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Yesterday, 4:07pm

Author: JoanaBG

FIVB VNL Challenger Cup

I have a feeling a lot of teams in this lower division didn't take this competition seriously. But you also have to wonder just how worthwhile taking part in the VNL would be for a lot of these 2nd/3rd-tier teams. It's five weeks of constant travelling around the world, which is costly and probably a big logistical difficulty for federations that are underfunded and inexperienced at planning on this level. And all that when your player pool is already limited and you cannot accommodate the almos...

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 10:33pm

Author: JoanaBG

Mediterranean Games - Tarragona 2018

Quoted from "ossubtus" well, it’s very unfortunate all the political issues, not to mention the war ... but also at least two bosnian players play for TUR, ismailoglu and matic (in the men’s team). There's also Adis Lagumdžija on the men's team. Quoted from "ryleybarnes" I guess those are Muslim? So they joined Turkey. Well, at least judging by their names, Ismailoglu/Smajlović and Lagumdžija are, Matić probably not. But I believe it has much more to do with them being scouted and signed by Tur...

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 3:26pm

Author: JoanaBG

Mediterranean Games - Tarragona 2018

Yes, they are. The population of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), Serbs and Croats. Most Bosnian Serbs and Croats look up to Serbia and Croatia as their homeland rather than Bosnia. And the majority of Serbian and Croatian athletes from Bosnia would rather represent Serbia and Croatia if they have the opportunity to do so. It basically happens in every single sport.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 9:47pm

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

Unfortunately, yes. She still hasn't recovered.

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 9:41pm

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

F6 roster: S: Živković, Antonijević OPP: Bošković, Bjelica OH: Malešević, Blagojević, Milenković, Buša MB: Rašić, Stevanović, Veljković, Aleksić L: Popović, Pušić

Friday, June 15th 2018, 1:03am

Author: JoanaBG

FIVB VNL Challenger Cup

Thailand and Korea cannot be replaced as they are among the "core teams" with guaranteed places. Belgium seems to be going through a generation change, which is a bit weird considering most of their key players aren't that old. I agree that not hosting a tournament was in poor form, but I think that with this squad they've done about as well as they could. They definitely were not the weakest team of the competition.

Friday, June 15th 2018, 12:13am

Author: JoanaBG

Mediterranean Games - Tarragona 2018

Quoted from "ossubtus" it’s not in the mediterranean. Quoted from "pope" Why no Serbia? Serbia is actually able to participate, and will do so in a lot of other sports. Not in volleyball though, as the competition is probably not deemed as important enough, and it overlaps with the VNL F6 anyway.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 3:58pm

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

Brankica won't for sure, she had a surgery on her knee and will be out for at least two months. There's still hope she'll be ready for WCh.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 2:51am

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

The Americans were probably still a bit winded from their exhausting trip, but I also don't think they expected this much resistance from this Serbian team. It was a rather nice surprise to see them play so freely and fearlessly, and it was a bit of a throwback to the days of 2006-07 and having a balanced hitter trio. Živković is still making life miserable for her MBs, but she finally managed to remember (for the most part ) that Mihajlović is not on the court and gave some faster balls to Blag...

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 6:17pm

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "tunc" There was a Serbian channel which I can not find now. It was working perfectly. http://www.sipragezabava.com/sport-klub-3-uzivo.html or http://www.uživo.com/Sport-Klub-3-uzivo-stream

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 1:40pm

Author: JoanaBG

CEV Champions League 2019

Somewhat unexpectedly, Vizura decides to withdraw and not take place in CL or any European competitions next season. I guess the money is running thin there.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 2:27pm

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

It should be enough for Argentina and Korea. I just wish they weren't playing USA first, they're going to get slaughtered and it might affect their morale. Apart from the setters' performance and Mihajlović's injury, another worrying thing is Veljković's form. She hasn't played a single really good match in these four weeks.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 2:18pm

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Terzić is actually happy about yesterday's disaster, because the first two sets and most of the third were good. Uhm, OK then. Yes, it was a really good performance for a while, but in volleyball it's not over until it's over. The team totally lost the plot after being in the winning position, it should never happen and there's nothing to feel good about. Maybe he's trolling us.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 12:15am

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Brankica is out for the rest of the VLN, so I'm not sure what Terzić's plan is going to be now. Chasing a medal at the F6 seems like a long shot and perhaps it would be for the best not to kill oneself over it and instead try out as many players and options as possible.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 12:13am

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

Awful news: Brankica Mihajlović needs to undergo a minor knee surgery and will definitely be out for the rest of the VLN. Fortunately, she should be ready to play by WCh. Obviously this is a very big blow to Serbia's chances and I don't think they'll win a medal now. Still, if there's something good about this, is that the rest of the team will now be forced to learn to manage without her and try out some new things. Maybe they'll figure something out.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 11:24pm

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Serbia pretty much has an open path to the F6 with the matches against Argentina and KYK-less Korea, but I'm so pissed off right now that I almost wish they don't make it. Yes, Brankica's absence was a big blow, but both matches were extremely winnable even without her. It's so frustrating how unclutch they have become lately. And that lazy ass attitude, with not even half the grit ITA and NED have shown.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 2:00pm

Author: JoanaBG

Serbian NT 2018

But that is not Terzić's plan. He always insists on varied play and setting to the MBs, in off- court interviews and in-game timeouts. Always. He was furious after the game vs Italy saying a team that relies only on one single player doesn't deserve to win. The problems is that the setters currently cannot perform. Živković's connection with her MBs has always been shaky, right now it's downright tragic. Some of her sets in the match vs Dominican Republic were simply embarrassing. Antonijević se...

Monday, June 4th 2018, 1:14am

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Quoted from "ossubtus" terzic is a funny guy, but i haven't seen him be a total dick yet. There was this one time. WCh '06, Serbia vs Korea. It was a relatively uneventful match, smooth sailing for Serbia, leading all the way without much fuss. At a technical time-out Terzić just tells them to keep their focus, keep pounding the ball away like they're doing and don't try to be cute. RIght next point, Nikolić gets a perfect set, but for some reason she decides to tip the ball instead of spiking....

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 8:32pm

Author: JoanaBG

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

Brankica Mihajlović has been dealing with a knee injury for the last two weeks and it got worse in the match against Turkey. She's stayed in Belgrade to do some additional medical check-ups and get some more therapy and will be travelling to the Netherlands tomorrow. She'll be with the team, but it's not sure how much she'll play.