Jack Toft
Earlier this year

SF1: Game 3 United v Phoenix

Well, well, well.... The Mighty Pussycats are into the GF, so who will join them?

United have held the standard high all season and finished top, Phoenix have stuttered a little bit, but played well in game 2. Game 3 will be a battle of wits, and the talk has already started.

But...if you are gunna talk the talk, better walk the walk. Jock Landale said they would be there with bells on. Can they put a bell on each of the pussycats? First they need to extinguish the coals so the Phoenix won't rise.

My Kiss of Death goes to the United Boys

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LV  
Earlier this year

SEM have been less consistent while United have been building through the 2nd half of the season and unlikely to play 2 bad games in a row

United by single digits

Don't call 56 fouls this time. 68 free throws was excruciating to watch.

Its the NBL though, so you'd think it'll be the complete opposite and a really physical game.

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TB  
Earlier this year

There was definitely an adjustment made for last nights game, lots of contact let go. I'd expect the same tonight. It should be Aylen reffing.

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Kb_24  
Earlier this year

Ref don't call foul away from the ball or else I will not watch the second half like what u did in game 2... 4 fouls u call while they are in 3pts line while the ball in the back court…disgusting to watch!

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LV  
Earlier this year

Stats that stand out from the NBL preview:

- In their nine losses, Melbourne are 2-7 and -70 on points in the paint. In three defeats to the Phoenix they are 0-3 and -42 on points inside the keyway

- SE Melbourne held United to just 9 points in the final quarter on Sunday, and 11 points in the fourth period of Game 1. The Phoenix are 6-1 and +46 in the final 10 minutes of games against Melbourne this season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Ref don't call foul away from the ball or else I will not watch the second half like what u did in game 2... 4 fouls u call while they are in 3pts line while the ball in the back court...disgusting to watch!"

Disgusting to read too!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm hoping United get this or Perth will just roll onto another premiership.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anyone remember that offensive foul Landale got in game 2 - I think it was either Creek or Wetzell taking the charge clearly in the restricted area.

How can that be a charge unless my interpretation of the rule is wrong?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Your interpretation is wrong

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

For the 174847839th time, the no charge arc only applies if the offensive player is airborne.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Its a good thing that call was correct then, cos Landale's first 3 fouls weren't

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks for clarifying. Either way it still wasn't a charge IMO Landale was not out of control at all. I’ve said it before no league in the world calls as much offensive fouls than the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United are chokers so I expect the Phoenix to win

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

There's no rule that says the offensive player has to be out of control for it to be an offensive foul.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was a massive flop by Creek.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

I am hoping for a SEM win but I can't see the last game being any more than a statistical blip.

Landale won't play 13 mins only again.
4K McCarron probably won't have a donut game again.
Barlow who has been shooting well won't either.
CG43 has been inefficient all series 30%FG and 29% 3FG, we can likely expect his shooting to move towards the mean of 42% and 39%.

Even if they do, Hopson is playing at an MVP level at the moment. 21ppg @ 17/22 FG.

Carn United, bring on a 2020 SF choke again.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

4K McCarron

Brilliant.

A United repeat SF choke would be epic.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Would be epic but unlikely

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LV  
Earlier this year

It won't be a choke if United lose

(unless they cough up a big lead with poor shot selection and struggles late in the game, ala Game 1 2020)

This is the real Grand Final- the 2 best remaining teams going at it.

Enjoy this game, cos the GF might be quite boring in comparison to this series. Unlikely the GF gets to a final deciding game 5.

Might be some more passion shown, and might encourage us United fans to actually start disliking SEM!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"This is the real Grand Final- the 2 best remaining teams going at it"

Obvious troll is obvious

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LV  
Earlier this year

I'm not trolling at all. I'm 110% serious

Tonight is United's biggest remaining test. SEM is easily a better team than Perth sans Cotton.

Win tonight and I'll be feeling supremely confident of a championship, unless injuries hit us.

But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling increasingly nervous as the clock ticks towards 7:30pm.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You live in this fantasy land where when things don't occur a certain way, you spend a whole heap of time hypothesising about different outcomes until you convince yourself that it's fact. You're very odd.

