Jack Toft
Last year

Brisbane-New Zealand Nov 11

In world war 2 if Australia was invaded the plan was to essentially give them Australia up until to "Brisbane line". New Zealand have always been our friends in time of war, but when it comes to sport, as soon as they play a team from the "West Island" (aka Australia), as soon as they cross the no mans land of the Tasman Sea, a switch is flicked. Their eyes get bigger, their arms get stronger, their pain threshold grows larger. Today the Brisbane Line will be tested.

I thought the Brisbane-Perth game was great, but this might rival that match of the round. The Breakers easily accounted for Cairns at home earlier in the round, putting them to the sword and showing no mercy. I'm expecting the Breakers will have plenty of energy left in the tank and will go over the trenches early to press their advantage.

The final stanza will decide this game. Brisbane have slightly more tired legs and I'm expecting Captain Abba to present terms to Captain Gibbo. Gibbo to face his Waterloo.

Brisbane to fade in the fourth, Breakers by 4.

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Zodiac  
Last year

This is the game I'm really looking forward to watching tonight. Are the Bullets legit? I suspect not but if they are they would want to get this game at home.

Sunday night NBL action FTW!

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Anonymous  
Last year

FTW!

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Anonymous  
Last year

All aboard the bullet train

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AngusH  
Last year

Nice colour coordination re: the uniforms. Looks like a div 3 social comp game.

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koberulz  
Last year

If you can't tell the teams apart you need to get your eyes checked.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Land of the long white cloud doesn't have white jerseys

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blue vs blue is not ideal.

Ooh lemanis with the language

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'm not sure I've heard Lemanis blow up that badly before.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Even Lermanis got blue in the face with that timeoout.

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Anon  
Last year

Thats the second week in a row,i've heard Lemanis let the F BOMBS go.Dont they have a dump button at Fox.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Deplorable language from our National coach lol.
Hoping NZ hold on and win this one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Huge block then the rebound and assist to a 3 pointer, what a sequence by Weekes

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Game all over.

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Perthworld  
Last year

"All aboard the bullet train"

Oh no, it's going in the wrong direction! Heading towards the bottom four.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melb/Cats/NZ multi is looking pretty good right now

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Perthworld  
Last year

WEEKS BEAST MODE

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Perthworld  
Last year

What odds?

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Perthworld  
Last year

The "Grand Finalists" are down by 20!

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Anonymous  
Last year

$6

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Bullet Train plays the long game, how often do I have to say this?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Hopefully the Bullets can keep this interesting.

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://youtu.be/vYFiL5uq28c

Found footage of the bullet train

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Ben  
Last year

So, how soon can Joey come back to Brisbane?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

ALL ABOARD

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

THE BULLET TRAIN TO HELL

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Perthworld  
Last year

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ben he's off to Sydney next season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I haven't seen a lot of the breakers this season, but Richard has been impressive today

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Anonymous  
Last year

When is this Jap fella gonna get a go? Can't be any worse than Cadee?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Richard looks to be finding his groove now.

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Anon  
Last year

Lemanis now resorting to trash talk to opposition players.

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Zodiac  
Last year

A Stephen Holt sighting, a real treat.

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Anon  
Last year

Get Simon Kerle out of the commentary box onto the coach's bench.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

See the problem is the weird zooming of the broadcast camera. Brisbane is getting distracted. If you notice, it's always happening on Brisbane possessions

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Hogwash  
Last year

Enjoying this game.
No time for Brisbane or their coach.

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mike  
Last year

lead would be 25 if it wasn't for Lemanis and Gliddon's monaing make every call go Brisbane way the last 6 minutes. If the refs continue to be intimidated then it wll be close. Lemanis even allowed to trash talk a player as he is trying to inbound.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Flto me it felt like the crowd on the TV angles filled out a lot during that quarter compared to earlier in the game.

From memory there was a game in Brisbane (may have even been a boomers) where the sections of the crowd that would be seen on TV were really empty and LK got people to move to fill up those seats so it would look better on TV. I wonder if a single polar thing happened today?

For all we know though some people may have rocked up late of just moved on their own lol.

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Anonymous  
Last year

To me it felt*

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Anonymous  
Last year

Similar thing* lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

I can feel a choke coming

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga

*HORRRRRNNNNNNNN*

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

*HORRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN*

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mike  
Last year

Vikona in the key for like 8 seconds

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

More horn than me at 6am every. Single. Morning.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That was one of the worst quarters I've seen by any team this season

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mike  
Last year

come on Breakers - hold on - gonna be tough now - missing Long -

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mike  
Last year

my god Lemanis - stop moaning - lets see if refs cave for next few calls

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

That female referee is the shits. Didn't even cal that feet shovel.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can someone please assassinate that screaming banshee woman

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Zodiac  
Last year

She's one of the better refs in the league IMO

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yesssss!!! That women screaming next to the camera needs the screen pulled around her.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Pissweak

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mike  
Last year

my god - worse call ever on long and then worst tech ever

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Zodiac  
Last year

Great commentary by Kerle lol

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Zodiac  
Last year

That chick in the crowd must be a Kiwi because she was seemingly trying to put off Gibbo on those FT's.

