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Can’t help but feel for her after reading this. Sounded like a hideous situation and anyone who has sat on the bench all season would be able to relate to what this feels like. Her beef is definitely with Fitzgerald and no one else.
Will be interesting to see if Bassett takes some long shots in the NZ league next year knowing that she has guaranteed court time. Just to prove that she can do it.
Interesting also that I’m sure in NZ that netball NZ are in the background every season trying to encourage clubs to pair up certain defensive or attacking circle Ferns combinations in the various player sign ups. Eg Folau/Mes at Mystics. I wonder if this stuff goes on in Australia and how such a system may have helped keep Bassett in Australia if she could have been paired with an up and coming GA. I guess that the difference is that NNZ is dealing with non profit regional club teams funded by the government and Sky tv, whereas now the Suncorp super league has fully professional clubs involved who are not going to be dictated to like that from the netball administrating body.