Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Adelaide v Melbourne Feb 10

Two massive games today. It's 4 v 3 at Adelaide Arena and time to "kick a Vic" It's a simple equation for both teams.
Melbourne: Top spot is yours if you want it.
Adelaide: Your destiny is in your hands. If you win today, you will finish fourth, if you lose, you have a second bite of the cherry, but who wants a second bite?

Melbourne will be looking to regain top spot after ceding it to Sydney a few days ago, so they need to silence the crowd early. Since coming off the bench CG43 has not changed his output, but Melbourne have only lost one game. There's no real chink in United's armour. Ware, Boone, Kennedy, Barlow, McCarron, Goulding. They would form a formidable boy band, but it is the support act that shows the real depth of the team. The Pledgehammer has lifted since heading to United. Moller is a handy asset, and hooley dooley, Peter Hooley is rocking that hipster beard so well he could pass for a Barista from Brunswick in the off season.

Melbourne beat Adelaide in Adelaide last time they met, but Adelaide was missing one man. Moore, Ramone Moore. He's back, baby. Every time has a bogie team and each team has a bogie player. Moore is Melbourne's bogie man.

Melbourne go in as the bookie's favourite, but this will get down to who is more desperate. An Adelaide win today almost guarantees Perth will finish top spot. Surely the Sixers wouldn't give up a finals spot just to annoy the floppy cats? That's why the Red Army is right behind the Sixers, so I expect all you Red Army members to cheer every Adelaide point because every point our brave men score, we do it for you knowing we can help you get top spot. While watching at home, we need you to boo every United FTA, send positive thoughts to the Sixers and get out your voodoo dolls of United players.

C'mon Adelaide, how badly do you want 4th spot?

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

So far no one gives a shit on here

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LV  
Earlier this year

1 minute in and DJ showing why Adelaide are so tough, especially at home, with the way the NBL is reffed these days

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Pete  
Earlier this year

^yeah, didn't see much in that.

Let's go Sixers. Take control and lock in 4th.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Both teams playing unselfishly, moving the ball and hitting shots from outside, this has the makings of a good game

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LV  
Earlier this year

Loving what Kennedy's doing lately

It's just too bad his improvement has coincided with a quiet period from Casper

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Interesting LV, Adelaide really haven't been that tough at home all season, their record away from home is actually far superior.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

Going to be an epic finals series

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LV  
Earlier this year

Why is Bruce still in the team if Moore's back

Have they downgraded Doyle/ someone to DP?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's Moller done wrong, hooley, jois ahead of him. Please what’s going on there.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Yeah Uncle Phil, I recently calculated that if you exclude Perth games, home teams have only won 50% of home games this season (as of 2 or 3 weeks ago)

But we know that's a statistical anomaly.

Adelaide is an athletic team who pushes the pace and attacks the hoop hard, and it's difficult to stay out of foul trouble against them.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Moller is a small forward. With McCarron and Kennedy United is stacked there.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

Lv https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OGC.29a94eab2fa5e5b4e1090e3fa7be90a3&pid=Api&rurl=https%3a%2f%2fmedia.giphy.com%2fmedia%2fxT39CU8vEn8bcmiI12%2fgiphy.gif&ehk=owwkCJ2w%2fDpjfMHHUyjBCA

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Moller played the full seabl season in the four, he can play there as well.

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Adelaide's inability to finish both quarters has cost them a double figure lead going into half time.

Some really frustrating turnovers at the end of the first and second quarters.

It’s never comfortable watching us play United, Ware and Goulding’s ability to fill it up from three and our shaky perimeter D always has me worried.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Adelaide always look shaky defending teams that play the inside-out game with quick ball movement and have confidence in their outside shooters. Too many 3s put up against defenders out of position.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Why does money makin Mitch putt around in an old car? Surely he should be given a new MG to drive.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anyone would think there is only 1 team and 1 player out there today. Commentator that is showing no respect to anyone else but Ware, Melbourne and Goulding despite him doing nothing except get away with a travel from Melbourne clear sixth man out there today. Show some respect at least to the Sixers having the lead at the moment with no help from home cooking, and that Melbourne is more than just 1 shooter. So much prefer to listen to NBA and Euro commentators, ours here suck !!!!!

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Sobey having an absolute stinker so far.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Goulding never fouled anyone in his life.

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

A crisp $20 note for anyone at Titanium who can go down and punch Dwayne Russel in the back of the head. Guy is useless! Just yells shit to cover his complete lack of knowledge.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

^^classic I'll double it!

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Make it an even $60.

I really should use my season ticket again at some point.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Will pay $1000 to take a chair to Barlow's face.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Goulding now reduced to arguing about fouls on teammates. End result- looks like a goose because it was unsportsmanlike.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Adelaide playing the victim card again. Gets them the reward

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

I don't know what is playing at the ball and what isn't any more

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Welcome to the NBL, Bruce.

LET'S GOOOO SIXERS!

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

Unsportsmanlike was (I think) more for stopping the break without playing at the ball. Teys made the contact look more than it was. He just bodied him out of bounds, clear foul but not an unsportsmanlike if it wasn't a break.

