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Mikken Hansen came so close to closing this chapter of handball history with a fairytale ending but the crossbar said no and it was glory once more for a brilliant Barca, led by two men operating on a different plane in Emil Nielsen and Dika Mem. We look back at the FINAL4 weekend and how it played out for the contenders in Cologne.…
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It's the biggest weekend in men's handball and we're celebrating it in style with our FINAL4 preview. Rasmus Boysen joins us to break down the semi-finals and make some predictions. We speak to Stefan Madsen ahead of his final games as Aalborg coach, looking back at his time with the club, how they navigated the season and taking on Magdeburg on Sa…
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Full steam ahead to the Women's EHF FINAL4 in Budapest! We speak to Danijela Vekic and Björn Pazen about the route to gold for the contenders and break down our predictions. With so much going on right now, we also dabble in a little penalty drama in Poland, Nordic finals and Chris cracks the code of the World Championship seedings.…
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In the first of two shows this week, we speak to Björn Pazen about it being better late than never for Flensburg as their late-season form results in a European League title. Did it all go wrong for Berlin? And if so, where? And while there was drama in Hamburg, Magdeburg were busy wrapping up the Bundesliga title. Women's EHF FINAL4 preview comes …
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The big matches keep on coming and we're here to accompany you with a look at this weekend's Women's EHF Champions League Quarter-finals and a look back at an entertaining European League night on Tuesday. Ana Gros joins us to speak about one of her greatest playing achievements - reaching the Olympics with Slovenia. She also looks back on a diffic…
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It's a big week of Champions League handball and we have two Quarter-final podcasts coming your way. In this men's preview show, we look ahead to each of the midweek matches and speak to Montpellier goalkeeper Rémi Desbonnet about his hometown club, making an impact for France and his forays out of goal both on the court and the sand.…
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German journalist, commentator and Kreis Ab podcast host Sascha Staat joins us to chat about last week's REWE Final4, convincingly won by Magdeburg, the business end of the Bundesliga season and Germany's three remaining clubs in the men's and women's Champions League. The Morning Club is a weekly show available exclusively for our fans on patreon.…
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EHF commentator Alex Mair joins us to chat about the recently concluded Women's EHF EURO 2024 Qualifiers and upcoming Olympic Qualification Tournaments. We also chat about two shocking news stories from the past 48 hours - Nikola Portner's positive doping test and Great Britain's wildcard to the Paris 2024 qualifiers.…
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Mikkel Hansen announced his retirement after this summer's Olympics, bringing an end to an incredible international career but a club career that never reached the very top. We take a look at the great Dane's achievements and impact on the sport, as well as chatting about Wednesday's Champions League ties and Sävehof's latest scalp in the European …
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Journalist Danijela Vekic joins us to look at the Women's Champions League Play-offs on the back of a couple of surprise results and couple of the ties still on the line. Alex showed his athletic career is still on the rise as he delivers under pressure in front of a crowd of almost 20,000 - we delve into his 32 seconds of fame.…
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There are six spots for Paris 2024 up for grabs and this weekend and 12 men's teams will be battling for them. We look forward to the three groups and try to figure out who will emerge with those golden tickets, plus we break down Sunday's top-of-the-table clash in the Bundesliga. This is a special Morning Club show available to all for free. The r…
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Anna Vyakhireva joins us to speak about the best decision ever to move to Vipers, balancing life on and off the court and her hopes for this season and beyond. We also discuss the Men's European League action as the main round comes to an end, Sporting are on fire while Nexe get fiery with some young Swedish fans.…
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We speak to Magdeburg match-winner Gisli Kristjansson and coach Bennet Wiegert following their big comeback win against Barca in a crucial Champions League encounter, discussing the brilliant atmoshphere, their second half performance and the importance of a top two finish in their group. Zagreb are back in business, beating big names in front of p…
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Skjern's Alfred Jönsson speaks to us about his rollercoaster of a career, what makes his club special and what's next for a man who turns just 26 tomorrow. Alfred also discusses his international future as he was born in the USA and a unique opportunity is on the table with the Los Angeles Olympics just four years away. Chris and Alex also look bac…
