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Peter CParticipantAugust 11, 2022 at 6:02 pmPost count: 18
That 10 goal lead in the third quarter of the final certainly had the Sunshine Girls’ heads spinning and although they gradually whittled it down this put them off their preferred game and they had to chase. In the last quarter the Diamonds began to doubt themselves near the end, but fortunately instead of continuing with throwing ball around at the circle edge put the last shots up to seal the match. Have not seen the match stats yet, but watched the game again for the turnovers and tips which the Diamonds got plenty of in the third quarter.Peter CParticipantAugust 9, 2022 at 11:50 amPost count: 18
Re-watched the grand final and some fast arm moves that spilled possession from the Diamonds happened so quickly that they ended up back in their hands as the opposition could not grab them either. Throughout the match a loss of possession generally meant those who turned the ball over would see two goals scored including the next centre pass added to the score. Thus Jamaica could pull back six goals with three intercepts/deflections and that could happen very quickly.
Watching the match again the Diamond’s win required hard work and a bit of luck as to who got their hands on the ball as Jamaican players zoomed around the court often picking up penalties in the process. A little bit longer in the match and the result could easily have gone the other way as by continually chasing except for a brief lead the Sunshine Girls could not play an aerial game of keepings off that would have rendered turnovers very hard to obtain for the Diamonds.Peter CParticipantAugust 8, 2022 at 9:12 amPost count: 18
I simultaneously recorded the grand final so I can watch it again without the adverts later. Fortunately channel 7 cut to the action each quarter without lingering on the gasbagging by the station hosts where one can always find instant experts and fans.Peter CParticipantAugust 8, 2022 at 7:14 amPost count: 18
Much needed player changes swung it for the Diamonds despite a roaring pro-Jamaican crowd and the whistling canary on the sidelines who let Jamaican defenders push the Aussie shooters around. A great win especially when Jamaica looked dangerous at every moment of the match due to fast scoring through Fowler.
Peter CParticipantAugust 7, 2022 at 3:34 pmPost count: 18Peter CParticipantAugust 7, 2022 at 10:04 amPost count: 18Peter CParticipantAugust 7, 2022 at 9:26 amPost count: 18
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In the grand final Jamaica will probably double team the most prolific Aussie shooter while such attention can do little to stop Fowler. Expect that once Jamaica get their nose in front their play will slow to a methodical game of “keepings off” while ensuring that they score off their every centre pass. In that case Australia trying to play catch up will be picked off and if they slow to view their options on the court will again be anticipated by a moving barrage of bodies. Diamonds to win need an early lead and a fast game that forces Jamaica to rush and make mistakes. The days of Jamaica’s players getting tired are gone thanks to their coaching addition Rob Wright who knows what it will take for Jamaica to win.Peter CParticipantAugust 7, 2022 at 1:40 amPost count: 18
Good win by the Diamonds, but Jamaica’s defenders will try and shut down Bueta and take away the fast scoring we saw today. A lot of long arms all down the court reaching for intercepts and tips the Diamonds will find any hesitancy in passing the ball will lead to Jamaica smothering them. Hope I am wrong, but the goals will be coming thick and fast with Fowler tossing them in from her height advantage over all defenders.Peter CParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 11:37 amPost count: 18Peter CParticipantMarch 27, 2022 at 2:12 pmPost count: 18
Well on hearing the netball has just started when Saturday’s match results were reported in the News sports segment on TV last night I wondered why I had not seen it in the program listings. I had completely forgotten the discussions of last year and only now have looked back to February last year for the announcements. From memory netball disappeared before from TV for one year when it moved to Foxtel(?)) and nothing was shown on TV except the international matches, then it was back the following year when some government money may have been stumped up to make some games accessible. So no netball for me this year as I don’t have any streaming service connections and my TV’s are plain vanilla models with no fancy features. Not watching matches on my laptop screen either.Peter CParticipantAugust 21, 2021 at 5:06 pmPost count: 18Peter CParticipantJune 26, 2021 at 5:49 pmPost count: 18Peter CParticipantJune 13, 2021 at 3:41 pmPost count: 18Peter CParticipantMay 16, 2021 at 3:24 pmPost count: 18Peter CParticipantMarch 7, 2021 at 2:56 pmPost count: 18
Ferns tactic of continually obstructing players as the ball moved down court incurred penalties, but gave defenders time to set up so a lot of speed was taken out of the Diamonds game that resulted in the ball being thrown around outside the circle rather than going straight in which inevitably led to the tips and a held ball that swung the game, you could see it coming as the game was drawing to a close.
Ferns deserved the win as they stuck to their game plan which was the same for all the matches. Diamonds only won the second game by building a big lead early that was not able to be whittled down.
Both sides played well, so no need for recriminations as far as the players were concerned, but off-court?
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