Löwen add to excitement in Group B

MATCH REVIEW – With a well deserved 28:25 home win against ruling champions Kielce, Rhein-Neckar Löwen added welcomed excitement in Group B, where the top teams moved even closer together. By Peter Bruun Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER) vs KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL) 28:25 (16:13) Before the Match Rhein-Neckar Löwen were fourth in the group with 11 points, while Kielce were on top with 14.  Between the tw… »

Champions League winner vs German champion

PREVIEW – Rhein-Neckar Löwen and ruling Champions League winners, Kielce have the honor of resuming the group phase of Europe’s premier handball league, when they meet in the “Match of the Week” of Gr… »

Phoenix Rising

By Kevin Domas Remember that Phoenix legend ? About the mythical bird rising from the ashes of the predecessor?  Well, if you apply the story to handball, French side Brest comes quite close to it. In… »

Home Court Advantage

COLUMN – Are handball fans in certain parts of the world – especially, in some Western European countries – too nice to their opponents? Would the home teams get more points, if the spectators were more “vicious” towards the visiting team? Some words from Larvik´s coach, Tor Odvar Moen, got me thinking. By Peter Bruun Before Larvik´s home match against FC Midtjylland in the Women´s Champions Leagu… »

Another day at the office – indeed

MATCH REVIEW – Gyor had to work a bit harder than they probably expected in the first half against Team Esbjerg, but after the break, the Hungarian top team left no doubt. By Peter Bruun Group 2 Team… »

Gille, Mahé proud of French accomplishment

Although everyone expected France to win a sixth World championship title on home soil, it wasn’t as easy as it look liked.  At least when you believe left-wing Kentin Mahé, who has grown into a more… »

Larvik win after fine comeback

WOMEN´S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MAIN ROUND – Larvik strengthened their quarter-final hopes in Group 2 winning the Scandinavian derby against FC Midtjylland after a fine comeback in the second half. CSM Bucuresti stay in the race as well after defeating Krim. In Group 1, Vardar appears to be unstoppable, although they had some trouble at home against Metz. FTC continue to impress, this time against Thurin… »

Ambros Martin

Another day at the office

PREVIEW – Gyor should not have any more trouble with Esbjerg than they had with Krim in their main round opener. The Hungarian top team has every chance to record their first victory in three visits t… »

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 roo… »

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 weekend meet in Budapest, when Thuringer HC visit FTC, while Metz face a difficult task in Vardar. By Peter Bruun MATCH OF THE DAY Group 2 Larvik vs FC Midtjylland, Saturday 4. February at 17.00 local tim… »