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LV  
Earlier this year

What are you even talking about? I have no idea

United will either win or lose tonight.

I'm saying I'm probably 60% or 65% confident of a United win tonight.

If they win tonight, I'll be about 85% confident of United beating Perth. That remaining 15% comes down to a combination of injuries (eg if Landale, or certain combinations of players getting injured would really hurt United, especially with the first 2 games in Perth) and a tiny chance that the Perth semi final team could beat a healthy United 3 times in 5 games.

Hence, tonight is their greatest remaining challenge.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Or to put that another way, if tonight's game is played 100 times I think United wins 60 or 65.

If the ensuing GF is played 100 times, United wins 85 or 90.

Hence I'm more nervous about tonight than what will follow.

It's a one off game against a very talented team who's beaten us 3 times in 7 games already. A GF vs Perth would be a 5 game series against a team missing easily their best player, who United thrashed a couple of weeks ago, and had beaten 4 of the previous 6 meetings even with that player.

It's not rocket science, I've been saying for weeks if not months that SEM was United's biggest title threat

And finally the Hoops.com.au crowd has seen SEM beat United and it looks like the penny might have dropped that SEM is pretty good!

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LV  
Earlier this year

And I will add, I've seen nothing in the semi final series- or this season- that makes me think Perth minus Cotton could challenged healthy United over 5 games

But I've seen plenty of evidence from Game 2 - and the entire season- to convince me that SEM is a real chance of an upset tonight

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KET  
Earlier this year

" it looks like the penny might have dropped that SEM is pretty good!"

We knew this at preseason. Liam was big on the SEM bandwagon.

I had Melbourne NZ Perth SEM, one of those failed hard, obviously.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United have to get more out JLA, he's a major threat but was very average last game.

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Hopscotch 55  
Earlier this year

I'd agree that SEM is the greatest threat to United at this point - they requiring only one win, and the relative streakiness of both teams, but I'd take the Wildcats as they are today, with their coach, over SEM in a 5 game match up, just as I'd take the Hawks, with Gorj as their coach in a similar series over SEM too.

SEM are just too inconsistent, and their big talent can inexplicably go missing from time to time. They are less than the sum of their parts, as is United, while the other teams are more than.

If SEM take United tonight, put a lock on the trophy going to Perth.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

SEM are streaky it's what makes them dangerous but no consistency, to beat United last game they needed three guys to go off for 20 points or more. That's not going to happen again.

They definitely need Wetzell to be ultra-aggressive down low again to try and get Landale into foul trouble again.

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LV  
Earlier this year

As much as we all love a good underdog, its for the better that Hawks missed the GF

United or SEM, either would've obliterated Illawarra just like they did during the season. SEM in particular owned the Hawks.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

That's true and with Perth their is the chance however slight that Cotton may return at some point in the series. The Hawks were never legitimate contenders.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

LV doing his best to make people actually want Perth to win again.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

That's true and with Perth their is the chance however slight that Cotton may return at some point in the series. The Hawks were never legitimate contenders.


Didn't Cotton rule himself out of the rest of the post season?

Unless it was some kind of ruse, which he said it wasn't.

Even if it was a ruse, its a very risky rope-a-dope given they had to survive 2 elimination games (1 away).

He can't even walk, I think he is out.

But imagine if he came back, tissues would be sold out across Perth.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Didn't Cotton rule himself out of the rest of the post season?


He said that but more importantly the team didn't.

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LV  
Earlier this year

When Sykes has been rolling, SEM have been hard to stop.

That's been the case all season when SEM has played Perth and United

Meaning Sykes is key to tonight and the rest of the season.

Wetzell just got lucky with the refs last game. Several times he got away with an offensive foul or a hook on a spin and ended up at the free throw line.

Creek will get his 15 or 20.

Broekhoff and Gliddon have been quiet. One of them is due I suppose. So is CG 43.

But I'm tipping if United keeps Sykes contained they'll get the win.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United haven't done shit in crucial games! Got bailed out to beat Adelaide and I still reckon Adelaide should’ve won that one.

