2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

  • Is it just me or Foluke can't attack anywhere near what she used to?

    She's had a few ill-timed swings, but I think she's fine. Maybe still living in Japan a little

  • Guys I think you are over responding to one or two Turkish critics here, if we won the WCH gold and the Olympics after someone will still criticize us, it's the way it is, you know that. I think on top of that, one or two are busting a gut in frustration in not being able to throw around political stuff in a sports forum. I am loving reading the negative comments personally ;) So proud of the girls.

    We just beat a 6-0 Brasil, dominated 3-0 and playing for gold tomorrow, happy days. And i think we can win the gold :) That is all the answer they need, beyond that is pointless, wasting time.

    Also btw we should have beaten US first game, probably the worst 3 sets we have played in VNL to lose that game. US had to come back from 2 sets down TWICE now. But that's by the by, Girls are over it and in the final, new steel in this team, I think we finally have a team that can get over the mental barrier of not knowing how to win a big 'un or being satisfied being 2nd. I am fine what ever the result though, we won massively from this tournament.

    I can think of a dozen young players off my head that is available and even more experienced players, absolutely right Guiddetti's main problem will be choosing from so much talent. I want so many players that really need to be brought in apart from this current team! but only 6 can play it's a sweet head ache. I think this team will change substantially over the next few years for the better, this isn't even our best line up. I trust in the Guiddetti.

    Enjoy! :drink:

  • I think China is missing a lot of things. First of all, I agree on what I read today, they are sooo similar to Russia when they played with Koshe and Goncha in the same time. Having both Zhu and Li on the court at the same time is ruining their defense, besides Gong is not helping in defense either, so it is only a miracle when they dig a ball (a bit of exaggeration here!). The thing is, Russia did not harm from this system because they had an amazing libero who was digging a lot and was very active in backcourt, Chinese liberos are a mess, I don't know how many times they watched balls falling from meters :wall:
    I also did not like the Chinese middles in this tournament. They are neither convincing in blocking nor in attacking they kill crucial balls. Therefore it feels like they rely so much on Zhu and Li to finish a rally.

    Good game by US! It was a fair decision to bring Hill instead of Larson and they are extremely dangerous from the serve line. Lets see how much Turkish girls will be able to harm their receiving line tomorow :whistle:

  • That was a Thailand level combination USA just ran

  • I don't believe Yang Fang-xu will participate in WCH 2018.

    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.

  • Congrats team USA , I hope we get a 3rd tiebreak between these two teams in VNL tomorrow with Turkey winning :lol::box: Turkish girls are favorite to me!

  • Asian teams looked so weak at this VNL.I don't know what is their problem but i hope they will play high level at Worl Championship.China can't go final again, what a dissapointment :down:

  • Probably unfair to USA to call this an upset. Before the match started, maybe it would be thought, but after working through the match, no. USA was scrappy, digging everywhere. Fun!

  • Today I loved Zhu Ting: she is taking more and more responsabilities with her passing and that is improving her skills. She is improving a lot her reception. :win:

    I do not think so... She was out of the receiving line at the front row as usulally and she was angry at Yang fang xu for not covering her reception in last set 23-17.

  • As usual, China's block defense and reception crumbled. It's impossible to compete with high-level teams. Their middle blockers are the weakest amongst top teams, can't kill nor block, completely useless. Unlike in Vakifbank, Zhu has help to cover her reception, but in the NT, she has to receive the most balls because the others are even worse... which indirectly affects her attack. If they can't fix these problems, I don't consider them a favorite to win the WCH.

  • Italy would won this. To bad that they haven't played with their full roster from the start.