Jack Toft
Last month

Perth v Illawarra

It's probably fair to say that the top of the table Cats are purring nicely and with 5 straight wins they don't look like coughing up a hairball any time soon. It's the Bryce Cotton show with the ball on the string.

Illawarra are in the Top 4, but could tumble out with a loss. Unless you're Joe Biden, people stumble down stats, not up them. After a strong start to the season, their talons need to come out tonight to rip the cats to shreds.

It's always great to see so many Cats fans in one place. All they need is a crazy cast lady to feed them, but tonight Cotton will be shaking the dry food packet calling all the fans to gather around and watch his antics. Cats game to lose, Hawks wings to be clipped

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Heaters  
Last month

Get off the fence Jack and make a call!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Close game but the refs will help Perth win by 12

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Anonymous  
Last month

Could be closer than form suggests, cats by three.

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AngusH  
Last month

Cats at home by double digits.

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Sore Hand  
Last month

Refs win by 14

Hawks gallant in defeat.

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Another Anon  
Last month

Cotton by 8.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Perth by 8. This thread to be dominated by home cooking and flopping posts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sure is cos its a fact.

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Bol  
Last month

The Cotton show? You forgot to mention perths favorite supporting act the Ogilvy show.

He's having a good year under Goorj but as we speak he's at the lather lounge freshly trimmed and looking his best preparing to be posterized

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Anonymous  
Last month

When they played round 8 in the Hub the Wildcats won by a comfortable margin of 17 keeping the Hawks under 20 for every quarter but the 4th. Hawks only had one player in double digits that game (Harvey 17), whilst the Cats had 4 players in double figures. It will be a major upset to see the Hawks get this one in the jungle.

Sportsbet:
Wildcats $1.36
Hawks $3.10

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Perthworld  
Last month

You forgot to mention perths favorite supporting act the Ogilvy show.

He's having a good year under Goorj but as we speak he's at the lather lounge freshly trimmed and looking his best preparing to be posterized

Ah yes, another performance of The AJ Show at the Arena - can't wait!

There is no way a professional barber shaves his neckline that high - AJ is obviously doing a very bad DIY job.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He gets a short back and sides on his face.

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alexkrad  
Last month

Who will dunk on AJ tonight?

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BeeTwo  
Last month

If there is so much home cooking going on then how do you explain the cats winning the NBL cup?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Away cooking

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alexkrad  
Last month

I would explain them winning the NBL cup because it was based in Melbourne the umpires were very confused which team to favor

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Get off the fence? "Hawks wings to be clipped"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Home cooking, away cooking, it doesn't matter. Perth just like feasting on the rest of the competition.

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Bol  
Last month

Who will dunk on AJ tonight?

Corey Shervill

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Luckily Jack Toft didn't give Perth his kiss of death.

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Bolt  
Last month

Not sure the officiating could outdo the atrocity that took place in Bendigo last night...

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Anonymous  
Last month

AJ has had a good season. We will see how he goes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Every day I wake up hoping something has happened to Bolt, every night I lay my head on my pillow disappointed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Andrew or Usain?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I dunno who's idea it was for the crowd to stand up until their own team scores, the way United do it makes much more sense, stand up until the opponent scores!

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Perthworld  
Last month

The standing-up-until-your-opponent-scores started with Illawarra long ago.
Wildcats, so as to not directly rip it off, reversed the concept.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It doesn't really work though does it, turn off the energy when your team is trying to start something

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Red74  
Last month

Thats some tough defence from the Hawks. Hopefully theyll stop it now thank!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Definitely. I do recall a few rare games where we went ice cold to start a game (Challenge Stadium era, when it was first implemented) and the crowd would start to have a "why are we putting off our own team?" vibe. Awkward.

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AngusH  
Last month

Adel woeful on D

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Three to Make Two  
Last month

Liam Santamaria (I think) demonstrating his lack of understanding of the rules, saying Hawks might have got away with a back court violation.

NO.

Putting your a foot in the front court then stepping back while the ball and your other foot is NOT a back court violation.

Commentators: please show some product knowledge

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Anonymous  
Last month

You're seriously questioning why the team with the best home record of all time does something a certain way? Ok then.

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Three to Make Two  
Last month

However, there was a call they (and refs) missed when a Perth player caught the ball, took 2 steps then started dribbling.

I think you'll find that is a travel (providing the referee calls it)

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Bolt  
Last month

Something happened to me? Like what?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goorj is one smart cookie, rotating bigs on Cotton, see if they can keep it up.

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Luuuc  
Last month

This is the best team D we've faced this season

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks done very well to the half. Adel still ordinary.

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Bol  
Last month

Its definitely not Santamaria

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Three to Make Two  
Last month

Apologies to Liam. It was Pete Hooley. But you guys sound alike!

And I find it hard to tell the difference between Heal and Gaze. Maybe too many rock concerts ;-)

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Knowall  
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Anonymous  
Last month

As a neutral really enjoyable game. Oh to be a referee stuck between Gleeson and Goorj, no win there. Homicide making excuses for Adel and saying he an elite defender. Lmao.

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Bol  
Last month

The commentators calling a steal and then a foul on cotton when it was actually a turnover and goal tend. Tough to see the game from a hub!

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Three to Make Two  
Last month

Hawks missing putbacks and open shots. Perth hitting off balance shots and getting fouls called

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LV  
Last month

Perth in a rich vein of form

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Bol  
Last month

Twitch decides to throw in 8 ads in the middle of the 4th quarter. Play resumes and cotton has scored another 11 points. Ffs!

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LV  
Last month

Cotton is tracking as the most obvious MVP in recent memory, while Mooney and Cotton might be the best duo in recent memory

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Bol  
Last month

What a tough game that was!! The hawks played almost perfect D but couldn't maintain it for the entire game against the champs. Cotton is the fittest player in the league good luck keeping him quiet for 40 minutes. Simon did well defending him but couldn't go with him in the fourth and thats when the game broke open. Loving watching NBL basketball

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Perthworld  
Last month

Attendance: 10,216.

The first five figure crowd of 2021.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks played amazing defence for majority of the night but Cotton erupted in the fourth and Mooney is the best centre in the NBL

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Bolt  
Last month

Defintely. Can you imagine if Oliver had Mooneys heart and drive? Yikes

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Anonymous  
Last month

For those crying ref's. 3 fouls on perth one on hawks in the deciding 4th!!

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Luuuc  
Last month

Much respect to the Hawks for making that the contest it was.
Great night in the jungle.

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Bol  
Last month

A prime Oliver is the type of player the cats need if cottons citizenship goes through in time. So sad to see him a shadow of the player he was last year

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth are the Australian version of the New England Patriots! . They are not flashy but they just know how to get it done band are clutch performers . Cotton (Tom Brady) and Gleeson the master coach.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There was some terrible travels missed! Harvey and fooling in the 1st half then mooney and Travers in the second! Lol nbl ref's.... at least they let them play in the fourth

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Anonymous  
Last month

AJ played very well for all the knockers, when he sat due to four fouls is when Perth took over.

As above, there we're travels missed, great game though.

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Bol  
Last month

Kudos to AJ he seems to have exorcised the red army demons and played a good game. He isn't back to the overrated aussie boomer level but he's giving them some good minutes

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Hoopie  
Last month

Then interpretation of travels when starting a dribble seems to have changed over the last couple of seasons.

It used to be that you had to release the ball before lifting your pivot foot - that doesn't seem to be called these days, from NBL down to rep.

When I raise it with refs (nicely), they act like they don’t want to know about it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goorjian is a massive whinger. He whinges all game and still asks for a coaches review, and he whinged after the game about the fluidity of the schedule so far.

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Anonymous  
Last month

See Trev at half time . He was worse

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Anonymous  
Last month

He whinged about the fixtures at half time, did he?

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Lovebroker  
Last month

None of these guys would survive Roger Shiels travel scrutiny.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No smart ass, he whinged same as the first half of that statement. Typical Perth supporters see what they want too

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Knowall  
Last month

2 years ago FIBA adopted the same TRAVEL interpretation that theY use in the NBA.
Which now allows players in progress to use what they call a gather step. So if on the run prior to a catch or layup, the first foot to strike the ground is labeled a gather step or step Zero. You can then basically have 2 steps after the g at her step.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which is what Adel did to the raucous cries of the knowledgable crowd lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exactly knowall, the odd one last night though were a soft shoe shuffle, certainly under the basket.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just because it looks funky doesn't mean it is a travel. Uncoordinated doesn't always = illegal

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Anonymous  
Last month

No smart ass, he whinged same as the first half of that statement. Typical Perth supporters see what they want too

Says the person who admits ignoring half of a post to make a point.

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Anonymous  
Last month

More like defending his statement against your statement because you chose to take away what you wanted from it.

Perf

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Anonymous  
Last month

???

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can't speak in riddles with perf supporters or use big words. It hurts their head. That’s why they like Trev, he struggles with big words all the time

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Hoopie  
Last month

Knowall, that wasn't the type of travel I was referring to. I’m talking about a stationary player getting the ball, pivoting (and so establishing their pivot foot), and then lifting their pivot foot before releasing the ball. Basically, they’re jumping with both feet off the court as they reposition their feet to start their dribble.

Happy to hear your interpretation.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"So if on the run prior to a catch or layup, the first foot to strike the ground is labeled a gather step or step Zero."

The foot has to be in contact with the floor when the catch is made to be considered a gather step.

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Knowall  
Last month

If they are stationery and did lift there pivot foot the technically however due to refs having to officiate different scenarios there has been a consistent lack of no calls on travel. At least in this area I think they are being consistent. Not saying it's right just they consistent not calling any travel this year.

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Knowall  
Last month

* Then technically that is a travel *

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Anonymous  
Last month

#209 if there is no foot in contact with the floor the first foot to touch becomes the gather step

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Anonymous  
Last month

if there is no foot contact with the floor, then they are levitating and that's just cool

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