mcleodParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 6:12 amPost count: 1149
Again MIQ spots for sports teams are always available in NZ, not sure why people are not understanding this.
And for HBHP to blame Poi for the Tactix failings, what rubbish. The inept shooting was what cost them winning the final,
and then the dreadful not wanting to shoot from Te Paea in the loss to the Steel when, they let them score the last 7 goals.
Poi is fantastic in a moving shooting circle, Tactix need something different, as I feel Bird and TP are not the answer.al_exParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 6:26 amPost count: 965
I agree with mcleod. Obviously there is more depth in the midcourt than the shooting end, but I don’t understand how TPSR can get selected for the Ferns and Poi is kicked out because of the Tactix attack end having issues. It was the shooting end who were having issues 90% of the time. Especially when you consider that Poi had such impact during CC, she and Ekenasio pretty much won NZL the series in the last games.NZChampionParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 6:44 amPost count: 443
Yeah agree with that mcleod. Poi will prove herself in the SF environment just watch.
I think Tactix should go for either Falkner, Mes or Hume. I think TP needs to go back to GS. I think either Samon or Pedersen needs to go as well. Also a GK, maybe Miss F, move Watson, Burger and Elley up court. Poi to WA.mcleodParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 6:51 amPost count: 1149
Yip Poi comes on during the #rd Q of game 3 of the Con Cup, the mid court before that was slow and missing chances to pass to Maia. Kimi cames on and boom ball goes straight into the moving GS.minkieParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 8:06 amPost count: 183
Thought Ellie was great this season, admittedly not her first few games but I’d rather have seen Ellie picked over TP.
Poi will get her chance.mcleodParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 8:41 amPost count: 1149
Yip TP lucky to get in. 65% should not make itminkieParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 8:48 amPost count: 183
Percentage but also her body language
Sure she might appear to be like that but it doesn’t take a rocket science to see she’s just not fired up enough, if she’s passionate she hides it damn well. Anyhoo hope they don’t put all the responsibility on Maia whose clearly not well. Let/make the young girls shineHBHPParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 10:51 amPost count: 42
I wasn’t blaming her for the Tactix failings at all. I was saying that her consistency needs work (as evident by her play this year) which is exactly what Noels said on Inside Netball toomcleodParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 11:20 amPost count: 1149
Kersten had a very inconsistent season, but she waltzed in, just like Heffernan whose turnover rate is far to high.TBParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 11:45 amPost count: 447
Yes some of these selections do not make sense. There must be off-court stuff, that maybe Poi and Souness are not doing?
Nothing against Heffernan, but I do feel she’s benefiting (tailgating) off the great work of Saunders and Tiana. In saying that, I’m not against her being in the squad, she’s an exciting player.
Kersten’s inclusion I feel is unnecessary. I think when you have Sam Winders in there, you don’t need both. I feel like they only needed to select one of them, not both.
I do think TPSR is needed in the Ferns. Her shooting % was crap this season, but her play making skills were superb! The games she didn’t play, Tactix lost by A LOT. She almost single-handedly turned there season around.
There was one game when Bird did not play. I think they only lost that game by a goal or two. Yet when they didn’t have TPSR, they lost by 20 odd points.
I think this speaks volumes about what she can do.BallerParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 11:58 amPost count: 358
Dame Noeline said because they are short in the defensive end she’s put more padding in around players who can cover both centre and wing defence so she can bolster up the defence end when they take the court in internationals.
Explains the Heffernan, Kersten, Gordon, Winders selection.
Still plenty of opportunities to the wider squad to make the 12.BallerParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 11:59 amPost count: 358
Stupid italics otherway around. Quote at the top.WeWoodParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 12:03 pmPost count: 276
The thing with TPSR’s style of play and that shooter-to-shooter work is it works well against the NZ zone but she just won’t get away with Bruce/Weston/Klau.
Ekenasio and Wilson did the shooter to shooter stuff in Con Cup but it was varied – long passes into the circle, quick one-twos closer to the post, beautiful holding of space, other tricky dicky stuff.
TPSR’s stand on one foot and hope for the best will get monstered by a classic Aussie three foot guard.TBParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 2:01 pmPost count: 447
It depends on how DNT runs her combinations. Nweke is NZs version of JFR.
The Steel 2016 team had a front end of JFR TPSR Crampton and Saunders, and were very successful under DNT. That was also back in the old ANZC days, when we use to play Aussie teams.
I’m not in favour of Saunders running C (as I still want Poi there 😬😁). But surely DNT is looking at that combination.
DNT has a way of bringing out the best in players. Im very interested to seeing how she brings Wilson out of her bad form.
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