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  • Ian Harkin
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    Ian Harkin
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    Congratulations Lightning! Jo Harten shot the lights out. Incredible.

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    Jinxibo
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    Ian, thank you so much for all the updates

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    Rona Hunnisett
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    Harten was insanely good on Saturday – a class above everyone, including even Erin Bell, who didn’t do much tbh.

    Still don’t see the point of this format though, not least because playing at this time of year means the audience misses out on seeing the England players, who are either on down time from Suncorp / ANZ or away on tour with England. To see Ellie Cardwell and Laura Malcolm there but not playing was so so frustrating for viewers!

    Lightning played so well, but it’s clear that this is now all about the five point shot- so many times people were in scoring positions and passed back out to go for the longer shots…which they missed. I felt really sorry for the centres, who were running miles – Leota and Caroline O’Hanlon, who are both superfit, were blowing really hard by the end of each 12 minutes.

    It’s certainly fast, but do we need the game to get any faster? Top level netball is already end to end stuff, and certainly towards the end of the afternoon, there were quite a lot of bored youngsters who couldn’t keep up with the plot.

    I’d so much rather that the money was invested in a proper Superleague tournament – maybe featuring each club’s U21 and U19 teams as well as the open squads, in shorter matches, to really get the crowds involved and start some partisan cheering. Was great to see lots of clubs embracing the idea of selling proper kit to fans (which is working) and also the mascots – although where was Thunder Bear?!!!

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    Yeah, one of the great things about netball is that it’s a truly team game. You need teamwork to succeed. But this is taking that part away from it. It’s turning into almost a one player game. Before the day started, I tipped a Wasps & Lightning final, purely because one had Harten and the other had Dunn. At that stage I must admit I knew very little about Lucy Herdman. She nearly stole the show!

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    Ian Harkin
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    I sure hope not…..

    Nimbostratus
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    Please no, watching the tournament reminded me of how bad fast five is compared to normal netball… Ball goes down one end, someone misses a five pointer that no one can rebound, goes down the other end and another miss, repeat (thankfully only for 12 minutes). Just reinforces the image of netball as poor man’s basketball while the proper game is something completely different and exciting.

    Rona Hunnisett
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    You’re so right NS – when you see someone as fit as Caroline O’Hanlon struggling for breath because she’s just doing death sprints up and down the court thanks to miss after miss, you know that there’s something wrong with the game!!!

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