EuroNations Championship II (Men), Glasgow, 6-12 August

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  1. BossFHockey

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    We were probably a metre apart without knowing


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    So what were you doing during the ceremony?
     
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    I was one of the people who backed the bluesticks so I was down with the mascots (I didn't go on with the mascots I'm too old) getting the plays autographs


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    I did a live story on instagram. So this was you?


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    I enjoyed this tournament as a spectator immensely. Cheap tickets, easy, free parking, easy to get to (for me, anyway), well organised and some of the games were brilliant to watch. The two semis plus the bronze and final match were all great. Plus the right team won .

    I have a couple of questions for @redumpire if you don't mind.

    1) Sitting behind the dugouts I noticed teams were using 18 players - is this a rule change I've missed or is it unique to the euros?

    2) I found certain teams were a LOT more physical than I'm used to seeing. It looked like the umpires started to crack down on pushing in the D by carding, but I was still surprised with how physical some teams were in the middle of the pitch and seemed to get away with it. It was far less noticeable in later games however. Am I just being too sensitive or was something actively done about it? In general I thought the umpiring improved a lot as the week went on.
     
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    Yes - giving the medals out.
     
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    1) No, its standard FIH tournament regulations. Squads of 18 with 2 GKs, 16 with only 1. If you name a squad with 2 and one is injured or suspended you're allowed a squad of 17 for the relevant game(s).

    2) The level of physicality was as I would have expected for hockey at this level. It was no more than you see every week at English Prem level. I would always expect the umpiring to improve through the week as the guys get to know each other and benefit from pretty intensive coaching, video analysis, debriefing etc. with the Umpire Manager. I'm glad the improvement was perceptible.

    The UM is often the hardest working of the appointed officials at a tournament. Well, second hardest working after the TD, of course. ;)
     
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    Holding the stick with the medals on or shaking players hand I thought I knew and now you have made me doubt myself


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    As the person holding the stick was a woman that should give you a clue...!
     
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    Well that was my thought then I was horribly worried I'd made some wrong assumptions


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    Thanks for explaining - I guess I only noticed the 18 players this time as I was often sat directly behind the benches. I do watch a lot of English Prem which is why I was surprised by the physicality but if both the umpires and you were happy then I'll accept it was just me!
     
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    Well done for the excellent tournament. Saw some of the action and looked pretty good. We took part in the Challenge III and there's a big gap between the 2 and 3. This happens every time but the gulf in quality between teams in the Challenge 3 is so big that it is ridiculous. This year we played against Croatia where we lost 12-1 and Belaurs where we lost 9-0. Neverthless because 1 single win at the end of the end of the tournament we managed 5th place and retained our position in the 3rd Division. Now, I can't imagine us playing against Switzerland who are ranked at 28 in the world and Portugal in two years time who got relegated this year!
     
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