Posts by dribrahimates

    Why to mention an unknown team here?

    Torul is a small town in Northern Turkey and it's High School Team had the right to play in the 1. Leauge of Turkey 4 years after the establishment of the Volleyball Team and now Torul GB SK is in Play-Off of Turkish Men Volleyball Leaugue.
    I call this as "The Torul Miracle".

    I was in Burhan Felek, İstanbul during the first match and like to share my psychological comments if it is not too long:
    The match was totally under high pressure of Galatasaray Supporters exhibited to Busto Arsizio players in Burhan Felek, İstanbul. The atmosphere of the saloon is sometimes quite significant for the outcome of the match, especially the two forces more or less are equal. When their team lost serial points, it attracted attention that Galatasaray supporters were increasing the dosage of their support which also mean that they won the match in their minds.

    Both teams appeared highly motivated for the match and so were the coaches. Dragan Nesić, Coach of Galatasaray, was much more calm and a little bit more supportive for his players compared with opponents coach.

    In the first set, Galatasaray dominated the game especially with the contributions of Lo Bianco. She was the "brain" of her team. She directed the game and with Calderon's spikes, the score was 11-6. It was also a good demonstration of "Team Work". Carlo Parisi, the coach of Busto Arsizio, was wise about time outs; he never let his team become demotivated or collapsed. Also, he used time outs before it is too late. i.e. when it was 7-14, he did not wait for the technical time out. Natali and Calderon's spikes presented Galatasaray a 19-10 advantage. Carlo Parisi might try some alternative strategies or might do something to adrenalize his players to have a chance to reverse the game but he looked demotivated and did nothing. Even when the score became 12-19, still no different efforts. So, Busto Arsizio lost the chance, though it might be a breaking point of the match. Lacking a motivating one, Arsizio lost the first set: 16-25.

    Second set began and went on with more successful game of Busto Arsizio. Bauer of Arsizio has significant physical advantage, such as her height but in this game it looked like she was far from using her advantage, she made too many simple mistakes. On the other hand, her existance may be contributing to Arsizio's team work. Galatasaray coach, Dragan Nesić, requested time out even the score became 2-5. In my opinion, it was just the time not to let his players to demotivate. Indeed, time out worked and Galatasaray scored two points following. In the beginning of the second set, though Busto Arsizio was going well and dominating the game, Galatasaray appeared totally motivated and believed their superiority. 5-8 Galatasaray was motivated. When it was 5-11 Nesić requested the second time out and at that time the team had been distracted. 7-12 and 9-14 Galatasaray players were still demoralized, distracted with the exception of Nilay who always motivated her friends and became the leader of her team-mates. 9-17 Coach Nesić was still motivating and trying to fire his team. An excellent spike from Eric, Galatasaray. Calderon missed the service: 12-20.
    Meanwhile, Nilay was excellent: Critical blocks and spikes from Nilay. Following minutes, we witnessed a miracle, 12-20 turned to 21-21. To me, basic factors were the motivation of Dragan Nesić, the leader Nilay and the atmosphere created by Galatasaray supporters. But, the set was won by Busto Arsizio: 22-25. Now sets are 1-1.

    In the third set, Nilay exhibited a very successful game. Calderon was stopped by too many strong blocks: 9-11. Nesić requested time out at the right time to prevent demotivation: 10-13. I caught a significant event in this set, though it may look like an ordinary experience at first. In my point of view, this kind of experiences demotivate the player and also the team: Natali missed a service with a simple mistake and just looked at the Coach Nesić to see his reaction, but meanwhile Nesić was turning his back to the players with a disappointment. He did not see Natali's look. I believe that this or this kind of events covertly, unconsciously effect the player and demoralize the team. Actually, Natali was not in the game all the 4. Set long. I can not interpret totally why she was out for sure since the Coach Nesić might have many other non-psychological reasons for that. After a stiff competition, Galatasaray won the set 25-23. The sets were Galatasaray vs Busto Arsizio 2-1.

    Forth set surprised me since "in game motivator" Nilay and successful Natali were out of the game. There is no doubt that Nesić had his valid reasons for that and being just an observer outside, I do not have any obvious reasons to negatively critisize him. What I felt was Galatasaray played the forth set with facing risks. 6-8 and 6-10: Nesić used time out. Though she was out of the game, Nilay was still motivating her friends and the team. Her motivating and supportive behavior should never be underestimated and carefully evaluated by the coach of Galatasaray. During the set, the spikes of Calderon were excellent. The score changed as following: 9-10, 12-12, 14-17, 15-19. Eventually, Galatasaray won the set 25-22. The final score was as following: Galatasaray vs Busto Arsizio: 3-1.
    Galatasaray succeeded in the last set with its soul. We shall see whether it is going to be enough in Italy in the second leg.
    March 27, 2012

    I may be of some help. I know that I have to and love to spend much time on this, but especially I can do my best about Turkey part. If you are interested in, I am here. İf not, no problem for me about refusal. :)

    European WomenVolleyball Championship Brief Commentary by the Help of Turkey versus Serbia and Italy
    Feelings of excitement and joy are the first impressions. It is quite obvious that effective services change the result of the games. Turkey generally gets started one step forward considering the services. I found Neslihan Darnel the most successful of all.

