NZChampionParticipantJune 19, 2022 at 1:25 pmPost count: 459
Someone mentioned Crampton, Saunders, Poi and Gordan. I love this combo. Poi connects so well with the Ferns attackers. She understands Maia and where she wants the ball. Gordan is just explosive and attacks so well. Crampton and Saunders are the experience needed.
Shooters Maia, Mes, Tiana and TP. If TP isn’t fit enough, Nweke. I don’t think Eke is going to make it in time. We have to continue with the moving circle. It’s doing the hard yards for one goal, but with a excellent attacking plan we have shown it can work.
Defenders Jury and Kristiana are hands down starters. The combination and communication is too strong after one season together. I’m not sure if Noels will like the one on one style they use. Because it rattled every GA in our comp. None of them were ready for that, except maybe Magic with their experienced shooters. Then add in Karaka and Temu. Karaka will is a great GK, just hasn’t had the chance recently to show that. Maybe once or twice this year. Her versatility will be valued and her random pickups she always manages to get. Her combo with Sulu has gone sour. So I’m not counting her performances with Sulu. Temu well she has been nothing but outstanding. No international experience at all, but has x factor just waiting to be exposed.Ian HarkinModeratorJune 19, 2022 at 3:54 pmPost count: 15842WeWoodParticipantJune 19, 2022 at 5:58 pmPost count: 531
‘Potential’ team from RNZ article:
Ameliaranne Ekenasio* (Bailey Mes if Ekenasio doesn’t meet fitness requirements)
Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Mila Reuelu-Buchanan, Kate BurleyRMBParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 1:39 pmPost count: 181
sadly hear Dame Noeline admit gold is very unlikely to happen, still cant wait to see who she selects and see the girls in black out theremcleodParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 1:52 pmPost count: 1478
I’ve never heard a ferns coach say that unlikely to make the final.
Silly thing to say,blondebombParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 3:00 pmPost count: 41
Haha thats an old tactic, trying to play the underdog game to put the pressure on other teams and lower everyone’s expectations so the pressure is less on the SF.TBParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 4:02 pmPost count: 754WeWoodParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 5:13 pmPost count: 531
I think we’ll make the medal games no worries, but I don’t think we have the fit personnel available who can last 60 mins against the Diamonds, Roses or Sunshine Girls. Good for a half, but not grinding out a full game.NesianParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 7:42 pmPost count: 258
I have heard there are quite a few trialists are not there due to sickness, I was told none of the Pulse players are there. It might just be survival of the fittest.NateParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 7:51 pmPost count: 367NesianParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 8:16 pmPost count: 258WeWoodParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 10:48 pmPost count: 531NateParticipantJune 20, 2022 at 10:55 pmPost count: 367
@wewood, I agree but SF might be able to pip Jamaica with a strong midcourt pressure for Bronze.
@nesian that’s would suck at least 3 Pulse players I’d have in my SF team, but hopefully something comes right and either they can trial at some stage or at least take their ANZP and fitness tests for that. Keep those ears up for any further info you hear around lol
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