Hogwash
Last year

Kings v Wildcats Jan 21.

Sydney are back home and will have some confidence after upset of Perth in Perth! on Friday night.

Perth desperately need this one to keep touch with top 2.
It doesn't get easier with games against NZ and a double against Adelaide to follow.

Perth to bounce back today.

Thoughts?

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Jack Toft  
Last year

What's better than beating Perth in Perth? Beating them twice in the same round!

Oh, I was expecting a blood bath in Perth on Friday, but not from the pussycats. What was Sydney's secret plan?

This rematch should be a beauty. Perth's ego dented, no crushed, like a beer can discarded after an Australia Day BBQ. Sydney have had time to go into the room of mirrors and say "how the heck did we do that?"

If Sydney are smart they would keep to their secret plan. Maybe Gazey just needs to stand on the sidelines and let the boys call their own subs.

Two wins over Perth in the same round would be very special.

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Luuuc  
Last year

This has suddenly become a pretty important game for Perth's whole season.
(I think the "secret plan" for beating us atm though is simply to play us, and limit any choking to < 20 points in magnitude) We're 1-3 in our last 4 games, with that 1 win being lucky as hell.

Like a few others I'm seeing some worrying signs in our team chemistry/character recently. We're on shaky ground as it is with form & personnel issues, but if we don't get the other part right then a serious slide could be on the cards.
Needs to start today I reckon. This game will reveal what we're made of.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kings have come in from $3 to $2.75 since yesterday.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Best thing that could happen to the Kings today would be Gaze getting ejected in the first quarter

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Anonymous  
Last year

and Newley's Mrs giving birth

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Luuuc  
Last year

Brandt picks up a dumb foul within 10 seconds of the game starting. Fkn grrrrrrrr

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Wildcats are so shit right now and god it's glorious.

I may even dislike the 'Cats more than I like the Taipans

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Luuuc  
Last year

We certainly are :/

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Vodka63  
Last year

When we have Hire and Kenny on the floor at the same time....hopeless

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Btown  
Last year

Gleeson offense is in a rut.

Last two games cats have had huge comebacks when they threw the playbook out and let the stars create.

The plays being run don't allow cottons movement, keyway clogged up and kings playing passing lanes well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth are almost as bad as Cairns were when they got smashed in straight sets in last years play-offs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson being exposed

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Loving Cadee's ability to draw fouls. James Harden-like.

Hey Luuuc, I guess you have one bullet in the chamber... 'We're lulling the league into a false sense of security'. You can use that sometime over the next couple weeks of you like

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Anonymous  
Last year

it really is a bad habit Cooke has of letting players blow by him to try get the block from behind. Would be much more effective trying to stay in front imo. He's very mobile, quick with great acceleration so he'd be pretty hard to get by

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Vodka63  
Last year

FFS...Steindl...worst recruit in living memory

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Luuuc  
Last year

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.


Statue of Liberty quote, or Gleeson listing who can out-play his team right now?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

If you like*

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kinny's jumper looks very nice

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why tf are Kings trying now? Baffling. Where was this earlier in the season, LOL.

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Btown  
Last year

Bring back run stun and have some fun.

All 3 imports fast, athletic and creative...but hey stick them in routine half court sets that stifle their raw talent.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

LOL

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

^mocking the anon, not the 'Cats

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson is hopeless!

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Luuuc  
Last year

Kings just toying with us atm. Would be a fun game for their fans the way Randle is carving us up at will.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth looks coocked

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who should replace Gleeson?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Manu to become head coach. Will try and recruit Weeks to be the starting point guard.

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Btown  
Last year

Shocker, let cotton have the ball and clear the keyway leads to a drive and foul and a drive and score.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Are the cats trying to throw the season in protest of something?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Players sick of Gleeson finally just as we all were years ago.

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Hogwash  
Last year

So the question is who wins the title now?
NZ or Melbourne

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth maybe Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide has a better chance then NZ

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I would LOVE Jarrad Weeks to be Perth's starting point guard. Bring it on!

