Jack Toft
Last month

Sixers v Snakes Nov 23

Does anyone have any reports of a weeping Madonna? No?

Cairns on the slide would be looking for signs of a miracle. I don't think it will come tonight.

Cairns need to be out of the blocks early, but even the notoriously slow Sixers seem to catch up when they want to. For Cairns to win, they need to take advantage of the Sixers third quarter woes to put the pressure on at the start of the fourth.

Sixers with an extra week to bring Conger into the fold and for him to learn the plays should be able to get this one. The Sixers have plenty of reasons to win and have a good supply of anti-venom on the bench.

Sixers by double figures

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Food for thought  
Last month

Yeah, Cairns aren't winning this one. Adelaide found themselves last week and Conger is only going to get better. This is the time when Adelaide will confirm themselves as a top four team and start separating themselves from the Hawks, Bullets and Taipains of the league. Adelaide by 15. Trimble will have a good game though.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Easy win for Adelaide coming up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This game could end up 135 to 110 Adelaide, no defence from either of these teams.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Mediocre v bottom team doesn't excite me much.
NZ v Perth (x2) and Sydney v Melb are the games to watch.

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Camel 31  
Last month

so , a bitta media about moore at point .....thought he looked pretty good , last game......although his shots aint dropping .......if he could get a few in ....would be great......if conger can do a patterson that would be good , ..., although . ...i mentioned that before...

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AngusH  
Last month

Although both teams have been pretty fun to watch despite the losses (Cairns in particular), I can't help but feel that Adelaide are going to lay a beatdown on the Snakes tonight.

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Aussiedownunder  
Last month

Adelaide just 1-4 in there last 5 and Cairns 0-5 in their last 5. I think this game is tighter than expected.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Hugh Greenwood at the commentary desk for this one.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Johnson already flopping.. what else is on TV?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

OH SHIT NATE.

Should've been and-one too

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wiley looks like a fool with his antics

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wiley looks like a beast slamming it home for an and one

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Anonymous  
Last month

Entertaining quarter. Free flowing and no bombardment of whistles

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koberulz  
Last month

Hugh Greenwood at the commentary desk for this one.
Accurate description so far.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Bullet train loving this NBL Friday so far

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Luuuc  
Last month

Accurate description so far.

Quiet so far, but in fairness it must be hard to get a word in amongst the constant reminders of who Corey thinks the most exciting point guard in the league is.

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rabbit82  
Last month

does those team even play a half of decent defense?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fek me, so many fouls :/

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Anonymous  
Last month

And people think the Wildcats get the most home calls

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

The refs are making this league soft af man. Very disappointing

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Used to wrestle unwhistled, now can't touch each other without a whistle. We will find a happy medium soon enough I think

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36ers were down, referees panicked. They realised that if the 36ers lose tonight, they will not be popular.

So they made an adjustment.

The refereeing in this league is a sham. No wonder the TV ratings are embarrassing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's a sad say when netballers are looking at basketball and saying how soft it is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Do people actually watch the game or just the stats and comment?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Blowout troll --> No wonder the ratings are embarrassing troll

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Sizers are up by only 5 DESPITE having 9 more FT attempts.

Are the referees in the break panicking? I mean, the nost certainly want Adelaide to win, but do they just f##ck it, if it means the 36ers taking 30 more free throws and it means a 36ers win?

Be interesting what the referees are thinking here.

There first priority is to be fan favourites.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nba, your first priority should be English.

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Lets see what happens if the Taipans come backand hit the lead.

ZERO chance the referees just sit back and let it continue..

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Anonymous  
Last month

You were saying?

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3 straight 3s to start the 3rd qtr, the referees breath a sigh of relief.

Secretluy they are DYING for the 36ers to win.

Home town heroes.

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rabbit82  
Last month

Anonymous
A few minutes ago

Nba, your first priority should be English.

DEAD

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Anonymous  
Last month

drmic is a stud!

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LOL who cares.

NO ONE WATCHING THIS LEAGUE....

NO ONE....

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Anonymous  
Last month

goodbye taipans, thanks for the memories

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rabbit82  
Last month

sixers gonna lay 140 on these scrubs

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LOL in an 8 team league, you have a team as bad as Cairns..

Clearly the salary cap is biting in this league LOL

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

God I hate the Sixers. Creeping toward Perth territory in the hatred stakes

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DO NOT PANIC 36ers fans....Refs have your backs.

