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Nations League Round 1 – International Volleyball Recap – 06.03.2019

Nations league has finally started! In this episode, I review an exciting first weekend of action that answered several of our questions and predictions. Leal playing his first games with Brazil, the USA bringing out multiple college players, and Serbia resting all of its starters are just some of the storylines covered. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast is the best place on […]

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Nations League Preview Part 2 with Guest Ogi – International Volleyball Recap – 05.30.2019

In this episode, we preview the second half of the teams participating in this year’s Nations League, this time with special guest and fellow volleyball expert Ogi! We go over the biggest questions for each of the 8 teams remaining, as well as discuss how this summer’s intense schedule will affect the team’s strategy. At the end, we discuss some […]

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Champions League Finals Recap & Lube’s New Opposite – Pro Volleyball Recap – 05.23.2019

On this week’s episode, I recap the surprisingly lopsided Champions League SUPER finals between Cucine Lube Civitanova and Zenit Kazan, and a less lopsided but equally as surprising Novara vs Conegliano. Also, I catch up on over a dozen transfers that took place over the last week and preview the summer volleyball schedule. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast is the best […]

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Champions League SUPER FINALS Berlin Preview

On Saturday, May 18th, the biggest professional volleyball event of the year will be taking place in the legendary Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. This event is the Champions League SUPER FINALS (emphasis mine). The “volleyball party of the year” is the first time that the men’s and women’s finals will be played in the same place on the same day, in […]

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Brazil, Germany & France Finals – Pro Volleyball Recap – 05.13.2019

Three leagues wrapped up their seasons this weekend and crowned their champions. In Brazil, Taubate ended Sada Cruzeiro’s dominance and won their first-ever title. In Germany, Berlin won by the narrowest of margins against Friedrichshafen for their 4th title in 4 years. And in France, Tours win against Chaumont in Hubert Henno’s last game of his career. All this, plus […]

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FiveOne Mailbag #6 – Kuzbass Beating Kazan, Best Bench Players, & more

In the sixth mailbag podcast, I answer questions from listeners on a wide variety of topics including the best servers in volleyball, Klemen Cebulj’s role in Trentino, and the secrecy of pro volleyball contracts. I also break down how Kuzbass Kemerovo managed to dethrone the Russian league titans Zenit Kazan. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast is the best place on the internet […]

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Zaksa’s Lucky Championship – Pro Volleyball Recap – 05.06.2019

One of the big 4 leagues is finally over! Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle defeats Onico Warszawa 3-0 to claim the Plusliga 2019-2019 title, although they had many fortuitous breaks along the way. I also discuss the big playoff matches in other volleyball leagues around the world (including the NCAA), as well as a couple of transfers that took place over the weekend. The […]

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Zenit Kazan Is Falling & Most Underrated Players – Pro Volleyball Recap – 05.03.2019

In this episode, I discuss the shocking losses of Zenit Kazan in the Russian League Finals to the young and ferocious Kuzbass Kemerovo. That isn’t the only surprising result from this week’s volleyball, with Perugia and Zaksa with absolutely dominating victories in the Italian and Polish league finals. I also make a team of the most underrated players in volleyball, […]