2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • Plak has zero contribution! Jasper would have been more useful!

    If Caprara isn't going to use Lohuis or Koolhaas at all, they should use Knip as substitution for in the back row.


    Dijkema should work really hard on her connection with the middle and distribution. Also Meijners is much better attacking from the right side than at the left.

  • Good sub by Wójcik :love: She replaced Medrzyk who probably has some problems with her knees so she didnt play in the 3rd set not to risk.

    Where does she play? She did a really nice job!

  • Medrzyk did a good job, almost all the dirty job. I really liked her performance.

    Plak shouldnt havent come into. No need. I know she scored an ace, but she had two crucial mistakes (to spike in front of Wojcik when Kakoleswka left all the diagonal open...).

  • I really like how many surprises we've seen already in this tournament,I mean many were expecting Turkey and the Netherlands to be the favorites,but (unless Azerbaijan or Croatia pull some kind of an upset tomorrow) Poland and Germany will be the ones finishing top of their respective pools.I'm rooting for one of them to grab that ticket!!

  • I think it was Nehertland team.

    Good fighting spirit from both sides.

    Congrats to Poland !

    Caprara was afraid to change and when he did, it was too late... NED fought really well, but when nothing is working, and your coach doesn't change, it's really difficult, specially without a go-to player... But well.. they are in the competition yet, let's hope Caprara decides not to be so stubborn... I want some Turkey x Netherlands action yet! :box:

  • I really like how many surprises we've seen already in this tournament,I mean many were expecting Turkey and the Netherlands to be the favorites,but (unless Azerbajan or Croatia pull some kind of an upset tomorrow) Poland and Germany will be the ones finishing top of their respective pools.I'm rooting for one of them to grab that ticket!!


    Same here! Hope to see both Germany and Poland in the final. :box:

  • Tomorrow Poland will be able to choose semifinal opponent. Match Belgium-Turkey will be played before Poland’s match, so if Turkey will win, Poland to avoid them in semi will have to loose 0:3 as having worse set ratio than Netherlands.
    But I doubt it will happen as history taught us that choosing opponent won’t be profitable - in 2004 Poland lost for purpose semi match against... Azerbaijan to play semi with Turkey...

    So tomorrow matches will be very interesting.

  • I'm all in for underdogs. It would be cool if Germany grabbed the ticket.

  • Why does not Caprara use Lohuis for serving? I remember her being a good server.


    I will be happy to watch Netherlands-Germany, Poland-Turkey semi finals. If Netherlands don't solve their receiving problems, Germany can be very dangerous considering their performance from the serve line in this tournament.

  • Dijkema's setting


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    Why do you guys think both coaches play Dijkema? I don't think she is as bad as the hate on her but there must be some reason


    Before he got fired, even Morrison prefered Bongaerts over Dijkema.


    Caprara is her coach in Firenze and seems to like her a lot. It doesn't feel objective.




    NL is not going to win the next 2 matches with this approach.

  • Tomorrow Poland will be able to choose semifinal opponent. Match Belgium-Turkey will be played before Poland’s match, so if Turkey will win, Poland to avoid them in semi will have to loose 0:3 as having worse set ratio than Netherlands.
    But I doubt it will happen as history taught us that choosing opponent won’t be profitable - in 2004 Poland lost for purpose semi match against... Azerbaijan to play semi with Turkey...

    So tomorrow matches will be very interesting.

    This tournament in Baku 2004 is my nightmare. :wall::wall::wall:I don't want to repeat this, so lets won Azerbaijan! ::win:

  • I was able to watch the game live in Apeldoorn :)


    Schoot and Beliën did a good job. Dijkema was the weak link today. De Kruijf didn't help the team as she did in last two matches. Plak did a pretty job when she came in, not outstanding, but just ok. Jump serve was on point.


    Are there any possibilities that the Netherlands will face Germany in semi final?

  • The Netherlands should understand that: This is this generation's last olympic cycle and Dutch Girls can't play in this level for 4 years. Dutch team doesn't raise new generation so your time is over. Turkey and Poland will be stronger team than The Netherlands. No more easy match for Dutch team. Sorry Dutchies. You must rebuild your team like Turkey, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Poland because you play with the same team for a long time