Keresés:     2018 október 15. hétfő

Heading into a classic battle on Wednesday

Another difficult task is waiting for us on French soil on Wednesday evening at 8 pm. Bourges is capable of defeating anyone at home, even though their results are not that strong yet this year.

The two teams with the longest past in Euroleague will face each other on Wednesday. We played the icon of French basketball in the 1999/2000 season for the first time. Both sides came away win one win each. The rivalry has been balanced ever since, out of 16 games we won 8 and so did they. Home court has proven to be decisive in this duel. We could only beat Bourges once on their home court, which was the first serious step towards Euroleague Final4 back then. We scored 1025 points against them and conceded 1132. Speaking of this season: We stand at the third place in our group with a 4-2 record, while our hosts are at 7th with a 1-5 record. Although this might be misleading, because they only fell short by a couple of points in all of their lost games, so they might just need a bit of luck. Let's hope they won't find it on Wednesday.

The French club who are always working with a wide rotation underwent a serious rebuilding process, and just like us, they are working with a loft of talented young players besides the experienced ones. Their results show that this noble quest full of obstacles isn't easy at all. They need time and patience which we can also confirm.

The role of the head coach is filled by former Basket Landes coach Olivier Lafargue looking for new goals after 13 years on the bench of his former club. They put together quite the roster for him, which is expected to do great things. They are rotating nine players, who spend an average of around twenty minutes on court. No less than five of their players is a member of the French national team. They have the two most promising French talents Marine Johannés and Alexia Chartereaux on their squad. The experience of 32-year-old Elodie Godin and Canadian signing Katherine Plouffe can mean a lot to them. Speaking further about the French part of the team we must mention 189 cm big man Diandra Thatchouang, the scoring expert yet still 23 years old Valeriane Ayayi whom they managed to get from Lille, and Saraj Michel, who is also a very efficient scorer, and completed a great season in Euroleague last year with BLMA already. Kristen Brooke Sharp represents experience with her 36 years of age, unlike 27-year-old point guard Cristina Ouvina, who was also born in a basketball nation, namely the Spanish.

The game which was chosen as the Game of the Day tips off at 8 pm. in Bourges. It can be followed via live stream on YouTube, and on our club's Facebook page as well. Those who want to join fans in watching the game together can do so in City Coffee Lounge next to Novomatic Aréna.

We asked Virág Weninger to share her expectations about the game before the team left for France on Tuesday morning.


- 2017-12-05

[ Nyomtatható verzió ]

További hireink
    Three games, three wins
The weekend brought three road wins for our Euroleague group phase rivals
10/15 10:14
    We got into rhythm slowly
We have delivered the win, but we still have a lot of work to do
10/13 21:02
    Lassan értük el az üzemi hőfokot
Magabiztosan hoztuk a kötelező győzelmet, de még sok munka vár ránk
10/13 20:31
    Olympiacos and Riga joined our group
Two Euroleague qualifiers have been played on Friday to which we have paid attention
10/12 21:43
    Az Olympiacos és a Riga csatlakozott a csoportunkhoz
Pénteken játszottak két olyan Euroliga selejtezőt, melyre fél szemmel mi is odafigyeltünk
10/12 21:01
    Az első idegenbeli bajnokira készülünk
Két hazai győzelem után a bajnokság harmadik fordulójában a PINKK-Pécsi 424 otthonában lépünk pályára szombaton 18
10/12 15:29
    Getting ready for the first league game away from home
After two home-court victories we will play in PINKK- Pécsi 424's home at 6
10/12 12:08
    Novomatic Aréna Sopron - Újabb 5 évig kéz a kézben!
10/09 09:56
    Domestic leagues underway in other parts of Europe
For teams playing in the Euroleague Qualification Round their domestic leagues have begun
10/08 11:06
    Több európai bajnokság is elkezdődött
Az Euroligás csoportkörbe jutásért selejtezőt játszó csapatok számára is megkezdődött a hazai pontvadászat
10/08 11:02
    Hard-fought win against DVTK
We have managed to win a game that was close for thirty minutes, but then our defense has delivered the success yet again
10/06 20:27
    Küzdelmes győzelmet arattunk a DVTK ellen
Nagy csatát vívtunk miskolci riválisunkkal, de a szünet utáni harciasabb védekezéssel, pontosabb játékkal 17 pontos sikert könyvelhettünk el
10/06 20:11
    We can expect tough resistance on Saturday!
We are going to face many strong opponents in the domestic league already in October
10/05 17:57
    Take a selfie with the FINAL4 trophy!
You want to have your own pic with the FINAL4 trophy and the Silver medal given to us? Here is your chance!
10/04 19:33
    Szelfizz a FINAL4 serleggel!
Szeretnél egy saját képet a díszes FINAL4 serleggel és a csapatunk által megszerzett ezüstéremmel? Akkor eljött a Te időd!
10/04 19:20
    Kemény ellenállásra számíthatunk szombaton!
A honi bajnokságban több komoly játékerőt képviselő ellenféllel is szembe találjuk magunkat már az októberi időszakban
10/04 18:53
    Introducing: Amanda Zahui
Our Swedish center has debuted in the Hungarian championship with a strong performance
10/04 09:45
    Bemutatjuk: Amanda Zahui
Ponterős játékkal mutatkozott be a magyar bajnokságban svéd centerünk, Amanda Zahui
10/04 09:41
    Török Zoltán vendégeskedett a Sopron TV-ben
A Sopron TV sport magazinjának hétfői adásában visszatekintést láthattak az ünnepélyes szezonnyitónkról, mellyel kapcsolatban Török Zoltán ügyvezetőnk osztotta meg gondolatait
10/02 11:48
    Win at the season-opener
We started the game slowly on defense, and Cegléd took andvantage of that but when we got into rhythm we managed to overcome our problems and beat Cegléd
09/30 22:34

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