because his leg is stuffed so that will make Craig's job even easier this time. He troubles even a fully fit Prather. Knight and McKay seem questionable as well lately. I would not be at all surprised if the cats blew this one. A lot is riding on Cotton having a rare good shooting night.


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Dazz
Last month
18:39 2 Feb 17

Reply #622070

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Nobody's suggesting that Perth are at the top of their game. Knight IS on one leg, Prather's production has lessened, and Mckay can run hot or cold. But neither are they gutted by injury like Brissy.


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Bill on the ball
Last month
20:49 2 Feb 17

Reply #622084

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

If Perth can do less jump shots and more layups, it will definitely increase their chances.

Think Matty knows be cannot afford to through up these shots as he wishes.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:54 2 Feb 17

Reply #622090

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

"Sorry title should read Fri Feb 3. Can a mod please fix?" Guess not ;)


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Train
Last month
21:55 2 Feb 17

Reply #622091

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Haha yeah so I noticed.


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J
Last month
23:39 2 Feb 17

Reply #622097

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Perth has looked outplayed by Brisbane this year.

As for all clubs injuries are mounting for cats, Mckay called out of the last game grabbing at a hip, Knight (despite his alleged soft nature) has not been the same player since that fall vs Sydney, Prather seems to have no lift and lost his ability and/or willingness to drive and finish (a few more foul shots when he gets hit might help incentivise him).

Brisbane could take this one, Perth only ever seems to turn it on when their backs are against the wall, and even then it's at best a half of good quality basketball.

Cotton needs to stop settling for long of the dribble looks, he is so much better when he uses the screen and attacks the paint. (Yes i know our offence generates nothing for anyone but he alone could change that with some more drive and dish)

Pains me to say it but if Kickert gets hot and drops 5 3pt bombs that could be the game.


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Bill on the ball
Last month
23:52 2 Feb 17

Reply #622098

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

I think Kickert will be a marked man this time.

Damo is back to his normal self. Prather has recovered according to Gleason. Matty played a bit less selfish last game.

Wagstaff is getting better balls from his mates.

Jameel has to fire ... as he,too, knows it is the biz end.

Cotton is about caught on with the deep plays and he will be smart on the balls this time.

Sorry, the Cats are going to the line, expect the worse for teams playing them. 2nd place is expected by the management by this weekend.


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Anonymous
Last month
07:32 3 Feb 17

Reply #622105

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

In a pefect world bill in a perfect world. Will they beat Brisbane? Yes. Will they click into gear like you believe as everyone all of a sudden seems to get it, is healthy etc not sure.


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CT
Last month
07:40 3 Feb 17

Reply #622106

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Should also depend on which version of Princess wagstaff turns up; the one who drops 3s at will when he's fired up in the last quarter, or the one who wanders round like he's concussed.


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AKA
Last month
09:53 3 Feb 17

Reply #622115

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

An interesting subplot in this game is the fact that Kickert needs only 1 more made 3 pointer to be the lone member of the NBL's 50-40-90 club.

I expect Perth to handle the injury ravaged Bullets rather easily. If they jump to an early lead and the Cats get their tails up it could be a blowout.


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paul
Last month
10:08 3 Feb 17

Reply #622117

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

I believe if Jerome Randle shoots 3/3, 4/6, 5/8, 6/10 or 7/13 etc from long range to finish the season he will join the 50-40-90 club too (assuming he doesn't go cold from the other areas).


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AKA
Last month
10:59 3 Feb 17

Reply #622126

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Santamaria will know regarding Randle. He's all over that sort of stuff


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Anonymous
Last month
11:13 3 Feb 17

Reply #622129

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Santamaria>>>paul ;-)


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Anonymous
Last month
14:52 3 Feb 17

Reply #622186

re: Perth Vs Brisbane Fri Mar 3

Apparently Kickert was on crutches Tuesday with an ankle injury? Any truth to this rumour?


