Goulding on Perth coach Start me up, fa­mil­iar court had Bogut-ful says McKay

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

MELBOURNE United cap­tain Chris Goulding is re­ju­ve­nated and ready to roll ahead of his NBL home­com­ing against the Bul­lets at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre to­day.

Goulding, who made his NBL de­but with the Bul­lets at the South­bank venue 12 years ago, made the hard call to with­draw from the Aus­tralian squad for the most re­cent round of World Cup qual­i­fiers.

Goulding needed to get over the knee in­jury that side­lined him for three NBL games.

BAS­KET­BALL PERTH Wild­cats coach Trevor Gleeson has been fined $500 by the NBL for push­ing Syd­ney Kings cen­tre An­drew Bogut in a heated ex­change.

Gleeson pushed Bogut away twice as the for­mer NBA star tried to eaves­drop on an im­promptu Wild­cats huddle in the dy­ing stages of the Kings’ 77-72 win in Syd­ney on Thurs­day.

Bogut grabbed Gleeson’s wrist dur­ing the in­ci­dent, but was cleared of any wrong­do­ing. Be­cause it was not an of­fi­cial time-out, Bogut was al­lowed to stand where he did.

FOOT­BALL BRIS­BANE Roar cap­tain Matt McKay prides him­self on lead­ing by ex­am­ple.

That’s why he’s not about to spit the dummy over un­cer­tainty sur­round­ing his po­si­tion in the Roar’s best 11.

Hav­ing missed se­lec­tion in the start­ing side for the open­ing two rounds of the sea­son, McKay has since started four matches on the trot and is likely to again play from the open­ing whis­tle when the New­cas­tle Jets host the Roar to­mor­row.

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