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Goofyfoot

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Favourite Team: NEC Red Rockets, Japan W NT

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921

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 10:35pm

Hands down I want to see Japan in the finals.

Well, I certainly do too.

I'll take this up over in the Japan NT thread, but I felt like some of Nakada's decisions on who gets to play sort of signaled they were playing for 7th place, and Nakada's decisions were based on a long game rather than winning or placing in this tournament. But, it turns out I don't really know anything.

It's going to need a perfect storm to get in. We'll see who Nakada brings and plays in the next round. I was baffled by her playing Sato all five sets but just read that she assumed after BRA lost to THA they would be seriously studying JPN and so she threw a different setter at them. I don't know if that was brilliant, but they won.

Matthias

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922

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 10:41pm

How does this Russia play "oldschool volleyball"?
They have that one player sporting a 70s throwback hairdo :D
:rolll:
Yes, there's a tough battle for the "worst hair of the tournament" going on between Frolova and Grajber.

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923

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 10:45pm

Somebody needs to make a statistic of Kim's attack % after 20th point. I think it must be very close to 100% :super:

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924

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 10:47pm

How does this Russia play "oldschool volleyball"?
They have that one player sporting a 70s throwback hairdo :D
:rolll:
Yes, there's a tough battle for the "worst hair of the tournament" going on between Frolova and Grajber.


Frolova got that one wrapped up! That hair is simply inexplicable.
Brankica would also be in contention had she kept the hairdo from Warsaw WQT that made her look like Obelix. She must have lost a bet or something.

Emil

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925

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:20pm

Polish OHs are just too weak. Grajber should play as libero, she can't kill a ball. Polak simply doesn't belong to any international level, not even close. Wolosz has made some dumb decisions in the end of the 4th set, a slide for Efimienko, you know how she sucks in attack :whistle:

Smarzek is a dangerous hitter but a terrible defender, the only players I liked today are Kakolewska (without serve errors) and Wiktowska.

926

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:25pm

good game by KYK and Malwina Smarzek
what happened to Tomsia's game..is it regular of hers or is she underperforming ?

is Malwina's offensive game consistent against good opponents ?

Poland hasnt had a worldclass MB yet
meso mi ra se beno...

927

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:26pm

i see PUR finally got a win, over CZE.

i see also that AUS has lost to CMR and TRI. is rachel rourke playing for them?????

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Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:26pm

It's been quite a while since I last watched Kyla Richey and it's nice to see her playing so well.

That lefty OPP of Canada has no control over her swings. It's either an impressive kill or it sails waaaay too wide, there seems to be nothing in between for her.

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Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:27pm

i see also that AUS has lost to CMR and TRI. is rachel rourke playing for them?????
Yes she is. That makes those defeats even more shocking...

930

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:30pm

i dont like South Korean team as much as i like Japanese team.still they (Korea) are more consistent than many european teams
actually they would be a pretty boring team in case of taking KYK out of the team
meso mi ra se beno...

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Emil

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Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:36pm

It's funny someone is still claiming Russia playing high and boring volleyball, they aren't. Most importantly there's no one who could hit over the blocks right now. I mean have you watched them recently? Voronkova is playing as OPP and obviously she's not fond of that idea, nevertheless she must because she's the most reliable hitter.
I don't remember which game, perhaps versus USA, Filistinskaya set to Fetisova to finish the game two times in a row, sadly she couldn't make it but it was definitely not something so typical Russian. Fetisova has developed a lot in terms of attack, Koroleva always has been solid and Efimova is actually quite flexible too.


Without Goncha-Kosha it's impossible for Russia to play with their old style.


Fetisova, Startseva and Tretyakova will take a break in the 3rd round by the way.

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932

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:41pm

Fetisova, Startseva and Tretyakova will take a break in the 3rd round by the way.
Actually Startseva hasn't been there throughout the whole tournament ;)
I wonder if Russia will stick to 12 players then or again have Sperskayte play as libero.

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Sunday, July 16th 2017, 11:43pm

Fetisova, Startseva and Tretyakova will take a break in the 3rd round by the way.
Actually Startseva hasn't been there throughout the whole tournament ;)
I wonder if Russia will stick to 12 players then or again have Sperskayte play as libero.
13 players actually.

Setters: Irina Filishtinskaya, Tatiana Romanova
Attackers: Maria Frolova, Anna Lazareva, Yulia Kutyukova, Irina Voronkova, Ksenia Parubets
Middle Blockers: Irina Koroleva-Zaryazhko, Ekaterina Polyakova, Ekaterina Evdokimova, Ekaterina Efimova
Liberos: Alla Galkina, Angelina Sperskayte

934

Monday, July 17th 2017, 12:06am

i see also that AUS has lost to CMR and TRI. is rachel rourke playing for them?????
Yes she is. That makes those defeats even more shocking...


i mean, i haven't seen rourke in action much (i don't follow clubs much) but she's such a big hitter, all they have to do is set a high ball for her and she'll crush it... even i could set for her...

i think it's a very tough fight for the weakest team in the GP between ALG and AUS...

935

Monday, July 17th 2017, 12:08am

the way bartsch and kingdon are hitting, i don't think the USA will need hill and robinson anymore...

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936

Monday, July 17th 2017, 12:40am

Do you think we will see Parubets (Ilchenko) playing in Turkey someday in the future? I would love to see her playing in Turkey. Eczacibasi would be the best, where her mum played :rose:

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937

Monday, July 17th 2017, 3:10am

If Kingdon is a little bit taller like Egonu and Bskovic, she will be the force of team USA,..just give Robnson the libero position and the USA wll boom...

938

Monday, July 17th 2017, 4:07am

If Kingdon is a little bit taller like Egonu and Bskovic, she will be the force of team USA,..just give Robnson the libero position and the USA wll boom...


Actually the idea of moving/bringing Robinson to the libero position doesn't that that bad for the USA. The thing is that Kingdom isn't that tall ( 1.83 cm= 6 ft.) , so I think Karch will relay on Hill going forward ( Wold Cup)

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939

Monday, July 17th 2017, 4:26am

I just hope An jiajie rest Zhu Ting more because her wrist is injured. I do understand the pressure being a new NT coach and being play at home to satisfy the home crowd. But for the long run, Zhu Ting can make a lot of history if she is being well taken care of.

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Goofyfoot

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940

Monday, July 17th 2017, 7:55am

The 47.7 seconds 5th set rally at 12-11 JPN-BRA last night was a doozy. It made Kumi Nakada :D I wish I could post it here somehow

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