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Anonymous
Last month
18:54 3 Feb 17

Reply #622224

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

McKay to score over 7.5 points paying $1.88, thoughts?

Lowered line due to a few average games, due to bounce back imo. How's his injury going? I can see him getting a few easy points off putbacks and some baskets of dishes.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:13 3 Feb 17

Reply #622252

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I'd agree with that. Personally when betting on player overs unders I prefer the guards who get so many more touches. I always look at majok majok, consistently at 7.5 get 2 early hoops never sees it again. Atleast with a cotton you know coke money time he can make a run. Should lead all scores tonight. Won't be kickert Craig and Prather isn't playing well.


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CT
Last month
21:22 3 Feb 17

Reply #622265

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

That's quite the look that Tueta's rocking...


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Anonymous
Last month
21:33 3 Feb 17

Reply #622266

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Gleeson really hates Mckay.


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Mike
Last month
21:34 3 Feb 17

Reply #622267

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Bless his Cotton socks


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Mike
Last month
21:35 3 Feb 17

Reply #622268

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Brandt's doing it all in the post

What a threat he's becoming


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Mike
Last month
21:38 3 Feb 17

Reply #622269

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

COTTON IS LIT


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Anonymous
Last month
22:18 3 Feb 17

Reply #622273

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Matty Knight unluckiest player ever


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Anonymous
Last month
22:21 3 Feb 17

Reply #622274

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Cotton outplayed ware last week and is torching the bullets tonight


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Anonymous
Last month
22:23 3 Feb 17

Reply #622275

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I don't blame Gleeson for not giving McKay minutes, the guy has done absolutely nothing to help the team tonight.


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
22:25 3 Feb 17

Reply #622276

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I know this gets brought up most Perth home game threads, but christ Brad Robbins... stfu with the "we" bollocks m8. This ain't like NBA Fox Sports telecasts where each team has its own callers. It's pretty shitty. Yet another reason to hate Perth. Gawwwwd I despise em.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:26 3 Feb 17

Reply #622277

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I cant stand perth but wow Cotton is nice


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MACDUB
Last month
22:28 3 Feb 17

Reply #622278

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Perth fans are classless really. Craig was fouled by Martin no doubt. Martin came rushing in and banged his shoulder into Craigs head. Head can naturally fling backward in those situations.

Anyway lets play the NBL drinking game:

- Drink 1 neck everytime Gleeson complains to the refs

- Drink 1 neck for everytime the commentators talk about Martin's defence

- Drink 1 neck for everytime the commentators mention the crowd or the atmosphere at Perth Arena.

- Drink 1 neck for everytime the commentators talk about Knight's injury histort

- Drink 1 neck for each time McKay travels or fouls


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Mr bEn
Last month
22:59 3 Feb 17

Reply #622279

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Good call MACDUB!

Anyone know if Tueta lost a bet?


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Mike
Last month
23:00 3 Feb 17

Reply #622280

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

HIRE IS LIT


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Anonymous
Last month
23:17 3 Feb 17

Reply #622281

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Because the like of Mika Vukona(a known goon cheap shot artist ) and the Breakers crowd are so classy. Go cry me a river


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Dazz
Last month
23:51 3 Feb 17

Reply #622285

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Just one of those games. Brissy were outclassed, and once the lead got pushed out, the pressure is all on them, and Perth just able to play their own game. You know that when Perth hits 61% from beyond the arc it's a special night.

Great to be able to limit the minutes of the starters, because now comes the big ask of the weekend, backing up against Cairns in FNQ. Matty Knight looked ok, when he returned to the bench. Hopefully he's well enough to play and can have an early impact against Cairns.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:57 3 Feb 17

Reply #622286

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

knight just faking another injury again is that what ur saying? if he got concussed then theres no way he should play this weekend and probably should be doubtful for next round


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
00:03 4 Feb 17

Reply #622287

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

NBL match report says that Gleeson said he's fine and not concussed.


