Posts by ian3373

    i was wondering about Pink Spider libero.. I thought that will be their "weakness", after Kim HR retired.. I didn't know that they signed up Park Sang Mi.. She was good when played for Altos..


    I think KYK will attract more "views" for the league from local as well as abroad...

    Is KYK official in Pink Spiders? So she will be playing with the Lee sisters? Damn. That is already half of the Korea NT starting 6.


    And isn't the libero Kim Hae Ran also play for Pink Spider?

    Yes... She's officially signed to Pink Spider.

    With the Lee twins... and Lucia Fresco (Argentina NT OPP)...


    Kim Hee Ran was officially retired in the end 2019/2020 season..

    That's really a HUGE Salary cut. That's like only 1/4 of her previous earning.

    From the same article it's wrote that in Ecz she was paid 2 B won.. so it's even lower than 1/4, almost 1/6...



    Yes... Lee JA is a little problem... she has to work hard to sync with Lee DY fast toss...

    Although she's a "senior", Kim Se Young is gonna play longer imo. She used to be with Lee DY in Hillstate, and had a good rapport in working together...

    If the translation is right, she's gonna be paid 350 M won... that's almost half Lee JY salary.. I see that as sign that she really doesn't have other option, so she has to compromise with Pink Spider...


    Pink Spider is gonna have good receiving if Lee JY n KYK both play well.. Added Lee DY, they are have to be good in blocking and overall defense...

    Ic... thanks for the info.... i hope it's going well for KYK.


    So Hillstate add.another OH. Is that too many OH now there? Hwang YJ is the only OP.. I don't know if it's good for Hillstate. I guess they still depend very much on Yang HJ for scoring....


    It's too bad if Kim HJ still have double duty as OP and MB . I was hoping she can fully play as OP only.

    KYK need a club to maintain her availability for OG. I'm guessing she's gonna retire after OG. She picks Pink Spider I assume for sentimental reason, since it's her first pro club...

    Salary is a big problem. I wonder if she doesn't care to be paid lower as long as she can play in that club for her last pro life...


    Lucia back to Pink Spider...

    3 other foreigners I don't recognize the names, but I hope they can perform very well.

    wow... that's tight.. 1/9 th chance to be drafted...

    I notice Maya is on the list.. I don't think she will be picked .. her performance was just average for foreigner and she's proned to injury..


    I'd be surprise if Ajcharaporn is picked.. considering her height is the same as average local players .. though she's a very good spiker....

    So Hillstate got a senior setter with NT experience as well... Good for them..

    I think Goo YM gone home to consider her options ... be "eternal" pinch server / libero backup or retired...


    Sim MO usually played as backup libero for Hillstate.. but Altos should train her again as MB to give more options in MB position, so Kim Hee Jin can concentrate to become better OP for NT sake....

    In the end not much changes in the teams...

    Only 3 teams that affected with changes.:

    Pink Spider lost a libero but got Lee DY..

    Altos got Cho SH, so they have 2 senior setters that can be rotated in play..


    Hillstate is the bad end of the deal.. They lost Lee DY and no new "blood".. They will have to do better recruiting foreign player. Since they are the champion, they got last on picking rookie draft...

    Personally, I would like to see Hyundai allow Kim Da-In (KDI) to play as the main setter and develop further. KDI did well in Hyundai's KOVO Cup win last year. Who better to help KDI grow than Hyundai's head coach who is a former setter herself. If Hyundai want some insurance then they can go after Lee Hyo-Hee (LHH). Plus LHH would be cheaper and won't cost them a player. if Hyundai don't spend money this year on external FA players then they may save some space in their salary cap to go after one of the big fish next year (e.g. Lee So-Young or Kang So-Hwi).

    I thought Lee HH is retiring in the end of this season... I guess she's gonna play 1-2 more season ...

    If Yeum HS stay.at KGC, then Lee HH is reasonable and logical choice.for Hillstate.. As the most senior and experienced setter now in the league, she can help in developing Kim DI as the.main setter...

