Anonymous
Two years ago

SF2 Game 1 Taipans vs Wildcats Feb 17th

this will be a defensive grind for 4th quarters and could we see a third overtime game this season between these 2 teams.

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

Situations have changed. Wildcats are playing full team, fit, and know this is playoffs time.

Expect it to be like the MU and Cats game in round 19. Cats will dominate in the 3rd qtr and then bring it home.

Sorry can't see it any other way.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans will win.

Sorry can't see it any other way.

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XY  
Two years ago

Ah the woofing gods will have a field day with this one.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Geez bill your awkwardly optimistic!? The cats looked ordinary for long spurts against united. Cairns will win this one I reckon, with some ease. Very good at home and they have a great fan base up there. That's how I see it.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

I'll be at home watching this one on my tv, with the NBL TV website as a backup and the phone app as an emergency option.

Sorry can't see it any other way.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You can - on Telstra TV box ;)

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Rabbit 63  
Two years ago

Can anyone tell me why cairns are 3rd and have home court advantage in this series?
Perth have the same win/loss, better points % and won the head to head this season.
What am I missing?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

The three-way tie included Illawarra.

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Rabbit 63  
Two years ago

Cheers for the info.
I have always thought the head to head thing was I bit quirky and good for a rivalry, but does this make any one else think it's time to move on?
Why should cairns and Perth be separated by the results between cairns and Illawarra?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Cairns and Perth weren't separated by the results between Cairns and Illwarra. Cairns, Perth, and Illawarra were separated by the results between Cairns, Perth, and Illawarra.

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Jack Toft  
Two years ago

Massive, massive game.

Perf might be a full strength, but they are Wildcats at home, and Pussycats on the road.

While they will be looking at a good result to send off retiring players, I can see this series going three games.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

Perth eventually got over United, but didn't look convincing for much of that game when I expected they would be composed all game. HCA for the Taipans should really make this interesting.

Hopefully they make it to three games and wear each other out.

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Hoot  
Two years ago

Ricky Grace has said the Wildcats are playing their best basketball at the right time.

Don't know if their best is good enough to beat Cairns who are playing pretty darn well at the moment.

Cairns have form and HCA on their side, so it's their game to lose really.

Cats the underdogs for sure.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Loughzy's gonna go so hard tonight that ESPN will have to rename their documentaries '40 for 40'

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Brunson  
Two years ago

All season I thought Taipans would struggle and they proved me wrong. Tonight I think Perth will win but happy for Taipans to prove me wrong again.

Perth will come out with nothing to lose while Taipans will play with lots of pressure on their shoulders.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'm optimistic Perth will lose this game. Taipans are tough at home at the best of times they will be ready to do Australian basketball a solid and get his one ;)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anyone got the inside word on what shoes Prather will be wearing?

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

I'm starting to drink at 4pm.

sorry can't see it any other way.

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Hoot  
Two years ago

Annon - Prather's been averaging 27.5 points, 3 rebounds and 8.5 assists a game since he switched to the Adidas Harden 1s.

Cats fans should be hoping he continues to wear the Harden's as he'll need to put up those numbers consistently through the playoffs if the Wildcats are to have any hope of advancing.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You weirdos and your foot fetishes!

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leungtl  
Two years ago

Harden put up 38, 12 & 12 yesterday so I have high hopes for Casey.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

ha! Jawai's been wearing Dunlop Volleys all season. He's switching to LBJ 8's tonight.

Expect a quadruple double.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Cairns and Perth weren't separated by the results between Cairns and Illwarra. Cairns, Perth, and Illawarra were separated by the results between Cairns, Perth, and Illawarra.
Ah Kober, at it again.
Rabbit is correct in what he says.

Rabbit, that's the way the whole system works, it's a teams aggregate wins that count. NZ don't finish in front of Perth just because they took the split.
So when you have 3 teams finish on equal wins, the mini-table includes all those 3 teams.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Which is what koberulz said.

