Jack Toft
Last month

SF2 Game 3: Perth v Illawarra

Expect the unexpected.

We're back for round 3. Perf fans would be breaking the piggy bank to get the money for tickets. Will this be the last time they see their team this season?

Illawarra have won in the west before, can they do it again?

Flip a coin and pick a side

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Anonymous  
Last month

I just can't see Perth getting beat again at home, I’m hoping they do though.

Cats by 3.

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Kb_24  
Last month

Defense is the key for Perth

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd say having a healthy Norton is more key.

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LV  
Last month

No Norton, Hawks should win.

Norton and actually can move reasonably well, another 50/50 game, low scoring and close.

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Senator11  
Last month

The odds of Hawks winning back to back games in Perth must be damn low, but who knows. I really hope Norton is playing and we play an absolutely flawless game, because that's the only way we can be guaranteed a win.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I suppose if you look at games 1&2, Norton played 20 mins in game one due to foul trouble, and played 9 in game 2 due to injury. Perth have outscored Illawarra by 6 overall.

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Bolt  
Last month

Can't see Perf dropping this one, with or without Norton. They’re a better team, better prepared, better coached.

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alexkrad  
Last month

Can some explain why I have seen here and certain FB groups the term "Perf"

I get it's meant to be some sort of insult but I don't get the reference?

Other than the person misspelling Perth because they are simple?

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Perth fan.  
Last month

I can't speak for Facebook groups but a poster on here uses Perf frequently.
Comes across like a dad joke tbh.

Back on topic think Norton is last minute fitness test. Perth by 4.

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Tomas  
Last month

I know Perth people as a bit of a nickname but there are others here and on Twitter that think its a hilarious insult.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The odds of Hawks winning back to back games in Perth must be damn low, but who knows."


Without Cotton and Norton it should be damn high! This Hawks team isn't great by any means, but they should be able to get that done. If Norton plays I say it's a line-ball game IMO.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I figured 'Perf' is just how the east coast pronounce the 'th' sound. East cost slang. Similar to when they say "Austraya" rather than Australia. Otherwise its beyond me where Perf comes from.

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Bolt  
Last month

I have a lisp. What else has offended you today? Water too wet?

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Anonymous  
Last month

You type with a lisp too?

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Bolt  
Last month

Too wet. Got it.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

I figured Perf to be a quasi-short form / pronounciation.

But can also be a play on words like Radelaide and BrisVegas.

Unless there is another meaning which I cannot fathom, erf? nerf? serf? It is not really an insult.

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Zodiac  
Last month

It is an insult albeit a relatively harmless one implying Perth is full of bogans so pronounce it Perf a bit like Straya is implied to be how bogans pronounce Australia or even here in Adelaide why the notoriously bogan suburb of Elizabeth is often referred to as Lizbeff.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I agree it's not an insult but some people try and use it as one.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

On the balance of probabilities, I would say Norton is either out or significantly hampered by the injury. He is not a knockdown shooter and now he has lost his downhill drive.

This leaves a back court of White and Travers, credit where credit is due, White played decent and Travers excellent in the last game. If we are going to use the Hawk's horrible history against Perth and in Perth, shouldn't history also say that it is unlikely that White and Travers have such a big impact in 2 consecutive games?

Game 2 needed several rare feats for Perth to win :
- White Threes.
- Magnay Threes.
- Steindl 12 point quarter.
- Travers heroics.
- AJ fouling out due to a soft call.

I don't see that happening 2 games in a row. I think the Hawks are damn good value at $2.45.

I wish both teams well and for a good game to watch.

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KET  
Last month

I think people say Norf in AFL because they're doing shit - like a very very mild insult people make. Sort of like "herp derp" vibes.

Brisvegas and Radelaide are local references where they take the piss. You’re more likely to hear someone from Adelaide say Radelaide than an interstater id guess.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Perf.

I must admit I love the word Perf and I have heard many a Sand groper call their city Perf. Perhaps it's the English influence from the 70s. In the 80's I dated a chick from Dianella for a while who had come to Adelaide Uni. Everywhere we went she would say stuff like "I'm from Perf", "Oh, I wish we had this in Perf" and the like. All her friends said Perf, and when I travelled over there it felt like everyone called Perth - Perf. I later worked with a guy from Purf, and another from Pearth.

