• In your opinion, what should be the ideal team for Russia?


    My Ideal Team:


    Starteva - Romanova


    Koroleva - Fetisova - Lazarenko - Lyubushkina - Efimova


    Goncharova - Lazareva - Russu


    Parubets - Voronkova - Vorobyeva - Kadokchina - Kotikova


    Malova - Galkina


    Lazareva is a good substitute for Goncharova. She attacks the balls very high, is lean and has profile to make many points. You deserve a chance on the team.


    Kosheleva: She only has one thing to offer throughout her life in volleyball: attack.


    After her injuries, all the clubs she goes through, the diagonal player has to make the reception because she stays hidden. This disrupts all teams and causes failure. Volleyball is more and more dynamic and a player like Kosheleva, 30, and does not have good reception, has nothing to offer more in the attack.


    Kosheleva would only be in the Russian team as back-up to Goncharova. Otherwise, I would not call Kosheleva for the summer on the national team.


    I'm sure the Russian team would be in the final six of the world championship if Goncharova did not have an injury. Parubets and Voronkova have much more to offer and are young. Good attack, strong serve, very good reception, defense.


    Which team is right for you?

  • well, I'd like to pick Vorobyeva and Khaletskaya as OPP. Vorobyeva already played in that position during regular season and although I'm not satisfied with Khaletskaya's performance during whole season, of course she seems maybe a bit better than Malygina and Russu but that's all. Maybe depends on connection with setter she can play much better I don't know but her performance doesn't satisfy me. About Lazareva I'm pretty sure she has to change her current club if she wants to get more experience, surely you cant go anywhere with sitting on bench during whole season, I guess she won't be chosen by Pankov.

    I'm okay with Kurilo and Enina. I was disappointed by Sperskaite's performance which I had strong hope that she could be as good as Parubets but she is big disappointment to me.

    Tatiana Kadochkina is too young and I guess she will join youth WCH this year not sure Pankov will give her a chance to play in VNL, honestly I'd like to see her joining NT for VNL at least one or two week, considering Boskovic's joining to NT at age 17, there is nothing unusual her joining for Russian main NT at age 16. I don't want Malygina get invited because of her height and also not agreeing with Biryukova's joining to NT, she even can't secure her place in Zarechie, absolutely not fair if she will join to NT again

  • Will Khodonova/Krotkova not be fully recovered? She or either Scherban is needed as Voronkova/Parubets/Kotikova is not reliable in reception.


    Also agree with the Kosheleva thing, I want her to stay away from the NT as I'm afraid she will ruin the team's already faulty receiving line. If Goncha skips VNL which is highly likely to happen, maybe she could be the main opp together with Kadochkina/Lazareva.


    I think the brightest spot with the NT is actually Galkina (together with Kadochkina of course) is shaping up to be a really good libero, even better than current Malova.

  • Will Khodonova/Krotkova not be fully recovered? She or either Scherban is needed as Voronkova/Parubets/Kotikova is not reliable in reception.


    Also agree with the Kosheleva thing, I want her to stay away from the NT as I'm afraid she will ruin the team's already faulty receiving line. If Goncha skips VNL which is highly likely to happen, maybe she could be the main opp together with Kadochkina/Lazareva.


    I think the brightest spot with the NT is actually Galkina (together with Kadochkina of course) is shaping up to be a really good libero, even better than current Malova.

    Khodunova will join summer camp of Dinamo Moscow, dont think she can help NT during this year, still dont know things will depend on her condition, but mostly she will skip NT this year. About Scherban is far away from her best. Lazareva was bench player during whole season, it is not smart step to take her NT, at least Khaletskaya and Vorobyeva can be better than her. Lazareva needs to play as main OPP in her team. Russu and Lazareva are not proper ones to handle it. I'd like to see Kosheleva in ECH, even if she is far away from her best, I think she still can be helpful for NT.

    At the end, hope Pankov will choose proper ones who will be able to fight for NT

  • @canhotrodrigo, thanks for creating the thread !


    Setter:

    Startseva

    Romanova


    There are huge difference between them and other setters.

    I wonder who another setter will be VNL roster. Novik? Ryseva?


