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Patrekur Johannesson about shot-clock: We should test it, why not?

Debate about “Shot-clock” in handball becoming more global. Many TOP coaches, among them Gislason, Gudmundsson, Cervar and Djukic talked positive about time length of attack in handball as the way to improve our sport. Austrian NT head-coach Patrekur Johannesson shares for Handball-Planet.com his thoughts…

– I think that it’s not bad to try “shot-clock” in some tournaments, for example, in pre-season, before start of regular Championships. After that we can talk about it, when we see how it is in practice. We could test it in training matches in August for example in many countries, then coaches, players and other handball people could discuss about that. Firstly, 70-80% of handball population have to try that innovation, and then, we can talk about implementation in handball game – says Icelander, who emphasizes possible positive and negative things of possible changes:

–  Positive would be that rules became much more clear and that referres won’t have a problem to say when team plays too long in attack. Negative is that attack could became less organized with lower quality. We have to see how it works.

Successful coach, who made fantastic progress with Austrians by winning 11th place at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, answers to the question about “shot-clock” as new rule in handball which could help our sports to attract more fans.

– Like I said, we have to test it. Yes, it’s happen that refferes sometimes give some teams to play longer, sometimes shorter. We have to try it, why not? – concludes Johannesson.

SHOT-CLOCK – WHY AND WHY NOT?

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