Everyone wants to beat Paris

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By Kevin Domas Three weeks after the start of Germany’s Bundesliga and only one day before the Velux EHF Champions League, the Lidl Starligue will step back into the spotlight.  And with it comes a question that has been answered with a resounding “no” in the last three seasons: Will anyone be able to stop Paris in their quest for …

“We still have to work on a lot of things”

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By Kevin Domas Mixed zone interviews can be a tricky exercise, especially for star players who have just lost the first title of the season. But Nikola Karabatic, Paris’ center-back, wants to learn from the weekend and use the lessons to elevate Paris to an even higher level. Nikola, PSG was the favorite but didn’t manage to succeed, can you …

All in for the money

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By Kevin Domas So, that’s it.  After years of resistance, Germany’s Handball Bundesliga has now moved to Pay-TV, following the path of European and French handball.  Money appears to be the most important reason for the Bundesliga making this choice and the clubs are supporting it.  But for all concerned, there are some cons as well.  And it’s no small …

A win to bid farewell

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By Kevin Domas After losing by five in Oslo (30-35), France set the record straight in Clermont-Ferrand, winning by four (28-24), keeping their chances alive to qualify for the European Championships 2018, before celebrating the end of Thierry Omeyer’s and Daniel Narcisse’s international career. Whoever expected a tight game against France and Norway had to look elsewhere, on Saturday night. …

“I enjoy being here one last time”

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By Kevin Domas At age 40, Thierry Omeyer will play his last two international matches this week against Norway.  Instead of feeling sad, he appears to be really focused on these last two matches, as winning both of them would translate into an early EURO 2018 qualification for France.  Aside of the task on hand, he is confident about the …

Montpellier – the vicious cycle

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By Kevin Domas For the first time in the past six seasons, Montpellier had reached the quarter-finals of the EHF Champions League.  In itself, an impressive performance, after having started the European run in one of the two lower ranked groups.  The club from the south of France finished first after two initials defeats against La Rioja and Eleverum, and …

Nantes – 60 minutes away from a sensation

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By Kevin Domas Three days after conceding a draw (26:26) on home court against Paris, in the first leg of the Champions League round of Last 16, HBC Nantes were defeated mid-week in the French league by visiting Nîmes (29-33).  Still, there’s room for a sensational performance in the league of champions on Saturday. There was a sense of disappointment …