Dazz, I've spent the best part of the last week defending you from the anon trolls. You are making it difficult with your inane comments. Please stop.

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

As above, Taipans to do us all a favour and belt the piss out of Perf.

6ers vs Snakes GF series.

Sorry, can't see it any other way.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dazz can't be stopped he won't be stopped! I'm just happy he moderately left the 36er Hawks thread alone. Good luck defending him
Though.

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Big Ads  
Two years ago

Or you could just not read anything he posts. That has worked for me with a number of people who frequently post on hoops (and allowed me to live a more fulfilling and happier life).

I'm sure people apply the same approach to all my posts too (but I'm sure ROFLcopter will say I'm a flog :-))

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

Cotton said to the press he knows what it will take to nullify Cairns offensives defensively.

The guys know Jawai's two steps tootsy and will force him to foul with a third step. So much so Jawai will sit down or be a burden.

Sorry can't see it any other way.

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

Nah, Big Ads....you make total sense.

I'm all for moderating what one reads.

Reading trash is for flogs!!

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skip  
Two years ago

Cairns in OT tonight.

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ME  
Two years ago

I want Perth to win the series, but only so I don't have to look at that hideous Cairns Convention Center during the Grand Finals. If there is an uglier arena in world basketball, I haven't seen it.

Plus, it would be great if the Sixers could avenge their 2014 title loss.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

ME I'm surprised by your stadium comment. CCC looks sexy. The ugliest stadium is Perth Arena with it's all blue theme (wtf?) which makes it look like an indoor aquatic centre.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Meanwhile you all skipped over my peach of a joke ^

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

We skipped it for a very good reason.

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Train  
Two years ago

The ugliest venue ever would have been the Townsville RSL venue that the Crocs played at a couple of years ago. Total embarrassment to the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Titans/Giants final season was embarrassing crowds/stadium wise. At least the Crocs got fans in.

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Train  
Two years ago

"At least the Crocs got fans in."
What all 20 of them? ;)

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Which is what koberulz said
I suspect you missed the start of this discussion?
Rabbit 63 correctly made the point that Cairns only finished above Perth, because Cairns had won the Hawks split 3:1.
Kober, as usual, had to be a dick and attack somebody just for the sake of it by arguing semantics.

I was simply trying to clarifying for Rabbit. Whilst he's correct, and looked at from one angle it might seem almost unfair, looking at aggregate FIRST is how the system works.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Train Crocs RSL season was ugly but not as ugly as Titans/Giants final season.

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

Arrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!

^^ I accidentally read it :(

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dazz stop clutching at straws to try and get back at koberulz. It's so plain to see, but keep digging that hole for our personal amusement.

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Train  
Two years ago

Wow it must of been bad haha. I can't recall it to be honest so I'll take your word :)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Rabbit 63 correctly made the point that Cairns only finished above Perth, because Cairns had won the Hawks split 3:1.
Kober, as usual, had to be a dick and attack somebody just for the sake of it by arguing semantics."

No, Rabbit posed a question about the split and asked "what am I missing?" Koberulz answered his question correctly ie gave him what he was missing. You can't accuse someone of arguing semantics when the person they are "arguing" with asked for the semantics to be provided.

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Train  
Two years ago

Anyone remember the last time Perth won a Playoff game on the road?
It would of been quite a few years ago.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

March 30, 2014 SF G2 vs. Wollongong

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The last time Cairns won a road playoff game:

March 1, 2015 SF G2 vs. Perth

:P

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Train  
Two years ago

haha I remember that game. Perth had a few players out injured and Sportsbet hadn't caught on. I put $100 on Cairns to win and got a pretty good payout :P

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Dave  
Two years ago

I hope Wortho Scores 50

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"The ugliest stadium is Perth Arena with it's all blue theme (wtf?) which makes it look like an indoor aquatic centre."

