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Euro 2005 Volleyball

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 03:17 PM
Pool A standings so far:

Rk Code Country Points Matches Sets Points
Won Lost Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 ITA Italy 4 2 6 MAX 150 123 1.220
2 RUS Russia 4 2 6 1 6.000 183 168 1.089
3 POL Poland 3 1 1 4 3 1.333 177 170 1.041
4 CRO Croatia 3 1 1 3 5 0.600 168 176 0.955
5 POR Portugal 2 2 2 6 0.333 161 181 0.890
6 UKR Ukraine 2 2 6 129 150 0.860


and Pool A match results:

No Date Teams Set Result per set (points) Total
Points Time Audience
1 2 3 4 5
4 03-Sep POL-CRO 3-0 25-22 25-19 25-21 75-62 1:20 1,850
6 03-Sep ITA-POR 3-0 25-19 25-21 25-20 75-60 1:17 5,640
8 03-Sep UKR-RUS 0-3 22-25 23-25 21-25 66-75 1:22 1,750
10 04-Sep POR-CRO 2-3 23-25 25-20 25-21 21-25 7-15 101-106 2:08 1,880
12 04-Sep ITA-UKR 3-0 25-17 25-23 25-23 75-63 1:18 8,250
14 04-Sep RUS-POL 3-1 25-27 29-27 29-27 25-21 108-102 2:02 2,250

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 03:18 PM
Pool B standings:

Rk Code Country Points Matches Sets Points
Won Lost Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 SCG Serbia & Montenegro 6 3 9 1 9.000 249 207 1.203
2 FRA France 5 2 1 8 4 2.000 284 266 1.068
3 ESP Spain 5 2 1 6 6 1.000 270 281 0.961
4 CZE Czech Republic 4 1 2 4 6 0.667 232 234 0.991
5 GRE Greece 4 1 2 4 8 0.500 253 280 0.904
6 NED Netherlands 3 3 3 9 0.333 250 270 0.926


Pool B results:

No Date Teams Set Result per set (points) Total
Points Time Audience
1 2 3 4 5
1 02-Sep GRE-NED 3-2 25-20 15-25 23-25 25-21 15-11 103-102 1:57 550
2 02-Sep FRA-CZE 3-0 25-23 25-22 25-20 75-65 1:20 1,380
3 02-Sep ESP-SCG 0-3 22-25 17-25 15-25 54-75 1:12 5,580
5 03-Sep NED-FRA 1-3 17-25 22-25 25-16 20-25 84-91 1:41 640
7 03-Sep ESP-GRE 3-1 25-21 24-26 25-21 25-20 99-88 1:53 970
9 03-Sep SCG-CZE 3-1 20-25 25-23 25-21 25-22 95-91 1:46 6,300
11 04-Sep FRA-ESP 2-3 30-28 25-16 23-25 31-33 9-15 118-117 2:22 620
13 04-Sep CZE-NED 3-0 25-18 25-22 26-24 76-64 1:26 1,480
15 04-Sep GRE-SCG 0-3 20-25 15-25 27-29 62-79 1:19 8,330

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 03:58 PM
today we see:

Portugal v Ukraine

Russia v Croatia

Italy v Poland

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Go, go, go Polska! :bounce:

adee-gee
09-05-2005, 06:53 PM
Do Britain not have a volleyball team :crying2:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:02 PM
Do Britain not have a volleyball team :crying2:

The British women are not too bad. I actually met a few girls on the Cuban, British and Italian women's teams at Hong Kong airport 2 months ago. They were in town for a World Cup meeting. I have never been amongst so many tall women in my life :unsure:.

As for the men, well... :drink:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:04 PM
Italia defeat Polska 3-0 (26-24 25-22 25-19)

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:05 PM
Portugal defeat Ukraine 3-2

15-13 in the 5th set.

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:06 PM
Italia defeat Polska 3-0 (26-24 25-22 25-19)

Pfffff :rolleyes:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:13 PM
Pfffff :rolleyes:

are you Polish?

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:14 PM
are you Polish?

