FTC and Esbjerg complete a great weekend for Hungary and Denmark

Big win for FTC and clear victory for Team Esbjerg, as both teams remain undefeated in their respective groups in the Women´s Champions League. By Peter Bruun What a great weekend for women´s handball in Hungary and Denmark.  After Gyor’s victory (28:27) on the road against Rostov-Don and FC Midtjylland win over CSM Bucuresti at home, in Group C on Saturday, the success story for the two countries… »

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 w… »

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 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… »

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 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, Glassverket, had to realize that scoring only four goals in 30 minutes do not win handball matches. By Peter Bruun The Women´s EHF Champions League continued Sunday with two more or less expected home wi… »

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… »

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 the 2013-14 season, making it any further than the group phase in the Women´s Champions League was unthinkable for Savehof.  Being the world´s largest handball club with more than 1200 players did not… »