Posts by mosi

    Hard to tell from the match highlight, but it's obvious that Kazemi is the MVP of the match, causing so much trouble at serving and spiking.


    It's my first time watching an Iranian league match. My impression is that there're no long rallies and very rare quick spikes? The NT style seems different.

    I don't think I noticed such a thing. maybe only these 2 teams and maybe just in that match, I think even this match had some long rallies, probably whoever made the highlights wasn't into long rallies :lol:

    Thanks for the analysis. I think Iran can only afford to bring one OH who is good at offense but weak in reception / defense. Looking forward to watching Salehi's performance at VNL.

    I think so, reception should be the key


    this is highlight of the 3rd final (I mean the last match of best of 3 final) between Urmia and Sirjan, if you check the list Urmia has so many players in the 27-man list while Sirjan has just Kazemi.

    it wasn't probably the best match of Salehi, he was a bit tired the final series still he was their topscorer with 23.



    match report of the match, to know who is who

    https://volleyball.ir/wp-conte…1%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%86-1.pdf

    Sharifi had a great season, both this season and previous one. He was by far the best server of the league😍

    this is interesting because he didn't play well this season in our league! :/


    Sharifi (and other guys from Urmia) understands Turkish language quite well. maybe that helped him adjusting easily to the situation in Turkey. because other guys like Ghaemi and Kazemi weren't any good there. Kazemi completely disappeared in Turkey. most people don't even remember Kazemi was in the NT only 2.5 years ago! :lol:

    Can you comment on Vadi vs Karimi, and Kazemi vs Yali?


    For OH, Ebadipour and Fayyazi should be sure-in. Who else out of other OHs do you think has a higher chance of going to Tokyo?

    I didn't watch much of Karimi this year, Vadi was OK but still he got outplayed by grandpa Behboudi in the Iranian league final. it will be hard pick for Alekno between these two guys. they are both average IMO. Iran has serious problems in this position, if I'm not wrong almost half of the teams in the league are using +40 years old setters. :aww: that's crazy.


    Yali also had an average season. most Urmia fans consider him the reason they failed the superleague final. but on the other hand Kazemi was in another level for the whole season. his club won the title (despite finishing 4th in the regular season) and he is the only player from that team to make the 27-man roster!!!!! that just shows what a big role he played for his club.


    he was disappeared in Turkey and missed the next season (the unfinished one) because of a surgery but he came out a different player this year. if he can keep that level in international competitions he will even grab the starting position from Ghafour. no doubt he is ahead of Yali right now.


    Fayyazi had a knee injury forced him to rest during the playoffs (they called up Sharifi from Turkey but he didn't help them much) but apparently that's not serious. if he is healthy he and Ebadipour are a lock as you said. I believe Meysam Salehi will get the 3rd OH position. you probably don't know him (he played for the NT before but briefly) but he also had a great season. saved Urmia so many times and benched Sharifi early in the season forcing him to leave the club and go to Turkey. Salehi is better than all other Iranian OHs in spiking but his defense is poor.

    I don't like Mosafer and Cheperli (and surprised to see them in the list) but they are better receivers comparing to Manavi and Esfandiar. Mirzajanpour is not completely out yet. he was having a great season until the injury. he will miss the VNL but may recover in time for the Olympics. (even though I doubt Alekno waits too much for him)


    as for Ghafour I only remember one major injury (this back injury while he was in Lube) but I might be wrong.

    Amir Ghafour had a terrible season in Turkey. Was he coming back from an injury?

    back injury and most importantly "not playing" for more than a year. when he played first for Bursa that was his first match after something like 18 months! :aww:


    he was clubless in Iran for the reason nobody knows ! probably waiting too much for a better offer from Europe. :wall: I won't be surprised if he loses his starting position in the NT, he may not even make it to the Olympics.


    I can't understand why but Iranian players never do good in Turkey, that also happens in other sports, Turkey is culturally much more closer to Iran (and geographically of course) some of them even understand the language (Sharifi for example)

    I´m sure yesterday those players were supporting Zaksa Kozle in Champions League:lol:. Alekno said if they qualified to the Champions League final, Iranian players would had to do a training camp in Kazan so that he could train Zenit Kazan and Iran NT at the same time.

    don't know about the players but I'm sure IRIVF officials are happy with this :cheesy: they also waited exactly for Zenit's elimination to announce the roster. maybe it had something to do with some players wanting (or not wanting) to go to Russia.


    training two teams at the same time?! that's weird:whistle::down:

    Vladimir Alekno finally announced his first list of 27 players for the VNL and most probably the Olympics. I think the order isn't just random. I believe that shows which players are more likely to make the final squad.


