2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup – Eng, NZ, SA, Jam (January)

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Forums International 2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup – Eng, NZ, SA, Jam (January)

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  • Jinxibo
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    I think BlueBird is referring to Thirby getting the coaching post over Greenway.

    Roses were always going to enter a rebuilding phase after WC due the age of some of our players. I thought the team would struggle against SA and they did. I assumed EUB would return for the Nations Cup but no. So i guess this is the best of the rest…

    – I’d like to see Shimmin at GK
    – SDL step up at GA, hopefully, Pitman will give her the quick feed she needs
    – Kadeen, will stop playing at 100mph and thus reduce her turnovers
    – Quashie will lay off the body and
    – Malcolm won’t play WA

    Nettylife
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    Thanks Jinxibo! I’m an Aussie but I enjoyed watching the series in SA recently. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the roses but I thought they did pretty well considering they are a very inexperienced international team and haven’t developed their combinations yet.
    Fran Williams is awesome and I agree if she played with Kate Shimmin at GK that would be a great. I think the mid court is looking good. I don’t know much about SDL but she seems to have a big fan base so am sure she will develop with time and good coaching but although HH is not available this year she is young and should be around well and truly for the next 4 year cycle.
    Looking forward to the Nations cup and seeing what each of the teams can do.

    Bluebird
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    I was under the impression that Housby wanted to play in the January series.

    Jinxibo
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    Hmm… interesting comment BlueBird. Wasn’t she carrying an injury at the SSN grand final? I wonder if Swifts medics insisted that she sit this one out?
    It’s a tough decision, have to admit I thought Dunn would get selected simply because she’s based in the UK. Harten said she wanted a break but still played fast 5 so I thought she might the call. HH really needed a rest what with the additional games during finals and she had heavy strapping on her thigh.

    Does anyone have any news about the JAM team ?

    Nettylife
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    HH was injured in bronze medal match at world cup, missed the last 4 rounds of SSN and was rested for at least 15 mins in each of the finals so I think she would definitely need a considerable rest to be ready for 2020. I’m sure she hates missing out though.
    I’ve been waiting to hear who is in the Jamaica team too. I think they’ll bring their strongest team, after their World Cup performance and the fallout.

    Ian HarkinIan Harkin
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    From what I know, there’s no Romelda Aiken or Vangelee Williams, but most of the others should be there (despite all the recent controversy).

    Ian HarkinIan Harkin
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    Jinxibo
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    I can see a starting 7 of familiar names which looks very strong but they can’t play every minute of every game??

    The defence will be interesting, I wonder if we’ll see Sterling at GD along with Ward. I’m also looking forward to Sterling/Potgieter round 2. I wonder if Jono will be umpiring that match.

    NZChampion
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    That’s a strong Jamaican team. So tall at both ends lol. They’re going to be a big problem for us I think. But it’s a good time for Jamaica to really see where they’re at on the international stage.

    mcleod
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    Right after trying for ages to get into fort knox, with having to reset my pass word every time.
    I thought I’d finally comment, Ferns team looks good. Rore is taking a risk by not playing, chance for MSB to step up and grab that WD bib. Jane Watson is my pick for captain.

    England look weak, they will finish last IMO, 0 wins.

    South Africa were poor in the series against England, they look a lost cause with no Norma to coach them anymore.

    Jamaica look OK, but just like at the Fever JF will have to do just about all of the shooting.

    So I’ll go Ferns to win the cup, beating Jamaica twice, South Africa to beat England, and England the DFL

    Rona Hunnisett
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    And why should Greenway be the next coach? Give Jess her dues, she went to SA with a VERY young side and came away with a series win. She’s a good coach who knows these guys inside out, having worked with a lot of them since U21s (and maybe even before that?)

    This team IS inexperienced, and the GA position is a worry, but we were here four years ago, and look where we ended up. The one concern for me is, as always, baby Corbin – the midcourt will be fine, and the defence has enough nous about them. If we don’t test these youngsters now, we won’t know whether they’ve got what it takes….

    As Ama said before the CWG, “if not now, then when….”

    Ian HarkinIan Harkin
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    A fresh start – Sunshine Girls ready to put disappointment of World Cup behind them

    http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20191231/fresh-start-sunshine-girls-ready-put-disappointment-world-cup-behind-them

    Bluebird
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    I think this series will certainly be difficult to call. Lots of new combos and caps, which is what all these sides need.

    I hope Shimmin comes on as GK, not GD.

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    Rona Hunnisett
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    “I hope Shimmin comes on as GK, not GD.” – me too Bluebird – we need to start blooding some new GKs! Much as I want her to go on for ever, I know she won’t – and we must start building combos with Stacey and co.

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