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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:44pm

I started to watch turkey-belgium from 16-15 in third set..turkey served well and blocked well..Gamze showed her good game..Kübra showed worldclass blocking of her..Polen used many tips..she should think of hitting first and more.Meliha's game was positive.
Belgium was bad bcz their setter was pretty bad passing also was bad of course..Belgium''s job is not easy with this setter after Frauke Drickx
meso mi ra se beno...

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:45pm

Plus, I still don`t get why a lot of people over here underestimate the Chinese ( and sometimes the Brazilians) players so much.

If the Chinese players were so weak as some of you guys think....and if the Europeans were so much stronger, would be easy for any of the European Teams to beat them.

I`m all for the underdogs. and I`m always rooting for Europeans Teams, but the European Volleyball is so so far behind from the Americas and Asia. Europeans in general ( besides Russia and Italy in the past and Serbia at the moment) only have height, but they lack talent, athleticism, mental toughness.

Just watch it.... even though Brazil, USA and Russia are not playing their best, they will easily enter the Final 6. ( China would reach the finals as well). Serbia will make it. Which means there`s only 1 spot left .

And how boring is that? having the same teams in the Final over and over again... and it is not only reaching the Finals...but it is about winning as well. I would love to see a surprise here, but all these Europeans Teams ( Besides Russia and Serbia ) plays so crap all the time, and they simply does not offer any challenge for China, Brazil and USA.

( I know a lot of people will say a lot of S%#$#@ back at me.... so i won`t even read the posts. ) :gone: :gone: :gone:

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:46pm

Did Castillo bleach her skin? She looks much lighter than before.

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:46pm

So weird to see Ferhat in the bench for Japan lol
Nice game between them and the Dominicans so far. The gym and the atmosphere in Holland look great!
I love the Dominican hairstyles.
They look gorgeous indeed. :D
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345

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:47pm

Me tooooooooooooooooooo :heart:


I love the Dominican hairstyles. Wish the Japanese could sport the same

346

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:51pm

It's funny how fast things can change. For so many years Turkish fans couldn't wait until Guidetti finally becomes NT coach, and now that he's finally there people are cursing him after just a few weeks :rolll:
Says Mr Matthias who is always complaining about his behavior since he left German NT, this was not like this before when he was the coach of Germany not at this maximum :wavy:
So funny how fast things can change :white:
I don't see the connection to my initial statement, but....even when Guidetti was GER NT coach I didn't like some of his behaviors and I have the impression that he became worse over the years (or with increasing success?). And many times he harms his own team the most with his freak-outs. Remember last year when there was this ridiculously wrong challenge decision in Montreux semifinal CHN-NED? It got reversed eventually, but Guidetti made such a big fuss about it that his team didn't score a single point afterwards :!: As far as I remember it went in 4th set from 20:20 to 20:25 and losing the whole match.

i m also angry at Guidetti''s reactions against referees even i hate them however Matthias seems to have been feeling frustrated /disappointed since Guidetti left German team ..no offense! :win:
meso mi ra se beno...

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:07pm

Not anymore. I'm much more angry about the way he abandoned Dutch NT after first prolonging his contract and then bringing the lame "family-excuse".
He wouldn't be able to do more with the current team than Felix does.

348

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:08pm

@fbdfabio

the other european teams in group 1 you meant are playing with new rosters,young players etc except Dutch and Belgium teams. Dutch team may make it to the finals like Italy
on Chinese players..They are sure good enough but no need to proclaim some players as world stars from now..they have to prove themselves first and winning some big tournaments regularly etc winning local league mvp doenst make a player automatically world star

on europeans : i agree about them lacking mental power but not agree that they are not athletic..about talent ..i would say so-so neither superb talented nor too bad on average talent in europe
meso mi ra se beno...

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "Canter" (Jul 8th 2017, 9:32pm)


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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:09pm

DOM's Martinez from the backcourt is a frightening thing. She looks about 8 feet tall. DOM's playing very well.

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:13pm

Helloooo? It cant really just me, Castillo looks really like she bleached her skin, don't you think sooo?

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:14pm

The thing that I really like about Kim is that even when she plays an average match overall, which happens because she's not a robot :!: , she can always step up her game to push the team when it really counts. Yesterday she was invisible in 1st set and then did very well, today she had big problems to score for 3 sets (also due to the team's unusually poor passing) but in 4th and now in 5th she's on a totally different level.

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:26pm

Helloooo? It cant really just me, Castillo looks really like she bleached her skin, don't you think sooo?
Yeeeeah, her skin tone looks a lot lighter indeed. Who knows really... :gone:
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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:27pm

I don't see a big difference. She looks the same as Mambru and Marte and I don't think she was much darker before. Maybe less time on the beach this year?

354

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:29pm

there is some time for the finals but according to the current teams' curent perfromances. Serbia is the better team than the others therefore they seem to be the most important candidate for the gold at the moment..
of course by time some other teams can step it up and play much better .. such as China,Brazil ,Usa even Russia and Italy
meso mi ra se beno...

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:34pm

Yea she looks lighter but that doesnt have to mean that she bleached her skin.

356

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:41pm

I'm really glad Ana Antonijevic gets some chances to play, even though she was out of NT owing to her injury for a while she's still very good. I mean Zivkovic is also a solid setter but Ana is simply on another level IMO.

I'd hate to play against Rasic-Stevanovic duo, they're just too strong both in attack and block. Veljkovic is also very good, pity that she's always been 3rd MB in NT, nonetheless she's always there to help the team, if I'm not mistaken she's been with NT for 10 years and is still 27 :white:


You are right. Veljkovic's debut was on WC 2007. Something curious is that she played as opposite in U18. As she jumped high, Terzic made her play as MB and now that is her current position.

Serbia has great MB. Even Rasic, Veljkovic and Stevanovic can play well against any oponent

357

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:45pm

Bulgaria won 3-2...Bulgarian Mbs had a very good match both Ruseva and Nasya Dimitrova and bad game by KYK (talking by the stats of course ..i cant watch the matches)

btw.. whats wrong with Japan ?...they are 2-0 behind against DR
meso mi ra se beno...

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:50pm

i cant watch the matches)

Unless it's because you are at work or something, have you tried the Hola extension for Google Chrome browser? You may have to choose a couple different countries to find the right one, but Germany and Argentina seem to be working

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359

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:55pm

Nasya Dimitrova is a really good attacker, where is she going to play next season?
She today reminded me of Gioli in her golden days.

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Saturday, July 8th 2017, 9:56pm

btw.. whats wrong with Japan ?...they are 2-0 behind against DR

Well, there is the height issue, but what I'm impressed with about DOM is they are playing defense. Usually big girls don't bring it on the D side but they are doing well

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