Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Melbourne v Cairns

Very much a danger game for United, but not from a losing perspective, from an injury perspective. The universe works in mysterious ways and these games have the potential to cause havoc for those who don't take them seriously. DV would not want anything to happen to his stars.

United are locked into finals and a win tonight puts the pressure on Perth for top spot and sets it up for an exciting final game. But, strange things happen in these games, especially when a team has nothing to lose, like Cairns.

With pride on the line, I would expect to see this game being a game of two halves. Cairns will want to pressure United in the first half and have nothing to lose. United would just want to get the W. I'm particularly looking forward to the People's MVP (Trimble) vs the League MVP (Ware).

I'm expecting the score might be even at the half, or even with Cairns in front, but United to put the foot down in the second to get the win. If you see CG43 with his wrist in ice, you'll know he's ready for action.

While the first half might be even, be prepared for the Valentines Day massacre in the second half. United in double figures in the end.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Good analysis JT.

Even those LK haters would surely want United to win, to set up the top spot clash on Sunday? Cos if United lose, it belongs to Perth (if they beat Adelaide).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns to get the W.
Cats to lose to adelaide.

Top of the table clash on Sunday

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Cram  
Earlier this year

"Even those LK haters would surely want United to win..."

False

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GordonG  
Earlier this year

Even those LK haters would surely want United to win


I don't hate anyone, and I sincerely hope we beat the snot out of you :)

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

There is very very little chance that United lose this.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

There is very very little chance that United lose this.


Yep, hold my beer. That's what LBJ said in 1964 as he sent off 1,000,000 troops to some tropical hellhole in SE Asia ....

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Soneone tell Loughton he doesn't have to play for a contract next season.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Everyone bringing their D game against Cairns lately it seems.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Kudos to Loughzy, lapping up the final moments of his career. His love for the game is why he's playing like this

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

are Melbourne serious..wtf

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

WTF indeed. No standout team in the NBL this season.

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BigAds  
Earlier this year

Vickerman just went full Gleeson, you never go full Gleeson

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

Vickerman just went full Gleeson, you never go full Gleeson



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WHBO_Qc-Q

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Jick  
Earlier this year

Someone tell Barlow to go outside once in a while, the bloke looks like a fricking vampire.

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Jick  
Earlier this year

People criticise fake tans and tanning salons but they are preferable to looking like an unhealthy ghost

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Refs were trying to get melb back in the game. Melb just refusing to hit their shots.

Kelly had every right to call the ref out for refusing to review. May have gone a bit overboard. But funny. I enjoyed it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

newbill is fucking shyt

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J  
Earlier this year

Wow refs cooking for united. Only review for one team...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fucking bullshit! HOME COOKING

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Lol.....

Gonna enjoy LV bitching bout the refs from this game.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Why is Newbill on the floor? Three consecutive possessions he's fucked up now.

It's not like this is a new thing he's horrible late in games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

WTF "Jick"

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GordonG  
Earlier this year

Happy to spoil MU's party...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

fuck melbourne!

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Good to see Cairns get the win just a shame Newbill made it that close.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

melbourne are retarded for losing that

what a bunch of fools

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LV  
Earlier this year

Cairns have proven what most of us already knew. They're better than a 6 win team

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LV  
Earlier this year

Newbill's run in the third quarter was huge.

Steadied the ship, just when it looked like United was about to run off with a double digit win

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United ran an 8 man press for the entire final quarter but still couldn't get it done.

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J  
Earlier this year

Jack, do the preview for Perth Adelaide asap! That game just took on more meaning, finals or guaranteed top spot!!

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Of course not a peep from LV about the next level home cooking.

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skull  
Earlier this year

Cairns won tough....first time this season.

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LV  
Earlier this year

The last one was obviously off Newbill

Agree- on the no replay tho. 1:58 on the clock, if it was close (I wasn't paying attention on that play) should've been reviewed

Not sure about next level home cooking though. Refs put whistles away- late for both teams. Few crucial calls against United too. Trimble's learnt some lessons off Goulding on flopping maybe

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Agree- on the no replay tho. 1:58 on the clock, if it was close (I wasn't paying attention on that play) should've been reviewed
It's not reviewable.


The last one was obviously off Newbill
Oh piss off.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Oh piss off


No u. That was off Newbill, from a keen-eyed Taipans supporter

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

OOB is reviewable. Trimble stepped on the line. Ref thinks it's obvious so doesn’t review. Kelly doesn’t think he did. Just review it and keep everyone happy.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Whether it's out or not isn't reviewable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fair point.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne were crap, Cairns should have won by 10 plus, Trimble has gone from a scorer only to now being a passer and better defender. Mike Kelly should be congratulated. Where to for Melbourne from here, they looked disinterested. Still can win it but made it a lot harder and easier for Perth. Don't understand the way and time on Melbourne’s subs. Rob Loe was very good as well.

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CT  
Earlier this year

Rob Loe stopped trying to hit the outside 3, got some shots to drop inside and managed to (mostly) stay out of foul trouble, at least by his standards. He's been a massive disappointment for me but he did show glimpses of what he could do tonight.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I agree with you Kobe because it's a judgement call. But I’m the last 2 mins a goaltending call that is made is reviewable and that is also a judgement call.

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paul  
Earlier this year

A few years ago post the Melbourne-NZ debacle, the NBL made a public statement that all calls in the final two minutes were reviewable. Has that changed?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Judgement calls are not reviewable, ie block/charge. OOB we can only check who is went out off, not if it went out.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

I thought I remembered seeing reviewed within the last year a block/charge involving the charge circle. Maybe it was NBA, but something tells me it was NBL. Weirdly, they checked the charge circle (objective check), then while they were there checked the subjective aspects of the call and changed it based on that

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paul  
Earlier this year

From three seasons ago:

"The NBL on Monday night responded by implementing a new rule, allowing any decision in the last two minutes of a game to be referred for review by the IRS at the referees' discretion."

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/basketball/nbl-referees-stood-down-over-farcical-finish-to-melbourne-united-v-new-zealand-clash/news-story/32148e20587c59d18c42c45629966779

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No longer in use Paul

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Ref's tried very hard in that last qtr to get Melbourne home.
Maybe Lovebroker called them,as there was little chance of Cairns winning apparently?

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paul  
Earlier this year

Cheers for that info anon, do you know why it was abandoned?

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

So when the refs reviewed the OOB between McCarron and Newbill, could they have used that to call the foul by McCarron? (He appeared to hack Newbill across the arm.)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Back to 95% FIBA Paul.

No Hoopie it is not the NBA you cannot review if something should be a foul or not. Only whether you are upgrading to USF or downgrading from USF

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To much procrastinating about the refs, it didn't change the result. Melbourne were crap, Kelly won the coaches battle.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

So in the past week Vickermann has been owned by his ex-head coach Gaze and ex-assistant coach Kelly. Interesting.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

To much procrastinating about the refs
That's not what that word means.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

That's not what that word means.


At least inform the young lad

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Moore or Less  
Earlier this year

LV will make sure that Melbourne win.... Oh hang on.. Maybe he isn't able to control the results?? Or let me guess he orchestrated a loss so that MU play away and still win? Not sure....can someone let me know that now MU have lost how the LV 2019 conspiracy narrative is set up....

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LV  
Earlier this year

The LV conspiracy is still in play

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