Posts by giaval92


    Where did you read this? The news isn't out yet, it seems strange that nobody wrote it...


    I read it too in an Italian FB group about volleyball (and I thought you were a member of that group too. I thought I knew who you are, but it seems I was wrong XD)


    I just don't get how a player can refuse a call in the NT. If it's true, she was just "stupid".

    Castellana's run this year was WILD. Reaching the finals after being 0-2 in the semifinals, then winning the last game that way was just too much. I'm glad they could win and even more happy for Bruno Canuto and Djalma Moreira for grabbing the title!


    Yeah, the brasillians (and also Joao Rafael in Molfetta) had an amazing season along with Cazzaniga.

    Both Castellana and Molfetta can use PalaFlorio in Bari which is very close and for sure big enough since they played there the WGP and the World Championship. Or not?


    BTW Molfetta already added some more seats during this season (although I read that it's not sure if they will play next year), but I don't really think they can add more seats in PalaGrotte (Castellana) 'cause there's just no room for them.

    I don't now where to post it.


    Next year, CASTELLANA will play again in Superlega.


    After an amazing serie with Spoleto (with two 2-3 and two 3-0 for each team), yesterday they played the 5th game.
    1-0 for Castellana.
    Then Spoleto won two sets in a row: 1-2.
    In the 4th set Spoleto was leading 17-23, but after an amazing come back (9-1) :obey: Castellana won the set and then the tie break.


    After the economical problems, they had to start again from B2. With 3 promotions in a row, they now are in A1.


    I am so happy! I love Castellana and it's very very very close to my town. :cheesy:

    Did Gözde Kırdar retired from the NT or what?


    What about Özgenur Yurtdagülen, Selime İlyasoğlu and Sinem Barut? I remember them from when Leo and Berg played in Turkey and I used to follow the championship. They were quite good when they played.

    Dind't Mazzanti said that he doesn't want to work with her wife again after this season in Conegliano?


    It's "curious" how some players such as Ortolani and Rondon were in the NT in the past and now that they are stronger and better players they are not in the National Team anymore.

    I'm so happy for Tirozzi, she deserved it and she should have been called before too.


    If Gennari's body will be "not that tired", I hope to see her with the other girls soon.


    I think this team need a leader, and the leader can be MARTINA GUIGGI. I think she is not there because she needs some rest. She had an amazing season in Bergamo, after K.S.'s injury, she was several times the best scorer for Bergamo, she jump serves again (and it can be useful) and she is the kind of played I would like as captain of this new NT. We can't only have Lucia Bosetti + a bunck of unexperienced players.


    I just want to say that I am so sorry for Ferretti. She is very unlucky because she has to play at the same time in which we have Lo Bianco. I really wish there was more "age gap" between them because they are the best italian setters of the last years and we barely had the chance to watch them playing together in the NT. I understand that she hasn't been called because our goal right now is to be ready for Rio and so Mazzanti decided to call very young players, but I wish she had a chance.




    Orro, Malinov and Cambi are talended, but they are not the next Lo Bianco.
    This new team is going to be so different from the "old good" one we had some yeast ago. [I already said it some time ago] Our strenght was the defence: we always had good liberos + we had Bosetti L, Costagrande, Del Core, Piccinini which were "defensive OH". Since Togut, we never had a real and dominant OPP.


    Now we have a lot of OPP and players that are half OH anf half OPP because they are good at hitting and not in back row.


    So reception/defense will not be as good as it used to be + now we don't have a setter as good as the one we hade before.


    The best part of this NT will be for sure having a lot of good MBs.


    I like Parrocchiale since when she played in Villa and I am happy for her.

    Diouf is such a drama queen! :rolll:


    When she wasn't called in Rio, she said "I will never be in the NT again". Well, here we are... :rolll:


    How old is she? 2? 3? It makes me laugh... A LOT looooooooooool

    So now Modena renewed with Holt, N'Gapeth and Rossini + Bruno is now official.


    Now they need italians. Since Italians OH sucks, I hope they will keep Vettori and buy an Italian MB (or just keep Piano) in order to play with a foreign OH.

    One of the few times (or maybe it was the only one, I'm not sure about it) Leonardi was called in the NT, during the ECH 2011, she was out of the reception. The receivers were Costagrande (who played as rec OPP), Del Core and Piccinini.


    I think we have a lot of better liberos than her. I mean, she is a good libero, but in Italy almost every libero is very very good. It will be hard to pick just 1 (or maybe 2) of them for the NT.
    I wish we had the same problem with the OH XD

    I hope so! Not the easiest travel for the player of northern teams (even if, after all, sometimes the plane is better than the bus!), but it's important to have a better distribution of volleyball. Plus, Puglia always welcomed volleyball very well as far as I know ^^


    Just imagine Molfetta and Vibo every time they have to play away (and not against each other). We need more teams not from the northern part of Italy in A1.


    Of course we did! :thumbsup:

    Molfetta'a FB page wrote in a post that De Pandis was the best libero in reception, according to the stats.


    So, Molfetta has got the top scorer, the best libero.


    Last season was amaging, but this year they lost a lot of points against weak teams. They ended it well with the victory against Lube, but they should have been in a different position.


    Of course, they lost a lot when Hierrezuelo and Hernandez went away. I think it is the best diagonal of the Championship. They play together very well.
    Sabbi had an amazing regular
    Thiago is good, but he is not Hierrezuelo.
    The MB were good, especially Polo, but las year we had Candellaro, which you all know now because he he playing in Lube (that apparenly likes stealing MB that played in Puglia eg: Cester) but had an amazing season also last year.
    I think Joao Rafael is the most underrated player of the championship. He is simply amazing. I love the way he plays.


    I bet next year there will be the derby here, in Puglia. Castellana is doing amazing in the playoff. For now, they lost just a match (2-3) #fingerscrossed