United consistently try to buy a chip as Sydney tried last season! Perth has no fire power but make it up with heart and determination year in year out.

United ain’t going to stroll in and beat Perth even without cotton!

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Great blocking out by SEM.

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Lawndale  
Earlier this year

How the hell did Homicide get the commentary gig tonight, a huge night of empty comments

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KET  
Earlier this year

That's his speciality

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LV  
Earlier this year

How's that O board by Landale

100% a foul in the previous game

This works in United's favour, I think we'll do a better job of turning the screws defensively as this game goes on

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

JLA hooked but that was a flop on Creek.

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LV  
Earlier this year

How physical is this

So much better to watch

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LV  
Earlier this year

Hook on Wetzell goes uncalled again

Just like his hook in the previous game on Peatling

These refs love Wetzell

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clear block on Gliddon but the NBL and its obsession with offensive fouls remains undefeated

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Shayno  
Earlier this year

and that's game Utd.

money don't buy u championships

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gliddon call was disgusting, Landale defensively should be in the nba. Early days but anyone who has money on Perth must be happy

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LV  
Earlier this year

They called an offensive foul on ili

Joke

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LV  
Earlier this year

Nbl loves offensive fouls.... except when Wetzell has the ball.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

LOL United.

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LV  
Earlier this year

"3 officials got together on the Gliddon contact..."

Then how did they get it wrong!

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LV  
Earlier this year

Sykes all business

United D not good enough but at the same time, he's hot

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Bolt  
Earlier this year

This is awesome. MUs comeback will be spectacular!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Got good odds on SEM. Bring in home boys.

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JB  
Earlier this year

United are so disappointing. Now they are going to panic and start bricking 3 after 3, as they usually do when losing badly.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

SEM doing God's work.

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LV  
Earlier this year

I've got money on sem for the title

At least a few dollars will help me feel better

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

JLA is down hill skier

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

United pick and roll defence is woeful,

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James  
Earlier this year

Only 8 fouls nearly first half

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm usually a Homicide apologist but he’s making this game unbearable

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LV is really impressed by the SEM men.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Love seeing a hungry Creek in action.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Flop


Flop


Flop

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sem really needed to keep this at double digits. Goulding gets every call even though he flops! I mean it was a foul but he didn't need to dive.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Disappointing half time margin considering how wide it was earlier.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Unfortunate fade by SEM in Q2.

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LV  
Earlier this year

United might be losing but how much better to watch than the foul fest Game 2

United comin back off physical D, run and ball movement and being more aggressive overall. Like I said earlier this reffing style more advantageous to United

I'm tipping this continues and United to win by 5 or 6 but the game will go down to the last minute

Barlow more time in Q3 hopefully, better than Peatling on Creek

How good have Landale, Sykes and Creek all been. We wanna see the stars playing, not reffed off the court with nonsense calls like Game 2!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You don't flop you don’t get the call.
United don’t have anyone who can mark Creek, peatling out of his depth , Hopson should have a go
Homicide is a likeable, horrible on commentary
United hanging in but defensively are woeful

No matter who wins, they are not going to Perth and win either game.

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KET  
Earlier this year

We wanna see the stars playing United lose

Fixed for u

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Felt like most of the United players sleepwalked through the first half, and they're still only down 5.
I think they're feeling pretty good now and will put the foot down from here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Offensively Landale is magnificent, defensively I'm long way from being convinced.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Broekhoff scoreless in 16 minutes. Completely overrated.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great game.

It's a shame the refs had to be abused to call the game half decent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SEM can score well in patches but they are terrible defensively and their general form is inconsistent, especially leading into the playoffs. They are a distant fourth out of the teams who made the top four.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't sem have a set to run? It's iso pnr then break down, while everyone stands around still.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Broekhoff and Magnay have been underwhelming this season.

Maybe with a full season without injuries but I expected more.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goulding has to be the most protected species in league history

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LV  
Earlier this year

Barlow.

The ultimate role player.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Who are the people in the crowd? Family and friends?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Landale doing a great job of proving something to everybody who had him outside their top 3!

