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Today, 4:18pm

Author: ossubtus

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

that is the group of death for sure. how did UKR,BUL end up together with RUS and TUR?

Today, 5:43am

Author: ossubtus

2018 FIVB World Championship - Japan

sure, you don't want any upsets. but for sure they could have rested zhu ting, zhang changning and yuan xinyue for these matches.

Today, 4:37am

Author: ossubtus

2018 FIVB World Championship - Japan

it seems that sana (jarlagassova) anarkulova returned to the KAZ team and they beat AUS 3-1. KAZ level seems to have fallen a lot since they beat KOR in 2014 to qualify for the WCh. on the other hand, CHN and KOR seem to be taking this very seriously. CHN sent its A team (why? they could have won with the B team), and KOR has KYK in the team. i guess AUS doesn't really support its women's team, because they don't seem to have good coaching... and they have such ugly uniforms... they play like a ...

Yesterday, 10:21pm

Author: ossubtus

2018 FIVB World Championship - Japan

it seems that KAZ x TPE will decide the 2nd qualifier for the WCh... i don't know TPE team at all, but if KAZ plays like crap as they have been playing, i wouldn't be surprised if they lose... why does fivb throw teams together like CHN and FIJ? what's the point? shouldn't oceania have their own qualifying tournament, then have the winner (conceivably NZL) then play in the final round? not that NZL might do much better. even AUS sucks majorly (without rourke). it seems that as expected the quali...

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 3:12am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

well, yavor, it's hard to generalize ... i think the JPN coach (i'm assuming nakagaichi makes the decision to challenge, not blain) did make several challenges later on, but that one was particularly egregious because JPN might have won that first set had they won that challenge, and the players were calling it too. so the failure to do so was pretty bad. not that they would have won the match, but it might have gone to 5. chinese posters in the other thread seem to have a very low opinion of th...

Monday, September 18th 2017, 8:04pm

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

samsara, no, they are not all sisters, just jineiry and brayelin (that i know of ). martinez is a very common name in latin america. i made the mistake of looking at the fivb website and of course, the DOM team listed is a wide roster, so there's only 14 players (?) in the tournament. brayelin is listed but obviously not here. this DOM coach (from BRA) needs to be disciplined. not just how ridiculous it is to scream and curse at young athletes, i doubt it's helpful to the team. i can't imagine t...

Monday, September 18th 2017, 3:55am

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

brayelin is listed in the fivb website but she's not here?

Monday, September 18th 2017, 3:41am

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3853Q_IJAWQ watch at 27:40. ridiculous. does this man know he's talking to young women? teenagers? this coach needs to be fired. from what i can tell, he's brazilian. he needs to watch his language, and learn to talk like a decent human being.

Monday, September 18th 2017, 3:28am

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

LOL. DOM have 4 martinez! brayelin, jineiry, natalia and larysmer. brayelin is not playing in this match?

Monday, September 18th 2017, 3:21am

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

just started watching semi DOM x TUR. the stands are empty! what's the point of hosting this tournament if they won't bother to promote it??????

Monday, September 18th 2017, 2:53am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

Quoted from "vabo" Beating Brazil, USA, France and still not winning the gold medal you said it, they love silver! but still ahead of BUL, they love 4th place!!!! (tin?)

Monday, September 18th 2017, 2:50am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

Quoted from "Kk15" Quoted wow. vettori got an ace in first set when he clearly foot-faulted but JPN coach didn't bother to challenge it even though players were calling out the foot-fault. Quoted from "Kk15" I was sure he did a foot fault too Anyway, I learned lately that the TV gave a very different impression: sometime I see a 'probable' touch, and then the challenge show it wasn't, other times I saw a massive fault, and at the end the foot only slightly touched a very small portion of the li...

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:53am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

wow. vettori got an ace in first set when he clearly foot-faulted but JPN coach didn't bother to challenge it even though players were calling out the foot-fault.

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:50am

Author: ossubtus

FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 |

not following this at all, but you'd think on paper, DOM with the martinez sisters, they would be favorites for the title!

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:24am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

blain is listed as assistant coach. similar to the JPN women's team. ferhat akbas is listed as assistant coach, but he does most of the talking during TOs.

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 4:16am

Author: ossubtus

Men's World Grand Champions Cup 2017

is it sort of like the hard H of english or german? ha-e-mi? clayton lucas commentary can be quite funny. in the first set of ITA x JPN, he says of giannelli, "my goodness, he looks like he's about to cry..."

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 11:21pm

Author: ossubtus

Tokyo 2020 Qualification rules

kk, i was thinking about how participation in the olympics could be manipulated via the order in which these tournaments are played. so for example, n. america has 2 strong teams (USA and CAN), so let's say both teams qualify via the W q or the IC q. then NORCECA would have a 3rd slot, which would be a conceivably weaker team. but if continental tournaments are held first, and let's say USA qualifies, then MEX or CUB would have to play against other continents, rather than just grabbing a spot b...

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 11:12pm

Author: ossubtus

Tokyo 2020 Qualification rules

guys, please let's not have this old argument again. because it's the olympics (as well as any world tournaments like WC or WCh), we have to have participation by ALL continents, so that's why there's a slot for each continent. but other than that, it'd only be fair to have the best teams as jetmasters and fabio summarized above. the biggest problem is when FIVB does stupid crap like it did for rio. it's ridiculous that NORCECA ended up with 4 slots (CUB? MEX?) by manipulating the qualifying sys...

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 3:59pm

Author: ossubtus

Tokyo 2020 Qualification rules

is there a reason why the continental Q are last? i mean, how would teams decide to participate in the world qualifying... if a team wins a continental spot, then they won't have to go to a world Q tournament... AUS is not in oceania, they play in asia. so if there's a spot for oceania, it'd be NZL or TGA... !