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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    It's a problem if cutting costs means not being competitive. Laporta needs to understand that the team is the best in the sport, can't drop off. And I stress this again, handball is 3rd most popular team sport in Europe after football and basketball.

    The whole handball team costs us the wages of Griezmann for 3 months probably . And they are European Champions and won every game last season.
    He doesn’t care at this point. Laporta’s No.1 focus is cutting cost and he is doing so across the board, both in the sporting and non-sporting areas of the club. We will see the implications soon and it won’t be nice. Sections like handball and futsal losing dominance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    He doesn?t care at this point. Laporta?s No.1 focus is cutting cost and he is doing so across the board, both in the sporting and non-sporting areas of the club. We will see the implications soon and it won?t be nice. Sections like handball and futsal losing dominance.
    We'll see.

    Xavi Pascual won CL this year but he has bottled it in the past so when Laporta made a decision to replace him it was understandable. We'll surely miss Palmarsson but at the same time didn't even need him to win CL Final Four. Ali Zein could be a cheaper and solid replacement. And we've not really lost any other important player who couldn't be adequately replaced so far imo. I'm sure this team can win CL again next season as well as continue to be a dominant force in Spain where we haven't had a true rival for years.

    Not following futsal team too much but from what I've read many fans were unhappy with Andreu Plaza so replacing him is also seemed like a good move. Jesus Velasco was successful with Inter Movistar in the past so we'll see how he'll do. Some changes in squad are also understandable, he'll bring two players who he has worked with before in Carlos Ortiz and Pito. I think we'll be fine as long as we keep Ferrao who was choosen as the best player in the world in 2019 and 2020.

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    He was already considered a done deal since September last year but Barca have now finally confirmed the signing of Melvyn Richardson from Montpellier on a 4-year contract. He's a son of legendary French handball player Jackson Richardson. Very good signing imo.

    Also, Tomas Svensson who was a GK in our Dream team will become the new goalkeeper and assistant coach.

    https://www.handball-world.news/en/n...10-133320.html

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    We'll apparently sign Inaki Urdangarin's son to play for Barca B.

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    Very good team. Great mix between youth and experience. We have a top 3 player in the world in most positions. Could do with a better backup GK but we already have pre-agreed transfer of Emil Nielsen for 2022 so Maciel will be here just for a season.