Isaac
Two years ago

Taipans vs Wildcats, Oct 22

The final game for Round 3 sees Cairns hosting 3-0 Perth. The Wildcats will have travelled from Perth after holding off the fancied United squad while Cairns dropped a road game in Brisbane, 78-83.

Despite being at home, Cairns are not favoured to win this one.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'm expecting a Cairns win in a scrappy one

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

If Perth can beat Melbourne by 5, and Melbourne are only 1 point worse than OKC, who are only 9 points worse than the Jazz, who are 25 points better than the Kings, who comfortably accounted for Illawarra, then we really shouldn't have too many problems with the Taipans, who barely scraped past Illawarra
#simple
#Wildcatsby35

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Oh wait ... it's not at Perth Arena is it.
#Wildcatsby4

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Hoping for a Melbourne, Illawarra and Perth treble today

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Freethrows  
Two years ago

@Luuuc, while your logic appears impeccable, there is no doubt that basketball frequently defies logic.

Taipans for the win, in a scrappy, close game.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Perth cairns games always scrappy.

Interesting to see if it continues without redhage and worthington getting their teammates fired up.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

I think this will be close right to the final minutes then Perth will turn up the heat and win by 30

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Carrera back in Cairns tonight.

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

I am using my Cairns Only free NBL TV account and clicked on the Cairns game....got the Hawks and Bullets game.

Dafuq?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tip off has been delayed by half an hour because the Hawks v Bullets game is running late.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Because Hawks Bullets hasn't finished yet. #logic

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

"Because Hawks Bullets hasn't finished yet. #logic"

So NBL.TV is only capable of streaming one game live at any one time?

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Benno  
Two years ago

@lovebroker They wont start the game till the previous game has finished

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

@Lovebroker

It's predominantly to do with Fox Sports. NBL is only on one channel, have to stagger the games

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

I see. Thanks for the clarification.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tokoto is a woeful shooter

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wildcats always go to Cairns lazy, will get blown out.

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Bol  
Two years ago

Carrera is a gun

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J  
Two years ago

Where is lv to point out the homecooking? Cats are playing awful

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Red74  
Two years ago

wildcats playing any defence?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

One of the ABC radio commentators tipped the Snakes in an upset.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Cairns filling it up. Hard to compete with that when you miss shots within 12feet.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Lol who was that whining about Martin in the commentary box

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J  
Two years ago

What the hell was that call? Cairns about to get a Whitlock violation and they magically reset the clock.

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J  
Two years ago

Elbow to the throat, no foul.

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Red74  
Two years ago

how many charges have there been in this game!?

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Bol  
Two years ago

Cats have put the cue in the rack. Not even putting a hand up on those three point shooters

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Red74  
Two years ago

they better not give up!!

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J  
Two years ago

You know it's not your night when that out of bounds call happens

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

Almost looks like Wildcats have read the wrong scouting reports - their defensive principles/systems on some players have been woeful. Why you would go under a Weeks on-ball screen I have no clue.

I thought the charge calls have been correct - Weeks in particular is very good at taking them purely because he moves his feet so damn well and beat the player to the spot.

How good was McCarron's Kobe-esque fade away!

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J  
Two years ago

Take a charge on a guy running the lane and get the call!!! Ffs that's disgraceful. I'll stop now, cairns have outplayed Perth but the officiating has left a lot to be desired here

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What a weekend for Cooke Jr, saved his contract Friday night, all but signed his release today.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

I really hate to see the Wildcats not get the benefit of the doubt on 50/50 calls. Disgraceful.

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

That happened just after I posted the above - that call was a bad one. The offensive player should be able to run his lane unimpeded.

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Btown  
Two years ago

wtf is happening

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AngusH  
Two years ago

If looks could kill, Cooke just shot a rocket at Carrera.

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J  
Two years ago

You're up by 22 and you start shit. Disgraceful. I can't stand it she you're getting all the calls then you go on with it. Did you see them holding carrera back, guyvis crazy

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Btown  
Two years ago

Carrera elbows Cooke in the the face which starts the fight. **don't know if intentional

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AngusH  
Two years ago

If you are in a close game with Cairns, surely you are throwing a DP in to the game just to antagonize Carrera.

