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by mikh
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 675

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: 34

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: 675

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 337
Views: 34958

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: 112
Views: 12574

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: 2641

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...
by mikh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

I wonder what's the vetting process for the refs that get seelcted for these competitions. Some of them simply can't follow a high paced match, hence the errors. It feels like women's handball is the testing place where they train and select refs for the men's CL. Just compare with the men ECh which...
by mikh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

Very funny that Romanian fans are claiming ref mistakes whereas they are actually in the main round thanks a referee mistake :D Right you are Sir. We ALL know that ROU is the referees' sweet heart. Much like vs CZE in the last WCh, no? Romanian fans from this forum who understand handball already a...
by mikh
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

Great win Russia! No chance for Romania. =D> A bit cocky, but sure. I wouldn't go as far as saying no chance. For 43 mins this was a tight game, so "no chance" sounds a bit overly confident. It's very strange to argue on referees from match with Russia, when your players use 5 steps to sh...
by mikh
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

Hungary kneeled neagu last year,today karma was a bitch,neagu buried hungary!congrats girls,we love you =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> A bit overly dramatic, don't you think? HUN had nothing to do with Neagu's injury last year. Her knee is just popping when she lands. This is the kind of injury that builds up...
by mikh
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

^ Here's my 2 cents. Refs today were decent for most of the match. And you know how critical I am about them. But, and it's a big but, they took 2 decisions that HUN can definitely complain about: 1. the 2 mins suspension against Rasmussen in min 56, when HUN was at +2 I think. Apparently he said so...
by mikh
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men

^ Not really. Only places 2-7 (6 teams) have secured their spot in the OQT via the WCh. However, if one of these first 7 wins the Euro in January, then Egypt benefits from this. If Egypt also wins the African Ch. then Brazil gets that place in the OQT. What's interesting is that if this happens, eit...
by mikh
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 675

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
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - men

Maybe this went by unobserved last week, but Doha hosted a crazy qualification tournament for the Olympic Games. And the winner was... drum roll... Bahrain!!! They got the best of Qatar, on their home court in the semis and defeated Korea in the final. Bahrain will be for the first time at the OG an...
by mikh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Allocation for CL / EHF-Cup after the current season
Replies: 71
Views: 7789

Re: Allocation for CL / EHF-Cup after the current season

I would recommend the EHF to clarify and standardize the WC applciation requirements It does not make any sense. They have a very simple rule and they themselves broke it as soon as possible. So I should rather be asking for consistency in keeping their rules? Or in breaking them. For now they're o...
by mikh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019
Replies: 326
Views: 31714

Re: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019

So, 2 thoughts here: - the final-final-final promotion tournament actually featured a lot of drama, with Mioveni being genuinely competitive: drew with Cluj, won heavily vs. Mures and lost only by 1 to Slatina. So mea culpa for thinking their presence there makes no sense; - Cluj and Slatina played ...
by mikh
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

^ :-) I like the esoteric nature of establishing these pots! I admit it was annoying in the beginning, but now it's fun to guess. Much like the winner of Eurovision. So the way I did it was: - JPN stays in pot 4 even as an organiser (which would've been their allocation as Asia2 otherwise); - then I...
by mikh
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)
Replies: 250
Views: 32251

Re: 2019 Women's WCh (Japan)

Here's how I had them last winter. Compared to @meteo's: - there could be a swtich between JAP and ESP, indeed; - I have CHN in pot 4 and BRA in pot 5; - I have ARG in pot 6 and KAZ in pot 5. And if I didn't make any mistakes, these will be the pots for the WCh draw: 1: FRA, ROU, NED, RUS 2: NOR, DE...
by mikh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2019 Summer tournaments and practice games
Replies: 182
Views: 20698

Re: 2019 Summer tournaments and practice games

Annlitz Cup, August 8-11, Skovde (SWE) - Skovde HF, IK Savehof, Skuru IK (SWE) - TT Holstebro, Ajax Kobenhavn, Kungalvs (DEN) - DHC Slavia Praha (CZE) - CSM Bucuresti (ROU) Caraty Women's Challenge, August 16-18, Brest (FRA) - Brest, Metz (FRA) - ETO Gyor (HUN) - Budućnost (MNE) - CSM Bucuresti (RO...
by mikh
Fri May 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Carpathian Trophy (31 May-2 June 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 2114

Re: Carpathian Trophy (31 May-2 June 2019)

^ Uf, @Doru, could I ask you to edit a bit the previous post? It's useful information, but really hard to read. Thank you!
by mikh
Sun May 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019
Replies: 326
Views: 31714

Re: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019

@Silviu, forgot about that! You're absolutely right. The promotion relegation was done in a more direct fashion until recently. This year they just went crazy with: semifinal tournament for promotion, final tournament for promotion and really-I-promise-final tournament for promotion. We used to have...
by mikh
Sun May 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019
Replies: 326
Views: 31714

Re: Liga Națională (Romanian League) 2018/2019

In the meantime, in the last 2 (apparently worthless matches) of the Final Promotion tournament: Rapid - Slobozia 29:26 (10:15) Mioveni - Tg. Mures 29:20 Ranking: 1. Rapid 6p, 2. Slobozia 4p, Mioveni 2p, Tg. Mures 0p Rapid and Slobozia already promoted since yesterday. Slight correction! There won't...
by mikh
Sun May 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Hungarian Handball League 2018/2019
Replies: 171
Views: 23194

Re: Hungarian Handball League 2018/2019

Nycke ready for VOC Amsterdam? :)

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