Montano vs Rabita Baku

  • Hello everyone. Probably, you all know the news about Montano x Rabita. After her complaint some volleyball sites and fb pages wrote about it. Some of them blamed Rabita (don't forget no matter there is always a thing to blame AZE teams). Let's look to this situation from the other side. Today I got an email. Read the official answer of Rabita and decide who guilty is !



    We, as a club Rabita BAKU from Azerbaijan would like to share with you our opinion, the facts and the truth related about Mrs. Madelaynne MONTANO`s issue – as it was reported on your web site.


    Madelaynne MONTANO – former (fortunately former) player of Rabita BAKU complaint about our club to FIVB and shared with media that Rabita BAKU did not made her last payment and “HUGE” amount is still owed by the club.


    Yesterday, on 31st July 2013 we got a SMS by phone that Mrs. MONTANO sent a legal to FIVB about her last payment that “was not paid” by Rabita BAKU as the player says -without any information to the club by her or by her representative one or some days before they shared this “info” with media and FIVB.


    Last time we as a club spoke with Mrs. MONTANO`s husband by phone on 12nd July when our administration were out of Baku as well as the President for a tragic personal reason that happened in family of the club President and he informed us if the Club was not going pay until 21st of July they will go in another way and we asked them to wait until we are back in Baku and the payment would be immediately done. On 17th July, the first job that club administration did as soon as got back to Baku was sending LAST payment of salary of Mrs. MONTANO – that is totally not a HUGE amount as it is speculated, just the 5% (five)of her contract for the last season.


    After the payment which was done on 17 JULY 2013 – on 31st July 2013 we got sms that we were complaint about to FIVB etc that was really surprising for us as it is weird to get complaint after payment done 2 weeks ago. When we informed Player that the payment was done 2 weeks ago she said no money entered in her account.


    As it was after working day yesterday, today on 1st August in the morning we immediately asked the bank to send the payment order document that PROVES Rabita BAKU made payment on 17th July to the Player, we sent one copy to Player to see and be SURE that the payment done. The player can prove that this document was sent her today and 100% shows that The Club made its last salary payment to the Player.


    The player after this email keeps on saying to send this email to her lawyer about who we heard ONLY yesterday first time- as the player ONLY YESTERDAY sent us her name and email as her official lawyer (they changed lawyer as first time they were saying her agent Mr.THANOS was also her lawyer that was not accepted by the Club). Until yesterday we did not have any info about new lawyer. Even though the player says the lawyer sent two letters, called many times etc. We asked the Player to resend these emails “in case they exist” once again as we have NEVER got any email to our club address or administration email – finally we realized the mail went to the mail that is not official mail of the club vcrabitabaku@behm.az or sending copy to the members of administration- but to another email that is used only for some large sized attachments and FIVB documentation.


    The Player after this says The club must pay her bonus for victories but even then she has no right to complain about bonus as the new season has not started yet and there is no any deadline for bonus and such a serious club and rich club as you noted, did not become richer with this littler amount and will not become poorer paying this amount.


    This is is the first part explaining the complaint of Mrs. MONTANO the player for whom Rabita BAKU made GREAT image not only in Europe but also in the World and sure for her current status the player must always thank Rabita BAKU.


    Rabita BAKU was in Final FOUR of Champions League BEFORE Mrs. MONTANO. Rabita BAKU is one of the teams that has outstanding results for such a short period:


    -Just three times participated in Champions league and 2 times played FINAL (2011 and 2013)


    - In last two years The Club World Champion on 2011 and Silver Medalist of World Champs 2012


    - 6 times Consecutive Azerbaijani Super league Champion


    -CEV Cup bronze medalist 2010


    We are sure you have all info about Rabita BAKU which is thankful not only to Mrs. MONTANO (like she says she took team to Final Four) but to all coaching staff, players who were around her making AMAZING job starting from SKORUPA to CASTILLO. All team members who did great job. Fortunately 7 of 12 Players are again with us and there are players playing their 5th, 4th,3rd seasons in Rabita BAKU.


    We are sure all of these show our level no matter what others do say! Rabita BAKU makes STARS from a NAME, that is also big plus for this STABLE club.


    second part is in next post

  • About Mrs. MONTANO`s one year in Rabita BAKU now we would like to share with you some VERY HOT and INTERESTING facts which the Club.


    1) Madelaynne MONTANO – the Player who asked in Doha after the Club World Championship 2012, October to release her as she does not think she fits this team, setters don’t set her many balls etc. From that period the real “problems” started.


    But as a club we said trying to support her that it was her first year in Europe and in time she would get better and better around these high level players. After some period (we will tell in details below) the Club realized Mrs. MONTANO got a big offer from Eastern country like she and her husband said to us after her ESCAPE from Baku in November without ANY PERMISSION.


    Immediately after coming back to Baku from Doha in two days team left to Prostejov for Champions league matches and there before and after the match Mrs. MONTANO kept saying that she wanted to leave as she did not get many balls in that match, setters do not like her.


