Luuuc
Last year

Wildcats @ Taipans - NYE

7pm Local, 8pm AEDT, 5pm WST. ESPN; Kayo; Sky Sports NZ.

Hodgson will play. Norton too but on restricted minutes.

For the snakes, Marshall Nelson will suit up.

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Ben  
Last year

I'm just happy there's a game to watch on tv.

Hope it's close but Cats should handle this one comfortably. If the Snakes stay within 5-6 points they're doing very well.

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RobT  
Last year

Predictions, Luuuc? Wildcats, at home, a chance, do you think?

Keen to see if Hodgson can bring some of his Bullets game tonight. He has been disappointing at Perth, so far. And with Norton's return, what Zunic's role will look like.

I really like some of the Taipans recruits, especially McCall, but IMO, still much too light to bother Perth.

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anon  
Last year

Predictions, Luuuc? Wildcats, at home, a chance, do you think?

It's in Cairns though...

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RobT  
Last year

Oooops! Thanks. Still think Perth wins but not so easily.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It will be a snowball of shots - Vic, Bryce, Frazier can't wait to put them out.

Over 170 points and Wildcats to win by 11.

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orbit  
Last year

McCall is out. How do u slip at shoot around & hyperextend a knee??

Perth by 20 now & Mike kelly grinning from ear to ear...

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Anonymous  
Last year

^there was a banana peel on court that he didn't see, how TF would we know. Things happen.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth by plenty even if McCall is in. These teams fight in different weight categories.

Great to be able to watch a game though, just hope snakes can show something.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns typically play well NYE. They beat Perth in 2018. But if McCall is out they are in trouble.

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Bol  
Last year

The cats have always found this NYE fixture in Cairns a tough one but they have too much firepower to possibly tip against them tonight

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Luuuc  
Last year

Taipans forgot to read the script I think

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Another Anon  
Last year

Looks like the now random travel to Adel for no reason then a reschedule game at short notice has really caught the Cats off guard.

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Bol  
Last year

This is junk

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson is irreplaceable to cats, there defence is soft and offensively they are to iso. Cats have the players, just no system.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gleeson's flex used to create some easy looks every quarter. It was boring but sure as hell effective.

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Bol  
Last year

By the looks of it Morrison doesn't care too much about defense

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Luuuc  
Last year

By the looks of it Morrison doesn't care too much about defense

And even less about offence? 11 in an opening quarter is garbage.

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Another Anon  
Last year

Hodgson is awful.

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Bol  
Last year

He cares about offense just not team offense

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koberulz  
Last year

The cats have always found this NYE fixture in Cairns a tough one


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Luuuc  
Last year

Thanks Bryce

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Another Anon  
Last year

Saw Deng early in 2nd give lip to Cotton.
Idiot.

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Bol  
Last year

Travers and his bone head turnovers sometimes

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Perthworld  
Last year

Yep 'Cats never do well on NYE for whatever reason. May we need home cooking to bring in the New Year.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Maybe*

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth have so far superior players and will probably get the win but this team should eat cairns. Disappointing so far except Cotton coming good.
Forde certainly doing a good job in cairns, just not same quality players.

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koberulz  
Last year

Does a 15-point win count as not doing well now?

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Luuuc  
Last year

Random surname observation: Of the 5 cats on court atm only one is White

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Dim Zim

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Luuuc  
Last year

That use of the challenge was silly AF

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Perthworld  
Last year

Random surname observation: Of the 5 cats on court atm only one is White

That's racist?

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Another Anon  
Last year

What a bullshit USF. Slip on someone's foot and it's not your fault.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Unsportsmanlike when Wagstaff slipped?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Hahaha oh my god these refs are idiotic

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Do the on-court refs, or someone remote, review these?

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Anonymous  
Last year

it was an accident but you still can't take a players legs out, so right call for me

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AngusH  
Last year

Vic Law has learnt from the best

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Zimmerman is so slow mentally and pissweak physically. Quite disappointing

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Luuuc  
Last year

Haha, good call Angus

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Anonymous  
Last year

law flops more than a wet lettuce leaf

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AngusH  
Last year

Just quietly this is a whole new Pinder. playing smart for the most part and coming up with some defensive plays.

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Another Anon  
Last year

Forde is constantly on the court and ScoMo been standing at half court half the game.
Wish refs in the league would take a stand.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Zimmerman also has hands of concrete. The refs have been favouring Perth on every close call.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Vaughan has that Mark Zuckerberg-like eyes-glazed-over robot look about him. It's disconcerting, for me even watching on TV. I fear he doesn't communicate well with players and coaches.

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AngusH  
Last year

Law's got some nerve asking for a challenge on that...lol

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Luuuc  
Last year

Would be robbery to overturn it

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AngusH  
Last year

Cairns had no business being in this game, so some encouraging signs I think. Got sloppy with the ball Q1/Q2 to help get Perth back in it (along with Cotton brilliance) but definitely some positives to take away. With McCall this is probably a W.

