Posts by crovolley

    I love what Guidetti said about Egonu.


    Their is no single player who can play AS Egonu when She is playing her best match. I mean We saw in last two years what She is doing when She is in the beast mode. But He still has chose Boskovic for this decade, especially praised her attacking of out of system balls. And her back row attack, but for the next decade We will see.


    And you have video on youtube where they are choosing between 4 players for top spot.

    Vande Broek said that for him Wolosz is the best setter in the World because He wants from his team to play fast game as She is.


    So you have many different views from them and I love it.

    Great article

    Dream team by Guidetti, Svetlana Ilicic and Gerte Vande Broek


    My fave lines:

    Maja’s block would scare the opposition and could change the course of a match, I said it many times. You literally can see how players starts to tip, or make many errors because of sharp diagonal they are trying to spike because They are scared of Poljak block.


    De Gennaro is literally LIVING LEGEND, their is no player or coach who is not amazed by her game. LEGEND.

    If you were to ask 100 coaches to pick their ideal libero, I believe 99% would choose De Gennaro. Moreover, she is almost like a second setter on the court, an ability that no other libero has. She is the only libero who can set a first-tempo attack for a middle blocker from behind the 3-metre line.”“I think Monica is something truly special and I do not think we have seen anyone like her in many years,”


    About Boskovic and Egonu.

    “To choose between Boskovic and Egonu is a hard thing to do. I believe Egonu still has so much room for improvement and in some years, she will become the best player for this position. You may compare Tijana and Paola to Messi and Ronaldo"




    ARTICLE IN FULL:


    Setter – Maja Ognjenovic (SRB)

    The panel agreed to star their work by picking the ideal setter for such a ‘Dream Team’, since this, as Vande Broek stressed, has much influence on the decisions to make for the remaining positions. The setter embodies the style of Volleyball a team plays and eventually Ognjenovic emerged as the chosen one.

    “I have been playing against her for many years and this season I coached her for the very first time. Maja can adjust to any sort of conditions and needs – she can play high, she can play fast and adapts to the players she is competing with in a very good way. Moreover, she has won everything with the national team and at club level as well and her leadership skills are unquestionable too. Everyone enjoys playing with her,” Guidetti said.

    Middle blockers – Maja Poljak (CRO) and Milena Rasic (SRB)

    It is somehow evident that anyone taking this position has to display an outstanding ability to block. That is the quintessence of a good middle blocker. “To this extent, I believe that Maja Poljak was truly exceptional. Maja’s block would scare the opposition and could change the course of a match,” Guidetti said.

    “It is something we knew very well when she was on our team. One block by Maja would pave the way for a few points in a row for us. Moreover, she had a great ability to perform the one-leg attack behind the setter, which is one of the main roles a middle blocker has to fulfil.”

    “A middle blocker has to block and attack, as far as possible, equally well,” said Ilic. “Milena Rasic and Maja Poljak have always been outstanding to this extent. Moreover, they both are exceptional team players.”


    Libero – Monica De Gennaro (ITA)

    The last player to take to the court at the start of every match, the libero plays a key role in modern Volleyball as well. “The libero is the only player that can only make mistakes, as they score no points. The libero has to possess and show much resilience, the ability to clear their head after a mistake, since liberos are responsible for organising their team’s defence,” said Vande Broek. “If you were to ask 100 coaches to pick their ideal libero, I believe 99% would choose De Gennaro. Sometimes it is difficult to motivate young players to play in this position, but Monica is perfect if you want to inspire the youngsters. You can feel and see that she enjoys playing in that role. Moreover, she is almost like a second setter on the court, an ability that no other libero has.”

    “I think Monica is something truly special and I do not think we have seen anyone like her in many years,” Ilic commented. “She has an amazing ability to read the game; she can truly change the course of a match and is the only libero who can set a first-tempo attack for a middle blocker from behind the 3-metre line.”

    Opposite – Tijana Boskovic (SRB)

    The expectations around an opposite hitter are for this player to score as many points as possible. “Boskovic is, in my opinion, the most complete player right now, especially because she is so good at blocking and serving as well at attacking. She has the ability to make up even for a bad pass or set – and she can make the difference also through her back-row attacks,” said Guidetti.

    “To choose between Boskovic and Egonu is a hard thing to do. I believe Egonu still has so much room for improvement and in some years, she will become the best player for this position. You may compare Tijana and Paola to Messi and Ronaldo. They are from the same generation, both have been very successful from a very young age, and yet at this stage, Boskovic is the no. 1,” commented Vande Broek.

    Outside hitters – Gözde Kirdar (TUR) and Francesca Piccinini (ITA)

    This was the most difficult choice to make, since European Volleyball has produced so much quality in this position. “Gözde is someone like Steven Gerrard for Liverpool. She is not only an incredible player, and especially a great receiver, but she has the right mentality as well,” Vande Broek said.

    “I have been working with her for many years and Gözde has been leading by example, at every stage of her career. She is an ideal captain, she pushes always hard and enjoys setting higher and higher goals to herself and the team,” Guidetti added.

    “Such a team would not be complete without someone like Piccinini,” he continued. “She has achieved unprecedented success, her resume knows no equal and together with Gözde, she would combine to account for a very solid defence, a bit of American-style Volleyball, if we can put it this way,” Guidetti concluded.

    How do you mean it will get worst ? Now it is worst than ever. This is the year when GDP is dropping everywhere.


    Next year economically year will get better. So I don't know why would they cut their budget. Especially if they repeat this amazing season. And they probably will.

    Giovanni Guidetti in an interview for PZPS said that to his knowledge Wolosz is not going to Eczacibasi because she signed a 2 years contract with Conegliano. He also said that he wanted Stysiak last season in Vakifbank but she already signed with Scandicci.

    Stysiak is for real new Egonu, Haak or Boskovic.


    She is still very young and not stabile at all as player. Few years ago Egonu was like her.

    Haak and Boskovic on another hand were stabile from young age, but look what beast Egonu become.


    It all depends on her, in which direction She will go and Can She live her potential to become new big thing.

    As I said it before both Hill and Wolosz are staying and that some users have fake "inside" source. But okej it become legal here, so nothing against that.


    I mean even Ecz president (Or who ever said that from Ecz) they are building young squad with young player.

    Both Wolosz and Hill are not young in term of sport age aftert they made that statment We could conclude that this are fake rumors.

    Such a shame Geerties is leaving them:(She was just perfect for Conegliano system, stable reception and likes to attack fast sets.


    They defenitly need a defensive outside hitter next to Hill, Sylla and Adams. But who?:/

    I still believe Balkestein-Grothues can be usefull for them. She doesn't have to be a starter, but can come in to stabelize the reception. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it isn't going to happen, because top level teams doesn't seem interested in her and I think she asks for a lot of salary...

    She is the first person who came to my mind :D


    Geerties probably wants to be starter and playing full time so I'm not surprised.

    After they said that Courtney is coming to Fenerbahce I wouldn't be so surprised afterall... Even though I do believe this is huge mistake if they let her go.


    Ecz is building "young" team, I mean Robinson is not old but I don't what exactly young and old means for them :D

    If rumors are true both Rabadzheiva and Robinson are going to Chine...


    But having Hande and Britt as OH duo is the same as Hande - Thompson duo. All 3 of them are not stable recivers.

    Robinson would be perfect for this new Ecz.

    Is their any rumors about Conegliano 4th OH ??


    I think it could be one more foreign player, but I don't have any idea who could be. I hope for one defence OH with very good reception.


    Vasileva probably wants to stay in Italy because of her boyfriend, their was rumor about her in Russia but that probably not gone happend...

    I respeact all of you comments, I was expecting 10 attack on me but actually We had normal conversation by simple expressing your opinion.


    This is new :what:


    Time will show who is gone be right, simple as that. At least We will not have huge expectation and that is new from Eczacibasi, and it can turn around to be great sign for them.

    Only problem for me is that We are talking about Ecz, if they don't win anything they are gone be called mess, and they will get so much hate, again. Big club as them doing experiment, I don't know...


    And again Boskovic will need to pull 150% from herself and that is not enough to beat big clubs.

    And downground from Natalia and KYK duo to Hande - Thompson duo, and Gamze still as setter.

    Not hate but for real....


    To unstable reception, Hande is improving but still unstable, Thompson played few matches as OH. Original both OPP.

    Only if they signed Robinson or Hill instead of Thompson, Ecz would be more than great team next season.:whistle: