Posts by Sentenza_69

    It is rumored that Scandicci is gone make offer for Parrocchiale because She is gone be benched when Brenda came in Milano

    It seems impossible to me that Monza will let Parrocchiale slip away...

    With Folie out (apparently her knee isn't in good shape again), they absolutely need a local libero, otherwise their lineup is blocked with Candi or Sylla as unmovable starters...

    I think it's more likely that Scandicci is trying to take Siressi away from Perugia, obviously giving them a substantial compensation in cash and/or players...

    I didn't get why Kraiduba didn't play more, she's had a great summer with the Ukrainian team (although she lost the starting spot to Danchak due to slight injury at ECH I believe?).


    Could it be she isn't a 100% fit yet? I think Firenze has a lot of potential with their current players, and once a connection between Battistoni and Kraiduba is established they should be able to win more matches :super:

    There are no official press releases from the team regarding the reason why Kraiduba (how good or not, she is the only O in Florence) is not currently used except for sporadic replacements...

    At the same time there is no statement on the status of Montalvo's health, who isn't even on the bench: there are rumors that she won't be available before December, but no one knows what she has...

    Kraiduba have great matches but really bad ones too

    True... But she would certainly be better than Lazic who, in the end, is a medium/low OH adapted to a role that isn't her...

    Pinerolo wins, with full credit in Palazzo Wanny.

    The way the match was going, if Firenze had scored three points (or even two) it would have been a real coup, but the result is fair and even a point is, at the moment, is good...

    After the match Leonardi and Parisi point the finger at the mistakes made but, even if the differential is in Pinerolo's favor (39 to 50), the key to the match is definitely another...

    The Bisonte receives better and the attack percentages are also quite similar, but Pinerolo makes the difference in position 2 where it has Maja Storck really on the ball, who grinds out 28 points, while the Bisonte's equal role scores 11 in two and, in the fifth set, they put one or two balls on the ground: as we had already glimpsed in last week's match, the Bisonte play without O, litterally without one player on court…

    In reality there is little else to say about the match other than Storck's sumptuous performance: an ugly match, without any particular inspiration, which provided very little emotion...

    on the Bisonte’s side Graziani did well, all the others were very discontinuous, for Pinerolo, behind Storck, there were only ordinary performances from her teammates: Pinerolo however gave the clear impression of being a team with more well-established team mechanisms and it couldn't have been otherwise, given they have been training for a long time with the full roster...

    The situation for the Bisonte is now quite gray: the next four matches will all be direct clashes, decisive for the present and future ranking and, in these conditions, although 3 out of 4 will be played at Palazzo Wanny, it seems quite difficult to think of scoring points if the O’s problems will not be resolved…

    Smrek is tall and has (all in all) good technical skills, but she is slow like a turtle flipped on its back...

    In the NCAA, she can function and dominate with her physique, but real volleyball is something else and if not she improves a lot, she will become a MB and not even a first class one, because on blocking she will see the balls pass by greeting them...

    in Italy however, for the first day of the championship there is no talk of volleyball... the great news is Egonu's new blonde hair... We are destined for extinction, little to say...


    Bad game in Florence with two teams far from showing their potential...

    With a largely restructured Bisonte (with Mazzarò and Keaiduba on the bench with little training and Montalvo not even on the scoresheet and some are talking about a long stop, maybe until December), forced to play Lazic as starting O, the physical difference and the technical rate of the two sextets have made the difference...

    There isn't much to tell: in Savino Zhu shines (inexplicably robbed of the MVP title, in favor of the top scorer Antropova, very prone to errors), with a game with zero point errors...

    In the Bisonte, good news comes only from the Alsmeier-Ishikawa pair and, in part, from Stivrins who everyone judges to be far behind in terms of condition: She didn't shine, but showed flashes of good things...

    The difference in blocking between the two teams was devastating, with Carol and Nwakalor (!!!) dominant at the net...

    In Savino only flashes of play for Ognjenovic, but the potential of the team is very high...

    For the Bisonte we will have to wait for opponents of another caliber (inferior) to understand something, but the lack of a decent O could lead to another uphill championship...

    Even if there continues to be no official announcement (we will have to wait at least until the end of the men's Olympic qualifying tournament), the president of FIPAV fires Mazzanti live on SkySport ...


    “We must admit that this year has been quite disappointing – begins Manfredi – now we have to find a way to get everything back on track as soon as possible.”

    “Velasco is only one of the 5-6 hypotheses we are examining. Unfortunately it was impossible to change immediately after the European Championship, even if we wanted to, because there wasn't the necessary time, as we would only be back on the field after 4 days."


    With the change of direction, even numerous of the players absent during the works could regain their space within the blue squad (Egonu, De Gennaro and Bosetti above all).

    “This will only be up to the new coach to decide – concludes the President -. What matters most is that the girls regain their shape as soon as possible, recovering from past problems. It will be important to have a championship with a little more serenity."


    Even who the other names are besides Velasco is not known: on some Italian sites, the names Bernardinho, Bernardi, Gaspari and Bonitta are mentioned...


    Yes... Mazzanti is a terrible coach, but he was starting to do something right...

    It's clear that the federation, given that it has endorsed his choices, must cover him and instead is sending him to the slaughterhouse...

    But he created the situation, it's not that it's questionable...


    It is well known that the Italian national team is a den of vipers, but the same vipers are managed in the clubs and I don't think that the changing rooms in Turkey and Serbia are paradises with elves and fairies...


    In my opinion, it should have been acknowledged that Mazzanti was not able to manage the group (and this was evident from the 2019 European Championship) and a coach had to be found who, with the total support of the federation, was able to do so...


    Furthermore, Mazzanti has a big problem, which makes him seem more guilty than he is: he is a terrible communicator...

    He is incapable of expressing a concept in public and he is generally embarrassing when he speaks...

    Someone like that, in the current world of volleyball, as it has changed in the last 5 or 6 years, is chopped up by the athletes, the press and the fans and the Federation should have noticed...


    The fact is that it shouldn't have come to this point: and the Federation is clearly to blame...

    However, with Velasco's arrival in the national team, another great winner will emerge from this situation...

    Strengthened by the three-year contract he signed with Velasco, it is certain that Giuseppe Pirola, owner of Busto Arsizio, will collect a substantial severance pay from FIPAV: I don't know how he does it, but no matter how many misfortunes he's been through, he always seems to land on his feet....

    https://x.com/4141sport/status/1706552410519355581?s=20


    4bir4bir shared it as well, its kind of an official page.

    As the article says, no official decision will be made until mid-October, when the men's pre-Olympic competition will also end...

    On the other hand, Velasco's name has never been mentioned in any FIPAV press release, nor any other coach...

    Everyone knows that, barring incredible changes, it will end like this, but it's not official in any way...