Irresistible Vipers

Round 4 | Group A – DELO EHF Champions League Viper Kristiansand vs CSM Bucuresti 30:25 (14:12)   Before the Match Already Round 4 in the 2020/21 DELO EHF Champions League season, but for Vipers Kristiansand it was their first match on home court after the Covid-19 related suspension of the game against FTC Rail Cargo (Hungary). Missing in Action Both teams were missing key players. Heidi Lok… »

Player Ratings – Brest vs Györ

In Focus – DELO EHF Champions League – Round 3 No winner in the much anticipated Champions League match between Brest Bretagne Handball and Györi Audi ETO KC, as the teams settled for a draw – 25:25 (… »

Borussia blown aside by Brest on home Champions League debut

By Chris O’Reilly This is certainly not what BV Borussia 09 Dortmund would have been daydreaming about ahead of their first home match in the DELO EHF Champions League. The German club were swiftly an… »

“It was important to join a team with a plan, a goal and the aspiration to reach for the very top.”

By J. Schutz Finally – gameday at Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF)! In an off-season prolonged by the impact of the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, EHF Champions League contender, SG Bietigheim, made the most of a very challenging situation. After the exodus of six high profile players (Maura Visser (retired), Angela Malestein, Laura van der Heijden and Dinah Eckerle, all opted for the Hungarian le… »

Nora Mørk’s move – a tale of two teams

By Chris O’Reilly The worst kept secret in women’s handball over the past week was officially confirmed on Monday afternoon as Vipers Kristiansand announced the signing of Norwegian superstar Nora Mør… »

1956 – 2020

Dear Peter, From the very first time we met in Frederikshavn in the summer of 2014, when we talked about the “stregspiller” project, I felt your passion for the sport of handball, your desire to maint… »

”Not an easy decision”

INTERVIEW – At the age of 40, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson decided to call it a day. One of the very best handball players on left wing ever, announced the end of his career as the Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc around the globe and only four weeks after his last match for Paris Saint-Germain. According to Sigurdsson the time was right, he explains in this interview with stregspiller.com, as he loo… »

“Winning two Champions League titles in one season will be an achievement”

INTERVIEW – Reaching the FINAL4 with Veszprém without playing the Round of Last 16 and a quarter-final feels peculiar, according to Kent Robin Tønnesen. By the same token, the experienced Norwegian ri… »

”The decision is nonsense”

INTERVIEW – For Pick Szeged’s Spanish playmaker, Joan Canellas, the decision of the European Handball Federation (EHF), to nominate the four best teams of the group phase of the 2019/20 VELUX EHF Cham… »

Lockdown inspiring innovation with simulated handball matches

By Chris O’Reilly While the handball world had come to a grinding halt due to the current global health crisis, we will never know how this season’s major competitions would have played out. This time has already proven to be challenging and the full extent of the damage on all levels of the sport is difficult to stomach. However, times like these also foster innovative thinking and this is what w… »