Tired, but definitely hungry

By Sascha Staat Iveta Luzumova was about to join Neckarsulmer SU, a team in the lower echelons in the German league system, prior to the season. But in the end she stayed with Thüringer HC – it was the right decision, for sure. In the Champions League, she is the leading scorer and in fantastic form. But what will she be able to accomplish at #simplywunderbar? I talked to her about the upcoming Wo… »

“I am okay with my role”

INTERVIEW – 11 minutes on the court was all Kristina “Mulle” Kristiansen got at the 2016 European championship. Still, the fast and creative playmaker from Danish champion, Nykøbing Falster, is okay w… »

“Pressure does not bother me”

INTERVIEW – Stine Jørgensen is one of the key players who simply will have to perform if Denmark wants to be successful at the upcoming World Championship. However, the experienced left back and playm… »

Mid-Season Power Ranking Women’s Champions League

By Peter Bruun The 2017/18 Women´s Champions League takes a break until the end of January, when the main round starts.  A fine opportunity for a closer look at some of the players who had the biggest impact during the opening stage of the competition. I have put together a Power Ranking, listing the three top players for each position.  Keep in mind, the ranking is entirely subjective, and if bas… »

Vardar and PSG lead the pack

Champions League (M) – Round 8 Round eight in the Men´s Champions League saw ruling champions Vardar Skopje extending their lead in Group A, and so did Paris Saint-Germain in Group B. By Peter Bruun H… »

Favorites came through

Champions League (W) – Round 6 When looking back at the group phase of the Women´s Champions League and the way the main round groups shape up after the last round of play, we have to conclude that th… »

Shining (or not)

By Sascha Staat Don’t worry, this article has nothing to do with Stanley Kubrick’s cinematographic masterpiece dating all the way back to 1980 – so don’t be afraid and keep on reading. What’s ahead is neither shocking nor controversial and it may not be even worth filling a bowl of popcorn. But after half of the matches in the group stage of the 2017/18 VELUX EHF Champions League season, I think i… »

All three French teams firing on all cylinders     

By Kevin Domas For the second time in a row, all three French teams taking part in the VELUX EHF Champions League won their games this past weekend. While one of them is qualified for the next phase a… »

Halfway there

By Sascha Staat The first half of the 2017/18 Champions League group stage was completed last weekend, a perfect time for a first evaluation of what we have seen, so far. I think it’s fair to say that… »

Paris – Finally

Champions League (M) – Round 7 In the seventh round of the Men´s Champions League group phase, Paris Saint-Germain demonstrated what they are really capable of – finally. The round also showcased an impressive and heroic effort from Rein-Neckar Löwen, and it provided at least one juicy surprise. By Peter Bruun The top match in Group B between Paris and Veszprém became one of the best games this Ch… »