2020 / 2021 Transfer News (Female)

  • I think that France wants to build strong team for the next Olympics. They also tried it with Haak, bacause her dad was French.

    I wish she would have accepted it. It is a pity that such a great player will never be able to play in OG otherwise:down:

  • IMO, the weakness of the french NT is setter (in comparison with other positions). No problem at OPP, Gicquel looks impressive to me (might be among the best upcoming young europeans at that position.)

  • This THREAD is for OFFICIAL NEWS ONLY. Thank you


    You have thread... rumors and discussion :)

  • Threads are for discussions... Why someone would talk about Haak's decision elsewhere if this topic was born here? I know you want to get things organized, but it doesn't make sense to stop people from commenting on it.

  • Officially, Rusakova, Stolyarova, Raevskaya and Karlini and Havelkova leave D.Moscow. Katya Lyubushkina is taking a break in her career. All other players remain in the team. Natalia Pereira to D.Moscow looks like done deal. They have all the agreements with her.

  • In addition to what sloth says, you are simply not a mod, no matter how much you clearly wish to be, and have no power to enforce anything. So deal with it, boy.


    As for Haak, I'm not sure whether France could have strong enough squad to play in OG, even with her. Always have in mind the example of Bulgaria; names alone will not guarantee you success on the international scene.

  • I simple wanted to have thread for official news and one for rumors and any kind of discussions.


    And again drama, beeing smarty pants for simple sentence. Can we leave this thread for official news ??



    Woow. Deal it with it, deal what ? This is simple forum, calm down. My God :what:

  • Startseva (RUS, S), Koroleva (RUS, MB) Anna Podkopaeva (RUS, L) two more years in Dinamo Kazan.

  • In addition to what sloth says, you are simply not a mod, no matter how much you clearly wish to be, and have no power to enforce anything. So deal with it, boy.


    As for Haak, I'm not sure whether France could have strong enough squad to play in OG, even with her. Always have in mind the example of Bulgaria; names alone will not guarantee you success on the international scene.

    France is participating next OG anyways as a host so they won't need to qualify. Of course they won't be medal contender by addition of Haak but at least they can get some sets from other teams otherwise it would be ridiculously easy games.


    And about Bulgaria example, they very very rarely played with all top players at the same time. Vasileva, Rabadzhieva or Nikolova skipped tournament either by choice or due to their injuries that's why they are very underachieved

  • Bulgaria also bcs of their countless scandals and corruption problems of their joke of a federation... The girls are victims to it, I'm sure they'd do better with a proper organization/better environment.


    I think Haak in France would be better too, although I also agree that it won't automatically make them a star-team with a few big names.

  • France is participating next OG anyways as a host so they won't need to qualify. Of course they won't be medal contender by addition of Haak but at least they can get some sets from other teams otherwise it would be ridiculously easy games.


    And about Bulgaria example, they very very rarely played with all top players at the same time. Vasileva, Rabadzhieva or Nikolova skipped tournament either by choice or due to their injuries that's why they are very underachieved

    Not the only reason, though. Only after 2015 did some of the key players start to skip various tournaments (and even then, they still had 2 or 3 world-class players, more than most countries). But it doesn't excuse their lack of success in ECh 2013 or 2015, and especially WCh 2014, where they played in full line-up of 5 world-class players, and still only finished 11th.

  • i think that Haak its better than any bulgarian player and so far she can win games by herself.


    Ana Cristina seems to me a kind of Egonu player. But with less power.

  • i think that Haak its better than any bulgarian player and so far she can win games by herself.

    Decidedly not. At least not at the highest level of international volleyball (I'm sure she can win a game against Slovakia or Greece etc by herself sometime), and not yet. She might grow to be such a force soon, but she isn't one yet.

  • Decidedly not. At least not at the highest level of international volleyball (I'm sure she can win a game against Slovakia or Greece etc by herself sometime), and not yet. She might grow to be such a force soon, but she isn't one yet.

    Agreed, she didn't win any games against a remarkable opponent with Sweden yet

  • I think she would if her national team had better coaches and knew how to use her to her maximum potential...


    France need to grow their league, or make it better again, I know they have a "Club Italia team", but they need better coaches... Buying players from other nationalities won't be enough if they don't know what to do with them...