    Turkey vs Italy (25.9.2011)

    Italian Team is almost always a strong opponent. Piccinini, Gioli and Guiggi are the focus of my attention in Italy but if you add them one by one, you can never get the synergy created during the real game. My favorite Piccinini, though sometimes goes out of the mood, always has the passion and the talent to change the unwanted direction of the blowing wind.

    To me, Turkish Team is an actual team since absence of any player almost never stops the action of the Turkish Machine. It works. Neslihan makes progression in time and day by day becomes a very effective weapon. Neriman affects the score with her witty game. Gözde has a satisfying performance. And Eda Erdem… Eda, in my point of view, is mostly not used as much as she should. She has the motivation, the passion, the energy, the technic and the experience. Eda must join the positions more often, she must use the ball more than she is usually given. Moreover, she is quite effective in the middle attacks. A superb middle spiker.

    Serbia vs Turkey

    Besides a good team work, Neslihan Darnel in Turkey reached a very high performance during the game, both with her spikes and her unique services. Though Eda Erdem is a very strong weapon as a middle spiker, Turkish Team did not play with her much. To me, she was ignored and devaluated. This was the turning point of the game. Attacking few with Eda in the middle was a sort of latent suicide for Turkey.

    Serbia deserves to be congratulated. They were on the mood and very well motivated. Turkey, as a team, was a challenger and gave its war till the end. I am proud of the performance of my national team, Turkey, since there were the spirits in our court. Always.

    İbrahim Ateş


    Turkey NT should play much more with Eda, attacking in the middle zone.
    I can not beleive this!
    Neslihan was very effective. She is great.
    Attacking not from the middle with Eda was a sort of latent suicide...
    Serbia deserves to be congratuled. They are almost always on the mood and quite effective.
    As far as I see, in football sides and in volleyball middle field are ignored.
    Result: The smarter during the game, the winner finnishing the game.
    Eda, in the future please!

    It was really a delighted competition and I had fun with any game I had seen.

    I enjoyed the performances of Hooker, Sakoda, Gamova, Sheila, Kozuch, Okuniewska, Brinker, Guiggi.

    To me, the feelings that are created by teams players are not only because of good play but also cause of their struggle, their sympathy, fair playing and creative behaviors.

    Privilage to be a volleyball lover.

    Sweet! You have BIG kiss from Poland :heart:
    Shame I never met any person from Turkey. I mean, live, you know. Eye-to-eye contact, those stuff. Oh, man... I'm mumbling again :aww: Sorry :D
    Anyway, I'm pleased to hear such good words about Poles. You seem to be very nice. And I love nice people.
    Ok. Just stop talking, stop talking :aww:
    Greetings :wavy:

    So cute words, elevating the Mood, Bella! And BIG thanks for the kiss... (I mean kiss from Poland) From my point of view, contact of eyes can never create the fascinating feeling of contact of minds or contact of souls! Have you ever touched an eye of someone else? I'm sure you some time touched some other's soul... Actually, this is likewise about Volleyball: Players do not touch each other physically (especially eyes :cheesy: ) but they are always in touch mentally. May be I love Volleyball because of that.

    Who knows... :wavy:

    Oh, what a sweety you are! :D It seems like you really met some good Polish people :D WEIRD :what: :lol: Just kidding :D
    Obviously I agree with everything you said- we're veeeeeeeery beautiful, especially mentally, as you pointed out! :D I absolutely love our beautiful mental defeats! :roll:
    Gentle...are we gentle? Can you explain it to me? It's kinda interesting :D
    Anyway, huuuuuuuuuuuugsssss from crazy Polish volleyball fan! Enjoy your stayyy! :drink: Greetings from sunny Poland! :flower:

    Gosh!!! I have to confess that I am a little bit scared about what you call "beautiful mental defeats"

    The most scary part is that you love them!!! :sos: "Should I stay or should I go?"

    Explanation on gentleness of dear Polish people: (with a question) While we are talking face-to-face, who can see your face better? You? Or me? If you can not answer this question, please feel free to ask me for further explanation! :)

    Very best wishes...

    What a coincidance! Someone keen on Voleyball in Antalya?
    Great! Hope to continue communication and also cooperation against So many Polish people! Kidding :)
    I love Poland and Polish people...
    They are beautiful mentally, physically and they are really gentle.
    Sometimes I am talking too much, I know.
    I shutted up :)

    Thanks For Your Hospitality but I am planning to stay soooo long!
    We look like a minority compared with Polland members... But I am surprised about the lack of Okuniewska in most of the Polish Members' favourite players! She changes the direction of the game.
    Sakoda and Kozuch also impressed me in FIVB.
    Can anyone explain me how Serbia (with that physics) was successful versus USA?
    Thank you...