Netball



  • Noeline Taurua's coaching credentials have risen even further with back-to-back wins in the Aust comp. NNZ will be laying out the welcome mat but Taurua holds all the leverage.



  • Confirmed. Excellent move.



  • No pressure now, eh? But Noeline is a winner...

    The selection of her assistants, which could be Australian, and the first squad will be interesting to see.



  • Well if the issue wasn't as much the cattle as the strategy or 'player led' approach by the past coach then we should see things improve pretty swiftly. Hoping the reintroduction of Langman in particular will really boost us.



  • @bovidae
    she had input to the squad just announced



  • @bovidae said in Netball:

    No pressure now, eh? But Noeline is a winner...

    The selection of her assistants, which could be Australian, and the first squad will be interesting to see.

    I think I heard that she gets to keep her Aussie gig too, with NZN's blessing. They are giving her the keys to the kingdom



  • @canefan As they should. No coach in NZ has Noeline's credentials or outstanding knack of taking teams all the way. NNZ were fucking insane to choose Southby over her. I just hope all the fossils on the NNZ board have gone, and they understand the new world order - that netball is nowhere near as important as it used to be, and girls have tons of top level professional sport options now. The board has to drag their sorry asses into the now.



  • @ploughboy said in Netball:

    @bovidae
    she had input to the squad just announced

    17 players were named though. I assume that needs to be reduced to 12? That's when we get to see Taurua's team.



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  • I read that the 12 players for the Quad series have been named. Langman voted as the new captain and Mes omitted. Things are looking up already.



  • Way hey



  • I need to watch our national teams from Victoria more often.



  • Amazing what a new coach can do!



  • First the boof ball then the netball
    Struth what’s up straya?!?



  • @virgil said in Netball:

    First the boof ball then the netball
    Struth what’s up straya?!?

    It’s strewth. Least we can do is get the Aussie-isms right in our gloating.

    Has someone mentioned the Breakers....



  • Any team can get up for one game. The real test to see if they have turned a corner, will be in the final game in Wellington. The Aussie girls will be pissy to have lost by double figures, and if the Ferns can stay close/win again, then we can start to get a bit hopeful that Noeline and co are turning the Titanic away from the iceberg.



  • Yeah even Southby won this time last year.



  • @mokey still, that's a heck of a win!



  • @bones Oh yeah, great win. But they need to string wins together and get combos sorted, plus ensure all the shooters fire. Folau at GA shouldn't have to do everything because the GS is unreliable or shooting poorly (like what we saw with Mes). I will add having Langman back in the midcourt makes a huge difference. That was something horribly obvious at the Comm Games, the defence winning a turnover, only for it to fall apart in the midcourt.



  • @mokey said in Netball:

    @bones Oh yeah, great win. But they need to string wins together and get combos sorted, plus ensure all the shooters fire. Folau at GA shouldn't have to do everything because the GS is unreliable or shooting poorly (like what we saw with Mes). I will add having Langman back in the midcourt makes a huge difference. That was something horribly obvious at the Comm Games, the defence winning a turnover, only for it to fall apart in the midcourt.

    I'm sorry but due to your writing skiting I see nothing but lurid innuendo. I think.