The blue was chosen by the Government because of the Hopman Cup

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

I hope Loughton hits a 3 and starts going nuts with the celebrations Shane Watson style.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

I remember when the Victoria Giants were playing at the Melb Sports & Aquatic Centre and IMO that venue wasn't as bad to look at on TV as Townsville RSL Stadium.

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leungtl  
Two years ago

Speaking of ugly looking stadiums, how has nobody mentioned NSEC and their awkwardly placed different shades of court yet?!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

True Zodiac but what made it worse with the Giants was at some games a few hundred people would only show up. At least at RSL they had 1k minimum per game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Okay people are now talking about different things.

Worst stadium as a whole = RSL in Townsville
Worst attendance as a whole = Giants in their last season was so so pathetic on TV games
Worst court as a whole = that sh_t brown court Breakers play on at NSEC

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Anon is right, the Crocs had no problem getting their fan in. He got plenty of leg room too.

If you don't think the North Shore Events Centre is the worst stadium in the NBL you are either blind, drunk, blind drunk or partially lobotomised. There are YMCA's in Syria that are in better condition.

Hell not even 3 Doors Down would perform at NESC...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Replace the court at NSEC it wouldn't look too bad actually. Such an easy solution but the ppl running that stadium must be stubborn as fck.

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Very Old  
Two years ago

I think that cairn will "go troppo" tonight and that several of their players will suddenly find offensive form. 15+ win with a near highest score for the season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So what you're saying is you can't see it any other way...

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Too hard to call. Just hope the game gets some flow, stays close and is fun to watch.

Fearne usually has some decent defensive tricks to shut down key players whereas Cairns have a whole bunch of people who may be the star(s)on any given night so are somewhat harder to scout.

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Sneaked in a Cotton windmill in there..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why is a horrible commentator like Heal slotted in for finals :x argh!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

omg Heal AND Tragardh(?) *vomit*

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

3> MUTE button

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

lol a couple of 4 & 5pt turnarounds by taipans not being assertive

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Mitchell one of the dumber players that have graced out shores.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

CLEAN Mitchell block yet Cats get the foul call. o_O

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

QT 21-31

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

This doesn't look good for Cairns. Down 10 already at quarter time AND Perth have scored 30 points too.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Clean Egwu block. Mitchell on the pine with three fouls.

Not even shore they called it on Egwu if they did it was a shocker.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Cats gonna Cats

Should have loaded up on them

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Brunson  
Two years ago

"CLEAN Mitchell block yet Cats get the foul call. o_O"

Mitchell wasn't even on the court. It was Egwu who you are thinking of and the foul was on McCarron anyway.

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Vic Wildcat  
Two years ago

Excellent start, good to see Casey perform well up here, been a bit of a graveyard for him

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

I thought it must have been of McCarron but the clowns on the mike said Egwu.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes Egwu clean block my mistake. How can it be a foul, unless something dodgy is at work????

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J  
Two years ago

Some bad calls both ways. Brands 3rd please. That one on egwu just earlier wow

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah FSTOS the clowns made it seem like the clean block was the foul but it was off the ball... half watching listening while at work... such a sh_t comm team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"CAIRNS HAS WON 7 OF IT'S LAST 8 HOME GAMES AGAINST PERTH"

LOL @ the apostrophe, amateur hour production.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Tell that Russell clown that it not a fkn ball up.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Thugby league guy what do you expect :(

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns havent started yet. Down 10 havent shot well, still expect them to get rolling and win this one.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Casey-Greer-Harvey have got daylight on this crew.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Wadapp!

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J  
Two years ago

Charge then no charge... hmmm typical.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Is he? No ball up in league

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Train  
Two years ago

Shane Heal really doesn't like the Wildcats.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Carfino on the sideline? lol Get him commentating ASAP to replace one of these clowns.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

FSTOS he is a rugby league commentator on Fox Sports. So I assumed he gets it from there. If not then lol...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Shane Heal really doesn't like the Wildcats."

