Handball News Summary (4 September 2013)

Handball News Summary

1) The German Bundesliga is considering revamping the format for both the National Club Cup (DHB Pokal) and the HBL.  There’s even talk of adding playoffs.  Martin Kloth, DPA, reports on an interview with HBL Managing Director, Frank Bohmann (Martin Kloth, DPA): “Playoff ideas: Club Handball modernized”:  Link
2) Handball-World’s Christian Ciemalla sums up some of the issues with the HBL adding playoffs:  “Playoffs are back on the table:  HBL provides clubs with their plans tomorrow”: Link
3) Bjoern Pazen, writing for DPA, highlights the poor attendance at the recent IHF Super Globe in Qatar “Sandwich and free admission: Qatar is vying for viewers”: Link
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