Russia - SUPERLEAGUE PARIMATCH 2020/2021

  • More teams, new teams and different format for the season 20/21!


    14 will be participating. Sakhalin left, Lipetsk, Tulitsa and Nizhny Novgorod join the Superleague.


    After the regular season (2 games against every opponent) the first two teams get a direct place in the final six. Playoff with teams ranked 3.-10. for the remaining 4 spots.


    Cup final weekend is in Moscow.


    http://www.volley.ru/news/22087/

  • I heard that Cleger is pregnant so she won't participate at this league


    I admit i don't like cleger,she was outstanding at russian league but in cl she was awful,she attacks power and their attack or is a point or is blocked or out


    I hope lokomotiv can get a good opposite but the market they're not many options

  • I heard that Cleger is pregnant so she won't participate at this league


    I admit i don't like cleger,she was outstanding at russian league but in cl she was awful,she attacks power and their attack or is a point or is blocked or out


    I hope lokomotiv can get a good opposite but the market they're not many options

    Joycinha from Brazil.

    Sheilla from Brazil.

    Rosamaria from Casalmaggiore (if they are not allowed to play).

    Bjelica?

  • I heard that Cleger is pregnant so she won't participate at this league


    I admit i don't like cleger,she was outstanding at russian league but in cl she was awful,she attacks power and their attack or is a point or is blocked or out


    I hope lokomotiv can get a good opposite but the market they're not many options

    Hope they can convince Lippmann to sign for them🙈 She could be a great asset and Dijkema has good connection with her! On the other hand I doubt she will sign fora Russian team:S


    Other option could be Vasileva, so maybe she or Voronkova can play as opposite:)

  • Joycinha from Brazil.

    Sheilla from Brazil.

    Rosamaria from Casalmaggiore (if they are not allowed to play).

    Bjelica?

    Joycinha played awful at superliga and her level dropped a lot

    Sheilla stays in minas

    Bjelica would be a good option,she don't have much opportunity in osasco to shine,maybe in russia she could be the killer like in world cup

  • the lokomotiv president said in an interview that they wouldn't hire anyone to replace cleger cause with the financial situation they won't get a good replacement

    Yurinskaia is gonna be the opposite

    He also said that was unprofesional from cleger to said that only 3 days after signing the contract

  • Joycinha played awful at superliga and her level dropped a lot

    Sheilla stays in minas

    Bjelica would be a good option,she don't have much opportunity in osasco to shine,maybe in russia she could be the killer like in world cup

    Bjelica goes to China. She confirmed that in interview for serbian newspaper.

  • I have read the conditions of the league due to Corona pandemics, and it sounds horrible:


    maximum 10% spectators are allowed from the full seat capacity of a hall. The protection masks have to worn all the time in the hall, if not players, who are warming up, or currently playing, it applies to everyone there.


    Entering requires temperature measurement.


    If other leagues act like this, the fan cloud will be effectively dead - better than participants die because of pandemics of course... it shows the extremely difficult position of the clubs and leagues now.

  • How it's horrible? They follow the protocols given by the autorities and that's good

  • Live stream for friendly match between Lokomotiv Kaliningrad and Uralochka.


  • Russian Cup starts this week (08. - 13. September)


    There are four groups of which the best three make it to the semis (unless they changed it to best two).


    1: Lokomotiv, Moskow, Leningradka, Odintsovo, Luch

    2: Uralochka, Dinamo Metar, Enisey, Uralochka 2, Sakhanlin, Tyumen

    3: Kazan, Proton, Krasnodar, Ufa, Severyanka, Volgodonsk

    4: Minsk, Sparta, Lipetsk, Tulitsa, Kursk

  • Anyone know what happened with Fabris? She was announced to be in Kaliningrad with Kazan but I've never seen her, neither in the bench.

    I think She had smaller injury. Nothing serious.

  • Uralochka 2 made it to the next round in the Russian Cup thanks to a 3-0 against Uralochka 1 (they didn't even try...). Sakhalin who beat Uralochka 2 (3-1) would have gotten the place in the next round otherwise...


    D. Moscow, Lokomotiv, Leningradka, Odintsovo, Uralochka, Uralochka 2, Dinamo Metar, Kazan, Krasnodar, Proton, Tulitsa and Lipetsk qualified for the semis. I don't know why four teams from zone 1 qualified and only two teams from zone 4 (out of five). Maybe it has something to do with the finals (in Moscow?).


    https://rsport.ria.ru/20200914/voleybol-1577188226.html


    Dinamo Moscow and Kazan seem to be in good shape. Enisey, Odintsovo and Sparta (troubled by injuries) not so much.

  • Seems not fair for Sakhalin

  • The season starts today. The first round looks rather boring. The top teams play against weak opponents (Eniey and newcomers). Proton (Dinamo Metar) and Odintsovo (Leningradka) get the chance to take revenge for the loss in the cup.

    The loss of Sakhalin and the addition of three new teams should make the league weaker. The four top teams should have a lot of easy games. I hope they use it to give the substitute players some playtime. Some thoughts on the teams:


    Kazan: They dominated last season and are stronger this season. Bricio replaced De La Cruz and Konovalova joind the team. Kotikova and Kadochkina seem to healthy again. They should get one of the two fix spots in the final six (unless Startseva gets injured).


    Lokomotiv: They did not replace Cleger but added Vorobyeva (Shevchuk left). Evdokomova and Melnikova replaced Orlova and Brovkina. Dijkema is the new setter. Without their best scorer from last season (Ezhak will probably play OPP) they seem to be a bit weaker. The have the option to add a foreigner before the playoffs.


    Uralochka: Romanova, Evdokimova, Enina and Klimets left. MB position looks a bit weaker (Safonova is third MB...). Still a top four team.


    Moscow: They added Romanova, Klimets, Kuznetsova, Natalia, Orlova, Enina and Bibina and lost no essential player. This should make them stronger than last season which they already showed in the Cup (3-1 win against Loko). I don't think Orlova was necessary. The addition of two OPP seems odd. Maybe Goncharova will play mainly in big matches. With only one foreigner they have the option to add a player later in the season. Probably an OH since they only have three (I don't consider Kuznetsova an OH because of her reception skills). Top favorite for the second fix spot in the finals.


    Proton: Russu replaced Martiniuc. Setters are still a potential problem. They had a great season. Playoffs shouldn't be a problem.


    Krasnodar: Only one big change (Vetrova) and a small one (Sukhoverkhova for Korenchuk). Hopefully Vetrova will help them to get the stability they lacked the last few seasons. The have the potential to make the final six.


    Leningradka: Team looks similar to the one last year (Sokolchyk, Stolyarova and Rusakova for Kuznetsova, Samadova, Frolova, Markova). Should be somewhere in the middle of the table and have a good chance on making the playoffs.


    Odintsovo: All starting players left. Mainly young players plus Korenchuk and Dumcheva. I am happy that Matveeva is starting but expect the team to have some problems (0-3 against Leningradka in Cup). Might get one of the last playoff places.


    Minchanka: They were disappointing the last few seasons and I don't expect them to do much better this season. They had close matches against the newcomers in the Cup.


    Dinamo Metar: Strongest team in years. Unfortunately Pirogovskaya got injured in a Cup match. They should reach the playoffs this season.


    Enisey, Lipetsk, Tulitsa, Sparta: I do not really know that much about them. Sparta's setters were injured last week which makes the season start very difficult for them. Tulitsa added Olga Frolova and Malygina which might make them the strongest new team. I expect most of these teams to be at the bottom of the table.