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KET  
Earlier this year

90% FGA, 21pts, 3-3 from beyond the arc

Beast

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KET  
Earlier this year

"Goulding has to be the most protected species in league history"

Not in the Philippines

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Magic by Le'afa there.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

flop


flop


flop

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Please don't let Goulding near the Boomers team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Referring to United vs Phoenix matches as a 'throwdown' is super lame and tired.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Hopefully Goulding throws more of that utter garbage up in the fourth quarter.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goulding ahead of Broekhoff every day week.

More Barlow, still got it at 50

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Referring to United vs Phoenix matches as a 'throwdown' is super lame and tired.

Finally someone else has mentioned this! They keep insisting on using such a lame manufactured nickname over calling it what it is - a semi-final game. Casual viewers would be confused.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Is that any worse than a showdown or derby

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It's worse than your Tassie jokes and that's saying something.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Lol at criticism of Throwdown

No viewers are confused, only forum hacks

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LV  
Earlier this year

Do sem have one final run in them? Maybe

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why take out Hopson Vickerman why

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LV  
Earlier this year

This game is hilarious

They were literally hanging off Jlas arm

Last game a fingernail scrape was a foul

Helps United more though, sem has fallen apart a bit. One more run...we will see

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

SEM bricking it hard.

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LV  
Earlier this year

CG 43 needs to find his form for the GF

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KET  
Earlier this year

" No viewers are confused, only forum hacks"

Agreed, ridiculous pissantry criticism.

We are used to these terms in AFL and people don't sook.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Rodney O on the mic at a Melbourne derby. Surreal.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Landale has been a monster.

Simon Mitchell remains insufferable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jeez man. Rodney O are you serious?

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Broekhoff is total garbage

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

and SEM are trash.

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KET  
Earlier this year

" It's worse than your Tassie jokes and that's saying something."

You're so incessantly anti-Melbourne, you’re annoyed at a marketing term used for two Melbourne teams.

Hilarious pissantry!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

We know Broekhoff ain't making boomers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think "Game 3 of the semi-finals" is a more marketable description of this game than Throwdown.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I love Melbourne as a city, the marketing is just lame.

Capital City Clash is worse to be fair.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why are we all using italics?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

loldiing

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TB  
Earlier this year

SEM playing one of the dumbest halves of basketball I've ever seen.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Did the entire text of the forum turn italics?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Baba first team all defense

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Once KET posted a sentence in italics everything else since is in it too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Italics are great.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DOES IT WORK IN ALL CAPS TOO??

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I THINK SO

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


Attempting to turn italics off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anyone that thought that this SEM team could beat Perth in a five game series is delusional.

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TB  
Earlier this year

Good result. Well done Utd. Want to see the 2 best in the Grand Final. Melbourne to good and SEM to stupid when it counted.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Italics are still on. No wait, my head was tilted.

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LV  
Earlier this year

This performance by Landale has been one of the all time great NBL games

Quality game, United turned the screws defensively which they weren't allowed to last game, and SEM couldn't handle it and stay with them

But it was Landale who stood up and hit some shots when it was starting to look like season over. He's owned this series. Now let's see him take on Mooney!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rodney O commentating. Dumbest comment ever.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth are far more disciplined defensively to let Landale do as he pleases. SEM played zero defence on him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simon Mitchell getting in on the player trash talk. What an absolute flog.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Landale will get absolutely hammered by the Perth crowd.

"Capital City Clash is worse to be fair."

Who is that between?

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LV  
Earlier this year

United just threw down SEM (after mid 2nd quarter!) And now will do the same in Perth

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Predictable 2nd half.

Would be interesting to see that SEM roster in the hands of a good coach.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Give me one good reason why Mitchell hates on Kendall Stephens so much? I hope he finds a better situation next season and sticks in the NBL.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Mitch Creek big tough guy lol

When you just got owned and your team scored 40 points in 2.5 quarters, is time to pipe down.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

David Andersen. Bye.

