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, this year. Back then he didn’t know that Alex would play a crucial part in leading Vardar all the way, in the 2017 Champions League FINAL4, only a couple of months later.  I have no doubt that he woul… »

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 L… »

“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 question that has been answered with a resounding “no” in the last three seasons: Will anyone be able to stop Paris in their quest for yet another national title? “Paris remains the favorite, but Nantes… »

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… »

“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 Podravka Vegeta will be no match for the Norwegian top team. By Peter Bruun Vipers Kristiansand vs HC Gomel 43:19 (27:10) Before the Match Despite being debutants in relation to the Champions League, Vipe… »

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. B… »

“With our strongest squad, our chances would have been good”

INTERVIEW – Hakan Günal, head coach of Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK regrets not having received visas for two of his key players. “With our strongest squad, our chances would have been good”, he claims. B… »

“Our chances against Vipers are fifty-fifty”

INTERVIEW – HC Gomel coach Tomaz Cater believes that his team has a 50-50 chance against host Vipers Kristiansand in the semi-final at the Champions League qualifiers and he is serious about it. By Peter Bruun Most people – and not only in Norway – tend to see Vipers Kristiansand as the favorite proceeding to the Champions League group phase from Qualification Group 1. Not only because the team en… »