Peter Portengen

”Happy to develop talents”

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It does not bother Peter Portengen, coach of Dutch women´s champion SERCODAK Dalfsen, that his best players constantly leave for foreign adventures. By Peter Bruun In the Netherlands, no female handball team can compare to SERCODAK Dalfsen. The girls from the small town of Dalfsen (its population is only a bit above 27,000), win the Dutch championship year after year …

Drammens Hallen

The EHF Qualification Tournament is our FINAL4!

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By Peter Bruun The disappointments of last season have taught Gyor to focus on one task at a time. Right now, it is the Champions League qualification tournament in Drammen, Norway. Coach and players from Serbian champions WHC Radnicki Kragujevac do not expect much respect from Gyor, when the two teams meet Saturday afternoon for the first semi-final in Qualification …

Aleksandar Radosavljevic

A Learning Process for Radnicki Kragujevac

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By Peter Bruun WHC Radnicki Kragujevac gladly accepts the role of the underdog in the Women´s Champions League qualifying tournament in Drammen. If the players and coaches from WHC Radnicki Kragujevac were the least bit frightened of their meeting with mighty Gyor on Saturday afternoon, they were hiding it extremely well at the training on Friday evening. A very relaxed …

Norway EURO Champion 2014

The Week Of Surprises

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By Peter Bruun Women´s EHF EURO 2014 was probably the most balanced European championship in its history and a multitude of wrong forecasts ahead of the tournament proved that it was also one of the most unpredictable competitions. It was also hard to foresee that the outcome of the tournament would cost Denmark’s head coach his job “Dad, what is …

Ann Mette Hansen

Most Open EURO Ever But Still With Favorites

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By Peter Bruun The EHF EURO 2014 in Hungary and Croatia seems to be the most equally balanced women´s European Championship ever.  Still, it is possible to point out teams that are somewhat bigger favorites than others and also a few that are expected to leave empty handed at an early stage of the tournament. Denmark´s national coach Jan Pytlick …

Marianne Bonde + Pernille Holst Holmsgaard

Pytlick Seems To Feel Sure About His Girls

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By Peter Bruun The fact that Denmark´s national coach nominates his squad for the upcoming European Championship six weeks before the tournament shows huge confidence in his players. Jan Pytlick has secured Denmark at least one “first place” at the EHF EURO 2014 a long time before the first ball will be thrown in the arenas of Hungary and Croatia. …

Hajra Gyoer

The Usual Suspects And A Few New Faces

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By Peter Bruun When the Women´s Champions League throws off this weekend, it is generally with the same teams as favorites as in previous years – but a few more or less well known outfits may also have a say. Let it be said from the start: All views and opinions expressed in the following are my own. So you …

Leslie´s Russian Adventure

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By Peter Bruun Danish coach Jan Leslie was preferred to Yevgenij Trefilov when Rostov Don hired new coach! It was some adventure, the 43-year-old Danish handball coach Jan Leslie started when he left the job as head coach of Danish league club Randers HK to take over Rostov Don in the southern part of Russia. “Our course, it took me …