Posts by Bush

    Claudinha always shocked in decisive moments, she lacks consistency and are very imprecise, she will never be different, already turned 30, her sub is actually better then her and a few of young setters are to, like Naiane, Lyara and Giovana. She completely forgot Fawcett in the second set and put some awful balls for her, either closer to the net or to low.
    Sheilla called Nicole a "median player" when asked about her, some weeks ago in a live at instagram, I also do not see anything special in her, but playing in a team like Praia, who has has this spirit of loser in finals, there's no chance she can do all by her own.

    Fe Garay was really bad today, both attack and reception, especially in attack. Amanda is just confirming her decrescent level on this playoffs series, don't making difference where she is most needed, a big responsabilty on reception and failed, with some bad posicionament to receive serve and suffering to put a ball down.

    Fabiana give it the first set to Rio in two gifts, first, an stupid and unsual mistake by giving an manchete to the other side, losting counter attack and then getted blocked by Gabi. :down:

    I have to say, that I'm really surprised, in a positive way, by this convocation of coach Renan. Especially because of Léozinho (c'mon, the guy scored 38 points with 58% on attack, in a game), Abouba, Honorato, Rogérinho and Matheus.
    Even if 70% of this boys get cut, they need a chance to train and play some matches.

    I will bet that after the playoffs are finished, the rest of the list will have these players:

    S: Bruno, William - and maybe Thiaguinho or Rapha
    OPP: Wallace, Alan
    OH: Maurício Borges, Douglas Souza and Lucarelli (who is expected to be trainning in two months) - with a chance for João Rafael
    MB: Lucão, Mauricio Souza, Isac
    L: Thales/Thiago Brendle and there's a chance to se Murilo there (which I don't think is a good idea)

    The source (Bruno Voloch) says that Noostara is wanted by one of the two biggest teams in Brazil, at this point, with Osasco without sponsor of Nestlé, I do not know if we can mark her there.

    Fabíola is rumored to join Praia Clube or Sesi/Vôlei Bauru (the two teams are one now), if she goes to Praia, then Claudinha most problably leave the team.

    There's also a rumor that Naiane (Barueri's setter) is going to Vôlei Positivo/Londrina, one of the two teams who came from Superliga B.

    S: Roberta, Claudina (she much better than Fabiola)
    Opp: Tandara
    OH: Gabi (Rio even though I think she has a hard time against good blockers, you need her in the back row) Fe, Natalie
    MB: Bia, Carol, Natalia (from Osasco..I know she is older but she has been playing solid)
    L: Don't know

    Claudinha, most certainly, will never be seen again in NT, since coach Zé called her "dumb" in public, a few years ago, during an playoff games when he was coaching Campinas and she was the setter.

    Nati Martins is not needed, we have good middle blockers already and some others who can be called. My biggest concern is about outside hitters, with Natália injured, Gabi recovering and the abscence of Fe Garay.

    Coach Zé called 10 players to start preparation for this year in NT, the trainings starts next Tuesday.

    S: Macris (Minas) Fabíola (Osasco)
    OPP: Tandara (Osasco)
    OH: Rosamaria (Minas)
    MB: Thaisa( Barueri), Adenizia (Scandicci), Bia (Osasco), Carol (Nilüfer/TUR), Mara (Minas)
    L: Leia (Minas)

    After the finals of Superliga, we probably will have full list, but I think that there's a chance for players like Jaque, to join the team before the World Championship. Fernanda Garay, as everybody knows, asked to be out of NT this year, she just married and wants to spend more time with her family.

    Well, I think that Wolosz also did a good season in Busto years ago, so I wouldn't be any surprised if she choose go to Scandicci for work along with coach Parisi, either stay in Conegliano, she would play Champions League in both clubs.

    Macris doesn't know how to play out of system, she shockes, and everybody already knew it, but playing in a big team like Minas, turned it official. I really don't think Mara is any better than Mayhara or Jucy, she is just so careless in blocker, always late, not reliable in attack, lacking of strength and skills, Macris doesn't help and everyone agrees, but look at Carol Gattaz, playing her best season in years and happened with Macris.

    Minas TC lost this series on the third set of the first game, when they haved all the conditions to close that game, leading by 18x13 and then having an unbelievable 24x20 in fourth set and letting Rio comeback to show why you can't lost chances against a team who is reaching her 14ª final, this two last games was just awful.

    They already sayed that for the WCCH the intention is have a good and competitve team, so at this point, this should means the departure of Rosamaria, Macris, Mara and maybe Pri Daroit (who is a good bench player and could stay), if they want something better than the fifth place.

    There some rumours about Scandicci bringing an Italian setter, and they could be Malinov or Cambi. Maybe this explain why they hired Stevanovic? For making a duo with Adenizia on the middle, especially if they are intented to be in Champions League next year, makes sense.

    Let's make it clear, with the currential volleyball that Rosamaria is playing (0 point last game against SESC - RJ for example), the only league that I can see her fitting in Europe is Spanish League and even there would be harder for her, with all my respect to the clubs in the League, so much because there also some Brazilian players there.

    Tandara was clearly prepared to give the speech, very badly prepared by the way, because they did not instruct her well, since she does not know the difference between homophobia and transphobia, that alone invalidates much of her arguments.

    If you're a public person, and does not really know how to talk about something, them you should read first, not go to the television arguing what you want or not from who has already decide about the thing, and please this is not a question of censorship.

