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Yesterday, 8:27pm

Author: saishuu

Trash Can Thread: All Volleyball related discussions

Regarding the whole Meliha/Hande topic: I don't think they'll be on the bench all season. In fact, they'll probably have plenty of opportunities to play in TL, perhaps just not against the other big 3. I wouldn't be surprised to see Meliha subbing in for both KYK and/or Larson throughout the season.

Yesterday, 4:06am

Author: saishuu

2018 / 2019 Transfer Rumors & Discussion

Hooker was a perfectly good team player in Minas, though. Players and audience alike loved her and she played there for two whole seasons. Sure she has a bad history, but geez, it's not like she signed with Galatasaray and canceled her contract once the season started. Quoted from "Meatballs" Wow Hooker must have some serious issues! She blocked three GS fans I know on twitter who expressed their dissapointment in a kind way. She also blocked me on twitter because I wrote "She missed a good oppo...

Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:51pm

Author: saishuu

2018 / 2019 Transfer News

Current runner-up of Brazilian league, SESI-SP renewed with lots of players: Murilo (L), Pureza (L), William (S), Evandro (S), Alan (OPP) and Franco (OPP), as well as coach Rubinho. source

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:44pm

Author: saishuu

Italian NT 2018

Italy played without Egonu, Chirichella, Folie, the Bosetti sisters and De Gennaro, what are you guys expecting? This is basically an entirely new team with a bunch of newcomers and youngsters, they won't work miracles right out of the gate, especially against the strong competition they faced. Mazzanti took the main squad to the final of the GP last year and I believe he's the right fit for the team.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 6:10pm

Author: saishuu

2018 / 2019 Transfer Rumors & Discussion

Quoted from "hmetin3411" Kosheleva's decision very unlogical.Sorry but Breasil League is not good also foreign players quality I wish She return to Russia The things I have to read here...

Friday, May 18th 2018, 12:19am

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "ossubtus" thanks, saishuu. well, both pena and gonzalez can be big hitters, and in 3rd set, they are totally killing KOR... the question is whether they can sustain that, and whether they can learn to hit smart, around the block... Yeah, my issue with Peña at least is that she tends to get in her head quite a bit, which causes her to make a ton of mistakes. She lacks refinement, but hopefully she can work on that spending an entire year with Bernardinho.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 12:11am

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "ryleybarnes" I mean how could they beat Brazil? Not to take away Germany's credit (they did perform quite well), but Brazil played like shit. It was basically a repeat of Montreux last year.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 12:03am

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "ossubtus" how did b. martinez do in ITA league this year? and pena in BRA? was she mostly on bench? Martinez was kinda meh, nothing special. But then, her team was a mess from the beginning too. Peña played quite a bit and was 50/50. She had some good games in the playoffs playing as OPP (I believe she scored 30 points or close to it in one). Sesc renewed with her for another season.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:31pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Happy to see Horikawa on court! If only Nabeya was with the team this week too... Great defense by Ishii in the last point of the set.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:25pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Even if I think Serbia didn't have to use their bench in the most important match of the week, I do agree that VNL is important to be using the most players you can, which is why I'm enjoying the tournament this year so far. It's totally unpredictable and actually exciting to watch.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:16pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "Matthias" Quoted from "saishuu" Quoted from "Matthias" Quoted from "pope" I agree...but he could have tested players against Japan and Germany... Players like Busa and Milenkovic aren't going to learn anything by playing against German bench, but by playing against Brazil's (current) starters they can. They can't learn anything from Japan and a team that beat Brazil, but they can learn from a Brazilian team without Garay, Thaísa, Natália, Dani Lins, Gabi (mostly)? Sure... Read more...

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:12pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "Matthias" Quoted from "pope" I agree...but he could have tested players against Japan and Germany... Players like Busa and Milenkovic aren't going to learn anything by playing against German bench, but by playing against Brazil's (current) starters they can. They can't learn anything from Japan and a team that beat Brazil, but they can learn from a Brazilian team without Garay, Thaísa, Natália, Dani Lins, Gabi (mostly)? Sure...

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:01pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

I wish Bjelica would come back and play in Brazil again. People here love her, myself included.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 9:43pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Why does Serbia always takes out Mihajlovic when things are going sour against Brazil? And then gives up the game once they see Brazil is in the game?

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 9:40pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

I don't think anyone in Brazil thinks Amanda is NT material. lol She's having a great game today, but she's still weak and it's not like Serbia is doing much to stop her...

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 7:22pm

Author: saishuu

2018 / 2019 Transfer News

Gabi (OH) officially in Minas. source

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:40pm

Author: saishuu

technical problems/missing posts

There's one thing that's been bugging me recently: the spacing of the posts seem off. The format of my posts gets shuffled everytime, like I'll create two paragraphs and they get merged into one or the lines get mixed up. Any of the mods know what's going on?

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:36pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Ilchenko seems to have improved a lot. Curious to see how she'll do against the bigger teams (besides NED, of course). I'm glad with Dutch girls' win! Koolhaas was great, as was Grothues. Buijs killed some very important balls too. On the other hand, Knip really needs to work on her sets to position 2, the game could've ended sooner had she got those balls to Plak right.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:51pm

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Aw man, I love Koolhaas. She always seem super happy on court. And she's been playing well too!

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:46am

Author: saishuu

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "harboboy" It must be painful for Robinson when the team of your club coach targets you on serve. And even more failing in to do good and being sent off court. Don‘t wanna know how she must feel and think. Kinda wish she'd go back to Italy. She had such a spectacular year with Conegliano a few seasons ago. Quoted from "beri" One thing I will say about USA, I can almost smell the racism of Karch Kiraly tbh. He has been cutting out black players slowly over the years removing even the...