Jack Toft
Last year

Cairns v Perth Dec 31

Oh, the NBL do know how to tease us don't they? They have saved the MOTR until the last game.

Cairns have gone an unlucky 13 losses in a row, which means that they are due a win. I hope Trevor Gleeson has packed his brown dacks because this is a danger game for the Wildcats. I believe the correct term in Queensland is a "banana peel game" Perth have gone four straight losses in a row and are as vulnerable as a drunk teenager on NYE.

Cairns have been smacked around the court on some games and lost by 22 last time they played. If Cairns are to get a win, tonight is the night. On Feb 29 women can propose to their men and on NYE a bottom ranked team can propose a win to their opposition and they must accept. Thems the rules Floppycat fans. It's written in the fine print on any MG contract.

I'm going to go out on a limb here. Perth are obviously more talented than Cairns, but Perth are up to four losses in a row: fans have five fingers on their hands and another loss is needed in order to help them count to 5.

Cairns over the LLLL-amas in an upset...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns.

Without Cotton as well, there's no firepower match-up. Melo to have a huge game, I reckon.

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Camel 31  
Last year

Might be a close game . Interesting to watch . I got the impression of both teams being good at the start and fading out in the fourth .
Although in Perth , they like to watch the refs and count the fouls and tell us what we are watching and video reviews must have them in a little bit of excitement and if Perth lose it's due the refs .
I just get bored when you know what someone is gonna say before they say it.

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Udog  
Last year

Be interesting to see how Perth cover Cottons scoring output. He basically averages half the whole teams average score.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Cairns to win.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Terrico to drop 30

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Perthworld  
Last year

... but 0 in the fourth quarter.

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Anonymous  
Last year

then be dropped from the team?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth easily, they are still a strong squad, what was the point of bringing in Kay and Norton in to stay the same. Perth will have a more even distribution of scorers, no defence Cairns won't change.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is the chance for Terrico to silence the critics.
If he doesn't Perth should be looking for two new imports.

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Udog  
Last year

I'm imagining a defensive borefest manufactured by Trevor Gleeson (while being bombarded with shots of him with a look on his face like he's constantly sniffing terrible farts).

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Cotton out is a great setup for everyone who hates Perth.

If they scrape a win, no need to act on third import.

If they lose, "our best player is out, it'll get better when he returns," again no need to act on import.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Sorry Perth fans. No Cotton, no offence.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"This is the chance for Terrico to silence the critics" - How? By showing what we already know? That hes a flat track bully. - Perth should win this, even with Cotton out - but I can see them losing - Clearly Wagsatff doesn't give a shit anymore and White never did - plus Trev has done what he always does and burned out his starters

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Anonymous  
Last year

yeah White proving that he can only play well if Cotton isn't on the court is not exactly going to silence the critics

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

We will find a way to screw this up. Norton will torch Trimble.

Perth also will be fresh after a horror travel schedule

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Perth aren't at least 20 up at the final break then Cairns should like their chances.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

We haven't won a final quarter at home all season

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Perthworld  
Last year

We give up double digit leads.

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Perthworld  
Last year

... and are cooked.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cats will Start Martin, Norton, and Hire - Tremble will need to change his shorts

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Luuuc  
Last year

Terrible vs Chokers. This could be epic.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Perth haven't pulled the trigger on Terrico/ Wagstaff/ Hire/ Vague/ latest whipping boy= Management don’t care.

Cotton injured/ half of the team’s scoring absent= none of the young guns or role players are touted as being due for a slide-breaking breakout game.

Playing the comfortably last-placed team= we’ll just shut up about how good we are.

Perthworld and Manu talking trash and mocking Perth= we’ll quietly fade into the background and let our team be the laughing stock of the hoops forum.

Where are all the Defenders of Perth/ Blamers of Refs today?

It’s not like you don’t have a few hours extra to waste before you can ring in the new year over there.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Exactly my point recently. Red Army are soft and letting themselves get bent over. Weak.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So you guys have basically just said that no matter what anyone says, you already have an argument lined up for it, yet you wonder why no one is bothering. Hmmmm....

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Perthworld  
Last year

How many dunks has Jawai f*cked this season.

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JR  
Last year

Jawai owns Jervis down low

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Zodiac  
Last year

To be fair I reckon Jawai has blown more dunks this season than he's made all of the previous two seasons.

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JR  
Last year

and so does Lowe from the look of that last move

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Zodiac  
Last year

It's a shame watching Jawai pulling his finger out this season surprise surprise in a contract year after putting his feet up the last two seasons.

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JR  
Last year

Who thinks Cairns win this game? I'm calling it early

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JR  
Last year

No sooner I wrote that and wildcats go on. 7-0 run.. maybe I should shut up

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Perthworld  
Last year

Cairns are more awful than first thought.