    And if you do not think it's a matter of disrespect, know that Tandara, who speaks in respect so many times during her speech, liked a post in the instagram where they called Tifanny "man of wigs". That's what this type of speech does, spreads misinformation, or things (value morals) that people deem relevant enough to decide whether or not she can play.

    By the way, Tandara tied with Tifanny in yesterday's game against Minas (Osasco lost 3x2), the record for highest individual score in a Women's Superliga match (39 points), but it is Tifanny who has advantages over other players right? :wall:

    Starting with setter position, I would like to see Naiane and Lyara (U23 until last year) having chances in NT for next years, thinking in the future, this is the first season of Lyara as starter in Superliga and I like her game a lot, otherwise I don't know if Naiane still have a chance this year because of her injury (not fully recovered) and playing time, maybe coach Zé relies on experience of Dani Lins (expected to deliver at the end of this month), Fabíola and Roberta who did a great season with NT in 2017.

    For the opposite position, Tandara (which should have been starter since 2013) is what we have from best and I like her game, Edinara still inconsistent sometimes, but I like her, she can catch the ball really high, and I love her approach to attack, reminds me Mari Steinbrecher a lot (on her best days), and I don't see any promissing player for this spot besides her. Lorenne is great, but she made a terrible decision to play in Osasco, knowing she would be on the bench, and because of changes in roster, Paula Borgo who was also promissing for the position, turns into third option on the team, hope this two girls get better options for the next season.

    Among the outside hitters, Natália, Fernanda Garay and Gabi are above the others on this position. I really like Drussyla, but she is feeling the responsability of being starter in a big team, and sometimes get's benched for Peña (which is doing better than her), she should step up her game quickly.
    Rosamaria is on her worst season on clubs in some couple of years, being outplayed by Pri Daroit all along season. If this two don't get better at the end of club's season, I think that coach Zé will work on the possibility of taking a defensive OH, so I will bet on Amanda, Mari Paraíba or Jaque.

    Middle blockers is where we have the best options, we all know that Zé likes Jucy a lot, but I really don't want her in roster, I think it's time to Bia and Carol to play, the other two should be Thaisa and Adênizia. Thaisa is gonna be on roster this friday for the first time since she get injured, and all the work in her recovery is for sure counting on the possibility to take her for the WWCH.

    Libero position is the big gap for me, Gabiru still on recovery from her ACL injury, and is expected to be fully recovered in june, she is what we have from best here, I don't like Suelen at all, but in this moment she is outplaying Leia. Osasco libero (Tássia) is making a better season than the other two, but has no international experience at this level (I guess).

    I think that Fernanda Tomé will not battle for anything on NT, since she don't have level to play there, plus she is doing a poor season compareted to the last one.

    I like Camila Brait, a lot, but after her statments about retiring for NT (forever), I don't think we will see her anymore there, and that's a problem of course, because our best libero at the moment, imho, is Gabiru, and she is recovering from her ACL injury, Suelen is doing an ok season and Leia is not in her best, Tassia (Osasco's libero) is improving right now, and is problably the best libero on Superliga.

    Setter's spot is the most solved for me, we will not see anything different that Roberta, Dani Lins or Fabíola. Dani always will be first choice for Zé Roberto, if he waited until the last moment for Fabíola in Rio, so he will do the same for his favorite setter. If she don't get ready, Roberta and Fabíola for sure will be the setters.

    Naiane is a great setter, but she was injured most part of the season and when we thought she was fully recovered, they hired Carli Lloyd because she is not 100% to play, and Zé don't call players that is on bench, so I think her chances in NT this year are very low.

    Macris has always been overrated, and we're seeing it this season, in which she has the chance to play in a big team and is doing absolutely nothing special, often being replaced by the pregnant and 39 y.o Karine.

    I think that Kosheleva should leave the team, and it's not only because she had an poor season but also because she doesen't fit good with they. Eczacibasi lacks chemistry this season and the difference between the team playing the Champions League and on Turkish League just made this worst.

    The #1 transfer for sure should be a local defensive OH, from the other hand if Garay didn't have signed with Praia she probably would fit good on the team.

    About Thaisa, the CL classification is gonna be decisive, but honestly, I still want to see her playing abroad.

    Minas vs. Osasco was a good game, more emotionally than technically, but one of the best games of the season.

    Dani Lins is playing worse season after season, okay that without Tandara the attack variations are reduced, but she lacks precision and her sets was damn obvious, she didn't know how to put Bjelica back on game after 4th set, who was doing a great game. Also a good game by Malesevic, both on attack and background.

    Congrats to Minas girls, they deserved to win, especially Carol Gattaz and Rosamaria (who's comeback in tie break and killed it). :drink:

    Dani Lins is planning to get pregnant at the end of this season, honestly, I hope that she retires from NT.

    Praia only played until the half of second set, after that, Rio did what they wanted on court (as usual against Praia), Monique played well as Anne who had a good game on attack, congrats to the team.

    I think that sooner or later Drussyla will take Anne's spot on team, she played awful in important games like against Osasco and even with teams with less expression. She had a terrible moment in last game, that was funny lol but terrible. :aww: :aww:

    Hooker played AMAZING in last game, Minas overall it's getting better and better since she came in, even playing without Jaque until now.

    Edinara (OH) 30 :white: :white: :white:

    For me she is the most surprising (young) player of this season in Brazilian League, don't know why start the competition on bench, since she came in, São Caetano has been playing better.