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Dan Howard interview

Posted by devo on January 14, 2009

This is a (terrible) computer translation of a club interview with Dan Howard. See the original here

UPDATE: read marklebs translation in comments – it won’t screw your head around anywhere near as much!

09/01/2009FIVE QUESTIONS TO DANIEL HOWARD
Daniel Allan Howard is been born to Kingscote (AUS) 13 December of 1976.
Grown sport in Germany, it landed in the Italian championship after to have been engaged from the Rooster Joy of the Hill Prefabbrica you, in A2, 1998-99. Debuts in A1 Series with Yahoo! Ferrara, in 2000-01; in 2001-02, to season in course, it was engaged from the Asystel Milan, with which it played the semiends of Goblet CEV.
The successive year was moved to the Canadiens Verona; it dressed the mesh of the square veneta for five seasons, winning one Goblet Italy di Serie A2 and obtaining the promotion in A1 in 2003-04. In 2007, with the National Australian it has won Samples to you Asian, coming elect MVP of the manifestation; currently Paradise Gabeca Montichiari supports from two seasons in the Water.

What has made you to choose the Germany like your first European goal?
In the summer of 1997 I was in withdrawal in Germany with the national Australian and our according to trainer it was German, therefore it had contacts in the teutonico championship and is thanks to he if then it has made part of the Tumverein.
The year after, to the guide of my national one, has arrived Stelio De Rocco and is thanks to he that I and other companions we are arrives to you in the Italian championship.

Your future you see more Australian or Italian to it?
They are in Italy from 11 years. Here I have disputed eight samples to you in A1 and three in A2. Mia moglie is Italian and my future will be sure in Italy; for the moment not task at all to my return in Australia. Moreover to Montichiari I find myself very well; the society is much serious one and organized and that that stimulates me more is that there is an ambitious plan.

After one scoppiettante 2008, the new year is begun with the brake by hand pulled …
It is true, in this championship we have had more problems with the squares of average classifies regarding the big! With the strong squares, in fact, we succeed to pull outside something in more and expressing us to a higher level. While with the formations of inferior rank we make more hard work to having game continuity. They can be the many reasons of this … we must only continue to work like we have always made with engagement and much will and these problems will be resolved.

Sunday to the PalaGeorge arrives the fanalino of tail: Padova, ready?
We do not have to face with lightness the Sunday game because it has been just Padova to carry Trento, the capolista, to the fifth set in the slid day. We will have to be a lot attention to their struck ones that they could put to us in difficulty. According to me the more dangerous adversary will be Ramon Gato: with he I have played many years and I know its enormous potentialities, even if this year is not disputing its better season. We will have to be attention to its service because with that one it is successful various times to change the face to the games.

29 January, to the quarters of Italy Goblet, you will find of forehead Copra …
Hard game will be one a lot. Piacenza is a square who in the moments I am decided to you, demonstrates always its value. It will be difficult to pass the turn. However they are trusting, because with the big of the championship we have always made beautiful figure. I do not know where we will arrive, but I know that this square is able to play optimal pallavolo and can strike anyone.

2 Responses to “Dan Howard interview”

  1. markleb said

    Hopefully easier to read, but with some of the ‘Italianness’ still in it.

    09/01/2009 – FIVE QUESTIONS TO DANIEL HOWARD
    Daniel Allan Howard is been born to Kingscote (AUS) 13 December of 1976.
    First played in Germany, then landed in the Italian championship with Gallo Gioa del Colle, in A2, 1998-99. Debuted in A1 with Yahoo! Ferrara, in 2000-01; in 2001-02, while the season was already underway, was engaged by Asystel Milan, with whom he played the semifinals of CEV Cup.
    The next year he moved to the Canadiens Verona; and wore the shirt of the veneta club for five seasons, winning one Italian Cup Serie A2 and obtaining the promotion in A1 in 2003-04. In 2007, with the Australian national team he has won the Asian Championships, being elected MVP of the tournament; currently he is playing his second season with Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Montichiari.

    What has made you to choose the Germany like your first European goal?
    In the summer of 1997 I was in Germany with the Australian team and our to trainer was German, therefore and had contacts in the German championship and thanks to him I joined Duren.
    The year after Stelio DeRocco arrived to guide of my national one, and thanks to him I and several companions arrived to join you in the Italian championship.

    Your future you see more Australian or Italian to it?
    I have been in Italy from 11 years. Here I have played eight seasons in A1 and three in A2. My wife is Italian and my future will be in Italy; for the moment there is no plan to return to Australia. Moreover in Montichiari I feel very good; the club is a serious one and well organized and what stimulates me more is that there is an ambitious plan.

    After one good start in 2008, the new year is begun with the hand brake on …
    It is true, in this championship we have had more problems with the average teams than the big ones! With the strong teams, in fact, we succeed to pull something more taking us to a higher level. While with the teams of inferior rank we make more hard work to have a continuity in the game. There can be the many reasons for this … we must only continue to work like we have always made with engagement and much will and these problems will be resolved.

    Sunday to the PalaGeorge (home of Montichiari) arrives the bottom team Padova, ready?
    We should not take the Sunday game lightly because Padova just took league leaders Trento,to the fifth set in the last round. We will have to pay a lot attention to their most important players that they could put to us in difficulty. According to me the more dangerous adversary will be Ramon Gato: with him I have played many years and I know his enormous potentialities, even if this year his is not playing his best season. We will have to pay attention to his service because with that he can be successful at various times to change the face of games.

    29 January, in the quarters of Italy Cup, you will play Copra Piacenza…
    This will be a very hard game. Piacenza is a team who in the decisive moments, always demonstrates its value. It will be difficult to win the round. However they are trusting, because with the big teams of the championship we have always made a beautiful figure. I do not know where we will arrive, but I know that this team is able to play great volleyball and can beat anyone.

  2. markleb said

    I missed a couple of bits but it’s ok.
    ‘Veneta’ refers to the region of Italy that Verona is in.

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