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      Can’t see Hannah Petty getting much court time, interesting considering she’s the captain. Tbirds looking good, but will need more Supershots if they want to challenge for the premiership again. Good comeback from the Firebirds!

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        Firebirds are missing something.. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe no star players.. other than Wallam. No one really stepping up in defence or the mid court.. would be great to have Rav on.. and it feels like they need more of a dominant presence in their defensive circle.

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          Shamera is just SO good. And I love hearing Nat Medhurst, she should be in the main commentary team as opposed to just the sideline.

          Quite an even game.. Aiken has been seamless into the Tbirds. Has the upper hand on Kamo. Lauren Frew also looking at home.

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            I think Giants need to commit O’Brien getting consistent time in GK, and Ward in GD – and develop that combination. McDonnell has passion, but it doesn’t really seem to be enough.

            Sligar doing very well, and deserves more court time this season.

            Pitman needs to be in WA, Winders is setting up on the body of her opposition but then not driving forward. Her lateral movements are not achieving anything.

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              Winders is really not a WA…

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                As a WA/C there is literally no one in SSN (not in the diamonds squad) who shows more promise than Taylor Fraser. Speed, strength, flair, accuracy on the feed. She will absolutely be the next attacking force in the diamonds. It just depends how long Watson and Hadley go on.. the crazy thing is, they might do the entire next 4 year cycle. If you’d said in in 2014 Paige Hadley was going to play in 4 World Cups everyone would have laughed at you. But she’s looking like doing it !

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                  In terms of next gen diamonds, I would back Taylor Fraser to be a long term WA/C for the diamonds. Completely agree with everyone who said Proud was unlucky in her generation/era. But if Watson/Hadley got injured [touch wood this never happens] she is a ready made replacement.

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                    Just finished watching the two finals games…

                    Pamela Cookey could be one of the worst commentators I’ve ever listened to. Australia up by 20, and still every good thing the diamonds do in defence is ‘the ball fell into Klau’s hands’. Or Housby misses a shot and ‘the umpires shouldn’t call advantage on the edge if the circle, penalise them so they know they’re wrong’. It was painful..

                    Why don’t the put Tamsin Greenway in for the play-by-play? Her analysis is great, give it to us live! Rather than the biased diatribe we’ve been subjected to to this entire series

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                      I’m really pleased with this appointment. Hadley is a brilliant leader when you listen to her in the Swifts huddles. I see Bruce as more emotional.

                      I think a great story too. When SM took over as coach Hadley (+ Proud & Anstiss) did the whole NZ quarantine just to watch Simmons on court. To now see Hadley finally be rewarded with consistent selection and to be consistently strong for the diamonds. I think it’s long overdue!

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                        Roses are really missing SDL on centre pass second phase. You can tell these are new combos, no clear lead, quite often two attackers running away from player with the ball

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                          Go the B Team! If they hold on and win, – talk about redemption! Can’t be nice being an England player reading that kind of coverage from the NZ media. Loving this start from the Roses

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                            Shocked Wood didn’t get MVP for AUS, the sheer workload, and then taking ALL those shots, with high accuracy … amazing.

                            For NZ.. I think Heffernan has been exposed at C. She’s solid, but lacks the spark you need in attack. You can absolutely have strong defensive based centres.. but they need to have an attacking instinct. I don’t see Heffernan developing to the level of a Langman, Guthrie, NVB. She should probably be moved to WD, and NZ should focus on developing a new centre. Souness is serviceable but probably more of a WA.. unsure who’s up next. Poi?

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                              The Malawi situation was just discussed – and they played the short clip of Kumwenda’s post match interview. Cox and Basset were astounded.. “can you imagine saying no to Norma Plummer” !!

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                                Hadley is having a FANTASTIC tournament so far. Garbin also has surely silenced all the critics re her selection

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                                  What a mess..
                                  Obviously should never have been posted, however I do find it bizarre that a player refuses to do what a coach asks?

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