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Going for the win even with an incomplete roster

This week we are preparing for a Euroleague game again. We are hosting Gdynia who have returned to the most prestigious tournament from 6 pm on Thursday.

The Polish who belonged to the outstanding teams of the early 2000's are old acquaintances for us. So much so, that the team called LOTOS which is a giant oil company have played in the Euroleague final in 2002 and 2004. They had players like Tamika Catchings, Katie Smith, Ticha Penicheiro, or the 218 cm tall player Malgorzata Dydek who tragically passed away at a very young age on their roster. The 11-time Polish champions lost the support of their major sponsor in 2014 but with the appearance of Arka in 2018 they were able to look to bigger goals again.

Last year they got the bronze medal in their domestic championship, and since the teams that finished ahead of them wouldn't take on the responsibility of competing in the Euroleague they took the chance. In the qualifiers they got two easy wins against Turkish side Botas, and so they were able to re-enter the international stage after eight years.

The team's head coach Latvian Gundars Vetra is a renowned name in the field. He sat on the opposing bench against us many times, for example in the 2009 FINAL4 as the head coach of Ekaterinburg. When creating the roster they tried to keep the core together, and strengthen the team's weaker points. So Australian national team member Allen, Slovakian international Blintov, the trustworthy German center Greinacher and two Polish basketball players with valuable minutes on court, Morawiec and Podgrna have all stayed in Gdyina. They acquired Slovakian national team member Angelika Slamova, Polish guard Marissa Kastanek, German Marie Glich, and Maryia Papova from Belarus in the summer. All of them became integral parts of the team's game.

Even though they started the season with three losses, they fell just short against BLMA and Schio. On the home court of Turkish side Fenerbahce there was not much for them to do, but in the last round before the break they got their long anticipated first victory! In a real thriller ending they beat massive side Girona 71-69.

Our team has gone of an opposite road in the first four games, however, Briann's injury also played a part in us falling short in Girona and Lyon. Unfortunately we cannot compete with a full roster this time either. Jeca has gone through a successful hand surgery, but her rehab will take a couple of weeks. Others are also not completely healthy, which is making the preparation more difficult, but as our head coach says in the pre-game interview, even with this great challenge we still have a good chance to win.

Tickets can be purchased at the venue for 1500 HUF. Entry to the game is free of charge below the age of 14 and above 70!

The game that tips off at 6.00 pm can be followed via live online statistics at the FIBA website, and via live video streaming on the Euroleague YouTube channel.

- 2019-11-27

[ Nyomtathat verzi ]

Tovbbi hireink
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    Nem tudta bevenni Sopront a trk had
j szakvezetvel, tovbb fiataltott csapattal vgtunk neki az idei szezonnak, melynek kezdete minden vrakozsunkat fellmlta
05/30 10:00
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05/29 12:06
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05/26 11:37
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Ki gondolta volna 2018-ban, hogy egy v mlva ismt mi rendezhetjk az Euroliga ngyes dntjt? Mr pedig ismt Sopronra szegezte tekintett a nagyvilg, miutn a FIBA dntnkei gy gondoltk, egyesl a mi klubunk tapasztalt stbja tudja hrom ht alatt megszervezni magas sznvonalon az esemnyt
05/26 10:00
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05/22 15:20
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ltalnos vlekeds, hogy a cscsra mindig knnyebb felrni, mint ott maradni
05/22 11:00
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05/19 12:37
A 2018-as FINAL4 dntje kapcsn nnepre kszlt minden magyar kosrlabda bart! Elszr lphetett plyra magyar csapat az Euroliga elssgrt! A tloldalon egy kisebb vilgvlogatott sorakozott fel, mely rvnyre is juttatta nagyobb erejt a remekl kzd csapatunkkal szemben
05/19 11:00
    Betti undergone surgery
Our center Betti Hatr has been suffering from pain in her ankle, and has finally decided to undergo operation
05/18 14:33
    Megmtttk Bettit
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05/18 14:02
    Roster Announcement
Our club has completed the creation of the roster for the 2020/2021 season
05/15 17:48
Klubunk befejezte a 2020/21-es kosrlabda szezon csapatnak kialaktst
05/15 17:01
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05/14 09:10
    A HRMAS!
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05/14 09:02
    Irny a FINAL4!
Kt ve, mrcius idusn felfoghatatlan siker kapujba rkeztnk
05/12 10:34
    FINAL4! Here we come!
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05/10 18:00
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