You are not logged in.

441

Monday, June 19th 2017, 11:11pm


I'd rather have the FIVB spend some time in fixing the World Championships, for example eliminate the idiotic "third phase" and bring back the quarterfinal round.
Absolutely. The current format is pathetic. But I would go even further and do like in the soccer World Cup, Round of 16, Quaterfinal, Semis and Final. ( FIBA Basketball World Championship did adopt this format).

Round of 16 is great because even if you would have Brazil vs South Korea playing, it becomes exiting because it is a match elimination and anything can happen. That`s why the soccer World Cup is so popular, every team has a chance to win, it is not like they must win 15 games to win it all like in volleyball.

442

Monday, June 19th 2017, 11:40pm

Your forgot France, they played with B/C as well, but keep in mind, some of these new guys in these teams are here to stay, just like Boyer for example. And they will all be part of the new Olympic Cycle and will be fighting for positions.

But here is the problem, not all of these teams are playing 100% in every game. What costed Belgium was only 1 points or even a few sets. They lost in Iran for Iran in 3-2. Iran had to play really hard and give their best to win, and they did that because they were playing at home. But when they went to Poland they only went for tourism. (I`m not just saying this now, look back on pages and see my post during the Iran vs USA game, I posted saying Iran was not even trying to play, they were just letting easy balls go down). Same thing against Poland and against Russia they played with their bench, which means they gave the US,Poland and Russia each a free win. If they had faced Belgium on the road, Belgium would have beaten them, or if they had played with their bench Belgium would have that 1 extra point.

Argentina played awful the 6 games on the road. Dececo only played last 3 games because they were playing at home, and they played great. Yeah they beat in 3-2 on the road, but let`s say they were playing the last round in Brazil for example, then of course Dececo would have not played and Argentina would care less to win that last game, which means Bulgaria could have won and been in the Final 6.

I hate when teams only play their best when they are playing at home. And when on the road they can care less if they win or not.

Very odd tournament indeed, I can't believe USA/Russia B/C squads managed to enter F6 :aww: big respect for them but this is saying a lot more about other teams. Belgium, Bulgaria and Poland stayed behind even using the best possible squads. No wonder FIVB is going to change format starting the next season but I doubt it'll bring more excitement.


vabo

Intermediate

  • "vabo" is male

Posts: 566

Location: Italy

  • Send private message

443

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 12:28pm

How much money did Slovenia and Estonia just throw away flying teams and staff around the world for nothing?

Kaziyski

Bulgarian NT hater declared by dido1302

  • "Kaziyski" is male

Posts: 3,835

Location: Croatia

  • Send private message

444

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 12:40pm

How much money did Slovenia and Estonia just throw away flying teams and staff around the world for nothing?


Slovenia around 300 000$, Estonia around 100 000
Shiva :heart:

Posts: 567

Favourite Team: M: USA, Serbia, Italy,Russia, Perugia, PGE Skra, Taubate W: Brazil, Japan, Serbia, wherever club Queen Sheilla is at...

Favourite Players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio,Micah Christenson, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Haruka Miyashita, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Send private message

445

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 12:46pm

FIVB needs to sort this mess.

I could see Slovenia winning the case considering the world league is part of the world rankings.

vabo

Intermediate

  • "vabo" is male

Posts: 566

Location: Italy

  • Send private message

446

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 12:54pm

How much money did Slovenia and Estonia just throw away flying teams and staff around the world for nothing?


Slovenia around 300 000$, Estonia around 100 000
:aww:
FIVB needs to sort this mess.

I could see Slovenia winning the case considering the world league is part of the world rankings.

Absolutely. And I can see the FIVB doing a damnatio memoriae on Slovenian volleyball for the next decade as petty revenge. Remember Germany was exiled to group 3 for not taking the WL seriously.

More likely, we will see Ljubliana hosting the European OQT for Tokyo 2020 as a form of payback.

447

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 2:07pm

really, people, poglajen is 195 cm tall, that's a midget to you? undersized? in what world would that be?

Posts: 567

Favourite Team: M: USA, Serbia, Italy,Russia, Perugia, PGE Skra, Taubate W: Brazil, Japan, Serbia, wherever club Queen Sheilla is at...

Favourite Players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio,Micah Christenson, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Haruka Miyashita, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Send private message

448

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 2:14pm

really, people, poglajen is 195 cm tall, that's a midget to you? undersized? in what world would that be?

He's undersized as an opposite. He's okay as a swing hitter.

449

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 2:21pm

the discussion was about 2 midget OHs.

Posts: 567

Favourite Team: M: USA, Serbia, Italy,Russia, Perugia, PGE Skra, Taubate W: Brazil, Japan, Serbia, wherever club Queen Sheilla is at...

Favourite Players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio,Micah Christenson, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Haruka Miyashita, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Send private message

450

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 2:36pm

the discussion was about 2 midget OHs.


Bruno and Toro? Then yes. They are undersized.

Poglajen is an opposite by trade.

Kaziyski

Bulgarian NT hater declared by dido1302

  • "Kaziyski" is male

Posts: 3,835

Location: Croatia

  • Send private message

451

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 3:19pm

the discussion was about 2 midget OHs.


Bruno and Toro? Then yes. They are undersized.

Poglajen is an opposite by trade.


Poglajen is OH, he only played as OPP when needed
Shiva :heart:

Kaziyski

Bulgarian NT hater declared by dido1302

  • "Kaziyski" is male

Posts: 3,835

Location: Croatia

  • Send private message

452

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 3:25pm

How much money did Slovenia and Estonia just throw away flying teams and staff around the world for nothing?


Slovenia around 300 000$, Estonia around 100 000
:aww:


That's my estimation but realistic since they paid only 170 000 registrations fees for 2 seasons. If you add preparations, organization one tournament (Ljubljana last year), travels to Greece, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Egypt and now Australia at least they spent 300 000. Estonia paid 65 000 registration fee, organizied one tournament, went to Montenegro and Mexico... I doubt they earned more than they've paid :whistle:
Shiva :heart:

Kaziyski

Bulgarian NT hater declared by dido1302

  • "Kaziyski" is male

Posts: 3,835

Location: Croatia

  • Send private message

453

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 3:34pm

FIVB needs to sort this mess.

I could see Slovenia winning the case considering the world league is part of the world rankings.


Possible case depends on the WL statute. I don't believe they haven't secured themselves against possible lawsuits. Maybe only if other teams joins Slovenia in lawsuit but so far no one gave any statement :whistle:
Shiva :heart:

LDvolley

Professional

Posts: 780

Favourite Team: Argentina NT, Bolivar, Cuba NT

Favourite Players: Conte family, De Cecco, Zaytsev, Simón, León

Location: Argentina

  • Send private message

454

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 7:35pm

really, people, poglajen is 195 cm tall, that's a midget to you? undersized? in what world would that be?


I was talking about Toro and Bruno, both who had big part in our wins against Brazil and Bulgaria. Obviously Poglajen is not small for a OH.

Social bookmarks