Anol wrote:Today the handball federation's suggestion to cut two teams from the league was denied.
Just for reference players like Røsberg and Solberg will at the end of the season have played between 70 and 80 games! it's insane
I actually can´t really figure out where I stand on this with regards to 14 or 12 teams in the league. I guess I think it doesn´t matter much(?). It´s the responsibility of the management and the coach to prepare for 26 league matches, playoffs, european tournaments, etc. They need to prepare for this by building a wide team of 16 players - and make sure that they give the key players the necessary breaks. Let´s take Solberg and Røsberg, because those are the players you mentioned. Why does a team like Esbjerg only have one rightwing?! Wing players are the cheapest on the market, and you can find a player of a decent quality to take up 20 minutes playing time here and there. And in the case of Solberg, Esbjerg actually has a quality substitute player in Halilcevic and I almost feel personally offended that she doesn´t get more time on court. Even in matches against the bottom teams, Solberg is the starting leftwing and Halilcevic is "allowed" on court when the lead is +10.
Regardless, it´s not the matches against Skanderborg or Vendsyssel that drain the profiles mentally or physically. In fact, the difference of level between professionals and amateurs should mean a welcome opportunity to let the players experience personal successes and use the wider rooster. It´s not like we have far distances to travel in Denmark, so travel fatique should not be an issue. I guess I´m returning to my opening point: It doesn´t matter much.