2019 Volleyball Nations League (VNL)

  • China 26-24 Bulguria in Set 1

    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.

  • Bulgaria's moustache trend is appalling! Almost as appalling is Georgi Bratoev's outfit, he plays with two totally different shoes. Had never seen anything like it before. Bulgaria lost that first set all by themselves, following 2-3 really stupid mistakes when they could've been in charge. But the Chinese are playing better so far, that's for sure.


    Also, I never understood why the net touch fault was given when clearly no one from the Bulgarian block touched the net in the middle of the set. Even the video check proved it.

  • Bulgaria's moustache trend is appalling! Almost as appalling is Georgi Bratoev's outfit, he plays with two totally different shoes. Had never seen anything like it before. Bulgaria lost that first set all by themselves, following 2-3 really stupid mistakes when they could've been in charge. But the Chinese are playing better so far, that's for sure.


    Also, I never understood why the net touch fault was given when clearly no one from the Bulgarian block touched the net in the middle of the set. Even the video check proved it.

    I feel the referee shoud give “free ball” (?).

    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.

  • Prandi making things easy for China by keeping Uchikov on field... just now Chernokozev came in :rolll:

    Do you know how good Parapunov is compared to the other bulgarian opposites?

    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

  • Do you know how good Parapunov is compared to the other bulgarian opposites?

    I know Hawaii coach and he said Parapunov is a beast! Leftie, high jumper and very smart player. Don't know why Prandi keeps him off as neither Uchikov or Chernokozev are in good form obviously.

  • Too bad these games are in japan, I'm gonna miss everything and I really wish I'd watched BRA-IRN! Seems like it was a fun battle and I'm glad Brazil prevailed in the end. Flávio seems to have entered really well again. The other Brazilian MBs better watch out, my man is coming for them. :super:

    Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
    Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

    Bronze - Volleyball Nations League 2019 (W) Prediction Game

  • Iran played so well against Brazil. Marouf is the core of the whole team. It seems they were out of energy in set 5. The poor reception in set 5 cost the game.


    I am surprised that Brazil sent all the main players to VNL except Bruno and old William. They definitely want to take the trophy. Flavio did a great job in set 4 and 5 after he replaced Lucas. Leal was solid. But both setters are not stable.

  • Thomas, the new Russia coach, was a bit disappointing. I don't get why he is so obsessed with Kobzar, just because he's the setter of Kuzbass? Kobzr has been playing like shit in this VNL series so far. I'd rather watch Thomas give Kovalyov more chances to improve than just watching Kobzar's dumb play. :down: