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Yesterday, 2:18am

Murphy is okay, but she is not the game changer. usually the OPP will be the main scorer since they are out of reception. and when the receiving goes awry, you need OPP to kill the ball. USA had that with Hooker (up until the 2012 Olympics -- crazy how Brazil downgraded her to 14 points). I don't see that with Murphy. the thing is USA tried to play this super fast game with short sets to the outside but when things get chaotic they seem to lose direction. USA need another Logan Tom who can kill the ball out of system. they have great middles. but wing spikers and libero is an issue for them.

on a side note, Thailand is just like Brazil in a way -- everyone on court come to play. the balls are distributed fairly. and Nootsara is one of the last creative setters of this generation, I think. Pornpun is slowly catching up. cannot wait to watch Thailand VS Japan.

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Yesterday, 4:00am

Guys, please relax and have fun. Let's try to keep the forum peaceful.

Lloyd, please next time you want to joke, pick better words than "porno girls", which can be misunderstood.

About the others: the very same moment he said it was a joke, even though it was a bad one, you can move on.

Thank you.
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but you didn't delete the cretin's original offensive comment.

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Yesterday, 4:32am


Murphy is okay, but she is not the game changer. usually the OPP will be the main scorer since they are out of reception. and when the receiving goes awry, you need OPP to kill the ball. USA had that with Hooker (up until the 2012 Olympics -- crazy how Brazil downgraded her to 14 points). I don't see that with Murphy. the thing is USA tried to play this super fast game with short sets to the outside but when things get chaotic they seem to lose direction. USA need another Logan Tom who can kill the ball out of system. they have great middles. but wing spikers and libero is an issue for them.

on a side note, Thailand is just like Brazil in a way -- everyone on court come to play. the balls are distributed fairly. and Nootsara is one of the last creative setters of this generation, I think. Pornpun is slowly catching up. cannot wait to watch Thailand VS Japan.
Your every​ comment is about Nootsara. :hit:
Thailand​ are decent​ team but I cant see them making any surprise this year. They have the worst reception.

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Yesterday, 4:56am


Murphy is okay, but she is not the game changer. usually the OPP will be the main scorer since they are out of reception. and when the receiving goes awry, you need OPP to kill the ball. USA had that with Hooker (up until the 2012 Olympics -- crazy how Brazil downgraded her to 14 points). I don't see that with Murphy. the thing is USA tried to play this super fast game with short sets to the outside but when things get chaotic they seem to lose direction. USA need another Logan Tom who can kill the ball out of system. they have great middles. but wing spikers and libero is an issue for them.

on a side note, Thailand is just like Brazil in a way -- everyone on court come to play. the balls are distributed fairly. and Nootsara is one of the last creative setters of this generation, I think. Pornpun is slowly catching up. cannot wait to watch Thailand VS Japan.
Your every​ comment is about Nootsara. :hit:
Thailand​ are decent​ team but I cant see them making any surprise this year. They have the worst reception.
i think it is fair to give credit where it is due. nootsara is definitely not one of those boring setters that play safe volleyball. and i am not saying Thailand is going to be one of the top 3 teams either, i am just saying that Thailand with this new generation of players are exciting to watch.

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Yesterday, 8:33am

Carol is no better than adenizia

congrats to Italy..i didnt expect them to win 3-0 over K Sorea..this means they are improving

also Dutch team is close to getting a 3-0 win over Japan..and they beat Japan in 3 sets

id like to see Carol on the court instead of Adeniza
congrats to Italy..i didnt expect them to win 3-0 over K Sorea..this means they are improving

also Dutch team is close to getting a 3-0 win over Japan..and they beat Japan in 3 sets

id like to see Carol on the court instead of Adeniza
But she has a strong serve which is good

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Yesterday, 8:40am

2018.05.22 Volleyball Nations League (r2) NED v BEL (3-2)

Holy cow, what a fun match! Surprised how evenly matched, crescendoing in the 4th set. At 23-23 the Floor Touch Challenge obscured by a leg. Oh the Drama! Buijs chokes a serve at set point. NED won the set 31-29 but the Belgians are the ones who looked like they got better, more confident, and tried harder when things got crunchy. Composure has big value. NED took the 5th set 15-10 but it didn't look like BEL choked. It didn't even look like they lost :box:

I love this tournament.

I'm considering bringing Belgium into my circle of embrace. Mostly because of bad-ass Herbots. She rolls up her sleeves. That's bad-ass. Her serve set up is bad-ass because there's no sense to it. It's pure branding. Smart girl. If you saw her walking down the street you'd think "I bet that girl can run, jump, pull up, sit up, and throw a softball pretty well". Very athletic. She's fascinating to watch prowl the court off the ball. Grobelna seems like a smart player. Good team chemistry. They all seem like they try really hard for one another. I like that. They pancake the ball a lot. And the coach doesn't bother me. I will watch them more and learn more of their names. Like the libero's. And Celine Van Gestel. I'll learn her name. She's awesome. There's no thread here for the Belgian NT. :huh:

Netherlands have a deep team. I can't tell who's A team and who's B-team. I miss De Kruijf, though. I don't get the other MBs. I don't think I've ever seen Belien score a point. Koolhaas is pretty invisible for a giant.

Daalderop, Plak, De Kruijf, Slöetjes, is a great core four. Balkestein is a great captain. Daalderop over Buijs but I haven't seen a lot of them. Dijkema fan, but 'Laura' doesn't fit her. Dark haired libero has built-in eye makeup.

I'll watch this match again.

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Yesterday, 8:50am

Amanda is growing!!!!,

Ze tooked potential of her
Tandara roberta awesome
Brazil mb are a fun to watch

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Yesterday, 10:24am

Something's definitely wrong with sportdeutschland.tv. They're missing so many matches. :cursing:

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Today, 4:11am

Someone above mentioned how MBs are the most fun to watch, and I could not agree more. Serbia seems to have the strongest middles right now. Any from Stevanovic, Rasic or Veljkovic can deliver, though you can see from Rasic's game that she's fresh from injury. Italy's Lubian is a revelation, I can't wait to see more of her, I'm sorry but one of Bonifacio or Danesi has to go. Lubian, Chrichella, Folie will do the job. Brazil still has the best team block - Ade is a monster in block. Oh my

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Today, 4:28am

Someone above mentioned how MBs are the most fun to watch, and I could not agree more. Serbia seems to have the strongest middles right now. Any from Stevanovic, Rasic or Veljkovic can deliver, though you can see from Rasic's game that she's fresh from injury. Italy's Lubian is a revelation, I can't wait to see more of her, I'm sorry but one of Bonifacio or Danesi has to go. Lubian, Chrichella, Folie will do the job. Brazil still has the best team block - Ade is a monster in block. Oh my
Adenizia, Bia, and Carol are all good blockers but they seem to be lacking in the attacking department. Maybe the connection with Roberta is not there yet. Dani Lins with Thaisa and Fabiana were to most fun to watch.

Is there something in the water in Serbia coz they seemed to be having all the best MBs in the world? Both in the men and women's department.

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Today, 1:43pm


Is there something in the water in Serbia coz they seemed to be having all the best MBs in the world? Both in the men and women's department.
Actually, Mina Popovic aint so bad too. Is she the 4th MB on the team? I can't think of a stronger trio than Serbia's right now except for Brazils Fabiana-Walewska-Thaisa Beinjing 2008. Any takers?