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    It was something like she is good (or ok) referring to Dunkley and then she taps Mi Mi and says there is only a minute left I’m not putting you on for that long.

    I really want to enjoy this documentary but am finding it very blah. At least they also noted Bassett’s predicament last night. Fitzgerald spoke and Bassett declined to be interviewed.

    Seems the documentary makers think Fever or Swifts will win. They are getting a lot of screen time.

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    Horjus didn’t play cause she is sick. Austin took her spot.

    Elle McDonald played in the games against Giants awhile back. Around the same time as Conn Cup then had a knee clean out.

    I didn’t watch this game but felt that Gooden had improved on last year when I watched her play against Collingwood. Also was strong in game 2 against Vixens.

    Williams should have a contract. Over either Petty or McDonald. TBirds need to be very careful not to lose her.

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    I thought it was strange they didn’t cover the fact the two Victorian teams had to quarantine for 14 days. I’m sure they could have got a mash of vision or even photos from the two clubs they could have put together for 30 seconds or so. Would have been interesting to see more about the last minute negotiations to get the hub up and running.

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    Didn’t live up to the hype for me. Enjoyed the short pieces on Thwaites and The Browne Sisters. Albeit not new info but I enjoyed those parts.

    Seemed to be quite focused on Fever, Swifts and Collingwood.

    I too found it disjointed and very un-exclusive.

    I cringed when they went through the positions. Am hoping future episodes provide more insight rather than just score recaps.

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    I love the Vixens but they aren’t making the top 4 this year. Just can’t see it. I agree they will have a couple of brilliant games with good wins and then bad losses.

    They really should promote Samason. She has been training with them but because of covid ruining VNL last year has t played since her ACL. I know she isn’t a GA but not sure either McDonald or Barkmeyer are the long term solutions there. Fully expect Samason to get a contract next year anyway unless someone like Dwyer or Dwan is significantly under played and moves interstate.

    What was the commentary making it sound like Coffey went straight from the NT to Ballarat :wacko: Coffey moved to Melbourne in high school and has been playing underage for VIC since. Training with the vixens all year and went to Sydney. With both Weston and Dehaney out coffey was the obvious replacement and she would have expected that call up. Another good young defender hopefully Vixens can retain and bring Coffey through.

    If TBirds look to an import for a leadership position I’d give VC to Van De Merwe. Always positive on court and encouraging her younger teammates.

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    Stanton isn’t a long term option but she is the best GA option they have now. Quite clearly. I would have liked to have seen Barkmeyer stay on. She looked stronger today in that first quarter than yesterday. Shot 2/2 including a super shot but needs to back herself to the post more often. After her super shot in the next play or so she had a penalty in the super shot zone, one defender out of play but rather than go for it passes off to MJ. McDonald started well. Nice movement. A couple of crafty bounce passes. But went off quite fast with poor pass selection and ended on 1/3 I think.

    Smith is developing well in C. I think we might see her a bit there during the season with Moloney in WA as a change up. Brought nice drive and had better touch on the feed than in Sydney. I agree with LA that it isn’t a long term solution having Moloney in WA but definitely worth exploring especially for Smith’s development. Smith will captain Vixens when Moloney retires. If you’re looking at quarter scores with Smith in C …. the only quarter they won against Giants was with Smith at C and today the only quarter they won was the 3rd again with Smith in C. So definitely worth using to change momentum. Hopefully nothing major for Moloney’s knee.

    Surely after this and the Sydney games Vixens will see they should recruit an experienced WA? If not I’m going to completely disagree with what I said yesterday and say they should go with Mundy. They are going to hugely struggle this year and I’m starting to think Mundy is the better long term investment. Mundy has a much stronger pass and circle feed than Honey. Smith can be the backup C.

    I didn’t think they missed Weston yesterday but they sure did today. Slows the ball up through court so much. Also missed a straight switch of Dehaney in at GK to mix it up on Potgeiter if to just make the feeders adjust and see something different.

    Going to be a very long season for Vixens. They won’t make finals. They will be with Collingwood and TBirds between 6th and 8th. Not sure where Lightning will sit. Hopefully they have enough games like yesterday where their defence is on fire as is MJ getting them a few wins and maybe an upset or two.

