Posts by WZP

    Today Heynen announced wide roster for WCH:

    S: Fabian Drzyzga, Marcin Janusz, Marcin Komenda, Grzegorz Łomacz

    Opps: Łukasz Kaczmarek, Dawid Konarski, Bartosz Kurek, Damian Schulz

    OHs: Bartosz Bednorz, Tomasz Fornal, Michał Kubiak, Bartosz Kwolek, Artur Szalpuk, Aleksander Śliwka

    MBs: Mateusz Bieniek, Karol Kłos, Jakub Kochanowski, Piotr Nowakowski, Łukasz Wiśniewski

    Libero: Damian Wojtaszek, Paweł Zatorski, Michał Żurek


    I don't know what to think about it after he announced 14 players to be preparing for the rest of the season ?(

    There is Kłos on this roster and this is the most confusing for me. All of them will be preparing or this is for FIVB only?

    Polish NT for WCH:
    Setters: Fabian Drzyzga (Olympiakos), Grzegorz Łomacz (Skra Bełchatów),
    MB: Piotr Nowakowski(Trefl Gdańsk), Jakub Kochanowski (AZS Olsztyn), Mateusz Bieniek (ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle)
    OPP: Dawid Konarski (Ziraat Bankasi), Bartosz Kurek (Ziraat Bankasi), Damian Schulz (Trefl Gdańsk)
    OH: Artur Szalpuk (Trefl Gdańsk), Michał Kubiak (Panasonic Panthers), Aleksander Śliwka (Asseco Resovia Rzeszów), Bartosz Kwolek (ONICO Warszawa), Tomasz Fornal (Cerrad Czarni Radom)
    libero: Damian Wojtaszek ( ONICO Warszawa), Paweł Zatorski (ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle)


    I'm sad that there is not Mika. He was my only hope for making some difference at OH position.
    Only three MBs is surprise for me. Good that Lemanski is away.
    And other surprise is Bednorz missing. Kwolek played much worse than him, even Sliwa did the same.


    I found in my head another match with similar scenario. It was in 2008 during men's olympic qualification torunament. Match between Japan and Italy, Japan was leading 2:1 and 24:17 in 4th set. Italians tied somehow and finally won the set and 5th set easily 15:7. What is the most intereting, it they would lose, they would not go to the olympics because Japan would be the world's best team and South Korea the best Asian team.


    Here it is :)
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=CepINjCYwW0


    I guess Polish coach hopes he will become Polish Muserskiy :gone::gone:


    BTW where are Kłos and Możdżonek? DId they retire from NT?


    I have the same impression about Lamański-Musersky, but Dima from youngest years showed that he can be good.
    Kłos rejected invitation for this season only.
    Możdżonek wasn't called. He would be useful.

    I think MILENKOVIĆ was the biggest breakout in the VNL. ( I won`t say Smarzek because anyone who actually have seen her playing before already knew how good she is).



    I was really curios to see where she would be playing next season.... but how STUPID can she be to have agreed to play her first season as a backup for a player like Vasileva... :wall: .....Add the foreigner rule ( Haak - Adenizia - Stevanovic - Vasileva) That means she can`t even replace Boseti unless they send either Adenizia/Stevanovic to the bench......She will get absolutely 0 playing time.


    She could easily signed with a smaller club .....Italy/Turkey/Poland and be a full time starter or at least having a decent chance to take the starting sport...but against Vasileva??? Come on girl...u gotta be smarter than than.


    Oh really? :S During last two matches she didn't show anything big. Even she was mine of points in reception for the opponents. I liked her much more the last season. Now when a lot of reposnibility was laid on her arms, she failed. But she is still young and will be better.


    I remember 2005 European Championship semi-final Russia against Poland and Poland won 2 sets and 3rd set was 19-24 for Poland and the same senario like we did against Brazil but unfortunately Poland won tie-break and they were finalist.


    It was 24:21 :) and it's not rare scenario to win at least the set from such score. 24:19 is a bit different situation, espeiaclly in OG semifinal.


    I found in my head another match with similar scenario. It was in 2008 during men's olympic qualification torunament. Match between Japan and Italy, Japan was leading 2:1 and 24:17 in 4th set. Italians tied somehow and finally won the set and 5th set easily 15:7. What is the most intereting, it they would lose, they would not go to the olympics because Japan would be the world's best team and South Korea the best Asian team.

    OMG, I remember that Serbia beat Germany in the first round and how shocking and unexpected it was. I was so excited! I thought that maybe we could even win a medal! And then they went on to lose to Barbara Jelić in the next round. I clearly remember Terzić doing a perfect Karch Kiraly impersonation, as he kept telling them to take it easy, it's going to be OK, she can't keep it like this. Except that she did. :rolll:
    And how awful Jelena Nikolić played the whole tournament, and it was the first time the most people in Serbia ever watched the women's NT and people were ripping her to shreds in their comments :hit: Much later she admitted that she got so depressed after that tournament that she even thought about quitting volleyball.
    And Vesna Čitaković throwing a hissy fit when a Croatian journalist asked her why she's always chewing gum during matches :rolll:


    Ah, the memories :D


    Maybe a little off-top, but are in Serbian media/web any matches with Serbian team from ECH 2005?

    Nawrocki lost almost every tournament and everyone is saying that he needs a time and he's doing a good job with girls, meanwhile De Giorgi hadn't time at all.


    :lol: exactly. Our NT federation is full of fools :) Nothing to add here.
    Maybe nominate Nawrocki to male's NT coach and De Giorgi to female's :D

    I give very big dislike to challenge system :thumbdown: Checking block with such time-lapsing...!? We can see ball before it touch block and after. And at least eagle eye clearly says was ball in/out. Big shame.

    Some strange actions happens in Polish NT (as always). As we know, Polak is out and still nobody knows why. She trains with her club. The biggest surprise is Tomsia missing. She is not with NT and not in wide roster for ECH. No reasons known. But, as I can condlude from the last NT coach words, she didn't want to play in NT. Because Nawrocki's stars as like Polańska and Kaliszuk rejected invitations, Mędrzyk is injured and Polak and Tomsia dissapeared, he had to call young and youth players.
    Smarzek playes as like Opp, Bociek is tested at reception and some young OHs - Murek, Różański and Opp Łukasisz train with NT.
    Three tournaments (WCH qualifiactions, WGP and ECH) and three different teams. :S