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  • NB12
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    They may be looking to use Wood at WA. I think they have taken Braz for the C option, hoping to see Price get a bit of time there too.

    I would like to see Proud too.

    nanator
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    I think a Midcourt of Price, Brazill and Watson is going to start. You have Price and Brazill as C options – the fourth test of the 2019 CC series really showed Brazill’s leadership and control. Hadley as utility player that can slip in any of the three positions needed is perfect.

    Although Proud is the better utility option, I think Hadleys experience in the Diamonds and connections will be very useful in this series with so many new faces coming in the squad.

    al_ex
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    I have absolutely no idea how Moloney made the touring squad after her season. She shouldn’t have even been in the wider Diamonds squad. Obviously her connection with Watson is valuable, but they haven’t delivered internationally as a combination. The only way I can see her making good impact is if they use her as a WD, she’s very strong there and offers something different from Brazill.

    I am a big Hadley fan but if one of the Swifts midcourters were to be chosen I would absolutely choose Proud. She’s really held up that midcourt since she came back from ACL surgery in my opinion. Surely she’s one of the best midcourters ever to not play Internationally? So disappointing that she hasn’t gotten an opportunity, and perhaps never will.

    Netballcrazy1
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    100% agree with all of that @al_ex
    There is only so far combinations that should be able to take you, not that the Moloney/Watson combination has ever been that great on the international stage, how Moloney even made the squad confuses me. Proud’s omission is so disappointing and I think her form means she more than deserves a chance over Moloney or Proud. Again, WA cover seems very light to me when you consider four of the five middies have spent more time at WD than WA (over the past few SSN seasons).

    Ian Harkin
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    I would have Proud over Hadley every time. And she was outstanding in the grand final against Price. Seriously don’t know what she has to do.

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    NB12
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    Great defence selections, Weston able to cover WD as well.

    I hope all 15 players get court time, it’s a big step up for Aryang and Dwyer but they are both very mature for their age. I have been particularly impressed with Aryang’s safe play bringing the ball through the court.

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    I like this squad generally. Yes a bit more WA coverage would be good.
    Sad for those that missed out. Charles, Antiss, Proud and Parmy – all had great Seasons.
    I think there is enough scope to give Dwyer and Aryang a go mixed with the experience around them.
    While I agree its great to have know combinations I think players at this level need to be able to adjust to others around them and perform with others.
    All the best to Stacey, Nicole and the team! :good:

    JR
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    I would have picked Proud over Moloney. Proud was great this year, and Moloney wasn’t. She hasn’t played WD (her best position) in SSN for a long time. And with Watson’s injury, there’s no guarantee that Watson be on the court much, so this pairing now is not crucial. Proud can play C and WA, Moloney is not great at WA, not enough play making and drive IMO.

    al_ex
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    I’m a bit confused why they included Watson for this series. Everyone knows she’s going to walk back into the WA bib, wouldn’t it be better for her to continue her rehab in Melbourne and give other midcourters opportunities before CWG? Proud and Parmenter (and their connections with Hadley/Price) might have brought great impact but we won’t be able to see it now before Birmingham.

    JR
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    Just got a message from the Vixens on FB that Liz is back…she looks super super fit (assuming the photos are of a very very recent training session and not stock photos).

    al_ex
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    I guess the question now is who people would want to see in the 12 and in the 7. To be honest I’d like to see all 15 players on court considering how little international exposure many of them, have, but if Australia were to make the final and play with their best line-up I think I’d choose the following.

    Shooters: Koenen, Wood, Garbin, Bueta
    Midcourters: Watson, Hadley, Price, Brazill
    Defenders: Bruce, Klau, Aryang, Turner

    I’d like to see the defensive circles used as club combinations. Bruce/Aryang and Klau/Turner both bring something different, but in my opinion they’re both excellent combinations and are better together than they are apart. I think I’d go with the following 7:

    Koenen
    Wood
    Watson
    Hadley
    Brazill
    Aryang
    Bruce

    A frontline that won’t commit too many turnovers and a defensive line that should be able to stay low on penalties with international umpiring.

    TB
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    I wonder if it’s just a clash of dominance, having both Watson and Proud in the team? They are both WA/C players, and both very dominant. Maybe they don’t gell together? I would have loved to have seen them paired together.

    They’ve gone for a very heavy defensive midcourt. As someone mentioned on here, maybe Wood or Bueta, are the backups for WA.

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