2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

  • Without Mihajlovic Serbia almost beat Italy/Netherlands ( without Folie/C.Bosetii/Robin)...


    The only team that is playing with 100% of its strength and the exactly roster that we will see at the WCH is USA....everyone ekse is either missing some key players, some are not fully healthy and some are trying a bunch of new players and different lineups. Soooo Serbia can still fight for a medal as long as they don`t fall in the same group with 2 of China/USA/BRA...because they can totally beat Turkey/Italy/NED and reach the semis.....


    Blagojevic got some terrible sets...but I still think she can only play if Mihajlovic is playing otherwise is better to have either Busa/Malesevic. Milenkovic should totally be kept as a starter....and hopefully the setters learn how to use the middles more and not overuse Boskovic.


    I don`t think Boskovic and Rasic needs to go to Argentina..( too bad Mina Popovic is injured) but Bjelica should be enough to beat Korea and Argentina.

    Brankica is out for the rest of the VLN, so I'm not sure what Terzić's plan is going to be now. Chasing a medal at the F6 seems like a long shot and perhaps it would be for the best not to kill oneself over it and instead try out as many players and options as possible.

  • Mostly of the Russian A team are not playing VNL... I don`t know why but I guess they are just resting and this give the change to try out new players and see what they can do.

    Hey, where is Russia's Scherban (sp?)? I seem to recall she didn't play in one, or both, of the tournaments last year. I quite like her. Do they save her for the important stuff or is she not thought of highly by the Coaches?

  • According to current performance, I think netherlands can win over turkey. Then, group of final 6 in vnl: China,Serbia,netherlands for one group; Usa, brazil, turkey is another group! :teach:


    I bet usa will be the champion in vnl ,because they play with the compelete roster and no injury~~~ :teach:

  • Mostly of the Russian A team are not playing VNL... I don`t know why but I guess they are just resting and this give the change to try out new players and see what they can do.

    russia seems to have a good line up of OH now. Scherban, Voronkova, and Parubets. Goncharova still don't have a worthy back up.


    how about their setter? is Startseva going to be starter again? and please no Pankova. Russia is a mess with her on court.

  • THA vs JAP is definitely my #1 favorite match of the tournament so far. Both teams played very well in terms of defending the court and crazy side out attacks. There are tons of mega rally that lasted for more than 20 seconds. But the best point of the match I think is on the fifth set at 13-12.


    Thailand did very well. Ajcharaporn is just on fire on attacks. I am glad she has found her 2014 ryhthm. My heart breaks for them. They don't deserve to lose that match after giving such a spectacular performance.


    Japan did very well on stepping up their game. Trailing 2 - 0 behind didn't hinder them, in fact, they are playing much better on the following 3 sets. They were kinda lazy at first in terms of floor defense, but as the match goes on, that high flying quick digging style of Japan comes back. Korugo's immitation of Kimura's iconic serve is just amazing to see. Did she score like 6 aces in this match alone?



    The MVP of the match for me is Ishii. She attacks good and her floor defense is mad.


    Overall, this match is giving me volleyball-orgasm. Thanks and kudos to both teams!

  • the best point of the match I think is on the fifth set at 13-12


    Yep!


    Did you count how many times the commentator exclaimed "Absolutely incredible"! He needs to expand his vocabulary.


    Kurogo's serve is great, and she's putting up numbers, and FIVB recaps credit her with all the wins, but Yuki has been the MVP by a mile for the last couple weeks--blunders and all. She's playing with spirit and swinging harder, and she's like a giant spider on defense.


    Koga's not there

  • China will be stupid if they would send their A team to Germany. They are in the finals and due to travel distance (which they would have done for the first time in the VNL) and time difference when they need to travel back to China for the finals. So it does make sense to rest the players.

  • China will be stupid if they would send their A team to Germany. They are in the finals and due to travel distance (which they would have done for the first time in the VNL) and time difference when they need to travel back to China for the finals. So it does make sense to rest the players.

    It is true. And it is bad news for italy~~~ and good news for The Netherlands~~~~ :lol:

  • This!!! For me this is the match of the tournament. Dutch girls and Turkish haven't played a single match yet since Guidetti left them, this will be ultimate drama material. Dutch girls I'm sure will show a ton of aggression and will do whatever it takes to win, Gio will want to bring his best team on court and the Turkish will fight a lot as well. I just hope they won't take it too far... But surely there will be many screams, power spikes, big blocks and drama in that match. Cant wait

    It's so you! :wall: Can we enjoy another week without drama and fight?

  • im checking on my girls stats. Netherland vs brazil's score was not added in the stats so as adenizia and bia's block.. ade should be no. 1


    at first Güneş appeared to have zero block but now she has 3 blocks against Korea..i have found many faults with the other matches as well..i hope the stats are accurate as you said :win:


    Kakolewska is still number one..Ade is second Eda is third but Ade and Eda's average per set is identical : 0,89 ..Ade has one more block than Eda



    Eda then Polish Marlena are rivaling closely with each other at "best server" :thumbsup

  • Did Eda played the whole game like Adenizia?