Jack Toft
Two weeks ago

Perth v Brisbane Nov 9

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object? I guess we will find out tonight in Perth. Brisbane have been an unstoppable force, barnstorming their way at home and beating the Sixers on the road. But, some days you're the windscreen and some days you are the bug.

Well Perth are 5-1 and tonight the floppy cats might just be the windscreen that splatters Brisbane’s hopes and dreams. Ah Brisbane, beautiful one day, beaten the next.

Perth games are always a defensive arm wrestle, even without the mercurial Martin in your face. There’s always a few things you can rely on happening in Perth

* Soft foul calls when the Cats need them
* A couple of flops
* Stadium full of red devils
* Perth getting a W

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The Real Perf Werld  
Two weeks ago

Good preview.

Brisbane to win by 7.

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Hogwash  
Two weeks ago

With Melb losing this would be an ideal chance to open up a gap at the top of the table.
Perth should win at home hopefully Cotton pulls up OK after training injury.

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Rabbit70  
Two weeks ago

Brisbane hard to beat. Huge win against Melbourne. Terricho doesn't undestand the word defence. Guards to light up without Damian Martin. Bullets by 12pts.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Terricho doesn't undestand the word defence."

lolwut?

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AD  
Two weeks ago

Perth have opened up the top tier at the Arena.
That's the difference between a Saturday Morning game, and a Friday Night game.

So much riding on Cotton.
Then we just need to see which versions of Stiendl and White turn up

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Perth win will be setting them up for home grand final series and we no what happens in Perth. Perth by 20, hopefully not to many soft calls going Perth's way so we get a contest.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

So now that we finally have a Friday night game, I'm going to be coming to this game from work. Anyone able to explain all the rules around bags this season?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Anyone able to explain all the rules around bags this season?"

Bags are permitted as long as they are no bigger than A4 size.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Calling any team 'floppy' when you have Sobey on your team is the best

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Perf Werld  
Two weeks ago

"Perth games are always a defensive arm wrestle"

lol actually wildcats lead the league in scoring easily and also lead he league in fg% so try again. also lead the league in titles btw. Lemanis game plan is to hope that cotton is injured!

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robt  
Two weeks ago

or arrange that he is!

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Food for thought  
Two weeks ago

Any game involving Brisbane is sure to put me to sleep. Cadee to throw a whole lot of garbage at the ring and then commentators to get hyped when one of his shots actually drops.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

"Bags are permitted as long as they are no bigger than A4 size."

Plus don't forget you can bring children under three in for free - as long as they fit in the A4 bag.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Why did you repeat the joke that was made in the other thread? Are you that starved for attention that you are now copying other people's posts (as well as continuing with your own inane contributions)?

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

Annon what a dumb thing to say.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Anyone able to explain all the rules around bags this season?"

"Bags are permitted as long as they are no bigger than A4 size."

Also note that it is not exactly a this season thing but a general Perth Arena (oops I mean RAC Arena) thing.
It caught out a heap of people at the first Cats game but also caught out loads of people for earlier events too.
Still not as bad as events in the USA but it sure seems to be heading that way fast.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If the Wildcats get behind on the scoreboard the referees will just bail them out.

Never know Why Wildcats fans get anxious if there team is losing at home.

Referees have there backs.

LOL 21-3 Free throw disparity last week.

These officials are not referees, they are just Wildcats cheerleaders

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I really hope there is a lopsided foul/free throw count tonight, just for the huge melts on here and Facebook

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AD  
Two weeks ago

Yeah, pretty much only two possible outcomes tonight:
"Sukkit Perf Gleeson is a Flog and your so arrogant"
OR "The Refs are so biased they gave the Wildcats more points".

Would be good if we could get that all out of the way now, so that post game we can actually discuss the game.

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jimjimthedogboy  
Two weeks ago

The Wildcats played poor team defence without Martin. The apparent dependence surprises me. Their rotations were terrible. Transision was poor. Obviously their was less pressure on the primary ball carrier as well.

The Cats' ball movement in offence seemed less organised as well. I like Norton's aggression, compared to Kenny, but his decisions can seem a bit rushed, and he forces some options at times. I still think Cotton is not really a point.

Brisbane have great potential to shoot the lights out, but their guards at least, have been really inconsistent over the years. I think it should be a good opportunity for them. Also, if the Cat's defensive rotation doesn't improve, Holt may be able to play to his strengths with dribble penetration.

