On Friday, the formal announcement that England’s former head coach would be returning to the sport she loves was received joyfully by all involved in netball. The attacker, who will be arriving from Collingwood Magpies, is one of Australia’s most decorated athletes in any sport and is widely recognised as one of the most prolific WAs in world netball. I’m really looking forward to being back home with @thundernetball working with amazing people, friends and talented athletes. I’m now working in the defensive end, which is basically something new to me. They always seem to be feeling their way into the game, with the excuse now that the youngsters are playing. Browne continued to speak to her new high-performance director and head coach though, and sounded him out with regard to who was due to be playing where in England. They rely on the obscene amount of goals that Aubameyang scores playing in an average team; they need to play him with Lacazette. However, I do think that it’s actually something that I need to learn to do. I need to learn how to support, I’ve always been put into a top role and I think that it’s good for me to look at how I can facilitate coaches rather than lead coaches.
He is that good. Some of the players I am still very good friends with today. I’d done it for 15 years and thought that I’d given the competition and the country as much as I possibly could, but I’ve still got that fire in the belly to want to compete. I still want to play, give back and step outside of my comfort zone. Tomorrow our opponents will play, we have one or two days off and then we prepare for Manchester United at home. Jill Scott has spoken about the importance of her loan move to Everton in being selected for a second Olympics, with the midfielder convinced she would have missed out if she had not made a change. The first pause did little to quell Lightning’s momentum, and when their lead stretched out to 17 goals, Storm decided to change their line-up in a bid to hit back. So will the club’s identity change with this takeover?
Browne will move to the UK in January 2021 to begin training with Leeds Rhinos Netball ahead of the season opener in February. Cobden’s move to Centre allowed captain Nat Panagarry to hustle at WD, while Ella Clark’s time at shooter highlighted yet another option that Francis-Bayman can turn to during the latter stages of the season. Niamh Cooper shifted to Centre, Nicole Humphreys arrived at WD, and Ellie Kelk at shooter. And when we look back on this season, the Premier League finish won’t be the first thing we talk about, it will be Leicester’s FA Cup triumph and that is something to be immensely proud of. Having already beaten AS Roma in the Coppa Italia and Napoli in the league since the turn of the year, Spezia, making their Serie A debut this season, scored twice through Giulio Maggiore and Simone Bastoni, both in the second half, to seal a surprise success. “Instead of people having to watch a long game it’s a lot sharper and shows the attributes needed in badminton with its fast pace and hard hitting. He made a key contributor out of the lesser-known Scotty Miller, combined with his Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for 1,846 of his passing yards and found familiar joy in throwing to Rob Gronkowski, who arguably exceeded expectations as a threat in the passing game following his return to the NFL.
There would be plenty of opportunities for him to strike in this Liverpool side, who averaged 628.21 passes per game last season. After having challenges in doing so previously and talking about the despair of going through miscarriages, the arrival of baby Nev last March was wonderful for Neville, her partner Michael and every member of their families. Haydock is a happy hunting ground for his trainer John Quinn, who saddled two nice winners there last weekend, including the winner of the feature Temple Stakes. I had to go in for a little bit of a clean out again, but it’s all so that I can get over there and hit in the ground running with the team. Wasps ensured that they remain in the driving seat when it comes to securing the fourth play-off position at the end of the regular season after a gutsy five-goal victory over London Pulse. Two-time Vitality Netball Superleague champions Wasps showed they can handle pressure as they beat London Pulse 42-37 at the Copper Box Arena on Monday night. For London Pulse, the encounter again highlighted their growth and the exceptional young talents they have within their ranks.