Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Cats v Bullets Feb 9

This where we might see the Bullets tumble out of the 4. Welcome to Perth, hope you had a nice flight, please have a seat while the locals open one big can of whoop-ass.

Brisbane have a bogie team in the Breakers who are making their ascent up the table like Hilary in Everest. A Brisbane win today might just hold them off, but a loss today would see the Bullets on 14/13 and out of the 4 on %.

Perth at home is always hard. 9 and 3 is their record this season, which is down from the usual 9 and 1 type record fans expect. Like the gladiatorial battles of old, the fans call for the blood of the opponents and are rarely disappointed when Damo lifts the severed heads of point guards to the crowd. There's a reason why they wear red and that is to hide the blood.

Hope Brisbane have packed the brown jocks because it's gunna be a hell of a ride. Perth in Perth either win by 20, or lose by 20. Today they win by 20.

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Gus3232  
Earlier this year

LOL Jack, that gave me a real chuckle. Kudos!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Like the gladiatorial battles of old, the fans call for the blood of the opponents and are rarely disappointed when Damo lifts the severed heads of point guards to the crowd. There's a reason why they wear red and that is to hide the blood.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth are the most ruthless team in the league. Had to see them tripping up pn this one. Brisbane have to win this and Cairns to make playoffs. One win will leave Brisbane relying on South Melbourne putting the Breakers away. Plenty of interest with Melbourne still a mathematical chance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth will put Brisbane out of hope this afternoon, brave effort by bullets lately but to many flakey players. Perth to beat there chests on every Plumlee dunk. It could get ugly. Perth by 18.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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KET  
Earlier this year

If Cats win this and Taipans drop the next two, we probably see Bullets, Breakers, United 15-13 each and they are all on 101% with United then Breakers then Bullets if we break down the point percentages.

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KET  
Earlier this year

If Taipans win their next two games and Breakers best Phoenix that puts Breakers into the four!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There will be a lot of Melbourne and New Zealand fans cheering on the cats today, thats for sure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is this the first time in league history fans of other teams are cheering for the Cats to win?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well, I hope the Cats win by 20... definitely a first for me!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth to win big.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'd like to see Brisbane win big so Cairns could get a shot at second spot and the home finals advantage, now that would be magnificent. Problem with my theory is are to reliant on Patterson, so it’ll be cats by 15.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

I wonder if Gliddon will post another doughnut

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth need to win this. Cairns are a chance of finishing second place, so plenty to play for.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

this has got me worried
Perth think they are cruising into 2nd

Bullets with everything to play for

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sound levels are fucked

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Gus3232  
Earlier this year

Yet another game where the sound is slightly ahead of the vision. Real encouraging with the playoffs around the corner. Lift your game NBL/SBS.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can barely hear it and out of sync... See incredible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hey they never said hear incredible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth need to do a better job on Patterson if they want to win this.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

I feel a little dirty saying this but, lessgo Wildcats!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Which dickhead posted the stupid like gif thingy?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth shooting has been horrible so far.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Some very interesting calls going brisbanes way!

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Need to fix the sync between sound and video

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Commentary can't even tell if the bucket counted because of the sound issue

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wanna see a replay of that cotton layup. Does it count?

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Splinky  
Earlier this year

I was worried it was my audio setup. But no, of course NBL have stuffed up their telecast again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Patterson just does whatever he wants against Perth

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

I thought he got it up in time. Got it up faster than a person on Viagra

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It counted. They added it to the score but the commentary are too simple to check that

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson yelling like mad already, shoe teched, Perth should win with out his BS.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why is Patterson getting left wide open?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sobey just tried a jump behind the back pass

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Patterson just does what he wants against every team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kay traveled, it's getting like nba 3 step lay ups.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Heal always has Cadee's balls in his mouth. It’s so tiresome.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

So Jook looking flat again. He needs to get his finger out, or he's not going to be back next season.

Maybe Trev should go back to starting him. He generally played better when that happened, and it would avoid the risk of early fouls by Plums.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes mystro and now he's got homicide telling us the same.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Perth need to go at Patterson and Hodgson like NZ did.
Missing quite a few open shots as well.
Hopefully they start dropping.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Miles is playing dumlee

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Watching this makes me think Cairns are going to win it all this year...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth shooting 34%. This is a tough watch.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems brisbane can reach in whenever they want, no worries.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton only got flay his arms and he's on the stripe. Gleeson should wear a green shirt.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Called steindl doing the same thing a charge...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane can't win with Cadee on the floor, his defence is costing big time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

About time the floppycats started getting called for that weak ish

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Lesssgo Wildcats!!!! Perth starting to hit shots

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Hodgson is a knucklehead lol

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Hodgson fouls out. Wow, who would've though.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Nick Kay is sooo good.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

In a way I'm glad the Bullets didn't make it given how poorly they constructed their roster. NZ deserve to be in there, although I'd rather the Kings face United than NZ at the moment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Steimdl hard done by, 3 clear no calls, all fouls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Steindl went to the same defensive school Cadee went to.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Patterson does so much for Brisbane, no one else steps up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Patterson would be unanimous MVP if he had the body of a professional athlete instead of a middle aged office worker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When the going got tough the bullets went missing. Not playoff worthy.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Hahah post of the year love it 843

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KET  
Earlier this year

Hahah post of the year love it 843

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NZ deserve playoffs the most, but Melbourne will probably make it based on percentage.... and then crash out spectacularly against the kings.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Brisbane's most likely done now. Combination of loss and big percentage hit hurts.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Haha that's gold #843
Thank you Wildcats, now we just need Cairns to take care of United.

