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Match report – Czechs vs Aussies

Posted by devo on August 7, 2009

Volleyball Australia has finally managed to get the results and the  VTAM match report of the last Aussies vs Czech Republic match up on their web site.  Two days after the results were on the net, and a day after we were able to source an exclusive report direct from the Czech Republic. The reporting on the Volleyball Australia site has improved – but there is still a way to go!

And despite what the Aussie are saying, the Czechs are calling this a 2-1 win to them.

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Roy on VTAM in Česko

Posted by devo on August 6, 2009

Our Czech (and Aussie) correspondent, Andy “Roy” Earl, reports:

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Andy Earl #9

Andy Earl #9

I was on hand to see the 3 games the Aussie team played against the Czech Republic. It was really nice for me to finally be an onlooker and not a player.

The first game was in Nymburk in a small gym with virtually no spectators. It was one of the quickest 4 set games I have ever seen. With all the sets bar the first being very one sided. The Aussie boys looked quite inexperienced compared to the bigger bodied, more experienced Czech team. They showed some life in the 3rd set by taking it out very comfortably, but otherwise were outplayed for most of the match.

The second game was a totally different story. It was played in Svitavy which is where the Czech team plays alot, as they have a lot of supporters there. It was the first of the 2 official games and it was very noisy and a great atmosphere. The Aussie guys came out looking really inspired and aggressive. All aspects of the game were really great and there were some really impressive rallies by both teams. It was 2 sets to 0 in favour of the boys, but in the 3rd set it was almost like the Czech team flicked a switch and really turned it up. They took the next 2 sets and the Aussies looked quite nervous. The 5th set was a real shame, as the boys were up 11-9, but then went on to lose the next 6 points I think.

The last game was played in the same town again with a good turn out. I had a chance to wave my Aussie flag high and proud after this game as the guys won 3-1. This game the Czech team started with a few of the bench players and it showed. Although they made some changes, it was still very much a 2nd team. But I will take nothing away from Australia, as they had to earn the win. In similar fashion to the night before, Australia started well and really took it to the Czechs. They built a 2 set lead, but then slipped again in the 3rd. I was worried that there would be a repeat of the night before, but the Aussies knuckled down in the 4th and took out a much deserved win.

Good luck for the World Champ Qualifiers.

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Aussies lose series vs Czechs

Posted by devo on August 6, 2009

czech promoIn the third and final match against the Czech Republic overnight, the Aussies recorded their first win.

Czech Republic – Australia 1:3 (28-30, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25) sport.cz

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Česko match 2

Posted by devo on August 5, 2009

czech promoČesko – Austrálie 3:2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-15, 15- 11)

This was the second of three matches between Australia and the Czech Republic.

“… we solve the counterattack, that we started to get up from the third set. In the meantime, the statistics on income and balanced attack, then we have gained superiority,” said ČTK assistant coach John Doe.” more

UPDATE 2: The VTAM match report is now on the Volleyball Australia web site. And the last match vs Portugal ~ Czech stats sheet

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Aussie men in Czech Republic

Posted by devo on August 4, 2009

czech promoUPDATE: Czech Republic def Australia 3:1 (25-21, 25-14, 16-25, 25-15) ~ iDNES.CZ

The Aussie men played a “match without spectators” overnight in Nymburk in the Czech Republic.  Two more matches will be played over the next 2 nights in Switavy, as the Aussie men prepare for their World Championship qualifications beginning August 14th in China.

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Pictures of Aussies OS

Posted by devo on October 31, 2007

Andre Borgeaud is studying OS and has sent some pictures. Thanks mate!

Praha vs Kladno in the Czech League

Valla vs Habo in the Swedish League

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Player blog/site updates

Posted by devo on October 10, 2007

Aussie players Andy Hunter, Lauren Berolacci and coach Mark Lebedew have updated their sites. Luke Campbell has uploaded some pictures from the Asian Championships.

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