Earlier this year
Brisbane v Melbourne Jan 6
Brisbane return from Cairns licking their wounds to face the title favourites, Melbourne. It's a funny old game basketball. Cairns are Brisbane’s bogie team and Brisbane is Melbourne’s bogie team.
Melbourne will be seeking to reclaim top spot. Seems there’s a lot of re-claiming happening in Melbourne this weekend, but no riot police needed for this game. Brisbane are looking to come back strongly after having their bananas bent in Cairns to leap frog Adelaide into 4th. I’m pretty sure Bairstow is still out (?) so you would think the Bullets need to fire up another gun. The boys from the organic soy latte centre of Australia are at full strength so there’s no need for an 18% man tax tonight.
The game is on the Gold Coast. Familiar territory for some of the Bullets players who can return to some of their old party spots after the game. I think a "neutral" venue might play into the hands of United a little bit more than the Bullets. Just remember you don't need to drop money into the meters on the Goldie, they have girls in golden bikinis that do that for you.
So far this in 2019 it’s been upset after upset so I don’t think either team wants the mantle of favourite. That mantle is being tossed around like a game of pass the pass in a Belfast pub.
Surely Melbourne can’t drop this undroppable game...……