Turkish NT

  • The wide NT roster that will join to the European Golden League is as following;


    Setters: Arslan Ekşi (Halkbank), Selçuk Keskin (Galatasaray), Oğulcan Yatkın (Fenerbahçe), Muzaffer Yönet (Galatasaray)

    OHs: Burutay Subaşı (Halkbank), Baturalp Burak Güngör (İstanbul BBSK), Yasin Aydın (Galatasaray), Yiğit Gülmezoğlu (Arkas Spor), Batuhan Avcı (Beşiktaş), Efe Bayram (Halkbank), Abdullah Çam (Halkbank), İzzet Ünver (Fenerbahçe)

    MBs: Mert Matic (Arkas Spor), Çağatay Osman Durmaz (Maliye Piyango), Doğukan Ulu (Galatasaray), Ertuğrul Gazi Metin (Jeopark Kula Bld.), Oğuzhan Karasu (Fenerbahçe), Halil İbrahim Kurt (Fenerbahçe)

    Opps: Metin Toy (İstanbul BBSK), Adis Lagumdzija (Arkas Spor)

    Liberos: Hasan Yeşilbudak (Halkbank), Burak Mert (Arkas Spor), Volkan Döne (Ziraat Bankası), Onurcan Çakır (Galatasaray)


    Setters: Selçuk is 37 years old and Arslan is 34. Although both of them are still pretty good, I am not sure if it is a good idea to invite them instead of investing on promising and younger setters such as Murat Yenipazar or Muhammet Kaya. Both Oğulcan Yatkın and Muzaffer Yönet are talented setters, I hope both will get the chance to play.

    OHs: Burutay had a pretty good season. He is a very balanced OH with both good attacking and reception skills, also a very good server. Unfortunately he has been getting injured every summer and manages to skip the NT :roll: I hope this year he would finally decide to play in NT because he is pretty much the best Turkish player we have. Both Baturalp Güngör and Yasin Aydın are good choices. But these two are more of defensive OHs. It is very surprising not to see Gökhan Gökgöz in the roster. He is our second best OH after Burutay. I know he didn't have a great season with his club but he should have been invited for the wide roster.:hit:Another surprising absence is Halil İbrahim Yücel who has been the reason why Maliye Piyango reached so high season. These two should have been there instead of Yiğit Gülmezoğlu who has been playing very bad so far (still very surprised how can he be starter in a team such as Arkasspor:white:) Abdullah Cam and İzzet Ünver also spend whole season at bench so I am really surprised that they were invited instead of Gökhan and Halil. On the other hand. Both of young prospects Batuhan Avcı (19 years old) and Bayram Efe (17) were starters in their clubs and have played well. I hope one of these two would be 4th OH next to Burutay, Baturalp and Yasin.

    MBs: Emre Batur was our hands down best MB this season. He is also the most experienced one in the international level. I am very surprised to see that he wasn't invited. Mert Matiç will be the starter for sure since he is most balanced MB at blocking and attacking. Çağatay Osman Durmaz should be the other starter since Doğukan's attack is not as good as the former. On the other hand, Ertuğrul Gazi Metin has been very solid at blocking but so-so at attacking. Biggest surprises are the absence of Mustafa Koç and Savaş Vahit Emre. Maybe Mustafa was not spectacular but Savaş Vahit was hands down the best attacking MB in the league including foreigners although his block is not very strong. These two should have been in the roster instead of Fenerbahçe's two mediocre MBs Oğuzhan Karasu and Halil İbrahim Kurt:down:
    Opps: Adis (20 years old) is a great prospect. He should be the starter since he is a better server and blocker than Metin Toy. I have the feeling that coach Nedim Özbey will pick Metin over Adis because of his conflict with Adis:aww:

    Liberos: Volkan Döne is the best receiver among these options. Hasan Yeşilbudak should be the backup libero. Burak Mert didn't have a good season. So it is a surprise for me to see him in the roster. Even bigger surprise is to see Onurcan Çakır in the roster, who is supposed to be a defense specialist libero but he can't defend at all:white::down: He is there just because of the trainer is from Galatasaray:roll: Berkay Bayraktar who is both younger and way more talented should have been called instead of Onurcan Çakır


    All in all, the roster is fully of surprises to me. I don't like the fact that Nedim Özbey is the trainer of Galatasaray. As you can see from the roster selection, he has a lot of bias. If Burutay wouldn't get away with another injury excuse again, and play as good as he does in Halkbank, then this team has a lot of potential otherwise, I don't expect much.