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LV  
Earlier this year

So why is Bruce still in the team? He was an injury replacement for Moore.....

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Surprised Sobey wasn't ejected for it.

There's precedence.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Manu

The Barlow unsportsmanlike wouldn't have been called if it was just legs moving laterally, ie trying to establish legal guarding position.

Reaching out with the arm probably made the difference to the ref.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

LV has a point

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Conger stopped a United break in the second quarter after he was beaten and the ball handler past him. Reached a hand toward the ball to check the playing at the ball box, but got him with the body. It's the same thing. Barlow tried to get his hand in the passing lane. You could argue Conger's was worse.

Anyway pls United, for the lads

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

LV, Bruce is in for Doyle who is out injured atm.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Re:Bruce

Adelaide playing the same tactics with a bit player that others have with imports in the past.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Shampoo to the line because... ?

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Shampoo to the line because... ?

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Solid work from Big Harry.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

I can't hear "shake n bake" from commentators without thinking of Ricky Bobby.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

SOBES with the heart!

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Pete  
Earlier this year

UseToHoop = same.Every time.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

This is a fantastic game

I had no idea they could house 7,000 here?

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LV  
Earlier this year

So this will mean Bruce can play playoffs?

Ref influence down the stretch becoming clear right now. You can identify the moment when the crowd starts having an influence

3 fouls on United in quick succession for... what exactly?

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Ware lives for the big moment doesn't he?

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Capacity is 8k.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Sobes on a mission.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Geesus what a flop

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Playoff type atmosphere in this game. Very enjoyable.

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

Home cooking call there lol, flop

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LV  
Earlier this year

And now Sobey flop draws a charge

Play before Casper and Boone avoided Sobey on the drive

Barlow fouls out

This right here is home reffing

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Big call. Brave call. Charge call.

Replay looked Ike Barlow charge, but hard to call at game speed.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Never want to hear an Adelaide fan complain about a flop ever again

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

That 'strip Teys' comment by Dwayne earlier might be the best of his career

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LV  
Earlier this year

Adelaide 3 point lead and its entirely due to reffing

This is why home court is crucial for playoffs

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Cosmic justice for Goulding's entire career.

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Even if Sobey flopped, stupid play by Barlow he went for the second bump and extended the arm. Every nbl player flops on that play and probably gets the call the way the league is reffed.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

That's dumb DJ

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

What's Boone going to do 55 metres from the hoop

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LV  
Earlier this year

DJ shakes head...crowd boos
.

Replay shows singlet grab

Love the theatre

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Jersey grab = unsportsmanlike

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Pete  
Earlier this year

I maintain my assertion that DJ has the lowest IQ of any NBL player.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

'Pulls up for three!'

Dwayne please!

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Holy shit it's clearly off Sobey

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LV  
Earlier this year

Barlow got screwed today from his first foul to his last

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Give Melb the ball already.

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LV  
Earlier this year

CG43.

Do mot boo that man. Ha.

Coming off the bench has done him wonders

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Trash contest by Conger on that Goulding jumper

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Pete  
Earlier this year

That man bun and highly cultivated facial hair represents everything I hate about Melbourne.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Isn't Adelaide virtually guaranteed a spot regardless of this result?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Great showing by the captain. Amazing effort on the ball in the final minute.
God what a wanker. Even if defence isn't your go, at least give it a crack for your team

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Agreed Pete

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Casper Wear the GOAT

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Is there anyone better at blowing big games than us?

We're at least top 3.

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LV  
Earlier this year

United has been so clutch this season

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this year

Can we like give the ball to someone other than Sobey?

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Even if we make the finals, we're going nowhere this year.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Ugh. Useless.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

Composure.

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Uncle Phil  
Earlier this year

Comparing today's game vs yesterday’s Cairns vs Brisbane I think shows the playoffs will be a much more competitive affair if the 36ers make the playoffs rather than Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joey why not Harry or FJ on the perimeter or attack with Wiley.. Doesn't help that the refs are calling poorly our end, but read the refs and work with it. Not enough attacking to get them in foul trouble. Hard to watch but even harder to listen to the cucumbers in the commentators box

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joey why not Harry or FJ on the perimeter or attack with Wiley.. Doesn't help that the refs are calling poorly our end, but read the refs and work with it. Not enough attacking to get them in foul trouble. Hard to watch but even harder to listen to the cucumbers in the commentators box

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

South Aussies are shitting their pants right now. OH YES.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cough.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Manu pls

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Now all Adelaide need to do is win in Perth. Easy.

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this year

Love it when Nathan Kobe just isos every possession for the last 4 mins and loses us the game

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LV  
Earlier this year

Great game

The funny thing is United could've helped Brisbane into the playoffs- the only team who's owned them this season!

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

We might not even need to win the game in Perth if Brisbane loses to NZ.

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Manu gonna Manu.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

@ Zodiac; true, forgot Brisbane have a game left. Good chance Long tears them apart inside, too.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Feels good

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LV  
Earlier this year

After the first third of the season Cotton would've been a long way ahead in the MVP race, but Casper and Bogut have made it interesting. Long and Sobey could even be smokies too.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

"The funny thing is United could've helped Brisbane into the playoffs- the only team who's owned them this season!"

