2017 - 2018 transfer news

  • Source? To go where?

    His Instagram.


    Apparently it was a mutual decision, but everyone in Brazil knows what happened: he slammed Ricardinho's setting (for no reason) on live TV after a game last year. Since then he had only played a few points in one or two games at most, until he got dropped and wasn't in the squad for the last few matches.


    Not sure where he's gonna go.

    Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
    Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

  • Official, Antonov will leave Vibo to play with Ziraat Bankasi Ankara (I mean right now, not the next year).


    Great acquisition. Nikic injured his knee and is out of the season for Ziraat Bankasi.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Georg Grozer leaves Novosibirsk, joins Belogorie. Novosibirsk gets Maxim Zhigalov instead:
    http://lokovolley.ru/news/comm…/vmesto_grozera_zhigalov/


    This sounds like the Loko bosses initialised the cash saving mode. Belgorod wanted Grozer for the whole season. There's very little sense in this exchange otherwise. Grozer will add a better service to Belgorod but then they lose a great serving sub Zhigalov.


    So many questions after this move.


    Bakun and Grozer...who's starting?
    Is Pavlov feeling great that he could play titular til the end of the season?


    Sounds scary for Novosibirsk. Playoffs for CL is on the horizon. I think with Latina underperforming... it could be wise to get Shoji back as libero or an OH as combination with Volkov. Divis and the others are just not good enough.


    I think Belogorie got it right. Bakun is just not consistent. Grozer will help them in the playoffs. Stronger in all scoring aspects. That would put less pressure on Grankin to make better decisions especially without Muserskiy in front.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda


  • To finish you off, the head coach of Belogorie is Vladimir Kuzyutkin now. :)


    The details are that apparently Grozer fell out with Konstantinov. Belgorod is in constant search for an OH now and it looks like they were given a cash injection from their sponsor to spend on that. There were no decent OH available, they say, but then there was Grozer so they bought him instead. Bakun is somehow not having a good time in Belgorod at the moment, so Grozer was an immediate help for them. I wouldn't say Grozer is stronger in every aspect. Bakun is taller and more athletic, works better vs organised block. Groser is certainly better coordinated and serves more consistently. It is a bit of a luxury to have both in one team though, would be good if Bakun moved back to Fakel who are in need of an opp.


    Lokomotiv has lost to Yenisey in their first post-Grozer game but there's a goss that they have arranged to give the game away. I have to say, the presence or absence of Grozer is not the main issue for Novosibirsk this season as they struggle to get best of their OHs. Their liberos do make mistakes but overall are not bad (both played for the NT last autumn). The miracle is that they seem to be weaker in this component than a year ago whereas on the paper they didn't get weaker at all.

  • Legendary Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist Sergey Tetyukhin announces his retirement.


    http://www.mk.ru/sport/2018/04…-kareru-voleybolista.html


    I hope he capped his career with a european cup. Belogorie needs to give it their all not to disappoint again. A legend like Tetyukhin deserves the best. :drink:

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda