Posts by Ksyusha

    and that's even worse. About Loko, we all know what happened. If Lippman's arrival is true, that would be very interesting.

    Lippmann will probably join the team after NY. And this means she wont play the first 3 games in the CL. I dont know this was written here before or not, Proton also withdraw from the Cev CUP.

    Sadly, Russian League allows only two foreigners. That is one of the reasons why its clubs has been losing against Italian and Turkish teams mostly in the last years. The same thing happens nowadays with Brazilian (and Chinese) clubs when they faced those clubs in WC. But, CBV understood, and now they allow three foreigners.


    I don't expect anything of Lokomotiv. Moscow may win some games, but having Shcherban is always its own hazard.

    Yes, but D.Moscow and Loko have the only one foreign player, Natalia Zilio and Dijkema respectively.

    Idk what's going with Kazan :down:. Last season they were so amazing. They even easily beat two Italian teams like Monza and Busto, that played so fast. Now, they have a lot of troubles with Novara and Chemik, which are better, but they're not teams who can easily smash u :aww:

    Startseva is back from an injury and therefore she has connection problem with every player. She didn't have enough playing time in the Russian League.

    Any idea why Sergio has so much trust in Efimova? I just can’t recall any good match she had neither on club nor international level. Even her stat looks good in the last WC (we know how many weak teams the WC had), she didn’t contribute at all when facing strong teams.

    I don't think it's a trust issue. He didn't say he would take her to the olympics for sure. Efimova plays along with Romanova in D.Moscow and maybe it's safe to take her instead of someone else. I think it's early to talk about which players will make it olympics. There are some other candidates to be 3rd choice. I watched the interviews of Koshe and Goncha and what I get from is that Russia's main problem is not the players. So far there is one weak link in the squad and that one definitely is not Efimova imo.

    as for now, aside from Goncharova, who do you think will be invited to the NT? I can see Scherban extending her stint with the NT coz she can receive decently and attack too.

    First of all, I'd like to point out that most of the players mentioned above are very close to me (they are approachable), maybe that's why I'm more excited than them now. The information is too much and I can't share all of it or let's say I don't like to post too much on this forum. The most important thing for me (maybe including all their fans) now is that they perform well, not under their level. Volleyball is a team sport, not an individual, this is what I want to see on the court (team spirit). Well, let's hope we will see more fire in their eyes.

    Sergio Buzato said in an interview after the game that the doors of the NT are open to all players. He also emphasized that he wanted to see more fire in the players' eyes. He even said that he liked the play of Khaletskaya and Krasnodar's setter and libero.


    It is very good that Sergio is in good relationship with all players because some key players like Kosheleva and Malova gave up from the NT because of Pankov.

    I am glad too she is slowly getting back to her form especially with her offense. Her and Koroleva will be a very good MB duo :box: Who do you think should be the 3rd MB? Lazarenko? Efimova?


    Based on Sergio's interview on Instagram, I assume that Efimova will be that 3rd MB:wavy:. Tbh, I prefer Zaytseva and Lazarenko over Efimova. I don't know if these stats are correct but she was the 3rd best MB in the WC last year:rolll::whistle:



    I have seen a pattern from her of being better domestically than internationally. While playing for the NT or on the global scene overall, Parubets has usually not lived up to the domestic hype.

    I very much agree with the fact that her being better domestically than internationally. Her task is not THAT easy in the Russian NT. Sometimes she receives more than libero. Other than that, who is her trainer in Uralochka? Karpol, he is a legend. Let's face it, how many trainers have been fired in the Russian Nt recently? Marichev, Kuzyutkin, Pankov...


    Otoh, Arina can also be a great addition to the Russian Nt but if Russian Nt wants to succeed, they should change their tactics. They should practice like this at times, let's forget hitters (Arina, Goncha, Parubets etc) and rely more on MB attacks, even at the crucial moment. MBs should contribute as much as possible. Sometimes, one player cannot carry the whole team on her shoulder esp. against top ranked teams. In short, Russian senior team must follow in the footsteps of the junior team that won the EC.

    Do you have any video of Pavlova?

    unfortunately no.... I just take a look at her stats.


    And Shcherban is shorter than Zamaiskaia or Artiukhina so I don't think it's a good idea.

    she was 179 cm but now her height is 182 cm not shorter than Zamanskaya, maybe she is growing taller:/


    http://www.dinamokrasnodar.ru/…eam/dinamo-2/7317-russkih


    the players who are missing in this team are Protopopova (due to an injury)

    she didn't impress me last year, but everything can change at any time bcz we're talking about a 16 yo player.


    Gatina (from Loko).

    she has health issues. I like her sister's performance (Sveta Gatina)

    The players are not taken to the junior team due to their abilities. 6 players are from Severyanka-2 ?. It would be more accurate to say that Italy will play against Severyanka-2, not the Russia junior team. For me, this team represents Severyanka-2:gone:, not the junior team. Last year it was Kazan-2, now Severyanka-2. Therefore, players who don't wear the jersey of the junior team perform better than those who do:aww:

    Fedorovtseva was actually called to the NT training camp this year by Buzato. In the Kaliningrad Cup, she played for her club Kazan against a weak-ish Russian NT and she scored more than 20+ points in that match. The important coaches definitely have an eye on her at least.

    most of the players mentioned above still have a chance to play for the Russian senior NT because they are under 20. It seems that their names/surnames were copied and pasted by chance. Kochurina is an 18 yo player, she was a bench player in Kazan last year, now she is the main weapon of Sparta. She is still considered to be decent MB. Gorbunova is a 17 yo player, she played in 2nd league last year, now she ends up in Superleague (1st league), so she is not a 27 yo player, she still has a chance to play for the senior team. Matveeva played in Governor Cup, she was a bench player in Zarechie, now the starter setter. Kotova along with Parubets Uralochka's best players, etc. There are better and more experienced players than them in their positions, so it's not their faults. Fedorovtseva is one step ahead of the players mentioned. Russian NT cannot take all 17/18 y.o girls to the senior team.

    I don't get it why Russian setter doesn't believe so much MB ??

    I know it's a big mystery to some people.. it may depend on two things. First, the setter's skill and confidence (not in a day but in years, esp. the setters who play in different leagues and work with different trainers (specialists), they are more experienced and brave ), but Russian setters don't have such an advantage bcz they don't work with strong trainers in Russia. FE, so far Italian Sergio was the only one who forced Russian setters to play with MBs. Koroleva isn't the only MB in Russia who can score, there are some..