Stepping up

Yvette Broch joined Hungarian powerhouse Gyor in the summer of 2015 and wanted to learn from a legend like Heidi Løke. Now the Norwegian is unable to play because of her second pregnancy, so the young Dutch line-player had to take on more responsibility earlier than expected. I talked to Yvette about the new situation, the upcoming Final4 of the Champions League and handball in the Netherlands jus… »

“Leaving Flensburg will be strange”

INTERVIEW – Slowly, Anders Eggert is facing the final curtain at SG Flensburg-Handewitt after 10 years with the North German club. He admits that saying “goodbye” will be strange, but he is also looki… »

“I enjoy being here one last time”

By Kevin Domas At age 40, Thierry Omeyer will play his last two international matches this week against Norway.  Instead of feeling sad, he appears to be really focused on these last two matches, as w… »

When the going gets tough…

…the tough get going.  It’s this time of the year when Europe’s premier handball clubs meet for their annual showdown in Budapest – the Champions League FINAL4.  Ever since the inaugural tournament in 2014, the reigning champion was unable to defend the title in the following year.  Will it be different this time around as the unlikely winner of the 2015/16 season will do their best to challenge t… »

Montpellier – the vicious cycle

By Kevin Domas For the first time in the past six seasons, Montpellier had reached the quarter-finals of the EHF Champions League.  In itself, an impressive performance, after having started the Europ… »

No German teams in Cologne

MATCH REVIEW – For the first time in the history of the FINAL4 of the Men´s Champions League, the event will be without German representation. THW Kiel was the last German club in the competition, bef… »

V for Vardar, V for Vengeance

Three years ago, with ten seconds to go, Anders Eggert of SG Flensburg-Handewitt converted a penalty shot in front of more than 6,000 ecstatic fans in Skopje, making sure HC Vardar would miss out on qualifying for a first participation in the FINAL4 of the Champions League. Prior to this year’s quarterfinal between Vardar and Flensburg media, fans and obviously the players of both teams had that v… »

Vardar – Fourth time lucky

MATCH REVIEW – After missing the FINAL4 three years in a row, finally, Vardar booked the ticket to Cologne. The Macedonian team simply steamrolled Flensburg in the return match, where the visitors cou… »

Optimistic, but a bit nervous

Sunday will be a special day for Veszprem’s Dragan Gajic when he returns to his former club Montpellier for the first time since joining Telekom Veszprem, last summer.  In the south of France, the Hun… »

Still hungry to win

Croatian left-wing Manuel Strlek has won the domestic double with his former club RK Zagreb and his current team from KS Kielce for nine consecutive seasons.  I was wondering if it’s not getting boring for him and how it is possible to find motivation every time he takes to the court.  Obviously, we also talked about his move to Veszprem when I met him in Poland, we spoke about the defeat against… »