Silver Ferns WC squad predictions

Silver Ferns WC squad predictions2023-05-09T22:49:09+10:00
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  • TB
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      Have to wonder how DNT feels about Souness playing WA all season? Like mentioned above, DNT invested quite a bit of time into developing Souness C game.

      Netballfan1
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        Does anyone know how long the squad naming will take? I have an appointment at 1 but tempted to ask if it can start ten mins later

        Baller
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          The names will be read out quite quickly then DNT will probably give an explanation plus some interviews. That’s what happened last WC. The show is 1 hour long.

          Netballfan1
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            Perfect! And the names are the first thing read out?

            Maryann
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              So the bulk of the players were phoned at 9am this morning. On the TV interview earlier today Noels said a few had already been told so they were present for media at 1pm.
              There’s quite a process today after the phone calls where feedback is provided and person to person discussions – players can have a support person with them.

              Avatar photoIan Harkin
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                TEAM:

                Shooters
                Grace Nweke
                Ameliaranne Ekenasio
                Maia Wilson
                Te Paea Selby-Rickit

                Midcourters
                Gina Crampton
                Kate Heffernan
                Maddy Gordon
                Whitney Souness

                Defenders
                Jane Watson
                Kelly Jury
                Karin Burger
                Phoenix Karaka

                RESERVES:
                Tiana Metuarau
                Mila Reuelu-Buchanan
                Sulu Fitzpatrick

                silverferns1
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                  so confused on how Peta didn’t even make the reserves???

                  TB
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                    Disappointed that Toeava didn’t make this team or even the reserves.
                    However I do like the makeup of this team! I’m backing them for gold. In saying that, I feel DNT may get a fair bit of backlash if they don’t go all the way.

                    WeWood
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                      I felt if Peta wasn’t in the 12 she wasn’t going to make the reserves either because she’s a specialist.

                      mcleod
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                        Peta was never a option, 2 WA’s were never going to the WC.

                        Netballfan1
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                          Bang on for my most recent prediction of the 12, but got the 3 reserves wrong apart from picking MRB

                          Netballfan1
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                            Also McLeod without being present for the conversations I don’t know that any of us can say whether a player was ‘never an option’ in the selectors eyes. It’s very dismissive of other people to phrase it like that

                            mcleod
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                              2 specialist WA’s was never a option, Noel’s explains that in her interview.
                              “The work load of 8 games in 10 days” does not allow for it.
                              The need to have more options at C/WA/WD is the reason.

                              Netballfan1
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                                I’ve seen the interview, she never said it wasn’t an option. She just reasoned why they chose players other the Peta, and that the midcourt was hotly contested

                                silverferns1
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                                  told you all that the Ferns should’ve just stuck with 3 shooters in the 12. No matter how bad the shooters are playing you will only see 3 max take court (we have only seen 2 shooters in the past 3 crunch games). And said this from the start: TOEAVA MUST BE IN THE SIDE. Crampton doesn’t perform her usual self under pressure (think back to the 2022&2023 ANZP grand finals).

                                  the make up of the team should of been 3 shooters, 5 middies, 4 defenders.

                                  Sadly this team lacked X-FACTOR

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