mcleodParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 12:25 amPost count: 1136
They are not taking MIQ spots up of anyone, the facility they use is set aside for sports teams. It’s not a govt paid facility. I have explained this before. NZ will have something like 60 Rugby people returning from the UK in November. And they have just booked their miq. Yet England had theirs booked for over 9 months.Netballcrazy1ParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 1:17 amPost count: 1909
Hmmmm I swore they said Pitman would be given an opportunity to trial for a team even though she wasn’t playing SSN. I mean she was named in the squad earlier this year…boogieyaParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 1:22 amPost count: 26
Can I add that Geva after finishing SSN had to do a 14 Day Hard Lock down Quarantine back In Melbourne because she had come from QLand. That means for 14 days not allowed out of her apartment and NO exercise nor training allowed. In that time she had 2 visits from authorities checking up on her. Then after the 14 days Melbourne then went into 7 days Soft Lockdown: so allowed out in the fresh air to do max 2 hrs exercise a day.
In order to join the Roses in NZ with NO direct flights allowed to land in NZ from Australia she has had to fly to Singapore 7 hrs then lay over in the quarantine lounge has now joined the English Girls who have flown in from UK to fly back to NZ 9 hrs:) Direct to Christchurch where ALL the girls are in a 14 day HARD lockdown again so No leaving the hotel rooms No exercise No training:)
Baring in mind Geva and The Magpies had 5 different last minute hubs to relocate to during SSN season each time having to quarantine for 3 days on arrival. She has quite literally been living out of her suitcase for 14 weeks during SSN. TOUGH compared to the English based girls. Not sure how ANZ coped with their season.BluebirdParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 4:04 amPost count: 109
She might have chosen not to trial for this series. I was under the impression that she turned down playing VNSL 2021 offers,but was planning on playing in 2022 and would have ability to trial through the pathway used by other players, such as Usoro-Brown.MaryannParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 6:43 amPost count: 468
@Picasso not sure if you are referring to Fisher vs Watson for this upcoming series or for ANZ, but Watson is out for this series having had ankle surgery the day after the finals.minkieParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 6:43 amPost count: 183
McLeod and again I’m not talking about MIQ spots booked nor is it just netty, it’s any sport.
You don’t have the delta strain in the South Island do you?
Pallative care doesn’t adhere to giving much notice or about a booking system.
Maybe you’ve got to be in the situation being denied, to know how heart wrenching it is.PICASSO123ParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 6:56 amPost count: 111
Cookiesnjam Yes Fisher can shoot long range but she barely does especially during ANZ and the last English tour. Meanwhile, Cardwell and E Clarke will just turn and shoot. Playing against NZ defenders is very intimidating and I’m pretty sure they’ve worked out Fishers hold and style of play. Need shooters who won’t think twice when they get the ball in the circle.TBParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 7:14 amPost count: 425MaryannParticipantAugust 27, 2021 at 3:27 pmPost count: 468
So at the Covid press announcement this afternoon it was mentioned that Auckland needed to prepare for a Level 4 lockdown extension – potentially to less than a week before the series begins. The best scenario at that time is that we could expect Auckland to remain in level 3 which allows for no crowds. (When levels change in NZ anyone travelling is expected to take the level of their home with them).
I don’t know how that, and the current situation up here, is going to affect the players who live in Auckland and for some of them this latest lockdown may be very close to home indeed.JinxiboParticipantAugust 28, 2021 at 5:46 amPost count: 1077
OMG this is sooo exciting
@Boogieya, thanks for the insight. How do you know so much?? I’m assuming the gals have had their covid jabs so any risk should be low. I’m also assuming some pressure was out on Geva, as we don’t have a proper GK, hence the reason she’s undertaken such a trek. I hope she still has the energy to put our a performance. IMO her season has been average.
@cookiesnjam, how could you forget Hanna J eitherway I still think Jess will start Malcolm as WA, followed by SDL before she gets to Joseph. Fisher was a long range shooter before she went to Wasps. Ella Clark needs to step up BIG TIME. Her shooting is good but she goes missing during games. I do hope she gets on court, I’d like to see her playing with and against the top internationals.
@Maryann, are you saying the match will be without a crowd?? I assume Sky will add some sound effects and create an atmosphere as they did for VNSLmcleodParticipantAugust 28, 2021 at 6:11 amPost count: 1136
Christchurch could be at level 1 by the 22nd Sept. Been stuck in level lockdown for what will be 14 days by this coming Wednesday when it drops to level 3. No cases not a single one. England will be out of MIQ on prob 10th Sept. That gives then 12 days prep, Ferns will be lucky to have half that amount, with the Auckland based players stuck in level for until who knows when.boogieyaParticipantAugust 28, 2021 at 6:43 amPost count: 26
In answer to Jinxibo:)
My insight knowledge is the Family inside track:
& YES by her own admission her season with Magpies has been below par and her own high standards she sets herself.
HOWEVER 10 days before the start of the SSN season she suffered a prolapsed disc in her lower back (involved injections to stabilise it) and played Rd1 at about 30% capability. 2nd Rd was told not to fly to Sydney for The Giants game due to worry of DVT. Hence the rest of the season she played in compression socks.
It was only by Rd 10 that she started to feel she was playing at 80% as her fitness levels were still playing catch up.
Ironically all the recent lockdowns in Melbourne have made her rest and she is
getting back to 100% fitness with a hunger to prove she isn’t done yet.
MaryannParticipantAugust 28, 2021 at 7:09 amPost count: 468
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by boogieya.
@Jinxibo – I am saying that Christchurch will be lucky to have a crowd.
I guess we will know more in the next few days as Christchurch wastewater testing for Covid has made the Government err on the side of caution. There is still a chance that NZ in general could remain fully locked down come Tuesday.
It could just be that Delta is a game changer as most other countries already know but I feel there is more to it than just that. The best thing that can happen for the rest of NZ is to keep testing numbers up – the figures for areas out of Auckland have been pathetically low during this outbreak.mcleodParticipantAugust 28, 2021 at 9:50 amPost count: 1136
Testing numbers are low outside of Auckland, because if people are not sick, then why get tested.
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