It seems others say Perf, short for Perf-ect.

If you don't like it, we can keep saying it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Literally no one who lives in Perth says Perf.

And Jack has hit the nail on the head. It's designed to get under the skin of perth people (God knows why) so people like him saying thinking they're being funny.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Lovebroker, some of those "rare" Perth feats weren't really that big of a deal.
Steindl has closed out the season pretty well. Him shooting 3/10 was not extraordinary. Neither was White knocking down a couple of threes from several attempts. He has been asked to do that this season and it hitting at 31%. With feet set he is passable.
The triples from Magnay - those were certainly a huge bonus.

Anyhow, Kevin White is where I suspect the Hawks will look to exploit us the most. They should be looking to pressure him hard, and at the other end attacking his defence (but not attacking him too hard - because he is arguably more valuable to the Hawks on the court than sitting with foul trouble)

Fingers crossed that Norton is somehow able to make a proper contribution tonight. I'll never question the fight in these Cats but I rate Goorjian too highly to give us much of a chance without Norton.

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Luuuc  
Last month

P.S. I'm good with Perf. Say it myself on occasion.
(mostly when taking the piss)
Are there bogans here? My word there are.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Keith and keif, British interpretations.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who really gives a shit? Gee it must be a slow day

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KET  
Last month

Perth will stamp itself into yet another GF today.

Death, taxes, Perth in GF.

Sorry, Perf in GF.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Perf in Grand Thinal

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KET  
Last month

" Gee it must be a slow day"

What do you expect from Queens Birthday public holiday?

Oh wait...

Unfortunate we have to wait til 9.30pm - past some of our bed times!

Get on the consistent public holiday bandwagon Perth!

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Senator11  
Last month

Perf must be used outside the 'golden triangle', because this is the first I've ever heard of it...

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Hopscotch 55  
Last month

Perth Golden triangle, known for: expensive houses, the beach, the river... young girls getting murdered.

Still beats Armadale though I guess.

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D2.0  
Last month

I generally see the term "Perf" as designed to reflect poorly on those who would speak like that. As in the many posters here who have a "Perf Suks" mentality.

Nobody that's actually from Perth speaks like that, as our accent tends to go the other way. When travelling to say the USA, many people think we're British, not Australian, because we don't have the nasal accent of QLD and parts of NSW.
If I had to guess, I'd say that it stems from a few things:
Massive British migration over the latter half of last century;
our News Readers on TV and Radio all being coached to talk the Queens English; and
our Primary school teachers being taught to "enunciate."

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koberulz  
Last month

I have never noticed a difference in accents between the different Australian states.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seriously? I can pick a Queenslander any day of the week.

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KET  
Last month

" I have never noticed a difference in accents between the different Australian states."

South Australia's is clearly different to eastern states, often gets confused for English accent.

Not to be confused by pronouncing words differently (dance etc) or different terminology for particular things.

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KET  
Last month

Regional accents are distinctive as well - yeah Queenslanders can be picked

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Camel 31  
Last month

Well, I have. I can pick a Sydney sider - schoool
ADl - deli
etc

Anyways kinda wanted game 3

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Bolt  
Last month

Adelaide definitely has its own vernacular. I live in Queensland and there are no bogans here. It's bullshit and I’m offended that anyone would even suggest it. Next you’ll be questioning our diversity!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Only your lack of Bolt

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LoveBroker  
Last month

I have met / worked with people across all states and territories and never knew there was a marked accent difference.

I know some people pronounce the word air either as 'air' (one syllable) and other 'air-ah' (somehow two syllables).

New - Some as Ni-oo, others Nu.

Are these state influences or just random people being taught different pronounciations?

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LoveBroker  
Last month

I have met / worked with people across all states and territories and never knew there was a marked accent difference.

I know some people pronounce the word air either as 'air' (one syllable) and other 'air-ah' (somehow two syllables).

New - Some as Ni-oo, others Nu.

