Posts by Sebastian

    I fail to see why Moscow will necessarily play Novara.

    I am only aware of two restrictions:

    - A group winner (best 4 winners) will face a runner-up/Moscow

    - Teams that played in the same group cannot face each other in the QF.

    Weirdly enough Stuttgart press is quoting club officials that they would prefer Moscow as they think that's the only team against which they have any chance at all but I don't think that's possible.

    Rivers played for 1 1/2 sets. Some very nice points but she also got blocked several times. She is clearly not at 100%. Hamson also had a good game, especially in set 3, but Stuttgart will obviously try to use Rivers in the cup final as much as possible.

    Nice game by Cansu, I expect her to start in Mannheim too.

    For parts of the game Stuttgart was playing with both Lazic and Lee as OHs. Risky in reception but that could be an option for the Bundesliga (Lee is not eligible for the cup final).

    If I'm not mistaken, VB is now the first team that has qualified for the QFs. The other Italian and Turkish teams will surely follow. One place will go to whoever will top the mess that is group E (all 4 teams can still win the group 😳). A 3-0 or 3-1 against Yuzhny would give Stuttgart the final spot.

    Caserta announced that they are going with 14 little girls in the next game vs Brescia since they couldn't make any official transfer yet and they say they want to protect the few remaining players.

    How can Legavolley still allow this mess to go on? :wall:

    Very loosely quoting Marx: History always comes in two phases, first the andata as tragedy, then the ritorno as farce...

    So this should be the list of teams already qualified. (with the final ranking of 2019 EuroVolley) . #12 Slovakia is the best team from the 2019 edition that has not qualified as Romania as host takes the final spot.

    1 SERBIA
    2 TURKEY
    3 ITALY
    4 POLAND
    7 RUSSIA
    11 CROATIA
    13 ROMANIA

    LVF site now lists Bechis, Gray, Cruz, Holzer and Alhassan as released players from Caserta roster, so right now their roster is down to 6 players, and there are rumors that Poll won't return after OG qualifiers as well. I don't see any way how they're still gonna survive, and I feel sorry for each of the players, it won't be easy for all of them to find a new club midway through the season :thumbdown:

    I feel especially sorry for Poll. First she signs with Aachen, they then find out they do not have enough money and now this. And in addition she didn't get much playing time as Caserta had other great OHs. I hope she finds something else. She'd played quite well last season and at the ECh but this season has been one to forget so far.

    From Caserta's homepage


    A malincuore si sono divise le strade tra il club Volalto 2.0, alcune atlete e una parte dello staff.

    "Unfortunately the paths have split between Volalto 2.0, some athletes and a part of the staff." And they wish them all the best for the future.

    So at least some conciliatory words from the club this time. But no words on who will actually go (if it's the ones mentioned a few days ago) and what the plan for the remainder of the season will be. To me it looks very likely that if they play the remaining matches at all, they will not field a competitive team.

    Stuttgarter Zeitung reports that while Rivers has a two year contract till 2021, she has an opt-out clause in her contract for a fixed transfer sum. But it seems that no decision has been made yet and it's still possible she will stay in Stuttgart next season.

    She has signed with Goldsport agency recently so she's at least thinking about other options though.

    I understand him at this decision .

    Weird scene. Koslowski challenges for touch. By accident, the in/out picture is shown instead proving that the ball was actually not out. But there was no touch and I assume the referees then argued that only the touch/ no touch video can be used as evidence.

    The challenge rules I could find (not sure if there are the correct ones) state for example:

    "It is important to emphasize that the first fault observed in the

    sequence of images under review, even if not the specific action

    being challenged, will prevail over any subsequent fault and will

    form the basis of the 1st Referee’s final decision, determining the

    fair and correct award of the point contested in the rally."

    challenge system regulations for volleyball - CEV…egulations_Volleyball.pdf

    It says "observed in the sequence of images under review" It could be argued that this does not apply to other scenes shown by mistake.

    Straubing with 3 players who are ill, Stöhr was not playing, Große Scharmann only part of the match (Williams was the third player not totally fit), Still they almost managed to beat Münster.

    Meanwhile, a really bad result for Wiesbaden. Only 46 points total against Schwerin without Adams. (I could not find out why she was not in the roster today)

    more. Will depend a bit on who's playing for Stuttgart. Rivers was resting in the last match and there's no match at the weekend so she might be playing. In that case it will be very difficult for Erfurt.

    The cup result was (26:24 25:13 25:20), so two good sets for Erfurt. And Stuttgart was playing with the first team (with Cansu as the setter)

    Compared to this list, the 27 player very wide roster for OQT shows:

    S: Kemmsies (even Kästner is on the list :what:)

    OH: Stigrot, Grozer, Vanjak, Agbortabi (no Cyris)

    MB: Wilczek, Langgemach, Anstasia Cekulaev from VCO Berlin in second league( no Hetmann or Schwertmann)

    L: Lohmann (no Dürr obviously)…aspx?TeamID=11736&ID=1208

    It should be kept in mind that CEV's list for the ECH was apparently not completely correct (e.g. missing Stigrot), so there might be mistakes in the new list too.