Germany - VBL 1. Bundesliga 2021/22

  • I think, the playoffs should be reorganized into two semi final starting groups, upper (Stuttgart, Dresden, Potsdam, Schwerin) and lower, to react on the too many postponements of league round matches. Anyway, due to points per match the table is now as follows:


    1. Stuttgart 2,89, 2. Dresden 2,24, 3. Potsdam 2,11, 4. Schwerin 2,06, 5. Suhl 1,84, 6. Aachen 1,76, 7. Wiesbaden 1,39, 8. Münster 1,22, 9. Vilsbiburg 1,06, 10. Erfurt 0,82, 11. Straubing 0,39, 12. Neuwied 0,06. - Stuttgart is practically safe to win the league round, because the chances of Dresden to overtake them are now merely theoretical, while Potsdam and Schwerin have no chance anymore.

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    Bundesliga plant reguläre Beendigung der Hauptrunde


    Die Clubverantwortlichen der 1. Volleyball Bundesliga der Frauen haben sich dafür ausgesprochen, die Hauptrunde über den 19. März hinaus zu verlängern und so viele Spiele wie möglich zu spielen. ... Verlängerung der Hauptrunde bis mindestens zum 29. März notwendig


    An dem Playoff-Modus mit Viertelfinals, Halbfinals (jeweils best of three) und Finals (best of five) wird festgehalten. Folglich haben sich alle Beteiligten auf eine Verdichtung der Playoffs verständigt, die erst einmal besagt, dass die besser platzierte Mannschaft mit einem Auswärtsspiel in die Viertelfinals startet und anschließend zwei Heimspiele hintereinander hat. Ob diese Maßnahme Anwendung finden wird, ist abhängig vom weiteren Verlauf der Hauptrunde. Gleichzeitig laufen Gespräche mit den internationalen Verbänden hinsichtlich einer möglichen Saisonverlängerung.


    Main round will continue until at least March 29th.


    Number of playoff matches is not reduced, but they plan that in the quarter finals the lower ranked team will probably start at home, if a third match is necessary this will be played shortly after the second match. But this change to the playoff modus is not final.


    The league is in contact with the international federations to try to end the season at a later date.


    https://www.stuttgarts-schoens…beendigung-der-hauptrunde

  • So Stuttgart will need to play their remaining three games (vs Dresden, vs Potsdam, @Schwerin) on the 24th/25th, 26th/27th and 29th


    Dresden has 4 remaining unscheduled matches but according to their website the tickets for the Neuwied games will be refunded as they think these will be completely cancelled.

  • I think, this decision is completely bullshit (sorry): like in politics you have as organizer of such competitions to recognize the reality first, which VBL obviously not did, neither consulting epidemiologists or virlologists. The issues not really considered:


    Omicron BA2 (dominating in Germany) is as infectious as measles, so it is extremely difficult to avoid infection even for persons with three vaccinations, because they offer nearly no protection against this serotype regarding infection (they will "only" help to avoid strong illness when infected).


    Beginning with 20th of March we will have full halls again with spectators, who are allowed, to take off masks at least when eating or drinking, endangering the players this way.


    Every personal contact is a risk: under these circumstances the players would have go to complete isolation against all other humans aside from their team bubble, to minimize the risks - this would have to be done for several months, this is not realistic IMHO.


    Conclusion: the VBL will crash with this unrealistical approach and we will see it at end of March already.

  • Erfurt - Münster 3:2 (20:25 22:25 25:18 25:23 15:13)

    https://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2021-22/Women/2126.pdf

    MVP: Hanna Hellvig / Maria Schlegel


    Schwerin - Aachen 3:0 (15, 16, 20)

    https://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2021-22/Women/2122.pdf

    MVP: Indy Baijens / Lara Vukasovic


    Potsdam - Wiesbaden 3:1 (25:13 14:25 25:20 25:17)

    https://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2021-22/Women/2123.pdf

    MVP: Anett Nemeth / Anna Wruck


    Suhl - Stuttgart 2:3 (30:28 25:23 17:25 20:25 13:15)

    https://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2021-22/Women/2124.pdf

    MVP: Danielle Harbin / Julia Nowicka

  • Stuttgart has now also formally won the league round, decisively distancing now also Dresden after shutting out Potsdam and Schwerin already before. The order of teams didn't change due to points per match, the top ten are (Erfurt didn't came close enough to the two in fron of them with this tie-break success against Münster): 1. Stuttgart, 2. Dresden, 3. Postdam, 4. Schwerin, 5. Suhl, 6. Aachen, 7. Wiesbaden, 8. Münster, 9. Vilsbiburg, 10. Erfurt.

  • Why didn't Rivers play against suhl?

  • Does anyone here have any information as to why the actual home game from Neuwied against Dresden is taking place in Dresden and not in Neuwied? In the games against Potsdam and Schwerin, it was understandable that they were played by the opposing clubs, because the home and away games were played very quickly one after the other. But this is not the case here.

  • Does anyone here have any information as to why the actual home game from Neuwied against Dresden is taking place in Dresden and not in Neuwied? In the games against Potsdam and Schwerin, it was understandable that they were played by the opposing clubs, because the home and away games were played very quickly one after the other. But this is not the case here.

    The hall of Neuwied is also for school sport. So under the week it is very hard for the team to get the hall. Our game (Münster) was played under the week, but in Rhineland-Pfalz there were holidays at the moment.

  • Münster's president mentioned in an article that they want to keep most of their current roster for next season, but two players "consider to retire", so they'll look for replacements. I could imagine Wezorke might be one of them, maybe Juliane Schröder or Marta Hurst could be other options? Hurst is the oldest player in the team and Wezorke and Schröder might want to have children maybe.