Netballcrazy1ParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 12:49 pmPost count: 2232
I can’t wait for the day that the league reaches the point where we’ve achieved a level of professionalism and expanded to enough teams that we can discuss the potential for actual trades between teams (if it’s what is wanted of course) and possibly a National draft, etc.sami jParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 1:06 pmPost count: 89Netballcrazy1ParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 1:09 pmPost count: 2232
Hmm yes, it will be interesting to see how they tackle that issue.
Regarding what someone mentioned about Austin’s comments, though this excerpt was really interesting, candid, and telling.
“A couple of years ago I was probably in Sophie’s position playing with Jo Harten and Caitlin Bassett in front of me and I knew how bloody hard it was to be on the bench and know that you’re good enough to play,” Austin said.
“While it probably can be managed well in a team I don’t know that we did it well at Giants.
“I love Soph and we’ve both come from the same association and I think she’s had a killer season and took an opportunity.
“But there were a few more reasons for me wanting to move than just court time as well.
“I just felt really stagnant and (I’ll be) playing with some of the best netballers in the world at the Vixens, they breed them well down there and I just think it was the right timing.JRParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 1:19 pmPost count: 1373
Mcniffy, and now we’ve had an earthquake here in Victoria…..what’s next…..oh another protest…enozlasParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 2:35 pmPost count: 497
If Dwan does sign with the Tbirds I really like a lineup of
Williams on the bench can cover all 3 mids, Wilson for defence, maybe Lucy Austin as a developmental GS? Cause you’ve got Horjus to swing in if need be so don’t necessarily need an established 3rd goalie…Netballcrazy1ParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 2:53 pmPost count: 2232
I like that team @enzolas, very promising future, but I get the feeling they might re-sign Elle McDonald.chloeParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 2:56 pmPost count: 29enozlasParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:00 pmPost count: 497
I feel Elle McDonald probably earned another contract from the way she played this year, I did think she was great after settling in to the team and provided great coverage off the bench. However I am just thinking future wise Williams is a lot younger and so would get a lot more out of her developmentally and still get good coverage off the bench for next season.
To be fair I do think Horjus has earned her golden girl status.. but if I’m not mistaken they did start this season/end last season playing Horjus at WA a bit? I think Obst knows her future lies outside of the circle because of her height. It’s just that Gooden didn’t provide the coverage needed to allow that to happen. Yes Gooden shot well, but her movement and court craft isn’t there for a GA so meant we needed Horjus in the circle to be competitive. Dwan coming in provides a strong GA option and means we can then develop Horjus on the outsideNetballcrazy1ParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:04 pmPost count: 2232
Yep, don’t think McDonald was bad or anything but Williams is just so promising and I fear we’ll lose her to another team soon enough. McDonald is definitely on the older side and based on the work she’s been doing with the club’s sponsors over the past week, I don’t feel like she’s leaving. That being said, we can elevate Williams as well as keep McDonald, just means no Austin (and Horjus needs to be able to slot into GA pretty seamlessly when necessary).enozlasParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:16 pmPost count: 497
It’ll be interesting how it plays out.
I guess you don’t really lose/gain much next season between McDonald and Williams but long term it would be a shame to see another young South Aussie move because she didn’t get the opportunity at home. Hopefully they’ve learned from past mistakes but I don’t have heaps of faith in Netball SA 🤦🏻♀️
And in saying all of this it is all anchored on the Dwan rumor being true as well… but it’s fun to pipeline dream 😂JRParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:23 pmPost count: 1373
‘phone a friend’ is the Vixens’ clue for today’s signing…..JoyjamieParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:24 pmPost count: 235
If Thunderbirds have signed her surely would be announced by now. She could be an option for the Swifts, not sure if she could play GS though.JoyjamieParticipantSeptember 22, 2021 at 3:49 pmPost count: 235
Well Vixens have announced Allie Smith has left the club. Now where will she be headed🤔
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