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It's crunch time in Cologne as just four teams remain in the hunt for the European title. Sweden and France renew their semi-final rivalry, while Germany will try to hang on for dear life against Denmark. We discuss an anti-climactic main round conclusion and preview Friday's semi-final pairings.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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We're just a couple of days into the main round and the drama continues with some late and contentious calls in key matches. Germany claim a crucial win, while Brian loses patience with monotonous clapping. We reflect on the end of the Scandi derby, hearing post-match reactions from Hampus Wanne and Emil Nielsen.…
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A wild preliminary round has come to a close and we take a look back at the main storylines from the first week in Germany and see where the 12 remaining teams stand as we dive straight into the main round. We also hear post-match reactions from Iceland's Aron Pálmarsson, Hungary's Adrián Sipos, Portugal's Martim Costa and Denmark's Mathias Gidsel.…
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The first half of the preliminary round has seen some brilliant stories emerge, but none better than Faroe Islands and their late comeback to beat Norway 26:26. We also speak to Vuko Borozan about his winding handball road, which has led him back to playing for Montenegro after almost seven years away.…
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This is a teaser for the Patreon-exclusive podcast, available for all our members on patreon.com/handballhour German fans were worried that Switzerland might ruin the party by beating them, when actually they ruined the party by being absolutely terrible. There was no shocking start to the Men's EHF EURO 2024 as Switzerland failed to show up and we…
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Ready for more EHF EURO hype building? Enjoy part 2 of our championship preview with another array of brilliant guests. 2:10 mins - Group D with Daniel Høglund and Helgi Hoydal 23:30 mins - Group E with Ola Selby and Stijn Steenhuis 36:50 mins - Group F with Marcio Menino and Rasmus Boysen Join us as a member on patreon.com/handballhour for early a…
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Enjoy our first EHF EURO 2024 preview podcast, where we've spoken to a bunch of guest experts to get their takes on the championship's big names and make their predictions. We have Groups A-C in focus here: 5:35 mins - Group A with Björn Pazen and Kevin Domas 34:25 mins - Group B with Nedzad Smajlagic 57:15 mins - Group C with Zika Bogdanovic and T…
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We take a break from our preview podcast recordings to look forward to our coverage of the EHF EURO in Germany and share some of the good stuff coming your way in the next three weeks. There's a taste of what's to come from our experts in the two upcoming preview pods, Brian looks forward to a fitness test in the world record game and we consider w…
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We're on to the main event, the final weekend in Herning and we have you covered not only with semi-final previews but a look ahead to all of the potential final pairings on Sunday. We also speak to Anna Lagerquist about Sweden's incredible quarter-final victory, making a major breakthrough and an explosive battle on the line against France. Brian …
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As Montenegro ready themselves for a dramatic final night of the main round, we catch up with superstar player-turned coach Bojana Popovic to speak about the challenges of rejuvenating the squad, her approach as a coach and her brief comeback on the biggest stage of all at Rio 2016. Plus, we bathe in the joy of fulfilled predictions and discussed w…
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Cameroon made history at the 2023 Women’s World Championship this week, reaching the main round for the first time, thanks to a 26:23 victory over Paraguay on Monday. However, they have achieved this success with a 14-woman squad, an unusual sight at this level in this day and age. The depleted squad is not due to a lack of handball athletes in Cam…
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In a bonus pod for Patreon fans, we move on to the main round today and it finally feels like the World Championship is about to kick into gear! As well as running through the four groups, we catch up with Croatian star Ćamila Mičijević as she takes us through a turbulent start to the tournament, how her team has developed and the challenges of rea…
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We caught up with Senegal's Fanta Keita and Coura Camara the morning after their enthralling 22:22 draw with Croatia, talking about dealing with adversity, what this means for all of Senegal and their hopes for African handball as a whole. Some of the World Championship's underdogs have really impressed in the opening round, we dive into their perf…