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Anonymous
Last month
00:09 4 Feb 17

Reply #622288

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

the only reason Perth won was because of the refs am I doing it right. Go cry me a river MACDUB your team could only dream of having 10000 plus at every game


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Luuuc
Last month
00:13 4 Feb 17

Reply #622289

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I wasn't a fan of the booing either


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Train
Last month
00:16 4 Feb 17

Reply #622290

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Not a big fan of the booing either but lets be honest here, any home crowd around the league does the same. Good to see Perth firing even with 2 of 3 imports not firing.


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Luuuc
Last month
00:19 4 Feb 17

Reply #622292

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I'm all for some booing in general, don;t get me wrong!
I just don't get why it happens right after the crowd is shown a replay of actual contact. That's 2 games in a row it has happened - last time being Ware copping one.


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Dazz
Last month
00:20 4 Feb 17

Reply #622293

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

No, you've got it wrong, clearly Craig is the dirtiest player in the history of the NBL, and only ever scores points by flopping, and besides its all the refs' fault.


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Luuuc
Last month
00:21 4 Feb 17

Reply #622295

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

And it irks me that we wasted one of our rare good shooting nights on an opponent we didn't need it to beat.
But it was still fun :)
Perth Wildcats 62% from outside the arc ... what are the odds of that?!


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Btown
Last month
00:28 4 Feb 17

Reply #622296

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Good win by the cats and got some decent minutes deep into the bench to keep fresh.

highlight of the night: ref signaling redhages illegal screen to the bench, smacked his own butt like a 50s pinup girl.


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Anonymous
Last month
00:28 4 Feb 17

Reply #622297

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

- Drink 1 neck for everytime someone complains about Perth


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Anonymous
Last month
00:37 4 Feb 17

Reply #622299

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

To me on the replay I did think it looked like a little bit of an exaggeration of the contact by Craig. I'm sure lots of people thought the same, hence why some booed. Damo had just picked up a foul on a bad call 20sec earlier, so for their crowd favourite to then get another foul on something that did look a big exaggerated was enough to make them annoyed and get the crowd booing.

Booing is all just part of the home court advantage. Perth love an excuse to boo an opposition player and a lot of the time it puts the player right off for the rest of the game (a few it can fire them up though). 12,000+ fans booing you wouldn't make it easy for you to play, Craig went scoreless after that.


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Anonymous
Last month
00:38 4 Feb 17

Reply #622300

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

bit exaggerated*


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Train
Last month
00:51 4 Feb 17

Reply #622301

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Nice post anon.
Hire was big tonight. He's actually been pretty handy beyond the arc this year. Still like what I saw if Brandt tonight - Perth need him to be aggressive. The result was what I would expect of a playoff team against a team hurt so bad by injuries.


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Dazz
Last month
00:59 4 Feb 17

Reply #622303

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

And it irks me that we wasted one of our rare good shooting nights on an opponent we didn't need it to beat.
But it was still fun :)
Perth Wildcats 62% from outside the arc ... what are the odds of that?!
True, but I think in part it came from the lack of pressure.


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Dazz
Last month
01:00 4 Feb 17

Reply #622304

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

And on a side note, what kind of dim-witted muppet decides that FRIDAY night, with 12k people at the Arena, is the best time to shut down the trains?


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J
Last month
01:08 4 Feb 17

Reply #622306

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

The reason Craig got booed is beaches for those in the stands knight got cleaned up on an illegal screen and for all around looked concussed. On the next play Craig exaggerates the contact, it wasn't to his head at all and gets the call. Classic nbl refs butchering the situation.

Anyone see the Kenny out of bounds call? Looked in by a mile at the game


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J
Last month
01:08 4 Feb 17

Reply #622307

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

The reason Craig got booed is beaches for those in the stands knight got cleaned up on an illegal screen and for all around looked concussed. On the next play Craig exaggerates the contact, it wasn't to his head at all and gets the call. Classic nbl refs butchering the situation.

