2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League


  • i forgot Goncharova...lets add her to the list too..couldd she really be the best ?...do you remember some stats/records from her at the major tournaments ?

    Not pretty recent, but in WGP 2015 & 2016 she is included in Top 10 Blockers list including MBs (also tournament best scorer for both editions). Well if not the best, definitely among the Top 3.

  • though i cant rely on fivb's stats an interesting info...Carli Lloyd is third best digger..seems better than many of the liberos ..could this be accurate ?


    I was intrigued by that. I haven't been paying enough attention to give you an empirical answer, but I can tell you that when Nakamichi was setting for Japan it wasn't uncommon for her to be the most digging player. So it's possible


    Now I'm going to cry. It's your fault Canter . You made me go down memory lane to when Japan cared about and played defense.

  • I'm re-watching JPN v KOR. Because I'm like that.


    I've yet to warm up to youngster-with-potential Ai Kurogo, aka - Love, After Dark - but I gotta say it was a thing of beauty watching her knock KYK out of the game by beasting her with serve. Ishii helped.


    Kurogo's been emulating Saori Kimura's one-step quick flat serve, with a lot of errors. But she got it right against KYK. Lovely weapon. Japan's surprising-as-fück overall good serving prevented Korea from getting off a single one of their impressive quick sets to the MB. Or at least I don't remember one.

  • You know the reason why I like inside volleycountry then other blogs in the USA, is that most of the posters have really something to say about the match and players without someone taking over the thread with negative comments and trying to instigate fights and talk shi*t. Yes, sometimes it gets spicy, especially during club seasons, but overall I think most posters want to have a good dialogue with each other. So thank you.

  • Regarding the JAP vs KOR match, what is KYK's efficiency rate? anyone knows?

    I think kyk is already past her prime. Larson is obviously stronger than her now according to kyk's performance recent years. Anyway kyk is better than meliha but much more expensive. I think ecz vitra builds the most expensive and strongest team on paper again.


    I still think ecz vitra will fail again! The key to success for ecz vitra still relys on boscovic. Italian teams will make much more trouble to turkey teams next season! :teach:

  • Interesting match ups:


    China vs USA - This could go either way, depending on the reception and lineup China uses. Though if Lang Ping decides to experiment with some of her new players, then I predict a 3-1 victory for USA. China is slowly getting back into rhythm after the 5 set thriller against Brazil and the sweep over Russia.


    Netherlands vs Serbia - Without Mihajlovic I think that Netherlands may have a slight opening to beat Serbia, but it's going to take hardwork. It'll be a battle of the opposites, Sloetjes vs Boskovic.

  • I think kyk is already past her prime. Larson is obviously stronger than her now according to kyk's performance recent years. Anyway kyk is better than meliha but much more expensive. I think ecz vitra builds the most expensive and strongest team on paper again.


    I still think ecz vitra will fail again! The key to success for ecz vitra still relys on boscovic. Italian teams will make much more trouble to turkey teams next season! :teach:

    Then you must have watched only one match. Obviously Kim is better than Larson.

  • If Serbia today beat Ned. Then Italy has huge chance to overtake their spot if they win all 4matches. Only hard opponent is Brazil and I believe they can beat them.

    at the moment there is nothing wrong with usa! That would be their line up for wch! As defending champion...


    But if u study brazil’s play, they were up against usa for 6 points. But i dont know maybe they are tired or what but really the entrance of monique and the exit of tandara is something you should wander!!! Ade and bia was replaced by mara and carol. Carol did a good job.. sometimes macris has a lot of playing time in the inversions for brazil... but wasnt able to make points!!!!!


    Trully the setter would be roberta and dani lins. Im sorry dani but il really chedk your performance in pan americano then i will decide!!!!


    Tandara titular
    Mb titular 1 ade 2 bia 3 carol 4 milka 5 thaisa
    Oh fe garay natalia and amanda drussyla im sorry rosamaria and gabi!!!!!


    Libero is definitely suelen! This girl can set!!!!! Wake up people just let her go to gym every day! Ahahahahahahahaha

  • though i cant rely on fivb's stats an interesting info...Carli Lloyd is third best digger..seems better than many of the liberos ..could this be accurate ?

    i just checked and screenshot it every time brazil played... their scores against netherlands wasnt reflected int the official scoreboard!!! Back the match info and all


    Tandara has 31 points there sloetjes has 19 buijis has 16.. but wasnt reflected...

  • It is just the regular season now. The NO.1 of regular season does not guarantee the final champion in the play-off phase. China, Serbia, brazil haven't show all of their cards yet.....


    it seems they have the same strategy till now. The most promising gold winning teams~~~ :teach: