2014 FIVB World Grand Prix


  • Do you know why Kasprzak and Kosek are not with the team? Weren't they only decent OHs except Werblinska :teach:

  • Do you know why Kasprzak and Kosek are not with the team? Weren't they only decent OHs except Werblinska :teach:

    It's just a mytery. Both players were criticised in last season after their so so performance in NT. Later we had come back to old NT with all stars for WCH qualfications. And now Makowski is trying to build new NT "with youngsters" but as we can see our starters are experienced one players and not really good like Kowalińska, Kaczorowska or Bełcik :wacko: Maybe after so weak performance with Makowski both Różycka (Kosek) and Kasprzak just refused to play :wavy: now with them it wouldn't look so bad: Kasprzak had good season in China, while Różycka wasn't so bad in Muszyna...

    Gold medal - World League 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - World League 2012 Prediction Game

  • at least twice in BRA x RUS, brazilian players went over the line under the net but refs didn't call them (once was dani lins trying to save a bad pass, very obvious when half of her body went over). is this up to their discretion now?????

  • 3rd week turkish team roster


    Asuman Karakoyun, Naz Aydemir Akyol


    Bahar Toksoy Guidetti, Büşra Cansu, Kübra Akman, Özgenur Yurtdagülen


    Gözde Sonsırma, Güldeniz Önal Paşaoğlu, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Neriman Özsoy


    Seda Aslanyürek, Yeliz Başa


    Gizem Karadayı, Seniye Merve Dalbeler


    finally seda and naz in the roster. :flower:

  • Shen Jing-si (S) replaced injured Yang Zhou (MB) in the third-week roster of Chinese NT.

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • FIVB should do some action on him. He must be dismissed.


    Walter Vera, Peru
    nominated for International Referee in 2009


    Takeshi Eshita, Japan


    Eshita missed the call up top (YK Kim was not even close to the line), but with the video Vera on the floor proved even worse, there were only 2 attacks on the play (1 for each team) and he missed it even with a zoom in camera shot.


    I guess he forgets that there is a TV screen in the arena that can show the replay to the crowd and show that you can make a mistake. There is a reason for the challenge system and it is to get it right. When the referees cannot make the right call, even with video evidence, it makes the referees look incompetent which is why the challenge system was created.


    There needs to be a referee just with the video monitor. He sits next to the video operator and makes the call. By having the down ref walk over to watch and then walk back wastes time.

  • And who is "she"? :D (I suppose Castillo?)


    Hahah :rolll: Yes I forget to write most important part of the sentence :aww: It is obvious that there is no libero who deserves the word 'fantabulous' more than Castillo :rose:

  • It seems like Manabe is trying to hide their real aim for WCH this year, they will play with the same roster in Macao.
    http://www.jva.or.jp/internati…4/member.html#member-list


    S : Nakamichi, Miyashita
    Hitters : Ishida, Shinnabe, Kimura(C), Ebata, Ishii, Uchiseto
    MBs : Ono, Yamaguchi, Nagaoka
    Liberos : Sano, Tsutsui

  • It seems like Manabe is trying to hide their real aim for WCH this year, they will play with the same roster in Macao.
    http://www.jva.or.jp/internati…4/member.html#member-list


    S : Nakamichi, Miyashita
    Hitters : Ishida, Shinnabe, Kimura(C), Ebata, Ishii, Uchiseto
    MBs : Ono, Yamaguchi, Nagaoka
    Liberos : Sano, Tsutsui

    Didn't You forget about Arisa Takada (OH/OP)? She was also with team ^^

    Gold medal - World League 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - World League 2012 Prediction Game

  • It is possible that Nikolina Jelić will be Croatian libero for FinalFour ...You read well 189cm OH maybe will be libero...I watched some live stream from there training and Nikolina played libero position ..It was like this Opp:Fabris, OH:Ušić,Jerkov, S:Grbac, MB: Poljak,Miloš and libero Jelić
    Jelić is better passer and better digger than Marija Ušić but come on Croatia WE need Martina Malević back :aww:

  • uhm wasnt it suggested in this thread before that japan's real aim must be world championships?

    of course it was suggested, we'll see if Japanese NT improves ^^ now it's still far from the best, but many teams struggle, Russia and USA also have problems, but now it's ok, lack of shape and chaos will be worrying in September :teach:

    Gold medal - World League 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - World League 2012 Prediction Game

  • Zeng Chunlei is best opp this week. Murphy only shines in stats, not key moments

  • of course it was suggested, we'll see if Japanese NT improves ^^ now it's still far from the best, but many teams struggle, Russia and USA also have problems, but now it's ok, lack of shape and chaos will be worrying in September :teach:


    w/c is just a month away. good luck to them. :lol: :cheesy:

  • It is possible that Nikolina Jelić will be Croatian libero for FinalFour ...You read well 189cm OH maybe will be libero...I watched some live stream from there training and Nikolina played libero position ..It was like this Opp:Fabris, OH:Ušić,Jerkov, S:Grbac, MB: Poljak,Miloš and libero Jelić
    Jelić is better passer and better digger than Marija Ušić but come on Croatia WE need Martina Malević back :aww:


    What's up with Marija Usic? Why the hell the brazilian coach doesn't call Malevic? It will be simpler having a real libero...although Marija has played quite well. So, Popovic is back! Glad to see her back.

  • w/c is just a month away. good luck to them. :lol: :cheesy:


    With Kiraly as their cheer leader instead of coach, USA is definitely in trouble. Kiraly and Manabe are both too obsessed with their dream system. Let's hope they have luck.

  • well our "kababayans" who are japan nt fans will use preparation for rio 16 as an excuse if japan does not do well next month


    The "kababayans" you are referring to are also big fans of Brazil & Russia. Too bad the first leg of the WGP eventually went to Turkey as our local officials here were not able to sort out the issues :whistle: