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  • "Meatballs" is male

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 1:35pm

Vakif is not that unbeatable, if you check stats and watched the match, their serve receive looked terrible. Any team who can serve well and has a good block-defense against Zhu can lock them badly, since Naz sets only to Zhu when the receiving is bad.

Im sure FB will be a much better team once the injuries are over but I don't think Natalia will be as efficient as last year. Having KYK in your opposite is not only a relief in serve receive but also she is such a threat to opponents in attacking that they have to keep an eye her, while Natalia could score freely. Now Natalia is the one that opponents will keep an eye on and we might watch Rahimova taking Natalia's role from last year.

It was Kelsey's first match and she didnt do well with the Mikasa ball so far in receiving. Lets see how good she will receive against Turkish league serves :cheesy:

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 1:52pm

Vakif is not that unbeatable, if you check stats and watched the match, their serve receive looked terrible. Any team who can serve well and has a good block-defense against Zhu can lock them badly, since Naz sets only to Zhu when the receiving is bad.

Im sure FB will be a much better team once the injuries are over but I don't think Natalia will be as efficient as last year. Having KYK in your opposite is not only a relief in serve receive but also she is such a threat to opponents in attacking that they have to keep an eye her, while Natalia could score freely. Now Natalia is the one that opponents will keep an eye on and we might watch Rahimova taking Natalia's role from last year.

It was Kelsey's first match and she didnt do well with the Mikasa ball so far in receiving. Lets see how good she will receive against Turkish league serves :cheesy:
I agree. But in turkish league, only rasic can slow down zhuting !I think immoco volley and igor novara are two biggest opponents for vakifbank to win champions league this year! Fener or galatasaray will even lose to these two italian teams this year. Let us wait and see how many trophies can vakifbank get this year~~~ :teach:

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  • "crovolley" is male

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Favourite Team: Imoco Conegliano, Pomi, Bergamo, Modena , NT Croatia

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183

Monday, October 16th 2017, 3:56pm

I would be happy if see not just one but two matches between Vakif and Imoco.
This two teams are for sure the most strongest teams this season...

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 4:49pm

I think FB is already way too underrated this season just because they lost 3-0 vs Vakif with injuries and a joke team on court. KYK is gone, Rahimova is supposed to take attacking lead this season and I'm more then sure she can get the job done when she finds chemistry with the setters in a few weeks. Mia Jerkov can pass and defend decently and can take the defending role Kim had. Natalia can attack and defend great. Mia was injured and still did a decent job passing last match not too mention she is a smart attacker and can contribute in offense as well. Mia Jerkov, Natalia are balanced OH's and very good ones as well. Rahimova is an attacking monster. Fener has two amazing liberos (best of league imo) and they have Eda Erdem and even Dicle is not bad.

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 5:58pm

You are right, Fenerbahce has very good team. Reading your comments about Jerkov reception people would think that She has the same reception as Kosheleva. Mia Jerkov is very good reciver not the best, and yes She can make mistakes but overall very good receiver.

Fener will be even stronger in CL BUT I still think that Vakif and Imoco have better team same as Novara. BUT again it is to early to say 100%, this is only for now. We will see how will everyone developed as TEAM. Volleyball is team sport so that is the most important.

186

Monday, October 16th 2017, 6:23pm

Season opener is tomorrow HALKBANK-VAKIFBANK and I see that TRT SPOR will stream.

And next day TRT Avaz will have BURSA B.ŞEHİR BLD.-FENERBAHÇE, but what about all the other games? is there any way to watch?

187

Monday, October 16th 2017, 8:29pm

Zhu said she wants to win every single trophy this time and I really don`t doubt her. :heart:
As long as they stay healthy. Vakifbank doesn't have many subs.


8| Am I missing something here, Kelsey Robinson, Zehra Güneş, Tuğba Şenoğlu. And imo some of these subs are/will become better then the main roster. I think VakifBank this season has a very elite bench. I just hope they won't be wasted in the bench...
Zhu said she wants to win every single trophy this time and I really don`t doubt her. :heart:
As long as they stay healthy. Vakifbank doesn't have many subs.