Are these state influences or just random people being taught different pronounciations?

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Anonymous  
Last month

SA for example call Lego Lay-go

Pretty much says it all really.

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KET  
Last month

" SA for example call Lego Lay-go

Pretty much says it all really."

It's technically closer to the way the Danish say it ....

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Anonymous  
Last month

The company (trademark) themselves advertise the movie as LEG-O. It's not fucking hard to know SA are stupid

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bolt is really sticking to the man today with his comments on overly-sensitive people. Good for you Bolt!

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TB  
Last month

This thread has taken a strange turn.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Weird thread but I do know someone who studied here for three years and returned home - she can pinpoint accents by state. Pretty freaky.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

The company (trademark) themselves advertise the movie as LEG-O. It's not fucking hard to know SA are stupid


Whats stupid is suggesting everyone else is wrong and you are right.

It is that we are all slightly different that makes the world interesting.

Germans pronounce W differently.
Spanish and Latinos LL differently.
Japanese don't use L at all.

So what? Embrace the differences.

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KET  
Last month

" The company (trademark) themselves advertise the movie as LEG-O. It's not fucking hard to know SA are stupid"

It's Danish, neither American (east coast Australian) nor Cornish (South Australian) is correct.

You’re likely as wrong in the way you’re pronouncing it as everyone else is.

And if you’re part of a small group who can speak Danish (like me), nobody cares because it’s fucking Denmark.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If the company themselves market the product as LEG-O it's pretty simple to know who is right and who is wrong. But hey Lovebroker no one gives a shit what you think anyway

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KET  
Last month

Also love the strange turn.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Perf must be used outside the 'golden triangle', because this is the first I've ever heard of it...
Humble brag much?

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KET  
Last month

How do you pronounce Nike and Adidas

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Nike" and "Adidas"

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Bolt  
Last month

All will be forgiven when Perf romp home tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tell it like is Bolt. Put those virtue signallers back in their place.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I agree it's not an insult but some people try and use it as one.

I figured that out when one anon started posting as "Perfwerld" for a while on here as if it was some kind of sick burn.

As evidenced by this thread "Perf" is something people outside of it use as a deregotary term while the people in Perth scratch their heads as to why their pronounciation and/or spelling is off.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd suggest anyone who is really offended should get a life. My goodness.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

I think at half time people may start talking about the game.

Q1 has to cover the issue of Lego followed by getting closure on Perf in Q2.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd suggest anyone who is really offended should get a life. My goodness.

Has anyone in this thread said they are really offended? My goodness.

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Bol  
Last month

Haha you all must be so bored today!!

My two cents ive noticed a difference in pronunciation of vowels when Melbournians say 'a' instead of 'e'. Like in the italian language the sound of 'e' is more like 'a'.

So when i hear a word such as health i think the correct pronunciation should sound like helth but when i hear melbournians its sounds more like halth.

It could possibly be the european influence its a very multicultural city. Or the Victorians ive encountered just never learned to say it properly. Or maybe its me thats been pronouncing my vowels wrong all these years but ive definitely noticed a difference.

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Bol  
Last month

Norto is playing according to Gleeson!

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Anonymous  
Last month

If he plays more than 15 mins he has done exceptionally well

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Luuuc  
Last month

If he plays fewer than 10 minutes he's a pissweak worthless bum!

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Anonymous  
Last month

You forgot selfish, Luuuc

#catchat

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KET  
Last month

Lmao

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is that pronounced "le-Mayo" or "l'ma-o"?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Luuuc such a poor troll

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Anonymous  
Last month

How was he trolling? It was a joke.

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Ben  
Last month

9:30pm EST tip is past my bed time (hah) and despite knowing this game is going to be grind-it-out-ugly, I'm really looking forward to it.

Battle of the minds for sure: Trev vs Goorj. Can't wait to see the chess moves.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Depends on Norton's injury, they could jab it with pain killers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

7.30 AWST is past my bedtime!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton is not even close to fit

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Craig  
Last month

Why is the crowd so shit for a game 3?? Looks like a Melb United crowd

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Anonymous  
Last month

You gotta do what you gotta do in Finals. Of course if they lose the Perf fans will have a ready made excuse.

