Posts by Let's go orange

    Luckely I've found a stream to watch Chemik Police - Legionovia Legionowo!

    Legionovia Legionowo won the first set:cheesy: I like them so far:) Never saw Oliveira Souza play before, but she is a pretty decent opposite with her left arm! Also Grabka and Rozanski are prefect players for Legionovia Legionowo IMO. I would switch Stafford with Tokarska, because Stafford is a great attacker and can be much more useful on the slide attack than Tokarska...


    Chemik isn't playing good, especially their serve reception is really bad... But they are playing without their main outside hitters Medrzyk and Salas. Kowalewska wants to play too fast, so she is a but imprecise in her sets.

    Considering her contribution at offense is almost non-existent, I think second libero also can do the work

    No way! Balkestein-Grothues isn't the problem in reception for Aydin, but Pinar can't handle 2 receiving system. Balkestein-Grothues showed she is capable of that when she has a decent libero next to her. She even did it a few times in Dutch NT with Schoot, who isn't a great receiver.

    I agree she isn't the best attacker and she depends on a setter who can play a fast game, but we all know that attack isn't her main job at the court. Next to that I don't think she is the worst attacker, considering she is a lefty playing at the left side and her short length. She scored 19 points points against Galatasaray, not bad at all I think:whistle:

    Aydın is interested in Eva Mori? I guess Duygu's injury is serious. If they transfer Mori they will have 4 foreigners but only 3 can play. I would put Ezgi instead of Maret, and if Anthi can't receive well, Maret would come in.

    https://twitter.com/ale_garott…/1305983779140493314?s=19

    Reception is already a big mess... So what will happen when they don't play with their only relaiable receiver: Balkestein-Grothues:gone:

    I've watched back the friendly match against LKS Lodz and Legionovia.

    Bongaerts did a fine job at the setter position, although the connection with the players wasn't always there yet, but that's understandable at the beginning of the season. Now she is using Zaroslinska, who is the best scorer for the team, by far the most. I would like it if she could involve Alagierska more in attack. Reception doesn't always allow Bongaerts to use the middles, because it wasn't great. Wojcik and Lazovic are okay receivers, but when they have to cover a lot of the field, their serve reception goes down. The libero Saad dissapointed me, because she was the weak spot in serve receive. Is Strasz a better receiver? If that's the case, I would play with her as starting libero. In contrast to Alagierska, Bongaerts used Ninkovic a lot on the slide attack. Ninkovic didn't contribute much though in attack, so she should work on that!

    There will be a big transfer in our league, an agent Jakub Dolata told about it on twitter. Probably it will be someone who was supposed to play in China :super:

    But which team still needs a player? If indeed a "big name" will go to poland, I think only Chemik Police can afford these players. So maybe another oustide hitter like Robinson or Rabadzhieva, since Chemik Police only have 3 outside hitters.

    Aydin is one big mess! Reception is just awful. When the reception is okay, Aslihan finds a way to screw it all up. The only thing the attackers can do is tip the ball over. I'm so sad for Adams, she can't show her dominance in attack this way:(


    Galatasaray key to success is their stable reception! In this way Cagla has a easy job distributing the game.

    Hester Jasper playing as a libero in a friendly match against NawaRo Straubing. Wondering if that could be plan B when Koskelo is injured or doesn't perform well. Atleast I think she has the capacity to be a decent libero, because she has good defense and reception.

    Congrats Eczacibasi! First of all I want to give some credits to Elif Sahin. She showed a solid performance, her second balls are great! Hope she can work on her connection with the middles for the rest of the season. Also Thompson impressed me once again. Her attacking is really strong, but also steady in defense and reception. Ofcourse her reception isn't perfect, but with her little experience at receiving on international level, it isn't bad at all! For Thompson to perform good in reception, Hande is really important. She did an excelent job today covering the court together with Simge! Boskovic did what she had to do and did a great job in attack. For the middle blocker position I would swap Yasemin and Ogbogu. IMO Yasemin is a better slider and Ogbogu better infront of the setter. Ogbogu is a bit to error prone on the slide for my taste. With a good set she is deadly infront of the setter with her hight and power!


    For Vakifbank the only one who performed good where Ognjenovic and Meliha. Also Haak stepped up after the first set, but she is so lucky with Ognjenovic as her setter! She hits against a single block or no block at all, because of her. Haak needs to work on her hitting out of system. If she improves in that department, she comes closer to the level of Egonu and Boskovic. The rest of the Vakifbank players weren't on their usual level and I'm sure they will improve in the rest of the season, so it will be a lot more difficult for Eczacibasi to beat them. And I hope with whole my heart Guidetti will realise by then that Gizem should be the starting libero instead of Ayca!:roll:

    Wow Vakifbank's level of play is really low!:gone: How is it possible Gizem isn't on court yet! Ayca in reception is an overpass or a sky high ball so the block of Eczacibasi has a lot of time to be in the right place. Also her second ball isn't precise:aww: Next to that Haak didn't contribute anything so far and only made errors. I would not mind to see Meliha as receiving opposite and Ognjenovic starting over Cansu.


    Elif is playing good so far. She don't include the middles, but of you have 3 dominant attackers you don't have to. Thompson is untouchable in attack so far!:box: