Ian HarkinModeratorMay 13, 2021 at 3:32 pmPost count: 20425
This is interesting. NZ coaches were asked about the introduction of a 2 point shot last year and had basically the same reaction as Aust coaches – they didn’t want it. Big difference is they weren’t just ignored.
This part in the article is no longer true… “The Suncorp Super Netball Commission is the governing body of the competition and independent from Netball Australia, therefore it has the licence to make decisions that are commercially driven.”
I wonder will that make a difference. Surely the organisation tasked with getting Australia to win major tournaments can’t just continue using gimmicks that lessen those chances.Netballcrazy1ParticipantMay 13, 2021 at 3:40 pmPost count: 2332
Well now that the SSN and NA boards are combining, I have even less hope of them getting rid of the super shot. It is a massive conflict of interest, the members have different priorities for netball in Australia. Very sad, I hate it for netball to be honest. I feel like somehow we’re moving backwards and so many voices are being silenced.
They claim it makes games close, sure it does sometimes, but more often than not, if it is going got have a meaningful impact, it is in making the goal margin bigger.amandalouiseParticipantMay 13, 2021 at 6:41 pmPost count: 84
I so hope you are right Ian! Gimmicks should stay in Fast 5nanatorParticipantMay 13, 2021 at 8:11 pmPost count: 245
I hated the super shot when it first came. I hate it less now.
Cons: Netball is great as it is; why change it? There’s so much skill involved in getting single pointer and treasuring ball. Super shot means bigger risk for either big return or big loss.
Pros: The super shot does make the last five minutes of every quarter more interesting. I think in a close game, teams keep chipping away and it’s all set up for the final quarter. With the supershot you get theatrics which are undeniably entertaining. However, it’s not the netball we’ve grown to love and see on the international stage. Maybe more suitable to a preseason tournament?
Controversial opinion but I say bring back bonus points. I think they create more grit in those last five minutes and create a bit of drama on the points table. Would have been interesting to see their effect this season with Fever starting on -12.
Ian HarkinModeratorMay 13, 2021 at 8:50 pmPost count: 20425
- This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by nanator.
See, personally, I like the longer range shooting (you can’t call it long range shooting), but I just think they should look at other ways of encouraging it. And I hate the way the play can get so messy and disorganised in the last 5 minutes. But when it comes to Australia’s chances at international level, I actually think by far the more damaging rule is the timeout.
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