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Kaziyski

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 2:48pm

Le Roux have been given a rest so he can prepare better for hard season in Dynamo Moscow. My impression is that France wont care much about GCC. This is 4th tournament for them in 4 months, players r exhausted and Tillie stated he don't expect bigger improvement comparing to ECH. FIVB calendar is brutal, as well as CEV's, so I expect Tillie will rotate a lot in Japan. GCC is clearly commercial tournament, hard club season is in front of them and WCH is coming next year.

Brazil is clear cut fav here, really don't see how any team can endanger them.

@tomen

Tillie said everything is the same comparing to ECH so I think Tillie will stay as L. But who knows? Maybe he will get playing time but after serious operation I dont he can contribute a lot in attack
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Monday, September 11th 2017, 2:52pm

JPN has improved a lot this year. they might surprise someone at this cup. and they're playing at home.

I agree, that's why I don't think it's impossibile for France and Italy to lose vs Japan (if they don't play well, at least; and that's is happening quite often for both).

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 3:14pm

France dint even practice before they left for Japan. I guess Tillie​ wants to give some ne w players some playing time

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 4:00pm

JPN has improved a lot this year. they might surprise someone at this cup. and they're playing at home.

I agree, that's why I don't think it's impossibile for France and Italy to lose vs Japan (if they don't play well, at least; and that's is happening quite often for both).


or IRN. we shall see.

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 4:02pm

Lots of youth in in Iran. I wonder what they can do. Sounds promising and the setters are now taller.

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 4:15pm

France dint even practice before they left for Japan. I guess Tillie​ wants to give some ne w players some playing time

Neither did Italy.
Rest time sometime is as precious as training: not giving a break to the players after the ECh wouldn't have been that smart imho...
Anyway, Italy got there a bit earlier to get use to the jet lag and to train.

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 5:56pm

Lots of youth in in Iran. I wonder what they can do. Sounds promising and the setters are now taller.
only in the wide roster, they are bringing exactly the same old roster without a single change . only without Adel Gholami for disciplinary reasons.

they were supposed to bring few new players but those younger players were busy this summer with other national teams (U23 and U21) and didn't train with the senior team at all.

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Monday, September 11th 2017, 7:40pm

The french guys are pretty busy playing Pokemon Go. Apparently the game is amazing in Japan. :lol:
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Monday, September 11th 2017, 9:32pm

The french guys are pretty busy playing Pokemon Go. Apparently the game is amazing in Japan. :lol:

:lol: :lol:

All the rosters (sorry, in Italian)

Brasile
Alzatori: Bruno, Raphael.
Opposti: Wallace, Renan.
Centrali: Isac, Otavio, Mauricio Souza, Lucas.
Martelli: Rodriguinho, Douglas, Lucarelli, Mauricio Borges.
Liberi: Tiago Brendle, Thales Hoss.
Allenatore: Renan Dal Zotto.

Francia
Alzatori: Toniutti, Brizard.
Opposti: Patry, Boyer.
Centrali: Le Goff, Bultor, Chinenyeze.
Martelli: Clevenot, Lyneel, T. Rossard.
Liberi: Grebennikov, K. Tillie.
Allenatore: Laurent Tillie.

Giappone
Alzatori: Fukatsu, Fujii
Opposti: Otake, Dekita.
Centrali: Yamauchi, Lee, Takahashi
Martelli: Yanagida, Yamada, Yamamoto, Ishikawa, Onodera.
Liberi: Ide, Asano.
Allenatore: Nakagaichi

Iran
Alzatori: Salafzoon, Marouf.
Opposti: Ghafour, Ghara.
Centrali: Faezi, Mousavi, M. Gholami.
Martelli: Ebadipour, Ghaemi, Nazari Afshar, Mirzajanpour, Manavinezhad.
Liberi: Heydari, Marandi.
Allenatore: Igor Kolakovic (Srb)

Italia
Alzatori: Giannelli, Spirito
Opposti: Vettori, Sabbi
Centrali: Buti, Piano, Ricci, Mazzone
Martelli: Lanza, Antonov, Randazzo, Botto
Liberi: Colaci, Balaso
Alzatore: Blengini

Stati Uniti
Alzatori: K. Shoji, Christenson.
Opposti: Anderson, Patch, Clark.
Centrali: Jendryk, Holt, Averill, D. Smith
Martelli: A. Russell, T. Sander, Jaeschke
Liberi: Watten, E. Shoji.
Allenatore: John Speraw.


Averill is a surprise to me!

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 4:56am

Clark is also a surprise to me. Matt might play as OH if needed.
FIGHTING! :super:

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 7:20am

At least France did​nt play​ like​ dead like they did during​ ECH.

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 7:34am

Is grebennikov injured? What happened with boyer? He’s tentative and missing his killer instinct we witnessed during WL. Even toniutti’s performance is way below his usual level.

Kaziyski

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 8:14am

Is grebennikov injured? What happened with boyer? He’s tentative and missing his killer instinct we witnessed during WL. Even toniutti’s performance is way below his usual level.


All of them are dead tired. It's impossible to maintain form on a high level for for consecutive months. Today looked better than on ECH but still they've made 23 errors in just 3 sets. Clear proof they're lacking concentration and freshness
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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 8:59am

Is grebennikov injured? What happened with boyer? He’s tentative and missing his killer instinct we witnessed during WL. Even toniutti’s performance is way below his usual level.


All of them are dead tired. It's impossible to maintain form on a high level for for consecutive months. Today looked better than on ECH but still they've made 23 errors in just 3 sets. Clear proof they're lacking concentration and freshness
I was really looking forward for FRA to bounce back from a disappointing finish from ECH. Even without Ngapeth and Le Roux I was still counting on them just like their WL prelims rounds performance. Look at BRA all pumped up and in full battle gear ready to avenge their WL finals loss. Lucarelli and Saatkamp didn't need to unleash their 100%. Though it looked pretty close during the 1st and 2nd sets, the game is a whole is quite a snooze.

Anyways onto the 2nd game. IRA is in a beast mode. And a 2nd commentator/analyst is at the helm

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 9:17am

I'm following the live score, Italy with 12 error vs 4 in the first set :aww:
Little consolation, 4 blocks vs 1...

I saw the titulars are playing but also Spirito and Sabbi entered the court: as new diagonal or the first ti serve and the second as opp?

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:01am

Now we have more than the double of errors (11 vs 24) but at least we tripled in block (9 vs 3)...

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:18am

Sabbi and that damn antenna!!! :wall:
(I'm trying to watch the end of the sets...)

Italy was unable to close this set, first 22-20 to 22-22, then several set points not closed, and Iran won his first set point if I recall well...
(With Iran credits, to be fair!)
Once we would have done the opposite...

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:20am

Sabbi and that damn antenna!!! :wall:
(I'm trying to watch the end of the sets...)

Italy was unable to close this set, first 22-20 to 22-22, then several set points not closed, and Iran won his first set point if I recall well...
(With Iran credits, to be fair!)
Once we would have done the opposite...

That was Lanza who hit the antenna.

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:23am

IRI is going nuclear in the middle, especially during transitions. Unstoppable

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Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 10:55am

Lol @ piano for not getting a low five back from blengini, and got an ear ful instead. What did he do, or didn’t do?

Good for sabbi he didn’t choke and delivered 2 impt points during clutch