There's a little bit of Polish blood inside my veins. :angel:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:17 PM
There's a little bit of Polish blood inside my veins. :angel:

just like Emmanuel Olisadebe :p.

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:20 PM
just like Emmanuel Olisadebe :p.

The soccer player?!?!? :unsure:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:30 PM
The soccer player?!?!? :unsure:

yep! thats the one :p

Natasha250688
09-05-2005, 07:39 PM
SCG guys are kicking everyboy else's @$$e$ in their capital! :p lol
Go Cp6uja!

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:42 PM
yep! thats the one :p

Unbelievable. I actually know the name of a soccer player.

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:47 PM
Unbelievable. I actually know the name of a soccer player.

soccer isn't popular in your country? :eek:

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 07:48 PM
SCG guys are kicking everyboy else's @$$e$ in their capital! :p lol
Go Cp6uja!

then why did they lose a set to Czech Republic? :silly:

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:50 PM
soccer isn't popular in your country? :eek:

It is popular. We are actually going to host the world cup next year but I can't stand it.

HybridTheory
09-05-2005, 07:59 PM
Go Spain & Czech Republic!! ;)

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 08:02 PM
It is popular. We are actually going to host the world cup next year but I can't stand it.

:sad:

but I agree, tennis is better.

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 08:08 PM
:sad:

but I agree, tennis is better.

Tennis rules.

Natasha250688
09-05-2005, 08:17 PM
then why did they lose a set to Czech Republic? :silly:

Everybody has a right to 1 mistake! :drink: They're not perfect (very close, though) :angel:

http://www.b92.net/galerija/pics/2005/09/1852668190431b711401197819099655.jpg

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 08:23 PM
Italia or Russia will win it :p.

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 08:47 PM
Russia 1-1, 20-19 in 3rd

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 08:49 PM
23-19

DAVAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

its.like.that
09-05-2005, 08:50 PM
Russia now leading 2-1

Triskel
09-05-2005, 09:10 PM
Everybody has a right to 1 mistake! :drink: They're not perfect (very close, though) :angel:

http://www.b92.net/galerija/pics/2005/09/1852668190431b711401197819099655.jpg

He ! He ! Slobodan Boskan play in my town's team ;) T.V.B. (european champion)

But Go France !

adee-gee
09-06-2005, 12:01 AM
Emanuel Olisadebe is about as Polish as me :lol:

Princesa! how many Polish black people do you know!?!?!

Kristen
09-06-2005, 03:06 AM
Go Russia~!!!!!
GOOOOO KAZAKOV:D:D:D :drool:

its.like.that
09-06-2005, 05:08 AM
Go Russia~!!!!!
GOOOOO KAZAKOV:D:D:D :drool:

I like your style.

DAVAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

scarecrows
09-06-2005, 11:17 AM
I predict a final between Italy and Serbia.

its.like.that
09-06-2005, 05:21 PM
Czech defeat Spain 3-2, 15-11 in the 3rd set.

its.like.that
09-06-2005, 05:22 PM
Serbia take the 1st set against Holland, 25-20.

Kristen
09-07-2005, 07:22 AM
I like your style.

DAVAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
hehe :yeah: I saw the Russians back in 1999 (I think!?) play against Australia or some better nation. They were awesome. They were like... the Roger Federers of Volleyball. I absolutely loved it! Over here, whenever I'd mention that I played volleyball for 5 years they'd be saying "Ohh...beach volleyball? cool!" Tsk. I like the volleyball where you dive to pick up a spike...falling on the hard floor. :D I miss it :sad:

Nikki♥
09-07-2005, 07:44 AM
Princesa! how many Polish black people do you know!?!?!

:scratch: None.

Nikki♥
09-07-2005, 07:45 AM
Czech defeat Spain 3-2, 15-11 in the 3rd set.

