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      Dwan has absolutely blown me away with how much work she just did in that game

      Considering she’s shared GA with Moore and had much less pressure to add to the scoreboard this season

      Even last season at TBirds we saw her go to the bench most super shot periods to bring on the two talls

      To play out a whole game and be the primary scorer whilst also doing a mountain of work off the second pass is incredible

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        Strongly agreee

        Real lack of gratitude and hype for RAG from thunderbirds fans on Facebook

        Potentially because to the insane number of stars in that team
        Wilson sterling humphrey Garret Williams Horjus

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          It has been bizarre the reaction to bulley and the blame on the players

          As horrible as it is bulley was not spoken of very highly before all this and didn’t have a great record of players improving under her or a good win loss record

          All of a sudden now all the blame is on the players

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            The amount of injuries this season is really showing the amount of talent there is

            You have the lightning defensive end all three players very worthy of a starting position

            You have eddy manix lambden Weston and Ellis all worthy of starting positions in vixens defence end

            You have Sinclair jok Glasgow and Caldwell all worthy of starting Ga or Gs positions

            Lots of tough decisions you’d have to imagine some of these players will look at where they can find more minutes/ a starting position if they are benched when players return from injuries

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              https://nit.com.au/02-12-2023/8893/noongar-netballer-donnell-wallam-proved-to-be-innocent-party-behind-gina-rineharts-withdrawal-of-multi-million-dollar-netball-Australia-sponsorship-offer#:~:text=Wallam%20had%20reportedly%20been%20uncomfortable,have%20on%20First%20Nations%20people.

              This linked article goes on to explain more details around wallam s controversy with the diamonds

              I feel a lot of people are jumping to blame the players because of the controversy with wallam. Before bulley was axed she was not seen as one of the best coaches regularly being criticised by commentators and people on social media. Now that she’s gone everyone’s jumping to blame the players which has been categorically denied

              Also they very clearly played much better with a new coach. A team is only as good as it’s leadership and with Rav being out for weeks and a confidence lacking coach how are the girls meant to put out consistent performances

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                Fever started both this season and last season with a winning streak and then went on to waiver in the second half of the season

                Feels like other teams are learning and adapting to beat fever and fever are maybe relying on their typical gameplay (which is usually very strong)

                I thought they really lacked in defending wallam on the super shot (dwan was far less accurate) And relied on Fowler too much for shooting and weren’t getting the needed rebounds maybe Wilkinson could’ve helped with more rebounds?

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                  Lots of criticism of the umpire in that first half took me a bit by surprise

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                    Frantic scrap for rebounds in the last few minutes of third quarter resulted in Jenner passing the ball from the rebound to midcourt and running on to catch her own pass

                    No one seemed to notice it but very fun play to watch

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                      That Held Ball!!!! Very controversial game defining call

                      Ervin the better lightning gk on court not sure why she had so much time on the bench

                      Lightning have a super powered defensive trio wondering how you choose who takes the court

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                        A lot of the negative talking points this season have been around the shooting circle imo . Defenders have excelled with hinchliffe Ervin Jenner Aryang Ellis mannix and more all improving their games

                        With SWJ out and the issues in firebirds camp it’ll be interesting to see what happens with shooting circles going forward
                        We have swifts who have lost a shooter
                        Wallam seems to want out of the firebirds
                        Batten and Dwyer combo has had a lot of doubts this season. Harten looking like she’d make a great coach soon
                        Jok not getting a contract and then playing amazingly
                        RAG nearing retirement (potentially)

                        A lot of potential changes in the shooting circles could come up soon
                        Could the likes of a nweke or a Bueta come in to a lineup somewhere soon and change a teams performance drastically

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                          in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 9 #1373839

                          Firebirds need to start looking at next season and what change they need to make
                          A new midcourter to replace Rav and a new defender if they ain’t gonna give shearer any minutes, or commit to shearer and start giving her court time

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                            in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 9 #1373829

                            Great game

                            A lot of unnecessary booing especially considering the physicality coming from JLP and Sligar

                            Don’t get me wrong I love JLP but to hear the giants crowd boo every call whilst JLP is consistently hip and shouldering Gardner is dissapointing

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                              in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 9 #1373759

                              Cracking game so far

                              Absolutely loving the mic coverage of Dan Ryan’s coaching it’s awesome

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                                RBD being excluded is unreal she is sitting at similiar stars to garret whilst playing in a new and inexperienced defensive lineup garret has the likes of sterling and Wilson to apply pressure and create confusion which makes gains much easier, garret didn’t impress majorly when she debuted last year
                                Particularly after last year RBD being a reserve for WC,

                                Also garbin Austin Mundy Moloney Weston and mannix (invited) is kinda crazy for the vixens very impressive

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                                  in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 8 #1373154

                                  I don’t think there’s any type of requirement that the 11th player is forced to be apart of the diamonds squad they just had to be eligible for selection

                                  Mavs and Jok should not be in trouble if Jok chooses not to go to diamonds

                                  Also Diamonds shouldn’t be contracting Jok for the sole reason of keeping her away from Jamaica

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