Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Cairns v Brisbane Feb 9

If there is one crunch game this round, then this is it. Alex Loughton's last home game and I think all NBL fans want him to go out with a bang.

He has been a trooper for Cairns and worthy of having his jersey hung so I hope all the Cairns faithful come out.

Cairns are up 2:1 in this series and they don't care for their big city cousins, who were lucky to fall over the line against the Hawks earlier in the round. Brisbane are more motivated than Donald Trump at a wall convention as this is reflected in the bookies odds.

But odds mean nothing when you throw emotions into the play and this will be an emotion game. Will Brisbane let Loughton go out on a high, or will the selfishly win the game? Surely they have to let the old fella have a double double game. I curse any Brisbane player who blocks his shot or fouls him today, or denies him 10 points.

Cairns have had a season from hell, but today, this is their Grand Final. That might be enough to carry them over the line, but Brisbane are party poopers.

Brisbane by 1

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Jick  
Earlier this year

Is it physically possible to start Jarrod Kenny and win a basketball game?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Not sure. But that certainly isn't the case with Bairstow

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Jick  
Earlier this year

Don't you mean you can't lose when starting Bairstow??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

7 points by Brisbane with only a 2:45 left in the quarter, gees

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane looking very shakey, could be all over quickly.

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Lets go taipans let's go

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane 1/14 FG (7%)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I don't know whats worse, the fact brisbanes field goal % is so low, or the fact that brisbane are shooting so badly and cairns are going into quarter time with only a 7 points lead (thanks to a 3 on the buzzer).

Both teams putting on an offensive masterclass....

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Jick  
Earlier this year

I'm alarmed at what I'm seeing from Brisbane

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the bullets dont deserve to make finals, average unit really

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Is it physically possible to start Jarrod Kenny and win a basketball game?"

haha there were plenty of wildcats wins with JK starting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This could be one of the shittest games of the season

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Bullets continue to look awful carrying over from the Hawks game.

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LV  
Earlier this year

All going badly for Bris here

Could have our top 4 locked in tomorrow afternoon.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Great free throw percentage for the Bullets today

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The train has crashed, and to think they beat Melbourne three times.

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LV  
Earlier this year

What a finish to the half by Kendle

Last few minutes he got them going and what a shot to finish

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kendle is low key Brisbane's best player

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

That Joe Blake Cadee banner <3

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Beecroft doesn't even know basic Taipans history.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Cadee in foul trouble on 3.

Bench him for Trimble. Effort level will increase exponentially.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If there was ever any clearer indication of why Kenny was never ever going to be D Martins' shoelace, it was the last 6 seconds of theat half.

Martin, on a very very bad day, may have lost the ball on a stupid baseline drive, but Damo would never, ever have wasted time complaining to the ref whole allowing his player to get off a 3 pointer on the buzzer....

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Oops...

Kendle, not Trimble

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Beecroft doesn't even know basic Taipans history."

well there isnt much history tbh - 2 GFs and 1 minor premiership, that's it

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Come on BUZZAS

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Rob Loe's hair just made the commentary

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It was his highest scorer comment anon #307.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

5,006 crowd. Highest of the season for CNS.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Both teams finding new ways of earning "anti assists"

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Big Ads  
Earlier this year

Cairns were feeling the pressure in the last 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter.

They must have realised they were not only carrying the hopes of Cairns fans but also Adelaide fans.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I understand why Brisbane is insistent on playing John Cena's theme music at games.

It relates to Cadee cos you literally can't see him on offence or defence.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Hows that by Trimble

Undisciplined shot perhaps from way downtown, early in shot clock with minute and a half left, 4 points up

Rims...rims.... drops in

It's just The Taipans afternoon

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Loughton closes out the game in great style.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Please Brisbane don't re-sign Lemanis.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Scary that he is the Boomers coach.

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Big Ads  
Earlier this year

Thank you Cairns Taipans

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

I love seeing the Buzzas train and it's sole occupant burn.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Another blinder for Cadee and Gliddon today. How long did Brisbane sign these guys for?

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Brisbane's inability to beat Cairns for the majority of the season could potentially be the reason they will miss the playoffs. Who’d have thought.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Can I ask what the rationale for retiring Loughton's jersey is?

He doesn't have a long tenure.
He hasn't won any awards like an MVP.
He hasn't won a playoff series let alone a championship.

His greatest accomplishment is convincing Beecroft to pay him an extra year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's easy to blame the coach, but he doesn’t put the ball in the hole. As good as Patterson was a month back, he stopped sharing the ball, Glidon went into his shell as soon as the pressure was applied and Cadee who was reasonable mid season went back to what we all new, spud. TeRangi has improved a lot but still young and couldn’t find the three when most required. Bairstow misses to many open ly ups and is slow. Davis was average to be nice, Kendall had a go, Hodgson, Vukona were good and give you what you expect. Gibson still got bit to offer.

Cairns should not get blinded by seasons finish, they still should clean out five or six players and chase some Aussie youth that is coming out college. Maybe try find a few younger bench players looking for opportunities at some other clubs, though might be tough with new side coming in.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Wtf? How the hell can Brisbane's percentage go up from 101.21 to 101.71 after losing by 11 points?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did you see that on the new detailed ladder on the league website? We're you expecting it to be accurate?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Another blinder for Cadee and Gliddon today. How long did Brisbane sign these guys for?


Both signed 3 year deals.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Oh god won't it be something if Buzzas still make the playoffs

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Ah Manu

If it gets down to a narrow % differential, I think the team that finishes 5th should ask for a total recount of scores. Weird shit is happening on NBL stats.

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CT  
Earlier this year

Savage Cadee trolling from Joe Blake today.

