“I’ll see if I can get one or two punches in on Mollgaard”

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By Chris O’Reilly When Rasmus Boysen’s transfer to Norwegian champions Elverum was announced in the spring, there was plenty of excitement about the prospect of seeing everyone’s favourite handball nerd in VELUX EHF Champions League action, but little did we all know that he would be thrown in at the deep end. After four seasons in Groups C/D, Elverum were …

Player Ratings – Vardar vs Veszprém

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By Chris O’Reilly Vardar found a way to overcome all the odds, fatigue and a larger opposition squad to claim their second title at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in three years with a 27:24 win over Veszprém. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) …

Player ratings – Vardar vs Barca

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By Chris O’Reilly A stunning second half turnaround saw Vardar reach their second final in three years, while Barca suffered VELUX EHF FINAL4 heartbreak yet again in a 29:27 thriller on Saturday evening. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). …

Player ratings – Veszprém vs Kielce

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By Chris O’Reilly Veszprém’s second half demolition job in attack booked them a ticket to the final with a 33:30 win over Kielce in the opening match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). …

Player Ratings – Györ vs Ferencváros

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By Chris O’Reilly Györ won the first Hungarian trophy of 2019 after beating FTC 32:29 in Sunday’s final of the Magyar Kupa in Debrecen, Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). Györi Audi ETO KC Coach Gábor Danyi – 8 …

Player Ratings – Denmark vs Norway

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By Chris O’Reilly Denmark rounded off a perfect run to their first World Championship gold with another outstanding performance to beat Norway 31:22. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). Denmark Coach Nikolaj Jacobsen – 10 No need for him …

World Championship Power Ranking

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By Chris O’Reilly We’re halfway through the championship and only 12 teams remain in the race for the semi-finals in Hamburg and beyond. The final day of preliminary matches answered a number of important questions, but the odd surprising result has posed even more. Comparing the level of teams from four very different groups is tricky to do, but I’ve …