masch1 wrote:Hoping for Viborg but it will be hard in NFH homecourt. Haven't heard of any players being out (except maybe Willumsen?)
Willumsen and Toftdahl are out, also Gravholt and Karol de Souza are not 100 %
By the way, just a thought: Might TTH have had an interest in losing to NFH to avoid FCM in semis? After all they have lost to them every single time, they met them in finals. FCM style is such a bad match up for them, even if Esberg has been better. I think they might prefer not to meet FCM, if they beat Randers (who I think they have a good chance to win against)
Honestly i dont think any team think ahead to the semis when they are not qualified yet. I won't believe that anyone will lose on purpose, when you had the opportunity to get the 3rd place.
What is the problem with Willumsen? Still the knee injury she got in a match recently?
Pretty sure TTH was already qualified before the match? Just watched Frederiksens interview from the other day, and he also mentioned TTH specifically as the team they've had problems with and would prefer to avoid.
It might be that they didn't set out to lose intentionally, but it might be hard to put yourself up to a game, if you can see it will lead you to a semi vs. a team you have very bad experiences with over a team, which you have better memories of.
On the other hand, TTH played a very ugly match in Paris, so perhaps they are just not better.