Posts by Bahkawdi

    Damn Speraw really taking Muagututia over Langlois every week. Hope we see Ma'a at outside a bit

    Canada about to throw a game to Serbia's B team, yeesh. I have yet to be convinced by them this VNL.

    Also I hope Vucicevic manages to grab a spot as Atanasijevic's backup in the near future because god I wouldn't mind watching him whenever I can. :roll:

    41 errors to 19 of Serbia sheesh. One of the worst games I've seen this group play. Canada is very talented but they won't make final 6 if they keep throwing up stinkers like this and the Bulgaria match.

    Canada roster for week 2:

    T.J. Sanders, London, ON

    Gordon Perrin, Creston, BC (Team Captain)

    Steven Marshall, Abbotsford, BC

    Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC

    Justin Duff, Winnipeg, MB

    Stephen Maar, Aurora, ON

    Jason DeRocco, Winnipeg, MB

    Sharone Vernon-Evans, Scarborough, ON

    Lucas VanBerkel, Edmonton, AB

    Ryan Sclater, Port Coquitlam, BC

    Graham Vigrass, Calgary, AB

    Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB

    Arthur Szwarc, Toronto, ON

    Brett Walsh, Calgary, AB

    Guess they are looking to sweep at home as this is probably the guys they will send to the Olympic Qualifiers (maybe jay instead of walsh & vandoorn instead of duff)

    I guess they really want Giannelli to develop a connection with the new generation of players

    I also had to intervene when you guys mentioned the experiment with Ma'a. They tried something similar with Daniel McDonell already last year when he was converted from MB to OH. Well, it wasn't really a tactical trick but I guess they just have a bunch of universal players. Ma'a played quite normally as OH and didn't do bad at all. Although obivously, apart from the second set when he scored 6 points, he wasn't trusted that much by the setter Tuaniga and was there mostly for the service and the reception. Still, I didn't know Ma'a is a universal player. This is not common in modern volleyball and impressed me a lot.

    McDonnell just played OH out of sheer desperation though for a brief time. Ma'a legitimately can play OH and did so for a lot of the college season.

    Hoping to see poletaev unleashed. Also haven't seen Voronkov play much, whats his deal

    Honestly, I think Balaso was better than Grebennikov in his first season with Lube.

    Jenia, for his own admission, played his worst 3 seasons with them. And Juantorena never dare asking him to cover around 5m of court. And of course having to pass the ball beside Sander is easier than being between Osmany and Leal.

    Balaso was called to some impossible duties. Most of the times he gets aced is when he has to dive into Osmany's feet to pass the ball instead of his teammate, who moves away from it as he doesn't care at all.

    I wouldn't go as far as saying Balaso was as good as Grebennikov, but he played a hell of a game last night. I definitely think he was Lube's weak link throughout a lot of the season but did an amazing job today of keeping those Perugia bombs in play for Bruno. Especially when juantorena and Leal weren't up to the task.

    So there you go, a month later we know how the situation looks like. 3 days before Berlin, Lube will arrive in a great mood and with a significantly better morale, whereas Zenit will have had more rest but also more to contemplate on.

    What if they are too hungover

    I was at the draft and people were shocked. Nobody though Norman would be drafted. Especially Langlois and Canadian Steve Hunt were pissed and thought they should have been drafted ahead of him.

    There are some interviews online.

    True. I went on Tuesday and am going gain today. I agree that Hunt and Norman looked really good for guys without the best resumes. Sander also looks very improved from his time in Lube. Didn't seem like Langlois did that well from what I saw. Also I think Sanchez will get picked for sure. Also Bandares was there but not playing.

    Where are you reading this?