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netballmumParticipantOctober 9, 2021 at 5:15 pmPost count: 72
@Jinxbo – I think Wallam faces some of the same issues as CBass. She is a specialist GS where all 8 teams have incumbents who are better than her. With squads of 10 the bench players HAVE to be able to play more than 1 position. She went to the UK in the first place to get court time & show what she could do, which she did forcefully, unfortunately 8 seasoned internationals are ahead of her. I would expect that she will be picked up as a training partner and hopefully a re- invigorated ANL will allow her to push her claims.
As I said yesterday squads of 10 leave little room for a specialist player, unless you are the very best (think Fowler or Geva) – everyone else really had to be able to play more than 1 position well. As well as reverting to international rules, the best thing that SSN can do for Australian netball is squads of 12 and more teams!!netballmumParticipantOctober 8, 2021 at 4:58 pmPost count: 72
The real issue for Cbass is not so much the unlimited imports as the squads of 10 and the fact she only plays GS.
With 10 you need all the players to either be THE very best or flexible across more than 1 position.
All teams have incumbent GS (MJ, Nelson, Harten, Fowler, Potgeiter, Aiken, Wallace, Koenen) with existing game plans – in fact other Diamonds / Diamonds Dev squad members have shifted clubs in search of court time (Garbin, Dwan). For Cbass to be attractive to a club she would need to fit the plan & be better than the incumbent (or bring something else special – beyond the obvious experience & Diamonds ex- captain).
I don’t think I would have recruited her to replace any of these players (except maybe Potgeiter) and I would probably want a youngster on the bench who can play both GS & GA to gain experience rather than someone who has already made clear that they don’t like bench-sitting (understandably) and can only play as a holding shooter (albeit excellent at that)
Teams of 12 would be part of the answer – together with an viable ANL competition (& maybe a couple more teams) – but that all requires $$$$ which seem to be an issue.
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Vixens defence today is awesome – shame the attack is still non-functional. MJ doing a great job almost single handed to pull in poor feeds and keep the circle rotating whilst her partner stutters around.
Agree Stanton is better – but still very poor & causing lots of errors from her teammatesnetballmumParticipantJuly 3, 2021 at 2:58 pmPost count: 72netballmumParticipantJuly 3, 2021 at 2:39 pmPost count: 72netballmumParticipantJuly 3, 2021 at 2:11 pmPost count: 72netballmumParticipantJune 26, 2021 at 11:49 amPost count: 72
My understanding is that SSN had alternate fixtures in place for every SSN match this season in case of COVID issues.
I wonder what the alternate for this one was?
Also, all those saying VIX players shouldn’t have “left the hub” they weren’t in a hub – just relocated.
Furthermore I wonder where they were going to get 3 umpires from to officiate in the west – I think the all 14 are either based in Melbourne (7 of them) or been in NSW in the last 12 days!! (1 SA umpire & the rest from NSW). I know the Vic umpires have been flying in & out of NSW/Qld/SA but presumably if WA won’t give exemptions to players from Vic/NSW they won’t give them to officials.netballmumParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 7:27 pmPost count: 72netballmumParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 6:55 pmPost count: 72
Welcome frönest all!
As a Melbourne based vixens fan, I was looking forward to travelling west to watch this game. My first ever away game. I finally pulled the plug last weekend, when the border was still closed to Victoria. The restrictions were changed on Wednesday to allow travel with 14 days quarantine (a bit rich when only planning to be there for 7!)
As for the Vixens – the 11 players who travelled & the 7 staff were all in Sydney to play in Round 7 (so within the last 14 days) and the WA restrictions imposed this Wednesday – after the players had their weekend off – prevents anyone in NSW in the last 14 days to enter without an exemption.
Apparently, this was forthcoming for the rest of the squad, but not the 3 who had been in northern NSW. Also exemptions were not forthcoming for members of the squad still in Melbourne. This means Vixens had 8 players available in an unbalanced squad – missing 3 of their most experienced players who had done nothing wrong. (Not left a bubble, gone somewhere that might have been COVID ridden, behaved improperly)
It seems a bit rich to blame Vixens, when there was nothing preventing Fever travelling and allowing the fixture to continue – after all Vixens (& Magpies) have both moved home games within the past month to enable the fixture to continue.
It will be interesting to see what Fever do next week – & whether they are required to quarantine on return if they do travel.netballmumParticipantJune 25, 2021 at 5:52 pmPost count: 72
Interestingly Liz Ellis’ article this week in the Age (published 11.30am) references the cancellation of this game without any further comment or even trying to explain.