Jack Toft
Last year

Adelaide v Cairns Dec 22

The term "banana peel game" has been used a couple of times of late and today is one such game. Cairns 1 and 12 are looking at loss #13 - in a row! Every loss they have is one more game closer to a win. The losing streak has to be broken at some stage and there has to be some sucker to take the hit. Can the Sixers slip up today? or will it be unlucky 13 for the Snakes?

While some losses have been light, there are a number of double digit losses in there.

Jawai is a threat, but DJ and Joey seem to have a game plan to neutralise his acidity to the Sixers. Otherwise he would burn them. Trimble is nimble on court and the playmaker who is most likely to steer Cairns to a win. He needs help from his team-mates.

Sixers have everything to lose in this game. Santa Joey could walk away with a Christmas turkey and pudding, or else get a huge lump of coal from Queensland. The plan would be, get to the game, play some good ball, get the W. Don't stuff around, or else Karl Stefanovic won't be the only turkey this Christmas.

It's a danger game for the Sixers, but they should give fans an early Chrissie present with a win

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Hogwash  
Last year

Would expect Adelaide to get this and stay in touch with top 4.
It's disappointing that this is the only game on today it would have been a good warm up to Melb v Sydney blockbuster

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Cats for life  
Last year

Adelaide will be fine this afternoon, best feeling going to a game knowing you got the w even before you get there.

Need this one got united next 0 and 2 this weekend and it will be tough for them to make the 4.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Goddamnit Jack, it's BANANA SKIN. As a veteran of the term that was made up three days ago, I know what I'm talking about.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Enough of the banana peel games.

I'd liket to introduce the concept of the Avacado Import.

Exotic, looks good, smooth and adds flavour.

But expensive, gets smashed and gets served on toast.

First Avacado matchup: Melo Trimble vs Jacob Wiley.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Point taken Manu! I'll make sure I don't slip up again

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Anonymous  
Last year

I like it!
it is spelled avocado btw

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AngusH  
Last year

I'm on board with avocado.

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Camel 31  
Last year

I thought Cairns might win one more game , but watching them on Thursday I don't believe so , now .

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Udog  
Last year

The problem with banana skins is when you peel all 4 sides you get 4 skins....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns are a joke they don't deserve to be in the NBL.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

"I like it!
it is spelled avocado btw"

Can't spell something I can’t afford lol.

Nah... just a brain fart not helped by auto co-wreck.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Any other nominations for "avocado import"???

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Real avocado import showdown special is Trimble v Conger imo, because Conger is much more pathetic than Wiley.

Hall v Wiley is the second-tier matchup

Newbill my boy v Moore doesn't qualify because they're both good lads who do their bit

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

I thought Boone.

Avocado tends to go bitter when it's cooked, and he is looking a bit cooked lately.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Instead of the Premier League, could the Mt Gambier Pioneers join the NBL?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Trimble is a shooting guard. Get him next to someone who can actually run a team and make smart passes, and he'd be more effective.

But shit boy, defend!

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Hogwash  
Last year

Drmic is a wanker

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Mayberry should not be allowed to go to the video, he actually gets the call wrong every time he reviews it. And he just act like a total tool out there, how is he one of best refs?

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Anonymous  
Last year

How? Kenny clearly with the first contact....wanker

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Anonymous  
Last year

Drimic, hard man, lol.

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Anonymous  
Last year

All USF been right so far

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shoving a guy from behind. What a big man he is.

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KET  
Last year

Shut up Teys

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Hogwash  
Last year

Drmic is a pussy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Big 3 at the end by Drmic but I enjoyed Teys having a huge dummyspit in the background after bouncing off Nate

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Perthworld  
Last year

I feel like Cairns have a shot at this since the Sixers lack of three point shooting bar DJ has been glaring.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ooooooooooo. You meant that lol.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Joey looks tired or sick?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can someone court side spill their drink on Homocide's microphone? You'll be doing God's work.

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Perthworld  
Last year

He actually made a good point about the under utilisation of Jawai though.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Rob Loe's hair.

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Perthworld  
Last year

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/44154-rob-loeE28099s-hair/

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Rob Loe's hair."

Totally

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Anonymous  
Last year

Huh? What trick was Joey trying on Cairns, I didn't think what the commentator meant?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Falsely counting down the shot clock - that's illegal I believe?!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey counting the clock down, 3,2, with 10 seconds left on the clock, absolute crap, fans yes but opposition coach that's bull shit.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Fake count by Joey on Newbill, which didn't work.

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Anonymous  
Last year

classless move. should be a tech.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Aah, thanks. Yeah that seems like something Joey would do, pretty dirty.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Joey is cooked and has lost it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey had his team on the way to another win. If a coach is cooked it is Gleeson.

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HoldenV8  
Last year

What is it now, 18 turnovers by Cairns? And Adelaide has only just hit a 10 point lead.....

And it appears to be another game where the 36ers can't buy a free throw.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Loughton is cooked, Jawai should've started the last.

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Perthworld  
Last year

#046 I meant behaviourly plus it's only Cairns. In terms of losses right now agreed it's Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This 2nd half has not been pretty

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KET  
Last year

Geez Moore is playing bad

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KET  
Last year

Jawai > 36ers at free throw shooting.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey almost invisible so far

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KET  
Last year

Get Moore off now Joey

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Brad Hill looks like a pretty switched-on bloke

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Perthworld  
Last year

Trimble and Jawai stepping up. 3pt game.

