Posts by Tamer06

    Turkey does not want to be saved and Nobody cares about NT and the fanbase...

    It is all about money....

    our federation was more interested in finding new sponsors (as if Turkish Airlines wasn't enough) than they were about upcoming WCH...

    And certainly our beloved top clubs, they want their European trophies, and get them by paying best players...

    I hope Turkish league goes banktrupt like Azerbaycan...

    I don't watch basketball so I don't get your analogy. Malinov and Cansu was from the same generation and I have been watching both since they were playing junior NT. Cansu wasn't even starter of our NT whereas Malinov has been great since an early age. On top of her precise setting, she is a good blocker/defender too which is something Cansu severely miss. To me both Danesi and Chirichella are more talented than Zehra.

    If you really think Malinov is more talented than Cansu as "pure setter" you should watch basketball more...

    similar to TUR in that sense (youngsters with Eda and Simge) but simply their youngsters are way more talented than Turkish ones. In theory, ITA can dominate next 3 Olympic games with the same roster (replacing Lucia with her sister and a new libero). This young team already achieved more than they were expected, so every win from now on will be a huge success. I hope they will play the final against SRB.


    Seriously?

    Was Michael Jordan more talented than Larry Bird?

    Let's not be coy about the real issue here...

    Nobody can match Egonu&Sylla's athleticism, power and explosiveness...

    Can you say Malinov more talented than Cansu, or Danesi than Zehra or Sylla than Hande...

    Thanks to African immigrants Italians are building a "Cuban" team in the middle of Europe.

    And good for them.

    French should take an example, I am sure thay can overmatch Italians easily.

    But they don't seem to care about volleyball.

    Buket is not qualified to play for Vakıfbank.
    We saw in VNL, there's a huge gap between Aslıhan and Cansu&Gamze...
    And Aslıhan played last season as a starter for Halkbank, a play-off team in SL.
    İmagine the level of Buket, a first division setter, in addition she's very "old-school", her sets are sky high...


    This change will have a huge effect on the quality of the trainings, I think this is more important than Cansu not having a reliable backup...


    What's going on with Guidetti, you can't grow an opp, two OHs and a setter at the same time...
    You need some stability especially in the setter position...

    Derya is a 17 year old, 1.85 OH, I think the player She reminds me most is Bricio...Derya is less explosive for now but seems more talented. She can hit at angles only players like Kim can.
    And I think her ceiling is higher than Pietrini.

    there are backup players and backup players...
    Tuğba was a backup in Vakıfbank. Kelsey Robinson too was a backup in Vakıfbank. Thank god Karch Kiraly is not Guidetti.


    Guidetti is trying to get Tuğba and Hande out of their comfort zone, but is this the way to do it I'm not sure...
    No matter what, Hande will be in World championship roster, since she's in another level compared to Mislina, Saliha etc.
    And Tuğba probably knows Guidetti would loan her if he really thought she's not competent enough.

    In my view, by keeping Plak, Novara is cutting a role for Piccinini...Which is a bad decision in terms of volleyball.
    It was obvious Plak was too vulnerable in reception, and in big matches Bartch&Piccinni will be on the floor...
    They could let Plak go and get say Rabadzieiva, and could have been very solid with Bartsch&Raba...
    But this means no playing time for the legend...

    She has the charisma and passion for it but I don't think her English is good enough yet to glue the team together. As a captain one needs to communicate with the team mates a lot for encouragement and strategies etc. The language barrier doesn't make it easy. She is still working hard on it and improving her English continuously but she's not there yet.

    Well, when Guidetti was asked by the turkish press for the player to replace Gözde as captain , Guidetti said the captain should be someone who pushes herself in front for the team and he has in his mind a name but won't tell yet. That sounded like Zhu to me.