Posts by SatanClaus

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    It's good to know that also the players were asked about their opinions of the candidates and were in favor of Pedulla.


    I see this a little bit different. The players own their fair share of the problems with Giovanni, and now the federation is giving them the little finger when it came to decide who will be the new head coach. So far so good. Be positive. But I don't know if that's a good situation the federation put themselves in right now. If the times will get rough again some day...will they ask the players again? :whistle:;)

    The crowd in Dresden is usually very fair and shows quite good volleyball knowledge... But the larger the crowd, the large the chance of having some idiots among them. Statistically. Also boos are louder then cheers.
    But one problem in Dresden is that they tend to make quite bold statements prior to games, so they should not be surprised to have to deal with some frustrated fans after not living up to their own expectations.

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    VolleyStars Thüringen - Schweriner SC 3:1 (20:25, 25:18, 25:22, 25:21)
    http://live.volleyball-bundesliga.de/2013-14/Women/&8017.pdf
    MVP: ?
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    Thüringen once again played most of the time without Martina Utla, but looks like Natalia Cukseeva had a very good match yesterday.


    MVP (well deserved): Natalia Cukseeva / Ivana Isailovic


    VolleyStars were startig slow (like usual) and made a lot of errors in the first. On the other hand Schwerin was serving quite good and had some good defense from Lousie Ziegler. But End of 1st set Suhl could find the rythm, allthough it was too late for this set. Then the game was open, but now with some more errors on Schwerins side.

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    The ball lying open in the bowl has been taken out BEFORE the DOL and was replaced by a sealed one. The open ball had therefore nothing to do with the DOL whatsoever.


    You're right in the first part: The first broken ball was repaired before the DOL (maybe too good, because they had problems opening one of the balls of the first lot ;) ...)


    Then the bowl was mixed for the second draw and again one ball opened in the bowl, but was drawn anyways.


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    Good draw, there's no match between two big teams in QF yet, so we have the chance to get a very good final this time.
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    Definetly not a good draw, because it was made in infraction to the rules of the Pokalspielordnung (cup play regulations) source (PDF, german) DOL for the next cup round have to be made publicly in connection with a cup match of the ongoing cup round (paragraph 3.1 and 3.2) and definetly not in the office of the DVL.


    Not to mention that a "cup" competition draws quite a lot of its attractiveness from the fact, that also smaller team have a chance to advance to the finals. So even if this DOL would have been made within the regulations I would not consider it as a good draw. If you want the top 4 teams in the semis, you can play a tournament and put aside the other rounds. ;)


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    Cup match Wiesbaden - Dresden


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    Felix is now coaching Dresden? :white::whistle:

    This tragedy is sad and shocking enough if you only consider the facts, the loss of life and the grief that familiy and friends have to suffer now. :(


    But for me it's also sad, that the media - that sometimes fails to cover the sport Ingrid dedicated her life to in an adequate way - now seems to exploit every cruel detail of this horrible crime in a certain way. I wish they would not had revealed some of the details...

    :down:


    I predict a lot of yellow cards for "delay of game" and some yellow and maybe red ones for coaches protesting. :) ...and probably a lot of rotation errors too.


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    From another perspective, this will be a nightmare for the media coverage...


    True. With a range of game duration between 40 minutes (quick 3:0) and 2 hours (hard fought tiebreak) it will be almost impossible for TV stations to plan with a reliable structure on volleyball broadcasts.

    The biiiiig secret has finally been revealed: Felix Koslowski signed a 3 year contract as coach of Schwerin.


    Good luck to him, I hope he can be as successful as his predecessors.


    Finally. :)


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    Vfb Suhl becomes champion next season :teach::teach:


    ;)


    :whistle: It's not that I wouldn't be happy about that, but there is still a lot of work to do to have a good shot at one of the top spots. But champion..? I would be surprised if Schwerins dominance wouldn't continue.

    Matthias Ziegler Lousi Souza is married to German? If yes think she could obeter German citizenship and and defend the NT?


    She will not just need German citizenship - a player also needs to be cleared by FIVB to become a "volleyball-german" and to be eligible to play for Geman NT. As fas as I know there is a fee of CHF 10.000 to change her status...

    ... For a healthy club, one sponsor not paying would not be a reason to declare bancrupcy...


    If (Wiesbaden) had a budget of 850 k € per season and suddenly 50 k are missing - it probably would give huge troubles to all clubs in DVL. A hole like this in the cash flow - especially in this time of the year, when the bills of VBG (employer's liability insurance association) are coming up - i guess only few clubs have saved this much money on the bank account for "unexpected things" to happen. In a case like this a club might be able to compensate with a loan. ... but in Wiesbadens case with the old debts in the background....

    The last bancruptys in the league (Sinsheim; Grimma, BBVC, Volleycats and maybe some more some years earlier) didn't have the result, that the clubs played again in the first league in next season...


    Sinsheim tried to ged rid of their debts using this way and it didn't work.
    On the other hand: VC Wiebaden has support from the league, so if they can reach agreements with their creditors they might have a chance.