    Opposite:

    Goncharova

    Kosheleva (also OH), Kadochkina (also OH)

    Lazareva


    - On domestic league, Kadochkina certainly be the best Opposite along with Goncharova. I hope she plays some VNL matches before joining to youth team.

    - Kosheleva as OH will destroy the team's receiving line so Goncharova's back-up is the best choice (and she will be better compared to other Opposites).

    - I hope Lazareva get some experience on VNL this year, but because of lacking playing time, I think Pankov will choose Malygina instead of her :aww:

    - Khaletskaya showed amazing performance at the beginning of the season, but then significantly dropped. I don't think she get invitation,

    - Despite too short (180cm) for NT, Sophia Kuznetsova from Leningradka is interesting player for me.


    Outside Hitter:

    Voronkova, Parubets

    Shcherban, Kotikova (also OP), Bavykina

    Yulinskaya (also OP), Kutiukova (also L)


    - Voronkova and Parubets should be starters.

    - I know Shcherban underperforms this season, but she's still be an important player for NT and she's the 3rd choice on this position.

    - No one mentions so far, but I think Anastasia Bavykina improved a lot this season. She's still a weak passer, but good option when team needs offensive power.


    - Considering that South Korea is the one of the strongest serving team, Kutiukova (or Frolova) as a back-row specialist is a reasonable choice . In terms of passing, her and Frolova are the only players who is better than Voronkova & Parubets.


    - I hope Krotkova will come back to the team on Olympic season:rose:


    Middle Blocker:

    Fetisova, Koroleva

    Lazarenko, Lyubushkina

    Enina, Efimova


    - I hope Lazarenko get more playing time and grabs 14 spots.

    - Lyubushkina shows solid performance both attacking and blocking, she's better than Efimova IMO.


    - I really like Enina, but has she ever got called ? She's one of the best MB last 3-4 seasons, but never seen on the wide roster.


    Libero:

    Galkina, Podkopaeva

    Kurunosova

    - Watcing shaky performance on Moscow, I don't think Talysheva get invitation.

  • We really don't need Startseva in VNL, cuz she already has some skills, her joining to NT in ECH desirable. Romanova, Novik, Ryseva are okey for VNL.

    On the other hand, I'd like Kadochkina decide to choose her position (OH or OPP) and improve her skills in that position like Egonu did. If take a look to other NTs we can see Boskovic, Egonu, Lipmann, Sloetjes etc mostly strong OPP players and that's why I'd like to have Kadochkina as OPP, except Goncharova we dont have many choices in that position, I'd like Kadochkina improve her skills in that position because we really need strong OPP player to fight with Sloetjes, Egonu, Boskovic and you cant go anywhere with changing position, she has to decide to play as OPP or OH.

    Additionally, I think Kurilo and Iurinskaia deserve to have a chance for VNL at least. I'm not okay with Kutikova and Frolova and taking them as OH. Although I'm not satisfied by Iurinskaia's receiving skills but still okay to have her in VNL. She got 22 points (2block, 4ace, 16attack 48%) against Leningrand and she needs to have a chance for VNL, the same with Kurilo too.

    About Khaletskaya as I said I dont have passion for her performance, I suggested her for another choice, not necessary one. About Russu, Lazareva as I said they need to prove themself in their club at least, they were hopeful players once but their current performance showed that they needed some time to improved their attacking and jumping skills. Last year we had Biryukova and Malygina who showed nothing in their clubs but got invited, if considering that they also can get invied this summer lol.

    21y.o Vorobyeva played as OPP in her team against Uralochka and other games, she did not seem as bad choice to me.

    I'd like Uralochka give a chance for Balay, she was one of the best players in youth league, hope next year she will join to the team.

    Koroleva, Fetisova, Goncharova, Kosheleva and other main players need some rest, we need to have them healthy as possible as and it'll be better to have them for ECH and World Cup, which will be much more important for us.

  • Why you try to prove something to me? Do you think that I'm unaware of our Superliga and players?

    I almost watched ever game of Superliga and that game too.

