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Bluebird2021-11-24T12:09:58+10:00

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    Still confused as to why Thirlby got the job over Greenway. Feels like it will be Harten, Housby and Haythornthwaite that will get England over the line, not because the head coach is making great strategic choices.

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    She might have chosen not to trial for this series. I was under the impression that she turned down playing VNSL 2021 offers,but was planning on playing in 2022 and would have ability to trial through the pathway used by other players, such as Usoro-Brown.

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    Magic have already tried the bringing on local talent/inexperienced shooters. They really haven’t got the time to go back to that if they want to attract a better grade of player. Look how Crampton jumped the Steel ship after years of wrong shooters. CBass for Magic could have been great but Kara rarely played, and defence was made up of 3 GK. The whole team needs a clear out and rebuild. If CBass isn’t staying then they need another experienced strike shooter and I’m not sure there is one available, so they may well need to import one. Either look to VNSL (Cardwell) or someone fed up of bench sitting in SSN (Proscovia). Getting Mes as the other shooting partner would also work.

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    She’s probably going to play for Team Bath. This might be why Team Bath still haven’t announced their squad.

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    I wish Thirby’s phone line had died. Why make Parsons entry onto the court more difficult by changing another player at the same time? And that line up for the third quarter, utterly stupid and took far too long to change. You could tell in that 4th quarter the Roses morale had gone.

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    I wondered about Josh Bowring. I assumed he was NZ based so was surprised he wasn’t available. However, I think the umpires did as Storm Purvis predicted. They went over their game to see why the penalty stats were so loaded in NZ favour. Overall I think they’ve done a good job, except for the Watson shoves.

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    Oh, and its about time the umpires started noticing Watson shoving Fisher to the floor. Two very obvious shoves and umpires ignored it. Not impressed.

    The Wilson shoving thing. Assume as its before the C pass the only thing the Umpire can do us issue a warning/caution?

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    I think its just a reverse of the WC. England and Australia just weren’t used to NZ style/zone anymore. I’d say this Ferns squad isn’t used to the tough man on man marking. Don’t forget you’re playing without the “fossils”.

    England could have won that, but no a ridiculous unnecessary change.

    Once Guthrie was off injured I would have liked Oyesola back on at WD.

    Saunders and Crampton…
    I think the problem is that they’ve played for so long together they’ve developed bad habits and become too predictable. I think Saunders Will definitely benefit from playing with a whole new attack line up next season.

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    Best for Venter, she’s going to get far more court time in one VNSL season than she got in her entire two years in SSN.

    I hope Sky broadcast a Saracens v Pulse game.

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    Same for me. An actual WA at WA. And Cardwell not at GA…. Ever again.

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    I dont see what the problem with SDL shooting action is. In my eyes it’s very similar to Thwaites.

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    Anyone else notice that for a lot of the 4th qtr, that with the exception of Malcom and Guthrie it was the England U21 WYC 2017 squad?

    Both Roses and Ferns U21 WYC 2017 players are getting international court time now. Diamonds…. Not so much. Some aren’t even getting SSN court time.

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    Anyone else feel Surrey Storm are underwhelming? I don’t know what the set up is there but they need to change it. Mikki Austin doing everything isn’t working.

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    CB98 I don’t rate Thirlby, so no I don’t think she’s learnt from the last series that we need more specialist WA.

    Pity England didn’t pay for Burgess to be out there as an umpire. Would have been much fairer, and useful for the Ferns.

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    I dont think imports are a huge problem for SSN, I think it only being 8 clubs is the problem. Australia has the players to have a 10 club league.

    As for UK import rule, I find the not in the same third is not perfect. It makes it more likely they will be GS and GK. I’m assuming that London Pulse have some sort of exemption for their SA players to be on court together this year. I hope so because it’s better for world netball but it’s also better for the competition in the league.

    VNSL could do a lot more bringing in top players from other nations but our visa system makes it impossible for those nations outside the top 12. Which is a great shame because a couple of Zimbabwe players deserve a spot.

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