TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 6:24 amPost count: 449
I wouldn’t take Falkner. While she showed how good she is, she should be eased into game play. After what happened to MSB, they wouldn’t want to rush Falkner.
NZ should look at developing another C player. So Poi might get in. Souness and Crampton can play C, but Poi is stronger there.
I guess Winders/Kersten can cover C.
Burger Jury Fitzpatrick and Watson the obvious defence end. Hopefully they include Burley or Tong as a training partner.mcleodParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 6:51 amPost count: 648
I think Noes wants 4 shooters, who can play both GS/GA.
3 games in 6 days, is a hard ask. TP played well for a while yesterday, shot poor but had some nice moves.
Grace needs to work on more aspects of her game, plenty of time.KatParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 7:05 amPost count: 62
Micaela had only rehab for 10 months whereas Monica rehab for 15 months.
England won’t be at full strength so Tp will probably be ok. It may well be Nweke missing out.
TP is much better at GS in my opinion. She was another player who was converted to GA. Her shooting is pretty average at times.BallerParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 7:13 amPost count: 188
Hopefully the Cadbury series becomes an annual event. So fascinating to see the tactics over 3 games then a transformation for the final.
I don’t know how the funding works but I hope NZM are getting a slice from the series to support their development also.
TPSR position coverage and WC experience will get her through I think.
Kersten or Winders? Poi is a better C but Souness is a better WA…so hard!NZChampionParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 7:27 amPost count: 327
Yes I think NZM have a major sponsor now. So things are going in the right direction for them.
Yes I agree regards TP. Her shooting is a bit so so, but her fitness and court craft will see her through I think.
Nweke has had a taste, an unofficial taste. But a good gauge for herself to focus on her work ons. It’s really just her shot and getting those nerves under control.
It was nice to see an option without all the passing around to open space with Nweke in GS. It could be handy if they’re chasing a lead.
I never select Winders into my personal top team. But her perfomances during this series have been outstanding. I really enjoyed seeing her excel at this level. Poi may get the gig, which in turn also makes sense. She is the future and will need game practice against Serena or Jade in order to grow.
Welcome back Sulu! She definitely deserves her spot back.greenasgxldParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 11:16 amPost count: 46
The only real surprise is that they’ve gone with 3 shooters. I guess it’s to make room for an extra midcourter. Winders was so good this series and Falkner stood out too.
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Both Winders and Kersten are a surprise. Hope they take it slowly with Monica.Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 25, 2020 at 11:56 amPost count: 7324
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In my selection I couldn’t decide between Winders and Kersten which is why I left Crampton out despite knowing she deserved to be, and would be, selected.
Three shooters. I suspect the injury to TPSR has contributed to her lower shooting stats from last nights game. If you can’t use your achilles properly its not going to be great trying to balance when you are shooting.mcleodParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 12:56 pmPost count: 648
I’m not sure what Poi did wrong to be left out. Kersten and Winders play the same style, Souness runs hot and cold, actually runs to fast and runs in circles at times.
Defence should get plenty of ball, I expect England to stay with the Ferns for a while in each game, then prob fade.
But if the Ferns play like last night, England will get thumped.Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 25, 2020 at 4:10 pmPost count: 7324stars-supporterParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 4:19 pmPost count: 13
I don’t think Poi did anything wrong, more that others made stronger cases for their inclusion.
Interesting about only running with 3 shooters, but it’ll mean more time solidifying shooting combinations which can only be good.al_exParticipantOctober 25, 2020 at 4:39 pmPost count: 584
I don’t think Poi really stood up across the series. As others have said it wasn’t like she played poorly, more that other girls showed a bit more X Factor when it mattered. Souness is very dynamic and connects best with the shooters in my opinion, Saunders and Winders were consistently strong across the series and Crampton is the incumbent. Poi will get more opportunities in the future.
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