thunder123ParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 6:50 pmPost count: 454
No Grace Kara today, I know she didn’t finish the game last week, but what’s her injury?faythParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 7:22 pmPost count: 21
She did something to her knee. Neither her or the club have released any info yetZacParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 7:56 pmPost count: 5
Pretty dis-Grace-full that the club hasn’t released anything yet. On a more serious note, really hope she’s all OK and we get to see her out there carving up in the mid court again for the Magic very shortly!ahdzParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 8:17 pmPost count: 92
I know Amigene is the coach but I wish Noels would just pop in and show them how to get the best out of Bassett lolTBParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 8:54 pmPost count: 715
I agree AHDZ.
But then it might back fire on us, and she ends up playing amazing for Diamonds again 🤷♂️😂thunder123ParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 9:34 pmPost count: 454
What are everyone’s thoughts on Gail Parada as a coach?KwkiwiParticipantMay 2, 2021 at 10:56 pmPost count: 132
Don’t think Parata is as good as McCausland Durie so far. Although with ekenasio out of the line up the Pulse are not as potent on attack. Not sure why Parata didn’t play Jury on Fisher. Much better match up and Jury was putting Fisher off her shot when she did play GK for the last 5 minutes.
I thought the woman umpire called everything for the Steel and turned a blind eye to all the contact by Steel players. Selby Ricket was constantly reaching around the Pulse shooters and wasn’t being called. Jury got pushed out of court on a crucial rebound and that umpire gave the ball to the steel!TBParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 12:48 amPost count: 715
I think Gail is doing a decent job. They haven’t lost by big margins, and Ekenasio definitely adds an extra 10-15 points.ahdzParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 2:13 amPost count: 92
I just really want teams back to full strength to put an end to the Stars run 🤣 they’re a good team but for some reason I’m not a fan of theirs or their coach this year. Maia talking about how physical the games have been was also a bit rich but anywho 👀NZChampionParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 6:14 amPost count: 459
I’m not Parata fan, never have been. But the Pulse are not doing too bad.
Dunn, Souness, Gordon, Kersten, Lokotui, Mason, Jury.
This line up screams speed all over the court. I wished Parata could utilise this lineup with Eke out. These losses could cost them in the end.JinxiboParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 7:18 amPost count: 1146
@NZChamp, can you explain what you mean when you say “I wished Parata could utilise this lineup with Eke out.” Pls.
Have to admit I am a fan of Gail. I can still remember the excitement in Scotland when she became their coach. You only need to look at the success of the Sirens team to see her influence.JinxiboParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 7:30 amPost count: 1146
@Kwkiwi, agreed Jury should is a good match for Fisher.
@AHDZ just wait until the second half of the season
Generally Magic is my team. I never wanted CBass, I wanted Fisher. I just can’t understand why they have problems feeding her. When Williams was GS the ball seemed to be flying in.
It was nice to see Temu hunting outside the circle, just like Tem used to do, I wonder if she’ll get it back
BallerParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 7:32 amPost count: 475
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I think Parata and the Pulse are doing well enough for now. I remember back to 2019(?) when the Stars made the top three basically with wins and bonus points.
Besides the Stars the ladder is still very tight, especially if the Tactix win tonight.TBParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 10:15 amPost count: 715
Jinxibo, the feeds last year, probably seemed to go in easier as they had a very creative GA. Also had a nice WA in Souness (although Kara is a good replacement)
What they were missing was a solid GS.
This season they have that solid GS, but IMO are lacking that creative GA. In saying that, these young ones are playing some decent netball. However I thought it was maybe bad luck, they couldn’t retain ALM or Falkner (or ACD – Kara could have played GA).museboyParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 10:19 amPost count: 121
I agree, but I also think Bassett has lost form or is hampered by that knee. A great shooter is someone who can take an ugly feed or bad pass and make something of it. A good shooter is accurate but needs the feed placed perfectly. Bassett’s currently in the second category, and reminds me very much of IVD towards the tail end of her career where she best compliments a GA who can put up 40-50% of the goals.
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