Brazil - Women's Superliga 2021/2022

  • Gabiru going 9/12 tonight says so much about both teams. lol


    Too bad about Sesc, we really cannot have nice things. At least there's some solace in Praia possibly demolishing Osasco in the semis as usual...

  • Things began to go downhill since Fabi's retirement + losing Fabi and Gabi at the same time was an immense hit

  • How SESC went from having Fofao, Sheila, Mari, Gabi, Natalia, Pavan to this mess 😂

    Sponsorship, essentially. Back then, the team was sponsored by Unilever. It was never the biggest investment in the League, but it was always a great investment, so the team could hire strong players. In 2017, when Unilever discontinued the sponsorship, the team was able to find SESC, which is a public company. The investment wasn't as strong and the team could never win the title again, but they still could build strong teams. Then, during the pandemic, the investment was considerably reduced, that's why they searched this partnership with Flamengo. Currently the team's budget is only compatible with fighting for the 4th, 5th place.


    Having said that, I still think this particular team was very poorly built. Teams like Barueri and Fluminense also have a lower budget and still were able to put together more cohesive groups. When you plan on having as starters Monique, Maira, at least one MB between Valquíria and Milka, who are not really great spikers... It's kinda obvious you're gonna depend a lot on your more offensive OH... Milena was probably hired to challenge Maira, since their style are very different from Peña. And I don't know how much Peña's earning, she's an olympic player, we know she feels good in the team's environment, maybe she agreed on earning less than she could elsewhere... But after having her for 3 years, we know what to expect from her. In this team, she needs to be a leader, which is sort of a recipe for... something like tonight's match.

  • Sponsorship, essentially. Back then, the team was sponsored by Unilever. It was never the biggest investment in the League, but it was always a great investment, so the team could hire strong players. In 2017, when Unilever discontinued the sponsorship, the team was able to find SESC, which is a public company. The investment wasn't as strong and the team could never win the title again, but they still could build strong teams. Then, during the pandemic, the investment was considerably reduced, that's why they searched this partnership with Flamengo. Currently the team's budget is only compatible with fighting for the 4th, 5th place.


    Having said that, I still think this particular team was very poorly built. Teams like Barueri and Fluminense also have a lower budget and still were able to put together more cohesive groups. When you plan on having as starters Monique, Maira, at least one MB between Valquíria and Milka, who are not really great spikers... It's kinda obvious you're gonna depend a lot on your more offensive OH... Milena was probably hired to challenge Maira, since their style are very different from Peña. And I don't know how much Peña's earning, she's an olympic player, we know she feels good in the team's environment, maybe she agreed on earning less than she could elsewhere... But after having her for 3 years, we know what to expect from her. In this team, she needs to be a leader, which is sort of a recipe for... something like tonight's match.

    Most definitely. Giovana was coming from an off season with Flu, Juma is a mess, then you have a very limited OPP in Monique and a below average one on the bench, one unreliable and error prone OH (Peña), one OH who can't attack (Maira), a second libero masquerading as an OH (Gabiru), an older Jucy who can no longer carry the load and make a difference every match, two wildcard MBs in Milka and Valquíria (you never know what level they'll show) and then Natinha who is no Fabi. Bernardo would be better off trying youngsters like Flu and Barueri are doing instead of relying on late 20s players who have never achieved anything Superliga-wise. Milena could've been that and I feel like she was on her way to become a starter, but then...

  • I also think they missed a big one with Drussyla. She was very promising in 2016. Too bad things take left turn on her. I am glad she is back on court now.


    Do you guys think Brazil is running short of players that can be competitive at NT level based on Superliga this year? (excluding the already starter for NT).

  • SUPERLIGA - PLAYOFF - QUARTER-FINALS (best of 3)


    PRAIA(1) 1 - 0 PINHEIROS(8)

    • 03/25 (6:30PM): PINHEIROS 0 - 3 PRAIA (highlights)
    21-25, 21-25, 21-25 (stats)
    MVP: Carol (Praia)
    • 03/28 (7:00PM): PRAIA vs PINHEIROS
    • 04/01 (6:30PM): PRAIA vs PINHEIROS


    OSASCO(4) 1 - 0 SESC(5)

    29-27, 25-18, 25-21 (stats)
    MVP: Fabiana (Osasco)

    • 03/28 (9:30PM): SESC vs OSASCO
    • 04/01 (9:00PM): OSASCO vs SESC


    MINAS(2) vs BARUERI(7)

    • 03/26 (7:00PM): MINAS vs BARUERI
    • 03/29 (7:00PM): BARUERI vs MINAS
    • 04/02 (7:00PM): MINAS vs BARUERI


    SESI(3) vs FLUMINENSE(6)

    • 03/26 (9:30PM): SESI vs FLUMINENSE
    • 03/29 (9:30PM): FLUMINENSE vs SESI
    • 04/02 (9:30PM): SESI vs FLUMINENSE
  • These playoffs including the male league are just=O

  • If this is really the ceiling of Barueri, we are screwed... I don't want to see our NT playing Lorrayna-ball ;(

  • Minas will find a way to lose this match :D

    If Barueri is able to challenge Minas as we saw in the beginning of the last set and right now in these first points of the 3rd, I think that is actually very good for Minas, cause during the 2nd set they were just coasting. If Minas will be able to rise to the occasion and beat Bauru and Praia, they need to leave their comfort zone. Of course, the damage is Barueri actually winning, but so far I still have a hard time picturing that.

  • I wish the girls from Barueri would start playing with more attitude. They don't have to be obnoxious like Rosa or Mayany, but they need a little hatred in their hearts lol