Posts by Tamer06

    Only promising detail in this roster is Neriman, and we don't even know if she will play...

    Setter choices are weird, unless Naz will play in Eurovolley, which would mean she has to play several matches in VNL. That seems unlikely..

    I can't see Cansu-Ezgi as a duo, both are decidedly unathletic, first is a poor blocker, the latter is worse, and Buse Ünal is too green...

    I don't know what Guidetti is thinking.

    I don't share people's enthusiasm with Yasemin, she's hardly better than Aslı, she won't make any difference, Fatma is no better than Şeyma...

    Melis, Gözde, Hümay, Cansu Çetin and Ayçin are there to fill the list I would be surprised if they play a set in VNL...Guidetti might try them in Volleymasters though...


    The problem with this squad is no player has improved much compared to last year...I have no expectations to be honest and an early exit at Eurovolley seems inevitable...And I won't even speak about our chances in Olympic qualification.

    This result a disgrace for Turkish volleyball...

    Vakıf got beaten 3-0 to a team whose only reliable receiver is 40 year old...

    There were signs that Turkish league has been slowly becoming the new Azerbaijan...

    All money and no soul...

    I considered Vakıf as the last man standing, apparently they have given up also...

    Guidetti wanted Mihajlovic as opposite before Sloetjes I believe...

    Mihajlovic as Oh does not fit in Guidetti's system, he does not take too much risk in reception...


    Vakıf's next season will be full of experiments and will be toughest in years...

    Probably middles will be more involved in offense like 2015 and they will play faster through OHs...

    One thing is sure Haak's performance will be the decisive factor, if she can be as good as 2016 Sloetjes, than Vakıf might win at least one title...

    I think C. Bosetti or Grothues is a replacement for Di Iulio and result of not being able to sign Meliha...

    Natalia->Eczacı confirmed by an insider twitter account called voleyboldefteri, it makes perfect sense Gabi is coming over here also...

    Kelsey is staying, reportedly she started taking Turkish lessons online...

    Zhu is leaving...Kerem Övet of GS management confirmed this in a potcast months ago...

    Everybody expected that because her deal with Vakıfbank was for 3 years.

    And out of the blue, Ebrar started to play as OH for the first time as a prep for next season and to compansate for lack of a big-hitting OH...


    So next year Vakıfbank's foreigners will be:

    Rasic( no rumours of replacement, so her transfer news was bogus), Haak, Kelsey, Gabi, Grothues(I expect Bosetti to decline)


    As for locals:

    Tuğba will be loaned to a SL club probably Beşiktaş..

    I expect Derya to stay with the team, and loaned to 1st division..

    Ebrar will play mostly as OH..

    Guidetti should get rid of Buket and sign a decent backup setter, Buse Ünal would be perfect.

    Another transfer could be Aylin Sarıoğlu who would replace Ayça, the backup libero...

    Vakifbank's best line-up in clutch time last two years have always been replacing Sloëtjes by either Robinson or Hill and free Zhuting off reception duty. Vakifbank uses this strategy a lot during clutch time last few years. They only have 2 reliable OH this year, that's why Coach Gui rarely does it this year. Last few points in the 5th set, if i have to replace Erban, I would replace her by AYKAC AYCA and let Zhu focus on offense.

    They did that because Zhu's reception was not that good. Her reception improved considerably this year. She received better than Kelsey in a lot of matches.

    Dude, we're not on the same wavelength...

    Aylin is young for a libero...Liberos reach their prime "usually" not before 27-28, so Aylin has 3-4 more years to grow...

    I don't see any special talent with Melis* I wouldnt care if she were 19 months old...


    Meliha won't move anywhere even for Lang Ping or whatever god of volleyball...Let's wait and see.

    Arkas vs GS not the same thing...There's a rivalry between ECZ and Vakıf and they are both rich, Ecz can match any offer by Vakıf...

    And Meliha will be again a rotation player with Vakıf, so why bother to go across Bosphorus?

    Aylin Sarıoğlu is underrated...She's probably the best defender among liberos, and very young, she can improve her reception...

    I don't share your enthusiasm with Fener..

    They are on their way to build yet another flawed superteam...

    If you ask me, they should transfer a good libero who can both receive and defend first...

    Aylin Sarıoğlu is their best bet...She can make more difference than Mihajlovic or even Naz..

    And Güldeniz won't cut it in CL..


    Meliha-> Vakıf won't happen...

    With Larson gone, Meliha is Eczacı's best receiver and letting her go would be just plain stupid..

    And Meliha's sister is playing with Eczacı youth team, so Ismailoğlu family is totally commited to Vitra...

    Guidetti likes ready-made players but in this case he will have to grow his own OHs...

    I would say an achievement is any impressive accomplishment but even if we use your definition it's a little unfair. Even Zhu wouldn't be the Olympics MVP, etc if she played for Sweden, also Haak is just 19 while Sloetjes and Robinson were in their mid-20s when they signed so of course they should have achieved more.


    Haak was the top scorer in the RS in Serie A last year, is that not an achievement?

    I am not saying Haak is a bad player, She has great spike-height and amazing technique, but playing at top-level is a different thing...

    Look at Goncharova in Moscow yesterday and Haak in Scandicci statistically they had similar games but Goncharova is clearly in another league..

    She's yet to prove her worth...

    She can't be complacent, she should be grateful that a team like Vakıfbank showed an interest in her...

    Ferdinand the bull my ass...

    Maybe I don't know the maning of achivement...

    Zhu: best OH of WCH 2014, MVP of World cup, MVP of Olympics..

    Sloetjes: Best opposite of ECH 2015

    Kelsey: MVP of İtalian league 2016

    ..

    All these before playing a single game for Vakıfbank...

    Haak has done NOTHING. She is just a project right now...

    She has no room for being complacent (like the fellow above claims)

    The criticisim against Guidetti above is just BS...

    Coaches in team sports, actually any coach, are not intellectuals far from it they are more like drill-instructors,

    they push you to do things you don't normally would do...They are more external and sensation/perception oriented (ıf youre into Jung)

    Guidetti is an obsessive and passionate sob, and a great coach, and his players love him...

    Reportedly some players from Netherlands NT actually cried when they learned that he quit his job..

    Haak will be coming to the best club in the business, and it's on her to prove her worth and not Guidetti or Vakıf...

    She achieved NOTHING...

    Calm down and stay polite. There is nothing wrong with a discussion. But if this discussion turns into something with no end and this for weeks than there is something wrong. Haak, Zhu, Haak, Zhu, yeah we got it!


    You want to see whose shoes Haak is gonna fill? Wait until the official statement and the first match she will play than you will know but pure non sense to talk about this for several days just to show other members my opinion is the right one and yours not.

    That is meant for everyone not only for you!

    There's much more than Haak vs Zhu in that conversation. The way the transfer market works, policies of top teams...

    How playing for top NTs can affect a player etc...

    Not everybody can be shallow you know...

    If you want to know who gets more money just skip our discussion...

    I am sorry but, neither Gabi (assuming she signs) nor Kelsey (assuming she stays) are "finishers".

    they have never been dominant attackers in their career...

    I cant see Gabi or Kelsey getting the set for match point...

    Different dynamics or what, Haak will play Zhu's role, she will get the most sets and will be expected to play out of system...