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Two years ago

Wildcats v Hawks Friday October 13th

Perth Wildcats v Illawarra Hawks

Where: Perth Arena

When: Friday October 13th, 6:30pm Perth time, 9:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Tickets and Membership: wildcats.com.au

Television: Live on Foxtel, FOX Sports 503 www.foxtel.com.au
Delayed ABC 11:00pm

Streaming: nbl.tv

My thoughts: This should be a cracking game. I'm tipping Perth by one basket

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Would that be a free throw basket, a 2 point field goal basket or a 3 point field goal basket?

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Aussie  
Two years ago

Either, either or either

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Expecting more from Cooke this time.
Perth should win comfortably

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LV  
Two years ago

Hawks will be hungry for their first win, but Perth hasn't been a happy hunting ground for them.

Great test for Conger getting to battle it out in Perth Arena- very interested seeing how he goes.

Wildcats in a close ish game. Hawks will keep within striking distance but Cats are tough to beat in Perth.

Cats by 6.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hogwash - what are expecting from Cooke?

What would he need to do to escape calls for his head?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

To escape calls for his head Gleeson would need to play him more. Can't call for him to be gone if the coach won't play him.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Article in the paper today said said Gleeson something along the lines of Walker/Brandts good form is making it hard to find minutes for Cooke.

Hopefully we see some more of him, was underwhelming first up but if he's given the chance I think he has the makings to be a good player in this league. I think he can be as good as McKay, if not better.

With his physical tools I think he could be a DeAndre Jordan type player in the league, good rim protector/rebounder/gets points close to the basket, dunks, lobs etc

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

McKay was elite in his floor running abilities, unfortunately the wildcats didn't use it to their advantage. Cooke looks as quick if not quicker than McKay so hopefully we can turn it into a weapon.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Gotta give Cooke a handful of games before passing judgement - last week was basically pre-season game 1 for him.

To me if he can get in the 5/5/1 range from limited minutes - all is good (for now).

Also depends on Knight -if he gets 15 mins ...there is not a lot of time especially with JP jumping over small buildings and the solid form of Lucas Skywalker.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perth look shaky

Hawks came to play. Took the $3 on offer for them

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Snooch  
Two years ago

New drinking game - drink every time Homicide mentions Conger played streetball in new york.

Disclaimer: you'll be very very drunk.

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J  
Two years ago

Hawks were down by 8 until some phantom calls started getting called. Some very very soft calls going against the cats. Hawks are playing well but margin should be tighter in my opinion

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Liked some of the Homicide/Redhage banter actually.

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Fool  
Two years ago

Yeah i agree angus.

Has had a couple of good momenrs

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J  
Two years ago

Flop then a magical hold. I think the hawks and refs have this

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AJ has serious issues playing in Perth it's kinda laughable and sad at the same time.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Conger just murdered Cotton. Wow.

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J  
Two years ago

That block was even nastier live....

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

3QT and 52-50? Ewwww

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Did Ellis lose too much weight? He looks weak as now.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Homicide killing it yet again. He makes telecasts more fun. It's as simple as that. Am I having fun watching this guy or not? Yes I am.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Not sure I've said this before, but f**k Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Thankfully Homicide is there to offset whitebread
Redhage.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why not air the Smyth feature during a Sixers game? lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AK can't even hit free throws at Perth Arena. Can't handle a big crowd.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

AJ squandering some decent opportunities.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cats up double digits yet still ooze effort. Hawks lack it.

Manu keep hating.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

One of the worst individual performances I've seen in a long time from AJ.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

11,539 crowd.

I'm sure Lamenis is watching AJ's performance.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hawks 7pts in the last 15mins... pathetic

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Fool  
Two years ago

Im liking the 2 'game plans' if you like, of the wildcats.

Its almost as if its two seperate teams between the starting 5 which is the 'new team' so to speak filled with new offensive and defensive options. And when that doesn't work or gets shut down.

