27. 12. 2019

ITA M: Names of Bruno and Ngapeth circulate as Modena’s reinforcements in 2020...

Source: dal15al25.gazzetta.it; Photo: voleyplus.com

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Gian Luca Pasini revealed in his blog that the names of two players have been circulating recently as possible reinforcements of Leo Shoes Modena for the next season. And these names are music to the ears of the fans of an Italian team.


Pasini claims that there are tensions in Modena’s locker room which reflected on the club’s poor results in the last month. During this time, they suffered as many as 3 defeats in 5 games in the Italian Championship regular season.

The Italian journalist wrote in his blog that the names of 2 former players of Modena started to circulate as possible reinforcements for the next season and that bad results of the team started to happen exactly at that moment. These players are Brazilian setter Bruno Rezende and French outside hitter Earvin Ngapeth – two beloved persons in the eyes of Modena’s fans! The first one is wearing the jersey of Cucine Lube Civitanova with whom he has just become a club world champion, while the other one is playing in the Russian team of Zenit-Kazan and is often in the shadow of Bulgarian Tsvetan Sokolov and Maksim Mikhaylov. He even returned to a behavior that isn’t appropriate to the professional athlete and which he hasn’t been showing for a long time (he was arrested in Brazil for sexual harassment at the end of the FIVB Club World Championship and then released on bail).

We’ll see what will 2020 brings in terms of spectacular volleyball transfers!


See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.



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5 Comments about "ITA M: Names of Bruno and Ngapeth circulate as Modena’s reinforcements in 2020..."

27.12.2019 | 16:28 |   Suisse [unregistered]

The reality is that everyone, most certainly in the Italian leagues, are chasing Lube. Modena hit a rough patch as did Trentino a couple weeks ago. Perugia remains in stricking distance of Lube. The league is so strong this year from top to bottom and rarely can a team rest its players. This makes things exciting. I predict that once someone pops Lube's bubble and hands them their first loss , they will come back down to earth and then it will be a dogfight at the end.
Modena will be fine.
If you want 'drama' then yeah bring Ngapeth back to Italy. No thanks.

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27.12.2019 | 16:48 |   Kirk [unregistered]

Bruno is the best setter in the world. He can decide where he wants to play. But I don`t see why he would leave Lube.

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28.12.2019 | 09:44 |   Benji [unregistered]

Re: @Kirk
Right! Bruno would be self-defeating to return to Modena with all the drama they have!

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27.12.2019 | 16:53 |   former_player [unregistered]

Too bad those Modena fans forgot that when those two beloved played for Modena, they won nothing.
Bruno is on top of the world now with Lube (World Club Champion, Italian Champion, Euro Club champion), why on Earth he would leave this amazing Lube team and go back to losers in Modena.
Ngapeth is the hostage of his own character so he will be a troublemaker everywhere

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28.12.2019 | 09:47 |   Benji [unregistered]

What are you saying? Bruno and Ngapeth with Modena have won Italian Cup, Super Cup and Italian League .... they are the only ones who have won in Modena in recent years.

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27.12.2019 | 19:04 |   ZMA [unregistered]

So Modena has 3 of the first starting 6 of USA team ( Anderson, Holt, Christenson ) plus Zaytsev and still not enough ? These are world class players. It is not much about who do you bring to the team I think it is how you play it. Other lower position teams don't have players of their calibers still manage to beat the crap out of them. It will takes something extra special or lots of money to lure Bruno back to Modena ( Lube is at the top of the World now.) Ngapeth is such a mess now. drop in form, trouble with laws and fight with his team mate. Is it wise to bring him back ?

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28.12.2019 | 15:40 |   former_player [unregistered]

@Benji, I looked at this before I wrote my comment, https://www.legavolley.it/player/MOS-BRU-86?lang=en. After your comment, I did some more research and I learned that Modena actually won Italian championship with Bruno and Ngapeth in season 2015/2016, my apologies.
But as @ZMA stated, Modena right now has an awesome team on the paper but it seems there is no chemistry, similar to Zenit. Sometimes is not about individual player's quality but how well they play together.

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28.12.2019 | 20:04 |   Will [unregistered]

@former_player I wouldn't say they have 'no' chemistry, I think that some players are tired from a heavy schedule including CEV cup matches and that there isn't very much depth on the squad. They rely on their starters too much.

I think most should give them a chance. If you look at their record in Italian league, 3 of their losses were away (3-0 vs Lube, 3-1 vs Perugia, and 3-1 vs Padova) while their home loss was to Verona 3-2. They also beat some strong teams: 3-1 vs Trento at home and 3-0 vs Milano away. They also beat Lube in first round of Supercup earlier this season. Let's see how they fare in the second stage before passing final judgement, I think they will surprise us.

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29.12.2019 | 21:07 |   former_player [unregistered]

Re: @Will I wish you are right however Lube is in the same situation and it doesn't have that problem. Anyway, volleyball is much more fun when mighty four (Lube, Modena, Trentino, and Perugia) are playing great and everyone can win

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