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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 7:32pm

Slightly off-topic: the award for the ugliest shirts definitely goes to Team USA :white:

It looks like they simply took the cheapest available.

Agree. It was distracting

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 7:35pm

Slightly off-topic: the award for the ugliest shirts definitely goes to Team USA :white:

It looks like they simply took the cheapest available.

It literally looks like they took a basic t-shirt and went with it. It's horrible. :lol:

With the fourth round done, I gotta say: I'm pleasantly surprised with Poland and Belgium so far this year. Sure it'll be a tough (if not unlikely) battle to win a spot in the F6, but seems reasonable to say they'll avoid relegation this year. Smarzek, Herbots and to a lesser extent Grobelna have been great so far. Poland just needs a more realiable OH instead of Grajber (1/17 today was just sad), while Belgium needs more experience, but it's undestandable given how most of the older ones are not playing.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 7:36pm

Bring back the Cuban leotards.

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 7:51pm

And Lang Ping desperately wants to cut Zeng Chunlei when the other Opps have been useless.
It is obvious a training tournament. I think lanping will call her back during WCH! It is a good time for the bench players to learn.

I belive zhuting will come back in VNL-HK. Yuanxinyue will come back in the final. Zhangchangning and Zengchunlei will come back at WCH. :lol:

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 8:18pm

I can`t believe Serbia lost one set for Serbia.

Mirkovic did a nice job and is good that she`s showing she that she can play...does anyone knows if Zivkovic will be back?? I hope not... cuz I prefer Mirkovic. And both Ana and ZInkvovic are 29....while Mirkovic is only 22...

Boskovic is not looking sharp...she looks tired and heavy, same for Mihajlovic.

Belgium is really surprising everyone... same for Poland, if they were playing with Woloz I think they would be in contention for the Final 6. Italy is such a mess....

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:06pm

Congrats to Brazil.They deserved it.they are a good and more experienced team.
Turkey's main problem was offence.Meryem Boz had a poor game.She wasnt good against Poland either but i cant be angry with her bcz Meryem was the player who had by far the most swings during the regular season : 948 balls in total excluding the playout round.(the second player was Rhkhliuk : 875 balls.) she was getting over 70 balls in a match sometimes.So i think Meryem must be feeling exhausted currently.She is 30 not young.Guidetti should give her some rest.i dont know how realistic to expect her to improve her defence.she was really slow.her approach is pretty slow.

Tandara and Drussyla played a good match.Turkey should serve better tomorrow.DR is physically a good team. i dont know why but all the teams in VNL look good to my eyes ,even Argentina.Everybody is fighting.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:07pm

Rewatching a few highlights from the TUR-BRA match and it reminded me of how much potential Drussyla has. Coming from a local, low-level team to the Brazilian champions, working on the bench, winning the starter spot in the toughest play-offs series that Brazil's seen in ages and then finally playing a full year as starter and doing her job wonderfully in the NT, albeit with a few ups and downs commom to her age, all at 20/21. Sure Europe's been producing a lot of great up-and-coming stars and we've all sang praises about them here, but Drussyla is also one coming from Brazil. If everything works out well, she's gonna be huge.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:11pm

Slightly off-topic: the award for the ugliest shirts definitely goes to Team USA :white:

It looks like they simply took the cheapest available.

Agree. It was distracting


College style? :lol:

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:24pm

maybe Brazil doesnt have spectacular players but when they take it seriously their team-play could be spectacular.thats the power of Brazil.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:35pm

I don't like Ortolani performance. She is not even 50% of her from club performance... from 43 spikes She scored only 10 points. I know that She is his wife but come one give someone else a chance...

Ebrar was missing a lot for Turkey and When she was their what had she showed ? She is talented girl but not even near Egonu, Haak and Boskovic at the same age, but yeah Turkey doesn't have so many good OPPs so She should be their to improve and to get experinces.

all these girsl are older than her.she is 2000-born.if Ebrar plays 2 years in the league for sure she will be a better player than she currently is
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:38pm

i think most flashy result of today is Belgium's being close to beating Dutch team
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:46pm

let me learn about your favorite match tomorrow ?

mine :
Ned - Usa > who wins ? i consider usa slightly fav.

also :
Ita- Ger Germany is the fav.
Kor - Rus >who wins ? could be a close match.
Jap - Bel >who wins ? Belgium may not be used Japanese defence..Japan slightly fav.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:52pm

let me learn about your favorite match tomorrow ?

mine :
Ned - Usa > who wins ? i consider usa slightly fav.

also :
Ita- Ger
Kor - Rus >who wins?
Jap - Bel >who wins ?
NED-USA is indeed the best on paper, but the other three you mentioned also might be fun. I'm particularly curious about KOR-RUS.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 9:54pm

I did not post it here but the thing I liked last week so much is how he trusted his players a lot and made it clear he tried to build a strong, solid team. Except first 2 sets, Turkey did not play that bad tbh even after winning a set with a certain line-up he completely changed it, that will essentially break the momentum easily esp. with big hitting team like Brasilia. I just thought some of his changes were very random at times, and sometimes he changed a player with momentum. Would you disagree? I don't think that was smart.