8| Am I missing something here, Kelsey Robinson, Zehra Güneş, Tuğba Şenoğlu. And imo some of these subs are/will become better then the main roster. I think VakifBank this season has a very elite bench. I just hope they won't be wasted in the bench...
Zehra and Tugba are unproven against elite competitions, so we will see. (Zehra while has great block height, is a bit slow against fast attacks. Tugba can have trouble with high blocks unless Naz can set her fast). They should be played against bottom team in the league so they can grow.

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188

Monday, October 16th 2017, 10:26pm

I'm naive...Do they use a different ball in the Turkish league then in other leagues or when national teams play in tournaments?

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 11:02pm

I know they use a different ball in Turkey than what they use in Italy. The ball is more difficult to receive in Turkey I think and the stats mostly show that.

I think the FIVB and CEV play with the balls used in Italy as well but I'm not sure, maybe another poster knows.

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 11:06pm

In Italy they use molten, in Turkey and Cev-Fivb tournaments they use mikasa.Receiving is more easy with molten ball.
Sorry for my bad English ^^

  • "Meatballs" is male

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 9:54am

In Italy they use molten, in Turkey and Cev-Fivb tournaments they use mikasa.Receiving is more easy with molten ball.
Yes, and as far as I know, they use molten in US too.

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 11:16am

In Italy they use molten, in Turkey and Cev-Fivb tournaments they use mikasa.Receiving is more easy with molten ball.
Yes, and as far as I know, they use molten in US too.


Also in Germany it is Mikasa, which seems to prevail worldwide and marginalize Molten overall.

beri

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 3:58pm

HalkBank- VakifBank on TRT Spor in 2 mins

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 3:59pm

Season opener Vakfbank vs Halkbank.

http://www.trt.net.tr/anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=tv&k=trtspor

Where are the fans? the arena is nearly empty, and people likes to criticize FIVB for so many things... Clubs should do better than this. Why would people want a longer club season and get ride of WG/WL? just so we can watch more game in a empty arena !!!! beside we can`t even watch every game as they are not even streamed.

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 4:01pm

Ugh come on what did you expect? Game is in Ankara and home team is Halkbank, it is simply not a famous club so we shouldn't expect full arenas with them. Fener, Ecz, Gala, Vakif do better and even Canakkale Seramiksan Bursa BJK etc have nice fans. But don"t expect a Halkbank match in full arena thats just stupid sorry. :hit:

Edit: there is still a nice amount of people for Halbank tbh not bad at all for them!

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 4:29pm

Wilma Salas :drink: I just love her spikes. Hoping Halkbank can use her more next set if they can fix reception. Rachel Sanchez Perez was good too. Kelsey Robinson was a disaster in set 1 but she is still very new to this team and league so we can't immediately expect her at her best ofc, need a few more weeks for that.

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 5:43pm

Wilma Salas :drink: I just love her spikes. Hoping Halkbank can use her more next set if they can fix reception. Rachel Sanchez Perez was good too. Kelsey Robinson was a disaster in set 1 but she is still very new to this team and league so we can't immediately expect her at her best ofc, need a few more weeks for that.


Yes Kelsey was bad, but to be fair her connection with Naz was really bad.. to me it was like she was always late for the ball, or it was to fast for her (whatever you wanna call it) I'm confident she'll find her game pretty soon

198

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 6:04pm

Vakifbank VS Halkbank

Zhu 18 kills 2 serves 1 block, attack success rate 62% efficiency 62%
Slöetjes 10 kills 3 serves 2 blocks, attack success rate 38.64% efficiency 15.28%
Robinson 6 kills 1 block, attack success rate 35.29% efficiency 17.65%

Robinson's passing is very good today though, I think 72%. Hopefully she will have better game with Naz soon.

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 6:05pm

Robinson is a good sub for Vakifbank, nothing more than that.

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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 6:13pm

Robinson is a good sub for Vakifbank, nothing more than that.
It is too early to say that. Season just started, they didn't even have enough practice together. When Hill first came, she wasn't good that either but we saw how she found herself and showed her real game.

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