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koberulz  
Last month

There's about 10,000 here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Flopsfield at it again.

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Perthworld  
Last month

lol Perf and their 10k Monday night crowds.

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Craig  
Last month

Doesn't it hold 14500? There ain’t 10k there. Kings pulled 10,000 against bullets in a nothing game last round.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Of course if they lose the Perf fans will have a ready made excuse."

You don't think missing your starting backcourt for most of the series isn't a valid reason for losing?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Of course it is. He's playing so STFU. Martin looks like a fool. Shame he has been lowered to that level.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow, you seem like lots of fun.

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Another Anon  
Last month

That Kevin White bloke is pretty handy, reckon he'd be handy at the 36ers.

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koberulz  
Last month

Doesn't it hold 14500?
13,611. Less in its current setup.

There ain't 10k there.
You're basing this on TV coverage that shows a tiny percentage of the stands?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Deng Deng couldn't lock down anyone.

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Anonymous  
Last month

LOLgilvy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow Travers got blocked clean did he? A heap of arm there!!! If the hawks want less fouls they should get there hands out!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good block.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How can Gleeson be given a warning but not Goorjian? Both have been as bad as each other

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ping Gleeson one more time please!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Double digit lead with no Cotton.

How do we do it?

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Another Anon  
Last month

Wildcats exploiting Harvey and Jessup inability to play defense. Just killing them.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Harvey four fouls.

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TB  
Last month

Coach of the year right there

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Senator11  
Last month

Ooof, Harvey 4 fls. Goorj the coaching mastermind.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great coaching Goorjian!!

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Zodiac  
Last month

Harvey is costing the Hawks this series.

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Ben  
Last month

Goorj not smart for leaving Harvey out there. Harvey should've known better though to not put himself in a position to collect his 4th.

Game is Perth's to lose from here in.

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LV  
Last month

4 fouls in a half. Wow.

Only in Perf.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why was Harvey even out there after his 3rd.
Dumb.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Don't blame Goorjian for Harvey being an idiot. Goorj had to leave him out there for his offence it's on Harvey not to keep picking up stupid fouls.

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TB  
Last month

Get those timestamps ready LV

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koberulz  
Last month

This one's over. Gonna look really awkward if Goorj gets COTY on Wednesday.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Game over, Cotton might have to take a pay reduction, Gleeson gets a rise.

Goorj can only do so much with that cattle, and Gleeson is his match.

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Anonymous  
Last month

LV predictable as always. Doesn't matter what transpires on the court. If the foul numbers aren't identical it is rigged.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I have to admit I didn't think Blanchfield had this SF form left in him, he looks great like his Townsville days.

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Anonymous  
Last month

4 fouls in a half. Wow.

Only in Perf.

Which of his four fouls weren't legit? His second was obvious, his third was stupid because he'd just been called for the same thing, and then he gets into a tangle in a rebounding context. He's just dumb

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koberulz  
Last month

Cotton might have to take a pay reduction, Gleeson gets a rise.
Gleeson already has one foot out the door.

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Anonymous  
Last month

According to LV it's not Harvey or Goorijans fault, it’s Perth’s somehow

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Anonymous  
Last month

The level of physicality plays into Glesson and Perth's style. Game over.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thought Gleeson decided to stay. Blanchfield should be in the all nbl team for either Harvey or Sobey.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Blanchfield was ridiculous, never thought he was this good

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry LV, just realised you probably were referring to Perth's total team fouls, not Harvey's fouls.

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Zodiac  
Last month

LV has always been known for his harmless but extremely one-eyed takes.

Those fouls Harvey was committing were absolutely unacceptable for a pro baller in a playoff elimination game let alone an import. If I were Goorj I wouldn't put him back in the rest of the game, essentially pin the loss on him.

He knows how important he is to this Hawks team offensively, just an overrated dumb player.

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Rompa Stompa  
Last month

A shame the officials decided that they had to carry the Wild Cheats again.

A franchise that without blatantly biased officiating has never and will never win a game of basketball

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LV  
Last month

[Which of his four fouls weren't legit?]

[According to LV it's not Harvey or Goorijans fault, it's Perth’s somehow]

You both obviously didnt realise I was referring to the total number of fouls on Perf's entire team in the half, compared to 12 for Hawks

Fitting into the long term data coming out of RAC Arena- Perf don't get called for many fouls when playing in the venue

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Hopscotch 55  
Last month

Could pump Harvey up?
I'd be playing him real close from here - he is going to come out angry and put up some shots.
If he hits a few in a row they'll be rolling again..

A couple of misses and the frustration could see him get his fifth early.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So which plays should have resulted in a Perth foul which wasn't called?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Fitting into the long term data coming out of RAC Arena- Perf don't get called for many fouls when playing in the venue"

You mean like in game 1? Oh wait, the Wildcats had more fouls than the Hawks in that game...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks have played aggressive and frankly with their hands in the cookie jar all night. Even ogilviys second he can roll his eyes but it was just dumb, Harvey, stupid fouls, just stupid! This isn't home cooking this is just silly from the hawks

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Bol  
Last month

All of Harveys fouls were dumb fouls you cant blame the refs for that

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Anonymous  
Last month

"
A franchise that without blatantly biased officiating has never and will never win a game of basketball"

Hahahhahhaha this is the dumbest take of all time.

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koberulz  
Last month

Thought Gleeson decided to stay.
Nothing has been said either way at this point, but my information is that he's gone.

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Anonymous  
Last month

LV gonna give us time stamps for all the Perth fouls that weren't whistled

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harvey deliberately got himself in foul trouble so he has an excuse to get off the court. Getting his butt kicked by Blanchfield down one end and missing shots & getting turnovers down the other. 5th won't be far away

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wild Cheats

You forgot to add Perf in front of that.

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Bol  
Last month

Blanchfeild has gone cold now

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Bol  
Last month

Already back to single figures cats have come out half asleep

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Bol  
Last month

wtf is bairstow doing!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow hawks can do anything on defence this quarter... finally a reach in called!!!

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Hogwash  
Last month

Won't matter. Gleeson and crowd will intimidate refs. Perth will bounce back.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Footsteps....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks in the bonus already. Must be that Perth home cooking.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't believe Gleeson gets special treatment, see the ref stop to answer his stupid whinge about a reset when the ball clearly hit the ring. Then have to rush to get back into position. Why after a warning does a coach get such treatment. Who runs this league, the coaches??

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why isn't that a T for his reation? He's been warned.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton. You are the Weakest Link.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And he's still going .....

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Anonymous  
Last month

You whinge more than Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You whinge more than Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yep everyone sagging off him

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Anonymous  
Last month

Blanchcheat can't hit a 3 without the refs help

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Perthworld  
Last month

Gleeson vs. Goorjian, what a battle.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Hawks playing a lot better without Harvey

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another choke looming?

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Anonymous  
Last month

So how will they call the last, in the first half every silly hawks reach in was called, in the 3rd, they had hands in all over the place, best no call was ogilvys reach in that dislodged the ball from clint resulting in a rushed mooney 3. Hawks basically evened up the free throw attempted differential in one quarter. It must be frustrating playing and trying to adjust, it's like different rules out there. FYI most of perth fouls were there in that quarter, esp the early ones, hawks got down hill. Just thought hawks got away with a heap of hands in...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cough.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great D Norto. Oooops

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton with some inspirational plays.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Grow a pair, that's a foul three guys are on norton! Seriously

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Perthworld  
Last month

Got to respect Norton for hustling like that while injured.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Then they give magnay a 5th after not seeing a foul on norton. Bloody joke

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can Gaze not mention the "hitch" in Mooney's shot every time he touches it?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Magnay isn't fully a Perth player which is why refs won’t cheat for him

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Anonymous  
Last month

Magnay should be charged with fraud for taking a LOT of money under false pretences.

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LV  
Last month

Starting to look like Perf has won the prize of becoming losing Grand Finalist

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Perthworld  
Last month

They will play a tram from Melben.

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Perthworld  
Last month

team*

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Anonymous  
Last month

Massive push of from Simon, no other player had a dunk called a foul...

