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by mikh
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Re: Romanian League 2020/2021
Replies: 92
Views: 11052

Re: Romanian League 2020/2021

Take into account that league position is not the only factor for qualifying to the CL. EHF wisdom will count more than anything :) Continuity in PUBLIC funding towards any of the teams will also count. Both Valcea and Bucharest had problems late last year. BM looks ok for now, but depending on publ...
by mikh
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Coach & staff changes
Replies: 917
Views: 183007

Re: Coach & staff changes

Don't know where to put this...
Bogdan Macovei, former great coach of Romania, Macedonia, Oltchim and Kometal has passed away the morning of January 11.

Rest in peace!
by mikh
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: handball interviews
Replies: 371
Views: 80666

Re: handball interviews

Martine Smeets (CSM,Holland NT) interview... https://www.gsp.ro/sporturi/handbal/martine-smeets-e-categorica-un-club-precum-csm-bucuresti-nu-poti-sa-l-refuzi-608770.html Picture: Martine with the trophy and gold medal won at the World Cup in Japan If they say so...... :lol: :-DD Never doubt the hig...
by mikh
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019/20 EHF-Cup
Replies: 79
Views: 18263

Re: 2019/20 EHF-Cup

2000 EUR for attempted bribery. Cheapo! That's a median 1-month salary in a decent European league. Yes, the design of "the home of handball" is absolutely crap. They replaced mixed-up information (but information nevertheless), with those ridiculous thumbnails and super large fonts, makin...
by mikh
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2022 - Hungary & Slovakia
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

EHF Euro 2022 - Hungary & Slovakia

Qualification groups draw: https://scontent.fbcn9-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p960x960/104435866_3987431831298688_5176030400624569695_o.png?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=XgbJy9Mr7E4AX90mivq&_nc_ht=scontent.fbcn9-1.fna&oh=0bfb365575992366d79d398f1b2f2a32&oe=5F0FF970 First 2 in e...
by mikh
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Doping in women's handball
Replies: 42
Views: 8692

Re: Doping in women's handball

Remains to be seen if WADA will be satisfied with the sanctions or they will appeal.If they will appeal, I don't think anything good will come for the players. My intuition is that the Romanian NADA acted such that WADA is satisfied. Like I said earlier, the punishments look very severe for the con...
by mikh
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2020/21 EHF Champions League
Replies: 127
Views: 24704

Re: 2020/21 EHF Champions League

IIt's not me who spreads lies: https://www.mksz.hu/v2h/018/003/p_003.asp?p_hir_kod=294&p_hir_kod_ev=2020&p_fo_cim=BL-nevezesek%20a%202020/2021-es%20idenyre "A Magyar Kézilabda Szövetség benyújtotta a Siófok KC és az FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria szabadkártya-igényét a női Bajnokok Ligája ver...
by mikh
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Doping in women's handball
Replies: 42
Views: 8692

Re: Doping in women's handball

Weren't there 2 players who were not involved in the whole thing, Sorina Tarca being one of them? I might not remember well, since it's been a while. The suspensions seem very big, compared to similar cases, and taking into account there was negligence, rather than intent. I'm not a lawyer, so take ...
by mikh
Fri May 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Replies: 176
Views: 33881

Re: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Here's a question that is bugging me for a while: since China withdrew from the OQT only because of the covid-19 situation, shouldn't they be reinstated in their respective tournament and Kazakhstan return to the one in Podgorica?
by mikh
Thu May 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2020 European Championship - Denmark & Norway
Replies: 113
Views: 24457

Re: 2020 European Championship - Denmark & Norway

EHF's placement bonanza means that HUN is also already placed. They go to group C together with NED. http://cms.eurohandball.com/PortalData/1/Resources/1_ehf_main/Draw_Procedure_200424ND_200505.pdf I like how this is not reflected in the document, and HUN will be ceremoniously drawn in the only slot...
by mikh
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Coronavirus and the future for Handball
Replies: 40
Views: 9115

Re: Coronavirus and economic problems for Handball

Baia Mare suspended the contracts of all players and staff untill further notice, so everybody will be receiving help from the state (75% of the average brutto salary, which brings it around 4000 lei, about 800€) L.E. Valcea did the same, many many teams will follow most likely. Yes, but as far as ...
by mikh
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Transfers 2020/2021
Replies: 668
Views: 190208

Re: Transfers 2020/2021

HB9 wrote:...if BBM wouldn't have been so stupid to lose the first game against Valce by such a high margin in the last few minutes, they would have gone further...