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Our second preview podcast for the 2023 Women's World Championship, held across Scandinavia. We cast an eye over Groups A to D and speak to TV2 Norge's Anja Borg about the opening night in Stavanger and the big topics surrounding the reigning champions.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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It's time for the 2023 Women's World Championship, held across Scandinavia, and we're bringing you two preview podcasts. First up, we look at Groups E to H and speak to Playmaker WH's Laura Agena about the South American participants and their chances of making a splash.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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We give all 16 teams in the Men's Champions League their mid-term report, grading each from A+ down to F and explaining why. Support the podcast on Patreon.com/handballhour and tell us your own mid-term grades for the teams, plus enjoy all the benefits of being a member at the best time of the year with the Women's World Championship and Men's EURO…
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This season's Bundesliga is delivering in terms of drama and surprise results, with fascinating battles emerging at either end of the table. Björn Pazen and Sascha Staat join us to run through the big winners and losers of the season so far.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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A bonus podcast for true handball nerds as we delve into the exploits of Australian, US and British sides in action. The first section of the episode is available to all here and you can listen to the full show on patreon.com/handballhour We speak to University of Queensland goalkeeper and Patreon subscriber Dan Reid as prepares for his IHF Super G…
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While they're cruising in Europe, domestic action has been a nightmare for THW Kiel. We try to break it down and hear from Magnus Landin and Samir Bellahcene following their win over Kielce last week. Portugal's Patricia Lima and Netherlands' Lois Abbingh speak to us after their entertaining EHF EURO 2024 Qualifier and we look at a scenario where d…
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We're making the first of our two Morning Club episodes this week available for everyone to enjoy! You can access bonus Morning Club podcasts every week if you join us on patreon.com/handballhour. Chris speaks to Kim Ekdahl du Rietz, who has just experienced his first championship as a coach as he led Hong Kong's men's team to the Asian Games, faci…
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Eurohandball reporter Danijela Vekic joins us to talk all things Women's EHF Champions League as we break down the first two rounds of the competition, jump into the main storylines and predict how things will unfold in this wide-open competition. If you haven't already, the busy start to the season is the perfect time to join us on patreon.com/han…
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What a duo to have on for a Bundesliga preview! Björn Pazen and Sascha Staat give us their insights on each of the teams in Germany's top flight, from yo-yo teams to title contenders and, of course, whether it will be another season of midtable obscurity for Melsungen.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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Kolstad cutting wages as their big names arrive in town, is the honeymoon over before it even began, or is it just a bump in the road? Brian is still going strong in Romania, where the race for the medals heats up at the Women's 19 EHF EURO. Want access to all the morning club episodes on a weekly basis? Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.c…
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Alex and Chris went to Holland, Michigan in the USA to take part in the American Handball Championship a few weeks ago, playing and hosting a live podcast on the first night of the event with the players as our audience. It was a great way to connect with the community there and here is a recording of the live show. We spoke to tournament organiser…
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SC Magdeburg emerged victorious from an unforgettable EHF FINAL4 weekend in Cologne, winning their first CL title in 21 years. We react to it all in three parts. 3:55 mins - Chris and Alex speak to Andrea Lekic, Bengt Kunkel and Andrian Costeiu 33:10 mins - Alex speaks to Andreas Wolff, Matthias Musche, Michael Damgaard, Kay Smits, Nikola Portner a…
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We look forward to the TruckScout24 EHF FINAL4 with our live Twitch show in Cologne, delving into the stories, strengths and Achilles' heel of each contender, while Chris speaks to Magdeburg's Christian O'Sullivan and PSG's Luc Steins at Friday's media call.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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Vipers Kristiansand do it again! We were on-site in Budapest and had a chance to reflect on a record-breaking EHF FINAL4 Women with Gabriella Horvath, Anja Althaus, Ditte Vind, Martin Vilstrup and Lucie Marie Kretschmar.By (Un)informed Handball Hour
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