Lube is prepared to stop at the quarterfinal. If they really want to achieve good results next season, they need better MBs and backup setter. De Cecco is flopping.
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You are right. Thanks! My memory was wrong. During the interview, Blengini said: "I want to clarify that I have another year of contract with Lube that I intend to honour"
There has been rumor about Lorenzetti replacing Blengini, which also gave me some impression.
He has a valid contract to 2024.
No, until the end of this season. He signed 3-year contract, but because he took over the coach position in advance in 20-21 season, the contract expires by the end of this season.
Blengini said he aimed to renew with Lube during an interview, but now I think it’s almost certain that it will not happen
Zaytsev had a solid performance, but the OHs’ performance was very inconsistent. That error at 12-12 from Yant killed Lube’s last chance to advance
The MB’s attack hasn’t been reliable at crucial time since Simon left
Ngapeth to Halkbank (700.000€)
Modena is interested in Juantorena
Federici, Davyskiba and Sapozhkov and Brehme to Modena
Juantorena had one more year contract with Lube. I don't know how they agreed on the deal to leave Lube and play abroad. Is it completely resolved?
Krick just got outplayed this season by Sanguinetti, because theoretically he's not limited by limits of foreigners to play with Stankovic.
Well, I didn't mean the limit of foreigners. I meant Brehme is not much better than Krick. Since Krick lost his starting position, I don't think Brehme can easily win it back.
Rinaldi and Stankovic stay, and Federici joins as the new libero. So the foreigner limit will also not be a problem for Brehme on the court.
Anton Brehme: Berlin -> Modena
If both Sanguinetti and Stankovic stay, I'm afraid he will end up sitting on the bench, like his fellow German MB Krick.
The question is if they can keep their composure on technical level with Keita in reception in the playoffs. Civitanova has shaky reception as well, but also by far more experienced lineup.
Service-reception will be the key factor. However, the statistics also show that Verona has the 2nd best attacking performance after Perugia, even though their reception is way worse than Perugia. So if Lube wants to win, they also need to improve the blocking.
The regular season is finished. Quaterfinal of the playoff:
Perugia and Trento are definitely favored for advancing to semifinals. However, it will not be easy for Lube and Modena.
Nikolov is promising but not ready for this level yet. You could be a young great attacker but if you shanked those reception constantly, definitely a liability to the team.
The 3 reception errors from him was a big reason for the loss of set 3. His performance is rather inconsistent. But this also the problem for the other two OHs.
Lube had some transition chances in set 4, but all lost. The second touches were really bad. Their attackers need good balls from setter to kill. If the setter's setting is not consistent, then chances are often wasted. But it's difficult for De Cecco as well. The passing hasn't been good for the whole season.
MBs' attacking doesn't contribute at all. Chinenyeze's performance is quite disappointing in this season. The two Italian MBs are not better than him.
She is doing good in a strong team against very strong teams too. It’s not like Novara is such an upgrade from THY that she’s not ready. She isn’t 18 years old.
I think the "such a high level" referred to the Italian league, not Novara.
And we are back to the league comparison, AGAIN
I was doubting too but who is going tp play as an OH?. I do not think that Rosamaria will go to them but I think that they are trying to transfer her because they do not have any better option
If Akimova goes to Novara, I think Rosamaria will not go. Neither will she be willing to play as an OH.
Novara's first OH choice was Frantti. But it seems she it going to Vakif. Another rumor was Szakmary. But she would probably be the backup for Bosetti and replace Giovannini. Based on the performance and the interview from the owner of the Main sponsor, they may keep Carcaces. The only one missing is the starting OH that play together with Bosetti. If they cannot get Frantti, who else will they go for. Lanier would be a good option, but it seems she is going to Conegliano.
Has he ever worked in female club? I don't think so, so you may wonder what would be his role in the whole Vero Volley Consorzium.
But yeah, he was overall pretty good in Civitanova in not taking part in bidding wars with other clubs, so Perugia paid monstrous contract for Leon, Modena overpaid Leal for nothing while Civitanova was building more balanced squads without such huge contracts. But he's not perfect, giving 3y contract to 33yo Zaytsev was extremely dumb considering the second season in a row they want to get rid off it.
No. He has been working with men's club all the time. I think Vero volley wants to use his strength to help building the women's team. He is already 68. I would say either he stays at Lube until retirement, or jump to another team now and achieve something new in a few years.
Of course he is not perfect. But Monza has been investing a lot in the women's sector but the results seem to be unsatisfied. Cormio to Monza is risky for both sides. If it achieve good results, win-win for both sides. Otherwise, it could end up with failure for both sides.
Vero Volley is aming to hire Beppe Cormio, sports director of Lube since 2016, to work for the women's sector.
Cormio is the key person to Lube's achievement in the last few years and Trentino's success from 2008 to 2012. If Milano can work with him, it could help them a lot.
New rumor from Pasini's blog: Bottolo may be on loan next year to another team.
If this is true, then the rumor about brining in Mozic becomes more possible.
It was until 2024. However, If I remember correctly, Bienek said that his contract was resolved.
His contract was terminated like a year ago. And he'll join Zawiercie the next year.
Thanks. I didn't know that. Great for him.
Bieniek has no longer binding contract with Civitanova. And I don't think they can afford losing Anzani limits-wise.
His contract with Lube is until 2024, so next season as well. Cormio won't let go such a contract so easily. If he wants to play in Italy for next season, he has to play for Lube.
The original says Civitanova is interested in Mozic, but he has valid contract - so it may mean something, but probably means nothing. Rumors about Atanasijevic are weird as well, one, they're heavily linked with Lagumdzija, two, they went into rejuvenation mode and then would hire 32yo past his prime Atanasijevic? I don't think so.
I don't think Atanasijevic will be their choice. Lube is focusing on young players now. Except for De Cecco, I think they will not have players over 30 years old in next season. Maybe Diamantini will stay as a backup MB. Moreover, they are trying to get rid of expensive contracts, like Zaytsev and Anzani, probably Chinenyeze as well. Even though Atanasijevic is not at prime anymore, his contract won't be cheap. Not to mention that his level is not even as good as Zaytsev. So it's more reasonable they choose Lagumdzija.
De Cecco, Balaso, Bottolo, Nikolov, D'Amico, Diamantini, Garcia, Zaytsev, Anzani, Chinenyeze are under contract. But Lube will probably replace the last 3 players. I don't think they will renew Sottile and Gottardo. Ambrose will probably go to a lower level team. The uncertainty would be Yant. I don't know if he has valid contract for next season. So according to rumors, next season Lube will be like:
OH: Nikolov, Bottolo, Yant?, Mozic?
MB: Galassi, Diamantini?
OPP: Lagumdzija, Garcia?
S: De Cecco
Libero: Balaso, D'Amico
If they hire Mozic, either he replaces Gottardo or Yant. As for MB, Bieniek, Vitelli, Larizza are all owned by Lube. If they want to focus on foreign OHs, then two local MBs would be better options. Otherwise, Bieniek would be a good choice to replace Chinenyeze. Then they can sign another local OH play OH together with Bottolo. As for setter, they can sign a young foreign or local setter as backup. Lastly, the idea of moving Zaytsev to position 4 is a bad idea. The problem is not reception, but attacking. His attacking at position 4 hasn't been good for some years. Play as an OPP would be the better for him.
Let's see what Cormio will do to build the new rejuvenation project for Lube.