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Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" I cannot believe Zenit St. Petersburg won the match. Theoretically they should've lost with what they've shown. I think Ufa played as the better team but the service pressure from the other Zenit was just something they cannot handle and although they were also able to raise the ball and Zenit SPB made some stupid mistakes that allowed longer rallies to keep them in the game. Pankov was a disaster with his setting(probably not 100% yet after his injury) in the f...

Thursday, January 18th 2018, 11:50pm

Author: powsoff

Russian NT 2017

Quoted from "powsoff" Quoted from "Russia_Nikolai_Karpol" the next question Who will be the next Coach for Russia My guess is Vadim Pankov. Guys, we're not that bad in the end. Took some time for the Fed to absorb our expert advice.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018, 12:06am

Author: powsoff

CEV Champions League 2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Still a nice game for Chaumont. Boyer was really their best option from out of system so I could see him making those mistakes. Seems like a phenomenal game for Kurkaev. The middle blockers of Chaumont are just really average compared to him so we see these kind of battles usually are won like that when you have middle blockers that are blessed with the stature and the talent. Kurkaev's average is 2.95 points per set in the Superliga, i.e. 14.7 points for a five...

Saturday, January 13th 2018, 12:10pm

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "Kk15" I'd no idea Ngapeth played in Russia as well!! BTW, according to Zaytsev tells, he would fit well with the habits May be less well with the Siberian winter, though. Back in 2013/14 season. His dad was a coach at the team. Nothing special. Another issue is that the overall nature of the league favours more physical players, which doesn't apply to Ngapeth. Let me put it like that, it's like hiring Bartosz Kurek, after his season in Dinamo Moscow.

Saturday, January 13th 2018, 2:26am

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" There was a rumour on volleymob about Bruno and Earvin moving to Novosibirsk before the reparation between Ngapeth and Stoytchev. I wonder if it's really true or if it's still true after the return of Ngapeth bros to Modena. One needs to be seriously insane to hire Ngapeth to play in Rus league after his Kuzbass adventure. To remind you, the prodigy ran away from the club upon the onset of Siberian winter. Novosibirsk is next door from Kemerovo, the winter is eq...

Saturday, January 13th 2018, 2:05am

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "hakin12" Great win for Moscow of course, but Berezhko had to go off the court in the second set because of an injury. I dont know about the seriousness though. Grozer did not play for Novosibirsk against Yaroslavl, anybody knows if he is injured again or just a security measure due to some exhaustion/fatigue or so? Berezhko was able to walk after the game although the condition is not absolutely clear. Grozer (and Eksi) practiced together with the rest of the team although had pers...

Sunday, January 7th 2018, 6:12pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Belogorie showing class tonight. I still feel they are lacking something to compete against a Zenit team at their best but the serve is fantastic. That campfire in the third set was very funny. Just too many mistakes for Zenit. Butko-Mikhailov connection is not looking great. I don't think Alekno trusts his son to do the job either so he's stuck with Butko. Belgorod were clearly practicing the serves instead of celebrating, which sounds a bit cruel . I also like...

Sunday, January 7th 2018, 5:32pm

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "Kk15" Ps apparently Kazan made a huge offer, so if Leon won't stay in his team, it would probably be for not-economical reasons (rumors said his wife doesn't won't to live in Russia anymore). It seems Perugia can't offer more than 900.000 at the moment, but it's not official. Anyway Sirci openly said they're trying to make a deal with him (since the last CL Final4, btw), but that it's normal that with a player like him it's difficult to have an immediate ok. He also said he doesn't...

Sunday, January 7th 2018, 9:38am

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Quoted from "powsoff" Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" So what's going to happen to the match between Kemerovo and Yugra? Win by default for Kemerovo or just postponed @powsoff? Win by default afaic. Kemerovo could probably still win but that's a bit unfair for other teams. I have to say financial difficulties like this are very horrible in Russia because of the geographical and logistical factors involved in the league. Teams from away must buy airline tickets ...