This only shows that Guidetti cares about evaluating new players more than winning a game in VNL, which is totally the right strategy. Most of these players never had a chance to play in international level. I am indeed happy that he gave the chance to the players like Fulden Ural.

By the way, the reason why Ebrar was not playing in Ankara is that she was playing in with Vakıfbank's junior team in National Championship finals and they just became champion today. That's why Ebrar will be back next week for sure (I doubt that she will join tomorrow)

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:05pm

@canter I said at their same age. Haak make her debute with 18yeara old, same with Egonu and Boskovic and you can't even compare Ebrar with this 3.

But if you ask me Melisa Vargas was the biggest talent that vollebal world have ever seen When She scored over 30points against Eczacibasi when She was only 16years old, the year when they won CL.

But still she is big talent but not huge one.

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:09pm

Brazil could play better if they keep Macris instead of Roberta. Roberta always forget to pass her MBs. She forced Tandara to attack more than needed. If she will insist on passing Tandara more and next games will be much harder for Brazil. I like Drussyla, she played well in attack although Eda forced her to make more wrongs on reception, she was good on my mind. I think Ze made a mistake to replace Ade with Carol. It was not Ade's fault, Roberta didn't play with her indeed.

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:11pm

couldnt Vakıfbank junior team win without Ebrar who is with team A of Turkey ? :aww:
what if she undergoes an injury there ?
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:21pm

@canter I said at their same age. Haak make her debute with 18yeara old, same with Egonu and Boskovic and you can't even compare Ebrar with this 3.

But if you ask me Melisa Vargas was the biggest talent that vollebal world have ever seen When She scored over 30points against Eczacibasi when She was only 16years old, the year when they won CL.

But still she is big talent but not huge one.

i think lets wait and see about Ebrar and Melissa ..lets not rush in deducing..neither to overrate nor underrate..i dont know what Ebrar will do in the upcoming season but Melissa could make some serious progress playing in Fener and working with Terziç (i dont know if he is really famous for developing young players)
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:37pm

I just started watching SRB vs THA right now... ( I don`t know the result)...Mihajlovic-Boskovic started ...I will laugh so hard if they play all 3 sets...(I`m assuming it ended in 3 because it is only 1h 30m).

and Rasic is playing as well... OMG....there`s no need to have Rasic-Boskovic-MIhajlovic against Thailand.... just let Mina Popovic, Busa and Milenkovic play...just give me the same line they played against Brazil after the 2nd set.


well, brankica didn't play the entire match.

if they played the entire match with the 3 you mention above, THA would have wiped the floor with them. THA is not to be underestimated and they only lost because they couldn't stop boskovic (and even so, pleumjit blocked her at least twice). onuma had about 15 points and her tips to the open court were spectacular. nootsara launching hattaya and pleumjit in the middle were unstoppable, and the backrow attacks were often deadly.

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Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:44pm

I just started watching SRB vs THA right now... ( I don`t know the result)...Mihajlovic-Boskovic started ...I will laugh so hard if they play all 3 sets...(I`m assuming it ended in 3 because it is only 1h 30m).
and Rasic is playing as well... OMG....there`s no need to have Rasic-Boskovic-MIhajlovic against Thailand.... just let Mina Popovic, Busa and Milenkovic play...just give me the same line they played against Brazil after the 2nd set.
well, brankica didn't play the entire match.

if they played the entire match with the 3 you mention above, THA would have wiped the floor with them. THA is not to be underestimated and they only lost because they couldn't stop boskovic (and even so, pleumjit blocked her at least twice). onuma had about 15 points and her tips to the open court were spectacular. nootsara launching hattaya and pleumjit in the middle were unstoppable, and the backrow attacks were often deadly.
Agreed! It's honestly shocking to me how people still underestimate Thailand. They are not just any team that can fall prey easily to European teams.
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