    Her husband, Mr. Theodoros FILLIOUDIS made a big scandal against team administration right at the entrance of the gym in Prostejov telling that club must resign player as she doesn’t play here as she could and used to do.


    Then in Baku Mrs. MONTANO said real “truth” what was the problem. She said she was thinking her contract salary is UNFAIR against her as she learned how much some other players earn and


    She accepts it as UNFAIR against herself. She asked to raise her contract around TWICE than it was in THE MIDDLE of season. The President of the club Mr. Jalil JAFAROV acted from the beginning like a real gentleman, did his best for this player from the beginning and added quite good money, two times more amount than the money Mrs. Montano fights now, the Club FOUND a NANNY for her child to bring her here as she could not take care of him, agreed to find Best school for him. But The Player said the schools here has no that level she would like. Even British School. After adding some money to her contract and conditions we thought this NIGTMARE finished. But wait.


    2) Mrs. MONTANO in November 16, 2013 before the Champions league match against Atom SOPOT wrote an email to our Sports Director Mr. Ilgar IMAMGULIYEV (Azero) an email about her leaving from Baku AFTER buying a flight ticket and the reason was her son`s mental conditions, as he was asking his mother to come, she did not feel good in this team, she can not find best conditions here in Baku and she is leaving with hope to be released. Fortunately Mr. Ilgar read email before she left in the MIDNIGHT and called her. Mrs. MONTANO did not answer, her phones were impossible to be reached. Then he asked the owner of apartment that lives in neighborhood to see if there is anyone inside. In the MIDNIGHT old man checked and said there was someone inside. Mrs. MONTANO to answer on email of Mr. Ilgar called him on skype and said she would leave. When he asked why she did not call and inform she said her number was BURN and she could not make a call. Other phone was lost by her in the street. Anyways, she was going to left and said she hope the club will release her. Mrs. MONTANO left from Baku without ANY permission by Club and even not telling a single word to her teammates or coach before very important two matches taking ALL her things except team equipments from house.


    After many talks by phone the Club gave her time and asked her to come back, even though the CLUB went through law and prepared all necessary documents for penalty against the Player.


    When the player arrived after around a week, the Club invited her for conversation where she and her husband were talking about her “problems” in the team starting from setters to coaches and her life conditions in Baku, she said for her it is impossible to continue and she wanted to leave again. Just imagine, SECOND time in the middle of season President added very good amount to her contract, stopped law actions against the Player who left without permission, supported her and NEVER informed team players or coaches that the player left. Mr. Ilgar went and told to the players that Mrs. MONTANO has problem with her son and she would be back soon.


    She was not ready as she missed some practices. Team played though match and she played half of it against Sopot and got very difficult victory.


    And two days after Rabita BAKU lost to its main rival in Azerbaijan to which did not lose last three years and Mrs. MONTANO played a game that we are sure she doesn’t want to remember either. Even though the President of the club forgot everything and acted likea real MANand HUMAN thinking both about the MOTHER and image of The CLUB.


    During that time we were told by very many people that representatives of Mrs. MONTANO offered and talked with different clubs and in case of release she will join any of these clubs.


    3) During Final Four of Champs League in March – Many rumors came that Mrs. MONTANO`s representatives negotiated with Turkish Clubs FOR NEXT SEASON about Mrs.MONTANO.


    When Mr. Ilgar went to her husband Mr.FILLIOUDIS asking if it is truth he informed the next day he was gonna meet one Turkish club to discuss. When Mr. Ilgar asked if it is correct a Player that plays such an important tournament she negotiates with her potential rivals?


    Some hours later Mr. FILLIOUDIS sent an sms saying he cancelled meeting with Turkish representatives. Was it truth or not, but next season she is going to play in one Turkish club. The Club lost Final of the Champions league after 11 consecutive victories there.


    As a club after Final Four we again offered Mrs. MONTANO if she thinks to stay here and she said for her Rabita BAKU was very dear club and she would love to stay. Only her son`s scholl conditions was big problem. She said she loved teammates, people here and etc. Negotiations went and one day an agent who was NOT her agent, as Rabita BAKU signed directly with the player came out and said if we want to sign Mrs. MONTANO we must pay FANTASTIC 1,5 million to keep her and then she would agree to stay . The question is – if the son was the key of problem how ANY money could make to forget about a child`s problems? We said we don’t accept any agent as we talked directly to the Player and we have quite good relationship. But the agent and her husband were negotiating with the club trying to raise the player`s contract many times than previous one. We chose another option with which we are very very happy as a Club.


    Of course, Rabita BAKU is not a team of one player and with left of one Player the team will still exist. We are very happy to have in our roster new great additions as universal players and to keep our way to win.


    We still have a lot of things to add but it got too long and we hope you had patience to read this all.


    And after all of this – if you think Rabita BAKU is bad behaving club tell your friends not to come here.


    Thank you very much!

  • Wow, Rabita's management are not holding back, are they?! Honestly, it's quite unprofessional to publicly thrash a player like that, even if their statements are substantiated, and it does not make them look any better. Rather the opposite.

