Jack Toft
Last week

Sixers v Snakes May 4

Ah.... hello there.

Sixers have a must win game against a team who can surprise their opposition when they want too. Josh Giddey missed the Josh Fight in Lincoln NE, but he was too busy getting back to back triple doubles, the youngest Aussie to do so. Can he make it a trilogy of triple doubles? or will be Empire Strike Back? What Jedi mind tricks has Master Henry got in store tonight? "This is not the foul you are looking for"

Cairns is a sunny 28 degrees, so The Taipans will feel like they are landing on Hoth, and without Cam Oliver could struggle to warm up in the front court, where Sixers centre, and part time Wookie, Isaac Humphries could thrive. You know it's not wise to upset a centre, but sir, nobody worries about upsetting a guard.

I'm thinking the Sixers have the higher ground and with the home team beaming with confidence deserve to go in a favourites to the game, may the fourth be with them.

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KET  
Last week

May the 4th be with you too, Jack

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Jack Toft  
Last week

And with you

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Perth fan.  
Last week

Turdysixers win easily.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I think Sixers could win this comfortably, so that means cairns will probably win. Pinder on Jois could be interesting, two athletes before basketballers. Both can do have streaky games amongst the very average. A test for Sixers as on paper they are the better outfit. Sixers by 9.

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KET  
Last week

Snakessssss by 7

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Anonymous  
Last week

Be interesting to see crowd given very public free tickets being thrown around everywhere

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KET  
Last week

36ers have always given out lots of free tickets, why is this only relevant now?

Before anyone references the current owner, past owners have out free tix en masse as well!

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Anonymous  
Last week

I guess because of the current owners political ambitions, the rules around gift giving changes somewhat.

I am sure all clubs give out freebies to either inflate their crowd numbers or even as promotional tools. It shouldn't be an issue really, as long as each club is getting close to breaking even each year. I think people are conflating two issues. Giving out freebies while being in the red doesn't necessarily mean the free tickets are causing the lack of profit

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Zodiac  
Last week

I think the issue is the buying of political favour. Kelley wants to run for the notionally blue ribbon Liberal seat of Mayo (Alexander Downer's old seat) currently held by an independent so he's buttering up Liberal Party members in the hope of getting pre-selection for the seat.

It's quite odious really but it's his team, his tickets and if he wants to give them away to whoever that his business really.

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Gaze  
Last week

And to think we actually had a wookie play for us , mr A dench , great write up as usual jack

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Jack Toft  
Last week

Yes, I was going to mention Axel, he did a good job in the pre-quel, some say he was quite fluent in Wookie speak too, even without a few lagers in him ;)

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Senator11  
Last week

Sounds like Majok Deng is playing tonight.

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Zodiac  
Last week

Makes sense coming home to see his friends and family.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Intriguing listen to podcast by Brett Maher and Andrew McLeod. Had Phil Smyth as a guest. The General was scathing of JVG and suggested it highly disrespectful to Conner that JVG picks roster, yet coach lives and dies by results. Must say I tend to agree.

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Kym Clark  
Last week

Sixers in a canter... light years ahead of teapans... giddey to create another record .... BP3 at the ready...nothing will stop the march of the sixthers... hear the drum beating now ....

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Zodiac  
Last week

Sixers by 12

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Kb_24  
Last week

Hope the last five games Josh will not play anymore to avoid injury..

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Anonymous  
Last week

Why a club would not have coach head up roster formation spells doom as is currently being witnessed with the 6ers this season.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Mike Kelly sucks. Team is getting owed on defence and all he talks about is offence. No clue

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BeeGee  
Last week

Is it just me or do most of the Sixers look disinterested in anything Henry says / look like they don't want to be there?

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Anonymous  
Last week

No point talking to Cairns about defence, most there players don't play it. Paul playing very well. Jois’s free throws entertainment on there own.

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Anonymous  
Last week

He's lost the players for sure

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Anonymous  
Last week

Henry has always been a bust. Kelly has been found out based on limited talent. Ie. He can't coach.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Coach yelling get it through hands when there is 18 on the clock and Paul has the ball! How about we hold it for the last shot.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Not sure what JVG sees in Henry.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Jois's free throws entertainment on there own.

They literally are throws and not shots. Bizarre from a professional basketballer.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Not sure what JVG sees in Henry.

He found in Henry someone who agreed to the structure in place whereby JvG selects all the playing personnel. Even Caporn, with no prior NBL head coaching experience, declined the job because it was a terrific situation to put yourself in.

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Perthworld  
Last week

terrible*

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Perthworld  
Last week

How many Liberal Party members attended tonight?

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Perthworld  
Last week

Attendance: 7,001.

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KET  
Last week

Why does it feel that it's a bunch of Perth fans jumping on to sling shit at Henry because he didn’t last in Perth?

The only thing that I’ve really found perplexing this year is why McVeigh is on such a short leash? He hasn’t done stupid things and he is playing efficiently.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Adelaide are looking more and more like a team each time they play. They have the basics of a very competitive team. To many knockers of Henry. Next four games is a big test.
Cairns, most of their players are playing for contracts, 2/3 are probably signed but most are not up to it. If they can get there last season three imports, Jawai, Deng, Duffelmeir, and some quality around them they will be ok. Just to many average players on their list.

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Woody  
Last week

Jack McVeigh is such a great character and a good person. Love every interview of his.

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KET  
Last week

It's a real shame they didn’t have Paul from the start and it’s a real shame Humphries got injured. This team is probably looking like a 3-6 group type team at the moment instead of 7-9.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"Even Caporn, with no prior NBL head coaching experience, declined the job because it was a terrific situation to put yourself in."
No one knows exactly what transpired with Caporn or even if he put his name forward. If he did it " declined the job because it was a terrific situation to put yourself in." It wasn't a terrific situation at all.

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KET  
Last week

I think coach deserves the right to have a major say - they're the one that ultimately lives and dies by it.

There were rumours that Randle was forced upon Joey Wright last year - it doesn’t show the right confidence to have someone giving you the setup and blaming you when it doesn’t work even if the setup is wrong. Henry could be in that situation especially with those import slots that let’s face it we got it wrong with Don Sloan.

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Zodiac  
Last week

Henry's coaching along with our play has improved a fair bit since the NBL Cup.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Twice nothing = Still nothing.

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Perthworld  
Last week

No one knows exactly what transpired with Caporn or even if he put his name forward.

What? It was reported in the media that he turned the position down.

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Zodiac  
Last week

Because the Sixers asked him to take a Covid-related pay cut.

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Lo 18  
Last week

I think Caporn was smart enough to see that he would have to play second fiddle to JVG, who would ultimately put his career in jeopardy with poor recruiting from a small band of agents he takes slings from. Smart move. If he's any good, lots more opportunities will up.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Not even sure he has the form. Caporn could be the new Marty Clarke!

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Beantown  
Last week

"Henry's coaching along with our play has improved a fair bit since the NBL Cup."

Yeah, not surprisingly, the team has gradually improved once they had time to train together and game plan for opponents. The games were coming too fast early in the season and it was pretty tough on an 18 year old Giddey, rookie Pinder and 34 year old Crocker to step up into bigger roles.

Pinder has been the biggest beneficiary. He finally started looking like he was up to speed 6-7 games ago and now he's rewarding Conner's faith in him earlier in the season with some big contributions. He really looks like he can be a valuable NBL player now!

BP3 has a few limitations to his game that bother me still (how does a guy who's that athletic struggle to finish at the rim most of the time?!) but he's clearly an elite shooter and has started having a good impact as a disruptive defender and rebounder.

It might be worth trying to hang onto BP3 and see how much he can develop next year with some NBL experience and a pre-season? My only concern is that he's not a playmaker and so if he and Dech are both starters, we'll have to sign a quality point guard. That would also mean either Paul or Dech would probably be guarding opposing swingmen most of the time and be giving up a bit of height. Think the Sixers can get away with that?

Anyone know what McDowell-White would be on with the Breakers? Would he move on rather than be stuck behind Tai Webster next season?

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