Serbian NT 2018

  • I guess the lineup wouldn't be that much different from the previous seasons.


    I think it's probably all about filling the reserves slot.


    For the opposite: Atanasijevic and Luburic both have a great season in Italy and Russia respectively. I think Grbic will start Luburic because he have better defense just like last year and use Atanasijevic when Luburic is struggling in attack. It's a sound strategy but Atanasijevic could lose rhythm but I tend to find Serbia performing better as a team with Luburic. If Atanasijevic could be better on defense then he's the holder. One thing to note is Atanasijevic's improvement with his serve. If Luburic doesn't improve on his serve which he struggled to fix in Russia then Atanasijevic is probably the starter.


    Krsmanovic also had a great season in Gazprom Ugra Surgut. I think that will relegate Stankovic to the 4th MB or even be replaced by someone new.


    I think Serbia is in dire need of a new libero. I am just not sure who as I am not familiar with the league and Serbia's junior division failed to lit up the skies with their performance. I don't think there is enough material to really have an idea for the future of this position.

    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

  • Setter: Nikola Jovović (Arkaš Izmir), Maksim Buculjević (Hurikani Loima), Ivan Kostić (Steaua), Andrija Vilimanović (Novi Pazar) and Aleksa Batak (Niš).


    Opposite : Aleksandar Atanasijevic (Perugia), Drazen Luburić (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusan Petkovic (Sora), Irfan Hamzagic (Novi Pazar), Aleksandar Gmitrovic (Crvena zvezda) and Bozidar Vucicevic (Vojvodina)


    Libero: Nikola Rosic (Craiova), Neven Majstorovic (Arkad Galac), Goran Skundric (Nansi) and Predrag Jevtic (Crvena zvezda).


    Blockers: Marko Podraščanin (Perugia), Srečko Lisinac (Belhatov), Petar Krsmanović (Surgut), Aleksandar Okolić (Berlin), Nemanja Mašulović (Crvena zvezda), Stevan Simić (Vojvodina), Aleksa Polomac (Novi Pazar) and Aleksandar Nedeljković ).


    Outside Hittee: Uros Kovačević (Trentino), Marko Ivović (Funvik Taubate), Milan Katić (Belhatov), Lazar Ćirović (Padova), Nikola Mijailović (Šomon), Luka Tadić (Crvena zvezda), Miran Kujundžić (Vojvodina), David Mehić ) and Pavle Peric (Vojvodina)


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    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

  • No Nemanja Petric.


    Serbia always bring new players to NT and they can keep their level. :thumbsup:


    I agree it, too. If a new player and an old player are in the same level, the new one is just better. It's a truth.

    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.

  • I agree it, too. If a new player and an old player are in the same level, the new one is just better. It's a truth.


    I think Petric is head and shoulders above Milan Katic and Cirovic Lazar but I agree that introducing new players is always good for an NT's future.


    Interesting change for Serbia. Skundric was turn into a libero. I wonder if he has an injury preventing him to play as an OH. I would prefer if a pure libero finds a spot on this team. I didn't like Majstorovic and Rosic last year.

    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

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  • No Nemanja Petric.


    Serbia always bring new players to NT and they can keep their level. :thumbsup:


    Petrić is having problems with both knees so Grbić decieded to rest him in VNL.


    Big news is that Dragan Stanković retired from NT.



    Rains Škundrić is playing as a libero his entire career, absolutely nothing changed about his role.


  • I see. So Skundric was a defensive specialist from last year. Now it makes sense why he doesn't attack in front. I think I got fooled with his height. :lol:

    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

  • Yes, he was 3rd libero last year. I think he is the tallest libero in the world :D 197cm if Im not wrong :) And he is better than Rosić and Majstorović...

  • It is said that Vuk Todorovic (S) will replace Aleksa Batak because Aleksa Batak will participate in 2018 U19 ECH.

    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.

  • Pos 4 just became Serbia's worst problem out of their VNL debut.


    Even if Petric returns, this position seems to have no wild card that could fill in for the fourth spot.


    I think the health of Ivovic and Petric should be of utmost importance to Grbic and hope Kovacevic can find his form in the world championship but I have my doubts with his current lifestyle. He's turning into a joke in my eyes. :white:

    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

  • Petric wouldbe an upgrade in that position IMO.. is he coming back?

    Definitely. Grbic wanted to rest and save him for wch.

    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