    You think Lazareva deserves to play in NT because of playing one or two games during whole season. In that case Russu played much more than her. I know our players' capability and she needs to choose the club where she will be main OPP and prove herself and than I'm sure she will get invited to NT. I can't understand why people want to see Lazareva in NT ??? Because of playing one or two games during regular season ??? She is the young player and she needs to prove herself and become main player and face of her team.

    We'll see which players will get invited to NT for VNL this year. I'm looking forward to seeing the list of players for VNL

  • Why you try to prove something to me? Do you think that I'm unaware of our Superliga and players?

    I almost watched ever game of Superliga and that game too.

    You think Lazareva deserves to play in NT because of playing one or two games during whole season. In that case Russu played much more than her. I know our players' capability and she needs to choose the club where she will be main OPP and prove herself and than I'm sure she will get invited to NT. I can't understand why people want to see Lazareva in NT ??? Because of playing one or two games during regular season ??? She is the young player and she needs to prove herself and become main player and face of her team.

    We'll see which players will get invited to NT for VNL this year. I'm looking forward to seeing the list of players for VNL

    :what::what:

    When did I say you are unaware of Superliga or you are wrong ?

    I never write such a thing...


    I just told my opinion on previous post.

    Every person has different opinions so I respect you.

  • I agree about the sentiments about Kosheleva. Much as I love her and appreciate her contributions to Russia NT in the past, her lack of reception is just a bit too much of a liability. If only she has grown to a defensive OH like what Artamonova did, she could still earn a spot in the starting lineup. I'm still curious though to what kind of performance she'll show if ever she gets a call for NT. Also, any news about Samoylenko? Is she not good enough anymore for NT?

  • I spent most of my last weekend watching the epic Athens Olympic final women volleyball RUS -CHN... and all I can say is “damn , how much I miss those Russian -strong -physical players ... what’ve happened to Rússia ( women side ) I wonder myself ?! ... theyre really great to watch!

  • I spent most of my last weekend watching Athens Olympic final women volleyball RUS -CHN... and all I can say is “damn , how much I miss those Russian -strong -physical players ... what’ve happened to Rússia ( women side ) I wonder myself ?! ... theyre really great to watch!

    r u kidding me right now... I just watched that game last week as well. LOL..


    And I have been wondering the same thing. I remember the commentators saying by the 5th set both Gamova and Sokolova had taken already over 50 swings. I do miss watching that Russian Game as well.


    The Chinese played a very high ball as well, but Feng connection with the middles really made a difference especially in the tie break.


    I still remember like if it was today Gamova crying on the bench.

  • Jejejejej ... believe me , I feel you ...

  • I think they should make two teams this year. An "A team" which will compete at the EC and the IOQT and maybe the last two weeks of VNL and a "young team" which will compete in VNL, WCup and Universiade. If some players (hopefully OH) from the "young team" show good performances they should have a chance in the EC team.


    A Team:

    Setter: Startseva, Romanova

    OP: Goncharova, Kadochkina

    OH: Parubets, Voronkova, (Frolova, Kutyukova)

    MB: Fetisova, Koroleva, Lyubushkina, Efimova

    Libero: Raevskaia, Galkina


    "young" Team:

    Setter: Novik, Anufrienko, Efimova

    OP: Vorobieva, Lazareva, Russu

    OH: Kotikova, Yurinskaya, Pipurinova, Shevchuk, Sperskayte

    MB: Zubareva, Zaytseva, Kotova, Brovkina

    Libero: Kurnosova, Talysehva


    Kosheleva: haven't seen her play in two years but doubt that her reception got better


    Podkopaeva: is she even interested in playing in the NT? she might take time for her child and come back next year for the OG


    Shcherban: she was not invited last year when she was playing better...


    The main problem is that we only have two good OH...

  • I'm okay with Efimova, Novik and I can add Ryseva to that list too

    I'm also okay with Kotikova and Iurinskaia and I can add Kurilo (even her passing skills worse), Kuznetsova (although she is short one with horrible reception, her attacking skills are amazing) and Kutikova

    well, OPP position can be like Russu, Vorobyeva and Kuznetsova not sure about Lazareva.

    I can add Melnikova as blocker and her serve is strong too.

    I have feelings that Pankov will amaze us with his choice :lol: