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K2ParticipantMarch 19, 2023 at 4:04 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2023 SSN ROUND 1 #1355636
You can tell Stower is not used to playing a full game at this level. A bit of poor decision making creeping in. I wonder if Dunkley is off for injury management? Firebirds miss her feeding atm.K2ParticipantMarch 19, 2023 at 3:28 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2023 SSN ROUND 1 #1355624
Firebirds have come out with incredibly exciting netball here. Great to watch. And refreshing to see Firebirds with clean circle defence!K2ParticipantMarch 19, 2023 at 2:10 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2023 SSN ROUND 1 #1355589
I am really enjoying Stacey in commentary. Interesting, insightful, funny and fair.K2ParticipantApril 10, 2022 at 2:47 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 3 #1339607
The GK signing debacle for Firebirds has been a blessing in disguise – EUB has been excellent this game, again. I know that people often call for rookie SSN players to become Diamonds too soon but I can’t help it with Wallam – I want her in the green and yellow! She has handled Bruce, the Australian GK, very comfortably so far and I love the sparkle her and Bueta bring to the game.K2ParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 4:41 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 2 #1339189
This game is messy. Good defensive efforts from both sides but lots of errors in attack. Swift’s should move Southby to GA to get some experience down the court.K2ParticipantMarch 28, 2022 at 10:43 amPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338807
Garbin and Koenan have benefited from not having that much pressure or competition for their Diamonds squad spots over the last few years – between Austin getting injured and Bueta’s pregnancy and the general lack of Australian shooters in SSN. Now there is an absolute glut of talented shooters coming through or who are back in form – Wallam if they want a target GS; Samason, Dwyer, Glasgow if they want a GA who can also play a moving GS; Horjus, Dwan and Sinclair for a true GA option (although I think these three are still a little way off the others). Exciting!K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 4:30 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338748
I really like Batcheldor’s movement and shot. Probably the only positive note for Lightning todayK2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 3:47 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338738
Glasgow in GA is excellent. Batcheldor had a great little cameo there too – so many Aus shooting options finally coming through the ranks!!
K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:49 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338714
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Also interesting from Round 1 – the three shooters who moved clubs in search of a better guarantee of court time (Dwan, Garbin and Austin) all got about a half or less of court time and didn’t have a great first game. From the looks of Wallace’s injury (and I hope I am mistaken) and given Aiken’s pregnancy, both Dwan and Garbin would have had almost guaranteed court time for the rest of the season if they had stayed put in their old club.
Sport can be cruel sometimes. That being said, and as much as I like all three, it is exciting to see new shooters like Wallam and Samason to take their opportunities.K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:38 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338705
That was frustrating but an exciting game. Samason and Wallam both stars. Great games by Watson and Rav. Firebirds are going to struggle with their defensive circle this season (which given the list is probably to be expected).K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:20 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338688
Also side eye at the male commentator saying the umpire had a ‘stern voice’ that ‘scares him’. They are just doing their job professionally, sir.K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:17 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338684
Anderson’s changes are killing me. Problem was clearly our defensive end, our attack end looked amazing first two quarters. Then she takes off Dunkley for Mimi (who was then pretty comprehensively beaten by Eddy) and disrupts the circle by taking Wallam off. I wish she had let the attack end out there to build and consolidate. Defensive end change was needed but came too late.K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:05 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338673
I really didn’t think Dunkley was the problem so not sure why she was taken off. The issue is FB’s defensive circle, we are not winning any ball and taking pressure off with constant lazy penalties.K2ParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 1:35 pmPost count: 81in reply to: 2022 SSN ROUND 1 #1338653
This is a great game!! Firebirds attack is so fun to watch. Wallam looks like she has been playing SSN for years. Very evenly matched across the court atm, I think the key will be the defence ends. Both attacking circles dominant atm. Jenner needs to tidy upK2ParticipantMarch 2, 2022 at 6:45 pmPost count: 81in reply to: Firebirds set to bring Maria Folau back. #1337402
This Coaches Corner made it clear to me that Anderson does not want to pick Wallam, and wants someone with SSN experience. Also very defensive tone to it, a bit of ‘dont question my decisions’, which makes me think they are going to go for Folau and are getting in front of the bad press. Sigh. I really liked some aspects of what Anderson bought to the table last year but her list management has been poor. We lost 2 of our 3 circle defenders, clearly had someone in mind for GK and missed out on them which made us look ridiculous, got done for violations during recruitment period, and then let one of the best young GAs in SSN leave before also immediately realising we need a replacement shooter. On top of that, we are going for a replacement who is semi retired and highly controversial instead of an obvious young gun pick.