Preview Champions League 2017/18 (M): The Favorites

Will it be Paris´ year – finally? By Peter Bruun For the past two years, Paris Saint-Germain Handball have been considered among the top favorites to win the Champions League – so far without living up to the expectations, a disappointing fact, considering their impressive team roster. This season, it is impossible to not to see PSG as favorites again, despite their struggles at the FINAL4 over th… »

“Now, I can focus more on the fun part of handball “

By Kevin Domas At 37, Chema Rodriguez is still a name that counts in the world of handball. Seeing him sign with Saran, a club that just played one season in the French top league, raised a few eyebro… »

Eastern Exposure

PGE Vive Kielce – A family affair “He could be the best in the world!” That’s quite a statement made by Talant Dujshebaev. He said it when I asked him about the talents of his son Alex around Easter,… »

The German Contingent

Rhein-Neckar Löwen – It’s all about priorities When you are the two-time defending German champion people expect you to compete for the Champions League title, that’s for sure. But with Rhein-Neckar Löwen it’s different. For some reason the domestic title has more meaning for the team from Mannheim. Last season some of the home games in the group stage were played in Frankfurt and less than 2,000… »

“I plan ahead all the time”

INTERVIEW – Thorir Hergeirsson, coach of Norway´s successful women´s team, is not only thinking about the upcoming qualifiers for the European- or the upcoming World Championship, in December. Already… »

Everyone wants to beat Paris

By Kevin Domas Three weeks after the start of Germany’s Bundesliga and only one day before the Velux EHF Champions League, the Lidl Starligue will step back into the spotlight.  And with it comes a qu… »

Another easy day at the office

Just as expected, the final of Qualification Group 1 for the Women´s Champions League 2017/18 turned out to be a no contest between Vipers Kristiansand and Podravka Vegeta. Vipers enjoyed another easy day at the office, winning the final against Podravka by an even bigger margin than the day before in their semi-final against Gomel. By Peter Bruun Group 1 Vipers Kristiansand vs HC Podravka Vegeta… »

“Great to be back, but only for a while”

INTERVIEW – Kristine Lunde Borgersen enjoys to be back on the court, although her comeback was not planned at all. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, the 37-year-old playing assistant… »

Vipers cruise towards the 2017/18 Champions League

Vipers Kristiansand are virtually assured of the Women´s Champions League group phase, although they have to play a group final on Sunday. After the semi-finals on Saturday, it is obvious that HC Podr… »

Money makes the world go around

INTERVIEW – Lack of money keeps Podravka Vegeta from reaching former pride, still, current head coach Snjezana Petika has great confidence in her young team, consisting entirely of Croatian players. By Peter Bruun “Money makes the world go around” is probably one of the best-known songs from the musical Cabaret, and most unforgettable is the scene when the duet of Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey perfo… »