Match of the Week and Sensation of the Week

While we strive to have a Match of the Week every time clubs of the Women´s EHF Champions League square off, we cannot always promise a spectacular performance. This weekend, however, when attention was mainly drawn to Group C, we find it necessary to honor FC Midtjylland´s astonishing victory against CSM Bucuresti and call it “Sensation of the Week”. By Peter Bruun  Group C of the Women´s EHF Cha… »

Total black out

In my last article, I was talking about the new television deal of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga, today I want to take a look at the TV rights situation of the upcoming World championship in France, wit… »

Vardar run over Leipzig in first match post Kastratovic

By Peter Bruun  Women´s EHF Champions League Group B HC Vardar vs HC Leipzig 41:24 (19:14) Summary Vardar had absolutely no problems in their second match of the group phase, their first game after sa… »

Watch Out

By Sascha Staat Every once in a while handball fans in various countries are waiting for news regarding TV rights.  In Germany enthusiasts are especially eager to know which TV station will broadcast their favorite sport in the future as the contract between Sport1 and the DKB Handball-Bundesliga (DKB HBL) is about to expire at the end of the season and the World championship in France in 2016 has… »

Helle Thomsen

It is great to be part of the action again

In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, Helle Thomsen talks openly about her short-term contract as Dutch national coach, her feelings about being fired at FC Midtjylland and her views on t… »

Ruling champions begin where they left off

Ruling Women´s Champions League winners CSM Bucuresti opened their new Champions League campaign with a three-goal victory at home against Russian powerhouse Rostov-Don, while Norwegian debutants, Gla… »

2016/17 Womens Champions League begins with surprises

Already on the very first match day of the Women´s Champions League did we see unexpected results.  In fact, there were (big) surprises in two of the four groups – it all started with FTC scoring a point in Skopje.  By Peter Bruun Anyone who still claims that handball, and women´s handball in particular, is predictable, was proven wrong on the first two of three match days of this season´s Women´s… »

Optimistic debutants relish Scandinavian derbies

We finish our preview of the Women´s Champions League 2016/17 with Danish debutants Team Esbjerg, a squad that won’t be plagued by long journeys to meet their competitors. In Group D they have a good… »

Can Roberts and a new arena push Savehof a step further?

For the past three years, IK Savehof made it to the main round of the Women´s Champions League, but never any further.  Can they take the next step and reach the quarter-final?  By Peter Bruun Until t… »

Winds of change blowing in Ljubljana

Having lost the Slovenian championship for the first time in 20 years, RK Krim Mercator had to go through qualifications matches to even reach the 2016/17 Women´s Champions League – it’s not likely that the prestigious club makes it to the main round. By Peter Bruun Many things have changed at RK Krim.  The charismatic coach Mart Bon is no longer in charge.   Since February of this year, Uros Breg… »