    For TBirds fans… how do you feel about Williams not having a contract? I think she is amazing. I was impressed with her last year and was surprised they didn’t sign her. I’m not sure what Elle McDonald is going to bring to this lineup especially considering what they lose in Williams dropping out. SA again has such great young talent but the TBirds have 7 players either as imports or from interstate. Hopefully TBirds don’t lose this generation to interstate like they did with Klau, Turner and Proud. Heck Vixens should recruit Williams and Austin in 2022!

    I love Nankivell and in this team I think she should be the captain. Petty has longer tenure and leadership experience but not sure she is starting 7. Nankivell is going to the be the rock of this TBirds lineup for a long time. How old is Nankivell? She wouldn’t be that much younger than Proud or Moloney were when they became captains would she?

    I didn’t really like Wilson. Seemed to be quite a bit of holding and late contact. Hopefully she cleans that up. I’d actually like to see them use Van De Merwe in GD. Nankivell plays well in WD (she’d be my C but nothing wrong with playing her at WD sometimes to allow Van De Merwe into the circle).

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    TBirds had quite a few super shots I thought. Potgeiter had two, Austin at least one. Pretty sure Horjus had a couple. Not sure Vixens even attempted one. Stanton definitely can shoot from that range and Kumwenda shot surprisingly well from the super shot area last so hopefully they both attempt it today. Barkmeyer looked scared to shoot. I’d like to see McDonald get a quarter or two as if they want a feeder she is a better playmaker than Barkmeyer. Barkmeyer may be a stronger shooter but that doesn’t mean much if you don’t go to the post. Nothing stops Vixens from changing their game day 10 during the season and selecting a TP over a contracted player even if it is somewhat unlike what they have done historically. Also if they do go back to teams of 12 they need to know what McDonald can offer.

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    Thank you :-)

    Hopefully they can get Gabby Coffey to Ballarat for tomorrow’s game so they can spread the workload.

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    Why did Dehaney not play? Wasn’t even on the bench whilst Weston was. Looking at her IG Dehaney travelled to Ballarat. Surely Mannix and Eddy won’t play two full games back to back coming back from injury.

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    @ amyrmy hopefully they start Mundy tomorrow. See how she goes starting. Might make the difference. Mundy had some lovely feeds when she got the ball at circle edge.

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    @ al_ex I agree Vixens didn’t miss Weston. When she is back I’d stick with Eddy and Mannix in the circle. Probably start Weston at WD using her hands over to disrupt the feed and set Eddy and Mannix up to attack the ball. I’d look to bring Smith in at WD with the directive of attacking the ball. Maybe use Weston in the circle against Fever and FBs for increased height. Each of Mannix, Eddy and Smith are ball hunters. Vixens defence is going to have to win lots of ball this year.

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    Vixens sneak home thanks to their defence. TBirds had the last CP. Smith intercept in the goal third, going out she loops it back in and unfortunately her only teammate chasing is Kumwenda. Over a third. Then a beautiful tip around the circle from Smith hitting the ball out followed by another Eddy tip out. TBirds ran out of time. Vixens defence is sublime.

    Australia would have had such a strong shooting circle at WYC with Austin and Dwyer.

    Surely that game shows Vixens they need to recruit an experienced WA. Honey will get there in time.

    Stanton much stronger than Barkmeyer.

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    @ Netballcrazy1 Lucy Austin was the standout for me. Williams at WA was also strong.

    @ AllieC it is an option and if Watson was there I’d no doubt we would see that except Watson at WA to hold Smith’s hand. Smith is a project at C. Progressing well but needs an experienced WA alongside her at SSN. Smith is having a great game today.

    @ al_ex I was surprised too. For mind she is the best GD in Australia.

    TBirds should win from here.they will drain a couple of super shots. Vixens won’t. Stanton’s super shot stats were actually okay last year so hopefully once she settles she gets confidence to go for it.

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    Moloney did have to increase her work rate in the first half. But she needs to increase it even more now. Honey’s speed and footwork draws defenders. Stanton let the ball go to Honey unlike last year when the Vixens weren’t confident to give her the ball. Mundy is slow and not an option. Get running Kate :wacko: :whistle:

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    Mundy on at WA is the only Vixens change. A shootout for the final spot? Mundy had want to be a tonne better than in Syd ey otherwose it’s Honey by a country mile.

    Eddy will be the Vixens MVP this year.
    How long till she is in a Diamonds dress? I wonder if Weston will slot back in at WD.

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