    Not bad for Altos . They keep Kim HJ n Kim SJ... they also got Cho SH.. Lee Na Youn will be backup setter... I wonder if she's gonna retire after a couple of seasons...


    So now KGC I'm guessing is still negotiating to keep Yeum HS and Han SY.. If they can't retain them, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be harder for them in the league... I'm not surprised they pay Oh JY so high.. She's currently the #1 libero in SK after Kim HR retirement... Good for her...


    Hillstate I think will try to get Yeum HS hard... they need experience setter... They can promote Kim Da In as main setter, then looking for rookie setter..

    wow.. that happened... Lee twins in the same club...

    Is it possible Pink Spiders also hired Kim HJ as OP? Then hired foreigner OH tandem with Lee JY...

    They still have libero problem post Kim HR..


    Now I change club fave to Pink Spider.. 😁


    Though Yang HJ still one of my fave player....😎

    I highly doubt Kim Hee-Jin would move away from IBK to another team. IBK in recent seasons have had OH like Madison Kingdon/Rishel and Adora Anae, who know if IBK may try to get another foreign OH again.


    I can't see Lee Da-Yeong going to IBK. IMO she will either move to Heungkuk or she will stay at Hyundai. If she ends up moving to another team then there will be a domino effect for all the setters who is currently a FA.


    Heungkuk won't go for Hyundai's libero Kim Yeon-Gyeon. Heungkuk last year retained OH Shin Yeon-Gyeong (SYG) for 100M KRW. This is a lot of money for someone who is not a starting player and is mainly used only to reinforce Heungkuk's defence. IMO Heungkuk has decided last year that SYG would be Kim Hae-Ran (KHR) replacement when they gave SYG that much money. This is evidently so when Heungkuk chose to play SYG in the libero position when KHR was absent or rested in 2019/20 season. If Heungkuk does decide to replace KHR with another libero then personally I think it would be KGC libero Oh Ji-Young..

    Lee DY, Cho SH, n Yeum HS, these 3 FA setters are main setter that played more 90 % of total play time.. especially Lee Dy n Cho SH... It will be interesting if they are replacing one another...

    But I agree, Hillstate is gonna be working very hard to keep Lee DY...


    I think Shin YG is not ideal for libero, posture-wise... She's too big for a libero andshe's not particularly agile either..It's not a good prispect IMO.... Pink Spider should learn from Baek Mok Hwa case, OH turn to libero but fail... though may be SYG can do better....

    MVP, Best 7, n Best Rookie are all as predicted... congrats to all the winners...


    Wow.. There are 5 core NT players that FA (Lee twins, Kim SJ, Kim HJ, Park JA) with 2 backup NT players (Yeum HS and Han SY)...

    Though the capped is increased, but this pandemic is made economy going down all around... so I think the clubs don't have that high of budget.... They must play "smart" in signing the local and foreign players...


    This pandemic also make the possibility of going abroad become slim this year.. Clubs from other countries are also prioritized their local players... Also considering Olympic will be held next year...


    I wonder if there is a club that can give Kim HJ OP priority and hired foreign OH.... added Lee DY.... maybe Altos or KGC...


    Kim SJ and Han SY is on their "senior" years... I think they only will play until OG.. Like KYK...


    Kim Hae Ran retirement make a possibility Kim Yeongyeon to be hired by Pink Spiders....

    i hope it's going to resume as planned... Latest report seems the outbreak has been reduced in SK...


    So Altos and Hi-Pass as the lowest rank teams have lost their foreigners.... I hope they still have fighting spirit to win over the 4 top teams... Though with the packed schedules planned, the teams can't be all out in every match...

    The coaches have to utilize all their players in rotation...

    I guess the team with deep squad and "smart" rotation will have the best result...

    I thought Anae one of the "nice" foreign players... Maybe like MyNameIst. wrote, she wants to get over this league.. Her team is in the last place, so no chance to play off..

    Maybe she was scouted by some other club with dateline that she's worried can be passed with no certainty for how long the league stopped....

    or she just wanna get out of SK as soon as possible like those basketball foreign players....


    Anyway, I think Altos should just release her... Don't concern about other foreign players in other clubs..