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first_imgView comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Disagreements with national team choices are really nothing new. Announcing basketball lineups of the past and present has usually been a trigger for debate. In a pre-social media era, fans who didn’t like the coaches’ choices would write letters to the newspaper editors, voice objections on radio or express their disagreement wherever there was a crowd willing to listen.The criticism back then could be easily managed or even ignored since concerns could not go completely widespread or viral unlike what they do now in the digital century.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLet’s get real about three points on this issue.First, fans can express what they feel as long as the posts or tweets are respectful. Using foul language is really out of place in the public domain. Disappointment over player choices can be expressed but should be within the limits of good online behavior. Pocari survives BaliPure in thriller, nears semis Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Second, the coaching staff, led by Shaq De Los Santos, obviously has a system in mind that emphasizes height and experience. What that system will be remains to be seen and developed. This national team will not have the luxury of time or preparation for that system and at best, the current efforts will be investments for the future.Lastly, the opposition this team will face will be formidable regardless of what bracket they end up in. Just as in basketball, we have to keep playing against the best in order to be more competitive. Philippine volleyball is popular today but it needs to measure itself against the region for the sport to reach new levels of play.There are those who say that sending a team right now is like walking into a den of lions or tigers. But how can we learn to fight back or improve in the volleyball jungle if we don’t play the tough games?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Blame volleyball’s popularity, social media and the craving for a competitive national squad for what is being said about the recent line-up announcement of a possible team for the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in August and September.Some players, obviously fan favorites, were not included and the disappointment was expected. The announced roster has skipper Aby Maraño, Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Kim Dy, Cha Cruz-Behag, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img

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