Posts by NobodyKnows

    Glad to know Sheilla, Fabiana and Camila Brait are coming back to the National Team! This team has so many gaps ups and downs that we really need everyone available to stand a chance to get a medal at the Olympics next year. Hope Garay decides on coming back also.

    It will be a pleasure to see them again playing for our NT. I'm sure I'll follow this South American Championship like I'm not doing with our NT in the recent years.


    Glad to know yet that Zé announced his retirement from the National Team after Tokyo. We just need to move on. I won't come up with critics about his job because I'm really grateful to him about everything he did to our volleyball. First men's gold medal in Barcelona, first women's gold medal in Beijing, three gold medals overall and so many good things that the only thing I could do is support his job and the team in this last year. Nevertheless, we need a deep change from the under categories to the main team if we want to be competitive again.


    In my opinion, the physical conditioning of key players like Natalia in Tokyo must be decisive to our chances to get a medal. Hope they have a healthy club season this year!

    Long interview with Sheilla: https://globoesporte.globo.com…-seria-muito-melhor.ghtml

    Good interview if you want to know how she is and what she thinks about coming back.

    She says she's motivated and that has carefully considered to play on beach but after talking with some people she's decided to continue her career playing on court.

    Winning another olympic medal would be a dream but it's a long way to go. If she gets in shape, she thinks on coming back to the national team too.

    Sheilla also talks about maternity and another things.

    I have no time to translate though. Sorry.

    In my opinion, CBV should reformulate Brazilian programme, particularly under 18 categories.

    All discussions are pointless since China, Italy and other programmes are doing so well at this while Brazil got eliminated in pool B at the Girls' U18 World Championship (2017) behind Russia, Belarus :white: and USA.

    It really doesn't matter the players Zé will take because you could like one player and I will like another but we must agree that Brazil won't be that competitive anyway. At this moment, Brazil has some legendary players that aren't in their prime anymore and a lot of young players that won't make such a difference on international stage. Give me one player at the level of Zhu Ting, Boskovic, Egonu and so on!

    Brazil had an incredible programme years ago that brought us Sheilla, Fabi, Fabiana, Thaísa, Waleska, Jaqueline, Paula Pequeno, Mari, Fofão in their prime. What is going on? That is the question!

    Before Pequim and London Brazil had an amazing performance at the U20 and U18 World Championships with Sheilla, Fabiana, Fabi and so forth and build upon it. There's no magic.

    Amanda, Rosamaria, Tainara and whatever we bring up here are just the same compared with the best players in the world at their position. The problem is way deeper than that.

    Rio is out! OMG! :white::what:

    It's impressive the role Fabi played both in the NT and in her last club since 2005 when she became a solid player. In the NT, Brazil went to the finals in every single tournament for 7 years, including two Olympic Games and two World Championships. Then, she retired and Brazil got eliminated before finals in so many tournaments that I cannot even count, including last two World Championships and the Olympics on home turf. Playing for Rio, it was 12 finals in a row in Superliga, I guess. Then, she retires and the team got eliminated in the semifinals just one year later.

    I have no idea what is going on with our programme. We don't produce solid passers and great defenders anymore and Brazilian volleyball can't live like this.


    By the way, congratulations to Minas and Praia!

    The host will take a good advantage. Challenge system should be a top priority for the bidding procces. It's the only thing to care about.


    In fact, looking at the pools, Europe will qualify 4 teams for the Olympics as they ever do. ;) Despite London, when we had 5 european squads cause of the Great Britain, there will be the same 4 spots and, in case Turkey or Germany surprisingly wins pool B, Tokyo may have 5 european squads. The new formula actually increases the chances for european teams. It's up to Turkey and Germany to beat China and take one place. It's up to Bulgaria to win over USA and get another one. It's up to Azerbaijan to beat Brazil and be the 6th european to qualify. There's european teams spread all over the 6 pools, which gives CEV the oportunity to qualify 7 teams to the Olympic Games. One confederation out of 5 can get 7 spots in the 11 given.


    I don't get the complaints.

    Campeonato Paulista, our best state league, started few weeks ago. I'm not creating a new thread this time. Today, Sportv will broadcast Hinode Barueri vs E.C. Pinheiros at 9.30 pm.


    Standings

    1. Osasco Audax 6

    2. Sesi Vôlei Bauru 6

    3. Hinode Barueri 6

    4. São Cristóvão Saúde/São Caetano 3

    5. Valinhos Vôlei 0

    6. E.C. Pinheiros 0


    By the way, E.C. Pinheiros won 2018 São Paulo Cup over Sesi Vôlei Bauru (27-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19). :cup: I'm not sure someone has posted it before.

    Yeah, this year batch is very promising and they are all fairly tall too (all of the Round 1 picks are all +180cm tall). Last year some in Korea were even suggesting that it would have been a great opportunity to start up a 7th women team like when IBK Altos was started up because there were so many good young players in this batch.


    I was however surprised that Heungkuk selected Lee Yu-Ah with their 1st pick. I was most certain that Park Eun-Jin would be 1st pick whilst Yu-Ah would be 2nd based on what I saw online. Great MBs are a premium commodities in the V-League, you can see why this is the case when look at the top earners in the leagues are mostly MBs (eg, Yang Hyo-Jin, Kim Hee-Jin, Han Soo-ji are all earning the max of 300K KRW, Bae Yoo-Na and Kim Su-Ji are +200K KRW). That why both of Ju-Ah and Eun-Jin are so highly rated. KGC Ginseng really went after this new batch of rookies and it was genius of them to trade with other teams for their 2nd round picks :teach:.

    Yang Hyo-Jin and Kim Hee-Jin have been good assets for their teams with the opposites alongside. It seems teams prefer to move tall players for the middle-blocker position instead of trying them out as opposites because of the foreign players.

    Sorry! Didn't realise that. Thank you! :drink:


    Some players look promising. This is going to be fun.

    Brazil is travelling to Japan with 15 players:


    Opp: Tandara and Rosamaria (OH also)

    S: Dani Lins and Roberta

    OH: Natália, Fernanda Garay, Gabi, Drussyla and Amanda

    MB: Adenízia, Thaisa, Bia and Carol

    L: Suelen and Gabiru


    Natalia (c) is still recovering. In case she bounces back, she'll play and one of the girls will leave. Otherwise, she's the one to be cut.

    The bright side of Volleyball Nations League compared with the World Grand Prix it's been teams playing each other just one time on the preliminary round. The old formula was really unfair for some teams who played strong teams 2 or 3 times while others were getting easier matchups . However, 15 matches are way too much and the number of teams could be reduced for 12 in my opinion.


    Teams are showing a lot of issues which makes it hard to forecast the winner. The best teams in the world are still fighting hard to find their best volleyball. Looking forward to Brazil vs USA! :super: