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  • #1725753
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Huiatahi
    Referees are always making mistakes but if he had got it right and England had one less run at that point they would have played differently with the last two balls and may have gone for a boundary rather than short runs so England could have won outright. Equally they could have lost as well.

    We will never know how it might have turned out but the refs decision is part of the game.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1725771
    kaiapoiken
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    kaiapoiken

    In my days of playing sport we were always told that the Referee/Umpires word was final regardless of whether we thought he was right or wrong. After a game it was usual for the Ref/Ump. to mingle with the players at the aftermatch function and very seldom was there any angst from anybody. Unfortunately today every decision is up for dispute because somebodies not happy or the poor little diddums was dealt with, in THEIR opinion, harshly. In my opinion, suck it up snowdrop and get on and play the game.

    After all, what would the spectators have to grumble about after the game. LOL.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by  kaiapoiken.
    #1725782
    don021
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    don021

    What a wonderful day to enjoy, sun shining and the Silver Ferns top of the world, a wonderful effort, just sad they are not to enjoy some of the huge amount of money the games generated and no welcome home parade to celebrate their great win.

    #1725842
    Bryan
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    Bryan

    Yes, I was surprised to hear the winners of the Net Ball World Cup received no prise money! When one sees the “Megga Bucks” the likes of the Cricket, Golf, Rugby etc get for winning even ,lower rated games it seems that things are unfair somehow!

    I hope public opinion starts a change!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    #1725856
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    You are right Bryan. Netball is not considered important because it is a “girl’s game”. Attitudes need to change. And the only way that will happen is by public opinion.

    I, for one, plan to boycott all All Black money making ventures including the RWC. I will also not buy anything with the All Black logo on it. Until we respect games that are predominantly played by women, and more towards equality of reward, then why should we reward men for playing sport.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

    #1725913
    gabyone
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    gabyone

    Halycon : I agree with your idea & lets hope the general public start to protest about the inequality.

     

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1725922
    kaiapoiken
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    kaiapoiken

    Before we all go off half-cocked think about where this money comes from. It is mainly put up by Media sources who are only interested in their ratings. They get better ratings from male sports because more males are watching/supporting sport. The Media sources get their gold from advertisers.

    It would be an interesting exercise to see who got what out of the Netball World Cup. Did the venues not charge for spectators? If they did who got the rake-off from what was left after they paid expenses? Why was there no Winners Purse as there is with most international fixtures? I think it is a disgrace that the Netballers get absolutely nothing for their fine effort.

    Before we start making this a gender thing lets look where the blame really lies and IMHO it is with the likes of Sky, Fox and other broadcasters who are looking at the advertising value they can gain, not with the fine young men and women who are playing the various sports to the best of their ability. Let’s support them.

    #1725931
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Interestingly there are a lot of posters up showing Air NZ and Steve Hanson and saying they are planning something big to be announced 1 August.

    But they flew the Silver Ferns back in economy.

    Guess they had already sold the seats and couldn’t make room for them in better positions.

    #1725933
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Found this on the NZ Herald.

    With no official prize money up for grabs, the Ferns’ only hope of a payout would be from Netball New Zealand or a sponsor. Netball New Zealand have been approached for comment.

    BBC Sport revealed that players of the South African Proteas were each set for a whopping R1m (NZ$106,180.85) bonus had the side won the Netball World Cup thanks to Telkom.

    The Telecoms giant also guaranteed each player R500,000 (NZ$53,090) if they finished second in Liverpool. They however finished fourth after losing a tight semifinal to Australia.

    #1725949
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    That is true Kaiapoiken. And it is only if the public dictate to the media that they want sports that are predominantly played by women, like netball, to receive adequate reward will we get a change.

    And each of us can make a difference if we do not reward the media by  responding to clickbites in respect of professional games like rugby. Because of this incident I will refuse to click on any news item in respect of games who’s players are over paid. If others were to do likewise it would not be long before our women would also gain fair reward for a job well done.

    Actually this is a matter that the Minister of Women’s Affairs should be taking up and calling for the matter to be addressed.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

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