First of all, the start is good. Men’s professional volleyball Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which embraces Eddy (24, 198 cm) from Mongolia, who was selected as the ‘biggest fish’ in the 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation Asian Quarter Draft, took the first step toward restoring pride.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance selected Eddie by the luck of winning the first marble in the 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation Men’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Sun Hotel in Jeju Island on the 27th.
Eddie, who is 198cm tall and is currently attending Sungkyunkwan University, was considered a strong first candidate early on as a player capable of both a middle blocker and an apositive spiker.
In particular, Eddie was more meaningful as he was directly discovered and coached by coach Kim Sang-woo, who was the head coach of Sungdae at the time. Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo smiled brightly after calling Eddie’s name.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, the ‘famous family’, has won eight championships, the most in the V-League men’s division, but recent results have not been good.
In the last 3 seasons, they have stayed in the bottom ranks of 7th – 6th – 7th. It was a total difficulty, such as uneasy receive and regret in attack, but above all, the absence of attack power to solve one shot was the most painful.
During the 2022-23 season, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance filled a spot by bringing in Kim Jeong-ho, a surefire outside hitter, through a trade with KB Insurance, but his partner was always 2% disappointed.
Here, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was disappointed because there was no movement to do in the men’s FA market ahead of the 2023-24 season. We reviewed several cards internally, but as a result, it was not successful.
Still, there is hope. First of all, I raised the expectation that I could fill the lack of offensive power by bringing Eddy. Due to the team’s circumstances, Eddy is more likely to play as an apposite spiker rather than a center.
In addition, the foreign player tryout (selection of open players) held in Turkiye next month also obtained the highest probability of 35%.
The same is true for the selection of new players for the 2023-24 season. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which had a lot of regrets even after selecting Ahmed Iqbairi (Libya) as the number one overall last season, is setting up its radar by looking at multiple players.
Once the foundation for the rebound has been laid. Including middle blocker Kim Jun-woo, who received the rookie award for the 2022-23 season, it can be calculated that if only high-quality foreign players are brought in to Kim Jeong-ho and Eddie, it is still worth trying. The outsider’s position could be an outside hitter or an apposite spiker with one shot.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
In addition, five people, including Kim Woo-jin and Kim Jeong-yoon, who are currently serving in the Armed Forces Sports Unit, are scheduled to be discharged in November, so they are expected to become volunteers.
Many fans are paying attention to whether Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which has been away from spring volleyball at some point, can succeed in restoring its honor in the men’s division in the upcoming 2023-24 season.