2018 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

  • As I fear, serbian OHs can't score at 4. I really wonder how long Luburic could keep this scoring. They are using the double substitution with Petkovic and Jovovic right now.

    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 doubt Li Run-ming is injured but other setters' visas are unsanctioned.

    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.

  • Serbia survives the second set. I was losing hope but if Ivovic could keep this up, they have a chance.

    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

  • Milan Katic is 202 cm tall but he is poor in attack. He has to do better because this rotation when he's in front is their worst. Luburic is now getting blocked which could be a bad sign without them forcing the pipe or the middles.

    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

  • Muserskiy is super tall but he is fast and athletic which is something that is very uncommon. He is like the Usain Bolt of volleyball.


    I think he is faster now than during the world cup in 2015. It doesn't help that he's also smarter with his tips. It's unreadable. :gone:

    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

  • Serbia with two world class opposites is also unfair and they still have Petkovic on the bench and Starovic as some wild card. :gone:

    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 think he is faster now than during the world cup in 2015. It doesn't help that he's also smarter with his tips. It's unreadable. :gone:

    agreed. he is getting better than the last time i saw him. plus he hits over the top of the block of these tall middle blockers like it was some easy play. geez. i know lisinac is a great MB but compare him to Murseskiy he looks like a rookie :lol:

  • Muserskiy it unfair at volleyball


    Loved how he tipped the ball directly over an almost maximum jumping Lisinac . And he always looks so relaxed. :lol:


    Speaking on trousers, it looks like Luburic went to the "Todor-Aleksiev-Fashion-School." What a way to wear his trousers :white:

  • Serbia with two world class opposites is also unfair and they still have Petkovic on the bench and Starovic as some wild card. :gone:

    they have great MBs both in men and women and they have great OPPs both in men and women. :obey: :obey: :obey:


    anyway, anyone knows when will Poletaev make his debut on VNL 2018?

  • What was Katic doing with that amateur pipe hit? He should have been more aggressive because that ball is going to come back to their court with a swift kill. :gone:

    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

  • Wow Luburic with a foot save set. :obey:

    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

  • Chinese defense is ugh. Every single tip dropped like a stone. Liu Meng just embarrassed himself with the last set. I dont know why Lazano insists on having him as a starter over Li Runming or Yu Yaochen.

  • Will Leon ever play for Poland? I saw him in the audience. :read:


    It is said that Leon can play for Poland from 2019.

    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.

  • Overall, the russian team looks pretty relaxed, playing almost without agression. This may not be enough tonight. Seems the serbs want the victory a bit more.
    It may have been asked before, but where are Volkov and Grankin. Will they still play in the later stages of VNL?

  • Chinese defense is ugh. Every single tip dropped like a stone. Liu Meng just embarrassed himself with the last set. I dont know why Lazano insists on having him as a starter over Li Runming or Yu Yaochen.


    I saw that Li Run-ming did the warm-ups during the timeouts. In theory, Li couldn't substitute Liu Meng due to too heavy injury. [Perhaps Chinglish, sorry] Yu Yao-chen didn't go to Poland.

    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.