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      @D-fencer – Mum and I were making the same observation.

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        @deucelow – agree. NNZ need to offer more to make it desirable and commercially viable for 1 kiwi team to be added to the SSN.

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          Really insightful analysis @deucelow, esp insights from other sports

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            in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 4 #1371529

            Following TGC, I had picked Fever as missing this year’s finals, but this was wishful thinking.

            After losing the preliminary final last year, Dan Ryan is applying the lesson he learned – you must be able to play anyone in the squad of 10 players at any time. This has made Fever an even more terrifying team than before ( who thought that was possible?)

            Something JFitz needs to put into practise – players can’t make an impact if they stay on the bench.

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              in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 4 #1371410

              I lost respect for JFitz when she refused to put Susan Petit on the court for her final game (Harten ended up calling injury time and subbed herself off in the last minute).

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                in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 4 #1371401

                Any idea why Tayla Fraser was running drills while the rest of her team were celebrating the win?
                She didn’t get onto the court this week.

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                  in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 4 #1371399

                  Just as I gave up on the Mavs, they finally started shooting super shots and stole the win.

                  I hope all the players injured in this game will be OK.

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                    in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 4 #1371395

                    And Ava Black out for the season with her ankle injury (from match opening commentary).

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                      in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 3 #1370505

                      Mavs put up a much better fight this week but too many fumbles from the mid court let Fever return to their usual dominant play. Good to see they didn’t give up.
                      I feel for Fraser – she seems to be getting less minutes with the Mavs than she did at the Swifts.

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                        @mcleod – you’ve kind of reinforced my point. We shouldn’t settle for sub-10,000 as being “more than adequate for a netball crowd”. Netball has to compete for athletes, investment and crowds against soccer, league, AFLW, cricket and basketball – for the sport to be viable we need all teams to pull in >7,000 crowds week after week. That requires sustained investment.

                        I agree with @netballgirl – inclusion of NZ based team(s) in the SSN is strongly in NNZ’s interests, but less so for NA.

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                          I hope NA does their due diligence if/before accepting NZ teams into the SSN. Any consolidation would need to address

                          the financial costs associated with extending to NZ
                          The lack of crowd/viewer interest in cross-Tasman clashes to justify external investment through sponsorship or broadcast rights
                          The small venue sizes in NZ (could they accommodate the 10,000+ crowds of the bigger SSN games)?
                          The lack of depth in the ANZ comp. The Mystics (and maybe the Pulse) are the only current ANZ premiership team who could compete on level terms with the SSN teams.

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                            in reply to: 2024 SSN ROUND 2 #1370164

                            Thanks another insightful and engaging commentary @Andrew

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                              I disagree that NA’s commercial focus has sacrificed Australian pathways. The shift in rules for SSN (eg super shot) has improved circle defence, long range shooting and made a short movving circle a viable alternative to pinging feeds from the mid court to a tall holding shooter.
                              I agree with al_ex that it doesn’t make sense for NA to accept NZ teams into the SSN in their current form. Any consolidation would need to address
                              the financial costs associated with extending to NZ
                              The lack of crowd/viewer interest in cross-Tasman clashes to justify external investment through sponsorship or broadcast rights
                              The small venue sizes in NZ (could they accommodate the 10,000+ crowds of the bigger SSN games)?
                              The lack of depth in the ANZ comp. The Mystics (and maybe the Pulse) are the only current ANZ premiership team who could compete on level terms with the SSN teams.

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