KwkiwiParticipantOctober 8, 2020 at 7:12 pmPost count: 177
Bassett coming to NZ will make the NZ league much more exciting. I will be glued! Magic have been the easy beats for the last couple of years. Will be interesting to see if Bassett and Fakahokatau can bring them up in the rankings.
It’s a shame there were three good shooters in the Giants so someone was going to miss out. I can see why Fitzgerald went with Harten. If the 2 point shot is here to stay, going with Harten and Austin are the way to go. (Harten, along with Housby, is one of my favourite shooters). The problem with the giants, to me appeared to be in the defensive end, particularly Manua who couldn’t contain some of her opposition.
I guess players have learnt from this experience that they need to negotiate how much court time they are going to get before signing up with a team. You cant blame Fitzgerald for going with her strongest combination, same as Jencke making the decision not to field Mi Mi in the indigenous round.Karen PetuniaParticipantOctober 8, 2020 at 10:50 pmPost count: 22
Must be so disheartening to young shooters across Australia who see that their own Diamonds captain can’t get a contract anywhere.
Dream to be a SNN shooter? FAT CHANCE. Better luck across the ditch in NZ or England. Maybe once the Diamonds start to suffer will they finally cherish home grown.
CBass netball is gonna deteriorate in ANZ. WATCH THIS SPACE.Netballcrazy1ParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 12:01 amPost count: 2354
Let’s be real, I’m pretty sure she would’ve had offers from Australian clubs, even if they already had a GS. But it makes no sense risking a move to another club where there is an existing GS. On top of that, the two point shot has changed the game, it’s not about the Diamonds cherishing home grown players, it all goes back to the SSN which is about financial gain ultimately. The lack of import caps and regulation on the number of import GS players is bad and on top of that they brought in a two point rule which although clubs like Fever have managed to avoid using heavily, still has changed the game and what teams will look for when signing players. I hope Chass excels in NZ, might be a rocky start but I expect her to flourish by the end. It will be a big change but I think it’s the right one for her and the Diamonds.ahdzParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 12:47 amPost count: 99
I hope Taurua would’ve had those discussions with Metcalfe and how best to bring out Bassetts strengths in the NZ style. I personally hope she thrives in NZ, not only for her but for this long suffering Magic fan lolTACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 3:29 amPost count: 455enozlasParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 4:57 amPost count: 534
Regardless of how many imports we have in our comp.. if you are the captain and starting GS in the Australian side you should be able to walk in to any club of your choice and get on court. The fact that can’t happen mixed in with her comments regarding her leaving and other moments over the years is what makes me think there’s more to it off court than we know.JRParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 6:38 amPost count: 1674
<<You cant blame Fitzgerald for going with her strongest combination>>
No Kwikwi, it wasn’t …they won more when Bassett was ON the court, and the Giants didn’t make the finals.museboyParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 7:14 amPost count: 164
The ANZP will be a great place to rebuild confidence as the umpires “protect” shooters more compared to the Aus comp. With this team, I would put the Magic in my top 3. Still waiting for the Pulse!Siouxsie QueParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 11:04 amPost count: 14
I agree with enozlas – a team is a team and is not just about 1 player. I also believe as the Australian captain CBass showed poor form sitting in the stands reading a book at her last match – that is not leadership behaviour, no matter what the circumstances.
However, JF and the Giants in general also have to accept responsibility – it must have been clear after the first year it was not going to work given the strong preference for Jo Harten (which of course the late introduction of the super shot exacerbated further). A release on contract could have been contemplated then. There is no question that KA should have been the GA. I think coaching decisions and issues at the defence end are reflected in the Giant’s season outcome.
There is no question that CBass is well up the list of top GS in the world. It is incredulous that this does not earn her a starting GS in SSN. I applaud her courageous decision to go to Magic and see it as a positive for her, aus netball (our GS is playing against the NZ style after years of playing ‘against the rest of the world defence’) and also for NZ netball.TullyParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 11:09 amPost count: 1781
Had Giants been performing then the discussion would be different. They didn’t. They came 6th. How many games did they win? Was CBass on court in those wins? How many losses did she take the court in?
The game in Cairns showed that the Giants were going to do anything but put Bassett on court. Hay is injured and Austin whilst playing well was not shooting well. So the logical move was Austin to WA and Bassett on. However, they moved Parmenter to her 3rd position (by far) of WA and played Manu’a at WD. They moved their strengths to not play Bassett.mcleodParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 12:22 pmPost count: 1711
I got the feeling that Julie F, was happy to lose games, by making sure CBass sat on the bench.
There were games where Harten was shocking, but nope she must be on court.Netballcrazy1ParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 12:38 pmPost count: 2354
Yeah that game where Parmenter moved to WA where Bassett easily could’ve come on at GS, shocked me. We knew things were bad but that really explained the situation in a nutshellJRParticipantOctober 9, 2020 at 12:44 pmPost count: 1674
There’s an article on the 9 network’s website – I can’t add hyperlink articles to a post so if you wanna read it, google caitlin basset leaves suncorp super netball for new zealand channel 9Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 10, 2020 at 9:54 amPost count: 20976
Bassett’s form affected by Diamonds duties, says Giants coachIan HarkinModeratorOctober 10, 2020 at 9:56 amPost count: 20976
Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett leaves Suncorp Super Netball for New Zealand stint
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