Do you know how good Parapunov is compared to the other bulgarian opposites?
I know Hawaii coach and he said Parapunov is a beast! Leftie, high jumper and very smart player. Don't know why Prandi keeps him off as neither Uchikov or Chernokozev are in good form obviously.
Prandi making things easy for China by keeping Uchikov on field... just now Chernokozev came in
how many players Russia is going to add this first week squad for the Olympic Qualifiers ? Mikhaylov, Volvich, anybody else ? Butko ? anybody else than Zenit Kazan players ? is Muserskiy healthy ?
I'm just trying to figure out is there any chance for Iran to upset Russia. I know none of European users here want such a thing but thinking is free Russia with Sammelvuo didn't hugely impress me . now I can give something like 5-10% chance to Iran
Max, Artem and Butko surely will join team for OG, also Muserskiy who undergo inguinal hernia surgey. Read some rumors Verbov will join team for OG Qualies. In general I don't Iran will stand a chance against Russia as this Russia is far from ideal form and clearly Sammelvuo is still experimenting. They need to find automathism in gameplay, adopt his ideas as he is totally different coach with different ideas than Shlyapnikov. I expect Russians will grow from week to week in some aspects but don't think Sammelvuo will insist on reaching F6, IMO the very first thing he will insist on is players adopt his ideas and tactics.
I really don't get this criticism on Lozano.
I simply don't think China is athletically there yet to compete against the best and I don't believe the chinese players will suddenly and constantly rip a 130 km/h serve any time without making a number of faults.
Honestly their attack and block is already there, they just need to improve on their defending and serving to take them to the next level and that's probably the hardest to train especially with a different language. Most Chinese players aren't even playing in european clubs. I really wonder how many of these players are truly experienced enough as professional volleyball players. Even Shanghai didn't really do much in CWC IIRC.
Are you serious 29/71 with only 3 Iranian blocks is good attack What does clubs have with NT? Does most of Japanse or Iranian players are playing in Europe? China has powerful, tall players which should/must dominate on the net,
Last few years Lozano is a clown living on his previous results and taking money.
Read more about Chinese program for talented athletes and their professionalism. Then read again what you wrote.
Everyone who knows little bit about volley can see this China isn't improving under Lozano. It's pointless to discuss with person which has 0 days in profi volley about things above.
Tong Jia-hua was injured on his waist. Chen Jia-jie replaced him.
Liu Li-bin was injured on his leg. Du Hai-xiang replaced him.
They picked up injuries now?
Watched some parts, China is tragic under Lozano, simply helpless...
of course he is, why do you think he is not leaving Iran despite having several offers from European clubs in past few years ?!
Didn't expect a win here, even against this Italy, and the first 1.5 set was also disastrous but Fayazi's presence was key from the second set.
To be honest I've expected much easier win for Iran as this Italy is quite young and unexperienced on this level. IMO class difference was visible in those rare occasions when Iran managed to serve, block and attack well.
The 3rd place of 2015 U21 WCH:
S - Yu Yao-chen, Xu Zhen-sen
OP - Yu Guang-hui, Lin Wei-qi
OH - Liu Li-bin, Zhu Zhi-yuan, Du Hai-xiang, Fu Hou-wen
MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Li Yuan-bo, Rao Shu-han
L - Zhi Jia-cheng
Why can't China men's NT be stronger?
Because Raul Lozano is head coach. Cant remember when physically superior team like China comparing to Germany looked that poor in first 2 sets... all thanks to Lozano.
Tsimafei Zhukouski joins Perugia
Leo Andrić signed for Ansan Rush & Cash
Lube gave Sander the chance to take part to the KOVO draft eventually.
Good for him, since he never took a step on court in the finals of Superlega.
Gavin Schmitt was there too, but today he's bach in Athens playing the game 3 of the final.
Only 19 guys presented to the draft.
It seems Agamez renewed with Woori Card Wibee.
Schmitt and Michael Sanchez are 2 of the favourite players to be picked.
Joseph Norman and Steven Hunt impressed in the practices.
Another guy who did well was Jake Langlois. Same for Bram van den Dries and Leo Andric.
Norman played in Croatian league 2 years ago and I can say only that guy is tragic player ... If he impressed then I can play in Korea next season.
It's true that Leo Andrić is close to sign a contract
Biryukov and Makarov in Ural Ufa, Antipkin in Fakel Novy Urengoy, Kruglov, Shcherbinin and Abaev in Loko Novosibirsk
well to be honest level of forum, mostly discussion , dropped a lot lately Women section is still good but men is quite poor (except few users) so nothing to say much
Regarding Zanini I'm really glad to have him on the bench as he did great job with Turkey and Slovakia IMO ofc we cannot compare to these teams in terms of logistics, number of quality players but we still have decent NT. Under previous coach we won EL Silver edition but it's a joke competition and after that there was debacle in ECH qualies where we were losing to Albania, Austria w/o Berger and Buchegger.
Hope Zanini will return some players to NT which refused to play under Rancic and remove few of them. His appointment seems like a long term so hoping for better days
USA Langlois can't play for this street team, not for NT. So recipe is float Americans, just float them
Hi guys, why am I experiencing issues when I try to send PM?
Serbian NT players, Goran Škundrić (L, 1-year deal) and Ivan Kostić (S, 3-year deal) signed with Vojvodina NS Seme.
Head coach Ivan Rančić announced wide roster for the upcoming NT season. Croatia will take par in European Silver League, Mediterrean Games and ECH qualies.
Shkulyavichus was a top scorer in the regular part of the season. He definitely deserves a chance in the NT, especially in VNL in order to rest Mikhaylov and Poletaev.
French OH Nico Marechal joins Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.
Setter Sergey Grankin returns to Dynamo Moscow.
OH Lukas Diviš signs with Zenit St.Petersburg.
Macedonian setter Gjorgi Gjorgiev in Paris volley.