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Driving Ellyse Perry out of Canberra. A good move? [With poll]

By johnboy 30 May 2012 24

The Roar is mulling over the efforts of Canberra United to drive away their star player Ellyse Perry by making her choose between cricket and soccer.

Perry is by far the highest profile woman in Australian football and cricket. But her club have decided she can only play one.

“Ellyse needs to choose whether she wants to be a full-time Canberra United player and commit to training every day like everyone else does,” Canberra United chief executive Heather Reid said in the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Or if she still wants to try and mix her cricket commitment with football, then perhaps she will need to find another club.”

For mine I’m a firm believer that a winning team makes stars not the other way around. Also that nurturing prima donna’s is corrosive to any team.

On the other hand it’s hard to let the stars go…

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chewy14 7:56 am 01 Jun 12

c_c said :

All the comments I’ve heard have not questioned her ability on the field to do both sports, instead saying it “harms the morale” or the team if she isn’t a proper part of training.

A total croc.

Women’s sport is still comparatively weak in Australia, never a ratings winner, not a great deal of high profile household names. Why try and hold her back when she can do so much good?

Perhaps you didn’t know but she’s playing two team sports. The operative word being “team”.

Thumper 10:23 pm 31 May 12

c_c said :

All the comments I’ve heard have not questioned her ability on the field to do both sports, instead saying it “harms the morale” or the team if she isn’t a proper part of training.

A total croc.

Women’s sport is still comparatively weak in Australia, never a ratings winner, not a great deal of high profile household names. Why try and hold her back when she can do so much good?

And she has a bowling action to kill for…

c_c 10:01 pm 31 May 12

All the comments I’ve heard have not questioned her ability on the field to do both sports, instead saying it “harms the morale” or the team if she isn’t a proper part of training.

A total croc.

Women’s sport is still comparatively weak in Australia, never a ratings winner, not a great deal of high profile household names. Why try and hold her back when she can do so much good?

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