Posts by jaco

    I am so devastated. It is unfortunately so typical for Poland to loose several match-points and then the game. Smarzek has been always saving Nawrocki's ass, but for teams led by Guidetti, you need to have something special and Nawrocki just did not have balls to change the tactics. However I doubt that any coach would risk so much and move in the final sets Stysiak to spiker position, let Kowalewska Fedusio and/or Gorecka. Whole Polish bench showed that they were ready and in great shape during this tournament. I am not sure if it was Wolosz idea or Nawrocki to play only with Smarzek-Stysiak duo, but not using Alagierska in attack is such a waste or putting Stenzel for Kakolewska. Wolosz setting in NT team is always below expectations for me. The sets are not adjusted to the spikers. Sets to Stysiak very often too low and too fast, sets to Smarzek much better, but still too often inaqurate. Sets to Kakolewska on her elbow level. I really like Wolosz, but it is hard to understand for me why she is seen as best setter worldwide right now. She may be the fastest one, but her choices in NT especially in crucial moments are terrible. Guidetti once again showed that he is magician. Honestly speaking he had just one star player- Eda and all others are mediocre with good potential (not counting Naz after long break). He had balls to put Ebrar on bench and Meryem did the job and played match of her life. He showed that even if you have very mediocre OHs, you can win the match. Germany has right now the best team in many years since Orthmann joined with good performance, also MBs seemed to improve a lot and they are working like perfectly matched mechanism. So we will see today if emotions will win with the German order:)


    I do not understand fans of Strasz. It is libero with really well defence, but her reception is a nightmare. I think Sawicka would be the best option, later Zenik and Medynska. I also do not understand E. Skowronska supporters. She is not player on NT level. She is extremaly unstable in reception and her attack is quite fine, but it is too little to play against the best in the world. I do not really think that Tomsia will play as OH and IMO it is not good idea. I would add Czyznielewska instead of Zaroslinska

    It is very sad to watch this year Euro, I am afraid this is the lowest level ever. It is quite disappointing that such team as Belgium reaches semis. There are not really many differences between teams, but it is not becasue of higher level of teams, which usually played worse (France, Czech, Belgium) than others, but because this former better teams (Italy, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands) play really bad now

    Pool A - Halle
    06-09 Germany - Spain 3:0
    06-09 Netherlands - Turkey 0:3
    07-09 Germany - Netherlands 3:0
    07-09 Spain - Turkey 0:3
    08-09 Spain - Netherlands 1:3
    08-09 Turkey - Germany 3:1

    Pool B - Zurich
    06-09 Italy - Switzerland 3:0
    06-09 France - Belgium 0:3
    07-09 Italy - France 3:0
    07-09 Switzerland - Belgium 0:3
    08-09 France - Switzerland 3:1
    08-09 Belgium - Italy 1:3

    Pool C - Dresden
    06-09 Azerbaijan - Croatia 1:3
    06-09 Belarus - Russia 0:3
    07-09 Azerbaijan - Belarus 3:1
    07-09 Croatia - Russia 1:3
    08-09 Belarus - Croatia 1:3
    08-09 Russia - Azerbaijan 0:3

    Pool D - Schwerin
    06-09 Serbia - Bulgaria 3:1
    06-09 Czech Republic - Poland 1:3
    07-09 Serbia - Czech Republic 3:0
    07-09 Bulgaria - Poland 3:1
    08-09 Czech Republic - Bulgaria 0:3
    08-09 Poland - Serbia 1:3

    I think that young Japan setter is incredible and I am really impressed by the game of Haruka, she can be much better than Takeshita in the future. This team needs at least one tall, powerful girl.

    91 28-08 Serbia - China 1-3


    92 28-08 Brazil - United States 3-2


    93 28-08 Japan - Italy 3-2


    94 29-08 United States - Serbia 3-1


    95 29-08 Italy - China 0-3


    96 29-08 Japan - Brazil 0-3


    97 30-08 China - United States 2-3


    98 30-08 Brazil - Italy 3-0


    99 30-08 Serbia - Japan 2-3


    100 31-08 Italy - United States 0-3


    101 31-08 Brazil - Serbia 3-1


    102 31-08 Japan - China 1-3


    103 01-09 Serbia - Italy 3-1


    104 01-09 China - Brazil 2-3


    105 01-09 United States - Japan 3-1

    Pool K
    61 16-Aug CUB-BRA 0-3
    62 16-Aug KAZ-NED 2-3
    63 17-Aug BRA-NED 3-0
    64 17-Aug KAZ-CUB 3-1
    65 18-Aug CUB-NED 1-3
    66 18-Aug KAZ-BRA 0-3

