Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: In Tauranga, my Mum was yelling

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  • Emma Hart,

    At one point one of the commentators said, "Chokljat all over George", and I quite lost my train of thought.

    It was a really painful game to watch. The Ferns just looked so flat, including players who are usually just fizzing all the time.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    When players are standing in the midcourt with no one to pass to and getting three-second violations you know it's bad

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Catherine Latu, a last-minute replacement for Romelda Aitken and not the most mobile player, was getting the best of one of the world's best defenders. Latu would go on to be MVP of the match.

    She was awesome. An awesome big, mean bully.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    She was, eh? I was amazed how easily she got the better of Casey Williams. The feeders had no trouble at all in getting the ball to her, right under the post.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Mum has been in touch. She didn't yell but did shake her head a lot.

    [Latu] was awesome. An awesome big, mean bully.

    She didn't move about much but I think her size meant Williams couldn't push her about like she usually does. Also Williams would often be standing a couple of metres off Latu rather than constantly in close like Mentor on van Dyk.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    Ruth Aitken will never be sacked as Silver Ferns coach - a series loss to England and a complete inability to win a series against Australia hasn't seen her go yet, so I can't see her going now.

    She'll trundle on till the next World Cup/Commonwealth Games, where we'll narrowly beat/lose to Australia, and then at some stage she'll decide to retire. She must have a plain brown envelope stuffed with photos of the board of Netball New Zealand, she's so teflon-coated.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Sweet: Kevin Rudd wearing an All Black tie after losing a bet with John Key. Key secretly wishing he'd made the wager more interesting,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Here's something. Sports viewers:

    International Netball (Silver Ferns vs World VII) Monday night TV ONE 483,100

    International Tri Nations Rugby (All Blacks vs Wallabies) Saturday night Sky TV 444,100

    Wow. Is pay TV killing rugby, or is it rugby doing it all on its own?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Is there any truth to the idea that netball is mainly enjoyed by people in Canterbury, Otago and Southland?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Where does one get that sort of information Russell? I'd be very keen to see the viewer numbers for the ice hockey on Sunday on Sky Sport 3.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    International Tri Nations Rugby (All Blacks vs Wallabies) Saturday night Sky TV 444,100

    Does that include estimates of pub viewers?

    Is there any truth to the idea that netball is mainly enjoyed by people in Canterbury, Otago and Southland?

    Where does that come from?

    (Look at all the questions you get when you post data)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Is there any truth to the idea that netball is mainly enjoyed by people in Canterbury, Otago and Southland?

    And people without Pay TV.

    Interesting figures Russell.

    What would also be relevant in your comparison is the viewing figures for the big games in the netball ANZ Cup on SKY.

    Especially since those games that actually mattered.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I would like more sports teams to wear bright pink. That colour is simply awesome.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I only watched 2 quarters of the netball, so I don't really have much to say about that.

    But, I was at TSB stadium last night, as was Hadyn, and would just like to say: OH HELL YES.

    The kiwis out-played the Aussies all over the floor, wiping the smile off their collective smug face. It was awesome to watch. And the best crowd I've been in for ages.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Jo S,

    Great photos of the netball!

    Where does one get that sort of information Russell? I'd be very keen to see the viewer numbers for the ice hockey on Sunday on Sky Sport 3.

    yeah, it's a pity there wasn't a bit more advertising/info about the ice hockey being on, I flicked over entirely by accident and caught the last couple of minutes of coverage, but it looks like it would have been a lot of fun to watch ....

    is it autumn yet? • Since May 2007 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Brown,

    So I hope we'll get a blog post for the basketball? (aka everything the netball wasn't)

    Plus, you know, let's break that rugby/netball NZ sporting hegemony :)

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    So I hope we'll get a blog post for the basketball?

    Well, I have been bugging Hadyn, but in the meantime I'm sure Mike won't mind me linking to his great photos.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Brown,

    Nice, thanks for the link. The money shot!

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    My favourite is this one.

    He'd just been called for a (completely justified) intentional foul. Then he walked over to the other ref and said "We're not playing netball here, you know"

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    [F]ans can look forward to a feast of live NBL action... from the New Zealand Breakers at least.

    Due to the Auckland club's deal with Maori TV, the Breakers will dominate coverage of the Australian league with 17 games including all 14 of their home matches

    RNZ

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    So I guess I'm the only one who would link the Ferns current misery to the development of the Trans-Tasman competition ?

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • JoJo,

    At one point one of the commentators said, "Chokljat all over George", and I quite lost my train of thought.

    That was my favourite part of the game! I think even the commentators were giggling.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 95 posts Report Reply

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