    Setter:

    Saeid Marouf (Beijing - China)

    Mohammad Taher Vadi (Urmia)

    Mohammad Javad Karimi (Maaseik - Belgium)

    Ali Ramezani (Haraz)


    Opposite:

    Amir Ghafour (Bursa Buyuksehir - Turkey)

    Saber Kazemi (Foolad Sirjan)

    Pouria Yali (Urmia)

    Bardia Saadat (Nis - Serbia)

    Amin Esmaeilnejad (Saipa)


    OH:

    Milad Ebadipour (Belchatow - Poland)

    Pouria Fayyazi (Urmia)

    Meysam Salehi (Urmia)

    Salim Cheperli (Shahdab Yazd)

    Amir Hossein Esfandiar (Maaseik - Belgium)

    Mohammad Javad Manavinejad (Saipa)

    Morteza Sharifi (Urmia)

    Esmaeil Mosafer (Paykan)


    MB:

    Mohammad Mousavi (Piacenza - Italy)

    Masoud Gholami (Urmia)

    Ali Shafiei (Saipa)

    Ali Asghar Mojarrad (Sepahan)

    Amir Hossein Toukhteh (ACH - Slovenia)

    Reza Abedini (Shahdab Yazd)

    Mehran Feyz (Urmia)


    Libero:

    Mohammad Reza Hazratpour (Urmia)

    Mehdi Marandi (Sepahan)

    Arman Salehi (Gonbad)


    * Mojtaba Mirzajanpour had a serious injury and has to rest after the surgery

    * Farhad Ghaemi was in the original list but he said he wants to retire from the national team. (at least temporarily since he got married recently)

    Perugia had the lead in 3rd and 4th sets. I think it was something like 6 or 7 points lead in the 4th set. but then they lost their lead most of the time when Leon was in back row. Leon himself missed some crucial spikes in the 3rd set but he really did great in the rest of the match, but his team mates were just terrible.


    it's not impossible if Milano wins one in next 2 matches. they just have to collect points when Leon is in the back row. Plotnitsky is great for the opposing team sometimes and again "sometimes" you forget Perugia even has an opposite on the court.

    right when we talked about Sharifi ,he just moved back to Turkey ! he will play in "Haliliye Belediye"

    not sure if the regular season in Turkey is finished or not but Sharifi is back to Urmia ! they desperately needed him , because of some injuries they were left with only two outside hitters during the playoffs. they almost got eliminated in the quarters.


    it seems he will play tomorrow in the first semifinal match. I'm quite sure the other team is going to protest about that. claiming that adding a new player at this stage is against the rules, but apparently Urmia can still use him on a technicality (since he was their own player)

    Modena, and especially Vettori, plays awesome.

    Indeed but it was hard "not beating" this Perugia with Leon spiking out so many times and Plotnytsky not killing any ball.


    will be very hard for Perugia to win the 2nd match in 3 or 4 sets and the golden set.

    The Polish club needed to score only 9pts in the tiebreak to qualify but they failed miserably and lost the set 15-5 ! Modena advances instead after such a terrible performance tonight and last night. wow

    Does this work for anyone? None of the links for A1 matches on their site works for me, theyll just show the loading screen endlessly and the "old player" link says network error.

    it works sometimes but most of the time it doesn't. I still can't understand what's the problem. something on my side ?! or from the website?!


    good to know others also have the same problem.

    we have reached the mid season break in the Iranian league and all of a sudden all players want to change their club !! from what I know some teams are losing half of their main squad. for Saipa, it's almost all of their starters. :aww: it seems the car company who owns the club is upset about how Mousavi left them (they think he did something wrong and the IRIVF should not let him play in Italy) and they simply lost interest and let the whole team go.

    I have to correct myself here, despite all talks and rumors, Saipa managed to keep almost the whole squad, (only veteran setter Amir Hosseini left them to be coach/player in Paykan) and it seems they are still following Mousavi's case.


    in another news, another foreign player joined the Iranian league, Bulgarian setter Chono Penchev will play the rest of the season with Shahrdari Qazvin.

    If the owner of the club doesn't Mousavi to leave, then how can his transfer to Italy happen?

    yes that's a sure thing they didn't want him to leave. and we don't know how come he left the club without their permission. (maybe something in his contract)


    no idea about the details of his contract. but Saipa club still thinks Mousavi violated the rules and the IRIVF let it happen. but instead of protesting it seems they simply gave up investing.

    right when we talked about Sharifi ,he just moved back to Turkey ! he will play in "Haliliye Belediye"


    Farhad Ghaemi on other hand is coming back to Iran to play for "Haraz Amol" after having an unsuccessful half season in Qatar. it seems he is far from his best nowadays.


    we have reached the mid season break in the Iranian league and all of a sudden all players want to change their club !! from what I know some teams are losing half of their main squad. for Saipa, it's almost all of their starters. :aww: it seems the car company who owns the club is upset about how Mousavi left them (they think he did something wrong and the IRIVF should not let him play in Italy) and they simply lost interest and let the whole team go.