Ian HarkinModeratorJune 10, 2021 at 8:53 pmPost count: 12847al_exParticipantJune 10, 2021 at 10:56 pmPost count: 982
They really should have signed her over Barkmeyer, even if she hadn’t played netball since her ACL injury. She was the ANL MVP, Barkmeyer has never even played ANL. I guess the Vixens didn’t want to do what the T’Birds did and fake an injury to Stanton or Barkmeyer, it’s a shame for the competition that we don’t get to see more of Samason though.TullyParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 7:22 amPost count: 1178
Very weak and disappointing decision by Vixens. Wondering why they have a GM of high performance when they don’t select based on performance.
Barkmeyer has played a couple of games of ANL. But only one or two and is clearly out of her depth here. I expect Stanton to get the start.
Let’s not tell Ricky Stuart thisJRParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 8:03 amPost count: 1162
I watched Vixens Live last night. Simone was the guest and raved about Rahni. Will be interesting to see if there’s an illness or injury before tomorrow’s game.TullyParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 10:28 amPost count: 1178
She did. But when asked by Chatfield who drops out she was clear they just go with their 10. No questions asked you just go with your 10. The way I see it they have failed to have a difficult conversation with a player. There are reasons other than illness and injury to change the 10. Yes it would be uncomfortable to change but this is a high performance environment.TBParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 12:53 pmPost count: 545
I don’t think it’s fair to say Barkmeyer (or any player) should be dropped due to X Y & Z.
This is not Barkmeyers fault that she has a contract. This is all on the coaches/selectors/management etc. Recruiting the right players is all part of the job. Obviously they made a poor judgement on Samason, in regards to her injuries, if she’ll be ready or not and the risk factors.
I feel like McKinnis has recognised this, and is standing by the 10 who were originally selected.TullyParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 2:09 pmPost count: 1178
I agree that the selectors / management / coaches are responsible which is why I said there should be changes there.
But I disagree that it’s unfair to drop a player. Players get dropped in all sports all the time when they aren’t performing. Why should a netballer be any different? Surely if netball wants to continue to progress into the professional realm then a performance based selection should be a given.
NB12ParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 2:58 pmPost count: 257
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I think this is classy from the Vixens and very good player management. Bringing Samason in isn’t enough to change the fact that Vixens won’t make the finals so why add that pressure to her as being the player that came in for another player to be dropped. And who does she come in for? They would also be acutely aware that their season has also been disrupted and they’ve had to spend a lot of time away from Victoria, so why add extra stress to the mental well-being of the team. And that could very easily happen again at some point.
In saying that, the change could happen later on when there is more game time to review from the players that would be dropped. They have a responsibility to those players to give them another chance and then say hey you haven’t improved on the things we’ve talked about so we have to make a tough decision. At the moment, it’s up to those players to prove to Mckinnis that she’s made the right call for sticking by them.al_exParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 3:38 pmPost count: 982
It’s easy for me to say, but I really don’t think it would have been that bad for Barkmeyer and Stanton to fight in training for the last spot. At the end of the day, those two girls wouldn’t have gotten contracts at any other club. They’re getting paid full time whereas Samason isn’t, and given they’ve been reluctant to stamp authority on their position, it’s probably some healthy competition to up intensity at training. Aside from the fact that it’s a bit like U11s in not putting your best player forward, I also just don’t think this decision is going to do the wonders for player morale that some seem to think it will.TullyParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 4:09 pmPost count: 1178
Vixens need to also look at next year. Barkmeyer and Stanton have had court time in 4 games. They didn’t perform. Ahould they get contracts in 2022? I’d say no. Should Samason get a 2022 contract? Yes. So give her court time now to help prepare for 2022 and also reduce the odds of another club signing her. Otherwise Vixens will be in the same position again in 2022.sami jParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 4:17 pmPost count: 80
I think next year the vixens should drop Stanton and demote Barkmeyer to a training partner so she can play some more VNL, she will be good but probably elevated a year or two too early. Surely Samason gets a contract next year and that final shooting spot should go to more of a specialist ga like Sacha McDonald or Nyah AllenamyrmyParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 4:26 pmPost count: 59
I am hoping they will try and fit Rahni in the team as much as possible. If Barkmeyer , Stanton or even possibly our defenders have a slight sniffle or some soreness they might sit the game out and we can bring Rahni in. If she could play maybe another 3 or 4 games this year would be great.
Maybe a couple of weeks with the pressure off Kaylia and Ruby will benefit them… or maybe they will feel like they need to step up to get to that same level. I think Mwai will be pretty disappointed! They had such a good thing going on.al_exParticipantJune 11, 2021 at 5:08 pmPost count: 982
I think they should get Cosh. She is a traditional GA who also provides very solid WA coverage. They could have used her a lot this year. She’s far safer on the shot than ATN as well. If they can’t lure her over, I’d persevere with Barkmeyer. To contrast Samason they need a faster, play-making GA. They wouldn’t be able to afford more established players like Dwan/Dwyer/Horjus I expect, and realistically Barkmeyer is the next best option. Letherbarrow is better but she’s too similar to Samason.
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