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KerrynParticipantAugust 24, 2021 at 12:44 pmPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 23, 2021 at 1:50 pmPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 23, 2021 at 1:37 pmPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 23, 2021 at 1:23 pmPost count: 100
I’m glad Bailey has come down here minkie – I think I said that a few weeks ago that I would like her to – she’ll definitely be able to play her game again – whether she is on with Ekenasio or Williams.
interesting it was Clare Kesten herself that mentioned in one of her last post match interviews about a number of players leaving Pulse…KerrynParticipantAugust 23, 2021 at 12:20 pmPost count: 100
I think Fakahokatau needs to take a little more personal responsibility for that…and if the rumours of Pretorious going there are correct, then she’ll have another long season sitting mainly on the bench…
Mason would’ve been a good 3rd defence behind Watson/Burger for Tactix – would’ve learnt a sh*t ton!!KerrynParticipantAugust 23, 2021 at 12:13 pmPost count: 100
really disappointed for Mason, so much promise…and then doesn’t really even get a chance to get on the court – thought she was the stand out against Junior Levi in the Cadbury series – think she was named as a possible bolter for the ferns squad after that.
But in saying that Erwood, as a training partner this year, got significantly more court time ahead of contracted players….KerrynParticipantAugust 21, 2021 at 1:22 pmPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 19, 2021 at 11:27 amPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 10, 2021 at 11:40 amPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 10, 2021 at 10:50 amPost count: 100KerrynParticipantAugust 8, 2021 at 1:28 pmPost count: 100KerrynParticipantJuly 22, 2021 at 6:05 amPost count: 100
Jinxibo – I also read in one of the articles that she had issues with the fact Pulse already had an ‘established programme’ so had to fit into that – and she wanted to build one from the ground up – which is exactly what Magic need – not more of the same – which is what would happen if MJ Araroa took the reigns – it started with Marg Forsyth – that wasn’t great, Amigene was her assistant , and was promoted to coach, Araroa is her assistant so I fear it would just be history repeating if she stepped in as I’ve seen some suggestions of – it’s not like Parata could do much worse that what has been – I’d be interested to see if she could turn round their fortunesKerrynParticipantJuly 13, 2021 at 1:18 pmPost count: 100
Baller, the only way to know if she can stand up to the Aussie defence is for her to play against them, and even if it’s not a great success to start with, just look at Maia and how she started against them to where she was when she played them last time. I think with how far Grace has come in the past few seasons, and what seems like her a really good mental toughness (as well as physical) I’d actually be really interested to see how she would go against Bruce/Klau etc
Based on current form – could be the youngest shooting end the SF’s have had – Grace, Maia, Tiana, Aliyah, Khiana – I know not all are going to make it but are up there stats wise currently (I’m not including last nights game in that).
and mcleod, I would love Tui to get a chance to get some decent game time at GS – I think given the chance, she could be truly great (I was really hoping to see her, Tiana, Kihana, and Grace in the U21’s)KerrynParticipantJuly 12, 2021 at 7:01 amPost count: 100
minkie, it won’t happen but I’d love to see a Tui, Vui, Mes, or Tui, Mes, Vui lineup. Bailey has so much to offer the younger girls in playing a more holding/moving circle (as in can do a bit’ve both as opposed to just standing and holding – think Grace is improving each game still but they need to work on other options too)
would be an interesting Magic shooting circle if they recruited Mes/Tui to play alongside Khiarna Williams next yearKerrynParticipantJune 16, 2021 at 2:24 pmPost count: 100
an extra team, or extend squads back to 12 – though that doesn’t help get the likes of Tui on the court…
and just to throw it out there – maybe an 8th team could be a mens team? then no bye round
(and could also have that in the NNL too with a max age limit – will give the teen boys something to strive for seeing as their pathway somewhat ends when they get to high school in most places)
has worked wonders for the silverferns – so why not take it to the two levels below that too