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Round nine: a lot of the obvious and some incredible

Round nine: a lot of the obvious and some incredible

The ninth round is already the same routine of the championship, when the excitement of the start is over, calculations and calculations of the finish ahead, and it is necessary, clenched teeth, just work here and now, enjoying this work as much as possible. And they do get! Players and fans, coaches and journalists. Volleyball is beautiful with its emotions, and no matter how "routine" the game was, there is always a place and joy in it, and experiences, and surprise.

Ufa residents look more favored, so to speak. But not everything is so clear, which is easy to verify, if you check your rivals on a litmus test called "Kuzbass". Ufimtsy in Kemerovo simply failed, and Krasnoyarsk butchered the Kemerovo residents at home under the walnut. It's not a question of strength or weakness, this is for that, that the potential of each team on any particular game day is made up of many factors and can be very different. "Yenisei" is very tenacious, Ural is more flexible (thanks to Cavannah and the diversity of the attacking arsenal). It's not the game concept that wins, a great motivation and its implementation.

And here I would not bet on motivation. Just because, that today the cumulative level of performance at Zenit is higher and the team is able to win, what is called, "on potential". "Belogorye" could not oppose anything to "Zenith" Kazan - should we expect a surge in the game with St. Petersburg? Tetyukhin is still puffing on the court for the entire replay, and questions arise for Roman Poroshin and the coaching staff regarding the organization of the game with such a serious opponent in such conditions. Tolochko with Kovalev is much easier: wherever you give, space everywhere, plus Grebennikov playing in weightlessness.

In addition to purely sporting characteristics, the internal psychological situation in the team is also important. Alexey Verbov cultivates the concept of "team-family", and in the "Kuzbass" of his namesake Babeshin, little remains of Tuomas Sammelvyuo's values. To all other, Kazan outperforms Kuzbass in terms of game discipline and concentration, and here it is interesting - due to what? This is “training” or the quintessence of team psychology? It is in this plane that the match will be interesting for me personally: I'll try and see the difference.

Nizhny Novgorod citizens are now far from being able to repeat last year's feat in the capital, even playing at home. The main reason is in Dynamo, which looks very cheerful. But if Saudi Arabia beats Argentina, I, what is called, I wash my hands. Sensation, certainly, possible, but it's a sensation, i.e. something out of the ordinary. If reality does not want to change itself, then the ASK resources for the champion are not enough.

The hosts will “sleep” on the Minskers after the defeat from Zenit in the last round. The “Builder” has such a plan in this Super League - to personify it (league) openness due to own liquidity. Not so long ago, a completely rejuvenated Belogorye was such a team., last season - "Neftyanik". History shows, that the situation will certainly get better and I'm sure, that in Belarus you can assemble a much stronger squad for the Super League. Until then: running in talented Russian youth and stuffing their own bumps.

Novosibirsk residents need to take off to the usual level, we need victories here and now, and the team will not understand, who is on the other side of the grid. In this sense, "Samotlor" was not lucky - an unsatisfied leader will come to visit, who could be caught on a moment of weakness, but quite thirsty for rehabilitation, a powerful convalescent organism. With Kazachenkov or Luburich, Abaev or Tisevich, Lokomotiv will win, also because, that in the center are the unchanging Lyzik and Kurkaev.

Fakel has to blame itself for its latest failures.: not that, so that "Yenisei" or "Oilman" would be prohibitively strong, just novourengoytsy bricks. Played without a light. The intrigue is precisely in this - will Roman Yakovlev be able to, speaking the right words after matches, convey them to your players? Will he be able to stir up the "frozen" youth? Grankin's role as a ringleader is not very successful., somehow apart, he looks on the site for a couple with Sivozhelez. hope, what's wrong, but this is what it looks like from the outside: two veterans are trying to drag the piano with four hands, not trusting youth, and they all feel and lower their limbs. Against this background, Nova may have a window of opportunity. Igor Shulepov's team cannot drown in their own insecurities, the fighters there seem to be experienced, but a prolonged series of defeats is still dangerous for the psyche. The game in Novy Urengoy will be very interesting from the point of view of psychology: who will be the first to drop the load, he will take away glasses in his palm, and restored self-confidence.


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