Just like Perth FANS, never ever stress, referees have your backs.

Must be a great feeling knowing this.

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Andy  
Last month

Really wish Casey would talk about AFL more

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide getting armchair ride by the refs

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Well this is disgusting

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AngusH  
Last month

Twiddledee and Twiddledum in the green shirts, the league in great hands.

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Mock  
Last month

SHAMEFUL flopping call on Kiany

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kenny is not a nbl level player..dude is atrocious

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Last month

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Hogwash  
Last month

What's happened to the NBA is an imbecile.

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koberulz  
Last month

Jesus fucking Christ that may overtake the Patty Mills call as the worst in the history of the league.

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56  
Last month

Adelaide would be far my intimidating if they could actually play defence to go along with their scoring.

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rabbit82  
Last month

man the snakes defense would get 250 pts mini in an NBA quarter type game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

worst call i have seen FLOP WTF

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The funny thing is with all the investment the NBL have made into this league they are destroying it themselves.

And they dont even know.

Do they ever sit back and wonder why ratings are awful?

Dumbest human beings on the planet

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Unfortunately Patty still has that locked down.

But this is fucking disgusting. You want to love something and it's being made so hard. It is so hard to take this league seriously and love it. I'm a fool for being so invested in this shit

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Mock  
Last month

Who could blame Mike Kelly?

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Anonymous  
Last month

As a 36ers fan, these pedantic refs are ruining a good game. Cairns getting roasted.

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Anonymous  
Last month

PLENTY OF "HOME COOKING" BY THE REFS

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Mock  
Last month

Sixers acting like they've won the GOD DAMN GF!!

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AngusH  
Last month

Wiley probably regretting that haircut even more considering these highlights of him will be all over the NBL's advertising for the rest of the season.

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skull  
Last month

Hugh Greenwood?? surely get someone who is relevant...

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twenty four  
Last month

Trimble charge call was bad.

Flop call was pathetic.

Common denominator being the umpires not having a clue as to what they're doing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's past the point of blaming the teams. They can’t help this crap.

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Anonymous  
Last month

refs need to give themselves a warning for unsportsman behavior

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Anonymous  
Last month

36ers starting to look real good

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exactly greenwood is an afl player, what's he doing calling nbl, if you believe the commentary he turned down the nba to play afl, lmao.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mike, why the long face?? :) :)

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Anonymous  
Last month

yeah what does Greenwood know about basketball anyway derp

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Anonymous  
Last month

36ers starting to look good, when they're at full strength and beating the bottom teams...

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Hoopie  
Last month

I reckon the only way to make NBL pay some attention to the reffing fiasco is for the losing team to just take off their stars for the last quarter or even the whole second half.

Why risk getting your stars injured when % doesn't matter anyway? Turn it into a meaningless game and give the NBL the finger. (The bench players would love the practice anyway.)

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Perthworld  
Last month

Half the teams wouldn't do that since they share the same owner.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Moment of silence please for Kuany, Kelly, Nate, Melo

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Anonymous  
Last month

Terrible refs yeah but Taipans were never going to win that game.

That defence will be lucky to win another game all year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The referees were terrible, make no mistake about it but Cairns are very poor, for all the raving how good Trimble is he only plays offence, Hall looking better, big Nate past it Walker ok, Newbill ok, the rest not much chop, Loe so over rated.
While most teams are spending fair coin now Cairns and Illawarra are getting left well behind.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns would not beat the Hobart chargers.

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Greybuoy  
Last month

Surely Kuany starts ahead of...someone else?
Time for Kelly to try what hasn't been tried.
You know what is said of those who repeatedly repeat what hasn’t worked and still hope for a differerent outcome? No need to be Einstein to offer an answer.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Time to give Fearne credit for doing what he did with an even smaller budget than this year.

Any truth that the NBL gave the Taipans 250k and Hawks 150k to help them compete with recruiting this year?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Member when Taipans were competitive the past few years on a terrible budget and everyone was calling for Fearne to be sacked? I member.

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Perthworld  
Last month

mmm member berries

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Anonymous  
Last month

Disgraceful flop tech. That bald ref, I think it's Chris Clark, could be the worst NBL ref in the last 10 years.

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MACDUB  
Last month

Wish that one commentator would stop saying "worried him out of the points" when someone misses a shot.

