Luuuc
Earlier this year

Wildcats @ Phoenix, Feb 26

Go Cats Go!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

All eyes on ScoMo.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

I think john casey needs new glasses

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Nothing but the bottom of the net

....after bobbling around and touching every part of the rim

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Bol  
Earlier this year

"And1" ..when the shot didn't even hit the rim

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

It's a close battle but Frazier has edged slightly ahead of the shot clock in who is going better tonight

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hoopie  
Earlier this year

He's been talking crap for years. The most common one is "the crowd’s on their feet", when most of the time people in the background are sitting quite happily.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Jack will be rolling in his new grave. How can an offensive juggernaut add Law and struggle to score?

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Bol  
Earlier this year

This is excruciating to watch. Playing small ball and yet no ball movement stagnant half court offense watching Law hog the ball as usual. I hope its due to fatigue and they'll get their shit together when back in perth. SEM playing well but it looks way too easy!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Smelly cats
Smelllly cats
What
are
they feeding you?

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Now I've always been a Gleeson fan, though at times his moaning really pissed me off, but his coaching was elite. I can’t remember Perth being this unorganised.

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An1234  
Earlier this year

Simon Mitchell is the worse out-of-timeout coach. That was what they wanted to run?

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Is Travers injured?

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Lindsay  
Earlier this year

Again cats settling for low percentage contested threes when the game is on the line. Put some heat on the god damn rim!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

These slow starts are baffling.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

This time its Blanchfield going for the hero ball. They are not playing very smart down the stretch

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Ninth game in a row to be down early by at least ten points.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Morrison needs to go.

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Gk82  
Earlier this year

Think they just want to get home and same as the breakers.

That's 3 on the trot and playing tassie on Monday

Bevo be handy at this point, got enough talent just a average coach thinking it’s nba

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

They've been like this all season. Did they want to go home during their five game home stand?

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Perth starting to lose their aura, sides now think they can win, even though phoenix nearly choked.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Where is the "wildcats basketball" they've been known for? In half a season their DNA their aura is gone. Great job Scomo!

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Ballman  
Earlier this year

Cats look terrible. Easy beats to score on. poor offensive structure , one on one ball. Games are horrible to watch. poor decision making in close matches.

Just dont like the old cats we know.

Playing like this not sure home court will save them. Definately could slip out of the top 4.

Coach struggling , Frazier should already be on a plane.

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Screeningnick  
Earlier this year

ScoMos got no idea what he's doing, deer in headlights.

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Lindsay  
Earlier this year

Everyone's got an opinion on the exact source of the Cats' woes, and it's probably a mix of them all. I agree that ScoMo's game plan is way too iso-based. Works well for stretches and we do have the highest-scoring offense, but it definitely comes back to bite us in the ass at the pointy end of games when Cotton/Law are gassed and end up settling for contested threes in tied or close-deficit situations because they've run out of juice to shake their man or create decent separation. He tried moving Law to the 4 but that didn't really work. Frazier has the unenviable third import slot in which the public always seem to expect a stud and are inevitably disappointed when they turn out to be a role player. Yes, he's underperforming, but I'm not even sure that replacing him with a big-bodied, defensive-minded 4 to crash the boards is going to completely turn things around. It would probably help. Also, who knows exactly how much impact being away from home is having. We may turn it around when we get back home.

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Downtown  
Earlier this year

Unfortunately for Michael frasier he's having trouble actually handling the ball and even dribbling as he has lost the handle many times with no pressure .
As for Scott Morrison well he was an assistant for an nba club well so what there are plenty of good coaches in Australia.
Also there is a lot of dead wood in the wildcats squad and no consistency from the bench .
And let's look at the combination of cotton and law , I'm not sure there's the love I saw with cotton and terrico white and cotton and mooney .
Heck terrico copped a bit of flack at the end and I tell you what I'd have him back tomorrow.

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Downtown  
Earlier this year

Maybe bring back jp tokoto and Derek Cooke at least we will get dunks rebounds

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Shano76  
Earlier this year

8-6 with a stack of home games coming is hardly worthy of some of the angst being displayed here.
I'm sure Perth, sadly, will be there at the business end.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Play Travers instead of Frasier, such a waste of talent and he's bench sitting. He should start, looks like his down on confidence due the coach. It’s the non stats stuff he so good at and cats need that urgently.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Shano wildcats supporters are always thinking what's needed to win the championship. Being thereabouts in the top four isn't good enough.

I really feel like their strategy coming into this season was expecting cottons citizenship to be sorted by now in which case Frazier would still be a handy player coming off the bench.

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fan since the old snakepit  
Earlier this year

A narrow loss away to one of the top teams. Cotton having a poor night. Travers obviously somewhat injured or ill.

Not really cause for the alarm shown by many on here.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Play Travers instead of Frasier

Travers was a late inclusion yesterday, had two very brief appearances, and then wasn't seen after half time, so I think that one is out of ScoMo's hands atm unfortunately.

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Downtown  
Earlier this year

I'd like to see Travers get a bit of Mitch Creek Mongrel aggression.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Yeah because nine games in a row being down by double digits isn't a concerning trend.

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

Shano - to put it in comparison United have played the same amount of home games as Perth, they are 7 and 2 on the road whilst Perth are 4-5... sure Melbourne get to go home between the away games so there's that, but Perth dont look good (with exception to the hot patches where Cotton / Law cant miss).

The constant double digit deficits they are experiencing has been happening too long with no signs of it being fixed. The ISO style of basketball also is hurting them down the stretch when the legs are tired.

I also dont think Law/Cotton are the Batman and Robin they thought they were at the start of the season, Law seems to want to be the guy too much. Terrico as an example never had a problem being the second fiddle.

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

** sorry United have played same amount of away games ** in regards to my above post.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Second fiddle exactly, that's why I want to see travers get more time, the little things you don’t get stats for but are so important, Gleeson always had players do this.

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

Dunkman - only problem however is Gleeson also had the defensive schemes in place so guys who arent so offensively gifted could play that court time.

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Ballman  
Earlier this year

Word is from Liam Santamaria on 91.3 sports breakfast that cats have been looking at both import and australian options to beef up the front court. I wonder if they are struggling to find the right candidate at the right price.

Suspect time is running out to make a change, with this line up its probably more a case to be happy with making the finals and really look to next year for a more serious tilt at a championship.

I am genuinely concerned finals wont be a sure thing, JJ game awaits...

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

Only positive is Kings and Hawks have yet to play many away games, but I am kind of in agreement that this season it would be good to just finish in the 4 and look to next season. I wonder if Scomo will be a 1 and done situation also?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

He'll damn sure be a one-and-done if he can't get the Cats into the playoffs this season.

Plenty of time to turn the slide around if he is good enough though.
Cats might not have the ideal balance of talent with positions but we're still a solid collection of players that should be winning plenty of home games if we're healthy.

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

Oh without doubt, to be the coach that fails to get us in the 4 you would be chased out the country.

Law as good of a individual player he is I dont think will be at the club next season... If he can learn to be the 2nd option though then he would be a great fit alongside Cotton.

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

He who dare right off the wily wildcat is likely to be right off.... bring back the sixer wildcat days of intensity...both not in the top four be diabolically out of realm of reality..

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