Nice little run here but should be too little too late

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Luuuc  
Last year

Cats doing their best to keep this one alive

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Diop Kick  
Last year

Lol travers

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Gus3232  
Last year

Did Law have a game as bad as this in a Brisbane uniform?

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Anonymous  
Last year

#226 why does it matter?

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Diop Kick  
Last year

Typical Norton play really, didn't score but still a winning play

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Another Anon  
Last year

#235 - why does it matter??
Because just then Forde bought his board onto the court and basically had a timeout while the Cats are preparing to shoot 2.
All coaches need to stop taking the piss but it will keep happening while they're allowed to.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Norton and Travis, they just do what's required. Good game overall, both sides can take some positives. Kenny over dribbles the ball, hurt Cairns badly.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"#226 why does it matter?" Because both coaches are breaking the rules! Clearly u dont know the rules it appears.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

The Wildcats offence is God awful.

It's one hand off to Cotton and sit back.

Cotton's shooting is career low I suspect because of it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Perth won't, or shouldn't, make top 4 as it stands. The schedule may be their saviour. If they make the four I highly doubt they win a series unless they flick Frazier and get in a 5 who can score in the paint

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Anonymous  
Last year

#241 what is the impact on the game?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Not looking good. Narrow win against a rabble of a team.

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CT  
Last year

I was down on Pinder all last season: terrible shot selection, too much hero-ball and an evolving collection of haircuts that got more bizarre as the season went on. I thought he'd be a disaster at Cairns but he's actually not. He moves the ball around more, fights for rebounds and actually tries to play some D. Not sure what happened? Maybe Coach Forde took him on a guided meditation retreat to reflect on the transient nature of life and the importance of playing in the moment? Or just sat him down, read him the riot act and served him a big helping of humble pie. Either way it seems to be working.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Still not sold Forde is an nbl coach

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Medicority vs. mediocrity but time will tell.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thought McCall was soft from the beginning.like the kings imports mentally weak . NBA players play 4 games a week 100 plus a season and only test when they want . These guys 2 game a week blah blah Cheers patty mills

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" I was down on Pinder all last season: terrible shot selection, too much hero-ball and an evolving collection of haircuts that got more bizarre as the season went on. I thought he'd be a disaster at Cairns but he's actually not. He moves the ball around more, fights for rebounds and actually tries to play some D. Not sure what happened? Maybe Coach Forde took him on a guided meditation retreat to reflect on the transient nature of life and the importance of playing in the moment? Or just sat him down, read him the riot act and served him a big helping of humble pie. Either way it seems to be working."



No it's just fit and situation, the offense and team/coach better suits his game that what was going on in Adelaide. Most of the time it isn’t the player talents that are bad it’s just the role they are in sometimes that can amplify how good or bad they look

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#258
Yes coaches make and break players, good coaches work with the cattle they got and make it into a unit. Forde looking ok early in season and players playing for him, much less selfish than last season.

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Mock  
Earlier this year

What can I say? Another superb win for the NBL's best team EVER. We’re putting in fhe WORK on the way to another ring baby oh yeah.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

What can I say? Another superb win for the NBL's best team EVER. We're putting in fhe WORK on the way to another ring baby oh yeah.


This is a very weird gloat.

You were near full strength coming up against the bottom team missing their 2 best players.

You made Deng look like an All Star.

It was only some individual brilliance that saved the Wildcats not team oriented offence.

You may want to tone down the 'Ring' expectations.

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TB  
Earlier this year

Not saying that was a great performance by Perth, BUT, they hadn't played since December 19. They flew out knowing it was 6+ weeks away from family, were put in hotel quarantine in Adelaide (their call), had that game postponed the day of, game changed to Cairns in 3 days, another flight and quarantine then game.

Not exactly a smooth preparation and the potentially the reason for the horrible start. Take away the 17-0 start and I think the Cats win this by more.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Not a great or convincing performance by any stretch but it was still a win.
Cotton was goatly when needed.
Travers had plenty of positive impact.
Jesse continued his superb season.
Norton & Hodgson will be better for the run.
Law was pretty average by his standards, which in a way is a positive too.

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Dawest Dabest  
Earlier this year

You know your team is THE team when a win is seen as a negative by haters who think you should have won by more. Its a helluva compliment!

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proud  
Earlier this year

I don't think Bul Kuol will win Rookie of the year but I like what I've seen from him so far and he seems to fit into the Taipans really well.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Agree on Bul Kuol, he's a nice pick up. Hopefully Cairns are able to retain him.

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TB  
Earlier this year

Travers will win RoY, somehow he is eligible.

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RobT  
Earlier this year

I think that he started last season as a DP. Did he get promoted to full roster during that, or just this season? That would make him eligible.

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orbit  
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Anonymous
Last year

^there was a banana peel on court that he didn't see, how TF would we know. Things happen.

Dickhead alert - no wonder he's an anon!

Cockhead

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