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    @Baller- Agreed. I still rate Kate Burley and I still don’t why DNT doesn’t seem interested in her. We are missing a viable option behind Burger at GD. She was the next best behind Karin in ANZ. Jury too slow for that position.I really don’t understand the whole 3 defender thing it’s driving me nuts.

    Looking forward GK there should be healthy competition. Watson will be back, if Manu’a impresses she’ll be in contention, Karaka, and a fit Faka. There’s stocks there so I guess Noels is waiting…

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    Hopefully Grace gets the start this time. She needs the exposure now… I can’t at people saying she’s not ready… y’all go in circles saying that everytime a player has an off game. If not now when?? She’s had 3 seasons of domestics under her belt, was the best shooter this season- she’s earned her spot- now she needs to translate that to internationals. Give her the time out there, and she can only grow against a player like Geva. Heffernan and Poi I’d like to see out there. Kerstens has had her chances and has proven null.

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    So just the Pulse left to announce their 2 vacancies?

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    Looking more like Rore *might* retire. Really thought she’d move to the magic. The only other team she could go to is the Stars? That’s if Harrison doesn’t come back.

    Kara staring down that barrel too, unfortunately.

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    Hopefully this move for Faka will give her the push she needs to regain her form of 2018. Sulu’s move down there sparked her comeback, hopeful for her.

    Mystics announcement? I think they only have room for a shooter. It’ll be someone from the stars- probably Faulkner, guessing that means Kayla to the stars

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    Yeah the shooting percentages from some of these shooters are ugly to look at. I really hope Maia is fine and just needs a rest. 17/29 is really scary, considering how she was tracking early in the season.

    Whatever she’s dealing with I hope she has the support she needs. I’d really consider leaving her out of the ferns, for her own sake, even for just the Roses test series (if that’s happening). I’d go with Nweke, then Dunn or Mes. Mes is capable of being a dominant shooter if in GS, and Dunn, while she doesn’t exactly light up the court, is consistent and sure hands.

    GA: Hume, love her court craft but she’s just too inconsistent on the shot. TPSR same boat as Hume, but has the experience. Metaurua would be my pick, but it would be a huge leap for her.

    Ferns:

    Nweke,Dunn
    Metuarau,Mes/Hume
    Toeava/Crampton/Souness,Poi/Saunders,Heffernan/Winders
    Fitzpatrick, Watson, Burger, Burley/Temu

    I hope DNT stops with the 3 defender thing. You’ll need 4 at the GC, so start blooding someone like Burley who deserves a spot- Michaela and Phoenix are still far from where they need to be to get a recall.

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    Noels really needs to take the risk and allow some of the senior players to sit a series out. Take the loses in the hopes to build the depth pool for these up and coming players.

    In all fairness the Ferns are missing Rore (however I don’t she has much longer to go), Karaka, Faka, Mes, TP, MSB then players like Nweke, Poi, and Gordon who weren’t chosen.

    That’s a whole potential lineup missing.
    Crampton isn’t really doing it for me atm. She’s the VC but her inconsistency is troubling.

    Con cup team I’d like to see:
    Wilson
    Ekenasio
    Falkner/TP/Mes
    Nweke

    Poi
    Souness
    Winders
    Kersten/ Gordon

    Sulu
    Burger
    Faka
    Burley/jury

    Rested:
    Crampton
    Rore
    Saunders
    Watson

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    This announcement coincides with the Magic naming their shooting end. Thus I expect a certain retirement or unavailability for someone in particular 👀

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    GS C Bass
    GA M.Latu
    WA Kara
    C Winders
    WD Tong
    GD Mikaere
    GK Faka

    And just like that the Magic are title contenders. This is probably the strongest they can field. If Fowler was available I’d have her at WD and move Tong to GD. Tong is too good to sit on the bench but likewise is too short for GK. Needs to change her focus to WD/GD. Mikaere live her but hasn’t set the count on Fire when she’s on.

    I think even McPhee will be more than happy to sit behind bass and learn from her!

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    in reply to: Caitlin Bassett #1312949

    I’d expect she’s had discussions about her future being the diamonds captain- with Stacey and perhaps they see the road ahead without her in the picture ie she got her marching orders.

    I’d love to see her out for the Magic! She COULD pull a Kopua and retire but not really retire lol.

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    I hope Fisher can carve out a name for herself here. The 1 blip in the competition I’ve seen is the imports. They stay for one season or are under-utilised then call it quits.

    I guess it’s a testament to the quality of young home grown talent coming through- but then invest in that and not an international player. Anyway looking for to Fisher- Tiana combo!

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    There is always the Magic for McCollin?? They haven’t announced their full squad yet- and with Faulkner defecting to the Stars, they have a gap? Latu-M was average this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw her there, unless I’ve missed something re: Magic

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    I’ll be honest I’m not the biggest fan of partnerships at SFs level being played in club level- especially shooting and defensive combos.

    Folau/ Latu- great partnership at mystics, never translated well for the ferns.

    Langman/lees- Again showed promise at ferns level, couldn’t replicate it for the mystics.

    Kopua/ De Bruin: red hot in their early years for ferns/Magic, by the end players and coaches found the chinks in their armour.

    Idk immediately to me theirs an expectation that if that duo is starting for the ferns, then it should translate well in club, idk :/

    That said I’m looking forward to Watson/Burger combo growing at Tactix IF TRUE- their explosive together.

    A shame if Faka is leaving. Would have thought maybe Stars would be more fitting than Magic??

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    Was the Steel trying to lure Langman back to NZ to play for them?? And couldn’t sign her so Crampton made the move??

    Someone said in the posts above that Crampton left because they couldn’t secure one of their 2 big gets??

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    Yeah- they keep shooting themselves in the foot by not signing a Centre. Crampton, while being the best WA in NZ at the moment, to me is a better option a C than Reuelu-Buchanan. Gina started her career with the Steel as a C – it’s never going to happen but :/

    But you don’t have to look very far to see the best players in the world at their position, having to play out of it. ie- Watson having to play Centre for the Diamonds.

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