“Players go over the limit, too often”

Ljubomir Vranjes is always great to talk to.  No matter the topic, his replies come anything but short.  He loves to discuss, to argue, and to express his love for the sport.  When I told him that I would like to have a 15-minute chat with him I was happy that he found the time at all.  In the end, we spoke for more than half an hour, vintage Vranjes.  We talked about his team’s performances, the… »

The next big thing

It’s been quite a while ago that I heard about Tim Suton for the first time.  He was still playing for a club nearby, well, nearby of Solingen, which is located right between Düsseldorf and Cologne.  … »

Please wake me up

By Sascha Staat Yes, it’s true; Dagur Sigurdsson might leave the German national team, using a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out of his current deal, in the summer of 2017.  It would b… »

Metz overcome 16 minutes without a goal, Buducnost remain undefeated and Larvik books first win

Metz were leading 15:7 in Norway against Glassverket, fell behind 15:17 – and won 24:22 in the end.  It was not nearly as dramatic in Germany, where Buducnost recorded their third straight victory, this time 32:26 on the road against Thuringer HC. Both of those matches were played in Group A.  In Group D, Larvik booked their first points, while handing Team Esbjerg their first loss of the season –… »

Krim surprises again

Vardar and FTC continue head-to-head race Vardar Skopje and FTC, who drew in the first round, continue their head-to-head race at the top of Group B of the Women´s Champions League after wins against… »

Living on the edge

Usually you can read a great deal about the best teams and players in all kind of sports, handball is no difference.  A lot of stories have been written about FC Barcelona, THW Kiel or MKB Veszprem.  … »

Amorim secures Gyor win

MATCH OF THE WEEK Eduarda Amorim played a deciding part, as Gyor managed to change a 9:13 deficit at half time into a 27:24 victory in our Match of the Week, on Friday evening. In a game, where Nora Mørk struggled, Amorim changed everything when she joined Gyor’s offense after the break.  Gyor successfully revenged the defeat against Bucuresti in the Champions League final back in May. By Peter Br… »

I want to improve all the time

Eduarda Amorim feels that she is getting back to her level of play from before her long injury break in the 2014-15 season. However, that’s is not enough for the Brazilian international who earns her… »

The meaning is less

By Sascha Staat Seems like the statements I recently made about the introduction of a Confederations Cup really caught the eye of many, including ehfTV commentator Tom O’Brannagain.  As many times bef… »

FTC and Esbjerg complete a great weekend for Hungary and Denmark

Big win for FTC and clear victory for Team Esbjerg, as both teams remain undefeated in their respective groups in the Women´s Champions League. By Peter Bruun What a great weekend for women´s handball in Hungary and Denmark.  After Gyor’s victory (28:27) on the road against Rostov-Don and FC Midtjylland win over CSM Bucuresti at home, in Group C on Saturday, the success story for the two countries… »