Sounds AFL-ish to me. And not really an applicable terminology to 99% of situations.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Member how Fearne made double the salary of Kelly and had 2 assistants that actually got paid? Member when Gliddon was always going to leave since midway through last year? Member when the Taipans were never able to match the 300k price tag for Mitch McCarron. Member 3 playoff appearances in 9 years and a losing record? Yeah I member

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Anonymous  
Last month

Remember two grand final appearances this decade, third most in the league? Not bagging Kelly, he needs time, but people should be able to now recognise what an incredible job Fearne did to make Cairns so consistently competitive.

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Zodiac  
Last month

They weren't consistently competitive under him though they missed the playoffs 6 of the 9 years he was coach.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

It takes two wins from three games to go from making the playoffs to making the grand final in the NBL.

People seem to think there is a big difference between the two.

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Hogwash  
Last month

I feel bad for Kelly he has a rubbish roster to work with.
Credit to Trimble though he can play.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wish that one commentator would stop saying "worried him out of the points" when someone misses a shot.

Someone's been following NBL for one second.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Brad Hill is Assistant Coach, I think this season will certainly be a baptism of fire

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Anonymous  
Last month

"They weren't consistently competitive under him though they missed the playoffs 6 of the 9 years he was coach."

You don't have to make playoffs to be competitive.

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CT  
Last month

Mike Kelly alluded to the issues he had with recruiting in the interview he did on Aussie Hoopla. He was appointed the Head Coach the day free agency opened up, and although he's too smart to say it, you get a sense that he had to pick over the dregs of what was left after other teams had swooped in and grabbed the pick of the bunch. I'm disappointed they have started so poorly this year but I'm more interested in how Mike Kelly fares once he's had a proper run into next year's free agency.

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CT  
Last month

and although I hate to see the snakes lose I also didn't want to see yet another year of fearne playing endless shuffle and flow offences..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fearne had 113-111 regular season record his last eight seasons with one of smallest budgets in the league.

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AD  
Last month

Entertaining game.
Pity the thread is spoilt by the usual idiots bitching about the refs.

My personal view is that flops should just be play on, but I understand they are trying to discourage the behaviour.
Any flop call is going to be contentious, that's the very nature of the incident. I can certainly see how the ref may have interpreted it that way, from what I saw the impact was only glancing and at at angle.
Not saying I'm right, nor the ref, but its his call, and its one FT, so get over it.

The problem Cairns have is that their defence sucks. If you go back a few years to the Wildcats stifling defence, they would win with lower score than the snakes are getting. Unfortunately their stars can't score enough alone to cover that lack of D.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Unfortunately Dazza all game threads have bitching about refs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"I can certainly see how the ref may have interpreted it that way"

that makes a total of one person in the country

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AD  
Last month

no, it makes at least two, and only the guy in the green shirt counts

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Anonymous  
Last month

Like I said a losing record. And please don't think the a Taipans have been poor for that entire stretch. Just because they went into receivership many moons ago. Jawai salary is massive, and they went hard after Wilbiken too until his euro out clause kicked in. Front office and coaching staff salaries have been healthy for years!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fearne had 113-111 regular season record his last eight seasons with one of smallest budgets in the league.

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robt  
Last month

Haven't seen so much consistent ref-bagging for a very long time. Which, for me, is encouraging. Let me explain. I, too, bag and blame refs for results etc. I also know that I am biased. But to see this much "hate" on this game's refs really makes me think that we are heading towards pro wrestling's idea of fair play. Is the NBL's owner's real name Larry McManus?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"AD
A few hours ago
no, it makes at least two, and only the guy in the green shirt counts"
I bet the guy in the green shirt will see it as an error once he sees the replay so that just leaves you.

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XY  
Last month

I agree on this occasion with AD. I'm not sure it was a good decision, it it wasn’t indefensible. The defender went catapulting backwards from what looked like reasonably incidental contact. The commentators went way over the top in criticising the decision, it certainly wasn’t a clear charge.

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XY  
Last month

I agree on this occasion with AD. I'm not sure it was a good decision, it it wasn’t indefensible. The defender went catapulting backwards from what looked like reasonably incidental contact. The commentators went way over the top in criticising the decision, it certainly wasn’t a clear charge.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The point isn't whether or not it was a charge the point is that it was a ridiculous situation to call a flop. There is often not much separating a charge and a block but a flop needs to be obvious otherwise don't call it.

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