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 maybe the biggest rivalry ever in our beloved sport, if you ask me.  The 1990s saw the end of the Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia, but rivalries lived on, because Russia remained a handball superpow… »

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 m… »

Can Bregar transfer Krim’s success to the national team?

Uros Bregar has performed wonders with Krim Ljubljana in the 2016/17 Champions League so far, but he will have trouble copying the success with Slovenia’s national team at EURO’16 in Sweden. By Peter Bruun Not since EURO 2010 in Norway and Denmark have we seen Slovenia at a European women´s championship.  Now, they are back, having qualified as best “number three team” in the qualification tournam… »

Biljana Bandelier

Even without Lekic, Serbia can be dangerous

Even without Serbia´s best female handball player, Andrea Lekic, the team may threaten quite a few opponents in Sweden this December. By Peter Bruun In recent years, Serbia have only accomplished impr… »

Mette Gravholt

The moment of truth for Signell and Sweden

Henrik Signell had no success with Savehof in the Champions League this season. In December, he will face the expectations of Sweden’s fans in his role as national coach at the European championship o… »

Dagur Sigurdsson

Dagur San

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 many others it might be a sho… »

Early season shiners

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… »

We The North

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 German… »

“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… »