No time for praise

As almost everyone is celebrating the great atmosphere of France 2017 and praising the great work done by the organization committee, it’s time to speak up and address some of the issues that have room for improvement.  Mostly matters that fans didn’t see or experience, because they did not happen in front of their eyes.  Circumstances that make you wonder what officials had in mind when planning… »

Thriller in Larvik

PREVIEW – Crucial Saturday matches in Group 2 of the Women´s Champions League – Larvik will receive FC Midtjylland and Krim take on CSM Bucuresti. In Group 1, two successful teams of the previous week… »

Put to the test

COLUMN – By signing on as coach for Veszprém as well as the Hungarian national team, Ljubomir Vranjes will encounter some very different challenges, compared to what he has been used to during his man… »

Myrhol happy, O’Sullivan not so much

It’s been a magical run for Norway during the last twelve months.  The ride started in Poland about one year ago when the Scandinavians lost a nail-biter to the eventual champion Germany in the semi-final of EURO 2016.  They also lost the Bronze medal match against Croatia and later on missed qualifying for the Olympic tournament as well as the World championship.  But the team showed that the wil… »

The true stars of France 2017

First of all, to avoid any sorts of misunderstanding, I really admire Domagoj Duvnjak for all he does on the court week in and week out.  He’s not only the leader at his club, THW Kiel, but also the d… »

Dinart’s key to success

When underdog Norway was leading 10:7 after 15 minutes against France in the World championship final on Sunday, French coach Didier Dinart took corrective measures.  In the time-out he told his long-… »

Christina Neagu

10 goals from Neagu not enough, as Vardar take all points

Andrea Penezic and Andrea Lekic combined for 15 goals, when Vardar won the top game in Group 1 of the Women´Champions League main round at Buducnost. In the other match in Group 1, on Sunday, Thuringer HC smashed Astrakhanochka, while FC Midtjylland trounced Team Esbjerg in the Danish derby. By Peter Bruun MATCH OF THE DAY Group 1 Buducnost vs HC Vardar 28:31 (16:16) Before the Match Vardar starte… »

Gyor run over Krim – FTC books road win

Gyor had absolutely no problems in their opening match in the main round, as they crushed Krim by 17 goals. Hungarian FTC remain undefeated on the road, winning by three goals in Metz. By Peter Bruun… »

Clash of titans in Podgorica

MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – Two of the favorites for winning the Women´s Champions League this season meet Sunday night in Podgorica (Montenegro), as Buducnost are taking on Vardar in an early top mat… »

France – The eternal winner

Sunday’s final of the 25th World championship will be one for the ages.  Maybe it won’t be epic, but it will be one to remember for sure.  France, the host and odds-on favorite to win the tournament prior to its start in Paris on January 11th, will face Norway. The Scandinavian’s cruised through the knock-out stage after finishing second in their group, losing only to France (28-31) in Nantes, in… »