Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:16 pmPost count: 2110
Well, that’s the problem @Mcleod, they’ve referenced how the team’s last game in NSW means they now fall under the ‘at risk’ travel population. But then earlier, they referenced how three players went to Northern NSW. So it all seems a bit wishy-washy. Going by the idea that the team couldn’t travel because of their last game, they wouldn’t have even needed to reference the small trip those three players made…Ian HarkinModeratorJune 25, 2021 at 4:20 pmPost count: 12946
Wow, I don’t know who or what to believe right now, but I know this doesn’t look good…
Hi Green Army 💚 We are devastated that Sunday’s game has to be cancelled as the Melbourne Vixens have refused to travel to Perth for our fixture at RAC Arena.
— West Coast Fever (@WestCoastFever) June 25, 2021Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:24 pmPost count: 2110
Well, that’s the problem @Mcleod, they’ve referenced how the team’s last game in NSW means they now fall under the ‘at risk’ travel population. But then earlier, they referenced how three players went to Northern NSW last week during the bye. So it all seems a bit wishy-washy. Going by the idea that the team couldn’t travel because of their last game, they wouldn’t have even needed to reference the small trip those three players made…
The feeling I’m getting is that they would have received the exemption if it was just based on their match travel but because those three players left the QLD hub, those three players were then not allowed to play. From there the question is, did those players being in contact with the rest of the team prevent the exemption or did Vixens flat out refuse to travel without those players, as Fever’s social media team has suggested, and then hoping Fever would be willing to relocate to QLD.
In my opinion, if there was an option for the match to go ahead with full team rosters but with relocation to QLD, Fever should have to make that trip or otherwise forfeit because, in my mind, that is the best option. If this was an option made available but Fever refused then that’s their lack of compromising ability.
Either way, their social media statement was BEYOND unprofessionalTullyParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:29 pmPost count: 1185
Fever saying Vixens decision is not in the best interest of the competition is rather hypocritical given firstly they could go to QLD to play, secondly Vixens have been away from home for a protracted period to keep the competition going and thirdly Fever’s recent behaviour is hardly in the best interests of the competition.
Fever get over yourselves and you start doing what is right to keep the competition going.
Vixens May have made mistakes but even without this side trip the team played 13 days ago in a league sanctioned match in NSW. So Vixens refused to be locked up like Giants who probably only did it because they only found out on arrival.mcleodParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:31 pmPost count: 1231
I find it odd, that it’s cancelled. Surely they could play a different date. Or is the poo about to hit the fan as they say.
The Pulse v Tactix game is delayed a couple days at this stage.Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:33 pmPost count: 2110
Fever definitely not balancing out the interests of the competition, and really, being a bit selfish. Some teams haven’t been home for weeks now.mcleodParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:39 pmPost count: 1231
So the Western Bulldogs are playing a AFL game in Perth on Sunday. Have they been in Sydney in the last 14 days?????Ian HarkinModeratorJune 25, 2021 at 4:44 pmPost count: 12946sami jParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:46 pmPost count: 80
This whole situation is a mess, I wonder if the league is considering a hub again especially given how strict and bizarre the wa government ismcleodParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:49 pmPost count: 1231
Fever prob be playing in Qld next week anyway, it’s not like their game against the Swifts will be held in Sydney.TullyParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:50 pmPost count: 1185
So the WA border is open to Victorians? Because if Vixens were to promote two squad members and a development player they would choose Samason and two who are in Melbourne. Otherwise they don’t have access to the additional players they are being told to select. Now if the border is open to Victorians but not 3 players who went to Byron Bay then that is ridiculous. Has there been covid more recently in Byron Bay or melbourne?
Vixens have made mistakes here. But they have been on the road for months. Why couldn’t Fever go to QLD?Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 4:51 pmPost count: 2110
Yep, that’s what I said probably happened.
It’s pretty simple, Fever wanted the easy match and to stay in WA. Vixens didn’t want to play without three integral players. SSN wanted the match to go ahead but Fever refused to budge.
I don’t know how to feel, who’s forfeit is this? You could see it as Vixens refusing to play with a weakened team. On the other hand, it was in the best interests of the league and Vixens to have a high-quality match in QLD and I think I’m leaning more towards that side of things and that Fever are being selfish really. Vixens have sacrificed a lot over the last two season due to COVID, Fever should’ve gotten over themselves and travelled.
ALSO how dare they post that statement on social media when they ALSO REFUSED to travel.mcleodParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 5:02 pmPost count: 1231
This could get messy. Fever coach is the Diamonds coach, Bruce could end up being Diamonds captain. Tension in the air I’d saynetballmumParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 5:17 pmPost count: 73
WA border is still shut to Victoria, so the training partners in Melbourne couldn’t have travelled to WA without an exemption.
The situation is ridiculous – why do the AFL get exemptions but not SSN? Test the players who they are concerned about and keep them in the bubble whilst they are in WA or Fever should travel.
Vixens & Magpies have both played home games to empty / near empty stadiums away from home and been away from home for roughly 6 weeks after 8 hours notice to keep the competition going. The idea of “just recruit 2 players and upgrade a training partner” on Friday to play Sunday is laughable – maybe Fever should lend them a couple (Bruce & Fowler for example) to even things up!TullyParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 5:35 pmPost count: 1185
Not only is the idea of recruiting a development player and upgrading a couple of TPs at short notice laughable, if borders are closed to Victoria then it’s impossible. Vixens don’t have that many players in QLD as they relocated there at such short notice originally. Unless the WA government was going to provide exemptions to players who have been in Melbourne but not 3 players who happen to be Diamonds who were in far less covid exposed Byron Bay?
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