Jack Toft
Earlier this week

Cairns v Melbourne Jan 13

Melbourne are hot favourites for the title, but Cairns have got re-newed confidence after some recent massive wins. The win over Brisbane broke the seal, then they were unlucky against Sydney, and then they knocked off Perth in Perth (cue anonymous hater "oh Jack you do have a thing about Cats fans") They would be well justified in carrying that confidence into this game. Another capacity crowd should be expected today.

Melbourne are chock a block full of talent and should go into this one as favourites. I'm expecting United to win this win, but the Taipans have some sting in them and their fangs are poised to strike.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

DJ Kennedy missing again due to concussion symptoms.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this week

Illawarra is a good go here, they'll keep it close I think

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this week

Wouldn't be surprised if they won

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

This will be an interesting game, Melbourne it's really a must win to keep season rolling, Cairns nothing to lose and in very good form. Kennedy is a loss but really hasn’t set the season on fire yet except for odd good game, must’ve been one mighty hit for the poor fellow. Moller given the time should fill in quite well. If I’m Vickerman today I’m basically running a 7 man rotation today with Pledger and Moller the big bench minutes, a little of Hooley. Moller should be given time in the 4 as well for a different look offensively. McCarron should get time at the point when Ware is resting, he’s a very good passer.
Cairns have to keep the passing game up that they have had of lately, Trimble in his form will be a hand full but Casper is a very good defender. Jawai will be a monster but again Boone and Pledger can go even, put pressure on the passer who is passing it to Jawai and pressure the ball when he’s backing it down. Hall also has hit shots lately so will be a tough match up. Newbill also is a hard player to guard and will play defence. It shows that Cairns are quite a good squad that took time to settle and Kelly probably himself needed time to find his feet.
If Melbourne start well they should hang on but who knows especially the way this nbl season has played out.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

DJ Kennedy's concussion - from the car crash?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

No, he got into an online argument with you and Manu and he ended up repeatedly bashing his head against the wall.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this week

Yeah still suffering symptoms. Will be back in time to flog you blokes over in the west

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Melbourne are awful. Boone needs to be upgraded badly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Kelly schooling Vickerman

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Trimble 23pts on 10/10 FG at HT.

From memory the record points haul up there at the CCC was 50 by Martin Cattalini vs. Bullets in a 48min game.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this week

20 more minutes of that please, snakes. Good stuff.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Who ever doing the scout report for Melbourne should be punted, they seem to have no idea how to stop Cairns offence.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Goulding is a spud. United playing with 4 in defence.

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AngusH  
Earlier this week

Feels like every time I get discouraged by a Kings loss, Melbourne and Perth manage to shoot themselves in the feet again as well.

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AngusH  
Earlier this week

Jawai continues to look great.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Every team lately looks cooked apart from Cairns. Twilight Zone stuff.

Trimble finally misses after being 11/11.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

no only Perth is cooked everyone else is just hitting a lot of speed bumps but will be fine

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Yeah, actually I agree with that.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Trimble owns Ware on O and D in consecutive plays. :o

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Hogwash  
Earlier this week

Do any top teams want to win?
Seems like one of those weekends.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

brilliant interview by wortho. enjoy him while you can hoops fans because he will be snatched up by 60 minutes in no time.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Bwahahaha now that's gold.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Dumb foul by Loe. And there was contact so foul is the correct call. But is it time to start calling flops on guys who flop on absolutely minimal contact coming down from jumpshots?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Officiating is woeful. Has been all year.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

It's as if every player is on four fouls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

"Brilliant interview by wortho. enjoy him while you can hoops fans because he will be snatched up by 60 minutes in no time."

BAHAHAHAHA - They was so cringe worthy

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Trimble's mum: "dafuq was that?"

