The Firebirds match up so well with the Fever, they’ve never lost to them in SSN even last year. I think Aiken plays well on Bruce and they always struggle with Simpson, I remember last year the game really broke open for them when they moved Aiken from GK to GS and Potgieter went to the bench. Fever’s attack just make so many errors when their WA and C are under pressure.
Dwan and Aiken have improved so much across the season. Dwan is probably one of the best Australian GAs right now!! Hopefully they can keep building and maintain their consistency, I’d love to see Tippett work on her GS game post pregnancy.
Fever need new attacking midcourters. Given how long they’ve played together it’s pretty crazy how often they miscommunicate and how many basic errors they make. The Swifts, Magpies and Vixens could run their B lines and outperform their Fever counterparts.