I should cheer for the Czech Republic too considering the fact that my Grandma was from there. My Grandfather was Polish and my other one was Italian so...gosh...:shrug:

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 09:47 AM
other results from yesterday:

Serbia&Mont def Holland 3-0 (sorry strab :sad: )

France choke against Greece to go down 2 sets to 3.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 09:54 AM
hehe :yeah: I saw the Russians back in 1999 (I think!?) play against Australia or some better nation. They were awesome. They were like... the Roger Federers of Volleyball. I absolutely loved it! Over here, whenever I'd mention that I played volleyball for 5 years they'd be saying "Ohh...beach volleyball? cool!" Tsk. I like the volleyball where you dive to pick up a spike...falling on the hard floor. :D I miss it :sad:

I've been playing for volleyball for around 6 years, although I'm nowhere near committed to it as my swimming or tennis :p, I've played mainly with school and a mens league on weeknights.

I liken mens' volleyball to womens tennis. There are a few countries at the top who can gave good games amongst themselves, but will annihilate any weaker countries. The good countries being Russia, Italy, Serbia&Montenegro and Brazil - I think you would find that the past few Olympics and World Champs, World Cups and any other major tournaments have been shared amongst them.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 10:02 AM
today's games:

15,30 CET: Netherlands v Spain (good luck strab :p)
18,00 CET: Czech v Greece (good luck Princesa I guess :) )
20,30 CET: France v Serbia

livescores: http://www.osscg.org.yu/PopLifeScore.asp

15,30 CET: Poland v Ukraine (good luck to Princesa again :lol: )
18,00 CET: Russia v Portugal (good luck to myself and Bjorkman Girl :) )
20,30 CET: Croatia v Italy

livescores: http://www.eurovolleyroma2005.it/home-ita.htm

smarty06
09-07-2005, 10:43 AM
goooo serbia, beat the french guys!

Nikki♥
09-07-2005, 12:16 PM
today's games:

15,30 CET: Netherlands v Spain (good luck strab :p)
18,00 CET: Czech v Greece (good luck Princesa I guess :) )
20,30 CET: France v Serbia

livescores: http://www.osscg.org.yu/PopLifeScore.asp

15,30 CET: Poland v Ukraine (good luck to Princesa again :lol: )
18,00 CET: Russia v Portugal (good luck to myself and Bjorkman Girl :) )
20,30 CET: Croatia v Italy

livescores: http://www.eurovolleyroma2005.it/home-ita.htm

You're right. Forza Italia too. If Germany was playing I'd be cheering for them too.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 02:14 PM
goooo serbia, beat the french guys!

:nerner:

Action Jackson
09-07-2005, 02:16 PM
:nerner:

Too bad its not the womens, the Russian womens team were fantastic last year. I love it women that are 2,06m tall hmmm.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Too bad its not the womens, the Russian womens team were fantastic last year. I love it women that are 2,06m tall hmmm.

it doesn't make you feel insecure? :unsure::p

Action Jackson
09-07-2005, 02:36 PM
it doesn't make you feel insecure? :unsure::p

Not at all. I remember years ago when the Dutch won in 96 that was funny as I watching it at this Italian guys house and he cracked the shits.

I prefer Brazil and Cuba myself as long as Germany doesn't win then it's good.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 02:47 PM
Not at all. I remember years ago when the Dutch won in 96 that was funny as I watching it at this Italian guys house and he cracked the shits.

I prefer Brazil and Cuba myself as long as Germany doesn't win then it's good.

The Marat Safin's of volleyball don't do it for you?

Against the Novice Croat team the other day, the Russians were comfortable enough at 2 sets to 1 up, before losing the 4th and being down in the middle of the 5th - only to win the last 7 points of the match and save themselves from embarrassment.

Action Jackson
09-07-2005, 02:50 PM
The Marat Safin's of volleyball don't do it for you?

Against the Novice Croat team the other day, the Russians were comfortable enough at 2 sets to 1 up, before losing the 4th and being down in the middle of the 5th - only to win the last 7 points of the match and save themselves from embarrassment.

You're the go to man when it comes to volleyball, got to love the predictable nature of Russian sportsmen and teams.

its.like.that
09-07-2005, 02:58 PM
You're the go to man when it comes to volleyball, got to love the predictable nature of Russian sportsmen and teams.

