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Australia beat England to win Quad Series as Roses ‘ran out of steam’KwkiwiParticipantJanuary 20, 2022 at 6:03 pmPost count: 185
Well done to the Aussies on winning the quad cup. Thought the roses would come closer. Definitely would have with Harten there. Not sure why Thirlby didn’t play Clark at centre and move Guthrie to WD. Buena was unstoppable. Incredible shooting % by wood and Bueta. The Ferns have a fair bit of work ahead of them. Wish netball would have best of three series. Not enough netball!scottyParticipantJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:30 pmPost count: 11
It’s pretty obvious that the person who needs to ‘take learnings’, is the coach, who made totally the wrong changes… Suppose she could be talking about her own learnings, i.e. needs Jade’s level headed experience and game changing ability at crucial times rather than dabbling with Malcolm, and when it was obvious that SDL played a significant part in turning the previous match to a draw with her movement and precision, why leave her out of the lineup? And Guthrie is a better WD than Cobden so why was she off the court when badly needed in q4. And Eboni too slow, not fit enough yet for the amazing, slippery Bueta…pity Fran Williams ia injured.
Thought Jess looked shell shocked at the melt down she’d caused, so don’t blame the players … Malcolm is great at national level and at lesser matches internationally, but though she’s a ‘jack of all trades’,( C, Wd,WA,) she’s a master of none, specifically WA in this case.
Hats off to Australia.PICASSO123ParticipantJanuary 20, 2022 at 9:44 pmPost count: 172
I’ll have to stop you there on your comment about Malcolm. Yes, I would agree that Malcolm is not very effective at WA and C, however she masters the WD position as that is the position she plays the most throughout her career.
On the other hand, I think Mentor needed to stay on court. I felt like Guscoth was the one that needed substitution with Francis-Bayman. She was giving away too many penalties as her fatigue started to creep in. Housby and Cardwell needed to swap positions as well once the Diamonds was on a run.
Regards to umpires, I think some of the calls were questionable especially that push Guthrie did against Brazill and no call was made.FluffyParticipantJanuary 20, 2022 at 9:47 pmPost count: 203
@Scotty I think that’s a bit harsh on Jess- yes the meltdown was horrific, and we could probably have done better with other players on the court, but look at it another way – the changes told her how players perform under intense pressure and will have aided her selection choices moving forwards. Better to do it here than in the CWG final. It wasn’t pretty to watch but let’s hope she’s learned and will make the necessary amendments. Well done to England for contesting so closely for so much of the game – and Bueta was simply unstoppable. Marinkovich used her subs really cleverly and Brazill and Hadley were simply unstoppable: it’s the best I’ve seen Hadley ever play. I’m giving the Roses a 7/10 for yesterday’s game, but am not feeling depressed about their performance overall. Let’s face it, they beat NZ again and we now almost expect that to happen: that’a huge step change. And our shooters now regularly shoot at 80-90% – ten years ago, they were in the 40s and 50s!Ian HarkinModeratorJanuary 21, 2022 at 12:27 amPost count: 21486
It’s not like the team was in front and lost because of the changes. Australia had already taken the lead when most of the changes happened and rightly or wrongly she was obviously trying to reverse the momentum. It clearly didn’t work, and some of the changes were questionable, but that’s the way it goes.Ian HarkinModeratorJanuary 21, 2022 at 12:53 amPost count: 21486Shooter TamaraParticipantJanuary 21, 2022 at 6:46 pmPost count: 54
Totally agree with the comments on Malcolm, I know they tried her in multiple positions, even WA,seems they tried that with Jade Clarke at times and same result, which seems a problem with England, they only seem to have Nat, For me Malcolm seems to just float around, probably more defensive, not great at feeding the circle either, surely Guthrie is the answer in C, Francis Bayman was v good at WD in SSN, this past year, so there’s another option for WD, how many shooters do they take 4?, tough call there Housby and Harten, probably Cardwell, then a toss up!
As for Australia Bueta so good, great replacement for Bassett, this one can move and take ball!!
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