ONE MORE TIME

DES­PER­ATE FI­NALS BID FOR WORTHO’S TAIPANS

The Weekend Post - - Front Page - TOM VOLLING thomas.volling@news.com.au

DIE-HARD Taipans fan Coleen Lan­der will be bleed­ing or­ange in South Aus­tralia tonight.

The Brins­mead re­tiree is booked on a 10am flight to Ade­laide with part­ner Brian Jewell and Ather­ton friends Rebel War­ren and Dave Par­sons to cheer the snakes into a mirac­u­lous fi­nals’ berth.

The Far North’s favourite sons take on the 36ers at 7pm with the chance of snar­ing a top-two fin­ish. “I hope we win,” she said. “This sea­son has been so un­pre­dictable, but you al­ways want to be pos­i­tive as far as your team goes.”

Ms Lan­der, who is a foun­da­tion mem­ber from 2004, never misses a home game.

“Hol­i­days and things get re­volved around the bas­ket­ball sea­son,” she said.

There is a chance the Tai- pans could play Ade­laide again on Wed­nes­day.

Ms Lan­der has al­ready com­mit­ted to ex­tend­ing her stay if they do.

She said cap­tain Cameron Glid­don, who slot­ted 16 points in the Taipan’s 89-85 win on Thurs­day night, was her favourite player.

“We have a bit of a joke – I cook him brown­ies. I am like his Cairns mum, but I like them all,” she said.

Pic­ture: JUSTIN BRI­ERTY

FIRED UP: Diehard Cairns Taipans fan Coleen Lan­der is fly­ing down with her hus­band and two friends to Ade­laide for the cru­cial clash with the 36ers.

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