As much as I can't stand him he is the only commentator that actually calls out the BS calls the Cats get. One of the only positives of his "commentary"

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Loughton... retire already

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J  
Two years ago

It was like the refs got bored and needed to do something, foul wortho lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well the refs are the stars of the show who we all pay to watch... apparently.

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J  
Two years ago

Fear new wants a foul, foul prather.

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J  
Two years ago

Fearne sorry

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Did Wagstaff get a flop warning?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

let's not put a hand up on Cotton...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So did Cameron Tragardh retire after being dropped by Cairns I thought he was going to try and get another team not commentate?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tragardh being on court would be preferable than him being behind the mic. My god what a microphone assassin!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Trice is trash.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wortho horrible shot. lmao They know you can't drive anymore

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J  
Two years ago

That is not a foul on Damo, please of all the things you could call him for you choose that... pathetic

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Wildcats80  
Two years ago

So you going to complain about martins 3rd foul that was soft. I do t think so.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Where is the playoff intensity (both sides)? Feels like a regular season game atm.

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J  
Two years ago

Wildcats80 I don't understand your comment, did you think that was actually a foul? Taking the contact in the middle of his cylinder with hands out?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Do the Taipans realise they are in the playoffs? They are so passive.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Perf 48-37 H/T

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twenty four  
Two years ago

I missed the first few minutes, is Nate hurt or is Fearne trying the lose?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

every time I watch Cotton, I keep leaning towards Cotton > Randle or Ware

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

yeah where is Jawai??

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"missed the first few minutes, is Nate hurt or is Fearne trying the lose?"

Got 2 early fouls, not sure if he's hurt too though

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Train  
Two years ago

Are we sure that Heals fraud charges aren't related to Commentary fraud?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jawai 2 fouls, Mitchell 3 fouls. Hmmm. Why does one team always get the calls?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cotton the real MVP

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Wilson Sting  
Two years ago

"Wildcats80 I don't understand your comment, did you think that was actually a foul? Taking the contact in the middle of his cylinder with hands out?"

Yes, after he stepped into his path. The least controversial call all night so far.

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Train  
Two years ago

"Jawai 2 fouls, Mitchell 3 fouls. Hmmm. Why does one team always get the calls?"

Fouls are at 12 all. Martin and Brandt have 3 fouls, Prather 2 ....what exactly are you getting at lol

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Mitchells 3 were all stupidly legit and he was very lucky the refs didn't T him up.

Not the sharpest tool in the shed is Mitchell.

Nate got a dodgy O foul on a post up.

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Wildcats80  
Two years ago

Anon Martin 3 brant this you tosser goes both ways

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Cotton is one hell of a player. I said last night Randle is up with the best we have ever seen here and Cotton is heading in that direction as well.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Reffing not too bad and certainly not favouring any team much.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Randle was the deserved MVP winner but I do think overall Cotton is probably a better player.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Seems a decent character too.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Why is NBL.tv now telling me I need to upgrade to the finals package half way through game 2?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Why is NBL.tv now telling me I need to upgrade to the finals package half way through game 2?"

I don't use NBL.TV, but on FB they said finals are covered under your regular season pass...

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Mike  
Two years ago

This game is done.

Anyone get on cats 11+?

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J  
Two years ago

Poor nate

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twenty four  
Two years ago

Yeah I was aware of Jawai's foul situation. Just baffled that he didn't come back in the 2nd.

And now he gets hit with a soft 3rd foul...

That home cooking, huh?

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Vic Wildcat  
Two years ago

Jesus Nate gets crucified, he gets bashed no call, then gets soft stuff at the other end,happened last year, and still is happening.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Damo & Jawai both cop their 3rd on equally (hella) soft calls :/

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

This is getting ugly. Perth up by 20 now.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

these soft fouls both ways are getting frustrating to watch

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

They are ... are there goes another one ... but at least they're consistent with them

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Trice's nuts may have finally dropped.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Here come the snakes

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Put the whistle away and let them play, come on

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBoTggz8zQs

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Brickstaff has to have the worst 3pt% this season right?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

awful fadeaway trash by Trice...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

you can always count on the wildcats to have long stretches where they make scoring look impossible

