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  • @KiwiMurph I think we are talking about different things I meant we are in the easier side of the draw to qualify for the semi's. Oz and NZ are pretty much the guaranteed semi finalists from Group F and were destined to be so before the championships started. Group G has England, Jamaica and South Africa - all of who could beat NZ - so if we were on the other side of the draw we would be in a 3 way scrap to make the semi's

    I can't see us making the final let alone winning it. Noelene Taurua has a history of turning everything she touches to gold but I think this is beyond her. Our team is old. They couldn't do it when they were at their peaks - I don't think they have a last hurrah in them.

    I will be more than happy to eat a massive portion of humble pie if I am wrong



  • @dogmeat Ah yes - sorry - good call - we avoided the group of death.

    I must say it is encouraging to see the shooting stats of the Ferns this tournament (and seemingly how the GA and GS are playing) - a real change from the typical.



  • Hopefully that series against the men toughened us up



  • The Ferns fall short to the aussies again, this time in pool play. The margin was a single goal



  • @canefan said in Netball:

    The Ferns fall short to the aussies again, this time in pool play. The margin was a single goal

    Which was missed by Folau in the dying seconds I hear? Bloody good fight back after being down about 8 goals at one stage. Great to see.



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @canefan said in Netball:

    The Ferns fall short to the aussies again, this time in pool play. The margin was a single goal

    Which was missed by Folau in the dying seconds I hear? Bloody good fight back after being down about 8 goals at one stage. Great to see.

    I didn't watch, but apparently she only came on late so could be forgiven for missing the tying shot



  • @canefan said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @canefan said in Netball:

    The Ferns fall short to the aussies again, this time in pool play. The margin was a single goal

    Which was missed by Folau in the dying seconds I hear? Bloody good fight back after being down about 8 goals at one stage. Great to see.

    I didn't watch, but apparently she only came on late so could be forgiven for missing the tying shot

    According to the pundits, it didn't matter in the greater scheme of things as NZ would still have come 2nd in the group, so they reckon she won't be fussed.



  • Ferns second half was brilliant. They won both the 3rd and 4th quarters.

    A great hit out before the semis and should give the team a lot of self belief.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Netball:

    Ferns second half was brilliant. They won both the 3rd and 4th quarters.

    A great hit out before the semis and should give the team a lot of self belief.

    We looked good but still have room to improve. Nice to see.



  • I thought we looked shit for 90% of the game and the result flatters us.

    It followed the theme of a lot of trans-Tasman contests Aussies are in control, relax a little we turn it round (can happen quickly in Netball) but ultimately come up short.

    We looked a lot better when Mrs Bigot was off but basically all three of our shooting options are confidence players who get rattled easily. They can have a hot streak but against that Diamonds defence I very much doubt if we can sustain it across the hour.

    They also pretty much bossed us in mid court.



  • @dogmeat I thought we were able to move the ball up the court better than I’ve seen for a while when playing the Aussies.



  • Ferns play England in the semi final 2am Sunday morning (NZ time)



  • It looks like Noeline mixed and matched her 7 during the game but she will need to settle on her preferred starters and stick with them in the SF unless something goes pear-shaped. The shooters put up 2 more goal attempts than Aust so it will come down to accuracy against Mentor and co.



  • @Bovidae England were tearing SA a new one when I stopped watching in the third quarter last night. SA looked bloody sharp too, but England were just too good on attack, defence doesn't look anything to write home about though.



  • This is a great game between OZ and Saffas.



  • Into the final!

    Great work Ferns.



  • New Zealand win. No dodgy umpire decisions about overthrows, Super Overs or regulations about boundaries to bail England out this weekend.



  • Good work the girls.

    This is the type of news to wake up to.



  • @sparky said in Netball:

    New Zealand win. No dodgy umpire decisions about overthrows, Super Overs or regulations about boundaries to bail England out this weekend.

    Like I said, the England cricket team have used up all the mojo available. None left for the netball girls, probably none left for the rugby team either. Time to put one over the evil aussies now!



  • Quiz question for the future:

    Which twins lost World Cup semi-finals as coaches within a month of each other?


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