Dagur Sigurdsson

Dagur San

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Now it’s official, one of the most interesting and most successful figures in handball – Dagur Sigurdsson – will leave the German national team after the upcoming World championship in France.  He used an opt-out clause in his contract as the federation announced in a press release early Tuesday morning.  For those familiar with the situation it’s hardly stunning, for …

Early season shiners

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Although there’s still one game missing in the first stage of the Champions League campaign 2016/17 the national team break allows us to have a closer look at who has made the most out of his playing time so far.  Regarding the teams I think it’s fair to say that Barcelona has impressed the most, although the Catalans still have …

We The North

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By Sascha Staat Yes, you might have heard this claim before. Toronto, one of Canada’s most attractive cities, is using this slogan to promote itself. It’s a little bit less cold in the North of Germany, like in Kiel or Flensburg for example, but it’s getting especially hot when the two handball superpowers are facing each other.  As both sides …

The next big thing

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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.  At the time, Bayer Dormagen was hoping, he would lead them back to the first league one day, but his father, Goran, born in …

Please wake me up

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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 be a huge blow to German handball and while the press department of the German federation was fast to issue a statement once …

Living on the edge

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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.  Even more stories have been published about Nikola Karabatic, Aron Palmarsson or Momir Ilic.  But only a few stories are written about the …

The meaning is less

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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 before, I was complaining about players having to endure too many games and called some of the matches meaningless – like all these games in Groups A and B …

Total black out

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In my last article, I was talking about the new television deal of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga, today I want to take a look at the TV rights situation of the upcoming World championship in France, with a focus on Germany I should add.  Before we start, I want to let you know that for me it simply doesn’t matter, so …

Watch Out

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By Sascha Staat Every once in a while handball fans in various countries are waiting for news regarding TV rights.  In Germany enthusiasts are especially eager to know which TV station will broadcast their favorite sport in the future as the contract between Sport1 and the DKB Handball-Bundesliga (DKB HBL) is about to expire at the end of the season …