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Brickstaff... nice lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Seriously get Wagstaff off the court for hire

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Should have left big Nate out there. He wasn't getting buckets but he was having a big influence.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Please do not bring hire on. Get Redhage on

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Please do not bring hire on. Get Redhage on"

Either will do they can both score better than Brickstaff at the minute though yes preferably Redhage

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dumb foul with Perth in the bonus when Brandt hasn't done a thing all game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

lol at leaving Cotton open... again

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Thanks Bryce. We needed that one big time.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That Egwu foul so super soft

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Cha-chingstaff

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J  
Two years ago

Blame McCarron for that one, moving when the screens coming

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Bullets Fan  
Two years ago

Pretty clear the head office wants a 36ers Vs Wildcats grand final.

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Both Egwu fouls were there...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

pathetic snakes

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Egwu moving screen was a soft foul

-Cats fan

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jawai 4 now

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What's the temperature in cairns right now it'd have to be cold for the snakes to be playing this way.
(Animal biology jokes ahoy)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Soft Cairns cooked themselves.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans are FLOGS

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Snakes seem to be in brumation..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cotton may just be the best player in this league. Unstoppable.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Snakes seem to be in brumation.."
Amazing

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans D is a joke

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Mike  
Two years ago

Well the NBA wanted Cotton,, it's not surprising he's probably the best in the leeg

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Shit calls both ways, but all game Cairns seem to have been getting noticeably more frustrated and letting it affect them compared to Perth.

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J  
Two years ago

Mitchell you foul heaps!

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Truer than Paul Pierce  
Two years ago

Can't wait to see Randle make Cotton look like candy floss.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans are opaque..
They need to shed there skin before the next game and come back fresh and revitalised.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Fearne again to lose a home advantage finals series.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans arent even running anything lmao

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

other than the shot clock

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Fearne the playoff dud

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Red74  
Two years ago

Perth better have a 3 year contract ready for cotton at the end of the game or else! Damo would be great off the bench next year

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J  
Two years ago

Carfino hammer on the head. I thought it was nail haha

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

that could of been real ugly

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Truer than Paul Pierce  
Two years ago

Unsportsmanlike foul? What about the one against the Cheats in the third quarter?

8 on 5 is always the way when it comes to the Wildcats.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

thank god he stuck the landing

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Can't whinge about that call. That was dangerous as hell.

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AussiePride  
Two years ago

That foul was standard practice last year. Needs to be outlawed!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Unsportsmanlike foul? What about the one against the Cheats in the third quarter?

8 on 5 is always the way when it comes to the Wildcats."

lol there have been some average calls, but no way can you complain about that one

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Typical NBL if you try a dunk there is a chance your career may end. and the fouler always acts like it was a regular foul... facepalm

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Right call.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

rest the starters, Trev

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sack Fearne

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Mike  
Two years ago

Cats v Adealide should be a ripping GF series

Reckon Perth can get game 1 too

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Red74  
Two years ago

We're coming for you Adelaide!!!

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Hell yayerrr

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Nice win Perth. One of the better refereed games of late. Set a standard and were pretty consistent at maintaining that standard.

Also showed restraint when players let off some steam after calls.

Cotton special.

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AussiePride  
Two years ago

Perth with the bench out there. if Adelaide were that far in front I think Randall's wife would have played the last minute!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cotton isn't signing for three years hahha keep dreaming.

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Wildcats80  
Two years ago

And cats win here come the 8vs 5 to tossers comments

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J  
Two years ago

Expect cairns to come out firing in perth, they have shown they play well there.

Getting the early lead will be huge, so will not getting in foul trouble.

Lots of cheapie but some really poor decisions at bad times to pick up fouls. Mitchel especially, you can't sky for a block when you're in foul trouble.

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Wilson Sting  
Two years ago

"Set a standard and were pretty consistent at maintaining that standard."

