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RUS M: Konstantinov – “You already know who will win the championship…”

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source: Photo: Lokomotiv Novosibirsk

Lokomotiv Novosibirsk head coach Plamen Konstantinov said that something needs to change in the Russian Championship, in order to get more interesting competition.




“The global economic crisis could not avoid sports. There are less foreign players in Russia than before and that immediately had a negative effect on smaller clubs. Without good foreign players they are not able to create good teams, as all the best domestic players are going to the top teams. Today, we have a big difference between the top teams such are Zenit Kazan, Dinamo Moscow or Belogorie Belgorod and the rest of the league. Even before the start of the championship you already know who will the title and that is a big minus for the competition,” said Konstantinov for championat.ru.

He also added that the teams must find other ways to earn money.

“Almost all teams are depending on the support of the local government. Yes, that support is absolutely necessary, but we need to find additional ways for funding, like making deals with partners and sponsors, and eventually maybe trying with privatization. Then the situation in Russian volleyball might change.” 

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John Doek November 8, 2016 - 8:19 am

I can see the big reserves in passivity of majority of national volleyball federations to try to attract Internet/TV viewers to this nice sport, and thus also draw strong sponsors . The problem number one I consider that current official balls are very poorly visible and recognizable for Internet/TV viewers – they disappear when quickly rotate… However there is the Brazilian VF iniciative to test two new colour combinations and patterns.. See their Cup tournament for men and women 2016 : Taubaté x Atibaia – Semi final – Campeonato Paulista de Vôlei Masculino 2016
Do try to compare how the ball was perfect visible until 1998. Since there is slow decrease of audience, and fans…. Moreover creeping effects of back court attacks etc …


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