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

All tied up now, MEL 9-0 run. Wow.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

jesus, this has been a choke of perth-like proportions

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Overtime.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Kelly please get the ball out of Newbill's hands and back into Trimble’s

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this week

Tbh can't see Melbourne losing it in OT after how nervy the snakes were in the last

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

fuck off cairns ffs what a choke

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

"Feels like every time I get discouraged by a Kings loss, Melbourne and Perth manage to shoot themselves in the feet again as well."
not so fast angush

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

OVERTIME BABY

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Trimble is cold now, Snakes cooked.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

bye taipans

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Very Old  
Earlier this week

its that high to low move by the 5 that has been working all the second half for melbourne, and there seems no coaching adjustment from kelly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

beyond cooked. they are burnt to a crisp. they are cremated.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

MEL 19-0 run... lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

down 10 and they finally get it to Jawai

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Jawai bricks freethrows lol.
Casper time.

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AngusH  
Earlier this week

Massive choke. Even outside of Melo's hot shooting, Cairns just completely went away from what was working for them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Casper just taking the piss now

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Seems I have a doppelganger - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Trimble 42pts in vain.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

oh it's Hall. didn't know he was playing today.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Anyone would think Cairns are last the way they are playing in last quarter and overtime

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Zodiac  
Earlier this week

Casper United just too good for the Cairns Trimbles.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

The Cairns Jawais had a very good first 3 quarters but then everyone suddenly forgot they existed.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

You can see why Kelly was a DPOY. The only way to shut Trimble down tonight was by putting the ball in another high use iso-ball imports hands aka Newbill.

Kelly getting better week in and out but missed key defensive adjustments (pick and roll) but also over coached the offensive end and changed what has been working recently (Jawai touches and subsequent ball and player movement).

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

I'm getting annoyed with this fake Perthworld trolling me.

But I do like leading the forum in posts made this week so will have to just take it as a compliment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

we have all been sick off all the perthworlds trolling us all season

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Very Old  
Earlier this week

"Cairns just completely went away from what was working for them."
agreed, and melbourne fould one play that was working for them, and just repeated it waiting for a successfull defensive adjustment, which never came.... 10 easy points.

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Very Old  
Earlier this week

found*

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

When did McCarron put on a #50 singlet I must have been to busy posting lol

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this week

1:35 left in the 4th

Had some blood on it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Perthworld get a missus my man there is more to life than the internet.

P.s I feel sorry for single people

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Cheers Flop Warning

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Luuuc  
Earlier this week

Credit to Melbourne for hanging around, but that 4th quarter was so fucked.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this week

Yeah gotta feel for Cairns fans, players, Kelly.

They did so well, sure Melbourne are a little off lately. But they played well up till then.

Then have actually been playing well for longer periods in the game in the last month or so.

This will be a tough one to swallow. The game that got away

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Luuuc  
Earlier this week

Yeah they have been genuinely good.
Then suddenly they change up completely and start playing careful basketball to protect their lead rather than just doing what they were doing - i.e. comfortably out-playing their opponent. It was excruciating to watch them die like that. That could leave some mental scars.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this week

Yeah that my worry too.

That this breaks them. I hope it doesn't and they recognise it for what it is. Fatigue a few bad plays. Bit of bad luck thrown in there.

Could also drive them to finish off games better. I guess we will find out over the next couple of weeks.

They are genuinely exciting to watch lately. Still go missing in patches (mostly last qtrs) but I stand by my comments that they have been exciting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Barlow was mvp, Melbourne should have played small ball at times. McCarron form would be a worry for Melbourne as Goulding you would think. Boone was solid, Moller plays defence but be nice to see some offence. Bag Ware at your peril, he stands up. Pledger I'm not sold would’ve kept Ando.
Carirns what the f..k, get the ball to Jawai, Trimble magnificent for3/4 but that doesn’t win games, over played his hand in last and OT. Another learning curve for Kelly, slightly different team next season and I think he’ll get there. Hall over all has been a let down as has Newbill.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Melbourne are in trouble, they need a fourth import (like last season).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Commentary was like Cairns cheer squad.

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skull  
Earlier this week

Cairns is a bit of a 2 trick pony with Melo and Nate.....you wont win consistently with that.
Thought Hall should have had some stuff run for him to mix it up, if he receives the ball in stride he is money, have to remember he is a undeveloped kid with heaps of potential....Mike, that's your job!!

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koberulz  
Earlier this week

Cairns have been finding ways to lose all year.

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