Stefan_MNE wrote:An absolutely legitimate complaint. If they allowed the return leg to be played in the middle of the week, than I don't see a reason why Oltchim wouldn't host their match in Bucarest on the 4 or 5 of April, for example.
No, no. Oltchim could not and would not play in Bucarest on the 4 or 5 as you suggest. First, for logistic reasons: Romexpo is an exhibition pavilion which would take time to turn into a handball court, then dismantle and rebuild into a concert hall for the week-end. This would take 2-3 days in a western country, I can't say how long it would take in Romania
. Secondly, they wouldn't want to play earlier than initially scheduled because they still have their internal "unsolved issues" and the management has fixed ideas about preparation needed
So, basically, Oltchim would have wanted to switch the homecourt right. If that is not an option for Gyor, they only want the matches to be played during week-ends. IMO, the people in the management are retarded, they should have seen it coming, should have been more flexible and should have sent their terms to EHF earlier. Maybe a 1st leg on the 4th/5th - but in Valcea - and then, the same thing - match on a work day - in Hungary.