Hope it's a good game.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

LOL only getting 3 Free Throws in a league where refs call so many ticky tack fouls

Refs made up there minds before tip off what result they wanted.

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Jumpshot  
Two weeks ago

If Martin and Cotton both out - then Brisbane by 5.

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Bill Scibilia  
Two weeks ago

White out, Bullets by plenty

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Bill Scibilia  
Two weeks ago

Brisbane would have to favourites tonight...Cotton not 100% put ur money down :)

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FSTOS  
Two weeks ago

White out? Any certainty or clear info on that?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

NBL website

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Cats for life  
Two weeks ago

Hamstring,unknown how long? Every team goes through this and that's why ever team should be prepared.

Got 11 players and they can play that's why they are on the roster.

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Hogwash  
Two weeks ago

No White, No Martin and Cotton not 100%, swings in Brisbane's favour.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Brisbane paying $2.75

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

$3.09 on sportsbet. get on it. Profits make a Wildcats loss even sweeter.

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AD  
Two weeks ago

FMD
Hope they have somebody on speed dial.

Lack of bench depth in the backcourt is going to bite us in the arse.

And it comes down to the problem with Martin.
Shit happens, and there will always be random injuries throughout the year. If White is out for a while, we get another import. It's not great, but it happens.
But Martin has been a 50|50 proposition for a while. So yes, bringing in Norton was a great move. Everyone knew he would be starting a lot of games. But that's only half the plan, where is the rest? Needed somebody else on the bench besides Stiendl, and somebody better than Cummings.
If Dech was the plan, he should have been in the team getting minutes.

It's all gonna come down to the bench. We need another blinder from Stiendl, good games from Vague and Dech, and Wagstaff needs to be accurate.
If Hire goes MIA again, I'm gonna follow him to the shops...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"If Dech was the plan, he should have been in the team getting minutes."


If Dech was the plan as injury backup then he should have been in the team getting minutes? When we had no injuries? Oh boy.

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

what y'all guys think?

what has more value , an over 173 pts or brisbane +5 ?

i can see this going to a high scoring affair

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Vodka 63  
Two weeks ago

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Vodka 63  
Two weeks ago

Time for Hire to step up and show that he is worth a roster spot.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

He isn't worth a spot though, so ..... ?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Game hasn't even started and I’m already angry at some of the ref calls I know I’m about to witness.

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

Game hasn't even started and I'm already angry at some of the ref calls I know I’m about to witness.

Got me on this one lmfao

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yes I agree. Thr Bullets are getting robbed right now by the refs. What a joke.


Posting that now so everyone can quickly copy + paste as needed during the game.

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By how much would the Wildcats need to be behind before the Wildcats cheer leaders, sorry i mean referees start to panic and crush the bullets?

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

Obvious foul on gliddon not called. Shocking.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Rabbit82, that one actually wasn't a foul but how about when Bairstow got hacked under the rim just then

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Justin  
Two weeks ago

And it begins...

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

The whistle game has begun, they have not waited perth to be led.
great start by the refs.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Waa wwaa waa the refs made kay dunk it. So unfair

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

the refs should just take the ball and put in the nets for the cats.

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Referees not taking any chances tonight...

They cannot risk the Bullets getting an early lead in this against an undermanned Wildcats team.

If it requires the Wildcats to take 50 Free throws against 5, then so be it.

Refs not risking it tonight

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

This game is alllll refs. Disgusting

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J  
Two weeks ago

Vukona thug

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J  
Two weeks ago

Bullets play horrible and its all refs. This is beyond a joke. One eye

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J  
Two weeks ago

Maybe bullets should bring in an import that can change direction. But i guess that was a block...

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J  
Two weeks ago

Huuuuuge foul by steindl, must be the homecooking

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Cadee's mutton chops look delicious

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

Hodgson and Gibson got Brisbane back in the game

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Refs will be panicking.

There yeam is only up by 4 at the quarter time break even though the Woldcats took 9 FTs

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Whats happening with NBL Non TV?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Mmm Cadee's baby lambs

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Thoughts on Cotton?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Thoughts on cotton - he is damn good

Not good enough to carry a whole team alone though

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Melbourne Boy  
Two weeks ago

Refreshing watching a Perth game without Homocide, this other Garleep is actually pretty good on the mic.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

I meant in terms of him apparently not being 100%.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

"Cadee's mutton chops look delicious"

Why does he persist with it? Looks disgusting.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Brandt's ankle didn’t look good. If you can’t put any height on it it generally means a minmum of 6 to 8 weeks

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Bullshit.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Cotton? I like how it breathes

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Why does he persist with it? Looks disgusting.


