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Netball - 15. May 2007.

England victory gets Netball Tongues Wagging

By Rona Hunnisett
England Netball

 


 

England’s victory over World and Commonwealth champions New Zealand at the MEN Arena on Monday night has sent shockwaves around the netball world, provoking a host of media comments and re-evaluation of England’s prospects ahead of the World Championships in November.

TV New Zealand commented that England “dominated every facet of the game, while the New Zealand Herald bemoaned the loss with the headline: “New Zealand’s Championships Hopes Shaken by Shock Loss.” Writing in The Press, Jane Marshall remarked that England’s five goal win “added a new spin to an international game traditionally dominated by Trans-Tasman rival New Zealand and Australia.” Several commentators have been calling for Irene van Dyk to retire, while netball fans down under have started to clog up message boards and internet forums with praise for the England squad, and concerned views about the state of the World Champions’ game plan. Former Silver Ferns coach Yvonne Willering has even questioned the tactics of New Zealand coach Ruth Aitken, and it is clear that, ahead of this evening’s crunch match against New Zealand, the pressure will definitely be on the Kiwis.

Meanwhile, the England and England A squads will be wearing yellow ribbons this evening during the match against each other, in support for the search for missing toddler Madeleine McCann. Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia de Luz in Portugal on 03 May, and despite a high level police search, and public appeals from celebrities including footballers Christiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, no trace of her has been found to date.

 


By Rona Hunnisett
England Netball

 


 

England’s victory over World and Commonwealth champions New Zealand at the MEN Arena on Monday night has sent shockwaves around the netball world, provoking a host of media comments and re-evaluation of England’s prospects ahead of the World Championships in November.

TV New Zealand commented that England “dominated every facet of the game, while the New Zealand Herald bemoaned the loss with the headline: “New Zealand’s Championships Hopes Shaken by Shock Loss.” Writing in The Press, Jane Marshall remarked that England’s five goal win “added a new spin to an international game traditionally dominated by Trans-Tasman rival New Zealand and Australia.” Several commentators have been calling for Irene van Dyk to retire, while netball fans down under have started to clog up message boards and internet forums with praise for the England squad, and concerned views about the state of the World Champions’ game plan. Former Silver Ferns coach Yvonne Willering has even questioned the tactics of New Zealand coach Ruth Aitken, and it is clear that, ahead of this evening’s crunch match against New Zealand, the pressure will definitely be on the Kiwis.

Meanwhile, the England and England A squads will be wearing yellow ribbons this evening during the match against each other, in support for the search for missing toddler Madeleine McCann. Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia de Luz in Portugal on 03 May, and despite a high level police search, and public appeals from celebrities including footballers Christiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, no trace of her has been found to date.

England play England A at 5.30pm at the NIA, Birmingham, while the Australia vs New Zealand match starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are still available from the NIA box office at www.necgroup.co.uk or at the door.

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