Can Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance regain its past reputation?
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance is the representative team of the V-League, holding a shining record of winning 7 times in the regular league, winning the championship match 8 times, and winning the combined championship 5 times. While Korean Air won first place in the regular league in the 2022-2023 season and won the championship match, it achieved a record of three consecutive combined championships and a treble, but it was not the first, but the second. The name of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance remains in the first records.
Howeverㅋㅋㅋ벳, if you look at the recent performance of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, it is not like the representative of the V-League. The 2014-2015 season is the last in the regular league, and it has not been able to advance to spring volleyball since the 2017-2018 season.
In the 2020-2021 season and the 2022-2023 season, he stayed at the bottom and lost his pride. In particular, in the 2022-2023 season, beads came out first in the foreign player draft, and Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Iqbairi) was nominated as the first overall, but only ranked 7th.
After the 2022-2023 season, there was no signing of a free agent (FA), and only a new contract was signed with Shin Dong-gwang, the only free agent in the team. Fans who expected a power reinforcement were bound to be disappointed.
However, fans of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance came to expect the rebuilding of the famous family once again. The 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Men’s Asian Quarter Draft was held at the Jeju Sun Hotel on the 27th. In the Asia Quarter, which was first implemented in the V-League, 7 men’s clubs put 10 marbles each and drew a lottery for fairness.
And Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance got a chance to nominate the first place with their marbles coming out first, and coach Kim Sang-woo called the name of Eddy (Mongolia), who had experience in coaching while coaching Sungkyunkwan University. Eddy, who is 198 cm tall, is a player who can play all positions, from outside heater, middle blocker, and apogee. Moreover, since he has been living in Korea since 2020, the fact that he has no communication problems is also a big plus.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which has Eddy, which was considered one of the biggest fish in this Asian quarter, ranked 7th in the 2022-2023 season, so it has the most 35 marbles in the 2023 KOVO foreign player draft and new player draft. This also has a high probability of taking the top pick.
If you took the largest fish in the newly introduced Asian Quarter, and if marbles come out quickly even in the draft of foreign players that can decide farming for the year, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s advance into spring volleyball after 6 seasons is no longer a dream.
Fans of Samsung Fire & Marine are once again looking forward to whether Samsung Fire & Marine, which represents the V-League, will be able to find its past glory through the 2023-2024 season.