2022 Women's Volleyball Nations League

  • i mean it already is even if USA win/dont win... lol


    turkey getting the top spot in a knockout round is rigged af

    I guess blaming everything on Turkey is the right way to go. Boo Cansu! #PoulterNumber1 Jokes aside, hosts getting the top spot really doesn't make sense too. If they get in the Top 8, they should be slotted based on their final rank. I would hate to see (and probably will) a USA-JPN semis. They make me nervous.

  • I guess blaming everything on Turkey is the right way to go. Boo Cansu! #PoulterNumber1 Jokes aside, hosts getting the top spot really doesn't make sense too. If they get in the Top 8, they should be slotted based on their final rank. I would hate to see (and probably will) a USA-JPN semis. They make me nervous.

    why? they've beaten USA once since 2011... and that was against a B/C team lol


    the A team will restore order


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  • I will risk saying that Japanese women are one of the main favorites to win VNL, I really like their playing.

    The fans in Türkiye are the 7th or even the 8th player for our team, so I hope that our girls will bear it :cup:

  • how did Turkey even lost one set against Korea? USA will run them over.

    Out of nowhere but if it's an actual question

    It could be nerves, first time playing against Korea since Olympics. They probably afraid to lost again and reaction from fans.


    It could be Cesar and staff. You know they are part of Vakıfbank staff and they know the girls and Gui very well.

    Tuğba and Derya started that match and it was their first week and reception wasn't good. Tuğba was just bad.


    If it wasn't an actual question, you can ignore this post

  • KYK's ghost haunted them :lol:

  • Japan will not miss serves, however Japan will hit into blocks and Japan will not stop others spiking, digging yes, but blocking an absolute no.


    Japan basically is forcing you to miss for them to succeed. Japan can easily make their own mistakes in spiking.


    This year, Japan is doing a really good job of getting players in spots to succeed. Fewer mistakes by them has made them really successful. Still put them against a bigger block, their hitting numbers will come down.


    Japan will not face Brazil or Italy, which would be a good way to see how they would do against a bigger team. Japan have only went 5 once, and still have the highest point differential out of all teams 142, USA being second at 104. Taking out the set win minimum points, 142-(48-8)=102/28 sets, Japan is 3.64 points a set better than their opponents. USA would be 104-(42-8)=70/25, 2.80 points a set better than their opponents.


    Right now these are the two best teams.


    Turkey will finish in the top 8 with two wins over Canada and Netherlands. Poland and Thailand would likely get two wins as well, so either losing twice would get Turkey into the top 8. Turkey is already ahead on wins and points over both of them.

  • #10 of Japan has a nice high swing (she can hit over blocks sometimes). I'm worried about Kojima's reception against teams with excellent serving.

  • Still put them against a bigger block, their hitting numbers will come down

    That's what I've been saying, too


    Manabe and Koga are stressing mental toughness at this stage of the game. Execute execute execute. Don't hesitate, don't pout, don't be wimpy. We've already seen what happened to a couple good players . Uchiseto isn't playing that well but she's still playing. Because.


    I've haven't seen the campfires from this squad the last iteration used to enjoy setting. I'm grateful for that


    Japan needs to get better as this tournament goes along. I think it's possible they will

  • I don't know, but I really think that Japan has leveled up their game this season. They can now spike over the block which was something they can't do on the previous years. I have also seen this on the men's game. Perhaps, this is something that they have worked hard and practiced with over time. I have high hopes this week 3!