  • well dealing with an opposing team during a tournament and not after is unprofressional anyway so rabita just payed the favor :lol:

  • I really like the way Rabita Baku acted.


    About Montano what I can say? I already hate Galatasaray because of Lo Bianco and Gioli, now I hate this team much more. And just to say, I used to support them when nice players and person where there. When Montano and the bosses will leave, I'll support Galatasaray again.

  • For me behaviour of Madelaynne is unacceptable. She acted really unprofessional after this what club has done for her. She's good opposite, but I can't bear such an attitude like that :down: So we have another "diva" in Galatasaray. She will understand well with Gioli and Lo Bianco :lol:

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  • I think both sides aren't acting really well in this story :S I agree that Montano's behavior throughout the season, as the club reports it, is not professional. The only part I can understand is that there may have been problems with her child, but it looks like the club did as much for her as they could, and it's not their fault that she didn't inform herself BEFORE signing with them about how much other players of her level earn, did she expect Rabita to say from the beginning "we'll give you 1 million"?
    And now that she made the story public and took it to FIVB right away, I can also understand the reaction of Rabita, I just think maybe they shouldn't have revealed all that details, it would have been enough if they'd said that her behavior throughout the season was not always professional. Among all Azeri clubs, Rabita seems to be by far the best organised, so I can understand that they don't want the story to harm their reputation....time will tell if it was the right step.

  • I really like the way Rabita Baku acted.


    About Montano what I can say? I already hate Galatasaray because of Lo Bianco and Gioli, now I hate this team much more. And just to say, I used to support them when nice players and person where there. When Montano and the bosses will leave, I'll support Galatasaray again.


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  • It's such a diva behavior! So not acceptable.. I mean she is a good opp, one of the best but not a Gamova or Hooker.. and Rabita had a very good players like Krsmanovic, Foluke and Cruz so I can't see how she is girl who took them to final 4.. Yes she is the OPP and she will get the though balls but Rabita is so not 1 player's team so.. and she was not so good!! Maybe unstoppable for Kuzuch and team but where was she against Furst, Bahar, Naz.. so you get the point

  • For me behaviour of Madelaynne is unacceptable. She acted really unprofessional after this what club has done for her. She's good opposite, but I can't bear such an attitude like that :down: So we have another "diva" in Galatasaray. She will understand well with Gioli and Lo Bianco :lol:


    Agree.


    I mean, maybe revealing all is not the best atitude for the club too...but lets be honest..they would never revew anything, despite all absurds that happened from her side, if she didnt decide to go public and sue them and talk bad about them.


    I mean, she wanted to put the hole world against Rabita, putting herself as the poor one. So I can understand Rabita side. Id probably do the same. I mean...really, you do all that and still wanna bad talk about us to the press...ok so lets revew everything if that is what you want.


    In this case..I think Rabita did well.

  • I agree this is not a very good attitude.I don't think Rabita is the only club that have delays in payments but in the end they all are paying,all players left Rabita without problems and they never complained about it.She shouldn't act like that after what Rabita could have done for her.She had a special treatment by club always.


    This team doesn't fit me coz setters don't set me many balls enough - was fun to read even Gamova never acted this way.If she get along with Leo next season,i think they will manage whole team included Barbolini :lol:


    And just to say, I used to support them when nice players and person where there. When Montano and the bosses will leave, I'll support Galatasaray again.

    Ehh you can support Eczacibasi,there is no boss in team :lol:

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  • I guess this "setters don't give me enough balls" attitude is a consequence of having played in Korea where foreign players get like a hundred balls every match :D


    Indeed, most of players doesn't want to attack so many balls in order to keep their body healthy so I am surprised that she wants to receive more ball :what: Giving all the details is not so professional for a club such Rabita however I believe in them in this story since they have never had any problem before with any other high level players in such a case. Also theye are very rich club that I don't think they will care about a few thousand :whistling:


    Montano is a great athlete and beast spiker but once again we witnessed that having so much talent is not enough to be a true sportman :roll:

  • I agree this is not a very good attitude.I don't think Rabita is the only club that have delays in payments but in the end they all are paying,all players left Rabita without problems and they never complained about it.She shouldn't act like that after what Rabita could have done for her.She had a special treatment by club always.


    This team doesn't fit me coz setters don't set me many balls enough - was fun to read even Gamova never acted this way.If she get along with Leo next season,i think they will manage whole team included Barbolini :lol:


    Ehh you can support Eczacibasi,there is no boss in team :lol:


    Sorry, I really can't: I like VakifBank much more. ^^

  • Montano is a great athlete and beast spiker but once again we witnessed that having so much talent is not enough to be a true sportman :roll:


    :lol:

  • Can anyone post something from Montano's perspective? I honestly hadn't even heard of this situation before today's posting. Did some media publish a story or something?

  • Can anyone post something from Montano's perspective? I honestly hadn't even heard of this situation before today's posting. Did some media publish a story or something?


    http://www.volleywood.net/leag…montano-sues-rabita-baku/