  • Aslan didn’t even play a half season, he was on the bench most of the time and didn’t show anything when he came in. We had similar NT seasons where he was fired from his club but got invited to NT as captain. His father is in Federation and he must be working so hard for his son.


    Where is Vahit Emre from Ziraat?


    Onurcan Cakir must be a joke as well. He was the weakest point of GS.

  • Aslan didn’t even play a half season, he was on the bench most of the time and didn’t show anything when he came in. We had similar NT seasons where he was fired from his club but got invited to NT as captain. His father is in Federation and he must be working so hard for his son.


    Where is Vahit Emre from Ziraat?


    Onurcan Cakir must be a joke as well. He was the weakest point of GS.

    I remember the issues with Aslan, he has been kicked out from his clubs multiple times due to his 'unprofessional behavior. I agree with you that his spot might be due to his father.


    Absence of Vahit Emre, Mustafa Koç, Gokhan Gökgöz, Halil İbrahim Yücel, Berkay Bayraktar, Murat Yenipazar are all weird to me.

  • I remember the issues with Aslan, he has been kicked out from his clubs multiple times due to his 'unprofessional behavior. I agree with you that his spot might be due to his father.


    Absence of Vahit Emre, Mustafa Koç, Gokhan Gökgöz, Halil İbrahim Yücel, Berkay Bayraktar, Murat Yenipazar are all weird to me.

    Halil Ibrahim Yucel had a great season, he should bave been invited but Gokhan played pretty bad in IBB this season.

  • what is the conflict between Nedim and Adis?


    I don’t like Nedim Ozbey at all. He pretends like a godfather on the court and whenever he disagrees with reffs, you could see how disgusting he behaves. Ataman Guneyligil also started to behave like him this season. So sad to see he is leading young players of Turkey and represent Turkey in NT level as coach. There was this gossip back then when he was coach of IBB, after many failed seasons, he was still at the helm of IBB and they said it is because he was old friends with Erdogan. I don’t know if it is true but he must be friends with someone for sure.

  • what is the conflict between Nedim and Adis?


    I don’t like Nedim Ozbey at all. He pretends like a godfather on the court and whenever he disagrees with reffs, you could see how disgusting he behaves. Ataman Guneyligil also started to behave like him this season. So sad to see he is leading young players of Turkey and represent Turkey in NT level as coach. There was this gossip back then when he was coach of IBB, after many failed seasons, he was still at the helm of IBB and they said it is because he was old friends with Erdogan. I don’t know if it is true but he must be friends with someone for sure.

    I don't know about his friendship with Erdogan but I wouldn't be surprised considering his godfather attitude.


    About his conflict with Adis, GS did not offer a contract to Adis on time. So he had the right to be a free agent and accepted the offer from Arkasspor without a transfer fee. Of course Nedim Özbey didn't like this and was very pissed off to Adis and blamed him to betray his club. So I am curious how they will work together in NT.


    About Gökhan Gökgöz; this season was not his best season for sure but I don't think he played worse than all other OHs in the roster. He received with 27% attacked with 47%


    Baturalp Güngör reception 29% attack 49%

    Aydın Yasin reception 29% attack 50%

    Burutay Subaşı reception 27% attack 51%

    Yiğit Gülmezoğlu reception 25% attack 43%

    İzzet Ünver recepiton 22% attack 41%

    Halil İbrahim Yücel reception 21% attack 51%

    Bayram Efe reception 21% attack 45%

    Abdullah Çam reception 11% attack 38%


    As you can see, none of the invited OHs besides Baturalp, Aydın and Burutay played better than Gökhan this season. Also don't forget that he is the best server after Burutay. All in all, he deserved to be in the wide roster at least.

  • a Turkish NT should never never never never NEVER NEVER EVER have a local coach and ESPECIALLY not in these times where all it takes to be succesfull is sometimes to kiss the presidents ass and ESPECIALLY never someone like Nedim.


    This is already a flopped project. All that needed to be said... I thought Turkish male NT was promising and could be great in the future however now I expect them to beat maybe teams like Georgia only.


    Turkish male NT is like Croatian or Bulgarian female NT atm to me.