These are my personal picks for best players of the 2018-2019 Italian League Superleague season so far.
A recap of the Polish Cup quarterfinals and a preview of Saturday’s Semifinals matches.
In this week’s episode, I talk about the Coppa Italia matches that took place during the week as well as the regular season games from January 20th. And if you are interested in Polish volleyball I also discuss their cup quarterfinals that took place this week as well.
Stats and story lines form the 16th round of action in the 2018-2019 Polish Plusliga season
Tomasso is off for the week in the alps, so I’ll fill in for an exciting round 5 of the second half of the season. The big match of the weekend took place on Sunday, the much-anticipated battle between the newly minted 1st place team Trentino, and the struggling 3rd place team Lube Civitanova. Simone Giannelli’s team came into the […]
In what we hope will be a continuing series, I sit down to discuss volleyball with Everett from volleyballsource.net. These topics included the new Mikasa ball, champions league, Italian/German/polish league talk, the new professional Indian league, and USports volleyball. Be aware that this podcast has a bit of a Canadian slant to it eh. And remember there is always more content at fiveonevb.com
By Adanoos The Plusliga is back after a break due to EuroVolley 2019 qualifiers. Teams had some time to practice, heal any injuries and play some friendlies. But some important and interesting things happen during this break, so I will start with that. First, we had our yearly voting for the best Polish athlete of 2018 and volleyball dominated. 2 […]
by Tomasso Perugia vs Lube was, of course, the main event of this round. Perugia wanted to bounce back after the 3-0 defeat in Trento, while Lube wanted to maintain De Giorgi’s undefeated record and overtake the home team in the standings. Perugia played with their usual starters (with Ricci back in MB), and De Giorgi chose to keep faith […]
This week’s episode goes into the top matches of the Italian Superleague for the weekend, including an acetacular performance by Perugia and an upset by Milano. Next weekend’s big match between Trentino and Lube is previewed, followed by a tutorial on how to watch the Italian league matches.
The groups for the 6 mini-tournaments that determine Tokyo 2020 have been announced. I go over the likely winners of each pool, and who I think will qualify in the continental tournaments that will follow. I also comment on the 24 teams that qualified for EuroVolley2019 and how I think that tournament will go.