2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

  • I really don't get this MB criticisms to Roberta. It's the same for every setters. She is trying to play fast to beat the blockers. China have big blockers at left side. The slide should be not that effective against China.


    People should take reference with Japan vs China in the quarterfinal of London Olympics. Takeshita barely went to her MBs and it worked. This is how you defeat taller teams. I imagine most teams have copied this style. You can't think and let the muscle memory take you. It's like shooting 3s. Let the instinct take over til you find the comfort to go wherever you want.

    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

  • Seriously, If the Serbian team was playing as they should, do you really think the Turkish team would be in the SF? :rolleyes:


    What do you mean by what they should? That's what they all CAN. Without mihajlovic, what else did you expect from them? Should Boskovic have gotten more sets than 83? Should Malesevic and Blagojevic suddenly turn in to scoring machines? Zivkovic play like Maja? That's not Serbia, they heavily rely on two killer attackers and when one is not there the team is not that strong anymore.


    Only thing that 'should have' is MBs scoring contribution. On the other hand, I can also say Turkish team should have served the way they served before, so it would have been an easier win but it doesn't work like that, right? Also don't forget that Turkey played 3-2 when Mihajlovic there as well ;)

  • Just to show you how logic works (because it seems like you have 0 maturity when it comes to logic): "Seriously, If the Dominican Republic team was playing as they should, do you really think the US team would be in the SF? "


    So many silly assumptions unfortunately which lead to nothing

    LMAO, it's so funny when this is coming from a master of assumptions. What a retarded. Go learn what maturity means first.

  • What do you mean by what they should? That's what they all CAN. Without mihajlovic, what else did you expect from them? Should Boskovic have gotten more sets than 83? Should Malesevic and Blagojevic suddenly turn in to scoring machines? Zivkovic play like Maja? That's not Serbia, they heavily rely on two killer attackers and when one is not there the team is not that strong anymore.


    Only thing that 'should have' is MBs scoring contribution. On the other hand, I can also say Turkish team should have served the way they served before, so it would have been an easier win but it doesn't work like that, right? Also don't forget that Turkey played 3-2 when Mihajlovic there as well

    Do you agree the Serbian players were playing like college girls? Say YES or No. If the Serbian players didn't have the "whatever" attitude and the their setter was not lazy (Set too much to Boskovic), do you really think the Turkish team would be in the SF?

  • Do you agree the Serbian players were playing like college girls? Say YES or No. If the Serbian players didn't have the "whatever" attitude and the their setter was not lazy (Set too much to Boskovic), do you really think the Turkish team would be in the SM?


    No. They did not play like college girls. They played like how they are capable of. And there is no place for 'if clause' in sports ;)

  • So many "if", "if", "if"...oh gosh! "If Boskovic had tied her shoe laces in a different way,..", "if Zivkovic had worn a ponytail instead of braids,.."..etc.


    Congrats to Turkey for getting its semifinal berth! That's it! It wasnt Turkey's fault that Serbia is missing Brankica or that Zivkovic underperformed, as well as Milenkovic. Turkey played its game and they delivered in a high way! It isnt Turkey's fault that Serbia didnt played as they have acostumed us. Period.


    It is always nice to see how a bunch of young talented girls are able to achieve so much in few time. The same that happened to Italy last year, when they beat China (ok, almost without Zhu Ting) and almost grabbed the gold.

  • So many "if", "if", "if"...oh gosh! "If Boskovic had tied her shoe laces in a different way,..", "if Zivkovic had worn a ponytail instead of braids,.."..etc.


    Congrats to Turkey for getting its semifinal berth! That's it! It wasnt Turkey's fault that Serbia is missing Brankica or that Zivkovic underperformed, as well as Milenkovic. Turkey played its game and they delivered in a high way! It isnt Turkey's fault that Serbia didnt played as they have acostumed us. Period.


    It is always nice to see how a bunch of young talented girls are able to achieve so much in few time. The same that happened to Italy last year, when they beat China (ok, almost without Zhu Ting) and almost grabbed the gold.

    Thank you, it is nice to read some sane posts in this forum time to time. :drink: