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Sunday, March 18th 2018, 2:58pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Kaziyski" The worst Belgorod I've seen in years. A spark of hope showed in 1st set @19:24 but it's unbelieveable how they missed to convert 5 mp's in a row due to poor reception. But what I really dont understand is lack of vision in terms of coaching in Belgorod. Kosarev, Bogomolov, Cretu, Kuzyutkin and again Kosarev couldnt fid to use potential of this team. Ok, they lacked width on OH position but still this is huge failure for Belgorod. Kuzbass was brilliant in both matches, I ...

Thursday, March 15th 2018, 1:24am

Author: powsoff

CEV Champions League 2018

Quoted from "Marcus" Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Don't we love an upset? Noliko Maaseik beats Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in straight sets. Deserved win by Maaseik, but a very poor challenge decision by the refs on 28-28 in the 3rd. After the decision the 1st ref gave a red card to Novosibirsk. End of the game... The challenge was not a poor but rather a very puzzling one as it is impossible to miss things like that on a replay. There should be a CEV delegate available for cases like that. The g...

Saturday, March 10th 2018, 5:54pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Belogorie is in big trouble. Kemerovo is definitely not the 7th seeded team with this kind of performance. Their form was heavily damaged after the russian cup final but they are stronger than the top 4-6 team when they are in good condition to play. Squad-wise, Kuzbass is within top 4. On the bench, they have people like Makarov, Apalikov, Ilinykh, Nikitin. Vasilyev (the bench opp) was among the top scorers last season. But the Podlesnykh business is still my f...

Saturday, March 10th 2018, 5:06pm

Author: powsoff

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Belgorod have spent their training time very wisely. A clear improvement in the cheerleaders' performance. The team trails 0-2 to Kuzbass but who cares? It's now or never for them in set 3. Upd: 0-3 it is, just like 3 month ago at the Cup. Belgorod is badly in need of OHs, Yereshenko and Tetyukhin do not always deliver. Wait a sec, this chap who starts for Kuzbass, Podlesnykh, the one who scored so much today - where did Kuzbass get him from? I wonder what they'll be able to do within one week. ...

Sunday, February 18th 2018, 11:55am

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer news

Quoted from "Rains_of_Castamere" Quoted from "powsoff" Georg Grozer leaves Novosibirsk, joins Belogorie. Novosibirsk gets Maxim Zhigalov instead: http://lokovolley.ru/news/command_news/v…ozera_zhigalov/ This sounds like the Loko bosses initialised the cash saving mode. Belgorod wanted Grozer for the whole season. There's very little sense in this exchange otherwise. Grozer will add a better service to Belgorod but then they lose a great serving sub Zhigalov. So many questions after this move. B...

Friday, February 16th 2018, 10:33am

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer news

Georg Grozer leaves Novosibirsk, joins Belogorie. Novosibirsk gets Maxim Zhigalov instead: http://lokovolley.ru/news/command_news/v…ozera_zhigalov/ This sounds like the Loko bosses initialised the cash saving mode. Belgorod wanted Grozer for the whole season. There's very little sense in this exchange otherwise. Grozer will add a better service to Belgorod but then they lose a great serving sub Zhigalov.

Tuesday, February 13th 2018, 12:16am

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "scarpetta" @powsoff what do you mean by double salary? 2 million euros Big company supporting an ice hockey team and a football team. The budget of the volleyball club is 10% of the football club. Why would headhunting a top flight star be a big problem? Quoted from "Kk15" Quoted from "scarpetta" - Only alternative remains for Kazan is Leal. Leal will go to Kazan. It seems Kazan is looking for Ngapeth as first option and Leal as second. Imho after his past experience in Russia it w...

Saturday, February 10th 2018, 10:07pm

Author: powsoff

2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

Quoted from "Kk15" About Leon, he said that economically they can offer a little bit less than Russia and Japan (or similar countries), but that he is hoping he will chose them for all the other things Perugia can offer. I would definitely think less of Leon if you would pick a not-top Championship... On the other hand no rumors about him in Poland, which could appear as an acceptable solution between level of volleyball and 'being home'. I guess he is too expensive? The two big pros of Perugia...

Sunday, January 21st 2018, 5:21pm

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...