Polish NT 2019

  • I would like to start this topic finally as I'm realy courious what will happen during this year, as one big thing will happen.


    Of course, starting from 24th July, Wilfredo Leon will be allowed to play for Polish NT. It means his absence only at VNL.


    As Poland defented World champion title, it give really big relief to me, as nobody will say that Poland won anyting thanks to Leon. But will we win anything?


    As for the all of the NTs, Olympic qualification is the most important, then European Champs, and World Cup at the end. There will be two national teams this summer as World Cup start right after European Champ and there is big possibility that B team will play at WC.


    My roster for 2019:

    Setters: Drzyzga, Kędzierski, Komenda, Łomacz

    Opps: Kurek, Konarski, Kaczmarek, Muzaj

    MBs: Kochanowski, Nowakowski, Bieniek, Lemański, Kłos

    OHs: Kubiak, Szalpuk, Śliwka, Leon, Mika, Kwolek, Bednorz

    Libero: Zatorski, Wojtaszek, Popiwczak


    I can't see place for Damian Schultz. He was good when he had good coach at the club. Now in Resovia he is playing very average and this level won't provide any success at world courts. Also he was not impressive at WCH18 so I can easily forget him.

    Fight for MB spots will be very interesting. For this summer Karol Klos will return and he has chances. Lemański is decent in PlusLiga, and may be useful in B team. Actually three main places for MB right now are Bieniek, Kochanowski and Nowakowski.

    Opps - Kurek and somebody else :D i cheer to Konarski

    Setters - Drzyzga is number one; I really don't like Łomacz as he is so so simple player. Time for sombody younger and more creative. But I appreciate Łomacz as team member, he is important person for Vital, so probably he will be 2nd setter.

    OHs - fight of the season. I see three certain spots for Kubiak, Szalpuk (if he will be healthy) and Leon. Then i have dig dream that Mika will be the 4th player. If not him, Śliwka will be useful with his smart behaviour. Bednorz plays really good season at Modena, but I have impression that Vital doesn't see him in his team. Especially comments after VNL about relaitons Bednorz-Vital gave me such impression. Kwolek actually is very young for this position and the weakest at the moment, but maybe in the future as Kubiak replacement. Difficult choice.

    Libero - Zatorski... and that's all.


    We won/succeed in many tournament in the past, but now for the very first time I see our NT as main favourite in the nearest future. I didn't have such impression before (despite succeses) as this is volleyball and everything can happen, but such strange certainity appeared - WCHs + Leon, Gosh!

  • We won/succeed in many tournament in the past, but now for the very first time I see our NT as main favourite in the nearest future. I didn't have such impression before (despite succeses) as this is volleyball and everything can happen, but such strange certainity appeared - WCHs + Leon, Gosh!

    True, with Leon, a player who's at his own tier in this planet, plus the team winning WCh. This team doesn't have holes on court, and Leon can stay focused on being the terminator!

  • I think Leon/Kubiak is a no-brainer for the starting spots and compliment eachother well. As for the other spots I would go Szalpuk>Sliwka>Kwolek>Mika. Mateusz has had a pretty brutal season and there are simply too many other talents at the position.


    I agree that Schulz is having an average season, but think he will get a look based on his performace last summer. Muzaj has been playing out of his mind for Gdansk though so I think he should get some consideration by heynan as well.