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Zodiac  
Last month

LV sounds like you're starting to get a little bit nervous, understandably as a United fan, the Wildcats train appears to be coming.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Hopefully it's not like the bullet train that detailed a few seasons back.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton has been inspirational tonight.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Get Harvey off FFS

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Anonymous  
Last month

I must say I love how Gaze commentates so well, but when he coached for the Kings he was and is clueless.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you slide under a players foot so they can't stand surely it's a foul? Not when we want the hawks to get up... that's a disgraceful no call

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is a great game

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wow Norton in injury-riddled beast mode.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fuck off! That's not a foul on the rebound. This is meant to be play-offs!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harvey is atrocious

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LV  
Last month

Mitch Norton. Respect. Diving on loose balls, great D on Harvey, big plays on offence. Huge

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where is that call for Perth?? Hawks have had there hands in all second half. Joke

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mooney talking into his singlet like someone will be lip reading him. What a twat!

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Perthworld  
Last month

I've never been this impressed with Norton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What did goorj say?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Travers O board - that was huge!

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Zodiac  
Last month

Great comment by Goorj to the ref "really hard to win here, bro" lol

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Perthworld  
Last month

Come on, he just won on Friday! Greedy Goorjian.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Soft fouls that don't disposes the player called on perth, yet hands in that cause turnovers from hawks, all good.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Uh oh, that looks like a Hawks ball.

Man, this game has never felt safe despite separate 16 and 10 point leads.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shut up LV

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Zodiac  
Last month

Love Simon's defensive tenacity haven't seen player that good defensively since Damo.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Travers coast to coast.

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Perthworld  
Last month

OH MY TRAVERS

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who's the gay guy in the white jacket behind the Hawks bench? Perthworld?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks undisciplined down the stretch. Shame.

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TB  
Last month

Take your fairytale and go home

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TB  
Last month

Take your fairytale and go home

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TB  
Last month

Take your fairytale and go home

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LV  
Last month

Imagine this roster in 2 years

Cotton(Aussie)
Travers
Norton
3 imports
A few other role players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What an amazing game. Low scoring but filled with quality basketball.

Full credit to the Hawks for taking Perth to their limits and not giving up on that halftime lead.

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Anonymous  
Last month

To the anon "Perf" troll, suck a dick you sad loser.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Love this team

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LV  
Last month

Well done Perth for shutting down a team with one offensive weapon

Now prepare for an opponent with genuine fire-power

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Zodiac  
Last month

Goorj deserves COTY but Gleeson did a magnificent job getting this Perth team without Cotton into yet another GF.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Zodiac have you seen norton play? Guys has heart and tenacity in spades. I do like Simon too, but if he could hit a free throw... may have being a different story

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Well done Perth for shutting down a team with one offensive weapon"

Do you realise how much of a dickhead you are?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Now prepare for an opponent with genuine fire-power


SEM have got some weapons indeed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gleeson does not deserve COTY over Goorjian.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You can't be serious? Goorj was horrible tonight. Gleeson should be COTY periodt

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Perthworld  
Last month

Gleeson for COTY, no Cotton no problem.

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Zodiac  
Last month

COTY is decided over the course of the regular season, what happened in this series is irrelevant.

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Another Anon  
Last month

"Well done Perth for shutting down a team with one offensive weapon"

According to everyone here in preseason, that's one more than Perf have without Cotton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Over the regular season Gleeson was clearly the better coach.

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Red74  
Last month

Go Phoenix...... make Jock "we will go undefeated/I'm better than them" suffer in his jocks!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Gleeson also the new GOAT NBL coach, superseding Goorjian. It has been written.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lv, seriously. Give some credit where it is due. Who was taking perths roster over the hawks in this series?

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Bol  
Last month

Norton is Damo 2.0. Travers has no fear

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Perthworld  
Last month

GF Game 1 is in Perth on Friday night.

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Hopscotch 55  
Last month

Grand final game 1 in Perth, did I hear that right?

...things almost lining up for some kind of fairytale..

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Perthworld  
Last month

Attendance: 8,986.

