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, with a focus on Germany I should add.  Before we start, I want to let you know that for me it simply doesn’t matter, so my point of view could be not as objective as yours, or just different, because I u… »

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… »

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 the upcoming European championship as well as the Women´s Champions League.  The one thing she is a bit reluctant to disclose are her plans for the future.  By Peter Bruun It came as a shock to Handbal… »

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 po… »

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 chance of making their mark. By Peter Bruun The joy was huge in Esbjerg in May, when the handball ladies from Denmark´s fifth largest city managed to land the Danish championship for the first time in… »

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 th… »

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 Gyor is a heavy loss for Larvik.  During her seven years with the club, the right-back and Norwegian international developed into a key player that will be dearly missed.  In Gyor, she is seen as the pla… »