Handball second division VfL visited Potsdam

Strong performances however no factors: HSC 2000 Coburg Second Division handball staff’s latest outing was comparable. Vestestadter misplaced twice towards high groups TuS N-Lübbecke (26:27) and SG BBM Bietigheim (28:30). On each events coach Brian Ankersen’s staff performed effectively, however luck was not on their aspect twice.

The fourth recreation of the nonetheless younger season is on Saturday (12./2: 4 factors) towards Coburg (12.00 p.m.portgermany.television) VfL Potsdam (4th/5:1 factors). The membership from the suburbs of Berlin is enjoying within the decrease home for the primary time since 2012 and has a picture of “no extraordinary climber”. On the one hand, it’s the again of a younger however extremely proficient staff, and alternatively, it’s the again of an invisible particular person on the sidelines.

2nd Bundesliga

VfL Potsdam (4th) – HSC 2000 Coburg (twelfth)

Bob Hanning, managing director of Bundesliga aspect Fuchse Berlin and coach of Potsdam from 2021, is probably probably the most controversial determine in German handball. The 54-year-old man is in favor of success. But Hanning is polarizing. Born in Essen, he’s seen as a doer and pusher, but in addition as a provocateur.

His brightly coloured outfits that made headlines throughout his time as DHB vice-president are legendary. “I feel that handball additionally wants a present. Handball can also be leisure and simply busy,” Hanning stated of her extravagant alternative of clothes.

Fashionable duel of coaches?

“Maybe we should always think about sporting a special outfit this time,” HSC coach Brian Ankersen says with fun. But he’ll seemingly keep away from a trend duel with Hanning and put on a easy black polo shirt. After all, sports activities preventing must be very tough.

HSC coach Brian Ankersen may not be in the business of exchanging fancy shots.


HSC coach Brian Ankersen will not be within the enterprise of exchanging fancy photographs.

Photo: Uwe Gick

“Potsdam is probably the most proficient staff in all of Germany,” says the 34-year-old Dane. For a number of years, VfL cooperates with the Berlin Foxes, due to the double enjoying rights, trains promising children from Berlin on the highest stage and has now reached the 2nd division.

VfL Potsdam continues to be undefeated

Wins towards Bietiheim (27:23) and newly promoted HSG Konstanz (31:23) in addition to a draw towards Eilen Ludwigshafen (26:26): Potsdam are nonetheless unbeaten after three video games. Ankersen’s impression of his upcoming opponent? “You can inform their recreation is about growth. They play so much one after the other, two by two, or in small teams.” Above all, HSC expects one factor: velocity.

“They play first wave and second wave and have two good goalies,” Ankersen stated. Furthermore, Potsdam have a balanced squad with “a very good mixture of younger and skilled gamers”. There isn’t any distinguished actor.

Nephew of Team Carsten Lichtlein

Emil Hansson, who performed within the Champions League at Sweden’s IFK Kristianstad, Joshua Thiele, who spent a very long time within the Bundesliga with TSV Hannover-Burgdorf and GWD Minden, and the 39-year-old Slovenian will present the mandatory help. follow Blaz Vonchina, who additionally serves as goalkeeping coach. Among the best abilities are Nils Lichtlein, whose brother is Würzburg and long-time nationwide staff goalkeeper Carsten Lichtlein, Max Beneke, Dustin Kraus and Maxim Orlov.

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And the HSC? Recently, he had a handball battle with Bietigheim, turned again a number of occasions – and, as towards Lübbeck, got here away empty-handed. “We are heading in the right direction, however we nonetheless want time. We at the moment are lacking a ‘go-to man’ who takes duty in tough durations of the sport,” stated Ankersen, whose staff had two robust video games in Potsdam after which Hagen in entrance of their chests.

HSC Coburg threatens false begin

If that they had misplaced each video games, the Coburg staff would have made a false begin with a rating of two:8. Ankersen is calm about all the pieces: “I do not really feel any stress. If we proceed to carry out like final time, we’ll win on Saturday.”

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In phrases of personnel, Ankersen might line up towards Bietigheim. It can be determined shortly whether or not Jan Jochens, who was final within the squad for the primary time this season, will make the goalkeeping staff with Jan Kulhanek at his outdated job. The 21-year-old scored objectives for VfL between 2017 and 2021 earlier than transferring to Coburg final summer time.

Bartholomew Bies is about to make his HSC debut

Meanwhile, there’s excellent news from Bartholomew Bees. After struggling a torn cruciate ligament, the Polish worldwide is about to return and make his HSC debut. “He has not too long ago accomplished a ‘return to play check’ in Halle, collaborating in all divisions. If it is optimistic, it might be there in per week or two,” Ankersen says of the lap runner.

Price presents:

VfL Potsdam: Ludwig, Woncina, Ferjan – Hansson, Simic, Beneke, Kaludjerovic, Lichtlein, Thiele, Novak, Akakpo, Orlov, Obermann Etzion, Fuhrman, Sauter, Kraus

Trainer: Hanning

HSC 2000 Coburg: Kulhanek, Jochens, Alma (?) – M. Jaeger, Detentaler, Mund, Glattard, Fuss, Ziegler, Ossowski, Billek, Herzig, Knauer, Schaeffer, F. Jaeger, Schröder

Trainer: anchor

Referee: Grob (Brunswick) / Kinzel (Dortmund)

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