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Yesterday, 9:17pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Italy is so painful to watch. They are not using the chances when counter happens. Biggest culprits: Lanza is a mess again, just too inconsistent and Baranowicz has no connection with everyone besides Zaytsev.

Yesterday, 8:43pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Lanza and Colaci are not playing well together in reception. Baranowicz making imprecise sets. USA uncharacteristically served great during the beginning of this set which is quite advantageous for their style of defense.

Yesterday, 7:43pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Congratulations to Poland. With how the world cup is going for their country, this is a brilliant result for them after all the doubts on their young players, the new coach and his system. Seems like Volleyball will remain as their top team sports for a long while if they keep this up and they still have no Leon in their roster.

Yesterday, 7:25pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

It's a meaningless match. I would like to see Russia in full power but it seems we have to wait for the final 6. It's been a long time since Russia assembled its strongest formation with Muserskiy as its vital core player. I wonder how they will do without Butko or Grankin as the main setter for VNL.

Yesterday, 7:22pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Quoted from "inc0gnito" Philippov had 6 aces in three sets! I think he has just secured the 4th MB spot/serving specialist for WCH: Muserskiy, Volvich, Vlasov, Philippov Poletaev played better against USA today. I hope Russia and USA will be in different group and face each other in the semis so we can see Mikhaylov x Anderson matchup I have to disagree with your MB order. I think Philippov is 3rd and Vlasov is 4th or fifth once Kurkaev returns to NT.

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 6:54pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

I wouldn't sleep on Ensing. In the last game against France, when he was sent in to replace Anderson, USA played better and he is also doing a great job against Russia. He's a generic opposite but he doesn't commit a lot of mistakes for a rookie.

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 10:45am

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Does Grbic want to win? Changing lineups in a very important group is risky. I still believe they can win this but the way they are playing... this could go bad for them in any second. Italy could reap the benefits if they are not careful.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 11:50pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Juantorena had an elbow injury from week 1. I don't know how long it takes for that to heal but it's possible Blengini didn't want to worsen his condition after the argentina leg. I still believe Zaytsev should've been part of week 3 or 4 of VNL. He's not young anymore but I don't think he's the type to break easily. Juantorena gets irritated so fast so the rest would've helped him cool off. Blengini made poor plans after week 2. Baranowicz should've come with Giannelli all the time especially a...

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 10:40pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

I agree with Maruotti . It's true he had a lot of errors in attack but out of system and against the russian block... I wouldn't blame him for that. Parodi made some serves count for Italy but the form is not there yet. I don't know if he'll ever reached that atleast with his reception before WCH but I am very doubtful of his participation. His place could be given to a defensive specialist like Rossini or Balaso and I think Nelli will be more useful to Italy. Lanza is a mess. His stats may make...

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 10:02pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Poletaev was terrible but it's only a matter of time he will get used to Kobzar. Italy's average-sized OH didn't help at all. Just couldn't get through Russia's intimidating block.Zaytsev did his best but a man is only a man.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 9:30pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

There's no chance of winning for Italy if they don't move Zaytsev to pos 4.

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 1:59pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Quoted from "barnabas" What could be the reason for Russell to trade roles with Anderson mid-games? Christenson and Anderson still have no connection at pos 2. Anderson passes better in pos 6 and Russell is more efficient in attack.

Monday, June 18th 2018, 3:13am

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

USA qualifies if they win atleast a tournament point or Italy/Serbia loses another match. Russia needs to beat any of USA/France/Italy to qualify. Brazil and Poland are on the same group so one of the teams will lose a match. Serbia needs to win all matches in their group if Italy sweeps their group. Italy with a very complicated and difficult fixture. Their fate depends on their own doing and the results of other contending teams in other groups. Canada needs to win all their matches with maxim...

Monday, June 18th 2018, 2:33am

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Quoted from "saishuu" Speaking of Jaeschke, is there any news on his injury? Torn ACL. No recovery times given but that's roughly 6-9 months after surgery.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 8:44pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Interesting development. Both of the league leaders last week got swept this week.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 3:42pm

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Quoted from "ravhin2j3" What's with this Japan team. They can go and play like the rest of the great teams. Is this going to be the sudden reversal of fortune? The JAP W team is going a bit down and the JAP M is on the rise? Because they are playing against weakened teams. Argentina's level will rise dramatically when their key players like De Cecco returns to the national team.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 5:27am

Author: Rains

2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

Fantastic serving from USA. When you're serving 8-1. It's difficult to lose the match. Lol Russell saved US from some bad spots while serving. Less erratic in my opinion and it helped a lot in the block and creating some needed separation especially in the second set.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 8:20pm

Author: Rains

CEV European League 2018

Maybe they just wanted a taller block at 4. Finger hasn't been given that many balls compared to last night it seems.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 11:28pm

Author: Rains

Russian Superleague 2017/2018

Can someone explain to us what the news of Oreol Camejo being granted russian citizenship means for the league?

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 11:18pm

Author: Rains

2018 / 2019 Transfer News

Oreal Camejo(CUB) granted russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin. -Vc zenit spb official instagram account. A very interesting turn of events for the russian superleague and his club in Saint Petersburg. I hope a russian user in this forum can explain this more in detail to us.