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United v Cats Jan 29
When you assemble a super duper team of basketball players, you better get results, not languish mid table like some budget team. But Perth are second and travelling well. Not like their opponents, the Super super-duper team who look like missing out on finals to Brisbane.
Giving up your finals spot to Cairns is forgivable. They deserve to be in finals this season after punching above their weight and the competition needs Cairns to make a GF every so often. But giving up your spot for Brisbane is like giving up a seat on the bus to a spoilt private school kid thinking there's another, better seat on the bus.
Dis-United look like they will miss finals unless they can really play out of their skin. Perth have locked in their usual finals spot and Cats fans always book their annual leave to watch finals games a year in advance. Tonight, Melbourne will need to dig deep against this slick team from the west if they are to make an assault on the flag. United look done and do not look like a happy team from where I sit.
Prof. Jack's only question will be whether CG43 or the Flopstaff can outflop each other in a guarding contest. My postulation will be that Newton's third law will be tested.
No walk in the park for either team, but Melbourne are not in the game mentally and as a result they have already lost and just going through the motions.
Perth by 2