2022 Women's Volleyball Nations League

  • I was expecting the Netherlands to put a good fight after their first good game in the tournament yesterday. But Selinger changes the line up today and replaces Savelkoel with Jasper…:aww: When your team finally played better and won a good game you should have continued to play with the same starting 6 whose have better confidence, and to build some more momentum between them.


    Jasper can’t score and as a short player her reception also isn’t that good to compensate her poor attack. Selinger’s decision to put an early double sub in the second set to play with an OH & Opp who both couldn’t score at the front row was just a disaster.

    I don't want to defend selinger but considering the problem of Netherlands today was reception, it makes sense that he started with a better receiver

  • The bright side of Dutch NT is the MB duo who are doing very well, and that's good considering De Kruijf and Belien's departure. Anne Buijs is offensively good but reception is way too unstable. Knollema/Daalderop and Savelkoel are good options, but a Grothues type of player is very welcome.

    The main problem is the opposite position. Plak looks like she doesn't want to be there and never found her 2016-2019 form again, and Dambrink seems to be a one day fly. Schoot was fantastic last year's VNL but this year it's pretty awkward, and Bongaerts isn't very good either. Selinger is too stubborn to give Dijkema some chances with direct substitution.


    End of roast. The match against Japan keeps my hopes up because the team really showed the potential is still there

  • I was expecting the Netherlands to put a good fight after their first good game in the tournament yesterday. But Selinger changes the line up today and replaces Savelkoel with Jasper…:aww: When your team finally played better and won a good game you should have continued to play with the same starting 6 whose have better confidence, and to build some more momentum between them.


    Jasper can’t score and as a short player her reception also isn’t that good to compensate her poor attack. Selinger’s decision to put an early double sub in the second set to play with an OH & Opp who both couldn’t score at the front row was just a disaster.

    Jasper isn't to blame for this loss. Selinger should have used Savelkoel instead of Buijs.

  • No i wasn't 🤦

  • And Jasper showed in this game she isn’t

    Savelkoel couldn't have done any better. Maybe she should be replacing Anne but not Jasper

  • Omg y'all are really pushing it sometimes and it's almost always bcs of personal grudges! Like I said at least I'm transparent in what I root for, I just root for the team I root for lmao. If you make enough screenshots and clip enough literally you can demonize every single player like this :gone: Just relax, when Yuan made the comment about Turkiye being a nice training session for her I was a little taken aback but she was right lol and she got the last laugh, not everything is so deep. Not to get too philosophical but the loud, outspoken ones are rarely the most evil ones anyway... It's just a game, these players don't even keep the grudges y'all keep sometimes.

  • I don't get how they go 3-2 against JPN and then play like this vs TUR.


    Did they see Guidetti and have 2020 Euro qualification flashbacks?

    Well, to be honest I kinda expected it (not to be as awful as it was, though).... they haven't shown a good level of play so far (minus yesterday) and they had very little time to rest (way less than 24 hours) since yesterday's five setter

  • Who made avid a Turkey hater guys? Please apologize because this is getting beyond control.


    Meanwhile, I like this six of Turkey. With Meryem, Turkey can play way faster and it makes life easier for Hande and Tugba. Also well done Hande, last time she played this good was olympic qualifications I think. I am surprised she was that fired up because she is usually a calm and nice girl. Must be something between her and Buijs from set 2.


    Losing Canada in a not so important match was good. At least it was not like losing to Korea in olympics, better here than later.


    I love the dutch middles and their connection with Bongaerts. At Netherlands' side, they should find a solution to replace Buijs-Jasper duo and somehow bring back the good old Schoot.

  • Jasper isn't to blame for this loss. Selinger should have used Savelkoel instead of Buijs.

    Buijs was great yesterday, there’s no reason to not starting with her today. If there’s a reason to play with Japser, she and Schoot should be able to cover Buijs at reception, but it didn’t happen and Buijs still had to receive most of the serves. What’s worse was among the few serves Jasper received, quite a number of them weren’t good passes, and some were very tight to the net that Bongarets couldn’t even set.

  • Knollema isn't being used enough for NL imo she is the future with Daalderop

    I agree, she should be used instead of Jasper who adds nothing to the game. Bad reception, the Dutch Meliha in attack and defense wasn't great either today (normally much better). Since the team will not finish in top 8 it's a good opportunity to give Knollema more experience. Without an OPP, Buijs is needed on court and therefore Selinger should find a way to cover for her reception

  • Who made avid a Turkey hater guys? Please apologize because this is getting beyond control.


    d somehow bring back the good old Schoot.

    LoL, he just have tendentions to hate top European teams, it's not anyone's fault. The guy is hating serbian team and players for a while, but it was popular narative on the forum so it passed unnoticeable.

  • LoL, he just have tendentions to hate top European teams, it's not anyone's fault. The guy is hating serbian team and players for a while, but it was popular narative on the forum so it passed unnoticeable.

    Honestly this simplified ''continental'' grouping makes me slightly uncomfortable at this point. As if everything is that simple... I mean these are international tournaments anyway, leave continental talk in the continental tournaments lol.


    It's cringe tbh.

  • LoL, he just have tendentions to hate top European teams, it's not anyone's fault. The guy is hating serbian team and players for a while, but it was popular narative on the forum so it passed unnoticeable.

    Exactly! Also whenever a European team would lose a game, CEV jokes are all over the place. If it was other way around, we all would be called out as racist🤦