Thai NT 2017

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    Senior Team:
    S - Tichaya Boonlert, Pornpun Guedpard, Nootsara Tomkom, Soraya Phomla
    OP - Malika Kanthong, Pimpichaya Kokram
    OH - Wilavan Apinyapong, Ajcharaporn Kongyot, Chatchu-on Moksri, Onuma Sittirak, Wipawee Srithong, Kanittha Juangjan
    MB - Thatdao Nuekjang, Hattaya Bamrungsuk, Pleumjit Thinkaow, Jarasporn Bundasak, Chitaporn Kamlangmak [186cm, born in 1996]
    L - Piyanut Pannoy, Yupa Sanitklang

    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.

  • Buakaew retired from NT, right?
    What about Thapapaipun?


    During Asian Cup 2016, Wanna Buakaew had been the assistant coach of Thai NT.
    Tapaphaipun Chaisri wasn't been seen in Thai NT since the warm-up matches against Chinese NT before the qualification for the 2016 Women's Olympic volleyball tournament.
    It was said that she was just a trainer in 2016.

    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.

  • Why no action over here? Thailand is wonderful team. They need to upgrade the coaches but they are fun to watch. I'm surprised they aren't winning more. Don't know what they need to get over the hump. They play just like Japan, and they are even quicker than Japan with some of their attacking.

  • I was hoping that after Thailand's wonderful win over Brazil (WGP 2017 Group1) they'd follow it with a win over Serbia and we could all gather and show them some big love. But, alas.


    I love how fast they attack with that one play that's not a strictly cross-court set, but the setter is almost behind the attacker and the ball would go over the net anyway if the attacker didn't smash it silly and help it along. How does anybody defend that? Why don't more teams do it. It's gorgeous!


    I hope Thailand will make the 2020 OG ... not at the expense of my beloved Japanese team, mind you. I think trading in their whiny, yellow-card-getting coaches for a zen master would help.


    I need to learn their names better. I wish I could hear them as they are pronounced.

  • That play is beautiful. :rose: I don`t know if you watched the interview in the end with Serbian MB Veljekovic and she said playing against Thailand is tough because they play a "special volleyball".


    If they could be just a bit taller...... :)

    I love how fast they attack with that one play that's not a strictly cross-court set, but the setter is almost behind the attacker and the ball would go over the net anyway if the attacker didn't smash it silly and help it along. How does anybody defend that? Why don't more teams do it. It's gorgeous!

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  • During Asian Cup 2016, Wanna Buakaew had been the assistant coach of Thai NT.
    Tapaphaipun Chaisri wasn't been seen in Thai NT since the warm-up matches against Chinese NT before the qualification for the 2016 Women's Olympic volleyball tournament.
    It was said that she was just a trainer in 2016.

    Chaisri played vs brazil, and japan!!!! check the stats. she entered the game

  • Finally watched the Thailand v Italy match in full. If you are a fan of Thailand volleyball this is a sublime experience. So much joy. Their last match of the Grand Prix -- on Home turf -- and they start off 11-0! My goodness. How often does that happen at this level of volleyball? I don't know what was Italy's problem but they seemed out of position against most of the attacks. Maybe because Thailand delivers them rather quickly. I also think Nootsara is a little tricky. I'm not the best volleyball observer but I found myself surprised many times by who ended up delivering the attack. It's like modern dance. Italy's libero got a workout, and although she couldn't dig them all she impressed with her hustle.


    To bookend the match (not to mention the "I'll see your block touch challenge and raise you a net fault challenge"!--I didn't know you could do that), the very last point was a little one-handed backhand blind tip from Nootsara to Pleumjit who delivered it almost straight down to the floor. Lovely stuff.


    Here's a couple links to the video. The first is to FIVB's official stream but it may be blocked in some country so I post a second one that should be available to all, and encourage anyone who hasn't seen it to give it a look