All I want for Christmas is handball

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As Christmas is almost over, it’s time to enjoy the last day of handball in 2016, at least here in Germany.  Later today, I will drive to Gummersbach and enjoy VfL’s game against newly-promoted HC Erlangen from the commentator’s booth.  It will be fun to watch, as Erlangen is not the usual newcomer, but features various big names on its …

Nikolaj Jacobsen – the right coach for Denmark?

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COLUMN – Just as expected,  Nikolaj Jacobsen will be taking over the men´s national handball team of Denmark following Gudmundur Gudmundsson as of next summer. Jakobsen will be the first Danish national coach with two jobs.  Will it work? By Peter Bruun  December started with an early Christmas present for Danish handball fans and as well as for the majority …

It’s getting crowded at the top

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COLUMN – Once again, Norway won a big championship, but other teams and coaches are beginning to breath down the neck of Thorir Hergeirsson. By Peter Bruun I am sure many of us still remember Gary Lineker´s old statement: “Soccer is a game with 11 players on each side, where Germany always wins at the end!” These days, we could …

Norway has all the fun – again

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Final Game EURO 2016 The Netherlands´s Estavana Polman claimed that Dutch girls have more fun, but it was Norway who had the last laugh, winning the final match of EURO 2016 – 30:29. By Peter Bruun  Netherlands vs Norway 29:30 (15:15) Before the Match Norway had reached the final as the only unbeaten team with seven straight victories, while the …

To the point – Emilie Hegh Arntzen

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Ahead of the final match at EURO 2016 between the Netherlands and the defending champion, Norway’s powerful left-back Emilie Hegh Arntzen provides her three reasons why the status quo in the world of handball on the women’s side will be maintained. We play good defense. Our goalkeepers are better Our desire to win / JS  

“We deserve it more”

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She is one of the best players in the world on left-wing, an Olympic silver medalist and currently playing for Russia’s top club, Rostov-Don – Siraba Dembele (France) takes a look back at the semi-final match against Norway and previews her team’s battle for third place at EURO 2016. What are the three main reasons why France will beat Denmark …

“We have brought innovation to women´s handball”

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Denmark´s coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen finds that his new, aggressive defense has been an innovation to women´s handball, while veteran Louise Spellerberg agrees that it has strengthened the team. By Peter Bruun “We have brought innovation to women´s handball with our new defense philosophy. Klavs Bruun Jørgensen, coach of Denmark´s women national team since last summer is not in doubt …

“Hard work is the key”

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Hard work, serious preparations and believing in the concept are the secrets behind the Norway’s advancement to yet another major championship final, according to playmaker Marta Tomac and goalkeeper Kari Aalvik Grimsbø. By Peter Bruun It seems so logical – Norway is back in the final of a European championship . Even though their semi-final victory against France on Friday …

“Dutch girls have more fun”

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Estavana Polman is convinced that the Dutch team will do better than in their most recent final against Norway, while playmaker Maura Visser is not concerned by the team’s breakdown one year ago. By Peter Bruun “We are smarter. “We are faster. “We have more fun!” Estavana Polman needs no time to think when being asked to mention three key …