“It was important to join a team with a plan, a goal and the aspiration to reach for the very top.”

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By J. Schutz Finally – gameday at Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF)! In an off-season prolonged by the impact of the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, EHF Champions League contender, SG Bietigheim, made the most of a very challenging situation. After the exodus of six high profile players (Maura Visser (retired), Angela Malestein, Laura van der Heijden and Dinah Eckerle, all opted …

Nora Mørk’s move – a tale of two teams

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By Chris O’Reilly The worst kept secret in women’s handball over the past week was officially confirmed on Monday afternoon as Vipers Kristiansand announced the signing of Norwegian superstar Nora Mørk. This comes just days after she parted ways with CSM Bucuresti, ending a short and not so sweet spell at the 2016 Champions League winners. Mørk revealed to Norway’s …

1956 – 2020

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Dear Peter, From the very first time we met in Frederikshavn in the summer of 2014, when we talked about the “stregspiller” project, I felt your passion for the sport of handball, your desire to maintain the integrity of the sport and the need to support young journalists, in particular. It was the beginning of a great journey.  A passage …

”Not an easy decision”

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INTERVIEW – At the age of 40, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson decided to call it a day. One of the very best handball players on left wing ever, announced the end of his career as the Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc around the globe and only four weeks after his last match for Paris Saint-Germain. According to Sigurdsson the time was …

“Winning two Champions League titles in one season will be an achievement”

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INTERVIEW – Reaching the FINAL4 with Veszprém without playing the Round of Last 16 and a quarter-final feels peculiar, according to Kent Robin Tønnesen. By the same token, the experienced Norwegian right back is content that the Covid-19 break gives him more time to get back in shape, following his Achilles tendon injury. By Peter Bruun “All competition will be …

”The decision is nonsense”

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INTERVIEW – For Pick Szeged’s Spanish playmaker, Joan Canellas, the decision of the European Handball Federation (EHF), to nominate the four best teams of the group phase of the 2019/20 VELUX EHF Champions League to the FINAL4 makes no sense.  Nor, does the revised date of the tournament (December 28-29, 2020) find the agreement of the 2020 European champion. By …

“It’s an odd feeling”

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INTERVIEW – Today, Tuesday, Niklas Landin can celebrate his first German championship, after the 2019/20 Bundesliga season officially came to an end.  Based on a quotient calculation, THW Kiel were awarded the German championship. The experienced Danish goalkeeper admits that the decision feels just as strange as qualifying directly to the 2020 VELUX EHF FINAL4, currently scheduled for the middle …

“Do we want to continue to play handball?”

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By J. Schutz INTERVIEW – In the summer of 2019, two of Germany’s very best handball players – Shenia Minevskaja and Julia Behnke opted to leave TuS Metzingen and the Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF) behind. What looked like routine career moves from the outside were noteworthy transfers as not many German players decide to leave home base and take their …