The bullet train runs on irony now?

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

Cotton carried a team with injuries all season long.+ missed two games himself!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Excellent game, I've got no complaints from the refs to the commentary, I enjoy basketball as a neutral.

The hate for Goulding is because he’s such a fantastic player.

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LV  
Earlier this year

United needs to win both and they will finish on top

That simple. Other results won't matter if United wins both.

The only exception is if Sydney makes up the percentage which would mean Sydney wins their last 2 games by a combined total of about 40 points, plus whatever margin United wins by. Extremely unlikely.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Yep it was a great game Melb deserved to win executed much better down the stretch when it matters.

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LV  
Earlier this year

I'm really hoping Adelaide beats Perth

Adelaide getting 4th will give us a more entertaining playoffs- series

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Pete  
Earlier this year

We don't deserve 4th.

We can't win clutch games.

We're hot and cold.

Coaching is a dice role.

At least Brisbane could make the playoffs interesting.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Agreed Brisbane could at least beat Melbourne in a playoff series, we couldn't.

As it stands I can't see us getting in anyway we likely lose to Perth and then Bullets just need to beat NZ at home to get in.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Adelaide has better characters and more flair, and play a more entertaining style

Plus they have good rivalries with Perth and United, and a winning record vs Sydney

I think United vs Sydney will be the grand finalists regardless, but I'd rather watch Adelaide in the semis

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LV  
Earlier this year

Actually if Perth beats Sydney today then Perth will finish ahead of Sydney on percentage (if they beat Adelaide).

So it all depends.

It's been so close I'm defaultimg to home teams. Likely 1st and 2nd get in GF

36ers just more entertaining than Bris, and their crowd gets involved more. I appreciate the atmosphere in Adelaide. Brisbane is a library

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

United should take the minor premiership. An extremely rough game awaits for Perth against Adelaide on Friday night, then a big ol trip to Melbourne on a short turnaround. Besides, I'm not sold on Perth just yet. They should towel up a tired Kings but I'm not sure they will

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Buzzas gonna spoil the party.

Our train runs on only coal seam gas and departs only from platform nine and seven-eighths

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joshuapending  
Earlier this year

We just have no ability to close games out.

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AyJay  
Earlier this year

Just come home from the game and I have to say that the referees have discovered a new low. They flicked the switch at the beginning of the third quarter and incredibly managed to switch into overdrive for the fourth. I have never heard so much dissent courtside and although crowd emotion in the fourth won the sixers a couple of token calls, it was clear from the beginning of the second half Melbourne was helped to win, only barring a miracle.

For those couple of obtuse posters who actually suggested that Adelaide was getting "home cooking" from these pricks, there's little that's polite to say!

Disgraceful and so disappointing!

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Pete  
Earlier this year

Agreed Adelaide basketball is entertaining.. but I feel like we only have two gears; run and gun or lose.

I'll defer to the more knowledgeable punters in here, but I feel like out half court game is still just individual basketball; call for a screen and run a hero play.

We have enough weapons... we just don't seem to have the ability to change up our approach as required.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Love it when Nathan Kobe just isos every possession for the last 4 mins and loses us the game

Love the name - so on point.

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Greybuoy  
Earlier this year

Late joining the discussion (not unusual), and with notions more related to Manu's sphere of influence:
*what a great game;
*as a relatively recent Melbourne fan, still plenty to worry about;
*as an historic Cairns 'supporter’, how good to have been remotely competat8ve with either of these teams at any moment in the season;
*and, thanks for leading such good commentary here all season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I love the two opposing butt hurt fans LV & AyJay. Totally comical.

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Jas  
Earlier this year

AyJay - exactly what calls did you think were wrong in favour of Melbourne?
because as a Melb Utd supporter there were plenty of calls against Melb that I did not agree with - and either did Carfino

Eg. Flop by Sobey, Floppy DJ......

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LV  
Earlier this year

No butthurt here- I was just pointing out the moment where the crowd took their involvement to another level and the refs responded by giving them a few key calls down the stretch

Often happens

In the end, overall the reffing was reasonable. Except where Barlow was involved- I'm not sure which of his "fouls" were actually fouls, other than the usf

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

By far the worst call of the night was the non-USF on DJ. Probably followed by rewarding Sobey's flop on Barlow.

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paul  
Earlier this year

LV, I think Barlow gets away with more fouls than anyone in the comp, so perhaps it was karma. That charge was ridiculous though. Personally, I thought Melbourne upped their physicality late and got away with a bit, Goulding stepped into Sobey on his lay-up late and should have been called, but again maybe it was karma for Sobey's earlier flop!

Either way, the reffing didn't decide the game, it was very well called for the most part, and the game itself was unbelievable. Decent chance this could be a SF match-up too.

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this year

Most of the charges yesterday were super soft.
Bloke beats his man, drives past him, he gets wrong footed and takes a dive, they call a charge.
Happened like 4 or 5 times.

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