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JR  
Last year

Tragardh says Perth will always have big money for imports.. if that's true then why don’t they get a third? Also Cairns should forget about the zone, Perth are carving it up

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Perthworld  
Last year

True, the commentary team contradicted themselves talking about the dynasty having to come to an end but then assuming money will always be there. Derp.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns are the worst side I can remember playing, even worse than those kings sides that were last under Heal and Robilliard

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JR  
Last year

Can someone tell Mike Kelly to get out of that zone.. omg! They were in the game until they went to the zone

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Perthworld  
Last year

Beecroft et al signed Kelly last minute as a rookie head coach. Surely there is a clear out of front office. Shocking.

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JR  
Last year

Technically I think Kelly can be a good coach, but and this is a big one.. he seems content with losing. The commentators are right, sometimes he needs to rip into the players and I haven't ever seen. As much of a flog Gleeson is he doesn’t hold back when things are going bad

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns team is crap, who employed them management or Kelly, Newbill is there best, big Nate had a good season but the rest wouldn't make any decent side. Hall and Trimble are not quality imports, I know all commentary love them but I don’t.

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rabbit82  
Last year

dont let this game distract you from the fact that harden was fouled during that play.

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JR  
Last year

Anonymous, I agree with one exception- I think Trimble is a player.

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AngusH  
Last year

Trimble generating some decent looks for himself, just doesn't have the same touch he did to start the season it seems... or else he's reverting to the mean after a hot start.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would look better with some better options around him too

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JR  
Last year

Yep

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JR  
Last year

This will be unsportsmanlike for sure

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thugstaff

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JR  
Last year

I think Wagstaff was trying to break his fall more than making a dirty play.. but the rules are the rules and it was unsportsmanlike

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JR  
Last year

To quote Pat Riley "winning is a habit, so is losing".. kinda sums Cairns up. Dumb plays, coach sticking with a zine that isn't working.. it seems they aim to look good losing rather than wanting to win

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Anonymous  
Last year

Trimble very bad defensively for me and not keen on playing D.

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AngusH  
Last year

I wonder if this game will be enough for Perth fans to think Wagstaff shouldn't be released from his contract in favour of a 3rd import.

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JR  
Last year

Lo and behold.. Cairns play man to man on made baskets (instead of zone) and get some stops!!

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JR  
Last year

I'm not Gleeson’s biggest fan but that was an awesome timeout

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Anonymous  
Last year

I feel like Rob Loe's hair game has gone downhill over the past 4-6 weeks

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JR  
Last year

That was a tough finish from Trimble

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Anonymous  
Last year

Since hitting that 3 White has been terrible

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tough finish at offensive end for two and scored straight back on by Norton for two plus the and one.

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rabbit82  
Last year

I reall don't get nbl type of basketball
dont get any points in 3 inutes then in a span of 30 seconds you see 20 points

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JR  
Last year

Cairns made Perth look good in this game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not really IMO. Perth still look ordinary. Cairns just worse. It was pretty close most of the way.

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AngusH  
Last year

Cairns have a unique blend of defensive deficiencies and offensive meagerness. Should've just stuck with Fearne and told him to stop playing D and scrapping.

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JR  
Last year

The lead was 10+ for the majority of the game after about the 15min mark.. I don't count that as "close most of the way". Barring a run to start the third by Cairns to cut the lead to 2, but it quickly went back to 12. Perth are far from great atm but Cairns did make them look better than they are

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JR  
Last year

AngusH.. I agree haha

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fearne contract not renewed for playing the only logical style of basketball to overachieve in the smallest market in the competition.

Time for those who made that decision to put their hand up and be held accountable. Beecroft? Stone?

Perhaps it is now time for a change where it should have happened all along?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Did anyone see the camera pan to Jawai on the bench late in the 4th where he seemed to give someone in the crowd the thumbs up and pointed to what I assume was Kelly and shock his head in disappointment?
Looked like he was incinuating that he wasn't injured and good to go, but he just wasn’t being played. Maybe I am reading into things but his body language did not look good.

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Anonymous  
Last year

His body language looked huge

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Anonymous  
Last year

The only change that needs to be made is removing cairns from the league.

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JR  
Last year

There is obviously disharmony simmering beneath the surface in that team, you can tell from the body language of many of the players.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Alot of those players are lucky to have jobs.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Could not believe all the commentators rushing to praise White - for what? - Cairns were terrible - Perth was less terrible that's all you can say - we know White can rack up big scores against rubbish opponents - nothing tonight met the criteria of "stepping up" - he's soft and refuses to commit his body - he's the stereotypical professional journeyman

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

White can't commit his body due to previous injury problems, well documented ones at that yet Cats still chose to go with him as the only import other than Cotton. Cheap out and this is what you get.

Cairns are worse than first thought. 1-27 coming up.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

But why persist with him? - Everybody knows he won't be here next year - Its one thing thing I relly like about the Euro teams if an import doesnt perform hes gone - literally they could dump white and start Steindl and be no worse off

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