Russian NT 2017

  • 18 players in training camp:


    Setter: Vera Vetrova, Ekaterina Pankova, Irina Filishtinskaya
    Opposite hitter: Natalia Goncharova, Anna Lazareva
    Outside hitter: Tatiana Kosheleva, Irina Voronkova, Maria Frolova, Yana Shcherban, Yulia Kutyukova, Angelina Sperskayte, Ksenia Parubets (Ilchenko),
    Middle Blocker: Ekaterina Efimova, Irina Koroleva (Zaryazhko), Irina Fetisova, Ekaterina Polyakova
    Libero: Alla Galkina, Ekaterina Tretyakova

  • Why is Pankova there? C'mon she had a disastrous year.


    Startseva being cut. I have no idea. Startseva had a so-so year in her club but that's probably got to do with her club moving away from retired Gamova imo.


    Is that why Pankova still got a ticket in the pool? I honestly hope they give Vetrova the starter status. Moscow lost a lot of games by insisting on starting Pankova.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Good news for all lovers of Russian volleyball!

    The international federation (FIVB) has released the official list of the 21 players who will represent Russia in WGP 2017, and Ekaterina Pankova is out!


    The player who has # 10 is Petrova, the opposite player!

    Numbers like # 15 and # 8 are missing from the list because Kosheleva and Goncharova will have vacations, but if Pankova was also on vacation, his # 10 number would not be there, but he is. That is, Pankova really is not in the plans of the new coach of Russia, and is only playing the European Qualifier because Startseva requested a short pause to take care of personal problems.

    I've never liked Pankova, she's terrible! I'm happy for Russia!


    Here is Russia's complete list for WGP 2017:

    Setters:


    #3 - Irina Filishtinskaia
    #9 - Vera Vetrova
    #13 - Evgeniya Startseva
    #22 - Tatiana Romanova


    Opposites:

    #4 - Daria Malygina
    #7 - Anna Lazareva
    #10 - Ekaterina Petrova


    Middle Blockers:


    #6 - Irina Zaryazhko
    #14 - Irina Fetisova
    #17 - Ekaterina Polyakova
    #19 - Ekaterina Evdokimova
    #21 - Ekaterina Efimova


    Spikers:


    #1 - Yana Shcherban
    #2 - Mariia Frolova
    #5 - Iuliia Kutiukova
    #16 - Irina Voronkova
    #18 - Kseniia Parubets
    #20 - Angelina Sperskaite


    Líberos:


    #11 - Ekaterina Tretyakova
    #12 - Alla Galkina

    The list: http://worldgrandprix.2017.fiv…/rus%20russia/team_roster


    :super:

  • I can't believe they even considered her. :gone:
    I wish her the best though. Poor girl suffered enough with the online abuse when the coach is still pushing for her despite being in such a bad form. Can't blame the fans though for their behaviour. They have to say as it is in order for change to happen.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • I have never liked Pankova. She has never been a good setter to begin with. Her defense is tragic and her sets are tragic. I don't understand why she is the starting setter. Russia could do wonders with only Kosheleva and Goncharova but Pankova ruined that. Thank God she is no longer on the team.

  • As always people's opinions here change overnight.. Let's get back to 2013 when Russia won their first European gold, ater many years.. Pankova won the best setter award, and many many people praised her, not only here, but everywhere (I thought Weiss deserved the award more than her, however Pankova was a big reason for that success) Russia came out playing fast, playing with the middles, doing some combination plays, and caught everyone off guard.. Ognjenovic even said in a interview that they were very surprised and unprepared for such fast game by Russia.. However after that season, her level kept going down, both in the NT and in her club.. Then the negative coments and haterism started
    My point is, in sports it's normal to have players in better or worse shapes on different periods of their career.. Their level of play can change, but the opinion for them as a player overall shouldn't.. So you can't say Pankova is a world star setter, and a year after that she is the worst setter Russia had..

  • I'm personally very happy that she is out. I know your comment was not towards me per se but I for example never said or could say she is a world star setter. In my opinion her style and how she generally played always had been horrible except for maybe a few tournaments. Yes she had her days but honestly, she had way more bad then good days. Anyway the coaches seem to agree as she is out and that is what matters in the end.

  • As always people's opinions here change overnight.. Let's get back to 2013 when Russia won their first European gold, ater many years.. Pankova won the best setter award, and many many people praised her, not only here, but everywhere (I thought Weiss deserved the award more than her, however Pankova was a big reason for that success) Russia came out playing fast, playing with the middles, doing some combination plays, and caught everyone off guard.. Ognjenovic even said in a interview that they were very surprised and unprepared for such fast game by Russia.. However after that season, her level kept going down, both in the NT and in her club.. Then the negative coments and haterism started
    My point is, in sports it's normal to have players in better or worse shapes on different periods of their career.. Their level of play can change, but the opinion for them as a player overall shouldn't.. So you can't say Pankova is a world star setter, and a year after that she is the worst setter Russia had..

    Thank you :flower:


    I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers how Pankova was "the best setter Russia had since Kirillova" in 2013 and now she's the worst they ever had :roll:

  • Russia needs a tall, young OH. Shcherban and Ilchenko are below 185cm, and that is not going to cut it for a team like Russia that relies heavily on their block. They already have an offensive OH in Voronkova, 1.90. I'm not too familiar with the game of Angelina Sperskaite,1.88. Is she promising? Can she help with the reception? Lastly, I'm surprised their brightest prospect, Lazarenko was not invited to play in the WGP.

  • He said that he didnt invite Goncharova, Kosheleva, Serban and Pankova to WGP and Yeltsin Cup. They will join to NT in August for European Champiomship and in WGP he will give a chance to young players like Romanova and players with more experience like Frolova and Kutikova. Unfortunately, he said we still have players with injury like Malygina, Kotikova and Russu. According to this site, we will see new team in WGP and Yeltsin Cup, although we will give a chance to new players, he said his team would play for the best result. He wants to get new players for NT, he said one team isnt enough for NT like Russia, who always play for the best result. It seems we will see plenty of new players in WGP and Yeltsin Cup :whistling:

  • Startseva won't return to NT this summer. There is no info about the reason for her absence.


    20 players preparing for ECH:


    Setters: Irina Filishtinskaya, Tatiana Romanova, Ekaterina Pankova, Vera Vetrova
    Attackers: Maria Frolova, Anna Lazareva, Angelina Sperskayte, Yulia Kutyukova, Irina Voronkova, Ksenia Parubets (Ilchenko), Nataliya Goncharova, Tatiana Kosheleva, Yana Shcherban
    Middle Blockers: Irina Koroleva-Zaryazhko, Irina Fetisova, Ekaterina Polyakova, Ekaterina Evdokimova, Ekaterina Efimova
    Liberos: Ekaterina Tretyakova, Alla Galkina