Posts by Kaziyski

    True, they need to start Brizard. Toniutti is now in the twilight of his career.

    Well all tactics were based pass to Boyer and N'Gapeth. That worked well so far, vs Italy serving was great but one thing either Tille or Toniutti have forgotten, Lisinac - Podraščanin are one of the best MB duo's in the world and on simple tactics like today they are becoming beasts.


    In addition with huge motivation Serbia just couldn't lose this one.

    I was in Ljubljana last night and all comments that Poland have had a bad day or played on 70% are complete nonsenses :aww: Poland played as much as Slovenia let them to play, Giuliani totally outclassed Heynen tactically and that's the reason for Polish loss. Anyone who says opposite is totally clueless about volleyball :whistle:


    Slovenia played on 110%? Also a joke as several players, especially Urnaut looked pretty exhausted and tired but managed to find strength to pull out key balls and serves. Polish players looked much more fresh than Slovenians but that's not a surprise IMO. Slovenians played on 110% indeed but in several occasions


    Let me return on tactics - THE ONLY chance for Slovenia to win this match was to risk on serve as much as thay can. Čebulj, Urnaut and Pajek were hitting jump serves in most cases, Kozamernik and Vinčić were taking big risks with his float serves as he was trying to hit the lines and they succeeded in their intentions. In same time they didn't take much risks in the attack, they made only 4 attacking errors in 4 sets against Poland and I think all should bow to them for that :obey:Also they were focusing block on Polish wings as reception as quite poor and Dzyzga couldn't play with his middles much. Slovenia didn't have many kill blocks, their approach was to focus more on defensive block, leaving Kovačić and other players picking "dead" balls after the block. Vinčić isn't great setter, for me he is mediocre player with a lot of insecurity in his setting and that makes this result even bigger. If Slovenia have setter like or close to Kobzar/Toniutti level they would be much more dangerous team.


    Poland wasn't bad at all, just remember Bienek and Kubiak serves in the end of 2nd and 3rd set, Leon killed several hard balls but to expect him to beat Slovenia alone is pure underestimation of Slovenia. Claiming 2-3 hours airplane trip had impact on performance is... better not to say anything. Simply Heynen missed tactics, didn't pull right moves and that costed them. Not playing on 70%. :whistle:


    I also have to "reply" on comments Slovenia isn't world class team. Ok they aren't on Brazil, USA, France level but this team played final back in 2015, won World League Group 3 & 2 in just 2 years, beat Poland also in 2017 in Poland (!!) and for sure they can endanger even the biggest teams. IMO they would have more consistency if FIVB allowed them to join Nations League 2 years ago as they missed matches on high, international, level during that time and matches are the most important thing in becoming powerhouse. While Poland/Russia were playing with France, Brazil, USA, Serbia etc. Slovenia was fielding B/C squad in European League vs Finland, Ukraine etc. I'm not underestimating any of these teams but certainly they are weaker than Nations League teams.


    Don't get comments which are underestimating Slovenian success but this is one nice story which proves volleyball is great sport.

    it took two sets for Iran to finally wake up and do something. but obviously they are not that prepared for this competition, they even cancelled friendlies with Bulgaria and came to Russia directly.


    I would be OK with "not taking OGQ seriously" if I knew that's part of a plan but they don't have a plan. their plan is like "let's see what happens today, then we will think about tomorrow" still nobody knows which team they will send to the Asian Championships.


    Maybe I used too harsh words but I heard this plan 2 months ago, to focus on VNL and Asian OG qualies rather than on St. Peters pool from person close to a team.

    The problem wit the forum lately, as you might have witnessed, is that it became full of noobs and pointless discussions, so it makes sense for someone to try and bring more sense every once in a while. And I will lose the desire to do so soon, trust me.


    :win::thumbup:


    Lately this forum is used to discuss which player makes you horny, who is more handsome and similar pointless topics. Earlier this was "oasis" with different opinions, useful infos, even analysis. Earlier, f.e., Men threads, not only league ones, have had 100+ pages, 20 pages were "written" in just few hours...


    Saying anything against Yavor is ridiculous, he is volley professor for 95% active users and one of normal guy above all. If you don't agree with someone it's totally normal as this is forum and forum is used to exchange opinions, isn't it? And schedule in Gdansk is total joke from French perspective. For every normal person that's obvious.

    China 3-1 Finland [25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23]


    Happy birthday to Jiang Chuan!


    Except winning there isn't much to cheer about for Chinese. I was expecting dominant, clear win against Finland which is in obvious downtrend but I was so wrong. So many easy mistakes, incredible up's&down's for VNL team against mediocre Finnish side and hard victory. This is the only tournament where winner will be decided on 1st day as I don't see how Canada or Argentina can lose vs FIN or CHN.

    I was also wondering where are Matic, Gungor, Gokgoz, Savas, Batur etc., why is Eksi starting setter after missing more than half season but so far Ozbey have results behind him. Ok, Turkey have had pretty easy pool in European Golden League but to beat Estonia in Estonia and Belarus you must play good.


    Yesterday they were keeping freshness for far more important match unlike Cuban coach Vives which kept almost all starters for 5 sets :rolll: I expect Slovenia - Turkey rematch on Sunday but again Slovenia should prevail. Won't be easy for them but still they are far more experienced team than this Turkish selection.