• Now Busato is officially Russia's coach and will be with the players at the Tokyo Olympics!


    https://www.sport-express.ru/v…o-olimpiady-2020-1610537/


    Taking into account the Olympic cycle that the Russian players presented, what is your opinion about the 12 players who will represent Russia?


    My ideal team:


    S: Startseva - Romanova


    OPP: Goncharova - Lazareva (she is Russia's future OPP. MVP in college games and has great potential. I believe there is no other player to replace Goncharova).


    MB: Koroleva - Fetisova - Lazarenko (I believe she is much better than Efimova)


    OH: Parubets - Voronkova - Kadokchina - Kosheleva (reserve player only)


    L: Malova (Russia's best libero with Parubets will have a reception line of the best in the world).


    What is your opinion about the Russian team for the Olympic year? :super:

  • I agree with your roster.


    Kosheleva has been playing very fired up in China and that's how the Russian team should always play. I dont think she should sign anywhere after the season in China is over. Last season she went from Sesc to Scandicci and got injured. She should just rest and join the NT for VNL.

  • I will take only one of either Kadochkina or Kosheleva since they are primarily attacking OHs but Koshe has the edge due to her experience. I think you overestimate Parubet's reception capability. She may be the best in Russia, but she is nowhere near Robinson for example when it comes to her consistency in reception. I would add maybe Scherban or an OH who can help in reception.


    If Malova does not want to return to NT then Russia will have no choice but to use 2 liberos and that will take 1 OH spot. Lazarenko can be a good serving sub. This role she had done on WC for example so I think she is the perfect choice as 3rd MB

  • The new coach of the Russian women's volleyball team Sergio Buzato said that in the spring of 2020 he will call Tatiana Kosheleva for training in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics:


    https://russiavolley.ru/2019/1…ornuyu-tatyanu-koshelevu/

    Errr I hope Buzato does not make the same mistake with Kosheleva in the past.. I only want Koshe in the team as sub, either as 3rd OH or backup OPP. Koshe can't be playing like 2015 again her attack can no longer compensate for her weakness in reception :down:

  • This doesn't get old does it? This is a political move to isolate Russia from World Sports. Just sad

    get over it ...there you go with your absurd paranoia thinking that the US and the rest of the world is against Russia. What’s the point of it ? If there’s was something wrong with Russia reports or whatever they call it , it’s to be penalized and it’s system held accountable .

  • After the first game against Minas, where Kosheleva scored 28 points, his team's last 2 matches were very bad.

    In the game against Conegliano, 10 attack attempts, only 2 points.

    Today, against the Eczacibasi Vitra team, 12 attack attempts, just 2 points as well.

    Against large teams and efficient blocks, Kosheleva's game is not good.


    Many fans were excited about the player's return and good form. However, when played at a high level with good players, Kosheleva is not the same.

    Their best foundation, which is the attack, is no longer like years ago and time passes for all players.

    Not to mention all the tactical scheme that even in the Chinese team had to exist for her to play. Shifting opposites to the pass, changing pointers to the opposite position to cover Kosheleva's reception and defense.

    It's worth having a player, that's fine, shone and scared the world with her attacks in the 2010-2015 cycle, but it's 2020.

    Is she really useful to the national team? Tip? Opposite? Holder? Reservation?

    Big clubs usually seek to renew their contracts with good players who contribute to the teams, look at the big players in the world, they are always on 2 or 3 year contracts with big teams. For the past 5 years, Kosheleva hasn't stopped at any team, played at 5 different ones. And in 100% of them, as opposed to having to go through, tactical scheme prepared for her to break in the attack, and nothing done (had the bruise, but even before the bruise, it already existed).

    Let's wait for the scenes of the next chapters.

  • According to the rumor, Fang Yan said Kosheleva had a cold. Therefore, she didn't play more time.

    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.

  • Or WADA is just sick of doping issues from Russia although they have been warned multiple times:roll:

    I remember very well, Sylla and Antonijevic's blood samples were taken, both were positive, but so surprisingly, Sylla was allowed to participate in the competition, OTOH Antonijevic was the only one who was banned due to doping issues. I don't think athletes from other countries are 100% clear. It is not a new doping issue, they were stuck in past. You and me never get along well on this forum (every users here know it), WADA (USA) dont get along well with Russia. That's it. You need more drama. But I've done it with you.

  • I remember very well, Sylla and Antonijevic's blood samples were taken, both were positive, but so surprisingly, Sylla was allowed to participate in the competition, OTOH Antonijevic was the only one who was banned due to doping issues. I don't think athletes from other countries are 100% clear. It is not a new doping issue, they were stuck in past. You and me never get along well on this forum (every users here know it), WADA (USA) dont get along well with Russia. That's it. You need more drama. But I've done it with you.


