Posts by tsangr

    The schedule would have helped Netherlands as well if only if Netherlands could make the final 4.
    The schedule did help Turkey, nonetheless, Turkey did play very well to beat Brazil. :wall:

    100% agree.... Just like last year Brazil played 2 games ...took a day off...and won the semis and final.... While Serbia and China had to play 3 games in a row....Fivb should consider 8 teams in the final and everyone has the same schedule by playing in the same days.

    The idea behind the schedule is to be fair for 4 top teams, Serbia, China, USA and Brazil. These four teams had to play consecutively from last day of final round to the final. Fivb didn't expect Turkey or Netherlands would be the final four. :wall:

    I think China has a better chance of defeating Turkey than USA. Turkey has always had problems with Asian-type volleyball like Korea and China but finds it somewhat easier to play against European and American countries.

    So if China wins against USA, then it would be interesting to see a China vs Turkey finals! :)

    The chance for china in the final is very slim. USA is a much better team now.

    I think USA have some issues with coach, after Marrison's arrival to Netherlands, USA NT have tactic issues. I don't think Alisha was better than Lloyd. USA NT have problem with their OPP but issue can be solved if they find a new coach. Karch himself made team worse :whistle:

    don't know whether it is fake news or not. Glass was asked to return after the 1st week of the tournament. She is now practising in Anaheim

    It is not the best roster of italy. I agree usa has serious issues when everybody else gets faster and has good serving! Moreover, USA has no strong opposite or OH can kill ball out-of-system~~~ :cheesy:

    China and Serbia will compete for the champion this whole year. :teach:

    With a good setter like Glass, USA could be a much better team. Hill, Larson and Robinson heavily rely on a good setter. You can see how well Hill played with Wolosz in CL.
    If Alisha Glass returns next year, USA will still be a very competitive team.

    It must be painful for Robinson when the team of your club coach targets you on serve. And even more failing in to do good and being sent off court. Don‘t wanna know how she must feel and think.

    She was kept on court to replace the Libero at the end of the match to take receptions. On defensive, she did quite ok but she was a bit rusty on offensive. Hope she will come back later.
    Overall speaking, OH's of US did not do well , Hill 15/49, Larson 7/24, Robinson 4/12. Good job done by Turkey' on defence may be one of the reasons.

    Guidetti will need a really good backup for Cansu with Vakifbank... She can`t read the other team ..she just set the ball without knowing what`s going on the net....a lot of her sets are slow and the block is right there waiting for the hitter.... of course Zhu and Slotjes can handle that...but that would be a nightmare season if she does improve. .

    Naz is a much better setter.

    Too bad Thailand couldn't take it to 5, they wasted a few chances in the end.

    I know it's way too early to tell, but from the first impressions it looks like Japan has dropped to being only #4 in Asia. Korea and Thailand look a lot better than Japan right now.

    Korea is falling. They played very bad in games against Belgium and Dom. Japan for sure is still better than Korea.

    I dont think Turkey's victory over Italy is surprise. Turkey have a great coach, their players are hero as usual, they play smart game with great reception, defence and serve. I think Italy have to train more for fighting with them.

    It is no surprise at all. When Turkey players get used to the bombing from world class spikers like Zhu and Boskovic, to defend against average attackers is just a piece of cake. Turkey has done a very good job on the defensive. However, the offensive is still not good enough to play against top teams.

    can some users stop disrespecting/underestimating Gözde and what she did for Vakıf,pls! ..she deserved it..thats it!
    she did most of dirty job,received ,digged and get some kills and never gave up! these kind of players could/should be selected as mvp sometimes as well it really that hard to congratulate a player ? you're behaving as if they gave the award to Koleva from Blaj or Cansu Çetin from Galatasaray
    thats just an "award" nothing more

    I think most chinese fans can live with that Gözde is the MVP. Only some die-hard fans of Zhu can't face it. I have learnt that in some chinese forums you will get into trouble when you say something bad about Zhu even it is a fair comment.
    IMO, Gözde is eligible for the prize she won. Some people are just so narrow-minded and neglect the contributions Gözde made.


    One of the main keys of Vakifbank's success especially in the past 5
    years is obviously having Naz, which is the best Turkish setter there
    is. Not wasting 1 spot for a foreigner setter is very helpful. Let's see
    if Cansu can keep up the good work. Is Naz OFFICIALY pregnant and out
    of the team? I've heard the same story other years...

    I think the story finally comes true.
    Guidetti started Cansu in the last two games not becasue she is a better setter than Naz. Guidetti knew that Naz would be absent in the coming season and wanted Cansu to get more experience. Down the stretch in the 5th set against Imoco, Naz was the one staying on court, not Cansu. It is very obvious that Guidetti thinks Naz is still a better setter in clutch time. There are a lot of things Cansu has to improve, especially the coordination with Zhu and Rasic. :wall: