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    in reply to: 2 POINT SHOT! #1307590

    How cute, Liz Ellis’ article ends with Liz Ellis is a netball commentator … how about Nine Netball commentator. She has really drunk the Kool Aid on the super shot. I guess when your employer tells you to jump, you get back the three feet and make sure you’re not called for obstruction.

    So, when you read that article, you can basically blame Irene Van Dyk for the super shot. Really? Yes, Irene was a pretty tall player (6 ft, 5 in, I think) but she was also athletic and not a gumbie at shooting. So what if she wanted to get close to the basket to take advantage of her height and ball shooting? That’s part of the game and shouldn’t have been belittled.

    I don’t think any of the famous dramatic victories by either the Silver Ferns (Delhi) or the Diamonds (Sydney) (Kuala Lumpur) suffered because of tall shooters. The game plan was not just to get the ball to a tall shooter under the basket – it was for any shooter, tall or not so tall, to get the ball through the hoop from any point in the shooting circle. If a shooter wanted to reset to get closer to neutralise the defence, then that was a skill/talent they had to have especially against the great defenders of past and present (including Liz Ellis).

    Liz’s argument is also massively disrespectful of the great Australian shooters and defenders, tall and not so tall, who played against Irene Van Dyk and after her retirement. The implication of her argument is that their shots from closer to the post weren’t really that exciting or as valuable as the long bomb, and the defence really wasn’t as valuable because, you know, she was tall and that’s clearly unfair. Is that what Cath Cox, her bestie, would really think? Oh, that’s right, she’s drunk the Kool Aid as well.

    So very glad that Jo Harten said her piece – I’m sure the Diamond shooters won’t be given the same latitude or have the courage to speak up. After all, the Nine team have already basically selected Simone McKinnis as the successor to Lisa Alexander so the players are perceptive about who’s really running the show. If only Nat Medhurst was on court – pretty sure she wouldn’t hold back either.

    I also think that the wide supershot zone actually is not for long bombs but mid-range shots- it certainly ain’t the smaller version used in the bushfire charity match. You will see shooters positioning to be on the edge of the zone, not at the back. So it’s already basically corrupted the whole concept of this super shot.

    So, Liz, and I know you’ll say that you don’t read Netball Scoop, but I’ll bet you and Cath do – dare you to fairly mention during a broadcast the negative feedback to the super shot, especially on this forum.

    Your argument for the super shot is that this will create better long range Australian shooters for international netball but if you think the Silver Ferns and the Roses are going weakly give in and change international netball to justify the degradation of the world’s finest team sport simply to meet Nine Netball’s needs, you’re going to be very surprised. Why should they?

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    cancel the season – then Marina Go and acolytes (including all those who work for the Nine Network as commentators – and who should know better) can quietly forget about the 2 point abomination.

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    hard not to be cynical at the moment – I wonder Ameliaranne’s views are a way of signalling that she’s available for any SSN team if this nonsense continues.

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    Very well written – far more cogent than Peter Fitzsimons, although his piece tried to say something similar.

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    in reply to: 2 POINT SHOT! #1304650

    Appalling. Ridiculous. Unnecessary. Arrogant. Stupid. Heartless. Unthinking. Pointless. Foolish.
    There is one way this can be stopped. If all the fans politely request the SSN players, especially the shooters and goal attacks, not to take a 2 point shot during games, and if the GKs and GDs don’t defend a 2 point shot, and if all the players agree to do this, as their statement against not being consulted, then the SSN hierarchy and the Nine Network will have egg on their face.
    All the players have to do is nothing. Don’t take a 2 point shot, don’t defend a 2 point shot. If all teams do this for one round – then it will kill it off. Passive, peaceful, and totally within the rules.

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