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Monday, December 11th 2017, 9:57am

Author: Janko

2018 FIVB World Championship - Japan

Every year it's the same story: Japanese sweet, sweet money does it's thing, and we all play-pretend we are surprised... OMG!!! Japan was really lucky there!!!

Monday, December 4th 2017, 2:04pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

I have seen numerous posters suggest that GS should use their OPP as a serve-receiver (whether Neslihan or Kılıç or a new signing) to cover for Koshe defensively. Sorry, but that is incredible short-sighted. It's nothing more than a band-aid applied to an open abdomen wound. While that may indeed improve their defence, it would place even more pressure for Koshe to carry her team offensively, along with an occasional inspired performance by Rabadzhieva and Jack (who, btw, is herself far from her...

Monday, December 4th 2017, 8:52am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "harboboy" Kosheleva just needs to be covered like in her NT and she can be the player to bring GS a cup. A foreign libero or just say a libero who receives very well and has some defense would make GS different! Maybe back in 2015, but not now. Kosheleva is no longer the player who can bring her teams to titles on the back of her offensive performance (at least not without some MAJOR help from another offensive juggernaut, and we can all agree Neslihan is no longer that).

Sunday, December 3rd 2017, 4:10pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "crovolley" I don't think that other teams become greater I just think that top 4 teams (Only Vakif stayed on the same level) went down with their games so that is why they are putting "better" matches against them. Fener, Galat. and Ezcasibasi are weaker teams than last seasons. (Eczacibasi at end of the season was bad). Please tell me you are joking...

Sunday, November 26th 2017, 12:31am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "saishuu" Seems like Serbian volleyball police is once again in full force! While Fabio can indeed be a little too overzelaous, he is not wrong that one can not say with a straight face than Lazarevic has had a bad season so far, nor can anyone objective say she is her club's main problem. Do you disagree?

Sunday, November 26th 2017, 12:25am

Author: Janko

USA NT 2017

Quoted from "beri" I agree with crovolley on this one, ever since she left NT I have never seen anyone in US NT that could 'fill' her spot. In my opinion with Hooker in their roster US could have done better things in 2016 Olympics and I never agreed when people said Hooker wasn't really 'needed' anymore as she is still to this day one of the worlds best spikers if you ask me. She hasn't even hit 30 yet, I would be so happy if she returned. Actually, she has. As of this September, she is 30.

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:48pm

Author: Janko

Serbian NT 2017

Quoted from "JoanaBG" Tijana Bošković is the European player of the year She'll be officially awarded at the CEV ceremony tonight, although she won't be able to be present and accept the award herself. As I wrote on the Turkish league thread: Any other choice would have been injustice. She was MVP of European Championship, displaying one of the most dominant performances in any single tournament by any player in this century (without Maja and Milena, and with Brankica playing subpar for her sta...

Friday, November 17th 2017, 1:44pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Tijana Boskovic has been named Best Player of Europe 2017: #mce_temp_url# Any other choice would have been injustice. She was MVP of European Championship, displaying one of the most dominant performances in any single tournament by any player in this century (without Maja and Milena, and with Brankica playing subpar for her standards throughout the competition, Serbia still cruised to the title with only 2 lost sets in 6 matches, and with Tijana scoring 22 points per match on average). She was ...

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 11:19am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Fourth round in the row that Galata's match is one of the 2 televised...I understand against the 3 giants, but against Seramiksan? Spread it around a bit.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 11:12am

Author: Janko

Tandara Caixeta and Nataliya Goncharova

A tough choice. Depends on what the rest of the team looks like. There is little doubt that Nataliya would be less efficient in the Brazilian system, and Tandara in the Russian system. I personally have a preference for Tandara, but that's just me.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 1:22am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Its very interesting that while Kosheleva dropped off the cliff, so to speak, form-wise right around the time meldonium became banned, Goncharova doesnt seem to be much affected by it. Does that mean she wasnt taking it, or does it simply mean that she is just that good, with or without meldonium (bear in mind that difference in age between 2 players is just 6 months)? If the second, it would confirm something which I have long suspected, and that is that Goncharova is (and will be viewed by maj...

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 7:09pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Quoted from "Janko" Quoted from "beri" Maybe Polen could have had a better carreer if she used meldonium like Kosheleva througout her volleyball carreer... Same for any other player really, Tatiana underneath the meldonium is never been found tbh. Its quite easy to blame Russian player's success as due to doping. Believe me, I KNOW that. As a Serbian, a thought crossed some deep part of my mind many times, of what would have happened at European Championship 201...

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 6:56pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "beri" Maybe Polen could have had a better carreer if she used meldonium like Kosheleva througout her volleyball carreer... Same for any other player really, Tatiana underneath the meldonium is never been found tbh. Its quite easy to blame Russian player's success as due to doping. Believe me, I KNOW that. As a Serbian, a thought crossed some deep part of my mind many times, of what would have happened at European Championship 2015 if...maybe Serbia would have been a 2-time consecut...

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 6:22pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Does anyone have the stats for Eczacibasi? For some reason there is a team stat sheet for Ilbank but not for Vitra on the official website...

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 5:25pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "Sisko95" ECZ managed to win the 3rd set. They started the match with Ognjenovic as the only foreigner but they brought on Larson and eventually even Boskovic was needed to save the set. Where were you watching, if you dont mind me asking?

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 3:24pm

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" If we want a blame game.... Last season... It was Jordan Larson and Vitra coach. I agree with your larger point here, but in fairness to Koshe, in last year's Eczacibasi, the main problem WAS coach. Everything bad ultimately stemmed from him. But you are undoubtedly right. As we all have been saying for the last couple of pages, Kosheleva is not the player she was, and has not been since last year. Of course, her defence was always atrocious, but at least until ...

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 9:22am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "rbdfabio" Quoted from "Janko" Quoted from "beri" Also Galatasaray = EczV (16/17 edition) confirmed Of course, since Galata brought the 2 players most responsible for the fiasco that was 2016/2017 Eczacibasi (besides coach Barbolini, of course). LOL So true.... Hey I don`t know if you got me message, I did reply back but I kept getting some err, and whenever I click on "private message" I still get some err message and I can`t see my inbox. Just in case you did not get it. According...

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 1:56am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

Quoted from "beri" Also Galatasaray = EczV (16/17 edition) confirmed Of course, since Galata brought the 2 players most responsible for the fiasco that was 2016/2017 Eczacibasi (besides coach Barbolini, of course).

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 1:53am

Author: Janko

Turkey- VVSL-Vestel Venus Women's League 2017/2018

It seems Vakifbank, Fenerbahce and Eczacibasi are making an early statement that they are going to be in a tier all of their own, and the other can fight for the honor of finishing "best of the rest". Another dominant performance by the main scorers of all three teams, Zhu, Rahimova and Boskovic.