Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 17, 2019 at 2:32 pmPost count: 489
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After an exciting and busy four-year cycle, Jo Harten and Geva Mentor have announced that they will be taking a six-month break from the full-time Roses programme 🌹
— England Netball 🌹 (@EnglandNetball) October 17, 2019Ian HarkinModeratorOctober 17, 2019 at 2:46 pmPost count: 489mcleodParticipantOctober 17, 2019 at 5:26 pmPost count: 28
Seriously if I was a England supporter, I’d be super pissed off.
Harten seems to play for England when she feels like it.
If NZ send their best possible team to the Nations cup. I’d expect them to beat England by 20+.
Club or country is taking over. Mentor will prob play in NZ for the Pies in December instead.NettylifeParticipantOctober 17, 2019 at 8:06 pmPost count: 8
Good on Geva, Jo and Serena for recognising they need some time out, and they have been amazing and proud members of the Roses for such a long time they really deserve it! I don’t think anyone has the right to judge them for that.
It’s the start of a new 4 year cycle so a great time to give the young up and comers a chance. I wonder if any other players will be taking a time out?JamesParticipantOctober 17, 2019 at 8:11 pmPost count: 11
Younger players will get in the squad but I think Dunn, Clarke and EBC will play GS, C & GK so not much change
Hopefully Panagarry gets a lot of game time and I’d like to see more Fran WilliamsFluffyParticipantOctober 18, 2019 at 10:39 amPost count: 20
There’s only so much wear and tear that players can take before their performances start to drop – Harten’s already carrying a knee injury, Serena’s had glandular fever and Geva’s one of the older players who has had physical issues in the past. Good on them for recognising hey need to recuperate, and for once EN for doing what’s right for the players. If NZ beats us by so many (still not sure it’s 100% certain, either), then fair enough – we need to build more strength in depth and if we break these key players, we’d have to replace them anyway.
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