Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Taipans v Bullets Jan 3

First game of 2019 and it's an all Queensland affair. Bring your bananas and pineapples, crack open a XXXX, chase it down with a bundy and coke, then have a dip in the pool, eh but.

Taipans just don't know how to win a game at the moment. They are like that mate who peaks at high school, then just can't seem to crack it. I don't know what is happening with Nate Jawai. There were times against the Wildcats when he should have been on and dominating those pussycats, but he was sitting on the bench looking like he was thinking "why am I here?"

Cairns beat the Bullets 88 to 70 in round 1, but since then they have been on Joh's slippery slope. The Bullets have improved over this time and surely they are not in Cairns tonight to bend bananas for fun.

Every game is one game closer to a Cairns win, but I'm thinking unless they change their game style, the Bullet Train is going to crash the Cane Train...Chooo Chooo

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Must win game for the bullets, should win this going away, 18 plus. Lose and it's probably bye bye finals though they have there bunnies United on Sunday afternoon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns for a sneaky win. Against all odds.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Brisbane are already the only team to lose to Cairns surely they couldn't do it again.
This game is vital for Brisbane in the playoff race.

Brisbane by double figures.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Appreciate the Joh reference, hah.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

Ben, "don't you worry about that"

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Bairstow out injured for this game.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Bairstow will be kept busy feeding the chooks.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

kinda hard to think on a cairns win agen and the coach is really out of it
making it a ragtime show...

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Bairstow out tonight reasonable chance for cairns now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not even top off and the commentary team has already lost me by exclaiming "let's get tropical!"

Ugh. Cairns home games are guaranteed boners to listen to.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Cairns showing good intent early on playing positive and things are happening. Hopefully they're able to keep it up. The Bullets don't look switched on.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

Only 3 more quarters like this & the Snakes are home!
Impressive 1st Q.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

More effort plays from Cairns this first half than the rest of the season combined.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Oh my Jawai over Magnay.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

It would be heartbreaking if they manage to lose this one.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

Big Nate means business tonight!

Only 2 more Qs like this one... C'mon Snakes!

PS - Is Cam Gliddon even playing? LOL.

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JR  
Earlier this year

Great to see Cairns playing with some intensity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Spudee spuddin it up 1/5, you ripper.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@ air delay
Be careful there, Glidon can light it up very quickly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Strempel is a horrible commentator. Thank goodness for the mute button.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I finding the commentary very good and was just telling the partner how good strempel is, each to there own.

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Jick  
Earlier this year

Hall is looking like a different player tonight.

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CB  
Earlier this year

I also like strempel.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I like this crew to be honest. I thought Wortho was terrible his first couple of broadcasts, but since then I think these guys have some useful things to say and they are far from my least favourite crew.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Not a fan of Trimble after that hard screen, just dawdling around, lucky Kendle didn't get the ball open on the baseline. That's a throwback to Cairns' losing ways.

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X  
Earlier this year

Strempel is the reason why mute buttons exist.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Some tough calls on Brisbane, don't blame lemamis blowing up.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Is this Kenny guy tonight any relation to that dude that used to play for the Wildcats?

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JR  
Earlier this year

He is the guy who used to play for the wildcats

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Yeah, calls have definitely been skewered towards Cairns tonight, have to say. Don't think it's the reason for the lead, but it's a part of why Brisbane haven't been able to get anything flowing.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

@ JR; i know ;)

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JR  
Earlier this year

Where has this Cairns team been all season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Down the bottom of the ladder

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

if the Bullets respond and beat Melbourne on Sunday i am going to be even more confused on which is the real bullets team.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I'm half expecting Gliddon to tear off his Bullets jersey after the final whistle to reveal he's been wearing a Taipans jersey underneath all this time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's always preferable to play team first and for as good offensively Trimble is the team function much better when he has less ball. Hall has stood up as well and to be fair has been getting better as season gone.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Guarding Nate in the 4th must be like trying to hug the Niagara Falls

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Hodgson is such an enigma. Reasonably agile for a guy his size, moments of brilliance, but just can't seem to sustain more than a quarter or so of impact each game.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Vintage Cadee leading the break.

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Brisbaneworld  
Earlier this year

I can't believe us Brisbane fans are sitting here just taking this!

