Other European leagues 2017-2018

  • After surprisingly (or maybe not that much) losing the Montenegrin title last season for the first time in years, Budvanska Rivijera Budva ceased its existence :S The official reason was the financial inability to maintain the team. We remember some mysterious foreigners playing for the club in the past 2 years, I don't know, though, if it has (in)directly led to the outcome.

  • After surprisingly (or maybe not that much) losing the Montenegrin title last season for the first time in years, Budvanska Rivijera Budva ceased its existence :S The official reason was the financial inability to maintain the team. We remember some mysterious foreigners playing for the club in the past 2 years, I don't know, though, if it has (in)directly led to the outcome.


    I was writing about that a few months ago. Their chairman, Marović, was detained due financial malversation therefore club funding is cut. Most of the players left team even before last season end, they also lost Cup finals. In general their funding was "corrupted" as budget wasn't set officialy. MNE league is very weak, I would say amateur, so interest of sponsors doesnt exit at all.

  • Glory days, not the tradition.


    Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, PAOK and so on are names known all over the world, just like Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas. ;)

    "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:

  • Thanks. I'll try to watch it the moment I go out from work. :D

    "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:

  • :thumbup: :drink:


    PAOK-Olympiakos


    Hi, I'm new here. Been following this forum for a while, just joined. Good to see another Greek here, hopefully we'll have a lot to say about the upcoming league finals as well as the NT.

    First of all kudos to PAOK as they just beat 3-0 Iraklis and they won the cup. Iraklis-Panathinaikos was an amazing game yesterday, couldn't catch it unfortunately but just saw the scoreline. Iraklis looked pretty tired and they lost Armenakis with an injury in the first set which minimized their small chances of making a surprise. PAOK were superior and deserved to win.


    Btw do you follow the NT?

  • Having resurrected their volleyball department after 23 years last summer, Sporting Lisbon have now been crowned Portuguese champions. Results of the final play-offs:


    01/05/18 | Sporting CP 3 - 2 SL Benfica 25-19 | 19-25 | 22-25 | 25-17 | 16-14
    29/04/18 | SL Benfica 3 – 1 Sporting CP 25-23 | 25-18 | 19-25 | 25-19
    22/04/18 | Sporting CP 3 – 2 SL Benfica 25-20 | 24-26 | 25-19 | 18-25 | 15-13
    21/04/18 | Sporting CP 3 – 0 SL Benfica 25-19 | 25-20 | 25-21
    14/04/18 | SL Benfica 3 – 0 Sporting CP 25-21 | 25-23 | 25-18


    Miguel Maia, 47 now, former beach volleyball international, is the starting setter of the team! In the roster there are Garrett Muagututia and Angel Dennis (40 years old). Ivan Marquez is also listed, I don't know if he plays there, judging from the limited video sources on YouTube, as well as Liberman Agamez. I only read about Marquez and Agamez, Muagututia and Dennis can be seen on the video here:


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    It is a cool story! Congrats to Sporting and welcome to the volleyball family to another illustrious club.