TBParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 12:18 amPost count: 117
It seems like it’s still backfiring on them, by keeping her.
With Julie Fitz lineup, they should be making finals. Having a Swifts/Giants GF should be a reality IMO. Briony Ackle has been in the role for a shorter time, and has made huge improvements to the Swifts.al_exParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 12:28 amPost count: 440
Without Julie Fitzgerald, there is no lineup. Some of her decisions have become more questionable in recent years, but she still commands extraordinary loyalty from her players. If she is fired, I would expect that all the talent she brought in from out of state (and country) and retirement would leave. That’s Harten, Price, Brandley and Manu’a. It may seem extreme, but Green and Pettitt were the only Swifts who survived the Beehag era. Giants have a good base of NSW talent, but even if they kept CBass I don’t think they’d make finals without those players. Bassett/Austin/O’Brien/Hay/Parmenter/McDonell/Poolman is not going to make a grand final.ahdzParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 12:56 amPost count: 27
As a Magic fan, yes! I think our lineup has struggled the last few years and we need a senior shooter to assist with the development of the younger players. I also don’t think it’ll backfire in internationals either, though CBass would get used to Kiwi defenders Taurua is smart enough to be able to cope. I really hope she does go to the Magic, it’s traditional (albeit NZ style) netball where she’d be an absolute beast for us under the hoop. We’ve had a few Aussies come across but none of this caliber, with all due respect to them of course. Hopefully she can bring her pets across and they can have a happy life in the Waikato lolmcleodParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 3:01 amPost count: 506
If and big IF, CBass plays for the Magic, they will win games.
But if Magic people don’t want her, and are happy to have 60% shooters, then fine prepare to lose most if not all gamesJinxiboParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 5:21 amPost count: 380
Mcleod ouch that hurt. CBass or 60% shooting hmm
AHDZ, if only it were just about the pets…
I do want a strong shooter
I guess in the back of my mind I’m still remembering the hullabaloo when DNT became coach of the ferns. All the comments about it not being right that she would know all of her strengths, weaknesses and training plans. Isn’t this just the same?
TB I understand what you’re saying about it being a compliment but I don’t believe joining ANZP would be her first choice. That’s why I’m not convinced she’ll sign with Magic
(Happy to be proved wrong!)
NesianParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:21 pmPost count: 99
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Just heard from three different players, one of them at the Magic that Bassett is indeed coming.museboyParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:28 pmPost count: 24
Wow. Not doubting your sources but I still can’t believe it!BallerParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:34 pmPost count: 136
I’m surprised! Wouldn’t she lose some sponsorship deals with the move.
If it is true, I fully welcome Bassett to NZ and ANZprem.mcleodParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:37 pmPost count: 506
Nesian is never wrong. So I assume as always it’s correct. Welcome to the best real Netball comp in the world CBassBallerParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:42 pmPost count: 136
Feels like Netball Australia have done a ‘Langman’. Loving the potential for the Magic.al_exParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:46 pmPost count: 440
This is really good for ANZP. Bassett with New Zealand umpiring will be a force if she gets the right support from the players in front of her. Magic saved from being the easy-beats by this move in my opinion.
It will be so interesting to see how this affects her Diamonds chances. What with Constellation Cup being delayed, there are a lot of things for a lot of people to think about.NZChampionParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 1:48 pmPost count: 289
How good is that!!! Nau mai haere mai CBass!!! 😍 Magic turned into contenders just like that!TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 2:54 pmPost count: 419
If it is true, Magic will be title contenders! She is still one of the best GS players in the world. Traditional netball for the win.
I do think she will retire from international netball also.ahdzParticipantSeptember 22, 2020 at 5:24 pmPost count: 27
I’m as happy about this as I was about Taurua getting the Ferns job! I just think there’s no domestic players left that are able to do the job she can and am over the moon lol. If ALM is there as well I think her confidence will be through the roof. What a comp 2021 is going to be!!!
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