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Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 9:21pm

Author: brahmin

The Rules - your opinion, suggestion

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" If there's a rule I want to change...I really wish the libero can legally attack from the backrow without the net height limit. Just seems so absurd. I think as long as it's not a downward spike... Everything should be totally fine for everyone. I would love to see the liberos given points for their digs landing on the other side of the net. They used to do it, but not any more.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 9:19pm

Author: brahmin

The Rules - your opinion, suggestion

Quoted from "Meatballs" This is not a suggestion about the game rules but about statistics, particularly for "Best setters statistics. It looks quite unfair when they use a formula based on only running sets, still sets and number of setting errors. Number of running sets highly depend on how your team receives. I think there will be a very fair number and order if they simply add Excellent receives as percentage to the formula. In an example, imagine that setter A got 10 points and settter B g...

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 9:11pm

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Nabeya as I keep saying is a spark plug. If she's not in and Japan loses a set or two, she comes in and Japan's a different team. With Manabe, she was a serving substitute. But with Nakada, she's an receiving/attacking substitute, which in my mind makes her more valuable to the team.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 8:55pm

Author: brahmin

Women's World Grand Prix 2017

Karch more or less gave the ladies from last year a chance to rest. Adams and Foluke will be back, but this year was going to be a development year. Yes, Lloyd and Murphy did not take a break, kind of due to FIVB rules. However, it is good to see Dixon back after her injury last year.

Friday, July 21st 2017, 3:19am

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Quoted from "sitenoise" Shinnabe has been solid this tournament. What I like about her is she is so elegant in her passing. Almost always puts it right where the setter can do the most with it. I often mention player A or player B being good at receiving/passing, but I'm really just talking about the passing part. The receiving part should go without saying. I'm not sure I understand why receiving a serve should be a problem for any one of the 10-20 women chosen as the best volleyball players i...

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 6:51am

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Koga is placed by the Japanese press as a star after her performance in the 2015 World Cup. She's young and does well. She is still young and needs someone to help carry her together. Nakata without Nagaoka due to the injury probably feels that Koga can take on the challenge. It may help for 2020, but right now I question it. For the outside hitters, they are a decent bunch, but the height issue will continue to be a problem against bigger teams. As I mentioned earlier, the middle is a big hole ...

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 3:38am

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Block rebound is a ball that stays in play after it is blocked. I add rebounds plus block kills to get block touches. Japan tries to have balls deflect off the block to keep plays alive. Instead of blocking over the net, you angle your hands slightly backwards to hopefully be playable by the defense. Without a strong block, it is a different method. Dig fault is where the digging player touches the ball, but it cannot be kept in play.

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 5:37pm

Author: brahmin

Women's World Grand Prix 2017

Quoted from "harboboy" US NT (the only one) didn't participate in the closing ceremony today in Macau. The only one who was there to represent the US was the team manager You do realize that the US have to fly to Brazil and China and Russia get to take a ferry to Hong Kong. Japan has a short flight to Hong Kong. Italy also has a short flight to Bangkok. Had to get to Hong Kong airport as fast as possible to catch a flight.

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 4:25am

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Rotating liberos is a coaches thing. One does serve receive and the other on defense when the serve. Liberos can't score any points (dig kills, but who's counting), so essentially digging and alternate setter. I would just go with one, but to each their own. Manabe tried it during 2015 World Cup. Looking at numbers for Japanese players The middles are really ineffective Okumura did good in last two games over .600 hitting, but Iwasaka and Shimamura are just not getting kills. 21 blocks in 21 set...

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 3:57am

Author: brahmin

Men's - Best Scorers in one Match - Senior International Matches

32 - Yuki Ishikawa - JPN - 2017 FIVB Men's World Championship Qualifying - JPN - AUS

Friday, July 14th 2017, 3:26pm

Author: brahmin

HeLLooO tHerE

Welcome to the site.

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 6:17am

Author: brahmin

Women's World Grand Prix 2017

Japan announced their 14 players for this weekend OH/OPP: Koga, Shinnabe, Yuki Ishii, Nabeya, Risa Ishii, Uchiseto MB: Iwasaka, Shimamura, Okumura S: Miyashita, Tominaga, Sato L: Kobata, Inoue Dropped Matsumoto and Horikawa Saori Takahashi and Nomoto have not been listed in the two weeks

Friday, July 7th 2017, 3:25pm

Author: brahmin

Men's - Best Scorers in one Match - Club Matches Domestic & International

35 - Igor Omrcen - CRO - 2016/2017 AVC Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship - Toyota Gosei Trefuerza - Sarmayeh Bank Tehran

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 7:37am

Author: brahmin

Men's - Best Scorers in one Match - Club Matches Domestic & International

33 - Igor Omrcen - CRO - 2016/2017 AVC Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship - Toyota Gosei Trefuerza - Altay Ust-Kamenogorsk

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 3:49pm

Author: brahmin

Women's World Grand Prix 2017

Quoted from "joy16" Quoted from "pappi" Quoted from "joy16" And from TVA press conference yesterday (3 Jul 17), WGP will rename to "Volleyball League Women" in 2018 with 16 teams competition which comprises of; 12 core teams: Brazil, Italy, USA, China, Serbia, South Korea, Netherlands, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, Japan and Russia 4 challenger teams: Argentina, Dominican Republic, Belgium and Poland The competition will separate to 4 groups in 5 weeks for first round and has a final round. Every ...

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 3:47pm

Author: brahmin

2017 FIVB World League

The arena is not air conditioned, so it is cold because of the air outside the arena. It would have cost the Brazilian more money to have built a stadium with air conditioning for the World Cup in 2014. I guess the FIVB forgot about that the Southern Hemisphere is in the winter in July.

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 3:44pm

Author: brahmin

Men's - Best Scorers in one Match - Club Matches Domestic & International

30 - Ismail Sajid - MDV - 2016/2017 AVC Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship - Sports & Recreation Club Male - Canberra Heat 7/4/2017

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 5:30am

Author: brahmin

Women's World Grand Prix 2017

Japanese women on the trip to Holland (only saw in a video, so may not be whole team) Miyashita, Iwasaka, Nomoto, Shinnabe, Ishii and Koga

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 3:12pm

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Quoted from "shukelya" I wonder what happened to Airi Miyabe..she was once a good prospect as she was once part of japan NT at the age of 16.and played wgp 2015 with koga then if I'm not mistaken. I'm really quite looking forward to see this japanese team play this wgp I hope they get really good results. During the last high school championships, Miyabe was still in the media spotlight to some degree. The problem for her right now is that she's not as talented as the current players in the tea...

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 4:35am

Author: brahmin

Japanese NT 2017

Koga right now is the expected biggest star for the future of the Japanese team. Ai Kurogo who just graduated from high school is considered to be the next Saori Kimura. Kurogo is on the big roster, but I don't expect her to see much action in the World Grand Prix. Yuki Ishii has been a consistent player for the Japanese women the last few years. Miyashita will be the starting setter. Iwasaka will be the leading blocker in the middle, plus she is also the captain. Shimamura just doesn't do as mu...