Serbian Women's NT 2022

  • No more minimal friendly matches (mostly against Bulgaria). Match against Holland, then the tournament in Italy with Poland and Turkey in addition to hosts and then 2 matches against Thailand. Quite a lot matches and all against quality rivals.

  • Maja vs journalists, LoL (sc from her IG story)



    Text translate (green underlined text in bold)


    "Today, the new-old face, Tijana Boskovic, should appear on training camp. One of the best

    opposites in the world skiped the VNL in

    agreement with Santarelli, in order to be in excellent shape

    right at the World Champiosnhip. Also, with

    impatience we are watching to see if Maja Ognjenovic, our captain and "connective tissue" of the team, to respond to

    the selector's call, even though she stepped into the fifth decade of life."


    Her answer

    "I turn 38 on Saturday" 🥳

  • Just now, there's an article at sportklub where Santarelli said that there'll be conversations with Maja in the next few days, and he will then see where they stand on that. But he decisively said Silvija is getting the year off.


    https://sportklub.rs/ostali-sp…gnjenovic-sledi-razgovor/

  • Just now, there's an article at sportklub where Santarelli said that there'll be conversations with Maja in the next few days, and he will then see where they stand on that. But he decisively said Silvija is getting the year off.


    https://sportklub.rs/ostali-sp…gnjenovic-sledi-razgovor/

    Maybe this is reason why Cirovic is not included, she is in Belgrade already.


    As i say, biggest surprice for me was just 2 setters, i expected one more for testing, like santarelli did with liberos.

  • Why was Crncevic never called this summer? she could contribute a lot

  • Can someone translate the interviews OSSRB posted with Tica Brankica and Busa

  • Can someone translate the interviews OSSRB posted with Tica Brankica and Busa

    Really nothing important, happy that they are together again, the most important competition of this summer, they will do their best, they enjoyed their vacation,...

  • Crncevic is 35y old, and we have pretty good hitters.

    who?

    Only Lozo can be said a better attacker than her

  • Brankica Mihajlovic is back, she is 4 year younger.

    Mihajlovic has been pretty useless for 2-3 years.

  • I honestly don't see nedness for Crncevic. Lozo outburst was so valuable for this team, i don't

    think that Crncevic could done better and Lozo is more important future wise with 10 years less than Crncevic. Maybe she could help in some

    games offensively, but i don't see that she can make an significant improvment and boost our final standings. Let alone her 35yo and still unknown retiring plan. One good half of the season, even in Turkey is just

    not enough.


    *To prevent that as an answer, using Crncevic and Lozo as a duo would be such a disaster.

  • If only Lazovic was born with better physical predispositions (mainly taller but also more agile). In combination with her fire, leadership and drive, she would be a perfect player for our needs.

  • Mihajlovic has been pretty useless for 2-3 years.

    Mihajlovic was injured. But this time she played more than a 3 months without pain so its very promising.


    If not, i am sure they would call some of our good youngsters(Branka Tica probably) before Crncevic.


    In Serbia its not about just one tournament, its all about generation transition so can Serbia always stay competitive. Maybe i need to make one post about new generation of Serbia.


    If only Lazovic was born with better physical predispositions (mainly taller but also more agile). In combination with her fire, leadership and drive, she would be a perfect player for our needs.


    If you ask me, Lazovic dont need height, she just need pure strength.

  • you should make a post about new generation :)

  • Its Serbian Golden Era over???

    Well, yes and no.


    Yes, golden generation is done, some of them are retired, some passed they prime, some still kicking but yes there is no more Dream Team.


    But Serbia expected this scenario to come eventually and prepared new generation.


    Core of the new era is generation born in 1997.


    I guess you can recognize 6 players from picture bellow + Cirovic (Still not in team but returned in Europe this season to replace Drca in club and will play championship league, so eventually will show up in NT).



    This team won gold at euro u19 2014, only Serbian gold at that age category. Only reason they didn't win world championship next season is because obviously Boskovic was stolen by Senior NT.


    This core team will be helped with few older players (Stevanovic, Pusic, Busa, Drca) and of course few younger players who will continue tradition and catch experience bit by a bit.


    Coach of this team was Marijana Boricic, and surprice but she is now in charge of the new serbian "golden" generation(2002-2004) and she will help them in transition to senior team, and hopefully, they will make big impact after Olympics.


    Thats it for now. Bonus picture.


  • I must say, while waiting for any news, and scrolling through twitter feeds, it's really becoming difficult to search "Boskovic" because there are now so many non-Serbian accounts with that in their handle that's it just clogging the feed. If it's bad now, can you imagine how it will be during the WCH?:cheesy::white: