Wild Card – can you pay me?

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By Sascha Staat It’s been a wild ride for Norway’s male national handball team over the past few months.  In January they made it to the semi-final of the European championship for the first time ever, just to lose to Germany in dramatic fashion.  Kai Häfner scored seconds from the end, during overtime, to make sure the self-declared “Bad Boys” …

“We received outstanding feedback on the new Champions League format.”

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Photo: EHF On the weekend of the men’s EHF Final 4 in Cologne, stregspiller.com’s Sascha Staat had the chance to sit down with EHF general secretary Michael Wiederer, who is set to become the federation’s next president in August, for an exclusive one-on-one talk.  Read in part one of the interview what the Austrian had to say about the new …

A Pro-Sport needs Pro-People

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By Sascha Staat In case you’re looking for an article full of praise and compliments, well, then you’re definitely wrong here.  However, if you like a deeper look at what’s currently going wrong in handball, then sit down, relax and, hopefully, “enjoy” – although the general content is hardly positive.  But what can you make of a sport where teams …

“This one is for the ages”

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By Sascha Staat “History will be made”, that’s a claim used most recently by the NBA, if I’m not totally mistaken.  To be honest history is made every summer when the various sports leagues around the world crown their champions. But what Thüringer HC accomplished on Saturday was truly historic.  For a record sixth time in a row, the team …