Posts by mariuszj1939

    attacks of smarzek and stysiak could be stopped well by blocking. especially by turkish blocks. as mentally these two attackers are not solid. and smarzek could not conceal her attack choice. so todays result is predictable in many ways. and if turkish middle blockers could attack we would not watch 5 set game.

    Result was unpredictable. One killing point and your comments should be opposite. Block was good from both sides.

    The problem with Poland is that their best offensive weapon didnt show up. That didnt happen in a vacuum of course and Turkey has a lot to do with that. The difference between the two is that Turkey fights for every ball while Poland gets cought standing around a bonfire a lot of the times. Congrats to Turkey and I hope for another exciting match in less than 24 hours.

    I do not agree!

    Poland played with fighting spirit see 4th set 12-17 and finally first match ball 24-23. So many defences like "football" Stasiak etc. Have you watched the same match ?

    Congrats to Turkey. Fighting game with so many mistakes. Smarzek lack of scoring in the end of 4th sets was crucial. As I expected that was totally different match on neutral field and Turkey did not played anything special. I think fresh Germany has more chances to win !


    I feel this moment as right time to support crovolley in his a wholehearted fight for rights of european volleyball.

    Maybe Fivb will see this.

    I remember I sent even letter to FIVB in 2004 and nothing changed. I can say present qualification system is less fair for strong volleyball Europe in comparison to 8-12 years ago.

    V. old system was the best :

    automatic qualification Host, OG Winner, WCH Winner + 5 continental winners /championships/ + 4 spots for International tournaments.

    Tomorrow Poland will be able to choose semifinal opponent. Match Belgium-Turkey will be played before Poland’s match, so if Turkey will win, Poland to avoid them in semi will have to loose 0:3 as having worse set ratio than Netherlands.
    But I doubt it will happen as history taught us that choosing opponent won’t be profitable - in 2004 Poland lost for purpose semi match against... Azerbaijan to play semi with Turkey...

    So tomorrow matches will be very interesting.

    As per coach Nawrocki TV interview :

    First of all he will discuss with players and Medical staff to choose opimal starting six for tomorrow so I think there will be mix on players and it also depends on result of each set.

    So serpentine system for OG may looks like :

    Pool A Pool B

    Japan Brazil

    Poland USA

    Italy Russia

    Canada* Argentina

    Iran* France/Serbia*

    * non qualified teams

    BRA 3:1 POL

    Now they secured WC 2019 champion. Poland actually played well in set #1 and #2. The turning point was set #2. Drzyzga passed ball to Kubiak twice when Kubiak's on the weak side, and he got blocked twice. At the end of the set #2, Drzyzga insisted to set up the ball to Sliwka at pos 4. Sliwka missed one open-net shot, and got blocked later. So Brazil took the set #2, and the momentum was shifted to Brazil. Bruno outplayed Drzyzga in every way, from serve, pass to defense. Muzaj missed a lot of chances. On other other side, Alan was on fire from beginning to end.

    Final result was BRA-POL 3:2 and game was close. As you wrote end of set two 23-23 was the most important.

    Poland played without Kurek who left Japan already. Both teams played good but Poland made more mistakes.

    Germany is candidate to be the 4th host.

    But CEV is ready to give this spot to Poland (is Polish Federation would like to) and then two 1/8, two 1/4 matches, semis and finals will be played in Poland.

    This week Poland should decide and there is huge financial issue as Poland is hosting 2022 Women's WCH and budget is still not closed.


    Poland sent all documents / guarantee to CEV to be host of ECH 2021.…iatkarzy-2021,nId,3268899

    Current roster of Polish NT for next World Cup matches (except Nowakowski and Konarski this is the strongest roster):

    • Fabian Drzyzga, Marcin Komenda
    • Łukasz Kaczmarek, Bartosz Kurek, Maciej Muzaj
    • Norbert Huber, Mateusz Bieniek, Karol Kłos, Jakub Kochanowski
    • Bartosz Kwolek, Wilfredo Leon, Aleksander Śliwka, Artur Szalpuk, Michał Kubiak
    • Damian Wojtaszek, Paweł Zatorski

    Now I see some details and I understand some points.

