Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy2021-10-12T20:58:28+10:00

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    I was desperate to see this, not much going on in lockdown, I’m sure NNZ will get the streaming fixed soon!

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    I found this tough, thinking about consistent excellence there were very few players that didn’t have bad games and form slumps. Please, all vote!

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    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

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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.

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    Actually can I change it to

    Swifts
    Fever by 5

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    Curse these short turnarounds!
    Lightning
    Fever by 5

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    Whoops! I was caught with the quick turnaround. Can I at least get tips in for the other three please?…. WHEN they might happen!

    (Firebirds v Magpies)
    Thunderbird
    Lightning by 2
    Fever

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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).

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    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.

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    Swifts
    Fever by 11
    Giants
    Lightning

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    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.

    My 12

    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 Bassett

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    Vixens
    Swifts by 12
    Fever
    Lightning

    I might have picked Magpies, but Browne is still out with concussion so that’s enough to believe in Vixens.

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    Swifts
    Fever by 11
    Firebirds
    Giants

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    Lightning
    Swifts by 2
    Giants
    Magpies

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    Lightning by 2
    Magpies
    Swifts
    Fever

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