I think they look succulent

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Teen-like scrappy facial hair in a long strip huh. Creepy fetish.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Ok well Cotton looks fine going off of that play. Nice.

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Bol  
Two weeks ago

Brisbane are playing great Wildcats basketball

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

13,132 attendance.

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

referees securing that bag

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

referres breathing through their whistele for the cats

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

disgusting .these guys are dictating the game. no chance for the bullets playing against a full referee team.

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Another Anon  
Two weeks ago

Because body contact with the shooter in the air isnta foul?

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

i'm not even watching the game lol

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Clearly.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

This game turned into a ripper in the 2nd half

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

Wildcats being given every opportunity to win this game, yet somehow Brisbane tie it up. I'm guessing Cotton FTs to ice it.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Cotton with the (almost) buzzer beater! It's over.

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

well i actually watched that 3 by cotton

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Another Anon  
Two weeks ago

M.V.P.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Bullets are clearly going to get the wooden spoon and then fold.

Am I doing it right?

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Mock  
Two weeks ago

DO YOU LIKE APPLES, PERTH HATERZ? WELL, HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE APPLES??

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

25 free throws awarded to 8.

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Wildcats at home in the last 2 games have won the Free Throw count

47-11?

LOL

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Great game, nbl having a magnificent season.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Paid $600,000 and worth every cent"- was that the smartest thing to say? Letting everyone know how much he is paid?

600k each year for next 3 years.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Cotton is by far the best player in the league

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

I think cotton could be a solid nba starter.

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Luke  
Two weeks ago

Excellent game to watch on a Friday night as a neutral, Brisbane just had no answer for Cotton

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Who said he's paid 600k?

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Lachy Reid said so on the TV commentary. No biggie, everyone who was following hoops.com.au during the off season already knew this.

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

Great game . Overtime would have been better . Cotton tooo good.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

He put 33 on the Denver Nuggets so yeah he can play

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Coach  
Two weeks ago

How many more games does Andre persist with Cadee through the last quarter, whilst Gibson sits on the bench? Lots of layups past Cadee- no defensive stance.

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Bol  
Two weeks ago

Cats showed heaps of character to grind out a win without three of their starters. Brisbane are looking impressive and Hodgeson a huge improver from last season

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Thoughts on cotton - he is damn good

Not good enough to carry a whole team alone though"

Turns out that's not quite right...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'm a Perth fan and I unloaded (not really) on Brisbane when Brandt went down. Obviously I forgot about the Cotton factor

It's funny coz he won me a bit of cash with his last buzzer beater v Brisbane lel

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I stand corrected on that. He was massive. He's on another level.

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rabbit82  
Two weeks ago

I actually think that Cotton was fouled during his buzzer three

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J  
Two weeks ago

Perth grinding out a huge win. Must say lost a bit of respect for vukona tonight, appeared intent on playing the man more so then the ball.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Bryce Cotton ... hot damn … he's like the Sami Whitcomb of the MNBL

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AD  
Two weeks ago

Just goes to show, for all those who clearly don't even watch the game, and/or don't understand the rules, and/or are blind,
the foul count is meaningless.

Perth got absolutely mugged on some bad calls tonight. It happens. Calls go both ways.
How do you Tech Norton for bouncing the ball in anger, then don't Tech Te Rangi for deliberately disobeying a ref and refusing to leave the court?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Te Rangi had no obligation to leave the court.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Perth got absolutely mugged on some bad calls tonight."

AD = Alternate Dimension
Maybe in a parallel universe they got the rough end of the stick but sure as hell not in this one.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Te Rangi had 30 seconds to sub out and he took all of them. Good for him. Having a tanty about that is ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yeah good for him. He proved absolutely nothing but good for him!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Cotton is a legend great time to be a Cats fan, Bullets absolutely had us through near the end. speaking of the Bullets will Brisbane ever actually play Makoto Hiejima guy deserves some minutes at some point

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AD  
Two weeks ago

NBL Website shows the result as 91 to 87. WTF did I miss?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No need to have a stroke over a one point mistake

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Brilliant comment Luuuc! Classic!