They bring on the bench of the core team of the last basically 10 years and play cats defensive ball that won them championships.

Its a great backup plan to screw with many many coaches

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AJ is utter crap.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yep, Bevo looks lost for ideas for once.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Conger who?

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Tokoto is the GOAT inbounds defender.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Conger Who got block of the century.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Homicide asking if he gets a discount card for HJs. Nice.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Redhage replies with how he's pussy whipped and the wife is a vegetarian. My god what a boring boring whitebread bore.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bevo again fails to lift the team and he has the players he wants.

Forman and Martin both offer sfa and should have retired.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hawks are as they were last season. Not legit. A lot of Conger talk but where has he gone during the scoring draught. Another pretender team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh and White starting seriously another guy who sucks and he is the captain.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Made the gf and not legit pull your head in.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perth Adelaide and Melb top 3

Other 5 fighting for 1 spot

Conger is a beast doe

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Made the GF only due to Randle hogfest.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes I have: ADL, MEL & PER then daylight.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

I'll wait to see how Perth do on the road before I lump them in the Adelaide/Melbourne category, but if Knight stays healthy and Brandt keeps playing as he is they should be top 3.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Somebody shave Knight while he's sleeping please.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Memo to Redhage: verse does not = versus

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Fool  
Two years ago

Your all idiots...


It's sydney then daylight

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Yinka Dare  
Two years ago

Ogilvy just cannot play in Perth. He dominated last week and tonight he just looked like he did not want to be there. Get him a psychologist and a new shooting style

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He looked absolutely shattered at full time. Camera was on several Hawks players and he looked like he was about to cry. Lemanis knows more than we do?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Perth? Don't like em

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Manu ok

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"What would he need to do to escape calls for his head?" Give Cussy and Kobe a blowie.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Homocide just hates the Cats

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Bol  
Two years ago

Ogilvy is the most overrated player in NBL history

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

Tokoto is a beast. Think he's filling Prathers spot perfectly.

Cotton went missing tonight. Credit Hawks D.

Wildcats second unit came up big tonight.

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Train  
Two years ago

Tokoto is more than I expected. He is pretty much where Prather was at the same point starting in his NBL career, will only get better.

Agree with your comments on Perths second unit, they looked really sharp especially in defence and I credit that to a lot of playing time during the ore season. Once the first unit start clicking this team is going to look very solid.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Gee is it ore season already in WA?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Has there been a more consistent player off the bench over the past 10 years than Wagstaff?

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LV  
Two years ago

The Cats run like a well oiled machine.

Walker and Tokoto have added some athleticism to this team and Cooke has too. I suspect they're going to suffocate a lot of teams and win many games with their opponent scoring sub 70.

Great to see Walker enjoying his new lease on life - with Redhage out and Walker in, it's just not the same watching Perth play. I don't immensely dislike them anymore!

Definite championship favs.

But Conger and Johnson have shown enough that Hawks fans should be upbeat about the season despite being 0-2.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

When Tokoto jumps up and down defending inbounds passes, all guys need to do is take a couple steps to the side when he's in the air. Isn't the rule three steps maximum inbounding from an out-of-bounds situation and unlimited steps after a score?

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LV  
Two years ago

Oh and - how scary is that, 3 points from Cotton and still won by 10!

If I was Gleeson I'd keep either Cotton or Tokoto on at all times.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hawks weaker whenever White and/or AJ on. Coenraad better than last season and definitely needs more time. Works hard, effective shooter and passer and great IQ. Brandt is a surprise for Perth, great improvement and Waxy its so good to see him back in the league and a coach using him well. He was great at Sixers as well but no space with the new style and he was the only one they could cut.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

The 'Cats are good but it's frankly stupid to say they're 'the one to beat'. Like don't even go there. Melbourne have showed in one NBL and one NBLxNBA game that they should be

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LV  
Two years ago

Manu no way

Talent wise If both teams are healthy it's fairly even. United with a better starting 5 and Perth the better bench.

