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Yesterday, 4:49am

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

I wish I didn't have to be the guy on this board always asking for explanations, but .... When you say the "girls team", and wikipedia and FIVB seem to inconsistently refer to "Junior" leagues/teams, what exactly are we talking about? There are these competitions this year: 2017 Asian U18 Girls' Championship (previous was 2014 Asian Girls' Under 17-wtf Championship) 2017 Asian U23 Womens' Championship (China doesn't seem to have a dog in that fight) 2017 FIVB U20 Womens' World Championship 2017 ...

Yesterday, 1:37am

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

Xiaotong seems more consistent to me than Yanhan, and maybe a little better on defense, and she has a better court presence, but when Yanhan's offensive game is on she seems much better. I think they should both take a rest to make room for Wu Han

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 7:38pm

Author: sitenoise

Why is Women Volleyball more popular than Men Volleyball- here ?

I guess I already suspected the rise of FB and other quote/unquote social media as a reason for less participation here. Interesting about the 2013 downtime. I've seen that happen with other boards where folks don't all come back. A number of interesting tidbits about the history of this board in this thread. It's not often enough that this American gets to say how grateful he is for something a couple girls in Poland did ten years ago

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 4:56pm

Author: sitenoise

Why is Women Volleyball more popular than Men Volleyball- here ?

I wish women's vb was more popular here, now, not as opposed to men's, but as opposed to how popular it appears to have been, here, five years ago. I wonder if that reflects how popular it is overall, as a sport, or just how popular this forum is. Look at the archive for Women's Tournaments ยป: 1,500 posts in 2007, peaking at 15,000 posts in 2012, dropping to 6,000 in 2015. The trend is down. As far as I can tell, in the English writing internet (some read that as "the world"), this is the only p...

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 5:54am

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "samsara" Any meaningful judgement must be deferred until at least the WGP 2017 I agree. I did think a lot of the Montreux matches were fun--still re-watching some of them. And I think Gong performed well, very well. Still surprised she's so young. DIAO Lin-yu's ankle incident looked a lot worse the second time. And she did it on her own, didn't land on anyone else's foot, as far as I could tell. Sad for her.

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 5:48am

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "sitenoise" I can't get enough of WU Han. When she serves one into the net she approaches the team huddle with an "I'm still total bad-ass" attitude. When they show her peering through the net, waiting for a serve ... she's taking names. I absolutely love this girl!

Saturday, June 17th 2017, 3:03am

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "samsara" the WGP 2017 Wide Roster of the CHN team, On that page, and others like it, for each player there is a "Selection" number. What does that mean? BTW - I'm re-watching some of the Chinese Montreux matches and gaining much appreciation for the setter, Diao, and Gao Yi especially. I've always thought Gong was pretty solid but wish she would up her attitude. I can admire skill but can't root for downbeat personality. Doubly so when it comes to coaches.

Friday, June 16th 2017, 8:24pm

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "jetmasters" I think Wang Yunlu is not better than Li Jing. She is tall with a serve but that's about it. I have watched the 2016.09.11 AVC Club Championship Final (NEC Red Rockets) JPN v (Bayi Shenzhen) CHN game about 20 times and it was pretty much Wang Yunlu who gave the match to the Red Rockets. Thank you Yunlu! So it's going to be a while before I think she is much good. Still very young, though. It's crazy how young some of the Chinese players are. LI Ying-ying is 17?

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 9:17pm

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

As I say, must be tough to be an aspiring clobber specialist in China. samsara points to a few Wu Han would have to grapple with, and then jetmasters brings up the great wall. I'm keeping my eyes out for Wu Han. She seems hungry.

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 8:19pm

Author: sitenoise

Japanese NT 2017

Another of my favorites gone or missing. I'm sure there is a story about Arisa, she's too good to be cut. I don't get the Uchiseto love. Yanagita mops the floor with her, from either side of the court. Watanabe is a better hitter but maybe lacks some maturity. Oumi is a no-brainer but I'll wager it's her choice not to play on the NT. Best passer I've seen. The Libero position will be interesting to watch. I like the muscular Inoue as a server and court presence, but I'm not sure of her as a Libe...

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 6:22pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2016-2017

Quoted from "brahmin" The team selection was listed earlier in the thread, fan voting choose one team and the other was selected by the league. If anyone thinks that at all-star game is serious, except in baseball, you are wrong. That team selection scenario was not used. At least not completely. Yanagita played against Oumi. The two Euros played with Saori. The two Saori's played against one another; Watanabe was with Sakoda, to name a few. You should check it out. There's no lollypoppin' the ...

Monday, June 12th 2017, 10:06pm

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Montreux needs a taller stadium if they want to be Big League. That business of losing a point if the ball hits the ceiling isn't cool.

Monday, June 12th 2017, 7:51pm

Author: sitenoise

Chinese NT 2017

I just re-watched the 2016.07.31 AVC U19 Championship JPN v CHN game because I can't get enough of WU Han. She is a beastling. I wish they would have tried her out in the Montreux games. Must be tough to be a young Chinese attacker when a few of the best players in the world are in front of you and they are in their early twenties. Girl's been added to my Favorites

Monday, June 12th 2017, 7:43pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2016-2017

In case anybody cares, that Poohsan1053 YouTuber posted the Japanese All-Star game in HD with his whimsical editing style. Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 It's worth watching if you like the players (unlike my previously posted bit in crappy stream). It's still serious, not fun except for a moment where a couple coaches come on for a couple plays; there's a back and forth between Saori and Sarina that's touching and cute (in which you can't help but see a torch passing); and the setters keep setting to ...

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 5:32pm

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Ups and downs, but Brazil started the match with a "90 minutes till victory" attitude that is hard to beat.

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 2:12am

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Quoted from "ossubtus" but remember those awful know-nothings that fivb had for the WOQ last time The Rio Olympics were the first Volleyball games I ever watched. And for whatever reason, the way that I streamed them had that one guy who's on those Youtube Qualifiers. After the Rio games hooked me, and I couldn't re-watch them because of whatever rights nonsense, I went to those qualifier matches. So that guy, who was totally in the bag for Japan, and had the hots for Saori to the point it got ...

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 1:56am

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Quoted from "ossubtus" sitenoise, i don't think that's correct. all THA shirt names are surname initial followed by given name. so onuma sittirak shirt says S. Onuma, for example, and pleumjit thinkaow shirt says T. Pleumjit. Okay, that may be true of Thailand and their jerseys, but it's definitely the case (in the few matches I've seen with english) that one announcer will say "Wilavan" and another will say "Apinyapong" and one will say "Nootsara" and another "Tomkom"--sometimes two announcers...

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 1:01am

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Quoted from "ossubtus" nobody can keep track of your multiple names! I can't speak for all teams but I wish they'd stop changing their jersey numbers too. And sometimes they put their first name on their jersey and sometimes their last name, sometimes a nickname. Especially with Thailand when the commentator may call them by their first name when their last name is on their jesrsey, this is hard for a new guy like me to get up to speed.

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 9:41pm

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

The CHN v BRA game is my first experience of balls hitting a ceiling.

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 8:09pm

Author: sitenoise

Montreux Volley Masters 2017 - 6-11.06.2017

Even with the Challenge system, you can't challenge one of those attempted digs where the ball hits the floor, correct?