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Monday, July 10th 2017, 11:34am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "rbdfabio" This is not USA B Team. The 2 setters, 2 OPP and Libero are part of the Main Squad from on now. And 2 of these OH and 2 MB will be part of the main squad as backups. They are missing only 5 players. ( Hill, Robison, Larson,Adams and Foluke). China is just hiding their Game like they always do. They will only play their best in the Finals. Quoted from "beri" USA b team. I also wouldn't particularly give much credence to the results but when you're missing 5 players in a 6-...

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 10:14am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Somebody get Gandalf, the stench of troll is strong

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 9:30pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

@arrekusu maybe you're coming from a good place but i think it's pretty stupid when the person lacking lingual comprehension in the scenario is insulting everyone else. Firstly he references to a friendly match between China and a superleague team. While I may have cause to doubt the premise, there's no mutual exclusivity with the game between NTs that he also claims did in fact happen. Neither have you finally understood or at least acknowledged, even after I pointed out, that the 15-13 score i...

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 10:19am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

@arrekusu You could bet your right arm if we weren't being polite for those who genuinely deserve it I'd take up rbdfabio on the merit of the substance, but on the technicality you mentioned the quote is referring to the Quarterfinal match which ended 15-13. I think the english may be a bit trippy but that's what it's talking about.

Friday, June 30th 2017, 10:17pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

This is borderline topical but seeing the BRICS games I wonder what stature and magnitude they can achieve. Some sports federations are filled to the brim with, for lack of better word, racists. FIVB is fine but FIG is a dinosaur and I think that sport would benefit from a challenging body especially after the atrocity that was the Rio scoring table. Here's a quote from the now-retired President of FIG. Quoted "They've remained trapped in a robotic style of training," Grandi told AFP on Tuesday...

Friday, June 30th 2017, 10:59am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Somehow I remember there being another Li Yingying game I saw but I can't find it... she should be good enough. I can guarantee she's not going to be Zhu Ting, but as before I wouldn't mind upgrading Liu or Yang. Sun Yan. 188 cm, 68 kilos but looks closer to 60. 2001 born, just turned 16. Recently called and been training with the U20 squad. Some older footage of her. China U17 vs. Supreme Chonburi China U17 vs. Indonesia (starts 22nd minute) Both games they got their clocks cleaned, quite natur...

Friday, June 30th 2017, 4:18am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted from "ST2008" Hey guys, the Chinese NT won the Olympics gold medal. Thus, no need to overanalyse some specific players or debating with such passion. Personnaly I like Hui, but other players had their merits as well in the RIO2016 games. I don't think Hui will be part of 2020 roster. For all these, I think It would be more interesting to debate about players who have chance to be part of roster in 2020 games instead of debating about Hui. Haha, we're done. In a completely non-argumentati...

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 2:07am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted they were equal in terms of supporting Zhu Quoted Kudos to Lang Ping for adjustments Quoted Zhu was the star at Rio while her teammates did equally good supporting her. You praise JLP for "adjustments" but then you literally say that basically any adjustments would have been sufficient because all supports were equal. You even note that China didn't have a starting lineup, starting lineups changed from game to game. Do you think they changed at random? By your logic, I could be Jenny Lan...

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 8:47pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

Quoted That's just fancy words and too convoluting. Always very convenient. Quoted In the end, it was more simple than you can imagine. Preliminary Phase wasn't important. Liu Xiatong wasn't even a starter in the first serbia game. She started the majority of sets... But eh, we can all believe what we want. Time to put the thread to better use. Finished the BRICS games yesterday but was saving the thread for squabbles. Here's what I noticed. Yang Hangyu - Pretty underwhelming. Some nice spikes ...

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 1:01am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Brazilian NT 2017

Side note. I never knew BRICS had sporting events. I follow BRICS very closely but because of geopolitical reasons, had no clue they would add something like this, pretty cool I think. Anyways, the Brazil U20 played like a warmup tournament in the BRICS games before the U20 Worlds. What did yall think about it?

