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minkieParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 5:51 pmPost count: 375
Disappointed in the shoving and scrappyness, didn’t expect thatJRParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 5:59 pmPost count: 1675
58-41 to Tactix at the final whistle.Netballfan1ParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:07 pmPost count: 265
Who was POTM? I feel like I keep missing their announcements for it!mcleodParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:08 pmPost count: 1595
Pretty good from the Tactix. Dunn was impressive so was Poi especially when she went to C
Jane and Karin to good.WeWoodParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:12 pmPost count: 652
That Burger and Watson combination is so good four games (??) in.
Would feel criminal to break them up, but Burger is starting WD in my paper Ferns team…JRParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:22 pmPost count: 1675
I wish netball pass wouldn’t cut away so quickly – we miss the wrap up, the interviews and the announcement of PotM.
When there were two games yesterday I patiently waited for them to return after the first game to hear their wrap up…..but they didn’t come back till the preview of the second game.mcleodParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:23 pmPost count: 1595
I just want to see more of Poi at C. I know it gives her a better chance of making the Ferns playing more at WA.
But at C she is just exciting.WeWoodParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 6:53 pmPost count: 652
I think Poi can make the Ferns (alongside Crampton, Heffernan and Toeava) if Burger or Karaka (to my above point re keeping the Tactix defenders in the circle together) play WD.
Crampton – WA
Heffernan – C/WD
Poi – C/WA
Toeava – WA
Burger – WD/GD
Karaka – WD/GD
My rationale is I would rather push Karaka to back-up WD than have realistically Gordon/Winders as the fourth midcourter because Crampton, Heffernan and Toeava are on lock.WeWoodParticipantMarch 27, 2023 at 7:31 pmPost count: 652
Crampton is the calm and Toeava is the charisma at WA.
If you’re scratching for a third centre back-up against a minnow, Crampton could easily run C.
Souness was converted for CWG to a centre, remember…BallerParticipantMarch 28, 2023 at 4:28 amPost count: 547
A Wilson suggested there will probably be 3 specialists WA, C, WD and a swing (her words, like Gordon).
Having players like Poi, Gordon, Souness, MRB and Heffernan all can play 2 positions. Which in my opinion puts them ahead. Still 8 rounds anything could happen.
C will be a big headache for the SF where more options are needed.JRParticipantMarch 28, 2023 at 5:56 amPost count: 1675
Yes I heard what Wilson said Baller, that’s why I queried WeWood’s comment about 2 specialist WAs…granted Crampton could play C. The midcourt will be a hard decision for the selectors.mcleodParticipantMarch 28, 2023 at 9:09 amPost count: 1595
I don’t have Toeava in the Ferns. Doesn’t do enough on defence, stands around. Plus her time wasting that cost the Mystics last week, would have not please Noels one bit.KwkiwiParticipantMarch 28, 2023 at 10:19 amPost count: 161
Enjoyed the Pulse/Tactix and Stars/Mystics games last weekend. Thought Stars would come closer but just shows how unstoppable Nweke will be at the World Cup. May even get us over the line if the aussies can’t contain her. The Mystics were firing in all sorts of errant passes to her that she just cleaned up and made them look good.
Tactix lucky to come away with that win. Impressed with Walmsley, she looks to be the future backup for Nweke. Still would like to see Mvula get a run, even just to change things up and have a second option. Must be devastating sitting on the bench like that, especially in the lead up to the World Cup.
Glad Dunn has settled in with TPSR to a more coherent attack. If the Tactix take out the championship you’d have to conclude that may be due to the Dunn factor. Heck – I’d even take Dunn to the WC over Wilson who doesn’t have a championship to her name (vs Dunn’s 3 titles), and like Mes, is suspect with her shooting when the pressure’s on.
Haven’t even had a chance to watch the SSN games, even though I signed up for Spark Sport just to do that!
BTW does anyone else think the NZ ANZ league’s getting a bit rough? Umpires seem to be letting a lot go and sometimes there’s a lack of skill and just downright dangerous play with late charges and taking opposing airborne players feet from under them etc. Wonder if they will get away with it at the WC? Burger, Watson, Karaka, Nawai Cau Cau and Mikaere are VERY physical in the way they play the game these days.
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