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Food for thought  
Two weeks ago

Perth have to be title favorites right now. They even have an extra import up their sleeve. It's just scary. I think we're looking at a Melbourne and Perth finals series.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Article 40.1 a player who has committed 5 fouls shall leave the court immediately. He shall be substituted within 30 seconds.

TeRangi must leave immediately, LeManis has 30 seconds to replace him.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

"Just goes to show, for all those who clearly don't even watch the game, and/or don't understand the rules, and/or are blind, the foul count is meaningless."

Perth were all over the Bullets from tip-off, they did the well-proven technique of initiating contact early and often so it seems like the norm to the refs. The way they defended they should have been closer to 28 fouls than 14, but their intensity and discipline to the plan was excellent.

It was a smart strategic move from the Wildcats knowing they would probably struggle if it was a cleanly reffed game given how well Brisbane pass the ball. And once you get into a shot for shot slog, if you have Bryce Cotton on your side fair chance you will come out on top.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As a Brisbane fan, although there are a lot of games in Perth that are decided by the refs, last night was not one of them. Was ref'd well and Perth (Cotton) deserved that win.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

While Brisbane blew a golden chance last night, one thing I did like was the way they didn't get on the refs. They took 41 shots in the paint and only got 8 FTs, but particularly early in the game when a lot of calls were being missed on their drives they didn't fall into the trap a lot of teams do in Perth of bitching to refs and losing focus.

They stuck at their plan of trying to go inside first, played through lots of contact and almost got the win. It suggests they are developing into a pretty disciplined team.

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WookieE  
Two weeks ago

Wow, Perth better be thanking their lucky stars for whoever was the mastermind to bring Cotton in, as he's earned his money 10x over! At least it wasn't just him this time, Mitch really was key there in the stretch that they came back...

Speaking of calling things consistently... How does Mitch get a tech for what he did, but Wagstaff can grab a ref and scream in his face near the end of the game and nothing?

Well done to both teams for a pretty enjoyable game as a fan of neither team last night... Up and down and a great thriller ending...

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I'm guessing plenty over east tuned out of that one because it was pretty scrappy early, but it came good in the 4th. I continue to be impressed with Brisbane. Te Rangi has stepped up with the extra opportunities, and Hodgson looks a different player to last season. Plenty to like with Patterson still settling in. Not in shape but he can clearly play. They had so many chances to say die own the stretch but kept executing under pressure and could easily have won that one.
Cotton though, I thought that game was every bit as impressive as his 45 considering the circumstances. Such a great finisher around the rim in addition to his pull-up game.

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

I thought it was a great game.
Brisbane have certainly improved, and you consider they are still bedding down their imports, and have a slot up their sleeve, they could really give things a shake this season. Great for the league, and for for thir potential sale.

Was great to have a Friday night game, and the Arena was packed. In this instance the official numbers would be realistic, as there were not many empty seats.

Cotton, what can I say. Not sure if it was shown on the telecast, but he received a sustained MVP chant. If you take those words literally, it's well deserved, he is carrying the team, and steps up when the game is on the line.

Overall a gutsy win by Perth, to grind it out with only two of their starters.
With so many injuries, my concerns are another poor showing by Jervis and Wagstaff.

I thought Jervis started the season well, but he gets into foul trouble so easily and gets benched. Now he just seems to have lost all confidence, he's no crashing the boards, but still commits cheap fouls on D. Gleeson needs to figure out a way to play him back into form.

Wagstaff is still great value off the bench, but he's already looking tired and shooting poorly.

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

I switched of at quarter time when it looked like Perth were cruising to a 30 point win. Good on the Bullets for showing some spine for a change they do seem to be mentally and physically tougher now and should be a chance to make the playoffs.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

Agree re Hodgson, Luuuc, really starting to find his feet in the league, probably better suited to Brisbane's style than Adelaide's.

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J  
Two weeks ago

Paul, open your eyes, that was most definitley not a game you could say perth was getting all the calls, in fact they were on the wrong end of some howlers. When cadee and te rangi are responsible for 9 fouls, chances are they were there, neither is a plus defender, and both were regularly oit of position.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

"Two of their players are bad defenders" is not an argument. Paul laid out his case.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"They took 41 shots in the paint and only got 8 FTs, but particularly early in the game when a lot of calls were being missed on their drives they didn't fall into the trap a lot of teams do in Perth of bitching to refs and losing focus."

