Yesterday I wrote about the 3 receiver lineup that Trentino Volley has used to great effect in the current Italian Superlega season. I am reminded, and was by a couple of Twitter followers as well, that Trentino coach Angelo Lorenzetti has a history of manipulating his lineup in interesting, non-specialised ways. Indeed in 2009, coaching Piacenza he won the Italian Championships using 3 receivers and no recognised middle. Interestingly, he did it in a completely different way than now. The basic background is that Leonel Marshall was a converted opposite, but he was a better receiver than Hristo Zlatanov. Joao Paolo Bravo was an excellent receiver. This lineup maximises the reception, by minimising Zlatanov’s participation in it, and uses Marshall almost as a ‘real’ opposite. Here is how.