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LV  
Earlier this year

You have to give credit to Landale. Talked it up all year, but when the serious pressure came, he stood up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LV talking trash about a team that lost the best player in the league on the eve of the finals. What a hero!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Barlow at his age still can play
Landale was truely great, I'm still not convinced defensively
McCarron good
Peatling should not be starting
SEM had a very good season
Great game

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There was literally no pressure on Landale tonight. SEM didn't even try and defend him properly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SEM played admirably, but what a comeback! A fitting end to that series.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clear 18 going to LA IMO

Mills
Dellavedova
Sobey
Goulding
Exum
Green
Thybulle
Creek
Giddey
Ingles
Cooks
Kay
Simmons
Motum
Baynes
Landale
Humphries
Maker

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Couple reasons Stevens doesn't play
He’s been out for long time and only just returned
He can’t defend a bar stool
Very streaky shooter.

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TB  
Earlier this year

LV trashing Creek for being a fake tough guy as goulding hurls abuse whilst hiding behind 4 team mates.

Run off and do your timestamps mate. Or is there nothing to cry about tonight?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Simon Mitchell getting in on the player trash talk. What an absolute flog."

Coach and (former) co-captain cut from the same cloth.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

LV talking trash about a team that lost the best player in the league on the eve of the finals. What a hero!

He changed from "ohh my interest isn't that high atm I'm more into AFL right now" to suddenly posting about 80 times a day after Cotton got hurt.

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Hopscotch 55  
Earlier this year

So many games Creek plays strong, and then just seems to lose his energy, stops driving, stops being aggressive.. and the team usually follows his lead, and just start throwing up prayers way earlier than they need to.

As mentioned, bad coaching. It's been the same all season, and Mitchell does nothing to pick up the team and Creek in game when things are rolling against them.

Contrast to Gleeson last night and the extra effort the team put in after he put it to them.

I want to like SEM, I hate United, but Landale gets all the respect tonight.

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TB  
Earlier this year

Agree Hopscotch Landale put the team on his back. Great game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maker noway , Exum needs a wheel chair.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"He changed from "ohh my interest isn't that high atm I'm more into AFL right now" to suddenly posting about 80 times a day after Cotton got hurt."

Hes the type of guys who puts a team of former state level players into a C grade social league so they can dominate.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Anyone that thought that this SEM team could beat Perth in a five game series is delusional.

That was LV in his multi-way Melbourne hedge.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Goulding started that by flexing at the SEM bench. What a knob.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Rodney O commentating. Dumbest comment ever.

Announcing.

Horrible comprehension of such a simple sentence. Well done.

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LV  
Earlier this year

[He changed from "ohh my interest isn't that high atm I'm more into AFL right now" to suddenly posting about 80 times a day after Cotton got hurt.]

Had a bit going on over the last few months. Life has settled down

I do the same thing pretty much every NBL season- watch plenty of games over the first month or 2, get to know the teams, then watch more sporadically through the mid section, then when finals roll around try to watch every single game, or most.

Problem was the mid section coincided with loads of personal business going on, plus the afl season. So my regular mid season dip was more pronounced than normal. But now its NBL playoffs and mid-season AFL- wouldn't miss these games.

I'd much prefer Cottom was there too- would've got a very tightly fought GF. I doubt we'll see that now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Contrast to Gleeson last night and the extra effort the team put in after he put it to them."

You're comparing a 2nd season HC to a 5 x championship winning HC, who’s been a HC in the league for how long? 15 years? More? Trev hasn’t always been this good, got moved on at Tigers remember?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I think "Game 3 of the semi-finals" is a more marketable description of this game than Throwdown.

It was Throwdown XII, get it right!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He got moved on because the team owner came in and fired a player without letting the coach know, and you wonder why he couldn't make it work at the Tigers?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Landale across 3 games:

23/32 fg
7/10 3p

58 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks in 68 minutes

The only thing that stopped him in the entire series was the game 2 refs mistaking Wetzell throwing an elbow for a Landale foul, on multiple occasions

What a series.

Meanwhile "MVP candidate" Harvey was completely shut down.

But he was playing Perth! Ok ok. Now Landale gets a chance against them.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

"Couple reasons Stevens doesn't play
He's been out for long time and only just returned
He can’t defend a bar stool
Very streaky shooter."