    Man, that had nothing to do with doping. It was food contamination. Both Antonijevic and Sylla were suspended for a few weeks, which caused both to miss the Euro Championships 2017, because they were found positive to clenbuterol, a substance contained in many food items in China. Both athletes had stayed in the same hotel during Grand Prix in China and it was proved that the clenbuterol entered their bodies through food. That's why the FIVB soon lifted their suspension, first Antonijevic and then Sylla.

  • Man, that had nothing to do with doping. It was food contamination. Both Antonijevic and Sylla were suspended for a few weeks, which caused both to miss the Euro Championships 2017, because they were found positive to clenbuterol, a substance contained in many food items in China. Both athletes had stayed in the same hotel during Grand Prix in China and it was proved that the clenbuterol entered their bodies through food. That's why the FIVB soon lifted their suspension, first Antonijevic and then Sylla.

    Why the clenbuterol did not enter to the bodies of other players ? This sounds a bit strange to me but dunno. I literally meant I dont think athletes from other countries 100% clean. It's not like I have a problem with Sylla, I really like her indeed. I literally meant they have problem with Russia as a country. It is big unfair for athletes, who are 100% clean, but they will be punished instead of others. I don't appreciate Russia for that, instead it is big shame to me. But there is a question, are athletes from other countries innocent ? They all never used it ? I believe that there are some who never use it, but all of them are 100% clean ? Who knows.

  • Can't believe some people here are literally copy-pasting Putin's political agenda :gone: it is simple, Russia refused to work with the anti doping agency and remained shady, many athletes recently and in the past have been caught positive after that and they do simply deserve the ban therefore.


    The argument wasn't if Russia should be banned or not but if Russia should be completely banned from entering any sports or individual athletes allowed to play under a neutral flag.


    Don't get me wrong, I do think most of Europe hates on Russia for no reason all the time but this is not something that should have been tolerated no matter the country. It is not about Russia as a country, about the sports federations.


    Antonijevic is also Serbian, not Russian and indeed that was a whole other story. Don't know why it even got brought up.

  • Can't believe some people here are literally copy-pasting Putin's political agenda :gone: it is simple, Russia refused to work with the anti doping agency and remained shady, many athletes recently and in the past have been caught positive after that and they do simply deserve the ban therefore.

    If this was not a political issue, Putin would not had spoken about it. He even had said in an interview that he didnt think that athletes from other countries were 100% clean. Russian athletes are successful and every rivals can be happy with this ban. It's very understandable.

    The argument wasn't if Russia should be banned or not but if Russia should be completely banned from entering any sports or individual athletes allowed to play under a neutral flag.

    no matter, they all know they will play for Russia.

    Don't get me wrong, I do think most of Europe hates on Russia for no reason all the time but this is not something that should have been tolerated no matter the country. It is not about Russia as a country, about the sports federations.

    I am not so pessimistic. I think we can't speak for whole Europe. I don't think there is animosity among people, still Italian Sergio Busato is the head coach of Russian NT, Tuomas Sammauelvo is the head coach of Russia's men team. Carlini who is from America recently plays for D.Moscow. Grozer who is from Germany, plays in Russian League. If they hated Russia as you described, they never did it in Russia. Europe is not one certain person, there are plenty of ppl from different countries, some like, some dislike. I think it's individual, depending on the person.

    It's the same here, for example when I take a look to our volley page, I always see Djenkema's picture, she is always considered as a beautiful player here. All Italian players are well-known here. I see Lipmann's, Sloetjes', Egonu's, Boskovic's video clips much more than our local player on our volley pages. I honestly never see any negative comments for their countries. Even I mostly get confused, I see ppl from Poland, Germany, mostly Brazil, etc countries on our volley pages (in comment section). So it will be ridiculous to say that all Europe and Europeans hate Russia and Russians IMO. Tbh, when Italian clubs play well, I'm a very big fan of them against Turkish clubs. I'm rooting for them, I wanted to enlight it. But some haters (minority) are living in everywhere as you wrote here before.

    Antonijevic is also Serbian, not Russian and indeed that was a whole other story. Don't know why it even got brought up.

    she is from Serbia, and Russia and Serbia is in very good relationship, that's why I brought it here. It will be unfair to say that it is all about anti Russia, they sometimes do it against China due to political issues. I dont want to discuss such things on this thread, cuz some people come this forum, to read useful news, they less care about our discussion, so I really don't want to dissapoint them.

  • What I mean't with 'hates on Russia' was that people sometimes blame Russia for everything and are very prejudiced towards Russia this is thanks to negative propaganda, like how the 17 y/o Russian twins got booed at Eurovision 2014, which was unacceptable. I don't think Europeans hate Russia or Russians, but many seem very prejudiced about how the country thrives and is being ruled.


    I mentioned this because you guys were talking about the anti-Russia movement/hysteria, and wanted to say: for me I don't care about stereotypes people put on nations as indeed everyone is different. But doping just shouldn't be accepted no matter the country, I agree that some countries are less hard punished compared to Russia and that should not be accepted either.


    The problem here is with the Russian federations, it is one thing for a player to use doping individually and another thing for the federation to basically enable it...