Not bad for a cold and windy Monday night in the middle of winter with everyone saving for the Grand Final series.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harvey and Jessup were horrible
Perth clearly deserves the win
Gleeson coach of the year
Mooney unassuming great player, look out Landale
Refs did a good job in difficult conditions
Great game.
Perth still a big chance to win it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#413 a foul is still a foul dickhead

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LV  
Last month

Perth were favourites in this series

They did very well- the D was outstanding. My favourite players were Norton and Simon, 2 elite defenders on display

Yes, SEM have some weapons. They will beat Perth comfortably if they get the chance, as well United

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mitch Norton is a damn Warrior. It's a shame Perth dosent have Cotton because if fully fit they would trounce the United

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lv is like homicide... will you get a cats tattoo if they win LV? You seem very certain

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LV  
Last month

[ if fully fit they would trounce the United]

That would explain why they've had such a great record over United over the past 18 months....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tattoo lv, will you get a cats one if perth wins? You respond to everything don't ignore this.

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LV  
Last month

Lol

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Perthworld  
Last month

I bet he already has a tattoo... of a timestamp.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Past 18 months? Perth has owned the United pretty much forever. Are you ok LV?

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Anonymous  
Last month

LV , for a supporter of an underachieving choking side like the United you like to boast and gloat about all these non existent achievements!

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Anonymous  
Last month

No matter how it ends up, super proud of this wildcats team

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D2.0  
Last month

This game was done once Norton was able to play. Him being missing, was the only chance the Hawks might have had. Otherwise they were done once they lost game 2.

Credit to Goorjian though, he kept the finals interesting, and did well to get this far with the players he had.

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AngusH  
Last month

Harvey should never attempt to thread another bounce pass through traffic in his professional career.

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Isaac  
Last month

Hawks had their chances and couldn't take advantage of Cotton's absence. Harvey's weak passes with Froling in the pick and roll were not great. That coupled with their wariness approaching the paint seemed to go a fair way to deciding the game.

Cotton was obviously out all series and Harvey might as well have been in the games in Perth. Norton vs Simon was great - both very level-headed and driven players. Mooney and Froling both excellent as well.

Each team got a lot out of younger players - Travers, Grida, etc. A full strength Perth with Cotton and home-court advantage I wouldn't have been thrilled to see beat the Hawks, but they got the best out of team play and a variety of guys stepping up.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Whatever happens in the GF for Perth I'm just glad we got there especially without Cotton.
Ninth grand final in 12 years, that's class.

If Melb or SEM win the title it will be cute for LV who hasn't tasted much success as a fan.

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LV  
Last month

Ha, I was at Melbourne Park for Game 3 of 97

I was in Sydney in 2008 when Lampley hit the Game 3 match winner

I was at Game 5 of 2018

1997, 2006, 2008, 2018, I've seen plenty of championships

93 a bit before my time, but it's sweet watching footage of Gaze crushing Perth dreams in front of their fans- too bad COVID will prevent that this time, it'll be done in Melbourne

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LV  
Last month

(hopefully in Melbourne....or Sydney. Ugh)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Were you there when Perth beat United in 2019?

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LV  
Last month

I was.

One of the most disappointing losses in Tigers/United history to be perfectly honest. I expected that to at least get to game 5.

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Anonymous  
Last month

We shattered your dreams.

Also, United & Tigers don't share a history.

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LV  
Last month

That's a matter of perspective.

Given the Tigers/United were the only NBL franchise in Melbourne for 5 years either side of the re-brand, that's a pretty solid link.

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Anonymous  
Last month

When a team re-brands because they don't want to be associated with the toxic Tigers name, they dont get to keep the history, or pluck some bits of history and not others.

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KET  
Last month

When a team re-brands because they don't want to be associated with the toxic Tigers name, they dont get to keep the history, or pluck some bits of history and not others.


Yes they can, of-course they can. That's the point of a lot of re-brands.

That's literally re-brand 101.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Re-branding because you don't want to be associated with the old brand, but at the same time maintaining parts of the old brand that appeal to you? No that is not literally rebranding 101.