But we're talking about a proven team vs an unproven one. United were 10-8 after Casper arrived last yr.yes, had 10 of 18 in road, plus CG and DA had injuries but...compare to Perth - swept their way to championship.same coach and same formula that's won 3 of last 4 titles

Proven vs unproven- the proven group is favourite for mine.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If Knight lasts the season its a miracle

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

Melbourne are a great team on paper.

But wildcats are the team to beat. They are the reigning, defending world champions.

Melbourne didn't make the playoffs last season.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

At the very least, you can't say any team is the one to beat considering it's Round 2 and Perth has played both games at home

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LV  
Two years ago

That's just semantics Manu

Someone can be 'favourite'. If I was going to pick a team right now for winners, I go Perth. United's talent - and performance in OKC- puts them 2nd. But Perth definite #1.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Great signs for Perth that we can still win if Cotton hits one bucket. I wouldn't be too concerned as a Hawks fan after that though. They did a lot right, and Ogilvy for some reason just turns to shit against us (which kinda made me chuckle when I watched the telecast, and Homicide asked "How are you going to stop Ogilvy?") Against the rest of the league he's usually more than solid.

That Conger swat though! :O

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BigAds  
Two years ago

It's good to see the mocking you endured with your Sydney and daylight prediction from early last season hasn't stopped you from making early season favourite predictions this season.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

At the very least, you can't say any team is the one to beat considering it's Round 2 and Perth has played both games at home


This is LV we're talking about he gets a bit excited early remember "Kings then daylight" last season?

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Look, he finally understands his ability to jinx a team with a #1 prediction, and is using it for 'good' (trying to deny the Cats another title) rather than for actual prediction purposes, so you non wildcats fans should all be grateful ;)

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Little H  
Two years ago

Manu Fieldel
A couple of hours ago
08:20 14 Oct 17

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re: Wildcats v Hawks Friday October 13th
When Tokoto jumps up and down defending inbounds passes, all guys need to do is take a couple steps to the side when he's in the air. Isn't the rule three steps maximum inbounding from an out-of-bounds situation and unlimited steps after a score?



Mate. check the rules on this. From a dead ball you are allowed 1 step only. From a score you can run the baseline as much as you want.

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BigAds  
Two years ago

Always with the Perth v the rest of the world agenda! ;-)

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Haha, Little H coming in hot. That's why I asked a question, rather than blatantly say what the rule was.

One step should still be enough to find a safe angle

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anyone with a mean streak should just roll the ball under his feet when in the air, that might break an ankle or two when he lands. :))))))

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LV  
Two years ago

Zodiac I said Perth were favourites

Never said 'one to beat'.

I don't really care what you call it though. Right now they look like the team who is most likely to win it. I think now that we've all had a look at Tokoto most here would agree

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LV  
Two years ago

But really Luuuc is right. I'm just trying to put the moz on them :-)

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LV  
Two years ago

Bigads fyi I was wrong on Sydney but right about many things last season, which is why I finished ahead on $$$.

But betting takes too much time. I've literally got 6 bets pending on my sportsbet account right now and plan on leaving it there for this season

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You're probably ahead fifty bucks after all those minimum sized bets. Big deal.

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D2  
Two years ago

I'm happy with the way the Wildcats are looking, but I think we've yet to face a top-4 team, and yet to travel which we know is a big issue.

JP looks very good so far, subject to the above, could develop into a very exciting player.

I am a little worried that our 3rd import is stuggling to get game time behind Waxy, Brandt, Knight, and Wagstaff.
That doesn't mean he's a writeoff, but it does mean he's not of the calibre to have an immediate impact.
When we see how Perth go in the coming month, we'll know whether we have a problem.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When we see them in 8th place in late December we'll know they can be written off from challenging for this season's title ;)

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