And if Valcea wouldn't have been so "stupid" to throw away two winnable matches at home vs. Brest and Buducnost...? :)
by mikh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: IHF Trophy/EHF Trophy
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: IHF Trophy/EHF Trophy

The EHF teams you mentioned have played in the Qualification Phase 1 of the Euro 2022 earlier this year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_European_Men%27s_Handball_Championship_qualification#Qualification_Phase_1 I agree that EHF has to make the effort to provide more competition for these teams, ...
by mikh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019/20 Champions League - Main Round - Round 4
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: 2019/20 Champions League - Main Round - Round 4

If they register 21 players, then you're right. You're also right about the second thing. Romania played a very important rugby in match in Georgia 3 weeks ago, but the squad was hit by flu during a prep stage in Turkey, so they discussed the cancellation of the match. The difference was that they h...
by mikh
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019/20 Champions League - Main Round - Round 4
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: 2019/20 Champions League - Main Round - Round 4

Did Valcea ask? And in any case, Krim would have to agree. Also, there's not too many dates in the calendar for the match. It has to be finished before the QF begin. Valcea played admirably and got the result they needed, despite the best efforts of the two refs in the final 5 minutes of the match. ...
by mikh
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Replies: 176
Views: 33881

Re: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

I advice to be cautious....not a sign of confirming the 'right' to be there ...Did they have a Handball Federation ?(Thailand :?: ) I keep my optimism to see there Germany or Danmark....quality man,quality... 8:) They wouldn't be a member of the IHF, hence not allowed to play NT competitions withou...
by mikh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Romanian League 2019/2020
Replies: 331
Views: 47894

Re: Romanian League 2019/2020

Dacia Mioveni 31 p (XII rounds) =D> :thumright: https://www.gsp.ro/sporturi/handbal/cum-dau-primarii-afara-jucatoarele-si-antrenorii-cazul-incredibil-al-antrenorului-de-la-dacia-mioveni-pus-pe-liber-desi-echipa-este-pe-primul-loc-589751.html Summary: - they brought a young coach to bring the team i...
by mikh
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

Re: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men

Also, here's the temporary OQT composition: Group A: Norway, Spain, Chile, Korea Group B: France, Croatia, Africa 2, Europe 3 Group C: Germany, Sweden, Europe 2, Africa 3 Hosting rights have been awarded by votes of the IHF Council (yep, apparently this is how they do it now!) to Norway, France and...
by mikh
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: World Championship 2021 - Egypt
Replies: 0
Views: 3739

World Championship 2021 - Egypt

So, January was a busy month with qualis for the WCh 2021 in Egypt, with some exciting results. The tournament expands to 32 teams so there's a quota increase for some continents. Here's an overview: Europe Medalists Norway, Croatia and Spain will join Denmark. The rest of 10 places will be decided ...
by mikh
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

Re: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men

So, today's the day! If Tunisia wins, they put Egypt as well as both Algeria and Angola in the OQTs and Brazil is out.
If Egypt wins, then Brazil goes to OQT1.
by mikh
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria

Amazing result for Portugal! I learned to appreciate this team throughout the qualis and this euro. First I thought they're just lucky, but with Porto and Sporting also doing well in the eurocups these past seasons and the NT confirming their run, something good seems to be happening in Portuguese m...
by mikh
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria

Group B is really awesome, with very equal teams and really anything can happen on a given day. Looking forward to today's matches! Indeed, Norway has a lot of things going their way in this tournament. However, matches between Scandinavian teams are very unpredictable and NOR has 2 of them left. Ic...
by mikh
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Romania NT
Replies: 393
Views: 55365

Re: Romania NT

I agree with @wossen's assessment. Also, if you read Ryde's comments about that (in)famous meeting, you'll realise he's just confirming what we were all supposing: the Romanian handball is a matter of political battles between several camps, each of them augmented by the huge egos of some very incom...
by mikh
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Replies: 176
Views: 33881

Re: Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

https://www.aftenposten.no/i/Op2VXb/haandballjentene-faar-toeffere-vei-til-ol According to this article, North Korea announced it won't take part (although the IHF hasn't confirmed that yet). This was very predictable and we were discussing it on the chat during the WCh. Let's see if my other specu...
by mikh
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria

Easy group for Macedonia! Easy group, but rough start :) Mitrevski providential! Awesome display by Portugal who confirm they have a great group of players. But in that complicated group, the +3 win vs France could quickly be overturned by a meltdown to Norway. To think that CSM Bucharest had a top...

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