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Btown  
Two years ago

How the fudge does tokoto get unsportsmanlike for trying to break up a fight

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Bol  
Two years ago

Hahah Carrera has some balls shaping up to cooke

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Would need to see the replay again, but I think Tokoto shoved Weekes.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Hahaha I get the over the back foul, but getting between the fight and getting pushed out by a cairns player is not unsportsmanlike.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Of course you do Angus

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Btown  
Two years ago

Also no foul on careers fighting for a dead ball with elbows

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Carrera got no foul from that? are you serious.... what are the refs smoking

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Btown  
Two years ago

Is cotton carrying some niggle. 3 straight games playing fairly passive around the outside, not playing close to the same style he did late last season

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Bol  
Two years ago

Its what the refs call league equalisation policy

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

I like Carrera; and I wouldn't dismiss him in a fight. He's from Venezuela!

Ideally; the refs just should have called the over and back call; and then play on with no further sanction (and tell both coaches to stop it and get on with it). Don't have to sanction every single bit of niggle - can do it informally.

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Btown  
Two years ago

lol Carrera head flop. Is that the correct term.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

I would back Carrera against just about anyone, he's all kinds of crazy.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Cotton and tokoto didn't gel at all this game.

Cairns nailed every open shot the wildcats gave them, and there was a lot of them

Game was lost by 3qtr time.

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Bol  
Two years ago

Cairns were excellent and the cats were insipid. Cant blame the reffing for that result. I love cerreras energy. Its hard to get a read on cooke however. His body language isn't great but gleeson isn't helping by benching him for two quarters for missing a lay up.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Only thing I'm blaming the refs for is that awful USF call surely Cairns needed one too Tokoto obvs but Jesus Carrera

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tokoto needs to find the shooters touch soon or else wildcats are not going to be able to stretch defense out much with the starting 5

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Cairns were all over everything we tried to do today. Great scouting and execution. Coaches around the league will be studying that tape.
Some pretty sweet shooting too.

Ultimately though the difference between win and loss was those biased refs.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

(seriously though, that won't be the first time the cats offence is going to sputter and stall this season)

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CT  
Two years ago

Nobody want to talk about Bryce Cotton smacking Mitch McCarron over the front of his face guard in the first couple of quarters? Flog move.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Flog move from an otherwise pretty nice bloke.

Carrera has me believing in miracles

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CT  
Two years ago

4000 Taipans fans fell in love with Carrera tonight. That call against him on Tokoto was first class. He immediately turns round and gets the crowd worked up into a frenzy, Tokoto then misses both shots. Magic.

If he plays like that at home on Friday against Adelaide I'll be buying his jersey at the end of the game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

dafuq Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Me, Carrera want ball. Me no like other man took ball. Me hit face.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Serious questions about Gleeson after this one. Where was the preparation Fearne had bis crew carve you up. Pathetic display.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not Gleeson's fault the players put in an insipid performance.

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CT  
Two years ago

Wonder when Mackay's going to be announced then?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Fearne's gameplan carved Gleeson up. Where were his adjustments? Gleeson right club, right place.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes, the club is a place. Nice idiom, idiot.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He's at the club at the right time with Bendat money. When an adjustment is called for he does nothing. and ffs how many times do we have to lose in Cairns?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Meant to say he's at the right club at the right time, idiot.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think Gleeson's done enough to prove his worth as coach

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Use Bendat's money? Yes. Develop as a coach? No.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

CT - if we beat Adelaide i won't be buying his jersey, I'll be getting his likeness tattooed on my right buttock.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Nobody want to talk about Bryce Cotton smacking Mitch McCarron over the front of his face guard in the first couple of quarters? Flog move."

dont think it was even mentioned on tv. can you say it was deliberate? otherwise whats your problem.

Everyone knows Knight is susceptible to concussion and was hit in the face and sat out, is that a flog move aswell? no, because if your on the court, shit like that happens.

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CT  
Two years ago

I've got courtside seats and saw it clearly, it was 100% deliberate. Stevie Weigh saw it too and started giving it right back to him for the next few plays which seemed to put a stop to it.