    Pool L
    67 16-Aug THA-PUR 3-1
    68 16-Aug GER-RUS 1-3
    69 17-Aug RUS-PUR 3-0
    70 17-Aug THA-GER 1-3
    71 18-Aug PUR-GER 0-3
    72 18-Aug RUS-THA 3-0

    Pool M
    73 16-Aug USA-CZE 3-0
    74 16-Aug JPN-BUL 3-1
    75 17-Aug JPN-USA 1-3
    76 17-Aug CZE-BUL 1-3
    77 18-Aug JPN-CZE 3-0
    78 18-Aug USA-BUL 3-0

    Pool N
    79 16-Aug SRB-POL 3-0
    80 16-Aug CHN-ARG 3-0
    81 17-Aug ARG-SRB 0-3
    82 17-Aug CHN-POL 3-0
    83 18-Aug POL-ARG 3-0
    84 18-Aug CHN-SRB 3-2

    Pool O
    85 16-Aug ITA-ALG 3-0
    86 16-Aug TUR-DOM 3-1
    87 17-Aug ALG-TUR 0-3
    88 17-Aug ITA-DOM 3-0
    89 18-Aug ITA-TUR 3-1
    90 18-Aug DOM-ALG 3-0

    Weekend 2


    Pool F - Belgrad
    31 09-08 Serbia - Netherlands: 3-0
    32 09-08 Algeria - United Sates: 0-3
    33 10-08 Algeria - Serbia: 0-3
    34 10-08 United States - Netherlands: 3-0
    35 11-08 Netherlands - Algeria: 3-0
    36 11-08 Serbia - United States: 1-3


    Pool G - Mayaguez
    37 09-08 Dominican Republic - Brazil: 0-3
    38 10-08 Puerto Rico - Bulgaria: 0-3
    39 10-08 Brazil - Bulgaria: 3-0
    40 11-08 Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico: 3-0
    41 11-08 Bulgaria - Dominican Republic: 3-2
    42 11-08 Puerto Rico - Brazil: 0-3


    Pool H - Płock
    43 09-08 Germany - Japan: 1-3
    44 09-08 Poland - Kazakhstan: 3-1
    45 10-08 Japan - Kazakhstan: 3-1
    46 10-08 Poland - Germany: 3-1
    47 11-08 Kazakhstan - Germany: 1-3
    48 11-08 Poland - Japan: 2-3


    Pool I - Hong Kong
    49 09-08 Turkey - Argentina: 3-0
    50 09-08 China - Czech Republic: 3-0
    51 10-08 Turkey - Czech Republic: 3-1
    52 10-08 China - Argentina: 3-0
    53 11-08 Argentina - Czech Republic: 2-3
    54 11-08 China - Turkey: 3-2


    Pool J - Yekaterinburg
    55 09-08 Italy - Russia: 3-1
    56 09-08 Cuba - Thailand: 1-3
    57 10-08 Thailand - Russia: 0-3
    58 10-08 Cuba - Italy: 0-3
    59 11-08 Russia - Cuba: 3-0
    60 11-08 Italy - Thailand: 3-1

    I am not really sure if Wolosz is already better than Radecka. She is still not stable. Milena is more experienced and I think she will be better option for this season. I hope that Wolosz will learn a lot in Italy, however I am not sure if she can be first setter in Busto.


    We still can do quite a lot without reception, if the setter is quite precise. Skowronskas, ABW and Kasprzak still can hit such balls quite powerful, so against teams, which are not well-organised in defense, there are some chances.

    Wolosz will not be a first setter, maybe she will play in starting six, but will be sustituted really fast, after horrible reception of her colleagues

    Radecka is very solid setter, but not really outstanding. And I completely disagree with max when it is about her techinque. However her enthusiasm... From other hand Skorupa's decision is hard to understand, taking into considerations that Azeri league is not very exhausting.



    Sawicka is not interested in playing in NT


    WZP:
    Maj has had quite bad season, in my opinion there is no progress in her game and Strasz was very well in defence.

    This is probably best possible team, Poland can already get. Skorupa refused to play with NT unfortunately, therefore Wolosz and Radecka must be enough. Taking into considerations that in this team there is only Werblinska, who can receive, probably Radecka will be first choice of the coach and we will be forced to play "Russian volleyball". Good to see young girls in the team, but I am afraid that most of them will stay at home during ECH. The most interesting competition will be probably on libero position between Strasz and Maj.
    The biggest surprise is that Kaczor is in the rooster...
    Iza Belcik is not the best setter now, but except Skorupa, Radecka and Wolosz, there is no one better, however Mazurek has quite fine season.

    Gioli is not willing to go to Poland so she was promised that she would have another Italian friend.... Picci. They really must have lots of money in Police. This reminds me of Atom while first season. They had experienced Maculewicz and Rinieri.


    hmmm, sounds really interesting... Especially that Picci and Gioli are not friends at all...