Posts by ossubtus

    i'm now trying to (re)watch some matches from 2006, since i didn't follow VB back then.


    here's an exciting match, BRA x CHN.


    it's interesting to see the CHN team, with many veterans from the 2004 OG gold medal team mixed with newcomers like wang yimei and xu yunli.


    zhou suhong, another "fake" OPP, that receives serve and attacks backslides or fast balls. liu yanan, an MB that also receives serve...




    (now the question is, did yang hao actually pay money for someone to do that to her hair????? ):dance4:8|:rolleyes::huh:

    holy €£%#$&@!!!!!!


    i am shocked about that... also shocked that she had such a long history with many clubs. “best receiver “ award in a CEV tournament?


    i am not surprised she didn’t last in the NT with that kind of personality issues... obviously a very troubled person. and karch kicked out hooker for their disagreement????

    she was in the 2004 OG team, but also got cut from 2008 OG.


    here's an interesting match, metcalfe as starting OPP (busse her backup), haneef as passing OH.


    busse and metcalf, maybe? can't recall which years metcalfe was in the NT...


    come to think of it, glass also didn't have many years in the NT, did she?

    i just re-watched US x CUB semi from 2008. everything went wrong for CUB, not just 14 missed services, but all the dumb hitting errors and bad passing.


    but i hadn't realized how good glass' passing was. in previous matches, US struggled so lang ping even instituted 4-woman passing sometimes, but glass had a good match, as did tom, scott, haneef... and willoughby off the bench with some big kills.

    sidney, do you remember the fight when CUB players physically punched a BRA male coach? that must have been in the GP too, decades ago...

    yeah, beijing was the last hurrah for the legendary CUB dynasty. they won their group beating US and CHN, only to self-destruct. i can't imagine that that 2008 BRA team would be afraid of CUB then...


    dang, i can't find the US x ITA QF from 2008 anymore... used to be on YT...

    well, they lost to CUB in pool play, but CUB self-destructed starting in the semis and bronze medal match. santos, best server of OG, put every ball into the net...


    the 2008 US team was really a good one, but they really needed an overpowering OPP (haneef was ok, but ogonna and willoughby as her backups didn't add much either) and a good libero...

    yeah, watching those matches after the fact, i recall ITA finished 2nd in their group (after that humiliation by BRA -- aguero was blocked so many times), which under the old rules meant they'd face CHN (3rd in the other pool) in the QFs, but fivb instituted the drawing of lots for 2-3, so they ended up facing the US and it was an epic battle... on the other hand, would they have preferred to face CHN instead, at home?????


    bogdan, thanks for that. i'd forgotten i watched that video long time ago. it's too bad we can't find the whole match. my goodness, brayelin was on the bench back then. she was 15!

    well, i guess then it wasn't a much better option...


    i wish i could find US x ITA, it was ITA's only loss...


    or DOM x SRB, DOM x KOR, US x BRA, or ITA x CHN...