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Anonymous  
Last year

FUCKING SHUTUP YOU SQUEALING BIATCH IN THE CROWD

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Perthworld  
Last year

ROFL, tight game after a fluke three by Gibson off the glass.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Gibbo knows it's a contract year for him.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Nailed it Zodiac.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Majok you shook

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Zodiac  
Last year

Perthworld, I saw it with Gibbo at the Sixers he would always pull his finger out in the last year of his contracts.

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Perthworld  
Last year

I noticed that too. He just does enough to stay in the league. And there we go Gibson three to level it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lmao Gibson

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J  
Last year

Horrible no calls on brisbane followed by a terrible call on them...

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Perthworld  
Last year

Cadee in the crunch. Hahahahha

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Zodiac  
Last year

Gibbo says get the chequebook out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How good is ShaNe Ili

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Anonymous  
Last year

How good is ShaNe Ili

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Perthworld  
Last year

Webster? WTF

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J  
Last year

Cadee just dribbles the ball at the top,having said that after that drive.. maybe its for the best

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Anonymous  
Last year

Braindeadster

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Anonymous  
Last year

Webster should have been unsportsmanlike.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Tragardh lecturing us fans that we shouldn't complain about no Saturday night games because we have a triple header today. Who the f**k does he think he is? STFU we're the fans and we know what we want.

Interesting tidbit re: cheating back in the day with televised timeout huddles in the last two minutes.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Money

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Perthworld  
Last year

Buzzer beater by Abercrombie. Nice.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Interesting tidbit from Kerle re: cheating back in the day with televised timeout huddles in the last two minutes.*

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Anonymous  
Last year

WTF is wrong with NBL TV?

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Luuuc  
Last year

Tough weekend for the Bullet Train

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J  
Last year

De ja vu!

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Zodiac  
Last year

What a game

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Perthworld  
Last year

Choo-choo!

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Anonymous  
Last year

:OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Zodiac  
Last year

The Bullets did well to get back into this

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Anonymous  
Last year

Woot. $2.20. Shame NBL TV is farked.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Good idea by Patterson. Too bad Gibbo was on the end of it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Poor Brisbane, 2 buzzer beaters in one weekend

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Anonymous  
Last year

bugger, poor bullets. Great game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Props to NZ. Tough luck Brisbane

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just like Andrej drew it up

Gibson just flubbed it

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Perthworld  
Last year

They were right at the end of the track pulling into the station and derailed just before the platform.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great game, good commentary, still need Saturday night game though.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Twice.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Now you see why I'm so big on Brisbane.

That was a special comeback.

Choo fkn choo baby.

League on notice.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That female interviewer asked Abercrombie about his game winning 3 pointer

*face palm*

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

What's wrong with nbl.tv?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Best game of the round

Great overall contest

Poor Bullets, another tough loss

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Perthworld, you understand there is only one train. The train derailing means the season is over. Pretty clear. There isn't a different train for every game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Poor Brisbane.

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J  
Last year

Do brisbane hang a banner of all their current players in the stadium? How weird, surely that is reserved for championship banners and retired jerseys.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

The Bullet Train chugs on

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Anonymous  
Last year

**female interviewer** back to the...

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

J, they're getting in early

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Anonymous  
Last year

'What's wrong with nbl.tv?'

Quality of the feed is terrible as always?

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Superb quality for me, as always.

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Anonymous  
Last year

My NBL TV worked fine all day

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mike  
Last year

thought it was going to be a tech on Webster till I saw the reply and was just a reach in - was a foul but terrible flop - Then Brisbane could have won it at the end but again he decided to flop - if he stayed calm I reckon he may have scored.
How the hell does the shot clock work all game but stops working with 14 seconds to go, when the away team likely want to see it... !
and agree with the above - that screaming woman should have been thrown out !

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Commentators were right, should of been 0.6 seconds left on the clock for Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Last year

'Superb quality for me, as always.'

Are you watching desktop or mobile?

Come to think of it, the feed on my mobile is better than desktop which toggles between good quality and bad quality

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Perthworld  
Last year

"Perthworld, you understand there is only one train. The train derailing means the season is over. Pretty clear. There isn't a different train for every game."

Manu, a train network has various stations which terminate at the ultimate destination. The bullet express has derailed just before reaching two of them during this round. There are of course many more stations to come, buta third have already been traversed. They'll be back chugging along next week but the damage down the track from two derailments may be irrepairable. Time will tell.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Never have trouble with nbl tv either.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cadee is a hack.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Why is everyone saying 'Poor Brisbane'?

