Kayla Cullen expresses desire to return to Silver Ferns

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    Ian
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    netballcrazy1
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    Interesting. I mean the WC will really show whether these players can cement their spot because in the recent year there has been a lot of movement. If not and Cullen can get her body right and get court time in Aus the maybe, but a very slim chance.

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    TACTIXSUPPORTER
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    I can’t see her getting a contract in Sydney.

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    mcleod
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    2 full games in the last 2 years.  Players come back from a full knee reconstruction in 12 months or less.

     

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    nanator
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    Swifts already have two WD/GD; Giants possibly could do with a possible WD/GD? But having never played under Julie F or any of the other players … looks unlikely

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    Jinxibo
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    Hmm, i wonder if she’s eligible for a UK passport ?

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    Jbss
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    Giants have Parmenter and Price and seem to be developing a couple of young GDs under Manu’a in Anderson and McDonnell. Swifts have Eddy and Turner, and then they have Mcculloch to potentially return or Halpin will get a contract.

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    museboy
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    From past recent experience, it seems a lot of SSN teams may favour an import over their local talent for marketing reasons.  Cullen is a quality player so, if she was fully fit, I don’t think she’s struggle to get a team.

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    Rebound1977
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    I think she would have trouble breaking into any of the teams in SSN.

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    Maryann
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    I can’t see her getting an exemption to play SSN and still be eligible for the Ferns.   There are other players in NZ who would gain more playing SSN, and be able to remain fit for the whole season, unless NNZ decides to allow an open door policy.

    Given NZ teams are recruiting now for next season she won’t be able to hold out that long – assuming a NZ team still wants her.  For several seasons she has been one of the last to sign.

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    NZChampion
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    Nah I don’t think she has the passion for the game like she once did. It didn’t help her partner was in Australia injured this season. Perhaps the ANL might be good for her. Just play the game out of the spotlight.  A change of scenery was long awaited for Cullen.

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    minkie
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    2 full games in 2 years?

    Kind of says it all really

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    mcleod
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    2 full games in 2 years?

    Kind of says it all really

    Didn’t play the ANZ at all last year, and I think only 2 full games this year.

    You have Temalisi who did everything possible to get to the world cup, and yet Cullen after a minor knee opp, had 18 months to get fit for the WC, and blew a golden chance.

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    minkie
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    Yep

    Tems done the right thing as many others before her

    Kayla? :dontknow:

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    askme
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    2 full games in 2 years?

    Kind of says it all really

    Didn’t play the ANZ at all last year, and I think only 2 full games this year.

    You have Temalisi who did everything possible to get to the world cup, and yet Cullen after a minor knee opp, had 18 months to get fit for the WC, and blew a golden chance.

    I don’t think we should be so hard on her, you could be right she may not be very good at her recovery, but I’ve also heard her whole body is buggered, she’s absolutely covered in Ice after every game all over her body and takes 3 days to recover. Some of that can be blamed on poor training but I think a lot of it comes down to bad luck.

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