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KET  
Last month

That is, again, literally the point of a re-brand.

Businesses do this frequently - could be to change their market, could be as a result of bad PR, could be as a result of a restructure, could be as a result of a merger, could be to change the narrative of what they are.

Re-branding is changing their brand - often it adopts a little of old, a little of new.

So yes, literally the point.

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KET  
Last month

Could be a new administration like the NBL when it went through a re-brand LK style....

Adopts the history that's good and attempts to differentiate through re-brand from the crapola Admin past.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

4 championships since 1997 is not a lot of championships.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Most clubs would be happy with 4. Some with just one.

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Isaac  
Last month

When a team re-brands because they don't want to be associated with the toxic Tigers name, they dont get to keep the history, or pluck some bits of history and not others.
A fan following a team in Melbourne picks the team they want to follow. They could switch to following Cairns if they wanted (e.g., lost interest in one team, but followed a key player's progress). Isn't that what was being discussed here?

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Zodiac  
Last month

I've had this argument with Cram over the years who was a diehard Tigers supporter but the facts are the Tigers changed their name/colours to United. Therefore as they are the same club they get to keep the Tigers championships, they are not a new team like SEM Phoenix or the JackJumpers.

The issue I had with United was in one heritage round they decided to wear SEM Magic jerseys now that is complete BS. At no point were the Tigers and Magic ever the same club in fact they were bitter rivals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I've lost count how many
Titles Perth has won in the last 10 or 11 years

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koberulz  
Last month

4 championships since 1997 is not a lot of championships.
Four was the record for most titles by a team 30 years after the league was founded, four in 24 years is plenty.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Perth overachieved just getting to the grand final.
Congrats to the Hawks for making it a great series.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Norton's hussle and defence was just special in that game, how does he do that and bring the ball down with Simon hassling him the whole game?

Justin Simon is a very good defensive player. His lack of shooting can hurt offences as it can stagnate when the ball gets to him, but under the right system he would be very valuable. If there are 3 imports I'd like to see him at Adelaide next season.

Harvey is a good player but was well contained by the defence, Norton's D is as good as I have seen against Harvey. Harvey still scored 'OK' despite having to make his own shots outside of the system.

Jessop was disappointing last night.

Sam Froling is a legit player, is he still contracted for next season? I get a feeling he is about to break out like Nick Kay did.

It was good to see Grida get time and contribute, he seems to have the smarts and a decent stroke too, hope his recovery continues andhe is back to his old self.

Blanchfield (or is it Blancheat) is also just superb, his shooting and the fact that ILL kept fouling his threes were a big part of the win.

Even Kevin White is playing his role nicely of being a threat if left wide open, so his man cannot completely sag off him.

Travers had an OK game, not the heroics from the other day but a couple of nice plays like the coast to coast. Has promise.

Mooney with another great game, and efficient too, wonder where he will go after this season.

Magnay, I cannot help but think his stocks have dropped since coming back. He looks unsure of his place and his back to the basket moves are not very inspiring at all.

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KET  
Last month

" Four was the record for most titles by a team 30 years after the league was founded, four in 24 years is plenty."

The inflammatory pisstake wasn't obvious?

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koberulz  
Last month

I've been fine with Magnay previously. He was solid defensively, gave us a good presence in the paint, blocked a few shots and changed/dissuaded a lot. Offensively his touch around the basket clearly suffered for having to spend two weeks in quarantine, and he looked lost in a few of the sets with teammates having to tell him where to go at various times.

But I figured the week off to actually spend some time practicing with the team would lead to a bigger improvement at that end of the floor than what we've seen so far.

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koberulz  
Last month

The inflammatory pisstake wasn't obvious?
With the number of people on here who have declared teams failures because they didn't win the whole thing in any given year, no.

There are people who want Simon Mitchell booted because the Phoenix took until their second season to make the playoffs and haven't won a title yet.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^ gold

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KET  
Last month

The vast majority of us go for clubs that hasn't tasted much championship success in a while.

I’d be looking at particular fan bases, say three obvious clubs, that may have the lovely benefit of expecting to win the championship every year.

For the rest of us, it’s an obvious piss take.

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