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

This game highlights the importance of Cam Bairstow, hey Jick

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Good thing the Bullets have the son of an NBA player coming on board.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Lol Brisbaneworld

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Jurlina looks like a bigger Jarrad Weeks. Call him Fortnight

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

New Hungry Jacks promotion idea - lose to Cairns, and the losing team has to pay for all Hungry Jacks orders in the losing team's state for the rest of the round.

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JR  
Earlier this year

Oh please.. 29 point game and video relay on an obvious shot clock violation

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JR  
Earlier this year

They counted it lol

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Oh god. How could they count that, embarrassing.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Seriously. Happy for a young gy to get his first bucket and all, but that's farcical.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Congrats to the Taipans. Good stuff.

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JR  
Earlier this year

Well done to Cairns.. commentators say it's their biggest win in franchise history.. well I didn’t see that one coming

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shown me that Kelly has got basketball smarts, great for him.

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CB  
Earlier this year

Wouldn't you want your first bucket to be an actual bucket? Although i thought it should’ve counted from first view... not so much replay

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

It takes a special team to lose to Cairns by 29 and go on to make the Grand Final. This is a special team, the BUZZAS

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Creek to Phoenix Official  
Earlier this year

If AJ Davis, Bullets are in strife!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane will be crashing down now, overachieved but are terrible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Get the ball to Nate with a little bit of ball movement and your shooters have a bit more time and space. Good things happen.

Then after the confidence rose the defensive intensity increased (would like it to be a constant but hey at least it was there tonight).

Taipans best game of year obviously and what should be the game plan/identity of this team.

Crowd was well below 4000 no matter what the numbers say but got into it tonight which was great.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Taipans undefeated in 2019!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The driver needs to stop taking it for granted that his bullet train will just rock up on time at every station and start actually looking out the front window for obstacles. Lesson learned hopefully. They've got 3 days to clear the tracks, get Bairstow back on board and get moving again which should be enough time.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

I think we found Brisbane's bogie team...........

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Jick  
Earlier this year

Bullets simply were not the same team without the big Bair.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Did not see that coming

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Some idiot put a dead snake on the tracks tonight. Of course it's going to leave a mark

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What if  
Earlier this year

Which other regular national team player is as inconsistent as Gliddon? One day hero and tonight close to zero ..ok 1 point but where was his leadership when needed? Maybe time to send him to the bench and let Gibson start?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

@Brisbaneworld LOL, nice one... however I believe your team have barely any fans around to take it! :P

Also this Bullet train is lame. I'm over it. I'm going to call it - Sixers to overtake them. *looks at ladder* - they already have!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm over the bullet train thing too.

bring on the Brisbane Bullshit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isn't it amazing once Cairns finally isn't stitched up with Random Reid and the Fairy Princess some calls go their way?
Zero home advantage all season thanks to them and Capt America.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Great to see Cairns getting a win, but not overly surprising. Bairstow's absence leaves the Bullets very thin in the frontcourt. With him and the new import they're a different proposition.

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Troppo  
Earlier this year

When a team makes twice as many 3 pointers as you you normally win.
Good to see the Taipans finally shot the three ball like they thought
they would all season .

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AD  
Earlier this year

Great for the Cairns fans to finally get a win, and keeps things a little interesting regarding Brisbane.
Good to see Kenny among the points, I always thought he had more to give.

But yeah, Bairstow is a big out for them, what is his injury? How long is he out for?
WTF happened to Gliddon? Only took 3 shots the whole game?

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

jawai got some minutes at this game and that helped ...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His injury is they were resting him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

*why

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I actually like gliddon apart from his tendency to try and cheat during games but I have never seen a stat line like his before. 20 odd minutes for 1 point 0 rebs and 0 ass. It would rank as probably the worst game by a single person in nbl history

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bairstow aggravated his shoulder in the NYE game against the Hawks. I read in a tweet today that he'll suit up against United.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Gliddon is yet another fine example of your quintessential passive NBL player.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Gliddon has always been overrated. He churns out a handful of big games a season which sucks people into thinking he's a star and then spends the rest of the season doing not much or even disappearing completely.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hard for Gliddon to produce when he doesn't get plays run for him.
How many other fringe Boomers shooting guards in the league would have only put up double figures FG attempts three times in their last ten games? Same as when he was in Cairns, if he is made an offensive focus he would be able to produce more

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