Isn't it quite ironic that Dominicans cheat but still could not get the gold medal? Lol?! The most fun part of the tournament
Vakifbank spent a whole week in Switzerland but they are not tweeting about the stupid distance to their husbands. I'm very suprised because the ladies of Vakifbank are the most bitchy in Turkish NT. What has changed in a month? Also their individual performance is different. For those who don't now, Vakifbank's shining stars Gözde, Gizem, Naz, Güldeniz had a horrible NT season.
I definitely agree, especially Gözde's performance looks really different than what she did this summer with NT. However IMO what makes the difference in Vakifbank is Fürst and Brakocevic. Bahar's performance is still dissappointing so I wont be surprised if we see Kübra Akman more in the court this season.
When it comes again back to the NT, I think noone did really well this summer and I guess that's due to Barbolini's choices. I think Neslihan has a great fall in her performance since summer and still didnt show any signs of improvement, it's the same with Büşra. Hope Barbolini makes up his mind and recalls Neriman and shows the rest of the NT players that they are not indispensable.
Frankly, after I saw the Vakifbank - Eczacibasi game last week, I realized that Eczacibasi is worse than last year. I know their aim is to win the CEV but clearly they forgot how challenging the league will be this season. I think Vakifbank will show a similar performance to last year but they will have difficulties in attacking since my beloved Costagrande is better in defense but worse in attacking compared to Glinka. So if Brakocevic is not in her day, Vakifbank might lose against one of the top teams. On the other hand Eczacibasi had great difficulties in reception and even though they have the best MB duo ever, without reception they won't survive. With Neslihan, Esra and "?" in corners, I don't really expect much from them. Wang might be seen as a lifesaver but she will join team in the end of November?! Moreover which 3 foreign players will they start with? Poljak, Wang, Hanke? Poljak, Harmotto, Hanke? Poljak, Usic, Harmotto? In any case, they will suffer a lot in reception.
Both Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have better teams this year so both of them have a bigger potential to push Eczacibasi out of top 3. While their plans is to win CEV, I guess they might lose their chance to go to CEV next year by finishing league as 4th.
Wow! Congrats Micelli! The game is not over yet but the (strange) move or strategy that he made changed the game!
Poor Hanke runs and runs unfortunately she does not have many options to play.
The real disappointment is Neslihan.
Eczacıbaşı's reception is fun to watch Hanke should be mad to the back line. I don't know what really is wrong with that team but congratulations that they have the best MB duo, a great setter but forgot to find a very good Turkish OH. It seems like they will have the same troubles in the league this season.
[b]Galatasaray Daikin – Dinamo Bucuresti: 3-0[/b]
[b]Sets: 25-14, 25-19, 25-20[/b]
Galatasaray Daikin: Lo Bianco, Sinem 5, Veljkovic 5, Neriman 16, Rabadzhieva 13, Montano 17, Nihan (L) (Nursevil, Ergül 5, Bihter 1)
Dinamo Bucuresti: Corjeutanu 9, Karakasheva 7, Zarkova 4, Macovici 6, Baciu 7, Nenova 3, Davis (L) (Carbeneau 2)
Neriman is so damn strong in attacking! She keeps hitting on the blocks and looks unstoppable. I guess someone maid her really angry during summer
Bakırköy Belediye Yeşilyurt – Schweriner SC: 0-3
Sets: 18-25, 15-25, 17-25
Yeşilyurt: Ceren 8, Tuğçe, Pınar 5, Seray 11, Duygu 1, Liliom 6, Simge (L) (Merve Tanıl, Hümay 4, Şule 1)
Schweriner SC: Ziegler 8 , Hippe 15(%50), Jana Poll 8, Radenkovic 3, Isailovic 7, Hroncekova 11, Völker (L) (Joachim, Bassako 5, Vilponen 1)
Thanks to voleybolextra!
Another example why she has to play in Turkish League, not only in Cl.. Gala will be much stronger with an MB like her
Definitely! Ergul did good work when she is in the front but could not produce scores. I would start with Gamze, Montano, Neriman, Saori, Asli, Veljkovic. If Barbolini really insists on Leo, then he should start with Ezgi instead of Saori to open a spot for Veljkovic.