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Kas  
Earlier this year

Thanks Perth!!!!

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Kay & Cotton hitting their straps at the right end of the season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns United game will most likely decide 4th place.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Fantastic to see Damo back, and moving freely.
As he said, feeling better than he did before that injury.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne in the box seat now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns effectively decide who gets in assuming New Zealand takes care of business vs Southeast Melbourne.

It'll be interesting to see if Cairns rest guys next week.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

I can't see Cairns messing with form heading into the playoffs
Their players aren’t ancient like Sydney and I don’t think anyone is carrying any injuries
Hopefully they pants United and Goulding has a doughnut

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne will take 4th now based on %. Hope I'm wrong, but that’s how I see it playing out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"this has got me worried
Perth think they are cruising into 2nd
Bullets with everything to play for"

Dazz as accurate as Terrico. Cats shot like trash and still won comfortably and never for a moment looked like they thought they were cruising.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"as accurate as Terrico. Cats shot like trash and still won comfortably and never for a moment looked like they thought they were cruising"
Respect to someone who shoots down their own argument even before they make it.
You highlight the fact that White looked asleep for the most of the game, but then claim it never looked like he was cruising. LMFAO

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NZ to finish 4th now!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How is white shooting poorly mean he was asleep? His shot was off, he kept patterson reasonably in check.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I found that one an interesting game to watch despite it being pretty ugly from both teams, but I'm probably in the minority on that one.
Just glad to get the W and have the captain back and making an instant positive impact. Also glad that Steindl didn't get shy after missing a bunch of good looks early.
Hopefully that was the last midrange jumpshot I ever see Plumlee take.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Interesting that an import can keep his job just on the promise that when finals arrive he'll suddenly come to life.
Plumlee looks a bit lost, maybe brought in too late to adjust to league. But his main job will to battle Bogut in GF if both teams make it. Hopefully refs will let the big boys play, but IMO Plumlees inability to keep Bogut from sagging off and roaming freely to help in key on drivers will hurt cats. Despite pedigree should have gone for a stretch 5. Bogut too good if Plumlee posts him up.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

White has not had a bad season, it just been very similar to last season.
In which he was a bit inconsistent, and you had to wonder "Can Perth do Better?"
Then he stepped up hugely in the finals.
IF he can do that again, then as Perth you'd find that a very acceptable result.

As for Plums, he's already had a huge impact.
His bball IQ is exceptional, a vast improvement on hunt.
His endeavour is unquestionable, not often you see your centre chasing the ball like he does, and everything he does endears him to his teammates.

Bogut (with his mouth closed) is one of the greatest players to come out of Australia, and whilst he wasn't my personal pick for MVP, his impact on the league last season was undeniable. But the injuries are taking their toll.
Prime Bogut definitely better than Prime Plumlee, but Plums has got a few years on him.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Yeah I've been happy with White's season too. He's in a real slump lately though and he's got < 2 weeks to snap out of it.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

13,501 in attendance in the jungle today. Turns out that is more than the average Big Bash League (cricket) finals attendance this season.

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR BBL FINALS
BBL07 (2017/18) — 43,330
BBL08 (2018/19) — 22,854
BBL09 (2019/20) — 13,342

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All the big bash games have looked empty. It's a gimmick of game and punters see through it.

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J  
Earlier this year

White needs to get healthy. I feel like they overdid looking for plumlee early and have since forgotten how damaging he can be as the roll man in a simple pick and roll. We also know the cats don't play all there counters until the post season. I think it was 8to to bullets and 0 to perth at the half, could have been ugly if the ball was going in.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I haven't looked at the numbers, but it felt like the Cats completely shut down the Bullets outside shot compared to the last few months, Bullets always tend to light us up, and have been on a shooting tear recently just from watching them play. Was a fairly average game, Cotton and Kay were immense again, as was Patterson for the Bullets, but he had no help at all. Refs were absolutely horrendous again, don't heads roll in the NBA if terrible calls are made? These guys need to be held accountable if they want to referee at this level and should cop some type of punishment when they make horrendous calls. I'm assuming they're not paid that well maybe?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has Sobey lived up to expectations in his first season in Brisbane ?? While I don't normally agree with anything Heal says I think he’s right on there imports, bar Patterson, is they just took time from there locals, most of whom went backwards. Needed an import point guard and Patterson, all other positions covered by Australian players.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Was the foul count too close to equal for your liking Senator11? 19-22 not enough home cooking for you?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He didn't say anything about the foul count or anyone getting favoured. There were just a few blunders by the refs, and they went both ways.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

"Was the foul count too close to equal for your liking Senator11? 19-22 not enough home cooking for you?"


Bahahaha, didn't say anything about fouls either way, in fact I had retards all around me saying every foul against the Cats was not a foul when it was 100% a foul. The hate and salt towards the Cats is real.

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Craig  
Earlier this year

For those doubting Plumlee take a look at Kays numbers since Plumlee arrived... he could be a big reason why Kay is doing what he is doing of late.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

While Plumlee has only had one standout game, he doesn't look anywhere near as lost as Hunt, who constantly had a look of bemusement on his face. Plumlee was solid yesterday, particularly when almost zero plays were run for him to get an easy lob.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Plumlee's footwork is great too and can handle the ball, something our bigs have lacked for years. It's nice seeing your big man get the ball and not internally say, "please don't travel".

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