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Andrew KennedyParticipantOctober 10, 2021 at 4:33 pmPost count: 98
I was desperate to see this, not much going on in lockdown, I’m sure NNZ will get the streaming fixed soon!Andrew KennedyParticipantSeptember 11, 2021 at 5:35 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantSeptember 9, 2021 at 11:30 amPost count: 98
Such fun to guess the new lineups! And especially amazing how many goalers need to move about to get court time. Can’t figure our where Garbin will best go to make that happen.
Lightning – Wallam and Mannix, not sure about midcourter
Thunderbirds – Proud (!)
Vixens – Samasan and Bassett
Magpies – Dwan
Going home – Haythornthwaite
Magpies and Thunderbirds and Firebirds could do with a champion WA/C
Andrew KennedyParticipantAugust 9, 2021 at 2:47 pmPost count: 98
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Great work Ian! Great work Karin! Absolutely no doubt she was the best player this year, keen to see how she continues to grow now and until Commonwealth Games, she’s a star. And I also would’ve picked Metuarau as second. She lights up the court and is definitely an adequate replacement for Ekenasio for Ferns.
Andrew KennedyParticipantAugust 7, 2021 at 12:32 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantAugust 7, 2021 at 12:26 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantAugust 1, 2021 at 5:51 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 29, 2021 at 10:06 amPost count: 98
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Al_ex said: “Harten with 13 turnovers, she’s played a few terrible games this year. I wish Fitzgerald actually used Letherbarrow as an impact player rather than someone to bring on with 5 minutes left in the game to shoot super shots. It’s kind of similar to how the Firebirds have used Dwan and I don’t think it’s great for their development.”
I absolutely agree. Not just a few terrible games, at least 4 if not 5 with negative net points, including this game against the lowest ranked team (opposing Jo Weston is never easy though). She is the number one player in the league for turnovers with 9+ per game, she takes the most supershot attempts but her accuracy is poor, and even her 1-point accuracy is about 80% which is too low for a GS. Very difficult to have your captain playing quite distinctly the worst on your team. Yes she is a leader and yes she has oodles of experience, but she hasn’t consistently responded to training, coaching, psychology, to put her season back on track. Surely there’s a point where you have to accept there needs to be a change? (Definitely not picking on her alone, Dwyer and Price are also in the top 10 for turnovers, it’s the defenders keeping them in this season for sure).Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 27, 2021 at 6:44 pmPost count: 98
Really entertaining to see the teams in 4, 5, and 6th spot all taking each other on in the final three rounds. Fever of course have the massive advantage of being ahead on points a fabulous goal difference.
12 – Fbirds v Fever
13 – Fbirds v Magpies
14 – Fever v Magpies
But I’m so excited to see all these “upsets” by teams like Magpies and Firebirds peaking late in the season.
Still thinking Fever will be the one to make the finals though.Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 27, 2021 at 1:42 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 22, 2021 at 12:02 amPost count: 98
It’s an interesting article but I don’t agree with two key things. Dwyer is third In the entire competition for turnovers and we simply can’t select her so green and costly. Definitely put her in a squad though. Tough call here overall as Garbin has had so few minutes.
NB Bueta, Price, Browne, and Wood also have oodles of turnovers.
Second, I absolutely can’t see McAuliffe being selected, despite a good season.
I agree with others that Rav and Brandley should be in the mix but probably aren’t interested. Rav is consistent and low on turnovers. I would pick her for sure. Brandley started the season amazing and is still dominant enough, would get a spot over Aryang and Turner due to her experience.
Koenen Bueta Wood Wallam
Hadley Proud Price Anstiss
Weston Aryang Bruce Klau
Given Wallam won’t be selected I will go with Bassett, but this will be her last year. Remember that both Wood and Koenen can play with BassettAndrew KennedyParticipantJuly 16, 2021 at 11:15 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 10, 2021 at 2:39 pmPost count: 98Andrew KennedyParticipantJuly 3, 2021 at 3:08 pmPost count: 98