Galatasaray Daikin – Bakırköy Bld. Yeşilyurt: 3-0
Sets: 25-18, 25-9, 25-13
Galatasaray Daikin: Lo Bianco 3, Ergül 2, Neriman 12, Montano 14, Veljkovic 13, Rabadzhieva 9 (Nihan)
Yeşilyurt: Tuğçe 2, Liliom 5, Pınar 2, Duygu 6, Hümay 3, Ceren 3 (Simge, Çağla, Şule)
Schwerin - Dinamo Bucarest 3:0 (25:23, 25:12, 25:20)
Schweriner SC: Ziegler 11, Philijamaki 8, Hippe 21 (%49), Poll 10, Radenkovic 1, Isailovic 10, Völker (L) Moma,
Dinamo Bucuresti: Corjeutanu 3, Karakasheav 8, Zarkova 2, Marcovici 8, Baciu 8, Carbuneau 4, Nenova 2, Davis (L)
It's also weird because the last post time next to the belonging subject is wrong. For instance I wrote something about Turkey NT in the Female players category, and it was yesterday but the last post sent seems like from a week earlier. What is really going on???
Any chance for broadcast of this tournament?
According to Basak Koc, working in GS TV, Galatasaray - Yesilyurt game will be shown in GS TV after it ends. So it wont be live. However Galatasaray - Dinamo Bükreş and Galatasaray - Schweriner games will be live broadcasted on GS TV.
Deger Eraybar tournament starts tomorrow. Schedule is:
16.00 Schwerin SC – Dinamo Bükreş
19.00 Galatasaray Daikin – Bakırköy Belediye Yeşilyurt
14.00 Bakırköy Belediye Yeşilyurt – Schwerin SC
17.00 Galatasaray Daikin – Dinamo Bükreş
15.00 Bakırköy Belediyesi Yeşilyurt – Dinamo Bükreş
18.00 Galatasaray Daikin – Schwerin SC
It would be nice to see Montano and Saori
Was it Neslihan Demir's decision? What happened between her and Neriman?
I'm not surprised actually, same thing in Italy with Lo Bianco and Gioli deciding who can play in NT and who cannot.
I'm not sure with that but she is obviously responsible of that since she is the captain of NT. Barbolini should ask Neriman next time who should play or not in NT since she seems like a more reasonable person than Neslihan and Gözde.
Just listened the interview with Neriman in the end of the video:
If I didnt misunderstand it, around 19.32, she says: "I really missed volleyball. In summer period, I was STOPPED unnecessarily, I was not in the court and so on...I'm a sportswoman, an athlete, I care about court, I live with volleyball...."
I guess that explains all. I'm surprised Barbolini dares to cut his best Turkish player from the club in NT.
I posted a link to the video of this match in Friendly Club Tournaments topic.
Schwerin played quite bad...I hope it was just to try some things, but Radenkovic in this match set more balls to back row than to front row And not even to Hippe but to the OHs...Poll and Ziegler aren't even efficient attackers at the net, so from back row they can't even score when there is no block...
I could not see the match so I definitely should check the link. It is difficult to understand how Barbolini plays. Both Neriman and Rabadzhieva on court? Since Neriman scores a lot, I guess she is playing as an opposite in OH position like Calderon did last year. Again Barbolini playing with a defensive OH in opposite position, Mislina? Or did I get everything wrong? That makes me think that he will play with: Lo Bianco, Saori (opposite position but defensive OH), Montano (OH position but doesnt receive), Rabadzhieva, Ergul, Veljkovic in champions league. Oh that man makes me confused
Muszyna - Galatasaray Daikin: 3-1 (13-25; 25-23; 25-19; 25-15)
Muszyna: Jagieło, Wojcieska, Różycka, Mazurek, Piątek, Plchotova and Maj (L)
Galatasaray Daikin: Lo Bianco, Mislina, Neriman, Rabadzhieva, Ergul, Veljkovic and Nihan (L)
1st set: Neriman 6, Ergul 3, Veljkovic 3, Mislina 2, Rabadzhieva 2
2nd set: Neriman 7
3rd set: Sinem Barut enters as opposite instead of Mislina (???!)
Article claims that Rozycka played very well.
Schweriner - Galatasaray Daikin: 1-3 (25-21: Neriman 7, Hippe 6; 15-25: Neriman 10, Hippe 5; 17-25; 22-25)
Galatasaray: Lo Bianco, Mislina (opposite), Neriman, Rabadzhieva, Ergul, Sinem and Nihan (L).
Schweriner: Radenkovic, Hippe, Ziegler, Poll, Philajmak, Isailovic and Voelker (L).