And yes, having Knight, a player "prone to concussion" and a recent facial injury playing at all is a flog move by the Wildcats organisation. As straw man arguments go, that was a pretty poor one.

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CT  
Two years ago

Podge, is there room next to Grabeau, chewie and wilbekin?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How close were you to Gleeson?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Poor Matt Knight. Walking heavy head.

Gets a mild concussion taking a shower with those flow restricting shower roses. The water comes out at quite a speed

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Crowd number?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Crowd 4062

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LV  
Two years ago

Carrera's back!?

Wow that was quick

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Carrera looks like being good value both on the court and on the message board

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KingPodge  
Two years ago

CT - plenty! The real estate is ever expanding!

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Btown  
Two years ago

Lol brings up strawman along with "I was court side, it was 100% deliberate"

Weak sauce

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skull  
Two years ago

Just watched Fearne out coach Gleeson...

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Tom  
Two years ago

Skull, lol. How many championships has fearne won ???? Then he can out coach Gleeson.

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Thunder Jam  
Two years ago

Just looked up SOFT in the dictionary...And there was the Perth line up!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

CT sits courtside because no other parts of the convention centre are wheelchair accessible.

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WNBL  
Two years ago

Worst performance ever by the Wildcats.

No energy, no rebounding efforts at all, Brandt into foul trouble early on and no one stepped up. Martin lead all rebounders but if that happens it just shows you suck at rebounding.

They did some stupid turnovers and couldn't control the ball. Tokoto can't handle the ball, half the time he would lose control of the ball or dribble it into his feet. Tokoto is good in the area from the free throw line to the basket so perhaps he is better suited to be playing the 4 spot more so he can use his burst of speed around the hoop. Ask Tokoto to dribble more than twice and he is in big trouble.

No one was hungry on Sunday and it appears they simply went to Cairns for a holiday.

I reckon the Melbourne game was an emotional let down by the players, and they didn't treat Cairns with respect.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'd say the travel/fatigue played some part in it. None of the players put in much of an effort.

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Train  
Two years ago

Carrera ain't going to make a lot of friends this year but he is going to be great for the Taipans this season. If I were Cairns I'd be locking him in early for the next few seasons before Bullets steal him lol.

36ers up next...who will be next to join the Michael Carrera Fight Club.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Should be billed as Childress vs Carrera!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

#thuglife

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Train  
Two years ago

Id be worried if I was DJ right now.

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CT  
Two years ago

"No one was hungry on Sunday and it appears they simply went to Cairns for a holiday."

This.

They were joking around before the game like a bunch of kids on a school trip. The Taipans were locked in from the moment they came out the changing room.

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Train  
Two years ago

^^ Well it's all Cairns fault...if it wasn't such a nice place then maybe the Cats wouldn't think they were on vacation.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Cairns was damp and dreary. A good holiday that does not make.

No excuse for that flaming turd of a performance

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"How many championships has fearne won ???? Then he can out coach Gleeson."

This argument is stupid. Give Fearne the resources Gleeson has and vice versa and who has the championships? I doubt Gleeson gets to multiple Grand Finals with Taipans as Fearne has.

Gleeson got owned as a coach last night and it was shockingly pathetic.

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Cats 4 life  
Two years ago

It seemed Gleeson didn't really care, basically the whole team played like with no interest.

Very unlike Perth performance

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That's what has me pissed off. Not good enough.

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CT  
Two years ago

And the courtside handicapped spot is already taken by Matty Knight's wheelchair. The NBL makes teams have one on hand every time the Wildcats visit, just in case someone breathes on him or he turns the hairdryer up too high.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Very unlike Perth performance"

They have a game like this every year. Early in the season, don't adjust to being on the road, get smashed. Its was terrible to watch but they will bounce back.

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Train  
Two years ago

The Knight issue is a big concern. If he has to come off every time he gets a slight hit above his shoulders then he shouldn't be playing. It's a risk to him, surely he needs to consider putting his health and family above playing a few last games. I love Matty Knight as a player but I think it would best for both parties to retire him, cut DCJ and sign an elite big man that can protect the rim and grab rebounds.

