Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Melbourne v Perth Feb 17

Well, the final minor round game of the season and the table is a fluid as a millennial's sexuality. Equation is simple. A Perth win sees them keep top spot and United stay third, a Melbourne win (unless by a mercurial 33 odd points) sees them host Sydney in the semi-finals.

Lots at stake for United, not so much for Perth. Perth will most likely play Brisbane in their semi final series :( Looks like Adelaide fans might be temporary Red Army members this finals series - where do I join?

For those who believe the LK Conspiracy, don your tin foil hat. Would LK want both "his teams" to face each other in the semi finals, or would he want an each way bet with one team per semi final series?

The major arm wrestle to watch this game will be Ware v Cotton. Both are hot favourites for MVP so this will be their game to shine.

Last time they met, Perth at home won by 5. Boone dominated the boards and Cotton put on a show. I'm thinking Boone might still dominate the boards and Cotton might light it up again. CG43 was in the starting 5 then, but since coming off the bench United play better.

United by 5

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United by 31

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Boone injured? Wasn't he hurt the other night.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Unless DV grabs control of this team and gets them back to playing hard-nosed TEAM ball, this team won't win today (& probs won’t make the GF).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wonder what the crowd and TV numbers will be like with the Big Bash final on at the exact same time between the 2 Melbourne teams

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Bol  
Earlier this year

When was the last time Perth lost by over 30 points?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Last years against Adelaide in the playoffs.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Homicide with the pre game bombshell exclusive.

Hearing news that one of the wildcats starting 5 won't play...

Not sure where he heard that. It's not like the club announced it over an hour ago.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"I wonder what the crowd and TV numbers will be like with the Big Bash final on at the exact same time between the 2 Melbourne teams"

Game is a sell-out so won't affect that, but the TV audience may take a hit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wildcats on Twitter "Terrico White will not play today."

Homicide: "I'm hearing a rumour that a wildcats starter will not be playing tonight."

Quality broadcasting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

its White

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

My remote will take a battering swapping between nbl and bbl

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Homicide sounds really flat and disinterested

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Homicide gets asked who will win and replies with a "I don't know" hmmm.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Jois free throw setup and shot = WHAT IN THE FUCK

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

What an absolute abomination of a free throw routine

Staring at the ground and not the basket for 5 minutes before you 'shoot' is defintely the textbook case

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Do both teams have a gentlemen's agreement to not try?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

I don't know what melbs excuse is for the performance so far.

But Perth are gonna ride the "we only have 1 import" card.

Been a pretty crap game so far, unfortunately given the hype of it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

whats happening with Boone to old or rested but playing

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I'd say that United are psyched out by the combination of Perth’s ruggedness and the dubious calls.

I know there’s a flop warning for falling backwards on contact, but surely there must be one for falling forward on rebounds when there’s little or steady contact from behind. How the hell did Hire (?) get away with that little fall when Moller was behind him?

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Raptors in 4

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Melbourne will be hard to beat. Only down by 5 yet didn't have ware, goulding, barlow for most of the first half. To be down only 5 is impressive. Melbourne to win by 8. Wildcats are crap in the 3rd quarters this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty high scoring first quarter ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that was the half time score, oh my

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Nick Kay(ve) and the Two Threes

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

I tried to book tickets to per v Syd gf series.

Bit of an oversight from the NBL not releasing them yet

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

What's happened to Moller in the last few months? Seems to have bugger-all confidence.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

It's funny how sport allows people to conduct themselves in such a way that would be frowned upon in normal society. Like Trevor Gleeson, for example. But no question it's entertaining

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

What a spectacle this is...

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Can someone tell Vickerman he's not tanking for Zion?

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Perth's plays are making United look second-rate. DV being out-coached quite a bit these days?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

It's been one of the better u12's games I've seen this season Angus.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne are in form going into the finals

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Bubbles is having a shocking night

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Does this game matter for finals positions?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Melb have to win or they finish 3rd.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Matters for who hosts 2 v 3, got it

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

I remember when Goulding was a young hothead about 10 years ago

So different now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bubbles clutch when it matters

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Three air balled 3s in the last minute.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Ware bailed out of being an embarrassment by Bubbles' shot. Airball, at this level?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

dammit no one wants OT for this shitty game

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

You're a shity game

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Just call it a draw and let's all find something better to end our Sundays with.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Still a chance for United to claim top spot if they have a good overtime period

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Beautiful airball pass by Wagstaff

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff and Hire killing it.

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

NBL

Where @PossessionArrow Happens

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

I mean #PossessionArrow

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dj looking for a new contract with United

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Every team would be interested in DJ Kennedy if United are silly enough not to re-sign him.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Huddo is about to jizz his pants

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Perth wouldn't

They already have #EnoughImports

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not at the price United have him for

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

United killing them in OT. Such a difference!

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Perth's OT performance needs Benny Hill music.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hudson getting hard every time Goulding has the ball. I thought you couldn't get a bigger rider than Russell

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

Then Huddo #JizzedInHisPants

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Some sneaky bad refereeing late. That travel call and the missed backcourt.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Too bad OT isn't ten minutes long because at the rate Utd are going right now they could win by 30+.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

That wasn't a back court Angus. His feet was in the front court.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

AngusH, you didn't mention the two travel no-calls at the start of OT. Or is it legal now to run on the spot before releasing the ball?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

#MissionAccomplished

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Sure add those as well. I'm not claiming hit was one sided, Aylens terribleness is not biased.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DJ Kennedy to the kings with brad newley and lisch maybe going?
United need the money to sign a new big {Terrance Jones}?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How bad was that game compared to the rest of the season? Good signs for Perth they can take Melbourne to OT, in Melbourne, without White or Norton. No way Melbourne will get away with that defence in two games in Perth if they meet in the grand final either.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

DJ to Sydney. LONG TO THE WILDCATS.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Wildcats will have Long, Terrico, Martin, Kay, Brandt, Norton, Wagstaff, Dech, Goulding, Vague next season.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Wildcats will have Cotton, Long, Terrico, Martin, Kay, Brandt, Norton, Wagstaff, Dech, Goulding, Vague next season.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Terrico? lol

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Money Makin Mitch McCarro  
Earlier this year

This Cotton's last one?

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Won't happen, Trev. Goulding is too soft to survive Perth’s training sessions.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Signed for 3 years after his first season

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Ahhh I see. I missed that he wasn't included in Trev's first post

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Nothing wrong with White. He's averaging 16 a game as the second string scorer. That's good numbers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

White had his hand in a cast?
Perth team to beat, Kay and Brandt looking good, Cotton and Martin very good combination, Gleeson for all his knockers knows his shit as does Neilson, Wagstaff,Hire give you grunt, not sold on Steindl but if gets hot it's good night.

Melbourne will find Perth hard to beat in Perth, Barlow looks injured, big play DJ very solid, Ware struggling a little at present shooting but very solid defensively, not certain what Jois brings, gets on early, not much happens gets benched to not be seen again. Boone same as Barlow looks injured, McCarron playing well struggled defending Cotton, Goulding still the match winner and his D good when required, not certain why Moller not given a run in the four, brings energy and defence, Pledger solid in his time on the floor.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Gleeson for all his knockers"

heheheh!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't make fun of Trev, he might be keeping abreast of this thread.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Jois got benched because he got to the line and everyone saw his free throws. Then he got another foul shortly after.

He was benched because of that

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