AdzelmoParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 12:21 pmPost count: 14
Just wanted to touch on your comment about Mundy only having 7 GAs for the game. You have to remember that if the shooter is contacted or offloads to the other shooter, then even though the player fed the ball to the shooter they don’t get credited with a GA. The stats show that Mundy and Moloney shared the feeding (Mundy 22, Moloney 24) and the shooters also did a lot of shooter to shooter passes in this game (Mweai 7, Ruby 12, Stanton 3).AdzelmoParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 12:25 pmPost count: 14
In response to your comment al_ex regarding Honey over Mundy….. as a WA specialist myself I would take Mundy every day of the week. She has much better timing and vision and finesse on the feeds than Honey. Honey is a great athlete but doesn’t appear to have the court craft and netball brain that Mundy has. Honey has also been in the Vixens’ environment for a number of years and hasn’t set the world on fire so I fully support Simone’s decision to develop Mundy.
Mundy has a lot more upsideTullyParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 1:23 pmPost count: 1190
I understand what goal assists and feeds are.al_exParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 2:35 pmPost count: 983
Mundy has potential but she gets involved in too many turnovers. On paper she may have only had 4 but she was involved in about half of Kumwenda and Stanton’s turnovers due to wayward passes and pulling out of leads. Honey is a great athlete and her issue has only ever been hesitancy, she doesn’t throw away a lot of ball. But as I said before, it’s difficult to find space for her in the lineup. I’d like to see more of Moloney and Barkmeyer at WA.
As Tully said, the Vixens have gifted many training partners to other clubs that have gone on to become established players. I wonder if they’ll try and lure some of them back next year. Assuming they don’t keep all of the five defensive players, they’ll have an extra attacking midcourt position.Ian HarkinModeratorMay 10, 2021 at 3:13 pmPost count: 13082
Adzelmo… that no longer applies about the feeder not being credited with an assist if the shooter gets a penalty. That changed last year.TullyParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 3:18 pmPost count: 1190
al_ex I expect Vixens will put in a strong play to return ATN to the navy blue next year. I’m not sure it is the right move as whilst her shooting is improved it remains hesitant. But ATN is a strong WA option as well. With Watson returning that would allow them to keep their overload of defenders. With Glasgow eating in to ATN’s court time and having spent three years over in the west and covid inhibiting her (and her partner’s) ability to freely travel to see family a return home may be attractive.
Elle McDonald may also be interested depending on how her season plays out. So far has been used in a bit part role by TBirds. But if ATN heads home then like I said she would be the backup WA so probably no room for Elle.
Dunkley looks very settled in QLD and I can’t see her going back to Vixens.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see another club play for Dehaney who is developing very well. That’d allow Vixens to add another midcourter.
I’d like to see Smith start at WD next week. Her drive through court greatly assisted the attack end. Where possible I’d also like to see Smith get another chance in C with Moloney in WA. Whilst Barkmeyer would be my starting GA I too would like to see her play at WA.
I agree that Honey is an amazing athlete and that it was hesitancy in her play that let her down last year. She was on the return from her Achilles. I think Mundy does have a nicer touch on the feed however, Honey’s speed and agility often puts her in a better position to receive the ball and feed her teammates as well as drawing defenders off others.TullyParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 3:44 pmPost count: 1190
For me Mundy v Honey is very close. Very different players. Neither is substantially better than the other.al_exParticipantMay 10, 2021 at 6:05 pmPost count: 983
Yes ATN would be a logical signing. I personally think they’d be better off getting someone who shoots more accurately (say Cosh or Glasgow) but Vixens are very loyal to their pathway and WA cover is important. Dehaney will be in high demand next season, there are many clubs lacking athletic, tall GKs. The question is whether Vixens will want to give her up.
Mundy and Honey are very similar level, and as you said are different players. It’s a shame Watson wasn’t ruled out of the season a little bit earlier so that there could have been more opportunities to compare the two. We might see Honey come into the 10 later in the season.
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