2022 Cadbury Series

2022 Cadbury Series2022-05-20T14:11:44+10:00
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  • minkie
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      TB, let’s see
      If our placings in England aren’t to the NZ public’s liking.
      They’ll turn straight away.
      We’re going down to Melbourne to watch the ABs against Aus, hope the ABs can at least win that game

      Netfan212
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        They’ll turn on Noel’s IF we don’t medal.. however the World Cup win and key missing players will be enough to cushion the blow.
        Any medal will do.. but the last thing you need is a poor showing at the games followed be series defeats to Jam and Aus later in the year. They’ll need a medal for the public to still back them and boast morale.

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          mcleod
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            If ferns don’t medal (might get bronze). Then it’s a complete failure nothing less.

            Nate
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              @mcleod with all those positive vibes you’re throwing out there I’m sure they’ll exceed expectations :yahoo:

              minkie
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                If you remember back to Noel’s first comments re this series, she was looking at rebuilding and doesn’t expect immediate success. As long as the Ferns try there hardest that should be all that matters. NZ need to accept we mightn’t medal but that won’t be a failure.

                ahdz
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                  It was always going to be a tough ask with Ekenasio not quite ready and then Watson and Burger being out

                  Kwkiwi
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                    I’m with you mcleod. No reason why the ferns shouldn’t get a medal except if the wrong selections were made. How can we be rebuilding with the likes of Johnson, Fitzpatrick, Karaka, Crampton and Saunders there? That’s not rebuilding.

                    I think the GA selections in particular are not the right ones and there were better candidates who were not selected. And I’d go so far as to say that shooting might be where we have a weak spot that will prevent us from getting a medal. Hope they dont roll out the ‘rebuilding’ excuse if we come up short.

                    minkie
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                      Kwkiwi guess everyone’s perception I’d going to be different especially on who was named.
                      Personally I’d back Noel’s with what she’s given us so far, knowing we mightn’t win this year.

                      montyb
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                        I know it’s been mentioned already, but I seriously didn’t expect Souness to be as outstanding in C as she proved to be. her feeds have the speed and flair of Toeava, but seems so much more assured and secure with the ball now. Her work on defence was outstanding too. I was in the “why not Poi” camp, but I think Taurua and her selectors have earned our trust now – they picked on form and a game plan.

                        Sometimes Noels i feel like Noeline uses lots of words to not say a whole lot in interviews, but i thought her rationale for this squad showed she’s a strategic mastermind. While Heffernan was a bolter, when i look back on ANZ stats its clear she’s the most effective midcourter on defence, and Noels knows that they need to win ball up court because the defence end isn’t nearly as potent with Watson, Burger and Rore out…She talks about big bodies multiple times in interviews, which I think shows that she’s trying to fill space and force turnovers in different ways. Re the shooting end, she’s focused on volume not accuracy because she knows Bailey and Grace will out rebound just about everyone.

                        I feel like a traitor saying this, but in 2019 I kind of felt like Taurua’s success was built upon her returning to her proven 2008/2009 magic spine of Folau/Langman/Kopua, and her success at lightning was with Bassett, Pretorius and Mentor all absolutely dominating…so i wasn’t too sure of her ability to develop younger players. But she has proven she is the real deal in my eyes as this squad selection is brave and she’s shown an uncanny ability to see what other coaches (and painfully opinionated armchair critics like myself) don’t when i think of Browne/Scherian/Souness etc.

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                          Dan
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                            Agree with thunder123 and to add

                            The mens game is exciting to watch brings a different element to the game. I find it more entertaining to watch then the women’s game thats gets predictable along with only so much they can do and can be boring to watch and i have watched netball since the early 80s.

                            Having the same predictable style over and over without being challenged gets boring and proves a different challenge for the silver ferns which is a good thing for them to be stronger and better. The only negative is a tall holding shooter i never have been a fan of but it serves its purpose for both mens and womens game.

                            I really liked that they had a mixed team this year and nice to see men’s netball getting some recognition! I would like to see a few more teams added next year like a NZ mens A side and mixed A side with a few more Aussie imports.

                            Netfan212
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                              The fact that half the players in This team, are likely going to be dropped in 12 months time for the World Cup.

                              From this squad I only see Wilson, Crampton, Nweke, Souness, and Karaka going on to form the core.

                              Sulu may make it in with her retirement announcement. Saunders I see retiring after next season if she doesn’t make the WC squad. Johnson potential going that route too. Jury will have to impress to pip Burger and Watson.

                              TB
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                                Jury will definitely still be there, unless injury or something else happens.

                                I think who’s going to be there for WC, will be dependent on how well they go on this campaign. If they take gold, DNT may not want to make any changes. However, a fit Ekenasio will make her way into the team.

                                mcleod
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                                  Mes will need to show more than what she did at the Cadbury series. 2min over the last 2 games. Same with TP I hope we are not taking 2 shooting options who are going to be actually not options

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