JinxiboParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 4:35 amPost count: 787
Thanks everyone, Netball NZ TV is now the seriesJinxiboParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 5:04 amPost count: 787
TB and NetballCrazy, I agree with both of you. DNT has always stuck with her standards so I don’t see her making an allowance for Nweke. Also the article says everyone who failed the first time was given a second chance, so I’m assuming it wasn’t just Jury and Nweke who were given this chance.
I’m really intrigued by the Dunn situation… are we to assume that she passed but didn’t play as well as the others?? even Mons (as TB has pointed out did not play any ANZ this season). I find that hard to believe, however, I do not believe DNT would drop her standards. so Mons must have played a blinder
Rore, out on medical advice interesting and I must say I’m worried about Mes, is she still in rehab? how long has it been.MaryannParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 5:18 amPost count: 221
Bailey injured herself during or after the first game of the International series this year (knee) where she played a blinder and took player of the match. It was decided to see if the issue would resolve itself and then NZ went to Level 4 lockdown. In the end I think she had surgery early May. Nearly two months ago she was cleared to begin jogging again. I’m certain she will be back.TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 6:00 amPost count: 449
Wonder what is wrong with RoreIan HarkinModeratorOctober 20, 2020 at 6:42 amPost count: 7324
The woman who discovered Grace Nweke:@NZMorningReport
"I thought whoa, I've just got myself a #SilverFern, that was in my mind."
When Grace played a week later:
— Bridget Tunnicliffe (@bridgettunni) October 19, 2020Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 20, 2020 at 7:08 amPost count: 7324
6pm: NZ U21 v NZ Men
8pm: Silver Ferns v NZ A
6pm: NZ A v NZ U21
8pm: Silver Ferns v NZ Men
6pm: NZ Men v NZ A
8pm: Silver Ferns v NZ U21
6pm: Third Place Playoff
That is 3pm/5pm AEST, 4pm/6pm AEDT and 6am/8am UK time.
People outside NZ will be able to watch here…Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 20, 2020 at 9:22 amPost count: 7324
Not again!minkieParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 9:27 amPost count: 112
100 % correct re Bailey
Poor MSB, so unfair, she’ll be absolutely guttedBallerParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 9:28 amPost count: 188
My goodness that is tough! Speedy but managed recovery for a second time.NZChampionParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 10:22 amPost count: 327
I would prefer Monica Falkner to sit out this tournament after this news of poor MSB. Devastating! Wrap em up in cotton wool.Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 20, 2020 at 11:00 amPost count: 7324
Defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson suffers another torn Achilles, ruled out of Cadbury SeriesTBParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 12:06 pmPost count: 214
The poor girl 😢 She must be devastated (I’m devastated).
Re Nweke – she IMO can (is) be another JFR or Aiken. There’s no one else like her in NZ. So “if” there was leeway for her, I get it!
Dunn and Wilson are fairly similar-ish in style, height etc. Nweke could easily change the game for them.KerrynParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 12:17 pmPost count: 8
if some people didn’t have bad luck they wouldn’t have any luck at all -I was gutted for her – atleast she has age on her side to bounce back again!!
I was hoping they’d have Nweke (and Gordon/Earle) in the U21’s team -would be a good series for them to prep for the World youth cup… however in saying that – I’d quite like to see her at GS with Maia at GA for a try – could be a future pairing (just look at Thwaites this year at GA)
and as for Dunn, I think she has let her SF chance slip by, Maia put in the hard yards to get super fit when they were both pretty much on a level playing field, and has surpassed her, and now Nweke has come in, and by the sounds has also been putting in the work – and is only going to get better….NesianParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 1:25 pmPost count: 106
I was surprised to see Nweke named in the Ferns yesterday and so I contacted someone who was at both camps (non-player) to ask if she made the fitness standard because she was at mid 15’s for the last one, 15.4 I think. They said the testing was a joke. I then messaged a couple of more people and they said the same thing regarding Nweke and the fitness test. It helps having the Mystics trainer taking the test too. I personally think it’s B.S that there’s one rule for her and another rule for everybody else. So much for Noeline and her fitness standards.
If you are familiar with the yo-yo you would know to go from 15.4 to 16.3 in the span of a couple of weeks is unheard of. I would expect if you trained hard you could improve a couple of levels in the span of a few weeks but 6-7? I’ve seen a lot of yo-yo’s run with teenage girls over the years and while there were the odd girl who could get into the 16’s and even the early 17’s they were always the tiny mid courters who were rockets with big motors, I have never seen any teenage girl 6’3 get into the 16’s. Factor in she is a big girl and it becomes how apparent the double standards are.
Faka, Bird, Dunn and Jury have all struggled to make the standard over the last season or two as did Nweke, now all of a sudden she has made them with a miraculous improvement? Please we’re not that stupid.
MSB, poor girl. My heart goes out to her. Similar situation to Fowler.
Netballcrazy1ParticipantOctober 20, 2020 at 1:37 pmPost count: 1465
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by Nesian.
Really disappointing to hear that there were double standards for Nweke. I can only imagine how it feels for those players who were in the same position but weren’t given special treatment. Love NT but if she wants to implement a fitness standard and be harsh about it, then that needs to apply to every player because that is the way she has come across about it when discussing it with the media. Really disappointing to hear, can’t imagine how players like Dunn would be feeling, I have no doubt that they have all been trying to improve their yo-yo score to meet the requirements for selection so this would be a bit of a blow to the confidence players have in coaches and selectors as well. I’m no expert but from what Nesian has discussed, it sounds like this system was always going fail tall, young, and new shooters and lead to double standards. Maybe they need to lower the yo-yo standard for those taller and less agile shooters.
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