• I wouldn't call this oldschool yet, therefore a new item "90's" (let's say the Italo-Dutch era).

    The '92 Olympics final: Brazil - The Netherlands

    set 1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0V29T7T
    set 2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P0527RYX
    set 3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JIDZSH2D

  • Quote from "mazia"

    Thx a lot!! Do you have more old school matches??

    Yep, expect more to come...

  • WOW thanks a lot! :D

    One of the greatest matches that I lost is the 96 Atlanta 5-set thriller between Italy and the Netherlands in the Gold Medal Final.

    I vote for that as your next upload! Please? :P

  • Quote from "KO7"

    WOW thanks a lot! :D

    One of the greatest matches that I lost is the 96 Atlanta 5-set thriller between Italy and the Netherlands in the Gold Medal Final.

    I vote for that as your next upload! Please? :P

    I do have that match, I'll make sure to post that one in a while.
    I plan to post my OS'92 material first though.

  • Quote from "mazia"

    do you have nay match with Polish team?

    Unfortunately no Polish team-material in my archive (Mainly Belgian and Dutch volleyball).
    By the way, the Belgian league was flooded with Polish players during the '80s and '90s (Lubiejewski, Jarosz, Martyniuk, Czapor, Scotnicki, Wagner, Stefanowicz, Roman, Wasilewski, ... just to name a few)

  • Another Golden Oldie...

    The first round in the 1992 Olympic tournament is disputed in 2 poules.
    The 4 highest ranked teams of each poule get qualified for the quarter finals.
    The Dutch struggle throughout the poule and barely reach the 4th spot.
    Reigning World Champion and vice-European Champion Italy wins the other poule and so faces the Netherlands in the quarter finals.

    The Italian line-up is stronger than ever with a one-tournament reappearance of setter Fabio Vullo
    (Since Velasco took over, he never got selected anymore or he refused, I'm not sure.) and they're confident they'll take the gold, after the '89 European Championship and the '90 World Championship.

    The Dutch loose setter Blangé in the second set with a sprained ancle and Avital Selinger takes his plays
    (while technically an excellent setter - "the best in the world" according to his father, head coach Ari - his modest height poses problems for the Dutch blocking).
    Also, since a number of players left the Dutch national team after the '89 European Championship, they had lost their main reception-specialists.
    Benne, a born opposite, had to fill the gap and was turned into a wing-reception type of player. (Imagine suddenly forcing Miljkovic into taking reception in 6 positions)

    Nevertheless, the Dutch manage to turn this confrontation in an epic 5-set battle.
    And when the stakes are high, Vandermeulen steps forward...

    3th set: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TT7TCDFK
    4th set: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y00FXPEJ
    5th set: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZOCE9JAX

  • Hi Richard!!!Thanks for the matches...very cool...it's very good to watch this matches!!! :)
    By the way...here is the 90's topic...so I would like to know if you or someone here have more maches...like in OG 96...World Championship 94 or 98...please!
    thanks again!!!

  • The Dutch and the Italians clash once again in the 1995 European Championships final.
    Both line-ups are very similar to that of the 1996 Olympic final, so think of it as a general rehearsal (or was the real general rehearsal the World League final 1996, where the Dutch were finally able to beat the Italians in 5 sets - 22-20 in the tie-break)
    Anyway, 1995 EC final in Athens' Peace & Friendship stadium: a great match and an incredible tie-break...

    set 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D9IIB5XF
    set 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QRV5OCLE
    set 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G2F2V1NP
    set 4: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GW5SY2GG
    set 5: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E09QNUQZ

  • Hi Richard...thanks again!!!That's really nice from you sharing the matches with us...i liked this last one...vrey cool...and good to see Giani from Italy playing very well...he's one of the best players I've ever seen!!!if you have more matches...and if you can post...please!!! :)

  • Quote from "leo-nl"

    Hi Richard,great work, thanks a lot!

    I have a question, do you have any women match?

    Sorry Leo-NL, I don't have any women matches to offer.



  • - Canada - France (final set) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J9MS1XBY
    - Brasil - Japan (summary) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A00VWNFY
    - USA - Former Sovjet Union (summary) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ASWQJYY3

  • Been waiting to see these matches for 9 years now, can't believe I'm finally watching them. All I had were a couple of rallies from a documentary. I got myself a megaupload premium account especially for this. 10 euro's isn't much to pay when i finally get to see Ron Zwerver, Olav van der Meulen En Bas van de Goor play while they were in their prime.

    Seriously the Dutch AND the italian teams were such fantastic teams to watch. Especially when you compare them to a bunch of current teams, so much charisma.

    The obvious question remains though... does anyone have the legendary OG 96' final??

    But thanx a million for posting theses :)