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FluffyParticipantNovember 15, 2023 at 12:08 amPost count: 198FluffyParticipantNovember 6, 2023 at 10:05 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantOctober 12, 2023 at 9:23 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantOctober 10, 2023 at 10:38 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantOctober 3, 2023 at 11:02 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantSeptember 25, 2023 at 9:54 pmPost count: 198
That scoreline certainly flatters the Ferns – as an England fan I always hoped they’d win, especially after all the badmouthing from NNZ (where IS the CEO to apologise btw?) but I never hoped for such a convincing display. Joseph showed all the flair and speed she’s demonstrated for years in the NSL, and the defensive backline was showing flashes of brilliance. So much for the “B team” label – it was just what the doctor ordered. And in SDL and Glasgow we have two strong shooters to back up Cardwell and Housby: we like!FluffyParticipantSeptember 16, 2023 at 12:41 amPost count: 198
@TB I seem to remember eight years ago that England sent a young, inexperienced team to a test series and did get roundly beaten – in the same way that Aus sent a young, inexperienced team to play England over here and got beaten as well.
This is the nature of sport – it ebbs and flows. All those selected are in the England programme and are very capable indeed. Maybe stop worrying about the “stars” and start worrying about those on the court….they’re more than able to cause an upset. And how embarrassing would THAT be for NZ….FluffyParticipantSeptember 15, 2023 at 9:21 pmPost count: 198
Lordy, this forum is a bag of negative nellies, isn’t it? England HAS to start rebuilding depth in the international arena – we’ve had a host of retirements over the past cycle, and people like Clarke and Pitman aren’t getting any younger. The talent selected for the TJ Trophy is more than capable of competing with the best of them – they’ve been carving it up over the past season in NSL. Just because they aren’t playing in Aus doesn’t mean the selected squad isn’t good enough. It’s about time NZ stopped whining about England’s selection and focused on their own…who was it who came 4th in the NWC again? Pride comes before a fall, after all…..FluffyParticipantSeptember 1, 2023 at 9:16 pmPost count: 198
Well said Cookiesnjam – once again England Netball’s communications failings let them all down. At the end of the day, this is a squad of England Roses, albeit not the 12 from NWC. Those players deserve some down time – they’ve earned it. And when do the other squad members get their chance to stake their claim to a starting 7 place otherwise?
What’s disrepectful in my book is the way these players are being demeaned as “also rans”. While I’d have taken Tchine and maybe Fadoju to cement the line up, there’s still plenty of talent here. That NZ fans aren’t paying attention to the line up coming their way says more about their insularity than anything else in my book: UK netball fans might not see Kiwis playing every day, but we sure do appreciate their skills when they step on court.FluffyParticipantAugust 1, 2023 at 12:30 amPost count: 198FluffyParticipantJuly 27, 2023 at 10:34 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantJuly 18, 2023 at 7:03 pmPost count: 198
I hope you’re wrong @boogieya – but maybe it’s time to stop making these multisport events such a showcase….go back to basics and make it about the sport, not the entertainment, razzmatazz, celebrity appearances and huge opening ceremonies. Let the sports speak for themselves.FluffyParticipantJuly 13, 2023 at 7:46 pmPost count: 198FluffyParticipantJune 13, 2023 at 12:20 amPost count: 198
Fran Williams was so good – am not convinced she did enough to get ahead of Funmi as starting GD (or Layla) but what a strong interchange to have.
Well played Loughborough: Vicki Burgess had done her homework. Nat Panagarry was immense, and how fab was it to see Cobden back on court doing her stuff. Hope she recovers well and continues on an upward trajectory!