    1/ I saw kyle7in1 compliment (after SF match) and it's more than ok.

    2/ I think Paris hall left 3/4 audience just after match except Polish fans and officials, media etc - please do not not say people often leave hall after match (before Ceremony) BTW - v.strange ceremony - no other teams, no podium just red carpet

    3/ accreditation - it's hard to say something as I didn't hear anything in the past / if you say I accept it and say (on behalf of fans) sorry but I think i's more procedures problem / PIC than arrogance

    4/ excuses for the defeats = I personally blame own team but I see also their "body language" and if it observed in all players in one particular match something happened. When I stated Poland played 70% nad Slovenia 110 % what it means ? It means Poland skill level/efficiency was 30 % below standard level and Slovenia 10 % over standard level. Nothing else. I didn't say Slovenia was not better in this match. Why arrogance means for you I asked for Slovenia volleyball level abroad or in other competition ? I need proof Slovenia is a good team within longer time not only one competiotion or two matches

    5/ Kubiak - it was his interview and he shouldn't say anything but he said what he feels (maybe it's more general feeling in volleyball) - I strongly say it shouldn't be address to Iran or Iranian people. Additionally have you seen audience behaviour in Iran ? Have you noticed what happened Polish NT this year on the way from sport hall to hotel ? Is it a standard in volleyball ?

    PS - I dislake Zaytsev and for me he's arrogant but It's my private feeling

    Last but not least, you blamed all Polish fans, media, Federation etc so I feel bad. Is it because our teams won something finally, our organization and support volleyball is sometimes better in comparison to other nations ? I had to wait 20 years (1983-2003) to see success back but never left volleyball.

    Sorry, I have to write something here. This is the Polish arrogance people here are talking about, coming from fans, players, media, and their federation. You can 'see' whatever you want in Paris, the rest of Europe/the world saw it already years ago, regardless of how the final will end. I would be waaaay more humble if my team lost 3 times in a row at, in this case, consecutive ECHs.

    Arrogance … it's easy to say.

    I saw today what means real arrogance peaple.

    Have you seen bronze medal ceremony in Paris ?

    Almost all French fans left hall before ceremony !

    You blamed Polish fans, Federation, media. Have you ever seen Polish fans left any hall before ceremony even Poland/Polish club lost ?

    PS - I was present in CEV Champions League Women 2015 - Chemik Police lost both games and all audience were inside the hall till the end.

    Have you ever seen in Poland empty halls when our team was not present (ECH, WCH, club competitions' finals) ?

    PS - as volleyball fan I was present in such matches in ECH 2017 Italy - Germany, Czech Republic-Slovakia and hall was almost full.

    Have you seen bad organization of any tournament in Poland ? Is it arragance to arrange Government plane when CEV and Dutch Federation couldn't arrange anything except hotel ?

    and finally have you seen any congratulation or positive comments on forum to Polish team ?

    They played much better totally different game focussed to win medal. Kubiak and both liberos were great.

    Poland got Bronze. Jenia, as the No.1 active libero, had a reception error at match point. A dramatic ending for France.

    Poland played so relaxed today. Obviously Heynen told Drzyzga to pass more balls to Leon to train his chemistry with the team.

    If healthy Kurek comes back, Poland is still the contender in tournament.

    Now I am curious Poland will send what team to WC. Kubiak will play for WC, maybe Leon as well?

    WC - team B (but with Kurek, Łomacz and Kwolek) is now on the way to Japan to play first two matches.

    11 players from ECH will fly to Japan in 2 days (without Konarski and Nowakowski - they decided to cancel participation).

    Kubiak will fly alone and join team at later stage. After WC he will stay in Japan and wait for league season.