England Roses 2023/24 Squad

England Roses 2023/24 Squad2023-05-31T20:33:43+10:00
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  • Avatar photoIan Harkin
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      George Fisher is there. So is Sasha Glasgow… 🙁

      https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/vitality-roses-confirmed-for-2023-24-programme

      al_ex
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        Crazy that Glasgow has made herself available for Roses selection but wasn’t picked for NWC. I assumed she was going to focus on the Diamonds.

        Avatar photoIan Harkin
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          Diamonds should have picked her in the long squad, but maybe she told them she didn’t want to. It’s madness if she was available for the WC and England didn’t pick her.

          I don’t know. I’m just a bit sick of these athletes that Australia has trained, they’ve come up through the Aus pathway the whole time, then they go and play for a country that they’ve had nothing to do with netball wise. In the press release, Jess Thirlby said “it’s exciting to know that our programme and the Roses are attracting the world’s best players.” It’s just like they’re a club team signing an overseas import. :unsure:

          thunder123
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            I agree completely Ian. She played WYC for Australia too.
            What happens when/if SSN introduces an import cap per side? Where does she stand then.

            Also, I can understand why she wasn’t selected for World Cup. She would barely know any of the players and would have minimal lead in time as fever will probably go deep into finals

            D-fencr
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              I would feel a bit strange about that Glasgow selection as an England fan. Same with McDonald and Pitman, to be honest. I know we have JLP in the Diamonds when she could have represented NZ but I don’t know if that’s exactly the same situation.

              I can understand why Glasgow would make herself available if she thinks there’s little chance of making the Diamonds. Why cut herself off from playing international netball if she has this option on the table? I don’t think it’s likely she would get picked for Australia for a few reasons. So I totally get it.

              sami j
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                As an Aussie and a Glasgow fan I’m a bit sad to see her named for England. I honestly don’t know if she’d get more court time with England than Aus, England seem to have a lot of impressive young shooters coming through the ranks but I guess we will see.

                Fluffy
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                  @ian on the converse, I’m not a fan of Aussie imports blocking a pathway for English athletes – maybe 10 years ago when we didn’t have any depth there was a reason for it, but not now! Lois Pearson has been an absolute gun for Thunder this year and imho deserves the place – good to see Scholes and Thacker making the cut tho.

                  Fluffy
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                    Great to see Neil and Pechova in the mix as well.

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                    netballgirl
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                      Happy for Glasgow!! She’ll probably make her first appearance at the quad series.
                      I think they made the right choice not selecting her for World Cup, she hasn’t been in the roses system and has not had time to work on combinations.

                      netballgirl
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                        Also did Elle McDonald and Glasgow play at the tbirds together? Could me a figure combo in the making.

                        Avatar photoIan Harkin
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                          Glasgow went to WA in 2021 when McDonald joined Tbirds. Glasgow did play quite a bit with Pitman though!

                          Funny, we’ve got three Aussies in the England team and they’ve all played for Tbirds in recent years.

                          greenasgxld
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                            I don’t think it’s a bad thing that Glasgow has opted for England tbh. If I was eligible for another country and wanted to play international netball then I would explore it too ??‍♀️.

                            And it’s not like the younger England shooters are being blocked by her – there are many in the Roses and Futures squads. They could end up outperforming her, who knows?

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                              Jade Clarke on Instagram confirming that she’s not retiring. So it looks like they’ve done it for her.

                              Nettyhel
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                                Completely agree with you Ian :negative:

                                Fluffy
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                                  Jade is all class – shame the NGB isn’t.

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