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Tully2020-03-20T09:41:55+10:00

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    Thunderbirds are also playing Vixens in a couple matches in SA as well as the Team Girls Cup.

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    Underwhelming signing imo. Most likely Dwyer, Allan, Ryde and Leathwrbarrow were unavailable due to being TPs. Gooden was a long way off SSN level during her Vixens stints.

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    To Netballcrazy1 (as I cannot seem to be able to quote…)
    Jane Cook is in the Fury squad. However, IMO will struggle for court time with Samason, McDonald, Barkmeyer, Horton and Palavi all rated ahead of her by Vixens (they are TP or in the vixens academy).

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    Vixens are very aware that in a year or two both Thwaites and Philip will retire. That’s why they have two shooting TPs (Barkmeyer and McDonald) as well as Samason. Then also Maggie Caris, Ruby Horton and Uneeq Palavi in the academy.
    In McMahon, Southby and Honey they have the right people at the helm to develop the shooters.

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    Samason remains well entrenched in camp Vixens. Samason is in the Vixens academy squad and a VIS scholarship holder. Any Vixens academy squad member who outperforms can be added as a Vixens TP post February for the SSN season. We don’t know how Samason’s knee rehab is going but from all reports she is in next in for a contract (along with Mundy who is a similar story returning from a foot injury in 2019 and Smith) so long as this year is a successful return from injury. They are also very conscious of load management with her this year whilst ensuring she gets substantial court time in ANL and VNL. Samason did pre season testing with the Vixens 10 and TP unlike the balance of the academy players.

    The shooter that has fallen out of the reckoning is Jane Cook. Vixens were very clear to her she wasn’t ready for a TP role a few years ago so she took a 2 year contract in Adelaide and we all know how that ended. Last year she was a Collingwood TP. This year not with a SSN club. Is in the Fury team where she will be fighting Samason, Barkmeyer and McDonald for court time.

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    Well done to Diamonds for holding it all together to get the win.

    I’d give Braz MVP.

    Price was okay but can’t help but think a Proud or Ravaillion (yes I know she is pregnant) would be far more beneficial to the Diamonds midcourt make up.

    Turner did well for her debut but needs to contest every ball and the NZ in and out ball as well as be there in attack. But that will come with experience.

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    And Tippett steps because she refuses to shoot from anywhere but right under the post. Why? She can shoot long.

    Turner on for her debut.

    LA is going crazy with the changes.

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    Now Tippett is not moving at all. Holding in the circle and no movement. Now Tippett throws it away.

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    Tippett is doing exactly what I wanted her to. Driving hard and drawing defenders which leaves Bassett in a one on one. With Watson and Scherian hitting circle edge they have a quick feed into Bassett on the one on one.

    If I was NZ I would move Langman back to WD. Langman’s feeding has been way too hesitant and moving back to WD she would pick up ball and drive through court to set up their attack.

    I for one am happy with the contact and obstruction calls against Rore. She always has her hands down and holding the player behind her. That is holding.

    NZ is not out of this game. Australia has regularly choked leads and they continue to turnover a lot of ball in attack; Bassett has 5 turnovers herself. NZ need to fix their midcourt and take advantage of that.

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    It’s easy to say Australia’s passing is poor but is it or are they lacking in options? Scherian and Watson both had misfeeds but honestly would any of us have made a different passing selection? Australia needs more options to the ball, that draws defenders and leaves someone open or in a stronger position. I think a lot of the plays that are being labelled poor passes were the result of the work ahead of the player as opposed to the player with the ball executing the pass.

    Tippett has been great this series but I only want to see her with Thwaites if she commits to the graft outside and in the circle. Not just charging the post and calling for the ball under the post in the same space as Thwaites (as she does to Bassett). Take a baseline drive, a front cut and draw a defender off the GS so the feeders have two options. If Tippett adjusts and plays like that then Thwaites – Tippett should start in Perth.

    I would like to see Braz – Price – Watson in Perth. With the less experienced feeder in Price in the middle though makes it even more important for the shooters to make sure they are giving the feeders multiple options.

    I’m also sensing that it would be good for Australia to have less changes during g the match. Tippett is on then off then on then off same with Philip. Not sure what that does for confidence or fluidity. Not sure why Bruce was taken off at all. Sure she wasn’t wining the same ball as last game but she was going for it.

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    I agree I think the leadership of the Silver Ferns should not be underrated. Australia always look a rabble under pressure regardless of who is on court.

    And to channel 9 in the last 2-3 minutes we want to see the on court action. We have no interest in looking at stressed coaches.

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    All stats virtually even except intercepts and penalties where NZ were clearly ahead.

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    Australia should never have been in that position. Had what is in the context of NZ – Aus clashes a decent lead but never iced it. From the disastrous first 5 minutes of the second half NZ had the momentum.

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    All fell apart from the first change in the circle when all rhythm was lost and never regained. Australia stopped driving in the last few minutes. Price came on well and gave them some punch in attack but wasn’t enough.

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    Not the best pass by Philip but she knew she had to give it to Thwaites against both circle defenders to try and draw the penalty. Thwaites scores the penalty to sneak the Diamonds ahead by 1 at the break.

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