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Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Perth Wildcats v Brisbane Bullets

Where: Perth Arena

When: 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time (5:30pm Perth time)

Tickets and Membership: wildcats.com.au

Television: Foxtel, FOX Sports 503

Streaming: nbl.tv

Thoughts: I really don't think Perth should have too many problems.

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Anonymous
Last year
10:34 7 Oct 17

Reply #649160

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

11,000 members in attendance.

Free gym towels.

Debut of DCJ.

Raising of championship banner.

Overall celebration of being the best club in the league both on and off the court.

Good luck Brisbane.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
13:18 7 Oct 17

Reply #649180

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Danger game for the Wildcats, every team is new so you never know what may occur. Brisbane won this game last year.


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paul
Last year
14:00 7 Oct 17

Reply #649188

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

It's a bit different this year. Off the top of my head I think Sydney are the only team without at least seven returning players, so some really good stability of rosters.

This probably explains why the quality of the two games so far have been so high, there won't be the 3-4 weeks this year where most teams are getting used to each other and new systems etc.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
14:34 7 Oct 17

Reply #649191

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

That's true paul. Most teams seems to have their aussie contingent together from last season. It'll probably just depend on which team relies on their imports to have an impact as they being new for some teams need to adjust. For the Wildcats Cotton has been here before so knows thee system, just need Tokoto and Cooke to adjust quickly.


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paul
Last year
15:20 7 Oct 17

Reply #649196

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Absolutely, and Perth have a pretty good record of slotting their imports in quite seamlessly around their core.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:36 7 Oct 17

Reply #649199

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Perth $1.52 Vs Bullets $2.45


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NBL Burger King
Last year
18:35 7 Oct 17

Reply #649218

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Vague playing. Is anyone out?

See $1000 just been placed on Brisbane.


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Rhea 79
Last year
20:19 7 Oct 17

Reply #649239

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

In the quest to avoid listening to Corey Williams, Derek Rucker has a few of his mates around and is chatting about the game (like the Joe Rogan Fight Companion podcast).

https://youtu.be/HtQiwTkBjH8

They could make some improvements to the sound quality although I like the concept.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:51 7 Oct 17

Reply #649251

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Please fox get rid of Redhage boring nearly sending me to sleep listening to him talk.


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56
Last year
21:12 7 Oct 17

Reply #649259

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Would you prefer Brad Robbins come back?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:15 7 Oct 17

Reply #649261

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

$1000 on the Bullets. Drugs have kicked in.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:17 7 Oct 17

Reply #649262

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Only thing worse than a Wildcats player is having to listen to one speak.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:17 7 Oct 17

Reply #649263

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Is that Redhage on the mic? I thought Carfino had had a lobotomy or something


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AngusH
Last year
21:18 7 Oct 17

Reply #649264

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

LOL! Carfino with a lobotomy is surprisingly spot-on...


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
21:27 7 Oct 17

Reply #649266

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

I don't like Perth


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Zodiac
Last year
21:43 7 Oct 17

Reply #649269

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Cairns could use a PG like Travis Trice.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:45 7 Oct 17

Reply #649270

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

"Please fox get rid of Redhage boring nearly sending me to sleep listening to him talk."

I came on here to post the exact same thing. Most boring whitebread player ever with no personality and they hire him as commentator. That and they go the polar opposite with that tard Homocide. Vomit!

Why scrap Rucker????


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Anonymous
Last year
21:48 7 Oct 17

Reply #649272

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

"Cairns could use a PG like Travis Trice."

Paid.


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Mock
Last year
21:53 7 Oct 17

Reply #649275

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

ooh I like what I see from my boys in the West. Cotton is the best player in the country and LOVES playing for Perth. He lives and breathes it. He has passion for this great club.

JP can jump OUT OF THE GYM. His athleticism will astound you. Just wait until he gets going he will be getting it done at both ends shutting down three-point shooters with his tremendous length.

Trice is a BALLER but Damo was right to call him out for a disgraceful flop in the fourth quarter.

Wagstaff is a great culture guy. Even Waxy looks like a good player again despite his head having been put in a can.

This is still the team to beat. Read it and WEEP


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LV
Last year
21:58 7 Oct 17

Reply #649279

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Tokoto looks good.

Perth deserve favouritism this season.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:00 7 Oct 17

Reply #649281

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Did Knight take another hit to the head?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:03 7 Oct 17

Reply #649283

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

'Vague playing. Is anyone out?

See $1000 just been placed on Brisbane.'

Jesus. I had Cats -6.5/Over 163.5. Never in doubt, pulse didn't speed up too much at all ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
22:16 7 Oct 17

Reply #649290

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Press conference live on Fox Sports News now.


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Luuuc
Last year
23:38 7 Oct 17

Reply #649306

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

That was fun :)


Did Knight take another hit to the head?

Acording to Gleeson:
"took a knock to his cheek, so we didn't play him in the 2nd half. We'll see how he pulls up"



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Anonymous
Last year
23:50 7 Oct 17

Reply #649308

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

I know its one game but I am pleasantly surprised that Lucas Walker is playing well.I thought he wouldn't make a list let alone get any significant playing time. Good on him.


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Luuuc
Last year
00:01 8 Oct 17

Reply #649310

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

I think his stint with us last season showed that he fits in well with the group, and he's still got the hustle factor & athleticism to be effective. If he can keep hitting shots at a decent enough clip to at least make the D respect him then it should work.
I felt better about our rotations once we started finding scoring spots for JP in the 2nd half. Otherwise a lot of the combos looked like Cotton + Brandt as the scoring threats, with not much else coming from the other 3. But if Walker can hit the occasional J and Hire can hit the occasional 60-footer then the balance looks a bit better.


