CEV Champions League 2019

  • Chemistry is nothing if it means not having any healthy players.


    Lube beat Perugia without Juantorena or Sokolov as titulars. I think it's entirely possible they can beat any team without Juantorena atleast.

    World Club matches and CEV are coming soon. It's not easy for an "old" team like Lube. Juan 33, Stan 33, Leal 30, Cester 30, Simon 31, Bruno 32. If you rest Juan, whom are you gonna put on court, Barnes, Massari or Brenden? As long as Lube's starters are not injuried that bad, Medei will keep them on court, like what he did in previous seasons.


    Lube can beat Perugia for sure, but they lost in all clutch games in last season. That's why they got 3 runner-ups in Italian League. With Leon in Perugia, the chances of Lube beating Pegugia look slim in this season. The last game Perugia beating Lube was a slaughter. Let's see how they adjust in the future.

  • World Club matches and CEV are coming soon. It's not easy for an "old" team like Lube. Juan 33, Stan 33, Leal 30, Cester 30, Simon 31, Bruno 32. If you rest Juan, whom are you gonna put on court, Barnes, Massari or Brenden? As long as Lube's starters are not injuried that bad, Medei will keep them on court, like what he did in previous seasons.


    Lube can beat Perugia for sure, but they lost in all clutch games in last season. That's why they got 3 runner-ups in Italian League. With Leon in Perugia, the chances of Lube beating Pegugia look slim in this season. The last game Perugia beating Lube was a slaughter. Let's see how they adjust in the future.

    Barnes got injured before WCH, and Brenden replaced him. If Juan rest, they need an italian OH to keep a foreign MB on court. So it should be Massari. However, it's definitely not the best option. Another option is to sign Kovar back after the suspension which ends at the end of Novermber.


    Brenden Sander is just like Milan in the last season. He will rarely be on court, or maybe just serving substitution.

  • Barnes got injured before WCH, and Brenden replaced him. If Juan rest, they need an italian OH to keep a foreign MB on court. So it should be Massari. However, it's definitely not the best option. Another option is to sign Kovar back after the suspension which ends at the end of Novermber.


    Brenden Sander is just like Milan in the last season. He will rarely be on court, or maybe just serving substitution.

    Someone said Perugia might sign Kovar as a substitute for Lanza.

  • Someone said Perugia might sign Kovar as a substitute for Lanza.

    I heard the rumors. We can only wait and see which club he signs in the end.


    I hope Lube's sports director sees the problems. The whole team is built by him. If Lube keeps loosing, Medei might got fired first, and then it will be him.

  • Great game by United Volleys, even without Krick. Karlitzek had a good night in attack.


    Tzourits didnt play well, only 5/27.


    I thought the greek team was favorite before the game start. But now i think that the german team has all the chances to go to the group phase .

  • Great game by United Volleys, even without Krick. Karlitzek had a good night in attack.


    Tzourits didnt play well, only 5/27.


    I thought the greek team was favorite before the game start. But now i think that the german team has all the chances to go to the group phase .

    Did United Volleys already lose the 1st and 2nd round both in a 2:3 game? Now they won 3:0 in the 3rd round. The chances for them to advance to 4th final was slim?

  • Did United Volleys already lose the 1st and 2nd round both in a 2:3 game? Now they won 3:0 in the 3rd round. The chances for them to advance to 4th final was slim?

    What do you mean? They only need to win 2 sets in the away match to advance to 4th round. That's what they did in the previous two rounds.

  • Congrats to Frankfurt and Chaumont for advancing to pool stage. :thumbup:


    Paok was very weak today. They lacked of almost everything, from organization to individual class. Djuric played a bit better than in the first match, but there was no way he could lift his team to a win.


    Three teams in CL is a nice achievement for Bundesliga but I dont think Frankfurt can have much of an impact in their group. They have a decent first 7 but there is a lack of individual class behind. Maybe they can sneek a point or a home win here or there but the fight for place 2 will probebly between Halkbank and Roeselare. For players like Karlitzek, Kocian, Henning and Zenger this will of course be a good experience which should help them grow.


    It also may help the club to attract new attention.. So far, they are still dependant on one investor and if they can't add new financial sources soon, their story could have an early end.