After our previous article about Olympiakos today we will present Iraklis Thessalonikis and EAPatron transfers. Both teams had changed their foreign players. Jiri Kral, Thomas Ereou, Gasparini, Baranek and Cala had left from Thessaloniki’s team and Yordanov, Andrey Zekov, Israel Rodríguez Calderón and José Rivera from EAPatron.
Alekos Leonis the new coach of Iraklis has to cooperate this year with the Romanian middleblocker Stancu Sergiu (from Yoga Volley Forlì), Alexeis Argilagos (from Sora, ITA A2), Rodrigo Quiroga (from Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia) and diagonal Brook Billings. For second year in a raw the basic setter of the team will be Kostas Prousalis and the basic libero will be Labis Babalioutas. Thessaloniki’s team has many young players in the roster such as Efremidis, Charalabidis, Stefanidis, Tsioumakas, Gortzianouk, Pipergias and Kanelos. Andrei Kravaric agreed to play maybe for the last year in his career.
Iraklis after many years had to play only for the national championship leaving champions league at least for the season 2010-11. The stars of the team will be the diagonal Brook Billings and outside hitter Rodrigo Quiroga.
On the other hand EA Patron focused on Greek players and by taking setter Basilis Kournetas, middle blocker Soultanopoulos and libero Stefanou. Also EAP is trying to cooperate at least for the next year with Nikos Smaragdis one of the best Greek middleblockers. Other Greek players of the team are Kitsios, Livathinos, Aspiotis, Patrinos, Madekas, Labropoulos Kitsadas and Karagiozis. The new foreign players of the team are the Brazilians outside hitter Rodrigo Morais “Canioto” and diagonal Pedro Dornelas.
Mr. Christopoulos the head coach of EAP try to make a powerful team choosing to invest in experience of Greek players than spending money on foreign stars.
In the next Greek Championship’s article we will present the rosters of Aris Thessalonikis and Panathinaikos.