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Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 1:52am

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "TimHH" I do repeat myself, but man, whats going on with Maxim? Again hitting 80% (16/20) and finishing match with 23 points in a 3-setter Any news on Grozer? He hasn't been on the roster for Lokomotiv lately... Apparently Grozer is being repariert in D-land at the moment.

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 12:35am

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Gotta love Kemerovo's middles. Very alert. Helps give more opportunities by being active. Seems like everyone in Kemerovo are playing beach volleyball with that kind of defense. I have to say Evgeny and the libero are the holes of SPb and the coaches as well. It is a strong team on paper but they are lacking maturity as a whole. Where I agree is that Klimkin is not necessarily the best coach for a team with the budget of Zenit SPb. Have to say though that on the...

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 9:44am

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "ossubtus" Quoted from "Canter" does/can Kosheleva jump higher than Egonu ? according to CEV website, kosheleva touches 315 cm, about the same as goncha and malikh. several ITA players jump higher than that, egonu at 336 cm. wow. according to this, both bosettis outjump the russians above (cate the same but lucia jumps higher). http://www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/Compe…mID=9795&ID=841 According to cev.lu, no players in Zenit Kazan could reach 3 m: http://www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/C...

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 1:02am

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "inc0gnito" Filishtinkaya not setting the ball to Goncharova is a mystery. I think the problem is the sets are too fast. Goncharova sometimes is only able to tip the ball. She is 1.94 for Christ's sake, let her physical advantage come into play, no need to super-speed the sets. In the latter parts of the third set, Voronkova got blocked and she still set to her on a decent pass even when Goncharova was available. Clearly she is not comfortable setting to the OPP, and having a bad co...

Friday, September 29th 2017, 10:00pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Canter" does/can Kosheleva jump higher than Egonu ? Don't know but Ko has always been hitting better from two than from four.

Friday, September 29th 2017, 9:59pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Canter" Kosheleva didnt have a good season with Vitra last season in Turkey.maybe she will have more playing time in Galatasaray this season and that way we can watch a better Kosheleva.She is also not that young anymore. i get that its not easy for Voronkova to pass tough serves well but id except Parubets to pass better than that.i mean she is offensively not a Kosheleva so if she cant pass in a decent level she cant be a starter in this team.Frolova is best passer of this Russia...

Friday, September 29th 2017, 9:48pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" If there was anyone who should've played during WGP... I think it is Kosheleva. Goncharova needed all the rest in the world after playing through out the years. It would've been perfect if they tested Voronkova as a receiving opposite while Kosheleva is a non-receiving OH or as a receiving OH while Kosheleva plays as a traditional opposite. Kosheleva is lacking technique. She's supposed to kill it but a lot of blockers has been taking touches of her hits which s...

Friday, September 29th 2017, 9:18pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" The serve has evolve which is something Russia has not fully grasp yet and I believe Russia needs to play Voronkova more. It is time for redesign of the NT cause she's a better receiver than Kosheleva and ofcourse younger which makes her more attuned to improve. The lack of playing time costed them the tournament. It would have helped her get her rhythm back after playing as an opposite during WGP. I really feel Kosheleva needs to either play as a non-receiver o...

Friday, September 29th 2017, 9:06pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Harrison" Ushakov: “I do not have any words and there is nothing I can say about this match.” He overall struggles with talking as if he were a pro boxer. But, sadly, he's... essentially the federation is packed with his teammates from CSKA Moscow from early 1990 so administratively he's been supported to say the least colossally.

Friday, September 29th 2017, 8:50pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Harrison" I think Russia should change whole system.It's not working anymore. I agree with the latter, the magic is clearly gone as the two main guns cannot finish the ball in as they used to (possibly bcs their rivals are better adjusted for that). I would question the system statement as I couldn't much of that from Rus at this ECH. I assumed that the younger players would be given more chance to play. The second touch is clearly not working as noone in the team can convert a goo...

Friday, September 29th 2017, 6:31pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

This German team, are there so many new players... or they're the "old" ones who got married, like Frommm?

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 5:40pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "TimHH" i have been around volleyball courts for quite a while, but this is pretty unique i have to say. What a match for Mykhailov against Belgorod, and Leon not much worse. Russian league should consider imposing a "handicap" for them. Something like a weight west or mandatory "left-arm-hitting"...... http://www.volleyservice.ru/index.php?op…=3587&Itemid=77 I may sound a bit unorthodox, but what a match for Panteleymonenko! Reception, attack, three aces, of which two came in a row...

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 10:51am

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Innovative volleyball - Vlasov hits Pankov oh his head (via sport.bo

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:30am

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "serdar" I generally enjoy reading your posts since I think you are a knowledgeable volleyball follower. However, nowadays it is really annoying to read your recent aggressive posts despising Ukrainian people. Please keep your political hostility out of a volleyball forum Thanks for your kind words but have to disappoint you as my posts are free of *any* political bias. (I voted Labour in a hope for a soft Brexit at the last elections, if interested - and this is the first/last time...

Monday, September 25th 2017, 11:23pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "ossubtus" Quoted from "JoanaBG" Quoted from "ossubtus" i don't think the problem is the ethnicity of the players I do think it's a problem as well and not because I don't believe they're true Azeris or whatever. Quite simply, it is problematic if your good native born players can only come from like 2% of the population, as has been the case with Azerbaijan. The sport obviously can't grow that way. but that's not even the case. AZE is not drawing its players from the 2% russian or ...

Monday, September 25th 2017, 10:39pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Canter" in this tournament when a player from the opponents has a serve series turkey could has hard times like Rabadzieva did or like Ukranian players did (?).i guess this is bcz the OPP's weak perf.they cant kill the bad sets and its up to Neriman's perf.when she kills turkey overcomes . imh,Turkey should try to play with more offensive players on the court .Baladın could be on the court.we saw today that even though the passing was good yet the offence was not on the desired lev...

Monday, September 25th 2017, 9:36pm

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Quoted from "powsoff" Reading a goss that Zenit SPb is about to sign a new opposite, Luburić. Apparently, Nilsson is quite a bit unwell. In the last game they ended up with Volkov (yes, the middle blocker) playing opp. Petersburg need this transfer. Watching Volkov miss maybe 2 or probably more hittable balls in that match was my guess the last straw for this rumoured transfer. Luburic is also proming and young(handsome too) so that already counts as two(three) ...

Monday, September 25th 2017, 9:15pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "spmagnus" Quoted from "Sidney" I can't believe Russia has a chance to win this championship again. They are not the best European team, but the other teams always lose to them at important matches... Every euro i think the same thing, they are vulnerable etc. yet somehow they end up winning the thing. By the way someone mentioned Startseva, is she injured? She definitely is their premium setter IMO From what I know, there's lots of complex stuff going on behind the scene. E.g. they...

Monday, September 25th 2017, 6:06pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Germany trying to block Mammadova/Rahimova is like Jaime Lannister fighting the dragon. On the good side, after yesterday's election, I guess more money will be coming into sports in D-land.

Monday, September 25th 2017, 4:26pm

Author: powsoff

European Championship 2017 Azerbaijan&Georgia

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" <...> It is also not helping that the new coach is probably new to the job. I for example would rather use one of my receivers to help play defense when my middle blocker is up for the serve but they are rather using the reserve receivers to replace the struggling receiver. I mean I don't like Kosianenko at all as I feel Filishtinskaia brings more to the table than her but Russia is still experimenting with their lineups at this stage... and it is causing them p...