:cool:

don't leave the politicians out either...

the only Russian athlete that immediately comes to mind who can have any claim to consistency is Yelena Isinbayeva :worship: .

Natasha250688
09-07-2005, 06:15 PM
:nerner:
:ras: :ras: :ras:

its.like.that
09-08-2005, 10:12 AM
yesterdays results:

Polska def. Ukraine 3-1
Russia def. Porutgal 3-1
Italia def Hrvatska 3-1

Espana def Nederland 3-1
Hellas def Czech 3-1
Serbia def France 3-2


Similar to tennis, it's obvious that matchfixing takes place in Volleyball as well. Just look at all those 3-1 results.

its.like.that
09-08-2005, 10:15 AM
today we have:

Polska v Portugal
Hrvatska v Ukraine
Russia v Italia

its.like.that
09-09-2005, 10:08 AM
Polska defeated Portgual 3-0
Hrvatska defeated Ukraine 3-0

and the team of Marat Safin's after almost losing to the novice Croat squad the other day, have come out and handed down a beating to the Italia team on home soil.

Russia defeated Italia 3-1

its.like.that
09-09-2005, 10:11 AM
Final Four in Rome (ITA)

10.09.2005
18.00
Semifinal 1
RUS - ESP

10.09.2005
21.00
Semifinal 2
SCG - ITA

11.09.2005
17.30
Classification match 3-4

11.09.2005
21.00
Final

its.like.that
09-10-2005, 08:00 PM
semi final 1: Russia v Espana

In true Safin style, the Safins found themselves behind early in the first set - so what do they do? they tank it.

the 2nd set was a real dogfight, and despite finding themselves down by a break on several occasions, the Safins managed to stave off a couple set points to take the set 27-25.

The Safins then played some solid volleyball in the 3rd, destroying their opponents, to go up 2 sets to 1.

Then what do the Safins do? They think it's a good time to have a rest for their efforts. They lose the 4th set rather easily.

5th set: Espana jumps out of the blocks and gains 4 point lead. At Espana 13-9 it looked all over the Safins, but they reeled in the final 6 points to win the match 15-13 in the 5th.

they will now meet either Italia or Serbia in the final.

:)

its.like.that
09-10-2005, 11:45 PM
2nd semi:

Italy does its best to choke also, but wins 3-2 in the end.

:)

its.like.that
09-11-2005, 08:11 PM
serbia defeat spain 3-0 to take the bronze medal.

meanwhile, russia is doing battle with italy for the gold, 10-10.

its.like.that
09-11-2005, 09:11 PM
the Safins went down in the first set 22-25, but have stormed back taking the 2nd 25-14, and are currently up 24-15 in the 3rd.

:)

its.like.that
09-12-2005, 03:02 AM
Italia win 3-2 in the end.

Nice choke from the Safins.

:(

KFB
09-27-2005, 03:21 AM
Well, I'm a little bit late for this threat, but I'm glad that Italy won cause they have Matej Cernic, who is simply gorgeous.

Federerhingis
09-27-2005, 05:48 AM
:cool:

don't leave the politicians out either...

the only Russian athlete that immediately comes to mind who can have any claim to consistency is Yelena Isinbayeva :worship: .


I would also throw in Alexei Yagudin, hes still the man to beat in Ice Skating?
Or has Pluschenko finally taken over?

Federerhingis
09-27-2005, 05:52 AM
Back to the topic, aww I love volleyball and like I posted on the wta forums, its all about the relationship and interactions of the setter the hitters and the defensive line. If you leave any holes open the competition will swallow you whole. If you dont have blockers it doesnt matter if you have servers who can go 120kphs like some of the cuban players. If you dont have good servers, it doesnt matter if you have good blockers, its all about team work and strategy, usually a team with solid setters and good hitters always wins.

KFB
09-27-2005, 01:28 PM
Yeah, volleyball it is kind simple to understand. It begins with a good reception, so the setter can use the centers and doing this he will confuse the other team's block and thus liberating the others hitters. No good receptionb no gain.