Anyone see the Kenny out of bounds call? Looked in by a mile at the game


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Anonymous
Last month
01:11 4 Feb 17

Reply #622308

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

"Anyone see the Kenny out of bounds call? Looked in by a mile at the game"

I thought that was well in too, would like to see a replay of it


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Btown
Last month
01:12 4 Feb 17

Reply #622309

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

"And on a side note, what kind of dim-witted muppet decides that FRIDAY night, with 12k people at the Arena, is the best time to shut down the trains?"

There was also Chinese New Year celebrations at Elizabeth quay. Absolutely moronic planning.


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Train
Last month
01:15 4 Feb 17

Reply #622310

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Which train line was shit down ?


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Anonymous
Last month
01:15 4 Feb 17

Reply #622311

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Gleeson has no qualms in benching Prather and McKay when they are not performing


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Anonymous
Last month
01:19 4 Feb 17

Reply #622312

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

@train

your name is train, surely you'd know ;)


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J
Last month
01:24 4 Feb 17

Reply #622314

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Also if redhage went down like Craig would you all be explaining in detail the "contact" that occurred?


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Train
Last month
01:31 4 Feb 17

Reply #622315

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

"your name is train, surely you'd know ;)"

Haha, I'll pay that


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Dazz
Last month
01:37 4 Feb 17

Reply #622316

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Northern trains only run as far as Stirling, then buses only run as far as Joondalup.
So if you live north of there and catch the train to work (as my daughter does) you're stuffed.

And this after the government keeps encouraging people having a night out to use trains, rather than DUI or wait 3 hours for a taxi. Uber will be doing well tonight.


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Anonymous
Last month
01:38 4 Feb 17

Reply #622317

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

#DeleteUber


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Dazz
Last month
01:41 4 Feb 17

Reply #622319

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Anyone see the Kenny out of bounds call? Looked in by a mile at the game
Have you noticed how many calls the refs get completely wrong that happen right in front of Gleeson?
Either they are doing it deliberately to wind him up, or it is some kind of subconscious effect that causes them to look away whenever they see Trev.


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cats 4 life
Last month
01:53 4 Feb 17

Reply #622320

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

[email protected], we say it every game but the refs are [email protected] We won by 31with half a bullets team. But geez, shocking and the three amigos will decide the champions not the players.


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Btown
Last month
03:22 4 Feb 17

Reply #622326

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Actually thought the refs were okay, a lot better than recent games. Only issue was so many illegal screens making parts of it a shit game to watch, but at least the calls were balanced to both teams.


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Anonymous
Last month
09:56 4 Feb 17

Reply #622331

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Transperth has learned their lesson regarding shutting trains down after event.

No train was shut down util well after the game last night.


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Luuuc
Last month
15:49 4 Feb 17

Reply #622385

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

[email protected]
Matt Knight hasn't travelled to Cairns and will miss tomorrow's game as a precaution, after taking a knock to the head in last night's win.


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Dazz
Last month
17:05 4 Feb 17

Reply #622392

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

we're stuffed


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RedArmy
Last month
17:42 4 Feb 17

Reply #622403

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

It just means that Brandt and McKay will need to step up. I'd still expect us to win. We got to rest a lot of the starters in the fourth last night.


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Anonymous
Last month
17:52 4 Feb 17

Reply #622406

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

I don't think we've seen it, but just an idea, could McKay and Brandt both coexist on the floor together in short bursts?

They are both very mobile for big men, reasonably skilled and Brandt has an alright jump shot on him (not like Matty's mid range though). I don't think you'd want to use it all the time, but I'd like to see it for a little just to see what would happen. If it works it would help when Knights out and give us another option for our lineups.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:08 4 Feb 17

Reply #622417

re: Perth vs Brisbane, Fri Feb 3

Hire could also play more given his hot form. He can handle himself on the boards as a PF


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