Brazilian NT 2018 - who deserves the spot?

  • I think an absolute opposite like Sheilla worked well for Brazil during her era. Either Natalia or Tandara could've been the heir of the throne but they persevered and are/were quite useful as OH especially Natalia for the national team.


    Tandara as absolute opp of the present should kickstart the younger players' butt to working hard as an OH especially the talented girls.The only downside for this is unlike Sheilla, Tandara will have it difficult to rule the position for ten years considering her age which could mean trouble for the National Team if none of the younger OHs of this time becomes world class.

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  • about BRA: in the past, they tried out some other OH/OP, whatever happened to pri daroit, joycinha, suelle, ivna?


    i guess ze doesn't like joycinha... maybe the others are not playing well. i remember them from 2015, when the team got split for the GP and the pan am games...

    Pri Daroit never really came to be the player people expected her to be. Joycinha failed to impress in 2015 and she's past her prime. Suelle is extremely shaky and unreliable, just like Ivna (who can't even find a team anymore it seems).


    There are younger options, but they're either too short or have zero or almost no experience in the NT.

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  • I think not given a 'bigger' role is a factor for Rosa's confidence being so low.. Before Hooker's arrival in Minas she was so good, even after that she had many good games. I like her game, her fighting spirit, her attitude.. I've read that she's always open for improvement, and that's what a young player like her needs.

  • about BRA: in the past, they tried out some other OH/OP, whatever happened to pri daroit, joycinha, suelle, ivna?


    i guess ze doesn't like joycinha... maybe the others are not playing well. i remember them from 2015, when the team got split for the GP and the pan am games...

    Joycinha is 34 already and in the past two seasons she was not as good as she used to be. Her game style is also very different from Brazilian style (she can only attack high balls in position 2). Suelle was terrible this season playing under Ze's supervision in Barueri. Ivna benched all season in Pinheiros. Pri Daroit had a regular Superliga, she was invited to Pan Am Cup but she rejected the invitation. She's almost 30 and maybe NT is not in her plans anymore.