Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Phoenix v Wildcats

Phoenix have been running WLWLW, which would mean a loss this game if you followed the maths, but they seem destined to get two wins in a row. The Homeland was a killing field for Hawks last game and they were no chance against the boys in Green. SEM lost the first game in Perth, then came back strongly in game 2 to pip those Cats on their turf. Since then, they haven't score less than 90 points in a game. With a parochial crowd behind them, the Creeksters look set to consolidate their Top 4 spot.

The Wildcats are living out of a suitcase. Locked out of WA for 8 weeks, it's the longest they have been away since Rolf Harris left WA, and I can't see him coming back soon. They have brought their own kitty litter tray and scratching poles, but it must be hard for them not getting a home cooked meal. With Phoenix on the Rise, finding a win tonight might be a tough gig, and the Phoenix are no ball of string to be played with.

Phoenix by about 8.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth will clobber the Phoenix. Had they not choked away the game away the game against the United away they would be in a good position. They were the better team for majority of the night

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They were at home with the refs on side . No more

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield, Steindl & Norton need to step up their play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They choked it away because only have one star, Cotton, no White ( well you have a White but the wrong one) no Kay, unless Cotton gets help you can see the cats going down. As jack says, no home cooking ain't going down well either.

Phoenix by 6.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I think Norton is pretty consistently ... Nortony. So IMO our fortunes will mostly be decided by the dynamic duo of inconsistency - Blanchfield & Steindl. Roll the dice to see if they're going to be a plus or a minus on any given night. I sure can't pick it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To be fair to Perth, they hadn't trained in almost a week up until a couple of days out from the game. Some players had some rust.

Hopefully a week of practice under their belt will see better outputs.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Cotton about to explode, 30+ points coming up.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I get the feeling that Perth will come out and crush the Phoenix after what happened last game. Cotton to have a huge night and Mooney should be able to do what he pleases, Moore maybe an x-factor there but I still don't see the Wildcats dropping this one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's the problem with Perth, Cotton will get his 30 or close enough and Mooney is a good bet for a double double but they don't have much support.

Their bench is WORST in the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's the problem with Perth, Cotton will get his 30 or close enough and Mooney is a good bet for a double double but they don't have much support.

Their bench is WORST in the league.

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robt  
Earlier this year

Remember when Wildcats were near 7 + 6 (or 7) to start the season? Think that was when Cotton turned up.

Is the stage set for Cotton-the-2nd to join them just in time to win another title?

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Jay  
Earlier this year

Wildcats rely on their import and doesn't like pay a good local player...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's what wildcats do. But nba guys to get get championships

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's what other teams try to do as well. They just aren't as good as Perth.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Lol, every team buys imports, dumb comment, it's literally the only way a team can have a chance.

We did pay a local in Kay, but he left for Euro opportunity, not many other options when Sydney and Melbourne are the more desired locations.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

cats probably have weakest bench and starting five would also not be in top 4 for talent. One DP on the starting 5 and I am not sure Norton or Blanchfield would start on many other teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Norton and Blanch are both starting quality aussies. Remember teams tend to fill imports around whatever aussie talent they can acquire, generally. Starting quality aussies are usually not import quality for the same position though. Guys like Landale, Kay etc are the exception.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

"Norton and Blanch are both starting quality aussies"

This ^

When you look at the players available in the pure PG and SF category, local talent is already thin and Norton and Blanchfield are certainly not at the bottom of the lists. The issue is their consistency.

Pure PG (no including combo guards like Sobey & McCarron) - Norton, T.Webster, Cadee, White, Giddey, Adnam, Bruce, Kenny, Naar, Ili, Weeks

SF - Blanchfield, Creek, Abercrombie, Newley, Noi, Moller, McVeigh, Steindl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nice start by Perth, good game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe the pussy cats aren't done after all?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Cotton gets his citizenship and they bring in plumlee then they are back into contention

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Heartland? More like heartless.

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AussiePride  
Earlier this year

Can anyone tell me if Blanchfield is playing tonight?

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AussiePride  
Earlier this year

Don't need to answer that. He must have just arrived late at the stadium.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Had to travel further than usual to get there tonight

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Anon, Plumlee's not coming back he's taking a year off to travel overseas this year according to Gleeson.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

SEM are so crap getting destroyed by this Perth team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth should have beaten the United last week now need to go on with it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hahaha I was the first reply. I said Perth will clobber tje Phoenix

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

1. Why are the bench people (Perth) and coaches wearing masks? (No need.)
2. If you are going to wear a mask perhaps someone should show you how to wear it correctly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Both coaching panels wearing masks, is because indoors in Melbourne.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Moore looks lost or has no confidence wtahtsoever.

