Italy - Serie A1 2017/18

  • After Südtirol Bolzano (Bozen) also Metalleghe Montichiari will not be member of A1 anymore.


    And Foppapedretti plays now definitely its last season; i.e. Volley Bergamo has now one year time to find a new main sponsor, otherwise they will give up too after so many titles won in the past (5 CL, many domestic championships and cups...).

  • After Südtirol Bolzano (Bozen) also Metalleghe Montichiari will not be member of A1 anymore.


    And Foppapedretti plays now definitely its last season; i.e. Volley Bergamo has now one year time to find a new main sponsor, otherwise they will give up too after so many titles won in the past (5 CL, many domestic championships and cups...).


    8 Championships
    7 Champions Leagues
    1 CEV Cup
    6 Italy Cups
    6 Italian Supercups


    Best club ever. :obey:

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:


  • I think, that were 5 CL titles and two in the easier predecessor cup of champions, but anyway, that is most impressive...

  • Will Liu Xiao-tong join Monza?

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • Baronissi hired Strobbe and bought the spot to play in Serie A2 (we're still missing the topic for the championship) from Ravenna.

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:

  • As at today according to my personal believe the starting grid of next serie A will be


    1° Novara-Conegliano
    2° Modena-Casalmaggiore
    3° Scandicci-Busto
    4° Monza-Bergamo-Firenze
    5° Pesaro-Filotrano-Legnano


    Conegliano has the best team but they must play with 3 italian on field considering that Novara can really be at the same level if Egonu will alreeady play at top level.
    Modena and Casalmaggiore appears as expiered strong teams but actually quite far from the top 2
    Scandicci and Busto will be completely renewd with very young and talented teams. If they are able to assembly the team quick they can compete with Modena and Casalmaggiore. At the contrary in case it requires long time they will compete together with Monza, Bergamo and Firenze
    Pesaro, filotrano and Legnano will compete not to be relegated.


    this is my personal feelings

  • Novara beat Imoco 3:0 in their first match.
    Bricio-Hill were OHs duo. That was for me the most (?) thing who will be starting OHs in Imoco.



    What I don't get it is that main players aren't with their teams yet and Seria A is starting 14.10. I believe that connection between setters and players will be very poor in first two matches in the season.

  • It was a friendly tournament with Busto, Monza, Conegliano, Novara.


    Semifinal: Monza-Busto 3-0, Novara-Conegliano 3-0; 3rd place final Busto 3-2 Conegliano; final Novara-Monza ?



    Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio – Imoco Conegliano 3-2 (26-28, 25-19, 25-18, 11-25, 15-12)
    UYBA: Dall’Igna 3, Diouf 24, Stufi 5, Botezat 9, Gennari 15, Wilhite 15, Spirito (L), Piani, Negretti, Badini ne, Monza ne, Chauscheva, Berti ne. All. Mencarelli. Secondo Musso. Battute vincenti 3, errate 12. Muri: 9.
    IMOCO CONEGLIANO: Papafotiou 5, Nicoletti 10, Melandri 9, Cosi 2, Bricio 22, Hill 22, Fiori (L), Easy ne, Cella 1, Carletti, Fersino ne, Pelloia, Brandi ne. All. Santarelli. Secondo Simone. Battute vincenti 3, errate 17. Muri: 9.



    Saugella Team Monza – Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-15)
    Saugella Team Monza: Dixon 11, Hancock 8, Orthmann 9, Devetag 10, Ortolani 12, Begic 10; Arcangeli (L). Balboni, Bonvicini, Rastelli. N.E. Bianchi, Candi. All. Pedullà
    Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio: Wilhite 2, Botezat4, Diouf 13, Gennari 6, Stufi 6, Dall’Igna 2; Spirito (L). Piani, Monza, Negretti, Chausheva. N.E. Badini, Berti. All. Mencarelli
    NOTE Durata set: 20’, 27’, 21’. Totale 1h08’
    Saugella Team Monza: battute vincenti 9, sbagliate 14, muri 8, errori 23, attacco 46%
    Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio: battute vincenti 1, sbagliate 6, muri 6, errori 12, attacco 29%