Luuuc
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Paris Opals Team Announced

Opals:

Jade Melbourne
Sami Whitcomb
Kristy Wallace
Isobel Borlase
Tess Madgen
Steph Talbot
Bec Allen
Alanna Smith
Cayla George
Ezi Magbegor
Lauren Jackson
Marianna Tolo


Gangurrus 3x3:
Anneli Maley
Alex Wilson
Lauren Mansfield
Marena Whittle

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koberulz  
Last week

I thought Lauren Jackson had retired again?

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Tired Weevil  
Last week

Really struggling to understand Madgen's selection.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

She got the auto selection 'C' badge.

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NBLTigers  
Last week

Alice Kunek was unlucky but can say the same for Rocci, Reid.

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Pud  
Last week

Atwell and Kunek much more valuable than Magden.

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Pud  
Last week

Atwell and Kunek much more valuable than Magden.

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Cosmo Spacely  
Last week

Old and Slow , I hope that Brondello is brave enough to not start Madgen and George and give the likes of Melbourne and Borlase decent amounts of Court time.

Is Mr Brondello about to appear on the benches again as he done before ??

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LC  
Last week

There were lucky players included based on form: Tess Madgen and Cayla George.

there were very unlucky players to miss out: Alice Kunek and Darcee Garbin.

Atwell's lack of D hurt her chances. Steph Reid's height may have hurt hers as well.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Officially

Brondello HC
Chambers AC
Seebohm AC
Goriss AC

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Social media says these were better options

Jade Melbourne
Sami Whitcomb
Kristy Wallace - Rocci/Reid/Amoore
Isobel Borlase
Tess Madgen - Kunek/Atwell/Nicholson
Steph Talbot
Bec Allen
Alanna Smith
Cayla George - Garbin/Aokuso
Ezi Magbegor
Lauren Jackson
Marianna Tolo

I seem to be the only one saying Swain for Madgen.
Not a whole lot of love for heal who has scored back to back 50+ point games.

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hoopie  
Last week

I would love to have seen Swain in for Madgen, but at this level I think it would have been more for the experience than for the minutes.

Swain's time is likely to come as soon as Paris is over and the retirements flood in.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

I would not choose anyone for an Olympic team just for the experience.
Best of the best imo.

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Massive  
Last week

Will we medal?

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

We should finish top 4.
Outside of the 4, brondello should step down imo.

Really only usa are superior, the rest are beatable if we perform.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Both Talbot and Allen injured today, not good.
Hopefully will be ok for the Olympics.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Allen has been listed as a game day decision (lower back) for a few games now.
Sometimes has played, sometimes hasn't.

Talbot though - leaving the game early with a foot injury and not returning ... that's a worry.

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LC  
Last week

Talbot is a big worry. Allen appears set to return next game.

Agree. Top 4 for the Opals or we underachieve with this squad and the competition ahead.

Swain's time will come, as perhaps will Heal's.

NBL1 form is a lot different to international form.

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Frog39  
Last week

Kunek Atwell and Nicholson are not the same position as Madgen. Kunek would be competing with Borlase, Allen and Talbot. Rocci/Reid competing for ball handling position against Melbourne/Whitcomb. Wallace plays more of a role and can kind of plug a few positions. Her work ethic and hustle gives her a point of difference.
I'm guessing Madgen is favoured for her affect on the team and her experience. I don't see Rocci as ready yet. I would have maybe preferred Reid for Madgen but her height is questionable.
Agree George has been out of form, but she is bigger and stronger than Darcee, also more of a shooter and a great passer. I think Garbin was more competing with Smith, who has been in great form.

OVerall I think the team is right, and will hopefully do well. Best of luck to all the ladies.

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Luuuc  
Last week

George was in fine form on Have You Been Paying Attention this evening, for what that's worth

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Luuuc  
A few hours ago

Talbot back in action today for LA was a welcome sight.

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