Great debut for plummer. Yeah just nine points but the % is still amazing (90%). Paola egonu seems ready for olympics 82% of attack and even efficiency with 16 points and zero errors 👍👏
mingardi will be i guess in the Vnl group. The second opposite after Egonu will be Sorokaite at 100%.
Does it mean that Piccinini wont play at the Olympics and Pietrini will be back?
Im not Italian so I dont understand it.
Yes you are right. Mazzanti comfirm officialy that picci will not be in the tokyo 2020 project and that Elena pietrini will back in NT. He seems pretty happy even about the return of Gennari. After this interview im sure that Cate bosetti will be in Tokyo expecially if Lucia will not be in a good shape for July
For sure Piccinini is in the list for olympics, a lot of papers said that no way she back on volley without the security to be in Tokyo. For some papers was Davide mazzanti in person who call Francesca. Probably he is scared that Lucia will be not ready for July. Indeed Caterina bosetti is really angry coz apparently mazzanti gonna to choose her for the vnl so not initially in the 12 for olympics and rumours hint that she was really upset about this. Anyway some papers think that mazzanti is gonna to choose just one libero,De gennero of course so no tokyo for parrochiale. A the end that should be italian roster for tokyo at the moment:
What's all this talk about Piccinini? I thought she retired.
She is back and gonna play with Busto Arsizio. And apparently the Italian Federation is pushing really hard mazzanti to choose her as one of the 12 of olympics 😷
can't wait to kick the dicks out of our country. Stay save.
Many people don't understand. I don't even root for Turkey in a lot of branches outside volleyball. These girls are truly legends. Them being not scared to voice their opinions on our current regime, From Meryem Boz yelling 'Yasha Mustafa Kemal Pasha' in Erdogan's very neighbourhood to Ebrar being an open dyke xd Strong independent women (and men) have been missed in this country where people have been oppressed to the worst ends the last decade. Everyone is super scared to be judged but not these girls. For many people here it is just a match with their NT, for Turkey it was... hope, inspiration. 200k tweets and nr1 trending on twitter confirm that.
Let's leave that and Turkey aside and their bias against women and their homophobia. There is countries with muslim majorities worldwide like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan where women aren't even allowed to wear what they want (watching Iranian womens NT is heartbreaking) and are literally seen beneath men, many there have looked at the Turkish NT and said to themselves: wow Turkey is a muslim majority. If these girls can achieve this, I can achieve this. The Turkish NT is watched well in some of these countries.
So yes I'm a bit biased and very emotional about our NT but I hope I made people understand where that's coming from. I'm not saying they're Ghandi xD but they are truly revolutionary and powerful women who deserve respect.
The hate for turkey is 100% political. The girls hasn't any responsibility. But yeah most european don't like at all Edogan and Turkish government and think that turkey never was European but just the "less fundamentalist muslim state". Lot of people even think Turkey (and israel) should participate at Asian competitions not european
I really don't like all this hate to the Turkish NT which extends towards racism against Turkey here. I read in many different platforms where Turkish users discuss volleyball and there are so many comments about insidevolley being weirdly hateful towards Turks.
Turkey wins a match and then all it is disccused is speculations of "oh now they think they will get gold in OGs", "Turkish girls were just lucky" etc. You might be 10 years old, but please learn that this is extremely rude and disrespectful. If you want to learn how to be a good sports supporter, please check German Volleyball Federation's last post, where they simply congratulate their opponent for making it to OGs. This is pure sportsmanship and love you Germany for being so civilised.
About OGs, in my opinion there are only 2 teams which are almost impossible to defeat: China and Serbia. Rest have some weaknesses which are easier to fight against. I don't see USA as a big contender this time considering Larson and Hill not being at their best and Karch failing to find a solid opposite and libero for many years. Italy might have some troubles considering captain Bosetti closed the season and now they have to change their receiving system with a new OH duo.
Besides all, Olympic games is months away. There will be injuries (hopefully not) but what if Zhu Ting and Egonu had ACL injuries all of a sudden? Will China and Italy be same? We know how easy it is to get seriously injured in this sport, so stop making silly comments and predictions already now.
Another point is, why do you compare Boz with Egonu and others while you don't compare their middles with Turkish middles?
In overall, congrats to Turkey! Thanks and a big applaud to Germany and Poland for making this preliminaries interesting and exciting! As someone else wrote, these two teams are really young and I hope in OGs 2024, we will see more european teams and at least one of the Germany/Poland will make it to there this time
Sorry but im not understand the "comparation part" Eda and Gunes maybe are better than Danesi folie ecc...but they are in the "Same League". Compare Egonu with Boz is simply ridicolous.
And the major problem for italy is the SETTER, i don't know who is the worst malinov and orro. In The oh position caterina and miriam already play together in past (gran prix 2017)
Serbia is really strong but If you want to know how to beat China call Italy. China isn't unstoppable. Italy beat them several times in these years
Has anything new been announced in regards to the Russia situation?I mean since last December,I've not seen anything except for some players' interviews about the ban...