They have only themselves to blame for letting the first half go like that.

I stopped watching at half time to go do gardening, my loss.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lucky me then

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Commentators were right, should of been 0.6 seconds left on the clock for Brisbane. "

looked like 0.3 was correct to me when I paused it as the ball was going hitting the net

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Anonymous  
Last year

Poor Lovebroker

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

We'll that's just gibberish.

See the NBL match reporter has picked up on the Bullet train phenomenon

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

If the damage from a derailment is irreparable, then the train wouldn't be allowed back on the tracks, period. So it's life would be over. That's train 101 mate. I should know, I'm a real train pilot

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Its*

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Perthworld  
Last year

These derailments have been minor, so the train has been able to be put back on the tracks to get to the next stop. Come on Manu.

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Perthworld  
Last year

and these two minor derailments may cause the inevitable irrepairability down the track of not even making it into Top Four Station.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Speaking of trains, could someone throw Cadee in front of one?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Reach.

You reach, I teach. Bullets G-Finalists.

I see where you're going with this, I really do, but I see a flaw in your argument too. Your description of said train has a sense of inevitable conclusion to it. The damage is either irreparable, which means the train does not meet the standards of the Australian Locomotive Association of Australia and will thus be decommissioned and stripped for parts, or it does. If it does meet the standards then it will continue its journey unmolested and is subject to only routine weekly checks just like every other train. So your argument of there being a potential for termination of the service 'down the track' is wrong; the train is either fit to be commissioned or it is not. And seeing as there are guaranteed stops ahead, as soon as next weekend no less, the train has not been decommissioned. That is under your premise that the train has in fact derailed, which is actually up for debate. I don't think it has derailed.

I know so much more about ALAA statutes than you, it'd make your head spin.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jason Spudee another awesome game of sub 30% shooting.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Way to take something figurative so literally. Rename yourself The Fat Controller.

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Perthworld  
Last year

"Jason Spudee"

I'm using this from now on.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LOOOOOOL

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Perthworld  
Last year

How about Crashee? Too soon?

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mystro  
Last year

Breakers starting to find their groove despite almost grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory in this one. Nice they held their nerve and took the W they deserved.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

By being 'figurative' you just open yourself up to loose, incoherent narratives. If you don't care about the integrity of your stories, go right ahead.

In Perth, Holt was as bouncy as I've seen him this year and he made an impact. I think they should just start him at point and see how it goes. Been thinking that for a while.

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Anonymous  
Last year

More issues with scoreboard and timing at Brisbane game. when will NBL get it right. Is it the people or the tools available to them?

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Tom  
Last year

Last play was messy but Breakers came through with deserved win.
Flat spell in Q3 was troubling. Brasswell had wrong team on floor and scrimmage play was exposed.
Huge game for Richard. Webster was not the money player we needed at prime time.
Ili made two huge plays down stretch and should have had ball in his hands for final play.
Breakers are a hard team to peg, contender or pretender. Long may be the key! He is an instant foul to anyone driving within 2 feet of him.
Time to work things out, I suppose.

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AngusH  
Last year

Feels like every team except Perth is Jekyll or Hyde this season, but maybe not to the extreme of NZ though. Breakers to me are in similar territory to the Kings where it feels like the roster has the talent to succeed, but is let down by the coaching. Talent will get them wins, but I don't see them living up to their potential with Braswell at the helm.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Att: Perthworld

Can't help but notice you don't have a retort. Taking Ls like the Cats will in the semis. So good.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Keep talking.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Inferior logic and inferior basketball team come playoffs. That's u

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Perthworld  
Last year

Keep chirping. I've been a gentleman so far by not linking to the post where you spectacularly backed down from putting money on the line after suggesting it. Classic.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Dig it up, bold it, blockquote it, write it in all caps, write it spongebob meme style, underline it.

Pride must mean nothing to you.

You think I'd exchange money and personal information with a shady West Australian anyway? Deluded. Just like Tasmania, you guys are so far away that you've become an afterthought. Just keep going. Would Indonesia even want you?

Bet's on if the dead drop is Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, fountain near the Glenelg/Merivale St door before GF Game 3, with the rules as stated in Reply #714988

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Perthworld  
Last year

So far away? But we're the centre of the NBL universe!

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

It's actually Melbourne. Literally and figuratively.

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koberulz  
Last year

According to the box score, Brisbane suited 13 players for this one.

Max is still 12, right?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Hey Perthworld, money's on.

Brisbane to beat United on Sunday, the thousand is down.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Eastbound and a thousand down

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hoops troll on a roll $$ ^

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Perthworld  
Last year

"Brisbane to beat United on Sunday, the thousand is down."

Double down next week.

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