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Starting over again

On Friday, Gazprom-Yugra will reopen the tour program - this time for the fifth. Behind four defeats, but the level of rivals leaves no room for despondency, objectively Lokomotiv, "Kuzbass", Zenit-Kazan and the capital Dynamo are stronger than Surgutyans today.

You can say, the championship starts anew for our team, because for the first time we will play with a dangerous, but an "edible" competitor - the noticeably rejuvenated "Torch". Yes, there are now entirely young talents and talents, although there are masters with experience, but there are no "last of the Mohicans" – Dmitry Volkov and Denis Bogdan, who left in the offseason for Zenit-Kazan and Dynamo, respectively.

Thus, a galaxy of star pupils of the "Torch" represented by Kluka, Volkova, Yakovleva, Vlasova, Bogdana disappeared into more expensive projects, and the Moscow-Yamal team is being formed, in fact, anew. Formed around the Belarusian-Croatian binder Timofey Zhukovsky, which in his 31 year turned out to be a mentor for youth, another "veteran" Alexey Safonov, opened in due time in "Gazprom-Ugra", and young, but extremely promising diagonal national team of Belarus Vladislav Babkevich.

In the final game, Volkov and Bogdan's places were taken by the players of the Russian youth team: son of the pupil of Raphael Khabibullin Stanislav Dineikin, Stanislav Dineykin Jr., and transferred to "Torch" from St. Petersburg Omar Kurbanov. In the center, a pair of Safonov is usually made up by Vitaly Dikarev, who announced himself last season. On the bench - solid youth, but already with names, known not only to specialists: Mushenko, Mole, Annes, Yutskevich, Melnikov, Ushkov, Morozov.

curious, that the team has three diagonal: Babkevich, Morozov and Annes, but even more interesting, that there are three liberos in rotation. This is a graduate of Novosibirsk volleyball, Ilya Petrushov, and Evgeny Andreev and Alexei Chanchikov, who came this season, are not strangers to Gazprom-Ugra..

The power of the "Torch" - in youth, she also has weakness. The team can play with enthusiasm, aggressive and powerful, but it can also make mistakes, "Swim" at some moments. Surgutyans, survivors of four painful lesions, you need to return to the game through your own aggression and stability, primarily psychological.