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 sacking head coach, Indira Kastratovic. Even without injured Andrea Lekic, Vardar set the tone from the start and cruised to a huge win at Jane Sandanski, where 3,500 spectators enjoyed a fine Friday ni… »

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… »

Amanda Kurtovic

Life after Nora Mørk

In our Women´s Champions League preview series, we look at Group D, where 2011 champion Larvik is trying to fill the gap after losing star player Nora Mørk. By Peter Bruun Nora Mørk’s departure to Gyo… »

The biggest one of all favorites

We finish our look at Group C with one of the biggest favorites to win the 2016/17 Women´s Champions League.  Gyor, who came so close to victory last season, has become even stronger in the meantime a… »

Trine Ostergaard

Turbulence at the worst possible time

A reinforced FC Midtjylland team would go to the main round from any other group but Group C.  Sacking their popular coach at the beginning of the season was not helpful either.  By Peter Bruun As if FC Midtjylland did not have enough problems to deal with after being drawn to the most difficult group in the 2016/17 Women´s Champions League, but management added to the issues sacking their success… »