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Earlier this year

Scott Machado to United.

Machado who had been in talks with Cairns and United has accepted a lucrative deal with United worth around $1 million over two years.

This makes me mad. LK strips other teams of good players by paying more than they can afford. Seriously hope this is a shit move for them just like Trimble was.

I imagine Mike Kelly will be infuriated.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He has to make a living. How about you take a job where in 10 years your out and have to find something new. That is basketball and sport in general. You have to prioritise the rest of your life and your financial well being.

What small teams like Cairns offer is the next top import to play for a bit less in the hope they can increase their worth on a big contract.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So u have Mccarron playing the 3 again.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Source?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can't blame Machado - he has to look after himself.
Can't blame United - have to do whatever they can to put themselves in the best position to win.

Still doesn't feel right - how can this be fixed?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A troll thread "Yeah"
Is already contracted to Cairns until 2022.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

There has been neither confirmation of a Cairns biggest ever value Contract signed, nor another United poach.

I use the poach term loosely as it's not really a poach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

OP a school kid?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

OP is the same dude shouting for a hub.

Yeah... nah.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Whilst I agree that its a bit stinky for MU to pull the same stunt two years running, why would Kelly be infuriated?
If anything he'd be thrilled!

This is almost exactly what he wants to happen. Without it Cairns' model doesn't work.

Cairns have the lowest budget in the NBl. They cannot afford to compete with the other teams. Their model is comprised of:
Playing "moneyball" with locals who can't or won't get a gig elsewhere;
Offering opportunities to young locals looking for a start; and
Scouting Imports who want to come to the NBL and showcase their talent for one season, in the hopes of getting a better deal elsewhere.
Guys like Trimble and Machado are their big selling point!

Last year they hit the jackpot with both their imports and young guys.

I don't know if the OP is official, or just a rumour, but the point stands.
Only way Cairns could retain Machado is with a big cash injection.

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robt  
Earlier this year

Hands off MU. Up until Trimble and Kelly, Taipans was a Bullets feeder-club.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didnt vickerman say McCarron and Ili would be running the point next season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

OP is an imbicile

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

i am not a cairns fan but teams like Melbourne,Sydney,Perth must pay a fee to clubs like regional clubs for stealing players from them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McCarron was at Cairns as well, not much changes but that's business in sport and business in general.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I'm not sure about this it's been rumoured for a long time that Machado has re-signed with the Taipans for a new 2 year deal and it just hasn't been announced yet and I'm sure I heard something about Vickerman saying they intend to star McCarron at PG this season.

It would be terrible if it's true though Cairns losing another great player to United, LK's first born. Getting a bit sick of that culture-less team hoovering up all the talent from other teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who didn't see this coming.

United doing what they do best. Hope it backfires for them.

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Fairsy  
Earlier this year

Another reason that Melbourne is the new Sydney. Brian Goorjian when interviewed today made the point that of the Hawks roster, they have not taken players away from other Australian clubs. I now know what he was referring to.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Getting a bit sick of that culture-less team hoovering up all the talent from other teams"

We all are.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Still no source.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Brian Goorjian when interviewed today made the point that of the Hawks roster, they have not taken players away from other Australian clubs.


It's not much of a point because that's also what Goorjian's teams in the past used to do it's just now at the Hawks with a smaller budget they can't afford to do it.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Correct they have not taken players from other clubs why would players want to go there.
Dech was in a way the exception to the rule in leaving Perth as a training player to get a contract and he has already bolted for Adelaide.

Deng Adel and Harvey look like good signings.
Deng Deng is probably grateful to be in the league.
Grida and Naar weren't getting much love elsewhere. White is a rookie , Froling wouldve been cheap though if he does well for next two years he will bolt for big money elsewhere.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LeBron to Cairns to replace the departing Machado.

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FM  
Earlier this year

Will Melb United be in the competition this year? If your fans can't follow simple Covid advice, 'I certainly wouldn’t want them in the competition

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Midrange  
Earlier this year

Conflicted with this. Machado iis an ezcellent player abd woukd lift any team up however we already saw the Trimble/Mccarron/Goulding experiment and ir faiked miserably. Id rather get an import SF/PF for balance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

FM when do you go back to school?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hahaha, Fake news troll.

Get a life bud.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

I was wild when Cairns stole Kenny from Perth. Still waiting for the fee.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a Beston rumour

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If true, Cairns will just go out, find another under the radar point guard and he'll continue the tradition, just shows how bad the Melbourne front office is if they have to continually pay big bucks to get players. Why can't they do the same and get under rated players themselves?

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Fairsy  
Earlier this year

I for once think that the Hawks might actually have a bigger budget and one that may be closer to the other teams then we have ever been. Goorjian is on pretty big money himself.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes it looks like a high budget team, Adel, Bairstow, imports don't come cheap.

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twenty four  
Earlier this year

OP is an imbicile



Awkward...

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The Ibek-Way  
Earlier this year

Maybe I'm just naive but seriously, how do these big clubs churn through so many players? especially players who often look quaility at the clubs they were poached from?

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Dave Q  
Earlier this year

Thats a shame if true. Cairns (or maybe Mike Kelly specifically) and Machado ssemed well suited.

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orbit  
Earlier this year

Machado told us in the casino if he was back in the NBL he would only play for Cairns.

Did you lie to me Scott?

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Wilbur  
Earlier this year

He is in talks with the Wildcats, which means Wildcats gets Reath as their big man,

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stop making shit up Wilbur

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This thread is basically full of shit.

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Giacontigers  
Earlier this year

Liam Santamaria told him Scott Machado is staying in Carins. Mitch and Shea are running the point?

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Giacontigers  
Earlier this year

This is rubbish don't worry Scott is staying in Cairns.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I have on good authority that Iverson is making a comeback with the King's. More accurate than this thread.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Fake news

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Up United we are goateed and nobody can stop us

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