TBParticipantSeptember 24, 2023 at 6:07 pmPost count: 1073
Haven’t watched the game yet……….but yep, this is embarrassing for the Ferns!Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 24, 2023 at 7:05 pmPost count: 20976al_exParticipantSeptember 24, 2023 at 8:41 pmPost count: 1198
It really felt like this was going to happen as soon as the Silver Ferns publicly expressed their outrage over the English side. Exactly how you knew Australia would come out hard after Housby said the Roses were fitter and wanted it more. Teams and organisations never learn. England beat New Zealand a few years ago with what was pretty much a B-side, let’s not act like the players in the VNSL are complete amateurs. Add in Glasgow who’s a force and it’s not really the biggest surprise.
The Ferns once again were weak in pressure moments and couldn’t stand up in the fourth quarter when the nerves were getting to the Roses. I don’t really know what the issue is, but there’s simply a lack of intensity. It will be interesting to see how they bounce back.KwkiwiParticipantSeptember 24, 2023 at 8:49 pmPost count: 177
Congrats to the English team and Liana and her coaching staff. Fabulous game, scoreline could have been more if a few less wobbles early on in the game. Glasgow was great. The long bomb from playing in the SSN came to the fore and she caught the ferns defence flat footed multiple times.
Interesting to read earlier comments on this thread from some commenters re how they thought the English team would go. I guess they must be eating humble pie now.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 24, 2023 at 9:06 pmPost count: 20976
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Well done England. That is a terrible outing from the SF, issues all across the court. England played a fantastic match and it was wonderful to see Glasgow do so well. While I was watching in the second half I couldn’t help but think that the SF were lucky that a few of the English superstars are at home and that the Roses second half changes didn’t work as well for them. A one goal margin flattered them
Harten and Leota seem like a really interesting coaching combination.
Haven’t seen much of Hannah Joseph for a while and she had improved so much. Burger was thoroughly outplayed at WD in the first half. I wonder if England should’ve taken SDL to NWC so they had a change up they were prepared to use in the big matches?
I agree McLeod about Ekenasio playing at GS. I think it is a bit like Maria at the latter end of her international career. It could work really well for them if they play her with a GA that goes to post. Maybe a player like Malesala?
Looking forward to seeing how each team comes out for the next match.netballgirlParticipantSeptember 24, 2023 at 9:44 pmPost count: 337
The problem with netball nz is their game is outdated. They’re living in the past with their silly rules. I know the allblacks have the same rules, but netball is a different sport, don’t need to copy them.
If they don’t fix anything soon, they’ll finish 6th in next years World Cup. SA & Uganda will jump ahead.enozlasParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 8:41 amPost count: 534
Credit to England this has shown how much depth they have. I don’t watch their league so wasn’t sure what to expect with their named line up but they showed they mean business. I’ve always thought SDL has been severely underrated and has been unlucky with missing selections. Did Hannah Joseph have a fluke game or has she always been this good?? Seems she would be the perfect change up from Metcalf when the roses need it.
I think NWC and now this has shown that as much as Tiana maybe look dominant in ANZP she is a step off the pace internationally. I also think she doesn’t have enough experience playing with a moving shooter so clogged a lot of the space on circle entry.
You need Eke in GA, the amount she does to bring the ball down and her movement around the circle opens it up. In GS it seems her strengths are wasted or at the least she needs a more dynamic GA to open things up. Would’ve liked to have seen what Walmsley can offer in Graces absence.
Watson and Burger also need to be on together. Burger isn’t as effective when she’s at WD and Glasgow ran rings around Jury. I’ve also never understood Karaka as the go to defender, I think she’s a welcome change up but don’t think she’s consistently effective enough for a starting position
My starting line up for next game would be:
WA Souness (purely for pulse connection)
GK WatsonTullyParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 9:20 amPost count: 1781
Ferns need to copy the Roses play book and pick an Aussie GS next year.
Samason in GS and leave Eke in GA.
Oh and learn to keep their mouths shut (bit England in WC too) and get a new coach.mcleodParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 11:59 amPost count: 1711
Also a big congrats to the Christchurch Netball fans yesterday, full house over 5000. Must have been some late ticket sales, also a long line of kids and adults wanting autographs. The Ferns might be going thru a crap stage at the moment, but they are still popular.schmeetleParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 1:11 pmPost count: 301FlbParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 1:36 pmPost count: 78
You’re probably right about needing Ekenasio at GA for all the work she does.
Something seems really off in the SF from the outside looking in. They have talented players across the court, but it hasn’t been working for a while. I hope that they can work it out soon.
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