He was given the ball with some forward momentum and could have easily taken his defender but he ended up stopping and passing it out forcing a least shot clock second heave.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gaze is the best commentary man, even with duds he makes it ok.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

I'm going to have to stop tipping...

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John Mooney fan  
Earlier this year

The big moon

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John Mooney fan  
Earlier this year

The big lunar moon is out tonight

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simon Mitchell sucks
Two years in a row worse defensive team.
The people pumping him up last week after an ok game haha

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Zodiac, maybe this Perth team is a lot better than you think.

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John Mooney fan  
Earlier this year

Mooney is the new chairman of the boards. White version of mark davis

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Zodiac, maybe this Perth team is a lot better than you think.


That or SEM are garbage.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I like how Trev is wearing a mask, but pulls it down when his mouth gets within a foot of a ref's face while chatting. Excellent mask protocol.

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John Mooney fan  
Earlier this year

Travers is impressive

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Both coaching panels wearing masks, is because indoors in Melbourne."

What's that got to do with anything?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

The Kev White show

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sack Mitchell

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Jack Toft, you really need a new hobby. Let's hope you aren’t putting money on these games

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Travers will be in the NBA in a few years. Bairstow a good backup big, how hasn't he stuck in the league?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Losing by 30+ at home to this Perth team. Mitchell should be fired for this he's not going to be there next season anyway he hasn't shown any indication he can coach they put up the white flag last year now doing it again.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Very happy with the win, but that was pathetic by SEM.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Travers will not be in the nba, most overated youth player in te nbl.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Flogstaff played well

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow, that was a beat down. Did not think this perth team had it in them to blow anyone out. Bryce is just on another level. I am not sure there are many superstars that are happy to simply not get there's when it works to the teams advantage. SEM dared every other perth player to beat them, and they got so confident Kev white was shooting step back triples!!! Crazy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton had Blanchfield stand up with him, Mooney is exactly the 5 that Gleeson needs. The rest of Perth chip in and do what they have to.

Mitchell has coached well, if his players play defensively like an under 12 side, not much he can do.Today defensively they were crap. Adnam can score points, his D leaves a lot to be desired, te Rangi not certain what went down today and Wetzell struggle tonight against Mooney. They were all crap.

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield = Flat track bully.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield maybe has settled in and now playing to his potential, time will tell.

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05:44:00  
Earlier this year

What is going on with Cameron Gliddon? A shooter who can not score or even try to score ??????? 17:12 = ZERO PTS

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#FreeRiceJnr  
Earlier this year

Didn't watch the game but the referees must have been good tonight. Because every time Perth don’t win according to this forum it’s because the referees were favouring the home team....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They were poor defensively last season. Then Mitchell comes out and brags they recruited players to be better defensively. But they are just as bad. It's on him. The rotations are poor. The zone was terrible. Poor coaching

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield = Flat track bully.


Absolutely he's always been a down hill skier. Next game they play you won't even know if he's on the floor or not.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield last Sunday in the 75-71 loss:

29min 6p 3r 2-6 FG (1-5 3p)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Never going to go anywhere when you have Te Stinky as a starter. Yuck.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Missed the game due to work but opened box score, saw the assists spread on wildcats and then saw SEMs...say no more.

No wonder cats were so much more efficient.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think Gaze talked about it in the commentary, bounce, bounce bounce, he described it as chocolate, a little bit is fine but to much will make you crook. Gliddon never got a chance to shoot, he never got passed the ball.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did Todd fuck your sister or something, Zodiac?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth offence was a different machine vs Melbourne, hard to compare stats when a guy only gets half the looks

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

The Wildcats played 13 guys I thought the limit was 12?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Steindl in the dog house

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clint was injured

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield needs to play like tonight every night.
Didn't think I would say this but Kevin White was ok too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Taylor Britt had made 1 of his free throws the Wildcats would have had 13 scorers

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Literally, just good to get a win and some percentage. Every bit helps.

SEM were shit, so still some worrying signs for Perth.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"The Wildcats played 13 guys I thought the limit was 12?"

Yeah, it's weird. I thought the rule was 1 DP on the road, 2 at home. We played 3.
I can only speculate that with rosters reduced teams were allowed to play an extra DP,
and that with the crazy fixturing, the distinction between home and away has been removed.

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Jay  
Earlier this year

How many times this two team will play? They gonna play again on Sunday and on nbl cups...wildcats will play in playoff..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SEM beat the hawks, give perth credit they forced SEM into a heap of poor action

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Teams are allowed to play 13 at every game. Has been for the last 3 seasons

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"1. Why are the bench people (Perth) and coaches wearing masks? (No need.)
2. If you are going to wear a mask perhaps someone should show you how to wear it correctly."

Is there a sensible answer to this rather that "it's Melbourne" Becasue that makes no sense.

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