A new era without Bulatovic and Radicevic

After Montenegro´s disastrous Olympic campaign – it led to national coach Dragan Adzic’s resignation for a few weeks – the country is starting a new era without stars like Katarina Bulatovic, Jovanka Radicevic and others. The big question – will Montenegro already achieve a better result in Sweden compared to the one in Rio? By Peter Bruun A Montenegrin national team without Katarina Bulatovic – p… »

Can Kim make Hungary great again?

The expectations in Hungary´s new national coach Kim Rasmussen are huge, and justifiably so, considering the Dane´s success with Poland and CSM Bucuresti in recent years.  But, Rasmussen is facing ser… »

Kinga Achruk

New coach facing a tough challenge

Following in the footsteps of Kim Rasmussen is no easy task, and Poland´s new coach Leszek Krowicki has not made things easier for himself by changing most of the national team. By Peter Bruun Kim Ras… »

EURO Ready

Consistent Norway, Russia´s Danish syndrome and Trefilov´s daughter ANALYSIS – Norway was the only consistent team, as the three Olympic medalists from Rio and Denmark met for a final test before the European championship starts in Sweden this upcoming weekend. By Peter Bruun  As the only team, Norway showed consistency, when the ruling European and World champions won the Golden League tournament… »

6:0 & 3:3 – More Than Just Numbers

During my weekly podcast “Kreis Ab”, you might have heard about it, I like to talk to my guests not just about recent results or upcoming games, but also about stuff you can’t read in papers or magazi… »

Anne Hubinger

What can Biegler do?

Not much, I am afraid.  Having axed star shooter Susann Müller and missing three other back court players, Michael Biegler’s first major tournament as a women´s coach has turned into an even bigger ch… »

Team Oranje – ready for more success

Silver medalists at the 2015 World Championship and semi-finalists at the Rio Olympics – The Netherlands are ready to create more upsets at the European championship with Helle Thomsen at the helm. By Peter Bruun The Netherlands really stunned the world of handball at the 2015 World Championship in Denmark, when they won a highly sensational silver medal. In the euphoria that followed, it was quic… »

Rivals For A Decade

Rivalries make all sport interesting, that’s for sure. After looking at what makes Kiel against Flensburg probably the most entertaining rivalry in handball these days, I want to take a look back at m… »

Laurisa Landre

Can Krumbholz’s magic work again?

Yes – it can.  After winning the Olympic silver in August, France are also among the top contenders, when the European championship starts in Sweden this coming weekend. By Peter Bruun France surprise… »

Carmen Martin + Eli Pinedo

Spain – a dark horse as always

Spain may not be able to repeat their achievement of the 2014 European championship, when they won the silver medal, but the team is definitely a contender once again. By Peter Bruun Spain surprised many in the world of handball two years ago, when they won the silver medal at the European championship in Hungary and Croatia.  Only finalist Norway was too much to handle. Most people should not hav… »