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 10:57pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

The 2-2 wins were against Italy and Puerto Rico. The loss was against the then #1 Ranked USA. There is a huge logical false equivalence, as well as a basically just taking a chainsaw to the idea of isolating variables. Also, speaking of the turning point.The turning point argument is based from a tactical standpoint, not a results standpoint, though the tactical change led to the eventual result. Arguing that because the tactical turning point was meaningless because did not immediately manifest...

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 8:57am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

@Rains of Castamere My bad you're right, it was Liu Xiaotong that she replaced. I guess I'm one of rbdfabio's ignorant commenters I prefer Yuan to Yan because...taller...faster...jumps higher...ok you get the point but in that case she was more effective than Yuan. You think of everything through the Brazil game though, and I'd encourage a slightly wider view. Even before the tournament there was a long transition period which, had Lang Ping not undergone it, China would never even be a contende...

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 7:10am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

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

We are getting really off topic haha but I saw you replied in the Chinese NT forum so I'll continue there.

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 6:35am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

My very first words Quoted Not particularly high on Han Wu. At the very least it would help if she could break into her senior squad, she's already 19. [list][/list]I can see where there might be confusion, my bad. Her is the tipoff word because it implies individual circumstance as opposed to a universal nature but I really should have been a lot more clear, too much time speaking the lingo of HFboards will do that to you. Those players are all completely irrelevant to Wu Han. Gong is one of th...

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 12:11am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

I finally realized you didn't comprehend my initial point. My initial word was that Han hasn't made her Club team's senior side, Jiangsu Zenith Steel something. Yan Ni was playing senior volleyball as far back as when she was something like 17-18. Ding Xia I'm not sure about but I'm sure she didn't only make her senior club side when she was 24. However, I do want to take the opportunity to talk Rio because I think the most common misconception is that Lang Ping coached the perfect tournament an...

Monday, June 26th 2017, 10:59pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

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

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Quoted from "GianLucaBarbei" Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Eh chinese women aren't really that fast but they are less injury-laden like they were years ago. It truly solve chinese plights which made them a much more conditioned team during the important tournaments. I think the words you should be looking for are chinese male players are not keeping up with their female counterparts as they do with their current competition. You cannot really compare them wit...

Monday, June 26th 2017, 9:31pm

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

I read Yan Ni here was part of the 05-06 CVL championship team. But even so, a player like Ding or Yan is just a role player off the bench. Starters, stars like the others and also Wei Quiyue made their club senior teams very early. Well if you bring Wang Huimin into the mix you might as well mention Zhang Lei who played before that and was 2 cm shorter. They were replaced in their prime of their careers by superior athletes though. Lang Ping was 100% correct to choose Gong over Zeng, Gong is th...

Monday, June 26th 2017, 11:55am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

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

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Eh chinese women aren't really that fast but they are less injury-laden like they were years ago. It truly solve chinese plights which made them a much more conditioned team during the important tournaments. I think the words you should be looking for are chinese male players are not keeping up with their female counterparts as they do with their current competition. You cannot really compare them with each other as the men's game is like a different machine fro...

Monday, June 26th 2017, 11:33am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

Chinese NT 2017

But Ding is more the exception than the rule. Zhang, Zhu, Gong, Yuan, Xu they were all there by 18-19, Hui even earlier. Even if she did remind me of Hui she's around 10 cm shorter, at least 10 cm less on the wingspan, and has a much lower vertical jump than Hui. An athlete like Gong may be shorter, only 186, but she has incredible athleticism, a freak vertical, explosive, incredibly powerful, Han doesn't really have that. She is more talented than Qian per say but I don't know that she tops out...

Monday, June 26th 2017, 9:15am

Author: GianLucaBarbei

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

Quoted from "tomen" For my example, I should focus on Chinese male NT 2017 more than Chinese female NT 2017. I could be thought to make the ad of China men's volleyball national team. Of course, China men's volleyball is weaker than women's one. However, it should be focused on by more people that like both men volleyball and women volleyball. In the history, China men's volleyball NT was a strong team many years ago. If its "mistake" is from the fact that women's NT got the world championship ...