Saturday, January 6th 2018, 4:30pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" So what's going to happen to the match between Kemerovo and Yugra? Win by default for Kemerovo or just postponed @powsoff? Win by default afaic.

Saturday, January 6th 2018, 12:44pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Can we call Novosibirsk Team Grozer? This is so bad. He's now gets blocked more often. They desperately need to diversify their attack. Very readable and hence very blockable.

Thursday, December 28th 2017, 3:16pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Some Xmas news coming from Rus. Yenisey got fed up with their progress (or rather the lack of that) this season and sacked their head coach, Yuri Cherednik. Kuzbass sacked Nicola Giolito, possibly due to the serious off-the-pitch muscle injury of the OH Nikitin. Rumours are arising that Surgut sacked setter Mitic - god knows what the reasons are, usual business for Surgut. Of this trio, Cherednik is the most interesting case as he is regarded as a good coach of the Superleague level. He was doin...

Monday, December 25th 2017, 4:12pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Thanks for the insight @powsoff. I would like however to ask about the near-scruffle between the two teams in the tie break. I think that was 12-13 and at the end of the match. A conflict between Kurkaev/maybe with Grozer and Camejo happened which Pavlov from the bench suddenly been a part of(he even pushed Grozer away .) I don't even understand the yellow card to the other Zenit(Was it issued? I'm not sure). It felt like Novosibirsk started the fight. I think t...

Sunday, December 24th 2017, 11:54pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" It was an intense match between Zenit St Petersburg and Novosibirsk decided by service and a very good substitution. In all practical reason... Novosibirsk should've won the game. Horrendous reception as like all games of the Other Zenit including all of liberos and the seemingly lack of reliable outside hitters to play better than Sivozhelez or Camejo. Still I found out they used at last another player than Shipotko. Boldyrev managed to play well. Not bad. I ju...

Monday, December 18th 2017, 2:31am

Author: powsoff

Men's Club World Championship 2017

Quoted from "Andre Marquim" Quoted from "Mamdani" Sada has never been the best team in the world. They just benefited from the advantage of the time zone (that this year has damaged them) and generous refs in Brazil. Right now, Zenit is the best team in the world by far (they can loose this evening, but they are still the best). By considering the league, I think that the best one is the Italian as usual This is just ridiculous. Sada has prove it not only one, but 3 times, they were the best. A...

Saturday, December 2nd 2017, 10:46pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" And Kemerovo gets it done! Is this their first ever final? I have no idea really. Second. They've lost a final in December 2011 to Novosibirsk. Ye-reshenko not Te-reshenko

Saturday, November 25th 2017, 7:28pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "YavorD" Well, I also won't rule out some backstage games, especially when one company has a few teams in the league, but facts are facts. Zenit's rejects beat Zenit We've discussed Dinamo Moscow's problems, now they seem to have scored some important wins in a row and to approach the top 4 spots. And they still used an OH (Kooy) as a MB until recently! Fakel and Kuzbass are obvious, Nova has been indeed the team to talk about lately. However, I would like to briefly discuss Lokomot...

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017, 10:43pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "TimHH" Quoted from "scarpetta" I think Zenit is so confident and cocky that , even Alekno came to match with no plan. There is Camejo there, but they are continuing to serve to libero I am not watching very attentively but i somehow have impression too that Kazan completely lacks focus and body language. They probably can afford the loss and Gazprom may be happy too that their team 2 can do some advertisement for themselves.... Have to say, this Gazprom moment does sound a bit crap...

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 3:02pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "YavorD" What is going on in Moscow? This is the weakest Dinamo I can remember. Not on paper, but in terms of form and results. I refuse to believe it is only due to Grankin's departure, they still have enough quality to have avoided some of the home defeats in the league. And on top of that came the 3 defeats for the Cup I would argue of course that Dinamo had a difficult group in the Cup semis but feels like the KGB glorious owners of Dinamo Moscow read your posts. They've kicked ...

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.