CharlesWB

CharlesWB2022-01-22T18:51:04+10:00

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    Rolling subs in, supershot in.

    Bonus point I hated with a passion.

    I do not care one way or the other regarding extra time, To me a draw is a valid result. My concern is how will extra time fit into Nine’s broadcast schedule?

    Supershot, I hate. Any rule that allows a team to score less goals and still win, does not sit well with me.

    Rolling Subs, I am fine with. THe “shoelace injury” timeout just to substitute players has no place in a professional sport.

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    I for one am happy with this. (Although it does mean I have to scrap plans to end my Foxtel subscription ;-) )

    Finally I will be able to watch in HD! (In rural Qld the main 9 channel via Imparja is not HD! and the SD quality is actually terrible for a a fast moving sport)

    The last time Foxtel had the sport the “product” was great.

    And did I read correctly that there are ancillary programs planned? (like “The netball Show” type of thing)

    9 did very little to promote or grow the reach of the game. I do not remember ever hearing the host of the Sunday Footy Show EVER saying, at the end of their show, “Stay tuned for the Netball, coming up next”. The most basic of promotion really.

    CharlesWB
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    Well as follower of Firebirds media (well, social media and member emails) their media personnel have always been appallingly underwhelming and ill-planned.

    (And no that is not just because I got banned from posting to their FB page! lol)

    CharlesWB
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    Oh geez I have heard rumours / speculation that it’s Rob Wright!!! That would end it for me. Might have to become a Vixens fan… B-)

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    Jinxibo & Fib, Thanks for the info re Beryl. I have not paid as much attention to my netball the last 2 years as I would like.

    CharlesWB
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    I do not understand all this talk about supposed “favoritism” regarding Macy Gardner.

    She has shown herself to be a very good young player contributing well to the team when she has taken the court. And.. she has not actually had very much court time this season. :unsure:

    As for Jemma MiMi and Beryl Friday; well Jemma (of whom I am quite a fan) started the season well but finished badly. She was definitely not starting 7 material in the backend of the season. I have no problem with Jenke’s decision, I do think all other teams maybe need to lift their game regarding inclusion. I also hope that Jemma came through all the furore surrounding that week well mentally and emotionally.

    Beryl Friday; I have not listened to her interview, but as an observer and FB member/supporter, whilst she was a big favourite of us FB fans, whenever she did take the court (and she DID get game time) I found her performance to be underwhelming.

    Can anyone tell us how she performed when she played in the UK? And is she still contracted there?

    CharlesWB
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    Shooter Tamara

    You hit the nail on the head …. speculation indeed, you surmise things weren’t great between Harten and Housby,plus Guthrie ,as a pom I’m pretty certain you are incorrect

    Well… I would call it observation. If you go back a couple of seasons (which I think is the time frame the original poster was referring to), Harten and Houseby played together for the Roses as though they had just met for the first time in the Car Park on the way in to the match. :scratch:

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    sarahlove

    ” We have heard only bits and pieces of the Giant’s side. I think they are trying to maintain professionalism as an organisation by not putting out their version of events.”

    You are kidding, right? Julie Fitz basically said that CBass was incapable and unwilling to improve and grow her skill-set, unlike someone like Jo Harten. That seemed pretty pointed (and unnecessary) from a professional coach, in my opinion.

    I am not a CBass fan in any way, but her treatment seemed to have been very shabby indeed, not to mention mind-boggling when you consider that the results show that the Giants won games when she was on court and that they Giants basically failed this year.

    CharlesWB
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    The “Mi Mi situation” is/was a tricky one. I have always been a huge fan of her and she does a lot off the court and apparently even more so this week. But the truth is that during the second half of the season, the FB have been a far better team with her *off* the court.

    So… does she deserve game time this round simply because of her heritage? Bringing her on in the last minute would surely have smacked of tokenism at its most calculated. Bringing her on in the last 5 minutes (or at any time during the game) could well have cost the FB the game, and even though finals are out of their grasp, they *are* on court to win every game if they can.

    I can see the arguments for both sides of this “fence”.

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    “With the calibre of players in the Diamonds, they could have a 12 year coaching them, and still win…”

    Hmmm.. clearly not as they lost the World Cup and the Comm Games..

    CharlesWB
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    I was unaware that the Diamonds coach was also a selector?

    As to her ability…. well how well have Fever done under her?

    CharlesWB
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    I do not think anyone is debating that the umpires followed due process.. I think those of us who have an issue with the situation just do not agree that the challenges were worthy of penalty. (especially the final one)

    Just because the umpire says something does not mean it is correct. They are fallible, and should also be held to account for dubious decisions when they make them. Is there a review / debrief process for the umpires?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by CharlesWB.
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    I am no expert (far from it) but I think the umpires have the option, at their discretion, to go straight to suspending a player at any stage of that process of “caution, warn, suspend”.

    Perhaps this discretion should be taken away from them.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by CharlesWB.
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    What a shambles. Are those two umpires new at this level? Both decisions to exclude Manu’a seemed over-reactions to what actually transpired on court.

    But…… The Giants took many bad decisions during that last 5 minutes. they had the opportunity to win the game a couple of times. e.g. choosing a “risky” 2 goal shot instead of a more sure one goal shot when they had the following centre pass also.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by CharlesWB.
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    Firebirds seem to think they can win games this season without pursuing the supershot. SMH. :unsure:

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