Jack Toft
Earlier this year

MEL v CNS Feb 22

Yes sirre Bob, United are gunna be p!ssed. They were aiming to go through undefeated when "enter the Dragon" In this case, in the form of Bryce Cotton, black belt in winning games. Now Cairns had a good win, but the bear in the cage has been poke and no amount of organic soy latte, medium hot with a lit bit of oat milk served in a re-cyclable cup will pacify the navy blue boys.
Sorry snakes, time to be milked

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Surely MU don't play that bad two games in a row.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would like to see Cairns win but think Melbourne will.

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Jay  
Earlier this year

If not Goulding and li injury, im pretty sure melbourne ate United are undefeated at this moment..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Landale off now! Really Vickerman!?

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Yinka Dare  
Earlier this year

Goulding has had some shocking games against Perth. United still lose

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Time for Vickerman and United to finally come to the conclusion that Macca is not a point guard. Not much they can do at present but he just does not have PG instincts nor skill set.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne look shit

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

I was going to put money on Melbourne on this game but work got in the way.

Thank you Mr Manager.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree with the above. McCarron is a great role player and secondary ball handler but you don't want him being your full time point.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Short doing very nicely in the point for a young player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I indeed did put $$$ on Melbourne United. Haven't been watching the game... think they’re a chance in the second half or a lost cause?

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

OMG why did Hopson pass that and defer to others, he owns that last 5 second situation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne's synchronised team whingeing is unbearable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopson is trash

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is mo king

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Cairns are trash.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Vickerman sooking for every call. Put 2 masks on him n shut him up

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To much dribble by Machado, where is Noi when there behind, I know he's a crap defender but they need offence

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And here I was thinking my $ were gone. Big shout out to crumbling cairns

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United will still find a way of throwing this away. Some Hopson turnovers or bricks, Vickerman subbing Baba off for Mac Daniel, etc

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not today :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Machado is costing Cairns games by hogging it, certainly in money time. Baba has been fantastic, should have been best on.

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Trash  
Earlier this year

Cairns sucks cant even hold the last q lead holy hell

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Too much panic on here about United earlier in the thread.

@Lovebroker your manager sucks

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I'd say that Cairns lost it rather than that United won it. Some horrible shot selection by Cairns in that last quarter

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

And God help United if Baba is ever out for a few weeks

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

@Lovebroker your manager sucks


Agreed....I'm going straight to HR tomorrow.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Noi beaten all ends up by the drive and dunk from Hopson, probably cost Kelly's patience. Noi might be better in nba where you shoot it a lot but defence doesn’t matter so much.

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JMS  
Earlier this year

United lucky to win. Some really worrying signs, sloppy turnovers throughout, Hopson looks completely lost, Landale starting to get frustrated with limited ball down low so he jacks up threes. What's wrong with running some basic high-post sets, Landale catch and turn on the elbow. Thought McCarron actually played well after some poor decision making early. While the starters were nice and rested I feel Vickerman tries to go too deep with the rotations. The second unit should also have Hopson as the go-to (surely he switches on at some stage..).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McDaniel with a handy 7 points and 5 boards in 17 minutes off the bench. +10 as well. If you've got a guy like that giving that output, as well as Mitch, Baba, Hopson, Landale, Acuil, White and Barlow, is pretty safe to say your team is stacked.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

There's a huge gap between the top group (Landale, Baba, McCarron, White) and the lower group who struggle at this level (Acuil, Barlow, McDaniel, etc), with Hopson dithering between the two.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

I'll happily take Acuil in Cairns. He'd be a solid 15 and 7 guy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Acuil doesn't like defence, Cairns got enough of those guys.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Barlow does not struggle at this level!

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I have the greatest of respect for all that Barlow has achieved in Australian basketball, but you can see that he's really slowing down and his variety of skills is reducing every season.

I’d hate to see him retire, but I think it’s better for him to retire at the end of this season on a reasonable high than go on for one more.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Barlow and Gibbo in a staring contest to see who retires first.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very hard to retire when you have played for so long. They will both play on if offered contracts.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Felt like dejavu. That was a typical 2021 United game.

Solid defense, a bit disjointed offensively. Looked best when pushing the pace. Loved Baba's game. Hopson struggling. Did enough to win.

Even an injury scare.

On Hopson, 2 huge things in his favour.

1. His name is Scotty Hopson.

2. United keeps winning.

But I'm inclined to think, despite those 2 factors, he's got until end of NBL cup to work it out.

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LV  
Earlier this year

[McDaniel with a handy 7 points and 5 boards in 17 minutes off the bench. +10 as well. If you've got a guy like that giving that output, as well as Mitch, Baba, Hopson, Landale, Acuil, White and Barlow, is pretty safe to say your team is stacked.]

McDaniel has been OK for the past 2 games

You gotta do more than that though. A full season and he'll have proven himself an NBL player.

For now as long as United has Short, McDaniel and Stith in their rotation, any talk of "stacked" with current lineup is laughable

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This is Barlow's last year. Moving into a strength and conditioning role next season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Short did very well, he's young, has length, plays good D and has high iq. If I’m an other club I am keeping an eye on him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Short is 23. That's young, but it’s not like he’s 18 or 19.
In fact, Jack White is only a few months older, for example.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

One is a point guard which is the brains of the team, the other is a very solid player but has developed far more than Short. I like his game and think in time will very solid Australian nbl point guard.

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