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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:10pm

That second set could've beeen disastrous for Russia. That lefty Zhigalov saved them in the service line.

Maxim as usual all business. The OHs are a inconsistent. Kliuka making too many errors.

Kovalev i don't like but he did well in set 3. They were practically in-system anyway.

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:22pm

Goddaaamn, France is playing without Ngapeth and Tillie and they're still so ridiculously good :obey:


Yes they look good but german team makes it too easy for them too. Kampa and Grozer need to step up their game. They just get blocked much too often. Giani demanded more risk in serve and attack but so far this doesn't work out.....
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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:35pm

Fromm has a terrible spiking form and approach. So easy to read. Maybe that's why Kampa has been playing more predictable.

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:45pm

Fromm has a terrible spiking form and approach. So easy to read. Maybe that's why Kampa has been playing more predictable.


Yeah, Fromm looks awkward in almost everything he does but he often get things done in his very special way. And tonight he is not the main problem. Grozer, Kampa, Böhme and Steuerwald are all massively underperforming. France doesn't even need to work much for their points.......

EDIT: 13 blocks for France after two sets :white:
never mess with your setter......

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:56pm

Wow. I was sceptical when I read about Giani's idea how he wants the team to play, but watching this I want Heynen back ASAP!!!

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 10:17pm

Goddaaamn, France is playing without Ngapeth and Tillie and they're still so ridiculously good :obey:

I haven't followed the match so I'm not sure who is actually playing, but it's not a surprise to me: Lyneel and Clevenot were among the best OH in Superlega this season!

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 10:31pm

Goddaaamn, France is playing without Ngapeth and Tillie and they're still so ridiculously good :obey:
I haven't followed the match so I'm not sure who is actually playing, but it's not a surprise to me: Lyneel and Clevenot were among the best OH in Superlega this season!
Yeah, and I like them both too! I was just thinking how fast and cohesive their game was already at this point of the year, and that's without three of their key players. But it's not like Germany gave them too much trouble as TimHH said. :whistle:

It turns out Slovenia vs. Belgium was the best game of the day after all. :D
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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 10:33pm

France did a good job but IMO Germany handed them the match very easily. Grozer must have played the worst match of his life, Kaliberda was much worse than his stats suggest and most of all the team looked so frustrated and without any spirit. I wonder what's going on behind the scenes, it didn't look good at all today on the court. Nothing at all...

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 10:41pm

Goddaaamn, France is playing without Ngapeth and Tillie and they're still so ridiculously good :obey:

I haven't followed the match so I'm not sure who is actually playing, but it's not a surprise to me: Lyneel and Clevenot were among the best OH in Superlega this season!

French team showed their usual strenghts on block/defence but generally didn't need to shine much tonight. German team made it very easy for them. Boyer is an amazaing athletic talent and could become the longterm solution for them for the opposite position. Still a bit a raw, but very promising and spectacular player......

German performance was pretty disappointing. No rhythm, no energy and no idea of how to win the game. Too many players way below 100%.......
Biggest disappointment were probably Kampa, Grozer and Böhme, guys who should usually lead the team. Hardly any positives tonight and i was really looking forward to this match :(
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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 10:51pm

Fromm has a terrible spiking form and approach. So easy to read. Maybe that's why Kampa has been playing more predictable.


Yeah, Fromm looks awkward in almost everything he does but he often get things done in his very special way. And tonight he is not the main problem. Grozer, Kampa, Böhme and Steuerwald are all massively underperforming. France doesn't even need to work much for their points.......

EDIT: 13 blocks for France after two sets :white:
I'm not saying he played badly but I just wish he was more in rhythm with his attack.There are times his momentum carries him through which makes the blockers read the play even clearer.

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Monday, May 29th 2017, 8:19am

France did a good job but IMO Germany handed them the match very easily. most of all the team looked so frustrated and without any spirit. I wonder what's going on behind the scenes, it didn't look good at all today on the court. Nothing at all...
i'm completely agree. looks like they dont want to play together . the worst seems to be the "connection " Kaliberda-Grozer
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Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 3:20am

Draw for AVC qualification

Pool A: Iran (host), China, South Korea, Qatar, Central Asia
Pool B: Australia (host), Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, New Zealand

Central Asian team will be between Kazakhstan, India, Pakistan or Kyrgyzstan !

one team between Iran, China or Korea will miss the World Championship, Japan and AUS look safe in Pool B which is much easier. even Qatar and Central Asia team (IND or KAZ) are probably stronger than the other 3 teams in Pool B.


it seems that KAZ barely squeaked by PAK (IND withdrew so it was just a 3 team tournament).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIVB_Volleyball_Men's_World_Championship_qualification_(AVC)

sad that fivb is so corrupt -- asia probably deserves a 5th spot. KOR is still better than the 4th-5th place NORCECA. even africa doesn't need 3 spots.

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Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 10:29am

Kortrijk, Belgium, will host the final round of the European qualifiers in the period 19-23 July.

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Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 3:52pm

Tomorrow, the battle for the last WCH spot in Belgium will start. Only the strongest survives.... :super:

http://www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/Compe…ID=976&PID=1525

Streams on laola will be available from Saturday on.
EDIT:
All Estonian matches are said to be streamed on this site: http://sport.postimees.ee/section/150

Compared to WL, Kaliberda and Kampa will come back to the german team. While this may add some individual quality, i still have serious doubts, whether this will be enough to win this tournament. There were just too many flaws in WL performances and i wonder, whether Giani could work them all out during last weeks.

Setter: Lukas Kampa, Jan Zimmermann

Opp: Simon Hirsch, Daniel Malescha

MB: Marcus Böhme, Tobias Krick, Michael Andrei, Noah Baxpöhler

OH: Christian Fromm, Denys Kaliberda, Moritz Reichert, Ruben Schott, Egor Bogachev

L: Julian Zenger
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Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 7:29pm

From these 6 teams, which do you think are out of contention? Just Slovakia and Belarus?
I dont see any clear favourite in this stage. I think Germany, Estonia, Belgium, and Spain has the same chances, just Belgium a slight one because they are host.

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Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 7:40pm

It is probably between Germany and Belgium, let's be real.
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Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 9:31am

It is probably between Germany and Belgium, let's be real.


Estonia can endanger Germany. Don't forget they had 1:0 and 22:19 vs Russia in 2nd round :whistle: :teach: IMO Belgium is the biggest fav for 1st place :olympia:
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Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 4:46pm

That´s why I asked. I didnt remember the name of the team which was in the way to surprise Russia in the 2nd round.
Anyway, Belgium won 3 x 0 against Slovakia (-24, -13, -15). The hosts had a 9 point lead in the first set, but somehow, the slovaks tied the game.

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Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 4:52pm

It is probably between Germany and Belgium, let's be real.
Estonia can endanger Germany. Don't forget they had 1:0 and 22:19 vs Russia in 2nd round :whistle: :teach: IMO Belgium is the biggest fav for 1st place :olympia:
I like the Estonian team, but I am not sure I have faith they can do it, not with Germany having Kampa, Kaliberda and Fromm.
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Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 7:04pm

Germany is simply horrible, lost set 22:25 after being up 21:17. In 2nd almost lost after 21:15. Tragic, Giani is useless :aww: Belgium is taking WCH card, I dont have any doubts now
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