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Big Ads  
Two years ago

It is a good thing Perth decided to focus on the NBL season instead of getting caught up in the whole NBL v NBA sideshow.

Trevor might want to remind the boys of the club's sacrifice next time they go on the road.

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Big Ads  
Two years ago

Another thing, is it safe to say these two teams now mark their calendars to highlight when they play each other (Trevor last night reminded his players to do so!).

Is this now the best rivalry between two teams in the NBL? something always happens.

As a Sixer fan (and therefore somewhat impartial) I love the animosity these two teams have shown each other in recent years.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Is this now the best rivalry between two teams in the NBL? something always happens. "

The regular season games were great last year. Cairns forgot to turn up in the playoffs though.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Sorry I have a bad memory for these things so I'm not sure I've said it before.

F Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

'Poor Matt Knight. Walking heavy head.

Gets a mild concussion taking a shower with those flow restricting shower roses. The water comes out at quite a speed'

LMAO

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It is a good thing Perth decided to focus on the NBL season instead of getting caught up in the whole NBL v NBA sideshow.

Trevor might want to remind the boys of the club's sacrifice next time they go on the road.

♥♥♥

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

"Trevor might want to remind the boys of the club's sacrifice next time they go on the road."

Good call BigAds...what a bunch of flogs with their league leading 3-1 record.

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J  
Two years ago

Imagine if that was in Perth and the team's reversed roles.... Cairns doesn't shoot a freethrow in the second half and then Perth starts it, connects and the only penalty is on the cairns player initially trying to break it up.

You lot would go into meltdown!

Lv would probably spontaneously combust

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

M Knight should have retired as many said here often.

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skull  
Two years ago

Tom, like it or not, Fearne out coached Gleeson last night....end of story.
Not once did Cairns let Martin dictate terms defensively,in fact they forced him to cough the ball up on more then one occasion(great plan) if you do this as a team you can break the Wildcats down...one step at a time.

Carrera=bums on seats....

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

skull agreed but it's futile to belabor the point because on here if Gleeson is ever criticised it's met with "he has titles!!!!11" without actually addressing the point.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

But the point is only ever "he was out coached" without saying anything specific. So seems reasonable to me.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Name any aspect of coaching and Cairns won it. It was dominance from start to finish. Very impressive. Perth sometimes just need a sniff to get going but they were never even allowed that.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

hahaha proves my point exactly.

Gleeson has the titles, Fearne doesn't.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two years ago

Perth just beat Melbourne on Thursday. They are coming off winning what???..championship rings, and Cairns are what.... Getting all cocky for a win in Rd 2. Weeks acting up and carrying on like an idiot with oranges under the armpits.
Lets see if they have the same bravado in Perth when they are losing by 15. Personally I think Perth just had one of those games.
Hopefully a fast paced 36ers take Cairns to the cleaners this weekend.

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

Cairns wanted the game more.

They were focused and executed.

Wildcats were clearly fatigued and didn't bring the intensity.

They didn't execute their game plan, and all players were lacking energy and drive.

Cairns played a near perfect game. Shooting a high clip and playing in your face D for a full four quarters.

Cairns deserved to win. Fearne coached well.

But Tokoto and the Wildcats will gain more from this loss than Cairns will from their win.

I feel like Cairns has played their best team ball of the season, they can't top that team performance.

The man the myth and legend that is Michael "I beat the Wildcats" Carerra may have better individual performances in store, but that's the best team ball Cairns will play all season.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Yeah, that comprehensive spanking we copped from Cairns on Sunday is ancient history now.
We won the championship back in March with a different team and against different opposition, and were therefore neither out-coached nor out-played the other day. Furthermore we are immune from any criticism until we decide otherwise, because last season's title.
#logic

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

We were definitely out-played and you can point to a number of incidents that support this. I just haven't seen anything other than "Fearne outcoached Gleeson in every coachable thing" to support who won the battle on the sidelines.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

But the point is only ever "he was out coached" without saying anything specific. So seems reasonable to me.

and the reply is always "titles!!111" See what I did there?

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