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Mapuan

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Favourite Team: USA NT

Favourite Players: Hooker, Lloyd, Anderson, Jaeschke, Sander, Bartmann, Tonitui, Holt, Christensen, Kubiak

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521

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 4:14pm

How dis the USA manage to lose a set against Poland?


USA coaches did minor adjustments. No famous double substitution. Foluke not playing at her best especially on attack in front of the setter. A bit lazy not even engaging as an effective decoy. Some very bad passing moments as well. I wouldn't lose sleep on a set loss like that. USA still played as expected. I think they just have to do better scoring during long rallies. They are messy when it comes to that. It's still expected for a team that just got back from club leagues.

who knows maybe after this year,the coach of the Usa could adapt MB Inky Ajanaku to the NT depending on how she does in Sultanlar Ligi.


I'm more interested with Alhassan. I wonder what club she'll go to after NCAA.
Alhassan, Inky, and Washington failed to make it to the VNL wide roster. As for the reason, we don't know why. For sure these girls have more potential than the others. They will see action in PanAm. Hopefully, someone will pick up Alhassan for a club team.

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522

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 5:42pm

Pankov probably needs to be mindful of his changes. Voronkova's passing is not any worse than Kutyukova's. I think Biryukova is his most useful substitution because the attack is not far off from Voronkova and she's very hardworking in defense despite irregularities in passing as well.

P.S. Russian liberos are worse than the OHs. :white:
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Matthias

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523

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:02pm

Too bad Thailand couldn't take it to 5, they wasted a few chances in the end.

I know it's way too early to tell, but from the first impressions it looks like Japan has dropped to being only #4 in Asia. Korea and Thailand look a lot better than Japan right now.

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524

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:05pm

How dis the USA manage to lose a set against Poland?
Poland played a very good game

525

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:18pm

Yingying Li does a quite good job during her first debut on international stage. Easy win for China NT! Another superstar is rising!!! Second Zhuting is coming!!! :teach: :box:

lets see how she does againt really good teams :teach: ..if China can adapt her to the NT well then Chinese NT shifts up offensively !
I don't think she will be as good as Zhu. Li is shorter and not as powerful as Zhu. Playing against Serbia will be her real test. Let's wait and see.

526

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:21pm

Too bad Thailand couldn't take it to 5, they wasted a few chances in the end.

I know it's way too early to tell, but from the first impressions it looks like Japan has dropped to being only #4 in Asia. Korea and Thailand look a lot better than Japan right now.
Well, the real situation is China>Japan>korea=Thailand. How do you think korea is still strong? The korea NT is really really really weak now. This is already korea's best roster. I think you will get the answer after the final ranking of this tournament. :teach:

In this olympic cycle, the european volleyball improves so so quickly. Asia teams can not fight against european teams any more except China. The level of usa and brazil also drop a lot. :teach:

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "leo2017" (May 16th 2018, 6:28pm)


527

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:27pm

Too bad Thailand couldn't take it to 5, they wasted a few chances in the end.

I know it's way too early to tell, but from the first impressions it looks like Japan has dropped to being only #4 in Asia. Korea and Thailand look a lot better than Japan right now.
Korea is falling. They played very bad in games against Belgium and Dom. Japan for sure is still better than Korea.

528

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:28pm

Too bad Thailand couldn't take it to 5, they wasted a few chances in the end.

I know it's way too early to tell, but from the first impressions it looks like Japan has dropped to being only #4 in Asia. Korea and Thailand look a lot better than Japan right now.

Thailand's time is coming. I predicted they do better than Japan and Korea in this tournament.

529

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:37pm

Thailand is not that strong, even compared to Japan and Korea. Their passing and service are pretty bad, they did well today only because Russia sucks at passing as well. I don't know how they train, but considering their heights, they should be good at passing, but in reality, they're not...

Sisko95

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530

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:41pm

Not had the chance to see that much yet (why is it on weekdays?) but Japan's performance VS Serbia was about as bad as I've ever seen Japan. It's just one game so not much to go on of course, but I hope they can improve.

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Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:46pm

Thailand is still inconsistent,setter driven(which frankly can go very wrong or very right) and they played against a russian team without most of their best players.

Japan took on Serbia's practically strongest team. I don't see how this changes the rankings of asian teams. We need more matches to confirm your theory.
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Sisko95

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532

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:51pm

Japan took on Serbia's practically strongest team. I don't see how this changes the rankings of asian teams. We need more matches to confirm your theory.
He did say it's too early to tell and that's obviously true. I think all 3 teams are probably at a pretty similar level, I was just shocked at how poorly Japan played because they are usually still a tough match for Serbia but their defence was pathetic by their standards yesterday. Not seen Korea yet, but losing 3-0 to Belgium doesn't sound too good.

533

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 7:51pm

Looking at these highlights to me it looks like Poland played faster than the USA :rolll:

JoanaBG

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534

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 7:54pm

Not had the chance to see that much yet (why is it on weekdays?)


Because men will play on weekends (Friday-Sunday).

535

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:11pm

Looked like a couple Brazil calls there to get things started

536

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:11pm

btw..i cant find the highlights of Turkey vs.Italy match

arent Sport Klub channels broadcasting today's matches ?
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Sisko95

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537

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:12pm

Not had the chance to see that much yet (why is it on weekdays?)


Because men will play on weekends (Friday-Sunday).
Ah that makes sense. That's a shame though because it makes it much more difficult to watch live than the WGP was, they didn't need to run the men's and women's competition at the same time if they were worried about competing with each other.

Mimek

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Favourite Team: NTs: POL(F/M) USA(F) ITA(F), Impel Wrocław, Unendo Yammamay Busto Arsizio, Vakifbank Istanbul

Favourite Players: Skowrońska, Wołosz, Havelkova, Tomsia. Ognjenovic, Sloetjes, Jaqueline, Hooker, de Kruijf, Egonu, Gennari

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538

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:14pm

Link to match, please?

Janko

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Favourite Team: Serbia NT (F/M), Netherlands NT (F), Dominican Republic NT (F), Turkey NT (F), Eczacıbaşı, VakifBank

Favourite Players: Tijana Boskovic, Stefana Veljkovic, Jovana Brakocevic, Maja Ognjenovic, Milena Rasic, Katarina Lazovic, Kim Yeon-koung, Robin de Kruijf, Celeste Plak, Hande Baladin, Kübra Akman , Zehra Güneş, Cristina Chirichella, Brenda Castillo, Brayelin Martínez, Irina Fetisova

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539

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:16pm

btw..i cant find the highlights of Turkey vs.Italy match

arent Sport Klub channels broadcasting today's matches ?
Yes, they will. The matches in Turkey's group will be broadcasted on SK 2

Matthias

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540

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 8:17pm

Japan took on Serbia's practically strongest team. I don't see how this changes the rankings of asian teams. We need more matches to confirm your theory.
He did say it's too early to tell and that's obviously true. I think all 3 teams are probably at a pretty similar level, I was just shocked at how poorly Japan played because they are usually still a tough match for Serbia but their defence was pathetic by their standards yesterday. Not seen Korea yet, but losing 3-0 to Belgium doesn't sound too good.
That's a good point as well, but what I saw of them vs DOM looked decent. However that was just the 4th set that they dominated and the 5th that they turned around. Japan is definitely less dependent on one player as is Korea, but I don't like Japan playing so very non-Asian these days, Korea and Thailand are much more fun to watch for me now.