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HoldenV8  
Last year

36ers are 14/25 from the line......

Like the Illawarra game, this one should be over by now. But its not.

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CT  
Last year

The Cairns Taipans are thr Australian national edging champions.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

And video Vaughn strikes again - thanks for holding up the game for no reason.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Video Vaughan? I love it!

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AngusH  
Last year

Make up travel call?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shoulda gone for a 3

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Tyrell  
Last year

What the actual f Melo Trimble, what the actual f

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AngusH  
Last year

Did Trimble think they were down 2?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Terrible play from Trimble.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Shocking last play by Trimble. Down by three get drives to the basket and was never looking to kick it out to a shooter.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Did Trimble think"
No

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HoldenV8  
Last year

Man that was a dumb play. Taipans needed a 3 and Trimbole goes in for a drive to the bucket? And to make matters worse he missed and committed a foul.

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AngusH  
Last year

Cairns had their chances tonight. Their consistent lack of execution late in games reminds me of Brisbane last year...

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Big Ads  
Last year

What was Trimble doing driving to the bucket when they were down by 3 and only 5 seconds left in the game?

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Perthworld  
Last year

yet*

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Tyrell  
Last year

Why the heck would you go for a two when you're down by 3 and you have free players to kick the ball out too. I rate Melo but that was stupid!

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Perthworld  
Last year

Trimble gives Adelaide an early Christmas present.

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HoldenV8  
Last year

TBH.....a lucky win.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

"yeet" -Melo Trimble

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Perthworld  
Last year

Sixers look awful. The top four is already set.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not that lucky IMO. Taipans hung around but never seriously threatened to win

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AngusH  
Last year

Not sure being the best 1-13 team in NBL history will be much consolation for Mike Kelly at this stage.

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FM  
Last year

Triple win by Joey today.

The W, great minutes into Majok and great game opportunity for Doyle.

Master stroke instead of playing those minutes to Drmic and Harry who are inform.

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Perthworld  
Last year

They're still in the top ten!

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Anonymous  
Last year

If that was Perth instead of Adelaide then the snakes win that

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skull  
Last year

Trimble brain fart....Devon Hall skipped off the court at the end of the game like he needed a wee wee.....fucken soft!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hall is crap and Trimble not much better, not smart enough. Hall might be able to shoot on college boys but on men is useless. Cairns also need an athletic 4 with maxi coming off the bench plus a long defensive 3 and Newbill into the two. Hopefully they get the tax and can get a few more players next year, there not that far off.
Adelaide will need every thing going there way to cause any problems to the top three.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So lame that there is no other game tonight after this one

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KET  
Last year

Adelaide did not play well.

Free throw shooting is flat out bad. Perimeter defence not good enough.

Moore and Teys played like headless chickens.

DJ and Doyle got it done for Adelaide today

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PAC  
Last year

Not a fan of the Joey countdown...also Mike Kelly shouting a Majok about to shoot free throws...
bad sportsmanship imo
I've seen both in NBL games, but by the fans...have no problem with that, but coaches, that's a no-no

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PAC  
Last year

Oops..I mean I've seen both in NBA games don't have a problem with the fans, but coaches shouldn't be doing those sort of things..

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Hogwash  
Last year

Spot on #086 no other game and this game was absolute shit.

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Udog  
Last year

Adelaide make free throws and game is over at half time. Missing a lot this year and it's costing wins.

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Greybuoy  
Last year

I don't buy the theory that the Taipans players are a talentless bunch of losers, unfit to compete in the League
As in my other posts I argue Mike and Jamie haven’t figured how to stop making their charges look bad.
As an example, Rob Lowe is dismissed as useless by plenty of punters for failings like ....well, presumably like his stepping away from the obvious offensive threat in the low post (mid first half, v Adelaide) to guard a weakside assignment.
Hey, Lowe has understood his options since he made the U16 rep team as bottom age player.
But since, he has also learned, as every Pro player must, that ' yours is not to reason why’, just do, even if it makes you cry. Lowe is following a programmed rotation, a rotation that the rest of the team has absorbed. No-one was surprised. No-one on the coaching staff was exasperated.
Just another dud.
Newbill is another obvious example. He no longer plays to make a difference; he plays when the others have made a difference. [ He must now, each day, be calculating the career cost of joining a dud programme,]
In Jamie’s effort to reduce Fearne’s Britanica to a Readers’ Digest short story, too much has been lost, and nothing like enough substituted.
Thanks heaps Jamie. Wake up quick, Mike.
As for Brad, terrific guy, terrific player as he was, there is a clinical explanation for why he rarely makes eye-contact with the world: it won’t help the Taipans for me to go on about it, but clearly he’s not helping.



When a player

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CB  
Last year

Wasn't Joey counting from 3 to point out how long people were in the key?

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Udog  
Last year

Reckon he was but it's better to make it look worse than it is right?

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CB  
Last year

Of course

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Anonymous  
Last year

You count upwards to try and emphasize the 3 seconds in the key.

You count downwards to try and trick a player into a quicker shot.

Have seen Joey do both in person.

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