Jack Toft
Last year

Phoenix v Cats Dec 8

Fresh from ripping the Kings a new one, the Cats crack their collective knuckles and say "who's next?"

So far this round all the home teams have hit par, but with Cotton on fire and Kay owning the ring, SEM have their work cut out for them today. They have the fresher legs but Damo will be all over Roberson like a cheap suit. The big question is whether the Cats peaked early, or whether they have enough in the tank.

That leads me to expect two game styles today, SEM will want a fast running game with Creeky on fast breaks slamming down the jam, the Cats will want a more sedate game with tight defence so that in the fourth they have enough in the tank to hold old before the cramps set in.

If the cards fall a certain way, we'll see Cairns in 4th spot later on tonight. I think that will happen today. This game will be close, but Perth on the road go WLWLWL, which means a W is next. I think Perth will sneak this one and don't be surprised for an OT, or double OT game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't see Perth losing this after the momentum they generated

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Malcolm  
Last year

Perth in a close one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Picks Cairns to be in the top four by the end of the day, and also picks Sydney to beat Cairns. Ok then.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Only "If the cards fall a certain way, we'll see Cairns in 4th spot later on tonight"

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Cats for life  
Last year

Why do they fixture home and away doubles? Why a team play's home or away then travel? What happened to just to do a double on the road?

Instance perth could play sem and united on the same weekend? Or Sydney go perth adelaide?

Understand availability on venue's but every team does it, still don't understand why?

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J  
Last year

Perth has cairns on Thursday then a fresh brisbane back in perth saturday too. Seems fair.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

1 game doesn't "generate momentum".

It means precisely that. They played a good game, and didn’t let their opponents have a sniff.

Either Perth will win, or the travel will win. SEM aren’t good enough to get the win without the travel making it difficult for Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm with J,

Terrible draw, Perth should play all games at home to just stop the whiners coming out Perth.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

^ It's an indictment on your parents and the education system that you interpret J's post as wanting 100% home games.

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Anonymous  
Last year

And those cards falling a certain way includes Cairns beating Sydney as well as SEM losing.

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Perthworld  
Last year

"Stop Cotton cooking"

Who writes this shit?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Derwayne doubling down on "Special Kay" early on.
It's going to be a long game.

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J  
Last year

Wow, went under the shooter and gets rewarded with a charge...

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Anonymous  
Last year

It was excellent d

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Anonymous  
Last year

Every possession both ways is a foul apparently

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where did Norton get a reputation as a good defender? All he does is hack and bump.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ball don't lie on that one

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J  
Last year

I guess its not homecooking when its not in perth, also not bias that we question every call against sth melb but never against perth. The hunt one just now for example, not even a replay...

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LV  
Last year

Bad idea playing Wesley at the 5 against a Perth team who crashes the offensive glass like this

Rare mistake from Simon Mitchell

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Anonymous  
Last year

What is so wild about Kyle?

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J  
Last year

So everyone that thought the damo one was a charge, i hear you saying creeks was a charge? No replay again either....

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Anonymous  
Last year

The game is even better when you watch it with 2 eyes J

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J  
Last year

Terrico was fouled on 3, creeks 3 qas a 2....

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Anonymous  
Last year

So we have to put up with Dwayne on commentary and J crying all through the thread here. Gross.

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Anonymous  
Last year

it's great to see Wesley back in action. he's quality

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Anonymous  
Last year

Looks like Perth forgot to pack their defence for this road trip

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Perth have packed away the D and saving it til the last quarter...
Because they fear losing to the travel.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Wildcats need to improve their defence. Get those rebounds and run their sets. Seem to be forgetting their playbook.

Phoenix looks too strong and if you're incline then put thousands on them to win.

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Anonymous  
Last year

But they packed their..... Rebounding.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lot easier to defend in Perth when you can whack and crash and no that you're not going to get called for a foul.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Gotta love Candy.

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J  
Last year

Bit like wesley kicking his leg out on that screen....

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LV  
Last year

SEM zone not terrible but should mix it up with Cotton on fire

Mitchell really doesn't rate Benson...

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Flop Warning  
Last year

Great minute or so from terrico. Hes so good to watch when hes on

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J  
Last year

Jesus christ white is just standing their, yet creek gets free throws again... thats a joke.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

SEM need to make a run, or Perth's travel loses significance.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Terrico is a cold blooded killer.
Why was D2.0 so determined to sack him last season?

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LV  
Last year



Is this a Perth fan complaining about reffing?

Too good!

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Anonymous  
Last year

SEM did a great job of making it 5 vs 4 by ignoring Martin but still couldn't get it done. Good players but mentally a bit weak.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Phoenix won't make finals unless they sort out there five man, no matter how much Pineau has improved he not big enough or athletic enough to be a starting five in this league.

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J  
Last year

How are none of these unsportsmanlike? The way they have called it all season?

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Anonymous  
Last year

You are a parody account right?

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Perthworld  
Last year

2-0 weekend, we've still got it.

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Btown  
Last year

Called it a few weeks ago. Gleeson greenlighting steindl to get him into form. His shooting was woeful but he was the key to keeping up with the face paced high scoring teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol at United being better then Perth. How many times does Perth have to humiliate the United for the likes of Gaze to 7nderstand Perth simply owns them

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Bol  
Last year

Yeah in both wins this weekend Steindl has been a huge factor. Once he started hitting his shots their offense really opened up for cotton white and kay

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Zodiac  
Last year

Pretty ordinary crowd for SEM today 3,930.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LMAO at all the wingnuts "Oh, Salty Butthurt Perf fans"
Like I said, Perth are not the team that needs to worry. Perth still clearly better than 7 other teams, and able to give the Kings a good shake. In a 5 game GF series, I would put my money on Gleeson and the Cats even without home court advantage.

It is the rest of the league that needs to worry about being left for dead by the Kings. But thats okay, everyone just keep putting your head in the sand and bitching about Perf.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth then daylight, it's just the way it is.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Is this a Perth fan complaining about reffing?

Too good!


Is this a United fan who wrote a thesis on how Mitch Maccaron didn't foul Cotton in the Grand Final series, just to sleep better at night as Greg Hire cut down United's nets?

Too Good!

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Tom  
Last year

If your team philosophy is to outscore your opposition and DEFENCE is not a priority, Perth will burn you 9 out of 10 games. That is why Q4 highlighted the above and really Perth just kicked up a gear and Sth Melbourne went down a gear.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah, Phoenix's defence is improving every week but it’s not quite ready to beat Perth yet. On yesterday’s display I think they’ll get there. They also need to get used to having Tai there, changes their offensive focus significantly

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D2.0  
Last year

"Terrico is a cold blooded killer.
Why was D2.0 so determined to sack him last season?"

In the early part of the season, the frustration was threefold:

Firstly, I think I was the only fan in the country who liked JP

2nd, is the inevitable "Wildcats" frustration, where Trev says "we're looking for a Prather/Ennis Hybrid", and then instead we sign another SG.
(ALthough with a starting five that includes Martin & Kay, I can understand why 3-point production was a priority, even for a SF.)

Lastly, early on last season, he was inconsistent and very frustrating to watch. We didn't really see the killer instinct until later.
This weekend, he has already played like it was the play-offs, awesome to see.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Lastly, early on last season, he was inconsistent and very frustrating to watch. We didn't really see the killer instinct until later."

Much like Tokoto, except we never saw his killer instinct.

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Senator11  
Last year

Simon Mitchell is a smart guy, his quote, "I can't believe these chumps who have been writing them off". Feel like he's targeting the commentators and hoops forum Perth haters.

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