No winners – only losers

By Sascha Staat After the Champions League match of PGE Vive Kielce against Rhein-Neckar Löwen (RNL) on Saturday, when I talked to legendary goalkeeper Slawomir Szmal he told me the following: “We were preparing for Löwen’s A team to play against us. When Flensburg lost in Magdeburg in Germany’s domestic league earlier in the week, we didn’t know if they (Rhein-Neckar Löwen ed.) would change their… »

Tor Odvar Moen’s new challenge

INTERVIEW – After 20 years as “Mr. Larvik”, Tor Odvar Moen is leaving the Norwegian top club to take over Siófok KC in Hungary. Although it will be his first foreign adventure, he does not see it as a… »

“My mental coach helps me focus on what is important”

INTERVIEW – Danish international, Line Jørgensen, hired a personal mental coach in her efforts to come back from her long injury break. In her conversation with, she talks about the r… »

“My goal is to turn Germany into the new Holland”

INTERVIEW – Henk Groener, who became famous for leading the Dutch women’s national handball team from oblivion to the 2015 World Championship final, is determined to perform a similar miracle in Germany. Hard work and positive thinking are his favorite tools in his effort to resurrect Germany to former glory, after the disappointment at the 2017 World Championship at home. By Peter Bruun “My goal… »

“I want to win the Champions League while I am at my peak”

INTERVIEW – Her wish to play in the Champions League again and the chance of winning it have been the major reasons for Lois Abbingh´s decision to join Rostov-Don. Money did not play a major role in t… »

“I am 100% sure that Flensburg will remain a top club”

INTERVIEW – Despite stiff competition from wealthier clubs elsewhere in Europe, Flensburg’s managing director, Dierk Schmäschke, is convinced that his organization will defend its position as a top cl… »

“I’m quite fed up thinking about who’s to blame”

By Sascha Staat The announcement of Rhein-Neckar Löwen sending their B team to battle Kielce in the Round of Last 16 of the 2017/18 Champions League has been the hot topic in the world of handball during these past few days. The decision has been a tough one, says Jennifer Kettemann, the club’s managing director. I had a chance to talk to her about reasons, lack of communication and if there are a… »

Total chaos

By Sascha Staat Wow, it escalated quickly.  In case you don’t know what’s going on, here is some basic information about the matter.  Back in 2016, the EHF informed all its member federations and nati… »

“We will have to win – it is as simple as that”

INTERVIEW – Despite her team having changed owners, Sabine Englert did not hesitate extending her contract with FC Midtjylland. Next season will be her 10th in Central Jutland – the place where the 36… »

“I believe in the future of our team”

INTERVIEW – Unlike several other players, Xenia Smits will continue her career in Germany’s women’s national handball team, and in this exclusive interview with, she even expresses some optimism regarding the future of the national team. At the same time, she hopes to reach the FINAL4 in the Champions League with her club, Metz. By Peter Bruun  Clara Woltering, Katja Kramarczyk, J… »