He would do no worse than Broekhoff and Gliddon. Who give them nothing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ both Broekhoff and Gliddon can defend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh please, Gliddon is a very good defender, Broekhoff has been poor but when Stevens has achieved what he has he might get game time as well.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Just saying was worth throwing him out there for a few minutes at least. He can heat up was an outstanding marksman in college.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Broekhoff would benefit from systemic teams, which lends itself to European sides opposed to NBL.

Phoenix are pretty crap in that aspect, they're a "wing it" style offence.

Broekhoff would do well in a disciplined system like Perth’s.

Not just because they are good at fitting players in properly and maximising players, but they have very strong disciplined systems and structures in place which you just don’t see on other NBL sides.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Perth is obviously not a hood fit for someone like Magnay who has also been equally as ineffective as Broekhoff

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Phoenix are pretty crap in that aspect, they're a "wing it" style offence"

Highest scoring average in the NBL with their crappy 'wing it' style offence. Just because you don’t understand it, doesn’t mean it’s not a ‘real’ offence ffs

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Chill out dude

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LV  
Earlier this year

SEM's offense suited some of the players they have- like Sykes, Creek and Adnam, 3 of their top scorers

Perhaps not Gliddon or Broekhoff as much although Gliddon did have a good season.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Actually I think it suits Gliddon fine

Broekhoff on those occasions they did run plays for him, didn't exactly exhibit an elite ability to come off screens and nail threes. Serviceable. Solid. But not great. And with the ball in his own hands he's pretty ineffective. So offensively I dunno, I'm not sure he's a guy who would average 15ppg in the NBL, even on a team where he had say a Blanchfield role.

But I'd love to see him get signed to a different lineup and see him try, I've seen him do enough in Boomers colours that I want to see it.

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KET  
Earlier this year

" Just because you don't understand it, doesn’t mean it’s not a 'real’ offence ffs"

Quick on the draw, but you failed to read.

Nobody said “wing it style” isn’t “real offence”, nobody even intimated it.

The only thing you can gauge is that SEM aren’t systemic and Broekhoff benefits from systemic and structured offences.

As LV said, there are players on the team that benefit from a less systems based offence flow.

Now go back, have a deep breath, read properly, and calm your farm.

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JMS  
Earlier this year

I actually thought the sets SEM were running and defence intensity was great early on. Seemed to all fall down when Creek got tired and stopped taking it to the rack. Felt Mitchell should have interchanged Creek and Sykes for more time in the second half, only have one on the floor as the primary target in the pick and roll. Adnam was under-utilised.

Kendall Stephens is an interesting one. Obviously out of favour but has the length, athleticism and shooting prowess to be a player in this league. Surely he can improve his defence (if that is the main criticism).

For United, great comeback. Landale was very impressive. Such a competitor. There's real weakness for United at the 4 position and think Perth will look to target this in the GF. Barlow probably needs to start.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Grand Final:

- Start Barlow.

- Run plenty of sets for CG43 early on.

- Pick and Pop for Landale.

- Run, run, run and play at pace. "Be quick, but don't hurry". Fast ball movement, get the ball through hands, push the ball up the floor at every opportunity. Perth can only beat us by playing scrappy basketball and controlling the tempo at a slow bump n grind.

- Practice press breaker- Perth will apply full court pressure at times.

- Box out. All 5 guys have to be committed to rebounding. Magnay, Mooney, Travers will be hitting the glass hard for 2nd chance points. Wagstaff will be trying all his tricks and aiming for the Game 2 Wetzell red carpet treatment and the red army will be right behind him.

- Scout Blanchfield hard, and create a plan A, B and C for him. Steindl might get hot at times but I don't think he's got 5 games in him. Mooney has been dimished by Cotton's absence, he doesn't create his own shot. Mooney might get his 18 and 10 every night but I don't think he'll be the difference cos I think Landale will match him. But if Perth can pull off the upset, it'll be behind Blanchfield stepping up and hitting 25 on 2 or 3 occasions.

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