I'm also Derek Cooke Jr's biggest fan. He's high on my hit list as Perth coach. I'm busting my ass to get Jerry Evans Jr as well. And Adam Doyle.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hogwash... You're wrong on both accounts. Those two can't beat Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last year

It annoys me so much how little effort the cats look like they're putting in. Earlier in the season they never stopped putting pressure on even when out ahead

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Andrew  
Last year

As a Perth fan I am feeling rather salty!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson has lost the tramw.

Adelaide look the best team at the moment.

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Anonymous  
Last year

team*

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did I just see Taj Wesley on the 'Marry Me Marry My Family' promo?

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Btown  
Last year

Hasn't lost the team, but he’s trying the grind it out stuff that made him successful. Half the team is different and the other half is getting old. Needs to adapt.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The team don't want to grind hence he has lost them. He can't adapt either what a poor coach.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne is the best team at the moment.

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Btown  
Last year

Down 20, 3 games in a row.

Shooting % has been woeful a while now.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Fucking refs are killing us today!!!!!!!!

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

This is just beautiful.

I'd be giving Cotton a rocket if I'm Gleeson. Poor attitude. Yes he's being targeted extensively by Sydney, but grow a pair son

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tokoto s head and ego is bigger then his ever declining game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why are the refs so against Perth every game? It is like every call goes against us every game

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Tokoto a lil' B. Glad you're all seeing it now

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Vic Wildcat  
Last year

Season looks very much done sadly, and for those saying look at last season at same time. We had multiple injuries that had caused the poor standing, we are at full strength and rely on Cotton and Tokoto far too much. Too many inconsistent players ie: Cooke-Wagstaff-Walker-Kenny and Brandt.

They may change come finals time, but for me Adelaide v Melbourne GF at this moment.

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Yinka Dare  
Last year

How can Perth's defence be so terrible when they have so many coaches and support staff? What do all these people actually do?

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Anonymous  
Last year

We should have kept Prather over Cotton. Bad mistake. Could have chased ware

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Btown  
Last year

Steindl is a brick and turnover machine

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson surely is done after this season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Clint's last bit of confidence has been sapped by Trevor and his dictatorial way

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Btown  
Last year

Better open 3pt % down at the local on a Wednesday night

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Anonymous  
Last year

Troy needed to do something or put his foot down and did neither. You reap what you sow.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Those who were trying to stir me about Cotton's game winner 7 days ago, where you at?

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Btown  
Last year

Take out Kenny's 2/3 3pmt shots, the rest of the wildcats are 3/20 (15%)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Players look like they have no interest at all. I would too if Gleeson was my coach.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Perth just look awkward

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Hogwash  
Last year

Kenny the only player showing any spark.
Without him Perth lose by 40.
Sack Gleeson

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol Tokoto regression is astonishing

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Timberball  
Last year

Refs not a factor today...and any of my fellow cats fans who say it was don't want to see the truth.
We have Zero scoring punch off the bench, Cooke, Wagstaff, Steindle, Hire, DKD, Vague are a liability on offence.
Since Knight’s retirement there is no inside D, teams are starting to realise that if you drive you are either draining the basket or shooting FTs.
I’ve defended Cooke all season but I’m done, keep him in Sydney...it’s a cheaper flight back to the US

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Take out Kenny's 2/3 3pmt shots, the rest of the wildcats are 3/20 (15%) “

Take out everyone else's shooting and we are 67%

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Timberball  
Last year

Manu, Cotton only one who turned up. Try trolling a different player

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth make Gaze look like coach of the year

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Luuuc  
Last year

This game will reveal what we're made of.


That's what I was afraid of
:/

And yeah - it wasn't that many weeks ago that Tokoto was in the MVP mix. Now he's looking like a selfish little b....

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Hogwash  
Last year

Took Rhys Vague to get final bucket and avoid lowest score in Perth history.

That said 56 points is pathetic.

Adelaide fans feel free to sink the boot in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The difference between Perth now and Perth at the start of the season is Waxi Walker.
He was playing at such a high level,way out of his skin. He has fallen back to earth.
This is the difference.

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J  
Last year

Best decision i made was to go to ikea and decide if the replay was worth watching.

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anon  
Last year

Maybe Gleeson should have listened to Hammer and Homicide's advice about Cooke jr.

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Ben  
Last year

Didn't see game, only boxscore.

