Mayany is also not tall but pretty athletic
im now wondering after seeing her performance at the last WCWC, why Natalia didnt play at the WCH while she was in the roster ?
She was recovering from very bad injuries, the question here is why she was in the roster. I don't even know if she is yet 100% and if that game against Ecz was just pure bravery pushing her limits, to be honest
Well, my argument was from exclusion. I know for a fact that Tandara cannot handle the pressure so i assumed that Lowe would be better She could have some inspiration playing with Hill, who knows?
how do you know Lowe can carry the pressure when it is needed? For example, I don’t think she can handle it and I don’t think she could be a good attacking option at position 4.
So now that the WCCH is over, how is everyone feeling about Minas, Praia and the league so far in general?
Might be way too early, but I actually think MInas have a good shot at winning Superliga this year. And I'm glad Mayany is stepping up and taking Mara's spot too, as she's been underperforming since last season. I'm also surprised she got a best MB nod too and I'm really glad for her as well. Hopefully she manages to keep on playing consistently throughout the season.
About Praia, I'm not too confident on them yet. It's still too early for anything and we've seen Paulo Coco do his thing for a few years now, almost taking Minas to the finals in 2016/2017 and then winning it all with Praia last year, so I don't know. I do think they're the two best teams this year, though, unless Sesc drastically improves once Drussyla comes back (which, imo, is unlikely given how she'll only return in the playoffs).
Fluminense and Osasco might round up the fight for the last spot in semifinals, and I'll be rooting for the former as I really like Fluminense's style. Wouldn't be mad it Barueri made it too, but we all know how unlikely that is. There's Bauru too, but eh...
Before wccch i though that the reception of Minas was a little bit shaky, but after this 2 last games i dont think that anymore. They look really good when they play with passion and I think that they are the favorites
About Praia, i am hating every single bit of that team, they are trying to play fast but the are slowest than ever, carli cannot play with Fabiana even if her life depends on it. But they will play enough to go to play-offs. I dont know if they will win though
I believe in Bauru yet, if they can improve their psychological, it is a great group and Valentina is doing superbly well. The same with Fluminense, i really like the way they play too and although they have the same problems bauru has i think joycinha can fix that for them
Osasco i dont think will have stamina to go well like last season and the same for Barueri, they are older and weaker than last season
Sesc, i dont know. Bernardinho is a magician, but his team is really bad without Drussyla and Fabi (I cant handle Gabiru urgh)
Wooooow well done mayany!
Oh Gabi and kelsey
Mb rasic and Carol
Praia was so off today. They definitely regret choosing to lose the game in last round. The whole team were useless.
Great game by Yilmaz but the middle blocker were so awful today that even Kelly Murphy would demolish Praia today lol
btw..other matches are interesting
seems every team won once
first, Supreme beat Altay 3-2
second ,Zheijang beat Volero 3-2
then Altay beat Zheijang 3-2
and Volero beat Supreme 3-1
so who beats who tomorrow ?
Zheijang vs Supreme
Altay vs Volero
Zheijang to make the Chinese happy, and volero if Casanova plays :p
That would be bad, they need very good OH or world class reciver not OPP who can play as OH, She is not Tandara.
Tandara is not a great receiver either. I think Lowe is a better option because Tandara can choke very bad at times
I used to love Carli but i am slowly becoming a hater lol so much poor decisions on a daily basis. She has Carol as a blocking machine building confidence block after block but insists in an error prone Garay. I expected much more from Praia today, i knew that the game would be difficult and probably they would lose, but they didnt even give a proper fight
Congrats Minas, what a suprise! Indeed eczacibasi don't use their middle blockers, but I have to say they don't have the best attacking middles. I'm really impressed by Macris. If she plays like this I don't get is why she wasn't in the national team.
I think it's a stupid decision Praia played with their second team yesterday. In my opinion Praia- Vakifbank should have been the final.
Zrg doesnt like Macris. I think he thinks she is a liability in block, i dont know because Dani Lins is bad in block too. In the end,he enjoys to play with oldies and injuried ones
Praia-vakif will be amazing, but after this game, nobody can say that Minas doesnt deserve the final too, in my opinion
You know, only italians can win turkish teams, right?
HUGE game for Macris, Leia and Nathalia, bloody hell, im shaking right now. And Mayani, she plays like she doesnt even care who is the opponent. Wow, amazing!
Fluminense demolished Sesc today wow.. I was certain that they would choke by the end. Glad i was wrong. Joycinha is amazing, she put the whole team in another level already. And I liked a lot the new system with 2 liberos
Sesc desesperately needs Drussyla and Kosheleva is not good enough yet for the team
Who is this tainara playing in barueri? She looks really really good
This are not the world best clubs so I’m not surprised(I mean they aren’t all here). Italian clubs only can beat Turkish ones and other way, but they are not in this competition.
Since 2011 = 1 CEV Champions League for Italy and 6 for Turkey. So, sure, italian clubs can beat turkish ones
We have a world championship with winner of continental cups. If you want an all-European competition, go watch the CEV ones. Men "World" Championship was a joke with Russian, 2 Italian, Polish teams... Volley is as much euro-centric it can be already
Carli definitely learned how to play with Carol but her chemistry with Fabiana is unexistent.
Volkov is annoying as fuck.. He plays for the cameras, not for the team, urgh.
The heck. She was a monster then. Why did she never join the NT?
She played the last pan-american cup but didnt return to other competitions. Ze does not know what he is doing anymore.
Just no, lol hahaha
Rabazdieva from China, someone else in Chn league ?
Or buy someone from Brazil, one of Minas OH duo after WCCH....
My wishes, sorry
Some Gabi magic in Italy would be freaking amazing!