Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

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helenrj67
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by helenrj67 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:22 pm

ok let the back stabbing and moaning start , yes i have been monitoring what is being posted and i would like thank those that supported me.
As i stated in my blog on the national team that i was looking for assistants , but no one came forward , so i offered the post to the two that accepted.
As for the team itself , i am trying to build a new team , i do not see the point of playing a team that is all at the 30 plus age group . i am looking bringing younger players with the view that will last more than two before getting exhausted.
So if you want to help and be positive about it then message , or alternatively if you want slag me off and complain like little children . Please do so on your own.
Many Thanks again to those that supported me
Helen

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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:09 pm

Hi Helen,

I'm glad to see you're on the forums. I look forward to seeing how this new team takes shape. Hopefully, the small signs of improvement can manifest in something more substantial next tour.

TM
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by helenrj67 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:12 pm

Thanks for some of the positive messages i have received. .
On a different note , one of my assistants has left so i am on the look out for another assistant , experience not necessary , just the willingness to get involved and be supportive.
Please message me in the game as i do not always have time to check on here
Many Thanks
Helen

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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:45 pm

Here is my blog post for the benefit of forum users

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge I've been given the job in controversial circumstances. I think my predecessor whilst acting in good faith, failed the Zimbabwe community. As a result, I will be looking to address the following issues.

1) The current squad is a complete mess and many players who have toured are not NAT quality. As a result, please don't be surprised to see your player removed from the squad in the coming days.

2) Many national players have sub-optimal training regimes. Hence, I will be messaging managers in the coming days with the ambition of correcting such issues. Furthermore, if you have a promising Zimbabwe player, I would encourage you to message me if you are unsure surrounding training plans.

3) I will look to add an assistant/assistants. However, given Zimbabwe's next game isn't until 8/9 weeks away, I will take my time. Applications are welcome, but unlikely to be considered for a while.

4) Nat requirement are shown in a previous blog post, they are a good but imperfect guide.

Thanks for your support,
TM
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:36 pm

Significantly outrated against a young Australian side. Nevertheless a comprehensive 8 wicket victory. Great to see a young batsman T. Ngidhi do well. Lots of friendlies coming up.

https://www.fromthepavilion.org/scoreca ... Id=5475943
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by cleanprophet » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:46 pm

Best of luck. I'm very sure that the Zimbabwe Nat team is in good hands. That said, I don't envy your task!

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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:48 pm

cleanprophet wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Best of luck. I'm very sure that the Zimbabwe Nat team is in good hands. That said, I don't envy your task!
Cheers CP!

Two more friendly games have passed!

https://www.fromthepavilion.org/scoreca ... Id=5475951
Turned out to be a fairly comprehensive defeat against a much higher rated NZ side. Even by Zimbabwean standards being 149-4 and ending up 160 all out can be considered a disapointing collapse when chasing 205.

https://www.fromthepavilion.org/scoreca ... Id=5475939
On the plus side - a comprehensive win. Unfortunately, I mixed up S. Chidyasiku with B. Chikwawa (thankfully it was a friendly!), however, Matema & Tahir did the business.
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:27 am

Two 20/20 friendlies have passed.

We managed to win the first 20/20 against the West Indies (who forgot to set orders).
https://www.fromthepavilion.org/scoreca ... Id=5475958

Unfortunately, we failed to beat The Netherlands. A competitive performance, especially considering Lodge and Tahir was not selected. Evidently, we gave ourselves too much to do in the chase. However, Scott gave us a fighting chance.
https://www.fromthepavilion.org/ratings ... Id=5476157

Back to SOD friendlies until our first tour
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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by jays492797 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:46 pm

Hiya

I've been playing FTP for a few seasons and have twice put my name up as a manger and then bottled it through not knowing what is involved. If you are still looking for an assistant please contact me and perhaps i could help you and/or learn something myself.

Kindest Regards

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Re: Zimbabwe Senior National Discussion

Post by TopManager » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:29 pm

jays492797 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Hiya

I've been playing FTP for a few seasons and have twice put my name up as a manger and then bottled it through not knowing what is involved. If you are still looking for an assistant please contact me and perhaps i could help you and/or learn something myself.

Kindest Regards
Hello jays492797,

I've found somebody who will take the 3rd assistant spot after the U20 elections (thebof).

Whilst being an assistant is a great way to be part of the Zimbabwe community, it's not the only way. Feel free to pull Zimbabwe and perhaps a vacancy will come up with the U20's after the next election.

Thanks for the post,
TM
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