2019 SSN ROUND 7 – FEVER v GIANTS

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    Nettynut
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    There is no way a young person should be ridiculed because of her lifestyle. Two different countries two different lifestyles. The only comparison should be what they do on court.

    #1218473
    Bluebird
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    …Fever, where GAs go to die…

    Ha! We could put that on a t shirt

    Hashtag it on twitter. Better than that awful GotGrit

    #1218524
    gwalk11
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    That article by Stanton was not good. It was poorly written,  and it did show a lack of perspective and awareness. It was an endless ramble of Why Stanton Is Athletically Gifted, By Stanton.  No one is targeting her for her lifestyle, or wanting to tear her down because of tall poppy syndrome – particularly on this site,  where everyone loves netballers and wants them to achieve things! The article just did not sit because Stanton is a talented player, but she is not the most athletic player in the league by a long shot and has much to learn.   She has also had a wonderful upbringing, which is great!  But if you paint missing out on jetski parties as a sacrifice you have to expect a few raised eyebrows, because it again shows a lack of awareness and understanding of herself and others. A much better article would have been Stanton reflecting on what she needs to do to improve beyond her natural athleticism, which I am sure she does have in spades.

    Long story short – noone is above criticism, and this criticism is hopefully a  great opportunity for Stanton to reflect and gain a more nuanced and mature perspective on how lucky she is and how she will grow in future. That in turn will hopefully make her a better player and we all win!

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    JoDe
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    That article by Stanton was not good. It was poorly written, and it did show a lack of perspective and awareness. It was an endless ramble of Why Stanton Is Athletically Gifted, By Stanton. No one is targeting her for her lifestyle, or wanting to tear her down because of tall poppy syndrome – particularly on this site, where everyone loves netballers and wants them to achieve things! The article just did not sit because Stanton is a talented player, but she is not the most athletic player in the league by a long shot and has much to learn. She has also had a wonderful upbringing, which is great! But if you paint missing out on jetski parties as a sacrifice you have to expect a few raised eyebrows, because it again shows a lack of awareness and understanding of herself and others. A much better article would have been Stanton reflecting on what she needs to do to improve beyond her natural athleticism, which I am sure she does have in spades.

    Long story short – noone is above criticism, and this criticism is hopefully a great opportunity for Stanton to reflect and gain a more nuanced and mature perspective on how lucky she is and how she will grow in future. That in turn will hopefully make her a better player and we all win!

    Well stated! Stanton’s article came out around the same time as Maweni’s which set up a comparison. This cast a very unfair shadow over Stanton.

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    gwalk11
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    That article by Stanton was not good. It was poorly written, and it did show a lack of perspective and awareness. It was an endless ramble of Why Stanton Is Athletically Gifted, By Stanton. No one is targeting her for her lifestyle, or wanting to tear her down because of tall poppy syndrome – particularly on this site, where everyone loves netballers and wants them to achieve things! The article just did not sit because Stanton is a talented player, but she is not the most athletic player in the league by a long shot and has much to learn. She has also had a wonderful upbringing, which is great! But if you paint missing out on jetski parties as a sacrifice you have to expect a few raised eyebrows, because it again shows a lack of awareness and understanding of herself and others. A much better article would have been Stanton reflecting on what she needs to do to improve beyond her natural athleticism, which I am sure she does have in spades.

    Long story short – noone is above criticism, and this criticism is hopefully a great opportunity for Stanton to reflect and gain a more nuanced and mature perspective on how lucky she is and how she will grow in future. That in turn will hopefully make her a better player and we all win!

    Well stated! Stanton’s article came out around the same time as Maweni’s which set up a comparison. This cast a very unfair shadow over Stanton.

    Yeah,  I agree – and while Maweni’s story was obviously incredible, I think Stanton’s story could have been no less interesting if better written. She was raised by an Olympian, who could show her the ropes and make her understand what it takes to be a professional athlete! She had the education and upbringing that meant she could play any sport she fancied! She is naturally gifted and everyone wanted to poach her for her athleticism!  And after all that,  she chose netball, made it to the most elite competition in the world and…stalled. Got court time for a year, only to be replaced by Fowler, and is now back on court in GA but her bib is by no means secure for next season. How does she grow, and overcome the obstacle of not automatically excelling, when her whole life she has been the best of the best?  THAT is the Stanton article about her wonderful upbringing and natural ability that I really wanted to read.

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    blondebomb
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    Well said.

    #1218722
    Ian
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    Piece by Caitlin Bassett on the timing mix up…

    With bonus points up for grab in each quarter teams are fast learning the value of playing smart. Every second becomes…

    Posted by Caitlin Bassett on Sunday, 9 June 2019

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    Kateleigh
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    Really?? Just play the game. Keep the tactics’ discussions for the game plan.

    There was a stage, certainly at Nationals level in Australia, where the clock in the stadium was stopped with a minute to go to stop the delaying. Maybe they need to go back to that and we can avoid the disappointment when passing the ball around to drain the clock didn’t work.

    #1218753
    Jbss
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    It’s a fair point, how can players play to the clock if it’s inaccurate? It’s a critical element of game management and she’s right to want it fine tuned.

    #1218762
    Ian
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    Fans hated it when the clock stopped with a minute left. But it should be one or the other. If they’re going to have a clock, then it should be accurate.

    #1218766
    Kateleigh
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    And maybe keep your head in the game. Had Giants scored, it was their centre pass.

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    Nettynut
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    Fair comment by Caitlin. Players definitely need to be able to trust the clock. Need to get their act together.

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    ahdz
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    Is the rule still that a game ends at the umpires discretion in the last minute or no?

    #1218792
    Ian
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    What do you mean? The game ends on the umpire’s whistle, not on anything else.

    #1218803
    ahdz
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    What do you mean? The game ends on the umpire’s whistle, not on anything else.

    Didn’t the rule used to be that once there was one minute left on the clock, an umpire could end the game whenever they wanted? This was a few years ago now though

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