Personally I'd have gone with "Jason Ca ee.. the D went missing years ago"

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Can't say I've been paying attention. What kinds of weird shit?

And in the way of percentage, Adelaide cannot possibly be higher than Buzzas if they finish on equal win-loss. Buzzas have to be higher

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

And in the way of percentage, Adelaide cannot possibly be higher than Buzzas if they finish on equal win-loss.
Uh...why not?

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

According to app, % of Ad is equal w Bris.

But points diff in Bris favour, someone said 2 point diff in another thread.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are you talking about the points difference in their season series?

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Isn't it overall season points for / points against?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

If the app is right in point totals (which it surely cannot be wrong because it's simple accumulation of game scores) then the breakdowns are as follows:

Brisbane
For 2419
Against 2402
= 1.0070774355 percentage

Adelaide
For 2515
Against 2499
= 1.006402561 percentage

So for Brisbane to equal Adelaide in win-loss, Brisbane has to win their game against NZ (which means percentage goes up), and Adelaide has to lose twice (which means their percentage goes down after each loss). So you see how it's impossible considering Buzzas already have a higher percentage than the Snitches. Shit this would be glorious if the lads were to make it. Man oh man oh man

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Those in the south have just started to shit themselves

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Manu

Ok. The app only goes to 2 decimal places, hence listing both as 1.01

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are these comments written in english. I can't understand most things posted here. What the hell are buzzas and snitches and the logic of how it's impossible for brisbane to make it makes no sense at all and is wrong

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AshT  
Earlier this year

This is going to be a giant letdown for those expecting big things from a star studded Boomers next up. Even Thursday, Illawarra handed it to them.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Ignorance isn't a virtue, anon

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Ben  
Earlier this year

What did Joe Blake do?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Joe Blake was walking around with a "Jason Cadee = Trash" banner.

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GordonG  
Earlier this year

"Joe Blake was walking around with a "Jason Cadee = Trash" banner."


That's not (quite) what it said.

And Cadee laughed at it along with everyone else :)

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It's actually visible on the TV coverage during half time. And yes GG it was an image of a can.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Essentially:

For Brisbane to make it:

- Brisbane must win their last game (vs NZ)

- Adelaide must lose their last two games. (Vs UTD and @ Per)

If Adelaide wins either, or if Brisbane loses then Brisbane is done.

But Adelaide has two tough games, so Brisbane isn't done by any stretch.

Still, if Adelaide beats United tomorrow then we'll have our top 4, and next week will just decide the order.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Lots of incentive for Perth and Melbourne to beat Adelaide, too. Not only to try secure #1 seed, but also because nobody in the league would prefer to play a series against Adelaide than Brisbane.

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paul  
Earlier this year

"Can I ask what the rationale for retiring Loughton's jersey is? He doesn't have a long tenure ..."

He's been there since 2010/11, that would be one of the longest tenures in club history, wouldn't it? I believe he is also the only player to start in both of their grand finals. Sounds like a no-brainer IMO.

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LV  
Earlier this year

United would rather play Adelaide, based on results this season.

But United has a more important incentive for beating Adelaide- securing home court advantage in the playoffs.

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joshuapending  
Earlier this year

Agree that Melbourne would rather Adelaide, we just always struggle against them. Either way we are in a good spot to sneak and anything can happen once you get a chance.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Lovebroker, Loughzy should get his jersey retired. Nine years of service means a lot to a small market club, he's been huge off the court and he's overseen the best seasons in Snakes history. Looks like you want to discredit the 20 years of work the club has done just because they haven't won a championship. You respect and honour your people regardless

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Paul, Grabau has the highest caps on lock forever with 400 and something, Anthony Stewart second on 223, Loughzy 220 (if NBL stats site is correct) with two games to play

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The Oracle  
Earlier this year

I expect if Adelaide are to make the finals that they wouldn't be scared of any team.

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paul  
Earlier this year

Thanks Manu, that's what I suspected. Looking through sportstg it looks like Stewy was there for eight seasons, which means Alex would probably have the third longest tenure behind Bo and Fearney, unless there's someone else I'm forgetting?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Yeah I got Stewy's stats from Sportstg and Loughzy's from NBL site. The beauty of NBL statistics is that they're messy as all shit. Apparently Al is second, from the story below.

http://www.taipans.com/news/article/loughton-pumped-for-emotional-farewell

Also: http://www.taipans.com/pages/taipans-100-club

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Twinkletoes  
Earlier this year

Can I ask what the rationale for retiring Loughton's jersey is?

He doesn't have a long tenure.
He hasn't won any awards like an MVP.
He hasn't won a playoff series let alone a championship.

His greatest accomplishment is convincing Beecroft to pay him an extra year.


You seem to have two very different opinions LoveBroker? Below is what you said recently:

Congratulations to Alex for a long and successful career.

I thought last year being so effective that he'd have another 2 years left but not to be.

A gentleman of the game, I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Please replace Worth and Trigger in the 2019/20 Taipans commentary team.


The Taipans have been a community club for 10 years - Loughton has been involved in 9 of those which has included 2 GF appearances and a semi-final appearance. He has played the 2nd highest amount of games for the club and, as Manu has pointed out, his influence off the court has been great.

You say he hasn't won a playoff series - how did the Taipans make 2 GF's then?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trust Brisbane to ruin LK's perfect script.
I'm sure they wanted Brissy in the finals, but that's probably not going to happen now.

It does pose an interesting dilemma for them though...
Clearly they're orchestrating a 1-2 finish for Melbourne and Sydney.

The Refs did their best in the final quarter last night, but it wasn't enough. That means they need Adelaide to beat Perth. Always doable with the right refs, but that would mean that Brisbane miss out.

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