Where can we find stats on number of shots in paint?

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AD  
Two weeks ago

Getting sick of people (who either didn't watch the game or are simply bullshitting to impress others who didn't) trotting out meaningless stats to reinforce their great Refs Conspiracy theory.
Brissy got a lot of uncontested buckets in the paint. Annoyed me watching our defence completely breakdown as I am a fan of strong D, but it happened.

If you want to go through and present a list of every single call & no-call for both teams then go for it.

As I said Perth were on the receiving end of a lot of bad calls. Whether they got any more or less than Brissy I couldn't say. Refs make mistakes, it happens. Sometimes those mistakes will favour one team. What's the alternative, you ask the refs to even out their mistakes?

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paul  
Two weeks ago

It's not exactly news that Perth get the rub of the green in Perth. It happens elsewhere with home court but Perth (and previously NZ when they were a power) were the standouts because they knew how to play to capitalise on it, as Goorjian coached teams did.

This year Perth have shot 5 less FTs than their opponents in away games but 65 more in home games. That fits with the simple eye test when watching games from over there.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"As I said Perth were on the receiving end of a lot of bad calls."

No they weren't. Just trotting out a bs line like that doesn't negate what the whole country just witnessed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"No they weren't. Just trotting out a bs line like that doesn't negate what the whole country just witnessed."

If the refs were infact bias towards Perth, Vague's block would not have been a foul, Norton would wouldn't have been called for a Tech, Mika would have been penalised for stepping over the line late in the game, Cotton would have gone to the free throw line after his game winner. Just to name a few...

The refs are just average and people get too one eyed over certain calls. Sure Perth get some favourable calls at home, but they get a lot of average ones too. Jesus christ this stuff gets blown way out of proportion after every game.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

The refs can subconsciously favour the home team without it being an intentional conspiracy.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Maybe Perth plays more aggressively at home. And being aggressive gets rewarded with some free throws.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

"The refs can subconsciously favour the home team without it being an intentional conspiracy."

This. Players often play better at home or worse away. The environment affects people, including refs. In Perth you have an intimidating atmosphere and a very disciplined team, and that combination allows them to get away with a level of physicality they generally can't in other gyms.

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paul  
Two weeks ago

"Maybe Perth plays more aggressively at home. And being aggressive gets rewarded with some free throws."

In Wildcats away games the average FT count is 25-27, in home games it is 24-11. So Perth get pretty much the same amount, but opposition teams have their numbers fall off a cliff.

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AD  
Last week

"The refs can subconsciously favour the home team without it being an intentional conspiracy."

Oh FMD, it never ends. Now the Grand Conspiracy theory has been debunked, it must be a "Psychological" problem.
So what, all the refs are mentally unstable, and incapable of calling what they see?

That's nice and convenient isn't it. How can anyone argue with your stupid theories, because the refs are doing it "subconsciously".

Ok, so this "subconcious" bias perfectly explains all the calls they got wrong in favour of the Cats, but what explains all the ones they got wrong in favour of Brisbane?
Does the "subconscious" bias come and go, and then reverse itself?

And the utter lunacy of your theory is this:
There were some dreadful wrong calls against the Cats and blatant non-calls against the Bullets, to which the crowd understandably went apeshit. Yet this apparently had no effect on the refs' "subconscious" whatsoever. Surely if they they were somehow scared or intimidated by the crowd, even "subconsciously," it would effect those extreme calls more?
Why pay the soft blocking and reaching fouls, that the crowd basically ignores anyway?
Or are you saying it effects their "subconscious" in reverse? So if we were really quiet we'd get more calls?

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Anonymous  
Last week

time for chill pill
or three

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koberulz  
Last week

Oh FMD, it never ends. Now the Grand Conspiracy theory has been debunked, it must be a "Psychological" problem.
So what, all the refs are mentally unstable, and incapable of calling what they see?
Or they're, y'know, fucking human. Jesus Christ dude.

It is possible for Perth not to be perfect at everything, as radical as that notion seems to you.

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Last week

Andrew Bogut
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Did Perth really just play the Friends TV show theme song during this @NBL game??

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Perthworld  
Last week

Pretty valid criticism.

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Anonymous  
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"Andrew Bogut
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@andrewbogut
Did Perth really just play the Friends TV show theme song during this @NBL game??"

Worst part is they didn't even play the part of the song with the clapping.

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