“Our team looks quite promising”

Julius Kühn took the world of handball by storm when he was called-up by then national coach, Dagur Sigurdsson, to join the German team that won EURO 2016 in stunning fashion.  At the time, he replaced injured Kiel player, Christian Dissinger, and Kühn hasn’t looked back ever since.  This summer he took his next step, signing with the ambitions club of MT Melsungen.  The goal is set: Qualifying fo… »

Showtime

The new season of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga is set to start with two games tonight, while most of the other teams will follow up on Sunday.  To be honest, I don’t know if I have ever been this excit… »

Hard work

A new HBL season in Germany is about to begin this week but clubs already started the campaign with some cup matches. For example, the SC Magdeburg reached the round of the last-16 easily.  After the… »

“17 years have been a long time”

Flensburg’s Mattias Andersson is about to start his last season as a professional handball player.  This campaign will be his 17th, in Germany.  But according to him he is getting tired.  Actually, too tired, to continue on the same high level, he and his fans have come to expect. I talked with him about his decision, the new coach, teammates and his goals for this final season. The new Bundesliga… »

“This was one of the fastest summers ever”

To be honest, I knew who Stole Stoilov was before I talked to him for the first time in early June.  The fact that I talked to him for three days in a row and enjoyed the time together, only assured m… »

“The basics are still there”

SG Flensburg-Handewitt is working with a new coach this season, after Ljubomir Vranjes decided to leave the team to join Telekom Veszprem.  Kentin Mahé will follow him in 2018, while Mattias Andersson… »

2017 Power Ranking – Goalkeeper

Last but not least, I turn to the goalkeepers, their performances and the way I measured them. # 5:          Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (Barcelona and Spain) surely is one of the premier goalkeepers around. He is quick and agile, physically not as imposing as others, but he puts on a good performance most of the time. Maybe his level is not comparable to his closest rivals yet, but he hardly had an o… »

“I have nothing to lose”

INTERVIEW – There were many words of warning, when it became known that young Danish international, Anne Mette Hansen from København Håndbold, was making her move to mighty Gyor. So far, the 22-year-o… »

2017 Power Ranking – Right Back

Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed by the performances of the various left-backs this past season.  Looking at the position of right-back it seems like it’s more crowded with younger, talented players t… »

2017 Power Ranking – Left Back

Let’s move on and take a look at the back-court, the so-called “King’s” position – the left-back.  Please remember that my list is subjective and open for discussion. Having said that, I prefer players who can do it all.  So, someone who  is able to defend as well, probably stands a better chance getting my attention. # 5:          Nikola Bilyk (THW Kiel and Austria) already makes my list, and I h… »