There has never been a team like this before. Will the players be able to exert their strength despite a series of amazing moves? Fans are ready to cheer passionately.
Heungkuk Life Insurance will play against Hyundai E&C in the 4th round of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Division at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium on the 11th. The match is expected to be a confrontation between the two teams running 1st and 2nd in the league.
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance is unable to focus only on the game. As everyone knows, he disappointed the fans with a series of amazing moves, and hurt the remaining players and staff. Fans are protesting trucks and carrying angry clappers to the stadium, criticizing the club and cheering the players.
From the beginning of the new year 2023, Heungkuk Life Insurance has been making the volleyball world shake up in a bad way. On the 2nd, coach Kwon Soon-chan, who was running second in the league, was hardened. The reason was that it did not match the direction of the team.
But this was a lie. In front of reporters on the 5th, the new general manager Shin Yong-joon, who took over as the general manager in place of general manager Kim Yeo-il, said, “There was a conflict between the coach and the general manager over the management of the team, not the appointment of players. There was a disagreement about Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s rotation. The story of intervention keeps coming up, but it’s not like that. The reason for the hardship was that the former coach and the general manager did not agree,” he said, but the players’ stories were different. “I intervened in the game, and there were players who were hurt by it. I also did what the top told me to do, but I lost.”
On the 5th, head coach Lee Young-soo went out. Heungkuk Life Insurance hastily issued a press release on the appointment of director Kim Ki-joong on the afternoon of the 6th. However, coach Kim Ki-joong could not hold his baton. On the 8th, they were scheduled to make their debut against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, but coach Kim Dae-kyung led the team for the absurd reason that the matter of appointing a manager had not been sorted out.
In a cluttered situation, with only unbelievable news coming out, director Kim Ki-joong finally announced his intention to pass the directorship on the 10th. Director Kim Ki-joong said, “Even if you are trusted inside and outside the volleyball world, the manager position is a difficult position, and the current situation that can cause various misunderstandings is a burden. I don’t think carrying out the manager’s job now will not help the players and volleyball officials who have worked hard.” 안전놀이터
In the end, Heungkuk Life Insurance said in an apology, “I am sorry for causing concern to fans who have loved volleyball and Pink Spiders due to the club’s controversy over intervention in the game operation, the resignation of the manager and the sudden replacement. In the future, the club’s involvement in game management will be thoroughly blocked and the manager’s inherent authority will be fully respected. We will actively work to ensure that the club’s firm will does not stop at mere verbal lines. We will use this as an opportunity to bring about a blessing in return, so that we can redefine the culture of the Heungkuk Life Insurance volleyball team that respects the ‘autonomy of game management’.”
Let’s briefly review the situation so far. On the 2nd, coach Kwon Soon-chan and general manager Kim Yeo-il were sacked, and on the 5th, head coach Lee Young-soo left the team after the GS Caltex game. On the 6th, coach Kim Ki-joong released a press release saying that he would take the new baton. However, he was scheduled to make his debut on the 8th, but he could not come because the contract seniority issue was not completed. And on the 10th, coach Kim Ki-jung resigned from the command tower, and Heungkuk Life Insurance issued an apology for a series of incidents. All of this happened in less than ten days. Things that would never happen in a club are pouring out over the course of a day at Heungkuk Life Insurance. Everyone’s fatigue builds up in a series of nonsensical moves.
The game continues despite the club’s closing operation. Aside from this, the players always do their best and do their part.
Currently, Heungkuk Life Insurance is in second place with 47 points (16 wins, 4 losses), and is 4 points behind Hyundai Engineering & Construction (51 points, 18 wins, 2 losses). If you get 3 points on this day, you can reduce the difference to 1 point while stepping on 50 points. Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) and Lee Joo-ah are adding strength to the team with their performance compared to previous seasons, and veteran libero Kim Hae-ran’s dignity is also outstanding. Expectations are also raised whether Kim Yeon-kyung, who missed the last match due to enteritis, will participate.
The players are ready to do their best even in the club’s last operation. Will I be able to cheer up today? Fans are ready to cheer on the players.