Generally agree (though the standard they set was crap and soft), except with the O fouls against Egwu/Jawai/Loughton. Knight made the same plays all game but wasn't called.

Taipans turnovers and dumb decision making cost them the game.

Perth prove they are nothing without Cotton and Prather, at least that's one more star than ADL have.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tragardh's voice = wtf

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Knight picked up an O foul on an on ball as well from memory.

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J  
Two years ago

Take the two best players out of any team and what do you think they have? Wilson sting?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL classic game on Fox now... semi final from 2008 Wright's Bullets vs. Goorjian's Kings.... Ahh the good old days unlike the boring trash semis of this year.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

2007*

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Just  
Two years ago

Cotton may just be the best player in this league. Or at least would have to a close second to Randle. Deadly 3 point shot, elite finishing around the rim, great handle with a deadly crossover, super quick, doesn't overplay and manages to always keep his composure... just the ultimate shooting guard. I can't remember a better finals performance than that from a Wildcat in years. I wonder if the Wildcats have any chance at all at of hanging onto him for another season. I fear he's too good to stick around.

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Brunson  
Two years ago

Well done Wildcats a well deserved victory.

Poor effort by Taipans, too many brain fades throughout the game and then shooting 3-19 from 3 cost them the game.

I have no issue with the refereeing in that game. Cairns kept putting the refs in position to call the fouls (moving screens, obvious fouls) and so they did.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"So did Cameron Tragardh retire after being dropped by Cairns I thought he was going to try and get another team not commentate?"

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/sport/local-sport/cameron-tragardh-i-was-completely-blindsided-by-the-decision/news-story/

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

With Cotton Damo hardly even needs to touch the ball on offense. Just move it on occasionally and take a wide open sot now and then.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/sport/local-sport/cameron-tragardh-i-was-completely-blindsided-by-the-decision/news-story/55e3aedb3664509ea948941ebafb33b9

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Train  
Two years ago

Great win Cats. They really have turned the corner. Bring it home in 2

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Surely if he loses the series Fearne is fired?

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J  
Two years ago

Why fire fearne? He has gotten the most out of his team, they got outplayed today, can't blame the coach for them losing Cotton constantly, I'm sure he wasn't saying give Cotton wide open shots

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/sport/local-sport/cameron-tragardh-i-was-completely-blindsided-by-the-decision/news-story/55e3aedb3664509ea948941ebafb33b9

Still doesn't actually say retired hints at finding a new team

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NBL Comm  
Two years ago

NBL.tv running for a record time after the game.

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NBL Comm  
Two years ago

How come the commentary team does 4 to 5 reviews of the game?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

he obviously didn't find one due to the timing as stated in the article.... der

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Vic Wildcat  
Two years ago

Great win a little too early to be talking about a GF , this season has been the most even ever, and we have all been surprised each week with the results.

But if Prather and Cotton can keep that sort of form up, it will certainly be off assistance to our hopes.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Wildcats?

Fk em.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Hate em

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Unsportsmanlike foul?

Art. 37 Unsportsmanlike foul
37.1. Definition
37.1.1. An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact foul which, in the judgement of an official is:
• Not a legitimate attempt to directly play the ball within the spirit and intent of the rules.
• Excessive, hard contact caused by a player in an effort to play the ball.

• Contact by the defensive player from behind or laterally on an opponent in an attempt to stop the fast break and there is no defensive player between the offensive player and the opponent's basket.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Some too foreseeable aspects to this game.
Loved Wortho's comment: "its just an ordinary game between the Wildcats and the Taipans."

Too many fouls, especially on the forwards, Jawai, Egwu, and Mitchell all in trouble early. Cairns backcourt unable to contain Cotton and Prather.

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dj  
Two years ago

So want Cotton to stay at the cats but unfortunately he wont be back after this season. Hes too good for this league. Hell get more money overseas or the NBA will call him back.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Its true that for many players this is a stepping stone to better things, and good luck to them. No doubt Cotton will go and play Summer league, but will he get the call-up? Dynamic small PG's have a history of doing extremely well in the NBL, whilst being too small to play elsewhere.
And he's already had a look at Turkey and decided no thanks.

Either way, its going to be an extremely nervous off season for Perth, as their two biggest stars will undoubtedly be in demand elsewhere.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Taipans just aren't cottoning on to the fact that they need to stop Bryce.

How bout a straight 2-3 zone, eh Fearney?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Btw thanks Fearney for taking Nate off during our third-quarter run. Really appreciate that one mate.

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leungtl  
Two years ago

There is as much chance of me playing in the NBL next season as Cotton... clearly too good for this place, extremely fortunate we got him when we did!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If he doesn't get an NBA contract, and Perth can put together a decent sized contract for him, i think he'd still be a slight chance to stay. Not expecting him to, but i don't think you can completely rule it out. He seems like he genuinely enjoys being here. English speaking, similar culture to America, good beaches/weather, safe country, growing league that he stars in, great fans and organisation. If they can get a decent contract I think he may be willing to take a pay cut to stay. Like I said, I'm not really expecting him to stay, but I don't think you can completely rule it out.

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Bill on the ball  
Two years ago

I can't see any other way any team bar the Cats to win the flag.

You pay FOR what you get.... Cats paid a lot for Cotton.


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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You don't win a 'flag' in NBL that's AFL yobbo speak.

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Arcadia  
Two years ago

I had felt like the taipans were getting a lot of home town calls for almost six weeks.
Playoffs roll around, refs fly in, snakes in foul trouble, get smoked on home court.
Coincidence?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

"CAIRNS HAS WON 7 OF IT'S LAST 8 HOME GAMES AGAINST PERTH"

LOL @ the apostrophe, amateur hour production.
The closing graphic has said "A NBL TV PRODUCTION" all year.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Still don't understand why their is no prelims in this National Series.. WTF

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perf can you tell me who Cotton is actually replacing under the rules again ???? The most annoying thing about this season is the amount of money that has flown around, sackings and no declarations of FB and Salaries of teams. Dodgy shit if you ask me....

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Dazz  
Two years ago

ROFL.
Every time this issue has been raised, nobody cared.
Now the 3 biggest spenders are out of the running, leaving Perth, and suddenly its "dodgy shit"

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Dazz  
Two years ago

One thing I don't understand is the focus of the commentary.
Surely with a Cairns home game, the bulk of the TV audience is going to be from Perth, so i would have thought they would slant it more towards that market?

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Every time this issue has been raised, nobody cared.

only a moron could ignore the numerous discussion on this topic and conclude "no one really cares".

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/40732-still-no-published-nbl-salaries/#p620963

Tremendous.

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Tom  
Two years ago

Dominant performance from Perth. Did it easy offensively and made it tough for Cairns to get up a shot at the other end,
Illawara, Cairns both lost because of an inability to defend the on ball. Gladden tried in the end to overplay the screen side but needed Loughton to jump up and double the ball Cotton.
The only time cairns looked dangerous was when they made 4 or 5 layups attacking the rim along with getting stops at the other end.
Looks ominous if you support Cairns. Hell even Mattie Knight had a spring in his step.

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paul  
Two years ago

Brilliant Kobe!

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KET  
Two years ago

Dazz are you actually asking for commentary bias towards Perth?

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cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Good road win, need to close it out on Monday. Would of been awesome had we had cotton all season. Experience showed last night.

Will be interesting what mindset will Perth come in on Monday night? Need to play hard and just expect to win because you are at home.

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Eastside LB  
Two years ago

hahahahaha koberulz I'm not ur biggest fan but that was so simple yet so lethal I gotta give u props

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KET  
Two years ago

I don't see teams beating Perth in Perth particularly with the raucous Red Army. I think they're also the most likely side to win away (apart from Hawks).

Worth a tenner to win it all imo.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Hey Podge,

Thoughts on last night my man? Still drowning your sorrows or?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

And shout out to Grebuoy. I like your style.