Any reason Newley came off the bench? Not that it was to Sydney’s detriment.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Timberrrr, I disagree. I reckon Waxy put in more than Cotton today. Cotton is the leader, there is no doubt. He needs to own it. If he faces a hard show, yes pass off, but go get the ball back. Went into his shell.

Side note, this sideline reporter is super switched on. Knows her stuff.

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Udog  
Last year

Perth are getting even worse. 9 point last quarter 19 point second half. How does that even happen with players that get paid that much?

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Brunson  
Last year

Lose by less than 20 = The refs fault
Lose by more than 20 = Sack Gleeson

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Big Ads  
Last year

This current Wildcats roster might have to strap up their shoulders from here on.

Have they put their playoff destiny in the hands of the Sixers and Breakers? If both drop their games against the Hawks but take down Perth then there might not be any games being played in Perth this post season.

They may have done enough to get to the post season but I can't remember a worst month this decade for a Wildcat squad at full strength.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If this is what it takes to get rid of Gleeson finally then so be it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

They will certainly make playoffs and I reckon they'll win back at home against Adelaide next game.

Don't forget they have 2 home games against Cairns to finish The regular season

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sean Dennis

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think Gleeson has a week to get us out of this slump or he needs to go. Let Nielsen take over to try and spark something and save this season.

While the roster isn't perfect, on paper this team should still be a contender. We saw what they can do with some of their performances they had earlier in the season.

The players just look like they lack energy/drive and liek they've lost confidence in themselves and the system. You often see in sports coaches who can have great results with a team over a number of years, but then everything just reaches a point where a change is needed to freshen things up and get a spark going.

I think 1 week otherwise let Nielsen take the reins for the last 5 games to have a bit of time to do what he wants in preparation for playoffs (if they make it lol).

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Timberball  
Last year

Last few games I've really had to will myself to watch to the end the last few games. It’s hard seeing your team getting thumped but not trying anything different. The 3 ball wasn’t dropping but Gleeson just kept going to that empty well.

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Big Ads  
Last year

They have NZ next week Manu. Adelaide twice the following week (home then away).

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can Trevor Gleeson beat the 2018 Andrew Gaze?

No.

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Udog  
Last year

Adelaide just scored 39 points in tbe first quarter in Illawarra. 9 points in the last against Sydney just got put in perspective.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Ah right, NZ in between.

2 home games in a row... they'll get at least one win out of that

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DJ  
Last year

Cats need to bite the bullet and release Cooke Jr as I was a fan of his recruitment but he is a very poor basketballer. Apart from a dunk/block or 2 he is a very poor import.
Gleeson is showing he has nothing to fix our issues. It looks like he is pissed off at the players and the players are pissed off at him.
So in saying that at the end of the season no matter how far we or dont get get players that need to be released and the team rebuilt are:
Cooke Jr (if we dont release him now)
Hire (should have gone seasons ago)
Kenny (see above)
Vague (no place in NBL for him)
Kernich-Drew (focus on Steindls form)
Walker (Old and Tired but could be backup off bench)
Cotton (Too inconsistent and too much money paid for that)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Offensively the cats are bunch of individuals. Theres no team cohesion or chemistry. They don't want to help each other or play off each other. the only realistic conclusion you can make is Gleeson has lost the respect of his players or the players simply dont like each other.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Cats need to bite the bullet and release Cooke Jr as I was a fan of his recruitment but he is a very poor basketballer."

Isn't it too late to sign a replacement now though with 6 games left? Pretty sure a replacement needed to play 7 (or 8?) games to qualify for playoffs. May as well keep him for now.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yep, only 6 games to go for Perth so that ship has sailed and Cooke wasn't aboard.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Only reason to get rid of Cooke us because he is an import. You would get rid of the Aussies before him. He has shown more than Brandt and Walker.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Question....If sydney beat Melbourne on sunday do Gaze keep his job? just asking

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Udog  
Last year

Only the Kings management know the answer to that.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Crumbles owns the now pussycats.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

UDog/anon

If we have learnt nothing else about current Kings management, it's that they don’t know anything about responding to present circumstances, let alone planning for future circumstances.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Kings management serves best as an example of entropy in action.

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