Borussia blown aside by Brest on home Champions League debut

By Chris O’Reilly This is certainly not what BV Borussia 09 Dortmund would have been daydreaming about ahead of their first home match in the DELO EHF Champions League. The German club were swiftly and convincingly swept aside on Sunday, losing 41:29 to a Brest Bretagne team on a mission to avenge the cruel and early end to last season. Before the Match Dortmund were looking forward to their very… »

“It was important to join a team with a plan, a goal and the aspiration to reach for the very top.”

By J. Schutz Finally – gameday at Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF)! In an off-season prolonged by the impact of the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, EHF Champions League contender, SG Bietigheim, made t… »

Nora Mørk’s move – a tale of two teams

By Chris O’Reilly The worst kept secret in women’s handball over the past week was officially confirmed on Monday afternoon as Vipers Kristiansand announced the signing of Norwegian superstar Nora Mør… »

1956 – 2020

Dear Peter, From the very first time we met in Frederikshavn in the summer of 2014, when we talked about the “stregspiller” project, I felt your passion for the sport of handball, your desire to maintain the integrity of the sport and the need to support young journalists, in particular. It was the beginning of a great journey.  A passage made so much easier, when you meet a person of integrity an… »

”Not an easy decision”

INTERVIEW – At the age of 40, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson decided to call it a day. One of the very best handball players on left wing ever, announced the end of his career as the Covid-19 pandemic is cau… »

“Winning two Champions League titles in one season will be an achievement”

INTERVIEW – Reaching the FINAL4 with Veszprém without playing the Round of Last 16 and a quarter-final feels peculiar, according to Kent Robin Tønnesen. By the same token, the experienced Norwegian ri… »

”The decision is nonsense”

INTERVIEW – For Pick Szeged’s Spanish playmaker, Joan Canellas, the decision of the European Handball Federation (EHF), to nominate the four best teams of the group phase of the 2019/20 VELUX EHF Champions League to the FINAL4 makes no sense.  Nor, does the revised date of the tournament (December 28-29, 2020) find the agreement of the 2020 European champion. By Peter Bruun Joan Canellas has no se… »

Lockdown inspiring innovation with simulated handball matches

By Chris O’Reilly While the handball world had come to a grinding halt due to the current global health crisis, we will never know how this season’s major competitions would have played out. This time… »

“It’s an odd feeling”

INTERVIEW – Today, Tuesday, Niklas Landin can celebrate his first German championship, after the 2019/20 Bundesliga season officially came to an end.  Based on a quotient calculation, THW Kiel were aw… »

“Do we want to continue to play handball?”

By J. Schutz INTERVIEW – In the summer of 2019, two of Germany’s very best handball players – Shenia Minevskaja and Julia Behnke opted to leave TuS Metzingen and the Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF) behind. What looked like routine career moves from the outside were noteworthy transfers as not many German players decide to leave home base and take their next development step abroad – certainly not… »