Posts by jetmasters

    An Jiajie is a terrible coach. Full of nepotism. Last time gave Qian Jingwen lots of playing and now Du Qingqing. None were deserved of any spot on the NT.

    Tianjin is overusing Li Yingying for sure and not developing her reception is a big blow to the CNT. I guess clubs take priority for themselves. Lang Ping should consider with Evergrande's boss to develop a young team just for the sake of national training like some countries do.

    They want 500k $ in order to be considered as host of the tournament. It is ridiculous. I think that always the priority will have the highest ranked team if there will be 2 or more teams from the possible group interested. But what happens when no one applies from some group? I can foresee also situation when for instance Cameroon won't afford to travel to the Dominican Rep. and then what?

    Then Poland will take the spot if any team decides to withdraw or can't participate due to financial reasons.

    Lang Ping likes to use all players when possible so I think Liu Xiaotong got nothing left in the tank after playing so much matches in replacing Zhang Changning this season. China could still won against Italy but couldn't stop Sylla like Serbia did. Even if Egonu scored 50, still could have won if they stopped Sylla though.

    In regards to Li Yingying, she plays as a non receiving OH in her club so it is up to her club to allow her to receive or she would only receive playing for NT. That will slow her growth. That's why fans hope she can play as receiving OH this upcoming season.

    I think Gong can play as an OH and Li Yingying plays as an OP if Lang Ping decides to play like European teams. It would be best for Li Yingying to work on her reception and start from there. Not sure if her club team will comply though since winning is their priority.

    Congrats to this team for a well deserved medal. It was a long tournament and they fought until the end with Chinese Women's Volleyball Spirit. The core of this team is young and I hope they will bring more gold medals in the future.

    After losing to Italy again, Who is the weakest? OP? OH2? Libero (Lin Li is injured and in fact doesn't play more matches)? Yuan Xin-yue (MB1)?

    I think opposite position has always been the weakest link for China, for scoring. Other teams always have the better players so China really needs to find an OP that can score efficiently and consistently.

    I still think the main problem for China is health. They lost half of their starters to retirement due to health and came in this tournament with a couple of players playing through injuries, Zhang Changning, Yan Ni, Ding Xia, Zeng Chunlei, Lin Li, etc. Zhu also played through with a shoulder injury. In a long tournament like WCH, health is of utmost importance.

    The Olympics is 2 years away so there is time to find replacements and players to improve their game. Li Yingying needs to work on her reception and floor defense. Yuan Xinyue needs to work on her blocking. Biggest position to replace is setter in my opinion. Don't know how long Ding Xia can play but Yao Di is not cut out for this A team. Liu Xiaotong and Zeng Chunlei might need replacements. Everyone else is just staying healthy and keeping their form until 2020, biggest concern.

    We saw that in the previous game--will probably be key to the next one (among other things).

    One of the reasons I don't like Zhu Ting is her temper toward her team mates, something I assume she picked up playing in Europe. To each their own. What I don't get about Zhu and 'bad sets' is that her style of not much run up, almost just standing there and jumping, allows her to hit wildly out of system balls with authority. A 'bad set' shouldn't be that much different than an out of system ball, but I'm sure it is, as it's closer to the block for one thing.

    If China has their blocking shoes on tonight that may be more of a problem for Italy than whether Zhu scores 20, 30, or 40 points, depending on how many sets it goes.

    Zhu supports her teammates the best and they respect her very much. Don't assume something just because of her serious game face. Zeng Chunlei always has the happy face on. Every player has their own approach to their game.

    The only bad sets I can think of is setting the ball low to Zhu, which will be blocked by good blockers. She likes the balls high so she can hit over the blockers. Yao Di is the best at setting bad sets to Zhu so hopefully she does not have to play.

    Zhu has been playing subpar thus far and she is mad at herself because of it. Most of it is adjusting to a fast tempo offense. We will see what happen tonight.

    If China wins gold, Zhu Ting will be the only player to win MVP for all 3 (4 if you include world champion cup) majors. And Lang Ping will be the only one to win all 3 majors as a player and as a couch.

    Actually according to wiki, Lang Ping was the first player to win all 3 majors MVP if they are indeed accurate. Zhu will be her successor if China wins. Zhu will be the only player to win all 4 quad tournament MVPs for sure.