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    I don’t think Diamonds lost CWG or WC because of imports. Both teams we fielded were completely packed with incredible players. We were just out-coached in both grand finals

    Looking forward – I think our future is in great hands and we have a lot of talent and depth in our SSN teams. Teams who are favouring imports are not being rewarded for their decisions on the leaderboard so I don’t think rules are required to manage that. The one exception is maybe our GS – but I think between Koeman, Bueta and Austin we will have the foundations for a super dynamic moving circle in the future.

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    On top of that – given their money troubles and how awful they have been to Rav, I am starting to suspect more and more that Collingwood will decide not to renew it’s licence at the end of 2021 with SSN.

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    In terms of coaches signings – I really, really cannot see LA signing with Collingwood after they have done Rav so dirty.

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    I am DISGUSTED with how Kim has been treated by Collingwood. How dare they. I hope she has an absolute blinder of a season next year.

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    What I do find heartening is that teams who have focused on local rather than international talent are starting to look really good, and should be good for a couple of years.

    Vixens and Fever only have 2 imports each, and their Australian players got lots of court time this year in every area of the Court. Firebirds should be great next season too and they only have the one import (and Romelda is now an Australian citizen and has played so long in Queensland I dont think she really should be classified as an import).

    Also, other than Magpies, I don’t think any team this off season has looked to contract a new international player who was not previously playing SSN. So far, all gaps have been filled by local talent, a lot of it young talent. I expect that trend to continue as the old guard internationals retire in the next few years (think Pretorius, Mentor, Fowler, Aiken etc).

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    Matilda has not been offered a contract at Collingwood. Only place she could potentially gets contract is Lightning.

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    This is pure speculation but this would make more sense to me if Glasgow knew next season was Fowler’s last playing in Australia (which seems unlikely to me but with the world as it is you never know). Otherwise, I can’t say I get it.
    That being said, I think Glasgow can learn a lot from Fowler. Height aside, Fowler is an exceptional shooter with great positioning.

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    This may sound tough but – Stanton should not have assumed she was getting a contract. She had pretty much no court time and the writing was on the wall. She should have been proactively talking to other clubs and this should not have come as a surprise that totally blind sided her and left her with no time to plan (as much as it would understandably be a tough and emotional decision to process).

    I don’t really see how Fever could have dealt with it better. It is a sad circumstance and a tough decision no matter how you slice it.

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    Is Austin signed for 2021? I would love her to go to Vixens. I think the change of scenery could really help her to level up, as well as training with and against Mannix and Weston.

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    Speaking of being aware of the mental wellbeing – I also don’t think it is helpful to say someone has no empathy or value for the mental wellbeing of others because you disagree with a comment they made on a netball forum.

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    I don’t know why Adelaide Thunderbirds thinks it’s a good idea to do a post celebrating each of Shimmin’s nine years at the club if they have given her the boot – just highlights her loyalty and contribution that they have decided to pass on. A lot of angry fans in the comments.

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    I like Pitman but I think the team does not need her. Better off giving Dunkley court time because she is the future.

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    Another great example of that is Joe Ingles with Renee! I know it should be the standard but it is still lovely to hear them be so supportive when it comes to supporting the sporting careers of their significant other.

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    The AFL article read to me like a leak from Rav’s manager. It had too much specific information about Rav /Treloar and even unnecessarily dropped the name of the manager in there and gave him big ups…

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    I think the Rav to FB could indicate an LA move to Firebirds – plus LA also has a great connection with Bueta.

    If Collingwood pass on LA then I think that is further indication they are cutting costs for 2021 season.

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