I read that Cio attends Tas decision about russian athletes
certainly balances out the groups if Russia plays under olympic flag and is seeded last (and it definitely favours them). And it won't be good for Korea.
A: Japan, Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Russia.
B: China, USA, Italy, Korea, Turkey, Kenya
A: Japan, Serbia, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Russia.
B: China, USA, Italy, Korea, Puerto Rico, Kenya
Yes even if Russia going in Tokyo under olympic flag they will have basically no ranking. So interesting those groups
Serbia with Japan corea and brazil?? Group B is the group of death. The two group are really unbalanced.
Enormous mistake by the referees at the end of 3rd set, Italy went ballistic (rightly so)
Embarrassing Referees even in women tournament. Lights problem in turkey in the match between italy and poland. Terrible organization and Referees in both european Championship.
Before Boskovic Serbia won silver and gold on ECH. Although Boskovic play in Ecz, well they is not the best team in the world. I am not question her quality, it is just your pointless comment and argument. I do not want to say that Terzic is one and only the culprit of Serbia succes but he surely have big credit for that. If it is so easy, and have just ona good player, whu Serbia??, why not someone else, Italy has Egonu, China has Ting, Russia have Goncharova, Usa has the best system. You think you will be better than Terzic.Reading your comment it is obious you would not. It is obviously that you have something. Obviously you have something against Serbian team, in fact not only against Serbian team, but against every team/player that is not yout favourite or does not play for you favourite club or does not play your favourite style of volleyball. Favourites is one, fact and truly quality is something else and that is unquestionable.
Serbian have quality and that is not because i say that already results say. Your opinion about Terzic does not crush all of medals that Serbia won in previous period with him on throne
It's what i already wrote. I prefer the explosive style of black players but obviously the quality of serbia is great and i even wrote that is normal to use the best spiker expecially if in the squad you have a professional killer of balls like Tijana or Paola 😄😄😄
pachydermic? WTF?! Your comments are getting more and more offensive
Snowflake alert? She is slow how is this offensive??? I didn't said that she is a terrible player or a bad person but she is overrated cause of her height. So if i said that egonu is really bad for an international level in defense im offensive to Paola??? 😂😂😂 Lord please
Tie break between Belgium and Poland: the match is really enjoyable. Belgium is playing really good in defense, Herbots is such in great form and manages to make most of the points. On the other side, I don't understand why Stisiak: she is not reliable at all in reception (sometimes even Smarzek is helping) and she isn't a killer in attack.
Honestly i don't understand that obsession for stysiak. She isn't at all a crack. She is really slow and pachydermic. The polish version of diouf
Oh guys, it's pointless by now. Egonu gets 40 spikes over 3 sets = GODDESS of volleyball. Bošković and Mihajlović do the same = BORING! Serbia is useless without them!
It just is what it is.
For me isn't about the game. It's normal that in difficult moments to give the ball to the best spiker. For me is just esthetic. Black players are so beautiful to see. Egonu, Akinradewo and in the past Phipps, Luis, Torres, Aguero. They are really explosive and plastics in their actions. Their technical gesture is really elegant and enjoyable. White players seems Clumsy puppets in comparison 😆
Sorry, but your post makes no sense. Why would you expect anything other than an empty arena in Poland when it's not Poland that is playing? The same would be whoever hosted. And if Poland played Kenya in Poland, the arena would also be full.
Having four countries hosting is the only way to improve attendance. The attendance in Slovakia and Hungary has been surprisingly big. Much bigger than how it would be if only one country hosted.
Honestly, this isn't even a FIVB organized event, it's CEV who is the governing body.
😂😂😂😂😂 In Italy for olympics qualifications. And of course even in the world championship the audience was really interested even in non Italian matches. Yeah Lodz arena is really big but a really empty arena like this for and European Champions is objectively embarrassing
So what is going to happen if Poland finish 2nd and Slovakia 3rd in their pools?
I don't know if italy gonna to play "seriously" with Poland. A quarter final with Russia is a risk. I think that Italy is more stonger then Russia, now more then ever with fetisova out of competition but it's a match in and out so it's always a risk and the dinamics are really different...so we will se..
honestly the empty stadium in poland is awful. Polish audience seems interested only on his national team and this is trash 👎👎👎. In Italy at olympic qualification the Arena had a good response even when played kenya. And after all of this on this forum people are annoyed if the international competition are always in the same countries...😷😷😷 4 countries is already too much dispersive and why Hungary-Slovakia? Seriously?? I really don't understand Fivb and some on this forum who wants International conpetition in countries not interested in volleyball. Italy basically play in sahara desert 👎👎👎😷😷👎👎👎 Shame on you Polish audience
petar krsmanovic need to stay in the roster coz he is so hot 😍😍😍😍