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leungtl
Last year
01:08 8 Oct 17

Reply #649319

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Greg Hire currently on track to join the elusive 100/100/100 club.


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proud
Last year
05:45 8 Oct 17

Reply #649332

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Lol oh I love that comment above.

So anyone else notice we didn't see a dunk tonight ? And yet the game wasn't boring?

Gotta feel for Shaun Bruce, QBL MVP and didn't even get on court, Bullets really missed Mitch Young tonight and starting Te Rangi at the 4 won't get it done... had 0 rebounds, that's not gonna work too well going forward.

The unfurling of the banner was bullshit, all that build up for them to put a few colourful lights on it... that was dreadful.

Didn't notice any game night entertainment improvements unless you count the kids at half time that could actually dunk (we should be playing 2 games of 3x3 at half time) and whatever that throwing toothbrushes into the cup thing was.

Buford was very impressive and I think he's been heavily underrated coming into the season but I like the looks of him.
Tokoto is amazing, he jumps so high that he puts himself in worse shooting positions by the time he was releasing the ball, worth the admission just to see what he will do next. Tokoto vs. Conger will be brilliant viewing next week.

Great seeing Waxy start the season well and I'd be happy to keep him in the starting lineup for the forseeable future


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Anonymous
Last year
08:58 8 Oct 17

Reply #649348

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Perth should feel good about the result considering they got virtually nothing out of Cooke Jr and Knight. That's the upside they have. They have a more athletic line up than usual with Walker in there.

For Brisbane I was impressed with Trice and expect him to be let of the leash since he left Cairns like Torrey. I think him and Holt can coexist however the problem for Brisbane is they are weak as piss inside particuarly with Young out with Glandular Fever which could be a while. Kickert is not a fulltime 5 and Te Rangi can play the 4 in spurts but not as a fulltime starter. The way the team is structured I think one of Bruce or Gibson needs to go for an Australian big - not a reflection on them just how their roster is balanced. Bruce can feel hard done by as he was the QBL MVP this year and they recruited over him. Buford was better than expected.


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Zodiac
Last year
11:08 8 Oct 17

Reply #649362

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

The guy seems to get a pass because he can shoot but Kickert should be ashamed of himself only getting one rebound last night.


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Freethrows
Last year
11:36 8 Oct 17

Reply #649364

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

@Zodiac, you know that Kickert is not known for his desire to sweep the boards. He scores points first and second, he sets a few moving screens, and that's about it.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:42 8 Oct 17

Reply #649366

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th


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Anonymous
Last year
11:44 8 Oct 17

Reply #649367

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

someone please tell Casey what "nothing but net" means


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Anonymous
Last year
12:17 8 Oct 17

Reply #649373

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Nothing but net can mean that the ball went straight in. Sometimes it hits back iron and goes directly in.

This was line drive straight through the hoop.

Getting caught up in semantics is Koberulz level of complaining


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Freethrows
Last year
12:23 8 Oct 17

Reply #649375

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Anon 9373, "nothing but net" means nothing but net. No backboard, no iron, just the net. That's all. Find another way to describe the shot if it hits anything else.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:03 8 Oct 17

Reply #649379

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

someone please tell Anonymous #649373 what "nothing" and "but" mean


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Anonymous
Last year
11:58 9 Oct 17

Reply #649566

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Do the Bullets still have Bairstow? I just noticed he is not listed on the players section on their website.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:59 9 Oct 17

Reply #649579

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

He is out injured for at least half the season if not all of it.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:32 9 Oct 17

Reply #649589

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Yes I know he is injured, thanks.

Is he still on the team? If he was injured but still on the team, he should be listed as a player in the player profiles? It's weird....


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Anonymous
Last year
14:17 9 Oct 17

Reply #649602

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Yes because he has a contract for this season with them so is with the team I believe? But not sure exactly.


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Zodiac
Last year
14:37 9 Oct 17

Reply #649617

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Bairstow is still under contract with the Bullets and thus 'on the team' but due to his injury has been removed from the playing roster.

He's not expected to play this season and signed a 1+1 year deal last year so the Bullets are probably a little miffed he picked up his option for this season despite knowing it was unlikely he would play.


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AngusH
Last year
14:45 9 Oct 17

Reply #649622

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

I'm sure he'd want to be paid while injured... I know he got injured playing in the NBL, but did he aggravate the same injury as in the Olympics, I can't remember?

Brisbane could really use another big... Not sure Te Rangi is going to cut it at the 4 spot. Actually scratch that, VERY sure he won't.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:41 10 Oct 17

Reply #649785

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

So in Perth on Saturday afternoon both basketball and cricket were on.

Basketball attendance 13,403.
Cricket attendance 1,000 if lucky (tickets were free)

Love it.


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koberulz
Last year
19:05 10 Oct 17

Reply #649790

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

What cricket was on?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:07 10 Oct 17

Reply #649791

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

One Day Cup. Just live every year.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:24 10 Oct 17

Reply #649820

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

Good job KR. Wrong again. Such an expert, said no one ever.


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koberulz
Last year
01:53 11 Oct 17

Reply #649837

re: Wildcats v Bullets Saturday October 7th

One Day Cup. Just live every year.
There are lots of types of cricket on every year, some more attention-getting than others. Is 1,000 even low by domestic One-Day standards? I'm surprised it's still around with the rise of T20, to be perfectly honest.

Good job KR. Wrong again. Such an expert, said no one ever.
I look forward to your post tomorrow about how my posts aren't contributing to the topic.


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