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by Ivar
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

And the latest: IHF and Qatar have officially invited 10 journalists from every participating nation and will pay for all expenses... I'm 100% certain there will be no "prostitute-journalists" from Scandinavia in Qatar. If Qatar is paying the journalists to stay, they can control whatever...
by Ivar
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

A World Championchip every 4 yrs, as well as a European Championchips every 4rs would upgrate this Tournament, and would also relieve the Players. A thousand times this. Alfred Gislason has said this many times, there is too much pressure on the players. A player in a top national team will partici...
by Ivar
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

but it might be some political (relations between Qatar and Bahrain). Bahrain was to be one of our opponents. It hasn't been announced yet who is gonna replace this team in our pool. Maybe Australia? :) :? According to handball-planet :arrow: http://www.handball-planet.com/bahrain-and-uae-refuse-to...
by Ivar
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Hehe... has anyone seen Qatar's roster? Loooots of new players they "grew" overnight. I hope Iceland says no. Australia too. IHF needs a slap on the wrist. Australia will not be offered their spot back because the IHF doesn't recognize Oceania as a continental federation anymore. That shi...
by Ivar
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Bahrain decided not to participate in WCh. :shock: The reason why they did this isn't known, but it might be some political (relations between Qatar and Bahrain). Bahrain was to be one of our opponents. It hasn't been announced yet who is gonna replace this team in our pool. Maybe Australia? :) :? ...
by Ivar
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Ok It's out of question, that this is a shame. But was there a significant protest by Iceland, Hu, SRB etc.? Well, journalists in Iceland are covering this issue passionately and the top officials of the Icelandic Handball Federation have said that they will be pushing this issue as far as they pos...
by Ivar
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Here's the list the EHF sent to the IHF regarding substitute nations from Europe. Obviously it was ignored.

https://twitter.com/EspenKar/status/487 ... 09/photo/1
by Ivar
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

The EHF should've had the spine to say NO to this buffoonery! I hope Australia and OHF sue them at the Tribunal d'Arbitrage Sportif (TAS) which should have a good enough authority to turn this decision around. I'm especially curious by this phrasing: " There is currently no Continental Confede...
by Ivar
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

And if you thought German handball hit a low after losing to Poland, you were wrong! They STOLE the place from Australia and "qualified" to the WCh! Well done DHB, German NT, IHF and EHF! I hope all of them get booed wherever they go from now on (unfortunately, it's the only way a support...
by Ivar
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

The power of money. http://www.eurohandball.com/article/19974 Okay, this makes me legitimately angry. Not only has the IHF abandoned Oceania (a disgrace), but they're letting in Germany ahead of Iceland? Iceland had the best goal record of the losers in the playoffs AND Germany didn't even qualify ...
by Ivar
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Fun while it lasted!
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Fun while it lasted!

I guess that loss to Bosnia isn't out of my system yet. Sorry about that. This was inevitable, really. It was always wishful thinking that Iceland were going to qualify for every single tournament. Missing only two tournaments in the space of 15 years (since they missed the 2000 Olympics) is complet...
by Ivar
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Fun while it lasted!
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Fun while it lasted!

Norway didn't qualify either, but it is not the same disaster for them. They have slowly started to bring younger players in. Iceland have not. Karason (now injured) and to a lesser extent Gudmundsson are the only younger players they have even used lately. That is why this is so bad. They would ha...
by Ivar
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Fun while it lasted!
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Fun while it lasted!

I cannot see Iceland ever being a top 10 nation again. They might sneek into the odd tournament again Please stop being so negative, I'm upset enough already. ](*,) Let's take a look for a moment, which countries could be considered the top 10 not including Iceland? Denmark, France, Croatia and Spa...
by Ivar
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Eliminated by Bosnia ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

This is a disaster. Worse than the 2009 playoffs, because Olympics...

I'm speechless. We just got our strongest team back again after half our NT was injured in the Euro, but then this happens...
by Ivar
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

As Kleber wrote: Germany miss another big tournament. It is a disaster for this "handball country" with such a strong league... :-" If the national league was the only thing that affected how strong a national team is, Iceland would suck. Germans have the talent, but I don't think th...
by Ivar
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Things are starting to clear up. Here are my predictions after the first round: Poland - Germany 25:24 (sad to not see both of these teams qualify) Romania - Sweden 24:25 Greece - Macedonia 25:27 Serbia - Czech Rep. 23:15 Russia - Lithuania 30:22 Bosnia - Iceland 33:32 Austria - Norway 28:26 Hungary...
by Ivar
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Transfers 2014/15
Replies: 148
Views: 35664

Re: Transfers 2014/15

Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson confirmed to Barcelona next season.

http://www.ehfcl.com/men/2013-14/articl ... +Barcelona
by Ivar
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: IHF Handball Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: IHF Handball Challenge

I agree this game needs more exposure. I owned the game last year and while it was a bit rough to play sometimes it's still great fun and could become the 'Fifa of Handball' if they continue to improve it. I'd much prefer a management Handball game but for now this will do! A pretty good handball m...
by Ivar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification
Replies: 176
Views: 32899

Re: WCh 2015 (Qatar) - Qualification

Really disappointed that neither South Korea nor Japan will qualify. I've always loved watching them play.
by Ivar
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: 2014 Euro Championship tournament
Replies: 138
Views: 14434

Re: 2014 Euro Championship tournament

What's even worse for Iceland is the fact that the danes tested out some different attack formations each 15th minute, basically playing with the B-team a lot of the time. Still Iceland was outclassed due to a poor GK-performance. I see your point, but remember that Iceland was also not really usin...
by Ivar
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: 2014 Euro Championship tournament
Replies: 138
Views: 14434

Re: 2014 Euro Championship tournament

Denmark 32 - 23 Iceland ](*,) #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o Horrible match by Iceland. Goalkeepers were asleep, Danish backs could do whatever they wanted, everything went in. Our offense was almost as bad as the defense, especially in the second half. Painful to watch. Austria saved us completely by beating ...
by Ivar
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: 2014 Euro Championship tournament
Replies: 138
Views: 14434

Re: 2014 Euro Championship tournament

Holy crap, Sweden got absolutely steamrolled by Poland :shock:

I'm expecting an Iceland-Poland fifth place match now.
by Ivar
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: 2014 Euro Championship tournament
Replies: 138
Views: 14434

Re: 2014 Euro Championship tournament

Aron Pálmarsson mistepped and now he has a minor injury on one of his ankles... that's on top of the other ankle he mistepped against Norway and his injured knee... What the hell is going on... Sverre got slightly injured against Hungary, Arnór Atlason got slightly injured before the match against S...
by Ivar
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: All-stars teams - Olympics, World Champs, Euro
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: All-stars teams - Olympics, World Champs, Euro

I've found some informations about the all-star team of World championship 1995 on this Icelandic paper : http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/202408/?item_num=332&dags=1995-05-23 Whoever wrote this article did a seriously bad job of it. Lots of grammatical mistakes that can easily cause confusio...
by Ivar
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: 2014 Euro Championship tournament
Replies: 138
Views: 14434

Re: 2014 Euro Championship tournament

Alexander Petersson right back of Iceland will miss this tournament due to shoulder injury.

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