What were your thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hey Manu, what are your thoughts??

Oh, no one cares...

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Manu, outplayed by Cotton and Prather with the ball, Hogan and Reid with the whistle.

Onward and upwards to game 2.

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greybuoy  
Two years ago

Manu, (and any others), I thought Perth were scary-good against Melbourne, last regular game.
Very hard gig to shut down Prather and Cotton simultaneously; and no, I don't see Perth as vulnerable in being so dependant on those two.
Don't like the Taipans' group body language response to ref calls (all calls, it seems).
Maybe it's time for Aaron Fearne to ref-proof his game plans.
Gleason has.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Ah Kpberstalker, at it again, just can't help yourself?
Instead of being a perpetual ______, why don't you try actually contributing something? Or least try a post based on what is being discussed, rather than being a pedantic nit-picker?

It's bad enough from some anonytroll who's just joined in, but from you it simply pathetic because you are well aware of the issues, the history, and what I have said.

As you well know, I have been consistently questioning and critical of the leagues failure to follow through on its promise of published salaries, independent committee, etc.
My point is that every time this has been raised throughout the season, it is met by a chorus of "we don't care, the league is great, LK is awesome," etc, etc.
NOW, the only team remaining that would have gone appreciable over the soft cap is Perth, and suddenly its "dodgy shit."

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greybuoy  
Two years ago

Dazz, maybe I could suggest something re player salary disclosure: all should be revealed at the end of the season when the thrifty clubs insist on their equalisation payments.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

Dazz are you actually asking for commentary bias towards Perth?
commentary is only entertainment, it has no bearing on result, so "bias" is not really a huge factor, unless it becomes annoying.

The tendency with these guys seems to be to fill in with a lot of "colour" rather than concentrate purely on calling the shots, and that's ok up to a point. I just felt that much of it last night was focussed on Cairns. To the point where I wondered "are they focussed on Cairns because its their home game, and they are calling it from their home court?"And my point is that if so, they've got it backwards.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Backwards? Focussing on Cairns when the game is in Cairns and the team finishing higher on the ladder is Cairns?
No way.
Like it or not there are more people tuning in than just Perth and Cairns fans and like it or not most of those people would have been barracking for Cairns. After 31 years people don't need more Wildcats shoved down their throats than what they already get. I hope all Perth fans aren't as precious as you about that. I assume not since this is the first criticism of this I recall hearing.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Kpberstalker
You are aware how forums work, right?

It's bad enough from some anonytroll who's just joined in, but from you it simply pathetic because you are well aware of the issues, the history, and what I have said.
I'm well aware of what you have said. I quoted it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Yeah that's what I said after last Sunday, Grey, yet no one bought it surprisingly. United hadn't lose at home since Rd7 before Perth came to town. What do you mean by ref-proofing game plans?

Frustration got the better of us last night. Lost focus far too often.

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greybuoy  
Two years ago

Ref-proofing comment made relative to the way Perth have avoided losing crucial player contributions because of foul trouble. Cairns seem to have made it a habit.

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greybuoy  
Two years ago

Ref-proofing comment made relative to the way Perth have avoided losing crucial player contributions because of foul trouble. Cairns seem to have made it a habit.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Poor #231. Doesn't like the Cats and their success so expects people to never talk about that. Absolutely moronic.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When will the league announce McCarrons one game suspension?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Nice observation, Grey.

Let's have a pick-and-roll defensive scheme and stick to it. That's what I'd like to see. And hey, those jumpers we were giving Knight are okay. Id rather he shoot an 18-footer than Cotton or Prather have the ball in their hands. Maybe just play him a little tighter though

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Train  
Two years ago

Before Cotton came along, Perth absolutely sucked at the pick n roll. When JJ was here fans were screaming for Perth to run some on ball plays for him, makes me thing that maybe the problem with JJ was his basketball IQ and not being able to get to the right spots.

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