Hamburg’s hero joins side he defeated

Domagoj Duvnjak has joined THW Kiel from HSV Hamburg.  Duvnjak was pretty much the reason HSV overwhelmed Kiel in their Champions League semi-final and then was a key player in the final win over FC Barcelona.  Hamburg will replace him with Joan Canellas from Atletico Madrid in what may be another indication of a weakening of the Madrid team.

Anyone who is prepared to bet that next season’s Champions League winner won’t be one from PSG, THW or FCB is a brave punter indeed.

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2 comments

  1. Brian Salmon

    Strange decision from the EHF regarding the wildcard entries for next year’s Champions League. Champions HSV Hamburg are going to have to play off against Fuchse Berlin to see who gets the final German spot for the competition proper. It seems a poor reward for beating Kiel and Barcelona on the way to the trophy.

  2. Brian Salmon

    “Anyone who is prepared to bet that next season’s Champions League winner won’t be one from PSG, THW or FCB is a brave punter indeed.”
    If you were going to say Atletico Madrid then this will be a big shock
    CLUB BALONMANO NEPTUNO (BALONMANO ATLÉTICO DE MADRID)

    El Club Balonmano Neptuno comunica a todos los aficionados y seguidores del Balonmano Atlético de Madrid, que ante las dificultades actuales por las que atraviesa nuestra economía y que afecta a todas las entidades, las deportivas entre ellas, esta sociedad ha tomado la decisión de no continuar en su actividad deportiva, cerrando en consecuencia todas las secciones de la misma.

    La falta de patrocinadores y apoyo logístico de las Instituciones Públicas, unido a la imposibilidad de que por parte de los altos directivos del Club Balonmano Neptuno se puedan seguir realizando las aportaciones económicas necesarias que a fondo perdido se venían realizando, han hecho imposible la supervivencia del Club.

    El apoyo moral de las Instituciones de Madrid ha sido insuficiente a la hora de hacer la valoración final y llegar a una conclusión positiva que junto a la aportación del Atlético de Madrid hiciera viable el proyecto.

    Quiero agradecer al Atlético de Madrid el apoyo prestado a nuestro Club durante los dos años que ha estado disputando las competiciones ubicado en la ciudad de Madrid, tanto a nivel económico como organizativo y moral. Especialmente tengo que dar las gracias a Miguel Ángel Gil (Director General del Club) y a Enrique Cerezo (Presidente de la entidad) por habernos abierto las puertas del Atlético de Madrid.

    Igualmente damos las gracias a todos los aficionados y seguidores del Atlético de Madrid por su apoyo en los partidos disputados, felicitándolos a la vez porque hemos podido apreciar, de primera mano, lo que es una verdadera afición con mayúsculas. Especialmente debemos rendir tributo a nuestros jugadores, cuerpo técnico y personal adscrito al Club que con su profesionalidad han llevado al equipo a disputar finales de todas las competiciones nacionales e internacionales.

    Por último, y debido a la imposibilidad de mantener económicamente el Club Balonmano Neptuno, pese al apoyo económico del Atlético de Madrid, y con la ayuda del mismo, se procederá a una liquidación ordenada de la entidad siguiendo los procedimientos legales correspondientes.

    Madrid 9 de julio de 2013

    Domingo Díaz de Mera Lozano

    Presidente Club Balonmano Neptuno/ BM Atlético de Madrid

    Google Translate version
    The Neptune Handball Club communicates to all fans and followers of Atletico Madrid Handball, which present difficulties being experienced by our economy and it affects all entities, including sports, this company has taken the decision not to continue in their sporting activity, closing accordingly all sections of it.

    The lack of sponsorship and logistical support from public institutions, coupled with the inability of the part of senior managers Neptune Handball Club can continue to make the necessary economic contributions repayable were being undertaken, have made survival impossible Club.

    The moral support of the institutions of Madrid has been insufficient time to make the final assessment and reach a positive conclusion by the contribution of Atletico Madrid make the project viable.

    I want to thank Atletico Madrid for their support to our Club during the two years he has been contesting competitions located in the city of Madrid, both in economic and organizational and moral. Especially I have you to thank Miguel Angel Gil (Director General of the Club) and Enrique Cerezo (President of the company) for having opened the doors of Atletico Madrid.

    Also we thank all the fans and followers of Atletico Madrid for their support in the games, while congratulating them because we have seen, first hand, what is a real hobby capitalized. Especially we must pay tribute to our players, coaches and club personnel assigned to their professionalism that have led the team to play the end of all national and international competitions.

    Finally, due to the impossibility of maintaining economically Handball Club Neptune, despite financial support from Atletico Madrid, and with the help of it, there shall be an orderly liquidation of the company following the appropriate legal procedures.

    EL Mundo newspaper reports The red and white set not only had around 915,000 euros of debt with the IRS but kept pending several monthly payments of different players. Something that is not strange at the club, as Jonas Kallman and problems reported last April: “I owe thousands of dollars. Basically I played for them for free for the last three years.”

    People who supported the team when it was called Ciudad Real must be doubly upset as first they lost their home and now their club.

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